Three major Premier League teams are in the race to sign England international Kalvin Philips from Leeds United. Manchester United and Manchester City had previously been reported as major Premier League teams interested in signing the 25-year-old Englishman. West London giants Chelsea have now joined Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign the Leeds United star.
Manchester United have ended their three-match winless run in the Premier League after they thrashed West London outfit Brentford 3-0 at home on Monday night. The Red Devils were able to get back to winning ways thanks to the goals from Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.
Brentford came into the Manchester United game on the back of a very good run that has taken them close to safety on the Premier League log. They were on a four-match unbeaten run before they faced hosts Manchester United at the Theatre of Dreams. After losing 2-1 at the home of Leicester City, Brentford defeated West London rivals Chelsea (away), West Ham United (home) and Watford (away) before playing out a goalless draw at home to Champions League chasers Tottenham Hotspur to take their unbeaten run to four games. The Red Devils were able to stop the unbeaten sequence of results thanks to an emphatic victory. Continue reading UNITED END WINLESS RUN AGAINST BRENTFORD
The Manchester Evening News understands United will look to sign another centre-back this summer and that Pau Torres is back on the club’s radar. That’s despite United signing Raphael Varane from Real Madrid for £34m last August.
Harry Maguire has endured a nightmare season while Varane has been unavailable for 16 matches across all competitions through injury or illness this season. It’s expected Phil Jones and Eric Bailly will also be allowed to leave the club. Continue reading RUDIGER’S AGENT FUELS PLAYER’S POSSIBLE MANCHESTER UNITED MOVE
English Championship outfit Middlesbrough are one of the giant-killers in this season’s FA Cup after they were responsible for the exit of Manchester United in the last round. Boro were massive underdogs when they made the fourth round trip to face Manchester United at the Theatre of Dreams, but they were unstoppable as they knocked out their hosts via penalties. Young Swedish winger Anthony Elanga missed the decisive penalty for Manchester United to see Boro through to the fifth round thereby setting up an home clash with another of the big boys in Tottenham Hotspur.
Middlesbrough further highlighted their status as a giant-killer in this season’s FA Cup campaign when they saw off North London side Tottenham Hotspur to qualify for the quarterfinals of the competition. Continue reading FA CUP: BORO STUN TOTENHAM
Manchester United was eliminated in their FA Cup fourth-round tie against Middlesbrough in a game that went on to penalties. After 90 minutes, the game was tied at one apiece, before the Championship side secured the win via a dramatic penalty shootout that saw both sides score their first seven kicks.
While Manchester United would have no complaints about the way the penalty shoot-out went, there would be wondering how the hell did Boro’s goal count in the first place. Matt Crook scored a second-half equalizer which made sure that the game extend beyond the 90, but clearly struck teammate Duncan Watmore’s hand during the build-up.
Continue reading WHY DID BORO’S GOAL STAND
Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini is reportedly keen on taking the Manchester United job. This is according to English journalist Henry Winter who said that Mancini wants to become the next Manchester United manager despite his history with city rivals Manchester City.
Continue reading MANCINI KEEN ON UNITED JOB – JOURNALIST
Interim Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick made a lot of changes to his starting line-up as his team ended their group stage campaign with a 1-1 draw against Swiss champions Young Boys.
Continue reading UCL: UNITED ENDCAMPAIGN WITH DRAW
Manchester United are closing in on a place in the Champions League knockout stage after battling to a draw against Atalanta from the Italian Serie A. The two teams met in a Champions League Group F clash in Bergamo on Tuesday night. Manchester United had to come from behind twice to claim a 2-2 draw against their Italian opponents.
Poland have moved within three points of Group I leaders England after the away win over Albania. Poland were able to capitalise on the 1-1 draw between England and Hungary as the race to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup hots up in the group. With two games to play, four teams can still pick up a playoff spot at least in the group. England, Hungary, Poland and Albania are still in contention.
Group leaders England began the latest set of games with a five-point lead over Poland in third place, while Albania were in second place and four points adrift of the English team. Continue reading GROUP I: POLAND CLOSE GAP ON ENGLAND
With the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United already done, dusted, confirmed, and made official, all that is left is for the player to start training with his new teammates and then preparing to make his first appearance for them since making his last for the club back in 2009, the year when he sealed a then-world-record move from Old Trafford to Real Madrid.