UNITED PLOTTING A MOVE FOR BROBBEY

Premier League heavyweights Manchester United are reportedly plotting a move for RB Leipzig attacker Brian Brobbey. This is according to the report from the stables of English publication The Times which stated that new Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag is keen to secure his transfer from RB Leipzig in a £13m deal. Dutch tactician Ten Hag has been in contact with Brobbey as he hopes to hijack the move for him. The former Ajax boss wants the player to sign for Manchester United rather than his former club.

Brobbey, 20, left Ajax Amsterdam to sign for German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig last summer, but he was unable to make a positive impression at the Europa League semifinalists. To this effect, RB Leipzig are keen to offload him this summer despite the fact that he has spent just one season at the club. It must be pointed out that Brobbey made his return to Ajax Amsterdam on loan for the second half of last season. Ajax Amsterdam are keen to make the move permanent, while Ten Hag and Manchester United are also interested in him. Continue reading UNITED PLOTTING A MOVE FOR BROBBEY

PREMIER LEAGUE TRIO KEEN ON PHILIPS

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.

The interest of Chelsea in Philips was confirmed by the Si & Dan Talk Chelsea Podcast. It was disclosed that the immediate past European champions are major contenders for Philips. The Blues have joined Manchester United and their city rivals, Manchester City in the race to sign the England midfielder. Continue reading PREMIER LEAGUE TRIO KEEN ON PHILIPS

UNITED END WINLESS RUN AGAINST BRENTFORD

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

           RUDIGER’S AGENT FUELS PLAYER’S POSSIBLE MANCHESTER UNITED MOVE

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

FA CUP: BORO STUN TOTENHAM

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

WHY DID BORO’S GOAL STAND

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.

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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.
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MANCINI KEEN ON UNITED JOB – JOURNALIST

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.

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Manchester United are almost certain to appoint a new manager in the summer to replace club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer whom they sacked in November. The Ex-Manchester United striker was dismissed from his role as the Manchester United manager after a series of poor result in the league. Another former Manchester United player in Michael Carrick was named the caretaker manager when Solskjaer was sacked and he was in charge for three games in all competitions before he made way for current boss Ralf Rangnick. Carrick was an assistant to Solskjaer and he left the club once Rangnick came on board as the interim manager until the end of this season. German manager Rangnick is expected to assume a consultancy role at the club for two years at the end of the season as part of the contract signed before he assumed his current position.
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UCL: UNITED ENDCAMPAIGN WITH DRAW

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.

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With Manchester United already through to the first knockout stage as Group F winners, Rangnick made wholesale changes to hisstarting XI as he gave fringe players and young players the opportunity to stake a claim for more playing time.
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UNITED ON VERGE OF KNOCKOUT STAGE

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.

Manchester United shot stopper David De Gea has been one of the best players at the club this season but he would be the first to admit that he should have done better for the opening goal. The Spanish international should have saved the shot from Slovenian attacker Josip Ilicic for the first goal of the game on 12 minutes. Continue reading UNITED ON VERGE OF KNOCKOUT STAGE

GROUP I: POLAND CLOSE GAP ON ENGLAND

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