ESPN pundit Craig Burley has said that Manchester United have need the services of Kalidou Koulibaly more than Liverpool this summer. The Senegal international has been touted to leave Napoli at the end of the season and reports have claimed that he could be headed to the Premier League amid interest from the likes of United and Liverpool.
Speaking to the ESPN FC show, Burley highlighted that Koulibaly is a wonderful player but at the age of 29, he could prove a costly purchase. Still, he highlighted that United can afford him and they probably require his services more than the Reds, who have a settled combination of central defensive players.
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Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has said that it was very important to pen a new contract with the Red Devils and he is hoping to repay the club’s faith. The Ivorian has sustained multiple injury setbacks during his time at Old Trafford and he missed the first half of the current season following a knee injury picked up in pre-season.
As a result, there was the speculation that Bailly’s future could be winding up at Old Trafford but the club have eased the concern by handing him with a two-year extension beyond the summer. Speaking to MUTV, Bailly highlighted the need to pen a new deal with the Mancunian giants and he is keen to repay the club’s trust by contributing towards their progress.
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he does not hold any regrets over the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez during the summer transfer window. Lukaku had been touted to leave the Red Devils for most of the summer and he eventually made the permanent switch to Inter Milan before the Premier League transfer deadline.
other hand, Sanchez was initially touted to stay put with the Red Devils but he
eventually sealed a reunion with Lukaku at San Siro after the Red Devils
sanctioned a season-long loan move. Speaking in a press conference, Solskjaer
said that the Red Devils made the right choice to offload the duo in the summer
despite the fact that the club have struggled in the striking department this
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Manchester United legend Paul Ince has questioned the leadership qualities of David de Gea following his comments after the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United. The Spain international had a relatively quiet game against the Magpies but he was beaten in the 72nd minute after a fierce 20-yard strike from Matthew Longstaff.
the game, De Gea was asked about the reason behind the recent run of poor form
for the club and he happened to suggest that he does not have a clue over the
situation. In response to this, Ince has been unappreciative and believes the
Spaniard should have addressed the positions where the club have struggled.
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United legend Gary Neville has backed Anthony Martial to succeed as a strike
for the Red Devils. The France international started his United career with the
job of leading the line but over the past three seasons, he has been occupying
the left side of the attack where he has come up with mixed performances.
current campaign, Martial has been entrusted with the striker’s role by Ole
Gunnar Solskjaer after handing him with the number nine shirt and Neville
believes the Frenchman now has the chance to prove that he can excel in the
centre-forward position, he said: “Martial has not realised his potential on
the left side for three or four years and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is probably
thinking he wants to play centre forward, he’s a good finisher, I have to give
him that chance. You could argue it’s to the detriment of Rashford, but if he
can get his head around playing on the left and be comfortable and Martial can
be a centre-forward then it’s worth giving him that chance. I think now is the
time for Martial to deliver it.”
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United defender Victor Lindelof has said that he is content with the
proceedings at the club amid the recent speculation regarding his future. The
Sweden international is widely regarded as one of the most consistent players
in the current United squad and of late, he has been associated with a surprise
move to Barcelona.
this, there has been concerns expressed from some of the United faithful but
the defender has happened to rubbish the prospect by showcasing the commitment
towards the club, he said; “I’m very, very happy to be a Manchester United
player. I’m excited for new season to start. That’s my answer. I’m very happy
banked on Lindelof and Chris Smalling for the central defensive duties during
the previous campaign and the latter was a disappointment with the
inconsistency in terms of form. As such, the club have taken the step to pursue
a new central defender and Harry Maguire from Leicester City has been earmarked
as the prime target.
According to reports, United have already failed with an opening bid worth £70m for the centre-back and they are now preparing a renewed offer worth £80m. The proposal is still expected to be below the Foxes’ £90m valuation for the central defender but United are hopeful of pushing through the deal by taking advantage of the impatience of the player.
Maguire has remained committed to the Foxes over the past 12 months but he is currently said to be desperate to make the switch to Old Trafford. The Red Devils won’t be able to offer him with the Champions League football he may crave for, but he has the platform to build upon and potentially guide the club back to the glory days. An outcome over the Maguire transfer saga could be known during the next few days.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has issued an apology following the club’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Everton on Sunday. The Red Devils had gone into the game with a good chance of closing on the top four places, but instead they suffered one of their worst-ever results in the Premier League era.
Speaking after the game, De Gea went on to Instagram to say sorry to the away supporters, who had witnessed the lack of effort from the team, he penned: “Difficult to put what I am feeling today into words. As captain I want to say that the performance of the team today, on top of the result, was not up to the standard expected when you pull on this shirt. We know that we have to improve but words mean little: we have to give everything for this club. Thank you for your unconditional support.”
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Manchester United have confirmed the permanent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their head coach. The Norwegian was initially handed with the caretaker role shortly after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho in December and the progress made with the club since then has convinced the hierarchy to reward him with the permanent managerial position on a three-year contract.
“It’s truly an honour. I think everyone knows, and I’ve spoken about it in the last few months, that this is the dream job for any football-interested man, especially anyone who has been involved with Man United. Being given the opportunity now to move the club forward, with all the potential there is, it’s fantastic.” he told the club’s official website.
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Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that the Red Devils lacked the intensity on the playing field as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup quarter-final. The Red Devils had nearly two-thirds of the possession in the Cup tie, but they were outwit by a Wolves side, who managed to score goals with the counter-attack.
Speaking after the game, Ole acknowledged that the result was very disappointing and the performance is probably the worst by the team under his interim management, he said: “It was very disappointing. All in all, they deserved to win because they had the better of the chances. Yes, we dominated possession but we never really felt in control and I never really felt that we put them under pressure. It seemed like they were happy with how the game went in the first half and then, of course, it’s disappointing giving easy goals away. What was missing? Quite a lot actually. Today was the poorest performance we’ve had.”
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Manchester United could be sweating on the fitness of star player Paul Pogba, after the French midfielder limped away,during Tuesday night’s draw with Burnley.Pogba, who scored an 87th-minute penalty to spark United’s late comeback, will be assessed by the club’s medical staff, after being subjected to an array of heavy tackles in the hard-earned draw with Sean Dyche’s side. Victor Lindelof went on to rescue a point for United in injury time, as the team failed to wina game for the first time since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge
United would be looking to return to winning ways, having not dropped a point in eight of their first nine matches under new manager Ole Gunner Solksjaer,when they travel to Leicester on Sunday, but Pogba appeared to throw his participation in that match into doubt by limping through the mixed zone at Old Trafford after the Burnley game.
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