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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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
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.
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.
Newcastle United are in pole position to sign Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe according to Football Insider. It was also established that Aston Villa are also interested in the 23-year-old utility player who can function well as a centre back or as a fullback.
Manchester United are prepared to let Tuanzebe join a fellow Premier League team on loan for the coming season and the Magpies are leading the race to sign him. Tuanzebe is edging towards Newcastle United due to assurances over a starting XI berth. Continue reading NEWCASTLE IN POLE POSITION FOR TUANZEBE
The summer transfer window is once again unfolding in a way totally different from what Manchester United fans would have loved it to be as the Red Devils have still not concluded their first summer business. Over a year ago, United were reportedly in the hunt to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, and even though they spent most of the last two summer transfer window negotiating with the German Bundesliga giants, they were still not able to seal the deal for the attacker.
Reports claimed that United failed to meet Dortmund’s asking price of £120 million so a deal could not be completed in any way. Following that incident and how the transfer saga played out, United fans were dissatisfied with their club’s way of handling their transfer business but they held their hopes so high that a deal would be struck between the two clubs in the near future. Continue reading UNITED CONTINUE THEIR CHASE FOR DORTMUND STAR
1988 champions Netherlands start their Euro 2020 campaign against Ukraine next week but they could be without two players for the game due to injury.
The Dutch team will face Ukraine in their first game in Group C of the tournament and they could be without Juventus centre back Matthijs De Ligt and Manchester United midfielder Donny Van de Beek who both graduated from the Ajax Amsterdam Academy. The two players went on to play for the Ajax first team before leaving for their present clubs. Continue reading DUTCH DUO DOUBTFUL FOR UKRAINE CLASH