WAR OF WORDS: SOLSKJAER vs. KLOPP

c and his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp have been involved in a war of words since the start of the week. Manchester United boss Solskjaer had to reply after he was questioned on the recent statement made by Klopp. He gave the reply during his pre-match press conferenceon Tuesday as the Red Devils stepped up preparation for their semi-final clash with Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.


Liverpool manager Klopp began the war of words when he questioned the amount of spot kicks given to Manchester United in the aftermath of his team’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Southampton. Ex-Liverpool striker Danny Ings scored the only goal as Southampton beat the Reds at home to condemn the English top flight title holders to their second league defeat of the season. Continue reading WAR OF WORDS: SOLSKJAER vs. KLOPP

ATTACKER DECLARES HIMSELF FIT FOR DERBY

 

Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford has declared himself fit for the visit of Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend. The first Manchester Derby of the new league season is scheduled to take place at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday evening and England international Rashford is determined to play a big part for home team Manchester United amidst an ongoing shoulder problem.

Marcus Rashford spoke to the club’s official website ahead of the game as he declared that he’s in top shape for the game. All he wants to do for Manchester United is score goals, play well and provide assists for the team. The 23-year-old has struggled with a shoulder problem in recent games but he says he doesn’t want to miss the big Manchester United games and the Manchester Derby is certainly in that category.
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MANCHESTER UNITED VS CHELSEA: MATCH PREVIEW

 

Premier League action returns this Saturday to Old Trafford. Manchester United will welcome Chelsea to the Theatre of Dreams in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash between the Premier League giants.


This will be the first time both teams meet in the league at Old Trafford since the opening day of last season. Chelsea will be hoping to avoid a repeat of that encounter, as they were thrashed 4-0 by the pacy Manchester giants.
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Evans reveals his advice toMaguire on choosing United

 

Leicester City footballer Jonny Evans has said that he has advised Harry Maguire on moving to Manchester United and has also told that there is a chance of him becoming the captain of the team. In the summer of 2019, he was transferred from Leicester to United for a record-breaking transfer fee of €80 million. Maguire in the past three years has grown into one of the exceptional footballers in Premier League.


Evans has always believed that the player could be on his best performance even on big clubs as playing alongside him for one year has proved this to him. The Irish footballer knows the pressure of being on a big club like United as he had been graduate of their academy and has always believed that Maguire can prove himself over there.
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Solskjaer keen to have Rashford and Pogba

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting to have Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford on the team when the league resumes. But he is not expecting United to win any trophies in this season. They are currently in the fifth position and three points behind the fourth slot. Their aim will be is to qualify for the Champions League. They will be back on Premier League with a match against Tottenham Hotspur on June 19. United still has many games to play and they will be looking forward to winning these.


Bruno Fernandes was signed in the January transfer window which brought some lost spark to the game of United. He has been playing well and has inspired everyone to play with their best. When the Premier League returns there will be the star players like Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford back from their injuries. Their comebacks will certainly add more power to the club.
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ESPN pundit believes Manchester United may require Kalidou Koulibaly

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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Bailly hoping to repay Manchester United’s faith after contract extension

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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Solskjaer has no regrets over Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez exits

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.

On the 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 season.

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Ince slams De Gea for his post-match interview following Newcastle defeat

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.

Following 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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Gary Neville fancies Anthony Martial to succeed as a striker

Manchester 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.

For the 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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