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Tottenham winger Gil replaces Llorente in Spain squad for Nations’ League finals following injury to Atletico star
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Tottenham winger Gil replaces Llorente in Spain squad for Nations’ League finals following injury to Atletico star

Spurs' £22 million ($30m) summer signing will join up with Luis Enrique's group ahead of their last four meeting with Italy in midweek Tottenham winger Bryan Gil has replaced Marcos Llorente in Spain's squad for the UEFA Nations' League finals following an injury to the Atletico Madrid star. Luis Enrique confirmed his initial 23-man squad on Thursday, with Premier League stars David De Gea, Robert Sanchez, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Reguilon, Marcos Alonso, Rodri and Ferran Torres all making the cut. Gil has now been added to that list after the withdrawal of Llorente, who picked up a thigh problem in Atletico's 2-0 Liga victory over Barcelona on Saturday.  
Owen Hargreaves overlooks Ronaldo, names player Man Utd can rely on
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Owen Hargreaves overlooks Ronaldo, names player Man Utd can rely on

Former Manchester United star, Owen Hargreaves, has overlooked Cristiano Ronaldo and identified David De Gea as the player the Red Devils can rely on this season. Hargreaves believes De Gea is ‘back at his best’ at Old Trafford. The former midfielder stated this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Everton on Saturday afternoon. De Gea has started the new season strongly after having struggled to find consistent form last season as he ended up being replaced by Dean Henderson at times during the campaign. “He made so many big saves. David de Gea was one of the most important players and he’s been fabulous this season, obviously taking over from Dean Henderson,“ Hargreaves told BT Sport. “They can rely on him, he is back to his best.“ He added, “And when you h...
Champions League: Solskjaer Singles out two Man Utd players after 2-1 win over Villarreal
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Champions League: Solskjaer Singles out two Man Utd players after 2-1 win over Villarreal

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has praised Cristiano Ronaldo and goalkeeper David De Gea, following their 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday. De Gea kept United in the game at 1-0 with a string of fantastic saves, before Alex Telles cancelled out Paco Alcacer’s opener with a stunning drive. Ronaldo then popped up in the 95th minute with the winning goal. Solskjaer said afterwards: “He’s done that so many times. When you saw him against the Republic of Ireland a few weeks ago [for Portugal], he missed a penalty early, didn’t touch the ball more or less and then scored two great headers in the last two minutes. “That’s just what he’s done throughout his career. He’s so strong mentally. He stays in the game, I’ve seen him...
Record-breaking Ronaldo snatches dramatic Man Utd win
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Record-breaking Ronaldo snatches dramatic Man Utd win

Cristiano Ronaldo snatched a dramatic late victory for Manchester United, beating Villarreal 2-1 on his record-breaking 178th Champions League appearance. There were plenty of eyes on United heading into the fixture, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side losing three of their last four games, including the Group F opener against Young Boys two weeks ago. They also faced the side that beat them in the Europa League final four months ago. Villarreal should have been out of sight in the first half, but came up against an inspired David de Gea and were also guilty of some poor finishing without their usual target-man in Gerard Moreno. But the visitors soon found the breakthrough with the impressive Arnaut Danjuma setting up Paco Alcacer for a tap-in (53).The mood was starting to sag at O...
Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler
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Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler

Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa prevented Manchester United moving top of the Premier League with a deserved 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. Just when it seemed a catalogue of missed gilt-edged chances would cost Villa a first win at Old Trafford since 2009, defender Kortney Hause broke the deadlock two minutes from time with a brilliant near-post header past a helpless David de Gea. In a dramatic late finale, Hause went from hero to villain in the space of three minutes when he was adjudged to have blocked substitute Edinson Cavani's header with his arm in added time. VAR upheld the contentious on-field decision but Villa justice was served when penalty specialist Fernandes - having kept the ball from Cristiano Ronaldo - blazed woefully over the targe...
Ronaldo impact excites De Gea as Man Utd go in search of ‘big trophies’
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Ronaldo impact excites De Gea as Man Utd go in search of ‘big trophies’

The Red Devils goalkeeper believes the presence of the Portuguese superstar at Old Trafford means bids for major silverware are on the cards David de Gea admits the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Manchester United is already being felt, with the Portuguese's presence helping to put the Red Devils in the mix for "big trophies". Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pulled off a major coup during the summer transfer window when luring the five-time Ballon d'Or winner back to England for a second spell at Old Trafford. Despite now being 36 years of age, Ronaldo has hit four goals through three outings for United and has helped to raise collective belief and standards in a star-studded squad.  
De Gea rates Man Utd’s chances of winning EPL, Champions League after new signings
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De Gea rates Man Utd’s chances of winning EPL, Champions League after new signings

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has expressed confidence that the club can fight for the English Premier League and Champions League titles this season after signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho. Man United spent in excess of £130 million on Ronaldo, Varane and Sancho before the summer transfer deadline. The Red Devils last won silverware [Europa League title] in May 2017 under their former manager, Jose Mourinho. Speaking ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday, De Gea told Sky Sports, “We signed good players [in the summer] and we already had a good squad. “We are there at the top of the league fighting for every game, of course, it’s hard, it’s the best league in the world. “Every game is di...
EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions
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EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on Sunday refused to answer questions about their title ambitions, following a 2-1 win at West Ham. Said Benrahma saw his shot deflected in to give the hosts the lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo reacted quickest to his rebound to make it 1-1. Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort in the 89th minute and David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty in stoppage time. Solskjaer was asked about winning the Premier League title after the match. He replied: “You’re not gonna get me on that one now. It’s five games into the season. “I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. That’s the way it is at Man United. “We deserved three points [against West Ham]. It’s a hard place to come, here. Hopefully these points can make ...
De Gea reacts after saving late penalty in Man Utd’s 2-1 win against West Ham
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De Gea reacts after saving late penalty in Man Utd’s 2-1 win against West Ham

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, has expressed happiness after saving a late penalty in Man United’s Premier League 2-1 win against West Ham United on Sunday. De Gea was suddenly thrown into the spotlight in the final minute of the match at the London Stadium when the Hammers were awarded a controversial late penalty. Man United had only just taken the lead with Jesse Lingard’s brilliant 89th-minute strike before referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot following a handball from Luke Shaw after consulting the TV monitor. De Gea eventually saved Mark Noble’s penalty to give Man United all three points against the hosts. “It was a bit crazy at the end, a great goal of Jesse, a stupid penalty, lucky penalty for them at the end of the game,” De Gea told MUTV. “Th...
West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer delivers verdict on ‘stonewall’ penalties not awarded to Ronaldo
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West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer delivers verdict on ‘stonewall’ penalties not awarded to Ronaldo

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has given his verdict on two ‘stonewall’ penalties not awarded to Cristiano Ronaldo during his side’s Premier League 2-1 win against West Ham on Sunday. Two goals from Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard gave Man United all three points against the Hammers at the London Stadium. Man United goalkeeper, David de Gea, also saved Mark Noble’s penalty in the 95th minute during the encounter. But Solskjaer feels the Red Devils United should have had two penalties of their own, both for fouls on Ronaldo. “Two [penalties United should have been awarded] first and the last,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “I think they are stonewall you can’t even argue them. I think the first one the lad puts his leg up, Cristiano runs straight and is fouled. “Th...
Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd
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Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, have slammed the decision for West Ham captain, Mark Noble, to take and miss a 95th-minute penalty against the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday. Noble was subbed on by West Ham manager, David Moyes, late on and immediately took the ball for the late spot-kick during the encounter, which was saved by David De Gea. But Keane believes it was a strange decision for Noble to take the penalty against Man United, adding that the player did not warm up properly before he was introduced into the game. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half strike and a late goal from Jesse Lingard gave Man United all three points against West Ham at the London Stadium. “Strange decision, he can’t have warmed up properly because it was so late in the game. I didn’...
De Gea penalty heroics and Lingard haunt Hammers
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De Gea penalty heroics and Lingard haunt Hammers

David de Gea saved a 95th-minute Mark Noble penalty as Jesse Lingard's late winner haunted West Ham and earned Manchester United a 2-1 victory at the London Stadium on Super Sunday. Manchester United looked on course for victory when Lingard, who enjoyed a successful spell on loan in east London last season which the Hammers were ultimately unable to make permanent, came off the bench and curled a stunning solo goal into the top corner in the final minute of the game. But, deep into stoppage-time, referee Martin Atkinson was advised to consult the pitchside monitor after VAR spotted a handball by Luke Shaw. The penalty was awarded and taken by captain Noble, who was brought on to take the penalty, but, in a dramatic final twist, the West Ham captain's first touch from the spot drew...
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

Cristiano Ronaldo was among the Manchester United players that arrived at the Lowry Hotel, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle. The 36-year-old is in line to make his second debut at Old Trafford. It is expected that Ronaldo will be deployed through the middle of a front three. Other forwards in the squad include Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Jesse Lingard. Man Utd squad at Lowry: David de Gea, Tom Heaton, Lee Grant, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Elanga, Cristiano Ronaldo
‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd
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‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd

The ex-Juventus star is expected to finalise his move in the coming days and United's players have been reacting to his impending arrival   David de Gea said Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is "like a dream" as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad prepare to welcome the Portugal international back to the club. Ronaldo is expected to be officially confirmed as a United player in the coming days after the final paperwork is sorted, and he’ll then head off on international duty before joining up with his team-mates at their Carrington training base. The transfer came out of the blue on Friday afternoon after Ronaldo departed Juventus, and the United dressing room can’t wait for him to arrive.
Roy Keane blames one player as Man United drew 1-1 with Southampton
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Roy Keane blames one player as Man United drew 1-1 with Southampton

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has blamed Fred for Southampton’s opening goal against the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday. Keane believes Fred specifically should have done better in stopping Southampton’s first goal against Man United at St Mary’s. Jack Stephens dispossessed Bruno Fernandes in the build-up to the goal before the ball fell to Che Adams, whose deflected shot crept past David De Gea to give the host the lead. But Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal ensured both teams drew 1-1. “Fred and [Harry] Maguire have to do better to close down the shot,” Keane told Sky Sports. “As a midfielder [Fred] when someone comes into your area you have got to deal with it. “He’s got to do more, he’s got to do better.” Man United will ...
De Gea reacts as Manchester United Sign another goalkeeper
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De Gea reacts as Manchester United Sign another goalkeeper

David De Gea has reacted to Manchester United’s decision to bring in another goalkeeper this season. De Gea seemingly lost his position as the first choice goalkeeper for United last season, with Henderson taking up the role. However, the Spaniard said he was excited about the arrival of Tom Heaton at Manchester United this summer. Manchester United have also brought in other new faces such Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane but De Gea described Heaton as a ‘great bloke’. Heaton returns from Aston Villa to the club he was signed to from 2002-10 and is not expected to get too many first team appearances. De Gea and Dean Henderson will sure be ahead of him in the pecking order, but the Spain International said he is delighted to see him arrive back in Manchester. ...
Man Utd Sign new goalkeeper to rival De Gea, Henderson
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Man Utd Sign new goalkeeper to rival De Gea, Henderson

  Tom Heaton has returned to Manchester United as a free agent, the club have confirmed. Heaton spent 13 years in United’s youth system and was loaned to several clubs, before leaving to play for Cardiff, Bristol City, Burnley and Aston Villa. The 35-year-old’s contract with Aston Villa expired on June 30 and he has now returned to Old Trafford on a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months. Heaton will likely be third-choice behind Dean Henderson and David de Gea, although the former England international has the calibre to step up to No.2 if that situation changes. He said: “For me to have the opportunity to come back after spending 13 great years here as a kid, it’s an incredible feeling and I’m really, really excited to get started. “I’m just seein...
De Gea doesn’t need Man United exit to prove he’s among the best, says his former driver
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De Gea doesn’t need Man United exit to prove he’s among the best, says his former driver

Ex-Ghana youth star Baba Sule, who formerly worked as the chauffeur to Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, believes the Manchester United keeper doesn’t need to move to prove he’s at the top of his game. Following a difficult season at Old Trafford in which he lost his undisputed starting berth to Dean Henderson, De Gea has been linked with a potential United exit this summer. There have been rumours in the British press that he may be offered to Atletico Madrid in a part-swap deal for Jan Oblak, but De Gea’s former driver doesn’t believe it’s the right time for him to return to Spain. “He’s still one of the best players,” Baba Sule told Goal. “Footballers [have] bad patches, where you can have a very good year then the next year you cannot progress or continue the good year you had. ...
Sancho to Become Second Highest paid Man Utd player
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Sancho to Become Second Highest paid Man Utd player

  Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, will become the second-highest earning player at Manchester United if he completes a transfer this summer. United are still on Sancho, after being rebuffed in their attempts 12 months ago. The two clubs remain at loggerheads over a fee for the England international and the Red Devils have seen a £67million bid rejected on Thursday. Dortmund want £80m instead to part ways with their No 7. Despite this setback, United have agreed personal terms with Sancho. According to the Guardian, the 21-year-old is set to be handed a five-year deal worth around £350,000-a-week. In doing so, the England international would become the second-highest earner at the club, just shy of goalkeeper David de Gea’s £375,000-a-week deal. He will...
Mourinho Reveals Conversation with Manchester United’s Henderson
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Mourinho Reveals Conversation with Manchester United’s Henderson

  AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed his conversation with Manchester United goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, over the Red Devils’ first-choice goalkeeper spot. Henderson has been battling teammate David De Gea to be Man United’s number one shot-stopper in recent weeks. The 24-year-old was given a run of games from March after De Gea returned to Spain for the birth of his first child. He initially impressed in De Gea’s absence, but his level dropped towards the end of the 2020/21 campaign. “I think they [De Gea and Henderson] are good goalkeepers. I don’t think they are phenomenal goalkeepers or, in Dean Henderson’s case, not yet phenomenal,” Mourinho, a former Man United manager, told the Times. “When I say not yet, I say he will be. I met him at [Manchester] U...
Man Utd Identify new Goalkeeper to Replace De Gea after Europa League defeat
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Man Utd Identify new Goalkeeper to Replace De Gea after Europa League defeat

  Manchester United are ready to swap goalkeeper David De Gea for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, according to the UK Sun. De Gea was the centre of attention on Wednesday night, as United lost to Villarreal on penalties. The Spaniard failed to save any of the spot kicks and then missed the decisive one as Unai Emery clinched his fourth Europa League title. Oblak is regarded as one of the best stoppers in the world and could solve the ongoing question over who will become first choice at Old Trafford. Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to offload De Gea, in a bid to drive down Oblak’s £70million asking price. United have also signed Tom Heaton on a free transfer, bringing the 35-year-old back to the club after several years away.
De Gea Breaks Silence after Europa League final Heartbreak
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De Gea Breaks Silence after Europa League final Heartbreak

  Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has vowed to bounce back, after missing the decisive penalty in their Europa League final defeat. Both sides converted 21 spot-kicks before De Gea missed the 22nd. De Gea has had to wrestle back his starting spot in the team, having been usurped by Dean Henderson midway through the season. The Spaniard posted an image of himself and legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson on Instagram with the caption: “To fall and rise. Learn from the experience, fight again and win. @manchesterunited Thanks for your support”. The decision to opt for De Gea over Henderson has attracted criticism given his record at saving penalties. Not since the FA Cup semi-final in 2016 has De Gea stopped an effort from 12 yards.
See the hate filled mail a fan sent to Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, following Europa league final loss
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See the hate filled mail a fan sent to Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, following Europa league final loss

  A fan has sent a hate mail to Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea following his poor performance in goal for the club in last night's Europa League final loss. Villarreal played out a 1-1 draw with United on Wednesday May 26, and had to play extra time then penalties. The subsequent shoot-out was much more entertaining as 21 out of 21 spot-kicks were scored, meaning it was left to De Gea to take one himself with it all on the line. Unfortunately, De Gea's shot was weak and easily saved by his opposite number, Geronimo Rulli, meaning United's four-year wait for a trophy goes on. According to reports, legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson waited for David De Gea after the medal ceremony and walked down the tunnel with him as he cheered him ...
Europa League final: Why I Didn’t Sub De Gea Before Penalties – Solskjaer
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Europa League final: Why I Didn’t Sub De Gea Before Penalties – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , has admitted that he thought about subbing on penalty specialist Dean Henderson, as spot kicks loomed in their Europa League final on Wednesday night. However, Solskjaer insists he was “confident” in David de Gea, who played he entire game. Although Henderson has emerged as United’s first-choice goalkeeper in the Premier League, starting 10 of the last 12 games, Solskjaer opted to go with De Gea against Villarreal. De Gea faced 11 penalties and saved none, before missing the decisive penalty himself. Since 2016, De Gea has saved none of the 25 penalties he has faced in all competitions, while Henderson has kept out 47% of the 17 penalties over the same period. At his post-match press conference, Solskjaer was as...
UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United
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UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United

  Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have applauded Villarreal boss, Unai Emery for successfully ‘snuffing out’ Bruno Fernandes during United’s Europa League final defeat to the Spanish outfit. Gerard Moreno put the Spaniards ahead in the first half but Edinson Cavani leveled for United to take the game to extra time. The Red Devils lost the game after a gruelling penalty shootout, with goalkeeper David de Gea missing the decisive spot-kick to keep his side on level terms. Emery seemed to have assigned Etienne Capoue with the task of nullifying Fernandes with the Portuguese having an uncharacteristically quiet evening. Scholes and Ferdinand reserved special praise for Emery for being able to deal with United’s biggest threat brilliantly. “O...
Europa League final: Maguire Misses Last Man Utd Training
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Europa League final: Maguire Misses Last Man Utd Training

  Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, did not take part in their final training session before Wednesday’s Europa League final. Maguire joined the rest of the squad in flying to Gdansk yesterday. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had initially been positive about the defender playing some part against Villarreal. However, Maguire headed to the dugout rather than the pitch, as his team-mates started training today. Anthony Martial and Phil Jones also didn’t travel with the squad due to injury. Solskjaer is facing some big selection decisions, including whether to start David de Gea or Dean Henderson in goal.
‘What a career, what a man’ – Ferdinand and De Gea lead tributes as ex-Man Utd star Valencia announces retirement
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‘What a career, what a man’ – Ferdinand and De Gea lead tributes as ex-Man Utd star Valencia announces retirement

The former Ecuador international, who won two Premier League titles while at Old Trafford, has called time on his career aged 35 Rio Ferdinand and David De Gea have been among the stars to pay tribute to former Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia, who has announced his retirement from professional football aged 35. Valencia spent 10 years at Old Trafford, between 2009 and 2019, where he was converted from a winger into their first-choice right-back, and went on to win two Premier League titles and make 339 competitive appearances in all competitions. The 99-cap Ecuador international, who also played in the Premier League with Wigan Athletic, decided to call time on his professional days following a stint in Liga MX with Queretaro.
Matic calls De Gea ‘amazing’ after goalkeeper helps Manchester United into Europa League final
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Matic calls De Gea ‘amazing’ after goalkeeper helps Manchester United into Europa League final

The Spaniard has been forced to watch as Dean Henderson lines up between the sticks, but he was back in action against Roma David de Gea proved how "amazing" he is in Manchester United's Europa League clash with Roma says Nemanja Matic, with the Spanish goalkeeper offering a reminder to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his talents. The Red Devils suffered a 3-2 defeat to Serie A opposition on Italian soil, but had done enough in the first leg to ensure that they will get a shot at continental silverware when facing Villarreal on May 26. De Gea helped to prevent an outing at Stadio Olimpico from becoming a nervous affair for United as he produced a number of important stops, with the 30-year-old making the most of the opportunities he is getting in European competition.
Pogba Set to Leave Manchester United
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Pogba Set to Leave Manchester United

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba is set to leave the club at the end of the season. According to the Mirror, Man United are prepared to sell Pogba this summer should he fail to sign a new mega-deal at the club. The Red Devils will open talks with the France international regarding a fresh £400,000-a-week deal later this month, which would see him overtake goalkeeper, David De Gea as the highest-paid player at Old Trafford. The report added that should Pogba refuse to commit his long-term future to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, Man United will not hesitate to move him on, especially if the player’s agent Mino Raiola’s demands become too taxing. Pogba’s current contract at Man United will expire next year. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Real...
Man U. 6- 2 Roma: Edison Cavani and Bruno Fernandes help United put one Foot in Europa League final
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Man U. 6- 2 Roma: Edison Cavani and Bruno Fernandes help United put one Foot in Europa League final

Manchester United came back from a first half capitulation against Roma to record a massive 6-2 win in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday night, April 29. Edinson Cavani was simply superb during the game as he contributed two goals, two assists and won a penalty for the club which came back from 2-1 down in the first half to win this semi-final first leg tie 6-2. United were in control of the match from the start, with United starting Pogba Cavani and Rashford as a front three in front of Fernandes, Fred and McTominay. While Roma paraded Edin Dzeko and Manchester United's former players Henrikh Mhikytaryan and Chris Smalling In the first half AS Roma made  three substitutions including their goalkeeper due to injury. Pogba executed a superb turn th...
De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer
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De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has told David De Gea he is in a battle with Dean Henderson to be the club’s long-term No.1 goalkeeper. De Gea has been Solskjaer’s regular first-choice for much of the season. But the Spaniard has lost his place to Henderson after flying home to attend the birth of his child. Henderson was selected for the 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday, with De Gea forced to watch from the bench. “When you are a part of Man United there is always going to be players coming in that don’t just come to fill the bench,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Wednesday. “David has had 10 fantastic years at Man United and he’s had, challengers. Of course, they want to play. Sergio [Romero] probably played fewer games than he deserv...
Premier League’s Top Earners Revealed [Top 25]
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Premier League’s Top Earners Revealed [Top 25]

  The top earners in the English Premier League, EPL, have been revealed. According to the latest figures provided by Spotrac, Real Madrid loanee, Gareth Bale, tops the list with £600,000-per-week. Behind Bale is Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, who earns £375,000-per-week. Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne occupies the third position with £350,000-per-week after the Belgium international signed a new contract with Pep Guardiola’s side on Wednesday. De Bruyne signed a new contract with Man City that will keep him at Etihad until 2025. Below are Premier League’s top earners: 25. Kepa Arrizabalaga – £150,000-per-week 24. Bruno Fernandes – £154,286-per-week 23. Juan Mata – £160,000-per-week 22. Harry Maguire – £162,775-per-week 21. Virgil v...
De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson
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De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson

  Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, is reportedly preparing to leave Old Trafford after clashing with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, over teammate Dean Henderson. De Gea has been Man United’s first-choice goalkeeper for nearly a decade, but the return of Henderson after his loan spell at Sheffield United last season has provided Solskjaer with a serious dilemma. Henderson started for Man United in their 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, but it is believed problems between De Gea and Solskjaer go much further back. The England international is currently ahead of De Gea in Solskjaer’s pecking order of keepers. According to MailSport, De Gea, who is still considered one of the best goalkeepers in Europe, is now ready to quit Man United. The 30-year-old, who...
De Gea Set to leave Man United
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De Gea Set to leave Man United

  Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, is set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season with a big pay-off to cut his contract at the club early as Dean Henderson officially becomes manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice keeper. According to the Mirror, De Gea and three other senior keepers, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Joel Pereira, are expected to be let go at the end of the season. Man United are ready to part ways with De Gea and want to get his eye-watering £350,000-a-week wages off their books. But with two years left to run on De Gea’s contract, any move by Man United to move the 30-year-old on will likely involve a substantial pay-out to cut his time at the Red Devils short. De Gea’s form has come under significant scrutiny over the past fe...
Tuchel Reacts as Spain Snubs Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa
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Tuchel Reacts as Spain Snubs Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has acknowledged that Kepa Arrizabalaga would be disappointed after the goalkeeper was snubbed by Spain ahead of this month’s international break. Kepa, who is presently behind Edouard Mendy in Chelsea’s choice of goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, was not invited by Spain coach, Luis Enrique, for their World Cup qualifiers against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo later this month. The 26-year-old shot-stopper has been frequently called up despite usually playing second fiddle to Manchester United’s David De Gea, but this time he has missed out. Reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, Tuchel said that Kepa is ‘reliable’. “I am pretty sure for Kepa th...
Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Suffers Another Major Setback
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Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Suffers Another Major Setback

Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, has suffered another major setback on Monday after he was snubbed by Spain ahead of this month’s international break. Kepa, who is currently behind Edouard Mendy in Chelsea’s choice of goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, was not invited by Spain coach, Luis Enrique, for their World Cup qualifiers against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo. The 26-year-old has been regularly called up despite usually playing second fiddle to Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, but this time he has missed out. However, Enrique instead included Brighton’s Robert Sánchez and Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simón in the list ahead of Kepa. Spain’s squad against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo: Goalkeepers: De Gea, Robert Sánchez, Unai Simón Defenders: Pedro Porro, Eri...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer’s squad for Europa League tie Confirmed [Full list]
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer’s squad for Europa League tie Confirmed [Full list]

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will not have Marcus Rashford available for the visit of AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday. Rashford is out with an ankle problem he picked up last weekend during a 2-0 win at Manchester City. Goalkeeper David de Gea misses out due to personal reasons, with Dean Henderson expected to start against the Serie A side. Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata are all doubts for the game at Old Trafford. Man United’s full squad against Milan: Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop. Defenders: Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams. Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTom...
Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash
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Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against AC Milan on Thursday evening at Old Trafford. According to Solskjaer, the players are David De Gea, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. The Norwegian said this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference. Man United head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-0 in the Premier League in their previous fixture last weekend, AC Milan won Verona 2-0 in the Serie A. “I am not sure if anyone will be back,” Solskjaer said. “David [De Gea] is not available. Donny [van de Beek], no. “Paul [Pogba], no. Edinson, maybe, but probably not. Juan [Mata], no and Marcus, maybe, but probably not. “...
De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper
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De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named David de Gea ahead of Dean Henderson as his Red Devils’ number one goalkeeper. De Gea travelled to Spain for the birth of his first child and will miss Man United’s next five matches. The Spaniard is expected to return to Old Trafford after the international break. However, Henderson has already performed well in De Gea’s absence, keeping clean sheets in games against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, respectively. Asked if Henderson can be Man United’s future number one goalkeeper, Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube series: “Listen, it’s a battle. But you have got to listen to what Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] said in the press conference after: he’s got the shirt for now until De Gea is back. That...
Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG
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Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, is set to leave the club for Paris Saint-Germain as replacement Keylor Navas. The Sun (UK) reports that the Spaniard is now a top transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain De Gea, who spent 10 years at Old Trafford is wanted by Mauricio Pochettino to replace Navas. De Gea has seen his position come under pressure from Dean Henderson, but the veteran has thus far kept his starting job. Following the outstanding performance from Henderson, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, had at the weekend confirmed De Gea will be given an extended break, following the birth of his first child. De Gea flew back to Spain to be with his girlfriend for the birth of Yanay. This means that the young England goalkeeper will be in goal...
Manchester United Goalkeeper, David de Gea Announces Birth of his First Child, a Baby Girl
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Manchester United Goalkeeper, David de Gea Announces Birth of his First Child, a Baby Girl

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea and his girlfriend, Edurne Garcia have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Yanay. The Spanish goalkeeper, 30, and his partner took to their respective Instagram accounts on Friday to post a similar picture of the baby's hand along with a caption which read: "Yanay 4•3•21." De Gea missed Manchester United's goalless draw away at Crystal Palace in midweek ahead of the birth of his child on Thursday March 4, and could miss the rest of United's matches this month.
Manchester United Have Named Dean Henderson Transfer Price
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Manchester United Have Named Dean Henderson Transfer Price

During his two-year loan spell at Sheffield United, Dean Henderson established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League. His return to Manchester United in the summer has not gone as well as he would have hoped though. The 23-year-old English keeper has found it difficult to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team, with David de Gea being the number one at the moment. While the Spaniard has not been at his best for quite some time, he continues to retain his place in the team, leaving Henderson on the bench. As a result, it looks like he might be looking for a move away from the club in the upcoming summer transfer window if he is not the first-choice by then. There won’t be a lack of suitors if that does happen, with Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United an...
EPL: Man United to Release Three Players this Summer [Full list]
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EPL: Man United to Release Three Players this Summer [Full list]

  Manchester United are set to release three of their players this summer transfer window, according to Manchester Evening News. The three players are Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira and Paul Woolston. Man United are frittering more than £600,000 a week on the goalkeepers’ salary, but the three players are expected to leave the club in the summer. The Red Devils have no intention to trigger the one-year extension in Romero and Pereira’s contracts, while Woolston, popular Under-23 goalkeeper, is due to be let go after spending two-and-a-half years with the second string. Romero has not played all season and is fifth-choice behind David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop. The 33-year-old was unable to engineer a transfer in either of the last two windo...
‘We Have To Start Asking Questions About De Gea’ – Gary Neville
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‘We Have To Start Asking Questions About De Gea’ – Gary Neville

Manchester United's legendary defender, Gary Neville has said that is former club needs to sign a new goalkeeper if they are to challenge for the title. United's No1 shot stopper, David De Gea was criticised for his performance in the draw with Everton at Old Trafford. David De Gea was in the spotlight with a couple of blunders in the 3-3 draw with Everton last weekend, and Neville feels United need to head off further problems by making a raid on the market for a goalkeeper of the highest class. “We have to start asking questions about David De Gea, of course we do. “The mistakes are coming more regularly and they cost points. And the game-winning saves and one-on-one saves are coming less,” Neville says Neville is convinced that if Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp wer...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted that Dean Henderson is putting pressure on first-choice goalkeeper, David de Gea. Henderson, according to Solskjaer, has been improving since he returned to Old Trafford from Sheffield United. Henderson spent two years at Bramall Lane and has made 10 appearances this season, unable to dislodge De Gea as No.1. De Gea was at fault for Everton’s first goal during the 3-3 draw on Saturday and was also criticized for the late equalizer. Ahead of Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth round tie with West Ham, Solskjaer has said the gap between his two goalkeepers is getting smaller. “For me, [Henderson] has developed his game. “I know he’s not played as many games as he would’ve done last season — you see every game when he play...
De Gea is lacking ‘courage’ and Man Utd don’t believe they can challenge City, says Keane
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De Gea is lacking ‘courage’ and Man Utd don’t believe they can challenge City, says Keane

A former Red Devil has singled the Spanish goalkeeper out for criticism while predicting his old club's title charge is already over David de Gea is lacking "courage" between the sticks and Manchester United don't believe they can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League crown, according to Roy Keane. United fell five points behind leaders Manchester City, who still have a game in hand to take in, after being held to a 3-3 draw by Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took a two-goal lead into the break thanks to efforts from Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes, but the Toffees hauled themselves level with two quick-fire goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez after the restart.
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer Warns De Gea After 3-3 Draw With Everton
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer Warns De Gea After 3-3 Draw With Everton

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned David de Gea that no-one’s place is safe, following his latest blunders in the 3-3 draw with Everton, SportsMail reports. United were pegged back after going two goals up at Old Trafford and then conceded a last-minute equaliser. De Gea was criticised for pushing the ball out straight to Abdoulaye Doucoure for Everton’s first goal and then making a weak attempt to block Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring the third. Dean Henderson is likely to be selected in goal for United’s FA Cup tie against West Ham on Tuesday night. However, when Solskjaer was asked about De Gea’s position, he said: “Every player has to earn his place. “We’re a squad with competition and that applies to every single one in the team.”...
EPL: Referees Admit they Made Two Mistakes for Man United’s 2-1 Defeat to Sheffield
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EPL: Referees Admit they Made Two Mistakes for Man United’s 2-1 Defeat to Sheffield

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says authorities contacted him to say they were at the end of two wrong calls during the clubs’ 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United. Solskjaer claims the refereeing body PGMOL wrote a match report, in which it stated that Kean Bryan’s opener for Sheffield should have been cancelled for a foul on goalkeeper David De Gea. Also, Anthony Martial’s goal should have been allowed to stand. “The momentum shifted for us with the Sheffield United game but I’ve got the delegates’ report from the ref and the two decisions were wrong,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Monday. “They’ve admitted their goal should have been disallowed and our goal should have stood. That’s a big, big momentum changer for us. When you go 1-0 up rather than 1-0 ...
Man Utd ‘zombie’ keeper hints at summer move as Grant mulls over options
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Man Utd ‘zombie’ keeper hints at summer move as Grant mulls over options

The veteran shot-stopper is third-choice in the pecking order at Old Trafford but believes he is capable of playing again before retiring Lee Grant admits to feeling like a “zombie” at times as third-choice goalkeeper at Manchester United, with the 38-year-old mulling over a summer move as he works his “balls off” to prove that he can prolong a lengthy playing career. The veteran shot-stopper has been at Old Trafford since 2018, but has taken in just two competitive appearances after finding himself stuck behind the likes of David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Dean Henderson. Having previously been a regular for Sheffield Wednesday, Burnley and Derby, Grant is weighing up whether or not to have one more shot at being first-choice somewhere before the day comes to hang up his gloves. ...
‘Fred would never play for me again!’ – Solskjaer urged to axe ‘pathetic’ Man Utd midfielder after PSG defeat
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‘Fred would never play for me again!’ – Solskjaer urged to axe ‘pathetic’ Man Utd midfielder after PSG defeat

A former Red Devil has slammed the Brazilian for needlessly putting his team at risk, while also criticising his manager for failing to bring him off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to axe "pathetic" Fred after Manchester United's defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, with Michael Owen claiming the midfielder "would never play for me again". United missed the chance to book their place in the Champions League knockout stages after suffering a 3-1 defeat to PSG at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Neymar volleyed the visitors into a sixth-minute lead in Manchester, and they almost added to their tally moments later when Alessandro Florenzi's fierce shot was parried away by David de Gea.

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