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Berbatov names Man Utd player that is “probably unhappy” with Ronaldo’s arrival
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Berbatov names Man Utd player that is “probably unhappy” with Ronaldo’s arrival

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has claimed Edinson Cavani is “probably unhappy” about Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at the club. Ronaldo has netted three times in two games for United since he returned from Juventus this summer. Although Berbatov is delighted to see the 36-year-old wearing the red shirt again, he fears some members of the squad will be “unhappy” about his arrival. Berbatov is particularly worried about Cavani’s prospects this season, with the Uruguayan legend naturally slipping down the pecking order and handing over the No. 7 shirt to Ronaldo. “It will be interesting to see how Ole keeps the other players happy. He will have to decide how he uses the likes of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial. “This is when managing a talented squad be...
Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer
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Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the reasoning behind his selection against Newcastle United. The Norwegian has opted for an attacking line-up against the Magpies with Cristiano Ronaldo making his highly anticipated second debut for the club at Old Trafford. Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will flank the returning Portuguese superstar, with his countryman Bruno Fernandes playing just behind our no.7. Ole is excited to see Ronaldo return to the Old Trafford pitch. “We’re excited, we can feel the atmosphere in the place, everyone’s been happy,” the manager says. “There’s here’s a buzz about the place. That’s how it should be around Man. United. Cristiano’s had a fantastic career and he’s coming in to help the team, he’s not come to show off ...
Solskjaer Reveals how Ronaldo Demanded no.7 shirt from Cavani
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Solskjaer Reveals how Ronaldo Demanded no.7 shirt from Cavani

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that it was Cristiano Ronaldo who phoned Edinson Cavani and asked about wearing the no.7 shirt on his return to the club. Cavani has been wearing the shirt which Ronaldo wore during his first spell. However, following the 36-year-old’s arrival from Juventus, he spoke with Cavani and asked to take it back. Cavani will now wear the no. 21 shirt which became vacant after Daniel James joined Leeds United. Solskjaer said: “It’s one of these things that Edison has been remarkable, played really, really well last season. Cristiano rang Edinson and they spoke with each other. “To pass up his shirt, it just shows the respect he’s got for Cristiano but also Cristiano speaking to Edinson shows the respect the...
EPL: Lukaku will be more important than Ronaldo this season – Stan Collymore
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EPL: Lukaku will be more important than Ronaldo this season – Stan Collymore

Sport pundit, Stan Collymore, has said Romelu Lukaku is more important this season to Chelsea, than Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United. Both players returned to the Premier League this summer. Lukaku cost the Blues £97million-plus, while Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford for a fee less than £20m. Collymore, writing in his UK Mirror column, said: “If Chelsea were to lose Lukaku for 10 games it would massively impact on any title tilt, even their bid for a top-four finish. “While United have Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes to turn to for the goals which would get them through such a spell if Ronaldo were to be ruled out. “At 36, you would hope as well that this season is less about Ronaldo than it has been ...
Ronaldo breaks shirt sales record in 24 hours
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Ronaldo breaks shirt sales record in 24 hours

Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey has become the biggest selling ever in a 24-hours period on the online shop run by Fanatics, the Mirror reports. This is just in a matter of hours after the No.7 shirt went on sale and Manchester United have had the biggest day of online sales ever on a single sports merchandise site outside of North America. Following Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, there was one question mark over the shirt number the forward would wear. Before his return, the shirt was occupied by Uruguayan international, Edinson Cavani and it was unclear if the South American would be willing to give it up or if the league management would provide special dispensation for Manchester United to switch numbers. The Premier League, however, granted United’s special r...
Solskjaer warned Ronaldo Won’t Play every Game for Man United
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Solskjaer warned Ronaldo Won’t Play every Game for Man United

Former Manchester City star, Trevor Sinclair has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to see Cristiano Ronaldo as a youngster who will play every game of the season. Sinclair pointed out that the Portugal international will get tired at some point in the Premier League, urging the manager to arrange his team so as to allow Edinson Cavani have some minutes. Ronaldo’s arrival from Juventus was announced by Juventus last week, before the two sides concluded a £12.86million signing on deadline day. The five-time Champions League and Ballon d’Or winner has rejoined United on a two-year deal worth £480,000 per week. The Portugal captain has been handed the iconic No.7 shirt at Manchester United and Sinclair believes Solskjaer should still have to rely heavily on Cavani des...
Juventus rejects Man Utd’s Cavani offer despite Ronaldo’s transfer
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Juventus rejects Man Utd’s Cavani offer despite Ronaldo’s transfer

Juventus rejected the opportunity to sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United, shortly after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League side. The former Serie A champions allowed Ronaldo to leave for £19.6m. The 36-year-old’s exit left Juve light in their attack, but they eventually signed Moise Kean on loan from Everton. Calciomercato, however, reports they were offered the chance to land Cavani from United. Cavani moved to Old Trafford last summer and proved to be a big hit, but he might find his game time limited with Ronaldo’s arrival. It is understood he was offered to both Juventus and Barcelona. However, the Italian club “never took Cavani into consideration” with the issue thought to be a financial one. The striker pockets €9m-a-year in M...
Cavani vs Ronaldo: Di Maria blasts Man United over No.7 jersey Obsession
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Cavani vs Ronaldo: Di Maria blasts Man United over No.7 jersey Obsession

Angel Di Maria has attacked Manchester United, accusing the club of being obsessed with the No.7 jersey. The Argentine said he never cared about inheriting Manchester United’s iconic No.7 shirt when he joined the club. The No.7 jersey has been synonymous with a series of totemic players including at the club such as Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and more recently Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo returned to the club after 12 divided between Real Madrid and Juventus. And now the former Premier League Champions have written to the league management, asking for permission for Edinson Cavani to change his squad number to allow Ronaldo wear the No.7 again. Di Maria, a former Man United star who also played alongside Ronaldo at Real Madrid, admits he failed t...
Cavani vs Ronaldo: Manchester United take decision on No 7 jersey
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Cavani vs Ronaldo: Manchester United take decision on No 7 jersey

Manchester United have sent a special request to the Premier League to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to wear the No. 7 shirt at the club, The Times reports. The club requested special dispensation from the league management after the Portuguese completed his move back to Old Trafford on Tuesday. The Portugal international has made the No.7 shirt his own and wore the famous shirt during his first spell at the Theatre of Dreams, at Real Madrid (following the departure of legendary captain, Raul). Edinson Cavani currently wears the shirt and may easily return it to Ronaldo since the no.21 shirt is available following Daniel James’ departure to Leeds. Cavani wears the same number for his national team, Uruguay. The Times claims that United have already applied for special dispensati...
Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves
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Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves

Manchester United have taken a final decision concerning the future of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial at the club. Cavani is attracting interest from Barcelona but the former Premier League champions said they have no intention of selling the Uruguayan and Martial before tonight’s 11 pm deadline, according to The Athletic. With the transfer deadline fast approaching, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now be keen to keep hold of his star players. Manchester United have already allowed Daniel.James  join Leeds United for £25m but have a different approach to Martial and Cavani. According to The Athletic, he wants both players as part of his plans this year. Reports surfaced today of the Catalan giants opening talks with the Red Devils over a late deal for the Urugu...
Edinson Cavani makes U-turn after Solskjaer warning
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Edinson Cavani makes U-turn after Solskjaer warning

Uruguay International, Edinson Cavani has perished the idea of travelling to South America for international duties with his country. The 34-year-old veteran striker will now stay at Old Trafford during the international break. Uruguay confirmed that the striker will not be travelling for their World Cup qualifiers. The Premier League had last week announced that clubs had ‘reluctantly but unanimously’ agreed not to release players for international matches which will be played in red-list countries. Uruguay had gone ahead to include Cavani in their set up for the matches despite the decision. Cavani was meant to travel with Uruguay to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, countries on the UK’s red list. However, the South American country have now announced via a brief statement ...
Cavani wears no 7 shirt in first Man Utd match to send clear message to Ronaldo
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Cavani wears no 7 shirt in first Man Utd match to send clear message to Ronaldo

Edinson Cavani made his first appearance for Manchester United in the 2021/2022 season, in their 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. The Uruguay striker was given an extended vacation by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer. However, he was called up from the bench, as United tried to find a way past a resilient Wolves side at the Molineux. Cavani came on wearing the no 7 shirt, which has become hot topic in football circles, because of the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the club. Ronaldo is one of the United legends associated with the shirt, along with David Beckham and Eric Cantona. However, Cavani wearing the shirt on Sunday, all but ends the speculation over if he will hand it over to Ronaldo. Ronaldo missed the game, as he is yet to finalize his mo...
Solskjaer issues stern warning to Cavani, Fred
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Solskjaer issues stern warning to Cavani, Fred

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Edinson Cavani and Fred not to stay away from the club for too long. The Scot called on the two South American stars to put the club ahead of their countries, Uruguay and Brazil respectively. Premier League announced early last week that clubs had ‘reluctantly but unanimously decided to not release players for World Cup qualifying matches which will be played in red-list countries. According to United Kingdom’s current COVID-19 guidelines, anyone arriving from a country on the red-list must quarantine at a hotel for 10 days. Should Cavani and Fred travel for the matches with their national sides, both players would be forced to quarantine and would miss at least two of Manchester United league games in S...
Cavani vows not to return to Man United again due to No 7 shirt battle with Ronaldo
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Cavani vows not to return to Man United again due to No 7 shirt battle with Ronaldo

Edinson Cavani has threatened not to return to Manchester United again if his No.7 shirt is given to Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Paddypower. Cavani is currently and is set to miss even more games due to international football commitments. The 34-year-old may never be seen in a United shirt again as he is reportedly very angry that Ronaldo is asking for his number 7 shirt at Manchester United. “You’d think forcing a lad to listen to Ole’s ’99 stories every day would be bad enough, but then you take his shirt off him?” the news outlet’s South American correspondent said of Cavani. “He hasn’t been this insulted since Neymar’s da singed his eyebrows lighting a fart in the PSG dressing room after they beat OSC Le Merde in the French League Cup final on penalties.” Cavani is...
Owen Hargreaves names 2 players that’ll leave Man United over Ronaldo’s arrival
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Owen Hargreaves names 2 players that’ll leave Man United over Ronaldo’s arrival

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has said that Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial could leave the club this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. Manchester United confirmed Ronaldo’s sensational return to Old Trafford on Friday after the 36-year-old announced he was leaving Juventus. Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 134 appearances in Turin after joining from Real Madrid in 2018. He spent six years at Manchester United earlier in his career, establishing himself as one of the best players in the world and a Red Devils legend. Excited by the Portuguese return to Old Trafford, Hargreaves, however, pointed out that his arrival at Old Trafford could see Cavani and Martial leave the club. Cavani has impressed in Manchester si...
Rio Ferdinand claims Cavani has handed No 7 shirt to Ronaldo
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Rio Ferdinand claims Cavani has handed No 7 shirt to Ronaldo

Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Edinson Cavani has given the number 7 shirt to Cristiano Ronaldo. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to Old Trafford on Friday after informing Juventus that he wanted to leave the club. United officially announced that Ronaldo would be returning to Old Trafford 12 years after he left the club in a then record move to Real Madrid. Ronaldo is nicknamed CR7 and has won the No.7 shirt during his first spell at Old Trafford and Real Madrid. However, the shirt is being used by veteran forward, Cavani. Now Ferdinand, who was one of the Man United die-hards that spoke to Ronaldo to convince him to snub City, has hailed Cavani for giving up the hallowed jersey. But he further pointed out that Ronaldo might not be...
Two conditions available for Ronaldo to wear no 7 shirt at Man Utd
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Two conditions available for Ronaldo to wear no 7 shirt at Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo could still wear the No 7 shirt at Manchester United, only if Edinson Cavani gives it up or the club are granted special dispensation, SportsMail reports. The 36-year-old’s return to Old Trafford was officially confirmed on Friday. United and Juventus both agreed a £21.4million deal for Ronaldo. The Portugal captain first played for the Red Devils from 2003 to 2009, scoring 118 goals in 292 games. During that spell, Ronaldo took the club’s famous No 7 shirt, which has been previously won by club legends like George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham Following his return to the club, there is still uncertainty over whether Ronaldo will be handed his old shirt. The No 7 shirt is currently occupied by Cavani, who held onto the number after Jadon Sanch...
EPL Could block Ronaldo from wearing number 7 shirt after Man Utd return
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EPL Could block Ronaldo from wearing number 7 shirt after Man Utd return

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has suggested that Premier League rules could stop Cristiano Ronaldo from taking the number 7 shirt at the club. Ferdinand admits that Edinson Cavani who currently wears the shirt is ready to give it up, if the league approves. However, it could be difficult, if United have already registered their squad numbers. The Red Devils officially confirmed that Ronaldo would be returning to Old Trafford 12 years after he left. The 36-year-old famously wore the No.7 shirt during his first spell and continued to wear it at Real Madrid and Juventus. Ferdinand said on FIVE YouTube Show: “Just to think Cavani could be the back-up for Ronaldo, it’s unbelievable. Cavani, I have to say, what a man! He saw who was coming to town and gave...
2021/2022 Premier League season: A preview
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2021/2022 Premier League season: A preview

On Friday, August 13, the English Premier League will return with its latest instalment. It all begins in London, as newly-promoted Brentford welcome Arsenal. Game Week 1 will end with a top-six clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Next week, Arsenal welcome Champions League winners, Chelsea to the Emirates. As it has been with previous seasons, England’s top flight will not disappoint with its high-octane football and intense drama. Manchester City, armed with the £100m Jack Grealish and perhaps £120m Harry Kane, are most bookmakers’ favourites to win the title again. Pep Guardiola’s band of slick passers won the league last year 12 points ahead of rivals Manchester United, but this term, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are widely expected to be t...
Europa League final: Prize money for Villarreal, Man United revealed
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Europa League final: Prize money for Villarreal, Man United revealed

  UEFA will pay Villarreal €8,500,000 (£7.5m/$10m) for winning this year’s Europa League ahead of Manchester United. The Europe top football governing body will also pay Man United €4,500,000 (£4m/$5m) for losing the Europa League final to Villarreal, Manchester Evening News reports. Villarreal defeated Man United 11-10 on penalties to win the Europa League after the match ended 1-1 after 120 minutes on Wednesday night. Gerard Moreno and Edinson Cavani scored for Villarreal and Man United respectively in Gdansk. Below is the full prize money’s breakdown for the 2020/21 Europa League: Winners – €8,500,000 Runners-up – €4,500,000 Semi-finalists – €2,400,000 Quarter-finalists – €1,500,000 Round of 16 – €1,100,000 Round of 32 – €500,000 Group winner...
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...
Cavani Treats Fans to Stunner but Fulham Hold Man Utd
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Cavani Treats Fans to Stunner but Fulham Hold Man Utd

Edinson Cavani treated Manchester United fans to a stunning long-range goal in the 1-1 draw with Fulham at Old Trafford as the hosts' winless run ticked over to three games. In front of 10,000 United fans at Old Trafford, Cavani scored a goal-of-the-season contender (19), brilliantly lofting the ball over Alphonse Areola from 40 yards for his ninth goal in 10 appearances, despite controversy over a potential offside. Relegated Fulham had their moments, and equalised through Joe Bryan's header (76) from Bobby Decordova-Reid's cross, meaning United are now "stumbling towards the Europa League final" against Villarreal on May 26, according to Gary Neville, after two defeats and a draw in their last three at Old Trafford. United are still firmly lodged in second place with one gam...
Bruno Fernandes Wins Manchester United Player of the Season Award for Second Year Running
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Bruno Fernandes Wins Manchester United Player of the Season Award for Second Year Running

Bruno Fernandes has been crowned Manchester United's Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for the second successive season. United fans across the world voted for the winner of the award and the Portuguese midfielder won by a landslide ahead of England left-back Luke Shaw and Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani. Fernandes scooped 63 percent of the votes cast compared to Shaw’s 21 percent share and Cavani’s six percent. The playmaker has enjoyed another remarkable campaign, scoring 18 times in 36 Premier League starts, claiming nine goals in Europe (Europa League) as well as a free-kick winner against Liverpool in the Emirates FA Cup. He has also contributed 11 assists in the Premier League and a further five in Europe
Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League
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Cavani Blasts Man Utd’s Senior Officials Over Super League

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has hit out at his bosses, following the failed European Super League plans. He accused them of trying to deprive “more modest teams” a chance to play in the Champions League. United’s Glazer owners were involved in the plans to create a breakaway Super League, along with fellow Premier League sides Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. However, they all withdrew within 48 hours of the official announcement. The fallout from the Super League debacle saw executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward announce he would be leaving Old Trafford at the end of this year. But Cavani, who signed a new one-year extension, has gone one step further to launch a scathing attack on his employers. “When the Super Leag...
Cavani Clarifies news on Man Utd Exit
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Cavani Clarifies news on Man Utd Exit

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has admitted the possibility of signing for Boca Juniors this summer “was real”. However, the 34-year-old insists speculation suggesting he was looking for a way out of Old Trafford was “half true, half lies”. Cavani has now singed a one-year extension with the Red Devils, shelving plan of returning to South America. The Uruguay international has netted 15 times in 36 appearances for United and will continue to star for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. On reports claiming that he was destined to head for Argentina at the end of the season, Cavani told 2 de Punta: “The possibility I was going to sign for them [Boca] was real, but I was always clear. “What has been said and printed is half true, half lies. Sometimes it’s lik...
How Man Utd’s Cavani deal could pave the way for Sancho signing
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How Man Utd’s Cavani deal could pave the way for Sancho signing

The 34-year-old forward has committed to another year at Old Trafford, which is likely to shift their priorities in the transfer market this summer Manchester United are unlikely to pursue a summer move for a superstar striker such as Erling Haaland or Harry Kane after Edinson Cavani committed to another year at Old Trafford. It could, however, open the door to United again going after Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho after their failure to land the England international in the summer of 2020. United have been lacking a an established No.9 in recent times, and are admirers of both Haaland and Kane.
Leicester Beat Man Utd to hand Man City Title
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Leicester Beat Man Utd to hand Man City Title

Leicester breathed life into their Champions League qualification bid with a 2-1 victory at Manchester United which confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions. Luke Thomas' sumptuous first Premier League goal saw Leicester strike first against a much-changed United, who were playing the second of three games in a congested five-day period. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made 10 changes, but his makeshift United side hit back five minutes later as Mason Greenwood continued his red-hot form with an instinctive equaliser. Leicester improved drastically in the second half and deservedly regained the lead through Caglar Soyuncu's towering header, and, despite introducing Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, there was no way back for United. United's defeat c...
Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern
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Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says denying Manchester City their title party on Sunday was the best part about Manchester United's 3-1 win at Aston Villa. United came from behind once again to win all three points at Villa Park thanks to second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes (pen), Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani, meaning City still need three points to secure the Premier League title. If United lose to either Leicester (Tuesday) or Liverpool (Thursday), or drop points in both games, City will be crowned champions, and even if United go on winning, City can still win the title by taking matters into their own hands by beating Newcastle on Friday night. But Solskjaer was glad not to arrive in Manchester on Sunday evening to a party on the blue side of the city. "That's a good thi...
Man Utd won’t Win Title if Solskjaer Keeps Cavani – Roy Keane
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Man Utd won’t Win Title if Solskjaer Keeps Cavani – Roy Keane

  Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has said the club will not win the Premier League title next season if Edinson Cavani is their first-choice striker. Cavani has impressed during his time at Old Trafford and scored a brace as they beat Roma 6-2 in the Europa League in midweek. The Uruguay striker arrived on a 12-month contract, but there is the option to extend for a further year and many believe the striker has warranted an extension. However, Keane insists Cavani is past his best and United should consider other options in the transfer window ahead of next season. “I kind of hope in one sense they don’t keep him, because then they might look and think we don’t need to go and get another (striker). “He’s 34, if you’re hanging your hat on Cavani next...
Man United Warned against Signing Harry Kane
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Man United Warned against Signing Harry Kane

  Former Manchester United player, Phil Neville has warned the Red Devils over signing Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur this summer transfer window. Man United have been heavily linked with a move to sign Kane, who has always insisted he wants to win silverwares. Neville, who is currently the coach of Inter Miami, believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side should not sign Kane, insisting that they already have Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani. According to him, Kane may block Greenwood’s progression in the Man United squad. “I know a lot of people are talking about Harry Kane, and I think Harry Kane is world-class, but I think in Cavani they have got someone who can definitely produce the goods for another twelve months, and the club wouldn’t have to pay the types of m...
EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future
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EPL: Edinson Cavani Takes Final Decision on Man United Future

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani has decided against leaving the club this summer. The Uruguay International was set to leave Europe and return to his native Argentina, with Boca Juniors reportedly keen to sign him. But the former Paris Saint-Germain star man has now been persuaded to stick around and will stay for at least another season, according to ESPN. The South American has scored 12 goals in 33 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils this season, with 16 of those appearances coming from the bench. Manchester United will make official announcement next week about the player’s latest decision. “He [Cavani] knows my feelings, he knows that I would love to have him for another year, we have spoken about it,” Solskjaer had told reporters a...
UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes
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UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his players to remain calm at half-time ahead of their Europa League semi-final fightback against Roma on Thursday night. This was revealed by midfielder, Bruno Fernandes who scored twice during the game at Old Trafford. Man United were down 2-1 at the break but came back energised in the second half to thrash the Italian outfit 6-2. The other scorers in the game were Edinson Cavani (2), Paul Pogba (1) and Mason Greenwood also netting one. Roma’s goals came through Lorenzo Pellegrini and former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Portuguese midfielder said the turnaround came because United kept their cool and were aware that they had the second half and another full 90 minutes to turn the semi-final on its ...
UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]
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UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]

  Nigerian winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has been included in the UEFA Europa League team of this week. UEFA released the Europa League team in a post via its official website on Friday following the conclusion of the semi-final first-leg fixtures on Thursday night. Chukwueze helped Villarreal to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Europa League encounter on Thursday in Spain. The 21-year-old made the list alongside Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé and Manchester United stars, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Edinson Cavani, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw. Below is the UEFA Europa League team after the conclusion of the first-leg last-4 games: Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno (Arsenal) Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) Harry Maguire (Manchester United) Raúl Albiol ...
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...
Michael Owen Blasts Solskjaer for picking ‘negative team’ against Leeds
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Michael Owen Blasts Solskjaer for picking ‘negative team’ against Leeds

  Former Liverpool forward, Michael Owen has criticised Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his ‘negative’ tactics in Red Devils 0-0 draw with Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon Solskjaer’s side played out a 0-0 draw in the game that recorded just a few chances in Yorkshire. It was Manchester United’s seventh 0-0 draw of the season more than any other side in the Premier League. And Owen, also a former Manchester United striker, believes the Norwegian manager’s ‘negative’ move of playing Fred and Scott McTominay together in the midfield contributed to the disappointing draw at Elland Road. “I was disappointed with the team that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “I thought it was quite a negative team. Yo...
Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani
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Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani

  Manchester United are losing the battle to keep striker Edinson Cavani at the club next season, the UK Mirror reports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, already confirmed he has held talks with the 34-year-old about triggering a one-year extension. Cavani is yet to respond to the Premier League club’s £200,000-a-week offer. Solskjaer is aware the Uruguayan striker is keen to return to South America this summer. The former PSG and Napoli frontman wants to sign for Boca Juniors, but his decision is being complicated by a potential £2million pay-off. Solskjaer hopes Cavani can still be convinced by a successful end to the season, with United fighting to finish in the top four and win the Europa League.
Man Utd vs Burnley: Cavani asked me to bench him – Solskjaer
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Man Utd vs Burnley: Cavani asked me to bench him – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed striker Edinson Cavani asked to be named among the substitutes against Burnley. Cavani started on the bench for the game at Old Trafford, but came on to score the third goal for United as they won 3-1. Mason Greenwood had netted a brace either side of a James Tarkowski header. Solskjaer has now spoken about managing 34-year-old Cavani’s fitness carefully. He said: “We’ve got to manage him well. He’s not played or started three games in a week for a long time, so when I spoke to him he felt being a sub was the best thing. “With Marcus, it’s a long time since I’ve asked him how you are and he’s said good.”
Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash
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Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash

Manchester United booked a Europa League semi-final with Roma after Edinson Cavani's early strike sent them on their way to a 2-0 victory over Granada at Old Trafford, completing a 4-0 aggregate win. Goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes secured a 2-0 first-leg triumph at Estadio Los Carmenes last week, and United assumed control of the tie once more within six minutes at Old Trafford. Cavani had underlined his predatory instincts during the 3-1 success at Tottenham, and the in-form Uruguayan scored his first European goal in United colours and 50th overall after meeting Paul Pogba's knockdown to volley his low drive into the bottom corner. Jesus Vallejo's own goal in the final minute of normal time compounded Granada's night with the Spaniards missing a spate of oppo...
Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display
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Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Edinson Cavani's performance in Manchester United's 3-1 win over Tottenham and hopes he can persuade the striker to stay when his contract is up at the end of the season. The 34-year-old Uruguayan scored United's second goal with an excellent diving header in Sunday's come-from-behind victory and had an earlier effort controversially ruled out. Cavani arrived at Old Trafford as a free agent last October on a deal until the end of the campaign, with the option of a further year. Unlike most extension clauses, it has to be agreed by both parties before it can be triggered and there is speculation that Cavani could move to Argentine giants Boca Juniors. "Fantastic performance, we are awaiting his decision if he wants to stay or wants to move on," sa...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min

  Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min, has said that he was really sorry for his side’s 3-1 home defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. Son, who scored a goal against Man United, said he felt bad because he really wanted to win the encounter. Man United defeated Jose Mourinho’s side, thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. The defeat against Arsenal means Tottenham are now six points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games remaining. “It’s a really sad afternoon. I am really not bothered about the goal,” Son told Tottenham’s website. “I really wanted to win, especially after the last game [at Newcastle] when I came on, back from injury, we were leading and drew. “I don’t know what to say – I’m reall...
Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba
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Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he has a ‘gripe’ with midfielder, Paul Pogba after the Frenchman missed an excellent chance in their 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Son Heung-min of Spurs fired the home side ahead a few minutes to half-time after Edinson Cavani’s goal was ruled out for a foul. But the Red Devils came from the break scoring three goals through Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood to secure a 3-1 win. Pogba had a clear-cut chance in the second half to extend their lead but opted for an elaborate backheel which was blocked. And the Norwegian boss said he would continue to pester Pogba until he starts making use of chances in front of goal. “Yeah, he’s getting better and better, excellent,’ Solskjaer told beIN Sports. “He...
Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer
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Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani is not sure about signing a new one year contract with Manchester United. The Norwegian tactician, however, urged the 34-year-old to sign the deal and remain at the club. Cavani put up a good performance on Sunday as Manchester United scored two goals in the second half to beat Tottenham in London. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored his eighth goal of the season to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 3-1 up, with a fantastic diving header, while his first half strike was ruled out by VAR. Solskjaer wants Cavani to remain at Old Trafford and wants to trigger a 12-month extension clause in his existing deal to ensure he stays until 2022. The striker is torn between staying at the club and returning...
Tottenham vs Man United: I’ll Starve my Son if he Acts as Son Did – Solskjaer
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Tottenham vs Man United: I’ll Starve my Son if he Acts as Son Did – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lambasted Son Heung-min for the role the South Korean played in Manchester United’s disallowed goal during their 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Manchester United legend, Roy Keane had earlier slammed the South Korea international for acting embarrassingly. Solskjaer and his men thought they had taken the lead 10 minutes before the breakthrough of Edinson Cavani but the goal was ruled out after a VAR check that showed that Scott McTominay put his hand in Son’s face. Son then scored for Tottenham before half time but United came back very strong in the second half with Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood all scoring to give the Red Devils all three points. However, Solskjaer was not happy with the reaction of Son and Spurs’ players for the disallowed ...
Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  The Premier League Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) has explained why Cavani’s goal was disallowed in the Manchester United clash with Tottenham on Sunday. The goal was ruled out after a VAR review showed that Scott McTominay’s fouled Son Heung-min. Cavani thought he had put United in the lead against Tottenham in the first half, but the Uruguayan’s effort was disallowed after McTominay’s hand caught Son in the build-up to the goal. Referee Chris Kavanagh used the pitch-side monitor to rule out the goal and at half time, the PGMOL supported VAR’s and referee’s decision. It explained that that McTominay’s arm movement was unnatural. A statement from the PGMOL to Sky Sports read: “It wasn’t part of McTominay’s natural running movement and it was ca...
Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  Manchester United legend Roy Keane has lambasted Tottenham forward, Son Heung-Min after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had an Edinson Cavani goal disallowed for a foul from Scott McTominay. Cavani thought he had put Manchester United ahead ten minutes from half time when the Uruguay international slotted home from a superb pass from Paul Pogba pass down the inside-left channel. However, Cavani’s goal was ruled out after a VAR review that showed McTominay had caught Son in the face. And Keane, a Manchester United legend was furious about the ref’s decision and Son’s attitude, describing the South Korean international as ’embarrassing’ for the way he rolled around on the pitch. “I’m amazed really,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I have to say if this is a foul then we shou...
Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford
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Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford

  Manchester United could have trouble offloading Edinson Cavani this summer, because of a newly revealed contract stipulation. The UK Mirror reports United would have to pay the Uruguay striker £2 million if he leaves Old Trafford at the end of this season, even if they want him to remain. The pay-out clause in Cavani’s contract might give the Red Devils second thoughts about letting the player cut his two-year deal short. Cavani is believed to be pushing for a move to Boca Juniors. The 34-year-old’s father cast doubt over his future with United last month, when he claimed his son was unhappy in England and would not be staying for a second season. Earlier this week, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, admitted Cavani has not yet made up his mind about his futu...
Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash
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Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he will never select any player who is “at risk”. Solskjaer stated this on Wednesday while answering questions at a press conference over Marcus Rashford’s fitness. Rashford will travel for the team’s Europa League quarter-final against Granada on Thursday night in Spain. He scored United’s equaliser against Brighton on Sunday but came off after being caught in a tackle and missed training on Tuesday. With Anthony Martial injured, Rashford is hoping to lead United’s attack, alongside Edinson Cavani. “Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or if he’s on the bench. “I don’t pick players when we know there’s a risk,” Solskjaer said. “Of course there’...
Uruguay Coach Tells Cavani to leave Man United
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Uruguay Coach Tells Cavani to leave Man United

  Uruguay’s assistant coach, Mario Rebollo, has urged Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, to leave Old Trafford and moved to Boca Juniors. Cavani has been heavily linked with a return to South America despite joining Man United on a free transfer last October from Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old’s father, Luis, has hit out at his treatment at Man United and claimed the former Paris Saint-Germain star wants to be “comfortable” as he talked up a summer exit. However, speaking on the development, Rebollo told 2 De Punta, “It helps the national team if Cavani goes to Boca or wherever. “The priority is that he plays where he is comfortable and with a good competitive level. If he’s close to here, it’d be great, but if he’s not comfortable, he will not bear it...
Alan Shearer Names Manchester United Player to Blame for 3-1 defeat to Leicester
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Alan Shearer Names Manchester United Player to Blame for 3-1 defeat to Leicester

  Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has blamed Anthony Martial for Manchester United’s FA Cup exit to Leicester City on Sunday. The former England striker said he found watching the French World Cup winner ‘frustrating’, adding that the forward lacks the ‘hunger’ to be a No. 9. Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho (2) and Youri Tielemans helped Leicester beat United 3-1, sent them out of the FA Cup and ended their hopes of domestic silverware this season. A consolation goal from Greenwood could not stop Leicester from booking their place in the semi-finals where they will now face Southampton. Shearer felt Martial was not offering enough in the striker role, insisting that, “He was very isolated but then sometimes you need help off your team-mates but you can also help...

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