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January Transfer: Good luck – Odion Ighalo bids farewell to Martial
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January Transfer: Good luck – Odion Ighalo bids farewell to Martial

has sent a farewell message to Anthony Martial. Martial left Manchester United to join Sevilla on loan, Tuesday. The France international’s move to the Spanish LaLiga side was confirmed on Tuesday evening in a statement via Man United’s official website. The 26-year-old joined Man United in 2015 and made 269 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 79 goals. The France World Cup winner helped Man United win the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League. After the deal was confirmed, Martial posted on Instagram: “New Chapter @sevillafc”. Replying to Martial’s post, Ighalo, a former teammate with the Frenchman, said: “Good luck Anto”.
Owen predicts Chelsea vs Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, other games
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Owen predicts Chelsea vs Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, other games

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has predicted the Premier League match-day 23 fixtures that will be played this weekend. Chelsea will host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, while Arsenal will face Burnley. Manchester City will tackle Southampton in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening, while Manchester United will host West Ham United. Crystal Palace will clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “I’d expect a response from West Ham here. Strangely, they often perform better against the big sides, it suits their style. I can see a 1-1 draw.” Commenting on the Southampton vs Man City, Owen said, “I’d expect a comfortable win for City here, 2-0 City.” On the Arsenal vs Burnley game, Owen ...
Dimitar Berbatov names club to win Champions League this season
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Dimitar Berbatov names club to win Champions League this season

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has named Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as the favourite club to win the Champions League this season. The Champions League last-16 fixtures will resume in February and Man City will face Sporting. Recall that the Premier League champions finished runner up in the Champions League last season after losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the final. Speaking to Betfair, Berbatov said, “We always expect the English teams to dominate [the Champions League this season], but let’s not forget there are still some very strong European teams out there, like Bayern Munich, they’ve always been a great team and they know how to play. “Looking at the Premier League teams, I know that City, Liverpool, Chelsea and United are the teams that the rest of ...
Odion Ighalo takes decision on Newcastle move
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Odion Ighalo takes decision on Newcastle move

Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has informed Newcastle United club that he would be keen on a return to the Premier League and would ‘seriously consider’ the move. The former Watford striker is open to a move to the EPL and would have no issues transferring to the north-east. DAILY POST reported earlier that the Nigeria international has been shortlisted as a potential option for the Magpies this January. Ighalo was a shock signing from Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2020 and impressed at Old Trafford enough to earn a second loan stint. Ighalo is currently playing for Saudi side Al Shabab after his time at the Theatre of Dreams. Al Shabab are aware of Newcastle’s interest and have spoken to Ighalo about the prospect of a return to t...
Wayne Rooney to Become Coach of Man Utd’s Rivals
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Wayne Rooney to Become Coach of Man Utd’s Rivals

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, is being considered for the Everton managerial role if Rafa Benitez is sacked, according to the UK Sun. Benitez is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park following a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday. It was the Toffees’ eighth loss of the campaign. Although Benitez retains the backing of Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, a contingency plan is already being drawn up should they need to replace him. Unofficial talks have already taken place between the Toffees and Rooney, who is the current Derby boss. Rooney, who began his playing career at Everton, has so far remained loyal to the Championship task despite the huge task facing him. Having been deducted 21 points by the EFL, the 36-year...
Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Leeds, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, other games
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Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Leeds, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, other games

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the Premier League match-day 16 fixtures. Chelsea will host Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, while Liverpool will face Aston Villa at the Anfield. Manchester United will clash with Norwich City in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening, while Arsenal will tackle Southampton at the Emirates. Manchester City will host Wolves at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon, Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Wolves are solid defensively and will stay in this game, but City will have too much quality here. 2-0 City.” Arsenal v Southampton: Commenting on the Arsenal vs Southampton game, Owen said, “After a couple of disappointing away trips, I’m sure Arsenal will be glad to be ba...
Champions League: Owen predicts Man United vs Young Boys, Zenit vs Chelsea
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Champions League: Owen predicts Man United vs Young Boys, Zenit vs Chelsea

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted today’s Champions League match between Manchester United and Young Boys at Old Trafford. Owen also predicted Chelsea’s away Champions League clash against Zenith in Russia. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor: “It wasn’t emphatic, but Ralf Rangnick will have been delighted to start his tenure in charge with a win on Sunday. “United lost away to Young Boys, so will take this one seriously. I can’t see them slipping up again here, 2-1 United.” Commenting on the Zenit St Petersburg vs Chelsea game, Owen said, “This won’t be an easy away trip for the Blues, but they have been in very good form in Europe this season. “A win would seal top spot in the group and I fancy them to get it. I am going for 1-0.” ...
‘I did wrong, ruined everything,’ – Zlatan apologizes to Manchester Utd
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‘I did wrong, ruined everything,’ – Zlatan apologizes to Manchester Utd

Former Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologized to the Red Devils and his agent, Mino Raiola, admitting he did wrong and ruined everything. Ibrahimovic said this while opening up on the time he reportedly cost Man United £5million after ruining his own transfer announcement. The 40-year-old arrived at Man United in 2016 as a free agent following a four-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain. Plenty of talks in the lead up to Ibrahimovic’s decision to join Man United involved speculation over where he could end up with the MLS then reportedly under consideration. Ibrahimovic, who currently plays for AC Milan, eventually took to Instagram to announce to his millions of followers: “My next destination will be Manchester United.” He ultimately confirmed the news...
You can do more with Man Utd than PSG – Michael tells Pochettino
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You can do more with Man Utd than PSG – Michael tells Pochettino

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino can do more with the Red Devils squad than his current team. Owen said this while speaking on reports linking Pochettino with a move to Manchester United. Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to coach Man United since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend. The Argentine is said to be a strong favourite to succeed Solskjaer as permanent manager, but his contract with PSG will expire in June 2023. Speaking on BT Sport, Owen said: “I think Poch [Mauricio Pochettino] can probably do more with the Manchester United team than he can the PSG team. “The PSG team picked themselves, but can you mould them into a winning team? I’m not sur...
PSG will not win title, you can’t drop Messi, two others – Owen warns Pochettino
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PSG will not win title, you can’t drop Messi, two others – Owen warns Pochettino

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has warned Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, that his team would not win the Champions League this season if they continue to play like the way they did against Manchester City. Owen believes Pochettino’s ‘hands are tied’ when it comes to selecting his squad because he cannot drop Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The former Real Madrid star stated this while reacting to PSG’s Champions League 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night. Man City defeated PSG in England, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Mbappe did score for the French Ligue 1 giants at the Etihad Stadium. Speaking after PSG’s defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night, Owen told BT Sport: “His (...
Michael Owen predicts Leicester City vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United, other games
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Michael Owen predicts Leicester City vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United, other games

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier League, EPL, games. Chelsea will face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Watford will host Manchester United in an away Premier League tie on Saturday. Liverpool will tackle Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening, while Man City will face Everton on Sunday at Etihad. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Thomas Tuchel was furious to drop points at home to Burnley last time out. The Blues were leading and cruising, but you are always vulnerable if you don’t get that crucial second goal. It is a big week for the club with games at home to Juventus and Man United to follow, so I am expecting a good perform...
Louis Saha names club that may win Premier League title this season
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Louis Saha names club that may win Premier League title this season

Former Manchester United striker, Louis Saha has tipped Liverpool to win the 2021-22 Premier League title. The Reds have so far won six and drawn four of their 10 Premier League matches, beating Manchester United 5-0 in one of the matches. Jurgen Klopp’s side are second in the standing and three points behind current leaders Chelsea. Despite their current position, Saha believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side’s quality will shine through in the end. “It’s tough to say, but Liverpool,” he told Gamblingdeals “The way they play, the fact they have the best striker, a tremendous strike force, a very strong foundation at the back. They’ve always been tough in midfield too. “They have the squad, definitely. Man City, when they hit the form… it’s tough to predict outside those two. ...
Michael Owen names most fouled player in Premier League
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Michael Owen names most fouled player in Premier League

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has identified Manchester City’s Jack Grealish as the most fouled player in the Premier League. Owen said this following Manchester City’s Champions League 4-1 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday night. The former Liverpool star said that he is a huge fan of Grealish but worries the £100million signing does not suit Pep Guardiola’s side’s play style. “I am a huge fan of Jack Grealish, full stop. I love him,” Owen told BT Sport. “I just don’t think he necessarily suits perfectly to Manchester City. I see Grealish as somebody, certainly at Villa, where he would take the ball from deep and be strong and he’s confident and he will run 40/50 yards and earn a free-kick after being tugged back. “He is the most fouled player in the Pre...
You must Buckle Down to Save your Career at Man Utd – Yorke warns Martial
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You must Buckle Down to Save your Career at Man Utd – Yorke warns Martial

Former Manchester United striker, Dwight Yorke has warned Anthony Martial that he must ‘buckle down’ to save his career at the club. Yorke believes Martial needs to prove his ‘immense talent’ in order to find his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team at Old Trafford. Martial was handed his first Premier League start of the season in Man United’s 1-1 draw with Everton last Saturday and justified his selection by scoring his side’s only goal of the encounter. But with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani ahead of Martial in Solskjaer’s pecking order of forwards and Marcus Rashford set to return from injury, the France international is struggling for game tim “When you play for this club [Manchester United] and you are not doing the business and your form...
Champions League: Solskjaer told he will be sacked if he ends season trophyless
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Champions League: Solskjaer told he will be sacked if he ends season trophyless

Former Manchester United striker, Teddy Sheringham has said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sacked as manager if he fails to win a trophy this season. The Norwegian was backed heavily in the summer, with United spending over £130million on Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Solskjaer is now under serious pressure to end their wait for silverware. United are left fighting in three competitions – the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League – after they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham last week. They have now lost three of their last four matches after Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, piling further pressure on their manager, ahead of the Champions League game against Villarreal who defeated them in the Europa League final in May. “...
Owen criticizes Man Utd’s Lingard for not celebrating win against West Ham
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Owen criticizes Man Utd’s Lingard for not celebrating win against West Ham

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has criticized midfielder, Jesse Lingard, for not celebrating his excellent late winner against West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. Lingard, a former West Ham player, came off the bench for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the London Stadium with 17 minutes to go to curl a sublime 89th-minute winner for the Red Devils as the match ended 2-1. The 28-year-old refused to celebrate his goal, but Owen believes he should have passed the ball to his teammate if he didn’t want to score against West Ham. Cristiano Ronaldo had scored for the visitors, while Said Benrahma netted for the Hammers. “The finish is absolutely sublime,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “The only thing that is poor about the whole scenario is that he ...
Champions League: Michael Owen predicts Liverpool vs AC Milan, Man City vs RB Leipzig
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Champions League: Michael Owen predicts Liverpool vs AC Milan, Man City vs RB Leipzig

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted today’s UEFA Champions League group stage fixture between Liverpool and AC Milan at Anfield. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League group stage clash against RB Leipzig at Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Wednesday sees Manchester City host RB Leipzig in Group A, which at first glance appears to be a tricky tie. However, Leipzig have recently lost their manager Julain Nagelsmann, central defenders Upamecano and Konate and their influential midfielder Sabitzer. “They have started their Bundesliga campaign badly and I can’t see anything other than a resounding win for Pep Guardiola’s side here. 4-1 to City is my prediction.” Commenting on the Liverpoo...
Wayne Rooney gives major reason Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Man City
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Wayne Rooney gives major reason Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Man City

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Juventus to Manchester City. Rooney suggested that Ronaldo joining Manchester City despite being a United legend could be for financial gains. Reports in Italy and the whole of Europe say that the Portugal captain has concluded plans to move to the blues side of Manchester. The player, according to Sky Sports Italia, had emptied his locker at Juventus training ground in Turin, meaning that he would not be part of their next league game. After failing to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, Man City shift their focus to Cristiano Ronaldo, who in turns wants to leave Juventus for whatever reason. However, Rooney said he has doubts over Ronaldo’s move to Manchester City, addin...
Dimitar Berbatov rates Man United’s chances of winning title this season
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Dimitar Berbatov rates Man United’s chances of winning title this season

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has said that the club are Premier League title contenders this season after signing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer. Berbatov said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League opener with Leeds United this weekend. Man United, who finished in the second position behind champions Manchester City last season, signed Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Varane from Real Madrid. “Man United are in a strong position to challenge for the title, especially after the signings they have made this summer,” Berbatov told Betfair. “I am very happy that they are bringing in Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. He’s a World Cup and Champions League winner, he has a winning mentality and he has played with the best over the years. ...
PSG: I’m still crying about Lionel Messi – Berbatov
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PSG: I’m still crying about Lionel Messi – Berbatov

  Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov says he is still crying over Lionel Messi’s exit from Spanish giants, Barcelona. Lionel Messi is set to join Paris Saint-Germain and is currently in France where he will undergo his medicals and sign a 2-year contract. Barcelona announced on Thursday that a 34-year-old Argentine superstar will no longer be in their set-up following some financial rules by LaLiga. Speaking to Betfair, as per talkSPORT, Berbatov said, “I’m still crying about Lionel Messi. “Football with never be the same again for Barcelona and it is the end of an era. I didn’t expect it to happen and it was tough to watch his press conference, leaving home is never easy and I can imagine a lot of the fans are very unhappy. “Football can be cruel...
A Year Ago, They Call Me Slow – Romelu Lukalu
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A Year Ago, They Call Me Slow – Romelu Lukalu

Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukalu has hit back at those who criticized and called him lazy when he was at Manchester United. Romelu Lukaku played two seasons at Manchester United and his debut season was a success as the helped Manchester United reached the FA Cup final and also finish second in the Premier League. However, his second season wasn't the best as many questioned his form and his ability to lead the United line. Lukaku was later sold to Inter Milan after new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he will be working with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to lead the United attack. Since joining Inter Milan, Lukaku has rediscovered his form as has been a big success for the Serie A side. Speaking with The Times, Lukaku revealed how he was called slow at ...
Saha Gives Condition for Martial to Be World Class
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Saha Gives Condition for Martial to Be World Class

Former Manchester United striker, Louis Saha, has disclosed that forward, Anthony Martial can be a world class player if he becomes a killer in front of goal. Martial has score three goals for the Red Devils in his last three matches against Chelsea, Club Brugge and Watford. The 24-year-old has scored 15 goals in all competition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this campaign, but Saha believes the France international is a talented player. “Martial has been criticised for his attitude but he is a talented player,” Saha said as quoted by Metro UK. “The France star has everything needed to be world class but he needs to be more of a killer in front of goal. “However, I feel he has done that in the last few games for Man United.” Martial will now hope to lead Man U...
Van Persie Names Striker Man Utd Should Have Signed Instead Of Ighalo
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Van Persie Names Striker Man Utd Should Have Signed Instead Of Ighalo

Former Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie, has told the club to make a bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani. Cavani’s current deal expires at the end of this season. The 32-year-old was heavily linked with both United and Chelsea in the January market, but ended up staying with the Ligue 1 champions. United went on to seal a six-month loan deal for Odion Ighalo, who will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for training this week. During a Q&A session with his Twitter followers on Monday afternoon, Van Persie was asked which which player the club should sign. He simply replied: “Edinson Cavani, brilliant player and available #GoalMachine.” Cavani’s agent and brother, Walter Guglielmone, recently admitted that the player would have gone to the Premier...
Even Messi And Ronaldo Would Struggle At Man Utd –  Berbatov
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Even Messi And Ronaldo Would Struggle At Man Utd – Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov believes even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would struggle to perform for the current Manchester United team. "The winter transfer window is difficult and also on the pitch Manchester United aren't producing as a team at the moment," Berbatov wrote in his column for Betfair. "It doesn't matter how good you are, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo could go there and they would have difficulty because the team is not producing as a team. "When you sell two of your main strikers you need to bring in at least one, just in case. Everybody can see that that Manchester United need a back up, Anthony Martial is injured and there isn't another really strong proven goalscorer." Though adamant playing at Old Trafford will be challenging for any player at the moment...
Ronaldo Missing As Fifa Nominate Messi, Zlatan For 2019 Puskas Award
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Ronaldo Missing As Fifa Nominate Messi, Zlatan For 2019 Puskas Award

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, was conspicuously missing from the list of nominees for the 2019 Puskas Award, with goals by Barcelona icon Lionel Messi and former Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among the top 10 nominations. Ronaldo had scored a sensational volley against former club, Manchester United, in the UEFA Champions League last season, but it was not good enough to get him a place in the final 10 list of goals in contention for the coveted Puskas Award. The 34-year-old Portugal international previously won the award in 2009 for his long range strike for Manchester United in a 1-0 win over FC Porto in the Champions League. Messi on his part has made the list thanks to his audacious lob from just inside the box in a La Liga match against Real Beti...
Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke Denied Entry To The United States
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Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke Denied Entry To The United States

Dwight Yorke, the former Manchester United striker, was denied entry to the United States as he ‘had an Iranian stamp on his passport’. The 45-year-old was travelling to his home country of Trinidad and Tobago via the US when the incident occurred on Friday. Yorke works as an ambassador for United, representing his former club in charity matches and commercial events, but the journey in question was conducted while he was on personal business. Yorke has since told The Sun that he was barred from entering the US due to an Iranian stamp on his passport, having played in a charity match in Tehran in 2015. The incident came to light after a tweet by Richard Keys, the beIN Sports presenter. Yorke occasionally appears alongside Keys on the Dubai-based network’s coverage of European f...
Javier Hernandez Calls Off Wedding to Spanish Journalist Lucia Villalon
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Javier Hernandez Calls Off Wedding to Spanish Journalist Lucia Villalon

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has reportedly called off his wedding to Spanish journalist Lucia Villalon. It’s believed the pair have parted ways after their long-distance relationship became too strenuous to continue. Hernandez met Villalon when he joined Real Madrid in 2014 and they’ve been posting loved-up photos to social media ever since. But recent uploads suggest they’ve broken up altogether after calling a halt to wedding plans. Hernandez and Villalon got engaged last summer but it now seems his career at German side Bayer Leverkusen has become too much to handle. The Mexico international posted a cryptic message saying: "'It's impossible,' said pride. 'It's risky', said experience. 'It's pointless,' said reason. 'Give it a try,' whispered the hea...

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