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Ronaldo angry with Greenwood, Maguire after 1-0 win over West Ham
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Ronaldo angry with Greenwood, Maguire after 1-0 win over West Ham

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, was left furious with team-mates, Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood, during their 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday. The Red Devils looked set to drop two points, but Marcus Rashford netted with the last kick of the game. The result saw United climb above the Hammers into fourth place. But according to The Athletic, Ronaldo was not entirely pleased with his team’s performance, as he was left unhappy with Maguire and Greenwood. It is believed the 36-year-old was frustrated with Maguire, after he failed to pick him out from a clearance. Ronaldo reportedly told Maguire he should have chested the ball down and controlled it rather than heading it away. The Portugal captain also fumed at Greenwood, who ignored him and opted to sh...
Rangnick takes decision on Ronaldo replacing Maguire as Man United’s captain
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Rangnick takes decision on Ronaldo replacing Maguire as Man United’s captain

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick, has decided that Harry Maguire will remain as the club’s captain despite calls for Cristiano Ronaldo to take the armband after his rousing comments this week. Ronaldo had called on his Man United teammates to raise their game and secure a top-three finish in an interview with Sky Sports. The Portugal captain also suggested that the club’s younger players are struggling to accept criticism behind the scenes. Ronaldo’s words certainly impressed Man United fans, who now want Rangnick to make him captain on a permanent basis. Speaking on the development ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday evening, Rangnick said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by MEN: “Right now, I don’t see a reason to do that ...
Roy Keane slams Maguire for ‘rubbish’ comments amid dressing room crisis at Man United
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Roy Keane slams Maguire for ‘rubbish’ comments amid dressing room crisis at Man United

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has hit out at captain, Harry Maguire over the defender’s recent comments amid reports of dressing room ‘crisis’ at Old Trafford. Maguire had recently said that Man United have failed to live up to the expectations the fans had during pre-season. But Keane branded Maguire’s comments as ‘rubbish’, adding that the England international should start performing on the pitch rather than make public assurances. The Irishman said that he judges a player on his ability on the pitch rather than what he says off it. Speaking to ITV, Keane said: “How many times has he said that? I wouldn’t listen too much to what Harry has to say. “I judge a player on what he does on a football pitch, not what rubbish he comes out with about ‘we need to stick toget...
I could have signed elsewhere – Harry Maguire
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I could have signed elsewhere – Harry Maguire

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says he ‘could have signed elsewhere’, with Ralf Rangnick’s side in crisis. Maguire signed for Manchester United from Leicester City in an £80million deal in 2019, rejecting Manchester City in the process. In less than six months after joining the club, the England international was made club captain but he’s come under severe criticism this term for his performances, which have suffered a dramatic dip. Reports in England suggest there’s deep-rooted divisions in the Red Devils dressing room, with some players, including Maguire himself questioning the influence on Cristiano Ronaldo in the team. Maguire said he could have moved elsewhere instead of joining Red Devils, in comments that are unlikely to go down well with supporters. ‘I c...
Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate
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Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has named the three Red Devils legends he wants to emulate at Old Trafford. Maguire said he wants to repeat the achievements of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at Man United, adding that he grew up idolizing the trio. The England defender stated this ahead of Man United’s FA Cup third round tie against Aston Villa on Monday night. “I grew up idolizing the likes of Wayne [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand] and [Nemanja] Vidic and I want to repeat what they achieved,” Maguire said as quoted by Sportskeeda. “I’m privileged to be captain and I have got a responsibility to lead the players and turn things round.” Rooney, Ferdinand and Vidic were all part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad that won every available trophy for Man United. ...
Late Moutinho strike sees Wolves beat disjointed Man Utd
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Late Moutinho strike sees Wolves beat disjointed Man Utd

Joao Moutinho's late strike saw Wolves win their first league game at Old Trafford in almost 42 years, beating a disjointed Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League. Wolves' last league victory at Old Trafford came in February 1980, and they should have been ahead at half-time. They registered 15 shots to Man Utd's four in the first half - the first team to have more attempts than United at home since Liverpool in December 2018. But Bruno Lage's side had scored just one goal in their previous six Premier League games, so it was no surprise that the half ended goalless, despite early saves from David de Gea to keep Daniel Podence and Ruben Neves at bay. Man Utd were better after the break and the introduction of Bruno Fernandes improved them further. He struck the crossbar i...
Harry Maguire left out of Man United squad against Wolves
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Harry Maguire left out of Man United squad against Wolves

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been left out of Ralf Rangnick’s squad for their game against Wolves on Monday. The England international will miss the game after an injury meant he was left out of the squad. Maguure did not meet up at the team hotel with the rest of the squad after sustaining an injury in United’s 3-1 win against Burnley last week. The Athletic reports that Maguire is definitely out of tonight’s game, leaving United desperately short of options. Now Manchester United is left with just a few options following Victor Lindelof’s COVID-19 status while Eric Bailly was not seen at the team hotel as he prepares to represent his country at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). It could mean Phil Jones will be given his first start of the season.
Maguire gives credit to two Man Utd players after Newcastle draw
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Maguire gives credit to two Man Utd players after Newcastle draw

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has given credit to Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho following the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Monday night. Cavani and Sancho came off the bench and changed the tempo of the game at St. James’ Park after replacing Mason Greenwood and Fred. Man United drew with Newcastle following goals from Allan Saint-Maximin and Cavani. “[Cavani] He’s come on and made a big impact and I think you have seen in the first 30 minutes of the second half especially, it was probably our best spell in the game,” Maguire was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying after the game. “Credit to them [Sancho and Cavani] for making that change in tempo and intensity.” He added, “A point, in the end, is a fair result, b...
Prove me wrong – Roy Keane tells De Gea, Harry Maguire
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Prove me wrong – Roy Keane tells De Gea, Harry Maguire

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane has claimed he would tell David De Gea and Harry Maguire to prove him wrong if he ever becomes the club’s manager. Keane has been heavily critical of the goalkeeper and the central defender during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign. The former United star went as far as to suggest he would not have let both players back on the team bus following their poor performances against Tottenham last year. And speaking on Sky, former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards raised the prospect of Keane returning to United as a manager. And Keane replied, “Why would that be a joke? “Have you ever been in a dressing room with me as a player? Have you ever been in a dressing room with me when I’ve been a manager? So why jump to these conclusions? ...
Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd
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Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has said the entire squad should be held responsible for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack. The England defender said the United squad must take a ‘huge responsibility after the club confirmed Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday. Assistant coach, Michael Carrick has since taken charge and will lead the team against Villarreal in Tuesday’s Champions League. United board decided to sack Solskjaer after the team’s disappointing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. Maguire addressed the media on Monday ahead of that crucial Champions League fixture in Spain and paid tribute to the former manager alongside caretaker boss Carrick. He said the team were ready to accept blame for the run that ended Solskjaer’s losing job. “The players need to take responsi...
Be patient with Ole, football is up and down – Watford’s Ranieri tells Man Utd
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Be patient with Ole, football is up and down – Watford’s Ranieri tells Man Utd

Watford boss, Claudio Ranieri has pleaded with Manchester United to be ‘calm’ and take time to consider Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future. Ranieri made the plea after his Watford side demolished the Red Devils in a 4-1 score line at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Joshua King put Watford in front with a close-range finish on the half-hour mark to send the home crowd into ‘raptures.’ Sarr made it two for the Hornets’ on the stroke of half-time before Donny van de Beek came on and dragged the visitors back into the game in the 50th minute. However, the match was put out of the Red Devils’ reach when captain Harry Maguire was sent off for a second bookable offence with 20 minutes remaining. Then Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis both netted in stoppage time to kill off the game. With ...
Solskjaer summons Ronaldo, Maguire, Fernandes, others for Crisis talk
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Solskjaer summons Ronaldo, Maguire, Fernandes, others for Crisis talk

Under fire Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held crisis talks with some of the club’s senior players in a bid to salvage his job. The meeting was held at the club’s training ground on Thursday morning, according to Daily Mail. The meeting had in attendance, Solskjaer, captain Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof. The Norwegian called for the meeting to discuss and to get his senior players’ views on how to turn the club’s season around. The coach also inform the players of his new tactics which is changing from a back four to a back three in recent matches. The Red Devils are not in the best of forms and have won just three of their last 10 matches in all competitions. The poor run of form has se...
Why Giorgio Chiellini is better than Harry Maguire, John Stones – Cannavaro
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Why Giorgio Chiellini is better than Harry Maguire, John Stones – Cannavaro

Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro has highlighted the major problem with Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire. According to Cannavaro, Harry Maguire and John Stones of Manchester City “lack a nasty streak”, which his former Italian teammate, Giorgio Chiellini possesses. Maguire has been criticised for poor outings with Manchester United following his return from three weeks injury lay-off. The 28-year-old has been slammed for several errors that contributed to the Red Devils poor run. Cannavaro admitted that Maguire and Stones are England’s best two centre-backs at the moment but added that both players lack the power that someone like his Italian compatriot Giorgio Chiellini possesses. “Stones and Maguire have shown interesting things in recent years. They can both play f...
W/Cup qualifiers: Terry congratulates Maguire, takes swipe at Keane after England win
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W/Cup qualifiers: Terry congratulates Maguire, takes swipe at Keane after England win

Chelsea legend John Terry has congratulated England defender, Harry Maguire after the Manchester United star became the highest-scoring centre-back for the Three Lions. The former Aston Villa coach also took a swipe at Maguire’s biggest critics. Again, Maguire put England in the lead as the Three Lions beat San Marino 10-0 on Monday to book their place in the 2022 World Cup. It was Maguire’s second goal in two matches having also opened the scoring at home against Albania last Friday. His celebration against Albania was met with heavy criticism from Manchester United legend Roy Keane, who branded him ‘an embarrassment’ and ‘a disgrace.’ The criticism followed his recent poor form for Manchester United with Keane questioning the logic behind such a provocative celebration. ...
W/Cup qualifiers: Maguire explains his goal celebration in England’s 5-0 win over Albania
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W/Cup qualifiers: Maguire explains his goal celebration in England’s 5-0 win over Albania

Manchester United skipper, Harry Maguire has insisted that his goal celebration for England on Friday night was not meant for anyone. The 28-year-old explained that the celebration was not a response to his critics at Manchester United, adding that he expects such as the club’s captain. Maguire netted the opener at Wembley as England secured a thumping 5-0 win over Albania powering home Reece James’ pinpoint free-kick. He then put his fingers in his ears during the celebration. The goal celebration has been interpreted as a dig at his critics. Keane, one of Maguire’s biggest critics, was livid, describing the player as a disgrace and slamming the celebration as ‘embarrassing.’ But Maguire insisted his celebration was aimed at his critics, “No it wasn’t directed at anyone,”...
You’ve been a disgrace, embarrassment – Keane slams Maguire over celebration in England win
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You’ve been a disgrace, embarrassment – Keane slams Maguire over celebration in England win

Roy Keane has branded Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire as a ‘disgrace and an embarrassment’. This was in reaction to the defender’s shocking celebration where he stuck it to his critics with his goal in England’s 5-0 win against Albania. Maguire scored the opener for Three Lions on Friday night at Wembley with a powerful header early in the first half. And after heading in the goal, the Manchester United defender, who is facing significant criticisms over his performances in recent weeks for the club – cupped his hands to the crowd and then put his fingers in his ears. This was seen by pundits as a clear jibe at his critics, who are mostly Manchester United ex-players. The celebration angered Keane, who has been one of Maguire’s biggest critics the former United st...
Solskjaer told to remove Maguire as Man Utd Captain
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Solskjaer told to remove Maguire as Man Utd Captain

Former Manchester United player, Paul Parker, has told current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to strip Harry Maguire of the captaincy because he is not “a good fit”. Parker insists the decision to make Maguire the skipper “didn’t make any sense”. Following the departure of Ashley Young in January 2020, Maguire was installed as United’s new captain. “Manchester United gave Harry Maguire the captain’s armband too early. “It surprised a lot of people, it didn’t make any sense and it hasn’t been a good fit from day one. “With captains, it is not about who has the biggest transfer fee or who is the best player. There’s much more to it than that. “He isn’t the right player to be a captain at this moment in time. He has a lot in his game that needs rectifying,” Par...
Solskjaer Surprised by Harry Maguire’s claim after Man Utd’s defeat to City
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Solskjaer Surprised by Harry Maguire’s claim after Man Utd’s defeat to City

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed surprise at his captain Harry Maguire’s claim that the Red Devils’ lacked belief’ during their Premier League derby 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. Man City completely outclassed Man United at Old Trafford as Eric Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side all three points against the host. Speaking during one of his post-match press conferences, Solskjaer was asked if it is a ‘worry’ that some of his players admitted they ‘lacked belief’ during Man United’s defeat to Man City. But the Norwegian responded as quoted by Metro UK answered; “Have they said they lacked belief?’ The interviewer then replied: “[Harry] Maguire just said that in the second half, the team or certain play...
Man Utd vs Man City: Peter Schmeichel blames three players after EPL 2-0 defeat
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Man Utd vs Man City: Peter Schmeichel blames three players after EPL 2-0 defeat

Former Manchester United star, Peter Schmeichel, has blamed the club’s three players for the second goal Manchester City scored against the Red Devils during Saturday’s Premier League derby. The three players are Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly. Man City defeated Man United at Old Trafford, thanks to Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike. But Schmeichel defended De Gea’s performance and focused his criticism on Shaw, Maguire, and Bailly. “The second goal was a terrible goal to concede,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live. “David de Gea couldn’t do anything initially, but my god, what are Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw doing on the back post? “They should clear the ball. Maguire and Shaw both leave it, they both have the chance to clear it, thin...
You’re getting exposed every week – De Jong blasts Maguire after Man Utd’s draw with Atalanta
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You’re getting exposed every week – De Jong blasts Maguire after Man Utd’s draw with Atalanta

Former Manchester City midfielder, Nigel de Jong, has slammed Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, following the Red Devils’ Champions League 2-2 draw with Atalanta on Tuesday night. De Jong said Maguire is ‘getting exposed every week’ after the defender once again struggled in Man United’s draw with Atalanta. During the match, Duvan Zapata had beat the offside trap, evading a challenge from Maguire and lifting the ball past David de Gea. Man United drew with Atalanta, thanks to Ronaldo’s two goals as Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata also scored for the host. Following Atalanta’s second goal, De Jong wrote on Twitter: “Maguire again. Smh. Getting exposed every week now. “Instead of stepping forward, his tendency is always to step back.” Meanwhile, Maguire has endure...
Roy Keane calls two Man Utd players “disgrace’, another ‘not good enough’
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Roy Keane calls two Man Utd players “disgrace’, another ‘not good enough’

Manchester United hero, Roy Keane has labelled the club’s defenders, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, as a ‘disgrace’. Keane also insisted that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not good enough to play for Manchester United. The 50-year-old Irishman said this at the weekend while speaking with Sky Sports as Man United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in a Premier League tie on Sunday. “United have a lot of talented players going forward but a lot of the players defensively, the two in midfield, obviously huge question marks over the two in midfield,” Keane said. “Maguire and Shaw last week were a disgrace, an absolute disgrace to the club. And these are established, international footballers. “Wan-Bissaka, I don’t even think [Crystal] Palace would take him back now, he’s not good enough for ...
Do your job, you’re talking like robot – Roy Keane mocks Maguire
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Do your job, you’re talking like robot – Roy Keane mocks Maguire

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has mocked the club’s captain, Harry Maguire. Keane said Maguire is talking like a robot, adding that the defender should do his job at Man United. He also insisted that the England international lacks personality and emotion. “What Man United have always had over the years, never mind talented players, they had players with character and personalities,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I don’t see it in this group. “I heard Maguire talking during the week, he was like a robot. “He was like [adopts an English accent]: “Oh, er, apologies to the fans.” There’s no emotion behind it.” “I’m fed up with this chat after games. “And again, I’m fed up with this chat after the game and apologising. “Harry Maguire was talking about needing to co...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Maguire reveals ‘big discussions’ ahead of EPL clash
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Maguire reveals ‘big discussions’ ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has revealed there was an inquest into their 5-0 thrashing in the hands of Liverpool on Sunday. The result left manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clinging to his job, with senior officials at Old Trafford meeting to discuss his sack earlier this week. It has now emerged that the players too held a meeting and there was a frank exchange with the coaching staff. The squad discussed what they believe is going wrong and how they can solve their problems. Midfielder Paul Pogba is understood to have apologised to colleagues for getting a red card in the match. He will miss Saturday’s trip to Tottenham as he starts a three match ban. “It’s a tough one to move on from but we need to move on. “It’s been a tough week obviously, you can’t just ...
Man Utd player criticizes Solskjaer for making Maguire captain in dressing room showdown
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Man Utd player criticizes Solskjaer for making Maguire captain in dressing room showdown

One Manchester United player openly criticized Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for choosing Harry Maguire as captain of the team during a heated dressing room meeting, the UK Times reports. Solskjaer’s position at Old Trafford is still uncertain following his side’s 5-0 humiliation at home to Liverpool on Sunday. The 48-year-old invited the players to give their honest feedback in a clear-the-air meeting after their 4-2 defeat to Leicester City. It is understood that some members of the squad “did not hold back”, with one even questioning Solskjaer’s decision to appoint Maguire as skipper at the start of 2020. Another United player accused some of his teammates of lacking motivation during their training sessions. Solskjaer was also confronted by another member of the squad over his ...
He’s not fit – Bailly openly challenged Solskjaer for selecting Maguire
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He’s not fit – Bailly openly challenged Solskjaer for selecting Maguire

Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly, openly questioned the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for starting Harry Maguire in the Red Devils’ Premier League 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on October 16. According to The Telegraph, Bailly subsequently challenged Solskjaer about his decision and asked the Norwegian ‘why he picked a centre-half who was not fit’. The report added that some members of Man United’s squad have accused Solskjaer of ‘favouritism’ and have questioned why both Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard have been given few chances to make an impact for the club this season. Bailly is among those in Man United’s squad who have struggled for regular playing time this season under Solskjaer. The Ivory Coast international is yet to feature in the Premier League ...
You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare
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You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has slammed Harry Maguire following the Red Devils’ 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Neville said that Maguire is not doing anything at Old Trafford following his display for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Liverpool, adding that the center-back is nowhere near it. A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota gave Jurgen Klopp’s side all three points against Man United. Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Neville said: “Harry Maguire’s not doing anything, he’s not doing anything at the moment. “That interview was an interview of a man who’s nowhere near his best himself. I said last week he shouldn’t have played, he’s nowhere near it out there. “He’s go...
Man United vs Atalanta: Solskjaer regrets signing Ronaldo – Neville
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Man United vs Atalanta: Solskjaer regrets signing Ronaldo – Neville

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has reckoned that the club’s boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would admit privately that Cristiano Ronaldo should not have joined the club this season. According to Neville, Solskjaer would rather manage last season’s Manchester United squad. The Portuguese forward made the sensational return to Manchester United this summer to help the Red Devils fight for titles. Ronaldo has helped the club escape some scary moments this season but has been unable to save them from sliding out of the top four. “I thought that last season’s there was something building. I think if you asked him privately ‘Would like last season’s squad back?’ I think he probably would go back,” He told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, “They have got six grenades where...
What to expect from Watford vs Liverpool, Leicester City vs Man Utd, Brentford vs Chelsea
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What to expect from Watford vs Liverpool, Leicester City vs Man Utd, Brentford vs Chelsea

The international week went by pretty quickly. And the football we really want to watch is back! The English Premier League enters its eighth week, with Watford welcoming Liverpool. This fixture has recent history behind it. The Hornets famously stopped Jurgen Klopp’s men from going unbeaten, before they eventually won the title in 2020. Although, Liverpool went on to lose again before the season ended, Watford sort of laid down a marker and ripped their invincibility apart. The Reds will have that in mind when they take the trip to London. The two Manchester clubs will be in action shortly afterwards. United go to Leicester City, while City welcome Burnley. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without his first-choice central defenders, Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire. But Marcu...
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool games
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EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool games

Mark Lawrenson, a former Liverpool player, has predicted the scorelines of some of the Premier League games that will be played this weekend. Leicester City will host Manchester United on Saturday evening at King Power Stadium, while Chelsea will face Brentford in an away Premier League tie. Arsenal will host Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on Monday night, Liverpool will tackle Watford on Saturday afternoon, and Manchester City will face Burnley at Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “This game is mainly going to be about whether Liverpool can break Watford down, anyhow. I think Ranieri will try to make them very difficult to beat, rather than to think too much about how to start with a win. “Ranieri has promised to take the Watford player...
Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms two Key Players to Miss EPL Game
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Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms two Key Players to Miss EPL Game

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that two key players will miss the Red Devils’ Premier League clash against Everton on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford. According to Solskjaer, the two players are Harry Maguire and Amad Diallo. Solskjaer stated this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Maguire sustained a calf injury in Man United’s last 1-0 loss to Aston Villa last weekend, while Amad has been long injured. Man United head to the match after beating Villarreal 2-1 in the Champions League in midweek. “Harry is still out and Amad is still out,” Solskjaer said. “We did not lose anyone on Wednesday night [against Villarreal].” The kick-off time for Manchester United vs Everton is 12.30 pm, Nigerian time. ...
Jesse will be ready to go on Sunday-Maguire
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Jesse will be ready to go on Sunday-Maguire

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire says Lingard will learn from his mistake and believes there is plenty of time for United to get their Champions League campaign back on track. He said: "In terms of Jesse, no footballer likes making mistakes, but it's part and parcel of the game. We're humans, every footballer makes mistakes. We'll learn from it, he'll learn from it and he'll pick himself up and be ready to go on Sunday because that's part of football. "Discipline is a huge part of tournament football. For example, if this was a knockout game and we go out of the competition because we go down to 10 men, I'm sure everyone would be kicking themselves. We're fortunate that it's the first game of the group and we have loads of time to bounce back from it, but discipline is a huge part o...
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
Hungary v England: Fifa investigating racial abuse aimed at English players
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Hungary v England: Fifa investigating racial abuse aimed at English players

Football's governing body, FIFA says it is investigating racial abuse aimed at England players, Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham during Thursday's 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. England's players were booed as they took a knee before the match at the 67,000-capacity Puskas Arena to protest against racism, while racist chants could be heard during the match as Sterling and Bellingham were the targets of abuse. In the second half, Sterling was pelted with paper cups and bottles when he opened the scoring for England while a flare was later thrown on to the pitch after Harry Maguire put the visitors 3-0 ahead. UEFA ordered Hungary to play three home games behind closed doors after fans' discriminatory behaviour which took place during Euro 2020 in J...
Solskjaer demands new contracts for five Man Utd players
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Solskjaer demands new contracts for five Man Utd players

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants the club to tie down five players to new and improved contracts, the UK Sun reports. The Norwegian feels players like Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw should get pay rises. Solskjaer is also optimistic that Paul Pogba will sign an extension with United. The Red Devils boss wants his core group of players to be on similar wages, to protect dressing-room harmony. Fernandes’ salary of £100,000-a-week pales into comparison to some of his teammates, with David de Gea on £375,000 and and Pogba on £290,000. Maguire, Rashford and Shaw all earn around £190,000-a-week and will likely be offered similar terms to Fernandes, who scored a brilliant Premier League hat-trick during the 5-1 thrashing of L...
Varane’s Man Utd transfer will benefit everyone at Old Trafford, says Maguire
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Varane’s Man Utd transfer will benefit everyone at Old Trafford, says Maguire

The Man Utd captain believes the competition for places following the Frenchman's arrival will force players to improve. Harry Maguire said Raphael Varane’s arrival at Manchester United has lifted the squad as he warns every player needs to be ready to fight for their place. The France international’s transfer from Real Madrid was completed on Saturday and he was officially unveiled on the pitch ahead of United’s first game of the season against Leeds. It is expected the 28-year-old will partner Maguire in the heart of United’s defence and the club captain believes Varane's arrival will encourage all at the club to raise their game.
Solskjaer issues strong warning to Man United stars ahead of Leeds clash
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Solskjaer issues strong warning to Man United stars ahead of Leeds clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has issued a strong warning to his players ahead of their English Premier League opener against Leeds United on August 14. Some players who represented their countries at the Euro 2020 and Copa America are expected to return to the team on Monday. Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho played for England during the Euro 2020, while Paul Pogba played for France and Fred represented Brazil at the Copa America. But Solskjaer has now sent out a warning to his players that they cannot expect to start the season opener against Leeds if their fitness is not up to requirements. “With the boys who have not come back yet, I have not got a Scooby-Doo how they are fitness wise,” Solskjaer said as quoted by Daily Star. ...
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Solskjaer Reveals Man Utd player that will leave after Varane’s arrival

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he expects Axel Tuanzebe o leave the club on loan, following the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. “With Raphael looking like everything is sorted there, I can see Axel going out because I’ve got Raphael Varane, [Harry] Maguire, [Victor] Lindelof and Eric Bailly,” Solskjaer said after their 2-2 draw with Brentford in a preseason friendly on Wednesday. United have agreed deals for Sancho and Varane for a combined fee of over £100 million and Solskjaer says he “could not have asked for more backing”. He said: “The club has shown its ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football [Sancho] and one of the most respected centre-backs in the world. “As I’ve said before, every manage...
Maguire reveals his father was injured in Wembley stampede prior to Euro 2020 final
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Maguire reveals his father was injured in Wembley stampede prior to Euro 2020 final

The Three Lions defender has expressed his disappointment over the ugly scenes that overshadowed the weekend's showpiece Harry Maguire has revealed that his father suffered an injury in the Wembley stampede that took place prior to the Euro 2020 final. A number of ticketless supporters gained entry to the stadium before kick-off after overpowering security staff, with the Metropolitan Police subsequently making 53 arrests amid the chaotic scenes. Several officers were injured while attempting to deal with the situation, and Maguire has now confirmed that a family member was caught up in the mayhem along with his agent.
Euro 2020: Southgate names strong England XI against Italy [Full list]
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Euro 2020: Southgate names strong England XI against Italy [Full list]

  England’s XI for their Euro 2020 final clash against has been confirmed by The Sun. The newspaper claim that Gareth Southgate’s side will revert to a back five for tonight’s game with Bukayo Saka missing out. According to lineup, right-back Kieran Trippier will come in with Kyle Walker in the left side while Harry Maguire and John Stones making up a back three. Captain, Harry Kane will then be joined by Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount in attack. The Sun’s ‘revealed’ starting line-up: Pickford, Shaw, Maguire, Stones, Walker, Trippier, Rice, Phillips, Sterling, Mount, Kane
Vidic tells Man Utd captain Maguire he has to win trophies to reach the top level & scores him 8/10
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Vidic tells Man Utd captain Maguire he has to win trophies to reach the top level & scores him 8/10

The defender has been a key player for the Red Devils since his arrival from Leicester but has been warned he must help them win major silverware Former Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic says captain Harry Maguire must win trophies if he is to be considered a top defender. Maguire joined United from Leicester in 2019 and has been a mainstay in the first-team ever since. The 28-year-old captained the Red Devils to second place in the Premier League and the Europa League final last season, but former Serbia star Vidic says he will have to do even better.
Maguire never feared being dumped by England during testing time for Man Utd & Three Lions
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Maguire never feared being dumped by England during testing time for Man Utd & Three Lions

The Red Devils defender made headlines for all of the wrong reasons during the summer of 2020, but Gareth Southgate has always stuck by him Harry Maguire says he "never feared for my international career" during a testing time on and off the field in the summer of 2020 that saw questions asked of him at Manchester United and with England. The Red Devils defender was arrested during a break in Mykonos last August, before then being sent off during an outing for the Three Lions against Denmark in October. High-profile misdemeanours led to calls for him to be dropped at club level and dumped by his country, but the 28-year-old defender has retained the full backing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Gareth Southgate.
England’s Maguire: No reason why Shaw can’t consistently be the best player on the pitch
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England’s Maguire: No reason why Shaw can’t consistently be the best player on the pitch

The left-back has been among the form players for Gareth Southgate's side this summer, and his Manchester United team-mate feels he can be even better Harry Maguire sees "no reason" why Luke Shaw cannot be the best player on the pitch for both club and country, as the England defender continues to enjoy a superb Euro 2020. The left-back has been one of the form players for Gareth Southgate's side, carrying over his excellent domestic efforts with Manchester United to the international stage this summer. Two crucial assists in the opening stages of Saturday's quarter-final second half against Ukraine further cemented his standing, and speaking ahead of Wednesday's semi-final with Denmark, Red Devils team-mate Maguire has been quick to hail his contributions, chalking it up to a...
Man Utd coach, Solskjaer wants two more signings after Varane transfer
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Man Utd coach, Solskjaer wants two more signings after Varane transfer

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants to make two more signings after the club agreed on personal terms with Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane. According to football transfer expert, Duncan Castles, Solskjaer wants to sign a midfielder and a right-back before the end of the summer. Varane’s contract at Real Madrid expires at the end of next season and the Los Blancos do not want to risk losing him for free. Solskjaer wants Varane to become the central defender partner with Man United captain Harry Maguire. But Man United are yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid, who reportedly want between £51.5m for the France centre-back. Speaking on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast, Castles said: “Solskjaer has been provided with an incredible degree of attacking r...
England set clean sheet record after beating Ukraine 4-0 to reach Euro 2020 semi-finals
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England set clean sheet record after beating Ukraine 4-0 to reach Euro 2020 semi-finals

The Three Lions matched both personal and international feats in their commanding rout at Stadio Olimpico, in another superb knockout performance England set new compeittion and individual records with their Euro 2020 quarter-final clean sheet against Ukraine on Saturday evening, as Gareth Southgate's side secured consecutive semi-finals at major tournaments for the first time in half a century. The Three Lions made both personal and international history in their rout at Stadio Olimpico, as Harry Kane snatched a double and Jordan Henderson finally scored his first senior goal for his country on what was his 62nd cap in the 4-0 triumph. Harry Maguire provided another famous last-eight finish to add to the one he netted against Sweden at Russia 2018 three years ago, but it was anot...
Man Utd Put three players on transfer list
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Man Utd Put three players on transfer list

Manchester United are ready to offload Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly before next season. Dalot spent last season on loan at AC Milan, while Lingard impressed on loan at West Ham United in the second half of the 2020/2021 campaign. Both players are due to return for pre-season training with United this month. But according to AS, the club will allow Dalot and Lingard to leave this summer for the right price. The report also claims that Bailly is available for transfer amid suggestions that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to sign two new centre-backs. Bailly only penned a new contract in April, but he is behind Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in the pecking order. The Ivorian would fall further down the list if Raphael Varane joins from Real Madrid.
Euro 2020: What confirmed Ukraine defeat to England – Yobo
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Euro 2020: What confirmed Ukraine defeat to England – Yobo

Andriy Shevchenko’s men paid dearly for conceding a second goal against the Three Lions, according to the African football great Ukraine’s exit from Euro 2020 was imminent after they conceded a second goal in their 4-0 defeat to England, according to former Nigeria international Joseph Yobo. Courtesy of Harry Kane’s fourth-minute strike, the Three Lions took a slim 1-0 lead into the half-time break of the quarter-final showdown. They doubled their advantage in the 46th minute after Harry Maguire rose above his markers to head Luke Shaw’s free-kick past goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan.
Ukraine vs England: Southgate reacts as Mourinho names players to be benched
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Ukraine vs England: Southgate reacts as Mourinho names players to be benched

  England manager, Gareth Southgate, has brushed off the clamour to rest England players, Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden when they face Ukraine tonight at risk of suspension for a potential Euro 2020 semi-final. DAILY POST reports the four England players have all picked up a booking at the tournament so far. Roma manager Jose Mourinho had led calls for the likes of Rice and Maguire, others to be left out at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, given Southgate has plenty of alternative options available within his 26-man squad. Reacting to the development, Southgate said at his pre-match press conference that looking beyond Ukraine would be a ‘big error’, insisting that picking a strong team capable of beating Ukraine was his main ‘focus’. “I don’t re...
Euro 2020: Mourinho names three England players to be benched against Ukraine
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Euro 2020: Mourinho names three England players to be benched against Ukraine

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has advised England manager, Gareth Southgate, to rest Harry Maguire, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips for their Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine on Saturday. The Three Lions trio, along with Phil Foden, have all picked up a booking at the tournament so far. They would be suspended for the semi-final at Wembley, should they receive another yellow card and England qualify for the last four. Mourinho told talkSPORT: “I think for Maguire it would be perfect to rest. It would mean the yellow card would not stop him playing in the semi-final but also not (cause an) accumulation in fatigue for someone who did not prepare well. “Maguire is an important player for the team (but) Mings is playing so so well. Maguire didn’t have a good preparation for t...
Euro 2020: Klinsmann names six England players that Germany are scared of
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Euro 2020: Klinsmann names six England players that Germany are scared of

  Former Germany striker, Jurgen Klinsmann, has named six England stars that Germany will be scared of, ahead of their Tuesday’s last-16 Euro 2020 clash. The Three Lions are the favourites with the bookmakers, especially since they have home advantage. But the Germans have had a far superior record at the tournament so far. Klinsmann admits England have a number of excellent players and picked out six who he feels his compatriots will be fearful of in north London. “You have Raheem Sterling, and you have Mason Mount,” Klinsmann told Alan Shearer for The Athletic. “You have now Saka who played a good game against the Czech Republic. You have Phil Foden, who I really adore — I thought he had a brilliant year with Man City. “You have Harry Maguire, who kind of fr...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Names player England need against Czech Republic
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Names player England need against Czech Republic

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has named Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish as the player England need to start against Czech Republic when both teams clash in tonight’s Euro 2020 final Group D tie at Wembley Stadium. Mourinho believes England manager, Gareth Southgate, must start Grealish against Czech Republic because the midfielder plays like Portugal legend, Luis Figo. Grealish is yet to start for England at the Euro 2020 so far. England head to the game following a 0-0 draw against Scotland, while Czech Republic played a 1-1 draw with Croatia. “England look like a shy team, so they need Jack Grealish against the Czech Republic tonight,” Mourinho told the UK Sun. “He looks like he has always been on that stage. “The guy is brave. The guy never played a European m...

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