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Your Glory and their Shame will last Forever – Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic slams Australian authorities over treatment of Novak Djokovic
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Your Glory and their Shame will last Forever – Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic slams Australian authorities over treatment of Novak Djokovic

Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic has criticised the Australian authorities for their treatment of Novak Djokovic. Late on Sunday night, Djokovic was deported from Australia after 11 days of legal battle  ended with the full bench of the Federal Court siding with Minister Hawke's decision to cancel his visa. Matic described the authorities' treatment of his Serbian compatriot as 'shameful' and sent his support to the 20-time Grand Slam winner. Matic took to social media to say: 'Your glory and their shame will last forever'. His comment was accompanied by a photo of Djokovic winning the Australian Open. This is not the first time Matic has publicly supported Djokovic. He previously defended the tennis star after he was criticised for hosting the controversial ...
You’ll be disappointed – Keane slams Man Utd after 2-2 draw with Aston Villa
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You’ll be disappointed – Keane slams Man Utd after 2-2 draw with Aston Villa

Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United continued with their lacklustre performance on Saturday, drawing 2-2 with Aston Villa. United looked all set to win the game 13 minutes remaining after two Bruno Fernandes goals. But Jacob Ramsey and Coutinho, who came off the bench with 20 minutes to go having joined on loan from Barcelona in midweek, created a famous comeback at the Villa Park. Despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo due to a hip injury, the Red Devils started with great intent with Fernandes giving the lead after his tame strike from range somehow bobbled through the legs of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. However, United could not hold on to their lead as Ramsey got the Villa Park crowd rocking with a well-taken finish with 13 minutes left. And Roy Keane was disappointed...
Coutinho nets as Villa roar back to draw with Man Utd
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Coutinho nets as Villa roar back to draw with Man Utd

Philippe Coutinho scored on his Aston Villa debut as his new club came roaring back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United. Ralf Rangnick's side looked to be cruising with 13 minutes remaining after two Bruno Fernandes goals but Jacob Ramsey and Coutinho, who sprung from the bench with 20 minutes to go having joined on loan from Barcelona in midweek, created a famous comeback at Villa Park. Despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo due to a hip injury, United started with great intent and Fernandes gave them the lead after his tame strike from range somehow bobbled through the legs of Emiliano Martinez. The game looked safe for the visitors when Fernandes finished in ruthless style after a misplaced pass from Morgan Sanson had allowed United to br...
Rangnick is outdated, old school – Man Utd players lament
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Rangnick is outdated, old school – Man Utd players lament

Manchester United players feel interim boss, Ralf Rangnick is “outdated and out of his time”, according to the UK Mirror. It is understood the German is unpopular in the dressing room. A source, who has a close connection to the United dressing room, revealed: “He is so unpopular, we don’t like him.” Rangnick arrived with a reputation as an innovative coach, who helped shape the careers of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. But it has been some years since Rangnick commanded a touchline. From 2012, the German has worked as director of football for both Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig, head of sport and development for Red Bull GmbH and finally manager of sports and development for Lokomotiv Moscow. Rangnick will move into a consultancy role at the end of the season on a t...
Transfer: Brazilian star Surprised by Chelsea as Pogba vows to leave Man United
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Transfer: Brazilian star Surprised by Chelsea as Pogba vows to leave Man United

Brazil international, Kenedy has said that his sudden recall to Stamford Bridge by Chelsea came to him as a surprise. Kenedy, who was on a season long loan at Flamengo, was brought back to help the Blues sort out their defensive crisis following injuries to some key players. He said he was ‘taken by surprise,’ adding that everything happened so fast. “I was taken by surprise. I found out on Wednesday night around 11pm. Everything happened very fast,” the Brazilian told reporters at Rio de Janeiro airport before jetting off for London. “Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They asked me to present myself and I’m presenting myself. “It was Flamengo that told me. I’m just fulfilling the contract.” Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has vowed to leave Old ...
Owen reveals what’ll happen if Man United players keep ignoring Ronaldo
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Owen reveals what’ll happen if Man United players keep ignoring Ronaldo

Former Bayern Munich midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has urged Manchester United’s younger players to listen to Cristiano Ronaldo. He said if the players failed to listen to their superstar teammate, the results would get worse and the team would finish outside the top four in the league table. Hargreaves, who played some seasons for Manchester United, wants the players to take ‘ownership’ as he fears the club will miss out on a top-four position. A 1-0 loss to Wolves in their last outing in the Premier League means that the Red Devils are now six points behind fourth-placed West Ham and in seventh position in the league table. Ronaldo told Sky Sports during the week that the players just have to wake up and fight for a better position in the league rather than aim at finishing f...
Mark Lawrenson Predicts Scoreline of Man City vs Chelsea, Man Utd vs Aston Villa, Arsenal, Others
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts Scoreline of Man City vs Chelsea, Man Utd vs Aston Villa, Arsenal, Others

Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the scoreline in the Premier League match-day 22 games. Manchester City will take on Chelsea on Saturday, while Aston Villa will host Manchester United. Tottenham will tackle Arsenal on Sunday and Liverpool will face Brentford. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Chelsea’s Premier League form has been patchy and even a draw here would not be enough to help their title chances. I don’t think they will get that, though. “City played really well when they won at Stamford Bridge in September, but they have really hit their stride in the past few weeks. I’m going for another win for them, which would be their 12th in a row in the league. Man City 2-1 Chelsea.” On the Aston Villa vs Man United game, Lawrenso...
Cristiano Ronaldo names his idols in football, gives reason
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Cristiano Ronaldo names his idols in football, gives reason

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has named Brazil legends, Ronaldo Nazario and Ronaldinho Gaúcho, as his idols in football. The Portugal captain said that he grew up watching Ronaldo and Ronaldinho play the game of football, adding that both left their legacy and history. The 36-year-old spoke during an interview with ESPN Brasil ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday. Ronaldo said, “I don’t like comparisons. I prefer to say that the two [Ronaldo Nazario and Ronaldinho Gaúcho] left their legacy, their history. I can say, by facts, that I won more individual titles than they did, but both won World Cups. “I sympathize a lot with them. I grew up watching them both play. Saying who is the best, who is second, is not the most important...
Juan Mata’s next possible club revealed as Ronaldo hints on playing in Brazil
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Juan Mata’s next possible club revealed as Ronaldo hints on playing in Brazil

Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata’s possible next club has been revealed. Mata has had an informal meeting with Real Sociedad president, Jokin Aperribay, over a possible switch to Spain. According to Cadena SER, the Spaniard could join Real Sociedad at the end of the season. The 33-year-old’s contract with Man United will expire on June 30, 2022, and he has not featured regularly for the Red Devils this season. Meanwhile, Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted that he could play in Brazil in the near future. Ronaldo said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League tie with Aston Villa this weekend. The Portugal captain joined Man United from Juventus in the summer of 2021. “It’s a country I have a lot of respect for, I know a lot about Brazil. No...
Ronaldo’s stern message to Man Utd: I don’t accept anything less than top three
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Ronaldo’s stern message to Man Utd: I don’t accept anything less than top three

The Portuguese superstar has grown accustomed to being successful and admits that he is not at Old Trafford to finish “in sixth place”   Cristiano Ronaldo has warned those around him at Manchester United that he will not accept anything less than a top-three standing this season, with a five-time Ballon d’Or winner pointing out that he is not about to settle for “sixth place or seventh place”. A modern day superstar has grown accustomed to competing for major honours over the course of an illustrious career that has delivered trophy triumphs aplenty in England, Spain and Italy. The Portuguese icon will be turning 37 on February 5, with many starting to slow down by this point, but ambition burns as bright as ever for an all-time great and he is urging his team-mates at O...
Transfer: Rangnick instructs Man United to sign ex-Chelsea star
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Transfer: Rangnick instructs Man United to sign ex-Chelsea star

Ralf Rangnick has instructed Manchester United to sign Tariq Lamptey from Brighton. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has not been the club’s undisputed first-choice right-back since the appointment of Rangnick. The manager has frequently started Diogo Dalot instead, though it appears neither player is considered a long-term solution. Daily Mail reports that Dalot is considered defensively vulnerable, while Wan-Bissaka is simply not good enough going forward in the modern game. For this reason, United are now ramping up their interest in Lamptey, with the German hoping that the right-back should be one Man United’s top priorities. Lamptey, a former Chelsea player, has become one of the most exciting young defenders in Europe after leaving Stamford Bridge. He joined Brighton for a cut...
Rangnick changed many things, Man Utd not playing good football – Ronaldo
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Rangnick changed many things, Man Utd not playing good football – Ronaldo

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has said interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has changed a lot of things at the club but needs time to implement his ideas. Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, after the Norwegian was fired following three wins in 11 games. Since the German took over, he has managed four wins from seven matches and United’s football has left much to be desired. Ronaldo has scored twice since Rangnick’s arrival and in an interview with Sky Sports, the 36-year-old called for Rangnick to be given patience. “Since he arrived five weeks ago he has changed many things. But he needs time to put his ideas across to the players. “It takes time but I believe that he is going to do a good job. We know we aren’t playing the best football but we have...
Man Utd forward set to join Premier League rivals for free
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Man Utd forward set to join Premier League rivals for free

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard on a free transfer in the summer, ESPN reports. Lingard’s current contract at Old Trafford expires in June. And the 29-year-old is not likely to agree fresh terms. Spurs are among a host of clubs who are keen to sign Lingard. There has been interest from other Premier League clubs, as well as teams in Spain and Italy. Although Tottenham have registered their interest in Lingard, they are yet to make a formal offer. Lingard is assessing his options and will go where he is most likely to find regular first-team football. This season, he has made only 13 appearances for United, following a successful loan spell at West Ham.
Manchester United star, Marcus Rashford ‘Reconciles’ with Childhood Sweetheart Lucia Loi Eight months after Shock Split
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Manchester United star, Marcus Rashford ‘Reconciles’ with Childhood Sweetheart Lucia Loi Eight months after Shock Split

Manchester United footballer, Marcus Rashford is reportedly back together with his childhood sweetheart Lucia Loi, eight months after they went their separate ways. The England footballer, 24, was thought to have split from the university graduate in May 2021 because of 'lockdown pressures.' But Lucia has sparked rumours the couple have reunited after she posted a snap of a tattooed hand touching her boot. Sources told The Sun: 'The break was good for their relationship as it offered them both space and assurance that they wanted to make this work moving forward.' The insider added: 'They have been together since school so an opportunity to breathe and focus on themselves was important. Another source dished: 'They have a shared history. She is one of the people who kno...
FA Cup: Steven Gerrard blasts VAR after 1-0 defeat to Man Utd
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FA Cup: Steven Gerrard blasts VAR after 1-0 defeat to Man Utd

Aston Villa manager, Steven Gerrard has slammed the long delay before Danny Ings’ goal was disallowed against Manchester United on Monday night. According to him, it took the wind out of their sails. The match was held up for more than three-and-a-half minutes, after Video Assistant Referee (VAR) advised referee Michael Oliver to take a look at the pitch-side monitor. Oliver eventually ruled the goal out for Jacob Ramsey’s foul on Edinson Cavani. When asked about the decision, Gerrard said: “How long have you got? The officials took three-and-a-half minutes to settle that one. “The linesman said it was to do with Jacob impeding Cavani’s run. “It wasn’t that complex to need three-and-a-half minutes and it’s disappointing as we were in a good place at the time and that to...
Ralf Rangnick names player to captain Manchester United in few years’ time
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Ralf Rangnick names player to captain Manchester United in few years’ time

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has identified Scott McTominay to captain the club in a few years’ time. Rangnick said this following McTominay’s impressive display in Man United’s FA Cup third round 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night. The German believes McTominay has what it takes to be captain of Man United in the next couple of years. McTominay delivered a man-of-the-match display against Aston Villa as he scored the only goal of the encounter to send Man United into the FA Cup fourth round. His header past Emi Martinez after connecting with Fred’s cross in the first half during the tie. “He’s an academy boy, his energy is amazing,” Rangnick said at his post-match press conference. “He now also starts scoring goals and also with some leadersh...
Manchester United: Rangnick reveals conversation with Ronaldo, gives update on Sancho, Jones
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Manchester United: Rangnick reveals conversation with Ronaldo, gives update on Sancho, Jones

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has revealed his conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo as his team eliminated Aston Villa from the FA Cup third-round tie on Monday. Rangnick also provided the latest update on Jadon Sancho and Phil Jones. Recall that Ronaldo, Sancho and Jones missed Man United’s FA Cup 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. “I would not say they are injured, but they have muscular problems,” Rangnick told MUTV of Jones, Sancho and Ronaldo. “I spoke to Cristiano [Ronaldo] yesterday before training and he said he’d had some problems for the last couple of days, spine minor problems and in the end, we decided it would make more sense not to take any risks in a cup game that could last 120 minutes. “With Phil Jones, he is having some minor...
Rangnick names outstanding player after Man United defeated Aston Villa
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Rangnick names outstanding player after Man United defeated Aston Villa

Manchester United interim coach, Ralf Rangnick has named goalkeeper, David de Gea, as the outstanding player following his side’s FA Cup third-round 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night. De Gea was impressive as Man United defeated Aston Villa at Old Trafford, thanks to Scott McTominay’s first-half header. The victory means Man United have now qualified for the FA Cup fourth round where they will take on Middlesbrough. “We have to develop the team into a clean sheet team and that was another one today, but still David de Gea was outstanding again for me today,” Rangnick said at his post-match press conference. “I would have wanted him to have less saves in total, I think we had four or five shots on goal, but again we can still improve even in that area.” Man United’s ...
Transfer: New player joins Manchester United
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Transfer: New player joins Manchester United

Lambeth Tigers FC have announced that their Under 14 player, Majid Balogun, has officially joined Manchester United. Lambeth Tigers disclosed this in a post via their Instagram account on Sunday. Balogun is now the second player in Lambeth’s history to join directly from the grassroots from the South of England. The youngster was on the wishlist of several unnamed clubs in England before Man United won the race for his signature. He will be aiming to sign a scholarship with Man United in the next few years. “Lambeth Tigers can confirm highly regarded U14 forward has officially joined @manchesterunited, becoming the 2nd player in the club’s history to join directly from grassroots from the South of England. “He also becomes the first player from the Tigers to join ...
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...
Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Rangnick speaks on team selection for FA Cup clash
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Rangnick speaks on team selection for FA Cup clash

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has vowed to put out his “best possible team” against Aston Villa on Monday. The Red Devils begin their FA Cup campaign with a home tie against the Midlands club on Monday. United have not lifted a trophy since lifting the Europa League under Jose Mourinho and Rangnick will be eyeing this competition as a possible route to silverware. “I’ve always been a big fan, supporter and admirer of the FA Cup. “For me it’s a very important competition. We will definitely try to play with our best possible team in that game and a strong team. We take the game as seriously as we can and hopefully get one round further ahead but in order to do that we have to be successful against Aston Villa. “We know it will not be an easy game because...
FA Cup: Rangnick reveals only way Man Utd can become top team
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FA Cup: Rangnick reveals only way Man Utd can become top team

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has told his players to step up their work-rate and intensity levels if they want to be a top team. Rangnick, in charge of the Red Devils until the end of the season, has struggled to make an impact since replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. United have won just three of their six matches under the German, losing 1-0 at home to Wolves in the Premier League a week ago. The 63-year-old has now warned his squad they will never be a top team like Manchester City and Liverpool, unless they embrace his methods and are prepared to work hard. “This is the only way we can compete in this league and at that level. “Whenever you watch games, even if it’s not the top teams, they play with intensity, they play with physicality, th...
What Edinson Cavani told me about leaving Manchester United – Rangnick
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What Edinson Cavani told me about leaving Manchester United – Rangnick

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has opened up on his talks with Edinson Cavani concerning the player’s future at Old Trafford. The Uruguayan’s deal runs out at the end of the season and there has been speculation he will leave this month. Barcelona were said to have shown a keen interest in the 34-year-old to use him as a replacement for Sergio Aguero who resigned suddenly over health issues. The striker has, however, only started four games this season but Rangnick admitted he was “desperate” to keep him. “He told me that he will definitely stay,” reveals the interim boss during his press conference on Sunday. He hailed Cavani as “the perfect role model,” saying, “I told him that if it was up to me I would want him to stay and I had a conversation with him. ...
Man Utd in contact with Palmeiras and agents for superkid Endrick
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Man Utd in contact with Palmeiras and agents for superkid Endrick

Manchester United are in contact for 15-year-old Brazilian whizkid Endrick.   The youngster's name went global earlier this week after he scored a scintillating goal for Palmeiras' youth side. The teenager is being tipped to emulate some of Brazil's best talents and become a global superstar after breaking out recently. And like many of his fellow compatriots, he is being linked with a move to Europe to reach the top level. Yahoo journalist Jorge Nicola has claimed that United have been in contact with Endrick's representatives, the same agent as Vinicius Jr., while they made their interest clear to Palmeiras.
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...
Steven Gerrard pinpoints what Rangnick need at Old Trafford
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Steven Gerrard pinpoints what Rangnick need at Old Trafford

Aston Villa boss, Steven Gerrard, has pinpointed what Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick, needs at Old Trafford. Rangnick has had a turbulent week after suffering his first defeat at Man United on January 3. The German watched as Wolves defeated Man United 1-0 in a Premier League tie at Old Trafford. Following the defeat, reports of dressing room disharmony emerged, with as many as 17 Man United players said to be unhappy at the club. Speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of Aston Villa’s FA Cup third round tie against Man United on Monday, Gerrard said, Rangnick needs time to put his identity and philosophy on Man United’s squad. “I think everyone still respects the fact that Manchester United are a good team at Old Trafford,” Gerrard said. “They a...
Transfer: AC Milan to bring Man Utd star to San Siro as Madrid eye Arsenal defender
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Transfer: AC Milan to bring Man Utd star to San Siro as Madrid eye Arsenal defender

AC Milan have set their sights on Manchester United defender centre-back, Eric Bailly, Sky Italia report. The Serie A giants have focused their attention on the Ivory Coast international as they look to bring in a replacement for Simon Kjaer following his injury lay-off. AC Milan wants an initial loan deal for the 27-year-old similar to the one that saw them sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea last season. Meanwhile, Arsenal defender Cedric Soares is the subject of interest from Atletico Madrid, according to Nicolo Schira. Diego Simeone’s side are looking at Soares as they seek extra cover at the back following Kieran Trippier’s move to Premier League side Newcastle United. Soares, 30, is not the only player on Atletico Madrid’s list. The Liga champions also have RB Leipzig...
Manchester United makes final decision on signing €75m rated best striker in Europe
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Manchester United makes final decision on signing €75m rated best striker in Europe

Manchester United are no longer interested in signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Haaland, who is seen as the best striker in European football at the moment, has reportedly set his sights on Real Madrid. The prolific Norwegian striker is available for just €75m (£63m), given the release clause that will come into play in his contract. Haaland has scored 76 goals in just 75 games for his German side, Borussia Dortmund since arriving in January, 2019, and every top club is keen on signing him, at what seems like a bargain price. United had shown their interest in the player and were keen on bringing him to Old Trafford, along with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. But the player has decided that Real Madrid is the place for him, ...
Fernandes calls out ‘bad journalism’ as Man Utd star responds to Barcelona transfer links
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Fernandes calls out ‘bad journalism’ as Man Utd star responds to Barcelona transfer links

The Portuguese has been linked with a move to Camp Nou after a frustrating start to the 2021-22 campaign at Old Trafford Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has called out reports linking him with a transfer to Barcelona as "bad journalism". Fernandes quickly became a talismanic figure at Old Trafford following his move from Sporting CP in January 2020, but has suffered a major dip in form in the first half of the 2021-22 campaign. The 27-year-old has only scored once in his last 14 Premier League outings and it has been suggested that he is one of several players to have grown unhappy at United as they sit seventh in the table, four points adrift of the Champions League places.
Rangnick told to ‘Kick Out’ Unhappy Man Utd Players
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Rangnick told to ‘Kick Out’ Unhappy Man Utd Players

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, has been told to kick out unhappy and underperforming players by ex-player, Lou Macari. Macari, in an interview aired on the club’s official channel, ripped into players who are moaning and complaining in the squad. The Red Devils are in a battle to finish in top four, as a shock 1-0 home defeat to Wolves last Monday leaves them in seventh place on the log. Macari said: “Anyone kicking off in the dressing room, kick them out of the club. Get rid of them and I’m talking about the players doing that by the way. “70,000 United supporters can’t be wrong every week. These players have to start showing something.” The 72-year-old who made 404 appearances for United between 1973 and 1984, added: “You’ve got the money and the lifestyl...
Ronaldo snubbed Man City because he could bully Solskjaer at Man Utd – Sinclair
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Ronaldo snubbed Man City because he could bully Solskjaer at Man Utd – Sinclair

Ex-England winger, Trevor Sinclair, has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo chose Manchester United over Manchester City last summer, because he felt he could bully then-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ronaldo was linked with a move to the Etihad as he pondered leaving Juventus, with Pep Guardiola in need of a new centre forward in his squad. However, the 36-year-old ended up sealing a stunning return to Old Trafford and City failed to land Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. Sinclair has now claimed Ronaldo did not want “to be second fiddle to Pep”. He told talkSPORT: “For me, one of the reasons I think he may not have considered Manchester City, and it’s certainly not winning trophies because he would have won a lot of silverware there. “I think it’s because he didn’t want to be seco...
Paul Pogba refutes claims that Manchester United offered him a new £500,000-a-week contract that would have made him the highest-paid Epl player
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Paul Pogba refutes claims that Manchester United offered him a new £500,000-a-week contract that would have made him the highest-paid Epl player

Paul Pogba has dismissed reports that he has been offered a new deal by Manchester United. Reports by The Sun on Friday January 7, stated that Pogba was offered fresh terms worth £500,000-per-week last summer that would have made him the highest paid player in the English premier league. But a spokesman for Pogba has issued a statement to deny suggestions of a recently extended contract offer from United. The Frenchman is currently focusing on returning to action from injury and has entered the final six months of his contract. ''To clarify media reports, Paul has not been offered a new contract in recent months. Paul is fully focused on his recovery from injury with the aim of helping the team as soon as possible.'' a statement from Pogba's spokesman to Sportsmail read. P...
FA Cup: Rangnick to be without three stars for Man United vs Aston Villa game
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FA Cup: Rangnick to be without three stars for Man United vs Aston Villa game

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick will be without three stars when his team clashes with Aston Villa in the FA Cup. Man United will host Aston Villa at Old Trafford in the FA Cup third-round fixture on Monday night. But Rangnick will be without Paul Pogba, who remains sidelined as he recovers from injury. The German will also be without Eric Bailly and Hannibal Mejbri for the Aston Villa clash. Man United disclosed this in a post via their website on Friday. Pogba sustained a thigh injury while on international duty with France national team last November and he is yet to feature under Rangnick. Bailly and Mejbri are with their national teams, Ivory Coast and Tunisia respectively, in Cameroon to play at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON. Man United...
Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League
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Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has dismissed reports that the club has offered a mammoth £500,000-a-week deal to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League in order for him to remain at Old Trafford. Reports had emerged on Friday that the Man United hierarchy had made one final attempt to convince Pogba to stay and were prepared to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League. Pogba’s contract with Man United will expire in the summer of 2022. The Frenchman, who is widely expected to leave Man United at the end of the season, is free to hold talks with foreign clubs this January transfer window. The World Cup winner has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. However, a spokesman for Pogba has now denied the clai...
Player Ed Woodward regrets not signing for Man United revealed
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Player Ed Woodward regrets not signing for Man United revealed

The player, outgoing Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, still regrets not signing for the club, has been revealed. Man United confirmed on Thursday that Woodward would resign from his role on February 1. Woodward had replaced David Gill shortly after the club won the last of its 20th Premier League title in 2013. Richard Arnold will replace Woodward as Man United’s most senior executive on February 1. However, according to ESPN, Woodward views his failure to bring Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to Old Trafford as one of his biggest regrets. Man United have been repeatedly linked with a move for Kane over the past few years, but the 28-year-old still remains at Spurs. The England captain has scored 232 goals in 361 games for Tottenham. Meanwhile, ...
Man Utd willing to offer £500,000-a-week package to convince Pogba
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Man Utd willing to offer £500,000-a-week package to convince Pogba

Manchester United's board remain desperate to keep hold of Paul Pogba.   The midfielder comes off contract at the end of the season. The Sun says United are preparing a gigantic offer in order to persuade him to stay on at the Theatre of Dreams. They report that the club are willing to offer him £400,000-a-week basic salary, with add ons likely to take him to the half-a-million mark. It is thought to be £100,000 more than any offer he is likely to receive on the continent. Pogba is currently allowed to talk to other clubs outside of England on signing a pre-contract, with the 28-year-old's current deal havnig less than six months to run. He has yet to play under interim head coach Ralf Rangnick, having been ruled out with a hamstring injury he picked up on internat...
Trippier Seals £12m Newcastle move from Atletico
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Trippier Seals £12m Newcastle move from Atletico

Newcastle have signed right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for £12m, plus add-ons. The England right-back has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the option of a further year. Trippier flew into Tyneside on Wednesday in a private jet following the conclusion of smooth and positive talks between the two clubs on Tuesday. The club are paying £12m plus add-ons to make the 31-year-old the first signing under Newcastle's Saudi owners. Atletico hoped Trippier would stay, but the former Tottenham defender made it clear he wanted to return to England. Magpies boss Eddie Howe worked with Trippier while in charge of Burnley, signing the right-back from Manchester City in January 2012 after an impressive loan spell at Turf Moor. I really enjoyed my time in Madrid...
Manchester United pick PSG’s top 9 to replace Cavani, Martial at Old Trafford
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Manchester United pick PSG’s top 9 to replace Cavani, Martial at Old Trafford

Manchester United have picked Paris Saint-Germain striker, Mauro Icardi as the replacement for departing Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial. Both players are asking to leave Old Trafford this January, though United are yet to give the green light for their exit. Martial has reportedly agreed to join Sevilla on loan in January, in search of more first-team football, while Cavani, who is being chased by Barcelona, may remain at Old Trafford till June when his contract would run down. And L’Equipe reports that Icardi has been picked as the potential replacement if both Martial and Cavani leave in January. Icardi joined PSG from Inter Milan in 2019 on loan and made the deal permanent a year later. And since then, the Argentina star has scored 38 goals in 82 games. United have ...
Man United stars question Rangnick playing Sancho ahead of Lingard, worry about Greenwood’s ‘greediness’
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Man United stars question Rangnick playing Sancho ahead of Lingard, worry about Greenwood’s ‘greediness’

Senior members of the Manchester United squad have privately questioned Ralf Rangnick’s decision to also play Jadon Sancho ahead of Jesse Lingard. According to Manchester United Evening News, they feel that Lingard should be starting ahead of Sancho. There are also worries, according to the report, over Mason Greenwood’s ‘greediness’ on the ball. Rangnick, who was appointed early December to take the club through the remainder of the season, is currently facing a divided dressing room at Old Trafford Reports coming from Manchester suggest that several players, who were on the periphery of the squad under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, have been dismayed to see their situations worsen under Rangnick. Lingard, who became one of West Ham’s best players during his loan spell at the wes...
Fabrizio Romano speaks on Manchester United signing Julian Alvarez this January
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Fabrizio Romano speaks on Manchester United signing Julian Alvarez this January

Football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has said that Manchester United are not interested in signing River Plate striker, Julian Alvarez, this January transfer window. Romano made this known in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Thursday. “Julián Álvarez. Manchester United are currently not in the process to sign him in January. Rangnick staff monitored Álvarez at Lokomotiv and Man Utd sent scouts – there’s nothing else as of now. “His agent’s gonna meet with many clubs,” Romano tweeted. Recall that Alvarez has been linked with a move to Man United this month. The Premier League giants are willing to pay his €20 million termination clause. Alvarez has made 96 appearances for River Plate since making his debut in October 2018. The Argentine forward has scored 36 go...
Official: Ighalo ruled out of Africa Cup of Nations
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Official: Ighalo ruled out of Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the Afcon 2019 top scorer will be out of Cameroon 2021 Odion Ighalo has been ruled out of Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Cameroon, Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed. In a statement released by the football ruling body, the former Manchester United striker will play no part at the 33rd edition of the African football showpiece. “Forward Odion Ighalo is no longer expected as a result of issues with his Saudi Arabian club,” part of the statement read.
​Man Utd outcast Van de Beek must find loan club to cover wages
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​Man Utd outcast Van de Beek must find loan club to cover wages

Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek can go on loan in January, on one condition. The Dutchman is out of favour at the Old Trafford club, having been reduced to a bit part role under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick this term. According to ESPN, van de Beek can leave on loan, provided he finds a club that can cover all his wages. Manager Rangnick wants to keep him until the end of the season, but the club may be flexible if they receive a suitable loan offer. Van de Beek was close to joining Everton in the summer, but that loan move was blocked by then boss Solskjaer.  
​Man Utd challenging Liverpool, Barcelona for Gladbach midfielder Zakaria
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​Man Utd challenging Liverpool, Barcelona for Gladbach midfielder Zakaria

Manchester United are assessing the availability of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. The central midfielder is out of contract in the summer, and Gladbach are willing to sell him in January to secure some funds for the player. However, Zakaria is wanted by a host of clubs, including Liverpool, Barcelona, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. According to the Daily Mirror, United are tracking his availability, but would have to convince him to make the move to Old Trafford over the other top teams also vying for his signature. Zakaria is available for free in the summer, but United need a midfielder urgently, and may believe a January bid is their best chance to steal a march on the other teams who also want to sign him.    
‘Solskjaer made a mistake signing him’ – Manchester United told to sell Ronaldo immediately
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‘Solskjaer made a mistake signing him’ – Manchester United told to sell Ronaldo immediately

Manchester United have been told to sell Cristiano Ronaldo immediately to let the younger players lead the line next season. Gabriel Agbonlahor, Aston Villa’s former striker, believes that the Portugal legend’s arrival at Old Trafford has done more harm than good to the club’s development. Ronaldo has netted 14 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this season but much has been made of his return. Ronaldo has been strongly criticized for his attitude when the goals are not coming his way. Agbonlahor is of the opinion that the system doesn’t work with Ronaldo and Cavani leading the line and believes the likes of Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford would do a better job. “Ronaldo looks like he’s using a yard of pace every time he plays,” he told Footb...
Man United pick new coach to settle dressing room crisis between Ronaldo, others
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Man United pick new coach to settle dressing room crisis between Ronaldo, others

Manchester United have ran to Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant, Mike Phelan to help settle the crisis currently rocking the club’s dressing room, according to The Telegraph. There are currently broken relationships inside the dressing room at Old Trafford, needing immediate attention. The crisis was said to have been intensified by their Monday’s dismal defeat to Wolves, with interim boss Ralf Rangnick battling a number of internal rifts which threaten to derail their season. A number of the club’s top players are said to have grown ever more disillusioned at the club since the German’s arrival over his decision to continue selecting certain players in every game regardless of their performances. The Telegraph reports that the club will now turn to Phelan to ‘build bridge...
Man United’s first January signing close to arriving Old Trafford
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Man United’s first January signing close to arriving Old Trafford

Manchester United are close to completing their first signing of the January transfer window. United brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton to Old Trafford in the summer but have not been able to achieve much on the field of play. The Red Devils are four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal after they were defeated for the first time under Ralf Rangnick by Wolves on Sunday. The club are now looking out for top players who are available for comparatively lower transfer fees and River Plate’s Julian Alvarez has been picked as one of such stars. Alvarez had a magnificent season with River Plate. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 18 goals and provided 7 assists in 21 league appearances for the Argentine side. And it looks like U...
Manchester United players regret appointment of Rangnick, demand new manager
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Manchester United players regret appointment of Rangnick, demand new manager

Manchester United players have admitted that the club should not have appointed Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager. A section of the squad is of the opinion that the club made a huge mistake in not bringing in Tottenham’s boss, Antonio Conte as their new manager. Reports in England said another crisis is brewing in the club’s dressing room under Rangnick. The German is currently facing a divided dressing room at Old Trafford, with his own methods and tactics being questioned. The Sun reports that behind the scenes, the German has developed a reputation for being ‘aloof and overconfident’. The players are regretting the missed opportunity to bring in Conte before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked. Rangnick was appointed to take charge at Old Trafford until the end...
You’ll not win any trophies at Old Trafford – Danny Mills tells Man United-bound Ruben Neves
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You’ll not win any trophies at Old Trafford – Danny Mills tells Man United-bound Ruben Neves

Former Manchester City right-back, Danny Mills has told Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves that signing for Manchester United would not guarantee him winning trophies. Manchester United lead the race to sign creative midfielder this January, according to talkSPORT. Mills said that making the move to United would not enhance the 24-year-old’s chances of winning trophies. The Portugal international still has two years remaining on his deal and Wolves are said to be demanding at least £50million for the midfield maestro. Wolves defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Monday and are now just three points below the Red Devils in the Premier League. And Mills says there are more reasons why Neves should remain in the Midlands. “Wolves have got as much of a chance at win...
They’ll always be inconsistent – John Barnes snubs Man Utd, names clubs to finish top-four
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They’ll always be inconsistent – John Barnes snubs Man Utd, names clubs to finish top-four

Former Liverpool player, John Barnes, has snubbed Manchester United and named the clubs that would finish top-four in the Premier League table this season. Barnes said Man United will always be inconsistent, adding that Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur will finish ahead of Ralf Rangnick’s side. “It’s going to be very difficult for either of them [Chelsea or Liverpool] to catch Man City now,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets. “You never say it’s over, but for City to drop that many points and for Liverpool and Chelsea to get so many points will be difficult. “I have to praise Chelsea because they played really well [against Liverpool] under difficult circumstances. After the whole Lukaku situation and then going 2-0 down, it could have been a disas...
Ray Parlour predicts where Manchester United, Arsenal will finish this season
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Ray Parlour predicts where Manchester United, Arsenal will finish this season

Former Arsenal midfielder, Ray Parlour has predicted the positions Manchester United and the Gunners will finish in the Premier League table this season. Arsenal are currently in the fourth position in the Premier League table, with West Ham United one point behind Mikel Arteta’s side and Tottenham Hotspur a further point behind. Manchester United, meanwhile, are in the seventh position and are four points behind Arsenal. However, Ralf Rangnick’s side have a game in hand following their 1-0 defeat to Wolves at Old Trafford on Monday night. But Parlour believes Man United will finish in the top four positions, while Arsenal will finish outside the top four. “If he [Rangnick] can get that little bit of a buzz around Manchester United again, they have got better players proba...

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