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How Man Utd’s Cavani deal could pave the way for Sancho signing
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How Man Utd’s Cavani deal could pave the way for Sancho signing

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

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed the latest update on his team ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Tuesday evening. Solskjaer said that Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire are in contention to feature for Man United against Leicester City at Old Trafford. The Norwegian also admitted that it was impossible for him to play the same XI that defeated Aston Villa last weekend against Leicester today. Man United head to the game after beating Aston Villa 3-1 last Sunday. “They [Amad and Shoretire] are in contention, yeah, definitely and they’re in the first-team squad,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference. “They’re training with us every day, so I would think that some of the young boys will get an appeara...
Rashford admits it was ‘difficult’ to play his best football under former manager Mourinho
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Rashford admits it was ‘difficult’ to play his best football under former manager Mourinho

The Red Devils striker says the Portuguese's pragmatic style of play prevented him from expressing himself in the final third Marcus Rashford has admitted that it was difficult for him to play his best football under former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Rashford burst onto the senior stage at United when Louis van Gaal was in charge at Old Trafford in 2016, before having to adjust to life under a new boss after the Dutchman's sacking at the end of that season. Mourinho handed the England international a prominent role in his set-up after moving into the dugout, but he wasn't able to deliver the goods in the final third on a consistent basis during the Portuguese's two-and-a-half-year reign, which he puts down to being stifled from a creative standpoint.
Man Utd-linked Sancho unsure over future but says he’s ‘very happy’ at Dortmund
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Man Utd-linked Sancho unsure over future but says he’s ‘very happy’ at Dortmund

The 21-year-old England international is the subject of fierce speculation over a possible move to Old Trafford Manchester United target Jadon Sancho admits he cannot say for certain what the future holds for him, while insisting that he is happy at Borussia Dortmund. Sancho has long been a top transfer priority for the Red Devils, but Dortmund have been equally stubborn in holding on to one of their top young stars. But the England forward could be available for a fee of around £78 million ($108m), although it remains to be see whether United can match that valuation due to the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ashley Young Criticizes Man United, says Lukaku was Right to Leave Old Trafford
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Ashley Young Criticizes Man United, says Lukaku was Right to Leave Old Trafford

  Inter Milan star, Ashley Young has criticized Man United’s decision to sell Romelu Lukaku to Serie A champions. Young said he ‘couldn’t understand’ Man United’s decision to sell ‘unbelievable’ Lukaku, adding that the Belgium international was right to leave Old Trafford. The England full-back believes the decision the Red Devils made to part ways with Lukaku was made quickly. Lukaku scored 42 goals in 96 matches for Man United before being sold to Inter Milan in 2019. The 27-year-old striker has thrived in Italy, scoring 61 goals in 92 games for Inter and helping the club to win their first Serie A title in 11 years under Antonio Conte. But Young, who also played for Man United before joining Inter Milan, told Sky Sports: “I said it at the time, I couldn’t unde...
Man.U. Owner Joel Glazer Writes Emotional 708-word letter to Fans Apologizing for the Way he’s run the Club in Wake of Failed European Super league
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Man.U. Owner Joel Glazer Writes Emotional 708-word letter to Fans Apologizing for the Way he’s run the Club in Wake of Failed European Super league

Manchester United owner Joel Glazer has written a 708-word letter to fans asking for forgiveness while vowing to work with them in order to take the club forward. Following the recent angry protests at Old Trafford in the wake of the clubs failed European Super league bid, Manchester United's Supporters Trust sent the Glazers a four-point plan outlining how they want the club run. The fans are angry that while the owners make so much money from the club they invest so little on players, increase the debt profile of the club and do not engage with fans. The fans also feel that the club's involvement in the failed European Super League was a stab to fans who made the club what it is today . Joel Glazer, who hardly makes speeches and avoids the spotlight or press, has ...
‘We need to become better listeners’ – Man Utd chief Glazer promises fan consultation in response to protest pressure
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‘We need to become better listeners’ – Man Utd chief Glazer promises fan consultation in response to protest pressure

An open letter outlined how the co-chairman is hoping to have better communication and relationship with the supporters after Old Trafford scenes Joel Glazer has responded to an open letter from Manchester United supporter representatives, agreeing to look into fan ownership of the club and investing money into improving Old Trafford. A letter was sent to the Glazer family outlining steps the fans want the owners to take, including having more open lines of communication. The group gave Joel Glazer until Friday to respond, and the club’s co-chairman penned a long letter explaining how they plan to move forward.  
Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash
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Premier League Takes Final Decision on Postponed Man Utd vs Liverpool clash

  The Premier League on Wednesday, confirmed that Manchester United’s home fixture with Liverpool, will now be played on Thursday, May 13. The game was called off last week, following fans’ protests inside Old Trafford. The new date means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will now play three matches in five days. The dates for the penultimate round of 2020/2021 Premier League games were also confirmed. United are away to Aston Villa on Sunday, May 9 and will now play Leicester City on Tuesday, May 11 at 6pm (previously Wednesday, May, 12) and Liverpool on Thursday, May 13 at 8.15pm, with both games at Old Trafford. To accommodate that rescheduling, Southampton vs Crystal Palace remains on Tuesday, May 11 but will kick-off at 8.15pm, Aston Villa vs Everton will still be ...
Man Utd Owner Refuses to Apologise Over Super League
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Man Utd Owner Refuses to Apologise Over Super League

A member of the American family that owns Manchester United has refused to apologise to fans over the disastrous attempt to form a breakaway European Super League. Sky News US correspondent Sally Lockwood caught up with Avram Glazer in Florida and offered him the chance to address supporters' concerns, saying: "This an opportunity for you - an apology perhaps?" Mr Glazer was then asked if it was time for his family to sell the club, and if United fans were "just customers to you". He was also asked if he had anything to say to the supporters. But, after buying some groceries, Mr Glazer, in sunglasses, refused to engage and drove off without saying anything. Image:Avram Glazer was confronted by Sky News in Florida Fans protested outside United's stadium, Old Traffo...
Pogba: Mbappe and Rashford are the future of football
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Pogba: Mbappe and Rashford are the future of football

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has named Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe as “the present and the future of football.” Pogba’s is team mates with Rashford at Old Trafford and has seen the striker become an important player for club and country at the age of 23. Mbappe, on the other hand, has emerged as one of the world’s best forwards. The Paris Saint-Germain star also won the 2018 World Cup with France alongside Pogba. In a Q&A with United fans, Pogba said of the pair: “They’re two big, big, big talents. I think they are so young and so talented. “They achieved so much for their young age. I think they are the present and the future of football.”
Police Make one Arrest after Man Utd Protests
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Police Make one Arrest after Man Utd Protests

Greater Manchester Police has made one arrest following Sunday's protest by Manchester United fans at Old Trafford. A number of supporters forced their way into Old Trafford prior to Sunday's scheduled 4.30pm kick-off against Liverpool as a demonstration against the club's owners, the Glazer family, escalated into incidents of damage and violence. The fixture was postponed around an hour later amid the disruption with a decision yet to be made on a re-arranged date for the game to be played. Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that six officers were injured during the demonstration, with one needing hospital treatment who has now been discharged. "Six police officer injuries have been reported so far with one officer receiving a fractured eye socket, requiring medical t...
Man Utd won’t Win Title if Solskjaer Keeps Cavani – Roy Keane
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Man Utd won’t Win Title if Solskjaer Keeps Cavani – Roy Keane

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

A police officer was slashed to the face with a bottle during protests at Old Trafford by Manchester United fans on Sunday afternoon, May 2. The Red Devils were due to face Liverpool in the Premier League but the game was postponed after the fan protests turned bloody. The policeman suffered a ‘significant slash wound’ to his face and required emergency hospital treatment, police said. Flares were let off and bottles and barriers were thrown during the gatherings to protest against the billionaire owners of Manchester United, the Glazers. Demonstrators outside the Manchester United ground became ‘especially aggressive and antagonistic towards police’ before a group of around 100 people then forced entry to the stadium, Greater Manchester Police (GM...
EPL: Man Utd Could have Three Points Deducted after Liverpool clash is Cancelled
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EPL: Man Utd Could have Three Points Deducted after Liverpool clash is Cancelled

  Manchester United are facing a points deduction, as Premier League and FA rules contradict one another on postponements, the UK Mirror reports. The Red Devils were set to play Liverpool by 4.30pm this Sunday, but the match was cancelled after shocking scenes at Old Trafford. Over 200 supporters invaded the pitch after attacking policemen outside the stadium. With no assurances over safety regarding driving the team bus to the stadium, for United or Liverpool, a decision was made to call the game off. The Premier League have begun an investigation into the incident and are questioning how over 200 fans got into the stadium. According to the FA’s rulebook in section 8.3.4, it states that United could be found to have been at fault for the match not going ahead and ...
Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture
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Premier League Releases Statement on Cancelled Man Utd vs Liverpool Fixture

  The Premier League has released a statement after Sunday’s fixture between Manchester United and Liverpool was called off. The game was postponed after United supporters invaded the Old Trafford pitch, protesting against the owners, the Glazer family. In a statement, the Premier League has said the “rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course”. “We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches. “Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification,” it read in part. It added that “the rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.”...
‘We will not stop’ – Manchester United fans promise more action on social media amid Glazer protests
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‘We will not stop’ – Manchester United fans promise more action on social media amid Glazer protests

Astonishing scenes at Old Trafford saw the Premier League match with Liverpool postponed on Sunday afternoon Manchester United’s match against Liverpool dominated the Premier League news agenda on Sunday – although not for the reason that such a derby typically does. Prior to the encounter, which was subsequently postponed, hundreds of Man Utd fans protested against the ownership of the Glazers, who tried to push the club into a European Super League against the will of the supporters. Inevitably, this has led to fans from the Old Trafford pitch to the other side of the world taking to social media to voice their opinions on the matter.
Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests
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Man Utd vs Liverpool Postponed after Fan Protests

Manchester United's Premier League game against Liverpool at Old Trafford has been postponed following protests against the Glazer family. Hundreds of fans got into the stadium ahead of the behind-closed-doors contest, which was originally scheduled for a 4.30pm kick-off before being delayed and then called off completely. Discussions are taking place around finding a new date for the fixture. A United statement read: "Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture. "Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we compl...
‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title
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‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title

A former Old Trafford favourite doesn't think the Red Devils can rely on the veteran forward as their main source of goals Roy Keane has admitted that he hopes Manchester United don't keep Edinson Cavani beyond the summer, while hinting that they will need a new striker in order to compete for the Premier League title. Cavani has been a big hit at Old Trafford since joining United on a free transfer last summer, providing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an invaluable extra option in the final third as his team have dealt with the intense fixture schedule caused by the coronavirus crisis. It has been reported that the Red Devils will take up the option to extend the 34-year-old's contract by an extra year, but Keane thinks they should be looking to bring in a younger forward in order t...
Man Utd Fans Break into Old Trafford and Protest on Pitch
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Man Utd Fans Break into Old Trafford and Protest on Pitch

Manchester United fans have broken into Old Trafford and are protesting on the pitch after resuming their fight against the Glazer family's ownership ahead of Sunday's clash with Liverpool. Hundreds of fans got into the stadium ahead of the behind-closed-doors Premier League contest, shown live on Sky Sports Premier League. Fans also gathered outside the team's hotel - The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, where the United team are staying before the game - ahead of Sunday's match at Old Trafford, where 10,000 are expected to congregate. It is understood the United squad have not left the hotel amid ongoing fan protests, while match referee Michael Oliver has been turned away from the stadium. The Premier League are still planning on the game going ahead as planned, despite ...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer Names Squad for EPL Clash at Old Trafford
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer Names Squad for EPL Clash at Old Trafford

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will have an almost fully-fit squad available to him for today’s Premier League clash against Liverpool. While Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are out long-term, every other player is ready for the game at Old Trafford. Victory for United could be a hammer blow for Liverpool’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. If Jurgen Klopp’s men defeat United, that would confirm Manchester City as champions. Man Utd squad: Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant. Defenders: Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles, Eric Bailly. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott...
Pogba Names two Toughest Opponents he ever Faced
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Pogba Names two Toughest Opponents he ever Faced

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has named the two opponents he has played against in his career so far. Pogba said Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Real Madrid’s Casemiro are the two toughest opponents he has faced. Pogba mentioned Kante and Casemiro as a part of a fan Q&A which will appear in Sunday’s United Review matchday programme when Man United host Liverpool at Old Trafford. “My toughest opponent on the pitch? To be honest, it’s tough against N’Golo Kante,” Pogba said. “Casemiro [of Real Madrid] too… he is a hard one also. “I can’t remember all of them; they are the first ones that come into mind that I had. “Yes, those are the first ones. Maybe there are a few more players, but I don’t have the names now.”
Pogba’s agent hints at Man Utd’s swap deal with Hazard
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Pogba’s agent hints at Man Utd’s swap deal with Hazard

  Mino Raiola, the agent to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has said the player may move to Real Madrid and suggested that a swap deal involving Eden Hazard be discussed with Manchester United. Pogba is being linked with an exit from Old Trafford this summer and has previously caught the attention of Madrid, who are managed by his compatriot Zinedine Zidane. Speaking to AS, Raiola was asked why Pogba is yet to sign for the Spanish giants. He replied: “It’s a question for Madrid. “At one time, Pogba felt a lot of love for, and trust in, United, and there are various other clubs. “Afterwards, it’s really hard for United and Madrid to reach an understanding on a massive transfer because big clubs don’t like selling great players to other big clubs. “And...
Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games
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Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games

  Michael Owen, a former England striker, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, games. Chelsea will host Fulham on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal will face Newcastle United in an away EPL tie on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United will tackle Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Everton will host Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday night. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Chelsea continued their excellent form under Thomas Tuchel with a typical 1-0 win at the London Stadium last Saturday evening, “The Blues are looking good for Champions League qualification, and the visit of struggling Fulham should represent a likely three points. “Although Fulham have a tendency to surprise us w...
UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes
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UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes

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

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said they need five points to win the Premier League title this season. The Etihad club could win the title on Sunday, if other results go their way, but Guardiola expects Manchester United to delay their party. If City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Liverpool win at Old Trafford, then City will be confirmed champions with four fixtures to spare. “United are an extraordinary team. They have arrived in their best form of the season in the last two months. “We need five points to be champions. Tomorrow (Saturday) we have an incredible opportunity to make this next step. “Once we win this game, if it happens, we will think about what will happen. “Now I cannot explain about the feelings in the future because I ha...
UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma
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UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blasted midfielder, Fred, for his part in AS Roma’s second goal during the Red Devils’ UEFA Europa League, UEL, 6-2 win at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Scholes said Fred contributed nothing for Man United against Roma, adding that the Brazilian was ‘left wanting’ in the win over the Italian Serie A side. Man United defeated Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at home, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Edinson (2), Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood. “That is what Fred is in the team for, he’s in the team to stop this type of thing,” Scholes told BT Sport when analysing Roma’s second goal. “From their best midfield player, he gets in behind them [Man United’s defence]. “Fred… please stop t...
Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal
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Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal

  Former Real Madrid player, Michael Owen, has predicted tonight’s Europa League fixtures. Manchester United will host AS Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will face Villarreal in Spain. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester United come into this after playing out a cagey 0-0 draw away to Leeds at the weekend. “Roma suffered a 3-2 defeat against Cagliari, not the ideal preparation going into a Europa League semi-final first leg. “That said, I think the Italians would settle for that kind of result here. They will be all too aware of how important it is to take a goal or two back to Italy. “For all I have been massively impressed by United on the road this season, they have made a marked improve...
Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed
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Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed

  Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, will not be selling the club but will remain committed to staying at Old Trafford for the long-term, according to Daily Mail. The club’s supporters want the Glazers out after Joel Glazer, United’s co-chairman, was set to become vice-chairman of the European Super League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were among the twelve big clubs in Europe that planned to breakaway from UEFA and formed the Super League. But the clubs’ supporters stood against the plan mainly hatched by the clubs’ owners leading to its collapse Joe Glazer apologised to United supporters on Wednesday, admitting that the club misjudged the mood of fans by deciding to join the Super League. Following th...
Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers
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Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers

A group of Manchester United supporters broke into the club's Carrington training base in protest at the failed plans for a European Super League before leaving after a conversation with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 20 fans entered United's training ground on Thursday morning, April 22, with banners which read "Glazers out" and "We decide when you play." "At approximately 9 a.m. [BST on Thursday] a group gained access to the club training ground," a United statement confirmed. "The manager and others spoke to them. Buildings were secure and the group has now left the site." The fans blocked both entrances to the training ground while players and staff were arriving for training ahead of Sunday's Premier League match with Leeds United. In the exchange between fan...
Angry Man Utd Players Clash with Woodward Over Super League Plans
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Angry Man Utd Players Clash with Woodward Over Super League Plans

  Manchester United were fuming with the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, during an emergency meeting at Carrington on Monday, SportsMail reports. Some squad members were angry after they found out about the breakaway European Super League via the media on Sunday. Insiders also feel manager Ole Gunanr Solskjaer was thrown under the bus, when left to face questions after the story had broken during their 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford, They made their feelings known and Woodward delivered a briefing via Zoom to explain the club’s position at their training base. It is understood the reception among many of the squad was “lukewarm at best”. Woodward however told the squad they were acting in Manchester United’s best interests. United and five o...
Man Utd vs Burnley: Cavani asked me to bench him – Solskjaer
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Man Utd vs Burnley: Cavani asked me to bench him – Solskjaer

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

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, believes the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, made the right decision replacing him at half-time in Man United’s Europa League quarter-final second-leg tie against Granada on Thursday. According to Pogba, Granada players were trying to get him sent off. The Red Devils defeated the La Liga club 2-0 at Old Trafford, with Pogba playing just 45 minutes, setting up Edinson Cavani’s opener early on. Man United eventually qualified for the Europa League semi-final on a 4-0 aggregate win. “I know if I come off, the other player who comes on will make the difference as well,” Pogba told BT Sport. “This yellow card was unfortunate, for me, it wasn’t a yellow card, but you have to accept it. “But we won the game, and that ...
Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash
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Man Utd Sail Past Granada to Book Roma Clash

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

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has suggested the red wrap on the seats at Old Trafford, could have contributed to their inconsistent home form. According to him, the players were unable to pick each other out during games. United have won 27 points at Old Trafford this season, losing four times and drawing three. However, on the road, they have picked up 36 points and are unbeaten in 23 Premier League games. The Red Devils face Granada in their Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday, looking for a first knockout round home win in this season’s competition. Solskjaer feels the team are now at an advantage because the banners around the seats have changed. “You’ll see a change now, if you see the banners around the club, it’s not ...
Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer
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Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has recalled when Sir Alex Ferguson, “absolutely lambasted,” him, after he got sent off during a game against Newcastle back in 1998. United were fighting for the Premier League title with eventual champions Arsenal and every point mattered as the campaign neared its conclusion. Newcastle had come to Old Trafford and were on course for a draw, while United threw bodies forward in search of a goal. It was then, in the 89th minute, that the visitors broke away with Rob Lee charging down on Raymond van de Gouw’s goal with a clear chance to win the game, until Solskjaer’s timely intervention to scythe down his opponent and ensure his team avoided defeat. Solskjaer was promptly shown a straight red card, but had salvaged...
Champions League: Man Utd to Splash Bonus on Signing Cristiano Ronaldo
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Champions League: Man Utd to Splash Bonus on Signing Cristiano Ronaldo

  Manchester United will splash money on bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo, now that they have all but secured Champions League football for next season, according to Calciomercato. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men came from behind to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Sunday. They are now nine points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea with seven games left to play. Man United finishing in the top four, means extra money will be made available to Solskjaer in the summer transfer window. It is believed the Premier League outfit are considering a transfer for Ronaldo, who has not ruled out returning to Old Trafford in the future. The deal could reportedly include Paul Pogba going in the opposite direction and signing for Juventus.
Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer
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Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer

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

Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 away in Sunday’s Premier League clash and strengthen their place in second position. The win at Spurs means Man United are now unbeaten in 23 consecutive away Premier League games – the second-longest streak in English top-flight history. Second half goals from Fred, Edison Cavani and substitute Mason Greenwood avenged Man United’s 6-1 scandalous defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford earlier in the Season. The Red Devils remain in second on 63 points while Spurs missed the chance to go close to fourth place West Ham as they are in seventh on 49 points. Man United thought they had taken the lead on 33 minutes through Cavani who finished off a neat pass from Paul Pogba but the goal was disallowed after Scott McTominay...
Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford
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Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford

  Manchester United could have trouble offloading Edinson Cavani this summer, because of a newly revealed contract stipulation. The UK Mirror reports United would have to pay the Uruguay striker £2 million if he leaves Old Trafford at the end of this season, even if they want him to remain. The pay-out clause in Cavani’s contract might give the Red Devils second thoughts about letting the player cut his two-year deal short. Cavani is believed to be pushing for a move to Boca Juniors. The 34-year-old’s father cast doubt over his future with United last month, when he claimed his son was unhappy in England and would not be staying for a second season. Earlier this week, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, admitted Cavani has not yet made up his mind about his futu...
We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer
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We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players not to be deceived by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham team on Sunday. Solskjaer, speaking ahead of the game admitted that his men will be fired up to avenge the 6-1 thrashing they suffered at Old Trafford six months ago. United were already 2-1 down when Anthony Martial hit out after provocation from Erik Lamela and got sent off by Anthony Taylor. Solskjaer’s side then collapsed to an embarrassing defeat. “We got conned into a red card. We gave ourselves a difficult game by having ten men. “And that is something we have to be aware of, that we can’t react like this because we know in games like this we will be wound up,” Solskjaer said. Solskjaer also feels Mourinho will be telling his players...
Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves
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Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has described Marcus Rashford as a blessing to the club after their Europa League victory over Granada. Rashford fired United in front in the first-half to set the English side on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie. Bruno Fernandes scored the second from the penalty spot for United, who now have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals. “Marcus Rashford has been absolutely fantastic, he’s been magic for Manchester United,” Hargreaves told BT Sport. “He looks like he prefers that position off the left-hand side where he can run into space. “He just gives Manchester United so much. His touch is good, he can run in behind or come short. Marcus is a blessing for this ...
Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain
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Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain

  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has singled out Victor Lindelof, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes for special praise after Manchester United beat Spanish side, Granada 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. The 2-0 away win gave the Premier League giants a huge advantage towards the semi-finals. Lindelof assisted Marcus Rashford for the first goal with his superb through ball on 31 minutes. And Bruno Fernandes won and scored a late penalty to make it 2-0 for the Red Devils in the first leg of the quarter-final ties. The second leg takes place at Old Trafford next week and the winners will face either Ajax or Porto in the semi-finals. Solskjaer was asked whether there was a player he was particularly impressed with and he said, “Yeah definitely, Victor. “He kept us gl...
De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson
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De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson

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

  David de Gea’s future at Manchester United is increasingly in doubt, as his relationship with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become strained over who is the number one goalkeeper at the club, according to the Manchester Evening News. De Gea has been first choice for nearly a decade at Old Trafford. But the return of Dean Henderson after his loan spell at Sheffield United last season has provided Solskjaer with a serious dilemma. Henderson started in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Brighton, but it is believed problems between De Gea, who has a contract until 2023 and earns £375,000-a-week, and his manager go much further back. It is understood Solskjaer planned on dropping De Gea in November against West Brom, but the 30-year-old took it so badly that his manager decided...
Mark Lawrenson Predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts scoreline of Man United vs Brighton

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted Manchester United to claim a 2-1 victory against Brighton in today’s Premier League clash. Lawrenson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will take all three points against Brighton at Old Trafford, adding that he expects a tight game between both teams. Man United are currently in the 2nd position on the Premier League table with 17 points behind leaders Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, while their opponents Brighton are down in 16th place. “Brighton have won their past 2 games, and they’re suddenly scoring for fun,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport. “They are now 6 points above the bottom three, which is a lot at this stage of the season, and with a much better goal difference than the teams below them too. “So, the Seagulls...
De Gea Set to leave Man United
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De Gea Set to leave Man United

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

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has ruled out any possibility of bringing Sergio Aguero to Old Trafford at the end of the season. Aguero, 32, is set to leave Manchester City this summer when his contract at Etihad expires. The Argentina international is believed to be considering a move to Barcelona, where he could link up with compatriot Lionel Messi. But he has also been linked with Man United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain recently. However, speaking about Aguero during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Brighton on Sunday night, Solskjaer opposed any player moving across the city. “I would not expect any player who has played for a club for ten years to want to go to their local rivals,” Solskjaer said. “...
Messi thought I elbowed him, refused to give me his shirt – Man United star, McTominay
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Messi thought I elbowed him, refused to give me his shirt – Man United star, McTominay

  Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay has revealed his encounter with Lionel Messi when he asked the Barcelona king for his shirt after a Champions League game between the two clubs in 2019. McTominay said his request to Messi, who he believes is the best in the world, was met by a frosty response from the Argentina captain. He said Messi blamed him for a little injury he sustained on his face during the game at Old Trafford and so turned down his request. McTominay, who pleaded with Messi’s national team-mate and United goalkeeper, Romero to get the shirt for him, said he had to let Messi understand that he was not the one that injured him but Chris Smalling. Messi was visibly hurt from a challenge with Chris Smalling and made his frustrations clear to th...
Haaland Demands £600,000 Per Week to Sign for Man City,Man Utd, Chelsea
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Haaland Demands £600,000 Per Week to Sign for Man City,Man Utd, Chelsea

  Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, wants to become the highest-paid player in Premier League history this summer and will ask interested clubs to pay him £600,000 per week, the UK Sun reports. Europe’s top clubs are expected to battle over the 20-year-old this summer. Dortmund will make up to £130 million in profit on Haaland, who they signed for just £20m less than 16 months ago. Haaland has gone on to prove himself as one of the deadliest strikers in world football, scoring 49 goals in 39 games for the Bundesliga side. Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all interested in signing Haaland this summer. But any move for the Norwegian could cost a total of £300m over the duration of the striker’s contract, with his agent Mino Raiola demandi...
Serbia vs Portugal: Man United’s Matic Mocks Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo over Disallowed Goal
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Serbia vs Portugal: Man United’s Matic Mocks Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo over Disallowed Goal

Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic, has mocked his club’s teammate and Portugal international, Bruno Fernandes over Cristiano Ronaldo’s disallowed goal during Portugal’s World Cup qualification game against Serbia. Fernandes returned to Manchester United’s training ground earlier after he was shown a yellow card during the match against Serbia and was suspended for yesterday’s clash against Luxembourg. On the other hand, Matic retired from the Serbian national team last year and watched the game between his country and Portugal from Old Trafford. Ronaldo flung his captain armband on the ground and stormed off the pitch before full-time of his side’s 2-2 draw against Serbia on Saturday evening, after his last minute winner was disallowed by the match officials. The ...

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