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Solskjaer names two Man Utd players missed in 4-2 defeat to Leicester City
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Solskjaer names two Man Utd players missed in 4-2 defeat to Leicester City

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed the Red Devils missed Fred and Edinson Cavani during their 4-2 Premier League defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Fred and Cavani missed Man United’s clash against Leicester at the King Power stadium after featuring for their countries’ World Cup qualifier on Friday. Fred represented Brazil, while Cavani played for Uruguay. Brazil defeated Uruguay 4-1 in the encounter. Speaking after Leicester defeated Man United, Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference, “I have got many good players. “Fred, Edinson Cavani, you miss them. I am not making excuses for the team I put out there, they are top footballers and we have not produced.” The defeat against Leicester means Man United are now in the 5th position on ...
Pogba receives strong warning over his attitude at Man Utd
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Pogba receives strong warning over his attitude at Man Utd

Former Liverpool player, John Barnes, has warned Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, that he needs to improve his attitude when playing for the Red Devils. Barnes wants to see Pogba improve his performances for Man United to match his displays for France national team. Pogba has largely struggled to produce consistent form for Man United since his big-money return to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016. The 28-year-old star has only won two trophies with United since his return, claiming the Europa League and League Cup in his first season back at the club under Jose Mourinho’s regime. “Winning the World Cup in 2018 did not help Paul Pogba to win any trophies for Manchester United, “Barnes told Bonuscodebets. “Playing for France and Manchester United are two different...
Cavani told to leave Man Utd in January because of Ronaldo
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Cavani told to leave Man Utd in January because of Ronaldo

Former Chelsea star, Gus Poyet, has advised Edinson Cavani to leave Manchester United in January following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford has seen Cavani’s game time restricted to just 115 minutes of Premier League football in the current campaign. Not only did the Portugal captain take the Uruguay striker’s place in the squad, he also took Cavani’s No. 7 shirt. Despite scoring 17 goals in 32 games for United last season, Cavani looks set to play second-fiddle this campaign. Poyet has urged his compatriot to move on, as the situation at Old Trafford is affecting his international career. “He was unlucky, because without Ronaldo coming in, he was playing as the main striker. “The decision of Juventus, Man City getting involved, incredi...
Keep Pogba at Old Trafford on one condition – Paul Scholes tells Man Utd
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Keep Pogba at Old Trafford on one condition – Paul Scholes tells Man Utd

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has given the club one condition to keep midfielder, Paul Pogba, at Old Trafford beyond next summer. Pogba’s current contract with Man United will expire next summer. The France international is yet to sign a new deal with Man United. And Scholes believes Man United should offer Pogba a new long-term deal if he can show the form for his club that he does with his country’s national team. “Everybody is a little bit unsure because he doesn’t do it week in and week out,” Scholes told the Webby and O’Neil Show. “I think there is a big debate. You would probably say half of the people want him, the other half would not be that bothered if he went. “I think the middle of the pitch is a little bit of a problem for us. If he is on song an...
Solskjaer blatantly lying to Van de Beek – Paul Ince
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Solskjaer blatantly lying to Van de Beek – Paul Ince

Former Manchester United star, Paul Ince, has insisted that manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is ‘blatantly lying’ to midfielder, Donny van de Beek, about his role at Old Trafford. Ince believes that Solskjaer is not telling Van de Beek the truth that he is not in his plans at Man United. Van de Beek has endured a difficult spell at Man United, falling out of Solskjaer’s team. The Netherlands star is yet to start a league game for Man United so far this season. He joined Man United in the summer of 2020 but played just 511 minutes in the Premier League last season. Speaking on Van de Beek’s situation at Man United, Ince told The Kelly and Wrighty Show: “If I am going to buy a player, a top player from Ajax, the first thing I’m going to say is, “Am I going to play? Where do yo...
Pellistri reveals dream Man Utd transfer nearly fell through due to his ‘baby signature’
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Pellistri reveals dream Man Utd transfer nearly fell through due to his ‘baby signature’

The Uruguayan teenager has opened up on the "stressful" nature of his switch to Old Trafford and his recent struggles on loan at Alaves Facundo Pellistri has revealed that his dream move to Manchester United nearly fell through due to his "baby signature". Pellistri completed an £8 million transfer to United in the summer of 2020, having initially attracted the attention of the Premier League giants during an impressive breakout season at Penarol. The 19-year-old committed to a five-year contract at Old Trafford, but has now explained how his immature penmanship nearly led to that agreement being ripped up.  
Solskjaer created big negative at Man Utd over Ronaldo – Alex McLeish
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Solskjaer created big negative at Man Utd over Ronaldo – Alex McLeish

Former Scotland manager, Alex McLeish, has insisted that Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has created a “big negative” at Old Trafford after deciding to bench star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has been one of Man United’s outstanding players so far this season, scoring five goals in all competitions for Solskjaer’s side since joining the club from Juventus in the summer. But Solskjaer opted to start the 36-year-old on the bench in Man United’s last Premier League game against Everton. His decision backfired as the Red Devils played a 1-1 draw with Everton and the Norwegian was heavily criticized for his choice. Speaking on the development, McLeish said Solskjaer’s decision has done more damage than good, adding that the United coach was trying to manage R...
Newcastle eye four Man Utd players after becoming richest club
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Newcastle eye four Man Utd players after becoming richest club

Newcastle are ready to make a statement of intent in the transfer market, after becoming the richest club in the world, the Manchester Evening News reports. It is believed the Magpies are eyeing four Manchester United players. The Tyneside club are now under new ownership, after a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium completed the £300million purchase of the club. Newcastle currently sit second-bottom in the Premier League, but they are expected to splash the cash when the transfer window opens in January. Out-of-favour Anthony Martial is on their wishlist with the player considering his options after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford, following the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. Jesse Lingard is said to be another Man United player Newcastle are i...
Man Utd: You’re out of depth, your coaching staff not good enough – O’Kane blasts Solskjaer
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Man Utd: You’re out of depth, your coaching staff not good enough – O’Kane blasts Solskjaer

Former Manchester United defender, John O’Kane, has slammed manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Leicester City on October 16. O’Kane, who spent five years at Man United between 1993 and 1998, said Solskjaer is out of depth at Old Trafford, adding that he and his coaching staff, Mike Phelan, Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick are not good enough to manage the club. He feels Solskjaer must deliver trophies this season because he was brought in to appease the fans. “We know Ole was brought in to appease the fans, because it was toxic under Jose Mourinho,” O’Kane told the Mirror. “Ole has come in and he is a lovely guy – but he’s not the manager for United. He is out of his depth. “Look at the coaching staff he’s got there – they a...
Why Ronaldo needs playing time after being rested by Man Utd – Portugal coach, Santos
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Why Ronaldo needs playing time after being rested by Man Utd – Portugal coach, Santos

Portugal coach, Fernando Santos, has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo needs playing time after being rested by Manchester United because it is important for him at this stage of his career. Ronaldo was dropped by Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in their Premier League 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend at Old Trafford. The 36-year-old surprisingly started on the bench but came on in the second half as the game ended in a draw after normal time. Solskjaer was heavily criticised for his decision to bench Ronaldo, while former Man United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson was caught on camera telling ex-UFC fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov that he felt the call to drop the forward gave Everton a boost. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Portugal’s friendly c...
EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to winning award ahead of Salah
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EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to winning award ahead of Salah

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reacted to winning the Premier League’s Player of the Month for September ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. The Portugal captain won the prize ahead of Salah, Everton’s Andros Townsend and Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin. The 36-year-old scored twice against Newcastle United on his second Man United debut as they won 4-1 at Old Trafford. The former Real Madrid star also found the back of the net against West Ham in a 2-1 victory. However, Ronaldo was unable to stop Man United from losing 1-0 at the end of September against Aston Villa. Reacting, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday, said he was proud to win the award. The Man United number 7 also thanked his teammates, adding that he couldn’t have ...
Cristiano Ronaldo named Premier League’s Player of the Month for September, but Gary Lineker believes Mo Salah should have won it instead
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Cristiano Ronaldo named Premier League’s Player of the Month for September, but Gary Lineker believes Mo Salah should have won it instead

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the Premier League's Player of the Month for September for his performances for Manchester United but Gary Lineker, felt he was fortunate to win the award ahead of Mo Salah. Salah was the obvious top contender for the award after his impressive display for Liverpool. He scored in Liverpool's three Premier League matches last month, equalling Ronaldo's tally of three, and arguably contributed more to the Reds around the pitch. Lineker tweeted: 'He’s been terrific, but Mo Salah should’ve won this…. comfortably.' One fan wrote: 'That's absolutely farcical, Ronaldo was useless in most matches he played but scored a few tap ins, Salah was far better than him this month.' While another posted: 'Ronaldo winning POTM in the month Salah confirmed him...
I always talk with Dybala, Cuadrado – Pogba hints at Juventus return
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I always talk with Dybala, Cuadrado – Pogba hints at Juventus return

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has hinted at a possible return to Juventus amid the ongoing uncertainty surrounding his contract situation at Old Trafford. Pogba rejoined Man United from Juventus in 2016 in an £89 million deal. The France international became one of the top midfielders in Europe during his time at Juventus but has struggled for consistency with Man United. The 28-year-old, who is currently away on international duty with France, has entered the final year of his contract with Man United and he is yet to sign a new deal. Asked about the possibility of returning to Juventus, Pogba told Sport Mediaset after France defeated Belgium 3-2 in their UEFA Nations League semi-final match at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night: “I always talk with my former teamm...
You’re trapping him at Old Trafford – Agbonlahor begs Man Utd to sell Van de Beek
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You’re trapping him at Old Trafford – Agbonlahor begs Man Utd to sell Van de Beek

Former Aston Villa striker, Gabby Agbonlahor, has urged Manchester United to sell Donny van de Beek in the January transfer window. Agbonlahor claimed that Man United are trapping Van de Beek at Old Trafford, adding that the midfielder’s situation at the club is ‘turning into a joke’. Van de Beek joined Man United from Ajax for £40m in the summer of 2020. The Netherlands international has endured a difficult spell at Man United, falling out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. He is yet to start a league game for Man United so far this season. Asked whether he thinks Man United will let Van de Beek leave in January, Agbonlahor told Football Insider: “I think they will. “It’s turning into a joke now. United need to just let him go and play football. You are trapping him at th...
You must Buckle Down to Save your Career at Man Utd – Yorke warns Martial
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You must Buckle Down to Save your Career at Man Utd – Yorke warns Martial

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

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has said Cristiano Ronaldo has added to Manchester United’s problem of being a team of individuals. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in the summer on a two-year deal. However, despite the 36-year-old scoring five goals in five games, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have hit a poor run of form following defeats against Young Boys in the Champions League, West Ham in the Carabao Cup and Aston Villa in the Premier League. The Red Devils also drew at home to Everton on Saturday. Carragher told The Telegraph: “They remain a team of individuals rather than a team. Cristiano Ronaldo has added to that rather than fixed it. “That’s why, despite a brilliant squad, they are not yet at the level of the other three. “Dropping five points ...
Rio Ferdinand reacts to Garry Neville’s criticisms of Ronaldo
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Rio Ferdinand reacts to Garry Neville’s criticisms of Ronaldo

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has reacted to Gary Neville’s criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo following the club’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Everton over the weekend. Neville had criticised Ronaldo for storming down the tunnel following Man United’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford. He insisted that Ronaldo’s reaction put ‘immense pressure’ on Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Recall that Ronaldo, who was visibly angry after Man United drew Everton on Saturday, stormed down the tunnel alone as soon as the final whistle was blown. Reacting to the development, Ferdinand defended Ronaldo’s reaction and said that you ‘can’t take emotion away’ from players. “I saw Gary Neville talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and saying he nee...
Man Utd outcast Van de Beek still interesting Everton as Brands refuses to rule out January raid
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Man Utd outcast Van de Beek still interesting Everton as Brands refuses to rule out January raid

The Toffees’ director of football has confirmed that efforts were made to get a deal done for the Dutch midfielder during the summer transfer window Marcel Brands, director of football at Everton, has confirmed that the Toffees made efforts to prise Donny van de Beek away from Manchester United over the summer and may reassess that situation in January. A talented Netherlands international midfielder continues to struggle for regular game time at Old Trafford, with just five minutes of Premier League action taken in this season. Rafa Benitez had been hoping to offer the 24-year-old Dutchman a clean slate during the last transfer window, but efforts to do a deal with North West rivals proved problematic.
Wayne Rooney’s son Kai scores four for Manchester United youth team in nine-goal thriller against Liverpool
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Wayne Rooney’s son Kai scores four for Manchester United youth team in nine-goal thriller against Liverpool

The 11-year-old is looking to follow in the footsteps of his father at Old Trafford, with impressive progress being made in the academy ranks Wayne Rooney’s son Kai is proving to be a chip off the old block, with the 11-year-old revealing that he scored all four goals for Manchester United’s U12s in their recent 5-4 defeat to Liverpool. With his dad holding the honour of being the Red Devils’ all-time leading scorer, there are some sizeable boots for Rooney junior to fill at Old Trafford. He is showing signs of heading in the right direction, with an ability to score goals clearly being passed down from one generation to the next.
Manchester isn’t Big Enough for both of us – Tyson Fury warns Ronaldo
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Manchester isn’t Big Enough for both of us – Tyson Fury warns Ronaldo

British heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury has told Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo that Manchester is not big enough to contain both superstars. The English boxer is preparing to face Deontay Wilder again in Las Vegas. He said he would in no distant future bring a fight to Old Trafford. Ronaldo is currently the most prominent sport figure at Manchester United and Fury joked that the city cannot cope with two sporting superstars. “I have two fights left [in the USA], but I’d love to bring a world title fight back to Manchester,” he told The Sun. “It has always been a dream of mine to fight at Old Trafford. The last fight there was Eubank versus Benn in 1993 and that was massive. “I’m really happy Ronaldo’s back at Old Trafford, but this town ain’t b...
Your Reaction Put immense Pressure on Solskjaer – Neville Criticises Ronaldo
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Your Reaction Put immense Pressure on Solskjaer – Neville Criticises Ronaldo

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for storming down the tunnel following the club’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Everton at the weekend. Neville insisted that Ronaldo’s reaction put ‘immense pressure’ on Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Recall that Ronaldo, who was visibly angry after Man United drew Everton on Saturday at Old Trafford, stormed down the tunnel alone immediately after the final whistle was blown. The Portugal captain was benched by Solskjaer during Man United’s clash with Everton as Edinson Cavani started ahead of him. Speaking on his own podcast, Neville said: “I watched the game and I watched him walk off. I can’t say I like it. “Is Cristiano upset when he doesn’t play? Yes. Is he upset ...
‘Sir Alex would have dropped Fred for a month!’ – Hargreaves slams Man Utd star for his role in Everton’s equaliser
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‘Sir Alex would have dropped Fred for a month!’ – Hargreaves slams Man Utd star for his role in Everton’s equaliser

A former Old Trafford favourite was left frustrated by the Brazilian's failure to nip the Toffees' decisive counter-attack in the bud Owen Hargreaves has slammed Fred for his role in Everton's equaliser against Manchester United, claiming Sir Alex Ferguson would have dropped him for "a month" United missed the chance to move to the top of the Premier League table after being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday. Anthony Martial opened the scoring for the hosts two minutes before the interval, but Andros Townsend levelled proceedings just after the hour mark as he finished off a swift counter-attack.  
Man Utd give Pogba Deadline to Sign new Contract
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Man Utd give Pogba Deadline to Sign new Contract

Manchester United have given Paul Pogba until Christmas to sign a new contract worth £400,000, according to the UK Sun. Pogba is already into the last 12 months of his current deal at Old Trafford, The France midfielder will be free to talk to clubs abroad from January 2022. Senior officials at United want to avoid having the saga drag out over the second half of the season. They feel this might overshadow any success manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be fighting to achieve this term. However, United remain quietly confident that Pogba will commit his future to the club. It is also believed that Pogba appreciates their capture of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo. But the club is also aware there is interest from top clubs in Europe to la...
Everton hit back at Man Utd to keep scrutiny on Ole
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Everton hit back at Man Utd to keep scrutiny on Ole

Andros Townsend cheekily channelled Cristiano Ronaldo as Everton hit back at an expectant Old Trafford to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester United and maintain the scrutiny on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer's gamble to start Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench appeared to have paid off when Anthony Martial netted his first Premier League goal in eight months just before the break. The midweek matchwinner against Villarreal did make his 200th Premier League appearance in the second half but Everton were instead level eight minutes later (58) as Andros Townsend finished a blistering breakaway from a United corner - and then mimicked Ronaldo's trademark celebration. This time there were no shirt-peeling late heroics from the milestone man but drama instead at the other end as Yerry Min...
EPL: What to expect from Man Utd vs Everton, Chelsea vs Southampton, Brighton vs Arsenal
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EPL: What to expect from Man Utd vs Everton, Chelsea vs Southampton, Brighton vs Arsenal

The Premier League returns this weekend following European fixtures in the midweek. Early kick-off is at Old Trafford, where Manchester United host Everton. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in typical fashion, bought himself some time with a 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League. With United having lost three out of four games, Solskjaer had come under pressure and you could feel some of it float away, as Cristiano Ronaldo popped up with a 95th minute winner. You will expect the Red Devils to get three points in this form against Rafa Benitez’s men, who have blown hot and cold so far this season. After that game in Manchester, Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel is one manager who is beginning to feel the heat. The German won the C...
Iwobi a doubt for Everton’s Premier League trip to Manchester United
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Iwobi a doubt for Everton’s Premier League trip to Manchester United

The Super Eagles midfielder might miss his first league match of the season when the Toffees travel to Old Trafford Everton manager Rafael Benitez said he is unsure of Alex Iwobi’s availability for the Premier League fixture against Manchester United on Saturday. Benitez, in his press conference on Friday, disclosed that the Nigeria international – who has played in every of their games so far this season – has a knock. Iwobi played for 89 minutes in Everton's 2-0 league win over Norwich City a week ago, and he has contributed just a goal with an assist in eight matches across all competitions this term.
Planning to stop Ronaldo, advice from Ferdinand and learning from Benitez, Everton defender Godfrey reveals all
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Planning to stop Ronaldo, advice from Ferdinand and learning from Benitez, Everton defender Godfrey reveals all

Everton travel to Old Trafford in the Premier League and the Toffees centre-back is confident they can deal with the Red Devils' threat If the Everton back line manage to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet on Saturday it could be down to the influence of a former Manchester United defender. With Ronaldo scoring five goals in his first five games back at Old Trafford, Rafa Benitez’s side will know they have to be on their game to keep the Portugal international at bay but Toffees defender Ben Godfrey has some advice in his back pocket that might help him. The 23-year-old shares the same agency as Rio Ferdinand and the former United centre-back has been on hand with advice to help the Everton man whenever he needs it.
Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms two Key Players to Miss EPL Game
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Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms two Key Players to Miss EPL Game

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

Head coach of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has provided the latest injury update on Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw ahead of his side’s Premier League match with Everton on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford. Solskjaer said that Shaw feels better, adding that the defender still has a shoulder injury. The Norwegian also said that Rashford is fit, having trained for the first time today since his shoulder some months ago. “Luke feels better in himself. He is ill, but he still has a shoulder injury,” Solskjaer said. “We have got to make a decision on him. Marcus trained fully for the first time today with contact. “Marcus is fit, he is working really hard, but he has not had any contact [until now].” “If his shoulder can take the contact now, he sho...
Ronaldo tells Man Utd manager, Solskjaer how to get best out of him
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Ronaldo tells Man Utd manager, Solskjaer how to get best out of him

Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has asked manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to change the club’s style of play in order to get the best out of him, ESP reports. Ronaldo wants Solskjaer to make Man United’s defenders to get the ball to the forwards more quickly. He also made it clear to the Red Devils coach that he can increase his goal ratio further if the team becomes quicker in the opposition half. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored five goals in five matches since returning to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. The Portugal captain also scored a dramatic injury-time winner in Man United’s 2-1 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo will now hope to continue his impressive display for Man United w...
Paul Merson predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal games
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Paul Merson predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal games

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Liverpool will host Manchester City on Sunday evening at Anfield, while Manchester United will face Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Chelsea will host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Arsenal tackle Brighton in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening. Providing his predictions, Merson told Sportskeeda, “I expect Manchester United to win this Premier League encounter 2-1. They were unfortunate not to score the penalty against Aston Villa and were well beaten against Villarreal despite getting a result, so it’s kind of hard to predict their results. “Everton have done a great job so far this season, but they have their fai...
Southgate ‘not surprised’ by Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd
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Southgate ‘not surprised’ by Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd

The Three Lions manager has called up the winger to his latest squad despite admitting he hasn't reached his best level yet at Old Trafford Gareth Southgate says he's "not surprised' by Jadon Sancho's struggles at Manchester United, with the England boss labelling the Premier League as a more "intense" competition than the Bundesliga. Sancho completed a long-waited £73 million ($99m) move to United from Borussia Dortmund in the summer window, bringing to an end his three-year stay in Germany. The 21-year-old emerged as one of the most exciting wingers in Europe at Westfalenstadion, but has been unable to hit the ground running at Old Trafford, and Southgate says he will need more time to adjust to the demands of top-flight English football.  
Owen Hargreaves overlooks Ronaldo, names player Man Utd can rely on
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Owen Hargreaves overlooks Ronaldo, names player Man Utd can rely on

Former Manchester United star, Owen Hargreaves, has overlooked Cristiano Ronaldo and identified David De Gea as the player the Red Devils can rely on this season. Hargreaves believes De Gea is ‘back at his best’ at Old Trafford. The former midfielder stated this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Everton on Saturday afternoon. De Gea has started the new season strongly after having struggled to find consistent form last season as he ended up being replaced by Dean Henderson at times during the campaign. “He made so many big saves. David de Gea was one of the most important players and he’s been fabulous this season, obviously taking over from Dean Henderson,“ Hargreaves told BT Sport. “They can rely on him, he is back to his best.“ He added, “And when you h...
Ronaldo, Salah fight for Premier League prize
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Ronaldo, Salah fight for Premier League prize

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for September. The 36-year-old has been in fine form since he returned to Old Trafford this summer. Ronaldo scored twice on his debut as United beat Newcastle 4-1, before netting the equalizer in a 2-1 victory at West Ham. He however faces competition for the prize from Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah. Salah found the back of the net in all the fixtures he featured in against Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Brentford. The Egyptian also became the fastest Liverpool player ever to reach 100 league goals. Ronaldo and Salah are nominated along Watford winger Ismaila Sarr; Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo; Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and Newcastle United’s Allan...
UCL: This is why I’m back – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 2-1 win over Villarreal
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UCL: This is why I’m back – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 2-1 win over Villarreal

Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he returned to the club to score goals and make history again. The Portuguese also thanked fans of the club for helping the team throughout their 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League. The Red Devils came back from 1-0 down to beat the Spanish club 2-1 at Old Trafford, keeping their chances of surviving the group stage alive. Alex Telles equalised for the Red Devils, before a stoppage time strike from Cristiano Ronaldo sent Old Trafford into jubilation. United lost their opening Champions League group stage match against Young Boys and were under pressure to return to winning ways against the Yellow Submarine. “Now everything is possible, everything is open and we believe we will go through,” T...
Ronaldo breaks Champions League record against Villarreal
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Ronaldo breaks Champions League record against Villarreal

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has surpassed Iker Casillas’ appearance record in the Champions League. The 36-year-old was selected from the start by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the visit of Villarreal on Wednesday night. In doing so, Ronaldo made his 178th appearance in the competition, moving ahead of former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Casillas. Ronaldo had equalled Casillas’ record when he started in United’s 2-1 defeat at Young Boys. Paco Alcacer opened the scoring for Villarreal at Old Trafford, before Alex Telles drilled in from distance to make it 1-1. With seconds left in the game, Ronaldo popped up at the far post to snatch the winner.
Record-breaking Ronaldo snatches dramatic Man Utd win
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Record-breaking Ronaldo snatches dramatic Man Utd win

Cristiano Ronaldo snatched a dramatic late victory for Manchester United, beating Villarreal 2-1 on his record-breaking 178th Champions League appearance. There were plenty of eyes on United heading into the fixture, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side losing three of their last four games, including the Group F opener against Young Boys two weeks ago. They also faced the side that beat them in the Europa League final four months ago. Villarreal should have been out of sight in the first half, but came up against an inspired David de Gea and were also guilty of some poor finishing without their usual target-man in Gerard Moreno. But the visitors soon found the breakthrough with the impressive Arnaut Danjuma setting up Paco Alcacer for a tap-in (53).The mood was starting to sag at O...
Thierry Henry names best striker in Champions League
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Thierry Henry names best striker in Champions League

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry has named Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo as the best striker in the Champions League. According to Henry, the 36-year-old has not gotten enough credit for what he has done throughout his career. Ronaldo has won an array of individual and team awards, including five Champions leagues and five Ballon d’Ors across his spells at United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. Since returning to Old Trafford this summer, Ronaldo has netted four times in three Premier League appearances. “You have to give this guy a lot of credit, why? Because simply what he has done with the national team, what he’s doing right now for United. “What he has been doing for Juve, Real Madrid and United before, it is second to none if we’re talking about a No.9, you ha...
Agbonlahor reveals how Conte would solve penalty issues between Ronaldo, Fernandes at Man Utd
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Agbonlahor reveals how Conte would solve penalty issues between Ronaldo, Fernandes at Man Utd

Aston Villa hero, Gabriel Agbonlahor has doubted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ability to handle Manchester United’s dressing room, calling for the manager’s immediate sack. Agbonlahor wants the club’s board to replace Solskjaer with the former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte following their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday. Manchester United suffered their first defeat in the Premier League this season when they succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday. The game also saw Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty that would have seen the Red Devils salvage a point. It came as a surprise to many that Fernandes insisted on taken the spot-kick with penalty master Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch. Agbonlahor believes that Solskjaer would ha...
Bruno Fernandes vows to continue taking Man Utd penalties after Villa miss
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Bruno Fernandes vows to continue taking Man Utd penalties after Villa miss

Bruno Fernandes has vowed not to shy away from taking penalties for Manchester United in the future, following his miss against Aston Villa on Saturday. With United losing 1-0 at Old Trafford, the hosts were given a chance to clinch one point. Referee Mike Dean awarded a spot-kick for handball against Kortney Hause and Fernandes stepped up to take it. However, the Portugal midfielder sent his effort into the stands, as United tasted defeat for the first time this season. Amid calls for Cristiano Ronaldo to take over the penalty duties from him, Fernandes has said he will be ready next time. He wrote on Instagram: “Criticism and contrasting opinions are a big part of football. I’ve learned to live with it, even using them to drive me on, and I consider it all a very importa...
This is only the beginning – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to United’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa
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This is only the beginning – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to United’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa

Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to Manchester United’s 1-0 shocking defeat to Aston Villa as Old Trafford on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Villa courtesy of Kortney Hause’s late header. The Red Devils were handed a lifeline in stoppage time though after being awarded a penalty but Fernandes played the crucial spot kick over the bar. It is the Red Devils’ first defeat in all competitions this season with Ronaldo netting four goals in three games prior to Saturday’s league game. Ronaldo returned to Manchester United from Juventus this summer and has made a huge impact already. “This is only the begining, but in a competition as strong as the Premier League, every point counts!” The Portugal captain wrote on Instagram. He assur...
Man Utd told to avoid Conte if Solskjaer is sacked after Aston Villa defeat
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Man Utd told to avoid Conte if Solskjaer is sacked after Aston Villa defeat

Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo, has called on Manchester United to sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, following a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. Kortney Hause’s header proved to be the winner at Old Trafford in the early kick-off. United however had the chance to get a share of the points, but Bruno Fernandes blasted a late penalty over the bar. It is the second successive defeat for Solskjaer this week, after they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup in midweek by West Ham. Jombo wants the club to sack the Norwegian, but asked them to avoid former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte. She tweeted: “I think it’s time for Ole to leave. “But who will replace him? Nobody should mention Conte here.”
Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler
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Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler

Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa prevented Manchester United moving top of the Premier League with a deserved 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. Just when it seemed a catalogue of missed gilt-edged chances would cost Villa a first win at Old Trafford since 2009, defender Kortney Hause broke the deadlock two minutes from time with a brilliant near-post header past a helpless David de Gea. In a dramatic late finale, Hause went from hero to villain in the space of three minutes when he was adjudged to have blocked substitute Edinson Cavani's header with his arm in added time. VAR upheld the contentious on-field decision but Villa justice was served when penalty specialist Fernandes - having kept the ball from Cristiano Ronaldo - blazed woefully over the targe...
Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Cristiano Ronaldo set to break EPL record
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Cristiano Ronaldo set to break EPL record

Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to break a record at Old Trafford if he scores in his side’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. Ronaldo would become the first Man United player in his second spell at the club to score in his first four matches for the Red Devils should he find the back of the net against Aston Villa today. The 36-year-old scored a brace against Newcastle in the Premier League, a goal against Young Boys in the Champions League and a strike against West Ham in the Premier League. The Portugal captain rejoined Man United in the summer transfer window from Juventus. The last Man United player to score in his first four appearances for the club was James Hanson in 1924. Ronaldo, of course, had his ...
Ronaldo impact excites De Gea as Man Utd go in search of ‘big trophies’
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Ronaldo impact excites De Gea as Man Utd go in search of ‘big trophies’

The Red Devils goalkeeper believes the presence of the Portuguese superstar at Old Trafford means bids for major silverware are on the cards David de Gea admits the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Manchester United is already being felt, with the Portuguese's presence helping to put the Red Devils in the mix for "big trophies". Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pulled off a major coup during the summer transfer window when luring the five-time Ballon d'Or winner back to England for a second spell at Old Trafford. Despite now being 36 years of age, Ronaldo has hit four goals through three outings for United and has helped to raise collective belief and standards in a star-studded squad.  
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts outcome of Chelsea vs Man City, Arsenal vs Tottenham, Man Utd fixtures
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EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts outcome of Chelsea vs Man City, Arsenal vs Tottenham, Man Utd fixtures

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, fixtures that will be played this weekend. Manchester City will tackle Chelsea in an away Premier League tie on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United will host Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Arsenal will face Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League tie. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “The last time Manchester City went to Stamford Bridge, in January, they took Chelsea apart with three goals in the first 35 minutes, but that was before Thomas Tuchel took over and this is a very different Chelsea side now. “Chelsea are going very well and brushed Spurs aside in the second half on Sunday but I can’t see t...
Your styles of play annoy me – Paul Ince slams 3 Man United stars
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Your styles of play annoy me – Paul Ince slams 3 Man United stars

Former Manchester United forward, Paul Ince has berated the club’s attackers, Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, saying that their styles of football “winds him up.” Ince slammed, who is an Old Trafford hero, slammed the players following the defeat by West Ham on Wednesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the trio in front as he made wholesale changes to his side for the Carabao Cup clash with the Hammers. But the attackers did little or nothing to create problems for the visiting defence and Manchester United crashed out of the competition losing 1-0 to David Moyes’ side. And Ince, who’s also a former Liverpool and Inter Milan star, accused Sancho, Lingard and Martial of opting for style-over-substance kind of football and prioritising dribbling ove...
‘Sancho is still young, but this is not FIFA!’ – Ince slams £73m winger & takes aim at Martial after Man Utd cup exit
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‘Sancho is still young, but this is not FIFA!’ – Ince slams £73m winger & takes aim at Martial after Man Utd cup exit

A former Old Trafford favourite has criticised the attacking duo after the Red Devils' disappointing home defeat to West Ham Paul Ince has told £73 million ($100m) winger Jadon Sancho that English football "is not FIFA" while also taking aim at Anthony Martial after Manchester United's Carabao Cup exit United were dumped out of the competition at the third-round stage on Wednesday after losing 1-0 at home to West Ham, just three days on from their 2-1 victory over the Hammers in the Premier League - which Sancho started on the bench. The 21-year-old returned to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI in midweek but produced another ineffective display on the right flank, and Ince has now criticised him for focusing more on fancy footwork than linking up with his team-mates in the final...
EPL: Ronaldo tipped to become Man Utd manager ‘within 18 months’
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EPL: Ronaldo tipped to become Man Utd manager ‘within 18 months’

Former Tottenham coach, Tim Sherwoood, has tipped Cristiano Ronaldo to become Manchester United’s next manager “within 18 months”. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford this summer and has already netted four times in his first three matches. However, Sherwood believes the 36-year-old could soon be making his impact from the dugout. Current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is under pressure after United were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham on Wednesday night. Having not won any trophy since he replaced Jose Mourinho, Solskjaer is under more scrutiny than ever, after Ronaldo returned to the club along with Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Ronaldo has already shown glimpses of a desire to control things from the touchline, whether it be in the Euro 2016 final or when he sto...
Screaming’ Lingard told he acts differently at Man Utd as West Ham captain Noble makes ‘diving’ joke
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Screaming’ Lingard told he acts differently at Man Utd as West Ham captain Noble makes ‘diving’ joke

The England international spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers, but is now back with his parent club at Old Trafford Jesse Lingard has been told that he acts differently as a Manchester United player to how he did when on loan at West Ham, with Mark Noble joking that the England international was "diving" and "screaming" during a Carabao Cup tie on Wednesday. The talented 28-year-old playmaker has been absorbed back into the fold at Old Trafford after rediscovering his spark at the London Stadium during the second half of the 2020-21 campaign. Lingard hit a dramatic winner against the Hammers during his last Premier League outing, but was unable to replicate those heroics in domestic cup action as David Moyes' men claimed a 1-0 win in Manchester.

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