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West Ham midfielder Declan Rice winks at Man Utd
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West Ham midfielder Declan Rice winks at Man Utd

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has offered a wink to Manchester United.   Rice has given Manchester United a transfer boost after describing Old Trafford as 'one of my favourite places to play.' Rice, who has also been linked with Chelsea, told Sky Sports after the Hammers' loss to United: “I was loving it. “Every time I come to Old Trafford, I've always said it's one of my favourite places to play. “It's an amazing stadium"
Rangnick reveals what happened in Man Utd dressing room after West Ham win
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Rangnick reveals what happened in Man Utd dressing room after West Ham win

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, has revealed the players were celebrating in the dressing room, after a dramatic 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday. Rangnick said the victory was “massive” in the race to finish in the top four. Marcus Rashford climbed off the substitutes’ bench to score in the 93rd minute at Old Trafford. The result saw United move into fourth place ahead of the Hammers. “The atmosphere [in the dressing room] is amazing. The boys were celebrating. They know what a massive win this was. “The red army’s support was amazing. I can only say thank you to all the fans. “It’s always good but today was massive. They pushed us through the whole game,” Rangnick said.
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to face a 25 per cent pay cut next season should Man United fail to qualify for the Champions League
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to face a 25 per cent pay cut next season should Man United fail to qualify for the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo will have his £385,000 a week salary docked by 25 percent next season should Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to reports. The Portuguese striker returned to Old Trafford this summer in a £20million transfer from Juventus, but both he and the club are struggling for form with United currently sitting in seventh place. The Ralf Rangnick's squad are two points behind fourth-placed West Ham with a game in hand as they battle for Champions League football. And according to The Athletic, Ronaldo will see his salary docked if the club cannot breach the gap to fourth-place between now and the end of May. That would mean Ronaldo's £385,000 a week wage will be slashed below the £300,000 mark to £288,000 a week - which would be the ...
Ronaldo threatens to leave Man Utd if they fail to qualify for Champions League
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Ronaldo threatens to leave Man Utd if they fail to qualify for Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United this summer, if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the UK Sun reports. The 36-year-old completed a sensational return to Old Trafford last summer. Ronaldo’s arrival raised optimism among the fans, who believed United could win their first Premier League title in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. However, the Red Devils have endured a tumultuous campaign and sit in the seventh spot in the Premier League. It has now emerged that Ronaldo’s representatives have already spoken with Richard Arnold, who will replace Ed Woodward as United’s CEO next month. Last week, the Portugal captain hinted that he would not settle for anything less than Champions League football, making it clear that occupying the Europa Leagu...
Man Utd ready to appoint Manager to take over from Rangnick
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Man Utd ready to appoint Manager to take over from Rangnick

Manchester United could appoint a new permanent manager before the end of the season, MEN reports. The Red Devils are still looking for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement, although Ralf Rangnick has been put in temporary charge of the team. Rangnick’s contract as interim boss runs until the end of the season. Once a new full-time boss is found, the German will move into a consultancy role at Old Trafford alongside director John Murtough and Richard Arnold. United are now looking to secure their next manager before the summer transfer window opens July 1. The club are understood to believe “the sooner the better” with hiring a new coach after witnessing Tottenham’s long-winded attempt to replace Jose Mourinho last year. PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag r...
He had iPAD, watching Netflix during Aston Villa game – Parker slams ‘lost’ Man United star
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He had iPAD, watching Netflix during Aston Villa game – Parker slams ‘lost’ Man United star

Paul Parker has suggested Jadon Sancho is no longer at Manchester United and is totally lost. He said the former Borussia Dortmund forward may already be having doubts over his role at the club. United brought in Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73 million last summer and the England international has so far struggled at Old Trafford. Sancho has played 23 games for United this season, scoring only two goals and providing zero assist and was left out of the starting XI during Saturday’s Premier League clash at Aston Villa. He was later brought on with 12 minutes of the contest remaining for what was a disappointing cameo. Parker, a former Manchester United defender, accused the 21-year-old of not following the game going on in front of him. Parker told Talk of the Devi...
Rangnick lied – Martial insists he didn’t refuse to play against Aston Villa
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Rangnick lied – Martial insists he didn’t refuse to play against Aston Villa

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial, has come out to deny claims made by his interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, that he refused to play in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday. Martial is desperate to leave Old Trafford, with Sevilla interested in signing him this January window. The France forward was not with the rest of the squad at Villa Park and United had only eight players on the bench, including two goalkeepers. After the game, Rangnick said: “He (Martial) didn’t want to be in the squad. “He would have been in the squad normally, but he didn’t want to. That is the reason why he was not travelling with us yesterday (on Friday).” However, in a fresh twist, Martial wrote on his Instagram story: “I will never refuse to play a match for Man United. “I’ve bee...
Transfer: Brazilian star Surprised by Chelsea as Pogba vows to leave Man United
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Transfer: Brazilian star Surprised by Chelsea as Pogba vows to leave Man United

Brazil international, Kenedy has said that his sudden recall to Stamford Bridge by Chelsea came to him as a surprise. Kenedy, who was on a season long loan at Flamengo, was brought back to help the Blues sort out their defensive crisis following injuries to some key players. He said he was ‘taken by surprise,’ adding that everything happened so fast. “I was taken by surprise. I found out on Wednesday night around 11pm. Everything happened very fast,” the Brazilian told reporters at Rio de Janeiro airport before jetting off for London. “Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They asked me to present myself and I’m presenting myself. “It was Flamengo that told me. I’m just fulfilling the contract.” Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has vowed to leave Old ...
I knew coming back would be challenging, Man Utd not been good – Ronaldo
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I knew coming back would be challenging, Man Utd not been good – Ronaldo

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has admitted the team is not as good as it should be this season. The 36-year-old returned to Old Trafford last August but the Red Devils continue to struggle this campaign. Their poor form led to the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has been replaced by interim manager Ralf Rangnick. “I knew that my coming here would be challenging. “My expectations haven’t changed much since I arrived but the truth is that we are not as good as we should be. “I say that on an individual and collective level as well. I think Manchester could be better in the Premier League, we could be playing better, but we have room to grow. It’s a new year. We have to think positively, believe it’s going to be a good year,” Ronaldo told ESPN Brasil....
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he will retire from football
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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he will retire from football

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is aiming to continue playing football until the age of 42. The 36-year-old is currently United’s top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions this season. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last summer and signed a two-year deal with the option for one extra year. He is now looking to play for up to six more years at the top level. “Genetically I feel like I’m 30 years old. I take great care of my body and my mind. Something I’ve learned recently is that after 33, I believe the body can deliver if you need it, but the real battle is mental. “Going through many things with the focus on the end goal of staying at a high level is the hardest thing, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last few years. I’ve been working and fo...
Ronaldo’s stern message to Man Utd: I don’t accept anything less than top three
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Ronaldo’s stern message to Man Utd: I don’t accept anything less than top three

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

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

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

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

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

Derby County is set to bring Manchester United star, Amad Diallo on loan as their manager, Wayne Rooney turns to his former club to bolster his squad this January transfer window, as reported by Daily Mail on Monday. Diallo joined Man United from Atalanta for a £25 million deal last year. His opportunities at Old Trafford have been very limited so far. The Ivory Coast international has featured just nine times in all competitions for Man United’s senior squad scoring one goal. The 19-year-old looked set for a loan move to Feyenoord last summer, but the deal never materialized after he sustained an injury that kept him out of action until the end of September. Diallo has also drawn the interest of Atalanta, Crystal Palace. His contract at Old Trafford runs until 2025, an...
What Edinson Cavani told me about leaving Manchester United – Rangnick
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What Edinson Cavani told me about leaving Manchester United – Rangnick

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

AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, on Sunday, finally matched a European top-five league 21st-century record, set by Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo last December, after scoring a goal in his side’s Serie A 3-0 win over Venezia. The 40-year-old tucked in from close range inside two minutes at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo on Sunday. His goal against Venezia was his eighth Serie A goal of the season and his first of 2022. It means Zlatan has now found the net against 80 different clubs across Europe’s big five leagues (Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, LaLiga and Ligue 1). Since 2000, the only other player to have achieved that feat is Ronaldo, who reached the milestone with a goal in Man United’s 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford on December 30, 2021. Zlatan has ...
Steven Gerrard pinpoints what Rangnick need at Old Trafford
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Steven Gerrard pinpoints what Rangnick need at Old Trafford

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

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has named the three Red Devils legends he wants to emulate at Old Trafford. Maguire said he wants to repeat the achievements of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at Man United, adding that he grew up idolizing the trio. The England defender stated this ahead of Man United’s FA Cup third round tie against Aston Villa on Monday night. “I grew up idolizing the likes of Wayne [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand] and [Nemanja] Vidic and I want to repeat what they achieved,” Maguire said as quoted by Sportskeeda. “I’m privileged to be captain and I have got a responsibility to lead the players and turn things round.” Rooney, Ferdinand and Vidic were all part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad that won every available trophy for Man United. ...
Manchester United makes final decision on signing €75m rated best striker in Europe
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Manchester United makes final decision on signing €75m rated best striker in Europe

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

The Portuguese has been linked with a move to Camp Nou after a frustrating start to the 2021-22 campaign at Old Trafford Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has called out reports linking him with a transfer to Barcelona as "bad journalism". Fernandes quickly became a talismanic figure at Old Trafford following his move from Sporting CP in January 2020, but has suffered a major dip in form in the first half of the 2021-22 campaign. The 27-year-old has only scored once in his last 14 Premier League outings and it has been suggested that he is one of several players to have grown unhappy at United as they sit seventh in the table, four points adrift of the Champions League places.
FA Cup: Rangnick to be without three stars for Man United vs Aston Villa game
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FA Cup: Rangnick to be without three stars for Man United vs Aston Villa game

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

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

The player, outgoing Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, still regrets not signing for the club, has been revealed. Man United confirmed on Thursday that Woodward would resign from his role on February 1. Woodward had replaced David Gill shortly after the club won the last of its 20th Premier League title in 2013. Richard Arnold will replace Woodward as Man United’s most senior executive on February 1. However, according to ESPN, Woodward views his failure to bring Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to Old Trafford as one of his biggest regrets. Man United have been repeatedly linked with a move for Kane over the past few years, but the 28-year-old still remains at Spurs. The England captain has scored 232 goals in 361 games for Tottenham. Meanwhile, ...
Manchester United pick PSG’s top 9 to replace Cavani, Martial at Old Trafford
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Manchester United pick PSG’s top 9 to replace Cavani, Martial at Old Trafford

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

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial has become the first among many top stars said to be willing to leave the club this winter transfer window. The Frenchman has reportedly agreed to join Sevilla on loan despite that Manchester United are still not happy with the Spanish side’s offer, according to French TV station, Telefoot. About two other European giants have also declared interest in the Frenchman. Martial is keen on leaving Manchester United in the January transfer window so as to find playing time elsewhere in order to secure a place in France team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho last summer. The forward has started just two league games for United...
Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United on one condition
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Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United on one condition

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is considering his future at Old Trafford and could leave next summer if he does not agree with the club’s next managerial appointment. According to The Star, Ronaldo’s future will hinge on who is named Man United’s next permanent manager. Recall that Ralf Rangnick was named interim manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last November, The German is expected to move onto an advisory role within the club at the end of the season. Paris Saint-Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino, was thought to be Man United’s first choice to succeed Rangnick in the summer, but latest reports claim Ajax’s Erik ten Hag is now the preferred option. The decision will have a huge bearing on Ronaldo’s decision, however piling pressure on M...
Man United stars question Rangnick playing Sancho ahead of Lingard, worry about Greenwood’s ‘greediness’
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Man United stars question Rangnick playing Sancho ahead of Lingard, worry about Greenwood’s ‘greediness’

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

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

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

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

Former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp has said that Manchester United wingers, Jadon Sancho will continue to find life difficult with the new formation under Ralf Rangnick. Rangnick is trying to make United players play a 4-2-2-2 system at least for the next six months he will be in charge at Old Trafford. While their struggle to win matches have been obvious, the team managed to get victories and draws but suffered their first defeat under the German gaffer on Monday when Wolves came to Old Trafford and beat them 1-0. Redknapp thinks that Sancho is most at risk from the formation. The England international was brought in last summer from Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old came with huge expectations, but so far, he has failed to live up to them. “The way Rangnick se...
Manchester United players regret appointment of Rangnick, demand new manager
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Manchester United players regret appointment of Rangnick, demand new manager

Manchester United players have admitted that the club should not have appointed Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager. A section of the squad is of the opinion that the club made a huge mistake in not bringing in Tottenham’s boss, Antonio Conte as their new manager. Reports in England said another crisis is brewing in the club’s dressing room under Rangnick. The German is currently facing a divided dressing room at Old Trafford, with his own methods and tactics being questioned. The Sun reports that behind the scenes, the German has developed a reputation for being ‘aloof and overconfident’. The players are regretting the missed opportunity to bring in Conte before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked. Rangnick was appointed to take charge at Old Trafford until the end...
Ray Parlour predicts where Manchester United, Arsenal will finish this season
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Ray Parlour predicts where Manchester United, Arsenal will finish this season

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

Eleven Manchester United players have decided to leave the club as interim boss, Ralf Rangnick is facing a mounting crisis at Old Trafford Rangnick was brought to help the team finish in good position this season and if possible win titles following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure in November. Manchester United were defeated for the first time since he took over, with Bruno Lage’s Wolves claiming a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, being their first since 1980. And The Mirror reports that serious problems have developed in the dressing room and that the players have now formed a number of cliques. A number of players within the squad are underwhelmed with the German’s style of coaching and are not by any means impressed by his tactics. The players are said to be disappointed with ...
Maguire, Cavani, Greenwood angry over Ronaldo, as crisis rocks Man United dressing room
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Maguire, Cavani, Greenwood angry over Ronaldo, as crisis rocks Man United dressing room

Three Manchester United players are not happy with Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence in the Old Trafford dressing room. Captain Harry Maguire, Edinson Cavani and young Mason Greenwood are no longer comfortable with Ronaldo’s ‘undroppable presence’ and are finding it problematic. Ronaldo’s presence is causing tension with these players concerned over the Portuguese influence over sections of the squad. United manager, Ralf Rangnick is currently facing a mounting crisis at the club with reports in England claiming that the dressing room is now divided with a number of cliques forming among the squad. After their dismal display against Wolves on Monday night, defender, Luke Shaw hinted there were serious problems in the camp. The Daily Express report that Maguire, Cavani and Green...
Rangnick names Man Utd star that did his job against Wolves
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Rangnick names Man Utd star that did his job against Wolves

Manchester United interim coach, Ralf Rangnick has identified defender Phil Jones as the player that did his job against Wolves on Monday night. Rangnick said Jones did exactly what he expected him to do against Wolves at Old Trafford. Jones, who has been out of action for two years due to injury, made a shock return to Man United’s starting XI against Wolves. The 29-year-old centre-back was impressive against Wolves as David de Gea was able to keep the game level until Joao Moutinho scored the winner with nine minutes left to give the visitors all three points. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Rangnick said, “I think he [Phil Jones] did well, not having played for two years at this kind of level. “We didn’t see that [effects of the absence] in the game. “He...
Why we defeated Man United at Old Trafford – Wolves boss, Bruno Lage
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Why we defeated Man United at Old Trafford – Wolves boss, Bruno Lage

Wolves manager, Bruno Lage has explained how his side were able to beat Manchester United and got their first ever victory at Old Trafford on Monday night. Wolves defeated a struggling Manchester United side devoid of ideas and cohesion with Joao Moutinho scoring in the 82nd minute after Lage’s side had shown a dominant performance from the blast of the whistle. It was Manchester United’s first defeat since Ralf Rangnick took over despite their not-too-good performances so far. “The most important thing is the way we played this game against this team. I think we prepared well for the game and I give a lot of compliments to my players to come here and play in our way,” Lage told Sky Sports. “The first half was very good, we controlled everything, we created a lot of chances...
Late Moutinho strike sees Wolves beat disjointed Man Utd
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Late Moutinho strike sees Wolves beat disjointed Man Utd

Joao Moutinho's late strike saw Wolves win their first league game at Old Trafford in almost 42 years, beating a disjointed Manchester United 1-0 in the Premier League. Wolves' last league victory at Old Trafford came in February 1980, and they should have been ahead at half-time. They registered 15 shots to Man Utd's four in the first half - the first team to have more attempts than United at home since Liverpool in December 2018. But Bruno Lage's side had scored just one goal in their previous six Premier League games, so it was no surprise that the half ended goalless, despite early saves from David de Gea to keep Daniel Podence and Ruben Neves at bay. Man Utd were better after the break and the introduction of Bruno Fernandes improved them further. He struck the crossbar i...
Rangnick gives approval for Man Utd to sign £100m star
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Rangnick gives approval for Man Utd to sign £100m star

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has given his approval for the club to sign £100million rated star, Declan Rice from West Ham United, The Sun reports. Man United have been linked with Rice for a long time and the latest reports suggest that the Old Trafford club are preparing a big move to finally sign the England international next summer. The Red Devils have received a major boost in their pursuit to sign Rice, who has been brilliant over the years for the Hammers and is a key player for the national team. Rice has already made 27 appearances for England’s national team. He is not only a solid play breaker but can also contribute in goals. The 22-year-old has scored three goals and registered four assists in all competitions for David Moyes’ men so far t...
Campbell names right manager to take over from Rangnick at Manchester United
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Campbell names right manager to take over from Rangnick at Manchester United

Former Arsenal striker, Kevin Campbell has identified Paris Saint-Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino as the right manager to succeed Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford. Campbell believes Pochettino is ‘ready-made’ for Man United, adding that he will get the best out of the Red Devils’ squad. Rangnick was appointed as Manchester United interim manager last year following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 63-year-old German agreed to a six months contract before he will then take up a two-year consultancy role at the club and speculation surrounding his successor has already begun. “I think it is been geared towards Pochettino this whole time. Just the way he can get the whole club together and really galvanize the whole place, it would do Man United the world of good,” Campb...
Man United vs Wolves: It’s important to have Cavani in squad – Rangnick speaks on resting Ronaldo
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Man United vs Wolves: It’s important to have Cavani in squad – Rangnick speaks on resting Ronaldo

Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick has said that it is more important to have Edinson Cavani in his side’s squad when they tackle Wolves in a Premier League tie on Monday night. Rangnick said this while speaking on resting forwarding, Cristiano Ronaldo for Man United’s clash with Wolves at Old Trafford. The Devils boss, who said he doesn’t see any reason why Ronaldo shouldn’t be able to play against Wolves, explained that it would not be a problem at one stage if Man United needed to rest the Portugal captain. Asked if he has concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo playing for the third time in seven days [against Wolves], Rangnick was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying at his pre-match press conference: “Today I didn’t see any reason he shouldn’t be able to play a...
Manchester United players aren’t happy – Cristiano Ronaldo
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Manchester United players aren’t happy – Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United ace, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he and other players are not happy with what they are achieving at the club. Ronaldo said this in a series of posts via his Instagram account on New Year’s Eve The Portugal captain also urged Ralf Rangnick’s side to work harder and put Man United where they belong in the New Year. “2021 is coming to an end and it was far from being an easy year, despite my 47 goals scored across all competitions. “My return to Old Trafford will always be one of the most iconic moments in my career. “But I am not happy with what we are achieving at Man United. None of us are happy, I am sure of that. We know that we’ve to work harder, play better and deliver way more than we are delivering right now. “Let’s make this New Year’s Eve a...
Man Utd not about Ronaldo, Fernandes – Rangnick pinpoints what he wants to achieve
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Man Utd not about Ronaldo, Fernandes – Rangnick pinpoints what he wants to achieve

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has pinpointed what he wants to achieve at Old Trafford, while insisting that the club is not about Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes’ partnership. Rangnick said he wants to have every player play in his best possible position in Man United’s squad and not just Ronaldo and Fernandes. Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in all competitions for Man United so far this season, while Fernandes, one of the club’s key players last season, has suffered a dip in form, prompting questions on whether the pair can play together in Rangnick’s team. Fernandes was suspended for Man United’s Premier League 3-1 victory over Burnley on Thursday and Rangnick said he was pleased with the way his players adapted. “Against Burnley, we had to play withou...
Jorge Mendes opens up on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United
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Jorge Mendes opens up on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes has insisted that his client is happy at Manchester United, amid reports linking him with a return to Real Madrid. Mendes said Ronaldo wants to continue with his great performances for Man United this season. Mendes’ comment is coming after reports had emerged a few days ago that Real Madrid wanted to bring back Ronaldo to the Santiago Bernabeu in January. It was claimed that the La Liga giants believe a deal for the Portugal captain could be struck in January following Ralf Rangnick’s arrival at Old Trafford. However, Mendes believes Ronaldo will continue at Man United. “Cristiano Ronaldo is very happy at Man United. He’s gonna continue with his solid, great performances as always in his career. It’s gonna be a great season for him,...
Rangnick blocks top star from leaving Man Utd this season
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Rangnick blocks top star from leaving Man Utd this season

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has told goalkeeper Dean Henderson that he will not leave Old Trafford this season, MEN reports. Henderson only signed an improved five-year contract in the summer. However, since then, he has failed to get regular game time and remains number two behind David De Gea. The 24-year-old has started two fixtures, one coming in the EFL Cup and the other being in a dead-rubber Champions League game. Several reports have linked Henderson with a move away, with Tottenham Hotspur known to be monitoring the situation. Nevertheless, the Manchester Evening News claims that Rangnick has already informed Henderson that he will be remaining with United. It is believed the goalkeeper is unlikely to accept the situation, as he looks for ...
Ronaldo ‘not convinced’ by Rangnick’s methods
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Ronaldo ‘not convinced’ by Rangnick’s methods

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is not convinced by the methods of interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo. The 36-year-old showed visible signs of frustrations during their 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Monday night. Ronaldo was deployed as one of two central strikers against the Magpies, starting alongside Mason Greenwood, who was replaced by Edinson Cavani at half time. He was spotted throwing his arms up on several occasions and generally looked perturbed with his teammates after another limp display. It is understood Ronaldo is not happy in his second spell at Old Trafford, with major concerns over the team’s performance in the Premier League. The Portugal captain is also unimpressed with Rangnick’s methods on the traini...
Manchester Utd reject Sevilla’s offer to sign Martial
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Manchester Utd reject Sevilla’s offer to sign Martial

Manchester United has rejected an approach from Sevilla to sign their forward Anthony Martial on loan, GOAL reports. Sevilla is interested in taking Martial on loan until the end of the season but their initial offer would not cover the player’s wages and Man United have rejected it. The LaLiga club does not have the budget to pay all of Martial’s wages and it is understood their budget is between €3-4 million. However, Man United have not made a final decision over whether or not to send the France international out on loan in the January transfer window. Martial had already told Man United manager, Ralf Rangnick, he is looking for a new challenge after struggling for regular game time this season. Rangnick confirmed a few days ago that Martial had asked to leave Old Traf...
Manchester United pick ex-Arsenal star as De Gea’s replacement
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Manchester United pick ex-Arsenal star as De Gea’s replacement

Manchester United have found David De Gea’s replacement in the person of former Arsenal goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez. Currently at Aston Villa, Martinez is said to be a potential transfer target for Manchester United. Martinez has started 17 of their opening 18 Premier League fixtures so far this season and was consistent last year. The Argentina international has also kept five clean sheets so far this season, helping Steven Gerrard’s side to eleventh in the league table. And United consider him a ‘highly suitable’ candidate to be their future No.1, according to the Daily Star. De Gea is currently Manchester United’s first choice goalkeeper with his current contract due to expire in 2023. Manchester United, according to the report, would not, however, make a move for ...

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