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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals who to blame for Fernandes’ missed penalty
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals who to blame for Fernandes’ missed penalty

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has blamed Aston Villa players for Bruno Fernandes missing a late penalty in Saturday’s early kick-off. The Red Devils were losing 1-0 thanks to Kortney Hause’s header, when the spot kick was awarded. Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot following Hause’s handball in the area. With Cristiano Ronaldo still on the pitch, Bruno Fernandes placed the ball and blasted it over, to ensure Villa left with maximum points. When asked about the incident after the game, Solskjaer said: “First of all, the way they (Aston Villa players) get round the penalty spot and Bruno, that is not to my liking. “Bruno is always good from those positions, but unfortunately he missed this one.”
Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals why Fernandes took penalty instead of Ronaldo
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals why Fernandes took penalty instead of Ronaldo

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that Bruno Fernandes took the penalty against Aston Villa, because “the decision was made before the game”. The Red Devils’ unbeaten start to this season ended on Saturday, thanks to a 1-0 defeat against the Midlands club at Old Trafford. Kortney Hause headed in a corner before giving away a late penalty, as referee Mike Dean penalized him for handball. However, with Cristiano Ronaldo still on the pitch, Fernandes took responsibility and blasted the ball into the stands. When asked if Fernandes was first choice to take the spot kick, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Yes. The decision was made before the game.” The result leaves United in fourth place with 13 points.
‘Ifreke Inyang: 5 things we learnt from Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa
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‘Ifreke Inyang: 5 things we learnt from Chelsea vs Man City, Man Utd vs Aston Villa

It is not every week football fans enjoy a grand opening to Premier League’s weekend games. This Saturday, three of the four teams that kicked off the 12.30pm fixtures included Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Gabriel Jesus provided the breakthrough, as City dominated the Blues at Stamford Bridge and 1-0 convincingly, to get back into the title race. At Old Trafford, a miserable week for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued, as Kortney Hause netted the decisive goal. Bruno Fernandes however had time to blaze off a late penalty. What are the five things we learnt from both games? 1. Guardiola is still king: This was a high-pressure game for Pep by all account. Not only was it the start of a triple header that still has Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool to come. But b...
‘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...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer explains why he dropped Ronaldo
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer explains why he dropped Ronaldo

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he left Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad to play West Ham to play in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. According to the Norwegian, it is not “possible” for Ronaldo to play in every game this season. Solskjaer made 11 changes to the team that beat the Hammers in the Premier League at the weekend. Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard have all been given a chance to impress from the start at Old Trafford. The Red Devils play host to Aston Villa in just three days’ time and it appears Solskjaer will look to wrap Ronaldo up in cotton wool whenever possible over the course of a long season. When asked whether it was a good night for Ronaldo to put his feet up, Solskjaer told Sky Spo...
Hannibal Mejbri can become a ‘future Paul Scholes at Manchester United’, says former coach Bekhti
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Hannibal Mejbri can become a ‘future Paul Scholes at Manchester United’, says former coach Bekhti

The 18-year-old is considered Paul Pogba's successor in the Red Devils first team and his former youth coach is confident he will become a star Hannibal Mejbri has been tipped to become a "future Paul Scholes" at Manchester United by his former youth coach. The 18-year-old has impressed with the United Under-23s side in recent years and made his senior debut for the Old Trafford club when he came off the bench in the final Premier League game of last season. The attacking midfielder has already made three appearances for the Tunisia national team and his former coach at Paris FC, Reda Bekhti, has backed him to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team in the near future.  
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer drops Ronaldo for Carabao Cup clash
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer drops Ronaldo for Carabao Cup clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has left Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad to face West Ham in Wednesday night’s Caraba Cup tie. Ronaldo made it 1-1 for the Red Devils against the Hammers just three days ago, before Jesse Lingard curled in a superb winner. However, he will be rested for today’s match, as Solskjaer has decided to rotate his squad. David de Gea, who saved Mark Noble’s stoppage-time penalty and Paul Pogba have all been left out too. That trio were all missing as the rest of the United squad arrived at the Hyatt Hotel in Manchester’s city centre on Wednesday afternoon. Solskjaer is expected to give many of his fringe players their first taste of football this season. Dean Henderson is in line to make his first start of the campaign in the ...
EPL: Rio Ferdinand reacts to Solskjaer’s attack on him over Ronaldo’s criticism
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand reacts to Solskjaer’s attack on him over Ronaldo’s criticism

Former England and Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has reacted to a recent attack on him by the club’s boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his (Ferdinand)comment on Cristiano Ronaldo. The former central defender insisted that there is no row brewing between him and Solskjaer. Last month, Solskjaer had labelled Ferdinand, his former teammate, ‘out of order’ over comments he made about current United defender, Phil Jones. Just last week, Ferdinand once again angered the manager with comments about Ronaldo, who had during their Champions League game against Young Boys joined his manager on the touchline to seemingly pass on instructions. Ferdinand had said on BT Sport, “If I’m the manager, I’ve got to be honest, I’m telling him[Ronaldo]to sit down.” And re...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer confirms four changes for Carabao Cup tie
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer confirms four changes for Carabao Cup tie

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed he will make four changes to his squad, ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash against West Ham. Both sides met in the Premier League three days ago at the London Olympic Stadium. Said Benrahma gave the Hammers the lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo made it 1-1 and Jesse Lingard climbed off the bench to grab the winner,. For their Carabao Cup tie, Solskjaer looks set to ring the changes. And he has already revealed four players that will definitely be involved as David Moyes returns to Old Trafford. Phil Jones is set to make his first competitive appearance since January 2020, having overcome a number of serious knee injuries. “He just focuses on one thing and gets his head around the challen...
Solskjaer Exposes Man Utd’s major Weakness this Season
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Solskjaer Exposes Man Utd’s major Weakness this Season

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has exposed the club’s major weakness this season. Solskjaer believes Man United’s defense has been their biggest weakness so far this season, adding that the Red Devils have to work on it going forward. The Norwegian disclosed this during his post-match press conference following Man United’s Premier League 2-1 win over West Ham United on Sunday. Man United defeated West Ham at the London Stadium, thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard. “We have to work better defensively, no doubt,” Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference after Man United defeated West Ham. “In the first half, we were too easy to play through. “We will work on it because there is no respite when you play foo...
EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions
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EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on Sunday refused to answer questions about their title ambitions, following a 2-1 win at West Ham. Said Benrahma saw his shot deflected in to give the hosts the lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo reacted quickest to his rebound to make it 1-1. Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort in the 89th minute and David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty in stoppage time. Solskjaer was asked about winning the Premier League title after the match. He replied: “You’re not gonna get me on that one now. It’s five games into the season. “I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. That’s the way it is at Man United. “We deserved three points [against West Ham]. It’s a hard place to come, here. Hopefully these points can make ...
West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer delivers verdict on ‘stonewall’ penalties not awarded to Ronaldo
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West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer delivers verdict on ‘stonewall’ penalties not awarded to Ronaldo

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has given his verdict on two ‘stonewall’ penalties not awarded to Cristiano Ronaldo during his side’s Premier League 2-1 win against West Ham on Sunday. Two goals from Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard gave Man United all three points against the Hammers at the London Stadium. Man United goalkeeper, David de Gea, also saved Mark Noble’s penalty in the 95th minute during the encounter. But Solskjaer feels the Red Devils United should have had two penalties of their own, both for fouls on Ronaldo. “Two [penalties United should have been awarded] first and the last,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “I think they are stonewall you can’t even argue them. I think the first one the lad puts his leg up, Cristiano runs straight and is fouled. “Th...
West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer explains why he benched Sancho in EPL win
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West Ham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer explains why he benched Sancho in EPL win

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Jadon Sancho for the West Ham clash on Sunday. Solskjaer said that he did not start Sancho in Man United’s 2-1 win against West Ham because of the player’s ability to make an impact off the bench. Sancho, who replaced Mason Greenwood in the second half against West Ham, had started Man United’s last three games against Wolves, Newcastle and Young Boys, respectively. “Jadon’s [Sancho] started the Tuesday game and we found the decision better to leave him here now and the chance to come on and make a difference if we need him to,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. He added, “Scott [McTominay] and Fred of course, they are back in, they are a partnership that we see here, we want to have their energy here toda...
Really poor’ – Man Utd’s Phil Jones fires back at Rio Ferdinand
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Really poor’ – Man Utd’s Phil Jones fires back at Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United defender, Phil Jones, has fired back at the club’s legend, Rio Ferdinand, after comments he made on his podcast. Ferdinand had recently called Jones, who has not featured in a first-team game for Man United since January 2020, a ‘waste of time’. He also urged Jones to leave Man United, adding that he was ‘taking up a youth player’s position’ in the Red Devils squad. But Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, defended Jones after Ferdinand’s comments, claiming the player was working hard to get back to fitness. Ferdinand eventually apologised for the comments claiming he didn’t know the extent of Jones’ injury problems recently. Reacting to the development, Jones, who is fighting to get back fit again by featuring for Man United’s Under-23s in recent we...
Man Utd: Solskjaer to Sell Seven Players in January [Full list]
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Man Utd: Solskjaer to Sell Seven Players in January [Full list]

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly ready to sell up to seven Red Devils players in January, The Sun UK reports that the seven players are Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles and Diogo Dalot. Man United are already making plans for the January transfer window, having bolstered Solskjaer’s squad over the summer with the signings of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo. The report added that Solskjaer is hoping to trim his squad and add new players to his team by offloading some less important players, including Martial and Van de Beek. Martial has fallen down the pecking order at Man United, while Van de Beek has endured a miserable spell at Old Trafford after joining the clu...
Champions League: Solskjaer hits back at Rio Ferdinand over Comments on Cristiano Ronaldo
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Champions League: Solskjaer hits back at Rio Ferdinand over Comments on Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hit back at the club’s legend, Rio Ferdinand after the former defender stated that Cristiano Ronaldo had undermined his own manager. After Ronaldo was subbed off during Man United’s Champions League defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday, the Portugal captain was seen standing alongside Solskjaer on the touchline and shouting towards the pitch. Ferdinand felt Solskjaer should have told Ronaldo to ‘sit down’, telling BT Sport after the 2-1 loss, “If I’m the manager, I have got to be honest, I’m telling him to sit down.” Reacting to Ferdinand’s comments, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s Premier League with West Ham on Sunday: “Rio, again you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really kno...
Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire
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Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire

  The World Cup-winning defender believes working with the iconic Portuguese on a daily basis will raise collective standards at Old Trafford Raphael Varane believes working with Cristiano Ronaldo on a daily basis helps to make you a better player, with Manchester United set to benefit from the Portuguese's presence after taking him back to Old Trafford. The Red Devils pulled off a stunning coup during the summer transfer window when returning the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to English football 12 years on from seeing him depart for Real Madrid. Despite now being 36 years of age, Ronaldo has hit the ground running with three goals through his opening two games for United, and Varane believes the all-time great will help to raise collective standards in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's ...
Solskjaer offers likely Cavani return date as he outlines Man Utd role after Ronaldo signing
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Solskjaer offers likely Cavani return date as he outlines Man Utd role after Ronaldo signing

  The Red Devils boss is looking forward to welcoming an experienced striker back into his plans, while contract talks continue with Jesse Lingard Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Edinson Cavani to make a return to full training at Manchester United next week, with the Uruguayan striker in line for a recall when the Red Devils face West Ham in the Carabao Cup. United will face the same opponents on Sunday, meanwhile, with a trip to the London Stadium up next ater the Red Devils' 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League. Cavani, who has been nursing a "slight strain" suffered in a behind-closed-doors friendly outing against Stoke, will not make the first meeting with the Hammers, but he could be back in contention for the second instalment of back-to-back meetings with Davi...
EPL: Solskjaer reveals Man Utd’s decision on Lingard’s future
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EPL: Solskjaer reveals Man Utd’s decision on Lingard’s future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said the club is determined to keep Jesse Lingard. Lingard’s contract expires at the end of the season. This means the 28-year-old will be free to talk to clubs abroad as early as January. The United academy product impressed on loan at West Ham last season and returns to the London Stadium with United on Sunday. However, he has fallen down Solskjaer’s pecking order and was at fault for the late goal the Red Devils conceded in their 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday. But Solskjaer said: “He’s got this season left of his contract and the club is talking to him and his dad, and we see him as a United player in the future as well. “We really want to see the best of Jesse this season and we hope to se...
Man Utd list three Managers that Could Replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd list three Managers that Could Replace Solskjaer

Manchester United have identified three managers that could replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the UK Mirror. The Norwegian is under pressure following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League. Solskjaer’s decisions during the match have been widely criticised, as he took off Jadon Sancho for Diogo Dalot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off. Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were substituted with 20 minutes left, when the game was still 1-1. United have now lost seven of their 11 Champions League matches under Solskjaer and there are already calls for the Norwegian to be replaced. And there are three obvious candidates who could be available. They are: Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers. Conte and Zidane are immedia...
Champions League: Man Utd told to sack Solskjaer, hire Conte after defeat to Young Boys
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Champions League: Man Utd told to sack Solskjaer, hire Conte after defeat to Young Boys

Former Chelsea star, Jason Cundy, has said Manchester United should sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after their 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Cundy described the loss as an “absolute disaster”. United took the lead through Cristiano Ronaldo, but they conceded twice after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card. The pressure is on Solskjaer after last season’s defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League final, but the club backed him this summer by signing Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Antonio Conte is available after leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season and the Italian could provide the type of short-term success that United so badly need. Cundy told talkSPORT: “United got exactly what they deserved and he’s been exposed agai...
Young Boys vs Man Utd: Peter Schmeichel criticizes Solskjaer’s decisions after 2-1 defeat
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Young Boys vs Man Utd: Peter Schmeichel criticizes Solskjaer’s decisions after 2-1 defeat

Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, has criticised decisions made by manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, during the club’s defeat to Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. Young Boys defeated Man United at home following second-half goals from Moumi Ngamaleu and Theoson Siebatcheu as Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal was not enough. After the defeat, Schmeichel questioned Solskjaer’s decision to leave Raphael Varane and Mason Greenwood out of the starting line-up and also felt the Norwegian gaffer made two errors during the game by substituting Ronaldo and bringing on Anthony Martial in the closing stages with the game still at 1-1. “We can always question team selection, I just think when your next game is Sunday at West Ham, first game in the Champ...
Champions League: Paul Scholes Criticizes Solskjaer after Man Utd’s defeat to Young Boys
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Champions League: Paul Scholes Criticizes Solskjaer after Man Utd’s defeat to Young Boys

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has criticized manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for his substitutions following the club’s UEFA Champions League 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday. Young Boys defeated Man United following second-half goals from Moumi Ngamaleu and Theoson Siebatcheu as Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal was not enough. Solskjaer had subbed off Jadon Sancho when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was dismissed and Donny van de Beek at half-time before bringing off Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes with 20 minutes remaining. But Scholes felt Solskjaer’ missed a trick’ with his substitutions, even though he insists Man United’s defeat was ‘not a complete disaster.’ “I do think Manchester United probably missed a trick, they couldn’t get out their half because they...
Champions League: Solskjaer blasts Man Utd players after 2-1 defeat to Young Boys
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Champions League: Solskjaer blasts Man Utd players after 2-1 defeat to Young Boys

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has blasted his side following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday. The Red Devils began their Champions League campaign with a shock loss in Switzerland. United took the lead with Cristiano Ronaldo netting his third goal since he returned to Old Trafford. But the game turned on its head after Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a straight red card for a high challenge on Young Boys’ Christopher Martins. Young Boys eventually drew level, thanks to Moumi Ngameleu’s poked finish. With the match appearing to head towards a draw, Lingard tried to find David de Gea but his backpass found Theoson Siebatcheu to tuck past the United goalkeeper. Solskjaer has warned the squad that they must learn from their mistakes if they...
Ole Explains Ronaldo, Fernandes subs after Man Utd defeat
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Ole Explains Ronaldo, Fernandes subs after Man Utd defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he substituted Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes during Manchester United's loss to Young Boys, adding his side will learn from the defeat. With the game level at 1-1, the United manager replaced the Portuguese pair with Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard in the 72nd minute. Fernandes had assisted Ronaldo's opener in the first half, with the visitors needing a goal in Bern. It was a decision that puzzled Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, who said on Soccer Special: "Young Boys were petrified of Ronaldo but Lingard plays how l used to play - he will come back and get the ball, and that's not helping because you are down to 10 men already. "You want the ball going the other way because if the ball goes the other way then your opponents can sq...
Ronaldo will not play every Man Utd game – Solskjaer
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Ronaldo will not play every Man Utd game – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Cristiano Ronaldo will not play every game, as he looks to manage the forward’s minutes. Ronaldo scored twice on his second debut as United defeated Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. The 36-year-old seemed to lift the quality of players around him, but Solskjaer insists he has to be kept fresh. When Solskjaer was asked if it is impossible to leave Ronaldo out, he replied: “The thing with Cristiano is that he looks after himself so much so I know he will recover quickly and he has had a pre-season. “Of course it’s important that we get everyone up and running and to get him up and running and to give him 90 minutes. “Of course there is a game on Tuesday (against Young Boys). We will see what we do. But no, it’s not impossibl...
Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer
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Man United vs Newcastle: Why Cavani Didn’t Play -Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the reasoning behind his selection against Newcastle United. The Norwegian has opted for an attacking line-up against the Magpies with Cristiano Ronaldo making his highly anticipated second debut for the club at Old Trafford. Jadon Sancho and Mason Greenwood will flank the returning Portuguese superstar, with his countryman Bruno Fernandes playing just behind our no.7. Ole is excited to see Ronaldo return to the Old Trafford pitch. “We’re excited, we can feel the atmosphere in the place, everyone’s been happy,” the manager says. “There’s here’s a buzz about the place. That’s how it should be around Man. United. Cristiano’s had a fantastic career and he’s coming in to help the team, he’s not come to show off ...
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer speaks on penalty taker between Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer speaks on penalty taker between Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he will decide who takes the penalties awarded to the team. Cristiano Ronaldo is set to compete with compatriot Bruno Fernandes for penalty responsibilities following his arrival from Juventus this summer. However, Solskjaer insists the final decision will be down to him. He told a press conference on Friday: “I knew that question was going to come and of course I’ve had a chat with the two of them. “We’ve got two players there that I’d trust with my life to put a penalty away and that’s a great position got be in. “It’s going be my decision what’ll happen. The two of them will keep on doing what they do when they’re asked to take the penalties. “I’ve had this conversation, of course, and they know my position on ...
Solskjaer Reveals how Ronaldo Demanded no.7 shirt from Cavani
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Solskjaer Reveals how Ronaldo Demanded no.7 shirt from Cavani

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that it was Cristiano Ronaldo who phoned Edinson Cavani and asked about wearing the no.7 shirt on his return to the club. Cavani has been wearing the shirt which Ronaldo wore during his first spell. However, following the 36-year-old’s arrival from Juventus, he spoke with Cavani and asked to take it back. Cavani will now wear the no. 21 shirt which became vacant after Daniel James joined Leeds United. Solskjaer said: “It’s one of these things that Edison has been remarkable, played really, really well last season. Cristiano rang Edinson and they spoke with each other. “To pass up his shirt, it just shows the respect he’s got for Cristiano but also Cristiano speaking to Edinson shows the respect the...
Solskjaer Confirms Ronaldo’s Second Man Utd debut
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Solskjaer Confirms Ronaldo’s Second Man Utd debut

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle on Saturday. However, the Norwegian refused to reveal whether Ronaldo will start the match at Old Trafford. The 36-year-old is back at United after joining from Juventus at the end of the transfer window. He has trained since Tuesday and Solskjaer said he is fit enough to be involved. Solskjaer told a press conference on Friday: “He’s been having a good preseason with Juventus, played with the national team, had a good week with us and he’ll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure. “We’ve followed his career from afar since he left here. Everyone is very, very happy to have him back. He seems happy to be back. “T...
Sinclair slams Man United star for refusing to leave, rejecting new deal
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Sinclair slams Man United star for refusing to leave, rejecting new deal

Former Premier League star, Trevor Sinclair has questioned Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard’s ambitions after the England player reportedly turned down a move to West Ham before rejecting a new contract at his parent club. Lingard helped West Ham to a place in the Europa League and got himself back into the England squad after joining the London side on loan. And the Hammers came back this summer to sign him on a permanent basis but the 28-year-old turned down the move. He said he wanted to stay at Old Trafford and prove his worth to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. But Sinclair believes the England international should have grabbed the opportunity to move to West Ham for good. Sinclair said he is confused why Lingard opted...
Man United vs Newcastle: Di Canio warns Solskjaer over Ronaldo’s position in attack
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Man United vs Newcastle: Di Canio warns Solskjaer over Ronaldo’s position in attack

Former West Ham United ace, Paulo Di Canio has warned Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer concerning the perfect position for Cristiano Ronaldo in his lineup. Di Canio said that Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United to reclaim his place on the wing and may not fancy playing as a centre-forward where Solskjaer has suggested he would play this season. In Ronaldo’s first spell at Old Trafford, he played from the left side of the wings and would regularly take players. But at Real Madrid, the Portugal international was used in various attacking positions before finally morphing into a centre-forward. And when he moved from Real Madrid to Juventus, Ronaldo was largely played up top, and Di Canio is not convinced the 36-year-old wants to be used as a lone...
Solskjaer names Man Utd’s biggest title rivals this season
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Solskjaer names Man Utd’s biggest title rivals this season

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rated Chelsea as their biggest rivals for the title this season, ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City, according to the UK Sun. Solskjaer is desperate to lead the Red Devils to league success for the first time since 2011. In a bid to win the league, United have added Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer. Solskjaer’s men finished second last campaign, 12 points behind champions, City. So far, in the 2021/2022 season, they have taken seven points from their first three games. Even at this early stage, it appears as though United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool, are a level above the rest. But Solskjaer privately fears Thomas Tuchel’s team more than City and Liverpool. Under Tuchel, the Blues ...
Cristiano Ronaldo eyes Premier League trophy, charges teammates
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Cristiano Ronaldo eyes Premier League trophy, charges teammates

Cristiano Ronaldo has told his Manchester United teammates one of the trophies they must win this season. This follows the 36-year-old’s return to Old Trafford. The Portugal captain told the team that, “we need to win the Premier League,” The Sun, UK reports. Ronaldo made his way back to Old Trafford last week after spending 12 years away at Real Madrid and Juventus. During Ronaldo’s first six years at Man United, the Portuguese scored more than 100 goals, won three Premier League titles and the Champions League. The Sun, UK says that the Portugal international has contacted the United squad after his return was confirmed and told them: “We need to win the Premier League.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led Man United to a second place finish in the league last season, twelve poi...
Wenger gives verdict on Ronaldo’s return to Man Utd, reveals Solskjaer’s biggest challenge
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Wenger gives verdict on Ronaldo’s return to Man Utd, reveals Solskjaer’s biggest challenge

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has given his verdict on Manchester United’s decision to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus. He said the decision to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford was ‘not 100% rational’ and, adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face a ‘big challenge’ retaining the balance of his dreaming room. The Portugal international returned to Old Trafford officially on Tuesday and many people feel the club took the decision in their quest for silverware. Although Wenger believes it is a great story to see Ronaldo back in a United shirt, he feels the decision to re-sign him was led by emotion “This is a love story that you want to see,” Wenger told BILD LIVE on Friday. “[He was re-signed] for more than just sporting reasons, it’s also emotional....
Van de Beek endured ‘really painful’ season at Man Utd and has no game time guarantees, admits agent
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Van de Beek endured ‘really painful’ season at Man Utd and has no game time guarantees, admits agent

  The Dutch midfielder was retained by the Red Devils during the summer transfer window but faces another fight for minutes in 2021-22 Donny van de Beek endured a "really painful" season at Manchester United in 2020-21 admits the Dutch midfielder's agent, who admits there are no guarantees the current campaign will be any better for the 24-year-old. Eyebrows were raised when the Red Devils raided Ajax for another creative talent last summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already boasting plenty of alternative options in his squad. Van de Beek has found it difficult to make an impact at Old Trafford, leading to regular rounds of exit talk.      
Solskjaer warned Ronaldo Won’t Play every Game for Man United
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Solskjaer warned Ronaldo Won’t Play every Game for Man United

Former Manchester City star, Trevor Sinclair has warned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to see Cristiano Ronaldo as a youngster who will play every game of the season. Sinclair pointed out that the Portugal international will get tired at some point in the Premier League, urging the manager to arrange his team so as to allow Edinson Cavani have some minutes. Ronaldo’s arrival from Juventus was announced by Juventus last week, before the two sides concluded a £12.86million signing on deadline day. The five-time Champions League and Ballon d’Or winner has rejoined United on a two-year deal worth £480,000 per week. The Portugal captain has been handed the iconic No.7 shirt at Manchester United and Sinclair believes Solskjaer should still have to rely heavily on Cavani des...
Solskjaer told who should take Man United Penalties, Freekicks
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Solskjaer told who should take Man United Penalties, Freekicks

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to allow Bruno Fernandes continue to take penalties and free-kicks at the club following the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s national teammate, Fernandes is the current penalty taker at Old Trafford and the 36-year-old’s return to Man Utd could see Solskjaer relieve him of the duties. Paul Parker, a former Premier League manager questioned whether or not Solskjaer has the strength of character to stand up to Ronaldo amid the debate over who should take penalties. Parker believes Solskjaer should retain faith in Fernandes’s ability from the spot even if it would mean running the risk of upsetting Ronaldo. He told Eurosport, “The biggest concern for some players and the fans may be if they see Ronal...
Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves
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Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves

Manchester United have taken a final decision concerning the future of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial at the club. Cavani is attracting interest from Barcelona but the former Premier League champions said they have no intention of selling the Uruguayan and Martial before tonight’s 11 pm deadline, according to The Athletic. With the transfer deadline fast approaching, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now be keen to keep hold of his star players. Manchester United have already allowed Daniel.James  join Leeds United for £25m but have a different approach to Martial and Cavani. According to The Athletic, he wants both players as part of his plans this year. Reports surfaced today of the Catalan giants opening talks with the Red Devils over a late deal for the Urugu...
Solskjaer Reveals what he expects from Ronaldo as Man United Announce player’s return
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Solskjaer Reveals what he expects from Ronaldo as Man United Announce player’s return

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed what he expects from ‘special’ Cristiano Ronaldo after the club confirmed the Portuguese’s return on Tuesday. Manchester United officially confirmed Ronaldo’s return on Tuesday and Solskjaer said the signing of ‘very special’ Ronaldo highlights the club’s ‘unique’ standing in world football. The former Real Madrud and Juventus forward signed an initial two-year deal with his former club. Ronaldo spent six years at United winning many trophies before joining Real Madrid for a then-world record fee. Solskjaer played with Ronaldo in his final season before retiring in 2007 and the Norwegian admits he’s almost ‘lost for words’ to describe the Portuguese superstar. “You run out of words to describe Cristian...
Rio Ferdinand names first team star Man United must replace immediately
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Rio Ferdinand names first team star Man United must replace immediately

Rio Ferdinand has said that Brazilian midfielder, Fred lacks skills in positional control and decision-making to be in Manchester United’s squad. He wants the club to sign an upgrade to play at the base of midfield. Fred has been in Manchester United first team since manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the team. The South African has made 124 appearances for Solskjaer’s side but has never really won over fans and pundits since arriving in the Premier League. But the former Manchester United defender feels the Brazil international lacks positional awareness. “Fred, his attributes physically to be able to cover the ground and make tackles are really good,” Ferdinand said on Vibe with FIVE. “In that role, for me, you need someone who can orchestrate. Not only with ...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister is slammed for her ‘attack’ on Juventus after saying Man United were ‘deserving’ of the footballer
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister is slammed for her ‘attack’ on Juventus after saying Man United were ‘deserving’ of the footballer

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister has been heavily criticised by the Italian press for attacking Juventus club following her brother's sensational return to Manchester United. The Premier League confirmed last Friday that the 36-year-old is returning to Old Trafford, 12 years after he left for Real Madrid in a then-world record transfer. On Monday, he completed his medical in Lisbon ahead of the move. Ronaldo has spent the past three seasons with Juventus, where the Portuguese failed to help deliver a much-desired Champions League triumph for the Italian giants. Katia Aveiro, the elder sister of Ronaldo, has angered the Italian media after she appeared to make a disparaging comment about the club on Instagram. The 44-year-old posted a mocked-up image of Ronaldo returning to Manche...
This is the strongest Man Utd team I’ve played in’ – Pogba ‘happy’ at Old Trafford as he targets silverware in 2021-22
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This is the strongest Man Utd team I’ve played in’ – Pogba ‘happy’ at Old Trafford as he targets silverware in 2021-22

The French midfielder is optimistic about the Red Devils' chances of a successful campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Paul Pogba has insisted the current Manchester United squad is the "strongest" he's played in and he is "happy" at Old Trafford, while outlining his silverware goals for the 2021-22 season. Speculation over Pogba's future had been raging earlier in the summer transfer window, with the midfielder now less than one year away from reaching the expiration date in his contract. However, the 28-year-old has shown he remains fully committed to United's cause by starting their latest campaign in impressive form, and has his sights firmly set on winning trophies under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.  
Solskjaer reveals position Ronaldo will play at Man Utd
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Solskjaer reveals position Ronaldo will play at Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Cristiano Ronaldo will play centre-forward on his return to the club. Ronaldo will wrap up his move back to Old Trafford this week after medicals and getting a visa. Solskjaer has said he wants the 36-year-old “in the box scoring goals”. Having played as a winger and a striker during his historic career, many pundits have wondered how he will fit into United’s current squad. Speaking after their 1-0 win at Wolves, Solskjaer said: “Cristiano has evolved as a player. “He used to play wide right, wide left, up front. But he’s more of a centre-forward for me at the moment. Definitely. “But there’ll be games where we play two up front and three up front. But I want him in the box. I want him scoring goals...
Cavani wears no 7 shirt in first Man Utd match to send clear message to Ronaldo
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Cavani wears no 7 shirt in first Man Utd match to send clear message to Ronaldo

Edinson Cavani made his first appearance for Manchester United in the 2021/2022 season, in their 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. The Uruguay striker was given an extended vacation by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer. However, he was called up from the bench, as United tried to find a way past a resilient Wolves side at the Molineux. Cavani came on wearing the no 7 shirt, which has become hot topic in football circles, because of the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the club. Ronaldo is one of the United legends associated with the shirt, along with David Beckham and Eric Cantona. However, Cavani wearing the shirt on Sunday, all but ends the speculation over if he will hand it over to Ronaldo. Ronaldo missed the game, as he is yet to finalize his mo...
Ronaldo was not signed to sit on the bench – Solskjaer
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Ronaldo was not signed to sit on the bench – Solskjaer

Manchester United goalkeeper, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Cristiano Ronaldo will be in his starting line-ups. Ronald returned to Old Trafford 12 years after leaving the club for Real Madrid in 2009. The 36-year-old spent six years at United and won eight more major trophies. Solskjaeris relishing the return of the Portugal star, who will make his debut after the international break said, “He will be away with Portugal. “Ronaldo was not signed to sit on the bench. “We will get him back to Manchester with [Portugal teammate] Bruno [Fernandes], and hopefully he will be involved as soon as possible,” Solskjaer said after the 1-0 win at Wolves.
‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd
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‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd

The ex-Juventus star is expected to finalise his move in the coming days and United's players have been reacting to his impending arrival   David de Gea said Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is "like a dream" as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad prepare to welcome the Portugal international back to the club. Ronaldo is expected to be officially confirmed as a United player in the coming days after the final paperwork is sorted, and he’ll then head off on international duty before joining up with his team-mates at their Carrington training base. The transfer came out of the blue on Friday afternoon after Ronaldo departed Juventus, and the United dressing room can’t wait for him to arrive.
Man Utd make English football history with 28-game unbeaten away run
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Man Utd make English football history with 28-game unbeaten away run

The Red Devils saw off Wolves to post a new best mark for games on the road in the top-flight, surpassing the record of Arsenal's 'Invincibles' Manchester United made history when they beat Wolves 1-0 on Sunday, setting a new English football record for consecutive away matches unbeaten. Mason Greenwood struck in the 80th minute to secure the three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team. The Red Devils remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season, collecting seven points across their first three matches.  
Roy Keane lists two major problems with Man Utd after Ronaldo’s arrival
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Roy Keane lists two major problems with Man Utd after Ronaldo’s arrival

Premier League legend, Roy Keane has identified two major problems with Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United. The former Man United star praised the club’s decision to re-sign the Portugal international but pointed out that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will still miss out on winning the Premier League title this season. Late last week, United made a late move to beat city rivals Manchester City and agree on a deal with Juventus for the 36-year-old, who spent six seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson in his first spell at Old Trafford. But Keane, who was Manchester United captain when Ronaldo first played for Manchester United said that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has problems with his goalkeeping and midfield situations. He insisted that his former cl...
Solskjaer issues stern warning to Cavani, Fred
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Solskjaer issues stern warning to Cavani, Fred

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Edinson Cavani and Fred not to stay away from the club for too long. The Scot called on the two South American stars to put the club ahead of their countries, Uruguay and Brazil respectively. Premier League announced early last week that clubs had ‘reluctantly but unanimously decided to not release players for World Cup qualifying matches which will be played in red-list countries. According to United Kingdom’s current COVID-19 guidelines, anyone arriving from a country on the red-list must quarantine at a hotel for 10 days. Should Cavani and Fred travel for the matches with their national sides, both players would be forced to quarantine and would miss at least two of Manchester United league games in S...

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