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Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction
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Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction

    Gary Neville has said Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, are to blame for fans’ protests on Sunday, ahead of the Liverpool clash. Supporters began protesting outside The Lowry hotel, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team were preparing for the game. More protests broke out at Old Trafford and hundreds of fans broke into the stadium and reach the pitch, before being escorted out by police. It was confirmed on Sunday evening the match would be postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. “This is a consequence of the Manchester United owners’ actions two weeks ago. There is a general distrust and dislike of the owners, but they weren’t protesting two or three weeks ago. “The Glazer family are struggling to meet the financial requirements at ...
‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title
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‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title

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

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will have an almost fully-fit squad available to him for today’s Premier League clash against Liverpool. While Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are out long-term, every other player is ready for the game at Old Trafford. Victory for United could be a hammer blow for Liverpool’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. If Jurgen Klopp’s men defeat United, that would confirm Manchester City as champions. Man Utd squad: Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant. Defenders: Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles, Eric Bailly. Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott...
UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes
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UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his players to remain calm at half-time ahead of their Europa League semi-final fightback against Roma on Thursday night. This was revealed by midfielder, Bruno Fernandes who scored twice during the game at Old Trafford. Man United were down 2-1 at the break but came back energised in the second half to thrash the Italian outfit 6-2. The other scorers in the game were Edinson Cavani (2), Paul Pogba (1) and Mason Greenwood also netting one. Roma’s goals came through Lorenzo Pellegrini and former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Portuguese midfielder said the turnaround came because United kept their cool and were aware that they had the second half and another full 90 minutes to turn the semi-final on its ...
Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer
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Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer

The controversial proposal for the European Super League collapsed last week in the face of immense pressure from fans, governing bodies and governments, forcing most of the founding members to withdraw their support. United started the season in the Champions League this season where they were knocked out in the group stage and dropped down to the second-tier Europa League, a competition they last won in 2017 under Jose Mourinho. "We've had a great night in this tournament before. Our focus is on ending the season with a celebration. As soon as we went out of the Champions League, our focus was getting to a final," Solskjaer told reporters ahead the semi-final, first leg against AS Roma. "With Real Sociedad and Granada, two good La Liga teams, and AC Milan and Roma, two tea...
Solskjaer Speaks on Maguire, Fred ‘Fight’ During 0-0 draw with
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Solskjaer Speaks on Maguire, Fred ‘Fight’ During 0-0 draw with

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said the on-field clash between Harry Maguire and Fred during the 0-0 draw against Leeds United, came from his players demanding the best from each other. The two players could be heard throwing expletives at each other during the second half at Elland Road. From the stands, it sounded as though Maguire used the F word on Fred. Speaking after the game, Solskjaer insisted it was all part of the mentality of his players, who always strive for the best. He said: “We have got a group that demands a lot of each other. The standard is high, both on training and in a game, it is not just about being a nice guy. “We demand maximum effort. I was really proud of how strong we looked. I never thought they threatened our goal in t...
Scholes Berates Solskjaer’s joy after Team’s 0-0 Draw with Leeds
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Scholes Berates Solskjaer’s joy after Team’s 0-0 Draw with Leeds

Paul Scholes has lambasted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for being happy with Manchester United’s goalless draw with Leeds on Sunday. Like Michael Owen and Paul Ince, Scholes said he was ‘surprised’ both Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani started the game on the bench at Elland Road. The natch only had few chances from both sides with United’s forward Marcus Rashford closest to breaking the deadlock with a well-hit free-kick shortly before the half-time break. The draw means that Manchester City now has a 10-point advantage at the top of the table with five games remaining of the campaign. Scholes told Premier League Productions: “Manchester United tried more than I think Leeds did to win the game which you’d expect. “I was surprised Pogba didn’t start the game, surprised Cavani didn’...
Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers
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Man United Fans Break into Club’s Training Ground to Protest against Club Owners Glazers

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

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed striker Edinson Cavani asked to be named among the substitutes against Burnley. Cavani started on the bench for the game at Old Trafford, but came on to score the third goal for United as they won 3-1. Mason Greenwood had netted a brace either side of a James Tarkowski header. Solskjaer has now spoken about managing 34-year-old Cavani’s fitness carefully. He said: “We’ve got to manage him well. He’s not played or started three games in a week for a long time, so when I spoke to him he felt being a sub was the best thing. “With Marcus, it’s a long time since I’ve asked him how you are and he’s said good.”
You’ve Been at Man United for 4 Years but Nothing to Show for it – Keane blasts Pogba over Mourinho
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You’ve Been at Man United for 4 Years but Nothing to Show for it – Keane blasts Pogba over Mourinho

  Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has responded to Paul Pogba’s criticism of Jose Mourinho. Keane lambasted the Frenchman who, in a recent interview, praised current Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and claimed he “wouldn’t go against his players” the way Mourinho did. Pogba told Sky Sports: “What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players. He wouldn’t go against the players. “Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole. “Once I had a great relationship with Mourinho, everybody saw that, and the next day you don’t know what happened.” “That’s the strange thing I had with Mourinho and I cannot explain to you because e...
Mourinho Responds to Paul Pogba’s criticism
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Mourinho Responds to Paul Pogba’s criticism

  Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has refused to join issues with Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, over the Frenchman’s recent comments about him. Mourinho said he ‘couldn’t care less’ what the Manchester United star has to say about him. Pogba had taken a swipe at Mourinho, his former manager at Manchester United, comparing his(Pogba) relationship with current manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to what life was under Mourinho. Speaking with Sky Sports, the former Juventus midfielder had said, “What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn’t go against the players. He wouldn’t go against the players. “Maybe Ole wouldn’t pick them, but it’s not like he puts them on the side like they don’t exist anymore. That’s the difference between Mourinho and Ole. “Once,...
Pogba Reacts to Solskjaer Replacing him at Half-time against Granada
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Pogba Reacts to Solskjaer Replacing him at Half-time against Granada

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

  Manchester United is in advanced talks to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, the El Chiringuito TV reports. The Red Devils have been linked with Varane for some time, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a big fan of the French defender. Solskjaer is in the market for a perfect player to partner captain Harry Maguire. Varane is out of contract in the summer of 2022 and there has been no talk of him penning a new contract at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid will have to sell him this summer and risk losing him for free next year. Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly softened to the idea of selling Varane as a result.
Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form
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Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form

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

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

  Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was “unfair” to him during his time at Manchester United. Ighalo joined the Red Devils in January 2020 on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. He impressed initially, scoring five goals in as many starts, a form that saw his loan extended until January 2021. But the 31-year-old started just two games this season before departing. And while Ighalo continues to “love” the Red Devils, he admits he had to leave after he was regularly snubbed by Solskjaer. “There wasn’t much possibility because I wanted more playing time,” Ighalo told Sky Sports when asked if he could have extended his stay with United. “At my age, I want to play and not just sit on the bench and not h...
Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display
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Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Edinson Cavani's performance in Manchester United's 3-1 win over Tottenham and hopes he can persuade the striker to stay when his contract is up at the end of the season. The 34-year-old Uruguayan scored United's second goal with an excellent diving header in Sunday's come-from-behind victory and had an earlier effort controversially ruled out. Cavani arrived at Old Trafford as a free agent last October on a deal until the end of the campaign, with the option of a further year. Unlike most extension clauses, it has to be agreed by both parties before it can be triggered and there is speculation that Cavani could move to Argentine giants Boca Juniors. "Fantastic performance, we are awaiting his decision if he wants to stay or wants to move on," sa...
Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba
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Solskjaer Talks on Chances of Catching up with Man City, Identifies Problem with Pogba

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he has a ‘gripe’ with midfielder, Paul Pogba after the Frenchman missed an excellent chance in their 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Son Heung-min of Spurs fired the home side ahead a few minutes to half-time after Edinson Cavani’s goal was ruled out for a foul. But the Red Devils came from the break scoring three goals through Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood to secure a 3-1 win. Pogba had a clear-cut chance in the second half to extend their lead but opted for an elaborate backheel which was blocked. And the Norwegian boss said he would continue to pester Pogba until he starts making use of chances in front of goal. “Yeah, he’s getting better and better, excellent,’ Solskjaer told beIN Sports. “He...
Spurs vs United: Son’s Father Better than you – Mourinho Attacks Solskjaer after 3-1 Loss
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Spurs vs United: Son’s Father Better than you – Mourinho Attacks Solskjaer after 3-1 Loss

  Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho has hit back at his Manchester United counterpart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian tactician slammed Son Heung-min following the Red Devils’ 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday. Solskjaer was angered by the reaction of Son and other Tottenham players after United had a goal disallowed in the first half. Edinson Cavani’s 35th-minute effort was ruled out by the centre referee and VAR after Scott McTominay’s foul on the South Korea international during the build-up of the goal And Solskjaer after the game accused Son of theatrics to convince the referee, adding that he would not feed his own son if he had reacted the same way on the pitch. In reaction, Mourinho said, “First of all let me tell you something, I’m very, very surpri...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer warns Team About two Mourinho Players
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer warns Team About two Mourinho Players

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players about the threat Harry Kane and Son Heung-min carry, ahead of their trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The Red Devils were thrashed 6-1 by Spurs in the reverse fixture, a defeat Solskjaer described as “a big black dot on our season”. United can cut the gap between them and Premier League leaders Manchester City if they beat Tottenham. But Solskjaer is wary about the two attackers in Jose Mourinho’s ranks. “They’re a team full of quality players from the keeper to wide left. “But of course Son and Kane have been a revelation this season and they caused us loads of problems in the first game as well and we know we have to defend well against them,” Solskjaer told MUTV....
We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer
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We are Ready to Avenge 6-1 Thrashing by Mourinho’s Players – Man United’s Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has warned his players not to be deceived by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham team on Sunday. Solskjaer, speaking ahead of the game admitted that his men will be fired up to avenge the 6-1 thrashing they suffered at Old Trafford six months ago. United were already 2-1 down when Anthony Martial hit out after provocation from Erik Lamela and got sent off by Anthony Taylor. Solskjaer’s side then collapsed to an embarrassing defeat. “We got conned into a red card. We gave ourselves a difficult game by having ten men. “And that is something we have to be aware of, that we can’t react like this because we know in games like this we will be wound up,” Solskjaer said. Solskjaer also feels Mourinho will be telling his players...
Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada
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Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without three of his key players for the return leg of their Europa League quarter-finals clash against Granada next week United won the first leg 2-0 in Spain with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes but Solskjaer noted that it was “not a perfect night” after three bookings ruled out three players through suspension. Manchester United look well set for a place in the semi-finals after goals in each half from Rashford and Fernandes secured a 2-0 victory against the Spanish side. However, defender, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw will not be available for next week’s return game after they all picked up bookings. Speaking with BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer said he was happy with th...
Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain
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Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain

  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has singled out Victor Lindelof, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes for special praise after Manchester United beat Spanish side, Granada 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. The 2-0 away win gave the Premier League giants a huge advantage towards the semi-finals. Lindelof assisted Marcus Rashford for the first goal with his superb through ball on 31 minutes. And Bruno Fernandes won and scored a late penalty to make it 2-0 for the Red Devils in the first leg of the quarter-final ties. The second leg takes place at Old Trafford next week and the winners will face either Ajax or Porto in the semi-finals. Solskjaer was asked whether there was a player he was particularly impressed with and he said, “Yeah definitely, Victor. “He kept us gl...
De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer
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De Gea in Fight with Henderson to be Man Utd’s no1 – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has told David De Gea he is in a battle with Dean Henderson to be the club’s long-term No.1 goalkeeper. De Gea has been Solskjaer’s regular first-choice for much of the season. But the Spaniard has lost his place to Henderson after flying home to attend the birth of his child. Henderson was selected for the 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday, with De Gea forced to watch from the bench. “When you are a part of Man United there is always going to be players coming in that don’t just come to fill the bench,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Wednesday. “David has had 10 fantastic years at Man United and he’s had, challengers. Of course, they want to play. Sergio [Romero] probably played fewer games than he deserv...
Solskjaer adds Anthony Elanga to Man United’s Squad to Face Granada
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Solskjaer adds Anthony Elanga to Man United’s Squad to Face Granada

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has added forward, Anthony Elanga, to his side’s squad to face Granada in the Europa League quarter-final, first-leg tie in Spain on Thursday night. Man United disclosed this in a statement on the club’s official website on Tuesday. The Red Devils head to the game following a 2-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. The statement read, “The Reds are due to fly to Spain on Wednesday for the quarter-final first leg, and Elanga is the latest youngster in contention for a place as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to show his faith in youth. “Clubs are allowed to add homegrown players to their B list for the competition if they meet certain criteria. “The reigning Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year is fit again a...
De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson
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De Gea Takes Final Decision on Leaving Man Utd after Clashing with Solskjaer Over Henderson

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

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he was forced to withdraw Marcus Rashford during their 2-1 victory over Brighton due to an injury concern. Rashford made it 1-1 after former United forward Danny Welbeck gave Brighton an early lead. Mason Greenwood sealed the comeback win with an 83rd-minute header, but Rashford was already off the pitch having been replaced by Daniel James. Speaking after the victory, Solskjaer said: “I’m not sure. He got caught with a tackle so he had to come off. “Let’s see how he goes again. Marcus doesn’t want to miss any games or any minutes, but he had to come off. “It’s one of them again. Your fingers are crossed and you hope he’s going to recover from it. He had to come off but he’s a tough one.” Rashford...
Granada vs Man Utd: Solskjaer names player who will miss game over COVID-19
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Granada vs Man Utd: Solskjaer names player who will miss game over COVID-19

  Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly, will miss their Europa League quarter-final clash against Granad this Thursday, as he has tested positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer revealed the player contracted the virus while on international duty with Ivory Coast. Bailly was unavailable for the Red Devils’ 2-1 comeback win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Solskjaer, speaking after the game, explained that Bailly is yet to return to England and will not be available for selection for the time being. “Unfortunately he won’t be with us for a little while,” Solskjaer was quoted by the club website after the game. “He’s been away with Ivory Coast and he tested positive with COVID-19 and he’s not back in the c...
Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United
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Solskjaer Speaks on Bringing Sergio Aguero to Manchester United

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

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has spoken about his first-choice goalkeeper, with David de Gea’s return. The Red Devils welcome Brighton on Sunday in the Premier League. Dean Henderson had featured in United’s last six features, after De Gea was given permission to fly to Spain for the birth of his child. Despite a number of high-profile mistakes by De Gea this season, Solskjaer has remained loyal to the Spaniard for United’s biggest games. With both goalkeepers now available, Solskjaer has said he will use both Henderson and De Gea in the coming weeks, rather than install either as his first choice. “I have the great option of two top goalkeepers and it’s a pleasure to have them here. “We’ve got nine games, plus five in the Europa League h...
Solskjaer Reacts as Barcelona Open Talks to Sign Haaland
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Solskjaer Reacts as Barcelona Open Talks to Sign Haaland

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to speculations linking the club to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland after Barcelona opened talks to sign the striker. Top European sides such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona are said to have shown strong interests in the 20-year-old. But Barcelona now appear to be at the front of the queue to secure the player’s services after his father and his agent were spotted at the club yesterday. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Solskjaer was asked about the La Liga giants pursuit of the striker and whether the Norwegian youngster is a player United can afford to miss out on. The Manchester United gaffer said, “I’m focussing on the next two months. “Th...
Solskjaer Refuses to Sign Player for Man United over Haircut
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Solskjaer Refuses to Sign Player for Man United over Haircut

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he had turned down signing a football star for Manchester United because of the player’s haircut. The Norwegian gaffer says he pays just as much attention to the player’s mentality, character and background. Solskjaer said that he cut short the scouting mission on one of the players he wanted to sign for United because of the player’s Mohican hairstyle. “I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room through the tunnel he had a Mohican (hairstyle),’ Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “I said to my scout: ‘Nah let’s go home, not interested.’ That was a very short scouting trip.” Solskjaer has signed over 20 players for Manchester United, including Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernande...
Alex Ferguson Shares Secrets of Signing World-class players for Man United
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Alex Ferguson Shares Secrets of Signing World-class players for Man United

Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson has opened up on how he was able to recruit top-class players for the club According to Ferguson, instinct and determination guided him in selecting the best among players for the Red Devils. Ferguson was United manager for 27 years after spells at East Stirlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen and St Johnstone. The Scottish said that part of his success is down to his eye for players who shared his mentality. “I think that it could be divided into maybe a few parts. Some players I had were absolute natural footballers, with natural talent,” he told the United official website. “But there were other players who shared my determination, who maybe weren’t the best players but they made themselves the best players because they had s...
Man United To Extend Solskjaer’s Contract Whether He Wins A Trophy Or Not
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Man United To Extend Solskjaer’s Contract Whether He Wins A Trophy Or Not

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be offered a new contract worth £10m-a-year even if he fails to win a trophy for the club this season. The 48-year-old Norwegian is yet to win any silverware at Old Trafford since his initial appointment as a caretaker manager, following the sack of Jose Mourinho in December 2018, before permanently signing a three-year contract as manager in March 2019. His present contract which expires at the end of the 2021-22 season, would be extended by two-years, and an option for a third year with his salary go from £7.5 to £10million-a-year. According to the Times, the United hierarchy believes that the club is happy with the progress they have seen under Solskjaer in his two-years in charge. Solskjaer who has 15 months left ...
Manchester United Want to sign Torres
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Manchester United Want to sign Torres

  Manchester United are willing to sign defender, Pau Torres, from Villarreal at the end of the season, according to Manchester Evening News. Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is enamored  with Torres and wants to partner Captain Harry Maguire with the Spain international in the 2021/2022 season. Solskjaer is determined to add a new centre-back in his squad whom he can rely on in fitness terms, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof proving fitness concerns occasionally so far this season. Torres has emerged as one of the stars of Unai Emery’s Villarreal this season. The 24-year-old missed out on a call-up to the Spain squad for the March internationals through injury. He has played 32 times for Villarreal this season, scoring three goals. Man United wil...
Details of Solskjaer’s new Contract at Man Utd Revealed
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Details of Solskjaer’s new Contract at Man Utd Revealed

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is set for a £2.5million-a-year pay rise at the club, the UK Mirror reports. His new deal will see the 48-year-old extend his stay at Old Trafford for another three years. Solskjaer, who currently earns £7.5m-a-year, is set to put pen on paper on a new £30m deal that will span three seasons. It is understood there is no requirement for the Norwegian to win a trophy this season, with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, convinced the club are on the right track. Solskjaer has one year left on his current deal and has led the Red Devils to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, as well as second place in the Premier League. United chiefs do not want the distraction of Solskjaer having one year left on hi...
Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer
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Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Bruno Fernandes in his side’s FA Cup 3-1 defeat against Leicester City on Sunday. Solskjaer said he benched Fernandes against Leicester because the midfielder is ‘not inhuman’ amid the hectic fixture schedule so far. Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace and a strike from Youri Tielemans ensured Leicester knocked out Man United from the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium. Explaining his decision to bench Fernandes, Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference, “Every team selection has reasons behind it. “Bruno has played very, very much football. He broke all his records on Thursday night [at the San Siro] physically statistically, and the boy is not inhuman. “He’s also a human being. He’s played a game e...
Mark Hughes Names Man United’s Worst Player in 3-1 Defeat to Leicester
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Mark Hughes Names Man United’s Worst Player in 3-1 Defeat to Leicester

Former Manchester City manager, Mark Hughes, has identified Donny van de Beek as the worst player on the pitch for Manchester United when they crashed out of the FA Cup to Leicester City on Sunday. According to him, it looked like the Dutch man was ‘wandering around lost’ on the pitch after his rare start in United’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Brendan Rodgers’ side. Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made five changes to the team that beat AC Milan in the Europa League in Italy on Thursday with Van de Beek one of the players who was included in the starting lineup. Van de Beek has started just two games in the Premier League this season with a little more game opportunities in Cup games. Kelechi Iheanacho capitalised on Fred’s poor back pass to open the sc...
What Solskjaer Said about Fred after Man Utd’s 3-1 Defeat at Leicester
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What Solskjaer Said about Fred after Man Utd’s 3-1 Defeat at Leicester

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, refused to single out Fred for his errors during their 3-1 defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho (twice) and Youri Tielemans secured the win for Brendan Rodgers’ men. Mason Greenwood netted what proved to be consolation for the Red Devils. Iheanacho’s first goal was as a result of sloppy backpass from Fred that left Dean Henderson stranded as Iheanacho rounded him to score. But Solskjaer refused to play the blame game. “We want to build from the back and want the players to be confident – sometimes it doesn’t work and that’s one time it didn’t. “When we win, we win together and when we lose, we lose together. “We’re not pointing fingers and blaming,” So...
Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer
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Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he substituted Marcus Rashford for Paul Pogba during their 1-0 win against AC Milan in San Siro. According to him, Rushford had a “little twinge” during the game on Thursday night, adding that he hopes it’s nothing serious. Rashford was subbed off at half-time, with Paul Pogba taking his place and the Frenchman went ahead to score the decisive goal a few minutes after his introduction off the bench. The goal helped the former Premier League champions advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. United will now face a nervous wait on whether Rashford is fit for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester. “He had a little twinge,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. “W...
AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals
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AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals

Paul Pogba's second half cameo was all Manchester United needed to secure a quarter final berth at the expense of a dogged Milan side intent on frustrating Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's team. Milan got a vital away goal in last week's first leg at Old Trafford and with the availability of star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic many expected them to disturb United's party on Thursday night, March 18. Paul Pogba came off the bench in the second half to score the decisive goal, picking his spot from a tight angle in the left inside channel to give United a 0-1 win and secure a 2-1 aggregate triumph in the tie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Milan's best opportunity, but Dean Henderson was on point to deny the veteran forward. United despite facing pressure, comfortably held out at the end t...
AC Milan vs Man Utd: Solskjaer confirms Cavani’s withdrawal from squad
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AC Milan vs Man Utd: Solskjaer confirms Cavani’s withdrawal from squad

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , has confirmed that Edinson Cavani has withdrawn from the squad that will travel to Italy to take on AC Milan in the Europa League. Cavani was set to feature for the Red Devils in the second leg of the last-16 tie but has suffered a reaction to a recent injury. “Unfortunately, it looks like Edinson has got a bit of a reaction to training today and didn’t feel ready to travel,” Solskjaer said. The 34-year-old striker has been fighting to be fit in recent weeks and has already missed six of United’s last seven games. Solskjaer will be hoping that the attacking firepower at their disposal, can power them to the quarter-finals after the teams drew 1-1 at Old Trafford last week.
Man United’s decision on Ronaldo revealed as club shifts focus to other targets
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Man United’s decision on Ronaldo revealed as club shifts focus to other targets

  Manchester United will not be attempting to re-sign Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo  in this summer’s transfer window, Express Sport reports. Following Juventus’ disappointing exit from the Champions League, the rumour about the Portuguese international leaving the Old Lady intensified. Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford and Real Madrid amid uncertainty over his future in Turin. While Ronaldo coming back to Old Trafford was once a dream for Executive Director, Ed Woodward, the Premier League giants have now switched their focus to other targets according to the report. During his time at Man United, the Portugal international helped the Red Devils to three league titles in a row, while also propelling them to Champions League glory. R...
Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him
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Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand says it ‘kills’ him (Rio) when the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fields two deep-lying midfielders during recent matches. United face AC Milan in the second leg of the Europa League last 16 tie in San Siro on Thursday and are on course to finish second in the Premier League. Solskjaer’s side are also through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Until the 2-0 win against Manchester City earlier this month, the Red Devils had managed just one goal in the seven fixtures against their rivals as Solskjaer often played Scott McTominay and Fred in front of his defence to give them further protection. While this formation has helped United not to concede goals, the team’s attack has suffered and Ferdinand, a former defender, revealed t...
Van de Beek Set to quit Man Utd
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Van de Beek Set to quit Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek , is set to quit the club at the end of the season, the Daily Star reports. Van de Beek joined the Red Devils from Ajax for £35million last summer. But the Dutchman has started just two games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season. It is understood Van de Beek has had enough and is ready to put his nightmare spell at Old Trafford behind him. The player plans to hold showdown talks with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the end of the season. This comes amid claims Solskjaer never wanted to sign Van de Beek in the first place. Van de Beek, 23, has received much advice from his compatriots this season, with many believing he should leave, as his lack of game time could damage his chances of Euro selection...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer’s squad for Europa League tie Confirmed [Full list]
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer’s squad for Europa League tie Confirmed [Full list]

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will not have Marcus Rashford available for the visit of AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday. Rashford is out with an ankle problem he picked up last weekend during a 2-0 win at Manchester City. Goalkeeper David de Gea misses out due to personal reasons, with Dean Henderson expected to start against the Serie A side. Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata are all doubts for the game at Old Trafford. Man United’s full squad against Milan: Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop. Defenders: Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams. Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTom...
John Murtough Has Three Transfer Priorities After Manchester United Appointment
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John Murtough Has Three Transfer Priorities After Manchester United Appointment

Manchester United’s search for a football director is finally over. United announced the appointment of John Murtough as football director, while also installing Darren Fletcher as the club’s technical director. Both appointments are internal. Murtough, who joined the club in November 2013, will have the responsibility of leading and overseeing operations across United’s men’s and women’s teams, including the academy. This will include heading up United’s transfer strategy, liaising with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarding recruitment ‘to ensure that the first team has the best-in-class operations support it needs to succeed’. Fletcher rejoined United as a first-team coach in January, and the 37-year-old will offer ‘technical input and direction into all football and performance...
Solskjaer Reacts as Man Utd Announce new Appointments
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Solskjaer Reacts as Man Utd Announce new Appointments

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed the appointment of Darren Fletcher as the club’s new technical director, saying: “His DNA is what we want”. The Red Devils confirmed a shake-up of their top hierarchy on Wednesday. Head of football development, John Murtough, has been promoted to football director and first-team coach Fletcher will work alongside him. Transfer chief, Matt Judge, has formally been named as director of football negotiations. Speaking about Fletcher ahead of United’s Europa League Last-16 tie against AC Milan on Thursday, Solskjaer – who played alongside the Scot for four years at Old Trafford – said: “A few months back when we were making the final decision, there were a few other things for Darren. We moved [former coach] Mark Demps...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Gives Update on Cavani’s Future
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Gives Update on Cavani’s Future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said “a decision hasn’t been made” over Edinson Cavani’s future. This follows reports that the Uruguay striker has decided to leave Old Trafford. Cavani arrived last summer at Old Trafford on a free transfer and has scored six goals in nine Premier League matches. However, reports claim he will turn down the chance to extend his stay in Manchester for another season. His father also added fuel to the fire by claiming Cavani “doesn’t feel comfortable” in England and wants to return to South America. Solskjaer is adamant that no concrete plans have been made yet. “Well Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit,” Solskjaer said before Manchester United’s Europa League clash w...
Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash
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Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against AC Milan on Thursday evening at Old Trafford. According to Solskjaer, the players are David De Gea, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. The Norwegian said this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference. Man United head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-0 in the Premier League in their previous fixture last weekend, AC Milan won Verona 2-0 in the Serie A. “I am not sure if anyone will be back,” Solskjaer said. “David [De Gea] is not available. Donny [van de Beek], no. “Paul [Pogba], no. Edinson, maybe, but probably not. Juan [Mata], no and Marcus, maybe, but probably not. “...

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