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Ralf Rangnick reverses transfer decision made by Solskjaer at Man Utd
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Ralf Rangnick reverses transfer decision made by Solskjaer at Man Utd

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, has reversed a transfer decision made by the club’s former manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, at Old Trafford. Manchester United defender, Diogo Dalot, appeared surplus to requirements under Solskjaer at Old Trafford, behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the battle for the starting right-back berth. The Portuguese star spent last season out on loan with AC Milan in order to gain regular playing time and was expected to go out again this season. According to reports in Corriere Dello Sport via Sport Witness, a move for Dalot is no longer certain, with Rangnick pinpointing the player as his starter in the early weeks of his tenure. Dalot has played every Premier League minute since the change of manager and Wan-Bissaka now appears...
‘Awful’ – Cristiano Ronaldo Challenged Solskjaer during shocking team talk
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‘Awful’ – Cristiano Ronaldo Challenged Solskjaer during shocking team talk

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left Cristiano Ronaldo in shock when the Norwegian decided to praise his Manchester United players immediately after the shocking 2-1 defeat to Young Boy in the Champions League earlier in the season, according to The Sunday Times. Solskjaer was sacked last Sunday following a 4-1 defeat to lowly rated Watford and that brought the end of his reign at Old Trafford. Former assistant coach Michael Carrick was handed caretaker role at Old Trafford pending the announcement of Ralf Rangnick who is all but set to move to United. Apart from the defeat to Young Boys, United were beaten by Aston Villa, Leicester City, Manchester City, Liverpool, and struggled to get results against Atalanta and Villarreal. Despite Man United’s struggles, Ronaldo has co...
What I told Rangnick about becoming Man United Manager – Nagelsmann
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What I told Rangnick about becoming Man United Manager – Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich manager, Julian Nagelsmann has said that he sent a message to Ralf Rangnick, telling him it’s ‘great’ that he is being appointed as the interim manager at Manchester United. All is set for Rangnick to be announced as the next manager at Old Trafford on an interim basis until the end of the season. This is following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last Sunday. The Norwegian was sacked after he led the team to a 4-1 defeat to lowly Watford. Nagelsmann was one of the managers inspired by Rangnick with his pressing philosophy. “I texted him and told him I think it’s great,” Nagelsmann told a press conference on Friday. “He will do United very well with the way he plays football. “I believe that United will play good games in the next few week...
I am Man Utd’s new manager – Eric Cantona
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I am Man Utd’s new manager – Eric Cantona

Legendary French star, Eric Cantona, has claimed he is the new manager of Manchester United. Cantona made the announcement on his Instagram page on Thursday. United are searching for a new man in charge, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday. Michael Carrick has been put in temporary charge of the first team. But Cantona posted a video declaring he is the club’s new manager. “Hello my friends, I would like to tell you in exclusivity that I am the new manager of Manchester United. “I will tell you later the name of my staff. See you soon.” Cantona made 185 appearances for United between 1992 and 1997 racking up 82 goals. He helped the club secure four Premier League titles and two FA Cups for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side during that period. ...
PSG give Man Utd two conditions to take Pochettino immediately
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PSG give Man Utd two conditions to take Pochettino immediately

Paris Saint-Germain have laid out two conditions for their manager, Mauricio Pochettino, to leave for Manchester United, according to Sky Sports. Pochettino is believed to be United’s top choice to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils will wait until next summer to land the former Tottenham boss and are already working on appointing an interim manager. However, PSG will allow Pochettino to depart if United pay a full compensation to them. The Ligue 1 club also want to secure a replacement, who would come in straight away and take charge of the team. Pochettino was forced to deny that the speculation about his future unsettled the team ahead of their Champions League trip to Manchester City. Speaking after the 2-1 defeat at the Etihad, he said: “The...
Solskjaer reacts to Man Utd’s fans gesture during 2-0 win at Villarreal
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Solskjaer reacts to Man Utd’s fans gesture during 2-0 win at Villarreal

Former Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, watched their 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League this week and was delighted by supporters who chanted his name during the game. Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday morning, following a run of five defeats in seven Premier League fixtures. The 48-year-old apologized to the travelling fans after what proved to be his final game in charge, as his side lost embarrassingly 4-1 by Watford on Saturday. The Norwegian was booed by United’s fans at Vicarage Road, but his name was being sung by supporters who made the trip to Spain for their Champions League tie with Villarreal on Tuesday evening.
PSG players know the situation – Pochettino speaks on leaving for Man Utd after City defeat
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PSG players know the situation – Pochettino speaks on leaving for Man Utd after City defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has said his players “know very well the situation”, as it concerns speculation linking him with the Manchester United job. Pochettino is heavily tipped to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. It was amid these speculations he arrived in the blue half of Manchester, to face Pep Guardiola’s men in the Champions League group stage. PSG lost 2-1 at the Etihad, despite taking the lead through Kylian Mbappe. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored for City, to ensure they finish as group winners. Pochettino has now denied the speculation over his future had unsettled the squad. He said: “The players know very well the situation – we are living in a business in which rumours are there, sometimes negative, ...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a Swipe at Man Utd following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sacking

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has slammed his former club Manchester United following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The AC Milan striker believes Manchester United’s current predicament is partly down to the club being obsessed with its past, saying: ‘You have to think about the present or you should go to a hospital and clean your head.’ Asked about United’s current problems, Zlatan told The Guardian: ‘They talk too much about the past. ‘When I went there I said: “I’m here to focus on the present and to make my own story.” But when you have too much it becomes like a loop. ‘You have to think about the present or you should go to a hospital and clean your head.’ Despite his word of warning for his former side, Ibrahimovic feels the technical quality of the Premier League was...
Man Utd hoping to use PSG winter break to swoop for Pochettino
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Man Utd hoping to use PSG winter break to swoop for Pochettino

Manchester United are hoping to use PSG's winter break to persuade Mauricio Pochettino to become their next manager. The Argentine is interested in succeeding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United boss. Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday after a dismal defeat to Watford over the weekend. A move at the end of the season seems most realistic, with Michael Carrick put in charge as interim manager. However, the Evening Standard says United could try to use the break to approach Pochettino when the Ligue 1 goes on break from December 22 and January 7. Pochettino's wife and youngest son still live in London and the 49-year-old is expected to return to the UK over Christmas. This time would also allow PSG to find a suitable replacement for Pochettino. The Parisians used last season's wi...
Man Utd star Ronaldo hails Solskjaer as ‘outstanding human being’
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Man Utd star Ronaldo hails Solskjaer as ‘outstanding human being’

Cristiano Ronaldo has hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as an 'outstanding human being'.   Solskjaer was sacked as Manchester United manager on Sunday as his team slipped to eighth on the table after a shocking loss to Watford. Like many of his teammates, United star Ronaldo has paid tribute to Solskjaer on social media. “He's been my striker when I first came to Old Trafford and he's been my coach since I came back to Man United," Ronaldo wrote. “But most of all, Ole is an outstanding human being. I wish him the best in whatever his life has reserved for him. Good luck, my friend! You deserve it!" He's been my striker when I first came to Old Trafford and he's been my coach since I came back to Man. United. But most of all, Ole is an outstanding human being. I wish him ...
Solskjaer apologises for smiling, speaks on his planned sack after Man United 4-1 defeat
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Solskjaer apologises for smiling, speaks on his planned sack after Man United 4-1 defeat

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, apologised for smiling during post-match interview after the Red Devils were 4-1 by struggling Watford. Solskjaer, who also spoke about his sack, said he was feeling very low, adding that his future would only be discussed with the club’s board. It was the hope of Man United and their supporters to bounce back from earlier embarrassing defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool. But the team were ruffled up by Watford in yet another damaging defeat which means they have now picked up just four points from the last 21 available. United are now 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea, their next opponents, and there are growing calls for Solskjaer’s sack. ‘Sorry for smiling there,” he told Sky Sports. ‘We’re embarrasse...
Watford thrash Man Utd to lift Ole pressure to new Heights
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Watford thrash Man Utd to lift Ole pressure to new Heights

Manchester United's shambolic defeat against a Watford side not flattered by a 4-1 scoreline ramped up the pressure yet further on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. If there are more questions left to be asked about Solskjaer's future at Old Trafford, they will now be raised after a fourth defeat from five against a Watford team who had not won at home since the opening day of the season. United could easily have been behind inside six minutes after Scott McTominay's clumsy foul on Josh King gave Watford an early penalty, but Kiko Femenia's goal on the rebound from Ismaila Sarr's saved spot-kick was ruled out for encroachment, and Sarr was again denied by David de Gea from the retake. Watford did not have long to regret their missed opportunity. Emmanuel Dennis teed up former Unit...
Man Utd hero Park: Solskjaer has brought back spirit and culture to club
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Man Utd hero Park: Solskjaer has brought back spirit and culture to club

Manchester United icon Park Ji-sung says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should remain in charge for the remainder of the season. Solskjaer will be under huge pressure if United lose at Watford today. Park told Goal: "Solskjaer has been working with the team for three years now, this season will be defining for him in terms of his future at Manchester United. I think Ole deserves credit for what he has done during his time at the club, he deserves to bring the season to the end, but he must show that he is able to continue to coach the team in the future. "He was able to bring back the old spirit and culture to Manchester United. Before him were Van Gaal and Mourinho, world-class coaches, but they did not succeed. I think Manchester United learned a lesson from this and decided to tr...
Man Utd boss Solskjaer insists Lingard ‘will play a part’
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Man Utd boss Solskjaer insists Lingard ‘will play a part’

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Jesse Lingard is in his plans. Contract talks with the 28-year-old - which the United manager says he has not been watching "very closely" - collapsed this week, with the midfielder's current deal expiring next summer. "Jesse is training really hard, really well and he's ready and available for me. Disappointed he's not playing more," Solskjaer said. "For me, Jesse is still a big part of this squad and important and he gives quality to the group every day. "Every player wants to play as much as possible, with Jesse and all my players. They're working really hard, can't fault the attitude when they're called upon. "Jesse has done well when he's played for us and with the games coming up he's going to play a part."  
Solskjaer summons Ronaldo, Maguire, Fernandes, others for Crisis talk
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Solskjaer summons Ronaldo, Maguire, Fernandes, others for Crisis talk

Under fire Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held crisis talks with some of the club’s senior players in a bid to salvage his job. The meeting was held at the club’s training ground on Thursday morning, according to Daily Mail. The meeting had in attendance, Solskjaer, captain Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof. The Norwegian called for the meeting to discuss and to get his senior players’ views on how to turn the club’s season around. The coach also inform the players of his new tactics which is changing from a back four to a back three in recent matches. The Red Devils are not in the best of forms and have won just three of their last 10 matches in all competitions. The poor run of form has se...
Six Man United Players angry with Solskjaer over Failed Promise
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Six Man United Players angry with Solskjaer over Failed Promise

Six Manchester United players are currently not happy with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the Norwegian’s refusal to rotate his team, according to ESPN. The players include: Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata and Alex Telles. Solskjaer has maintained his tried and trusted players despite their run of poor form. The players who cannot find playing time are reportedly frustrated that they have not been given a chance. Old Trafford erupted into song when Donny van de Beek was asked to warm up for a possible substitution in United 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, which is a sign of how rarely he has been used. According to the report, the players are majorly frustrated because Solskjaer had ‘promised’ them greater...
Manchester United may pick Zidane as Solskjaer’s replacement
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Manchester United may pick Zidane as Solskjaer’s replacement

Manchester United’s hierarchy have decided that former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane will be the manager of the club, Sunday Times reports. The former Premier League champions want the Frenchman to replace under-performing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently under intense pressure. Manchester United were comprehensively beaten by Manchester City and Liverpool at Old Trafford and this has led to calls for Solskjaer’s sacking. Other managers such as Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City, Ajax’s Erik ten Hag and now Tottenham boss, Antonio Conte, have all been linked to replace Solskjaer at United. But The Sunday Times reports that the Red Devils are now making plans to appoint Zidane as Solskjaer’s successor with Zidane in focus. According to the report, Zidane is ‘unsure...
De Bruyne reveals Man City trained for just 10 minutes before Man Utd win
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De Bruyne reveals Man City trained for just 10 minutes before Man Utd win

Manchester United v Manchester City The Belgian midfielder has  that Pep Guardiola "didn't know" how to prepare for the clash with the Red Devils Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that Manchester City only trained for 10 minutes before their derby win over Manchester United. United suffered a humiliating defeat last weekend, with City dominating in a 2-0 win at Old Trafford. An Eric Bailly own goal and a Bernardo Silva strike sealed all three points for the Premier League champions, and De Bruyne has now claimed that City manager Pep Guardiola initially had no idea how to prepare for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Solskjaer: Learn from Chelsea – Ian Wright tells Man United
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Solskjaer: Learn from Chelsea – Ian Wright tells Man United

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has advised Manchester United to learn from.Chelsea in dealing with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.   Wright said the Norwegian has ‘reached his level’ at Old Trafford and now is the right time for the club let him go following Chelsea’s example Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard last January following a poor run of form and appointed Thomas Tuchel who led them to the Champions League the same season. Solskjaer recently led Manchester United to comprehensive defeats in the hands of Manchester City and Liverpool. Manchester United board has said they have no plan to sack the former Red Devil forward. “Every pundit is seeing and saying the same thing, no direction, no coordination, no structure with great players,” Wright told Wrighty’s House “...
Solskjaer ‘waiting to be sacked’ after leaving Manchester
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Solskjaer ‘waiting to be sacked’ after leaving Manchester

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is waiting to be sacked amid claims it is a case of when not if for him, the UK Sun reports. The Red Devils have slipped to sixth in the Premier League after painful defeats to bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. Solskjaer is said to be rapidly losing the support of fans and there are reports that the dressing room is also starting to turn on him. The 48-year-old has four matches coming up to save his job, with United playing Watford and Villarreal, before they take on Chelsea and Arsenal. Victory against the Gunners and Blues would boost Solskjaer’s chances, but it may still not be enough to save his job. The United board is increasingly leaning towards sacking the Norwegian, who doesn’t appear to have a clear plan...
Solskjaer told to remove Maguire as Man Utd Captain
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Solskjaer told to remove Maguire as Man Utd Captain

Former Manchester United player, Paul Parker, has told current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to strip Harry Maguire of the captaincy because he is not “a good fit”. Parker insists the decision to make Maguire the skipper “didn’t make any sense”. Following the departure of Ashley Young in January 2020, Maguire was installed as United’s new captain. “Manchester United gave Harry Maguire the captain’s armband too early. “It surprised a lot of people, it didn’t make any sense and it hasn’t been a good fit from day one. “With captains, it is not about who has the biggest transfer fee or who is the best player. There’s much more to it than that. “He isn’t the right player to be a captain at this moment in time. He has a lot in his game that needs rectifying,” Par...
EPL: Your decisions on Lingard, two others baffles me – Paul Ince criticises Solskjaer
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EPL: Your decisions on Lingard, two others baffles me – Paul Ince criticises Solskjaer

Former Manchester United player, Paul Ince, has criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his decisions on Jesse Lingard, Donny Van de Beek and Paul Pogba. According to Ince, Solskjaer stopped Lingard from joining West Ham United, gave Van de Beek 10 minutes against Manchester United over the weekend and Pogba has started receiving red cards because of the Norwegian, adding that his decisions baffled him. Speaking to The United Stand, Ince said, “Donny van de Beek gets four minutes against Atalanta. What worries me is the choices Ole makes. “This is a player who Ole said, ‘come to Old Trafford, you are going to start in my team, you will cost £40 million, you are going to be the centre hub of the midfield’. “This is what he said and Donny thought, ‘f*** me, this is my dream, this is...
EPL: You’ve done what Man Utd signed you for, now leave – Rio Ferdinand tells Solskjaer
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EPL: You’ve done what Man Utd signed you for, now leave – Rio Ferdinand tells Solskjaer

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that he has done what the Red Devils signed him. Ferdinand also insisted that now would be the time for Solskjaer to leave Man United, with his head held high. According to him, Solskjaer, who joined Man United in 2018, can not deliver the Premier League or Champions League to the club this season. Solskjaer is under intense pressure at Man United after a poor run of form in which they have lost four out of their last six Premier League matches. Solskjaer’s side are already nine points off league leaders, Chelsea at the top of the table after 11 matches. “He’s done actually what he’s been brought in to do. He’s come in and given the fans hope again, made the fans want to come back and...
Ronaldo ‘shocked, alarmed’ as Fernandes Questions Solskjaer
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Ronaldo ‘shocked, alarmed’ as Fernandes Questions Solskjaer

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has reportedly questioned the club’s boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over lack of direction from the under-fire manager, Daily Mail reports. The report also has it that Ronaldo is alarmed and shocked over the manager’s inability to set the direction at the club. Manchester United have lost to two top four teams within two weeks. The Red Devils were beaten by Liverpool 5-0 two weeks ago and over the weekend, Manchester City defeated Solskjaer’s side 2-0 all at Old Trafford. United appeared to have bounced back from the thrashing in the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s side to put three goals past Tottenham but the former Premier League champions managed a 2-2 draw at Atalanta in the Champions League before suffering a 2-0 loss to City...
Solskjaer Surprised by Harry Maguire’s claim after Man Utd’s defeat to City
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Solskjaer Surprised by Harry Maguire’s claim after Man Utd’s defeat to City

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed surprise at his captain Harry Maguire’s claim that the Red Devils’ lacked belief’ during their Premier League derby 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. Man City completely outclassed Man United at Old Trafford as Eric Bailly’s own goal and Bernardo Silva’s strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side all three points against the host. Speaking during one of his post-match press conferences, Solskjaer was asked if it is a ‘worry’ that some of his players admitted they ‘lacked belief’ during Man United’s defeat to Man City. But the Norwegian responded as quoted by Metro UK answered; “Have they said they lacked belief?’ The interviewer then replied: “[Harry] Maguire just said that in the second half, the team or certain play...
EPL: I’m not blind or deaf – Solskjaer tells critics after Man Utd 2-0 loss to City
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EPL: I’m not blind or deaf – Solskjaer tells critics after Man Utd 2-0 loss to City

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has told his critics that he is neither blind nor deaf and could clearly understand their criticisms. Solskjaer said this after Manchester United suffered another dismal 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester City on Saturday. The defeat to City at Old Trafford followed a 5-0 bashing by Liverpool a forthright ago. City’s two goals, an own goal from Eric Bailly and a second half strike from Bernardo Silva did not reflect Pep Guardiola’s side’s utter dominance of the game. The pressure once again mount on Solskjaer over the upcoming international break. He told talkSPORT: “I understand the critics, of course. We’ve lost two games against Liverpool and City and we weren’t close to winning either of them. I’m not blind or deaf, I’ve s...
Solskjaer Speaks on Man Utd Sacking him after 2-0 Defeat to Man City
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Solskjaer Speaks on Man Utd Sacking him after 2-0 Defeat to Man City

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted he is not living on borrowed time at the club, following a 2-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday. An Eric Bailly own goal and Bernardo Silva goal condemned the Red Devils to their second consecutive defeat at Old Trafford. The last time United played at home, they were hammered 5-0 by Liverpool. However, Solskjaer avoided the sack, before beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 and drawing 2-2 with Atalanta. Following the latest setback, Solskjaer has vowed to bounce back. When asked if he thinks he’s living on borrowed time, Solskjaer said: “No I don’t. I have good communication with the club all the time which is up front and honest. “I work for Man United, I want the best for Man United. As long as I...
Man Utd vs Man City: Solskjaer confirms player to miss EPL clash
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Man Utd vs Man City: Solskjaer confirms player to miss EPL clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that defender, Raphael Varane, will miss his side’s Premier League derby against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford due to injury. According to Solskjaer, the France international will be out of action for five weeks. Varane suffered a hamstring injury during Man United’s Champions League clash against Atalanta in midweek. The former Real Madrid star started in a back-three, alongside Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly during Man United’s Champions League 2-2 draw against Atalanta on Tuesday night but hobbled off shortly before half-time. Speaking on Varane during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Solskjaer said, “With all the technology now, you expect him to be out four or five weeks with t...
Man Utd vs Man City: Solskjaer gives injury update on Varane ahead of EPL clash
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Man Utd vs Man City: Solskjaer gives injury update on Varane ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided the latest injury update on Raphael Varane ahead of his side’s Premier League derby with Manchester City on Saturday at Old Trafford. Varane started in a back-three, alongside Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly during Man United’s Champions League 2-2 draw against Atalanta on Tuesday night but hobbled off shortly before half-time. But Solskjaer is now saying that Varane suffered a hamstring injury during Man United’s Champions League clash against Atalanta. Recall that Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace ensured Man United got a point against Atalanta. Asked about Varane’s condition, Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference after Man United’s draw with Atalanta: “He felt his hamstring. So of course, you can’t take any risks,...
Solskjaer reacts to Man Utd’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta, rates Ronaldo’s performanc
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Solskjaer reacts to Man Utd’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta, rates Ronaldo’s performanc

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has reacted to his side’s Champions League 2-2 draw with Atalanta on Tuesday night. Solskjaer also singled out Cristiano Ronaldo for praise following the 36-year-old’s performance for Man United against Atalanta. Solskjaer’s side drew with Atalanta, thanks to Ronaldo’s brace as Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata also scored for the home side. Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference: “It was a tight game, flowed both ways, their two goals were very tight and we thought the first was offside, I thought he interfered with David de Gea’s view, but Cristiano [Ronaldo] is just incredible if there is anyone you want a chance to fall to and a difficult chance, it is just incredible. “That is football, no o...
Ronaldo surpasses manager Solskjaer in Manchester United goal records as he saves Red Devils once again
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Ronaldo surpasses manager Solskjaer in Manchester United goal records as he saves Red Devils once again

The Portuguese star stepped up in his side's time of need once again to earn a point against Atalanta Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed his current manager's goalscoring mark at Manchester United after the Portuguese star helped lead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to a last-gasp draw on Tuesday. Ronaldo scored late in the club's 2-2 draw with Atalanta, helping seal an improbable point in Italy. The Portuguese striker himself called the result "lucky", although the stats show there's nothing fortunate about Ronaldo's goalscoring prowess.  
UCL: Don’t sign new contract, Man Utd have failed you – Rio Ferdinand tells Pogba
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UCL: Don’t sign new contract, Man Utd have failed you – Rio Ferdinand tells Pogba

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told Paul Pogba not to sign a new contract with the club right now. Ferdinand also suggested that Man United have failed to bring out the best of Pogba at Old Trafford. According to him, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have not been able to help the 28-year-old replicate his performance for France national team for the Red Devils. Pogba is out of contract at the end of the season and the midfielder is keen to leave Man United amid interest from Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Speaking on his YouTube channel before Man United’s Champions League tie with Atalanta on Tuesday night, Ferdinand said: “I wouldn’t commit if I was him [Pogba]. I have got to be honest, I wouldn’t. “The biggest thing for me is that when...
UCL: Man Utd’s group still open as Chelsea set to qualify for knock-out stage
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UCL: Man Utd’s group still open as Chelsea set to qualify for knock-out stage

Ahead of tonight’s UEFA Champions League group stage matchday 4 fixtures, Manchester United’s group is still open, while Chelsea already looks set to qualify for the next stage. Man United will tackle Atalanta at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, while Chelsea will face Malmo at Eleda Stadion. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is currently on top of Group F with six points from three games. Behind Man United is second-place Villarreal with 4 points from the same number of games, while Atalanta (third place) also have 4 points and Young Boys (fourth place) have 3 points. Chelsea, meanwhile, is currently in the second position in Group H with 6 points from three games. Above Chelsea is Juventus, who have 9 points from three games. Behind Thomas Tuchel’s men is Zenit, who have three po...
Solskjaer Announces Man Utd’s Squad to face Atalanta
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Solskjaer Announces Man Utd’s Squad to face Atalanta

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a 25-man squad to tackle Atalanta in Tuesday’s Champions League tie in Italy. Solskjaer released the list in a post via Man United’s official website on Monday. Man United head to the game following a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League tie over the weekend. Below is Man United’s squad against Atalanta: Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Tom Heaton. Defenders: Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek. Forwards: Amad, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sa...
He has never been injured – Martial’s wife hits back at Solskjaer
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He has never been injured – Martial’s wife hits back at Solskjaer

Anthony Martial’s wife, Melanie, has hit back at Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over a claim that the striker has been unavailable due to injury ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend. Solskjaer had earlier this week indicated that Martial was now in contention to feature following his spell on the sideline. Martial scored in his last appearance for Man United in their 1-1 draw against Everton on October 2. The 25-year-old has not been included in Man United’s last three matchday squads and was left out in their 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday. But Melanie is now insisting that Martial has been fit and available for selection. When asked by a fan on Instagram on Saturday if her husband was injured, Melani...
Solskjaer names ‘man of the match’ after Man Utd’s 3-0 win over Tottenham
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Solskjaer names ‘man of the match’ after Man Utd’s 3-0 win over Tottenham

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named Scott McTominay as his man of the match following his side’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Man United defeated Tottenham, thanks to three goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford. When asked about McTominay’s display against Tottenham after the match, Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference: “Man of the match for me, by a mile. “That is the Scott we have seen a few times before. He’s had his injury, he’s had his operation this season, but today I thought he was absolutely brilliant. “Won his tackles, drove forward, kept the ball simple, switched play, headed away a few set-plays, so absolutely top.” The win over Tottenham means Man United are now in the...
Solskjaer singles out four Man Utd players after 3-0 win at Tottenham
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Solskjaer singles out four Man Utd players after 3-0 win at Tottenham

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed David de Gea, Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, following their 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Solskjaer watched on as goals from Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashord, took off some pressure from him. The result sees United climb up to sixth place on the Premier League table with 17 points. Solskjaer told BBC Sport: “Of course when you come off the pitch winning 3-0, keeping the ball away from our goal – David de Gea didn’t have a save to make – that’s pleasing. In football sometimes it goes for us and sometimes against us. “We worked on this week. The boys were brilliant, they took it on board. “Raphael Varane is a top player. He reads the game well. He’s quick and so experie...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer told to drop two players for crunch EPL clash
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Solskjaer told to drop two players for crunch EPL clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been advised to drop Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw for their Premier League clash against Tottenham today, by England defender Tony Cascarino. Cascarino feels Fernandes “does very little when he is not on the ball” and should be replaced by Jesse Lingard. He also said Shaw had a “torrid time” in last weekend’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool. Solskjaer was left fighting for his job after the embarrassing defeat, but has been kept on for their trip to Spurs. “Full back is United’s most vulnerable position – every one of the five goals conceded to Liverpool came from the spaces defended by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw being exploited. “Tottenham are particularly lively out wide given the pace of Lucas and Son, so United could b...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: No player in my squad is irreplaceable – Solskjaer warns
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: No player in my squad is irreplaceable – Solskjaer warns

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has made it clear that no player in his squad is indispensable and cannot be dropped. The under-fire Norwegian stated this ahead of Saturday’s crunch game at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Solskjaer needs to start getting results desperately, following a 5-0 thrashing against rivals Liverpool last weekend. The 48-year-old has been urged to drop Cristiano Ronaldo to give the team a better balance and underperforming players like Harry Maguire. “In a squad like we have with top quality players, everyone expects to play, and I expect every one of them to expect to play but they’re also ready that they know they have good teammates around them and no one is undroppable, of course they’re not. “But it’s up to me to pick...
Solskjaer is afraid to drop Ronaldo – Darren Bent
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Solskjaer is afraid to drop Ronaldo – Darren Bent

Former Tottenham striker, Darren Bent, has claimed Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is scared to drop Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has started five of United’s six Premier League fixtures so far. The 36-year-old was however left on the bench against Everton and came on in the second half of the 1-1 draw. After that game, Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson criticized Solskjaer’s team selection, saying “you should always start your best players”. Bent believes Solskjaer is now too worried about the backlash to drop Ronaldo, even if his presence is detrimental to the team. “[Pep] Guardiola, [Thomas] Tuchel and [Jurgen] Klopp have earned the right to make big decisions. “That’s no disrespect to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but coming from Tuchel or Guardiola...
Solskjaer reveals Alex Ferguson met with Ronaldo after 5-0 defeat to Liverpool
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Solskjaer reveals Alex Ferguson met with Ronaldo after 5-0 defeat to Liverpool

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo met with Sir Alex Ferguson when the Scot visited the club’s training ground following the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. Ferguson arrived at Carrington two days after the game to be fitted for a suit. The former manager spoke briefly with Solskjaer and Ronaldo. Solskjaer explained Ferguson’s visit during his Friday press conference, ahead of United’s clash with Tottenham. The 48-year-old was asked whether he can survive being sacked and if he spoke to Ferguson, who he played under. “Yes, on both accounts, if that’s short and sweet. Joking apart, we had a commercial day,” Solskjaer said. “Sir Alex came for some commercial stuff. We spoke for a brief moment because he was in there with...
I will fight back – Solskjaer claims ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd
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I will fight back – Solskjaer claims ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is no stranger to crisis and will keep fighting for his job. Solskjaer stated this on Friday, ahead of their Premier League trip to Tottenham on Saturday. The 48-year-old is still in the role after United decided not to sack him following his teams’ 5-0 thrashing in the hands of Liverpool on Sunday. Solskjaer insists he remains “focused as ever” and has been pleased by the response of his players ahead of the game. “I’ve been through some very bad moments here as a player, as a coach and a manager as well. “I’ve had to deal with setbacks. There have been two or three crises, at least, since I became the manager here. One thing I can say is, I’ll always give it a good shot and fight back,” Solskjaer said....
Footballer, Wayne Rooney hits out at Manchester United stars for their lack of effort and commitment this season
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Footballer, Wayne Rooney hits out at Manchester United stars for their lack of effort and commitment this season

Former Manchester United and England footballer, Wayne Rooney accused Manchester United stars of lacking effort and commitment while also refusing to offer his backing to struggling boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.   England and Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer, now in charge of Championship club Derby, watched in horror as his former club were beaten 5-0 at home by Liverpool last Sunday, putting Solskjaer’s future into serious doubt. While Rooney gave only a lukewarm assessment of his former team-mate, Solksjaer, he was in no doubt who should take the majority of the blame. ‘There are very educated people at the top of Manchester United,’ he said. ‘I’m sure they will be looking at everything to see how they move forward in the near future, whether that’s with Ole Gun...
Solskjaer receives condition to continue as Man Utd manager
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Solskjaer receives condition to continue as Man Utd manager

Former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, has given Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a condition for him to continue as the Red Devils head coach. Redknapp said if Man United lose against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Premier League tie and then lose a couple more games, he is sorry, Solskjaer cannot stay at Old Trafford. Man United’s next three games are against Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester City. Solskjaer is under more pressure to turn things around for Man United following their embarrassing 5-0 loss to Liverpool at home last weekend as Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag are among the names that have been linked with the managerial job at Old Trafford. Writing in his column on Sky Sports, Redknapp said: “I hav...
Man Utd players need to be hurt – Rooney defends Solskjaer
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Man Utd players need to be hurt – Rooney defends Solskjaer

Former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has insisted that the club’s players need to be hurt. Rooney also defended Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently under intense pressure at the club due to the club’s poor results so far this season. The Derby County manager said this while reacting to Man United’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool last weekend. The former England striker believes Man United players must take responsibility for the position the club is in because they are being paid a lot of money, adding that many of them are not willing to defend the Red Devils. “The Liverpool game wasn’t easy to watch,” Rooney was quoted by Goal as telling reporters. “I am seeing too many players not willing to run back, not willing to defend and not willing to put eve...
Pogba clears air on snubbing Solskjaer after Man Utd’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool
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Pogba clears air on snubbing Solskjaer after Man Utd’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba, has dismissed claims he snubbed his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, following their Premier League embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. Reports had claimed that Pogba, who received a red card during the encounter, apologised to his teammates for his mistake but did not speak to Solskjaer in the dressing room. Reacting to the development, Pogba, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, described the report as big lies. The France international posted a screenshot of the article on Twitter with the caption “big lies to make headlines”. In a more detailed response on Instagram his Instagram story, Pogba wrote: “Tabloid press once again wants to create polemic with 100 per cent fake news. “Big lies to make headlines. Jour...
Two more managers join Conte, Zidane in race to replace Solskjaer at Man Utd
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Two more managers join Conte, Zidane in race to replace Solskjaer at Man Utd

Ajax manager, Erik Ten Hag and Spain coach, Luis Enrique, are the latest names to join the managerial shop list for Manchester United, according to SportingLife. Current Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is looking likely to be sacked this week following a 5-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday. On Monday, senior officials at Old Trafford were locked in talks and were considering their options. Out-of-job duo, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte are believed to be leading the race to replace Solskjaer. However, Ten Hag’s Ajax are in incredible form and are cruising towards the last 16 of the Champions League and another Eredivisie title. Enrique won the treble in his first season at Barcelona, adding another LaLiga title with a front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neym...
Solskjaer fighting to save job as Man Utd players turn on him, Conte on standby
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Solskjaer fighting to save job as Man Utd players turn on him, Conte on standby

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is fighting to save his job, as a number of his squad members have already lost faith in him. ESPN reports that even before the 5-0 mauling in the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, the players had turned on Solskjaer. United’s hierarchy is also aware that former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, is on standby and prepared to return to management at Old Trafford. Solskjaer was appointed as interim manager following Jose Mourinho’s sack in December 2018. However, the 49-year-old has now lost five of his last nine fixtures. It has reduced his support in the dressing room to the core of United’s British players and a small number of the foreign players. The defeat against Liverpool only helped to cast an air of resi...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer speaks on resigning as manager after 5-0 defeat
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer speaks on resigning as manager after 5-0 defeat

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted he will not resign following a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at Old Trafford, as the Reds outclassed their hosts in the Premier League encounter. Diogo Jota and Naby Keita also scored for Liverpool, as they inflicted a huge defeat on Solskjaer’s men. The game saw United fans walk out of the stadium as early as the 50th minute, amid calls for the Norwegian to resign or be sacked. The 46-year-old has however made it clear he will be sticking around. “I have come too far, we have come too far as a group. We are too close to give up now. “It is going to be a difficult one. The players will be low but there’s loads of characters there. “We know we are rock bottom, we can’t ...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Ronaldo reacts to calls for Solskjaer to be sacked
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Ronaldo reacts to calls for Solskjaer to be sacked

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said that poor results are not entirely down to manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. According to Ronaldo, the players must also take responsibility. Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure this season, with United picking up only 14 points from their opening eight fixtures. Sunday’s fixture at home against Liverpool, will provide another acid test of the Norwegian’s reign. Ahead of the game, Ronaldo has defended Solskjaer and says that recent performances and results have as much to do with the players than the manager. The 36-year-old told Sky Sports: “We have to [take responsibility]. To play for Manchester United and to be a coach of Manchester United you will always be criticised, and you have to accept that it’s part o...

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