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Man Utd ready to appoint Manager to take over from Rangnick
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Man Utd ready to appoint Manager to take over from Rangnick

Manchester United could appoint a new permanent manager before the end of the season, MEN reports. The Red Devils are still looking for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement, although Ralf Rangnick has been put in temporary charge of the team. Rangnick’s contract as interim boss runs until the end of the season. Once a new full-time boss is found, the German will move into a consultancy role at Old Trafford alongside director John Murtough and Richard Arnold. United are now looking to secure their next manager before the summer transfer window opens July 1. The club are understood to believe “the sooner the better” with hiring a new coach after witnessing Tottenham’s long-winded attempt to replace Jose Mourinho last year. PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag r...
Rangnick changed many things, Man Utd not playing good football – Ronaldo
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Rangnick changed many things, Man Utd not playing good football – Ronaldo

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has said interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has changed a lot of things at the club but needs time to implement his ideas. Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, after the Norwegian was fired following three wins in 11 games. Since the German took over, he has managed four wins from seven matches and United’s football has left much to be desired. Ronaldo has scored twice since Rangnick’s arrival and in an interview with Sky Sports, the 36-year-old called for Rangnick to be given patience. “Since he arrived five weeks ago he has changed many things. But he needs time to put his ideas across to the players. “It takes time but I believe that he is going to do a good job. We know we aren’t playing the best football but we have...
Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo may join Paris Saint-Germain – Pundits
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Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo may join Paris Saint-Germain – Pundits

Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain. The Portugal international has emerged as a potential target for the French league one side after holding talks over his growing concerns at Manchester United. The 36-year-old has netted 14 goals for Manchester United since his return to the Theatre of Dreams last summer but is generating debate among observers over his overall impact on the club Some pundits believe Ronaldo’s shock arrival put paid to his club’s original plan for the season. Manchester United is currently in a run of poor form since their decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager in November and there are also reports of discontent and division within their dressing room. Ronaldo’s reason for leaving the cl...
FA Cup: Rangnick reveals only way Man Utd can become top team
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FA Cup: Rangnick reveals only way Man Utd can become top team

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has told his players to step up their work-rate and intensity levels if they want to be a top team. Rangnick, in charge of the Red Devils until the end of the season, has struggled to make an impact since replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November. United have won just three of their six matches under the German, losing 1-0 at home to Wolves in the Premier League a week ago. The 63-year-old has now warned his squad they will never be a top team like Manchester City and Liverpool, unless they embrace his methods and are prepared to work hard. “This is the only way we can compete in this league and at that level. “Whenever you watch games, even if it’s not the top teams, they play with intensity, they play with physicality, th...
Ronaldo snubbed Man City because he could bully Solskjaer at Man Utd – Sinclair
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Ronaldo snubbed Man City because he could bully Solskjaer at Man Utd – Sinclair

Ex-England winger, Trevor Sinclair, has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo chose Manchester United over Manchester City last summer, because he felt he could bully then-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ronaldo was linked with a move to the Etihad as he pondered leaving Juventus, with Pep Guardiola in need of a new centre forward in his squad. However, the 36-year-old ended up sealing a stunning return to Old Trafford and City failed to land Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. Sinclair has now claimed Ronaldo did not want “to be second fiddle to Pep”. He told talkSPORT: “For me, one of the reasons I think he may not have considered Manchester City, and it’s certainly not winning trophies because he would have won a lot of silverware there. “I think it’s because he didn’t want to be seco...
Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United on one condition
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Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United on one condition

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

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

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

Former Arsenal and Chelsea stars, Perry Groves and Jason Cundy have said that Ralf Rangnick has so far done worse than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager. They believe that United’s lack of chances during games was an issue with the way the German set up the team. Groves said that the current performance by the Red Devils appeared to resemble what things were like under Solskjaer. “It was supposed to be 4-2-2-2, sometimes it was 4-2-4, most of the time in possession it was 2-4-4,” Groves said on the Sports Bar. “I couldn’t see the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted the team to play, I couldn’t see the structure. And there was no structure to Manchester United there [against Newcastle]. “It wasn’t a lack of effort. It was a lack of cohesion, lack of structure....
Three top players that could join Manchester Utd this January
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Three top players that could join Manchester Utd this January

Names of about three top players Manchester United could sign in this January transfer window have emerged. The January transfer window offers the chance to rebalance the squad and address any glaring issues as Man United heads into 2022 with renewed optimism after the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager. Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford in November. However, Metro UK reports that Julian Alvarez of River Plate is one of the three players Man United could buy to replace Anthony Martial, who is pushing to leave the Red Devils and Edinson Cavani, who is also linked with an exit. Initial reports had claimed that Man United had made contact with Alvarez. Alvarez’s current deal with River Plate will expire next winter, but Man United are aware o...
This style is strange to us – Rashford speaks on Rangnick
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This style is strange to us – Rashford speaks on Rangnick

Marcus Rashford has said that the style of play being introduced at Manchester United by interim boss, Ralf Rangnick is strange and totally different from what Manchester United have ever played before in their history. Following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Rangnick was appointed to take charge of the team for six months. United have not lost a game since the 63-year-old, known as the ‘Godfather of Gegenpressing’, took charge at Old Trafford. The Manchester giants could move up to fifth place in the table with three points away to Newcastle this evening. “He’s done a good job…” Rashford told Sky Sports. ‘It’s tough but it’s fun. But it’s good, it’s what it takes to win big games. “This style of play that we’re playing right now is different to anything that we’ve ...
Manchester United blames Watford for Solskjaer’s sack
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Manchester United blames Watford for Solskjaer’s sack

Manchester United football director, John Murtough has blamed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack on their 4-1 loss to Watford earlier in the season. He also insisted the Red Devils’ board did not approach another manager before sacking Solskjaer and expected the Norwegian to turn things around. Solskjaer was shown the exit door at Old Trafford in November after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road that came after a series of bad results. “After the promising early-season results, things went off plan. As a club, we felt Ole had earned the right to be given the chance to turn things round, but didn’t get a reaction after the international break, and the Watford game made it clear change was needed “Out of respect for Ole, we did not approach other managers before he...
Why we appointed Ralf Rangnick to replace Solskjaer – Man United
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Why we appointed Ralf Rangnick to replace Solskjaer – Man United

Manchester United football director, John Murtough has revealed why the club appointed Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis after the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer, a Man United legend, was sacked early last month after a series of bad results that saw the Red Devils swatted 4-1 by relegation battling Watford. Murtough explained that Rangnick’s appointment was to afford United hierarchy the time to conduct a search for a long-term successor to Solskjaer. Erik ten Hag of Ajax, Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain and Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers are top on the list of managers waiting to be called upon for the United job. “By bringing in Ralf, we can now take time to run a thorough process for our next permanent manager,” Murtough said, according to Metro....
Manchester United top star to join Benfica this January
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Manchester United top star to join Benfica this January

Manchester United defender, Phil Jones is set to leave the club and move to Portuguese giants, Benfica this January, according to Daily Mail. The Portuguese giants had opened talk to sign Jones on loan in January. The England defender has made 165 appearances in the Premier League for the Red Devils since his arrival back in 2011, including 17 times during the 2012/12 title-winning season under Sir Alex Ferguson. The 29-year-old’s carrier has been hit by injuries, with his last game being since January 2020 when he scored in the 6-1 FA Cup win over Tranmere. Since his return from injury, the 29-year-old has been named on the substitutes bench on several occasions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and new interim boss Ralf Rangnick, but never made it onto the pitch. Rangnick has a...
Ralf Rangnick hands Man Utd board name of player to sign
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Ralf Rangnick hands Man Utd board name of player to sign

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has handed the club’s board the name of a player to sign. According to Manchester Evening News, Rangnick is urging the Man United hierarchy to sign Haaland from Dortmund as he would transform the side’s attack. Haaland chose Dortmund over Man United in 2020, with the Premier League giants describing the figures and clauses being requested by the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, at the time as ‘bad for the industry’. The Norway international has been in great form since joining Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in 2020. Haaland has scored 76 goals in 74 appearances for Dortmund so far and has attracted strong interest from several top clubs across Europe, including Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid. But...
Greenwood in shock move to Man Utd’s rivals
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Greenwood in shock move to Man Utd’s rivals

Manchester United star, Mason Greenwood, is set for a shock move to the Red Devils’ rivals, Arsenal. According to El Nacional, Greenwood is “upset” with his lack of playing time under Man United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, after being a regular under the club’s former coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Greenwood’s frustration stems from Cristiano Ronaldo always being the first name on the team sheet and his growing influence in the dressing room. The report added that the England international is looking into the possibility of leaving Man United, as a result, with Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus linked with a move for the forward. Arsenal are favourites to sign the 20-year-old next year with the Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta, keen to bolster his squad in the second half of the ...
Rangnick Identifies Player that will Replace Martial at Man Utd
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Rangnick Identifies Player that will Replace Martial at Man Utd

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has identified Anthony Elanga as Anthony Martial’s replacement in his team. Martial is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Despite the 26-year-old making just four starts this season, no one in the current United squad has scored more goals than him during his time at the club. The UK Telegraph reports that the 19-year-old Elanga is set to be rewarded with a new long-term contract, having impressed Rangnick in training. Elanga, who has been with the Red Devils since 2014, but broke through under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the back end of last season. The Sweden youth international scored his first goal in the Premier League just 13 minutes into his second start, netting a decisive header in the 1-0 v...
Ipswich appoint McKenna as new manager
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Ipswich appoint McKenna as new manager

Ipswich Town have appointed Kieran McKenna as their new manager after he left his position as Manchester United first-team coach. McKenna, 35, succeeds Paul Cook to become the 19th manager in the club's history after signing a three-year deal. The Northern Irishman has worked in the first-team coaching staff at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before he remained in his position following the arrival of interim manager Ralf Rangnick earlier this month. Prior to his appointment to the first-team set-up at United, he was in charge of the club's U18 side. Former Portsmouth and Wigan boss Cook was sacked after a nine-month spell in charge of Ipswich, which ended following a run of two wins in the last nine matches of his tenure. ...
Glen Johnson advises Man Utd against signing Chelsea star
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Glen Johnson advises Man Utd against signing Chelsea star

Former Chelsea defender, Glen Johnson, has advised Manchester United against signing Chelsea’s Timo Werner. Johnson wants Man United to forget about signing Werner, adding that his move to Old Trafford would also be problematic for the German forward. Man United have been linked with a shock move for Werner since Ralf Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager about a week ago. Rangnick is believed to be an admirer of his compatriot, Werner. Werner, 25, has endured a turbulent spell at Stamford Bridge since joining the club from RB Leipzig in 2020. “I don’t think that is a good move for either party [Man Utd and Timo Werner] to be honest,” Johnson told BetttingOdds. “I don’t think it’s a good move for Manchester United and I don’t think it’s a good move for Timo ...
Gary Neville reveals Man United only target this season, rules out Premier League title
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Gary Neville reveals Man United only target this season, rules out Premier League title

Manchester United hero, Gary Neville has insisted that a top four finish and a trophy this season would be deemed a ‘great success’ for the Red Devils. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being sacked and Ralf Rangnick appointed for six months, United fans are hoping the second half of this campaign will be much better. Manchester United returned to sixth position in the league table with 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in Rangnick’s first match on Sunday which proved a good start. “I think if you are being sensible then top four is the target,” Neville told Sky Sports. “What has happened already this season means they cannot win the league. I don’t think they are good enough anyway. “But I think they can certainly have a good season and finish in the top four. It would be incredibl...
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash
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Man Utd vs Arsenal: Tribute for sacked Solskjaer planned ahead of EPL clash

Manchester United supporters are planning a tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked as manager last Sunday, ESPN reports. The fans are planning to unveil a huge flag dedicated to Solskjaer in the Stretford End ahead of Arsenal’s visit in the Premier League on Thursday. The fixture against the Gunners will be the first home game since the Norwegian’s departure. It is understood they have approached the club about the gesture and it has been approved. Solskjaer has since been replaced by Ralf Rangnick, who has signed a six-month contract with the Old Trafford side. However, because of visa issues and COVID-19 rules, Michael Carrick will take charge of the Red Devils for the third time. Solskjaer was fired the 4-1 defeat at Watford after nearly three years in charg...
Man United stars split over Rangnick’s appointment
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Man United stars split over Rangnick’s appointment

The appointment of Ralf Rangnick as Manchester United manager has divided the players, according to Sky Sports. While some players are delighted to start playing under the former Schalke 04 boss, others have decided to wait to see how his methods are applied. Manchester United announced the appointment of Rangnick as their new boss on Monday and the German is expected to be in charge of the club till the end of the current season. The 63-year-old replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked last week following a poor run of form that saw them lose 4-1 to Watford. Rangnick is expected to oversee first-team affairs on Sunday when United face Crystal Palace Also popular sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano reports that United’s stars are split into two groups. According to...
Rangnick could stop Ronaldo from driving to training in exotic cars
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Rangnick could stop Ronaldo from driving to training in exotic cars

New Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, could force Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates to leave their expensive cars at home, according to the UK Mirror. Rangnick’s appointment was confirmed on Monday and he replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 63-year-old has managed 10 other clubs, with his last managerial job being at Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig. The German, made his players use club cars while representing the club and could adopt the same methods at United. Ronaldo, who has a large collection of supercars, could be one of those who may have to swap his flashy cars for travel to and from training. It remains to be seen if Rangnick will be in the dug-out for United’s Premier League clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford this Thursday. Caretaker manager, ...
Michael Carrick’s next move confirmed after Rangnick’s appointment
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Michael Carrick’s next move confirmed after Rangnick’s appointment

The future of Manchester United’s ex-caretaker coach, Michael Carrick and his assistant, Mike Phelan has been revealed. They will remain at Manchester United following the appointment of Ralf Rangnick. Ralf Rangnick, former Schalke 04 manager and celebrated sport director, was confirmed as the interim manager at Manchester United on Monday. His appointment followed the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Red Devils boss after a series of poor results. Carrick was handed the role in an acting capacity after Ole’s sack with Phelen as his assistant. But Rangnick will now serve as the interim manager until the end of the season, as confirmed by the club on Monday. Popular Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano said, “Manchester United current coaching staff expected to be con...
Manchester United confirm appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager
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Manchester United confirm appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager

Ralf Rangnick has been confirmed as Manchester United’s interim manager until the end of the season. The 63-year-old German left his role as director of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United on a six-month contract until the end of May. Rangnick will stay on at Old Trafford in a consultancy role for a further two years. It's also possible that he could land the manager’s job on a permanent basis if he is able to turn things around at the club. United announced the news on Monday, saying: ‘Manchester United is delighted to announce the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements. Following this period, Ralf and the club have agreed that he will continue in a consultan...
Rangnick hasn’t done enough to deserve Man United job – Kanchelskis
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Rangnick hasn’t done enough to deserve Man United job – Kanchelskis

Former Manchester United star, Andrei Kanchelskis has blamed the club for not allowing Michael Carrick to continue in charge of the club until the end of the season. Carrick was given the caretaker role after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s manager and led the club to a 2-0 win against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday. The former midfielder is expected to be in charge when Man United take on Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday as they prepare to hire an interim boss. However, Kanchelskis feels Rangnick has not done enough at his current job at the Russian top-flight club to be appointed manager at Old Trafford. Rangnick is currently the Sporting Director at Lokomotiv Moscow and Kanchelskis thinks his work so far at the club has not been too ...
Ralf Rangnick to take over as Man United new manager
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Ralf Rangnick to take over as Man United new manager

Ralf Rangnick will be unveiled any moment from now as the new manager at Manchester United following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack. He will work at the club for the rest of the season as the search for a permanent manager continues. But Rangnick once rejected the chance to take over at Chelsea this year because he did not want to be an ‘interim coach’. The German is on the verge of being unveiled as United boss on a temporary basis. He is said to have impressed the club’s hierarchy during their talks this week and stood out amongst other candidates. The German gaffer was also approached by the Blues earlier this year after the dismissal of Frank Lampard. However, the 63-year-old rejected the chance to move to Stamford Bridge, claiming that he would’ve been seen a ‘lame du...
Don’t include me – Brendan Rodgers speaks on Solskjaer’s replacement at Man United
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Don’t include me – Brendan Rodgers speaks on Solskjaer’s replacement at Man United

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers has told journalists to remove him from the list of those being speculated as possible replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. Rodgers dismissed the rumours that he is a leading contender for the Red Devils’ hot seat, insisting that the speculations are ‘not real’. The Northern Irishman has so far been reported as one of the top contenders for the hotseat at the Theatre of Dreams. Others being linked to the job include Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino; Zinedine Zidane, Eric ten Hag of Ajax, Luis Enrique, among others. But Rodgers has ruled himself out of the run for the job by claiming that the speculation is ‘not real’. Asked about United’s apparent interest, Rodgers told reporters ahead of Leicester Cit...
What Pochettino said as he signs Manchester United shirt
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What Pochettino said as he signs Manchester United shirt

PSG boss, Mauricio Pochettino, on Wednesday, signed a Manchester United shirt for a supporter. The Argentine signed the autograph inside PSG’s team hotel before the French side’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League. Even when one of his representatives tried to stop him from signing the shirt the Argentine said, “it’s fine, it’s fine,” and he signed Pochettino is a leading candidate to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked on Sunday. Pochettino is said to be keen on becoming next Man United permanent manager and is said to be unhappy with his current situation at PSG. But signing the autograph gives a big indication that the former Tottenham manager long-term future could be at United. “We met Poch today, my kid had his autograph stuff in the b...
I’m already there in Manchester – Rudi Garcia on becoming Man United next manager
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I’m already there in Manchester – Rudi Garcia on becoming Man United next manager

Former Lyon head coach, Rudi Garcia has insisted that he is already there in Manchester after holding talks with Manchester United to become their next interim manager. Man United had approached Garcia about the interim role ahead of their 2-0 victory against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night in Spain. The Red Devils held talks with the 57-year-old to take over until the end of the season. Recall that Manchester United recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager and put Michael Carrick to temporarily take charge of the first team. Speaking on the development, Garcia told Canal Plus: ‘I’m already there in Manchester [laughs]. “I’m here to comment on a very good game between Manchester City and PSG. “In all seriousness, I don’t usually comment on...
Man Utd interview five managers to replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd interview five managers to replace Solskjaer

Manchester United have spoken to at least five managers as they seek Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement. Solskjaer was fired after a 4-1 defeat at newly-promoted Watford. It means United are on a poor run of five defeats from seven league outings. Michael Carrick, a former player and an assistant to Solskjaer, has been installed as temporary manager and oversaw the 2-0 win at Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night. United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and managing director Richard Arnold chose not to travel to Spain for the game, instead interviewing candidates for the role. Some of the coaches they have spoken to include former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde, Ralf Rangnick who is currently the head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow, ex-Boru...
Rudi Garcia in shock move to Manchester Utd to become next manager
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Rudi Garcia in shock move to Manchester Utd to become next manager

Former Lyon head coach, Rudi Garcia, is set for a shock move to Manchester United to become their next manager. Andy Mitten said Man United approached Garcia about the interim role ahead of their 2-0 victory against Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night in Spain. The Premier League giants have held talks with the 57-year-old to take over until the end of the season. Recall that Man United recently sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager and put Michael Carrick to temporarily take charge of the first team. Garcia took over a Lyon side that was 14th in the French Ligue 1 and steered them to the UEFA Champions League semi-final and the French cup final. His side received praise for knocking out Manchester City and Juventus en route to the semi-final. He ha...
Zidane reveals next step if Man Utd appoint Pochettino as manager
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Zidane reveals next step if Man Utd appoint Pochettino as manager

Zinedine Zidane has decided to take the Paris Saint-Germain, if Manchester United are able to land Mauricio Pochettino, according to the UK Telegraph. United are searching for their next permanent manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed on Sunday. Michael Carrick has been installed on an interim basis and took charge of a 2-0 win at Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday night. United are still contemplating the prospect of attempting to lure Pochettino away from PSG before the end of the season, or continue the campaign with an interim manager. Zidane is among the candidates that would interest the Red Devils, but the Frenchman is holding out to become the next head coach of the national team. However, Zidane would take the PSG job if it was to be made ava...
Manchester Utd: Van de Beek makes U-turn on future with club after Solskjaer’s sack
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Manchester Utd: Van de Beek makes U-turn on future with club after Solskjaer’s sack

Manchester United stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba have reacted to the Red Devils’ Champions League 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday night. Man United defeated Villarreal in Spain, thanks to second-half goals from Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, has made a U-turn on his future at Old Trafford after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Van de Beek is now reconsidering the prospect of leaving Man United in the January transfer window following the sacking of Solskjaer. The Netherlands international was one of several fringe players intent on pushing for a move away in the January window after failing to secure a regular role under Solskjaer. Before Solskjaer’s dismissal on Sunday, the midfielder had featured in just six gam...
Scholes, Ferdinand agree on who should become Man Utd next manager after win over Villarreal
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Scholes, Ferdinand agree on who should become Man Utd next manager after win over Villarreal

Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have agreed that the Red Devils should appoint the very best manager to coach the club. The pair disclosed this following Man United’s Champions League 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday night. Recall that Man United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and temporarily put Carrick to take charge of the first team. Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said: “This is Manchester United. They’ve to have the best in charge! “Michael Carrick is a coach he’s had one game in charge with no experience anywhere else, he can’t. “As much as I like the lad, they can’t appoint him. They need the very best at interim or full time.” On his part, Ferdinand agreed with Scholes, adding: “I don’t think they’ll give it to Michael. “One thing cert...
‘He’s a risk’ – Danny Murphy urges United to drop interest in Pochettino
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‘He’s a risk’ – Danny Murphy urges United to drop interest in Pochettino

Former Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy has handed Manchester United the best manager option to take over at Old Trafford following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Murphy believes Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers would be a better option than Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochettino due to the Northern Irishman’s experience of managing Liverpool. Solskjaer was dismissed by the former Premier League champions on Sunday after he led the Red Devils to a 4-1 defeat away at Watford. Michael Carrick has taken over now as a caretaker manager and will be in charge of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Villarreal in Spain. Both Pochettino and Rodgers are said to be willing to leave their current appointments immediately if United come calling. Rodger...
‘What’s that’ – Rio Ferdinand slams Man United over Solskjaer’s sack
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‘What’s that’ – Rio Ferdinand slams Man United over Solskjaer’s sack

Rio Ferdinand has said that Manchester United is justified over their decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The former England defender, however, slammed his former club for lack of decisiveness over the sacking of the Norwegian. Rio Ferdinand had maintained that Solskjaer should be sacked following the lack of attitude among Manchester United players which had led to a series of bad results. There were shocking defeats against Aston Villa, Leicester City and Young Boys, followed by embarrassing losses to Liverpool and Manchester City before the international break. But the 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday appeared to be the final straw. Solskjaer was shown the exit door at Old Trafford on Sunday morning, leaving the Red Devils 8th in the league table having won just one ga...
Man Utd facing huge bill when Solskjaer’s coaches leave
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Man Utd facing huge bill when Solskjaer’s coaches leave

Manchester United are facing to pay millions in compensation to outgoing coaches after giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff new three-year contracts just weeks ago. Solskjaer was fired on Sunday morning following a 4-1 loss at Watford. His dismissal came less than four months after he signed a new deal at Old Trafford until 2024. United have had to pay Solskjaer £7.5m for sacking him with such a long period left on his contract and it looks like they will be hit with another hefty bill. The Daily Mail reports that assistant boss, Mike Phelan signed a new contract in October and coaches Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Richard Hartis all followed suit shortly after. All four men were reportedly given three-year deals. Carrick is now in temporary charge of the first tea...
Zidane to take over at PSG with Pochettino keen on Man Utd
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Zidane to take over at PSG with Pochettino keen on Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain have contacted Zinedine Zidane in case Mauricio Pochettino leaves for Manchester United, ESPN reports. The 49-year-old is the No. 1 candidate for PSG owners if they need to replace Pochettino. Zidane is out of job after leaving Real Madrid last summer following his second tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu. During his stint with the LaLiga giants, he won 190 of his 301 matches in charge and lifted three Champions Leagues and two LaLiga trophies. The France World Cup winner is keen on the PSG job if it becomes available, it is believed. Pochettino has yet to fully settle in Paris since joining them in January. With the United job now vacant after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure last weekend, he is now keen on a return to the Premier League. But the 49-y...
None of my business – Thomas Tuchel reacts to Solskjaer’s sack
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None of my business – Thomas Tuchel reacts to Solskjaer’s sack

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager. The Norwegian manager was sacked on Sunday after watching his side’s defeat by Watford in the Premier League. The Blues were in a similar position last season, with their own club legend, Frank Lampard, sacked in January with the west Londoners marooned in ninth place in the table. Asked if Man United could emulate Chelsea’s turnaround, Tuchel replied, “If so, everybody sacks the coach now in January to win the Champions League. “Don’t find any things where there are no things to find and don’t start to interpret stuff where there is nothing to interpret. “I am absolutely the wrong person to ask about it, it’s none of my business. They do what they do and I have nothin...
Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd
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Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has said the entire squad should be held responsible for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack. The England defender said the United squad must take a ‘huge responsibility after the club confirmed Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday. Assistant coach, Michael Carrick has since taken charge and will lead the team against Villarreal in Tuesday’s Champions League. United board decided to sack Solskjaer after the team’s disappointing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. Maguire addressed the media on Monday ahead of that crucial Champions League fixture in Spain and paid tribute to the former manager alongside caretaker boss Carrick. He said the team were ready to accept blame for the run that ended Solskjaer’s losing job. “The players need to take responsi...
Ten Hag breaks silence on taking over at Man Utd after Solskjaer’s exit
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Ten Hag breaks silence on taking over at Man Utd after Solskjaer’s exit

Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag, has claimed he has “heard nothing” about the Manchester United job, after he was asked about replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ten Hag is believed to be one of the leading contenders to be Solskjaer’s successor at Old Trafford. Solskjaer has been fired following the 4-1 defeat at Watford. Reports insisted Ten Hag was “100% interested” in the job, but the Dutch manager has now poured cold water over the rumour. The 51-year-old was asked if he could make the switch to Manchester United following Ajax’s 5-0 win over RKC Waalwijk. He told ESPN: “My focus is on Ajax, the rest only distracts.” Asked if he will remain the Ajax manager, he replied: “It’s a weird question. I heard nothing about it [Man United job], so I can’t think about it.” Michael...
Rio Ferdinand names top star that must be dropped from Man Utd squad immediately
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Rio Ferdinand names top star that must be dropped from Man Utd squad immediately

Manchester  United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted that captain Harry Maguire needs to be ‘taken out of the firing line.’ Following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United boss, Ferdinand said that Maguire requires a break having suffered a difficult start to the season. The England defender enjoyed a fine summer with the national team in their run to the Euro 2020 final, but has not been able to reproduce those strong performances for United. Maguire was criticised heavily after the humiliating defeats to Aston Villa, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City and was sent off in the second half of Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford. Solskjaer was sacked barely 24 hours after the loss to Watford and Michael Carrick has been given the role of acting manager. Ferd...
You may wait 10 to 15 years before winning titles again – Redknapp tells Man United
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You may wait 10 to 15 years before winning titles again – Redknapp tells Man United

Manchester United has been told that it would take them 10 to 15 years to win titles. Former Premier League professional footballer, Jamie Redknapp made the prediction while wondering why Manchester United even hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the first place. Solskjaer was shown the Old Trafford exit door on Sunday morning, barely 24 hours after the Red Devils were demolished by lowly rated Watford. The Red Devils are currently 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea with Michael Carrick now caretaker in charge. The last time Manchester United won the EPL title was under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 and since then, it has been either Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool winning silverware. Redknapp, a former Liverpool star, warned that the Old Trafford landlords could now hav...
Pochettino ready to become Man United manager immediately
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Pochettino ready to become Man United manager immediately

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino is ready to dump the French side and take up the vacant position at Old Trafford on a permanent ground immediately. Daily Mail reports that Pochettino wants to save Manchester United from appointing an interim boss. United are now in the market in search of any available top manager in Europe after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday following the heavy loss to Watford on Saturday. Assistant manager, Michael Carrick is now in charge on a care-taker capacity and will lead the team to Spain for Tuesday’s Champions League game at Villarreal. Man United want to hire a high quality replacement for Solskjaer, who left the side seventh in the Premier League table and their most favoured option, Pochettino, is said to be ready to ma...
Wayne Rooney dismisses reports linking him to Man United job, blasts players
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Wayne Rooney dismisses reports linking him to Man United job, blasts players

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has reacted to speculation linking him with the vacant managerial position at the club. The former England striker has been linked with the job of interim manager at Old Trafford. But the 36-year-old said he is focused on his current role as Derby County manager, and also sent a damning message to the Red Devils players. Following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, the club is now looking around for an interim boss. Rooney, a former United captain, is currently battling relegation in the Championship with Derby County after their points deduction. “Listen, firstly it’s always sad when a manager loses their job, especially a former teammate,” Rooney told Sky Sports. “So I feel for Ole. I think the club have made their decis...
Zidane reportedly not interested in becoming Man United manager
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Zidane reportedly not interested in becoming Man United manager

Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has no interest in becoming Manchester United manager after the exit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the BBC. The report says that the Frenchman would rather explore other options elsewhere The hot seat at Old Trafford became vacant on Sunday morning after Ole Gunner Solskjaer was sacked as Man United manager following the Red Devils’ embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford. A 4-2 loss to Leicester City, 5-0 thrashing in the hands of Liverpool and a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City were ignored by the club’s hierarchy but the Saturday’s result proved to be the ‘final straw’ leading to Solskjaer’s dismissal . The club did not put any plan in place, because, according to the report, they never planned sacking Solskjaer at this point and...
Man United set to snub Zidane, appoint Alex Ferguson’s choice as manager
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Man United set to snub Zidane, appoint Alex Ferguson’s choice as manager

Manchester United have opened talks with former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino as the replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked earlier on Sunday. The Red Devils’ hierarchy wants to hire Pochettino, who is Sir Alex Ferguson’s choice to take over Old Trafford, talkSPORT reports. Former Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane had before appeared as the number one target for the vacant job at Old Trafford. Solskjaer was shown the Old Trafford’s exit door on Sunday following an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. The club hierarchy has called on assistant manager, Michael Carrick to step up on caretaker capacity and the former midfielder may be in place until the end of the season. The hierarchy at Old Trafford now feels they can bring former Tottenham mana...
Ronaldo, Pogba, Fernandes think they’re bigger than Solskjaer
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Ronaldo, Pogba, Fernandes think they’re bigger than Solskjaer

Former Arsenal star, Perry Groves, has said Manchester United stars, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes think they are bigger than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club’s manager. Groves also claimed Solskjaer was out of ideas, adding that it is ‘an embarrassment if the Norwegian keeps his job following the 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Josh King and Ismaila Sarr gave the home side a 2-0 lead in the first while Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis finished off the game late in the second half. Donny van de Beek had given the visitors a lifeline but just as they started to build pressure, Harry Maguire’s was given a red card for two reckless challenges which killed any hope of a comeback. The Red Devils have suffered humiliating defeats against Leicester City, Liv...
Solskjaer sacked by Man Utd
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Solskjaer sacked by Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager after an "embarrassing" 4-1 defeat at Watford. United have confirmed Solskjaer's assistant Michael Carrick will be placed in temporary charge, with the club looking to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season. Solskjaer signed a new three-year deal in July but leaves after overseeing five defeats in their last seven Premier League matches - a run which sees them 12 points behind leaders Chelsea. The Old Trafford hierarchy had ignored increasingly vociferous calls to relieve Solskjaer of his duties in the wake of a humiliating 5-0 loss to rivals Liverpool and a 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City in early November. But his position was discussed by United officials on Saturday evening following the...

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