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Manchester Utd to be without three key players for Chelsea clash
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Manchester Utd to be without three key players for Chelsea clash

Manchester United have confirmed that their caretaker manager, Michael Carrick will be without three key players when they take on Chelsea in a Premier League tie on Sunday evening. Man United, in a post via their website on Thursday, said captain Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane would miss the Chelsea clash this weekend at Stamford Bridge. Maguire was shown a red card in Man United’s 4-1 defeat to Watford last weekend, meaning the England centre-back is suspended for the clash with Chelsea. Meanwhile, Pogba remains sidelined with an injury he picked up while on international duty with France national team. Varane, on the other hand, picked up a thigh injury against Atalanta in the Champions League at the start of November and remains out for this we...
Man United’s senior players take decision on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position
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Man United’s senior players take decision on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position

Senior players at Manchester United reportedly want the club to sack under fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to ace journalist, Duncan Castles. The Red Devils sit sixth in the Premier League having won just one of their last six games in the domestic league. Most recently the former league champions have suffered heavy home defeats in the hands of arch rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. United brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, and Raphael Varane from Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively for more than £130million during the summer. Their Champions League hopes still lie in the balance being faced with the task of beating Villarreal and Young Boys to guarantee their progression. Castles was quoted by the Mirror, UK, as saying that ...
You’re killing players at Man United – O’Hara blasts Solskjaer
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You’re killing players at Man United – O’Hara blasts Solskjaer

Former Tottenham midfielder, Jamie O’Hara has accused Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of ‘killing’ players’ careers at Manchester United. The Red Devils were defeated 2-0 by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Saturday two weeks after they were thrashed by Liverpool. After spending big in the summer to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, many expected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United to reach the levels of City, Liverpool and Chelsea. However, a shocking 5-0 defeat to Liverpool and another 2-0 defeat to City both at Old Trafford showed the Red Devils still have a long way to go. O’Hara believes some players are going backward under Solskjaer. Sancho was a goal machine at Borussia Dortmund while Van de Beek was considered Dutch football’s next big th...
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,...
Varane raises Manchester derby alarm bells with early exit against Atalanta
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Varane raises Manchester derby alarm bells with early exit against Atalanta

The French defender pulled up with an injury in the first half of Tuesday's match and was replaced by Mason Greenwood Raphael Varane was forced out of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Atalanta with an apparent injury. The French defender was removed in the 38th minute as he pulled up with a non-contact injury. Varane went straight to the dressing room and was replaced by Mason Greenwood as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to switch Man Utd to a back four after starting with five in defence.  
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...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

The Manchester United duo of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford are among the players that checked into The Lowry Hotel on Saturday, ahead of today’s clash with Liverpool. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said earlier in the week that the two players are in doubt for the game, after they picked up knocks in their Champions League fixture in midweek. Rashford scored against Atalanta on Wednesday before suffering a dead leg. Fernandes played the entire 90 minutes in the 3-2 win over the Italian club, but Solskjaer admitted he was a “doubt” for the visit of the Reds. Like Rashford and Fernandes, midfielder Fred is facing a late fitness test before he can be involved against Liverpool due to a thigh injury. Among those who also appeared to be absent from The Lowry Hotel were ...
Solskjaer unhappy with Man Utd board for not granting his request
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Solskjaer unhappy with Man Utd board for not granting his request

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unhappy with his bosses for failing to sign a central midfielder, according to the Manchester Evening News. Solskjaer is under pressure following a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City last weekend. The loss saw United drop to sixth place in the Premier League, five points below leaders Chelsea. Solskjaer is under pressure to win a trophy this season, after the club brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer. However, the 48-year-old requested for a midfielder to beef up his squad and didn’t get one. The Red Devils were strongly linked with West Ham’s Declan Rice, but the Hammers stood firm on their £100million valuation. They were also linked with Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United, but the England inter...
Man United must fix ‘mentality and tactics’, says Pogba
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Man United must fix ‘mentality and tactics’, says Pogba

Paul Pogba delivered a withering assessment of the state of Manchester United’s form after a 4-2 defeat to Leicester left the Red Devils already five points adrift in the Premier League title race. United have not won an English top-flight title since 2013, but were expected to challenge this season after splashing out to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane in the transfer window. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have taken just one point from a possible nine against Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester in their last three league games. United also crashed out of the League Cup last month and are under pressure for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Atalanta after losing their opening group game to Swiss side Young Boys. “If we want to win the title,...
What to expect from Watford vs Liverpool, Leicester City vs Man Utd, Brentford vs Chelsea
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What to expect from Watford vs Liverpool, Leicester City vs Man Utd, Brentford vs Chelsea

The international week went by pretty quickly. And the football we really want to watch is back! The English Premier League enters its eighth week, with Watford welcoming Liverpool. This fixture has recent history behind it. The Hornets famously stopped Jurgen Klopp’s men from going unbeaten, before they eventually won the title in 2020. Although, Liverpool went on to lose again before the season ended, Watford sort of laid down a marker and ripped their invincibility apart. The Reds will have that in mind when they take the trip to London. The two Manchester clubs will be in action shortly afterwards. United go to Leicester City, while City welcome Burnley. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without his first-choice central defenders, Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire. But Marcu...
Leicester City vs Man Utd: Solskjaer provides team update
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Leicester City vs Man Utd: Solskjaer provides team update

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed the latest update on his team ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday evening. Solskjaer said that Raphael Varane is injured, while Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are in contention to feature for Man United against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The Norwegian also provided the latest update on Fred and Edinson Cavani ahead of the Leicester clash. He said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Man United head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Everton in their last game. Solskjaer said, “Because as we see with Raphael, he’s got an injury, out for a few weeks, but then again Victor and Eric played in the internationals and got good game time so that was go...
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool games
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EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool games

Mark Lawrenson, a former Liverpool player, has predicted the scorelines of some of the Premier League games that will be played this weekend. Leicester City will host Manchester United on Saturday evening at King Power Stadium, while Chelsea will face Brentford in an away Premier League tie. Arsenal will host Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on Monday night, Liverpool will tackle Watford on Saturday afternoon, and Manchester City will face Burnley at Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “This game is mainly going to be about whether Liverpool can break Watford down, anyhow. I think Ranieri will try to make them very difficult to beat, rather than to think too much about how to start with a win. “Ranieri has promised to take the Watford player...
Leicester City vs Man Utd: ‘Real shame’ – Luke Chadwick worried about two Red Devils players
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Leicester City vs Man Utd: ‘Real shame’ – Luke Chadwick worried about two Red Devils players

Former Manchester United midfielder, Luke Chadwick, has expressed worry about two players of the club ahead of their away Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday at the King Power Stadium. The two players Chadwick is worried about are Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane. According to Chadwick, It is a real shame and a big blow that Maguire and Varane, who are currently injured, will miss the Leicester City game. However, Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is expected to feature both Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly against Leicester, but Chadwick is not convinced about their partnership. “It is a real shame. I think Varane and Maguire looked good together, they have been forming a partnership and getting used to playing together,” Chadwick told CaughtOffside. ...
EPL: I am the right man for Man Utd job – Solskjaer
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EPL: I am the right man for Man Utd job – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted he is the right man for the job. Solskjaer also declared he can get the best out of his superstar squad, despite playing a 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday. The result means United have won only two of their last six fixtures. Solskjaer added Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho to his squad this summer and there has been criticism from some fans that another manager would be able to produce better performances with such a talented group. Solskjaer, however, said: “I’m very confident that we will get the best out of this squad. A lot has happened this month and we’ve had Raphael, and Jadon with us since August, and Cristiano since September. “We’ve got loads to work on and we need to improve, we k...
EPL Title: Peter Crouch hands Man Utd names of two players to sign
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EPL Title: Peter Crouch hands Man Utd names of two players to sign

Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, has handed Manchester United the names of two players to sign in order for them to win the Premier League title. Crouch wants Man United to sign either Declan Rice or Kalvin Phillips to boost their chances of winning the Premier League title. Manchester United signed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently in the fourth position on the Premier League table. “Bossing the game in possession, when teams sit in, just does not suit them. “It is why they struggle and something that is confusing given the amount of eye-catching players they have — not least Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba. “Solskjaer will want a midfielder who can link the d...
Champions League: Solskjaer told he will be sacked if he ends season trophyless
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Champions League: Solskjaer told he will be sacked if he ends season trophyless

Former Manchester United striker, Teddy Sheringham has said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sacked as manager if he fails to win a trophy this season. The Norwegian was backed heavily in the summer, with United spending over £130million on Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Solskjaer is now under serious pressure to end their wait for silverware. United are left fighting in three competitions – the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League – after they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham last week. They have now lost three of their last four matches after Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, piling further pressure on their manager, ahead of the Champions League game against Villarreal who defeated them in the Europa League final in May. “...
You can’t win Premier League title this season – Gary Neville tells Man United
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You can’t win Premier League title this season – Gary Neville tells Man United

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has pinpointed the major reason why the club cannot win the Premier League this season. According to Neville, United don’t play well enough as a team compared to the other title contenders at the top of the division. The Red Devils have recently hit a sticky patch and have now lost three of their last four games in all competitions. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are only one point behind current league leaders Liverpool but Neville believes they lack the cohesiveness as a team and cannot win the title this season. “I said it even when they were winning, even when [Cristiano] Ronaldo scored, they don’t play well enough as a team to win this league in my view. They don’t play well enough as a team,” Neville said on his Sky Sport...
De Gea rates Man Utd’s chances of winning EPL, Champions League after new signings
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De Gea rates Man Utd’s chances of winning EPL, Champions League after new signings

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has expressed confidence that the club can fight for the English Premier League and Champions League titles this season after signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho. Man United spent in excess of £130 million on Ronaldo, Varane and Sancho before the summer transfer deadline. The Red Devils last won silverware [Europa League title] in May 2017 under their former manager, Jose Mourinho. Speaking ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday, De Gea told Sky Sports, “We signed good players [in the summer] and we already had a good squad. “We are there at the top of the league fighting for every game, of course, it’s hard, it’s the best league in the world. “Every game is di...
West Ham vs Man United: Sancho Benched, Zouma handed first EPL start
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West Ham vs Man United: Sancho Benched, Zouma handed first EPL start

Manchester United make three changes following the midweek Champions League defeat at Young Boys. Jadon Sancho drops to the bench as Mason Greenwood returns alongside Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the three-man support of lead striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Raphael Varane comes in for Victor Lindelof at centre-back, while Scott McTominay replaces Donny van de Beek for his first Premier League start since the opening -weekend victory over Leeds. Fresh from securing a clean sheet on his West Ham debut in Thursday’s Europa League opener at Dinamo Zagreb, summer signing Kurt Zouma retains his place in the Hammers defence to make his Premier League debut for the club. There are four changes from the team which won in Croatia. Angelo Ogbonna partners Zouma at centre-back, Vla...
Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire
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Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire

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

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

Cristiano Ronaldo was among the Manchester United players that arrived at the Lowry Hotel, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle. The 36-year-old is in line to make his second debut at Old Trafford. It is expected that Ronaldo will be deployed through the middle of a front three. Other forwards in the squad include Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Jesse Lingard. Man Utd squad at Lowry: David de Gea, Tom Heaton, Lee Grant, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Elanga, Cristiano Ronaldo
Two top stars removed from Man United’s ideal XI for this season
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Two top stars removed from Man United’s ideal XI for this season

Former Manchester United defender, Mikael Silvestre, has left both Mason Greenwood and Fred out of his ideal starting XI for the club if all the players were fit. Silvestre’s XI provided places for new signings Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho. Mason Greenwood, who has started all three games for Man United this season, scoring three goals in the process, and Brazilian midfielder, Fred, were left out of Silvestre’s United team. He instead, opted for Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay. This is despite l Rashford missing the opening weeks of the Premier League season. The former French defender picked new signings Ronaldo and Sancho to lead the line alongside Rashford, with Edinson Cavani also missing out on a spot in the team. Meanwhile, McTomin...
Solskjaer names Man Utd’s biggest title rivals this season
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Solskjaer names Man Utd’s biggest title rivals this season

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

Manchester United is close to announcing Ed Woodward’s successor and is set to promote from within. According to Sky News, the club’s group managing director, Richard Arnold, is in line to take over. Woodward resigned following the controversy that surrounded the failed European Super League. He had replaced David Gill in 2012 and oversaw some of the biggest transfers in the United’s history, particularly this summer’s arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. While announcing his resignation, Woodward said: “I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honour to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years. “The club is well-positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end ...
Lindelof reacts to Varane competition at Man Utd and delivers fitness update
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Lindelof reacts to Varane competition at Man Utd and delivers fitness update

The Swedish centre-half has seen a World Cup-winning centre-half join him at Old Trafford, with his game time now under serious threat Victor Lindelof claims to be embracing the added competition for places that Raphael Varane will provide at Manchester United, with the Swede aware that there will always be "very good players" at Old Trafford. A Sweden international centre-half may be a victim of that talent pool, with a World Cup winner drafted in from Real Madrid to challenge for his position in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans. French star Varane got the nod alongside club captain Harry Maguire in a 1-0 win at Wolves prior to the international break, but Lindelof is ready to scrap for his spot and will not be backing down from a fight.
Raphael Varane speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United
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Raphael Varane speaks on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United

Raphael Varane has said he is ‘very happy’ with his former Real Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United Varane hailed the club’s decision to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The 36-year-old completed his medical at Lisbon on Monday and is now on the verge of official announcement. Varane and Ronaldo were a key part of the Real Madrid team that won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles and the Champions League on four occasions. Asked to give his verdict on the 36-year’old return, Varane told MUTV: “I am very happy. “He’s a legend and all players can learn when you play with him. “It’s a great help for all players, for all young players, and of course he never stops scoring goals, so he will help the team.” Speak...
Greenwood Winner at Wolves after De Gea heroics
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Greenwood Winner at Wolves after De Gea heroics

Mason Greenwood’s late strike earned Manchester United a 1-0 win over Wolves at Molineux in a game marked by David de Gea's stunning double save. The build-up to Greenwood's goal was not without controversy as Paul Pogba appeared to catch Ruben Neves only for Mike Dean to ignore the appeals of the midfielder. United, who included Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in the starting line-up for the first time, also had De Gea to thank for the victory after his extraordinary efforts to twice keep out Romain Saiss. Wolves will rue their finishing as they remain without a point under new boss Bruno Lage but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side now find themselves third - with Cristiano Ronaldo on the way. How the game unfolded at Molineux Wolves started the game with real intensity, Adama Tra...
Manchester United’s Diallo reacts as new signing Varane inherits his no. 19 shirt
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Manchester United’s Diallo reacts as new signing Varane inherits his no. 19 shirt

The Ivory Coast international has been handed a new shirt number at Old Trafford after the arrival of the France defender Manchester United winger Amad Diallo said he is happy with his new number 16 shirt after Raphael Varane inherited the no. 19 from him. The 19-year-old recently returned from an international assignment with Ivory Coast at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and he was welcomed with a slight change in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. After signing a five-year contract from Real Madrid earlier this month, Varane got the shirt number worn by the Ivorian star in his first five months at Manchester United.
Rio Ferdinand hands Manchester United names of two players to sign
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Rio Ferdinand hands Manchester United names of two players to sign

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has handed the club names of two players to sign following the signing of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. Ferdinand wants Man United to sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez or West Ham United’s Declan Rice before the summer transfer window closes. Man United signed Varane from Real Madrid a few days ago and Jadon Sancho from Dortmund and Tom Heaton from Aston Villa. But Ferdinand feels the Red Devils could still strengthen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad with another signings before the window closes at the end of the month and says Saul and Rice are perfect targets. “I think if the right player becomes available for the right price, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will go and get him,” Ferdinand said on his FIVE YouTube channel. “Th...
Alex Ferguson visited my Mother’s house – Raphael Varane
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Alex Ferguson visited my Mother’s house – Raphael Varane

Manchester United new signing, Raphael Varane, has revealed that former manager, Alex Ferguson, visited his mother’s house to try and persuade him to join the Red Devils in 2011. Varane said this on Monday during his interview with the club’s official website. The 28-year-old was finally unveiled as a Man United player over the weekend before their Premier League kickoff against Leeds United. He joined Man United from Real Madrid for a £40 million deal. “There had been a lot of rumours and a lot of people speaking about me and Manchester United since 2011, when Sir Alex Ferguson [former Man United manager] came to my mother’s house,” Varane told Man United’s official website on Monday. “When it was real, that was when I spoke with my club, and I felt it was a real oppo...
Manchester United unveil defender, Raphael Varane
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Manchester United unveil defender, Raphael Varane

Manchester United have unveiled French defender, Raphael Varane. The former Real Madrid star was unveiled before the kickoff of their Premier League opener against Leeds United at Old Trafford on Saturday. The World Cup winner displayed his number 19 jersey to applause from the fans. The 28-year-old had attracted interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before his move to the Red Devils. Ole Gunnar Solskajer, United coach, had revealed in a press conference on Friday that the deal to sign the defender was done but quarantine due to COVID-19 protocols delayed the announcement. “It’s not 100% done and I can say he probably won’t be [available against Leeds] because he has not trained with us,” he said. “It always happens that there are little things. Th...
Man Utd boss Solskjaer admits more delays over Varane deal
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Man Utd boss Solskjaer admits more delays over Varane deal

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits their deal for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is not yet signed off. Solskjaer was asked what stage the Varane transfer is up to, when he faced the press in his traditional pre-match briefing today. “He's not trained with us," said Solskjaer. “All the dots are over the Is but we haven't crossed the Ts yet. “Things happen, things take time and unfortunately with the isolation and the delay, there are things [that cause delays]. “I can't say that the will be involved tomorrow. I can probably say that he won't be because he's not trained with us. “It always happens that there's little things in there. The big hold up was the isolation and quarantine of course. He's been in Manchester."
Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer explains delay in Varane’s transfer
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Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer explains delay in Varane’s transfer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Raphael Varane will not be able to make his debut this weekend against Leeds United because his move from Real Madrid is not yet complete. United confirmed they had agreed on a £34 million deal for the defender on July 27. However, 17 days later, the Red Devils are yet to officially announce his arrival. Varane is in Manchester after isolation and according to Solskjaer, he has not trained with his new teammates. United host Leeds United on Saturday to start their Premier League campaign. The deadline to register new players for the opening round of fixtures passed at 12pm on Friday. “He has not trained with us. Things happen and things take time and unfortunately, the isolation has delayed these thing...
Top five Players Signed by Premier League clubs
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Top five Players Signed by Premier League clubs

Romelu Lukaku, Jack Grealish, Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Ibrahima Konate are the top five signings made by Premier League clubs so far in this summer transfer window, DAILY POST reports. The transfer window is open and over £700m has been spent by Premier League clubs already this summer and there are now a number of title contenders this season. Much of this fund was spent by the traditional ‘top six’, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. Manchester City broke the English transfer record to sign Jack Grealish for £100m. Grealish’s addition adds even more firepower to City’s already formidable attack. Chelsea re-signed Lukaku from Inter Milan for a club record fee of around £97.5m after the Belgian scored 64 goals ...
De Gea reacts as Manchester United Sign another goalkeeper
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De Gea reacts as Manchester United Sign another goalkeeper

David De Gea has reacted to Manchester United’s decision to bring in another goalkeeper this season. De Gea seemingly lost his position as the first choice goalkeeper for United last season, with Henderson taking up the role. However, the Spaniard said he was excited about the arrival of Tom Heaton at Manchester United this summer. Manchester United have also brought in other new faces such Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane but De Gea described Heaton as a ‘great bloke’. Heaton returns from Aston Villa to the club he was signed to from 2002-10 and is not expected to get too many first team appearances. De Gea and Dean Henderson will sure be ahead of him in the pecking order, but the Spain International said he is delighted to see him arrive back in Manchester. ...
Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer to be without 9 first-team players
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Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer to be without 9 first-team players

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, could be without up to nine senior players for their Premier League opener against Leeds United on Saturday, UK Mirror reports. The Red Devils are looking to mount a serious challenge for the 2021/2022 season, after finishing in second place behind Manchester City last term. Solskjaer has beefed up his squad with the addition of £73m man Jadon Sancho, while a move for former Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, is almost complete. However, against Marcelo Bielsa’s men at Old Trafford, Solskjaer might not be able to call on certain squad members. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton has rejoined the club 11 years after he first left, but the 35-year-old is unlikely to dislodge David de Gea or Dean Henderson between the sticks. ...
Dimitar Berbatov rates Man United’s chances of winning title this season
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Dimitar Berbatov rates Man United’s chances of winning title this season

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has said that the club are Premier League title contenders this season after signing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer. Berbatov said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League opener with Leeds United this weekend. Man United, who finished in the second position behind champions Manchester City last season, signed Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Varane from Real Madrid. “Man United are in a strong position to challenge for the title, especially after the signings they have made this summer,” Berbatov told Betfair. “I am very happy that they are bringing in Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. He’s a World Cup and Champions League winner, he has a winning mentality and he has played with the best over the years. ...
France defender Raphael Varane Undergoes Manchester United Medical ahead of transfer from Real Madrid
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France defender Raphael Varane Undergoes Manchester United Medical ahead of transfer from Real Madrid

Raphael Varane is undergoing the first part of his Manchester United medical ahead of completing his transfer from Real Madrid. The world cup winning defender arrived the UK two weeks ago but had to undergo a mandatory two weeks of quarantine before he was allowed to go to Manchester United today Manchester United, who hope to finalise the signing in the next 24-28 hours, reached an agreement with Real Madrid last month to sign the France defender for a fee believed to be in the region of £41m including add-ons. Varane, 28, on Tuesday, August 10 started his medical according to a report by Goal. The centre-back, will become United's third summer signing following the arrival of England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m and the free transfer of goalkeeper Tom H...
Gary Neville tells Solskjaer Position to play Varane, Sancho
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Gary Neville tells Solskjaer Position to play Varane, Sancho

  Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has advised the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on the position to play new signings, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho. Man United signed Varane from Real Madrid and Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer. Speaking on the development ahead of Man United’s pre-season friendly tie with Everton this weekend, Neville urged Solskjaer to play Sancho in the right-wing position and Varane in the centre-back to partner captain Harry Maguire. “I think Varane is really exciting. Sancho’s exciting, but it was almost inevitable that was going to happen,” Neville told Sky Sports. “They needed to fill that right-wing spot. It has been a bit of a problem for the last year or two. I think demonstrating patience and getting h...
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Solskjaer Reveals Man Utd player that will leave after Varane’s arrival

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he expects Axel Tuanzebe o leave the club on loan, following the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. “With Raphael looking like everything is sorted there, I can see Axel going out because I’ve got Raphael Varane, [Harry] Maguire, [Victor] Lindelof and Eric Bailly,” Solskjaer said after their 2-2 draw with Brentford in a preseason friendly on Wednesday. United have agreed deals for Sancho and Varane for a combined fee of over £100 million and Solskjaer says he “could not have asked for more backing”. He said: “The club has shown its ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football [Sancho] and one of the most respected centre-backs in the world. “As I’ve said before, every manage...
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Pogba Delaying Man Utd from Signing new Players

Paul Pogba’s future is a key factor for Manchester United, in determining how many more signings they are able to make this summer. The Red Devils have already signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in a £73million deal. Yesterday, they also announced a £41m deal for Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane. But their spending spree is on hold according to Sky Sports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is, however, still keen to add another midfielder to his squad, with a number of players under consideration. The club has scouted Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga and Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka. However, it appears Camavinga may prefer a move to Spain, while there are concerns at United that Goretzka could be using them to land a better contract at Bayern. United hav...
Real Madrid offer Vinicius Jr to Man Utd
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Real Madrid offer Vinicius Jr to Man Utd

Real Madrid have offered Manchester United the opportunity to sign Vinicius Jr, the UK Mirror reports. The LaLiga giants are trying to raise money to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, who is their top target. United and Madrid are already in negotiations over the potential transfer of defender Raphael Varane this summer. The Old Trafford outfit have also been offered Vinicius, with a loan move that turns into a permanent deal seen as the “most likely option”. The stumbling block however is that Real Madrid want a minimum of £68.5m for the 21-year-old winger. United are expected to announce the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho at any time, with a £73m deal agreed.
EPL: Man Utd to announce signing of two top defenders
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EPL: Man Utd to announce signing of two top defenders

  Manchester United are set to announce the signing of two top defenders towards the end of next week, The UK Sun reports. The two defenders are Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier. Man United have been in talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Varane for a while and are poised to pay £50million to sign the France international. Varane has a year left on his current contract at Real Madrid, but Man United are willing to splash some cash to sign the centre-back this summer rather than compete with a host of competitors when he becomes a free agent next summer. The report added that Real Madrid wanted £60million for Varane but have accepted a reduced fee of £50million after seeing their former captain Sergio Ramos leave the Santiago Bern...
Man Utd coach, Solskjaer wants two more signings after Varane transfer
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Man Utd coach, Solskjaer wants two more signings after Varane transfer

Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants to make two more signings after the club agreed on personal terms with Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane. According to football transfer expert, Duncan Castles, Solskjaer wants to sign a midfielder and a right-back before the end of the summer. Varane’s contract at Real Madrid expires at the end of next season and the Los Blancos do not want to risk losing him for free. Solskjaer wants Varane to become the central defender partner with Man United captain Harry Maguire. But Man United are yet to agree a fee with Real Madrid, who reportedly want between £51.5m for the France centre-back. Speaking on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast, Castles said: “Solskjaer has been provided with an incredible degree of attacking r...
Real Madrid defender, Varane agrees on terms with Man Utd
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Real Madrid defender, Varane agrees on terms with Man Utd

  Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, has agreed on personal terms with Manchester United, the UK Express reports. However, the stumbling block remains his transfer fee. After wrapping up their move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looks set to bring Varane to the club. However, Los Blancos are yet to agree to the transfer fee for the France international, which will slow down any potential move. Madrid is reluctant to allow Varane to leave in the same window where mercurial captain Sergio Ramos has left on a free transfer. The 28-year-old will be available to sign on a free transfer next summer and he is expected to be available for €60 million (£51.5m).
Varane accepts Man Utd contract offer; targets day one of Ole’s preseason
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Varane accepts Man Utd contract offer; targets day one of Ole’s preseason

Manchester United have had their contract offer accepted by Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. The France international is eager to leave the Bernabeu for a new challenge this summer with his deal now having less than a year to run. ABC reports Varane has agreed personal terms with United, with the 2018 World Cup winner poised to pocket £10million a year once the transfer officially goes through. It's also claimed the player wants everything sorted within the next two weeks so he can link up with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side for pre-season training. And, now, it's just a matter of time before United make a breakthrough with Real in negotiations.
Real Madrid yet to receive offers for Man Utd-linked Varane as Perez steers around Mbappe talk
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Real Madrid yet to receive offers for Man Utd-linked Varane as Perez steers around Mbappe talk

The Blancos president believes a World Cup-winning defender could stay put, but is reluctant to be drawn on supposed striker targets Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims he is yet to receive a single offer for Raphael Varane despite intense speculation suggesting that the World Cup winner is a target for Manchester United. The France international centre-half is yet to commit to a new contract at Santiago Bernabeu and is approaching the final 12 months of his current deal. That situation has helped to keep the rumour mill ticking over, with Premier League heavyweights at Old Trafford in the market for defensive reinforcements, but no official bids have been sent to the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid president, Perez opens up on Varane leaving for new club
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Real Madrid president, Perez opens up on Varane leaving for new club

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has opened up on defender Raphael Varane leaving the club amid interest from Manchester United. Varane has drawn the interest of Man United and Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The France international’s current deal with Real Madrid is due to expire at the end of next season. The 28-year-old will be available to sign on a free transfer next summer and he is expected to be available for €60 million (£51.5m). Reacting to the development, Perez insisted that Varane is free to leave Santiago Bernabeu if he wants to, adding that Real Madrid are yet to receive an official offer for the defender. “I read news in the newspapers [about Varane leaving], and I don’t know anything,” Perez told El Transistor. “We have not spoken with him y...

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