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Very good week – Gary Neville reacts as Manchester United move to fourth place
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Very good week – Gary Neville reacts as Manchester United move to fourth place

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has said that the Red Devils’ dramatic winner against West Ham was ‘really important’ for Marcus Rashford and the club as a whole. Rashford came on in the second half to score with the last kick of the game to secure United three points and send them back into the top four. The win followed a 3-1 defeat of Brentford three days back and Neville insists it was a ‘very good week’ for his former club. “Very good week,” Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast. “I think Ralf Rangnick comes out of this week stronger than he started. I think people are backing him. I think he feels stronger and more in control than he was two weeks ago. “The goal in the last minute is a big one for the club and for the scorer. It was really important for Rash...
Ronaldo threatens to leave Man Utd if they fail to qualify for Champions League
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Ronaldo threatens to leave Man Utd if they fail to qualify for Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United this summer, if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the UK Sun reports. The 36-year-old completed a sensational return to Old Trafford last summer. Ronaldo’s arrival raised optimism among the fans, who believed United could win their first Premier League title in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. However, the Red Devils have endured a tumultuous campaign and sit in the seventh spot in the Premier League. It has now emerged that Ronaldo’s representatives have already spoken with Richard Arnold, who will replace Ed Woodward as United’s CEO next month. Last week, the Portugal captain hinted that he would not settle for anything less than Champions League football, making it clear that occupying the Europa Leagu...
You’ll be disappointed – Keane slams Man Utd after 2-2 draw with Aston Villa
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You’ll be disappointed – Keane slams Man Utd after 2-2 draw with Aston Villa

Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United continued with their lacklustre performance on Saturday, drawing 2-2 with Aston Villa. United looked all set to win the game 13 minutes remaining after two Bruno Fernandes goals. But Jacob Ramsey and Coutinho, who came off the bench with 20 minutes to go having joined on loan from Barcelona in midweek, created a famous comeback at the Villa Park. Despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo due to a hip injury, the Red Devils started with great intent with Fernandes giving the lead after his tame strike from range somehow bobbled through the legs of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. However, United could not hold on to their lead as Ramsey got the Villa Park crowd rocking with a well-taken finish with 13 minutes left. And Roy Keane was disappointed...
Martial didn’t want to be part of Man Utd squad – Rangnick
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Martial didn’t want to be part of Man Utd squad – Rangnick

The France international has asked to leave the club in the January transfer window and was absent from the squad this week   Ralf Rangnick says Anthony Martial asked not to be included in the Manchester United squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday, however the player has denied that claim. The France international was absent from the team as the Red Devils took home a 2-2 draw from the Premier League clash at Villa Park. Rangnick, who said in December that the 26-year-old has asked to leave the club, was ready to include Martial in the squad this week.
I knew coming back would be challenging, Man Utd not been good – Ronaldo
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I knew coming back would be challenging, Man Utd not been good – Ronaldo

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has admitted the team is not as good as it should be this season. The 36-year-old returned to Old Trafford last August but the Red Devils continue to struggle this campaign. Their poor form led to the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has been replaced by interim manager Ralf Rangnick. “I knew that my coming here would be challenging. “My expectations haven’t changed much since I arrived but the truth is that we are not as good as we should be. “I say that on an individual and collective level as well. I think Manchester could be better in the Premier League, we could be playing better, but we have room to grow. It’s a new year. We have to think positively, believe it’s going to be a good year,” Ronaldo told ESPN Brasil....
Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Rangnick speaks on team selection for FA Cup clash
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Rangnick speaks on team selection for FA Cup clash

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has vowed to put out his “best possible team” against Aston Villa on Monday. The Red Devils begin their FA Cup campaign with a home tie against the Midlands club on Monday. United have not lifted a trophy since lifting the Europa League under Jose Mourinho and Rangnick will be eyeing this competition as a possible route to silverware. “I’ve always been a big fan, supporter and admirer of the FA Cup. “For me it’s a very important competition. We will definitely try to play with our best possible team in that game and a strong team. We take the game as seriously as we can and hopefully get one round further ahead but in order to do that we have to be successful against Aston Villa. “We know it will not be an easy game because...
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...
I could have signed elsewhere – Harry Maguire
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I could have signed elsewhere – Harry Maguire

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says he ‘could have signed elsewhere’, with Ralf Rangnick’s side in crisis. Maguire signed for Manchester United from Leicester City in an £80million deal in 2019, rejecting Manchester City in the process. In less than six months after joining the club, the England international was made club captain but he’s come under severe criticism this term for his performances, which have suffered a dramatic dip. Reports in England suggest there’s deep-rooted divisions in the Red Devils dressing room, with some players, including Maguire himself questioning the influence on Cristiano Ronaldo in the team. Maguire said he could have moved elsewhere instead of joining Red Devils, in comments that are unlikely to go down well with supporters. ‘I c...
Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate
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Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has named the three Red Devils legends he wants to emulate at Old Trafford. Maguire said he wants to repeat the achievements of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at Man United, adding that he grew up idolizing the trio. The England defender stated this ahead of Man United’s FA Cup third round tie against Aston Villa on Monday night. “I grew up idolizing the likes of Wayne [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand] and [Nemanja] Vidic and I want to repeat what they achieved,” Maguire said as quoted by Sportskeeda. “I’m privileged to be captain and I have got a responsibility to lead the players and turn things round.” Rooney, Ferdinand and Vidic were all part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad that won every available trophy for Man United. ...
Rangnick told to ‘Kick Out’ Unhappy Man Utd Players
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Rangnick told to ‘Kick Out’ Unhappy Man Utd Players

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, has been told to kick out unhappy and underperforming players by ex-player, Lou Macari. Macari, in an interview aired on the club’s official channel, ripped into players who are moaning and complaining in the squad. The Red Devils are in a battle to finish in top four, as a shock 1-0 home defeat to Wolves last Monday leaves them in seventh place on the log. Macari said: “Anyone kicking off in the dressing room, kick them out of the club. Get rid of them and I’m talking about the players doing that by the way. “70,000 United supporters can’t be wrong every week. These players have to start showing something.” The 72-year-old who made 404 appearances for United between 1973 and 1984, added: “You’ve got the money and the lifestyl...
Rangnick under fire over decision on Mason Greenwood
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Rangnick under fire over decision on Mason Greenwood

Arsenal icon, Ian Wright, has criticized Manchester United manager, Ralf Rangnick, over his decision on Mason Greenwood following the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Monday night. Wright said he was left ‘baffled’ by Rangnick’s decision to replace Greenwood during Manchester United’s defeat to Wolves, insisting the German did not place enough trust in his young attacker. Man United was defeated at Old Trafford following Joao Moutinho’s second-half goal. While Man United struggled to get out of first gear for much of the game, Greenwood was their bright spark during a difficult first half. But the 20-year-old was replaced on the hour by Bruno Fernandes, a decision that drew boos from the home fans at the stadium. “I think that was a sacrifice because it i...
‘Quality is not enough’ – Shaw slams Man Utd for lack of motivation in Wolves loss
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‘Quality is not enough’ – Shaw slams Man Utd for lack of motivation in Wolves loss

The hosts were beaten for the first time since Ralf Rangnick took over as interim coach   Luke Shaw says Manchester United lacked motivation and intensity as they lost 1-0 at home to Wolves on Monday. The Red Devils saw their unbeaten run under interim coach Ralf Rangnick come to an end as Joao Moutinho scored the decisive goal after 82 minutes. Shaw was thoroughly disappointed by his team's performance, as the left-back felt it looked like an easy win for the visitors.
Campbell names right manager to take over from Rangnick at Manchester United
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Campbell names right manager to take over from Rangnick at Manchester United

Former Arsenal striker, Kevin Campbell has identified Paris Saint-Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino as the right manager to succeed Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford. Campbell believes Pochettino is ‘ready-made’ for Man United, adding that he will get the best out of the Red Devils’ squad. Rangnick was appointed as Manchester United interim manager last year following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 63-year-old German agreed to a six months contract before he will then take up a two-year consultancy role at the club and speculation surrounding his successor has already begun. “I think it is been geared towards Pochettino this whole time. Just the way he can get the whole club together and really galvanize the whole place, it would do Man United the world of good,” Campb...
I’ll return to Man United to solve defense problem – Rio Ferdinand
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I’ll return to Man United to solve defense problem – Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester defender, Rio Ferdinand has said he would ‘seriously’ consider an offer to become a defensive coach at the club. Harry Maguire-led Red Devils’ defense has struggled throughout the 2021-22 season. They have managed only four clean sheets in the league, conceding 26 goals. Raphael Varane, who joined the club from Real Madrid last summer, has started just six games in the league due to injury. Ferdinand marshalled United’s backline from 2002 to 2014 and formed one of the Premier League’s best ever centre-half pairings alongside Nemanja Vidic. Asked if he would consider coming back to the club to help solve their defensive issues, Rio Ferdinand told Vide with Five, “Of course! I probably would. “We’ll have to see what the deal looks like! ‘But when Uni...
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....
Ralf Rangnick responds to Gary Neville’s comment against Man United stars
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Ralf Rangnick responds to Gary Neville’s comment against Man United stars

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick had responded to club legend, Gary Neville’s claim that Red Devil players were a ‘bunch of whinge bags.’ Nevile made the comment following Manchester United’s side’s 1-1 draw with lowly Newcastle on Monday. The German argued that a lack of ‘physicality’ was their ‘major problem’ on the night. Allan Saint-Maximin put the home side in front in the first half but Edinson Cavani came off the bench to find an equaliser with 19 minutes remaining. United was found wanting in numerous areas against the relegation, battling Newcastle with just one solitary win under their belt this season. Neville had lambasted United stars on Sky Sports pundit over lacklustre performance in the opening 45 minutes and told Rangnick’s players to quit “complainin...
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...
Maguire gives credit to two Man Utd players after Newcastle draw
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Maguire gives credit to two Man Utd players after Newcastle draw

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has given credit to Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho following the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Monday night. Cavani and Sancho came off the bench and changed the tempo of the game at St. James’ Park after replacing Mason Greenwood and Fred. Man United drew with Newcastle following goals from Allan Saint-Maximin and Cavani. “[Cavani] He’s come on and made a big impact and I think you have seen in the first 30 minutes of the second half especially, it was probably our best spell in the game,” Maguire was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying after the game. “Credit to them [Sancho and Cavani] for making that change in tempo and intensity.” He added, “A point, in the end, is a fair result, b...
I didn’t like the performance – Rangnick slams Man Utd players after Newcastle draw
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I didn’t like the performance – Rangnick slams Man Utd players after Newcastle draw

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has said he did not like his team’s performance against Newcastle United on Monday night. The Red Devils went behind, thanks to a sensational Allan Saint-Maximin goal, before Edinson Cavani came off the bench to equalize. Rangnick was left unimpressed by his player’s lack of energy and failure to win the second balls. He told Sky Sports after the game at St James’ Park: “I didn’t like the performance at all. Today we didn’t control the game apart from very few moments. It’s all about energy, physicality and who wins the second balls. In all those areas we weren’t at our best. The good thing is we got a point but the performance needs to be better.” When asked if he would stick with his 4-2-2-2 formation Rangnick replied: “I don...
Mourinho wants Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal winger at Roma
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Mourinho wants Manchester United midfielder, Arsenal winger at Roma

Roma boss, Jose Mourinho has told the club to sign Manchester United academy star Charlie Wellens. The 19-year-old midfielder, who has been training with United first team, is yet to make his debut for the Red Devils. The young midfielder also trained with United first team during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign but still remains a regular with United’s Under-23s. The Sun reports that Mourinho was keen on signing the player while he was at Tottenham. Mourinho is now looking to sign the midfielder for Roma. Wellens signed his first professional contract with the Red Devils last year which expires at the end of the season. The Portuguese coach also wants to sign Arsenal winger, Ainsley Maitland-Niles at the club and the player is on the verge of joining Roma. According to...
Neville calls Man Utd ‘bunch of whingebags’ as Ronaldo seen complaining to team-mates in Newcastle draw
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Neville calls Man Utd ‘bunch of whingebags’ as Ronaldo seen complaining to team-mates in Newcastle draw

Edinson Cavani rescued a point for the Red Devils, whose post-Christmas lethargy was met with withering criticism from their former player Gary Neville blasted Manchester United's performance in their 1-1 Premier League draw with Newcastle on Monday, calling the Red Devils a "bunch of whingebags" as Cristiano Ronaldo and company endured a frustrating night at St James' Park.\ Edinson Cavani's second-half finish cancelled out Allan Saint-Maximin's superb first-half strike to ensure Ralf Rangnick maintained his unbeaten start to life at the Red Devils, but the visitors found themselves often mired in post-Christmas lethargy following a two-week-plus Covid-19-enforced break from action. Another point-saving performance from David De Gea between the posts was the greatest highlight ...
De Gea lists two big changes Rangnick has made to Man United’s squad
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De Gea lists two big changes Rangnick has made to Man United’s squad

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has listed two big changes the club’s interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has made to the Red Devils’ squad. Rangnick was in charge as Man United defeated Crystal Palace 1-0, drew 1-1 against Young Boys and defeated Norwich City 1-0. But De Gea is impressed with the progress made under Rangnick in terms of ‘energy and pace.’ Speaking ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Monday night, De Gea was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying, “It is good to have the whole team back to train properly altogether and then, of course, see they’re all safe. “They are back, they are all training, they are fine, so it is great to be together again. “We have been training hard, of course. It ...
Ex-Man Utd striker Ighalo in talks about Newcastle move
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Ex-Man Utd striker Ighalo in talks about Newcastle move

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is a January target for Newcastle. Sky Sports says the striker, 32, currently plays for Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab and is the top scorer in the league this season with nine goals. He moved to the Middle East after his loan spell at United, from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, came to an end earlier this year. He scored five goals in 23 games for the Red Devils. And he would be open to a move to St. James' Park. Al Shabab have reportedly spoken to Ighalo about a potential move with Eddie Howe's 19th-placed side in desperate need of new signings.  
Man Utd announce deal for 19-year-old star ahead of Newcastle clash
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Man Utd announce deal for 19-year-old star ahead of Newcastle clash

Manchester United has announced a new deal for 19-year-old star, Anthony Elanga, ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Monday night. Elanga signed a new contract with Man United that will see him remain at Old Trafford until 2026. The Red Devils disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday. The statement read in part, “Manchester United is delighted to announce that Anthony Elanga has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2026, with the option to extend for a further year.” Elanga joined Man United’s Academy at the age of 12. The Sweden Under-21 international has made five appearances for the first team so far. He memorably scored on just his second Premier League start, in last season’s 2-1 victory over Wo...
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...
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...
Mikael Silvestre reacts to comments of Ronaldo creating problem for Man Utd
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Mikael Silvestre reacts to comments of Ronaldo creating problem for Man Utd

Former Manchester United star, Mikael Silvestre, has rubbished suggestions that forward Cristiano Ronaldo has created a problem for the Red Devils on the pitch. Ronaldo returned to Man United last summer from Juventus. The Portugal captain has scored 13 goals in 18 games across all competitions for Man United so far this season. But some have questioned his work rate and pressing, with pundits such as Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool star, suggesting that Ronaldo can be a ‘passenger’ during games. Speaking on the development, Silvestre told the Daily Star: “This comment about him [Ronaldo] being a problem is absolute rubbish. Look at the ratio of goals scored; chances created since the start of the season. “He wants to help, wants to win trophies. He didn’t come to Unit...
Belgium football team release hilarious Christmas photos
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Belgium football team release hilarious Christmas photos

The Belgium senior men's national football team known as the Red Devils have shared their hilarious and fun christmas photos. Most times when football teams do photoshoots, it usually has a masculine touch to it, but the Belgian team decided to do something different this Christmas.   The Belgian Red Devils featured football stars such as Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, and other star players. Along with the photos was a message that said, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! "Still looking for the perfect card for the holidays? Don't worry, our Red Devils are already in the Christmas spirit."   The photos went viral after they were posted on the team's official Instagram account. The Belgian Red De...
Belgium’s hilarious Christmas photos include Eden Hazard sitting on his brother’s lap
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Belgium’s hilarious Christmas photos include Eden Hazard sitting on his brother’s lap

The Red Devils had a great deal of fun with their holiday cards Bro, bro, bro! Merry Christmas! That's the most aptly named caption to the Belgium men's national team's set of absurd Christmas cards, which include players sitting lovingly in each other's laps to bring in the holiday season. The studio responsible for the pictures was able to convince a star-studded cast to get involved in the fun, with Eden and Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne among the participants.  
Manchester Utd: Jesse Lingard reveals decision on leaving Rangnick’s men in January
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Manchester Utd: Jesse Lingard reveals decision on leaving Rangnick’s men in January

Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard, has decided to stay at the club in January and fight for his place under interim manager, Ralf Rangnick. Lingard has found himself dropped out of Man United’s starting XI at Old Trafford so far this season, making just eight Premier League appearances, all off the bench. That led to calls for a move away in the forthcoming January transfer window in a bid to get regular football. But according to the Athletic, Lingard, who is out of contract at Man United at the end of the current season, is prepared to see out his deal and stay with the Red Devils next month. The 29-year-old had rejected an offer to extend his contract at Old Trafford in October. The England international has drawn interest from Barcelona and AC Milan i...
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 ...
I’m not mad but Man Utd could win Champions League – Paul Ince
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I’m not mad but Man Utd could win Champions League – Paul Ince

Former Manchester United star, Paul Ince, has made a rather shocking prediction that the club could win the Champions League this season. Ralf Rangnick’s men have booked a date with Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the competition. United had played a LaLiga outfit, Villarreal in the group stages, beating Diego Simeone’s men home and away and topping the group after losing their first game. And Ince, a two-time Premier League title holder, reckons that the Red Devils could go all the way due to the nature of knockout football. “They can win the Champions League, people will think I’m mad, but they can,” Ince told The Mirror. “United can beat anybody on their day. Anybody, no matter who they are. “In knockout football, if you are on your game and on form and with th...
Champions League: New Round of 16 ties confirmed [Full fixtures]
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Champions League: New Round of 16 ties confirmed [Full fixtures]

UEFA has conducted a fresh draw for the Champions League round of 16. The European football governing body was forced to declare Monday morning’s process void, after a series of mistakes. Manchester United had been handed a mouth-watering last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain but only after being erroneously paired with Villarreal in the first instance and then mistakenly left off the list of possible opponents to face Atletico Madrid. The Red Devils will now take on Atletico, while PSG plays Real Madrid. Chelsea retain their tie against Lille, Inter Milan face Liverpool and Manchester City have been paired against Sporting Lisbon. Draw in full: Salzburg vs Bayern Munich Sporting vs Man City Benfica vs Ajax Chelsea vs Lille Atletico Madrid vs Man Utd Vi...
Gary Neville names ‘man of the match’ as Man United defeat Norwich
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Gary Neville names ‘man of the match’ as Man United defeat Norwich

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has named goalkeeper David De Gea as his man of the match as the Red Devils defeated Norwich City 1-0 in a Premier League tie on Saturday night. Neville believes De Gea deserved the man of the match award for the couple of saves he made during the encounter against Norwich. Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half penalty gave Ralf Rangnick’s men all three points against Norwich at Carrow Road. “They [Man United] have been well below their best here,” Neville said during commentary on Sky Sports. “Norwich have been very unlucky.” He added, “I am going to give it [the man of the match award] to David De Gea for a couple of saves he’s made that maintained that Man United clean sheet.” The win against Norwich left Man Unite...
Martial wants to leave Man Utd in January as agent reveals Old Trafford exit plan
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Martial wants to leave Man Utd in January as agent reveals Old Trafford exit plan

The France international forward has been struggling for game time with the Red Devils and is looking to take on a new challenge   Anthony Martial is looking to leave Manchester United during the January transfer window, the French forward’s agent has revealed, with regular game time being sought by a man that has been frozen out at Old Trafford. The 26-year-old has fallen down the pecking order with the Premier League heavyweights, with just two top-flight starts for the Red Devils taken in this season. With five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line and Edinson Cavani providing an experienced alternative in a central striking berth, Martial is ready to take on a new challenge elsewhere.
Champions League: Man United to face tough draw in round of 16
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Champions League: Man United to face tough draw in round of 16

Manchester United might not still find an easy draw in the Champions League round of 16 despite finishing top of Group F. The Red Devils were held to a 1-1draw by Young Boys at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Ralf Rangnick’s men opened scoring in the 9th minute through Mason Greenwood in the dead rubber game with United having already secured their passage to the last 16 as group winners. Rangnick fielded a heavily rotated side and they got off to a good start with Greenwood acrobatically firing the home side ahead. Swiss youngster, Fabian Rieder fired a brilliant curling effort into the top corner to equalise, with the match finishing 1-1. Now Manchester United are faced with teams such as Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Inter Milan, Be...
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...
Rangnick set to add Chris Armas to Man Utd coaching staff
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Rangnick set to add Chris Armas to Man Utd coaching staff

The former USMNT international is set to be the first addition to the new Red Devils interim manager's backroom team Ralf Rangnick is looking to add Chris Armas to his coaching staff at Manchester United, GOAL can confirm. The interim manager confirmed he would be looking to bring in a few members of staff to add to the current coaching set-up but that visa complications following Brexit were making the situation more difficult. It is understood, however, there is hope that Armas, who managed New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, will be Rangnick’s first addition to his backroom staff.
Man Utd have committed ‘mortal sin’ with Van de Beek treatment, claims Ten Hag
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Man Utd have committed ‘mortal sin’ with Van de Beek treatment, claims Ten Hag

The Ajax boss has questioned the Red Devils' use of a man that emerged as one of the top young players in Europe at Johan Cruyff ArenA Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has accused Manchester United of committing a "mortal sin" with their treatment of Donny van de Beek. United invested £35 million ($46m) in Van de Beek's talent in September 2020, prising him away from Ajax on a five-year contract. The Dutchman was initially heralded as a stellar signing after his rapid rise to prominence at Johan Cruyff ArenA but has found regular opportunities hard to come by at Old Trafford, much to the bemusement of Ten Hag.  
Bruno Fernandes names two things Rangnick wants from Man Utd players
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Bruno Fernandes names two things Rangnick wants from Man Utd players

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has named the two things manager, Ralf Rangnick wants from the Red Devils’ players. Recall that Rangnick was appointed as Man United’s interim manager last week. The German took charge of the team as they defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday. Fred netted the only goal of the game to give Rangnick’s side all three points against Crystal Palace. Speaking after the game, Fernandes revealed that Rangnick wants ‘more pressure’ and ‘more aggressiveness’ from Man United players. “It depends on the game,” Fernandes told Premier League productions after Man United defeated Palace. “Sometimes you have to press a little bit more, sometimes you have to press less and everyone knows that it is one of the things that t...
Hargreaves identifies changes Rangnick has made to Man Unitd’s squad
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Hargreaves identifies changes Rangnick has made to Man Unitd’s squad

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has identified two big changes the club’s interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has made to the Red Devils’ squad. Rangnick was in charge as Man United defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, thanks to Fred’s 77th minute goal. But Hargreaves was left impressed with the progress made under Rangnick in terms of ‘pressing and in possession’. Analysing the first-half performance against Crystal Palace, Owen Hargreaves was quoted by MEN as saying: “I thought it was really good. We said maybe squeeze the pitch, make it smaller, play to Ronaldo’s strengths, and they’ve done that. “The centre-backs have been in the middle of the pitch. Palace have not had much of the ball. The only issue for United is they’ve domina...
Rangnick’s first Manchester Utd signing in January revealed
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Rangnick’s first Manchester Utd signing in January revealed

Ralf Rangick’s first Manchester United signing as manager of the club in the upcoming January transfer window has been revealed. The Sun reports that Rangnick is set to make RB Leipzig midfielder, Amadou Haidara, his first Red Devils signing in January. The German is unlikely to spend heavily in the January transfer window but Man United can bring forward the signing of Haidara if they are willing to pay Leipzig £32million next month. Haidara has a release clause that comes into effect in the summer of 2022 in his current deal with the German club. But his dream move to Man United could come to fruition six months earlier than planned should the Premier League giants match Leipzig’s demands. Rangnick signed Haidara from Salzburg two years ago during his time at Leipzig. ...
Rangnick warns Ronaldo, others on becoming ‘pressing monsters’
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Rangnick warns Ronaldo, others on becoming ‘pressing monsters’

New Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has admitted his players won’t become ‘pressing monsters’ overnight. The 63-year-old takes charge of his first game on Sunday when the Red Devils welcome Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Rangnick, who is renowned as the ‘godfather of gegenpressing’, says it will take a while before the squad adapts to his demands. He said his style of football is not “a slow waltz” and is close to what Jurgen Klopp plays with his Liverpool side. Rangnick warned [players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke Shaw, Edinson Cavani and Harry Maguire that they might not fit into Rangnick’s intense pressing style. However, the German has said he would give the players enough time to adapt. “I have to take them and accept where th...
Manchester United cannot become ‘pressing monsters’ overnight, says Rangnick
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Manchester United cannot become ‘pressing monsters’ overnight, says Rangnick

The incoming manager has cautioned it will take time to implement his coaching philosophy New Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has cautioned that his intense pressing philosophy cannot be expected to take hold right away, as it will be more than a few weeks before the players become "pressing monsters" under his watch. The Red Devils will play their first match with Rangnick in charge on Sunday against Crystal Palace. The German coach takes over from interim boss Michael Carrick, who resigned from the club entirely after Manchester United defeated Arsenal this past week.  
‘I did wrong, ruined everything,’ – Zlatan apologizes to Manchester Utd
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‘I did wrong, ruined everything,’ – Zlatan apologizes to Manchester Utd

Former Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologized to the Red Devils and his agent, Mino Raiola, admitting he did wrong and ruined everything. Ibrahimovic said this while opening up on the time he reportedly cost Man United £5million after ruining his own transfer announcement. The 40-year-old arrived at Man United in 2016 as a free agent following a four-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain. Plenty of talks in the lead up to Ibrahimovic’s decision to join Man United involved speculation over where he could end up with the MLS then reportedly under consideration. Ibrahimovic, who currently plays for AC Milan, eventually took to Instagram to announce to his millions of followers: “My next destination will be Manchester United.” He ultimately confirmed the news...
Rangnick reveals his encounters with Alex Ferguson
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Rangnick reveals his encounters with Alex Ferguson

Ralf Rangnick says he had met and shared a bottle of wine with Manchester United legendary ex-manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. According to the German, he is ‘very much looking’ forward to meeting the former United boss again after two previous meetings. The 63-year-old will lead United for the first time on Sunday against Crystal Palace. The German explained that he first met with the United icon when his Schalke 04 side were paired with the Red Devils in the Champions League semi-finals during the 2010-11 season. Ferguson and his United side secured a 2-0 win away in Germany before an emphatic 4-1 score line at Old Trafford sent them into the final. Rangnick said Ferguson invited him back to his office for a drink after the contest. “We spoke after the second leg here. He ...
He’s a difference maker – Campbell hails Man Utd player after 3-2 win over Arsenal
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He’s a difference maker – Campbell hails Man Utd player after 3-2 win over Arsenal

Former England striker, Kevin Campbell, has said Cristiano Ronaldo is the difference maker in the Manchester United squad. Ronaldo scored twice, as United came from behind to beat Arsenal 3-2 on Thursday night in the Premier League. The 36-year-old now has 12 goals for the Red Devils since he returned in the summer. “Michael Carrick has done a really good job organising the team, getting a response from the team and getting two wins and a draw during what could have been a really difficult period for Man Utd. “But the team has bounced back under him and they’ve got a win over a decent Arsenal side. Arsenal made a couple of mistakes and got punished and this is why you have Cristiano Ronaldo in your team. “He’s a difference maker and it proved to be the difference for Man U...
Arteta names Arsenal player that was ‘threat’ against Man Utd after 3-2 defeat
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Arteta names Arsenal player that was ‘threat’ against Man Utd after 3-2 defeat

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has identified Gabriel Martinelli as a ‘threat’ against Manchester United following his side’s Premier League 3-2 defeat against the Red Devils on Thursday. Arteta said Martinelli was a threat during the encounter because he worked hard for Arsenal against the host, adding that he created assists and had good moments. A goal from Bruno Fernandes and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Man United all three points against Arsenal. Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard did score for Arsenal at Old Trafford. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Arteta was ‘pleased’ with Martinelli’s display against Man United. “He [Martinelli] looked a threat,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference. “He had a big chance in the first half, and he proba...
RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku wanted by Man Utd
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RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku wanted by Man Utd

RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku is being linked with Manchester United. BILD says United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has added Nkunku to his January transfer list. Rangnick, who used to manage the German club, has placed RBL teammate Amadou Haidara and Chelsea striker Timo Werner on his wish-list too, as the Red Devils threaten to raid the Bundesliga side for their stars past and present. Nkunku may be the most exciting of the three given his exemplary form this season, already sitting on 13 goals in all competitions. Seven of those have been scored in just five Champions League matches, including a hat-trick against Manchester City at the Etihad. Already, the 24-year-old has almost doubled his previous best goals total in a season, and we are still some way off the tu...
Benitez: Everton must learn to sell best players at right time
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Benitez: Everton must learn to sell best players at right time

Everton boss Rafa Benitez has hinted they may sell a top line player to boost their coffers. Benitez was restricted to spending just £1.7m in transfer fees in the summer and expects to have 'not too much' money to use in January. "It means we have to get the best from our players from now till the end but at the same time thinking about the long-term future," he said. "It is important to do the right thing at the right time. "If not, you can't allow to spend money every year so you have to manage [that]. "Some clubs have been selling players at the right time and with the money they received they improved the squad. "That is something we have to learn. "The owner is ready to spend money but we can't spend all the time without bringing money back in. "So I think we h...

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