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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...
Details of Bruno Fernandes’ new deal revealed
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Details of Bruno Fernandes’ new deal revealed

Bruno Fernandes is close to extending his contract with Manchester United, according to the UK Sun. It will be a five-year deal for the Portugal midfielder and a raise to more than £250,000 a week. Fernandes joined United from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 for a fee that could rise to almost £70m. However, he has remained on the same terms he initially signed for, despite coming a kind of talisman at Old Trafford. Since his arrival, Fernandes has scored 44 times in 85 matches. Manchester United have renewed the contracts of Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly. But negotiations with Fernandes have proved a little more complex. However, it is understood that he “is near to putting pen to paper”.
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...
Manchester United offer McTominay injury update after midfielder omitted from Scotland squad
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Manchester United offer McTominay injury update after midfielder omitted from Scotland squad

The Red Devils man started the new season well but has been left out of Steve Clarke's latest squad amid an unspecified length lay-off Manchester United have confirmed that Scott McTominay is set for an unspecified lay-off after the midfielder was a surprise omission from Scotland's squad for the September international break. The Red Devils star, who impressed in their season opener against Leeds United, was restricted to a short spell off the bench against Southampton in their second game of the campaign. Now, United have revealed that McTominay has had an operation for a groin issue that has hampered him across pre-season, leaving him sidelined for the near-future.
Solskjaer gives Scott McTominay nickname after Man United’s victory
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Solskjaer gives Scott McTominay nickname after Man United’s victory

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has come up with a new name for Scott McTominay following his impressive display in the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-1 victory against Leeds United on Saturday. Solskjaer shared his nickname for McTominay while speaking at his post-match press conference after Man United defeated Leeds at Old Trafford. Speaking on Mctominay, Solskjaer branded the Scotland midfielder as a ‘beast’, praising his physical attributes and amazing levels of fitness as three goals from Bruno Fernandes and a goal each from Mason Greenwood and Fred gave United all three points against Leeds, while Pogba produced an incredible four assists in the rousing victory. “He’s not played more than 20 minutes this pre-season and he played centre-back in those 20 minutes...
Scotland Bow out after Modric Masterclass
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Scotland Bow out after Modric Masterclass

Scotland's hopes of progression to the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time were dashed by Croatia, as a Luka Modric masterclass helped the 2018 World Cup finalists book their place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 with victory at Hampden Park. After a fast start from Scotland, Croatia took the lead through Nikola Vlasic (17), after he lost Scott McTominay in the box to prod home Ivan Perisic's towering back-post knock down. For long periods Scotland were unable to contain Modric and Mateo Kovacic in midfield, but Callum McGregor equalised on 42 minutes with his first Scotland goal - a thunderous drive after Croatia failed to clear an Andy Robertson cross. Opportunity knocked for Scotland, but Real Madrid midfielder Modric clipped home a wonderful second jus...
UEL final: Solskjaer explains why Man United lost to Villarreal, praises one player
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UEL final: Solskjaer explains why Man United lost to Villarreal, praises one player

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided some reasons his team were not able to defeat Villarreal in the Europa League final on Wednesday. The manager also singled out Scott McTominay for special praise after the disappointing night, describing his performance as ‘outstanding’. Gerard Moreno put Unai Emery’s Villarreal ahead in the first half but United bounced back through Edinson Cavani to take the game to extra time. However, United came up short in epic penalty shootout, with David de Gea’s decisive spot-kick saved by Geronimo Rulli. Emery successfully nullified the threat of both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, with an inspired McTominay outshining his high-profile team-mates in the middle of the park at Gdansk Stadium. Solskjaer was asked...
Villarreal Inflict Shootout Defeat on Man Utd
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Villarreal Inflict Shootout Defeat on Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's quest for a first trophy as Manchester United manager goes on after a dramatic 11-10 penalty shootout defeat against Villarreal in the Europa League final following a 1-1 draw in Gdansk, Poland. In front of 9,500 supporters, Gerard Moreno met Daniel Parejo's free-kick to steer home his 30th goal in all competitions to give the Spanish side a first-half lead (29). United, who won the competition under Jose Mourinho in 2017, were indebted once again to the razor-sharp finishing of Edinson Cavani, who struck his 16th goal in his last 11 Europa League starts to haul his side level (55). It was one of just two shots on target from United as extra time failed to illuminate a poor contest, but Geronimo Rulli would prove the hero during a pulsating shootout, fir...
Michael Owen Blasts Solskjaer for picking ‘negative team’ against Leeds
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Michael Owen Blasts Solskjaer for picking ‘negative team’ against Leeds

  Former Liverpool forward, Michael Owen has criticised Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his ‘negative’ tactics in Red Devils 0-0 draw with Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon Solskjaer’s side played out a 0-0 draw in the game that recorded just a few chances in Yorkshire. It was Manchester United’s seventh 0-0 draw of the season more than any other side in the Premier League. And Owen, also a former Manchester United striker, believes the Norwegian manager’s ‘negative’ move of playing Fred and Scott McTominay together in the midfield contributed to the disappointing draw at Elland Road. “I was disappointed with the team that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “I thought it was quite a negative team. Yo...
Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run
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Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run

Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 away in Sunday’s Premier League clash and strengthen their place in second position. The win at Spurs means Man United are now unbeaten in 23 consecutive away Premier League games – the second-longest streak in English top-flight history. Second half goals from Fred, Edison Cavani and substitute Mason Greenwood avenged Man United’s 6-1 scandalous defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford earlier in the Season. The Red Devils remain in second on 63 points while Spurs missed the chance to go close to fourth place West Ham as they are in seventh on 49 points. Man United thought they had taken the lead on 33 minutes through Cavani who finished off a neat pass from Paul Pogba but the goal was disallowed after Scott McTominay...
Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  Manchester United legend Roy Keane has lambasted Tottenham forward, Son Heung-Min after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had an Edinson Cavani goal disallowed for a foul from Scott McTominay. Cavani thought he had put Manchester United ahead ten minutes from half time when the Uruguay international slotted home from a superb pass from Paul Pogba pass down the inside-left channel. However, Cavani’s goal was ruled out after a VAR review that showed McTominay had caught Son in the face. And Keane, a Manchester United legend was furious about the ref’s decision and Son’s attitude, describing the South Korean international as ’embarrassing’ for the way he rolled around on the pitch. “I’m amazed really,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I have to say if this is a foul then we shou...
Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada
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Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada

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

  Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay has revealed his encounter with Lionel Messi when he asked the Barcelona king for his shirt after a Champions League game between the two clubs in 2019. McTominay said his request to Messi, who he believes is the best in the world, was met by a frosty response from the Argentina captain. He said Messi blamed him for a little injury he sustained on his face during the game at Old Trafford and so turned down his request. McTominay, who pleaded with Messi’s national team-mate and United goalkeeper, Romero to get the shirt for him, said he had to let Messi understand that he was not the one that injured him but Chris Smalling. Messi was visibly hurt from a challenge with Chris Smalling and made his frustrations clear to th...
Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him
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Rio Ferdinand Points out Solskjaer’s Tactics that ‘Kills’ him

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

Paul Scholes has praised Fred and Scott McTominay for their display against Manchester City, insisting that their midfield partnership was key to Manchester United's 2-0 win. United claimed bragging rights in Sunday's derby clash at the Etihad Stadium through an early Bruno Fernandes penalty and a strike from Luke Shaw early in the second half. City entered the game on a 21-game winning streak in all competitions, and unbeaten in their last 28, but their biggest attacking threats were neutralised by the Red Devils. Scholes was particularly impressed with holding-midfield pair Fred and McTominay, with lots of United's best work coming when their opponents had possession. "A big thing was getting the midfield right against Manchester City," Scholes told Premier League Product...
Real Sociedad vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Suffers Double injury Blow Ahead of Europa League Tie
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Real Sociedad vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Suffers Double injury Blow Ahead of Europa League Tie

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be without Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek, for their Europa League clash at Real Sociedad on Thursday. Both players have been ruled out with muscle injuries. Solskjaer, on Wednesday, confirmed the duo would not travel for the game. Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are doubtful for the match despite making the trip. “We have a couple of doubtful ones and we will have to see if they will be fit enough. “Anthony (Martial) and Scott (McTominay) we will have to check them tomorrow. Donny (van de Beek) and Edinson (Cavani) definitely not travelling. “Donny and Edinson are injured with muscle injuries so they won’t travel,” Solskjaer said.
FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham
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FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended Donny van de Beek’s performance after they struggled past West Ham to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Scott McTominay netted the winner in extra time after a drab affair at Old Trafford. Van de Beek, who arrived in a £35 million deal from Ajax in the summer, started in midfield with Bruno Fernandes benched. In the absence of their main creative outlets, United struggled to find a way through West Ham. But Solskjaer was satisfield with how Van de Beek performed. “I thought in the first half, we and Donny played really well,” Solskjaer told reporters. “We created spaces and he was part of that. He did his job neat and tidy, had a half chance. In the second half, the whole team fell off a little bit and...
EPL: Paul Scholes Rates Man United’s Title chances after 3-3 Draw With Everton
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EPL: Paul Scholes Rates Man United’s Title chances after 3-3 Draw With Everton

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has said that the club’s 3-3 draw against Everton is another “big blow” to their hopes of winning the English Premier League (EPL) title this season. Man United failed to beat Everton at Old Trafford, as goals from Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Abdoulaye Doucoure, James Rodriguez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin  ensured both teams shared a point each. The result against Everton means Man United are now two points adrift leaders Manchester City, who have two games in hand. Asked about Man United’s Premier League title chance after the game, Scholes told Premier League Productions: “That’s a big blow. If you are talking about title hopes, it’s a big blow for them. Of course, it’s. “I just feel Paul Pogba going off wa...
Man Utd Suffer Pogba njury blow after 3-3 draw with Everton
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Man Utd Suffer Pogba njury blow after 3-3 draw with Everton

Manchester United have been dealt a major injury blow, as Paul Pogba was taken off injured after 39 minutes of their Premier League clash with Everton. Pogba has been in fine form in recent weeks, but now looks set for a spell on the sidelines. Towards the end of the first half, the France midfielder pulled up in discomfort after playing a simple pass towards Victor Lindelof. He pointed to his right thigh as he was treated on the pitch, before being replaced by Fred. United were two goals ahead through Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes at the time. Everton struck back, equalising through Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez. Scott McTominay looked to have won the game for United with a 70th-minute header. But Everton found a dramatic late equaliser through Domin...
Man Utd Star Mctominay Is A ‘Monster Of A Human Being’, Solskjaer Gushes
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Man Utd Star Mctominay Is A ‘Monster Of A Human Being’, Solskjaer Gushes

The 24-year-old scored the game's only goal against Watford as United advanced in the FA Cup ​Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lavished praise on midfielder Scott McTominay, calling the Scotland star a "monster of a human being" after his winner against Watford on Saturday. McTominay's header in the fifth minute against the Hornets was the game's only goal at Old Trafford, sending United through to the FA Cup fourth round with a 1-0 win. The 24-year-old has now scored four goals in all competitions this season, one short of his best tally in a single campaign (five in 37 appearances in 2019-20). With United starting a number of reserves, McTominay also had the honour of wearing the captain's armband for the Red Devils for the first time. Speaking to the B...
Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future
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Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants Paul Pogba to sign a new deal with the club. Pogba has long been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid or former team, Juventus. He admitted last year that he was looking for a “new challenge”. The France midfielder made just eight appearances in all competitions during an injury-hit season before the COVID-19 lockdown. However, the 26-year-old has impressed since the restart. Having recently signed Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay to new deals, Solskjaer is optimistic the club can also secure the long-term future of Pogba, whose current contract is due to expire next year, although United have the option of triggering a one-year extension. “I can’t comment on discussions between players and the ...
Roy Keane Criticises two Players after Man United Failed to Beat Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur
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Roy Keane Criticises two Players after Man United Failed to Beat Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur

A former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has criticised midfielders, Fred and Scott McTominay after the Red Devils failed to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Friday night. Man United played a 1-1 draw against Jose Mourinho’s side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Steven Bergwijn gave Spurs a 1-0 lead in the first half after David De Gea failed to keep out his powerful shot. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side levelled from the spot through Bruno Fernandes, after Paul Pogba was fouled in the box by Eric Dier. But Keane is not convinced with the performances of both McTominay and Fred, who started for Man United against the hosts, adding that the pair are good enough to be the club’s long-term solution in midfield. “The potential is there, and...
Pogba Set To Be Benched For Man Utd’s Premier League Return Against Tottenham
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Pogba Set To Be Benched For Man Utd’s Premier League Return Against Tottenham

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to start Paul Pogba on the substitutes bench against Tottenham on Friday - meaning his potential partnership with Bruno Fernandes in midfield will have to wait Pogba has not played Boxing Day and has featured just twice since September due to a number of ankle issues, but the French World Cup winner is now fully fit after the three-month break of football due to the coronavirus crisis. And after Bruno hit the ground running following his £68m move from Sporting Lisbon in January, many United fans are excited to see their two star midfielders pair up - but that won't be the partnership from the beginning on Friday, according to The Athletic. Pogba is understood to have 'trained well since lockdown began' but nonetheless,...
Gilmour & McTominay can form great midfield for Scotland – McAvennie
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Gilmour & McTominay can form great midfield for Scotland – McAvennie

Excitement grows north of the border as two talented midfielders are coming out of two of English football's biggest clubs Billy Gilmour took the football world by storm with two man-of-the-match displays against Liverpool and Everton during Chelsea's injury crisis and those in Scottish football are now growing excited about the emergence of the next generation. The 18-year-old's masterclass for Frank Lampard helped his side reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and to a dominant 4-0 Premier League win before the coronavirus outbreak stopped play. It adds to the excitement around the excellent performances of Scott McTominay at Manchester United this season.
Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour Reveals Most Difficult Player He Has Played Against
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Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour Reveals Most Difficult Player He Has Played Against

Chelsea midfielder, Billy Gilmour, has named Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, as the most difficult player he has come across in his fledgling career so far. Gilmour has been impressive for Chelsea since he broke into manager Frank Lampard’s first-team squad. Asked to name the “most difficult” player he’s faced since joining Chelsea, Gilmour told Live Twitch stream: “In a game, I would say Scott McTominay, not just because he is Scottish, it was just in that game I found it very difficult. “There is no rivalry; I do not know him that well. But after the match, he did text me and said, ‘keep doing what you’re doing.’ I thought that was really nice of him.” Gilmour had made three Premier League appearances for Chelsea so far this season before the English top-flight leagu...
Man Utd youngster Tuanzebe: We’re trying to become next Class of 92′
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Man Utd youngster Tuanzebe: We’re trying to become next Class of 92′

Axel Tuanzebe hopes Manchester United's new generation of footballers can emulate the famous Class of 92'. Academy products Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay, Brandon William, Angel Gomes, James Garner and Mason Greenwood are bonafide first-team squad members under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And Tuanzebe says they want to replicate the success of the likes of Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, the Neville brothers and Paul Scholes. "It's just like the Class of 92, that's something we've been wanting to replicate," Axel told us. "This group of lads now that we have coming through, the oldest being Andreas [Pereira] and Scott [McTominay], the youngest being Angel [Gomes], Jimmy [James Garner], Brandon and Mase [Mason Greenwood], that bunch there can build the new foundation for the club. "We have the...
Guardiola disclose why Man City lost 2-0 to Man Utd
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Guardiola disclose why Man City lost 2-0 to Man Utd

Pep Guardiola, has said his side paid for their lack of sharpness in the final third, after they were defeated by Manchester United on Sunday (2-0). Although, City dominated possession, they eventually fell to their seventh defeat of the season. Anthony Martial opened scoring in the first half, finishing off Bruno Fernandes’ clever chip. As Guardiola’s men pressed for a late equalizer, Scott McTominay pounced on Ederson’s poor throw to seal the win. Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Guardiola said: “It was a good game, we played good. We missed a little bit in the first half when we were arriving in the final third, we needed to be more aggressive. “We conceded a goal which we should have avoided and after five minutes they have one or two counter-attacks. “The se...
Everton vs Man Utd: Ighalo to Start as Solskjaer Reveals Squad for EPL Clash
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Everton vs Man Utd: Ighalo to Start as Solskjaer Reveals Squad for EPL Clash

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, is set to make his first Premier League start for the club against Everton on Sunday, the Manchester Evening News reports. Ighalo was on from the start, as United thrashed Club Brugge 5-0 in the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday. Anthony Martial sat out the game with a thigh problem and was not seen with the rest of the squad, as they arrived at The Lowry Hotel on Saturday. Ighalo last started a Premier League game on New Year’s Day in 2017. United are unbeaten in seven matches across all competitions and could be one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, if they win at Everton. Confirmed United squad members: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Nathan Bishop, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Harry Magui...
Ighalo Celebrates First Man Utd Goal
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Ighalo Celebrates First Man Utd Goal

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has expressed happiness after scoring his first goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Club Brugge on Thursday night. Two goals from Fred and a strike from Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo and Scott McTominay ensure the Red Devils qualified for the last 16. Speaking after the game, Ighalo, who joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on loan last month from China, told the club’s official website: “I feel great to score because this is what I have been hoping for. “At last, it is a dream come true for me. “I dreamed of this from when I was small when I was young. “Playing for the team and scoring goals means a lot to me. “I am going to cherish this moment for all the days of my life.” He added: “Before the game, friends from Nigeria...
Man Utd vs Watford: Solskjaer Names Strong Squad for EPL Clash
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Man Utd vs Watford: Solskjaer Names Strong Squad for EPL Clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has included Scott McTominay in his squad for their Premier League clash against Watford, MEN reports. The 23-year-old has been sidelined since Boxing Day with knee ligament damage. But he was pictured arriving at The Lowry Hotel on Saturday night. Mason Greenwood has recovered from illness, while Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes are back in the senior squad. Axel Tuanzebe, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Paul Pogba are still unavailable. Confirmed United squad members David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Angel Gomes, Juan Mata, Tahith Chong, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Odion Ighalo, Anthon...
Manchester United Without 7 first Team Players against Chelsea
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Manchester United Without 7 first Team Players against Chelsea

Manchester United will be without not less than seven of their first team players when they file out against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday. The club’s January signing, Odion Ighalo will travel with the squad to West London but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to confirm whether the Nigerian striker will play against the Blues. Ighalo has been training away from the rest of the Red Devils squad since his arrival from China due to the fear of Coronavirus. Young forward, Scott McTominay is still working on his fitness during the winter break as he looks to return from a knee injury. Although Axel Tuanzebe and Tim Fosu-Mensah have stepped-up their rehab they won’t be available against Chelsea. Midfielder Paul Pogba is still out following ankle surgery, while Lee G...
Ighalo, Pogba Dropped as Solskjaer Travels for Winter Break with 20 Players
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Ighalo, Pogba Dropped as Solskjaer Travels for Winter Break with 20 Players

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has left Manchester for Spain where he and his team will undertake warm-weather training. Solskjaer is taking advantage of the winter break in the Premier League, to give his players a change of scenery. A total of 20 players made the trip on Saturday. Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe are back in the squad after injury. However, they were without Paul Pogba who is undergoing rehab in Dubai, Marcus Rashford, Odion Ighalo and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant. Also missing from the 20-man squad were David de Gea, Bruno Fernandes, Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata. United will stay at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona for a week long camp and will use the facilities at the Marbella Football Center. United’s fu...
Premier League: Players earning £10,000 per week or less
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Premier League: Players earning £10,000 per week or less

Most players see joining a Premier League club as an opportunity to walk into a life of luxury. This explains why players leave big clubs in other European countries to join a mid-table or clubs struggling to survive relegation in the Premier League. Among stars earning above the £300,000-a-week mark are Mesut Ozil of Arsenal and David de Gea after signing a contract extension with Manchester United worth £375,000-a-week. Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is on a £290,000-a-week wage. Also, players like Christian Benteke gets £120,000-a-week while Liverpool’s forgotten man Nathaniel Clyne pockets £70,000-a-week for not really doing much at all. However, there are other players making impacts in the league but earn below £10,000-a-week wage. Here are some of them: Teemu Puk...
McTominay wants to be ‘a leader’ at Manchester United
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McTominay wants to be ‘a leader’ at Manchester United

The Scotland international midfielder says he's ready to be a key member of the team at Old Trafford after winning the confidence of his manager Scott McTominay has said he wants to be a leader at Manchester United, despite his relative inexperience compared to the other names in the midfield. The Scotland international was elevated to the first team by Jose Mourinho, but appeared not to be trusted by new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he replaced the Portuguese in December. McTominay found himself back in the first team at Old Trafford through injury and knew he would have to prove himself to his new boss, something he believes he has achieved.
Kristiansund 0-1 Manchester United: Controversial Mata penalty settles Oslo friendly
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Kristiansund 0-1 Manchester United: Controversial Mata penalty settles Oslo friendly

A Manchester United side lacking sharpness escaped with a last-gasp 1-0 friendly win against Norwegian side Kristiansund on Tuesday. Juan Mata's stoppage-time penalty gave a profligate Manchester United a controversial 1-0 friendly win over Norwegian outfit Kristiansund in Oslo on Tuesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side lacked sharpness in their penultimate pre-season friendly and wasted a host of chances - Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford the prime culprits. Scott McTominay hit the post in the first half, too, and a draw seemed on the cards until Mata went down in the penalty area in stoppage time.
McTominay reveals ambition of becoming ‘regular box-to-box player’ for Man Utd
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McTominay reveals ambition of becoming ‘regular box-to-box player’ for Man Utd

The Scotland international is nearing his 50th appearance for the Red Devils and has his sights set on nailing down a regular starting berth Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay backs himself to nail down a spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this season, despite rumours of the club looking to sign another midfielder. The Scotland international has been used as a rotation player by the Red Devils over the last two seasons and has racked up 47 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring two goals. He netted his first ever goal in United colours during a 2-1 defeat to Wolves in April 2019, with his second coming in the penultimate game of the season against Huddersfield.
What Solskjaer Said about Man United’s Embarrassing 2-0 Loss to Cardiff
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What Solskjaer Said about Man United’s Embarrassing 2-0 Loss to Cardiff

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed why his side lost 2-0 to relegated Cardif City on Sunday. He also spoke about young Mason Greenwood who made his senior team debut today. He said it was a ‘joy’ to watch Greenwood make his full debut in their insipid defeat to Cardiff. The 17-year-old Greenwood made his first career start up front and managed six efforts on goal, including one strike that was tipped onto the post by Neil Etheridge. “We’ve been poor,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “We’ve hit a brick wall towards the end of the season. Very disappointing. The big plus is the season’s over, draw a big line over it and look forward. “Because we know we are too far behind where we want to be, 98 and 97 points is exceptional,the two teams, we’re five o...
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Solskjaer’s Provisional  Squad for Crucial EPL Clash Revealed
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Manchester United vs Chelsea: Solskjaer’s Provisional Squad for Crucial EPL Clash Revealed

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, could be without Scott McTominay again this weekend when Chelsea visit. But both Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are pushing for returns to the starting lineup. United face the Blues at Old Trafford on Sunday, knowing that only a win will realistically keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive. David De Gea will keep his place despite poor recent form, while compatriot Ander Herrera is back in full training after missing the last six games with a hamstring injury. Antonio Valencia has been suffering with a knee injury, but has been training at Carrington this week. Eric Bailly hasn’t played since March due to a knock picked up on international duty and is unlikely to feature also. Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Gr...
Solskjaer Reveals one Man Utd Player That will Start in Barcelona
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Solskjaer Reveals one Man Utd Player That will Start in Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed Scott McTominay will start against Barcelona next week, despite dropping the emerging midfielder for Saturday’s Premier League match against West Ham. The 22-year-old earned rave reviews for his performance during Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat. Explaining McTominay’s absence, Solskajer told Sky Sports: “He’s a young boy and that mental and physical output on Wednesday was a lot and he’ll be needed on Tuesday. “He needed a break today.” Marcus Rashford, whose form has dipped slightly in recent weeks following several niggling injuries, also dropped to the bench and Solskjaer added: “Rashy has been injured and ill and it was about him working hard (against Barcelona).”
Mourinho Hails One Man United Player After Barcelona Defeat
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Mourinho Hails One Man United Player After Barcelona Defeat

Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has singled out Scott McTominay for praise, following the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. McTominay held his own against Barca’s midfielders, even though United hardly got the ball. The first leg at Old Trafford, was eventually settled by Luke Shaw’s own goal in the first half. But Mourinho spoke glowingly about the 22-year-old. “Barcelona was not Barcelona yesterday,” Mourinho told RT on Thursday night. “I think United had one player that was responsible for that because I think Scott McTominay in midfield, he was like what I used to call – but when I use this expression it’s obviously in the total positive sense of the word. He was a mad dog. “Afra...
What McTominay Said After Man Utd’s 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona
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What McTominay Said After Man Utd’s 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay, has warned Barcelona not to write them off, despite winning 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Luke Shaw scored an own goal, as United were defeated in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barca. “In the first 10 minutes we showed them far too much respect but after that we adapted really well and looked the better side. It was an entertaining night to watch on the TV. “Barcelona are top class, it’s difficult to get the ball. It’s not as easy as going out to press like mayhem. “We have to do more in front of goal, score more. It’s a big second leg to go. It’s only half time. We’re United and you can never write us off,” McTominay told BT Sport.
Two Manchester United Midfielders Left out of Squad to Play Barcelona
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Two Manchester United Midfielders Left out of Squad to Play Barcelona

Manchester United players arrived at the Lowry Hotel on the eve of the Champions League showdown with Barcelona without midfield duo Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic, the UK Mirror reports. The pair have been first choice for much of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign so far, operating alongside Paul Pogba in his preferred central trio. But the Norwegian admitted on Tuesday, as he ran through his list of injured players, that the participation of both players against the Spanish champions was in question. “We still hope maybe that Nemanja Matic can be ready. Ander Herrera probably out,” Solskjaer said. It looks increasingly likely that Scott McTominay and Fred, will be called upon against Ernesto Valverde’s men.
Wolves Return From Behind To Defeat 10-man Manchester United
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Wolves Return From Behind To Defeat 10-man Manchester United

Manchester United missed the chance to move third in the Premier League as they threw away a lead, had a man sent off and lost at Wolves. Scott McTominay's low strike from 22 yards - his first goal for United - put them ahead after 13 minutes but the hosts equalised 12 minutes later as Diogo Jota coolly finished from a Raul Jimenez pass. The visitors had captain Ashley Young sent off in the 57th minute for two yellow-card offences after he twice fouled Jota in a five-minute spell. Wolves took advantage as they scored a scrappy second goal when David de Gea failed to collect the ball and it ricocheted off United defender Chris Smalling and into the net to give the hosts the win. The defeat was the first under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he was given the United manager's job o...
Ferguson Storms Chelsea Pitch To Congratulate 3 Man United Players
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Ferguson Storms Chelsea Pitch To Congratulate 3 Man United Players

Alex Ferguson went into the Stamford Bridge pitch to have a chat with three Manchester United substitutes after their FA Cup win over Chelsea. The Red Devils made it through the last eight of the competition following the 2-0 win over Chelsea with two first half goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba. Ferguson was present at the stands and the Scotsman was happy with United's performance and results before showing off big smile on his face at full time. As Man United substitutes were observing their post-match warm ups, the legendary manager made his way into the field. The 77-year-old was seen having a chat with Alexis Sanchez, Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot as he walked across the pitch. Sir Alex has made multiple visits to United's training ground since Ole Gunnar Solsk...
Jose Mourinho Defends Team Selection   Following Man Utd’s 3-1 Defeat At West Ham
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Jose Mourinho Defends Team Selection Following Man Utd’s 3-1 Defeat At West Ham

Mourinho started with Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial at the London Stadium Jose Mourinho defended his team selection after Manchester United crashed 3-1 at West Ham and singled out "special" Scott McTominay for praise. Mourinho left the under-performing Alexis Sanchez out of his squad for the trip to the London Stadium and then revealed his decision to start with a back three, including midfielder McTominay, was to accommodate Anthony Martial. READ MORE HERE
Michael Carrick: Scott McTominay a Shining Example
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Michael Carrick: Scott McTominay a Shining Example

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says Scott McTominay is a “shining example” to young footballers. McTominay has made 17 appearances in all competitions for United this season, and received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad for their upcoming games against Costa Rica and Hungary. Carrick, who will retire from playing football at the end of the season, hailed the 21-year-old’s hard work and focus which he believes is giving McTominay the best chance of fulfilling an established career. “I think it is quite refreshing to look at Scott and see how he deals with it,” Carrick said ahead of United’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Sevilla. “He goes about his business, he comes in, he is always in doing extra training. He’s desperate to do well and...
Paul Pogba Back To Training After Missing Manchester United’s Game Due To Illness
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Paul Pogba Back To Training After Missing Manchester United’s Game Due To Illness

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has returned to training and is set to play in their Champions League tie at Sevilla on Wednesday. Pogba missed Saturday evening’s 2-0 FA Cup victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium, but trained at Carrington as normal on Sunday morning. He will be hoping to return to Jose Mourinho’s starting lineup, after coming under fire for the nature of his recent performances. Mourinho fielded Michael Carrick, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay in a midfield three at Huddersfield and said before the match that he “didn’t care” about when Pogba would be available again – When asked after the match if Pogba would be available for Seville, he said: “I don’t know. “Yesterday he was working normally with us. We prepared for the game, we...

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