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Jurgen Klopp Reveals Who to Blame for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Burnley
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Jurgen Klopp Reveals Who to Blame for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Burnley

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted he must take the blame for their 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Thursday night. Ashley Barnes scored a late winner to end the Reds’ 68-game unbeaten record at Anfield. Klopp’s men dominated the game, but failed to break down Sean Dyche’s resolute team. The champions have now gone five Premier League matches without a victory and remain six points behind leaders Manchester United at the midway point in the campaign. “We lost the game which is pretty impossible but we did it. That is my fault. It is my job to make sure the boys have the right feelings and confidence. "That didn’t work out. We had the ball a lot and created some situations that are OK but our final decision is not right. I said the same thing last week. “When som...
Fulham vs Man United: Rio Ferdinand Singles Out One Player after EPL 2-1 Win
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Fulham vs Man United: Rio Ferdinand Singles Out One Player after EPL 2-1 Win

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has singled out midfielder, Paul Pogba, for praise after the France international scored a goal in the Red Devils’ Premier League 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night. Ferdinand described Pogba’s performance against Fulham as fantastic. The former defender explained that Pogba was the big difference during the encounter at Craven Cottage. Pogba and Edinson Cavani’s goals gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side all three points against Fulham. “Today he [Paul Pogba] put in a fantastic performance,” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “The big difference recently is he’s been playing quicker. He’s quick with what he’s doing, the efficiency is top, top drawer. “He is a magnificent footballer, and when he’s in this form, he’s one of the best.” ...
Pogba Compares Cavani to Martial, Rashford, Greenwood
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Pogba Compares Cavani to Martial, Rashford, Greenwood

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba, has compared Edinson Cavani to Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood following the Red Devils’ Premier League 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night. Pogba believes Martial, Rashford and Greenwood don’t have the same quality as Cavani after the Uruguay striker scored in Man United’s win against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Cavani capitalised on an error from Alphonse Areola to equalize, before Pogba grabbed all three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a brilliant left-foot finish from outside the box. “Everybody knows that Edi [Cavani] is a top-class striker and there are a few strikers like this in the world, and we had the chance to have one,” Pogba told MUTV after the game. “We know the hardest goals are those go...
What Solskjaer Said about Pogba after Man United’s 2-1 Win Against Fulham
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What Solskjaer Said about Pogba after Man United’s 2-1 Win Against Fulham

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that midfielder, Paul Pogba, played ‘very well,’ against Fulham in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Solskjaer also described Pogba’s goal against Fulham as fantastic. Man United defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage, thanks to two goals from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba. Ademola Lookman did score for the host in the first half. “Fantastic goal by Paul and we had some other chances to finish the game but of course when it is just one goal, and the players they put on it is going to be like heart in your mouth,” Solskjaer told post-match press conference after the game on Sunday. “Pogba has really come on. He is fit, he can play in midfield, and he can play wide. “That’s key with Paul, getting him ma...
Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes The All-Time Leading Goalscorer In Football History
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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes The All-Time Leading Goalscorer In Football History

Cristiano Ronaldo has made in history after becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football after scoring for Juventus in their clash against Napoli. The 35-year-old was expected to reach the stunning landmark against Inter on Sunday after edging closer to history by scoring against Sassuolo last week to level to record. But the legendary Juve forward waited for the big occasion in the Italian Super Cup and duly delievered against Gennaro Gattuso's men as he found the back of the net - sending his special career to new incredible heights. That effort moved him above Josef Bican - with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. Ronaldo now has 760 goals in his storied career and is only bound to extend that record as he continues to shine at the sum...
‘Haaland would carry Man Utd over title line’ – Chadwick picks dream signing amid Martial doubts
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‘Haaland would carry Man Utd over title line’ – Chadwick picks dream signing amid Martial doubts

The former Red Devils winger would love to see a prolific Norwegian striker at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lacking a leading frontman Erling Haaland would be a dream signing for Manchester United, says Luke Chadwick, with the Borussia Dortmund striker considered to possess the ability that would carry the Red Devils over a title-winning line. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put his side in contention for a Premier League crown this season. United lead the way through 18 games, but few expected them to be scaling such heights and they are still viewed by many as a work in progress.
Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability
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Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability

The Ghana international has been hobbled by injury, but Gunners' new system offers him perfect opportunity to get his career off to a flying start If a 50 million euro midfielder dominates Manchester United at Old Trafford and no fans are there to see it, did it really happen? As Arsenal have toiled through much of the season without summer acquisition Thomas Partey, this is a question that seems increasingly relevant. After all, that statement performance against the Red Devils is one of only three 90s the Ghana international has gotten through since swapping Madrid for North London. On that night, all of the hype and excitement that had trailed Arsenal’s deadline day swoop for Partey was borne out in a majestic showing on a ground where the Gunners had not won in the league for 14...
You Don’t Want Your Rivals At The Same Level – Bruno Fernandes
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You Don’t Want Your Rivals At The Same Level – Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes wants to give Manchester United fans some “fun” by helping the club extend their title-winning lead over Liverpool. Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Anfield tie is between England’s two most successful sides – with United having won a record 20 English top-flight titles to Liverpool’s 19. United are top of the table, three points above Liverpool in second. “You don’t want your rivals at the same level as you,” Fernandes said. The Portuguese midfielder added: “For the fans, the next day, going to talk to their friends who may be Liverpool fans it’ll be much better if they’ve been the winner rather than the loser. “And it would be a lot more fun with 21 titles and Liverpool still on 19.” Title chases involving both sides have rarely gone to the wire. When Sir Alex F...
Highlights Of Bruno Fernandes’ ‘Disasterclass’ During Liverpool Vs Manchester United Make For Brutal Viewing
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Highlights Of Bruno Fernandes’ ‘Disasterclass’ During Liverpool Vs Manchester United Make For Brutal Viewing

  Highlights of Bruno Fernandes' performance for Manchester United vs Liverpool have emerged and it could be his worst performance in a Red Devils shirt. The Portuguese superstar has been United's star man since arriving last January and many expected him to be on top form once again. But he never settled at Anfield and lost possession 19 times throughout the game, before being replaced by Mason Greenwood in the 89th minute. One fan decided to compile Fernandes' 'best bits' in the game and it's hard to watch. Fernandes has scored 11 goals and provided 7 assists in the Premier League this season, without taking much of a rest. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sports the decision to sub him off was a 'tactical' one to conserve his energy. 'It was a tactical dec...
Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”
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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”

The German complained about United's defensive approach to their top-of-the-table clash and said their set up was 'the worst thing you can face in the world'. The Reds were unable to break down United's defence throughout the match and extend their run without a Premier League goal to three games. Defenders Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof were standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but Klopp was left unimpressed by the 'world class' United after the match. 'We played football, tried to do it, force them back into their own box,' he complained to BBC Sport. 'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack. 'It's really diffic...
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Stalemate keeps Red Devils top of Premier League
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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Stalemate keeps Red Devils top of Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United played out an uneventful goalless draw at Anfield that kept Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side top of the table. Manchester United kept their place at the top of the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. An encounter of few chances saw the Red Devils extend the champions' scoreless run to three matches, their longest such streak in the top flight since March 2005, in what was Jurgen Klopp's 200th league game in charge. Alisson denied Paul Pogba from arguably the best of the opportunities as United's winless league run against the Reds reached five matches for the first time since 2002.
Fred ‘suffered’ with £52.5m flop tag at Man Utd but hopes to have silenced critics
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Fred ‘suffered’ with £52.5m flop tag at Man Utd but hopes to have silenced critics

The Brazil international midfielder found the going tough at Old Trafford on the back of a big-money move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 Manchester United midfielder Fred admits he “suffered” in his first season at Old Trafford, but hopes to have silenced those who were quick to brand him a £52.5 million ($70m) flop. The Red Devils invested heavily in the Brazil international when luring him away from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, with rival interest from neighbours Manchester City fended off to get a deal done. Big things were expected of Fred in England, but he found an adjustment period tough and slipped down the pecking order while taking in just 25 appearances during his debut campaign.
Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd
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Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd

The Senegalese forward has been nursing a slight knock but he is ready to shine for the Reds again ahead of a crunch top-of-the-table clash Liverpool forward Sadio Mane claims to have overcome the back issue he suffered against Aston Villa and remains unfazed by uncharacteristic struggles in front of goal over recent weeks. The Senegalese has been a prolific presence for the Reds throughout his time at Anfield, helping them to Champions League and Premier League crowns. He remains an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the present and is currently readying himself for a crunch clash with Manchester United.
Klopp backs ‘new signing’ Thiago for big Liverpool role
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Klopp backs ‘new signing’ Thiago for big Liverpool role

The Spanish midfielder has struggled with injuries but is in line to face Manchester United on Sunday Jurgen Klopp has likened Thiago Alcantara to a new signing for Liverpool and suggested he could have a big role to play against Manchester United. Thiago arrived at Anfield last year from Bayern Munich, but his start to life on Merseyside has been hampered by an injury picked up against Everton in October. The Spanish midfielder took some time to work back to fitness but has made three appearances in the last couple of weeks and is making solid progress.
Wayne Rooney Officially Retires from Football At 35 To Become New Coach of Derby County
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Wayne Rooney Officially Retires from Football At 35 To Become New Coach of Derby County

Wayne Rooney has retired from football at 35 after being appointed as permanent manager of Derby County on a two-and-a-half-year contract until the summer of 2023. The former Everton,  Manchester United, and DC United striker, had been in charge of the EFL Championship club since the departure of Phillip Cocu in November. "When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club," Rooney said in a statement. The Stadium, training ground, the quality of the playing staff and the young players coming through and of course the fan base that has remained loyal and supportive. "Despite other offers, I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me. To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian ...
Bruno Fernandes breaks Premier League record as he wins Player of the Month award for December
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Bruno Fernandes breaks Premier League record as he wins Player of the Month award for December

The Manchester United star has enjoyed a sensational first 12 months in English football, and has been given the individual honour for a fourth time Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has been named Premier League Player of the Month for December - breaking an English record in the process. Fernandes becomes the first footballer in the English top flight to be named Player of the Month four times in a single calendar year. He also picked up the award in February, May and November. The Portugal international has emerged as a key figure at Old Trafford ever since he joined from Sporting CP 12 months ago. His arrival has added class and creativity to the United midfield, and he has been central in their rise to the top of the Premier League this season.
Pogba: Man Utd not at Liverpool’s level but we can win the Premier League
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Pogba: Man Utd not at Liverpool’s level but we can win the Premier League

A win at Anfield would condemn Jurgen Klopp's side to a first home league loss since 2017 and provide a huge boost in confidence for the visitors Paul Pogba admits that Manchester United cannot yet consider themselves to be on the same level as Liverpool until they win the Premier League, although the World Cup winner believes that the Red Devils can lift the title this season. United find themselves at the summit of the English top flight after 17 games played, with a derby date against Jurgen Klopp's second-placed Reds on Sunday the most high-profile match-up of the season so far. The clash at Anfield will provide a massive test of United's mettle, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side seeking to overcome a mental hurdle that has seen them lose in four separate semi-finals since the Norwegian...
Paul Pogba’s Individual Highlights vs Burnley Prove He’s Officially Back To His Best
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Paul Pogba’s Individual Highlights vs Burnley Prove He’s Officially Back To His Best

  Paul Pogba gave one of his best performances in a Manchester United shirt on Tuesday night as his side went three points clear in the Premier League title race. The French midfielder has struggled to really impose himself on the club's season in recent months, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opting for the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay in midfield, but last night's performance against Burnley was nothing short of outstanding. Pogba often found himself further forward against Sean Dyche's side and as a result, he was able to showcase his ability to make a difference in the final third, spraying passes to wide areas while drilling through balls to Anthony Martial. As you can see below, it was a sublime performance from the 27-year-old midfielder, who topped off a great outin...
Manchester United to host Liverpool in FA Cup fourth round
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Manchester United to host Liverpool in FA Cup fourth round

  Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the FA Cup later this month. Non-league Chorley will host Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers after beating a depleted Derby County in the third round. League Two Cheltenham Town are set to welcome Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to Whaddon Road. The fourth-round ties will be played the weekend of 23-24 January. Crawley Town, who celebrated a famous 3-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday, will travel to Championship side Bournemouth in the next round. Jose Mourinho's Tottenham will face Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park, while Fulham take on Burnley in an all-Premier League tie. Chorley would face 14-time winners Arsenal in the fifth round - if the National Leagu...
FA Cup: Manchester United Drawn Against Liverpool In Fourth Round
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FA Cup: Manchester United Drawn Against Liverpool In Fourth Round

Manchester United will face Liverpool in the blockbuster tie of the FA Cup fourth round, while League Two Cheltenham host Manchester City. Liverpool and United will clash for two consecutive weekends with the top two also facing off in the Premier League on Sunday. National League North side Chorley's reward for their victory over a depleted Derby was a home tie with Premier League Wolves. Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio told BBC Sport: "That's what we really wanted, Premier League opposition, great. "And there's a bit of history because in 1986, Chorley played against Wolves at home and beat them 3-0, so we just need to do that again." Should Chorley pull off another upset, they could face holders Arsenal in the fifth round. League Two Crawley, who thrashed Leeds 3-0...
‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’
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‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’

    Rio Ferdinand has branded Amad Diallo as a potential "world-beater" and likened his transfer to that of Cristiano Ronaldo when he signed for Manchester United. The Red Devils announced the signing of Diallo, 18, from Atalanta after striking a deal before the transfer window closed in October. The 18-year-old joins the Old Trafford club in a move worth up to £37.2 million. And former United defender Ferdinand believes Diallo's transfer bares resemblance to Ronaldo's switch to the club from Sporting CP back in 2003. Speaking on FIVE YouTube channel, he said: "We've just bought a kid in from Atalanta and hopefully he does something. "If you see his clips and speak to people at the club who are involved in buying him, potentially this kid could be a world-bea...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his players will take part in 11 vs 11 training to get their “rhythm” back, ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester United on January 17. The hectic fixture schedule has meant little respite for Premier League sides. However, after Friday night’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their FA Cup third-round clash at Villa Park, the Reds now have nine days to prepare for their league meeting with United. Klopp named a strong side against a Villa side, which had academy players because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club. Liverpool have stuttered in the Premier League and are without a win in their last three games. This poor form has allowed in-form United to make up the ground on them, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a...
Amad Diallo completes his £37m move to Manchester United from Atalanta
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Amad Diallo completes his £37m move to Manchester United from Atalanta

Manchester United have completed the signing of Atalanta winger Amad Diallo on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The deal, which will cost United £19million and up to £18m in add-ons, has gone through after Diallo passed a medical and agreed personal terms. The 18-year-old Ivorian has secured a work permit and will travel to the UK once his visa is issued shortly. He said: 'After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United,' 'I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club. 'This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything ...
Man United Complete The Signing Of Amad Diallo Traore
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Man United Complete The Signing Of Amad Diallo Traore

Manchester United have finalized the signing of 18-year-old Atalanta winger Amad Diallo. He'll be free to play once his visa application is approved Amad Diallo has completed his move from Atalanta to Utd. Signed a four and a half year contract until June 2025, with the option of a further year. United paying a project £37.2m, with £18.2m the initial fee
Roy Keane Shoots Down Comparison Between Bruno Fernandes And Eric Cantona
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Roy Keane Shoots Down Comparison Between Bruno Fernandes And Eric Cantona

  Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes still has to prove he can do it on the big stage after Manchester United's Carabao Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester City. The former United captain, who was appearing on Sky Sports as a pundit, went on to play down comparisons between Fernandes and former teammate Eric Cantona after the full-time whistle. It was a disappointing night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Old Trafford as goals from John Stones and Fernandinho sealed City's place in the final at Wembley. And even Bruno Fernandes, who has been United stand-out performer this season, couldn't break down City's sturdy defence. After the final whistle, Keane questioned Bruno's performance against the club's local rival. "It's not easy winning football trophies." Ke...
Man City beat Man United to reach EFL Cup final
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Man City beat Man United to reach EFL Cup final

  Manchester City deservedly beat Manchester United to reach the Carabao Cup final and will now face Tottenham at Wembley as they look to win the competition for a fourth straight year. Second-half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured their progress as City cut loose after a first period in which both sides had goals disallowed. Stones exposed poor United set-piece defending when he nudged home Phil Foden's free-kick from close range five minutes after the restart. Pep Guardiola's side looked the more likely scorers afterwards, despite United's increasing desperation, and when Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could only combine to clear a corner to the edge of their own box, Fernandinho drilled a first-time volley into the bottom corner from 20 yards. Cit...
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Uruguay players want Edinson Cavani’s punishment overturned

  Uruguay's players' union has called on the Football Association to overturn Edinson Cavani's three-match ban. The Manchester United striker was fined £100,000 and banned for an Instagram post containing a Spanish word that is offensive in some contexts. Luis Suarez and Diego Godin have both shared a statement by their national players' union that calls the punishment a "discriminatory" act. Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) also wants the ban reviewed. Godin, Uruguay's captain, and striker Suarez shared on Twitter a letter of support for their international team-mate Cavani, written by the Uruguayan Football Players' Association (AFU). The letter, signed by professional and amateur players from the South American country, described the FA's sanctioning of Cavani...
Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal
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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed how he once played in a Premier League game against Arsenal while drunk. The teenage Ferdinand was at the start of his career with West Ham at the time. He's since explained how there was a drinking culture within the squad, which influenced his behaviour. The future England defender wasn't supposed to be in the matchday squad for the first game of the 1996/97 season at Arsenal, so had three drinks at the bar. Only to find himself summoned to the changing room after West Ham winger Paulo Futre stormed out of the ground in a bizarre row about not getting the No 10 shirt. "When I was young, I was crazy, I could spend all day drinking," Ferdinand explained on The Mo Giligan Podcast. "I could drink 10 pints and then switch ...
Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach
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Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach

Manchester United gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has reacted after the club confirmed the arrival of a new coach, Darren Fletcher. Solskjaer said Fletcher would be a great addition to Man United’s coaching staff, adding that the 36-year-old knows what it takes to be a Red Devils player. Manchester United had announced on Monday that Fletcher would join Solskjaer’s first-team coaching staff. “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins, and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player,” Solskjaer said as quoted by Man United’s official website. “He’s at the start of his coaching career, and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.” Reacting, Fletcher...
Solskjaer confirms Man Utd injury blow as Cavani and Martial forced off in West Ham win
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Solskjaer confirms Man Utd injury blow as Cavani and Martial forced off in West Ham win

The duo limped out of Saturday's game at London Stadium, though their replacements played a huge role in the Red Devils' victory Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial both picked up muscle injuries during Saturday’s 3-1 win at West Ham. Cavani, who scored twice as a substitute against Southampton last weekend, retained his place in the side after starting against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, but did not come out for the second-half at London Stadium. Martial did make it onto the pitch for the second period but was replaced by Juan Mata after 62 minutes. Bruno Fernandes was also introduced for the second-half having been surprisingly named on the bench by Solskjaer, who said the Portuguese needed a rest because of the rough treatment h...
My Unbeaten Arsenal Record Means Nothing — Mourinho
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My Unbeaten Arsenal Record Means Nothing — Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says his 100 per cent managerial home record against Arsenal means nothing as his Tottenham side prepare to face their North London rivals on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. The Spurs boss has hosted Arsenal a total of 10 times as manager of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham and has never tasted defeat, winning six and drawing four of those encounters. But Mourinho is wary of any such stats, believing they are to be broken and even citing his previous hoodoo away to Newcastle United (failing to win in seven attempts) before smashing that record with a 3-1 victory at the end of last season. “It means nothing for this game, it’s history and that’s it, I don’t really care” Mourinho said. “When I went to Newcastle the last time, the question was that I had neve...
Michael Owen Blasts Fred And Claims He Would NEVER Pick Him For Manchester United Again
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Michael Owen Blasts Fred And Claims He Would NEVER Pick Him For Manchester United Again

Michael Owen has launched a scathing assessment on Fred by arguing that he would never pick him again for Manchester United if it were down to him. United's Champions League hopes were slightly dented on Wednesday as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford. Fred, 27, was lucky to not receive a straight red in the first half when he appeared to thrust his head at PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes. The Brazilian midfielder walked away with a yellow card from the incident, only to be sent off in the second half for his challenge on former United man Ander Herrera. Owen pulled no punches towards Fred and insisted that the Brazil international's actions in his first-half incident with Leandro were "pathetic." The 40-year-old pundit told BT Sport: "Mistake...
Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United
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Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has revealed that he is keen for a sensational reunion with Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old Brazilian winger scored a brace on Wednesday as PSG sealed an important 3-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League. Speaking after the match, Neymar made a bombshell claim to Brazilian reporters that he wants to share the pitch with Messi again. "What I want most is to play with [Messi] again, to be able to enjoy being on the pitch with him again," the Brazil international said. "He could play in my place. He won't have any problems, I'm sure. I want to play with him again and I'm sure that, next season, we have to do it." Neymar played alongside Messi for four years at the Camp Nou before he completed ...
‘Maguire doesn’t inspire like Keane or Robson’ – Man Utd captain is too quiet & lacks aggression, says Kanchelskis
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‘Maguire doesn’t inspire like Keane or Robson’ – Man Utd captain is too quiet & lacks aggression, says Kanchelskis

A former Old Trafford favourite has questioned whether the England international is the right man to lead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side Harry Maguire doesn't inspire those around him like Roy Keane or Bryan Robson, according to Andrei Kanchelskis, who says the Manchester United captain is too quiet and lacks aggression. More than a few eyebrows were raised when United forked out a world-record fee of £80 million ($107m) to sign Maguire from Leicester City in the summer of 2019. The England international had shone during his time at the King Power Stadium, winning a regular spot in England's national team in the process, but had yet to experience club football at the highest level when he arrived at Old Trafford.
Fred red card ‘nowhere near a foul’, says Solskjaer
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Fred red card ‘nowhere near a foul’, says Solskjaer

The tackle that led to Fred's red card for Manchester United was not a foul, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Fred's tackle that saw him sent off was "nowhere near a foul" but said the midfielder may have been lucky earlier. Fred was sent off in the second half of United's 3-1 Champions League loss at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. The Brazilian was booked in the first half for an apparent headbutt on Leandro Paredes, before getting his second yellow card after appearing to win the ball ahead of Ander Herrera.
Cavani apologises as racially insensitive social media post being looked into by FA
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Cavani apologises as racially insensitive social media post being looked into by FA

The Manchester United striker wrote and then later deleted a reply on his Instagram page which can be deemed as offensive in some contexts Edinson Cavani has apologised for a social media post which contained a Spanish term which can be interpreted as offensive as the Football Association looked into the Manchester United striker's Instagram story. The Uruguayan posted the reply on his Instagram page on Sunday evening after he had guided Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to victory against Southampton at St Mary’s scoring twice in the second half. The 33-year-old was replying to a friend’s congratulatory message but deleted the post after he was made aware of how the wording could be interpreted in the UK.
Arsenal boss Arteta admits ‘something is missing’ with the Gunners
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Arsenal boss Arteta admits ‘something is missing’ with the Gunners

The Gunners have now gone 476 minutes without scoring a goal from open play in the Premier League Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted that "something is missing" with his side, who have gone five straight Premier League games without a goal from open play. The Gunners have only scored once in those five matches - a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty against Manchester United on November 1 in a 1-0 win for the Gunners. It has been a struggle offensively for the Gunners, who enter Sunday's match against Wolves in 14th place in the league table.
‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future
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‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future

The Red Devils boss remains focused on the club and not his own position at the helm Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deflected questions about his long-term future at the club, instead insisting that "this team is going places". The Norwegian club legend is contracted at Old Trafford until 2022 with the Red Devils yet to give any indication of whether they intend to stick with Solskjaer beyond that. United's results so far this season have been mixed with Solskjaer's side winning just four of their first eight Premier League games to currently sit 13th.
Manchester United Held Ransom For Millions Of Pounds By Cyberhackers Who Hacked Into The Club’s IT Systems
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Manchester United Held Ransom For Millions Of Pounds By Cyberhackers Who Hacked Into The Club’s IT Systems

Premier League side, Manchester United are reportedly being held to ransom ‘for millions of pounds’ by cyber hackers who hacked into the club’s IT systems. The Red Devils confirmed in a statement that they were the victims of a “sophisticated operation by organised criminals”. A club statement read: “Manchester United can confirm that the club has experienced a cyber attack on our systems. “The club has taken swift action to contain the attack and is currently working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimise the ongoing IT disruption. “Although this is a sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals, the club has extensive protocols and procedures in place for such an event and had rehearsed for this eventuality. “Our cyber defences identified...
‘Greenwood’s going to be a beast!’ – Ferdinand likens Man Utd star’s finishing to Van Nistelrooy’s
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‘Greenwood’s going to be a beast!’ – Ferdinand likens Man Utd star’s finishing to Van Nistelrooy’s

 A former Red Devil has drawn comparisons between the England international and one of the most prolific striker's in the club's history Mason Greenwood is "going to be a beast", according to Rio Ferdinand, who says the Manchester United teenager has Ruud van Nistelrooy's "precision" in front of goal. Greenwood has been a revelation for United since bursting onto the senior stage in 2019-20. The 19-year-old scored 17 goals to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side earn a third-place Premier League finish and make it through to three semi-finals, forming one-third of a fearsome attacking triumvirate alongside Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Desperate Tuchel Has Eight Days To Save His PSG Job
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Desperate Tuchel Has Eight Days To Save His PSG Job

Only three matches into their Champions League campaign, the Parisians are walking a thin line and the slightest slip could see their coach jettisoned Almost three months to the day since Paris Saint-Germain played their first Champions League final, Thomas Tuchel, the man who led them to that momentous occasion, stands on trial. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has eight days to prove his worth to the club’s board. Quite simply, that means picking up a minimum of four points in clashes against RB Leipzig and Manchester United. Anything short of that tally will likely see PSG consigned to the Europa League after Christmas, by which time it would be a miracle if Tuchel was still in charge. Having hit the club's European high point in August, this would make a dramati...
‘Mourinho has brainwashed Tottenham players’ – former Chelsea boss can deliver Premier League title, says Sherwood
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‘Mourinho has brainwashed Tottenham players’ – former Chelsea boss can deliver Premier League title, says Sherwood

  The former Spurs head coach sees no reason why his old club can't lift English football's top prize under their current manager Jose Mourinho has "brainwashed" his Tottenham players, according to Tim Sherwood, who believes the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss can deliver Premier League title this season. Tottenham have emerged as the surprise early pacesetters in the top flight this season, having picked up 20 points from a possible 27 so far. Mourinho's men lost their opening game 1-0 at home to Everton, but have since regrouped to establish themselves as a formidable force, with thrilling wins over Southampton and Manchester United providing evidence of their attacking power.
Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands
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Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands

Donny van de Beek showed Manchester United what they've been missing as he starred for the Netherlands against Spain. Van de Beek has yet to start a Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since joining from Ajax for £35 million in the summer. But he's performed brilliantly whenever he's represented his national team, delivering stellar performances against Italy and Spain. The Dutch midfielder scored for his side in the 1-1 draw with Spain as he impressed United fans with his outing on the international scene. And his individual highlights make for impressive viewing. From breaking up play to neatly setting up attacks. Van de Beek's showing on Wednesday got United talking on social media. One Twitter user wrote: "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hope you are watching what...
Rashford ‘overwhelmed with pride’ as UK government agrees to new child food poverty plan
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Rashford ‘overwhelmed with pride’ as UK government agrees to new child food poverty plan

  The Manchester United star appears to have forced another change of Downing Street policy over the provision of help to disadvantaged youngsters   Marcus Rashford says he has been left "overwhelmed with pride" after his latest campaigning prompted the UK government to propose a new plan to combat child food poverty. The striker spoke with prime minister Boris Johnson on Saturday after Manchester United's 3-1 Premier League win at Everton, to discuss help for underprivileged families in the winter months. Rashford has been leading a campaign to have the government's free school meals scheme extended over the holidays to help struggling families, particularly those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the latest UK lockdown measures.
‘Herrera died in the dressing room’ – PSG boss Tuchel singles out midfielder for praise after Rennes win
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‘Herrera died in the dressing room’ – PSG boss Tuchel singles out midfielder for praise after Rennes win

The former Borussia Dortmund boss hailed the efforts of the Spaniard while he also picked out Angel Di Maria for his ability to respond to adversity Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has given special praise to midfielder Ander Herrera after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Rennes. The Ligue 1 champions were depleted for their match against the side that lay third in the league, with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Marco Verratti just some of the players out due to injury. Herrera, though, stepped forward and created a goal for Angel Di Maria, who was widely hailed as the man of the match after finding the net twice. For Tuchel, however, the former Manchester United central midfielder merited singling out.
Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton
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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton

The England defender has absolved his international team-mate of any blame and agreed with the outcome of the VAR decision at Goodison Park Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that if he had been awarded a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, it would have been a “soft” decision. During the second half, the defender collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when attempting to win a loose ball following a free kick. Pickford has found himself in an unwanted spotlight in recent weeks, having been the antagonist in a collision that saw Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
Man Utd Contact Pochettino To Replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd Contact Pochettino To Replace Solskjaer

Manchester United have contacted Mauricio Pochettino with a possibility of him replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager. Pressure is growing on Solskjaer after United's latest defeat by Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League. The loss came just days after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Arsenal. The Red Devils are currently 15th in the Premier League, and could drop to just one place above the relegation zone if they lose to Everton on Saturday. United have now made an approach for Pochettino, but are reluctant to sack Solskjaer so early into the season. Pochettino has been out of work since he parted company with Spurs in 2019. The Argentine is keen to return to the Premier League, and has been linked with the Manchester United job for some time.
Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince
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Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince

The former Red Devil has expressed his belief that "something's not quite right" at Old Trafford after the club's poor start to the 2020-21 campaign Manchester United's board of directors "panicked" in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Paul Ince, who says his old club have lost their fear factor under the current manager. Solskjaer brought up his 100th game in charge at Old Trafford on Sunday, but had very little to celebrate by the end of a heavyweight clash with Arsenal. The Gunners ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty, with the defeat compounding United's worst start to a top-flight season since David Moyes' doomed tenure in 2013-14.
Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Arrested On Suspicion Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend
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Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Arrested On Suspicion Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been arrested on suspicion of an alleged assault on girlfriend Kate Greville. The Sun say that police arrived at Giggs' £1.7 million house in Worsley after 10 pm on Sunday following reports of "a disturbance". Giggs was taken to Pendleton police station, where he was questioned on suspicion of actual body harm and assault. According to the report, police say he was released on bail pending enquiries. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at 10.05 pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment. "A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault." In a brief statement, the Welsh FA said...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Blames Empty Old Trafford For Manchester United’s Terrible Home Form
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Blames Empty Old Trafford For Manchester United’s Terrible Home Form

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blamed an empty Old Trafford for his side's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang's penalty gave Arsenal the victory on Sunday as United's home woes continue. They're yet to win a Premier League game at home this season and Solskjaer thinks a lack of crowd is impacting his players. Per Daily Mail, he explained: "From the first half we never turned up. They were better than us. A couple of half decent chances, second half it didn't look like they would score other than a penalty, we have to turn up with more intensity. "That might be a reason, when you think you have played well you take foot off the pedal, but that's now how it works. We weren't at the races. "Today we were too sloppy, too many passes went ast...