LIVERPOOL, PSG CONTACT RED BULL SALZBURG FOR BENJAMIN SESKO

According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have both approached Red Bull Salzburg over a summer move for teenage sensation Benjamin Sesko. Manchester United and Chelsea are also said to be monitoring the young striker. Benjamin Sesko came into the limelight with his recent performances for Red Bull Salzburg, especially in a recent friendly against Liverpool, where he scored the only goal of the match. The 19-year-old has also started the new Austrian Bundesliga season in fine fashion, scoring once and assisting once in two league appearances so far.

Manchester United were reportedly the one of the first clubs to show interest in the 19-year-old striker and have been quick to hold talks with the Austrian club over a summer move. Red Bull Salzburg reportedly rate the Slovenian international at around €50 million and talks are ongoing with multiple interested parties. Read More

UNITED SURPRISED BY RONALDO EXIT REQUEST

Manchester United officials were surprised by the transfer request from star player Cristiano Ronaldo. This is according to the report from English publication Daily Mail which stated that senior Manchester United officials were caught off-guard by the exit request from the five-time Ballond’or winner.

Ronaldo, 37, has informed Manchester United officials to accept any suitable offer made for him as he desires to leave Manchester United this summer after one year following his return to the club last summer. He made his return to the Theatre of Dreams for the first time in twelve (12) years last summer. The Portuguese international signed for Manchester United from Italian Serie A side Juventus at the start of last season. He went on to score 24 goals in all competitions in the first season of his second Manchester United spell including 18 goals in the Premier League. The other six goals came in the Champions League as he failed to prevent the Red Devils from being eliminated at the hands of Spanish team Atletico Madrid at the round of 16 stage. Read More

LIVERPOOL, UNITED IN NUNEZ RACE

Champions League finalists Liverpool and arch rivals Manchester United are keen to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez as the race to sign the Uruguayan international hots up. The interest of both Liverpool and Manchester United in 22-year-old Nunez was revealed by The Independent. According to the recent report from the aforementioned English publication, Manchester United and Liverpool want to add Nunez to their firepower this summer.


At Manchester United, this summer’s transfer window is certain to be one of themost important in their history. New manager Erik Ten Hag will almost certainly have fresh faces in his squad to aid the massive rebuild needed at the club after several high-profile departures especially in midfield. Experienced midfielders such as NemanjaMatic, Juan Manuel Mata, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have left the club on the back of their respective contracts at the club. Read More

VARANE SCORES FIRST UNITED GOAL

Frenchman Raphael Varane scored his first goal for Manchester United as he helped the three-game European champions thrash Brentford in a Premier League clash played at the Theatre of Dreams earlier in the week. The ex-Lens and Real Madrid central defender scored the third Manchester United goal in a 3-0 home win over West London outfit Brentford on Monday night.


Manchester United made a big transfer statement with the signing of Varane from Real Madrid at the end of last season. The French international wanted a new challenge after several years in the Spanish capital of Madrid and the Red Devils gave him what he wanted by paying around £34m for his transfer. His time at Old Trafford has been affected by injuries. He came back from his latest injury setback during the 3-1 loss at North London giants Arsenal towards the end of last month. Varane could not stop the Gunners from scoring three times through the likes of Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka (penalty) and Granit Xhaka, while Cristiano Ronaldo was responsible for the only United goal. Read More

             ARSENAL VS MANCHESTER UNITED: TEAM NEWS AND PREDICTIONS

Team News: Arsenal captain Alexandre Lacazette could return for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Manchester United. The striker is back in full training after testing positive for coronavirus but could find himself on the bench after his replacement Eddie Nketiah hit a brace in the 4-2 win at Chelsea. Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf) is closing in on a return while Kieran Tierney (knee) and Thomas Partey (thigh) are long-term absentees.


Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane are set to return as Manchester United head to the Emirates without a number of other key players. The pair missed the 4-0 loss at Liverpool and Scott McTominay is fit after only being included as an emergency substitute at Anfield, where Paul Pogba picked up a calf injury that is set to rule him out for the rest of the season. Read More

UNITED: UNBEATEN RUN HITS ELEVEN GAMES

Manchester United have taken their unbeaten run to eleven games in all competitions after the goalless draw with Watford in the Premier League at the weekend. Manchester United and Watford met at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday evening for their second Premier League meeting. At the end of 90 minutes, the two teams were unable to score at least one goal as the game ended in a stalemate.


Interim manager Ralf  Rangnick and his Manchester United players came into the home game with the Hornets in the league with a ten-game unbeaten run though it must be pointed out that they were eliminated from the FA Cup during the run via penalties. Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup by English Championship side Middlesbroughat the fourth round stage through the dreaded penalty shootout after the two teams scored a goal each at the end of regulation time plus extra time. Read More

WHO ARE UNITED’S SUMMER SIGNING TARGETS?

English Premier League giants Manchester United are expected to pay a visit to the summer transfer window and make new signings in the coming months. The club’s fans have been clamoring for new signings for quite some time now and were disappointed that no new player was signed in the January winter transfer window. Of the players that were linked with a move to Old Trafford in January, none of them made the move and a lot of fans were left frustrated in the process. Despite not signing any player, as many as three stars were allowed to leave the club but they did so on loan.

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Anthony Martial (Sevilla), Amad Diallo (Rangers), and Donny van de Beek (Everton) all left United in January in search of game time – something they were not getting under manager Ralf Ragnick. Attention has now switched to the summer, with a lot of the club’s fans expecting to see a fee new players walking through the door to Old Trafford. One of the players that has constantly been linked with a move to United is Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
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NO UNITED ROTATION FOR VILLA

Interim Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has disclosed that he won’t be doing much rotation to his team ahead of the FA Cup third round tie with Aston Villa. A fourth round berth in the FA Cup is the incentive when Manchester United take on Villa at the Theatre of Dreams.

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Rangnick talked about little or no rotation when he faced the media ahead of the Villa game. The German tactician said there would be no chance of giving fringe players the opportunity to stake a claim like he did for the Champions League clash with Swiss team Young Boys at Old Trafford in just his second game as the interim Manchester United boss. He said that little changes would be made to his normal Premier League team ahead of the Villa game.
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YOUNG BOYS OUT OF EUROPE

Swiss champions Young Boys would no longer play in Europe this season after they finished last in Group F of this season’s Champions League with the 1-1 draw at the home of Premier League giants Manchester United.

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Young Boys needed to beat the Red Devils at the Theatre of Dreams to have any chance of continuing their European football campaign this season. An away win for the Swiss champions would have kept them in the hunt for third place in their group and a place in the Europa League.
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VARANE OUT OF MANCHESTER DERBY

Manchester United have been dealt a major defensive blow following the news that summer signing Raphael Varane will miss the Premier League clash with city rivals Manchester City at the weekend due to injury. French international Varane picked up a thigh injury during the Champions League encounter with Italian team Atalanta in Group F on Tuesday night and he will miss the Manchester Derby as a result.


The Manchester Derby clash between hosts Manchester United and Manchester City is scheduled to take place on Saturday lunchtime. Varane will the game with the thigh injury from the Atalanta game after it was confirmed that he will miss the next one month via a statement from his club. Read More