SOLKSJÆR STILL FACING SELECTION HEADACHE AHEAD OF NEXT SEASON

Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær will continue to face the same selection problem he faced last season when the new season starts. The Red Devils’ boss has admitted to having two of the best goalkeepers in the world in Dean Henderson and David De Gea while he has also admitted that it will be difficult to pick one as a regular starter over the other. While a lot of managers would enjoy the luxury of having two outstanding and excellent goalkeepers in their team, it appears to be entirely difficult to have an outright choice between the two options.

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Henderson returned to Old Trafford after spending some parts of his career out on loan during which he has been able to gain some more experience and has also improved to become one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier League. His status as an excellent goalkeeper has seen him linked with a move away from United but the English goalkeeper has continued to remain adamant that he wants to stay and fight for his place at the club.
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HENDERSON READY FOR UNITED ROLE – MOURINHO

Newly appointed AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has backed Dean Henderson for the first-choice goalkeeper role at Manchester United. Ex-Manchester United boss Mourinho talked about England international Henderson and the goalkeeping department at his former club in a chat with The Times. According to him, Henderson has what it takes to become the number one goalkeeper at Old Trafford.

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David De Gea and Dean Henderson battled for the number one spot during the just concluded and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still far from deciding who will take the position permanently ahead of the new season.
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MATCH PREVIEW: ROMA VS MANCHESTER UNITED

English Premier League giants Manchester United travel to Italy to take on their Italian opposition AS Roma in the return leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final encounter on Thursday night. United welcomed the Serie A club to Old Trafford last Thursday and secured a very impressive 6-2 first-leg win despite trailing 2-1 at the break.

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Bruno Fernandes and Edison Cavani both scored braces while Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood wrapped up the scoring as they sealed what was an emphatic win under the lights at Old Trafford. The job looks all done for Olé Gunnar Solksjær and his men, but the Manchester United manager has insisted that he refuses to get carried away and wants his team to put the tie to bed on Thursday night.
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SPURS DETERMINED TO KEEP KANE

North London giants Tottenham Hotspur are determined to keep star striker Harry Kane at the club amidst the transfer rumours linking the England national team skipper with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City. This is per reports from Manchester, England.

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The reports claim the Spurs hierarchy wants to hold on to Kane ahead of next season unless the player’s suitors are ready to pay big money to sign him. Spurs officials don’t think Manchester United or Manchester City will pay over £100m for Kane considering his age (27).
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Manchester United Still Interested In Signing Real Madrid Defender

Manchester United will reportedly return for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane years after they came close to signing him. United are long-term admirers of the France international defender and have chased him severally in the past but have not been able to take him to Old Trafford. But now, according to various reports coming from the news media outlets in Spain, the Old Trafford club want to make another attempt at signing him in the summer.

Varane’s current Real Madrid contract will run down at the end of the 2022 season and his future at Madrid continues to be up in the air. Also, Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday that the French defender is a hot prospect and is a wanted man by some other clubs apart from United. The report states that Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan are all monitoring his situation under manager Zinedine Zidane and are waiting for the perfect time to make a bid.
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Club Brugge Complete Loan Signing Of Manchester United Youngster

Belgian side Club Brugge have confirmed that they have completed the necessary process involved in sealing the loan move for Manchester United’s Young prospect Tahith Chong. The young player is widely considered as one of the future stars of the Red Devils and is seen at the club as one of the generational talents but with too much competition for slots in the first-team, manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær decided it was only wise to send him out on loan so he could get more game time.


He was initially sent out on loan to join German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen but after a few fine spell for the team, he was no longer given enough time and opportunities to show how good he is and how better he can become. Read More

LINDELOF RETURNS FOR CITY CLASH

Manchester United have been boosted with the return to fitness of centre back Victor Lindel of ahead of the visit of rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. The Swedish international is expected to make the Manchester United squad for the Carabao Cup tie after missing the last two games.


Victor Lindelof has endured a back problem since last season and has been forced to play through thepain for some games. His back injury flared up against hosts Leicester City during their recent league clash at the King Power Stadium at the end of last month. He missed the last two games against Wolves and Aston Villain the league.
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POGBA COULD SIGN NEW CONTRACT

Paul Pogba has dominated the headlines in the past few days following the admission of his agent, Mino Raiola. According to the Italian, Paul Pogba will leave the club next summer as he no longer enjoys his football at Manchester United. Frenchman Pogba returned to Manchester United for a second spell in 2016 after the club paid a British transfer record fee of €100m (£89m) for him and he will have one year left on his contract by the time next summer comes.

Manchester United will have to sell him next summer to recoup some of the huge transfer fee spent on him or risk getting no transfer fee for him when his contract expires in 2022. ESPN revealed via a report that Manchester United officials are not sure that interested clubs like former club Juventus and Real Madrid would be able to pay the transfer fee required to sign him when the present season ends next summer. Read More

Neville believes United should have followed Chelsea’s transfer strategy

 

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes the Red Devils should have followed Chelsea’s transfer strategy and done most of their business during the early stage of the summer transfer window. The Blues have already made six major signings for the summer and when compared to them, United have been far apart with just the solitary purchase of Donny van de Beek from Ajax.


In a report covered by Sky Sports, Neville gave the example of the Blues and Manchester City and believes the Red Devils were hesitant to pay the money. He added that his former club have failed with their transfer strategy in recent years, considering they have eventually paid the asking price for their targets.
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Manchester United still needs to improve themselves,says Maguire.

 

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has said that qualifying for Champions League is just the beginning for the club. In the upcoming months, United needs to improve in order to achieve titles. In the last match of this season against Leicester City, they won for 2-0 thus securing the third slot in the table and the ticket to Champions League. At the beginning of the current season, the prospect United qualifying for Champions League or finishing in the top four seemed unlikely. But with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in the January transfer window things improved for the club.


“As a club we expect to be in the Champions League but the last few years have been tough. At the start of the season, the majority of people probably didn’t expect us to be in the top four at the end of the season. We always had great faith in ourselves,” said Maguire.
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