Category: Man United News
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Ander Herreraexplains what led to his departure from Manchester United to Paris Saint Germain. He has recently said that he deserved more attention from the club. He was transferred to United in 2014 from Athletic Club for £32 million. He has played 189 matches during his five-year stay at United. He was unable to lift the Premier League title during his stay but was the part of the squad which won Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
In the 2018–2019 season, he was a regular in the club and his contract was to expire in that year. He was told to wait for the new extension but when the time came, he was given to in free transfer. In the free transfer window, he was taken up by PSG. He has now revealed that he was left out and in the final year in the club, he was left without any choice. He was treated like a spare part by the club.
Andy Cole, the former Manchester United player, feels that United should bring striker who haves exceptional ability to control the ball and score for the club. Marcus Rashford is the current top goalscorer of United but he will need a competitor and a supporter for the club to win against the stronger clubs of Liverpool and Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has failed to replace Romelu Lukaku who transferred to Inter Milan in the summer window. With the injury of Marcus Rashford, United was forced to take Odion Ighalo to the team on loan. Solskjaer should focus on developing the attacking side of the team.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with the displays from Odion Ighalo since joining the club during the January transfer window. The Nigerian made the loan move from Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day and he has since proved a quality signing with three goals scored in all competitions.
Two of those goals came during the 3-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round and speaking after that game, Solskjaer was full of praise for the former Watford man. The Norwegian added that the marksman could earn a permanent transfer in four months’ time, suppose he is able to perform consistently.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher feels that Manchester United could miss out on European football altogether based on the current run of form in the Premier League. The Red Devils are placed 14th on the table after the opening nine matches and they are already seven points adrift of the Champions League places.
Speaking on Friday Night Football, Carragher said that the Red Devils have looked out of sorts this term and he does not see them making the push for the top four. He added that Leicester City have a good chance of breaching the top six of the Premier League and that could meant that the Red Devils may miss out on European football altogether.