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Solskjaer asks United to give him four years like Jurgen Klopp

Solskjaer asks United to give him four years like Jurgen Klopp

Premier League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to call for patience in an ongoing rebuilding project at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils coach saying that it has taken Jurgen Klopp four years to get Liverpool to the point they are now. It remains to be seen whether the Norwegian manager will be given as long as Klopp to get things right. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Questions are once again being asked of his future on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Burnley, which followed a reversal by the same scoreline away against Liverpool. Ole Solskjaer concedes that there still remains much work for him to oversee, but has said that there will be no “quick fix”. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); He told reporters: “For me, we do have a way of do...
Lampard responds to Boubakary Soumare rumours and reveals Chelsea transfer plans

Lampard responds to Boubakary Soumare rumours and reveals Chelsea transfer plans

Premier League
Frank Lampard says Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare is not in Chelsea’s plan for the January window but remains eager to strengthen his team – particularly up front – before the end of this month. The London side have been linked with a host of strikers, notably Edinson Cavani, even before Tammy Abraham picked up an injury that will see him miss Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round game against Hull City. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); However, Cavani appears to be moving to Atletico Madrid, with Chelsea – like many teams – struggling to do business in January. Another player who has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea is Soumare, but, despite being an admirer of the player, Lampard says it won’t happen this month – but he still hopes to brin...
Arteta responds to Aubameyang ‘agreement’ with Barcelona

Arteta responds to Aubameyang ‘agreement’ with Barcelona

Transfer Info, La Liga, Premier League
Mikel Arteta has dismissed reports claiming that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to leave Arsenal in order to join Barcelona. Earlier this week, reports in Spain claimed that Aubameyang has already been in contact with Barcelona and has told the Spanish club that he would be willing to join them. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The 30-year-old will have just one year left on his contract at the end of the season, and the striker has reportedly told the Gunners that he is keen to leave in order to boost his chances of winning a major trophy. But Arteta is adamant that Aubameyang is happy at Arsenal and the striker is not looking to leave. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); When asked about Aubameyang’s latest link wi...
How Bruno Fernandes reacted to failed Man Utd move

How Bruno Fernandes reacted to failed Man Utd move

Premier League, Transfer Info
Bruno Fernandes has been left ‘annoyed’ at both Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon over his failed transfer move – but is still hoping to make the move to Old Trafford. Fernandes has emerged as the Red Devils’ key target this month, with under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to boost his midfield options. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But United’s pursuit of the midfielder looks set to end in disappointment, with the Premier League side unwilling to meet Sporting’s demands for a deal in January. The Times report Fernandes has been left ‘annoyed’ with the conduct of both Sporting and the Red devils during talks but still wants to secure a move to United as soon as possible. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Di...
Romelu Lukaku: Mourinho didn’t have the players he wanted at United

Romelu Lukaku: Mourinho didn’t have the players he wanted at United

Premier League, Seria A
Jose Mourinho would have delivered better at Manchester United had he been given “the players that he wanted”, says Romelu Lukaku, with the striker still holding the Spurs boss in the highest regard. A £75 million transfer took the Belgian to Old Trafford during the summer window of 2017. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mourinho had been at Manchester United for 12 months by that point and already invested heavily in the signings of Pogba and Victor Lindelof. However, there were regular reports of the Red devils board blocking moves for supposed targets. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lukaku feels Mourinho would have enjoyed more success had he been shown more support, with the current Tottenham manager still one of t...
Klopp gives update on Sadio Mane injury after Liverpool beat Wolves

Klopp gives update on Sadio Mane injury after Liverpool beat Wolves

Premier League
In an otherwise good night for Jurgen Klopp, with his side Liverpool beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 away from home, Mane’s injury was still a major concern. Mane was forced off in the first half of their Premier League game with Wolves just moments after trying to link up with Mohamed Salah for a counter-attack. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rather than continuing to chase the ball, The Senegal international wandered towards the touchline, went to ground and had to be taken off. There were no obvious signs he was in serious pain but he did went down the tunnel to receive treatment – a worrying sight for the Premier League leaders. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Jurgen Klopp was quizzed on Mane’s injury after ...
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agrees Barcelona transfer

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang agrees Barcelona transfer

Premier League, La Liga
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has told Barcelona that he is willing to join them from Arsenal, according to reports in Spain. The Arsenal top scorer is Barcelona’s top target for the January window as they look for a replacement for Luis Suarez, who is set to be sidelined for up to four months after undergoing a knee surgery. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Aubameyang will have just a year left on his deal with Arsenal at the end of the campaign and the 30-year-old is yet to agree a new contract with the club. Reports have claimed that Aubameyang is keen to leave the Emirates in order to boost his chances of winning a major trophy, but Arsenal are still hopeful that he will commit to a new deal. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogl...
Inter Milan rejects Man Utd’s loan offer for Matias Vecino

Inter Milan rejects Man Utd’s loan offer for Matias Vecino

Premier League, Seria A, Transfer Info
Inter Milan have turned down a loan offer from Manchester United for Matias Vecino, according to Sky Sports news. The two teams could not agree on the conditions of the deal for the midfielder, who has already been capped 41 times by his country. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Vecino has played 17 matches in all competitions for Inter this campaign, contributing two goals and one assist. The 28-year-old central midfielder could act as a short-term replacement for Scott McTominay and Pogba while they both endure time on the sidelines through injury. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Inter are now in talks over a possible exchange deal which would see Vecino sign for Napoli and midfielder Allan head in the opposite direct...
Mourinho pokes fun at United’s Bruno Fernandes transfer saga

Mourinho pokes fun at United’s Bruno Fernandes transfer saga

Premier League
Jose Mourinho appeared to poke fun at the Red devils over Bruno Fernandes transfer saga, asking Sky Sports: "Is he coming to Manchester United or not?" United have been in hot pursuit of the Portugal international all through January, and have reportedly agreed terms with him. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); However, thay have been unable to agree on a transfer fee with Sporting Lisbon, with United looking to pay £50million for the player and the Portuguese side holding out for a figure closer to £70million to allow him leave. Fernandes is said to be desperate to complete a move to Old Trafford this month, with the saga being dragged out across the entire January window. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And it seems the...
‘What are you doing?’ Ferdinand slams Harry Maguire for Burnley goal

‘What are you doing?’ Ferdinand slams Harry Maguire for Burnley goal

Premier League
Rio Ferdinand blasted Harry Maguire for his lack of commding presence at the defence as Manchester United conceded a silly goal to Burnley. After Ben Mee beat Nemanja Matic in the air, Maguire was beaten to the ball by Chris Wood who flicked the ball past David de Gea in the Manchester United goal. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Solskjaer’s side have struggled defensively from set-pieces this campaign and it was their undoing again in the first half, although some poor finishing from their frontline didn’t help matters either. And Ferdinand was critical of Maguire, who replaced Ashley Young as club captain, for failing to show leadership qualities when it really mattered in the game. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ...
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