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EPL: Ronaldo shocked at Man Utd squad after Solskjaer’s sacking

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, feels his teammates want things “too easy” and is shocked about the club’s drop in standards that he has experienced since his return.

Ronaldo was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last signing, with the Norwegian dismissed on Sunday morning after a 4-1 defeat to Watford.

The 36-year-old has been one of the few players that has performed well so far this term and he urged members of the squad to stick by Solskjaer in recent weeks.

But with Solskjaer gone, the players no longer have another figure to blame for their poor performances and the UK Telegraph reports Ronaldo is concerned by the lack of winning mentality at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford during his first stint and he’s concerned about the drop in standards.

United’s defeat at Vicarage Road, means they have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches and they sit in the seventh position in the league table.

Michael Carrick is set to take charge for the crucial Champions League clash against Villarreal this week, where United can ill-afford to lose if they wish to qualify for the last-16. Dailypost


Manchester Utd told £51million will get signing done – Player wants Old Trafford move

Manchester United have been linked with Kieran Trippier all summer long and recent reports suggest (ABC) that the Red Devils still intend to sign the England international.

With only 13 days left in the transfer window, the Old Trafford outfit must act swiftly but it would take a huge fee to hire the services of the right back from Atletico Madrid.

According to AS, Man Utd have consistently tried to lure the Three Lions defender but the Rojiblancos have made it clear time and time again that the player is not for sale.

The renowned Spanish news source have mentioned that the only way to snap up the former Spurs star is by activating the massive 60 million euros (£51million) clause included in his contract. It is stated that no one would like to pay such a big fee for someone who will turn 31 in a month.

As far as the player’s desire is concerned, we know that Trippier wants to move to Old Trafford (Sport) and even his family wants to move back to England.

The 30-year-old played a key role in Atletico’s La Liga winning campaign last term. This season, in the opening league fixture vs Celta Vigo, he only played for 25 minutes as a substitute under the management of Diego Simeone.

Dani Olmo’s unconventional path to stardom

Dani Olmo surprised by leaving FC Barcelona’s La Masia aged 16 and signing for Dinamo Zagreb. After developing as a player in Croatia, Olmo signed for RB Leipzig and became a regular for the Spanish national team.

At Man Utd, there is no need to spend £51million to sign a veteran fullback when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has two young and talented RBs at his disposal in the form of Wan-Bissaka and Dalot. thefaithfulmufc


Predicted Man United line-up v Man City

Manchester United are looking to get back to winning ways after three consecutive 0-0 draws.

The problem is we are going up against a Manchester City side who have just won 21 matches in a row.

There are a number of ways for United to mix up the team selection for this fixture at The Etihad.

These could include a change of formation, but there is unlikely to be any help from United’s injured contingent.

Speaking to the club website, Solskjaer said: “We’re still hoping to get one or two back of course. We can’t promise any of them being available that weren’t available in the last game against Palace. So we’ll go with the same squad if not.“

This would mean Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek will be out of contention as starters at least, while Paul Pogba was always a long shot. David de Gea will not be available after returning to Spain for the birth of his child in midweek.

Who will start for United?

Solskjaer has become predictable and he is most likely to stick with his 4-2-3-1 formation.

Dean Henderson will start in goal due to De Gea’s absence, with Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka at full-back.

Victor Lindelof had a rest in midweek and despite many fans’ hopes to see Eric Bailly, by now we have come to expect United’s Swedish central defender partner Harry Maguire for these big games.

To be fair, Lindelof has played a big part in United’s clean sheet record against the ‘big six’ and will argue he deserves his place. However, he was involved as United lost 2-0 to City in the Carabao Cup in January.

In midfield it will almost certainly be Fred and Scott McTominay, although Nemanja Matic has been in decent form and has played well against City before, scoring a winner at The Etihad in the cup last season.

The player to lose their place in the front four will probably be Mason Greenwood, with Dan James coming in.

James started both league wins against City last season and Solskjaer likes his work ethic in the big matches.

Edinson Cavani should get a crack at City, having missed both previous matches against them this season due to injury and suspension. (unitedinfocus)

EPL: ‘I give God glory’ – Ighalo writes farewell letter to Man U

Odion Ighalo, on Tuesday, paid tribute to Manchester United with a farewell letter.

The Nigerian striker thanked Man United management and fans around the world for the love shown to him during his time at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old also showed gratitude to God for helping him fulfill his lifelong dream of putting on a Man United shirt as a player.

Ighalo’s loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua expires January 31, 2021, after a year at Old Trafford.

Full farewell letter from Odion Ighalo:

“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end. But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this lifelong dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club, it was indeed an honor I will forever cherish and be grateful for.

“To the Manager, I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not, to my amazing teammates I will miss you guys, it was always fun and a time i look forward to training and spending time with all of you. And I pray we win the LEAGUE and FA cup this year.

“To the best fans in the world ( the Manchester United fans ) we have missed you, but we hear your voices cheering us on from afar, we can’t wait to have you all back on the stands.

“I’m still and would remain a MANCHESTER UNITED FAN forever. Once a Red, always a Red Thank you @manchesterunited and God bless.” Dailypost


Man U take a step closer to securing Odion Ighalo’s future

Manchester United are reportedly edging closer to successfully keeping ahold of Odion Ighalo amid the uncertainty over his future.

The powerful striker’s loan spell runs out imminently and normal circumstances would’ve meant he’d be leaving after the season concluded.

However, the ongoing global health crisis saw the Premier League suspended and so Ighalo’s deal would end before any potential resumption.

United were said to be keen on continuing to use the experienced Nigerian’s talent and it appears they are taking the necessary steps to ensure they can.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had signed him on loan in January from Shanghai Shenhua after depth was needed in the striker role.

According to Goal, the hope is that a conclusion will be negotiated over the next few days, with Shenhua more open to allowing Ighalo to extend his stay with the Red Devils.

It’s safe to say the former Watford man fared far better than many had anticipated he would do and it’s a credit to Solskjaer’s decision making when it comes to the transfer market.

Given how the upcoming transfer window is expected to start later than it normally would, it would make sense to prolong Ighalo’s deal and then revisit the decision in the summer.  Thepeoplesperson

Man U still richest Premier League club

Manchester United remains top of the Premier League rich list for a 23rd straight year.

In a list released by Deloitte, only Barcelona and Real Madrid earned more than the Red Devils last season.

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Barcelona are the world’s richest club with earnings of £741m, ahead of Real in second with £667.5m.

United’s revenue of £627.1million for 2018-19 was almost £100m more than what rivals Manchester City and Liverpool earned.

City’s earnings of £538.2m put them sixth overall, just ahead of Liverpool in seventh with revenues of £533m.

United have been the richest club since Deloitte first compiled their Money League in 1997, but it is projected that the era might end soon.

Deloitte’s Dan Jones claims United may finally be overtaken by City or Liverpool.

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“United have been the top English club since we started the Money League, but that could come under a bit of pressure when we do it in 2021,” Jones said.

“That will cover this season when Liverpool are having a tremendous season on the pitch, so we think there’s a possibility of United losing that number one position.

“It’s definitely a possibility that United will lose that place. Depending on where they are in that range of projected revenue and if City and Liverpool do well in the Champions League, it could be very, very close.” Dailypost

Sports: Chelsea manager releases squad to face Man U in FA clash

Chelsea manager releases squad to face Man U in FA clash 
Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has released the squad to that will tackle Manchester United in the FA Cup fixture on Monday night at Stamford Bridge.
According to Goal, Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri released a list of 25 players.
The players include: three goalkeepers, nine defenders, eleven midfielders and two forwards.
Goalkeepers: Kepa, Caballero, Bulka
Defenders: Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu
Midfielders: Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, McEachran, Hazard, Pedro, Willian, Hudson-Odoi
Forwards: Higuain, Giroud
The kick-off time for the match is 8:30 pm.
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