United Must Stick With Manager Who Understands the Club

As the Jose Mourinho era came to an end at Old Trafford, many were pointing to the trophies as evidence of success, at least on some level.

Manchester United, once the dominant force in the English game, had been reduced to citing a League Cup win as evidence of superiority over rivals Liverpool. It was a sad end to their drawn-out demise, which began when Sir Alex Ferguson vacated the manager’s office. (more…)

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Rio Ferdinand believes Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United career may be over

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Alexis Sanchez’s career with the Red Devils may be over after sustaining a knee injury in the recent Premier League clash against Southampton. The Chile international has struggled to cement a regular role since the winter move from Arsenal last year and things have now become more difficult with a knee problem likely to keep him out of action for at least six weeks.

Speaking to Goal.com, Ferdinand said that Sanchez has been a huge performer in the Premier League over the years but he has not been able to make the grade with United. He added that the Chilean has not been able to transform his fortunes unlike other players and his long-term future with the Red Devils appears slim.
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Paul Pogba backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the Manchester United job

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent head coach role following the club’s 2-0 triumph at Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round. The Red Devils had recently suffered their maiden defeat of the year against Paris Saint-Germain but they made amends with a resolute performance on both ends of the field.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Pogba spoke about the winning spirit within the United ranks and stated that the team are fully behind Ole, who has been touted for the permanent managerial role after transforming the club’s fortunes, he said: “We play to win trophies. He came to do this job because obviously he can do it. He trusts us and we trust him.”
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Solskjaer looking for that silver lining

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that the old saying, “every cloud has a silver lining,” has some sort of truth to it.

The cloud comes by way of up to ten of Manchester United’s players now figuring on an extended injury list, after Ander Herrara, Jesse Lingard, and Juan Mata had to be taken off during the weekend tussle against Liverpool. In the same game Marcus Rashford also picked up a knock to his ankle, but with all the other injury problems facing the team during the game, he had little choice but to soldier on and try to play through the pain. (more…)

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Romelu Lukaku reveals Paul Pogba’s jovial mood in first-team training

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Paul Pogba is clearly happy in the training ground when compared to earlier in the season. The France international was in-and-out of the starting lineup when Jose Mourinho was at the helm of things and there had been a point where he was linked with a potential departure after a bust-up with the manager.

However, things have since moved smoothly with the Portuguese being dismissed from the head coach position and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought the best out of his abilities. Speaking about the same, Lukaku told Canal Football club: “At training we are constantly saying Paul looks so happy and then he laughs. Everyone is more positive. Everyone is smiling more. And now we have to continue like this. And enjoy.
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United in February – PL trends to look for

Thanks to the efforts of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the battle for fourth place has now become more of a ‘battle’ and less of a formality. As ever, February will act as a pivotal month in the league season in terms of seeing how valid that standpoint is. Based on head-to-head histories and recent trends, this is what we can expect in a Premier League month that United will underestimate at their peril.

Fulham (A)

United ‘lost’ by a 5-4 aggregate scoreline across three trips to Craven Cottage in the calendar year of 2009, but the age-old stadium is no longer the fortress it was back in the mid-to-late 2000s. Since then, United teams have won thrice and drawn once on the banks of the Thames. It should be a stroll against a Fulham side that returned to its shoddy ways after a brief revival in the autumn. (more…)

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Willock’s Future at Manchester United Looks Dubious

Manchester United currently have the oldest of three footballing siblings in their ranks, the likes of which probably haven’t been seen since the Wallace brothers came through at Southampton.
The three current brothers are Joe, Chris and Matty. All three started out with Arsenal, having been born in Waltham Forest. Matty, now 22, moved to Manchester United after being released by the Gunners at 15.

Chris has perhaps had the most success to date. He’s represented England up to Under-20 level, but in 2017 chose to leave these shores to seek his fortune, signing for Portuguese side Benfica on a five-year deal. (more…)

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Gary Neville heaps praise on Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has heaped praise on the performances of Marcus Rashford and believes the Englishman would be the player to transform the club’s fortunes in the future. Rashford had been in-and-out of the first-team under the guidance of Jose Mourinho earlier in the summer but the Portuguese’s dismissal has meant that he has regularly led the line ahead Romelu Lukaku.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville highlighted that the United graduate has enormous potential within himself and he could set the example for the club’s success in years to come, he quipped: “The spring in the counter-attack is there and Rashford playing up front is fantastic – I love him to bits. He’s played nearly 150 games at the age of 21 and his potential is enormous. It’s actually now stepping up beyond the potential to where he will be a top-class player. People will talk about Romelu Lukaku and how is he getting back in the team – don’t worry about that, worry about the kid that’s playing that’s going to devastate teams.”
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