Juan Mata speaks positively about Paul Pogba amid transfer speculation

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has said that Paul Pogba remains a positive and good influence on the team despite the speculation regarding the Frenchman’s future. The 26-year-old has recently cited that he would prefer a fresh challenge away from Old Trafford and reports have since linked him with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid.

Speaking to reporters, Mata spoke about the good traits of the 2018 World Cup winner and cited that the midfielder is content with the current proceedings at the club, he said:“We all know Paul and he’s a fantastic midfielder and he’s a very good guy, very positive, good influence for everyone. I think he’s happy, he brings everyone together. But I cannot speak for other people. I cannot speak for myself, for my present and my future in the club. And obviously as a team-mate, and as a friend also, I would like him to stay and to be happy because he is a very good player for us, but I cannot say much else.”
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Lukaku’s agent urges Inter to speed up discussions with Manchester United

The agent of Romelu Lukaku has said that Inter Milan need to speed up negotiations with Manchester United in order to secure the services of the Belgian this summer. The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Nerazzurri in recent weeks but the club have not been able to negotiate a transfer fee for his signature.

Speaking to Sky Italia, Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello said that he had meeting with Nerazzurri’s sporting director Beppe Marotta to understand the club’s plans for the player. He added that there has been no progress in terms of any transfer and the move remains a complicated dream for the moment.
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Glazers make for more misery at Manchester United

Now that the players have returned for the new campaign and almost instantly have been redistributed to the other side of the planet for a money-spinning tour of Oz, fans are inevitably turning their rage on the Glazers. With what so far is a very much unaltered squad from last year, we were hoping for a busy summer following a difficult season, and yet so far we’ve only managed to sign a full back.

City, on the other hand, have already strengthened their squad, while it’s unlikely that Liverpool will be staying away from the market completely this summer either. In order to avoid falling further behind, we need to be closing the gap on our rivals in terms of quality but instead, we are told that we must sell before buying. (more…)

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba aiming for a fresh challenge

France international Paul Pogba has acknowledged that he could pursue a fresh challenge away from Manchester United this summer. The midfielder has spent the past three seasons with the Red Devils and the previous one was his best on the individual scale with 16 goals and 11 assists across all competitions.

Speaking to The Guardian, Pogba said that that it could be time to secure a fresh challenge elsewhere amid the speculated interest from Real Madrid, he told: “For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else. I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
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Robin van Persie insists Solskjaer should be given time at Manchester United

Former Manchester United star Robin van Persie has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be afforded with sufficient time in the managerial role before judging his future. The Norwegian initially joined the Red Devils on an interim basis in December but he was handed with the permanent job in March after drastically changing the club’s fortunes.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Van Persie said that the manager nowadays don’t have much security with their jobs but United should show more belief towards Ole, considering he is one of their own, he quipped: “I think it’s the perfect match, it’s just they’re having a bad spell. Back in the day it was normal for a manager to get time. Nowadays if you lose six games, you’re out. Is that the solution? Give someone time, especially if it’s a kid from the club.”
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Gary Neville insists David de Gea needs fans support amid torrid run

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has said that David de Gea needs the support from the fans and teammates amid the recent run of poor form. The Spain international has been guilty of making numerous goalkeeping mistakes in the past month and the most recent of those came during the 1-1 Premier League draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Neville said that De Gea has been the standout performer for the Red Devils over the years and the faithful are unlikely to turn on him on the basis of the recent showing. He added that he requires as much support from the fans and teammates to overcome the current patch of form.
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