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Solskjaer confirms double injury boost ahead of Premier League restart


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba are back in group training after recovering from their respective injury concerns. Rashford suffered a stress fracture in his back in mid-January and that saw him miss 13 games on the bounce before the season was halted by the coronavirus outbreak.

On the other hand, Pogba has not made a single appearance for the club since the turn of the year after deciding to undergo a surgery for a nagging ankle injury. Speaking to the club’s official website, Solskjaer confirmed that the duo are back with the group and the club could have an almost fit squad to choose from when the season recommences next month.

Harry Maguire praises Rashford as the most talented player


Manchester United captain Harry Maguire praises his teammate Marcus Rashford as the most talented forward he has ever played with. Maguire was part of Sheffield United’s youth academy where he played from 2011 to 2014 for whom he had made more than a hundred appearances. He was transferred to Hull City in 2015 and was given in loan to Wigan Athletic. In 2017, he joined Leicester City for £12 million and in 2019 he joined Manchester United for record transfer of £80 million for a defender. He has been the part of England national team from 2017 and been a part of 2018 World Cup Squad.

The 27-year-old has played with a bunch of good forwards but he considers Rashford as the best. He is amazed by his style on the pitch. He is also sure that he will be a wonderful player for the club in the future. He also expects that he to have an exceptional career and he has always admired him when he used to play with him in England. He is interested in giving the leadership to Rashford and assures that he is going through a phase of injury and will be back soon with his old form.

Gary Neville advises Manchester United to sign Harry Kane

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Harry Kane would be the perfect signing for the Red Devils as they seek to close the gap on the title challengers next season. The Mancunian giants have been pretty average with their league displays over the past few years and they are currently a staggering 37 points behind leaders Liverpool with nine games to play.

Still, they can end the season on a good note by qualifying for the Champions League and Neville believes a player of Kane’s calibre would provide a fantastic spine in the squad, he told The Football Show: “Any club in the Premier League would want Harry Kane. There are some signings that are like gold, where you just know they are going to work. Harry Kane is unbreakable in the sense of his mentality.

Phillips believes Jones should leave Manchester United this summer


Former Premier League star Kevin Phillips believes Phil Jones should pursue a fresh challenge away from Manchester United this summer after falling down the pecking order. The England international has hardly played for the club over the course of the season and he is currently the fourth-choice centre-back behind Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Speaking on Football Insider, Phillips said that Jones has been a good servant for the club but the time has come to part ways. He added that a move to Newcastle United could suit him with a regular run of starts in the top-flight, he told: “Definitely. His time at United is up but he has been a good servant for the club. A move to the north-east could be great. A move for the lad will be good for him.

Solskjaer praises Bruno Fernandes’ set-piece taking abilities

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Bruno Fernandes as a top player after the Portuguese came up with a brilliant delivery from a corner which contributed to Harry Maguire’s first-ever Premier League goal for the club. The 25-year-old only made his second appearance in the United shirt on Monday night against Chelsea and he produced a good performance from the number 10 spot with three key chances created.

As a result, he was voted by United fans as their player of the match and Solskjaer was likewise appreciative of the display from the club’s January signing. He told: “He’s a top player, he wants to get on the ball. But at set-ball delivery he’s top class, one of the better ones I’ve seen. And Harry, we know if he can get a run on the ball he’s dangerous and he got the goal.”

Jesse Lingard Praises Influence of Fred and Marcus Rashford

Manchester United’s winger Jesse Lingard praised the influence of Fred and Marcus Rashford in recent games. The duo have been crucial in helping United claim wins over Manchester City and Tottenham in recent weeks. This has improved hopes of United finishing in the top four, as they are now just four points behind Chelsea after 17 matches. These victories have come at a time when a lot of questions were asked about manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ability to lead a huge club like Manchester United. Rashford has come up with three goals in these two games while Fred has been impressive in midfield.

The duo have also been criticised at various stages. Fred has been constant source of criticism ever since making a big-money transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk under Jose Mourinho. Rashford, meanwhile, has been blowing hot and cold in the last couple of years. Lingard was himself on the fringes of first-team before being brought back by Solskjaer. Now, Lingard says that Rashford and Fred have been making immense contribution to the team over the last few games and he expects the momentum to continue. Apart from performing well in the domestic competitions, United also sealed the top spot in the Europa League with a 4-0 win against AZ Alkmaar.

Manchester United Have Improved since Everton Humiliation, SaysSolskjaer


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that Manchester United have improved tremendously since suffering a 4-0 defeat against Everton back in April. This was seen as one of the biggest low points ofSolskjaer’s reign at the club. It led to many questioning his future and the decision by United to appoint him as the replacement for Jose Mourinho. Even though United have been far from consistent in the 2019-20 campaign, the team has been doing well to themselves in contention for the top four places. The club head into the weekend’s game against Everton without a defeat in the last four matches across all competitions.

Crucially, the club has been able to reach the upper stages of the Europa League after a comprehensive 4-0 win over AZ Alkmaar.United have also been able to win the group as a result. There is less doom and gloom surrounding United, but the team has to continue this good run of form in order to have a chance of finishing in the top four. For a club of United’s magnitude, they need to be regularly qualifying for the Champions League. United are four points away from Chelsea after 17 matches even after substantial strengthening in the summer with the arrivals of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, and Harry Maguire.

Rio Ferdinand names Daniel James as Manchester United’s most influential player

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has said that Daniel James has been the Red Devils’ most influential player during the opening stages of the campaign. The Wales international was the least high-profile signing made by United during the summer transfer window but he has already made an impressive contribution in the attack with three goals in the Premier League.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Ferdinand said that no one expected James to make a quick impression but he has certainly become the most influential player within the squad, he told: “I don’t think they [United] expected what they have got from Daniel James so early on in his Manchester United career. He’s probably been their most influential player so far, so what does that really say about that squad? You’re buying someone from Swansea who was probably brought in as someone who is going to flourish at a later date. However, he’s been forced to the forefront as their main man in the team at the moment. That really says where Manchester United are at this minute in time.”

Solskjaer praises Scott McTominay in the aftermath of Leicester City win

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised midfielder Scott McTominay in the aftermath of the club’s 1-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford. The Red Devils took an early lead through a Marcus Rashford penalty in the eighth minute and thereafter put up a strong defensive display to restrict the Foxes from a clear sight of goal.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer was pleased with the defensive resolve shown by the players following a run of three winless league games. He added to praise the performance of McTominay, who won his aerial duels while making the joint-most recoveries during the course of the game, he told: “I thought McTominay was excellent. He lost the ball a few times, but you expect that because he’s still learning his role. He goes into tackles and he’s a leader. I wouldn’t want to go into a 50-50 with him! I thought he did excellent all day.”

Solskjaer wants more goals from Marcus Rashford this season

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expecting Marcus Rashford to kick on from the previous season and contribute more goals in the Premier League. The England international managed just 10 goals in the top-flight during the course of the 2018/19 campaign, but Solskjaer believes the forward can show an improvement this term with the additional experience gained.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I think Marcus is developing really well. He’s growing, you see his stature now, his body. He’s capable of playing more this year. He struggled with his ankle last season, so this year I expect more from him. But the whole squad, we’re fitter, we’re stronger. You can see in that second half we are more than capable of lasting games. He’s getting fitter and is a year older. We’ve had six weeks to work on a shape we want to look like and he’s exceptional when there’s space in behind.”