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RONALDO CLOSE GAP ON SALAH, OTHERS

Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has designs on the Golden Boot race in the Premier League this season but he’s far from the top of the leading goalscorers and he has a lot of work to do to catch up with the likes of Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Diogo Jota (Liverpool).

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Cristiano Ronaldo was able to close the gap on the leading goalscorer in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah after the game against the Clarets. He had a gap of eight goals to the  Egyptian but that has been reduced to seven goals.

RANGNICK CONFIRMS UCL START FOR DUO

Interim Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has revealed that the duo of Dean Henderson and Donny Van De Beek will start the final Group F clash with Young Boys at home in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The German tactician made this known in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game billed for the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday night.

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England international Henderson is expected to replace David De Gea in the Manchester United goal for the visit of Swiss champions Young Boys, while Dutch midfielder Donny Van De Beek could take the place of Bruno Fernandez as the central attacking midfielder in the team as the Manchester United boss tries to rest his players ahead of a busy December schedule.

SOLSKJAER SET TO CONTINUE AT UNITED

Manchester United power brokers are prepared to give manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more time to turn things around at the club in the aftermath of the humiliating home defeats at the hands of rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. To this effect, Solskjaer is expected to be in the Manchester United dugout for the game at Watford when Premier League football resumes next week.

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The Athletic stated via a report released on Monday that the Manchester United owners have no plans in place to fire Solskjaer and appoint a new manager. It was stated that the Norwegian tactician has the backing of his employers for now.

UNITED DUO TO RETURN FOR SPURS

Embattled Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that the French duo of Anthony Martial and Raphael Varane could return to the Premier League squad for the trip to London to face Tottenham Hotspur.


Solskjaer is under pressure after his Manchester United side were thumped 5-0 at home by arch rivals Liverpool when the two traditional English teams battled each other last weekend. In his post-match press conference after the Liverpool debacle, Solskjaer stated that Varane and Martial are progressing well in their respective recoveries from injury and that they could be in contention for the Spurs game this weekend.

UNITED DUO OUT OF EVERTON GAME

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has disclosed that the duo of Harry Maguire and Amad Diallo will miss the Premier League visit of Everton this weekend. The Manchester United made this known in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the game billed to take place at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime. In a chat with the media, Solskjaer said that Diallo and Maguire won’t be available for the Everton game.


Ivorian international Diallo has not featured for Manchester United this season due to injury. He was part of the Ivory Coast squad to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer alongside club teammate Eric Bailly.

TUANZEBE INELIGIBLE FOR UNITED GAME

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Aston Villa defender Axel Tuanzebe will miss the Premier League visit to Manchester United this weekend as part of the terms of his transfer. Tuanzebe is on loan at Aston Villa from Manchester United and he is ineligible for the league clash between the two teams as a result.

Villa boss Dean Smith confirmed his imminent absence ahead of the trip to Manchester in his pre-match presser on Thursday. He revealed that him and his coaching staff are yet to decide if they would stick with a five-man defence or revert back to a four-man defence for the Manchester United game due to the absence of the abovementioned Tuanzebe. He went on to praise the impact of Tuanzebe since signing on a season-long loan deal before this summer’s transfer window ended in August.

VARANE COULD MAKE HIS DEBUT AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON ON SUNDAY

The wait for new Manchester United defender Raphael Varane to be unveiled as. Red Devil has finally been over after the player walked onto the Old Trafford pitch to greet the 75,000 fans that were in attendance on Saturday afternoon before the game between the Red Devils and Leeds United kicked off. United fans had been waiting and had even lost their patience as they kept asking the club when their newest player would be unveiled. However, after he was unveiled to the Old Trafford faithful just before lunch kick-off on Saturday, tensions have now cooled off and the fact that he is now finally a Manchester United player has cooled the impatience of the fans.

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After it was confirmed that United and Real Madrid had reached a gentleman’s agreement for the transfer of the defender to the English Premier League giants, there were a couple of factors that caused a delay in the player getting unveiled. The factors include the fact that he had to first go into quarantine after traveling to England and secondly he encountered passport issues that also needed to be resolved as soon as possible before any further arrangement could be made.

PREMIER LEAGUE TRIO KEEN ON SAUL

Three Premier League clubs namely Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are looking to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez according to the reports in the Spanish media. The interest of the Premier League trio in Saul was confirmed by Spanish publication Marca.

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A recent storyfrom Marca said that Manchester Unitedhave contacted the representatives of the player to make an enquiry and that the Red Devils are not alone in the race to sign the 26-year-old Spanish midfielder. Liverpool and Chelsea want to sign the Atletico Madrid star too this summer, while Barcelona have been linked with him as part of the swap deal involving former teammate Antoine Griezmann.

MOURINHO WANTS TELLES AT ROMA

Newly appointed AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has identified Brazilian left-back Alex Telles as a potential replacement for LeonardoSpinazzola as he begins to run the rule on the playing squad at the capital club.

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The interest of Mourinho in Telles was revealed by Sky Sports earlier this week. It was stated that the former Manchester United boss has decided to raid his former team for Telles who has spent just one season at Old Trafford on the back of his transfer from Portuguese giants FC Porto.

SHAW SUSTAINS TENDON INJURY

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is reportedly carrying a tendon injury in his wrist at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. This is according to the publication from the stables of the Manchester Evening News (MEN) which revealed that the injury was not serious enough to keep him out of the 23-man squad for the Euro 2020 tournament opener with World Cup finalists Croatia at the weekend.

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Shaw has been carrying the injury for the past few weeks and it has been revealed that the player will manage the injury through the Euro 2020 tournament rather than return to Manchester. He was one of the best fullbacks in the Premier League last season and was rightly named in the squad for the Euro 2020 currently ongoing in several cities across the European continent.