Manchester United have recorded their first league win of the season thanks to the slim victory over arch rivals Liverpool on Monday night. The Manchester United players were under immense pressure for the Liverpool game having lost their first two league games of the season. They responded positively in the face of adversity to record their first league win this season.
According to Fichajes, Manchester United are eager to sign a wide player in the ongoing summer transfer window and have identified Ajax’s Antony as their primary target. However, the Dutch club’s demands could put a break to Manchester United’s pursuit, with the Red Devils now identifying alternatives, including Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Pedro Neto.
Manchester United have seen attackers Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard depart from Old Trafford this summer. They are yet to make an attacking signing in the ongoing transfer window while running the risk of losing Cristiano Ronaldo, who was the club’s top scorer last season.
According to Ben Jacobs, Manchester United hold a genuine and growing interest in Leicester City playmaker Youri Tielemans, who is also a priority target for fellow Premier League rivals Arsenal. Despite signing Christian Eriksen earlier in the window, the Red Devils are still keen to add more quality options to their midfield roster this summer, with Barcelona ace and former Erik ten Hag protege Frenkie de Jong emerging as their priority target. Manchester United reached a deal with Barcelona for the midfielder, but the 25-year-old has yet to accept personal terms.
In truth, a swoop for the Dutchman has proved more troublesome than expected, with a host of issues on the way. While de Jong wants the Blaugrana to repay his deferred wages, it has also been revealed that the player himself remains unconvinced about moving to Old Trafford. If he were to leave Barcelona, some reports claim it would be for Champions League-level clubs like Bayern Munich or Chelsea and not Manchester United.
Immediate past European champions Chelsea have been in contact with Ajax Amsterdam winger Antony as they bid to boost their attacking options for the new season. This is according to the report from news outlet 90 Min as it was revealed that the Blues have opened talks with Antony who has also been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Manchester United. Chelsea have initiated talks with the player’s entourage to explore the possibility of signing the Brazilian international.
Arsenal could battle Manchester United for Corentin Tolisso, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Bayern Munich. According to Fichajes, Arsenal and Manchester United could wage a battle for Corentin Tolisso’s signature. The French midfielder is available for a free transfer after his contract with Bayern Munich expired, and he remains an attractive option for many other clubs as well.
Manchester United have reportedly showed an interest in Leeds United winger Raphinha, while manager-in-waiting Erik ten Hag is said to be planning a revamp of the squad. In many ways for Manchester United fans, the 2021-22 season has been over for a long time. The Red Devils were last in action a fortnight ago, when they were hammered 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion. The embarrassing nature of the performance and disappointment of the season overall means that plenty have understandably checked out.
United will take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in their 2021-22 finale and with manager-in-waiting Erik ten Hag set to watch on from the stands, it’s going to be intriguing to see what kind of performance the players turn in.
Jadon Sancho and Harry Maguire have both been ruled out of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea on Thursday. Both Maguire and Sancho won’t be available for Manchester United when they play hosts to Chelsea in a rescheduled league game. The game was brought forward due to the FA Cup final commitment on the part of outgoing European champions Chelsea.The Blues made the FA Cup final after beating London rivals Crystal Palace 2-0 earlier this month thanks to the second half goals from the England international duo of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount and will face Merseyside giants Liverpool in the bid to win a first FA Cup title since the 2018 edition.
Manchester United target ErlingHaaland will make a decision over his future in the next two weeks. This is according to Daily Mail reporter Mike Keegan which stated that the Borussia Dortmund striker is keen to sort out his future in the coming weeks amidst the interest from a lot of big teams on the European football stage including Manchester United. Apart from Manchester United, Premier League champions Manchester City and Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the young striker. Various reports in the British media have stated that English champions Manchester City are leading the race for Haaland.
Arsenal were on a very good run in the Premier League before they were stopped by Liverpool in their rescheduled match this week as their bid for a top-four spot continues. The Gunners had gone six games without a defeat in the league before they took on the Reds at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. It must also be pointed out that five of the six Premier League games were wins.
North London giants Arsenal have a lot of work to do if they are to finish in the top four ahead of the other teams in the race. Apart from the Gunners, the other teams in the top-four race include Manchester United, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Tottenham Hotspur have been able to bounce back from the disappointment of losing four out of five Premier League games by winning the next two against Leeds United and Merseyside team Everton. The North Londoners turned to Italian manager Antonio Conte when NunoEspirito Santo was fired after a poor run of results in the league and he began his managerial reign at the club with an unbeaten league run which ended courtesy the 2-0 defeat at the hands of London rivals Chelsea. Conte was handed his first Premier League defeat as the Tottenham Hotspur manager by the Blues thanks to the second half goals from Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva.
The away defeat against Chelsea started the run of three successive league defeats for Tottenham Hotspur. Defeat in the Chelsea game was followed by home defeats to Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Saints scored twice in the space of two second half minutes through Che Adams and Mohammed Elyounoussi to secure a memorable 3-2 away win over Spurs. Son Heung-Min had earlier scored in the second half to give Spurs the lead for the second time after the first half strike from Southampton striker Armando Broja cancelled out the own goal from teammate Jan Bednarek for the opening goal of the game. The 2-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers made it three straight league defeats for Tottenham Hotspur with Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker getting the goals for Wolves in the first half.