Manchester United have reportedly been told to pay more if they want to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente in the summer. According to the publication from the stables of Spanish newspaper Marca, Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Llorente who has become a key player for the Rojiblancos this season. It was stated that Manchester United will have to pay the £103 release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract for the Spanish club to sanction a move to the Premier League for the Spanish international. Llorente was formerly a Real Madrid player before he signed for rivals Atletico Madrid at the start of the last campaign. The player had to leave Real Madrid for regular playing time after he was given limited playing time at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu by manager Zinedine Zidane.
Manchester United could have a stronger squad for the big game with Italian Serie A giants AC Milan in the Europa League according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Manchester United boss gave an update on the players that could return for the Milan game at the San Siro on Thursday night during his post-match press conference after he saw his team beat West Ham United 1-0 at home in the league on Sunday night to cement their place in the top four of the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told reporters that as many as five players could be back for the Milan. The ex-Manchester United striker said the quintet of David De Gea, Donny Van De Beek, Paul Pogba, EdinsonCavani and Anthony Martial could be in the squad for the Europa League clash with the Rossoneri later this week. Spanish shot stopper De Gea was given some time off to attend to his family in Spain after his wife gave birth to a new born baby and he has been back in the United Kingdom for some days. De Gea had to self isolate for some days as part of Covid-19 protocols but the good news is that the Spaniard is set to return for the Milan. The other four players are in line to make the Manchester United squad for the away game at Milan after respective injuries. Frenchman Paul Pogba has been missing in action for the Red Devils for several weeks due to injury and he’s not expected to start when Manchester United take on Milan at the San Siro. A place in the Europa League quarterfinals is in serious doubt after they didn’t secure any home advantage in the first leg of their last 16 tie with AC Milan.
Manchester United are up to second place on the Premier League table after the win over Newcastle United in their week 25 clash at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday night. The Red Devils had been demoted from second to third position earlier on Sunday following the win recorded by Leicester City over Aston Villa. Leicester City and Manchester United started the weekend on 46 points but the latter was in second place as a result of the superior goal difference. Leicester City defeated Aston Villa 2-1 away from home to move three points above Manchester United into second place. Leicester City raced into a 2-0 lead at the half-time break courtesy the goals from the Three Lions of England duo James Maddison and Harvey Barnes. Hosts Aston Villa pulled one back in the second half through new signing Bertrand Traore to setup a nervy finish for the Foxes. In the end, they were able to hold on for an impressive victory to leapfrog Manchester United into second place.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has revealed that he is very delighted to see Luke Shaw playing some beautiful football now and enjoying himself after the troubles he had with his former manager José Mourinho. The Manchester United left-back is currently in the form of his life and is playing the best possible football within his capacity and what he was known for during his prolific days as a Southampton player.
Wright also called out Mourinho and had him criticized for his treatment of Luke Shaw when the Portuguese was the manager at Manchester United, insisting that the treatment was unfair and condemning.
Arsenal have been handed a triple boost on the injury front ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester United this weekend. Arsenal are one of the most in-form teams in the division and they entertain Manchester Unitedat the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening in what’s the standout game of the new set of Premier League matches.Arsenal have been given a treble injury boost for the game following the return to training of three important players.
The Arsenal trio of Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith-Rowe and Thomas Parteytrained with their Arsenal teammates ahead of the Manchester United game. The three players are now expected to be part of the Arsenal XI for the game tomorrow.
Uruguayan international Edinson Cavani has returned from ban to take his place in the Manchester United squad for the Burnley game on Tuesday night. The Clarets host Manchester United in a rescheduled week on game in the Premier League. Manchester United and Manchester City were exempted from playing their respective week one fixtures with the other teams at the start of the season after they were granted an extra one-week rest due to their involvement in the latter stages of European club competitions last season. Both Manchester United and Manchester City didn’t finish their European campaigns until August.
Manchester United fans were full of praise for injury prone defender Eric Bailly after his display during the slim win over Wolves in one of the Matchweek 16 games played on Tuesday night. Eric Bailly produced a very good performance for the Red Devils to help the former Premier League champions to a 1-0 victory over Wolves. Marcus Rashford scored the winning goal in the dying monents of the game. Ivorian international centre back Eric Baillystarted his second successive league game during the home clash with Wolves and he went on to produce a very good display thus leading his team to an important win in the race for the league title.
Eric Bailly has suffered from several injuries during his time at Old Trafford and that has been the major reason behind his lack of match action. The Ivorian player has not featured much for Manchester United this season due to his injury woes and the Red Devils fans would be hoping that he stays fit after showing a lot of his qualities in the last two league games. He was in the starting XI as Manchester United played out a 2-2 draw at the home of Leicester City in their last Premier League outing before the Wolves game at Old Trafford.
Premier League giants Manchester United will continue their European campaign in the UEFA Europa League this season after failing to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage from their group. The Red Devils were in a good position to secure a spot in the last 16 of Europe’s premier club competitions at the start of their campaign in Group H only for a poor run to deny the former European champions. Three defeats in their final four Group H games ensured that they won’t qualify for the knockout stage.
After a humiliating defeat from Manchester united the RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann is only blaming his players. The Bundesliga giants have their first defeat in the 2020/21 season of Champions League which was quite shocking for the coach. According to him the hat-trick of Marcus Rashford knocked them out of the match and nothing was left to do in front of Rashford to stop him. The group H match of Champions league was scheduled for 29th October at the ground of Old Trafford.
The home team utilized all the facilities and earned an easy looking victory against the so far undefeated side of the Champions League 2020/21. After this defeat, the Bundesliga giants will have to host Paris Saint-Germain on the 5th of November 2020 to whom they lost their Semi-final of the 2019/20 season in Lisbon with a result of 3-0. Now it was their chance to have revenge for the defeat but this humiliating defeat against Manchester United has somehow dismantled Germans.
In the summer of 2016, Manchester United paid a hefty fee of £90 million to activate the return of Paul Pogba (whom they let go for free) from Serie A club Juventus. Since then, Pogba has made it to the news headlines for both the good and bad reasons.
Since Pogba re-joined United, he has recorded some great individual performances in the red shirt, one of which was in the 2-3 comeback win against the noisy neighbors Manchester City – a game in which he scored two goals.