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MATA SCORES IN FINAL GAME

Spanish midfielder Juan Manuel Mata celebrated the occasion of his final Premier League game for Manchester United with the winning goal in the 2-1 win at Wolves on the final game of this season at the weekend. Mata is expected to leave the club next month at the end of his contract with the Red Devils. The Spaniard has been at Manchester United for almost a decade following his big money move from Premier League rivals Chelsea in January 2014.

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Mata started a Premier League game for the first in months as part of a much changed Manchester United line-up ahead of the away game against Wolves. The 33-year-old Spanish international scored the winning goal for Manchester United from the penalty spot afterRomainSaiss was adjudged to have fouled Dutchman Donny Van de Beek in the penalty box. Centre referee Mike Dean didn’t award the spot kick until he was sent to the monitor by VAR. Mata scored the second Manchester United in the fourth minute of added time at the end of the first half.

SOLSKJAER REVEALS REASONS FOR POOR FORM

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated the reasons for the recent poor run in the Premier League as he prepares his team for the visit of already-relegated Fulham later this week. Solskjaer discussed the Red Devils’ poor form in his pre-match press conference on Monday. ahead of the Fulham game.

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The former Manchester United striker blamed the congested fixture list and the recent protest from fans as the reasons behind the poor form. The Red Devils have lost three of their last four games in all competitions including the last two games in the Premier League.

ARSENAL EYEING MOVE FOR UNITED TARGET

Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for highly rated Red Bull Salzburg striker PatsonDaka. The young Zambian international is also a target for other Premier League sides like Manchester United and Liverpool.

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The interest of the Gunners in Dakawas revealed by the publication from the Daily Express. The North London giants see the Zambian player as the long-term replacement for Alexandre Lacazette. They must fend off Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester United to sign the 22-year-old attacker.

UNITED SET TO DECIDE LINGARD’S FUTURE

Manchester United will wait till the summer to decide the future of Jesse Lingard according to the various reports in the media in the United Kingdom (UK).

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The specific report from renowned journalist Jason Burt of The Independent revealed that the Red Devils are determined to wait as long as possible in a bit to drive up his transfer fee in the event that the club decided to cash in on him. Lingard has one year left on his Manchester United contract and his form has led to interest from several clubs.

TRANSFERS: UNITED TOLD TO PAY MORE

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.

Marcos Llorente has scored nine goals and also added eight assists for Atletico Madrid this term and he’s the second leading goalscorer for the club behind Luis Suarez, who has 19 goals in the league. Recent reports claimed that Manchester United have made a bid of around £68.5m but it will take more than that if the Red Devils want to sign him this summer.

FIVE UNITED PLAYERS SET FOR RETURN

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.

UNITED SECURE SECOND SPOT WITH VICTORY

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.

IAN WRIGHT SAYS HE’S HAPPY LUKE SHAW IS BACK TO HIS BEST

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 IN TRIPLE BOOST FOR GAME

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.

CAVANI RETURNS FROM BAN FOR BURNLEY

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.

EdinsonCavani has missed the last three games for his team in all competitions after he was slapped with a three-match ban and also fined for his post on Instagram towards the end of last year. He was found guilty of aiding racist behaviour through his post and has missed the last three games as a result. The ex-Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Napoli and Palermo attacker missed the Wolves, Aston Villa and Watford games which took place at the Theatre of Dreams.