NEW DEAL DOUBTFUL FOR DYBALA

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has casted a shadow of doubt on the club being able to offer petite forward Paolo Dybala a new deal at the club. Dybala has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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Paolo Dybala was a Manchester United target before the club raided Sporting Lisbon to sign talisman Bruno Fernandes in January 2020 and it remains to be seen if the club will make a move for him if he becomes available for a transfer. Dybala will have a year left on his Juventus deal by the summer and as things stand, the Old Lady will have to cash in on him or risk losing him for free next summer.
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UNITED TARGET SARR AS SANCHO ALTERNATIVE

Three-time European champions Manchester United have lined up a summer move for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr. This is according to the report from the Daily Express which revealed that the Red Devils see Sarr as the alternative for number one target Jadon Sancho as far as reinforcement for the right wing positon at the club is concerned. Manchester United have tried and failed to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga over the last two seasons and the club is expected to try again this summer especially if they are not able to sign his Dortmund teammate Erling Haaland.

Manchester United are one of several clubs in the race to sign Norwegian international Haaland from Dortmund. Apart from the Old Trafford giants, other English teams like Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea are also in the running to sign the player with recent reports revealing that Borussia Dortmund have slapped the asking price of €180m for Haaland. Non-English teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also want to sign Erling Haaland in the summer.
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£38m UNITED MAN PLANS SHOWDOWN TALKS

Manchester United midfielder Donny Van De Beekis reportedly set to hold showdown talks with chief executive Ed Woodward on his situation at the club this season. According to the Daily Star, Van De Beek will meet with the Manchester United official to discuss why he has been ignored by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his debut season at the club. It was revealed that the player could leave Old Trafford after just one season with the Red Devils. Donny Van De Beek was the biggest signing for Manchester United last summer when the club paid around £38m for his transfer from Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam but his dream move to the Premier League has turned into a nightmare as he rarely features for his team. Van De Beek has been restricted to just two starts under Solskjaer this season and his situation is not likely to get better between now and the rest of the season with the Red Devils fighting for honours in three competitions namely the Premier League, Europa League and the FA Cup.


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ARE UNITED STILL IN TITLE RACE

The most optimistic of Manchester United fans will find it hard to believe that the club can win the Premier League title this season. This is mainly due to the excellent form shown by city rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City and the inconsistent form of their team. Manchester United were at the Premier League summit many weeks ago but they have not been able to maintain that position on the league standings. While Manchester United have managed to implode from a fantastic position at the top of the table, Manchester City have remained consistent thereby opening up a ten-point lead after 25 games in the league. Manchester City have opened a significant advantage at the Premier League summit with the help of a fantastic winning run. The Citizens have won their last 18 games in all competitions, including 13 wins on the bounce in the league. The last of those wins came on Sunday evening when Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the match in what was a 1-0 away win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Manchester City had moved 13 points clear of the Red Devils with the win over the Gunners but Manchester United were able to reduce the gap back to ten points.


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REPORTS: UNITED NO LONGER INTERESTED IN UPAMECANO

During the entirety of the last summer transfer window, a host of players were linked to Manchester United after several reports emerged that the club were in need of replacements for underperforming members of the squad and to also add up squad numbers. Both the ones that the club genuinely had interest to sign and the ones that were never in the picture were all touted as potential transfer targets but, in the end, some of those players were never mentioned anymore.


One of the players that were strongly linked to the Red Devils is Dayot Upamecano. The defender plays for German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig and has also attracted interest from a lot of top clubs across Europe both in Germany, France, and England. Leipzig’s local rivals Bayern Munich recently joined the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in what is squaring up to be a hot chase for the French defender. Continue reading “REPORTS: UNITED NO LONGER INTERESTED IN UPAMECANO”

MAN UNITED DUO FIT FOR ARSENAL

Manchester United players Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly are fit to face Arsenal according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Manchester United boss gave an update on the status of the two players during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Arsenal match billed for the Emirates Stadium this weekend. Eric Bailly and Anthony Martial were doubts for the game but they have now been declared fit by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


According to him, the two players have trained ahead of the game and that they would be part of the matchday squad for the Arsenal game. Anthony Martial featured in the last league game at home to Sheffield United but picked up a knock in the course of the game which ended in a shocking 2-1 defeat. Ivorian international Eric Bailly missed the Sheffield United game because of a slight injury and he’s fit to face the Gunners as confirmed by his manager. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about the Sheffield United defeat during his press conference. According to him, the game was just a blip and that things would go back to normal startingfrom the Arsenal game.
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BURNLEY TRIO DOUBTFUL FOR UNITED CLASH

Burnley are sweating over the fitness of three important players ahead of the visit of Manchester United in the Premier League tomorrow. The Clarets were initially scheduled to host Manchester United in the opening week of this Premier League season but the match could not hold after Manchester United an extra rest due to their European exertions at the end of the last campaign. Ahead of the game on Tuesday night, Burnley boss Sean Dyche has given an update on the state of his players. According to him, three players are doubtful for the Premier League encounter with the Red Devils.

Sean Dyche told journalists in his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of the game that the trio of left-back Charlie Taylor, left winger Dwight McNeil and striker Jay Rodriguez are touch and go for the game. First choice Burnley shot stopper Nick Pope is however fit for the game despite turning his ankle in training on Friday. The injury forced him to miss the FA Cup win over MK Dons at the weekend but he’s back to take his place in the Burnley goal for the Red Devils clash as confirmed by Sean Dyche earlier today. Pope was an unused substitute against MK Dons as Burnley needed penalties to win the game and progress into the fourth round.
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