Anthony Martial

Result: Everton hit four in dominant win over Manchester United

Everton move into seventh place in the Premier League table with a dominant 4-0 victory over Manchester United in Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Goodison Park. Everton have heaped further misery on Manchester United by registering a dominant 4-0 victory over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side in Sunday’s Premier League at Goodison Park. Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott all got on the scoresheet as Everton moved into seventh position in the standings, while United remain in sixth place after a third top-flight defeat in five matches. Both Marco Silva and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have demanded a positive response after poor peformances over the past eight days, but it was Everton who completely dominated the opening 45 minutes. David de Gea made a ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Some Manchester United players “need to get a reality check”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes some members of his Manchester United squad need a “reality check” ahead of a potentially pivotal next few weeks for the club. A 3-0 humbling at the hands of Barcelona in midweek saw United knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, which meant they have now lost five of their past seven matches. United face a battle to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition next season but while Solskjaer is satisfied with the attitude of the majority of his squad, he delivered a remarkable broadside at others. “It’s great to have games to look forward to and the focus has changed straight away,” Ole says. “Of course we spoke after the game [on Tuesday] but now we’ve got a fantastic week to look forward...

Result: Messi nets brace as Barcelona dump United out of CL

Barcelona book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United. Lionel Messi scored twice and Philippe Coutinho netted the other as Barcelona booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Manchester United in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou. Barca entered the match with a 1-0 advantage earned from the first leg at Old Trafford, and it proved to be a comfortable progression to the final four at United’s expense. The Spanish champions, who are on for a treble this season, will face either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals of the competition. © Reuters Barca’s team showed one change from the first leg last week, with Sergi Roberto taking the place of Nelson Semedo at righ...

Result: Lionel Messi nets brace as Barcelona reach Champions League semi-finals

Barcelona book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United. Lionel Messi scored twice and Philippe Coutinho netted the other as Barcelona booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Manchester United in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou. Barca entered the match with a 1-0 advantage earned from the first leg at Old Trafford and it proved to be a comfortable progression to the final four at United’s expense. The Spanish champions, who are on for a treble this season, will face either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals of the competition. © Reuters Barca’s team showed one change from the first leg last week, with Sergi Roberto taking the place of Nelson Semedo at right...

Preview: Barcelona vs. Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Barcelona and Man United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to the scene of his greatest triumph on Tuesday night, aiming for a repeat of the 1999 Champions League final when Manchester United take on Barcelona at Camp Nou in a blockbuster quarter-final second leg. United’s recently-appointed manager scored a memorable late goal against Bayern Munich to win the second of three European Cups for United, and his side require a result of similar magnitude two decades on as they trail Barca 1-0 from the opening 90 minutes. Barcelona © Reuters Barcelona did not really get out of first gear in last Wednesday’s first leg at Old Trafford, but nor did they have to. Ma...

Result: Paul Pogba nets two penalties in Manchester United win

Paul Pogba scores twice from the penalty spot as Manchester United record a 2-1 win over West Ham United in the Premier League. Paul Pogba scored twice from the penalty spot as Manchester United recorded a 2-1 win over West Ham United in Saturday evening’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Felipe Anderson cancelled out Pogba’s first spot kick early in the second period, but the midfielder netted once again in the 80th minute to secure three huge points for top-four hopefuls United. The result means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have moved above Arsenal into fifth position in the table and now sit just two points off fourth-placed Chelsea with five games left. The 20-time English champions will now switch their attention to the second leg of their Champions League q...

Preview: Manchester United vs. West Ham United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday’s Premier League clash between Manchester United and West Ham United. After tasting defeat in four of their last five matches, Manchester United will be desperate to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they take on West Ham United in the Premier League. The Red Devils’ top-four hopes are looking bleak following defeats to Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers, either side of victory over Watford, and they could do with getting three points on the board this weekend. Man United © Reuters © Reuters As well as seeing their Premier League campaign derail over the past month with those back-to-back away losses, United have also exited the FA Cup to Wolves and trail Barcelona 1-0 following the first ...

Result: Luke Shaw own goal hands Barcelona first-leg advantage

An own goal from Luke Shaw sees Barcelona record a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. An own goal from Luke Shaw saw Barcelona record a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. United arguably shaded the match against an off-colour Barca, but the Spanish champions did enough to secure a narrow advantage ahead of the return fixture at Camp Nou next week. © Reuters Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera both missed out for United, meaning that there were spots in midfield for Scott McTominay and Fred. There was also a position in the XI for Diogo Dalot, who started as a wing-back. As for Barca, Ousmane Dembele was only fit enough for the bench, so Philippe Coutinh...

Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Barcelona

Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the squads of Manchester United and Barcelona ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League showdown between the two sides. Two titans of European football go head to head on Wednesday night when Manchester United host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. United launched an unforgettable comeback to beat Paris Saint-Germain on aggregate in the last 16, and will be hoping for a similarly-sized upset over two legs against the La Liga leaders. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have lost three of their last four outings, though, whereas Barcelona boast a 16-match unbeaten streak that has taken them to the brink of a second successive domestic title and kept them on course for the treble. Here, Spor...

How Manchester United could line up against Barcelona

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester United could line up for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona. Manchester United welcome Barcelona to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening for arguably the pick of the Champions League quarter-final ties. The Red Devils have stuttered in recent weeks but the feel-good factor still remains following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who masterminded the incredible last-16 comeback away to Paris Saint-Germain. After a full week’s rest between games, United will know the importance of taking a positive result into the return match at Camp Nou next Tuesday. Ahead of the sides’ first meeting since the 2011 final, which Barcelona won 3-1, Sports Mole looks at how Solskjaer could set out his side. Out: Alex...

Manchester United ‘make Jadon Sancho number one target’

Manchester United are reportedly confident of seeing off competition from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to sign top target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has reportedly been made Manchester United‘s number one target ahead of the summer transfer window. The Red Devils are said to be planning a summer rebuild under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was handed the job on a permanent basis last week. One of the top priorities for Solskjaer is to land Sancho from Dortmund, according to The Independent, but the Red Devils will have to shell out a nine-figure sum, as well as further add-ons. However, it is claimed that Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are set to rival the Red Devils for the England international’s signature. Unite...

Preview: Wolves vs. Man United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Premier League clash between Wolves and Man United, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Manchester United will be seeking revenge when they make the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, a little over two weeks on from their FA Cup loss at Molineux. Wolves picked up a 2-1 win in the quarter-final tie to inflict a damaging defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side, but it was not enough to prevent the Norwegian from landing the United job on a permanent basis. Wolverhampton Wanderers © Reuters Sticking with what appears to be the theme of their season, Wolves followed up their fantastic result against Man United with a disappointing 2-0 loss at the hands of Premier League strugglers Burnley at the weekend. If there has been one critic...

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