Eric Bailly

Manchester United team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Manchester City

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester United’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday’s blockbuster derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford. Manchester United will be expecting a response in arguably the biggest game of the Premier League season so far when they welcome local rivals and title-chasing Manchester City to Old Trafford on Wednesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side were humiliated at Goodison Park on Sunday as Everton ran riot with a 4-0 drubbing, making it back-to-back defeats during which time United have shipped seven goals without scoring. Indeed, it is now six losses from their last eight outings across all competitions ahead of Wednesday’s derby, which could prove to be a pivotal contest in the top-four race as well as the title race. Here,...

How Manchester United could line up against Everton

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester United could line up against Everton as they look to bounce back to winning ways following their Champions League exit. Manchester United take on Everton at Goodison Park this weekend knowing that they can ill-afford any more slip-ups in the top-four race. Following their midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona, the Premier League is now the only remaining route into next season’s competition for the Red Devils, but they are currently losing the race. Two points separate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side from the top four, and their run of five defeats from their last seven outings is threatening to derail the good work they did in the immediate aftermath of the Norwegian’s arrival. Here, Sports Mole looks at how United could ...

Manchester United team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Everton

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester United’s latest injury and suspension news as they attempt to bounce back from their Champions League exit when they face Everton on Sunday. Manchester United must dust themselves off following their midweek Champions League exit as they resume their efforts to qualify for next season’s competition away to Everton on Sunday. The Red Devils find themselves playing catch-up in the top-four race with Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea all above them in the standings and two points separating them from the final Champions League spot. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men have lost five of their last seven games across all competitions and face an Everton side that has taken points off Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks, but United know t...

Manchester United team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Barcelona

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester United’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Barcelona. Manchester United face a quick turnaround in matches as they take on Barcelona just three days on from grinding out a 2-1 win against West Ham United. Paul Pogba netted twice from the penalty spot to keep the Red Devils on course for a top-four finish in the Premier League. Next up for United is a trip to Camp Nou for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, which they trail 1-0 from the first leg. Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s team ahead of their showdown in Catalonia. © Reuters Status: Slight doubtType of injury: IllnessPossible return date: Apri...

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...

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 ...

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

Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg between Manchester United and Barcelona, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Two of football’s biggest clubs collide on Wednesday night when Manchester United host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. United produced a memorable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the last eight against all the odds, whereas five-time champions Barcelona eased past Lyon in the previous round. Man Utd © Reuters It was at Barcelona’s stadium that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his finest moment as a Manchester United player, scoring a last-gasp winner to seal the Champions League title – and the treble – for his side 20 years ag...

Four players miss Manchester United training session

United are gearing up for Wednesday’s showdown with Barcelona. Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia were conspicuous by their absence as Manchester United trained on the eve of their Champions League quarter-final meeting with Barcelona. A week after losing 2-1 at Wolves in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side are preparing to bounce back when Barca visit Old Trafford for Wednesday’s first leg. Herrera, Bailly and Valencia missed United’s last match through injury and look set to be unavailable once again, with the trio absent from the open part of the session at the Aon Training Complex. The lads have arrived for training… #MUFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/tDgg5V7vqh — Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 9, 2019 Matic was an unused...

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...

Manchester United to use Eric Bailly in Raphael Varane swap deal?

Manchester United will reportedly attempt to use Eric Bailly in any deal to sign Raphael Varane this summer after learning of Real Madrid’s interest in the Ivorian. Manchester United are reportedly considering using out-of-favour Eric Bailly in any offer for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane. Varane’s future at the Bernabeu has come under scrutiny in recent weeks despite Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane repeatedly insisting that he does not want to lose the World Cup-winning France international this summer. Los Blancos will reportedly demand his full €500m (£429m) release clause be paid before they sanction an exit, but Varane remains one of United’s top targets as they eye defensive reinforcements. The Red Devils are confident that Madrid’s valuation is purely to ...

Real Madrid ‘eye surprise £35m move for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly’

Real Madrid reportedly identify out-of-favour Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly as a surprise £35m transfer target this summer. Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has reportedly emerged as a surprise £35m transfer target for Real Madrid this summer. Both clubs are expected to undergo major squad revamps following disappointing campaigns, with Madrid having already been linked with moves for United players such as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. The Daily Mail reports that Bailly has now also come onto their radar, having been alerted to the fact that the centre-back could be open to a move away from Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens. Bailly has struggled for game time this season due to a mixture of form and fitness, making just seven Premier League starts for the c...

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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