Manchester United

United should go “all out” for Pochettino, says Wayne Rooney

Former England forward believes the Argentinian is the best long-term replacement for Jose Mourinho. Mauricio Pochettino “ticks every box” to be the next long-term manager of Manchester United, according to club record goalscorer Wayne Rooney. The Tottenham boss has been strongly linked with the Old Trafford vacancy since the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month, and Rooney believes his record at Spurs makes him the ideal candidate for the job. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in interim charge of United and has overseen seven wins out of seven since taking on the role, with the latest success being a 2-1 Premier League victory over Brighton on Saturday. Wayne Rooney wants Mauricio Pochettino at Old Trafford. pic.twitter.com/Pb1qEtPFWk — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 19, 2019 Rooney, working as an analy...

Report: Manchester United, Chelsea in battle for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly being eyed up by Manchester United and Chelsea, a year on from leaving Premier League rivals Liverpool. Manchester United and Chelsea will reportedly battle it out to bring Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho back to the Premier League later this year. The Brazil international has struggled to hold down a spot in Barca’s starting lineup this term, being used from the off in just half of their La Liga matches. Coutinho cost the Catalan giants £142m to sign from Liverpool 12 months ago but could be sold on this summer, with Ernesto Valverde supposedly keen on re-signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. Spanish outlet Marca indicates that Chelsea have been quoted £100m for the former Liverpool favourite, potentially as a replacemen...

Jose Mourinho: ‘I have turned down three job offers’

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says that he is happy to bide his time before returning to management, having turned down three jobs over the last month. Jose Mourinho has revealed that he has already rejected three job offers since being sacked as Manchester United manager a month ago. The 55-year-old was given the shove by United’s hierarchy on December 18 following the Red Devils’ worst start to a season in 29 years. United have not looked back since swapping Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, winning their seventh game in a row on Saturday thanks to a 2-1 victory at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. While his former club have slowly got their campaign back on track, the Portuguese has been out in the Middle East working as a television pundit for the Asian Cu...

Solskjaer makes it a magnificent seven as United boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his winning start as Manchester United manager to seven matches with a 2-1 victory at home to Brighton. The Norwegian stood alone as having the best record to start a Manchester United managerial career after their win at Tottenham last weekend. Prior to the crunch Wembley clash, Solskjaer, like Sir Matt Busby, had won his first five matches in charge since being parachuted in to replace Jose Mourinho on an interim basis. Paul Pogba‘s penalty and a sublime strike from Marcus Rashford made it seven in a row for Solskjaer, and, here, Press Association Sport charts them all. Match One: Cardiff 1 Manchester United 5 Jesse Lingard scores (Nick Potts/PA) Marcus Rashford got the Solskjaer era up and running after just three minutes, with Ander Herrera, Anthony ...

Monaco considering move for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini?

Monaco are reportedly considering a January bid for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who could be allowed to leave Old Trafford this month. Monaco have reportedly registered an interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The struggling Ligue 1 side have already signed Cesc Fabregas this month and are said to be keen on loaning Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi, but it appears that Thierry Henry is continuing to look to the Premier League for fresh faces. According to French outlet RMC, Henry has made contact with United to ask about the availability of Fellaini having worked with the player during his time on the coaching staff with Belgium. Fellaini has been ruled out for a number of weeks through injury, but it has recently been claimed that United wo...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘tells Manchester United to sign Steven Bergwijn’

Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly tells Manchester United to secure a deal for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Steven Bergwijn. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Manchester United to make an approach for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Steven Bergwijn during the January transfer window. Solskjaer is only scheduled to be manager at Old Trafford until the end of the season, but six successive wins have boosted the Norwegian’s chances of getting the job on a full-time basis. United are yet to be active during the current window but according to Tuttomercatoweb, Solskjaer has advised the club’s hierarchy to bid for Bergwijn. The 21-year-old has come through the youth system at the Dutch giants to establish himself as one of the key men in the first team, with 19 goals being s...

Solskjaer: Embracing all that comes with modern footballers is key

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes embracing everything that comes with modern footballers is key to getting the best out of them. It is a month since the Old Trafford hierarchy called time on Jose Mourinho’s turbulent tenure, with background backbiting compounding on-field struggles. Few were sad to see the Portuguese go and the former manager spoke in-depth for the first time on Thursday, when he told beIN SPORTS that “in modern football there is a problem between the coach and the player”. 3 – Manchester United have won more Premier League points against ‘big six’ teams in one game under Ole Gunnar Solskjær (3) than they did in five games under Jose Mourinho (2) this season. Upturn. #MUFC #TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/N9JiYqqvzo — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) ...

Juan Mata ‘set for crunch Manchester United talks’

Manchester United are reportedly scheduled to hold talks regarding the future of Juan Mata, who has less than six months remaining on his contract. Manchester United have reportedly agreed to hold discussions regarding the future of Juan Mata. The Spaniard has spent the last five years at Old Trafford and remains an important member of the squad, but the 29-year-old has less than six months left on his contract. Mata is free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs but according to The Sun, the player’s father and agent Juan Mata Snr is due to hold talks with United’s hierarchy. The report also claims that the creative midfielder will speak with caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has named Mata in just three of his six starting lineups since replacing Jose M...

Celtic ‘tracking Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay’

Celtic reportedly hold an interest in Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, but must move players out before securing a loan deal for the midfielder. Celtic have reportedly identified Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as a potential signing, but are currently unable to move for the Scotland international. United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that McTominay will remain at Old Trafford, despite claims that the 22-year-old will be allowed to pen a loan deal with another club. Celtic have been credited with an interest in the player but according to the Daily Record, the Scottish giants must play a waiting game. The report claims that Brendan Rodgers needs to part ways with midfielders before he can add a fresh face to his squad during the January window. Eb...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘set for make-or-break Manchester United interview’

A report claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to meet with high-ranking Manchester United officials to discuss taking on the managerial job on a full-time basis. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly meet with Manchester United officials in the coming days to put forward his case to land the managerial job on a permanent basis. The club legend has rejuvenated the Red Devils since succeeding Jose Mourinho in a caretaker capacity in December by winning six games out of six. United’s most recent victory came against Mauricio Pochettino‘s Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, apparently lifting Solskjaer above the Argentinian as the Red Devils’ top choice to lead the club forward for the long term. According to The Sun, the 45-year-old’s future will soon become clearer as a mee...

Solskjaer rues Fellaini loss as ‘X Factor’ Belgian ruled out for up to a month

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United will miss Marouane Fellaini’s “X factor” for up to a month after the divisive midfielder sustained a calf injury. Having been a key component under Jose Mourinho, speculation has mounted about a January exit as the Belgium international has managed just 31 minutes since the Portuguese’s exit. But Fellaini, who signed a new contract until at least 2020 in the summer, looks set to stay at Old Trafford after suffering an injury setback and earning praise from caretaker manager Solskjaer. Marouane Fellaini (left) was a key man under former manager Jose Mourinho (Martin Rickett/PA) “He’ll probably be at least three or four weeks (out),” the United boss said of the 31-year-old, who joins Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo on the sidelines. “He’s got a calf...

Manchester United ‘beat Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain to Noam Emeran’

Manchester United seemingly edge out Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus in the race to sign Amiens youngster Noam Emeran. Manchester United have seemingly won the race to secure the signature of Amiens youngster Noam Emeran. The 16-year-old has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in European football after his appearances at youth level for the French side. A number of top European clubs – including Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – have allegedly held an interest in the teenager, but it appears that the prospect will be heading to the Premier League. When speaking about a potential switch to Old Trafford, Emeran told Le Courrier Picard: “After talking to my family, I think it was the best choice over what I was offered to help reach the top level. Now it’...

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