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Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads. Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have roared back to form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has overseen 10 wins and a draw from his 11 matches at the helm so far. However, that unbeaten start will face its toughest test yet on Tuesday as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG continue their bid to lift the Champions League for the first time. Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI, using only players available for Tuesday’s match. Gianluigi Buffon will rightly go down as one of the greatest goa...

People are taking Manchester United seriously again, says defender Phil Jones

Phil Jones believes everyone is taking Manchester United seriously again having been “a bit of a laughing stock” at the start of the season. Few could have predicted the upturn in fortunes that caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen since replacing Jose Mourinho in December. United have won 10 of the Norwegian’s 11 matches in the hotseat, leading him to break records, become United’s first manager of the month since Sir Alex Ferguson and be installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to get the job permanently. WWWWWWWWDWW pic.twitter.com/hGid1WyXgY — Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 9, 2019 Solskjaer’s excellent audition continued with a 3-0 win at embattled Fulham on Saturday – a result that moved them into the top four for the first time s...

Result: Paul Pogba stars as Manchester United coast past Fulham

Paul Pogba scores twice as Manchester United coast to a 3-0 victory over struggling Fulham in Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage. Manchester United have moved into fourth place in the Premier League table with a 3-0 victory over Fulham in Saturday’s clash at Craven Cottage. Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial put United into a two-goal lead within 23 minutes, before a spot kick from the impressive Pogba completed a comfortable afternoon for the visitors. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now won 10 of his 11 games in caretaker charge of United, while Fulham remain in 19th position and seven points adrift of safety. Fulham should have been ahead within the first 60 seconds of the game but after some good work from Andre Schurrle down the right flank, Luciano Vietto somehow fa...

Manchester United players ‘convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will stay’

Manchester United’s players are convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be appointed the club’s long-term manager, according to a report. Manchester United‘s players are reportedly convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be appointed the club’s long-term manager. Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm in December, and the Norwegian has led the Red Devils to nine wins and one draw from his first 10 games in charge. United are now within touching distance of the top four in the Premier League table, while they will enter next week’s last-16 Champions League first leg with Paris Saint-Germain full of confidence. Chris Smalling, Anthony Martial and Phil Jones have recently signed new contracts with the club, while it is thought that Ander Herrera, Ashley Y...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can ‘picture how Man United’s team will look in two years’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward how he sees Manchester United developing over the coming years, even if he is not there to fulfil the vision. Jose Mourinho lost his job in December as poor performances compounded background issues, with the Old Trafford giants surprisingly turning to a fan favourite for the remainder of the season. Solskjaer is due to return to his job as Molde manager in the summer, but the 1999 treble hero is now bookmakers’ favourite for a job he is understandably keen to stay in. Ed Woodward, centre, has a decision to make over over the next permanent Manchester United manager (Martin Rickett/PA) Nine wins from his first 10 matches in all competitions have helped win over many doubters, providing the Norwegian with a platform on which ...

Phil Jones desperate for new Manchester United deal

Phil Jones reveals that he is desperate to land a new contract at Manchester United, with his current deal due to expire this summer. Phil Jones has revealed that he is desperate to land a new contract at Manchester United. Jones, 26, will see his current deal with the Red Devils expire at the end of the season and there has been speculation surrounding the centre-back’s future over the last 12 months. The England international has been a regular since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as head coach of United in December, however, featuring in each of the team’s last seven Premier League matches. Jones has actually played more than 200 times for the Red Devils since arriving from Blackburn Rovers and the centre-back has urged the club to open contract talks. “I&...

Result: Burnley end Manchester United’s winning run

Manchester United’s 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes to an end, with Burnley holding the Red Devils to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. Manchester United‘s 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come to an end, with Burnley holding the Red Devils to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Tuesday night. United were looking for their ninth straight victory under Solskjaer’s leadership, but goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood saw Burnley lead 2-0 with 81 minutes on the clock. Paul Pogba halved the deficit from the penalty spot in the 87th minute though, before Victor Lindelof came up with a 92nd-minute leveller for the Red Devils, who are now just two points off fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table. © Reuters Solskjaer made five chang...

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