David de Gea

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 ...

David de Gea ‘frustrated with Manchester United’

David de Gea has become ‘increasingly frustrated’ with Manchester United’s refusal to meet his wage demands, according to a report. Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly becoming ‘increasingly frustrated’ with Manchester United‘s refusal to meet his wage demands. The 28-year-old will see his contract with the Red Devils expire at the end of next season. The two parties have been locked in talks for some time, but it is understood that the stopper’s wage demands are proving problematic. The Red Devils will reportedly refuse to sell De Gea this summer, but according to The Times, the Spain international ‘is growing increasingly frustrated’ with the current situation. Real Madrid continue to be linked with a move in this summerR...

Paul Pogba, David de Gea ‘demand new Manchester United deals’

Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and David de Gea both demand pay rises at Old Trafford, according to a report. Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and David de Gea have reportedly both demanded pay rises at Old Trafford as the club face the possibility of missing out on a top-four spot in the Premier League table. United are currently sixth in England’s top flight, two points off fourth-placed Arsenal ahead of three huge games against Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea. Should the Red Devils fail to qualify for the Champions League next season then it is understood that every player at the club would have their weekly wage reduced by 25%. According to The Times, both Pogba and De Gea want new contracts to offset the clause, but it is not guaranteed that either player will commit th...

David de Gea ‘apologised to Manchester United teammates’

David de Gea apologised to his Manchester United teammates after making a huge mistake in Tuesday night’s clash with Barcelona, according to a report. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea reportedly apologised to his teammates after making a huge mistake in Tuesday night’s 3-0 loss at Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final. De Gea allowed a Lionel Messi shot to squirm under his body in the 20th minute of the clash, which put Barca two goals ahead on the night and 3-0 on aggregate. According to The Sun, the Spain international said sorry to his teammates in the dressing room at full-time, with the stopper ‘inconsolable’ following the high-profile mistake. Philippe Coutinho went on to score a third for Barca, with the Spanish champion...

Jan Oblak commits to Atletico Madrid with four-year deal

Jan Oblak signs a new contract with Atletico Madrid that will run through until 2023 and includes a £104m release clause. Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, linked with a clutch of rival teams, has committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year deal. The Slovenia international is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world, backed by the stats that show he has kept 86 clean sheets and conceded 88 goals across 148 La Liga appearances. Manchester United were strongly linked with Oblak last summer and were expected to make a fresh approach in the coming months should David de Gea move on. If they wish to sign the 26-year-old, though, they will now have to trigger his £104m release clause. “I’m very happy to have signed a contract extension and to be here,&#...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘United won’t change overnight’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted “the next few years are going to be massive” for Manchester United as they seek to reestablish themselves among the European elite. United were comprehensively outclassed at the Nou Camp as they crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, with Barcelona’s 3-0 win on the night sealing a 4-0 aggregate triumph. Lionel Messi’s first-half double – the first a trademark finish, the second courtesy of a blunder from David De Gea – plus Philippe Coutinho’s 61st-minute wonder goal gave a stark reminder of the difference between the two sides. Solskjaer will now turn his attention to the domestic front, where United will vie for a top-four spot in the Premier League, but the Norwegian knows he faces a major rebuilding job this summer and beyond. He s...

David de Gea: ‘Manchester United have to improve a lot’

David de Gea acknowledges that Manchester United have “a big challenge” on their hands in trying to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Barcelona. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has admitted that his side “have to improve a lot” if they are to have any chance of beating Barcelona. The Red Devils head to Catalonia for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg on the back of a 1-0 loss in last week’s opening tussle at Old Trafford, where they failed to register a single shot on target. That was United’s fourth loss in five matches, but they responded with a 2-1 victory over West Ham United on Saturday. Even that win was scrappy, though, and De Gea concedes that a lot more is going to be required if his side are to keep their...

Combined XI: Barcelona vs. Manchester United

Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the squads of Barcelona and Manchester United ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie. Barcelona and Manchester United meet at Camp Nou on Tuesday night for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. It will be the 13th time the heavyweight clubs have faced off in a competitive fixture, with Barca winning five and losing three of those. The Catalan giants have come out on top in each of the last three encounters, though, including a 1-0 win in the first leg at Old Trafford. Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads, using only players available for Tuesday’s match. Arguably the toughest choice of all to make is in goal. David de Gea is widely considered by many to be the best goalkeep...

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...

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...

Report: Real Madrid to offer £50m for Kepa Arrizabalaga

Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a £50m move for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, a year after he joined the Blues in a near-£72m deal. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will reportedly be given the chance to return to Spain ahead of next season as Real Madrid are ready to table a £50m bid. The 24-year-old usurped Alisson Becker as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper last summer when joining the Blues in a £71.6m deal from Athletic Bilbao. Kepa has had a mixed first season in English football, which will be best remembered for his refusal to leave the field during Chelsea’s EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester City in February. Despite failing to live up to his price tag, TEAMtalk claims that the Spain international’s reputation remains strong in his homeland a...

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