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Manchester United ‘preparing offer for Lyon ace Tanguy Ndombele’

A report claims that Manchester United will attempt to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon should they lose Paul Pogba to Real Madrid. Manchester United will reportedly push ahead with an offer for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele if Paul Pogba forces through a move to Real Madrid. Madrid are believed to be trying to lure Pogba to the Bernabeu as part of a major rebuild project, which could also involve the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic making the switch. Los Blancos have a long way to go to sign the Frenchman but, according to The Metro, United already have a replacement in mind. The Red Devils will hold off from making a formal approach for Ndombele until Pogba’s future is clarified, it is claimed, though they could face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur and M...

Pep Guardiola: ‘Manchester City will be judged on Champions League success’

Pep Guardiola knows his Manchester City side’s domination of English football will count for nothing unless they win the Champions League. City completed an unprecedented domestic treble on Saturday when they won the FA Cup with a 6-0 demolition of Watford at Wembley, adding to the Premier League and Carabao Cup they had already won. It proved a fitting send-off for captain Vincent Kompany, who on Sunday announced he is leaving the club to become Belgian side Anderlecht’s player-manager. Guardiola has turned City into one of the best ever English sides and they look set to dominate on home soil for some time, but their lack of success in Europe remains a black mark against them. They were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by Tottenham – a team they ...

Alexis Sanchez ‘desperate to leave Manchester United’

Alexis Sanchez is reportedly ‘desperate’ to secure a transfer away from Manchester United this summer. Alexis Sanchez has reportedly acknowledged that he needs to secure a transfer away from Manchester United. The Chile international has only spent 16 months at Old Trafford, but the attacker has failed to produce the form which led to him being a success at Arsenal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be keen to part ways with the attacker this summer, and The Sun claims that Sanchez is happy to follow the wishes of his manager. The report suggests that the 30-year-old is ‘desperate’ to find another club, although it remains unclear whether Sanchez would be prepared to take a pay-cut. Sanchez has been linked with a return to Serie A, with Juventus and Inter Milan having...

Manchester United target Thomas Meunier keen to stay at Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier says that he is keen to remain at Parc des Princes, despite alleged interest from Manchester United. Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has said that he wishes to remain at Parc des Princes. Meunier is nearing the end of his third campaign at the Ligue 1 champions, but the Belgium international has just 13 months remaining on his contract. Manchester United have been heavily linked with a summer move for the 27-year-old, although it appears that the Premier League side may be left frustrated in their attempts to sign the right-back. Meunier told Canal+: “As I have said, nothing is clear, with regards to me or the club. People are enquiring, left and right, but I still have another year on my contract. “The club knows my posit...

Manchester City ‘want De Ligt, Maguire as Kompany replacement’

Manchester City are reportedly ready to make offers for Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire as they look to replace Vincent Kompany. Manchester City have reportedly identified Matthijs de Ligt and Harry Maguire as potential replacements for Vincent Kompany. The long-serving club captain announced on Sunday that he would be leaving the Etihad Stadium, with the 33-year-old having agreed to become the new player-manager of former club Anderlecht. That development will result in Pep Guardiola looking to strengthen the centre of his backline, and the Daily Mail claims that the City boss is keen on De Ligt and Maguire. Ajax defender De Ligt has been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Liverpool, but City may now be prepared to match any offer made for the Ne...

Vincent Kompany: ‘I have lived the dream at Manchester City’

Vincent Kompany decided to end his trophy-laden 11-year stay at Manchester City after being made an offer he could not refuse by his old club Anderlecht. Less than 24 hours after lifting the FA Cup, his 10th major honour since arriving at the Etihad Stadium from Hamburg in 2008, the 33-year-old Belgium defender announced on Sunday that he was leaving to take up the post of player-manager with the team where he launched his professional career. If that came as a shock to City’s fans, it was a decision Kompany felt compelled to make. In an open letter to supporters, he wrote: “I choose to be grateful for the past, but remain ambitious and driven for the future. “For the next three years, I will take up the role of player-manager of RSC Anderlecht. Belgium’s finest. &#...

Vincent Kompany in focus after announcing Manchester City exit

Little about Vincent Kompany is ordinary. An accomplished central defender who is as comfortable on the ball as he is at denying opponents the same luxury, he has proved himself a leader of rare quality on and off the pitch. The 33-year-old Belgium international is also equipped with academic intelligence and a social conscience borne out of a testing upbringing which has shaped not only his career in football, but his preparation for what lies ahead when he eventually hangs up his boots. The sun’s come out for @VincentKompany as he carries out some interviews with @hitsradiouk #Tackle4MCR pic.twitter.com/YoJ7Q2fIZV β€” tackle4mcr (@tackle4mcr) May 10, 2019 His decision to leave Manchester City after a glittering 11-year stay signalled the end of one era, but the world is likely to hea...

Manchester United step up interest in Benfica ace Joao Felix?

A report claims that Manchester United had scouts present for Benfica’s 4-1 win over Santa Clara on Saturday as they continue to keep tabs on in-demand ace Joao Felix.

Manchester City players pay tribute to departing captain Vincent Kompany

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and youngster Phil Foden were among those to pay tribute to Vincent Kompany after the Belgian called time on his career at the club. Kompany helped City to 10 trophies, including this year’s domestic treble, during 11 years and 360 games at the club. The 33-year-old has been appointed as play-manager of Belgian side Anderlecht, a club he joined at the age of six. Playing for about 10 years with this man for club and country. And what an privilege it’s been. Big player, Big personality and big leader. Learned a lot from you. Wishing you all the best for the future. Btw picking you up at 2 pm todayπŸ’―πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸΎ pic.twitter.com/RWjIhAkUel β€” Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) May 19, 2019 Fellow Belgian De Bruyne was among those to take to Twitter t...

Manchester City confirm Vincent Kompany exit

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will leave the club this summer. The 33-year-old joined the club in the summer of 2008 and has made 360 appearances. He signed off with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday, where City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete a domestic treble. My captain, my captain πŸ’™@VincentKompany leaves Manchester City πŸ”΅ #mancity https://t.co/4lbs8eubxX β€” Manchester City (@ManCity) May 19, 2019 Kompany said: “As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out. “I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club.” The central defender was signed by Mark Hughes from German club Hamburg, days before the Sheikh Mansour takeover. He became a key figu...

Manchester City win FA Cup: Five things we learned from Wembley rout

Guardiola’s men the true stars of the show at Wembley. Manchester City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. Here, Press Association Sport examines five key elements of City’s comprehensive triumph. Bernardo Silva is City’s attacking fulcrum: Bernardo Silva makes things happen for City (AP) Once upon a time Portugal star Bernardo was not even City’s best midfielder called Silva. Now though the 24-year-old arguably shades his namesake David when it comes to creative magic. Bernardo’s sumptuous pass for Gabriel Jesus’ first goal sealed this victory for City. The arced ball unpicked Watford’s defence and etched City’s name onto the silverware. Pep Guardiola recently admitted Bernardo’s form has been so stunning...

Manchester City complete treble Sir Alex Ferguson dubbed “impossible”

Bernardo Silva‘s stunning eye-of-the-needle assist turned the “impossible” into Manchester City‘s reality. City’s humble general threaded the superlative pass of the day at Wembley, Gabriel Jesus stubbed the ball into the net, and with that, Pep Guardiola‘s men set a new precedent for English football. The rampant 6-0 win over Watford sets the FA Cup next to the Premier League and Carabao Cup in the Etihad Stadium trophy cabinet. 50 – Manchester City are the first English top-flight side in history to win 50 matches in a single season in all competitions, six more than they managed in 2017-18. Eclipsed. #MCIWAT #facupfinal pic.twitter.com/3VBqDI6fEd β€” OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 18, 2019 Sir Alex Ferguson was the man to brand a domestic treble “impossib...

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