Marcus Rashford

Manchester United to listen to offers for Romelu Lukaku?

Romelu Lukaku will reportedly be given the chance to leave Manchester United this summer if one of the clubs interested in signing him steps forward with an offer. Manchester United are reportedly prepared to offload striker Romelu Lukaku this summer if the right offer is tabled. The Belgium international has fallen behind Marcus Rashford as United’s first choice centre-forward since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December. Lukaku hit a good run of form when scoring six goals in three matches between February 27 and March 6, but he has since gone five games without a goal and the Red Devils supposedly want an upgrade. Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are believed to be among the clubs to have sounded out the 25-year-old, who is “very open”...

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 ...

Marcus Rashford ‘stalling over Manchester United deal’

England attacker Marcus Rashford stalls on signing a new contract at Manchester United, according to a report. Marcus Rashford is reportedly stalling on a new contract at Manchester United. The 21-year-old, who has recently been linked with a big-money move to Barcelona, has scored 13 times and registered nine assists in 42 appearances for United this season. The attacker will see his current deal at Old Trafford expire in June 2020, although the club do have the option of an additional 12 months. According to the Daily Mail, Rashford’s representatives ‘are in no hurry to commit’, with the interest from Barca placing the England international in a strong negotiating position. The report claims that Rashford is demanding ‘in excess of £200,000 a week’, and also...

Barcelona to include Malcom in Marcus Rashford bid?

Barcelona will offer Manchester United the chance to sign Malcom as part of a summer bid for Marcus Rashford, according to a report. Barcelona are reportedly preparing to offer Manchester United the chance to sign Brazilian attacker Malcom as part of a summer bid for Marcus Rashford. Rashford is said to be stalling on signing a new deal with United amid suggestions that Barca are prepared to spend £100m on the England international this summer. The attacker, who has 13 goals to his name this season, will see his current deal at Old Trafford expire in June 2020, although the club do have the option of an additional 12 months. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are preparing to tempt the Red Devils by including Malcom in a player-plus-cash bid. The Brazil international only moved to Camp No...

Thursday Papers: Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Matt Ritchie

What the papers say The future of Marcus Rashford at Manchester United has been called into question, with the Daily Mirror reporting talks have stalled between the striker and the club over a new contract. The paper reports Rashford, who has scored 10 times this season, is demanding wages of £200,000 a week. Sticking with Manchester United, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given £250million over the summer to build the team, the Daliy Mirror says. Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are said to be on the wishlist alongside Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt. Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka is wanted by Manchester United (Adam Davy/PA) Arsenal and Juventus are interested in bringing in Brazil striker David Neres, reports the Daily Mail. Neres was in the Ajax side who...

Result: Messi nets brace as Barcelona dump United out of CL

Barcelona book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United. Lionel Messi scored twice and Philippe Coutinho netted the other as Barcelona booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Manchester United in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou. Barca entered the match with a 1-0 advantage earned from the first leg at Old Trafford, and it proved to be a comfortable progression to the final four at United’s expense. The Spanish champions, who are on for a treble this season, will face either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals of the competition. © Reuters Barca’s team showed one change from the first leg last week, with Sergi Roberto taking the place of Nelson Semedo at righ...

Result: Lionel Messi nets brace as Barcelona reach Champions League semi-finals

Barcelona book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United. Lionel Messi scored twice and Philippe Coutinho netted the other as Barcelona booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Manchester United in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou. Barca entered the match with a 1-0 advantage earned from the first leg at Old Trafford and it proved to be a comfortable progression to the final four at United’s expense. The Spanish champions, who are on for a treble this season, will face either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals of the competition. © Reuters Barca’s team showed one change from the first leg last week, with Sergi Roberto taking the place of Nelson Semedo at right...

Barcelona ‘to make £100m move for Marcus Rashford’

Barcelona are reportedly ready to launch an £100m approach for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. Barcelona have reportedly identified Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford as a potential summer signing. Rashford has come through the youth setup at United to establish himself as one of the club’s key men, and the North-West giants are allegedly prepared to hand the England international a new long-term deal. However, according to The Mirror, Barcelona are ready to make an effort to sign the 21-year-old ahead of the next campaign. Rashford effectively has just over two years left on his contract with United possessing an option to extend his deal to 2021, but Barcelona are said to be prepared to bid £100m for the attacker. The Catalan giants are keen to secure a long-term ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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