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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 ...

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...

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...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘to build Manchester United team around Paul Pogba’

A report claims that Paul Pogba’s form has improved since being informed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Manchester United’s team will be built around him. Paul Pogba has reportedly been told by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will be Manchester United‘s focal figure for as long as the Norwegian is in charge. The 25-year-old has showed glimpses of his best form since Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford dugout in December, scoring four goals and setting up four more in five appearances. That is in stark contrast to a run of seven games without a goal or assist in Mourinho’s final weeks in charge, at which point Pogba was in and out of the side. According to The Sun, there is no risk of the France international dropping back down to the bench anytime ...

Manchester United to consider loan deal for Scott McTominay?

Manchester United are reportedly willing to consider any loan offers for midfielder Scott McTominay during the January transfer window. Manchester United have reportedly started to consider loaning out Scott McTominay during the January transfer window. McTominay was given his first-team debut by Jose Mourinho in May 2017, and the Scot has gone on to make a total of 19 starts and 14 substitute appearances in all competitions. However, the 22-year-old has only been used twice during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s six matches in charge and according to Sky Sports News, it could lead to an exit from Old Trafford. The report suggests that United are open to any loan offers for McTominay, with a number of English and Scottish clubs showing an interest in the academy graduate’s signature. Mc...

Marcos Rojo to leave Manchester United at end of season?

Marcos Rojo will reportedly be the first casualty of Manchester United’s plans to strengthen their defence. Manchester United are to get rid of Marcos Rojo in the summer as part of a defensive overhaul, according to a report. The Argentina international is a forgotten figure at Old Trafford, being used just three times in all competitions this season. Rojo left United’s training camp in Dubai early last week to return to his home country, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer giving the versatile defender a chance to clear his head. According to The Telegraph, the 28-year-old will be the first casualty of the Red Devils’ plans to strengthen their backline ahead of next season as he is considered the most expendable of the club’s five central defenders. The last of Rojo’s ...

Manchester United ‘to consider Marouane Fellaini offers’

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to consider offers for midfielder Marouane Fellaini during the January transfer window. Manchester United have reportedly decided that they are willing to listen to offers for midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The Belgium international is currently in his sixth season at Old Trafford, while the 31-year-old penned a new two-year contract during the summer. However, according to the Daily Mail, United are not completely against getting Fellaini off their wage bill during the January window with the versatile attacker likely to find chances hard to come by under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United are playing a different style of football under Solskjaer and while Fellaini could be used off the bench by the Norwegian, opportunities in the starting...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘wants Juan Mata to stay at Manchester United’

Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly holds talks with Juan Mata in a bid to convince him to stay at the club beyond the summer. Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly held talks with Juan Mata in a bid to convince him to stay at the club. Mata’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season and he is currently able to discuss terms over a free transfer to foreign clubs. The 30-year-old has been linked with a return to Spain in the summer, but the Metro reports that Solskjaer is eager to keep him beyond the end of his current deal. Mata’s agent and father is due to meet with United this week in order to discuss terms, with the playmaker understood to be open to the idea of staying at the club. Mata has start...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits out at “stupid” Jose Mourinho tactics

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to label Jose Mourinho’s tactics during his time in charge of the club as “stupid”. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has appeared to aim a thinly-veiled dig at his predecessor Jose Mourinho‘s tactics during his time in charge of the club. Mourinho was often criticised for adopting a negative style, particularly in big games, and his approach is understood to have been one of the reasons behind his sacking in December. Solskjaer has since won all six of his games in interim charge, scoring 17 goals along the way, and he suggested that the previous regime’s style was not in line with the club’s attacking ethos. “The first thing is to smile when you’re at Manchester United beca...

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