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Manchester United fans vote for Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba to leave Old Trafford

Sports Mole’s poll reveals that 95% of Manchester United fans want Alexis Sanchez to leave the club this summer, while a majority also want Paul Pogba out of Old Trafford. Manchester United‘s dismal 2018-19 campaign came to a fitting end when they were beaten at home by relegated Cardiff City on the final day of the campaign, by which point many fans were already looking ahead to a summer of change. The club’s previously bar-setting standards were not met on or off the field, leading to calls for a major summer overhaul which could involve allowing a number of high-profile players to leave the club. Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia have already announced that they are on their way out of Old Trafford, while the futures of a host of other players – from David de Ge...

Manchester United ‘consider other targets after learning Kalidou Koulibaly price’

Manchester United could drop their interest in Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly to pursue other centre-back targets, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly ready to drop their interest in Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly after learning how much it will cost to sign the Senegal international this summer. Koulibaly has a release clause of £110m in his Napoli deal, and it is understood that the Italian giants will not consider offers of under £90m for the 27-year-old. According to The Independent, the Red Devils are not prepared to pay anywhere near that amount, and could therefore drop their interest to pursue other targets. Leicester City’s Harry Maguire has once again been linked with a move to Old Trafford, while the same report names Inter Milan’s Milan S...

Manchester United ‘make Kalidou Koulibaly top target’

Manchester United are determined to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly this summer, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly determined to bring Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to Old Trafford in this summer’s transfer window. A disappointing 2018-19 Premier League campaign saw the Red Devils finish sixth, which is expected to mean a busy transfer window for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side. A new centre-back is believed to be a priority, with the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof struggling for consistency this term. United have long been linked with a move for Koulibaly, and according to The Mirror, the Senegal international is the club’s ‘number one transfer target’ ahead of the summer window. The 27-...

Preview: Manchester United vs. Cardiff City – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Sunday’s Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Cardiff City. Manchester United host Cardiff City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon looking to end a relatively disappointing campaign having returned to winning ways. Cardiff City make the trip to Old Trafford knowing that they will finish in 18th position, but the Bluebirds supporters will want to return to the Championship having earned a positive result against their former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United © Reuters Solskjaer has endured a wide range of emotions since first replacing Jose Mourinho at the end of 2018, and the Norwegian will probably be pleased to see the back of this season. Everyone at the club will be disappo...

Wolves show interest in Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof?

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly considering a summer approach for Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof. Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly identified Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof as a potential summer target. The West Midlands outfit are one of a number of clubs who are attempting to finish in seventh position in the Premier League table, and it appears that Nuno Espirito Santo is prepared to aim big in the next transfer window. According to TEAMtalk, Wolves are ready to launch a bid for Sweden international Lindelof as they look to strengthen their squad in the summer. Lindelof has spent the last two seasons at Old Trafford, but United may be open to offers for the 24-year-old who has so far failed to live up to his £31m price-tag. The player – who ca...

Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the squads of Manchester United and Chelsea ahead of Sunday’s top-four showdown between the two sides. Manchester United host Chelsea at Old Trafford this Sunday in what could prove to be a pivotal match in an unpredictable top-four race. Three points separate the sixth-placed hosts from their visitors in fourth, although it would take victory by four clear goals – and a defeat for Arsenal earlier in the day – for United to end the weekend in the Champions League places and have their fate back in their own hands. As things stand it is Chelsea who have control over that lucrative fourth spot – helped largely by back-to-back league defeats for both Arsenal and United – and if they can heap more misery on their ...

Report: Lyon to move for Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly

Manchester United defenders Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly are targets for French side Lyon, according to a report. Lyon are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United centre-backs Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly in a huge signal of intent. The French club are said to be after new options in the heart of defence and see the Red Devils duo as possible targets. L’Equipe claims that Bailly is top of Lyon’s transfer wishlist after falling out of favour at Old Trafford. Bailly has not been used since a 13-minute cameo against Crystal Palace on February 27, with his absence being put down to a head injury suffered on international duty with Ivory Coast last month. The 25-year-old’s defensive teammate Lindelof is also rumoured to be on Lyon’s radar, though the Red...

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 ...

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...

Romelu Lukaku demands “desire and more quality” from United

Romelu Lukaku called for more confidence, arrogance and focus as Manchester United look to reach the Champions League semi-finals by overcoming Barcelona next week. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face an uphill battle at the Nou Camp after Luke Shaw inadvertently gave Barca a 1-0 win in Wednesday’s quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford. United rallied after that early setback and unsettled Ernesto Valverde’s side on numerous occasions, giving Lukaku and his team-mates confidence of a memorable turnaround in Spain next Tuesday. “We have to believe and have the desire and more quality than today,” the Belgium striker said. “Be better on the ball and then you never know what can happen in football. “I don’t think we played with the same arrogance...

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...

Ruben Dias snubs Manchester United for Atletico Madrid?

A report claims that young Benfica defender Ruben Dias has chosen a move to Atletico Madrid over Manchester United. Manchester United have reportedly suffered a transfer blow after being told that Benfica youngster Ruben Dias intends to join Atletico Madrid instead. The 21-year-old was believed to be a prime target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to partner Victor Lindelof in the heart of his defence for the coming seasons. A number of other European heavyweights have also been keeping tabs on the Portugal international, though, and AS reports that an agreement may already be in place with Atletico. United were said to be willing to pay £52m for Dias, but agent Jorge Mendes has told the Red Devils that they will have to look elsewhere. However, United may have better luck in their attempt to sign...

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