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Manchester United have reportedly secured a long time deal with Marcus Rashford keeping him at the club until 2025. But at the same time reports also suggest that they are facing huge complications in the contract extension of shot-stopper David de Gea. Marcus Rashford’s last 12 Premier League. #mufc [Sky] pic.twitter.com/tBRDzprPIh — United Xtra (@utdxtra)... The post VIA BBC | Manchester United Make A Huge Breakthrough In £ 65 Million Star’s Contract, But Hit A Deadlock in...
Manchester United have reportedly secured a long time deal with Marcus Rashford keeping him at the club until 2025. But at the same time reports also suggest that they are facing huge complications in the contract extension of shot-stopper David de Gea.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 21, 2019
Manchester United have been in a fine form ever since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After the arrival of the Norweign, the Reds have won 11 games in all competitions and lost just once. They have climbed from 6th position to 4th in the English Premier League in this period. They have been unbeaten in the the League under the interim manager. Even in the FA Cup the Reds have progressed to the final 8 knocking out fellow rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.
The key catalysts in the revival of Manchester United’s season have been Rashford and Pogba. Rashford has been terrific in front of goal scoring 6 goals and assisted twice under Solskjaer. Thanks to the brilliant form of Rashford, the Reds are very keenly interested in offering the young English a new bumper contract to tie him down to long term stay at Old Trafford.
According to sources, Rashford is also interested in committing his future to Manchester United. The new contract is likely tie him down to the club until 2025. Rashford has tremendous potential and United are very keen to build their team around him.
Rashford may have been very close to a contract extension, but United are supposedly assumed to have hit a massive roadblock in de Gea’s contract extension. The Spanish international has been a key member of the Reds and one of the first names on the team sheet ever since his arrival at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford is set to be rewarded with a new six-year contract extension.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 21, 2019
The Reds would be concerned with this situation as only in November was his 1 year extension triggered meaning he may be a free agent at the end of next season. Ever since his switch from Atletico Madrid to Manchester, he has very quickly established himself as one of the world’s best goalkeeper. He has constantly given fine performances and saved United on many occasions.
But according reports, The Spanish International’s new £350,000-a-week contract is facing many complications because of agent’s fees. If he signs this contract, de Gea would become highest paid goal keeper in the world. Although Manchester United are still confident of convincing him to stay and put pen to paper on a deal eventually. The 28 year old will have only 1 season left on his contract at the end of this season which all also make top clubs line up at United’s door to secure the services of the Spaniard.
Manchester United remain confident in agreeing a new contract with De Gea. They are willing to pay him £350,000-a-week and the Spaniard wants to stay. The only thing holding up the deal is a conflict over agent fees. [ESPN] pic.twitter.com/GGVcWugKeu
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) February 20, 2019
Manchester United return to Premier League action this weekend with a huge game against Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool have a chance to return to the top of the table while Manchester United have a chance to solidify their position on 4th position in the Premier League Table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the first Manchester United since 2012 to win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pogba and Herrera deservedly took all the credit for their goals with their midfield partnership being phenomenal. Although the defensive partnership of Smalling and Lindelof were very crucial for the clean sheet obtained at the Stamford Bridge. Lindelöf... The post LETHAL |United Seem To Have Found The Perfect Combination For Their Team As United Face Liverpool In One Of The Biggest...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the first Manchester United since 2012 to win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pogba and Herrera deservedly took all the credit for their goals with their midfield partnership being phenomenal. Although the defensive partnership of Smalling and Lindelof were very crucial for the clean sheet obtained at the Stamford Bridge.
— utdreport (@utdreport) February 18, 2019
Pogba is breathing new life under the Ole and Herrera reintegration into the midfield is nothing sort of spectacular. The performances of these two players have been beneficial to the forwards in a massive way. But, it was the defensive performance of Lindelof and Smalling which also caught everyone’s eyes. Keeping the best player in the league Eden Hazard silent while he is in mood is no mean feat.
Mourinho, while in charge always kept complaining about his lack of central defensive options. Victor Lindelof, in the early season, was absent, Bailly had put in some shady performances while Jones and Smalling were never fully fit.
Come January 2019, Lindelof has established himself as the first choice defender and Smalling with his performance against Chelsea has put a strong case for himself. Both Lindelof and Smalling along with Luke Shaw and Ashley Young on the flanks having solidified their positions, the only area left to solidify is of the central defence.
Lindelof and Smalling are our best centre-back pairing there's no doubt of that no matter how much that upsets fans. My hope is Bailly can quickly develop in the same way Lindelof did so they can be the new partnership. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/UATVXv8bew
— Marwan Harraz (@MarwanHarraz1) February 19, 2019
With Liverpool up next, the defensive partnership of Lindelof and Smalling needs to show up to stop high pressing football of Liverpool. It was this exact fixture after which Mourinho lost his job after an embarrassing performance from the team.
But things have changed drastically with United being the most in-form team in the league. Scoring goals under Ole has not been a problem but to be at the top United’s defence need to be on form. The Red Devils may still look to buy a central defender in the next transfer window, with Koulibaly being a transfer target.
With still a lot to play for this season, it seems that Ole may have founded the pair he wants to play with. Lindelof, has kept 5 clean sheets this season and has made more than double the amount of clearances in just nine more games than Phil Jones.
Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelöf were sensational tonight. Absolute rocks in defence. Super performance.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 18, 2019
Injury has prevented Lindelof and Smalling playing alongside each other, but with both of them now fully fit a long run of games is beneficial to all. If these two perform, Ed Woodward may not need to spill the cash in summer and focus on some other area of the pitch.
According to today’s report coming from Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, it is being claimed that Roma’s #44 Kostas Manolas is probably playing his last season with the Giallorossi. His next destination? Possibly Old Trafford. Previously, Italian outlet Calciomercato linked the Greek international heavily, with a move to Manchester United. Although his contract is running... The post VIA ITALY | Can This €36m Manchester United Defensive Targer Change The Fate of United’s...
According to today’s report coming from Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, it is being claimed that Roma’s #44 Kostas Manolas is probably playing his last season with the Giallorossi. His next destination? Possibly Old Trafford.
Previously, Italian outlet Calciomercato linked the Greek international heavily, with a move to Manchester United. Although his contract is running down in 2022, the defender has got a release clause of €36m. But this heavy linkage gives way to the prime question; Can United answer its defensive woes, even if the Greek sensation does indeed secure a move to Old Trafford ?
A club like Manchester United can easily fund a €36m transfer move. The club has been flying high since the appointment of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Recently, Manchester United secured an away win at Stamford Bridge after defeating Chelsea in the 5th round of the FA Cup. The final score was 0-2 (thanks to Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba).
However with the January window closed, focus has quickly shifted to the summer window which makes us beg the question arising from this latest piece of media report from Italy. Can the arrival of Kostas Manolas, significantly boost up the team’s defensive line and can the 27 year old deliver on the massive expectation at Old Trafford ?
The Greek international has featured 20 times for the Giallorossi club, assisting once and scoring once in the ongoing Serie A season. He also scored once in the UEFA Champions League group stage, while featuring 6 times for AS Roma.
#MUFC target Kostas Manolas (27) in Serie A this season;
16 games played
3 key passes
88% pass accuracy (38.1 per game)
0.9 tackles won (83.3%)
4.1 duels won (62%)
60 clearances (3.8 per game)
27 interceptions (1.7 per game)
Bargain at £36m. pic.twitter.com/8WR58jrzs2
— ً (@RedDevilCentral) January 11, 2019
Standing 1.89m tall, Kostas Manolas is a power header. He has featured in multiple match winning performances receiving many a plaudit for his talents, most specifically after the infamous match winning header against FC Barcelona.
His addition to the Red Devils roster will be a significant boost for coach Solskjær, while at the same time, adding pressure on the opposition forwards (especially the attackers). Manchester United, this season have witnessed a seamless and complete transformation from a Park-the-bus team to an all out attack minded team.
If this continues under the Norwegian’s tenure, then the arrival of Kostas Manolas is nothing short of a ‘Cherry on top’ moment for United faithfuls.
Manolas is one of the best talents, Serie A can provide. He has been a crucial part of Roma’s roster, especially after the arrival of manager Eusebio Di Francesco. He has majorly featured as a starting defender for Roma, single handedly helping in clinching the three points and numerous clean sheets with his gritty and resolute style of play on a number of occasions.
A talent like Manolas is a bargain in today’s date. Along with the 20 time English champions, the defender is also reportedly under the radar of German giants Bayern Munich and Italian giants Juventus respectively. On several occasions, United have previously followed Manolas but to no success and a move never could materialise and United faithfuls will now hope that this time it can be a completely different story altogether.
Roma’s sporting director Monchi had convinced the defender to stay last summer after intense speculations regarding his future had starting stemming out from the club. This time however, the tale can take a major twist if Roma fail to qualify for the UCL next season.
A move to Old Trafford can help AS Roma and Manchester United mutually. According to the report, Roma will apparently try to eliminate the release clause altogether which would then enable them to ask for a fee around €50m.
Moreover, agent Mina Raiola prefers a “Non-traumatic departure” which can favour Manchester United. If the Red Devils are able to successfully complete this transaction, then it certainly seems like a win-win situation for all parties involved.
As United would then be able to add a highly talented fresh talent, which can boost up their roster significantly while AS Roma can answer its stringent ‘budget needs’ by selling off another of their prized assets while making a significant profit on the business made as usual.
Moreover, Kostas Manolas will undoubtedly double the salary he is getting right now at AS Roma, by signing a new contract with the Old Trafford based hierarchy. Win win for all indeed.
If United do actually go on to clinch a defender with such a solid statistic background, it is inevitably going to serve as a hugely significant boost for the upcoming season to their team and would effectively empower Solskjær to be able to help the Red Devils reach new heights.
While it will be interesting to observe, how the board go about their way in trying to complete this tricky piece of transfer business for the next season. More than that, it will be interesting to witness how Kostas Manolas will adjust to the this foreign league and to the tactics and philosophy of his new manager if the transfer does indeed go through.
Bad news coming for the Arsenal fans. According to a report from Charles Watts of Football.London, there is a possibility for the Gunners to sell Alexandre Lacazette this summer. The 27-year-old Frenchman joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017 for a fee of around £52 million. Since then, Lacazette has been a consistent performer for the London side.... The post Arsenal Actually Consider Selling £52 million Star Striker For Two Very Important Reasons According To Reputed Journalist But Is It The...
Bad news coming for the Arsenal fans. According to a report from Charles Watts of Football.London, there is a possibility for the Gunners to sell Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
The 27-year-old Frenchman joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017 for a fee of around £52 million. Since then, Lacazette has been a consistent performer for the London side. He has scored 24 goals and provided 6 assists in 57 appearances so far for the club.
However according to the report from Football London, Charles Watt’s states that :
“As popular a player as Alexandre Lacazette is, the French striker could be moved on in the summer, depending on what offers may arrive.”
“Emery is not overly keen on pairing Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang together and the former has found himself either on the bench at times this season or being replaced during the second half.”
“At 27, Lacazette’s transfer value is high and it’s far more likely that he would be the man sold, should Arsenal decide to cash in on one of their two-star strikers.”
Further analysis of this report provides that there can be two major reasons for the sudden rumour.
First one is the limited wage budget available to Unai Emery. Despite having a poor performance following the 22 matches unbeaten streak, Arsenal have failed to bring any player in the January transfer window on a permanent basis. They could only manage to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona which was, of course, on a loan deal.
Emery himself admitted that the club doesn’t have much budget for transfers during a press conference. Hence they can very possibly be forced to offload key players as Lacazette, thus joining the list of key players on their way out, with Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.
Arsenal's win % when Alexandre Lacazette starts is 62% compared to 35% when he doesn't… [Opta] pic.twitter.com/XvJ5JdQ58Y
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 11, 2019
The second one is that of Unai Emery and his tactics. The former PSG coach replaced Arsene Wenger with huge expectations on his shoulders. The Spaniard started the season well in his new club and it reflected in the results which gave the entire fanbase much reason for optimism and joy as the season had progressed initially.
However his recent squad selection and tactics have raised some serious questions among fans especially because of the absence of Mesut Ozil on the pitch. Seriously considering, how can a club like Arsenal pay £350,000 per week to a player, simply for just sitting at home and playing Fortnite during key clashes?
Moving on, it seems that the same thing may have happened to Lacazette too. Emery seems to prioritise starting the Gabon International Aubameyang over Lacazette. The French striker has started 18 League matches while Auba has started 25 League matches and the difference is for everyone to see.
Despite the frenchman’s match winning performances on more than one occasion since his return from injury, it may not be long before he too finds himself sidelined and in danger of being seriously considered expendable by the club.
Even if Emery allows Lacazette the pleasure of starting in a handful of games, he however rarely received the luxury of playing till the full time whistle on most occasions. More often than not, Lacazette has found himself sacrificed as a substitute to Aaron Ramsey in the second half. Lack of game time is definitely frustrating for any player and it is not apt to bash upon Lacazette’s decision if he decides to leave in summer if this continues.
In my opinion, as a player, I will choose Lacazette over Aubameyang any day. Even though PEA has an upper advantage in terms of goal ratio which makes him the ideal candidate for the striker position. Lacazette has the potential and ability to bring something more than just goals when he is on the pitch. He is capable of holding the ball as well as creating spaces for wingers and midfielders while positioning himself effectively up top. This in my opinion makes him invaluable and makes me hold him in a higher regard than the Gabon international.
Lacazette delivers goals during crucial and much needed occasions and that too in a spectacular manner (not just tap-ins). Also, Aubameyang gets more freedom when playing alongside with Lacazette, rather than without him. The French striker seamlessly tends to drag out defenders to him thus creating the space and the chance for Aubameyang to function much more fluently and effectively than he normally can while playing up top solely.
Those who choose to analyse football by stats may consider Auba as a more valuable asset and better than Laca because he has that higher goal ratio and effectiveness in terms of goal scored. But Alexandre Lacazette’s hard work, commitment and the ability to bring others into the game on the pitch can never be matched.
After all, football is not about the goals itself, its always about much more than that and that is what a player like Lacazette so beautifully epitomises.
Lacazette is in the prime of his life at the moment. He is consistent and versatile. Transferring the 27-year-old seems utterly illogical to me. In case Aubameyang gets injured in the season, there is no other proper centre forward who can pick up the slack when the team needs it. Hence It would be a near impossible task to find a player like Lacazette who plays so beautifully with his heart and feet and can do the job as well as him.
Hence it is my earnest desire that Arsenal in all their wisdom do see the long term picture here and do not end up selling the Frenchman just for the sake of petty transfer funds.
Manchester United welcome their fiercest rival Liverpool for their home Premier League fixture against the Reds. The away fixture ended in a 3-1 defeat for the Devils which saw the end of Mourinho’s reign. The incredible run of the Red Devils under their interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took a slight pit-stop as they faced... The post Who’s in and Who’s not? Manchester United Receive Incredible TRIPLE Injury Boost as Solsjkaer Drops Starting XI Hint for Liverpool Clash...
Manchester United welcome their fiercest rival Liverpool for their home Premier League fixture against the Reds. The away fixture ended in a 3-1 defeat for the Devils which saw the end of Mourinho’s reign.
The incredible run of the Red Devils under their interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took a slight pit-stop as they faced a 2-0 drubbing at home against PSG in their Champions League face-off last week.
United made sure that the defeat seemed like a minor hiccup with a convincing performance at Stamford Bridge to knock the blues out of contention in the FA Cup. Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 with Paul Pogba proving his immense value to the side in their rout of Chelsea
Along with trying to get their hands on a piece of silverware like the FA Cup or the Champions League, a top four spot is probably the top priority for the Caretaker Manager. With 2 away wins against Leicester and Fulham, the Devils are riding high on confidence in the Premier League as they are about to face the table-toppers Liverpool on Sunday at the Old Trafford.
The morale dampening loss against PSG also saw United lose two of their crucial playmakers to injury. Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both limped off during the game and Paul Pogba was eventually sent off in the second half, thus keeping him off the field when United face PSG in the second leg of the competition.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019
When Jesse Lingard was scanned for his hamstring injury, his rehabilitation was reported to last 3 weeks but it seems like he could make the subs for the game against Liverpool accordingly to the latest piece of injury update released from the club via their training ground pictures.
Lingard’s partner-in-crime, Anthony Martial faced a more severe groin injury and is expected to continue rehabilitation till the end of this month.
After missing almost the whole season due to injuries, after coming back from Argentina, Marcus Rojo was finally seen training handsomely and reports suggest that he might be included in the squad to face Liverpool.
Moving on, Antonio Valencia, the right-back who was among the string of controversies under Jose Mourinho was set to return on January 2 but a training injury further delayed his return. However, he is expected to be fit keeping the right-back position up for grabs.
Another promising player who suffered a string of injuries this season was Matteo Darmian. In what will serve as another massive injury boost for United, Matteo Darmian is reported to have completed his rehabilitation and the management will take a final call on his fitness ahead of the clash against Liverpool.
Solskjaer made one player crucial for their upcoming clash by showering accolades on the star of their FA Cup clash against Chelsea Ander Herrera. He was quoted as saying:
“His energy and tenaciousness are vital for us,”
“And that’s why he plays, more or less, every single game.
“He has loads of energy, he can cover the right-hand side, he runs forward. Tonight you can’t just praise one, it’s 11 players, plus the subs, but Ander has done fantastic.”
The upcoming game could be a fate-deciding clash for United as Liverpool have been unstoppable this season and United have often found it hard to cope against teams with sublime attacking trios. Given how the trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane have been simply exceptional this season, Solskjaer would be wary of the challenge that lies ahead but will see his cause boosted by the return of various first team players back from their respective injuries.
Manchester United are set to tie Marcus Rashford down to a new long term bumper contract, according to reports. The 21-year-old forward is one of the club’s most prized possessions and they are determined to hold on to him. According to reports in The Mirror, there has been a breakthrough in negotiations over a new... The post AMAZING | Manchester United Close to Agreeing Long Term Deal for € 65mil Striker appeared first on...
Manchester United are set to tie Marcus Rashford down to a new long term bumper contract, according to reports.
The 21-year-old forward is one of the club’s most prized possessions and they are determined to hold on to him. According to reports in The Mirror, there has been a breakthrough in negotiations over a new deal.
The contract is set to keep him at Old Trafford for another six years, till at least the summer of 2025. His wages are also set to be bumped up to an eye-watering sum of £200,000-a-week, making him one of the best paid players at the club.
It is imperative that the club ensure Rashford’s future is secured. The young Englishman is attracting attention from several of Europe’s biggest clubs and there were fears he might choose to go abroad. Among his options were none other than Spain’s elite, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
However, United are his boyhood club and where he got his major break into professional football. He has only continued to rise and mature since he burst onto the scene in 2016. Now into his 4th season as a first-team player, he has already established himself as one of the best young players in the league, if not the world.
Times weren’t always as rosy as they currently are though. At the start of the current season, times were incredibly hard under Jose Mourinho. Not just for Rashford, but the entire United squad. The mood had dropped and confidence was at an all time low. Several players fell out with the Portuguese manager as well. He would constantly take aim at some of his players in press conferences, and unfortunately for Rashford, he was one of those in the firing line.
However, since Mourinho got sacked in December, everything has changed for the better. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival has been met with a massive upturn in form. Rashford in particular, is loving life under the club legend. One of Solskjaer’s primary goals on arrival was to make Rashford a better finisher and restore his lost confidence. And boy has he.
Rashford now has 8 goals in his last 15 games. He is continuing to grow and is thriving off the manager’s confidence in him. His form has been so good, he has relegated £75m man Romelu Lukaku to the bench. With Anthony Martial also recently committing his long term future to United, the duo are set to be at the core of the club’s attempt to return to its trophy winning ways of old.
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