Harry Maguire reacts after making his debut for Manchester United

England international Harry Maguire has expressed his pleasure after starting his debut game for Manchester United. The 26-year-old was pitted alongside Victor Lindelof at the heart of the club’s defence and he produced an effective performance to ward off the challenge from Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

The Blues were the better team for the first hour of the game but United made the most of their chances on the counter-attack to secure a comfortable 4-0 triumph in the end. Speaking after the encounter, Maguire was pleased to have started his career on a strong note after getting the better of one of their top-four rivals. Continue reading “Harry Maguire reacts after making his debut for Manchester United”

Rashford says Solskjaer has brought back Manchester United’s identity

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has said that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought back the club’s identity after blooding a number of younger players during the pre-season campaign. The Red Devils have remained unbeaten in their five friendly games this summer and there have been plenty of positives with several young players getting the chance to impress.

Speaking to MUTV, Rashford said: “The identity is there. It doesn’t leave, you just have to find it within yourself. We have to come together as a team to show people what we’re capable of. This season, especially, I think we have to concentrate on ourselves and play like we’re enjoying our football. We’re in an exciting position. There are a lot of young players and there are a lot of hungry players and I think that’s important. Hopefully we can take this momentum into the season. We have to keep improving.”
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Harry Maguire reacts after making his debut for Manchester United

England international Harry Maguire has expressed his pleasure after starting his debut game for Manchester United. The 26-year-old was pitted alongside Victor Lindelof at the heart of the club’s defence and he produced an effective performance to ward off the challenge from Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

The Blues were the better team for the first hour of the game but United made the most of their chances on the counter-attack to secure a comfortable 4-0 triumph in the end. Speaking after the encounter, Maguire was pleased to have started his career on a strong note after getting the better of one of their top-four rivals. Continue reading “Harry Maguire reacts after making his debut for Manchester United”

TalkSPORT pundit urges Manchester United to part ways with duo

TalkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino has said that Manchester United should part ways with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku this summer and utilise the funds for the squad rebuild. The Red Devils have changed the focus to pursuing young players for the summer transfer window but there has been some disruption with the uncertain futures of Pogba and Lukaku.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Cascarino said that both Pogba and Lukaku are great assets to the team but they have the tendency to be inconsistent. He added that the duo can command huge transfer sums in the market and the club should sanction their sales to initiate a rebuild which may require a minimum of two transfer windows.
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Kelly says Pochettino could be lured to United or Madrid in the future

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Stephen Kelly believes manager Mauricio Pochettino could make the potential switch to Manchester United or Real Madrid in the future, should Spurs continue to struggle to win trophies. The north London outfit made it all the way to the Champions League final last season but they could not cross the final hurdle after a 2-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Kelly indicated that Spurs need to win something in the next few seasons or else, they could find Pochettino being lured by the possibility of managing the likes of Real Madrid and United, he said: “From a Tottenham point of view, his longevity at the club will mean him needing to win something at the club to stay there.
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Mourinho critical about Solskjaer’s tactics against Barcelona

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got the tactics wrong during the Red Devils’ recent European trip to Barcelona. The Red Devils suffered a slender 1-0 defeat to Barcelona during the home leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, and they could not overcome the deficit at the Camp Nou, where they were thoroughly dominated.

Speaking on RT Sport, Mourinho said that Messi was allowed too much space during the course of the double-legged quarter-final. He added that the Argentine was carefully guarded with a zonal marking system at Old Trafford, but that was not the case on the road, where Messi got the better of the United defence from a deeper position.
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TalkSPORT pundit says Manchester United made a crazy decision to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Talk SPORT pundit Craig Burley believes Manchester United made a crazy decision to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the permanent manager before the end of the campaign. The Norwegian was initially appointed by the club on an interim basis in mid-December, and the club’s transformation over the course of the next three months convinced the board to appoint him as the permanent head coach.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, former Chelsea star Burley does not feel United made the right choice to recruit Ole, given they require an experienced manager at the helm to rebuild during the summer. He added that the club were perhaps indulged into a sentimental claptrap with regards to Ole with the majority of the supporters wanting him as the permanent boss.
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Duncan Castles backs Paul Pogba to extend his Manchester United contract

Daily Record journalist Duncan Castles has backed Paul Pogba to stay put with Manchester United beyond the summer transfer window. The France international has been in a purple patch for United during the backend of the ongoing campaign and this has spread speculation that Real Madrid could make an approach for his signature.

Speaking to the Transfer Window Podcast, Castles has indicated that Pogba’s move to the Bernabeu seems unlikely during the summer, given the cost that could be involved. He added that United would likewise hold no ambition of offloading their prized asset and the best solution would be for the midfielder to sign a new and improved contract with the club.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms injury concerns for Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard could possibly spend time on the sidelines based on the medical assessment later in the week. Lingard was substituted with a hamstring issue against Paris Saint-Germain right before the break while Martial did not report following the interval with a groin problem of his own.

Speaking after the game, Ole confirmed the respective injuries for Martial and Lingard while confirming that their absence may be determined by an examination made in a couple of days. Meanwhile, the Norwegian was far from pleased with the performance of Sanchez, who has once more ineffective after replacing Lingard before the half-time whistle.
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Carrick: Manchester United players are bouncing

Manchester United assistant Michael Carrick has said that the Red Devils players are bouncing around the place after their recent change in fortunes under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The club had endured a difficult time under ex-coach Jose Mourinho where they struggled to secure regular wins but that trend has changed with Ole at the helm.

Since the Norwegian’s arrival, United have won five successive games across all competitions and Carrick has now revealed that the players are much happier while taking part in training, he told MUTV: “As you can imagine, it’s quite a happy camp.” Continue reading “Carrick: Manchester United players are bouncing”