Manchester United and Leeds United, two clubs that have one of the oldest rivalries between them, will lock horns on Sunday in the Premier League, and for so many reasons, it is expected to be a cracker of a clash. The rivalry between the two sides is set to be rekindled when the Red Devils travel to Elland Road in a bid to claim a league double over their rivals.
Although the rivalry that exists between the two clubs has deteriorated in the last couple of years as a result of the fact that Leeds suffered relegation to the country’s lower league division, it is still a match that will promise to unleash a battle of tactics and several other key battles.
Even though the summer transfer window is still some months away from us, teams are already preparing themselves for the twists and turns that will come with it once it finally arrives. Top clubs across Europe and far beyond are already making plans and preparing lists of players they would love to sign, as well as the ones they will like to chalk off their wage bill.
One of the said clubs that will reportedly be busy in the summer is Manchester United. The Red Devils have fallen short of points in the title race against bitter rivals Manchester City and will reportedly go into the summer transfer window with the simple agenda of signing players that can help them compete for the title next season.
The Red Devils have been dealt a huge transfer setback in their chase of RB Leipzig defender DayotUpamecano after it was recently confirmed that the French center-back has chosen to join rivals Bayern Munich instead.
Upamecano has been a long-term transfer target for United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjær and it was even reported earlier this week that the 22-year-old might be heading to Old Trafford in the summer after it was confirmed that he would be leaving Leipzig. Continue reading
Manchester United are one of the form teams in English football at the moment after netting eleven goals in their last three games in all competitions including the Everton game in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. The Red Devils took their winning run to three games in all competitions with the 2-0 away victory over Everton in one of the four quarterfinal ties in the Carabao Cup this season. Manchester United dominated proceedings and they were rewarded with two late goals thereby booking their place in the next round.
Manchester United defeated Everton 3-1 away from home in their first meeting of the season in the Premier League and they repeated the outcome in the latest meeting. Manchester United and especially striker Edinson Cavanimissed some good chances in the first half as both teams went into thehalf-time interval with a goalless scoreline.Cavani made up for the missed opportunities from the first half by giving Manchester United the lead on 88 minutes. French international Anthony Martial added a second goal for the Red Devils six minutes into added time to wrap up the result for his team.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is a big doubt for the Red Devils ahead of their league meeting with bottom club Sheffield United in the Premier League. Summer signing Cavani has missed the last two games with an injury and he’s unlikely to make it in time for the Premier League trip to the East Midlands to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Thursday night.
EdinsonCavani missed out on the final Champions League game of the season for Manchester United who crashed out of the competition after they were beaten by RB Leipzig in Germany. Manchester United needed a point to qualify for the round of 16 ahead of the RB Leipzig game but failed to achieve their target as they were beaten 3-2 by the German Bundesliga club who moved to the next stage at the expense of Manchester United. RB Leipzig will now face Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 after they qualified from Group H ahead of the Red Devils. French giants PSG won their group and they will face Barcelona in the next round. Continue reading
One of the most famous footballers of France Paul Pogba has been stamped as a problem for Manchester United according to the coach Paul Ince.
He has advised Pogba to forget about his previous team Real Madrid and focus on his current team. Paul Ince has also added that Pogba should work very hard so that he can regain his position in the first XI of the team. The transfer from the LA Liga giants Real Madrid to the English Premier League giants Manchester United, created great hype and supporters tied their hope with Paul Pogba that he will help the team to show tremendous performance in the English Premier League matches.
Paul Pogba will have a new role at Old Trafford from next season with the arrival of Donny van de Beek. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (OGS) has enough options in midfield now, aside reports that Thiago Alcantara might join from Bayern.
With Bruno Fernandes playing the role of attacking midfielder, the 23-year old is expected to partner him while Pogba plays deeper. Could this be similar to the 4-3-3 system Guardiola employed at Manchester City? VDB played a deeper role at Ajax where he is coming from but says he also wants to make runs in, score and create chances as well. They could be rotated as well so one player features behind the front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Marcus Greenwood.
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has hailed the performances of Brazilian Fred at the club this season. The former goalkeeper says Fred is a great story to come out of Old Trafford this term and that he has been crucial in the rebirth of the club.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club started well but after the manager was confirmed it seemed things would fall apart. OGS asked that the fans trust the process. Eventually the club added Bruno Fernandes and made some changes this term. They are now pushing for a Champions League spot which would make the season at the very least a decent one, considering their recent travails since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
Manchester United former player turn coach Michael Carrick has named his Quarantine XI, ingeniously naming football stars based on household items around his house. With most parts of Europe on lockdown due to the Covid-19 crisis, more people are relying on social media to keep sane. Carrick challenged his social media followers to follow his trend and come up with more creative Quarantine XI based on items they can find in their household.
On his IG page, Carrick found honey and named it after Manchester united striker Anthony Martial, naming it ‘Ant Honey Martial.’ He found biscuits and named it after Barcelona defensive midfield maestro Sergio Busquets, with his version ‘Sergio Biscuits’.
Manchester City are ready to launch a bid for Leicester City defender, Soyuncu in the summer. The Turkish defender has enjoyed a fine season with high flying Leicester City.
Manchester City have endured a poor League campaign so far by their own high standard, they are second in the table, 22 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, and it looks like European competition is all they are left to fight for in the second half of the campaign.