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United have already lost more home games this season than they did last season
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United have already lost more home games this season than they did last season

I made a post yesterday stating that Manchester United players must understand that beating PSG away from home doesn't automatically translate to a win for them when the Parisiens come visiting, and this was eventually the case. Thomas Tuchel and his men did themselves a lot of good and enhanced their chances of making it to the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League round of 16 by beating the Red Devils 3:1 at Old Trafford on Friday night. The Red Devils have been far from impressive at Old Trafford this season as the venue is gradually becoming a successful hunting ground for sides who know what they are about on the field of play. Yesterday's result saw the Red Devils overtake an unwanted record as PSG got the win via a brace by Neymar and one goal by Marquinhos. The Red Devils' only go...
PSG under pressure but must take the game to United
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PSG under pressure but must take the game to United

Manchester United have finally gotten their first Premier League home win of the season. They will be looking to consolidate on their home form with a win against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League and this will see them automatically book a place in the round of 16 with 1 game to spare. It's a wise game to spare too as it will be an away game to RB Leipzig in Germany. Meanwhile, PSG currently sit second in the group and know that a loss at Old Trafford will be disastrous for them. It can be recalled that the Red Devils beat them 2:1 at the Parc des Princes when they met in the first leg but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men will be wise enough to know that winning away doesn't translate to an easy win at home. READ: It seems Los Blancos want to play in the Europa ...
Solskjaer not getting carried away by thrashing of Basaksehir
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Solskjaer not getting carried away by thrashing of Basaksehir

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not getting carried away by Manchester United's 4:1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir which enhanced their chances of making it to the UEFA Champions League round of 16. The Red Devils have already beaten Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig and are three points clear at the top of Group H. They lost on the last matchday against the Turkish outfit but redeemed themselves at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. The Red Devils will be sure of a place in the next stage with one point from the next two games, all thanks to the contributions of Bruno Fernandes with a brace, a penalty converted by Marcus Rashford, and a goal by Daniel James after coming on as a sub. A point doesn't seem like much but they'll welcome PSG to Old Trafford next week before traveling to Ger...
Man United vs Chelsea – Will the Red Devils get their first home win?
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Man United vs Chelsea – Will the Red Devils get their first home win?

Manchester United will welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford this weekend in what should be an entertaining Premier League fixture. The Red Devils are coming off the back of a 2:1 win against Parsis Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes in the UEFA Champions League while Chelsea played out a barren draw against Sevilla at Stamford Bridge in the same competition. The Red Devils should be the more confident side coming into this game having won their last two games in all competitions, 4:1 away to Newcastle, and the recent defeat of PSG.  Chelsea, on the other hand, gave away a 2 nil lead and eventually settled for a 3 all draw against Southampton at Stamford Bridge in their last Premier League game before the barren UCL draw against Sevilla. This will be Man United's third Premier Lea...
Van der Vaart hails United’s move for Van de Beek
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Van der Vaart hails United’s move for Van de Beek

Former Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart has praised Manchester United's swoop for Donny van de Beek and added that the Dutchman is needed at Old Trafford and fully deserves the move to the Premier League as reports have indicated. According to Standard Sport, a £40million deal that will make Van de Beek the first signing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United this summer is close to completion. Transfer talks between the two clubs progressed steadily and significantly over the weekend. Manchester United have had eyes on the Dutch international for a while and considered making a move during the January transfer window before eventually settling on Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes. Van de Beek has established himself and carved a niche for himself as one of the ke...
Solbakken – Copenhagen must be perfect against Man United
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Solbakken – Copenhagen must be perfect against Man United

Danish outfit Copenhagen will be looking to cause a major upset when they face Manchester United in the Quarter-finals of the competition in Cologne on Monday. Manager of the side Stale Solbakken has noted that they need to be perfect to stand any chance of upsetting the Red Devils. They beat Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the last 16 to progress to this stage with a 3 nil at home last Wednesday, thanks to goals from Rasmus Falk and Jonas Wind. Regardless, Solbakken acknowledges the quality of the opponents and pointed out that his side must embrace perfection if they are to upset the Red Devils who had lost just once in their last 23 games. "In order to [beat United] we have to play perfect, we need a bit of luck. We maybe need a United that doesn't fire on all cylinders," h...
Phil Neville slams Solskjaer after United FA Cup loss to Chelsea
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Phil Neville slams Solskjaer after United FA Cup loss to Chelsea

Phil Neville criticized former Manchester United teammate and present United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Red Devils' 3:1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday. It was a game that United goalkeeper David de Gea will want to want to forget in a hurry as he was unconvincing as they crashed out of the competition. The Spanish shot-stopper could have done better with Olivier Giroud's opener but the worst was yet to come as he parried Mason Mount's shot into the net at the start of the second half. The dreadful showing was worsened by a Harry Maguire own-goal fo Chelsea's third before a late penalty was converted by Bruno Fernandes to make it 3:1. Da Gea was the subject of criticism amongst fans but Phil Neville directed his at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sols...
Pogba to make U-turn and sign new 5-year deal with Man United
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Pogba to make U-turn and sign new 5-year deal with Man United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is close to agreeing a new five-year deal at Old Trafford. A report by The Sun suggests that the club are confident that the Frenchman will put pen to paper on fresh terms with an announcement to be made at the end of the season. Pogba has seemed reinvigorated since the restart of the season and he is ready to commit to a long-term future with the Red Devils. He was reportedly set to leave last summer in search of a new challenge with Real Madrid being mentioned as a possible destination. However, Man United were not having it and the deal didn't come to fruition. The 27-year-old is now set to make a U-turn on that decision and has been massive since the resumption of the Premier League after missing months of action due to injury. Pogba...
Angel Gomes set to leave Manchester United
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Angel Gomes set to leave Manchester United

Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Angel Gomes is likely to leave the club. He was initially hoping that the midfielder would extend his contract at Old Trafford but there has been no update, with the 19-year-old's deal set to run out on Tuesday. "I've got no news, nothing, so it doesn't look like [he will stay]," Solskjaer told a news conference on Monday. "I've not heard from them last night or this morning. It seems like they haven't managed to agree so the answer is probably short and yes [he will leave]." Meanwhile, Man United, who will be facing Chelsea in the last 4 of the FA Cup after eliminating Norwich City during the weekend, will turn their attention to the Premier League as they travel to face Brighton on Tuesday. READ: The best FIFA 20 career m...
Man United will be a force when the Premier League returns
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Man United will be a force when the Premier League returns

The Premier League has set a proposed date of June 12 for a possible return to action and we wait to see if it materializes. Regardless, one would wonder how the fans on the red side of Manchester are coping with the lack of action thus far? The Red Devils were one of the sides on the ascendency in the Premier League before action was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. They were starting a put a run together and will be looking forward to continuing the fine form if football returns to England for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. It appears that their venture into the January transfer market paid off significantly as new boy Bruno Fernandes who was signed from Portuguese outfit Sporting played a key part in their resurgence before football was suspended. READ: Sheffiel...