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PSG aren't interested in this Man United star: report

PSG aren't interested in this Man United star: report

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Paris Saint Germain are not planning a swoop for Marcos Rojo in the summer at present, according to reports. Reports have suggested that Unai Emery was planning to make a bid for the Argentine defender after negotiations over a new contract at Old Trafford broke down. Rojo missed the early stages of the campaign with a knee injury and has only made five Premier League starts since returning in November. But according to ESPN‘s Jonathan Johnson, the Ligue 1 leaders have no plans in place to sign Rojo in the summer. In fact, following the 3-1 defeat at the Bernabeu, nothing is particularly certain at the Parc des Princes – and that includes their transfer policy. Emery was booed by segments of the home crowd ahead of PSG’s 5-2 win over Strasbourg on Saturday and you sense ...
Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

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Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Both clubs are keen to boost their defensive options and a summer bidding war looks on the cards. Italian media outlet Calciomercato says Arsenal sent a team of scouts to watch Koulibaly in Napoli’s Europa League clash with RB Leipzig last week. United are also in the market for a new centre-back and manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen on signing the 26-year-old. Koulibaly began his senior club career with French side Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He joined Italian side Napoli two years later and soon established himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A. Kou...
Manchester United receive Alex Sandro transfer update

Manchester United receive Alex Sandro transfer update

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Manchester United target Alex Sandro has made it clear that he was focused on working hard at Juventus amid speculation of a potential move to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho pin-pointed the need for a left-back over the summer and reportedly targeted Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose. Luke Shaw‘s recent resurgence in that role has led to Mourinho cooling his interest in a left-back but reports have claimed that the 55-year-old still sees the Brazilian as his primary summer target. Speaking soon after scoring the winner against Torino on Sunday, Sandro was quick to dismiss talk of what would happen in the summer. “I have always remained focused on my work and my only thought has always been Juventus, with whom I still have two years of contract,” he said. “I feel re...
Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

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Wigan stun Man City in the FA Cup Monday was a great night for Manchester United. Along with Tottenham and Chelsea, Man United will now be fancying their chances of winning this season’s FA Cup. That’s after Wigan pulled off one of the shocks of the season beating Man City 1-0 in the fifth round. Will Grigg was the hero for the Latics, as Wigan booked a quarterfinal date with Southampton. Pep Guardiola ‘lost it’ after Fabian Delph One of the big talking points from the match was the red card served to Fabian Delph. Delph took out Wigan’s Max Power with a horrible tackle just before the interval. Referee Anthony Taylor eventually sent off the Man City fill-in left-back, but only after Taylor lead everyone to believe Delph would only receive a yellow. Did Wigan&...
Roberto Martinez explains how Romelu Lukaku has matured at Man United

Roberto Martinez explains how Romelu Lukaku has matured at Man United

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has made note of how Romelu Lukaku has significantly matured since joining Manchester United. The Belgian arrived at the club for a £75m fee and made a storming start to life at Old Trafford, netting ten goals in his opening nine games. He then encountered a frustrating dry patch through October and November but has since recovered to take his tally to 21 goals by mid-february. And Martinez, speaking to the BBC, was quick to point out that Lukaku was growing as an individual at Man United. “When you play for the biggest clubs in the world, you have to accept criticism as well as praise and just get on with things,” he said. “Rom has always done that. He is an incredible goalscorer and he is still very young. This has been a really important chapter in
Michael Carrick explains why the Champions League is so important at Man United

Michael Carrick explains why the Champions League is so important at Man United

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Michael Carrick has emphasised the importance of Manchester United playing in the Champions League every year ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Sevilla. Jose Mourinho’s men can take a big step towards the quarter finals with a win over the fifth placed La Liga side in Spain. Man United have only progressed to the Champions League last eight on one occasion since 2011 – under David Moyes, funnily enough, in 2014 before being knocked out by Bayern Munich. And Carrick, speaking ahead of United’s visit to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, made it clear that this was where they belonged and needed to stay. “It’s what we should expect of ourselves – to be at this stage of the Champions League,” he said. “That’s not being blasé, it’s just that should be our stand
Man United receive update on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of Sevilla clash: report

Man United receive update on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of Sevilla clash: report

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Manchester United are hopeful of Paul Pogba recovering from illness in time to start against Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, according to reports. Jose Mourinho claimed on Friday that Pogba, whose name has been a subject of hot interest following recent performances, would start the FA Cup clash against Huddersfield Town. However, it was confirmed on the morning of the game that the Frenchman would miss the game due to illness, with Scott McTominay taking his place in a 2-0 win. But according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, Man United are confident that Pogba will make the trip to Seville on Tuesday after being well enough to train with the squad on Sunday. Mourinho claimed to have no idea about Pogba’s condition on Saturday and appeared slightly frustrated at the midfield...
High-in-confidence Romelu Lukaku is important for Manchester United, admits Nemanja Matic

High-in-confidence Romelu Lukaku is important for Manchester United, admits Nemanja Matic

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Nemanja Matic has hailed the importance of fellow summer signing Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. The Belgian forward hit his 20th and 21st goals of the season for the club in a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup, in which Man Unite will now face Brighton & Hove Albion at home after their Fifth Round victory. Criticised frequently throughout the season, Lukaku has been one of United’s most significant contributors. His goalscoring additions to the side, with 21 goals in 38 games so far, have been vital, but in recent weeks, his non-goalscoring contribution has grown in impact and been hailed by manager Jose Mourinho. “He is important for us,” Matic said. “It’s very important for his confidence that he is scoring goals and he is a great striker, very strong and he is s
Lazio confirm that Man United & Liverpool target will leave on free transfer

Lazio confirm that Man United & Liverpool target will leave on free transfer

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Lazio director Igli Tare has this evening confirmed that star defender Stefan De Vrij will not sign a new contract with the club, meaning the in-demand stopper will leave the club on a free transfer in June. Highly-regarded De Vrij, a 26-year-old central defender, has established himself as one of Serie A’s finest stoppers over the last couple of seasons, following his arrival in Rome from Feyenoord in 2014. The no-nonsense Dutch international has proven absolutely vital in the impressive campaign enjoyed by Simone Inzaghi’s Biancocelesti to this point, having featured from the start in 24 of the club’s 25 league outings (including tonight). Exit links However, much to the annoyance of the Lazio hierarchy, the club’s recent attempts to tie De Vrij down to a new cont
Manchester United midfielder set to move on to major European club

Manchester United midfielder set to move on to major European club

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Marouane Fellaini looks set to leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer with his contract expiring.

Aksam report that Fellaini will join Turkish giants Galatasaray on a free transfer in the summer. An agreement has reportedly been reached already. The Belgian is yet to reveal anything about his future. However, Man United manager Jose Mourinho has outlined his intention to keep Fellaini and previous reports have suggested he is desperate to keep the midfielder at the club and has urged the board to make a new contract for the 29-year-old one of his priorities. Quite why Fellaini has decided to leave Old Trafford, if reports are true, is a mystery. He holds an important place in the squad, and Mourinho has continually reiterated that in recent weeks. Meanwhile, he is paid han