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‘De Ligt is a Smokescreen For Glenn Murray’ ‘More Chance of Signing Him on a Transfer Ban’ Man Utd Fans Are Not Having The De Ligt Rumours

Rumours are flying high this morning after promising Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt liked Rio Ferdinand’s Instagram post.

Yeah, you read that right, seemingly nowadays that means the transfer is signed, sealed and delivered. However, one of Europe’s most sought prospects has his pick of teams, reportedly Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich – so surely joining a Man United side, not in the Champions League would be a bizarre move for the Ajax Captain.

Having played 55 times across all competitions last season, and largely impressing, De Ligt is the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue. No doubt his agent will be throwing names into the hat to bump up the price, a rumoured 70m.

Has we have seen in previous transfers, many agents use United’s name to either gain a new well-paid contract for their player or engineer a bigger move away.

It’s unlikely De Ligt will choose the bright lights of Old Trafford and many Red Devils seem to agree…

‘Selling Lukaku is a Bad Move’ ‘Cashing In Is a Great Move’ Man United Fans Split On Strikers Link Away

Romelu Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to Inter Milan in recent days, as former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte looks to set to be in charge of the Serie A side next season.

After a great start to life at Old Trafford, many goal droughts, injuries and struggles have seen the Belgian strikers time decline over time. There was a purple patch during the early part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s caretaker time in charge when Lukaku was finding the net with ease.

Nevertheless, on the whole, it’s not really worked out for the former Everton man. He seems to have lost confidence in himself and looks a shadow of the striker he was at West Brom and Everton.

A move away from the Premier League may be a good move for Lukaku. Especially with the Euro’s coming up at the end of next season, he won’t want to be warming the bench again inside Old Trafford.

It seems Lukaku is a bit of a marmite player at Man United, fans want him to stay and go in even numbers.

Whichever side of the fence you’re on, it seems the Belgium’s time being a Red Devil may be nearing an end…

Should Man United go for Gareth Bale this summer?

Nearly twelve months ago Gareth Bale, scored a Champions League Final goal that will go down in history as one of the best ever in European football.

With Real Madrid’s game against Liverpool hanging on a knife-edge at 1-1, up stepped the Welshmen with an overhead kick that turned the tie so far in the favour of ‘Los Blancos’, they never looked back as they strolled magnificently towards a 3-1 victory over Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Yet despite almost single handily winning Real their 13th European Title, Bale has been frozen out dramatically in the Spanish capital this season. Zinedine Zidane left last summer, only too come back again after his two successors flopped as badly as Bale’s Madrid career has done.

ZiZou has told the former Tottenham star his time at the Bernabeu is over, and will play little game time under him as Real recover from a season which by their standards, has been a shocker.

Here in Britain, we feel Gareth Bale has lacked every sense of compassion needed to excel in a white shirt, despite scoring over 100 goals in six seasons. With his own career at a cross-road, it’s now time for the Welsh wizard to come back to where to all started.

Not at Southampton though, where the winger began his career now over a decade ago. Only a return to Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino, or up north to Old Trafford under Solskjaer will be where Bale can reignite his career.

Under Ed Woodward, United have gone for the Harlem Globetrotters route in order to win their 21st league title. Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba have all been recruited to get themselves back to former glory. Sadly for Woodward, three previous managers and millions of worldwide fans, nothing seems to have worked.

Following this type of model may mean Bale is simply the wrong route to go down. At 30, United may only see him at peak level for two maybe three seasons at a push, but the Red Devils need to find success on the pitch quickly, therefore, they may have no choice but to make their move.

On an 18 million euros salary a year, the question could be who can afford him. According to the Guardian, Bale isn’t up for moving anyway unless he sees a team he finds just right.

Yet, he will know perfectly well how the land lies with regards to his future under Zidane. If going off past history under Daniel Levy, Tottenham would probably be unable to afford his high salary and manager Pochettino has left the door wide open regarding his own future.

United know who will be their manager come August and Bale himself knows that Thursday night football awaits him in the Europa League, should he swap white for red. On the other hand, a player of his statue is far to good to sit on the bench at Getafe FC away on a Sunday night.

The Premier League will welcome the talented forward back home with open arms. With Eden Hazard set to leave Chelsea, English football needs a star-studded replacement. It’s time United took the plunge.

THE LOWDOWN: Lille’s Nicolas Pepe Linked To Man United, But How Good He Is?

It’s officially the transfer window and, it’s going to be a crazy season in terms of players linked with a move to Old Trafford.

However, one player that many Manchester United fans will be hoping is more than just a rumour, is one of the hottest prospects not only in Ligue 1 but across Europe – Nicolas Pepe.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in need of some quality players, and he will be sure to look at bringing in exciting talent. As the Norwegian bids to reignite the Old Trafford crowd next season, after what was a dismal end to a dismal season.

The Red Devils need a player to play out on the right wing, it’s a position that they have on the whole struggled to fill last season. With no recognised natural squad player within the ranks, it’s got to be on the priority list behind defensive reinforcements.

The Lille player has had one hell of a season, scoring 21 and assisting 11 in his 38 games throughout last campaign. At just 23 years old, the Ivory Coast international is certainly on the tongues of many teams across the leagues.

He’s a dribbling, fast-paced winger, who likes to cut inside and look for the through ball. He has a keen eye for goal and is certainly one that could give the Stretford end that excitement when he gets on the ball.

Currently rated at 36m, Pepe will be going for at least double that in the summer should he leave Lille, especially in today’s market.

Solskjaer should go all out for Pepe, if Ed Woodward can pull it out of the bag it would make the whole league ears prick up. Grabbing a talent like Pepe would be a great signing and, one that can help the Red Devils through their transitional period, with them looking to become more than a sixth-placed team.

THE LOWDOWN: Who is Kalidou Koulibaly and What Can He Bring to Man United

Kalidou Koulibaly has established himself as one of the best centre-backs around in recent season with his impressive performances with Napoli.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs major defensive reinforcements this summer, as it’s been widely reported on. A defensive pairing of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones doesn’t frighten many attackers, and success is built from the back with a decent foundation – As well the Norwegian knows.

In what is going to be a defining window at Old Trafford, a high class and strong defender is going to be high on the priority list.

Looking across Europe, in what is going to be a tight market, they’re not going to be many that are much better than the Senegalese international. With Napoli knowing this and slapping a reported record fee of 150m on his head, despite his 63m rating by Transfermarkt.

The 27-year-old has a strong passing game amongst other attributes, which would be perfect for Solskjaer’s plan of turning defence into attack with his own brand of attacking football. Carlo Ancelotti recently described the defender as one of the best in the world, so his talent is there for all to see and is no wonder United are trying to get him signed up as soon as possible.

He would also come with a wealth of experience under his belt having played Champions League football and featured in a very exciting Napoli side in Serie A.

The Red Devils can not gamble on a defender with potential, they have that already in Victor Lindelof. Solskjaer needs a player that can bring the Swede on, potentially pairing him up with Koulibaly who is entering his peak years could be a stroke of genius if Ole can pull it off.

Man United fans, what do you make of Koulibaly – would he welcomed addition to Old Trafford?

Solskjaer Sees Just How Big a Job He Has at Man United, After Dreadful End To The Season

Well, the Premier League season as finally come to a close, it was a nail-biting season for some fans, and it came down to the last game to decide who became Premier League champions.

However, if you’re a Manchester United fan, like myself there was nothing to celebrate, in fact, it was a dreadful season, to say the least. After witnessing an utter shambles in the last match of the season at Old Trafford against relegated Cardiff City, it’s clear to see that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a massive rebuilding job on his hands.

The team needs a massive clear out, there’s a lot of deadwood within that Manchester United team, from back to front, and there are players within the first team that aren’t quite good enough. The defence is shocking, three of the defenders who played in our last game were terrible, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Ashley Young have simply not been good enough and Ole needs to move them on, recruiting a right back and a centre back to partner Victor Lindelof.

Then there’s the midfield…Paul Pogba gets a lot of stick off the fans which I’ve heard first hand myself. Yes, he’s been inconsistent but it’s not entirely his fault. In my opinion and many Manchester United fans will probably disagree with me, Pogba is a talent but he needs good players around him.

Unfortunately, with Ander Herrera leaving on a free, he hasn’t got good players around him, and I don’t feel Pogba can carry a team on his own.

Just look at our neighbours Manchester City, their midfield consists of four very good players. I want Pogba to stay put and for Ole to build the team around him, recruit one or two creative midfielders to help Pogba and to take the pressure off him.

Scott McTominay isn’t good enough to play in the first team, and Nemanja Matic is defensive, Fred and Andreas Pereira need to step up to the plate.  With Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial upfront and the likes of Mason Greenwood coming through the ranks, if these three starts firing then the attack isn’t too bad, although I’d move Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez on and cash in on them.

The other factor is that the players aren’t fit enough to play the style of football Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to play. There looked burnt out, so first and foremost Ole needs to get the players fitness up to standards where they can maintain fast and attacking football.

Solskjaer will no doubt need to replace departing and departed players such as Herrera and possibly Juan Mata, with rumours circulating about Pogba’s future, Ole may need to replace him.

There’s no doubting that the job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as got is a massive job, and from what I witnessed at Old Trafford on the final game of the season the rebuilding process is going to take three years. I’m just hoping that the hierarchy at Manchester United stick with Ole, and back him by not becoming a club where we sack are managers willy nilly.

Furthermore, I also worry with Ed Woodward in charge at the club, that Manchester United will never progress. The only way that will happen is if Ed Woodward is sacked, and again I can’t see that happening unless the Saudi Arabia royal family buy the club. Then maybe they will sack Ed Woodward… but one can only dream.

Man United Fans Show They Have Had Enough of Pogba, With Star Linked With a Move Away

Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United was one that was to have supposed to change the Red Devils fortunes and been the reuniting of two colossal worlds.

However, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Paul Pogba has shown glimpses of brilliance and looking like the 90m star he was brought in to be. On the other hand, he has disappeared when United have needed him the most, and this inconsistency in his play has left many Man United fans frustrated with the French midfielder.

Following the end of season lap of honour at Old Trafford yesterday, a section of the Stretford end showed their feelings towards the man, who in recent months hasn’t looked like he wants to be there.

United fans need Pogba to show some passion, maybe delve into the passion he has on social media and transcends it onto the pitch. It would certainly up many fans opinion with simply increasing his work rate. Highlighted last night on Match of the Day, it showed Pogba letting his man run past him while he stood there and watched, no tracking back, no desire to get close…nothing.

There has been many rumours about Pogba leaving for Real Madrid this summer, many fans would happily see the back of him. United needs players that are going to fight for the badge during what is going to be a really tough time for the club. Pogba does not look like he wants to be around for that scrap.

I heard many months ago a rumour about a three-year plan for Pogba from his agent following his move from Juventus, and that was to be at either Madrid or Barcelona within three years of being at United. It’s a marketing tool for a star who wants to be Beckham-esque status. The thing is, he needs to put the work in on the pitch like David Beckham did, to appeal to the fans.

I personally have always felt that Pogba was inconsistent when I used to watch him for France while at Juventus, I was stunned at the 90m transfer, as I believed he would be a 40/50m player tops at the time.

He has, for me been everything I thought he would be. Amazing and poor throughout his time at Old Trafford, for the likes of the Glazers he’s a goldmine. However, for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and formerly Jose Mourinho, he has been a difficult member of staff to have in the dressing room if reports are to be believed.

Many will want him out the club in order for it to move on, Man United fans, what are your thoughts – Do you want Pogba to stay or go?

Two Inter Milan Players Man United Should Look at in Proposed Alexis Sanchez Deal

The nightmare stint as a Man United player may nearly be over for Alexis Sanchez, as it seems all way point to an Old Trafford exit this summer.

Inter Milan have been heavily linked with the piano playing Chilean, as he looks for a way out. With the former Arsenal’s man wages so high it might prove a sticking point in the negotiations, however, United have been reported to have offered to pay him off in a bid to get him off the wage bill.

Having played in Serie A already with Udinese before his move to Barcelona, for Inter they will be buying a player with league experience. Furthermore, maybe the slower paced Italian league may suit Sanchez, as he looks to get back to his best form in a country that he made a name for himself originally.

With Solskjaer needing to rebuild his squad, using Sanchez as a makeweight in a deal that sees an Inter Milan player coming the other way probably won’t happen. With the player wanting to leave, and the club itself wanting the player out, it could well be an easy transaction. However, the Serie A side does have a couple of players that Solskjaer and Co should give a coat of looking at…

Roberto Gagliardini

The 25-year-old midfielder hasn’t played to much this season, however, in his 13 starts for Inter Milan he has scored five goals. Gagliardini had been dubbed the white Paul Pogba following his move from Atalanta in 2017 and has a very bright future ahead of him.

He is versatile in the midfield and possesses an outstanding ability to cover more ground than anyone in a bid to capture the ball and release the counter-attack.

Rated at 26.2m, the Italian could be a very good addition to Solskjaer’s new look side.

Mauro Icardi

The Argentine forward moved to the San Siro in 2013 from Sampdoria for 11.7m, since then his stock has risen to a whopping 81m.

However, things have soured for the former Captain since February over contract talks and is now looking for a way out of the club. Icardi is in a similar position to that of Sanchez – with both the player and the club wanting an exit.

The sticking point is, his rumoured preferred choice is Juventus, the current Serie A league winners, and hugely dominant force in Italy. But with United needing a striker and wanting the offload a player in Inter’s direction, this sounds like an easy deal to make…if there is such a thing in football.

Champions League Qualifying Failure Means Man United Could Now Miss Out On Jadon Sancho

The Former Manchester City man made the move to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund two summers ago, with playing regular first-team football being the attractive proposition for the young England man.

With his impressive debut season with BVB, Sancho has certainly pricked the ears up of many of Europe’s elite including that of Man City’s rivals Man United in his second season.

Solskjaer was said to be readying a 100m bid for Sancho, to help solve United’s right wing conundrum. However, since the Red Devils have failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four spot for the third time in the post Fergie era – this looks unlikely.

This could hugely dent any potential targets United want, with them going into what is arguably their biggest transfer window to date. If United’s transfer policy is to change, and actually recruit well instead of throwing money at big named players in a bid to hope they gel together – targets like Sancho could be out of bounds.

The Englishman has had a season to remember following his move to Germany, a bold move for a young man of 17 at the time. He has seen himself called up to make his international debut for England under Gareth Southgate after his 12 goals and 19 assists across all competitions, have helped Dortmund push Bayern Munich close in this years title race.

The 72m rated winger has strong passing and dribbling skills, alongside his ability to find the back of the net on a regular occasion there’s no wonder he’s one of Europe’s hottest properties. Sancho’s move abroad in hindsight looks like it was the right move for him and hopefully, it has opened the door for more Englishmen to pluck up the courage to do likewise.

However, if Sancho does make the move to the red side of Manchester, it would be a kick in the teeth for the blue side that let him go a couple of years ago.

Man United Should Let Pogba Go For £160m and Go For Dybala – Agree

One more game to play before the Premier League season comes to a close, fast forward 12 months and the same question as resurfaced yet again, a question that I’m sure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Manchester United hierarchy want answering?

…And that question is will Paul Pogba be a Manchester United player next season or, will he be strutting is stuff at the Bernabeu in front of thousands of Real Madrid fans

With Manchester United failing to secure Champions League football next season, it seems this time around, Pogba’s speculated departure seems a reality.

There’s no doubt that Pogba is a very gifted and talented player who wants to win trophies, and of course, play in the Champions League where he can display his talents to the whole of Europe. However, one thing is for sure Pogba won’t be able to do that whilst still at Manchester United.

With his fellow countryman and icon sat at the helm at Real Madrid, Pogba as now turned his attention, and maybe set is heart on playing for Zidane at Real Madrid, and who can blame him because it’s now or never.

I’d like Pogba to stay at Manchester United and help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rebuild this club, and be in the mix with Manchester City and Liverpool in winning the Premier League title. After all, Pogba is a product of the academy and he said back in 2016 on his return to Old Trafford, that’s he’s come back home. But sadly I think the pulling power of Zidane and Real Madrid is going to be too good to turn down.

If Pogba as got his heart set on going to Real Madrid, I think Manchester United should accept his wishes and let him go because if he wants to go it’s pretty obvious he doesn’t want to play for Manchester United. With that said, the rumoured 160m Manchester United will receive for Pogba will go towards a replacement, and Pogba could have a part to play in helping recruit his replacement in the form of his ex-teammate and good friend, Paulo Dybala.

I’m an admirer of the Dybala and would like to see the Argentinian ply his trade at Old Trafford, so it excites me that Manchester United are supposedly in talks with Juventus over a sensational £85m swoop for the dynamic Argentinian.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder, is the complete package, with his quick and creative play. This agile player possesses great technical ability, combined with his ability to beat players in one and one situations. Through his speed on the ball and exceptional dribbling skills, he is capable of creating chances for teammates or scoring goals himself.

He is comfortable in dropping deep and playing off other players. He is known for his stamina and hard-working contributions off the ball while helping out defensively. With his back to goal or running at players, there’s no question that Dybala is a handful to the opposing team.

I’m hoping to see Dybala wearing a Manchester United shirt at Old Trafford next season, showing 75,000 Manchester United fans why he was the man to replace Pogba.

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