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‘I think it’s Michael Oliver who needs to face a bit of action.’ Man City & Liverpool fans react to Pep Guardiola

The clash between Man City and Liverpool yesterday really caused some debates. VAR could have been used at various times throughout the game but it wasn’t. Pep Guardiola was furious and The Football Manc Cave are looking at your reactions.

All the way through the game yesterday, different players were seen questioning decisions that were made.

Twitter was filled with fans debating the decisions made. However, the biggest reaction came from Pep Guardiola.

The Man City manager was very vocal on the sidelines. He was also seen slapping his head, shouting at the officials and in general, he wasn’t happy.

This was because of missed penalty opportunities, hand balls and other decisions that could have been settled with VAR.

Although, after the game, Guardiola was seen shaking all the players’ hands from both teams. However, he sarcastically shook the officials hands and said ‘thank you very much.’

It has since been confirmed that Guardiola will not receive any FA action over his conduct. However, this hasn’t stopped your reactions.

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Man Utd & Liverpool look to battle it out for red-hot German striker in January

Man Utd and Liverpool may not be direct rivals in the Premier League, however, there is a battle in January coming over RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.

Man Utd has clearly been lacking firepower this season without a recognised striker. The Red Devils currently sit way off the top four and showing no signs of being able to launch a bid to get there anytime soon.

Solskjaer needs a man upfront to bear the burden of finding the back of the net on a regular basis. They think Werner is that man.

On the other hand, Klopp believes Werner is the perfect fit for his top three strike force to push Liverpool forward in the second half of the season. As they bid to end the long drought of title success.

The RB Leipzig striker is on fire in the Bundesliga this season. So far he has 9 goals in 10 games with 3 assists. 13 goals in 15 across all competitions.

Werner has shot Leipzig up to third in the table, above Bayern Munich – another supposed admirer of the German man. However, Sporting director Markus Krosche has rebuffed any chance of Europe’s elite coming in on a January deal, by stating he’s not for sale.

The 58.5m rated by Transfermarkt striker’s price is only going to increase if he keeps on this same trajectory. Wisely Leipzig would want to hold out to summer where the price could peak of any outgoing transfer.

If Man Utd or Liverpool is to be successful in a bid to bring the German to the Premier League. Then you can only imagine offers very much north of 90m would see Leipzig contemplate a move.

Man City show they can not be ruled out of the Premier League title just yet

Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Liverpool and Man City are fighting it out for the Premier League title this season. For a while, it looked like Man City were going to struggle. However, they seem to be back on form.

This weekend was tense for both top teams. Man City faced Southampton at home. Liverpool faced Aston Villa.

Both teams were 1-0 down for a long time and both managers were demanding more from their sides.

Pep Guardiola knew Liverpool were losing and was frustrated as he knew this was a chance to close the gap. Man City eventually equalised.

Sergio Aguero made it 1-1 and eventually, Kyle Walker scored the winner making it 2-1.

However, at the same time, Liverpool had also found an equaliser. Mane managed to find a second and made it 2-1.

This week

This weekend will be a big test for both teams. It will also be one of the most anticipated games so far this Premier League campaign.

Liverpool will face Man City at home. They will both be battling it out for 3 points. It will be an opportunity to close the gap for Man City.

Falling behind

Pep Guardiola’s side keep fell behind this week which caused panic for fans. In a title battle, Man City are expected to be dominating every game.

However, mistakes and off days will always happen. This next game will be a huge tester to see who comes out on top.

Is Man Utd’s Fred finally showing the qualities to justify his price tag

Fred, against Liverpool had his best game in a Man United shirt. He finally showed glimpses of why United brought him to Old Trafford in the first place.

In a recent interview via the Telegraph Fred described his adpatation to the Premier League

“My first season was difficult but that is normal when a footballer changes league,” he said. “The Ukrainian league isn’t as strong as the Premier League. It’s faster and more physical here.

“You need to start games strongly and finish them strongly. It’s the full force for 90 minutes, but it takes time to adapt to English football when you come from Ukraine, even though I was playing against some of the best teams in the Champions League, but I believe I am adapting.”

It has been noted that Micheal Carrick has been helping Fred with the struggles of English football.

“I have a good relationship with the manager and the coaches. I speak to the coach [Mike Phelan] every day. And to Michael [Carrick] and Kieran [McKenna]. Michael played in my position – he knows what he is saying. They are always encouraging me and I feel the support of fans, too. And I thank them for that.”

In the aforementioned match against Liverpool, Fred statiscally had his best game of the season. Albeit only his second start and fifth appearance this season.

Fred’s turning point

With a pass success of 91.3% and 2 shots registered on target, the Brazilian will be hoping this is the much needed turning point of his Old Trafford career.

“Personally, I’m happy how I played in my first ‘clasico’ against Liverpool,” he said. “We’re just all a little frustrated that we didn’t hold on to the lead, but we have to be encouraged.


“We played at a very good pace against Liverpool. We needed that, we haven’t started the league well, but we played with heart, we played with force, we attacked quickly, especially in the first half. The second half we continued well but it was more equal.”

‘Tell Man City admin that it is legal to give Ederson man of the match.’ Man City fans react to their win.

Man City has their first Premier League game since the international break this weekend. They faced Crystal Palace away. The Football Manc Cave look at your reactions.

Pep Guardiola had a chance to turn things around with the international break. It looks like whatever he worked on paid off as the Blues won 2-0.

David Silva and Jesus were to thank for the goals. Silva also took man of the match. Phil Foden also got some minutes as he came on to replace Kevin De Bruyne. Although, it was Ederson that impressed fans the most.

However, both goals came in the first half. This suggests that things took a step back in the second half but a win is a win.

With Liverpool drawing with Man United, this also closed the gap at the top. The Premier League champions could be on their way back to the top.

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Former Liverpool star keen on Man Utd move in January

According to The Mirror, German Star, Emre Can is keen on a move to Manchester United. This comes after the player has had a nightmare start to this season.

The former Liverpool midfielder could be interested in a return to the Premier League.

Reports claim that the player’s agent has been reaching out to other clubs as he weighs up his options.

Emre’s supposed favoured move is actually Man United. It would be a good move for the 25-year-old as he could be a replacement for Paul Pogba.

However, fans will have noticed that his performance recently hasn’t been top-notch.

Juventus

Emre moved to Italy in 2018 on a free transfer. Unfortunately, he is now enduring a ‘nightmare season’ as he’s only made 3 substitute appearances at the Allianz Stadium.

He’s also been left out of the Champions League squad. This raises doubts over his future at the club.

Although, the midfielder has hit out at management at the Serie A side after not being given enough of a chance.

Strengths

If he was to move to Old Trafford, with their recent form, he would get a chance. But what would he have to offer them?

WhoScored.com rate the midfielder at an overall overage of 6.23%. This is pretty impressive considering the amount of game time they’ve had to asses him.

Other starring attributes he has been tackling, through balls, passing, dribbling and blocking the ball. However, Man United bosses would have to help him with a return to Premier League football.

Man City keeping tabs on the highly-rated 19y/o Bundesliga striker

The Sun has reported that Man City have joined the race for another player. Apparently, the Premier League Champions are interested in Salzburg star, Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian youngster has caught the eye of some top clubs. This comes after he scored a staggering 18 goals in 11 games so far this season.

He’s earned himself some rave reviews after his efforts in the Under 20’s World Cup. The 19-year-old scored a world record 9 goals in one game.

Some Man City fans will be interested to know that he is the son of Alf Inge. So if the teenager was to move to the Etihad, he would be following in his dad’s footsteps.

Scouts

Man City scouts have been sent out to watch the youngster. They attended the Liverpool Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg.

Haaland scored in the game, however, his team lost 4-3 in the end. That hasn’t put anyone off the teenager though.

In fact, scouts say they are confident they could strike a deal with his current club. They were impressed by his style of play at his age.

Competition

However, if Man City want this man, they’ll have to work hard and look at the money side of things closely.

Haaland has been continuously linked with a move away from the Austrian side. Teams like Man United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have shown interest.

Fortunately for the blues, Haaland branded the Red Devil’s as ‘boring.’ That wouldn’t stop him from looking elsewhere.

Willing to wait

If Salzburg were to sell the teenager, they would be looking at around 50 million for him. Although, it looks like they might not sell him in January.

This is important as Pep Guardiola has stated that he is willing to wait for the talented player.

Man City will soon be looking for a Sergio Aguero replacement. Even if the striker doesn’t leave the Etihad soon, they will need someone to work to his level. Haaland could be that man, but not until next year.

2 in-form players for Man Utd that need to play Liverpool this weekend

Man United have got a tough clash this weekend as they host Liverpool. The Premier League current toppers will be looking for another 3 points. Here are two Man United players who can help stop that from happening.

It goes without saying that Liverpool is the favourites this weekend. It will be an even harder job for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to get some points.

However, that won’t stop them trying and being at home could help matters.

Solskjaer also has some players fit again after time out. This gives him more of an option when it comes to picking his team. It will also help him to change things around.

Daniel James

The 21-year-old has been playing for Wales on the international break. He has impressed critics and fans in the open wing stages of the season.

The ex Swansea player has been consistent for Man United so far. He has shown he deserves to be in one of the Premier League giants squads.

This is why he should be given a chance against Liverpool this weekend.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

There are rumours that the defender will be available this weekend. If he is, Solskjaer should definitely take advantage of that.

This would give players like Ashley Young a chance to rest as his performance hasn’t been great recently.

Maybe these players coming back from injury will be the answer Man United need. At least that’s what fans are hoping.

2 in-form players for Man City that need to play Crystal Palace this weekend

Man City fans will be hoping that Pep Guardiola has used this international break wisely. The Blues face Crystal Palace this weekend and will be hoping to take all three points.

After recent unexpected losses to teams like Wolves and Norwich, Man City need to get back to winning ways.

A lot of the Man City squad have been on international duties in the past week. This weekend will see them return.

While some may be tired, the majority will be hungry to get back to the Premier League.

Here are two in-form Man City players who deserve a chance…

Phil Foden

It’s now been said time and time again that the youngster deserves more game time.

He has been out playing for England’s youth squad and has been impressing fans even more.

If he is going to be taking over David Silva next season, he needs the experience now. I’m not saying he has to play a full 90 minutes this weekend. However, easing him into Premier League action is the best preparation.

Raheem Sterling

The England star has been sublime for Man City and for England. Recent events in an international game saw him and teammates become subject to racial abuse yet again.

He was the real winner though as his name was on the England score sheet. The Man City favourite helped the three lions win big time.

This is why he should definitely be in the squad this weekend. Some games this season, Pep Guardiola has decided to rest him or sub him mid-game. Personally, I think he’s determination and drive has earned him the start.

Forget Mandzukic: Here’s 2 other strikers Man Utd should go for

According to The Express, Man United have made a verbal agreement with Juventus striker, Mario Mandzukic. It looks like Solskjaer’s first recruitment for the January transfer window has been made.

Juventus have basically told Mario Mandzukic that he won’t be in the squad plans for the remainder of this season. This has left him looking for another club.

It now looks like a deal worth around £10 million could be made to bring him to Old Trafford. It’s quite a clever move by Solskjaer to go for a player looking for a new home. Especially months before the transfer window opens.

However, the Juventus striker is now 33 and never had Premier League experience. While he might drive younger teammates forward at Man United, his career might be coming to an end.

This is why we’ve picked out two more strikers who could be more effective at Old Trafford.

Aleksandr Sobolev

The 22-year-old striker would be a younger and cheaper option. He currently plays for KS Samara.

It would cost Man United around £1.8 million (according to Transfermarkt) to bring him into their squad. The striker has scored 10 goals in 13 appearances for the Russian side.

However, his impressive form has got other clubs interested in him. This will mean that Man United would have to move fast.

Donyell Malen

The 20-year-old is one of Holland’s hottest prospects. He has scored 16 goals in 18 appearances for PSV Eindhoven so far this season.

He is currently valued at around £16.2 million on Transfermarkt. Some may recognise his name, as he used to be in the Arsenal squad. However, a move back to a Premier League side may be easier for him than it would be for others.

Again, Man United would have to act fast because he is a wanted man by other teams. This includes Liverpool. It also includes his old club, Arsenal, who both see the potential.

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