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Man Utd fans react to the women’s side latest victory – ‘Currently better performance than the men’s team’

Man United women haven’t had the best start to the Women’s Super League. However, this weekend they faced Tottenham and things seemed to be changing.

Casey Stoney’s side has struggled to claim points in the highest tier of English women’s football. However, they haven’t had the worst performances.

The losses they’ve had to face so far haven’t been big ones. They’ve always been marginally close. This weekend saw them take on Tottenham away and win 3-0.

Kirsty Hanson, Jane Ross and an own goal were to thank for the win and the clean sheet. Although Lauren James was shown a red card in the later stages of the game, this performance was a lot better from the reds.

This has taken them up to 4th in the league and here are your reactions…

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Forget Dias: Man Utd need to go for this Serie A star instead

Man United need a squad refresh to try and earn some points. Ruben Dias has been a recent man of interest, however, The Express has explained that a new man is on the watch list.

Ruben Dias is currently a wanted man by a lot of teams. Especially Man City. Harry Maguire was the last player that both Manchester teams went head to head for and he chose the Reds.

It now looks like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to look elsewhere so he has got options in January. The new man on the cards for Man United is apparently Kalidou Koulibaly.

The 28-year-old Frenchman is someone who I have previously suggested Man City should look at. He currently plays for Serie A’s Napoli. Here’s what he would have to offer the defence at Old Trafford…

Centre Half

He is a very effective centre half who isn’t shy of trying to score from time to time. Man United signed Harry Maguire for a record-breaking fee and it’s clear they need to find him a partner in crime.

Koulibaly would be perfect. It would also be a good career change for him. A nice move to the Premier League could help his experience while helping Man United be stronger at the back. So it would be a win-win.

Solid Player

In the past, pundits have praised him for his all-round ability. While being strong on the ball, he also works the opposition. His pass rate is always high and he is aggressive and quick.

Harry Maguire needs a partner at the back who can bring out the best in him. I believe Koulibaly could be that man. As well as bringing out the best in Maguire, he would inspire Man United in all competitions. He’s a very driven player with a lot of ambition.

Other Plans?

However, in an article with The Mirror, he has stated that at this stage in his career, he only has one goal. That is to help Napoli be successful in the league and Champions League.

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring him to Old Trafford, he’s going to have a lot of persuading to do.

Man Utd plot 130m Leicester City multi-player raid

According to The Sun, Man United are going to try and spend money at Leicester City once again. The Football Manc Cave is taking a closer look at both players who are on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list.

Man United have had a poor start to the season. Fans are getting annoyed while fans of rival teams are loving it. A big topic of discussion at the minute is who is going to be brought in at Old Trafford.

While a refresh in the squad is much needed, fans are also doubting their manager. With things trending on Twitter like ‘#OleOut’ after games, its clear to see people aren’t happy.

Now The Sun has brought some light to who Man United may go after. Leicester better prepare themselves as it looks like the current interest is in their duo. James Maddison and Ben Chilwell.

The interest has come after Leicester played Man United earlier this season. Now it’s being said that Ole will be given a transfer budget in January that should help him to recruit some talent.

Here’s a bit about both Premier League stars…

James Maddison

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has been with Leicester since 2018. He spent the youth stages of his career with Coventry. After signing a professional contract with them, he moved on to Norwich.

After producing 15 goals in 47 appearances and having loan spells back to Coventry and with Aberdeen, he moved to Leicester. The midfielder has also had England Under 21 appearances.

He has found the back of the net already a couple of times this season. An important one against Tottenham in the 85th minute that won The Foxes the game. This is the kind of talent and determination that Man United players are expected to have.

Ben Chilwell

A lot of football fans know the defender’s name because he is an England international. However, the 22-year-old has been with Leicester since 2010.

He’s had one loan spell at Huddersfield in 2015 but returned to the Foxes with determination and motivation. England bosses have been impressed by him since he was young and he’s constantly been a part of the youth squads.

He now has 8 senior England caps under his belt and is rising as a successful player. He also works well with a teammate, Maddison. This is reportedly why Man United are interested.

£130 million could be spent in January from the Man United camp. Should it go on this pair?

It’s clear that BBM & Rochdale needs to strengthen this area in January

Brian Barry-Murphy started off this season looking promising. Some performances have recently taken a back seat. Now there’s a talking point of which part of the squad needs improving.

Rochdale currently sits at 19th on 10 points. However, at that early stages of this season, the performances looked good enough. Especially with Brain Barry-Murphy being new to the role.

Even though Dale started off the season suffering losses, they were still looking effective and were scoring goals. Since then, it has been a bit up and down. For example, they beat Southend one week 3-0 and then lost to Peterborough 6-0.

One of the highlights of the season so far was when they managed a draw with Man United in the Carabao Cup. They went on to get knocked out on penalties but it was a brilliant attempt from the squad.

To keep earning points and making sure performances are tight, this is the area that BBM should work on in January…

Defence

When Rochdale do concede, it seems to be a fair few that get past them. Fans have recently been commenting on how there’s a lot of pressure on 17-year-old Luke Matheson.

He’s a fan favourite for his goal against Man United. However, he’s very young to have such a role and be expected to keep up with League One football.

Brian Barry-Murphy clearly agrees as he has recruited an experienced defender. Paul McShane has joined the side for a short term.

While he’s experienced and self admittedly ready to lead the back four, he only has a contract until January. Hopefully, he will be able to guide the defence in his time with the Dale. The manager will then have to find someone who can pick up where he left off, in January.

Man City & Man Utd to go head-to-head again in January transfer battle

There could be some hope for the defensive issues at the Etihad. Man City look to be joining the race for Ruben Dias according to The Mirror.

Vincent Kompany departed the Manchester side at the end of last season and there seems to have been a hole left ever since. Now with injuries also contributing to the problems at the back, Guardiola needs to recruit.

Pep is very good at preparing his players to be versatile. Most of his squad can alternate in positions but one player who has had to do that recently is Fernandinho.

He’s gone from midfield to defence and while he is trying his best, its a new signing that is needed. Now the Man City bosses are supposedly going after the Benfica defender.

Race

Man City aren’t the only team ready to sign the 22-year-old. There have been links with Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Lyon. Manchester United are also meant to be interested.

This is why Man City need to act fast. Harry Maguire was the last defender that Pep Guardiola expressed his interested in and Man United beat him to it. Imagine losing out on another signing to your biggest rival.

Ruben Dias

As well as getting in appearances for Benfica, the defender has also got international duties to perform. He’s got 13 senior Portugal caps to his name currently and will get more.

The much-wanted man has worked his way up through Benfica’s youth ranks and has done a brilliant job of getting into the first team. However, he could benefit from a change.

Could January be a chance for him to explore? His current contract expires in 2024. His deal also has a release clause of around £59 million. Any team would have some negotiating to do as Benfica are reportedly trying to raise his fees.

I truly hope that if the 22-year-old does want to move, he considers the Etihad in the new year.

These 4 winter signings will transform Man Utd into top 4 contenders

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has one big task in January for Man Utd, and that is to rectify the mistakes in the summer window.

Man United clearly failed in summer bringing in the right recruits and were once again scrambling around the last knockings of deadline day. There has to be a better plan in place come January, one that will finally see the Red Devils ruthless in the market.

Going back to Liverpool a few windows ago, the reds had Virgil Van Dijk done and dusted by one minute past the opening of the winter window. Klopp has never looked back since.

Getting 4 signings done in such efficient style is a tall order, especially for Ed Woodward. However, Man Utd and Solskjaer can not afford to be kicking the can in the playground once everyone has gone back into school.

These 4 signings would transform a very depleted United side…

Declan Rice

The West Ham man has been on United’s radar for a while. He has shone for the Hammers in recent times and would fit the young and British criteria Solskjaer is looking for.

A player to play in a deep-lying midfield role, allowing the likes of Pogba to roam free. Alongside being an upgrade on the 50m flop Fred.

Kalidou Koulibaly

The Napoli defender has long been touted as a future Old Trafford player. For many reasons, the move has not materialised. However, the hierarchy sees Koulibaly as the ideal partner for Harry Maguire.

Whilst Lindelof is more than capable of filling the role. Koulibaly’s experience certainly should play a huge part in moving United in the right direction

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur seems to be in a little freefall themselves this season. Rumours continue to circulate over the future of the midfielder, and many Man Utd fans would love his future to be at Old Trafford.

Proven in the Premier League, an assist king alongside being able to find the back of the net – he sounds a dream!

Mario Mandzukic

Not a popular choice, however, Man Utd need an old head up front to lead the line with youth all around him.

A plan B for Solskjaer, something at the moment he doesn’t have. even though he is heading into his twilight years, the Juventus forward as been around the block in Europe with some big clubs.

A decent goal scoring record to boot, this could be a masterstroke. Think Sheringham, Larsson and Ibrahimovic.

Man Utd & Man City fans react to Pep’s ‘quit’ claims – ‘First sign of trouble and he can’t wait to go’

The Football Manc Cave is looking at your reactions to Man City boss, Pep Guardiola possibly departing the Etihad.

Guardiola’s future at the Manchester club has been something that has never really left headlines. At one point in time, Man City fans would have been begging him to stay. However, things seem to be changing.

Recent results have been quite poor for Man City. As a result, the chances of winning another title are slipping away. While he will always be a legend to fans, some are starting to think that maybe his time with the club should end soon.

The Making Of A Superteam

Pep has recently released a book in which he has spoken about his future. The Sun has revealed how he has said that if things started to take a turn for the worst at the Etihad that he would leave Man City.

With Liverpool seemingly ‘running away’ with the title so far this season, could Pep’s departure be coming soon? Some fans will want him to leave if things don’t improve, however, this book was written a while before the poor form at the Etihad.

So what do you think? Here are your responses on Twitter…

In addition, I have given my verdict on who should be considered for the job if he does leave and you can take a read here.

Man Utd need to spend 300m on these 2 stars to transform the team in January

Man United are in a position they haven’t been in for many a year. Probably not since the days of the infamous Denis Law back-heel which relegated the club.

Albeit things are not that bad, as we are only in the opening games of the season. However, things need to change and players need to come back from injury to turn the Red Devils fortunes around.

The January window, Solskjaer’s second chance at making this team his own, is going to prove pivotal.

Now in the summer window the message was loud and clear – gone of the days Man Utd are going to splash the cash in order to but their way to the top. Instead, it’s all about youth. This may have been a great plan at the time, however, things are very different already and in January Ed Woodward and his merry men need to get that cheque book wide open.

Following on from a Lee Sharpe interview on Talksport, he thinks his former side need at least 300m to make this team challenge again.

Two players they should use that ‘budget’ on, need to transform the team, like these two below…

Harry Kane

The 135m rated by Transfermarkt striker may very well see this as a step down from Tottenham. However, with the recent showings of his Spurs side, things are not exactly rosy in north London.

Man United need a proven Premier League striker. If OGS can sell Kane the vision, United have one of the deadliest strikers on their books that would surely catapult the reds up the table.

Let’s be honest he’s used to carrying a team for many a year.

Bruno Fernandes

The Sporting Lisbon man is already amongst the goals and assists in Liga Nos. Four goals and four assists in 6 games.

Rated at 49.5m by Transfermarkt, Fernandes comes cheap and could be the missing link between midfield and attack. With United looking lacklustre in creativity this season.

His stats so far read – 10 games, 7 goals, 5 assists in all competition. Solskjaer missed a trick not bringing him in, in the summer and can’t afford to miss out again.

The hairdryer is broken for Solskjaer as Man Utd head into freefall

Man United have been used to success for many a year up until 2013 and the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

All Man United fans expected a turbulent season or two following on from their greatest ever manager’s retirement. However, none could have envisaged the past 6 years of mediocrity.

David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have all tried and failed with the Red Devils. Woodward changed his approach and opted for an ex-club legend who knew the fabric of the club inside out.

Everybody was hoping for the fairytale turnaround. Under his interim role, the fairytale became true. Counter-attacking football was back, the Utd of old was there for all to see.

Since his permanent appointment, things at Old Trafford have slowly unravelled. Solskjaer’s method of emulating Fergie seems to be waning. According to the Sun, the players are losing interest and faith in OGS.

Watching United on the pitch is frustrating. There seems a distinct lack of a plan and direction to what United are aiming to achieve. Granted the Norweigian has been dealt some bad luck with injuries early on this season, alongside failings in the transfer market in the midfield and attacking areas.

Furthermore, playing players that were nearly out of the Old Trafford door won’t be great for team morale, as they know they’re only in the team by default.

Players have been reportedly told to take a long hard look at themselves during this international break. Man United host Liverpool on their return, a match this could reignite ‘Ole ball’ or see Ole out of the door.

Things at Old Trafford are on a knife-edge, and it doesn’t seem like either way is going to fix the bigger internal problems

Man United look set to drop another manager based on one result

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a race against time to get things right at Manchester United.

After a poor start to the new Premier League season, following a disappointing end to the last campaign. Certain sections of the Old Trafford faithful are starting to lose patience.

Another defeat to Newcastle United and a lacklustre performance drove another nail into the Norweigian’s coffin. Many think the Liverpool game could be his last if another defeat happens.

Solskjaer believes the match is the perfect game to turn his season around. However, reports in the Mail believe it could be his last, as Ed Woodward may sack yet another manager.

The Man United legend started off like a sprinter out of the blocks during his interim reign. Things seem to change following his permanent appointment, which as left many Red Devil baffled by the stark change in fortune.

United host high flying and table-topping Liverpool on the 20th October. A game which will have all eyes from around the globe on it for different reasons, from the old matches of the past.

A defeat could see OGS sacked and depending on other results, Man United slip further towards the relegation zone.

Man United fans, what are your thoughts?

Is it time for Ole to go? Should he be given time? What’s changed since his permanent appointment?

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