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How former Man United boss would turn Arsenal around

According to Evening Standard, Arsenal are standing by Unai Emery. This is despite the rumours of Jose Mourinho being approached.

There have been rumours this week about Jose Mourinho supposedly meeting Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi.

Rumours that the former Man United manager could be on his way to the Emirates were fueled by talk of him having dinner with Sanllehi.

However, Arsenal have denied this and claimed that the two haven’t spoken in years. Arsenal have also said that they will stand by Unai Emery despite him only winning 2 leaugue games in 9.

Jose Mourinho

Even though Arsenal are denying these rumours, Mourinho would be a better option in my opinion.

The biggest thing that fans want is change. Jose would definitely be able to provide that change. Whether it be results, the team or style of play.

Man United

Football fans have always been divided by Mourinho. Some hate him, some love him. However, I have always been a fan of him.

Man United fans didn’t appreciate him. This is why it would be interesting to see him return to the Premier League and take on Man United with a new team.

3 reasons why Aston Villa’s 25y/o would transform Man Utd’s midfield

In a surprise 50m rumour last window, Aston Villa’s John McGinn continues to be linked with Man Utd.

Following a recommendation from Sir Alex Ferguson, Man Utd was reported to be looking at John McGinn in the summer. Following an impressive season in the Championship, the Scottish international has continued to impress in the Premier League.

A January move looks unlikely, however, Aston Villa will surely be sounded out over a summer move. The figure remains at 50m according to the BirminghamMail.

Man United need to assess their midfield options, and there are many names being linked to Old Trafford. The Aston Villa man would transform their midfield, either in January or the summer with these 3 attributes…

Dribbling

John McGinn’s dribbling game is one of his strong points. Man United look like they are missing a dribbler in the centre of midfield, someone to take the ball and drive the team forward.

Out of his 40 dribbles this season, 28 have been successful, averaging 2.5 successful dribbles per match.

Goals

Sor far in 11 games in the Premier League, McGinn has 3 goals to his name. He also recently scored a hattrick for Scotland.

Again Man United are lacking goals, especially from midfield. Lingard is in a rut and only Scott McTominay pitching in – it’s definitely an area that Solskjaer needs to address sooner rather than later.

Assists

McGinn has 2 assists so far this season. However, his key passes are the main feature of his game.

With 15 key passes so far this season. 14 short, 1 long shows he has an eye for a pass. Coupled with his high work rate and tremendous tackling – it’s all signs that Sir Alex Ferguson still has a good eye for talent.

Rochdale’s 17y/o star being eyed up by Man Utd, Man City & Newcastle Utd for a January move

Rochdale defender Luke Matheson is being linked with a number of Premier League clubs with Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle all thought to be monitoring the 17-year-old, who has been tipped to have a big future.

Matheson made his senior debut for Rochdale at the age of just 15 when they faced Bury in the EFL Trophy, at the time becoming their youngest ever debutant. He was awarded the Man of Match award that night in what was an impressive display for his age.

Since his opening appearance, the youngster has gone to make 15 league appearances for Dale as he is now a regular in Brian Barry-Murphy’s team. The right-back enjoys driving forward, therefore, he is often involved in attacking plays his side produce.

The highlight of Matheson’s career so far came earlier this season in the Carabao Cup when he scored at Old Trafford against Manchester United to level the game at 1-1. Unfortunately for his side, they eventually lost on penalties to miss out on the giant-killing that night, however, all the headlines were about the ‘Rochdale wonderkid’ the next day.

Matheson recently signed his first professional contract with Rochdale in a three-year-deal. He is another product of the academy at the Greater Manchester club who have produced so many players who have gone on to play at a higher level. He has been at the club since the age of nine, so he is a real success story for their youth system.

Back in February, Matheson was called up into the England under-17 squad to face France where he started in the Three Lions’ 3-2 victory. He recently represented his country at an under-18 level too in games against Poland and Slovakia, the latter who they beat 1-0 on the road, so he is a player who is clearly rated by those who monitor young English players in this country.

Rochdale have made a mixed start to their League One campaign this season where they are 50/1 in the football betting to finish in the top six at the end of the 2018/19 campaign. Matheson is expected to continue to play lots of football as manager Barry-Murphy is not afraid to give the young players in his squad an opportunity to shine.

Higher hopes for Dale

Dale was in a relegation scrap last season but managed to survive with a late surge up the table at the end of the campaign. They are expected to finish much higher this season and still have hopes of finishing in the top six.

Newcastle has reportedly been scouting Matheson since January where they were initially impressed with his talent. Given his goal at Old Trafford though back in September, the two Manchester giants are also thought to now be interested in keeping him in the North West.

If a move for Matheson is made in either the January transfer window or next summer, he could be immediately loaned back to Rochdale in order to continue playing League One football which will help his progression at such a young age.

Forget Rice: 3 midfielders that Man Utd should be going for instead

Man United keep their transfer links going into another window with West Ham United’s Declan Rice according to goal.com.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to bolster the defence in the summer window over a depleted midfield. In the winter window, it seems that the focus is now on the middle of the park area in a bid to save their season.

Many believe Solskajer needs three transfer windows to overhaul a very out of balance Man United squad. Another link to West Ham’s Declan Rice has arisen. Even though he’s another young British player, there is better out there that Man United could bring in.

The three below could certainly make United’s midfield stronger…

Wilfried Ndidi

Leicester City could soon become Man United’s feeder club if all the transfer links are to be believed. However, if they are to grab another player from the Foxes, Ndidi has to be the man.

This season he tops the tackles chart on whoscored.com with 53 total tackles from an attempted 71. Alongside an incredible 397 short passes completed.

Habib Maiga

The Metz 23-year-old plays in a similar position to Ndidi. With a slightly less 57 attempted tackles, he has been successful in 47 of them. Not bad going.

The Ivory Coast international thrives on tackling and intercepting the play. A pass success rate of 82% builds the picture of this midfield man. Stop them and pass it on.

Oriol Romeu

The Southampton 28-year-old has the Premier League experience that might give him the edge on the others. Romeu has made 11 appearances so far in the League and averaging 3.7 tackles per game with 1.4 interceptions.

The Spaniard isn’t goal-getter by any means. However, he can enforce the midfield and strengthen that core area Man United seem to be weak in at the moment.

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.

How is Man United’s Joel Pereira doing at Hearts?

Joel Pereira went on loan to the Scottish Premiership. He is currently playing for Hearts and The Football Manc Cave are taking a look at how he’s doing.

The 23 year old goal keeper needed another loan spell to gain some experience. He decided that Hearts could be a good move for him.

The Portuguese player has featured in quite a few games already for the Scottish side. However, he has a lot to learn.

With David De Gea to live up to, he needs to get as much game time as possible. If he returns to Old Trafford, improvements will be expected.

Current form

According to Transfermarkt, Pereira has played 7 games and conceded 7 goals so far.

However, he has kept 2 clean sheets. At least he is making the most out of the games he’s getting. He will only learn, grow and develop.

Hearts

Currently, Hearts are 11th in the Scottish Premiership.

They recently played St Johnstone and only lost 1-0. Pereira played the full game. However, he also played against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup last weekend and they lost 3-0.

Man United simply can not drop these 3 players if they want a 4th away win

Man United’s form has improved recently. If they want to make it 4 away wins in a row, these 3 players will have to be played.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has transformed his team. Improvements are coming slowly. Now Man United have a streak of wins.

It started when they drew 1-1 with Liverpool. That sparked something in the team and now they’re improving each week.

They followed that draw with a win against Partizan in the Europa League. When they returned to the Premier League, they then beat Norwich 3-1.

This week, they also managed a win against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

Tomorrow, they face Bournemouth. If they want to make it 4 wins in a row, these 3 players should be in the squad…

Marcus Rashford

This may seem like an obvious pick. However, there is no doubt that he needs to be in the squad.

He’s not been at his best in the first stages of the season as he missed penalties and failed to find the back of the net. However, his two goals against Chelsea prove that he’s on his way back.

Daniel James

Most fans would agree that he has made a huge difference to the Man United team this season.

He is becoming a fan favourite. When he’s in the squad, you can see the difference.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Now that he’s back from injury, he should be in that squad every week.

Even Chelsea fans commented on how there was no getting past him this week.

3 Reasons why a return for former fan favourite wouldn’t be a bad idea for Man United

Man United fan favourite, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford in the past. However, could now be a good time to get him back?

Zlatan is a Man United legend. He has gone on to have a great career.

Man United’s recent form hasn’t been great. It has improved slightly but they could benefit from having someone like Ibrahimovic back at Old Trafford.

While it may seem unlikey, weirder things have happened in football. Here’s three reasons why it would be a great idea to sign him again…

Ole wants a goalscorer

Marcus Rashford scored an incredible goal last night. This probably will make up for the poor form he’s been under recently.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer really wants a goalscorer. So why not Zlatan?

Open to return

He gets asked about his time at Man United all the time. In the past, he has said that he would be open to a return to Old Trafford.

If a deal could be made, it would also please fans. They would also value him more because he actually wants to play for the club.

Experience

The current Man United team is made up of a lot of youngsters. They could benefit from the experience Zlatan has.

He’s had spells at Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, PSG and LA Galaxy. However’ Solskjaer has said that he would be more interested if the striker was 28, not 38.

Man City want their player back, but it will cost them £100m+

According to Sport Witness, Man City want Jadon Sancho back. However, their biggest rivals, Man United also want him.

The teenager moved from Man City to the Bundesliga.

He joined Borussia Dortmund and it has massively paid off for him. The winger has been a stand out performer for the side.

He has managed 12 goals and 17 assists in the league for the German side. This has caught the attention of Premier League giants.

Man United

The Red Devil’s were linked with Sancho over the summer. However, the deal never went ahead.

Reports are now saying that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still interested in the teenager.

Man City

Now it looks like Man City are wanting their man back. It must be frustrating letting a player leave and watching their value increase.

It must be even more annoying knowing that your biggest rivals are making a move. However, if either side wants to bring him to the Premier League, they are going to have to pay over £100 million.

3 clubs former Man Utd manager should be looking at upon Premier League return

According to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho is ready for a return to the Premier League. He has apparently turned down other offers abroad in an attempt to find employment in the league.

Sky Sports have reported that Mourinho is now ready to manage his 3rd Premier League club.

The 56-year-old has apparently turned down Benfica and a move to China in hopes of finding a Premier League club.

This comes after he has received advice from friends and family. The ex-Man United manager has been told to ‘enjoy his summer.’

Normally, he would be concentrating on transfers and making improvements to whatever team he would be managing.

Now he is a free man, he should be enjoying his time. However, he isn’t. Jose has admitted that he wants to be back in football and the Premier League is where he wants to be.

With that in mind, here are 3 clubs that could benefit from having him in charge…

Tottenham

Spurs are currently 11th in the league. The football has been very disappointing for fans. Lack of transfers has also been a cause for concern.

However, Jose Mourinho could be the perfect man to replace Mauricio Pochettino. He also wants to win trophies whatever team he takes over. Spurs could be the place to try and do that.

Arsenal

The Gunners are currently 5th in the league. However, fans have been fed up for a while.

Jose could replace Unai Emery and try to cheer up the frustrated fans. He could totally transform things at the Emirates.

Everton

This might be a controversial pick. However, I believe Everton would be a great place for him to try his luck.

Marco Silva isn’t doing the best with the toffee’s. They are currently 16th in the league. Jose should consider them because he could really build some belief for fans.

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