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‘This is the perfect time to prove everyone wrong’ Man Utd fans feel striker should stay

Alexis Sanchez could be heading away from the club as Man Utd fans are torn as to whether he should be allowed to leave.

Reports have surfaced that Man Utd are looking to offload Alexis Sanchez before the European transfer market shuts. According to Sky Sports, Inter Milan are looking to hijack another Man Utd player, this time on loan.

The desperation of Man Utd to get rid of the Chilean certainly raises eyebrows. The Reds currently lack depth in the forward and midfield positions, and most fans believe that it should be defenders heading to the bin, not strikers.

However, some fans feel that there is no way back for Alexis Sanchez.

Whilst a portion of fans are glad that Sanchez is leaving, many others disagree. The main concern for fans is the depth and quality of Man Utd’s forwards…

To the surprise of most, there are fans out there that believe Sanchez could redeem himself this season…

Sanchez leaving Man Utd comes down to two things. Should Sanchez leave, it would allow more playing time for youngsters in an array of positions; Greenwood (striker/winger), Chong (winger), Gomes (winger/attacking midfield) and James(winger).

However, Man Utd have Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, who are yet to prove themselves as prolific Premier League goal scorers. Next up is 17-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood, who has zero first team (competitive) goals so far. Greenwood is capable but unproven.

This leaves Man Utd starved for goals and attacking threat this season.

Twitter has had it says, have yours! Should Man Utd let Sanchez leave this summer?

What will Wigan Athletic’s new striker offer different to the rest

Wigan Athletic completed the signing of Wolves striker Bright Enobakhare on a season long-loan on Thursday. The striker penned a new one year contract at Molineux, before heading to the DW Stadium for the 2019/20 campaign.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at League One side Coventry City, scoring six goals in 18 appearances.

Latics signed other attackers Jamal Lowe and Kieffer Moore in this summer’s transfer window, and Enobakhare will be fighting Josh Windass for the number 10 spot. Although after Windass’ MOTM performance against Cardiff City last night, the youngster may have to wait a little while for his chance.

So, what will he offer different to what Wigan already have?

Pace and flair

Latics’ current wingers are good players but have different attributes to Enobakhare. Michael Jacobs and Anthony Pilkington caused havoc last week, with their movement and quality in the final third. Neither has blistering pace or beat a number of players and score, which is fine, it’s good to have that variation. From what I’ve seen and heard of Enobakhare, he’s very raw but has bags of talent.

I imagine he’ll be the type to thrive when given an opportunity. Demand the ball and show us what you’ve got. Use your pace, skip past defenders, score and create goals. That’s a good option to have. You can rely on Jacobs and Pilkington to work hard and produce quality most weeks, but if we’re ever lacking that bit of creativity, Enobakhare will be there to provide some.

You don’t always need pretty, attractive football. Sometimes it just takes one player to have a good day, and they can win the game on their own, we know that from having Nick Powell twice.

What can Blackburn Rovers defender bring to Wigan Athletic?

Wigan Athletic faced a nervous overnight wait, to find out whether the loan signing of Blackburn Rovers defender Charlie Mulgrew was completed in time. Thankfully, it was.

The Latics completed three deadline day signings, Mulgrew, Tom Pearce from Leeds and youngster Bright Enobakhare on loan from Wolves, which rounded off a successful transfer window for the club.

Mulgrew will presumably be drafted straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game vs Preston.

Let’s take a look at why Paul Cook has opted to sign the former Scottish international…

Can fit into a back three

Cook has tried the 3-5-2 formation throughout pre-season and switched to that style last week in the late stages of the match vs Cardiff City. We only had three central defenders on the books, prior to Mulgrew signing, and Fox was the only one that is confident playing out from the back.

It’s important for the three defenders to be comfortable receiving the ball, and have the ability to carry it out of defence and start attacks. Mulgrew can do that. Although his best years may be behind him, he could slot into the middle centre back role, still win balls into the box and play us out of danger.

Set-piece specialist

In all my years watching Wigan, I’ve never seen us have a player that can consistently take a good corner. Mulgrew SCORED three direct corners last season, he must be pretty good. When Blackburn was promoted in 2017/18, finishing 2nd behind us, he scored 10 goals. The majority from free-kicks and penalties. Although you don’t play a centre back because of his attacking threat, it’s always an added bonus.

I’m seeing it now, starting tomorrow his first touch in a Latics shirt will be a 40-yard free-kick into the top corner, if dreams come true.

‘Wow! Better window than Ann Summers this’ Wigan Athletic fans react to another signing!

Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of Bright Enobakhare on a season-long loan deal, from Wolves.

Not the quiet deadline day I was expecting. The 21-year-old signed a new contract at the Premier League side, before heading to the DW Stadium for the 2019/20 campaign.

Enobakhare spent part of last season on loan at League One side Coventry City, in which he scored six goals in 18 appearances.

Let’s see if the Latics fans are happy with their second summer deadline day signing…

‘Bye Lukaku. Thanks for Paris. That’s it. Bye’ Man Utd fans not sorry to see striker leave

Inter Milan announce Romelu Lukaku from Man Utd on Twitter and fans have their say.

Inter Milan and fans alike are showing off their new summer signing on the Premier League’s transfer deadline day. The Italian giants clearly feel like the winners on this one.

The Football Manc Cave brings you a selection of tweets that sum up how fans feel about the move.

However, Man Utd fans feel slightly different…

The middle ground is that Lukaku is a proven striker. But his performances at Man Utd made that easily forgettable. This fan sums that up pretty well…

Romelu Lukaku’s best game in a Man Utd shirt came in the incredible 3-1 away win against PSG. At least some thanks to give him credit for that!

It comes down to a mix of Man Utd fans appreciating the talent but acknowledging that it didn’t work out for the Belgian at Man Utd.

Who will be Man Utd’s next no.9? From in-house or a last-gasp deadline day transfer?

‘West Ham, Everton and Leicester City signing players for fun and we’re struggling to sign a 33y/o. Finished Club’ Man Utd fans are unhappy!

What are the Man United fans saying about the 33-year-old Croatian striker being Romelu Lukaku’s replacement?

According to reports, Man Utd are still in contention for a last-minute signing of Mario Mandzukic from Juventus. As Romelu Lukaku leaves to Inter Milan for £72million, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are left to get the goals for Man Utd.

Is Mario Mandzukic the right option for Man Utd to be spending their deadline day on? Here is what Twitter has to say…

Whilst one user sees sense in the last minute purchase of the striker…

Other’s aren’t so keen.

Mandzukic scored 9 goals and assisted 6 in 25 games during Serie A last season. With his physical presence, he could be a rotational striker for Man Utd successfully. Using the right tool for the right job.

However, this Man Utd fan would totally disagree…

Will the striker be a Man Utd player before the deadline? And if he does, how effective will he be for the side?

Man Utd and Man City start the battle over 19y/o starlet

Both Manchester City and Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Norwegian wonderkid Hakon Evjen

Hakon Evjen, 19, is a right-winger for Bodo/Glimt, who are second in Norway’s highest division behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ex-club Molde.

Evjen has played 14 games so far in the league and has registered 6 goals and 3 assists already.

Manchester City has been incredible at planning for the future since their takeover 11 years ago. Their planning and recruitment has seen the club soar and becomes one of the greatest outfits in Europe.

However, it seems Manchester United are beginning to take a similar approach. Of all the questionable transfers in recent years, the Reds have made three brilliant and sensible transfers since Solskjaer joined the club. Youth players are being integrated into the squad and a sense of team philosophy is beginning to build.

Manchester United have struggled for right-wingers since Cristiano Ronaldo departed. Scouting Evjen could symbolise the start of Man Utd looking to fix the errors and holes in the system of recent years.

Norwegian TV2 spoke to the youngster. He said “I don’t know, we’ll see. Nothing has come yet, but I have always been a United boy.”

“Of course, City is one of the world’s best football teams. A choice is difficult.”

It appears the slip in the success of Man Utd in recent years is the only thing stopping them being in full favour for the Norwegian. However, with Solskjaer’s Norwegian influence and Man Utd’s ridiculously high wage allocations, the Reds may still be the ones to recruit this very exciting talent.

Is he one to watch or are the Manchester clubs looking to swoop him in before deadline day on the 8th of August?

One to watch: Man City snap up 14y/o ahead of Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal

Man City’s academy has another fantastic talent in their academy after signing Kane Taylor.

Manchester City beat Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League. Now they have beaten them in the race to sign one of the best teenage talents in the country.

According to the Telegraph, 14-year-old Kane Taylor ‘de-registered at Villa last season meaning that he was available for £129,000 compensation under the Elite Player Performance Plan tariffs‘.

Man City have been clever about the signing, as waiting for him to turn of age would result in having to pay a significantly higher fee.

The 14-year-old left-footed midfielder impressed clubs in the Premier League whilst playing for Aston Villa,

Man City have been signing young talents to join their academy since 2008. Darko Gyabi and Daniel Ogwuru are examples of how the club has been adding to their academy from other clubs for the past 11 years.

Why is Man City the best place for Kane Taylor?

Kane Taylor will succeed in one of Europe’s greatest academy’s that have played a part in producing the likes of Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho, even Ryan Giggs.

The Citizens are clearly planning for the future, as we could see Taylor be slowly integrated into the squad in four or five years time. This was the case with Phil Foden, who is now one of England’s most exciting talents.

The likes of Sergio Aguero and David Silva coming toward the end of the best part of their career. It’s important for the Blues to bring through their young talent. Perhaps the days of big spending is over, and Man City are beginning to replicate the formula that Man Utd once had. Producing your own talent and being successful.

Being snapped up by Man City means that this boy has some serious talent. He will most certainly be a name we see introduced into the squad in the years to come.

Domino effect: Man Utd, Spurs, Juventus and Barcelona eye up crazy transfer day window finish

One transfer could result in another as all the top teams are eyeing similar talents, on what should be a crazy transfer deadline day.

The top teams in Europe are in a crazy transfer mess as of right now. One signing of specific players could ignite a chain of transfers between the European giants.

The Football Manc Cave brings you the story of the one the craziest transfer windows ever, it goes something like this…

Spurs, Coutinho, Lo Celso and Bruno Fernandes

It’s been all over the news that Sporting Lisbon’s golden boy Bruno Fernandes has been seeking a move to the Premier League, most likely to be Man Utd. However, Spurs are now linked to him, Barcelona’s Coutinho and Lo Celso to play in the attacking midfield roles. Should they bring in any of these midfielders, it could result in one of their own moving to a rival club…

Man Utd, Barcelona and Eriksen

Should Eriksen be replaced be Bruno Fernandes, who is rumoured to have been a target of Solskjaer’s, Man Utd may well be forced to sign their wantaway midfielder Christian Eriksen for a phenomenal fee. However, should the likes of Coutinho or Lo Celso move, Man Utd would still have an option of Bruno Fernandes.

But with the heavy price placed on Eriksen for other Premier League clubs of £130million, a move to La Liga looks more likely, as Barcelona could snatch him for less than £50million.

However…

Real Madrid and Pogba

Real Madrid attempted a £27.6million bid plus James Rodriguez for the French World Cup winner, which was rejected by Man Utd. But it demonstrates how desperate manager Zinedine Zidane is for his signature. Should Paul Pogba make his current manager Solskjaer look silly and leave the club this summer, Man Utd would then need to bring two midfielders into their side.

Juventus and Lukaku… and Dyala too

Juventus have been keen to sign Romelu Lukaku this summer, making a bid involving their Argentine Paulo Dybala. This fell through due to complications over wages. But Juventus are still keen on bringing the forward in despite telling Dybala he was surplus to requirements. This could leave the Argentine desperate for a move away, and Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly bid £64.4million for him.

Dybala to Tottenham would allow Juventus to afford Romelu Lukaku, however, this deal looks off due to Inter Milan stumping up some serious cash for the Belgian. This would leave Solskjaer desperate to bring in a striker.

However, should Pogba move to Real Madrid, Man Utd would have to look at Bruno Fernandes as well as Eriksen, who may have his price lowered due to Tottenham desperate to recoup funds from the Dybala move.

It’s a whirlwind of a transfer window, and all will be revealed on deadline day.

Two of Man Utd’s best transfer deadline day signings, agree?

With the transfer deadline looming, here are two brilliant deadline day signings that will keep Man Utd fans hopeful until the final minutes of the window.

Man Utd has massively improved their squad this summer. With a £130million defensive overhaul of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, Man Utd have patched up two positions which have held them back for well over 5 years.

Also, Welsh winger Daniel James has proved to be a promising signing for the Reds, a £15million gem.

However, Man Utd fans are calling out for a midfielder. Without Paul Pogba, Man Utd’s best midfielder is the yet to be proven Scott McTominay. Due to the invisible performances of Fred and the inconsistency of quality in Andreas Pereira.

Paul Pogba could leave, get injured, refuse to play or completely lack in form. Which means Man Utd’s midfield would be outplayed by almost any team in the Premier League. They even struggled against Norway’s Kristiansund until Matic left the field and the World Cup-winning Frenchman came on.

So chin up Reds, we could still see this Man Utd team have a fighting chance of top four if they can bag a deadline day deal. Just like they did with these two…

Daley Blind

The Dutchman joined Man Utd on the deadline day of the summer ’14 transfer window. Whilst serving the club for four years, Daley Blind was incredibly underrated during his spell. Able to play full-back, centre-back and around central midfield, Blind saved Man Utd who faced several injuries throughout this period.

Costing the club around £15million from Ajax and returning for a similar fee, Blind was as versatile, hardworking professional who most fans would have loved to see still playing for Man Utd last season.

Wayne Rooney

Possibly the best signing Manchester United ever made. Rooney dedicated his career to Man Utd, through the ups and downs. Being one of the most prolific players to step out onto Old Trafford, it proves that deadline day transfers of this calibre can happen, and aren’t always ‘panic buys’.

Man Utd fans should keep faith that a deadline day transfer could come in to fix the midfield. Even if a player who isn’t at the top of your list arrives, support them. But if Man Utd don’t bring in a midfielder, they may as well kiss goodbye to Champions League football and say hello to a battle for 6th place against Leicester and Wolves.

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