One of the longest drawn transfer sagas of the last summer could still resurface this summer, and this time, there could finally be success recorded. English Premier League giants Manchester United tracked German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund’s exciting winger Jadon Sancho for the entirety of the past summer transfer window only for the deal to collapse as both clubs failed to arrive at an agreement.
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League leaders Manchester City welcome their city rivals Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening as both teams lock horns in the Manchester Derby holding different agendas in mind. On City’s part, they will be looking to maintain their winning streak and also aim to extend their points gap at the top of the Premier League table.
Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solskjær and his players will be traveling to the West Midlands to take on Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over West Ham in their FA Cup game at Old Trafford. The Red Devils welcomed David Moyes’ men to their home turf but needed a Scott McTominay strike during extra-time to emerge winners on the night of the FA Cup action.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani rode his luck during the Carabao Cup win over Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night. Uruguayan international Cavani was a major topic of discussion at the end of the Carabao Cup quarterfinal tie between hosts Everton and Manchester United. The new Manchester United signing missed some clear-cut opportunities in the first half of the game as he was denied on several occasions by the Everton goalkeeper, Robin Olsen.EdinsonCavani was making his first start for the Red Devilssince returning from a muscle injury sustained at a recent league game at West Ham United and he could have given Manchester United a lead at the half-time break if he was clinical in front of goal.
EdinsonCavanihad been in a battle with Everton centre back Yerry Mina since the start of the game and he took it up a notch by grabbing the throat of the player in an incident that could have led to his dismissal. Cavanigrabbed Yerry Mina by the throat before pushing him down. Centre referee Andrew Madley missed the incident and with VAR absent from the Carabao Cup quarterfinal ties this season, EdinsonCavaniescaped punishment. He would go on to score one of the goals that took Manchester United into the final four of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester United are reportedly eyeing the addition of four new signings to complete the overhaul of the squad at Old Trafford. According to the Manchester Evening News (MEN), Manchester United want four new players but that might not be possible when the winter transfer window reopens in the next two weeks. It was revealed that Premier League clubs including Manchester United are expected to have a quiet winter transfer window as they continue to feel the effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Manchester United might need to wait till next summer’s transfer window to sign the players that they want.
The Manchester Evening News revealed that the Red Devils are targeting the addition of an experienced right winger, a central defender, a right back and a defensive midfielder. Manchester United made a big move in January when they signed Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon for an initial fee of £47m. The Portuguese international signed for the Red Devils at the start of the year and he has been an excellent signing for the former European champions.
It is not surprising that the ex-players love their clubs so much that they keep advising the clubs about everything in sports. Owen Hargreaves is such a player who has a special place in his heart for Manchester united. He has compared the newly joined Donny van de Beek with Thomas Muller as both their playing styles can complement each other. He thinks, in any clash with ester United, Donny van de Beek can be the trump card against Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich and can give him tough competition to place the ball for the forwards of the team. Due to some dormant performances by the Dutch skipper, Manchester United Coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put him out of the team, but now he has got his place back. According to Owen Hargreaves now it will be hard for Gunner to keep him out of the team.
Manchester United seem to have closed the window for Jadon Sancho to join this summer from Borussia Dortmund. While the club seeks an addition in defence, they are yet to decide for right wing. The arrival of Donny van de Beek has strengthened the middle especially as the club has not indicated they will sell any of the current stars in the role.
With Gareth Bale and Real Madrid in talks to end their standoff, the Welshman could negotiate to terminate his contract if the club will allow him to leave for free. Since he joined in 2013, his transfer costs should have been fully amortized. Zinedine Zidane does not have much need for him in his squad and to avoid further embarrassment and non-efficient use of wages, the club could allow him to leave finally after blocking efforts in the past.
Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman says he welcomes the signing of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane this summer. The German side expects Sane to become the first consideration for the role due to the inconsistency and fitness issues of Coman. However, Coman says it would not be a problem at all if the German joined.
He says it is until Bayern say they no longer require his services that there would be a problem. He is confident that Bayern know his offerings so signing Sane from Man City has no bearing to his future at the club.
Manchester City have indicated their interest in wantaway Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale. Reports in Spanish media have suggested that City are looking at a possible swap deal with Leroy Sane in order to bring the Welsh international to Etihad stadium.
Gareth Bale have endured a very rough spell with Madrid fans since his arrival in the Spanish capital. The Wales international has been said to favour other activities over his commitment to the course in Madrid. He was seen raising a flag that reads, “Wales, Golf, Madrid in that order” – a move that further infuriated the Madrid faithful. Bale has only played a handful of games for Madrid this season, as he has struggled with injuries.
Manchester United favourite Dimitar Berbatov has been pleased with the performances of Odion Ighalo in the Red Devils shirt and admits that the striker has proved him wrong. The Nigerian was a shock loan signing from Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day in January and there were initial doubts whether he could make an impact with the club.
However, the former Watford man has managed to impress with the limited gametime on offer and he has already contributed three goals from two starts in the Cup competitions. Speaking to Betfair, Berbatov said that he is ‘really happy’ with Ighalo’s early success with the Red Devils and particularly admired the physical aspect of his game.