Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher has said that Tottenham Hotspur are assured of one of the remaining two Champions League places, considering they have the easier Premier League run-in. Only three points separate third-placed Tottenham Hotspur from sixth-placed Manchester United but Carragher has made his mind up regarding Spurs’ qualification for next season’s Champions League.
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Ryan Giggs, one of the legends to have donned the jersey of Manchester United, was not amused by the fact that the club youngster Marcus Rashford had a cap on when he came out to address the reporters at the conclusion of the Manchester derby last night.
Former Manchester United graduate Sylvan Ebanks-Blake believes the Red Devils missed the services of Romelu Lukaku during the club’s 2-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup quarter-final. The Red Devils had gone into the game following their first league loss of the turn of the year against Arsenal but their fortunes did not change with Wolves putting up a stellar counterattacking performance to outwit their backline.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has spoken about the improvement showcased in the defensive front since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the caretaker boss. The Red Devils have conceded just five times in the eight matches under Ole and this remains a drastic improvement on the 13 allowed from the preceding eight.
Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has hailed the impact made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took over the managerial reigns at the club. The Red Devils had struggled to secure regular wins under the guidance of ex-boss Jose Mourinho earlier in the campaign but the arrival of Solskjaer has changed their fortunes with eight straight wins in all competitions.
Jose Mourinho thinks that the teen-aged defender Diogo Dalot, who is also his compatriot, has a bright career ahead of him and he can go on to serve the Red Devils for a long period of time. Dalot was bought by United during the pre-season transfer window and he probably would have made his debut in the Premiership much before, but because of an injury he sustained, his debut was delayed and he finally got the first look-in versus Southampton FC.
Former Tottenham Hotspur star Micky Hazard believes Toby Alderweireld should decline the prospect of joining Manchester United, given the contrasting fortunes of both sides this term. The north London club are currently experiencing their best-ever season in the Premier League era while United are enduring the complete opposite with their worst beginning to a campaign.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has praised the efforts of young graduate Scott McTominay following the club’s 3-1 Premier League defeat at the hands of West Ham United. The Scotland international was handed a surprise start for the Red Devils in the central defensive role over the weekend and though, his performance was pretty average, Mourinho was pleased with his contribution.
Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has hinted that he could sign a new Manchester United contract. The 29-year-old has been with the Red Devils since the summer of 2014 and though he has not been a regular starter, he has managed to rack over 160 appearances for the Mancunian giants across all competitions.
Manchester United are keen on bridging the gap with their more balanced city rivals this summer. Coach Jose Mourinho has been constantly criticized for his defensive tactics and safe way of play that does not even get the results a lot of time.