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Manchester United are monitoring Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld contract situation: report

Manchester United are monitoring Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld contract situation: report

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Manchester United reportedly keeping an eye on Tottenham Hotspurs defender Toby Alderweireld as they look to bring in recruitments in the summer. Reports have claimed that Jose Mourinho is keen on bolstering his team’s defence after recent fixtures have exploited the club’s only weakness. United’s losses to Newcastle and Tottenham were frustrating and of themselves but it was more so due to some defensive errors. Against Tottenham Phil Jones was at fault, scoring an own goal whilst at Newcastle Chris Smalling was at fault after he conceded a free-kick for diving in which the Magpies capitalised on. Rumours have surfaced that Mourinho is going to move on both players and is monitoring Alderweireld just in case an opportunity reveals itself. According to the Mirror, Manche...
Manchester City could wrap up the title at home to Manchester United

Manchester City could wrap up the title at home to Manchester United

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Manchester City could wrap up the title at home against Manchester United after Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday. The Premier League leaders went 16 points clear at the top of the table with a 5-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday evening. Man United’s blunt-edged display at St James’ Park means that Pep Guardiola’s side could claim the title in just six games. And yes, that sixth game comes at home to United on April 7, giving Man City the chance to reflect their supremacy over their neighbours this season by clinching the title with a win over Mourinho. Both United and City would need to win their next five games for this to happen. Dropped points against either Chelsea or Liverpool at home, however, will mean City cou...
Jose Mourinho could lose Manchester United trio worth £37.4m this summer

Jose Mourinho could lose Manchester United trio worth £37.4m this summer

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Jose Mourinho could lose Manchester United trio worth £37.4m this summer - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could lose three midfielders worth £37.4m from the first-team at the end of the season, leaving him incredibly short in a key area with mere weeks to replace them. Michael Carrick, who joined from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, has made more than 450 appearances for United but is set to retire this summer. The 36-year-old has been on the periphery this season, making just three appearances in all competitions, and will join Mourinho’s coaching staff ahead of the 2018/19 campaign. He’s worth just £1m as a result. United still haven’t made any progress in contract talks with Marouane Fellaini which could result in th
Newcastle defeat once again highlighted Manchester United's biggest problem this season

Newcastle defeat once again highlighted Manchester United's biggest problem this season

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On May 6 2012, Manchester United claimed a 2-0 win over Swansea City in their penultimate game of the campaign. At right back was Phil Jones, while Chris Smalling featured at centre-back as Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia occupied the wings. Six years on and, somewhat astonishingly, the aforementioned quartet are lining up as Manchester United’s first choice back four, despite the club making 22 signings in the post-Ferguson era. Defeat at St James’ Park on Sunday saw them line up together and their collective display – inert, predictable, lacking in zip or discipline – once again highlighted just how absurd it is that, for all the millions spent in trying to evolve this side, nothing of note has been done to advance United’s back four over such a prolon...
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez brilliantly trolls Manchester United

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez brilliantly trolls Manchester United

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez was caught on tape at his witty best following his side’s shock victory over Manchester United yesterday afternoon. Matchup The two sides went head to head at St. James’ Park, with Jose Mourinho’s visitors having put their disappointing loss to Tottenham last week behind them with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield last time out. Newcastle, meanwhile, had slipped into the Premier League relegation zone ahead of kick-off yesterday, with the Magpies having picked up draws in their last two outings with Burnley and Crystal Palace respectively. Shock The visiting Red Devils understandably headed into the clash as heavy favourites, and took control of the majority of possession from the off. However, Newcastle made it clear from early on that they would no
Jose Mourinho disappointed with how Manchester United conceded against Newcastle United

Jose Mourinho disappointed with how Manchester United conceded against Newcastle United

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Jose Mourinho has expressed his frustration at the way Manchester United conceded in the second half during their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday. Chris Smalling, who was already causing supporters to melt in fury with a dire performance, produced a truly awful dive inside his own half to hand the hosts a free kick. The ball sailed to the far post and, for reasons that remain unclear, Paul Pogba refused to jump and Dwight Gayle was able to nudge the knock-down in Matt Richie’s direction and the midfielder duly slid the ball home. And Mourinho, when asked about the goal, didn’t want to discuss the dive that led to the goal but insisted his side had to do better recovering the second ball. Mourinho: “It’s more logical to complain about the mistake in the long ball
Manchester City handed injury boost ahead of Basel tie

Manchester City handed injury boost ahead of Basel tie

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Premier League leaders Manchester City are ‘likely’ to have winger Leroy Sane available for their Champions League matchup with Basel on Tuesday night. Crocked Blistering wide-man Sane has been on the sidelines since picking up an ankle injury during City’s FA Cup 4th round victory over Cardiff two weeks ago, following a horror challenge from Blubirds’ defender Joe Bennett: CARDIFF, WALES – JANUARY 28: Leroy Sane of Manchester City is tackled by Joe Bennett of Cardiff City during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Cardiff City and Manchester City at the Cardiff City Stadium on January 28, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images) Sidelined Pep Guardiola revealed in his post-match press conference following the clash that ...
Bad news for Manchester United as Real Madrid consider record transfer

Bad news for Manchester United as Real Madrid consider record transfer

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Bad news for Manchester United as Real Madrid consider record transfer - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Don Balon, Real Madrid are closing in on Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi. The 24-year-old is nearing a £96m move to Los Blancos, which would be bad news for fellow suitors Manchester United. Icardi has been in fantastic form this season, scoring 18 goals in 22 Serie A games. The Argentine, who came to the San Siro from Sampdoria in 2013, has been linked with a move away for a record fee. His reported release clause would make him Real’s and Manchester United’s most expensive signing, although the former look most likely to land his signature. United manager Jose Mourinho has openly stated he won’t be signing another attacker in the summer but r...
Newcastle United vs Manchester United confirmed starting line-ups

Newcastle United vs Manchester United confirmed starting line-ups

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Newcastle United vs Manchester United confirmed starting line-ups - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester United visit Newcastle United on Sunday aiming to strengthen their grip on second place in the Premier League. United head into the game 16 points behind Manchester City and the title race already looks a foregone conclusion. Newcastle are fighting for survival at the bottom end of the table and desperately need to take something from the game. The Red Devils triumphed 4-1 when the two sides met at Old Trafford back in November and they are strongly fancied to pick up another win at St James’ Park. United have lost just two of their last 30 meetings with the Magpies in all competitions. The visitors are priced at 4/7 to win the game, with Newcastle on offer at 11/2. The...
Danny Murphy: Manchester United lack this in comparison to Manchester City

Danny Murphy: Manchester United lack this in comparison to Manchester City

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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side are not well-balanced enough to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title this season. The Reds are currently 16 points behind their local title rivals, and Danny Murphy believes that is due to an ‘imbalance’ in the team. Man United have shown glimpses of utter brilliance this season, but their inconsistency has seen them drop silly points and succumb to Man City. “If you look at City, who will win league and comfortably, Fernandinho sits and De Bruyne and Silva spread the pitch,” said Murphy. “Occasionally Silva or De Bruyne will drop in and they mix it up, when to stay away and that is worked on by the manager. “Mourinho prefers a 4-2-3-1 formation with two holding players. “The formation doesn’t change, just a personnel change. “Po