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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...
Links between Man United & Napoli star intensify

Links between Man United & Napoli star intensify

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Italian outlet Rai Sport are the latest publication to insist that Premier League giants Manchester United are considering a move for Napoli midfielder Jorginho. Metronome Jorginho, a Brazilian-born Italian international, joined Napoli from Hellas Verona for 9.5 million Euro in 2014, since going on to develop into one of the finest midfielders in Serie A. In an incredible statistic, it was revealed last summer that the 26-year-old made more passes per game than any other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues last season (as per Football-Italia.net). Sitting in his deep-lying midfield berth, the Verona youth product has flourished behind Napoli’s fearsome attacking quartet of Marek Hamsik, Jose Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens, and has started 21 of his side’s 24 Ser...
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
Juan Mata sends message to Man United supporters following Newcastle defeat

Juan Mata sends message to Man United supporters following Newcastle defeat

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Juan Mata has expressed his dismay after Manchester United suffered a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon. Jose Mourinho’s men created a litany of chances, with Anthony Martial missing a one-on-one with Martin Dubravka and Alexis Sanchez failing to take advantage of an open goal, before they were made to pay for their sloppiness by Matt Ritchie’s 65th minute goal. Martial and Michael Carrick both went painfully close to claiming a late equaliser but Newcastle stood firm to register their first win at home since October. And Mata, writing in his weekly blog, adopted a notably disappointed tone when reflecting on the defeat to Rafa Benitez’s side. “Unfortunately this is one of those days when you don’t feel in the best mood to update your blog, nei
Arturo Vidal breaks silence over Man United transfer rumours

Arturo Vidal breaks silence over Man United transfer rumours

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Manchester United target Arturo Vidal has made it clear that he has no intentions of leaving Bayern Munich in the summer. The Chile international, who was heavily pursued by Man United to no avail in 2014, could be moved along following the arrival of Leon Goretzka from Schalke. And Jose Mourinho, according to reports, has pinpointed Vidal as one of his main midfield targets ahead of the retirement of Michael Carrick and possible departure of Marouane Fellaini in the summer. But Vidal, when asked about the rumours, was adamant that he wasn’t planning on going anywhere in the transfer window. “I’m not thinking about a transfer. I feel very comfortable here,” he said. “Of course I would like to extend my contract. That’s an option. My kids are very happy here, too.” With Ander H
Pundit: Chris Smalling was embarrassing against Newcastle United

Pundit: Chris Smalling was embarrassing against Newcastle United

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Former West Ham United defender has lambasted Chris Smalling for what was an ’embarrassing’ defensive performance against Newcastle United. The Englishman could have easily given the hosts a penalty in the first half with a trip on Dwight Gayle just inside the box. Referee Craig Pawson waved play on but Smalling eventually found himself in his book after a woeful dive near the halfway line having lost the ball in far from challenging circumstances. Newcastle proceeded to score the winner from the resultant free-kick and Gale, speaking on Sky Sports, was quick to note that Smalling’s display was nothing short of embarrassing. “Well I think he got embarrassed so quickly he got up so quickly didn’t he,” he said. “He realised what he had done. His defence would be
Agent confirms Gareth Bale's position on joining Man United

Agent confirms Gareth Bale's position on joining Man United

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Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has confirmed that his client has no intention to leave Real Madrid in the summer. Jose Mourinho publicly expressed interest in the Welshman over the summer when it appeared he may be dispensable for Zinedine Zidane ahead of the potential signing of Kylian Mbappe. Any possible deal was off the table when Mbappe joined Paris Saint Germain instead, but reports of Man United’s interest have nonetheless refused to subside this season. But Barnett, when asked about Bale’s future, insisted that his client wasn’t planning on going anywhere over the summer. “I really respect Raiola and Jorge Mendes, we are like the Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar of agents,” he said. “Bale? I think he’s worth as much as Neymar. He loves
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