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Photo gallery: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United – Football Article

Goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba gave Manchester United a memorable win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night to book a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men produced an energetic and watertight first half performance, with Pogba laying on a wonderful cross for Herrera to head home before scoring a sublime header of his own to double Man United’s lead just before half time. The second half was an exhibition in…

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Romelu Lukaku to be replaced by one of two Serie A attackers: report – Football Article

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku is reportedly going to be replaced by one of two Serie A attackers. The Belgian has failed to build on a prolific first season at the club and now with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring Marcus Rashford in the striker role, he could be set to depart. The Norwegian has installed a more forward thinking, mobile style to United’s play which hasn’t gotten the best out of Lukaku yet. Rashford is a constant, willing…

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Manchester United didn’t show any attacking impetus vs PSG – Football Article

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side didn’t show any attacking impetus vs PSG. The two European giants clashed in the Round of 16 tie at Old Trafford with the French champions winning 2-0. United weren’t favourites for the fixtures but many believed a respectable result may be on the cards after the absences of Neymar and Edinson Cavani. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case with PSG cruising through the match with relative ease. Former…

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It was the right time to leave Manchester United – Football Article

Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has revealed why he left the club during the last transfer window. The Belgian opted to move to China during the January transfer period, not long after Jose Mourinho was sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Portuguese boss often favoured the former Everton man, particularly during tense moments for his sides. However, under Solskjaer, Fellaini’s influence had wained and he hardly featured at all let alone from the bench. Though…

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Manchester United fans delighted as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wins Premier League ‘Manager of the Month’ award – Football Article

Manchester United were delighted to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deservedly win the official Premier League ‘Manager of the Month’ award for January. The Norwegian, whose side has won nine out of ten games since he took over, claimed three league wins and one draw over January, along with beating Arsenal 3-1 in the FA Cup. Solskjaer becomes the first Man United manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to win the award, and has done so in his opening month…

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Manchester United identify Raphael Varane as ‘dream’ summer signing – report – Football Article

Manchester United view Real Madrid and France defender Raphael Varane as their ‘dream’ signing ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports. Both Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho made unsuccessful attempts to sign the 25-year-old during their time as Man United manager. Interest in signing a central defender has been well documented, with United targeting Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld to no avail in the summer. According to the Evening Standard‘s James Robson, Varane remains the…

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Leicester City 0-1 Manchester United – Football Article

Manchester United beat Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power stadium on Sunday to extend Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s record as caretaker manager to nine wins from ten games. The visitors started energetically and scored a superb goal on nine minutes, with Paul Pogba’s inch-perfect chip into the box ruthlessly finished by Marcus Rashford. What followed was not pretty in the slightest, as Man United – largely poor going forward after scoring – defended well enough to claim the…

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I’m thankful but not crazy for Manchester United armband – Football Article

Manchester United star Ander Herrera has insisted he’s not going crazy over the thought of captaining the club on a permanent basis after fans called for him to be given the armband. Antonio Valencia is the official club captain but the honour has been bestowed upon many players this season such as David de Gea, Paul Pogba, Chris Smalling and Ashley Young. The Ecuadorian has struggled with fitness and form this season which has seen the aforementioned names…

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Antonio Valencia expects to leave Manchester United in the summer – report – Football Article

Antonio Valencia expects to leave Manchester United this summer after ten years at the club, according to reports. The Ecuadorian, a regular in Jose Mourinho’s first two seasons, will become a free agent this summer should the club decide against granting him an extension. He has only made five Premier League appearances this season, managing just one start from Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s first nine games as caretaker manager. And according to the M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, Valencia is resigned…

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Marouane Fellaini’s Manchester United future still unknown – Football Article

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discussed Marouane Fellaini‘s future after the club’s draw against Burnley. The Belgian has been linked with a move abroad with a transfer to China the most likely option according to reports. With the January transfer window coming to a close, the deal must be completely quickly to get over the line. Fellaini has hardly featured during Solskjaer’s reign and it appears as though he knows his time is up with Jose Mourinho…

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Alexis Sanchez took a big step forward with Arsenal display – Football Article

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Alexis Sanchez after his performance vs Arsenal, claiming it was a big step forward for him. The Chilean hasn’t managed to hit the heights of his ability at Old Trafford but is keen to impress his new manager. Many players have experienced revivals with Solskjaer at the helm and fans are excited to see if the same can happen to Sanchez. The winger had a huge test facing his old…

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Jesse Lingard reveals the one piece of advice from Sir Alex Ferguson which changed his life – Football Article

Jesse Lingard has opened up in a piece for the Player’s Tribune about how Sir Alex Ferguson predicted he would start playing for the Manchester United first team aged 22 or 23. The youngster has been on the club’s books since the age of seven and had a series of loan spells at Derby County, Birmingham City, Leicester and Brighton and Hove Albion before making his senior debut against Swansea aged 22, just as the Gaffer predicted. 14 months later,…

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Ander Herrera ‘hopeful’ of signing new contract at Manchester United – report – Football Article

Ander Herrera is ‘hopeful’ of agreeing a new contract at Manchester United which would keep him at the club beyond this season, according to reports. The Spaniard’s current deal expires in May and is free to speak with overseas clubs about a potential summer transfer. Man United commenced negotiations over a new contract with Herrera in November. The midfielder is said to have shunned interest from former club Athletic Bilbao earlier this month. And according to M.E.N‘s Samuel…

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Anthony Martial ‘edging closer’ to agreeing new Manchester United contract – Football Article

Anthony Martial is ‘edging closer’ to signing a new contract with Manchester United, according to the BBC’s Simon Stone. French media outlet RMC reported on Friday that Martial has agreed on a new five year deal at Old Trafford, with only a few minor details left to clarify. The Frenchman looked certain to leave in the summer having fallen out of favour and form under Jose Mourinho, who was open to selling him over the transfer window. But…

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Manchester United enter race to sign Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka – report – Football Article

Manchester United have joined the race to sign 21-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bisakka next summer, according to reports. The Croydon-born youngster, who made his Palace debut in February, has cemented himself as a starter this season with a series of impressive performances at right-back under Roy Hodgson. Man United will need to rejuvenate the right-back position over the next year as Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, both 33, approach the end of their careers. And according to the Mirror‘s…

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David de Gea ‘happy to commit future’ to Manchester United – report – Football Article

David de Gea is happy to commit his long-term future to Manchester United but wants a significant pay-rise, according to sources at ESPN. The club activated an extension clause on his current deal in November, keeping him at Old Trafford until the summer of 2020. Talks over a new contract, which begun last year, have proven to be a protracted affair, with De Gea’s representatives adamant the Spaniard receives a wage-packet reflecting his importance to the club. According…

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Are Man United favourites to finish in the Premier League’s top four? – Football Article

With Manchester United facing Brighton at Old Trafford this weekend and Arsenal playing Chelsea at the Emirates, it is incredible to think that a top four finish that seemed almost impossible just three weeks ago would be in United’s own hands if both matches result in home wins. Such an outcome would put both United and Arsenal on 44 points, just three behind Chelsea, who come to Old Trafford on the Reds’ penultimate home game of the season. Of course,…

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David de Gea proves the difference in Manchester United win over Tottenham – Football Article

Manchester United star David de Gea has proven himself to be difference during the crucial victory over Tottenham. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men travelled to Wembley in the search of a win as the race for the top four heats up. United went ahead through Marcus Rashford and were grateful to De Gea as they managed to hold onto a precious clean-sheet. The Spaniard was the best player on the pitch on Sunday with the majority of fans even…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United – Football Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI for Manchester United clash with Tottenham Hotspur pretty much writes itself. That the Norwegian, after just five games, has found his best team already demonstrates the sheer contrast with the toxicity of Jose Mourinho, who never trusted his players enough to cultivate ‘first choice’ group of players. He would have worked on a number of key principles during Man United’s time in Dubai ahead of meeting Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The front three of…

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