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Ex-coach explains why signing of this England star is pointless

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A former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has spoken against the move by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to land Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid this summer as he has been in search of right-backs to bring in competition into the team.

Trippier has excelled during his time in LaLiga after arriving in a bargain deal from Tottenham in 2019 but he is being linked away from the club for a return to the Premier League.

However, Rene Meulensteen, an assistant to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson from 2007-2013, claims the former North London outfit player is not needed, claiming that the current form of Aaron Wan-Bissaka makes it evident that the Red Devils do not need another right-back.

Asked if they should submit a bid for Trippier, Meulensteen told Stadium Astro: “Not at the moment. It’s always good to have two players for a position because you need backup. But Aaron Wan-Bissaka has done fantastically well.

“He’s young still, he’s very fit and learns every day in training. He is one of the best one-v-one defenders in the league. I’m sure the coaching staff are working hard with him on his game. He is there, for me, to stay for a long, long time. He was an excellent buy for United.”

What is uncertain is whether the La Liga outfit will let go of the former Tottenham defender as he is highly valued at the club.

Wan-Bissaka has featured 17 times in the Premier League this season. He’s registered one goal, during the 4-1 win over Newcastle in October and has contributed to taking the Red Devils to the top of the league.

His recent form has helped United’s defence to become more solid in recent weeks by linking up well with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Meanwhile, Meulensteen spoke of Luke Shaw, saying he has had a resurgence of his career and that could help the Red Devils as well as return him to the England national team.

Speaking about Shaw, Meulensteen said: “He has done very well. When Alex Telles came in, it spurred Luke on. There is a spring in his step, he is going forward again.

“We all know he has had some tough times at Man Utd, but it is great to see him playing at his best.”

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Solskjaer given transfer orders

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Man United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly given an order to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to offload a trio of players if he must land a new central defender.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been keen on a central defender to partner Harry Maguire after he failed to invest in that area in the last summer transfer window. Now they have reportedly set their eyes on Jules Kounde from Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla.

The Red Devils have been told that Jules Kounde will cost them a £60 m fee which means they will have to cash in from the sale of some players before anything positive can happen.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has, therefore, been instructed by Ed Woodward to do away with three out-of-favour players at Old Trafford.

The club outcast, Sergio Romero tops the list alongside Phil Jones. There are assurances that the first duo could leave before the end of the transfer deadline.

Jules Kounde is also on the radar of other clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus which means Man United must do more to be able to land him.

Sergio Romero has already told the club he wants to leave after going down the pecking order.

He was stopped from a move to Everton in the summer and his wife blasted the club for that “Sergio Romero worked hard for his club.

The last trophy they won, they lifted it with him. He helped the team [reach] 4 finals/semifinals, and then he was left on the bench only to lose them all. It is time to return the opportunity and let him go. RESPECT FOR ONCE.” She wrote on her social media page.

“He said to me: ‘Look, now the season is over and everyone has a few days off. Then we go to play the Europa League… I’m not going to count on you because you haven’t trained for four months’.”

He added on his future plans: “My idea is also to try to stay at Estudiantes. I played a game, got injured and all of this happened.

“That is why I will see in September if the loan can be extended and continue for a few more months.”

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How Rivaldo advised Gabriel Veron against Man United

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Gabriel Veron has been advised by Barcelona legend Rivaldo not to consider a move to Man United, and make a move to Man City.

This remains a big blow to the Red Devils in their chase of the 18-year-old Brazilian

Gabriel Veron has grabbed a lot of eyeballs since breaking into the Palmeiras first-team setup in 2019.

He has continued to impress with consistency over the past 18 months at the Allianz Parque, the reason why he is attracting interests from top clubs of in the world.

The likes of Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have all indicated interest in the 18-year-old, but Premier League duo Manchester City and Manchester United are at the front row with the Citizens now favourites as advised by Brazilian legend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on a right wing player as he was unable to land England international winger Jadon Sancho.

This is the reason why Solskjaer invested in the signature of Amad Diallo from Atalanta as a solution for the future, while Facundo Pellistri has been pencilled down for the future as well as he has been sent out on loan.

Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez are the only natural wingers with Pep Guardiola and that could mean a chance for the Brazilian as they have been handed a major advantage with the advice by football legend Rivaldo.

Rivaldo has urged Veron to snub Manchester United and instead join Manchester City.

The Barcelona legend said,

“There are strong rumours that Manchester United and Manchester City are chasing Gabriel Veron’s signing from Palmeiras and I think that the Manchester club that wins this particular fight will be properly rewarded.”

“Veron has lots of talent and a bright future ahead so it’s no coincidence to see two big English clubs chasing him, and he could perform for either club without problems. If he has the choice between the two clubs, I suggest City because they are the more stable club nowadays, with a solid tactical system implemented by Pep Guardiola, which is not the case with Manchester United, despite also being a fantastic club.”

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Manchester United not interested in Dayot Upamecano

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It has been revealed that English Premier League outfit Man United were never interested in the signature of RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano as reported in the media.

Upamecano’s agent confirmed on Monday that there is a €42.5m (£37.45m) release clause in the defender’s contract that kicks in at the end of the season.

It is a known fact that the Red Devils are in search of a defender to partner Harry Maguire and it was alleged that they are in the bidding for Dayot Upamecano but this rumour has been dismissed by Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who has now revealed that the player was only wanted by Liverpool and Chelsea, aside his team as both clubs submitted attractive offers for his signature.

Rummenigge said, “In addition to Bayern Munich, there are at least two quite attractive clubs interested, the fact is that the player is interesting, and the fact is that we lose David Alaba in that position.”

“I can’t say if there will be other departures in that position.”

He added that “You have to let things grow in peace. We have a good relationship with Mr Struth (Agent). The player will know what he wants at some point,”

“We have a good relationship with RB Leipzig as well. I have had a conversation with Oliver Mintzlaff. When things become concrete, we’ll talk again.”

“The fact that Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him proves that he has very good qualities. He can replace David Alaba.”

Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he will not bring in any new player to the club again.

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