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Facundo Pellistri’s agent confirms next move

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Facundo Pellistri’s agent Edgardo Lasalvia has confirmed that his client is set for a temporal exit from Manchester United and could join a La Liga club on loan for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old winger joined the Red Devils for a fee of £10 million from Uruguay club Penarol in the summer transfer window and has been training with the team but yet to get the chance.

Facundo Pellistri’s chance and debut was to be handed to him in the FA Cup win over Watford before he was ruled out of the clash after testing positive for COVID-19. He was also named on the bench in the Champions League group stages against Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir.

Although, Pellistri has had eight appearances for the U23 side since completing his move to United. Now that the Red Devils have secured the signature of Amad Diallo from Atlanta, his chances will be limited the more which is the reason why he has to leave for a first-team experience.

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However, his agent, Edgardo Lasalvia disclosed that the youngster would leave Old Trafford before the end of the month.

He said: “We are working on that (a transfer), surely Spain is the destination.”

In a recent interview, Pellistri told Man United’s official website that “It’s been amazing to train with guys like [Marcus] Rashford, [Paul] Pogba, [Juan] Mata and Edi, who is very close friends with me,

“It’s amazing for me because I watched them on TV and now I am practising with them. The intensity, the high quality they have, it’s great for me to play with them and I improve a lot.

“All the time I speak with Edi and he is a very nice person. He is always trying to be around me, giving me advice and everything that I need. He is there to help me and that is very important for me. I am very happy with that.

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“I know he is one of the best players in the world and one of the all-time best players from Uruguay, but he is also a very nice person.”

Meanwhile, Penarol secretary Evaristo Gonzalez has revealed that an agreement was reached during negotiation with Man United that Pellistri would be going straight into the first team.

He said: “Pellistri is going straight to the first team. He’s going to play. During negotiations, they asked me if I could guarantee that he was in the bubble because they need him.

“Then it will be a matter of whether the manager uses him.”

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Paul Parker takes a dig at Jesse Lingard as he hands him transfer order

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Paul Parker has taken a dig at Jesse Lingard, describing him as ‘Mr Instagram’ .

He therefore said Jesse Lingard needs to ‘stop taking pictures and start being a footballer’ , asking him to leave Manchester United this January transfer window.

Although reports confirm that Jesse Lingard is keen to leave and is angry with the club for blocking his move as Newcastle United and West Ham United are keen on his service.

Parker told MyBettingSites: ‘I think Jesse Lingard needs to go. He’s almost 30.

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‘You can’t just be one of the names at Manchester United and be ‘Mr. Instagram’ around all these big names at a big club.

‘He’s got to go out and prove that he wants to play football and he doesn’t need Manchester United around him. He needs to stop taking pictures and start becoming a footballer.

‘If it means going to Newcastle, they can demand even more from him because he comes from Manchester United, good for him.

‘They’re going to demand more from him because it seems that he wants to be Mr. Social Media and he’s going to have to demand more from himself.’

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It is therefore yet to be seen if the Red Devils will let go of the midfielder.

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What Marcus Rashford said to Martial after Sevilla move

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Marcus Rashford has sent a message to his friend Anthony Martial after the Frenchman completed his loan move to Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla.

Martial found playing time difficult to come by at Old Trafford, hence his decision to leave.

Rashford, one of the first United players to react to Martial’s departure, on social media, wrote: ‘Good luck my brother,’ with a heart emoji.

Meanwhile, United hero Rio Ferdinand is one of those that wanted Martial to stay.

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‘I think Anthony Martial needs this, he needs to play first team football, he needs to be a regular, he needs to start playing on a regular basis now on a consistent level,’ Ferdinand said on his YouTube channel.

‘For the last year or so, or longer even, he hasn’t been a regular and he probably needed this move.

‘Listen, getting the Ballon d’Or as a bonus in the contract – if he wins the Ballon d’Or, X amount of money gets paid – it puts a bit of extra pressure on someone, but when he came he hit the ground running.

‘The goal he scored against Liverpool you think, “Wow! This kid is going to be world-class!”

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‘He’s shown glimpses throughout his career at Man United where you think, “Wow, this kid could be ultra-special” but then there’s been times where he’s been underwhelming and you thought, “This isn’t good enough”.

‘So hopefully he improves [on loan] and it frees up a bit of space for Man United to go and get someone else.’

Martial joins a Sevilla side who are second in the La Liga table, four points behind leaders Real Madrid.

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Neville reveals his best Alex Ferguson signings at United and why

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Gary Neville claimed that Wayne Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy are one of the best signings legendary manager Alex Ferguson made when he was in charge at Old Trafford.

He said they made instant impact at the club and were able to achieve with the team am as well.

Recall that Neville was already an established Premier League star when Wayne Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy arrived at Old Trafford in the early 2000s.

‘There were two certainties,’ Neville told fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher when asked to name the players he knew were on another level as soon as they joined Manchester United.

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‘The one who I already knew was Wayne Rooney. It wasn’t even a risk, you just knew he would be absolutely unbelievable.

‘Even though we had to wait for him to make his debut because he was injured, I never thought it would be a risk.

‘The other one I didn’t know but we spent a lot of money on him and it was Ruud van Nistelrooy.

‘The first time I watched him in training, he did a shooting session and hit one and I went, “woah, you can’t kick a ball like that”. Sometimes you see things in training and just think to yourself, “that’s a proper player.”

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‘That was Ruud. He was the one who I didn’t know beforehand that I looked at straightaway in training and thought he was unbelievable.

‘The other one was Wayne Rooney and it was mesmerising to think what he would do for us.’

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Jesse Lingard might not join Newcastle as Pearce reveals what could happen

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Following reports that Newcastle United are working hard to land Jesse Lingard on loan, coach Stuart Pearce has revealed that it might not happen as he claimed that West Ham United are also keen on landing the midfielder.

He added that West Ham would be delighted to welcome Lingard back to the London Stadium after their failed attempt last summer to secure a deal for the 29-year-old.

“Jesse is a commodity that is not playing for his football club that would be a benefit to a lot of clubs in the Premier League, that would be my personal opinion. Our [club] is certainly one of them, there is no doubt,” Pearce told talkSPORT

“Everyone is aware that we tried to get Jesse back again last summer and that will continue probably in this window as well but that is down to Jesse. Jesse has six months of his contract left, he will decide and Manchester Untied more importantly will decide what his future is for the next six months.

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“I always feel it is a real shame when a player of that talent is probably not playing regularly. Especially his contribution when he came and joined us and had a wonderful six months and got himself back in the England fold as well, so it has helped Gareth [Southgate] as well,” Pearce added.

“Listen, I will be delighted if he goes and plays, wherever he goes and plays. If he turns up at West Ham over the next four days it will be utopia. If he goes and plays anywhere else in the Premier League I will still be pleased back seeing him play again.”

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Former PL goalkeeper says THIS United player is now untouchable and exit talks will no longer happen

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Ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson, has claimed that Man United right-back Diogo Dalot is now an untouchable member of the team while exit talks cannot arise again.

Dalot, 22, was signed to the club in 2018 by former manager Jose Mourinho, however, the Portuguese tactician’s departure saw the full-back struggle under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The struggle made him consider a move away but with the consistency under interim manager, he has become very confident and Robinson says he is now untouchable.

“If players get game-time, it will raise their level of confidence,” Rangnick said. “I think, before until two or three months ago, he hasn’t had that much game-time because, on most occasions, Aaron was playing in that position. Right now, he’s getting a lot of game-time and we all know of all those offensive tools he has.

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“He’s offensively one of the best full-backs we could have. He still has space for improvement in his defensive actions, one-on-one duels, anticipating and closing the gaps between himself and his team-mates.

“There is still space for improvement but he’s still a player who can develop and learn. So far, in the last couple of games, he did well and I was happy with his performances.”

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Ferdinand sends major warning to United as they attempt to land midfielder

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Man United legend Rio Ferdinand has waneed his former club that there is more to signing Declan Rice from West Ham United.

Declan Rice is a top midfield target for the Red Devils but Ferdinand says there is more to him as he cannot solve the club’s problems alone.

“I don’t think it matters what individuals Man United bring in,” Ferdinand told Vibe With Five.

“It’s been proven over a long period of time now that you can bring in your superstars and think this is a saving grace etc.

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“It’s about the way the team is built, and the way the tactics are implemented. I think you need a style of football, you need tactics put in place, and an identity put in place, which we’ve been calling for for ages, that the players can all identify with, and then you go forward with it.

“Until that point, it’s just playing off the cuff, you’re just thinking ‘oh he’s going to win you a game’.

“Bruno’s done it for the last couple of years, when Bruno shows up and produces a moment it’s ‘oh we’ve won the game’. That’s not down to tactics, it wasn’t down to structure, it wasn’t down to an identity or philosophy, it was down to individual brilliance.

“The best teams on the planet don’t win things through individuals. They win it because the team plays the best, but they might have an individual within that able to produce the magic here or there.

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“Until that system is put in place, I don’t care who we sign.”

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Revealed, Gerrard almost joined Man United, Gary Neville makes some revelations

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Man United legend Gary Neville has disclosed that Steven Gerrard was lured to Man United but the deal didn’t fall through.

Neville said legendary manager Alex Ferguson also wanted it to happen but Gerrard turned the offer down.

“I went on a tapping-up mission at Euro 2004 when I knew Chelsea were trying to take advantage of Liverpool being in turmoil.

“‘Come play for United,’ I said one day to Steven when we were in the hotel.
‘The fans will take to you in no time.’ He just laughed, and said: ‘I’ll do it if you go to Anfield.’”

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Gerrard went on to verify those claims in his own book, My Story, in 2015.

“My agent, Struan Marshall, told me that, under Fergie, United had a decent pop at trying to sign me,” Gerrard said.

“Gary Neville would knock at my door during England camps. He’d come in for a chat and let me know how much United would love me to play for them. Gary told me Fergie had sent him.”

In fact, he offered Gerrard a three-year contract to sign for United, according to The Athletic, but the Liverpool-born midfielder declined and the rest is well, history.

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Ferguson, therefore claim Gerrard was not a “top, top player” in his own autobiography – a quote that surprised the former Liverpool captain.

“In 2004, Ferguson had called me ‘the most influential player in England, bar none’ and suggested that ‘anyone would love to have Gerrard in their team’,” Gerrard said.

“So I was a little hurt and surprised when 13 years later, Ferguson used his autobiography to insist he was one of the few who never thought I was ‘a top, top player’.

“I wouldn’t lose any sleep but I was slightly taken aback after all his praise.”

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Jesse Lingard told another transfer message by pundit

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Football Pundit Neil Warnock has told Jesse Lingard to leave Man United this January winter transfer window.

Jesse Lingard is one of the players expected to part ways with the Red Devils before the window is shut with Anthony Martial already joined Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla on loan until the end of the season.

However, the pundit has explained why Jesse Lingard needs to leave his current club and what he likes about the player.

“They (Man United) have never really given him a chance, have they?” said Warnock. “He had such a great time at West Ham.

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“You would think ‘give him a chance’. The problem at Manchester United is that they have got so many big names. How do you cope with that dressing room? With your Ronaldo and Pogba’s and all things like that.

“Lingard won’t be anywhere near the top of that list, so he would be an easy one to leave out. I think he showed at West Ham that when he has got that desire, he is lovely to watch.

“I think, for his own good, he needs to go because he will never be one of the big names at Man United.”

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