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Ferdinand expects a quiet January window for Man Utd

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Man United legend Rio Ferdinand has stated that he is not expecting the club to do more serious businesses in this January window after they completed the purchase of Amad Diallo.

Amad Diallo joined the Red Devils in this January winter transfer window after spending four years with Atalanta with just one season in the senior team.

The 18-year-old might have made just four senior appearances for Atalanta but he is one of the most highly-rated youngsters currently playing in Europe.

An agreement for Amad Diallo was reached in October, but the deal could not be completed as a result his work permit. He officially joined the Red Devils on January 7 for an initial £18.7m. This deal includes around £20m more in add-ons.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has been linked with a number of players but there are suggestions that it could be the end of deals until the summer window.

Ferdinand told the Stretford Paddock that he would be “very surprised” if United sign anyone else this month:

“I don’t think he’ll bring anyone in. He is hoping that Diallo from Atalanta will come in and set the world alight in training – so he gives him some food for thought.

“Listen, it is alright saying we want someone but who is selling in this market right now? I don’t see many teams who are willing to sell players right now. Unless you’re going to break the bank and pay monstrous fees. I don’t think Man United want to be doing that right now.

“I think Man United will leave this window alone. I’d be very surprised if they go in again.”

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had earlier stated that clubs do not have millions to do deals at the moment. “We are always looking to see if there is any way possible that we can improve this squad and bring players in that will have the right level, quality, personality and fits all the criteria,” he told BBC Radio Five Live.

“This summer and year has been a strange one and it is very important everyone understands this has an effect on football. Not everyone can spend millions and millions.

“It is never easy to have too many new players in the team, it takes time for players to gel into a unit.

“We have seen some clubs go for the quick fix and some have trust in the process. We have to improve and get results but adding players with different qualities than we have.”

When asked how many more signings he would like to make before the transfer window closes on October 5, Solskjaer said: “I never set myself a target, like scoring 20 goals as a player.

“You just have to go day by day, making sure you develop and improve. We have a vision of where we want to get to but know so many things can come in the way. I believe in seeing how the team and club develops.”

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Legend ignores Man Utd, names six teams that can win champions league

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Experienced legend, Danny Murphy has listed the six clubs he thinks can win the Champions League this season.

His list include title holders Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. However, Manchester United was not mentioned.

Danny Murphy predicts English clubs could be a dominant force in Europe this campaign, with Chelsea hoping to defend the title they won after beating Manchester City in last season’s champions league final.

For Liverpool, they reached successive Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019 and would be eager to challenge for another this seasonn.

Danny Murphy insists Manchester City are one of the favorites as with Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, PSG and Atletico Madrid.

Asked which teams he expects to challenge for the Champions League title, Murphy told MailSport:

“I personally think the winners will come from one of six – Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG.

“Atletico are an outsider because Diego Simeone has matchwinners in Luis Suarez and Griezmann in addition to the remarkable team spirit he’s fostered.”

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Why Man Utd may not win trophy

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Rio Ferdinand, has said the Manchester United inexperience could stop themfrom winning the Champions League this season.

Man United manager has brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer, as he seeks to win his first title at Old Trafford.

However, the team have not won any silverware since the Europa League final in 2017.

Their rivals, Liverpool and Chelsea have won both the Premier League and Champions League while Manchester City have won last season’s fina, their third league title in four years under experienced coach Pep Guardiola.

“I think Man United’s not a problem, but where they’re behind the other three English teams, is the experience of winning things.

“All the other three English teams have won things, whether it be the Champions League or the Premier League. Man United have yet to do that as this group.

“That’s where they are lacking, and that’s where they’ve got to play catch up and they’ve got to do that this season. The transfer window for them has been impeccable, but that’s got to translate into trophies,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

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What Solskjaer said about Man Utd 2-1 defeat to Young Boys

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has lambasted his side following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on yesterday.

Manchester United began their Champions League campaign with a shock loss to Young Boys.

The Red Devil took the lead when Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal since he returned to Old Trafford.

Later on, the game turned around after Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a straight red card for his challenge on Christopher Martins.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has lay blames on his team following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday.

The Switzerland side eventually drew level, thanks to Moumi Ngameleu’s strike.

The match should have been a draw but Lingard tried to find David de Gea but his pass found Theoson Siebatcheu.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seriously warned his squad that they must learn from their mistakes if they are to avoid an early exit from the championship competition.

“A lack of concentration, you make a mistake and you get done. We did that last year, conceding two sloppy counter-attacks against Basaksehir and lost that game in the last seconds today.

“So we know we’ve given ourselves a more difficult task. We did last year when everyone thought we were through after two games.

“You need 10 or 12 points: win your home games and one away from home. We’ve lost the opportunity to get three points, but we’ve got two home games next and got to focus on those two,” Solskjaer said after the game.

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