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Has Man United spent too much on Jadon Sancho?

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Man United have finally announced a deal in principle for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho and it is understood that he will be completing a £73 million move to Old Trafford after the European Championship and a medical test.

The Man City academy graduate has earned a reputation in the Bundesliga as an explosive attacker offering goals and assists.

At 21, he could offer 10 or more years of service, potentially getting better all the time, the reason why he was invested upon.

A former United defender, Paul Parker therefore believes that huge the investment on Sancho is a waste and would be better spent elsewhere.

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He said United should have prioritised his England teammate Declan Rice because he’s the type of midfielder their side is lacking and should have been their No 1 transfer focus.

“There’s a way of just being that defensive player, but then as well there’s another way of being a midfield player who can break into the attacking third,” Parker told the Daily Express.

“United haven’t got that player, so if they’re going to go into the marketplace you have to look at Declan Rice.

“It’s all about someone young. If you were to go and spend the Sancho money on him, you would have got someone who is proven in the Premier League. Everyone talks about him and knows about him.”

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He added that “Declan Rice, take the dust off of it, is a box-to-box player,” he added. “You can use that because that’s exactly what it is.

“He’s not just content sitting in there to think he’s doing his job, sideways, square passes and back. He can drop into the back four to give it back to a centre-half then run off and just get your stats up.

“He actually wants to make things happen on the edge of the box. And the bonus is that he’s willing to run back and recover as well if things were to break down.

“He’s not already being there waiting and being an extra person at the back. He’s willing to do both.

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“So if you’re going to keep it within the shores, you are not going to get anyone better than him in this moment in time.”

However, the Red Devils boast of forwards, including Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Amad Diallo. They also have Edinson Cavani who can operate as a centre forward.

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Man United told target is ‘Good enough for the top’

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Tyrell Malacia has encouraged Manchester United to make a move for their target Cody Gakpo as he claims the forward is ready to make the step up and join another club.

The Red Devils had prioritised a move for Antony instead but interest in the PSV Eindhoven star remains, especially after his three goals in four appearances for Netherlands at the World Cup in Qatar.

Gakpo has also bagged 13 goals and provided 17 assists for PSV this season and he is tipped to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Red Devils will have to battle Arsenal for the signature of the forward.

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Following reports suggesting United are keen to sign the 23-year-old in January, his countryman Malacia is confident he can make the step up.

‘He’s good enough for the top, there’s no doubt,’ Malacia told The Athletic.

Meanwhile, tbe forward reacted to interest about him from England.

‘I have to be honest, I am not thinking about that now,’ Gakpo said of his future.

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‘I am focused on the tournament and want to keep performing well, to keep helping the team. Hopefully when we become world champions we can think about other things.

‘I try to keep focused and the other players don’t really speak about that kind of thing.’

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Piers Morgan finally reveals if Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Saudi Arabia club or not

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Piers Morgan has finally opened up on the speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a record-breaking deal to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.

The Arsenal fan who recently granted an interview with the veteran player, said the report is untrue.

Ronaldo had parted ways with the Red Devils while at the World Cup after a controversial interview with Piers Morgan.

He had slammed the Red Devils, former teammates and the management of the club before his exit.

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However, as a free player, reports claimed the Portuguese superstar had received a contract offer worth €500million (£432m), with Marca claiming on Monday that Ronaldo has now agreed to the terms and will join Al-Nassr on January 1.

However, Morgan – who is in frequent contact with Ronaldo after their explosive interview – insists the reports are wide of the mark and tweeted, “Again, Not true”.

According to Piers Morgan, Cristiano Ronaldo is still good for the Champions League as he hinted the former Real Madrid and Juventus star will remain in Europe.

‘He thinks that if he does well at this World Cup, he’ll get what he really wants, which is a club in the Champions League that extends his record and his legacy,’ Morgan told the Daily Telegraph.

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‘It’s not about money at this stage of his career. It comes down to a burning desire to play football at the highest level, to break records and win trophies. And he has done that in more countries than any other player in history.’

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Former United attacker calls Ronaldo to join him in new club

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Former Man United attacker Odion Ighalo ‘hopes’ Cristiano Ronaldo joins him in the Saudi Arabian Professional League.

Although he claimed that the Portuguese international could decide to stay in Europe and move to a Champions League club.

Ronaldo, who is currently in Qatar with Portugal’s World Cup squad, is searching for a new club after being released by Man United last month.

Reports claim that Al-Nassr have offered him £150m a season to join them on a three-year deal but that is yet to be confirmed by the forward.

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Nigerian striker Ighalo plays for Al Hilal and wants Ronaldo to join him in Saudi Arabia, although he admits he will likely remain in Europe and join a Champions League club.

‘Cristiano Ronaldo is hugely ambitious, and I think he will want to play in a Champions League team and end his career well, but you never can say,’ Ighalo told The Athletic.

‘He has the decision to make. I wish him all the best in that decision, and hopefully, he does come to Saudi Arabia.

‘I would love for him to come to Saudi because he would boost the league and add more fanbase to the league. People who aren’t already watching will start to engage with the league and see something they are missing.’

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United humbled in their bids to sign Gakpo with these words from Van Dijk

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Liverpool defender Vrigil van Dijk aimed a brutal dig at Manchester United after reports that they want to sign PSV forward Cody Gakpo.

In his analysis, he said the Red Devils have little chance of signing Cody Gakpo when the PSV forward opts to leave the Eredivisie club.

According to him, Man United do not belong to the same level as Real Madrid and may not be able to compete for the signature of the forward.

The versatile forward’s value is believed to have sky rocketed over the course of the last 10 days as a result of his performance in the World Cup.

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Van Dijk believes United will have little chance of competing for his signature should the European elite enter the running.

‘Are Manchester United and Real Madrid on the same level?’ said Van Dijk when informed of the increasing interest in Gakpo from Europe’s heavyweight clubs. ‘No disrespect, not at all.

‘I definitely think he has that next step in him. I definitely feel like it could happen, whether that is in the winter or the summer or next year, time will tell.

‘He is a great boy who works hard, very talented and definitely there is more in him. We are so pleased he is doing so well for us. Long may it continue.’

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Gabriel Jesus tells United fans who the club signed in the summer

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Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has schooled critics of Manchester United midfielder Casemiro, saying the Red Devils signed a very good player.

Casemiro has continued to impress with at Qatar as he scored the only goal in Brazil’s victory over Switzerland on Monday, which assured the South Americans of a place in the knock-out stage of the World Cup with a match to spare.

Gabriel Jesus insisted the Manchester United star 30-year-old has repeatedly demonstrated his all-around game.

“I don’t know if people in England watched Casemiro’s career before he came to the Premier League, but I followed him for years at Real Madrid and know how many goals he scored in the Champions League,” Gabriel Jesus said.

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“If you go to Google and watch Casemiro’s games for Real, you will find what he is all about. He went there and scored a lot.

“I have played with some good midfielders and I put Fernandinho in there as well. But I have spent a lot of time with Casemiro and he is just an amazing player.

“Some people don’t understand that and don’t give him a lot of respect. But I do because I played with him for such a long time and know how good he is.”

He continued: “He will definitely be a good signing for United because of his quality and the way he works. It is just amazing. He is just so focused all the time,” Gabriel Jesus continued.

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“He’s like ‘don’t lose, don’t give the ball away’. It has been the same everywhere he’s been – that’s why he has been so successful. If you are a player who loves to work and wants to follow a winner, then he is a great influence.”

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United’s fate might have been decided in chase of Jude Bellingham

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It is understood that the fate of Man United in the chase of Jude Bellingham might have been decided as the player is considering staying at Borussia Dortmund until the end of his contract in 2025.

Bellingham, 19, is one of the most in-demand players in world football and United wanted him to join and make up the flop by Jadon Sancho at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils face competition from Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid for the youngster who has scored 19 goals in 112 games for Dortmund since joining from Birmingham City in 2020.

However, should he decide to leave Borussia Dortmund, United seems to have lost out already as Premier League champions Manchester City are emerging as favourites.

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British agent Haydn Dodge claims Phil Foden and Erling Haaland, who played alongside Bellingham at Dortmund, are desperate for the midfielder to move to the Etihad and could influence his decision.

“Bellingham may actually wait and move for free,” Dodge told Caught Offside.

“I know it’s crossed his mind, but I also know that Erling Haaland and Phil Foden have been in his ear about moving to Manchester City.

“Haaland is absolutely desperate to link back up with him again and when it comes to Foden, it’s clear to see how well he gets on with Bellingham, England fans saw that for themselves last night against Wales.”

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United get advantage in chase of player as pundit gives nod to Old Trafford ahead of Arsenal

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Man United have been handed a major advantage after Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic was advised to make a move to Old Trafford and snub Arsenal, who are also being linked.

Both Arsenal and United have been linked with the signature if the Chelsea flop who has been tipped to part ways with the Blues after the World Cup.

USA legend Eric Wynalda insists he ‘would not be surprised’ to see Pulisic on the move as there is much speculation that Potter ‘doesn’t like him’ as a player.

‘I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Chelsea loaned Christian Pulisic out, there’s been a lot of talk that Graham Potter doesn’t like him,’ Wynalda told VegasInsider.

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‘I’m not sure Arsenal as a destination is a good fit for Christian Pulisic. But I really like the idea of him going to Manchester United. With Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club there will be a new vibe with that team.’

Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic has reacted to reports over his future and he is not ready to take any decisions in a rush.

He said: ‘I’m taking it day by day right now and will do everything in my power to work with this medical team and make sure I can play.’

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European giants drop suspicion after claims on Ronaldo

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Bayern Munich CEO, Oliver Kahn, has dropped words that raised suspicion that the Bundesliga champions want to sign Portugal’s captain, Cristiano Ronaldo as soon as possible.

This is as he claimed that the club have big love for the veteran player who is currently a free player.

Recall that Ronaldo’s relationship with Man United have been called off and he has left the club as a free player.

This is after he granted a controversial interview where he slammed the club, management and his teammates.

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Kahn said this while ruling out a move for Ronaldo following his Manchester United exit last week.

Ronaldo has left everyone in the dark over his next move as he is expected to join a new club after the World Cup.

“We have already dealt with this,” Bayern’s CEO Oliver Kahn told Sky Sports Germany.

“We have a clear idea, a clear philosophy of how our squad should be put together.

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“We all appreciate him, there is no discussion. We all love Cristiano Ronaldo, but that is something that doesn’t fit into our idea.”

Howbeit, the former Real Madrid and Juventus star has been urged to make a move to Arsenal so as to compliment their good season.

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