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What Mourinho said in 2018 that hints United have been in mess for a while and could continue

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Man United suffered another heavy defeat against Brighton on Saturday night which made Ralf Rangnick to brand his side’s showing at the Amex as “terrible”.

He accused as his players of lacking fight, spirit and any ounce of desire.

However, this problem has been noted by former manager Jose Mourinho in the past when he said the club’s players do not care about the team.

In October of 2018, Jose Mourinho, after a 3-1 Premier League defeat to West Ham, remarked that “some [players] care more than others” at the club as his revealing admission highlighted the depth of United’s demise.

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“Every player is different, no player is the same,” Mourinho said. “I see different actions but what you see is not really inside. I see upset people, some people that don’t look like they lost a game.

“I see so-so but in the little two sessions of training we had [since Saturday] everything was normal, desire to work and play. What I can do to improve things I do, and I will improve the things that depend on me and my work.”

Though the Portuguese manager’s comments were made with regards to some of his squad over three-and-a-half years ago, one could be forgiven for thinking the current Roma boss made the remarks in the wake of United’s latest embracing ordeal.

This also sends a message that it could continue if not checked.

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Gary Neville reveals ONE major problem United have with this summer transfer window

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Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has claimed a major problem the Red Devils have is that players are not eager to join the club anymore.

Neville made this claim after United were thrashed 4-0 by Brentford on Saturday to make it their second defeat in as many games this season.

According to Neville, United cannot sort out their woes by signing new players, who are not even enticed by money.

This is as he suggested that attempts to make new signings will not pull any positive result because they might not be able to get the best of the players.

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He told Sky Sports: “That’s the problem now. United in the past have always answered the fans’ anger through money and spending in the transfer market.

“The problem is that no, no one wants to take their money. That’s a massive issue. They can’t spend the money.

‘If you’re a player watching that performance in the first half what are you thinking about coming to this club?”

Following the two defeats in two games, there are fears that the Red Devils will have to battle their lives out in the next game against Liverpool next weekend. This leaves new manager Erik ten Hag in a difficult situation.

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How United missed out on big Chelsea player before Stamford Bridge exit

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Manchester United missed out on signing Timo Werner from Chelsea before the striker rejoined RB Leipzig, according to reports.

The situation at Old Trafford calls for a new striker as Anthony Martial is injured, Marcus Rashford badly out of form and Cristiano Ronaldo still keen to leave the club.

However, the Red Devils were keen on signing Werner before he opted to return to Leipzig after his struggles at Stamford Bridge.

The German international striker has returned to the Bundesliga side on a four-year deal in a transfer worth a reported £25m after failing to live up to expectations at the Stamford Bridge.

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While he scored 95 goals and 40 assists in 159 games before moving to Chelsea in 2020 for £47.5m, Werner scored just 23 goals in 89 matches across all competitions for Chelsea.

‘I am incredibly grateful for the time I spent at this special club,’ Werner said about his time at Chelsea.

‘I felt so much love and support throughout the last two years and I will never forget how you guys stood behind me in good and in challenging times!’

Quizzed about rejoining Leipzig, Werner added: ‘I had a great time here between 2016 and 2020, when we performed brilliantly as newcomers in the league.

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‘It was a dignified departure for me to leave the club as record goal scorer, but that’s in the past now and I’m looking ahead, because both I and the club have developed in the past two years.

‘I had two great years at Chelsea that I’m really grateful for. The experience to play abroad in a new league really helped me and my career.

‘Now I’m looking forward to the new season with RB Leipzig and above all to meeting the Leipzig fans again, who mean a great deal to me.’

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Ronaldo’s United exit nears as legend tells him possible destination is a good team

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Real Madrid legend, Guti, has told Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo that a move to Atletico Madrid this summer won’t be an idea.

The La Liga side have indicated interest in signing Ronaldo and they meet his demand of Champions League football. Guti said Atletico Madrid is a good side for the veteran to join.

He told DAZN: “If in this case, he decides to come to Atletico Madrid, why not? It’s a great team, he is a great striker. Atletico Madrid needs a good striker and why not? I think it would be a good pairing.”

Guti added, “It would be strange, because Madrid loves him so much because he’s a very loved player. I think that the Real Madrid fans wouldn’t mind. I think that everything Cristiano had to give to Real Madrid, he already gave. If he feels happy being able to play in a great team like Atletico and in the Spanish league, which I think he wants, why not?”

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Meanwhile Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is understood to have already offered the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to Atletico Madrid which makes a deal possible.

But Guti believes this would be a great move for both parties as they will complement each other.

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United introduced to top class player who scores goals for fun as best suit for the club

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Rangers legend, Ally McCoist, has told Manchester United that £68 million rated former Chelsea star, Tammy Abraham who scores goals for fun is the player they need in this summer transfer window.

The Red Devils are keen on more additions as they have become more frustrated with their failure to win the first game of the season.

United have been linked with other players but the progress has been slow, especially with Barcelona’s Frankie de Jong.

McCoist therefore said it ‘makes sense’ for Abraham, who left Stamford Bridge in 2021, to return to England with either to join Manchester United or Chelsea this summer.

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The 24-year-old joined Serie A outfit Roma last summer for £34million, linking up with legendary Premier League boss Jose Mourinho.

Rangers legend McCoist, however, believes a move to Old Trafford would be a good option for both parties.

“It makes sense for Manchester United,” McCoist told talkSPORT

“The question and dilemma he will have to answer is whether he would want to move back to Chelsea or go to Manchester United.

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“I think he is a top class player, and he scores goals for fun.”

Meanwhile there are fears that Frankie de Jong could end up with Chelsea.

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United, Arsenal target finally issue response to interest in him, gives reasons

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PSV Eindhoven forward, Cody Gakpo, has finally given his response to Arsenal and Man United as both Premier League sides are in his chase.

Gakpo has informed both clubs that he will likely remain with PSV if they make it into the Champions League proper.

On Tuesday night, PSV beat Monaco to reach the Champions League play-off round, which is the last knockout stage before September’s group stages.

Manchester United and Arsenal been mentioned as the two clubs that are keen on signing Gakpo from the Dutch club.

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But United can only offer Europa League football this season so victory for PSV over Rangers could be a damaging blow to Erik Ten Hag’s bid to find a new striker.

“We must first focus on and try to make it to the Champions League. Then it is more likely that I will stay,” Gakpo said after PSV’s win over Monaco.

“I don’t think I have said anywhere that I am leaving, so there is definitely a chance that I will stay.

“I’m open for a cup of coffee with the management – or coffee for them and water for me. We’ll see how it goes. ”

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Meanwhile Arteta has already given the hint that he will do more business in this summer transfer window.

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United, Arsenal target makes big claim about his future,

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Man United and Arsenal target Cody Gakpo has made a big claim about his future with PSV Eindhoven.

This is as he hints that he is opened to a move away from the club anytime.

The Holland winger said he will stay with his current employers if he is assured of Champions League footballm

But after victory over FC Emmen yesterday, Gakpo said: “It could be that if PSV makes it to the Champions League, I will stay.

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“Getting the Champions League with PSV makes it more likely to stay.

“I have never said anywhere that I want to leave,” emphasised the attacker. “The chance that I will stay is there anyway. We just have to see how it will develop and eventually I will make my choice.”

PSV face a Champions League qualifier with AS Monaco this month and that would be a major decider for the player.

Should PSV fail to fly pass Monaco, it means the Gunners and their EPL counterpart will stand a chance of landing the player.

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Although, both Arsenal and Man United will he missing in the Champions League this season after missing out of the top four but they will be playing in the Europa League.

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What Liverpool legend said about incoming United player

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Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, has spoken about Manchester United signing, Adrien Rabiot saying that there is nothing much to celebrate about the player.

Man United reports that the Red Devils have agreed on a deal with Serie A giants Juventus for the signature of Rabiot and he would be unveiled as soon as Erik ten Hag’s side agree on personal terms with his agent and mother, Veronique.

Souness has now cast his doubts on Rabiot, insisting that the France international is not the Red Devils’ first choice and not an upgrade.

Souness told talkSPORT: “He was at PSG and ran down his contract and went to Juve. He’s not done it there. I’m not sure that’s much of an upgrade on what they have got there already. What it stinks of is if you are signing him at this time, he’s not your first choice. Maybe your second.”

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“It is 24 days to go until the window closes, one game gone, I think you are reacting to things now. That’s when you make mistakes.”

He added: “Let’s see if he can deal with the intensity of our game. He’s gone to Juve and not shone there. Italian football for a midfield player is a bit easier than for a player playing in the English game. I found it a doddle out there. I’m not saying it’s like that now.”

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Pundit issues “embarrassing” transfer claim about United and Frankie de Jong

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Alan Hutton has claimed that it would be “embarrassing” for Man United if Chelsea eventually signs Frenkie de Jong ahead of them.

This is as the ex-Spurs and Aston Villa defender, while speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suspects that Erik ten Hag is becoming “frustrated” with the De Jong situation.

When asked for his assessment of the latest, Hutton told Football Insider: “It will be embarrassing, there’s no doubt about that.

“De Jong was their number one target for this summer. Obviously Ten Hag identified him to come in and be a main player within that system, within that squad. Midfield is where they needed strengthening.

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“It’s been going on for weeks now, we’re talking about Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world. If you want him that much just go and get him. I don’t really know what’s going on in the background with finances and stuff like that.

“To lose someone like that to a rival, who you’re going to be challenging with is not ideal. It probably frustrates the manager. He would know the players he wants in from day one as soon as he walked through the door.

“It just seems that it’s been dragging on for weeks and weeks and weeks now. If he’s your number one target go and get him. Get him through the door and start to get to work.

“It just hampers him moving forward because if it gets done in weeks to come, they’ve already started the season and he’s not up to speed yet, it’s not helping him.“

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