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Why United may not sign another attacking player after Sancho

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Man United have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho and he will be joining the club ahead of next season.

The Red Devils have no doubt boosted their team and will not need any attacking player. This is as reports claim that Edinson Cavani is central to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.

With the coming of Jadon Sancho and the presence of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani will only play in 60 per cent of matches next term, according to reports

The Uruguay international joined the club from PSG back in October. And he enjoyed a good season for the Red Devils, netting 17 times across all competitions.

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This is not a threat to the legendary attacker. Speaking in May, the Uruguayan elaborated on his decision to turn down the advances of Boca Juniors to remain at the club.

When asked what convinced him to stay, he said: “You know, to answer that question sincerely, about what the reasons were behind it and what is my motivation to stay, quite simply I would say it is exactly what this club represents, what Manchester United represents as an entity, as an organisation.

“That is down to the club itself, but also the people who work behind the scenes and within the club, obviously the supporters as well.

“As the days, weeks and months pass by, you do get to develop a huge affection for the club and I think, on a human level, it creates a bond with yourself, your team-mates and everybody who is part of the club, and you start to feel that.

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“You notice that it is a real motivation and it gives you a desire to want to stay.

“I am very excited and keen to stay for another season, to give it my best, to help the club on the field as I can and hopefully bring some happiness and joy to the supporters.”

Cavani also admitted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a big factor, too.

“Talking about the relationship with the manager, I think that any influence he has had hasn’t just been now at the moment of signing a new contract, but from the very first moment, even before I had signed, with conversations that I had with the manager,” he said.

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“The way that he put his trust in me, the way that he made his feelings known about me and the confidence that he had with me, that was great from the word go.
“But over time and as the months have passed, the situation has just confirmed what I originally thought about Ole and that confidence that he gave me.

“Obviously, as time has gone on and games have passed by, he has made some really positive comments privately and in the media about me, as have my team-mates and the technical staff, the backroom staff, here, so that really, really helps as well.

“I think when you are a player, it gives you a huge amount of confidence when you know you have the backing of not only your manager but also other people around you.

“When you do get glowing comments about you, that is a real positive and is something that you are really grateful for.”

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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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