Manchester United face Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday by 4pm, hoping to inflict more pain on the Amex Stadium outfits, who lost their first match of the season to Watford last Saturday.
José Mourinho has had a week filled with reports of his unhealthy relationship with Paul Pogba but the manager will need to shake that off and prepare for Brighton’s challenge.
The Red Devils are going to be without the services of some key players including Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and second-choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
Antonio Martial, who could still leave Old Trafford this summer, is set for another benching role, while young England striker Marcus Rashford could be pushed to the bench due to Romelu Lukaku’s return.
New boy Diogo Dalot is still out injured due to the knee injury he picked up in pre-season and he is set to miss some matches, including Sunday’s game.
England international players Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are back from world cup break but none of them are expected to make the Portuguese starting XI against the Seagulls.
Undoubtedly, David De Gea will be in goal while Eric Bailly, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof are all set to feature at the back of the pitch
‘unhappy’ Pogba, Fred and Pereira are all set to maintain their place in the midfield.
Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and world cup returnee Romelu Lukaku are expected to complete the front three attack.
See Manchester United’s predicted Line-up in a 4-3-3 formation below :
De Gea ; Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw ; Fred, Pereira, Pogba; Mata, Lukaku, Sanchez.
Newcastle United Join Arsenal In Race To Sign Gelson Martins
Struggling Premier League outfit Newcastle United have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins.
The Daily Mail claim that the Magpies have made a loan enquiry for the Portuguese international player.
Gelson Martins was a member of the 23-man Portugal squad to last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
The European champions crashed out of the tournament at the first knockout stage after they were beaten 2-1 by South American nation Uruguay.
The 23-year-old moved to Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid from Portuguese Super League club Sporting Lisbon immediately after the World Cup tournament in Russia.
He has not made the impact that was expected of him at the Wanda Metropolitano since he joined the club at the start of the season.
Apart from the Magpies, Gelson Martins has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this month.
The Gunners have lost England international forward Danny Welbeck to long-term injury and Gelson Martins could be a like-for-like replacement for him.
Atletico Madrid are keen to get his wages off their wage bill having already added Spanish striker Alvaro Morata to their playing squad.
Morata is closing in on a loan move to Atletico for the remainder of the season with the obligation to make the transfer permanent in the summer.
Arsenal Goalkeeper Martinez Set To Join Reading On Loan
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is closing in on a transfer to English Championship strugglers Reading in this January transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners third-choice goalie will join the Royals on a short-term loan until the end of the season.
Reading are third from bottom on the Championship table.
The Argentine shot-stopper spent last season on loan at Spanish La Liga club Getafe before returning to Arsenal in the summer of 2018.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery then persuaded him to join the club’s pre-season tour of Singapore.
Emiliano Martinez is the Gunners’ third goalkeeper behind Petr Cech and new signing Bernd Leno who’s the undisputed number one Arsenal goalie following his arrival from German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen at the start of this season.
Martinez has found playing time hard to come by as a result of his status.
He has played just once this season and that was accompanied by a clean sheet following the 1-0 win over Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium in what was the Gunners’ last game in the Europa League group stage this term.
Championship leaders Leeds United were interested in him before they settled for Spanish shot-stopper Kiko Casilla from European champions Real Madrid.
Liverpool wining outside the pitch with latest record
English Premier League outfit Liverpool are not only having it good on the pitch this time around as the success of the club is also being felt in the profit made by the club.
The latest report reveals that the Reds are set to become the first club in football history to record an annual net profit of over £100 million Inside World Football claims.
The reason for the swollen account of the Merseyside team has been attributed to their last season’s success where they reached the UEFA Champions League finals and earned £81.3 million to add to the over £140 million that was cashed in for the sale of Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho who moved to Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona.
A record net profit of £98 million is currently standing by former Premier League champions Leicester City in 2017 after winning their first EPL trophy in the club’s history.
However, Liverpool have hand to spend big on the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Naby Keita but they are required to pay over the course of their contracts which gives them the financial relieve.
There is no doubt that the Reds will now be able to flex financial muscles with top clubs in terms of transfer activities.
World Cup winner seeks Liverpool move
It is now being established that French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon star Nabil Fekir is already aware of the interest from the English Premier League outfit Liverpool and he is ready to jump at the offer.
It is not clear if Nabil Fekir will seek a move this winter window or will make the move in the coming summer window but he has already given the hint that his time with the French Ligue 1 outfit is almost running to an end.
Nabil Fekir revealed that he knew well, how much time he has to spend with Lyon as he would have ended his stay with the club last term until he made a decision to stay a little longer.
However, the World Cup winner made it clear that he is not under any pressure to make a decision regarding his future but noted that he has already held talks with the club’s president and his intention has already been made known.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have shown keen interest in Nabil Fekir with reports claiming that they have been able to win the heart of the star player over West London side Chelsea because of their current standing in the league table which is more convincing.
Chelsea could still win race for signature of English sensation
The English Premier League outfit Chelsea have been tipped to defeat other big guns in the race for the signature of Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka before the end of this winter transfer window.
The West London side were reported by Adrian Kajumba of The Mirror to have joined top Premier League sides like Manchester United, Manchester City in the race for the signature of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The star player has impressed so far this season which is the reason why a number of clubs have come knocking to land his signature ahead of the season half of the season which is already underway.
Suggestions are that Cristal Palace are already expecting bids from a number of clubs for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and are willing to let go of him but for the right offer.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has also got the ability to play as a full-back which gives him the advantage over most of his pairs and that alone attracted the big sides already.
However, the West London side have been tipped to win the race and land the star player before the end of this winter window knowing that his contract with the club will run out in the next 12 months.
Latest Report Reveal Liverpool Want Tottenham Key Man
English Premier League leaders Liverpool are reported to be keen on tempting North London outfit Tottenham key man Victor Wanyama to the Anfield in this winter transfer window.
It is gathered that Victor Wanyama has fallen down the pecking order in the Spurs team which will make it easy for the Merseyside outfit to be able to land him.
Victor Wanyama suffered an injury last season and that was how he lost out of the team with Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele becoming the preferred in the team.
The situation is still unchanged for Victor Wanyama who has seen just 57 minutes of play in the Premier League this season, a hint that he is no longer in the plans of the manager and could be allowed to leave.
However, the Reds are encouraged by the fact that they will be able to secure Victor Wanyama for as less as the £50 million that was paid for him by the Reds team to move to the North London side.
The Reds are confident that the former Celtic and Southampton star still has a lot to offer and will be a good addition to the team in their bid to keep hold of the top position until the end of the season.
Chelsea scouts jet out for 23-year-old in-demand forward
English Premier League outfit Chelsea are reported to have sent out their scouts to watch Arber Zeneli in his Heerenveen clash against Ajax on Sunday.
The West London outfit are keen on Arber Zeneli and will no doubt make a move for him in this winter transfer window as long as a positive response is returned home by the scouts.
A Sky Sports report claims that the young sensation has impressed the West London side and they are keen to have him join the Stamford Bridge before the end of this January transfer window.
It is no longer news that the Blues are desperate to land a new forward because of the lack of cutting edge in the team which has left the duty of goal scoring into the hands of midfielders as their attackers have failed to deliver.
Arber Zeneli could just be the solution the West London boss Maurizio Sarri has been seeking for knowing that he is ready to get rid of former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and bring in a new replacement for him.
However, suggestions are that the Blues will land Arber Zeneli should as his side will be willing o offload him this winter window so as to cash in on him before his contract with the club expires at the end of the season.
Arsenal Eyeing 22-Year-Old Italian Shot Stopper As Cech Replacement
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a transfer for young Italian shot stopper Emil Audero as a potential replacement for veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Retired Czech Republic international goalkeeper Cech will leave Arsenal at the end of the season having announced his retirement from football last week.
The 36-year-old is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.
Petr Cech became a Chelsea legend after playing a major role in several titles won at Stamford Bridge over the last two decades.
He joined Arsenal in 2015 in a reported £10m deal from rivals Chelsea after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois.
Cech started this season as the number one goalkeeper in the Arsenal team before an injury paved the way for summer signing Bernd Leno to displace him.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio via Caughtoffside, Arsenal are plotting a transfer for Emil Audero who’s currently on loan at Italian Serie A club Sampdoria from Juventus.
The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Juventus before breaking into the first team in 2016.
Audero has been a key member of the Sampdoria team since he joined the club on loan at the start of the season.
He has made 20 appearances for Sampdoria who are in the top half of the Italian Serie A table at the moment.
Arsenal Initiate Contact To Sign 27-year-old Midfielder
Premier League giants Arsenal have contacted European champions Real Madrid over the transfer availability of midfielder James Rodriguez.
This is according to the publication from the popular English media outlet Independent.
It was revealed that the Gunners made contact with the Champions League holders through intermediaries and that Real Madrid want to use the Colombian international star as a makeweight in a potential deal for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Real Madrid are keen to secure the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham this summer and James Rodriguez could be an important factor in that transfer but it remains to be seen whether Spurs would be interested in the former AS Monaco and FC Porto player.
James Rodriguez is on a two-year loan deal at German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich having joined the Bavarian giants from Real Madrid at the start of last season.
The loan deal will expire at the end of this season though it has been suggested that James Rodriguez could leave Bayern six months earlier after his relationship with manager Niko Kovac suffered in recent weeks.
Arsenal could secure his signing on loan at least until the summer with the Gunners not open to a permanent transfer this month as confirmed by club manager Unai Emery.
Arsenal Transfer News: Italian Journalist Provides Update On Denis Suarez
Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has provided a transfer update on Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez over his potential move to North London giants Arsenal.
According to Schira of Gazzette dello Sport, Denis Suarez can secure his transfer to Arsenal after Barcelona completed the move for Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng.
The 33-year-old has joined Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona on loan from Italian Serie A side Sassuolo.
The transfer will become a permanent one in the summer for €8m only.
Nicolo Schira provided an update on Denis Suarez on his official Twitter handle as monitored by popular English news outlet Daily Express.
Denis Suarez is keen to reunite with Arsenal manager Unai Emery in North London having worked with him at Sevilla.
The 25-year-old played for Unai Emery during the 2015/16 season while he was the manager of the Spanish La Liga club.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has already confirmed that the Gunners don’t have funds to sign players thus restricting the North Londoners to possible loan signings.
Recent reports revealed that Denis Suarez will join Arsenal before the end of this January transfer window with the obligation for the Gunners to make the loan deal a permanent one when it expires this summer.
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