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Man United Target Reveals Reason Behind Summer Move To Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has revealed the reason behind his move to the club during this summer’s transfer window.

The Belgian international player sealed a move to the German Bundesliga leaders in the summer despite the fact that other European heavyweights were keen for him to join their respective playing squads.

Axel Witsel swapped Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjin for Borussia Dortmund after both clubs agreed to a fee of around £18m for him.

Manchester United were strongly linked with him in the summer before he joined Dortmund.

French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich were also keen on him.

Axel Witsel was in high demand amongst the big clubs due to his heroics for the Red Devils of Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

He was part of the team that finished third under the guidance of manager Roberto Martinez.

The Belgian midfielder spoke about his move to Borussia Dortmund in a chat with German newspaper Bild.

According to Axel Witsel, Dortmund was the right choice for him.

Manchester United’s interest in him has been renewed after Jose Mourinho scouted him during Belgium’s 2-0 win at home to Iceland in the UEFA Nations League last month.

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What Solskjaer Said About Rashford’s Missed Penalty In Crystal Palace Defeat

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his say on the missed penalty from Marcus Rashford during the disappointing penalty loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Crystal Palace secured a first league win at Manchester United for the first time in three decades with a 2-1 win thereby recording their first victory of the new Premier League season.

After the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talked about the missed penalty while he was fielding questions from reporters.

He was asked about the penalty miss from Marcus Rashford during his post-match presser.

According to him, he doesn’t want to get caught up in the penalty drama involving Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba before adding that penalties are there to be scored and missed as well.

Former Manchester United striker Solskjaer also revealed that he missed several penalties during his successful football career.

Marcus Rashford is in the spotlight after he missed a second half penalty which hit the inside of the crossbar.

Manchester United were one-nil down at that point thanks to the first half strike from Jordan Ayew.

The Red Devils equalized through a wonderful goal from summer signing Daniel James before Patrick Van Aanholt won it for Crystal Palace in added time.

Paul Pogba also missed a second half penalty during the league game at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.

 

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Nacho Monreal Agrees On Deal To Return To Spain

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Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has agreed on a deal to return to the Spanish La Liga this summer.

The Premier League transfer window ended two weeks ago but Monreal can still leave Arsenal before the European transfer window ends on September 2.

According to Marca, Spanish top flight side Real Sociedad have agreed on a deal to sign him.

It was revealed that Real Sociedad have offered him a two-year deal with the option of a third year.

Nacho Monreal has one year left on his Arsenal contract at the moment.

The Gunners are keen to offload fringe players like Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed ElNeny before the European transfer window shuts and Nacho Monreal could leave as well.

His playing time at Arsenal will almost certainly reduce with the summer signing of Scottish international left-back Kieran Tierney.

The Scottish defender was signed from Celtic FC of Scotland in a deal reported to be around £25m.

Kieran Tierney is injured at the moment but the new Arsenal defender is expected to return to action before the end of next month.

Nacho Monreal was in action for Arsenal as they lost to hosts Liverpool earlier on Saturday.

Monreal and Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

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Unai Emery Urged To Drop Four Players For Liverpool Clash

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been told to drop four players for the Premier League clash at Liverpool.

Unai Emery was advised by Manchester United legend Gary Neville while he was doing his media work on Sky Sports.

According to him, Unai Emery needs to take the young players out of his starting XI for the Liverpool game.

Young players like Matteo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson have featured heavily for the Gunners in their first two games of the new Premier League campaign.

According to ex-Manchester United right-back Gary Neville, Liverpool have a formidable home record spanning the last 12-18 months and what to expect from them for the Arsenal game but the same can’t be said about the Gunners.

Gary Neville said there’s still an air of unpredictability with the Arsenal squad.

He expects Granit Xhaka to come into the Arsenal XI for the Liverpool game.

The Swiss international missed the last game because of a back injury as Arsenal defeated Burnley 2-1 to make it two wins from two Premier League matches.

The star of the show was summer signing Dani Ceballos after the Spanish international provided two assists either side of the halftime interval to give the Gunners victory over Burnley.

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Klopp Reveals What He Did To Aubameyang At Dortmund

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has narrated how he impacted the career of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they were at German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund together.

Klopp talked about the Arsenal striker during his last press conference ahead of the Premier League meeting between Liverpool and the Gunners.

Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening with the hope of making it three wins out of the first three Premier League games of this season.

Arsenal also have the opportunity to achieve the same target having won their first two league games.

Jurgen Klopp revealed how he transformed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from a winger to a lethal striker.

The Liverpool manager signed Aubameyang for Borussia Dortmund from French top flight club Saint Etienne in the summer of 2013 and they were together at the Signa Iduna Park for two years before Klopp left in the summer of 2015.

Jurgen Klopp became the Liverpool manager in October 2015 and he has been able to build a title-winning squad on Merseyside.

For Aubameyang, the Gabonese international star was signed by Arsenal in January 2018 for a then club-record fee of £56m.

The transfer record has since been broken by fellow African player Nicholas Pepe whom the Gunners signed for £72m this summer.

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Van Dijk Reveals Toughest Opponent Ahead Of Arsenal Game

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Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has revealed his toughest opponent in the Premier League.

The Dutch international centre back disclosed the best opponent he has faced in a chat with British media outlet TalkSport.

According to him, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is the toughest opponent he has faced.

Virgil Van Dijk spoke about his most difficult opponent ahead of the blockbuster Premier League meeting between his team and Arsenal.

The former Groningen defender has been a big asset to Liverpool since joining the club from fellow Premier League side Southampton in January 2018.

Liverpool paid a then world-record fee of £75m to sign Van Dijk thus making him the most expensive defender in the history of world football until this month.

The record was broken by the £85m transfer of England international Harry Maguire from Leicester City to Manchester United.

Virgil Van Dijk was a key player for Liverpool who reached the Champions League final in his first season at the club.

Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final.

Van Dijk and Liverpool went one better in his second season after they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to win the Champions League title.

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