Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has talked up a possible return to Italy some weeks before the mid-season transfer window begins.
The Italian international fullback spoke about his desire to return to Italy in a chat with popular Italian media outlet calciomercato.
The 29-year-old confirmed his desire to move back to Italy while he was being asked whether or not he missed his native country.
Darmian also revealed that he bears no grudge against AC Milan when the player was asked about his thoughts ahead of their game against Torino on Sunday.
Matteo Darmian had a largely unsuccessful spell at AC Milan earlier in his career.
Torino and AC Milan are two of his former clubs.
He signed for Manchester United from Torino in a deal worth £12.7m in the summer of 2015.
Darmian signed a four-year contract then til the summer of 2019.
He has just six months left on his current Manchester United deal and that has prompted transfer talks linking him with a move out of the club.
Inter Milan have been touted as a potential transfer destination for him at the end of his Manchester United contract.
He can start to speak with foreign clubs about a potential free transfer move as from the 1st of January.
Barcelona, Real Madrid Want To Sign 24-Year-Old Man Utd Target – Agent
Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar according to his agent.
Mital Halis told Spanish newspaper AS that the two clubs want to sign his client.
He’s the co-partner at the Star and Friends Agency that looks after the interest of Slovakian international centre back Milan Skriniar.
The 24-year-old has been attracting the interests of the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona following his superb form for Inter Milan for the better part of the last two years.
Premier League giants Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in him, especially during the winter transfer window.
Milan Skriniar joined Inter Milan from Sampdoria in the summer of 2017 in a deal worth €28m and he has seen his stock soar in recent months.
Premier League Manchester City were said to have made a €55m bid for him in January 2018 only for Inter Milan to rebuff them.
The Citizens turned their attention to Aymeric Laporte whom they signed for a club-record £57m at the start of last year.
Skriniar has scored four goals in 76 appearances for Inter Milan in all competitions since his transfer to the club from fellow Italian club Sampdoria.
Ex-Man Utd Winger On Target Twice In Thumping Win
Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay produced a complete performance to help the Netherlands to a winning start in their Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Depay struck twice and also provided two assists as the Netherlands thrashed Belarus 4-0 at home to emerge as early pacesetters in Group C.
The Dutch winger didn’t have the best of times at Manchester United following his big money move to the club in the summer of 2015.
He was sold to French Ligue 1 giants Lyon in January 2017 with a buyback option inserted into the contract that took him to France.
Memphis Depay has been able to resurrect his career at Lyon and that has affected his performances for his country.
He gave the Netherlands the lead inside one minute against the Belarusians before turning provider for Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum in the 21st minute to give the hosts a comfortable 2-0 lead at the halftime interval.
Depay scored his second goal from the spot ten minutes after the restart to hand the home side a 3-0 lead.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk wrapped up the win for the Netherlands with four minutes left on the clock.
In the other Group C game, Northern Ireland started the qualifiers on a good note via a 2-0 win over Estonia in Belfast.
Jadon Sancho Has Perfect Mentality For Man Utd – Club Legend
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is certain that Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has the perfect mentality for his former club.
Young England international Sancho has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United following his stellar performances for his German Bundesliga club.
When asked about Jadon Sancho during an exclusive interview with Goal, Rio Ferdinand said that the 18-year-old has the required mentality to play for Manchester United.
The Manchester United legend added that Jadon Sancho would be a fantastic addition to the Manchester United squad.
Recent reports had revealed that Manchester United want to strengthen their squad with the signing of a right winger and Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is one of their targets for the job.
Jadon Sancho has seen his stock rise since joining Borussia Dortmund at the start of last season.
Borussia Dortmund secured his transfer from Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer of 2017 in a deal worth £8m.
Sancho will likely cost around £100m right now though Borussia Dortmund have hinted that they want to keep the young English winger at the club beyond this season.
Apart from Manchester United, Premier League clubs Iike Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested in him.
Revealed, Mourinho cares less about Chelsea and United sack
ESPN pundit Steve Nicol has revealed that Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho care more about his sack at the Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid than that of the two Premier League clubs Chelsea and Man United.
The latest was his sack at the Old Trafford last year December after failing to deliver a good result and losing control of the dressing room in addition to his rift with some of the players.
It would be recalled that he was sacked at the Spanish capital in 2013 as he failed to deliver good results and was 15 points behind Barcelona at the time of his sack.
The former FIFA World Coach is currently in the search for a new job as he has been without one for months, despite claiming to have rejected about two to three jobs because they lacked the ambition he seeks for.
The ESPN pundit noted that Jose Mourinho was only loved by his players at Inter Milan, recalling that the players wept when he left the club but in other clubs he worked, he ended up having a bad relationship before leaving.
However, the ESPN pundit fears that Jose Mourinho might not be able to land a big job anymore because of his inability to manage big players, going by his history.
Barcelona Ready To Sell $136m-rated Coutinho
Premier League giants Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for unsettled midfielder Philippe Coutinho according to reports emanating from the British media.
A specific report from popular media outlet Goal claimed that the Catalan giants will listen to offers for the Brazilian international star amidst transfer reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.
It was revealed that the Spanish champions are willing to sanction a sale for him for at least 80 million euros (90.8 million dollars) which represents a significant loss from the 120 million euros (136 million dollars) paid for his transfer at the start of last year.
Philippe Coutinho has endured a frustrating time at the Nou Camp following his move from Premier League giants Liverpool.
The 26-year-old became the third most expensive footballer in the world following his Barcelona transfer but the former Inter Milan playmaker has not lived up to expectations at the club.
He has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League.
English top flight sides like Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be keen on a move for him.
Coutinho has started just 16 games for Barcelona this season in addition to 10 substitute appearances.
He has not played 90 minutes for Barcelona since January.
Pogba Makes Real Madrid Admission
Manchester United fans have been thrown into a state of worry after star player Paul Pogba revealed that it would be a dream to play for Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Pogba made the admission during a news conference with the French national team on Wednesday as he pointed out that it will be a dream to play for French football legend Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
Zidane was recently reappointed as the Real Madrid manager following the dismissal of Santiago Solari.
Solari was sacked after he masterminded the Los Merengues’ exit from three competitions.
Zidane is the third manager at Real Madrid this season after Julen Lopetegui and the aforementioned Solari.
Paul Pogba wanted to leave Manchester United during the latter days of the Jose Mourinho era before the Portuguese tactician was sacked in December.
Pogba was linked with a move to clubs like Juventus, Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) following his feud with Mourinho.
The 25-year-old has been able to revive his ailing Manchester United career under the aforementioned Mourinho with the advent of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Former Red Devils striker Solskjaer was named the interim Manchester United manager shortly after Mourinho was sacked and he has been able to help Pogba fulfil his potentials at the club.
Mourinho Fired For Results, Not Player Power
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has talked about the unceremonious exit of Jose Mourinho publicly for the first time.
In a chat with Sky Sports, Pogba revealed that the Portuguese tactician was dismissed as the Manchester United manager because of poor results and not player power as suggested in some section of the media.
According to the French World Cup winner, Mourinho lost his job as the Manchester United manager after senior club officials felt the need for a change in the wake of poor results.
Pogba and Mourinho had a frosty relationship before the former Chelsea and FC Porto manager was sacked and many football stakeholders believe that the Frenchman played a major role in his dismissal.
Jose Mourinho led Manchester United to their worst start to a Premier League season and he was sacked immediately after the 3-1 loss to Liverpool in December.
Pogba didn’t play well under Mourinho especially in the weeks leading up to his dismissal but all that has changed since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer towards the end of last year.
Paul Pogba has scored nine goals in just 19 games under Solskjaer and he has been the standout player for Manchester United team who are chasing honours in both the Premier League and the Champions League.
Czech Star Highlights Man Utd Target As Weak Point Ahead Of England Clash
Czech Republic striker Matej Vydra believes that Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is the weak point for England ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers.
In his pre-match thoughts ahead of the crucial match billed for the Wembley Stadium on Friday night, Burnley striker Vydra pointed out that the Czech team would be hoping to exploit the weakness that Maguire offers the England team.
Matej Vydra went on to say that Manchester United target Maguire was one of the weaknesses highlighted by Burnley when they faced his Leicester City side on Saturday.
Burnley were able to capitalise on his weakness as he was sent off in the fifth minute of their Premier League clash but the Clarets didn’t make use of the advantage from the dismissal of Harry Maguire.
In the end, Burnley were beaten 2-1 at home by 10-man Leicester City.
Maguire and England will be hoping to start their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a win when they face a tricky Czech team at home.
Ex-Hull City and Sheffield United centre back Maguire has seen his stock rise in the last 12 months after an impressive World Cup campaign.
He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer but the Red Devils were unable to get a deal over the line for him.
Solskjaer Receives Player Backing For Man Utd Job
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been backed for the permanent managerial job at Old Trafford by one of his players.
Paul Pogba has been largely controversial since he returned to Manchester United in 2016 and the Frenchman has been able to find consistency in his form under Solskjaer.
It’s not surprising that Pogba has thrown his weight behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the vacant permanent managerial job at Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba has scored nine goals for Manchester United in just three months under the guidance of Solskjaer in comparison to five goals in the first four months of the season while Jose Mourinho was in charge.
Portuguese tactician Mourinho lost his job after a disastrous start to the season, especially in the Premier League.
Solskjaer has been able to revitalise the fortunes of the team since he replaced Mourinho in December.
He led Manchester United to a 12-game unbeaten run in the Premier League until the 2-0 defeat at the hands of top-four rivals Arsenal with Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting the goals for the Gunners.
The fantastic league run has propelled Manchester United to within two points of Arsenal who occupy the final Champions League spot.
Manchester United have just eight games to claw back that advantage in their quest to make Champions League football next season.
Former United Chelsea boss says he has turned down three or four offers
Former Man United boss Jose Mourinho has boasted that he is still jobless because he doesn’t want the offers he had gotten, noting that he has turned down about three or four jobs since he left the Old Trafford in December last year.
The Portuguese boss was sacked by the Red Devils after failing to motivate the players as well as his inability to deliver good results which translated into a dressing room crisis and rift with his players.
He has therefore made it clear that he is now ready to get back into football management in the coming summer window and that he is preparing for the new challenge.
It would be recalled that the Portuguese boss has managed at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Porto which is the reason why his choice of a new team remains a big side and not an average team.
Jose Mourinho had earlier explained that the reason why he has been jobless is that the clubs that have approached him have not shown any big ambition which does not go with his taste as well.
However, the former Red Devils boss did not make it open if he already has an offer he is willing to accept or not but there are suggestions that he could return in the summer transfer window.
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