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Man United Boss Eyeing Two Signings In January

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New Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing two transfers to bolster his squad when the transfer window reopens in the next few days.

This is according to the publication from renowned English media portal Daily Star.

It was revealed that Norwegian tactician Sokskjaer would like to sign two players in the January transfer window to improve the squad left by the sacked manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese tactician was sacked by Manchester United after an underwhelming start to this season and he was swiftly replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Manchester United striker was appointed the interim Red Devils manager until the end of the season.

He got off to a good start with the 5-1 thrashing of Welsh side Cardiff City in their Premier League clash on Saturday night with goals from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard (2).

The above-mentioned report claim that Solskjaer wants to strengthen the Manchester United squad with both Joshua King and Eder Militao.

Bournemouth striker Joshua King has been in good form for his South Coat club in the last two seasons and is a compatriot of Solskjaer, while Eder Militao is attracting the interests of several European clubs following his good form for FC Porto.

Segun Amuda is a mass communication professional, He regularly writes for Thewistle and has worked at several publications, including talkSport.

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EPL: Confirmed Manchester United Lineup vs Burnley

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Manchester United have the opportunity to bounce back from the disappointing loss to league leaders Liverpool at the weekend when they take on Burnley at the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday.

Liverpool continued their sensational run in the Premier League with the aid of a 2-0 win over the Red Devils who could have gotten something out of the game if they had been a little clinical in front of goal.

Manchester United played the first league game of the season without Marcus Rashford against Liverpool and that is set to continue into the game against Burnley at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford has scored 19 goals in all competitions and he won’t be able to add to that tally after he was ruled out till March because of a double stress fracture in his back.

In his absence, Mason Greenwood is expected to step up in his place though manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be reluctant to overwork the teenager who has scored 4 goals in the Premier League this season.

Probable Manchester United XI vs Burnley:-

David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Fred, Nemanja Matic, Juan Manuel Mata; Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Welsh winger Daniel James.

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EPL: Jude Response To Man United Revealed

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Manchester United have been told the condition required to sign young midfielder Jude Bellingham who plays his club football for English Championship outfit Birmingham City.

This is according to the report from The Times which said that Manchester United have made an offer for Jude Bellingham.

It was revealed that the Red Devils want to pay as much as £25m for Jude Bellingham who is a 16-year-old midfielder setting the English Championship stage on fire.

He has scored four goals and an assist in 24 games for Birmingham City in this campaign.

According to the aforementioned publication, Jude Bellingham will only leave Birmingham City for Manchester United or any other club if the proposed team is ready to send the player back to the Midlands club for the next 18 months until the summer of 2021.

The player also has reservations about getting enough playing time when he signs for the Red Devils.

He is already a regular for Birmingham City this season and that would be almost impossible at a big club like Manchester United.

Bruno Fernandes is a top midfield target for Manchester United and they have already made several offers for the player but Sporting Lisbon are holding firm on their €80m valuation.

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EPL: Why Manchester United Are Scared To Sell Anthony Martial

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has delivered a damming verdict on Anthony Martial and his inconsistent displays for the Red Devils.

According to the former Manchester United skipper, the club is frightened to death to sell Anthony Martial.

Gary Neville criticized the French international player shortly after his below-par outing for Manchester United during the Premier League clash at the home of league leaders Liverpool.

The ex-Manchester United right-back told Sky Sports that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would give Anthony Martial enough time to prove himself worthy of playing for a big club like Manchester United.

Anthony Martial was heavily criticized for his performance during the Liverpool game at the weekend especially after he missed a very good chance for Manchester United while the scoreline was 1-0 in favour of hosts Liverpool who had taken a 15th-minute lead through Virgil Van Dijk.

Martial had the chance to equalize for the Red Devils in the second half only for him to fluff his lines.

The Frenchman and Manchester United were eventually on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat with Mohamed Salah netting the clinching goal in added time.

Anthony Martial has scored 11 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this term.

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EPL: 6 Players Manchester United Could Sign In January Transfer

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Manchester United might need to delve into the transfer market to add to their attacking options especially after the injury to leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford.

The England international has enjoyed his best season as a footballer for the first team but he’ll most likely miss the next two months as a result of the double stress fracture at his back in what’s a big blow to Manchester United.

After Marcus Rashford who has scored 19 goals in all competitions, the next goalscorer for Manchester United is Anthony Martial who has 11 goals in all competitions.

Manchester United could explore the loan option to get in a replacement for Marcus Rashford on the short-term.

According to the Manchester Evening News (MEN), Manchester United could have up to six options as regard loan signings of players with three of them from the Premier League.

The Chelsea striker duo of Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud are available for Manchester United but the Blues might not want to release either of them to a direct competitor for a top-four spot in the league.

Southampton striker has zero goal in 17 appearances for the Saints in his first season with most coming as a substitute. He is also an option for the Red Devils.

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, Borussia Dortmund star Paco Alcacer and PSG striker Edinson Cavani are also loan transfer options.

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EPL: Solskjaer Provides Man United Transfer Update

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on the transfer dealings at the club.

The Manchester United manager gave an update on transfers shortly after the defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.

Reporters asked the Red Devils boss about transfers on the back of the injury to leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford last week.

According to him, Manchester United are open to signing players and that the club will only sign players that will improve the team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Manchester United will only sign players that are the right fit for the club.

Manchester United have been linked with several players in this January winter transfer window from Bruno Fernandes to Edinson Cavani to Moussa Dembele.

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has already told his club that he wants to join Manchester United this month but the two clubs are finding it hard to agree on a transfer fee for him.

The Portuguese club wants around €70m for him and They are not ready to lower their transfer fee.

For Edinson Cavani, the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker is a target for Manchester United as he has six months left to run on his contract at the Parc des Princes.

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Donny Van Der Beek Stance On Manchester United Revealed

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Ajax Amsterdam star Donny Van Der Beek won’t be joining Manchester United after he agreed on a deal to join Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid according to the Daily Star.

The Dutch international is expected to join Real Madrid in a £47m deal later this year as he’s seen as the long-term replacement for Luka Modric at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu.

Donny Van Der Beek has been a long-term transfer target for Manchester United dating back to last season when the young Dutchman was painting European football with goals.

He was part of the Ajax Amsterdam team that won the Dutch league title in the first division last season plus the Dutch Cup after the final win over Willem II.

Manchester United want to strengthen their midfield and Donny Van Der Beek won’t be the man as he’s Real Madrid-bound this summer.

The Red Devils are having serious difficulties in signing players in this January transfer window and that has infuriated the Manchester United Faithfuls.

Manchester United were thought to be close to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes but that is likely far from the current position with the two clubs deadlocked in talks over the goals coring Portuguese international player.

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EPL: Chelsea Finally Identify N’golo Kante Replacement

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West London giants Chelsea are keeping tabs on Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare who’s seen as a long-term replacement for key player N’Golo Kante.

The interest of Chelsea in Boubakary Soumare was confirmed by The Athletic with Kante linked with a move away from the club.

The French international player was previously linked with a transfer to Real Madrid last year though the Spaniards have since moved on from him to other midfield options like Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Donny Van Der Beek who’s expected to sign for the Los Merengues this summer after an agreement of £47m was reached for his transfer as per the report from various media outlets.

N’Golo Kante has uncharacteristically missed several games for Chelsea this season due to several injuries stemmed from his decision to play through the pain barrier for the Blues in the Europa League final last season.

Kante was rushed back from injury to face Arsenal in the final of the Europa League which ended in a 4-1 win for Chelsea.

Boubakary Soumare is only 20 years but he has enhanced his reputation after his impressive performances for Lille since the start of this campaign.

Soumare is also attracting interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United.

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EPL: Confirmed Chelsea Lineup vs Arsenal

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Chelsea have been very poor in the Premier League in recent weeks as highlighted by the disappointing 1-0 loss at the home of injury-hit Newcastle United at the weekend in their last league game and it doesn’t get better when they face London rivals and rejuvenated team Arsenal at home on Tuesday night.

The Blues can take solace from the earlier meeting between the two teams this season in the Premier League which saw Chelsea come from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 away from home with the aid of two late goals.

Chelsea have won just one of their last four games in the Premier League but they are still able to hang on to their place in the top-four positions on the league log.

They have a five-point advantage over fifth-placed Manchester United and a win over Arsenal will extend it to eight points with the Red Devils not in action until Wednesday when they face Burnley at home.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could make some changes to his team especially in defence ahead of the London Derby clash with the Gunners.

Chelsea XI vs Arsenal: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante; Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham.

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