Former Manchester United player Bryan Robson has urged the club to give midfielder Ander Herrera a new deal thus securing his long-term future at Old Trafford.
In a chat with the Manchester Evening News (MEN), ex-Manchester United and England skipper Robson was adamant that Ander Herrera deserves a new deal.
He believes that Ander Herrera brings out the best in star player Paul Pogba in the Manchester United midfield.
Spanish international Ander Herrera has enjoyed a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the ex-Manchester United striker was named the interim Red Devils boss in December.
Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho who was responsible for the worst Premier League start in the Red Devils’ history.
Ander Herrera was signed by Manchester United in the summer of 2014 in a deal worth £29m.
He joined from Spanish La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao and the player has been linked with a return to the club.
The Spaniard has not enjoyed a continuous run in the Manchester United team since his arrival until now.
Ander Herrera could leave Manchester United in the summer with just six months left on his present contract with the club.
Under the new management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have been flawless winning eight and playing a draw in nine games under former Red Devils striker Solskjaer.
EPL: Arsenal Say No To Transfer Proposal
According to Catalan news publication SPORT, Premier League giants Arsenal have said NO to the transfer proposal from Spanish La Liga club Barcelona.
The Spanish champions want to take leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a short-term loan until this summer without any obligation to sign him at the end of the loan spell and the proposal was swiftly rejected by Arsenal officials who are clear on their stance that the club skipper is not for sale.
Barcelona wanted to sign either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or RB Leipzig star Timo Werner to cover up for Luis Suarez who will miss the next four months after knee surgery.
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Luis Suarez had to undergo knee surgery that has effectively ended his season after he picked up a knee issue during the Spanish Super Cup tournament in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.
Aubameyang has scored 16 goals for Arsenal this season with 14 of those goals coming in the Premier League.
Barcelona have since turned their attention to Valencia striker Rodrigo with the fellow Spanish La Liga club keen to do a deal for their player.
The Catalans want to offer a loan fee of €10m for the Spanish international plus pay his weekly salary with the option to buy him out rightly for €50m this summer.
EPL: Liverpool Tipped To Sign 25-goal Striker
European champions Liverpool have been tipped to make the signing of this summer by player turned journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft.
According to him, Liverpool would make the signing of the summer if they can conclude a deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner who has been one of the best players in the German Bundesliga this season.
Earlier reports from Spanish media platform El Desmarque said that Timo Werner has an agreement in place to join Liverpool when the current season ends.
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Jan Aage Fjortoft disclosed through his official Twitter handle that the Reds would be getting a world-class player if they can sign him.
The ex-Norwegian international star said that Timo Werner scored a world-class volley at the weekend during the recent league game for RB Leipzig to further highlight his quality and also take his goal tally to 20 in the German Bundesliga.
Werner scored twice at the weekend as RB Leipzig came from a goal down to beat Union Berlin 3-1 at home.
The German has now scored 20 goals in 18 league games this season and a total of 25 goals in 26 games in all competitions.
He could be a strong competitor for the Liverpool front trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
EPL: Marcus Rashford Replacement Identified
Sleeping Premier League giants Manchester United need to sign an attacker to replace injured Marcus Rashford who’s already a doubt for the England national team ahead of this summer’s European Championships billed for different centers on the continent.
Marcus Rashford was said to be carrying a stress fracture in his back before the problem was aggravated by his collision with Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty when the two teams met last week Wednesday for the replay of their FA Cup third-round clash which ended in a goalless draw.
Juan Manuel Mata scored the only goal of the game to give Manchester United a 1-0 win at home thus securing a spot in the fourth round as a result.
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Marcus Rashford came on for just 16 minutes and was involved in Juan Mata’s strike before being substituted as a result of the injury.
Manchester United have been linked with several strikers as an alternative to replace Marcus Rashford in their squad and these options include Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Edinson Cavani.
According to the report from ESPN, Manchester United can sign Edinson Cavani for just €20m.
The Uruguayan international has already submitted a transfer request at PSG whose officials are not willing to release him.
EPL: Confirmed Manchester United Lineup vs Burnley
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.
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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.
EPL: Jude Response To Man United Revealed
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.
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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.
EPL: Why Manchester United Are Scared To Sell Anthony Martial
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.
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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.
EPL: 6 Players Manchester United Could Sign In January Transfer
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.
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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.
EPL: Solskjaer Provides Man United Transfer Update
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.
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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.