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West Ham Were Better Than Us – Solskjaer

Amuda Segun

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer paid tribute to opponents West Ham United after their Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.

The Red Devils were fortunate to win the game according to Solskjaer who spoke to reporters about the game which ended in a 2-1 victory for Manchester United.

During his post-match press conference, the former Red Devils striker said that the Hammers were the better side and that they created better chances than his team.

Solskjaer went on to say that Manchester United didn’t deserve the win just like their last home game against Watford (ended in a 2-1 win for his team) and that it balances out at the end of the season as he went on to point out that Manchester United played well against Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers away from home but didn’t get anything for their troubles.

Paul Pogba was the star of the show for Manchester in their win over the Hammers after he scored two goals from the penalty spot either side of the halftime interval and the 49th-minute goal scored by Hammers winger Felipe Anderson.

The first Pogba penalty came after Robert Snodgrass fouled Juan Manuel Mata in the box while the second spot-kick was awarded for a foul on Anthony Martial by West Ham United substitute Ryan Fredericks.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Mourinho returning to Chelsea, see why

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Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho could be set to return to his former team Chelsea to snap up the signature of Kurt Zouma ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese manager is a big fan of Kurt Zouma as they both worked together at the Stamford Bridge when he was in charge. He, therefore, hopes to reunite with him on the other side of London.

Jose Mourinho has, therefore, expressed confidence as Chelsea seems not to be interested in keeping Kurt Zouma for another season. He has not been in his best under manager Frank Lampard and has not been favoured for selection so far this season.

However, Chelsea are willing to let go of the player for a fee of £25 million which manager Jose Mourinho is ready to meet, according to The Express.

However, there are possibilities that the West London outfit will not let go of Kurt Zouma if they fail to land their defensive target Declan Rice from West Ham United.

Chelsea are keen on Declan Rice and have identified him as the new John Terry who will make good success at the Stamford Bridge but West Ham United are unwilling to let him go, claiming they are confident of keeping the young defender for another season.

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Why Arsenal may no longer suffer any defeat until the end of the season

Timothy Aiyeku

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Mikel Arteta

If the emerging analysis of the Arsenal team is anything to go by, then the North London outfit will no longer suffer any defeat until the season ends.

The Gunners have been inconsistent in their results so far this season and manager Mikel Arteta has been struggling to get hold of the team to get positive and consistent results.

The latest analysis claim that Mikel Arteta has finally gotten the right formation that would accommodate some important players in his squad and that will make his team more formidable.

According to the analysis, the Spanish boss could now continue with the 3-4-2-1 formation that will accommodate Bukayo Saka, Kieran Tierney, and Gabriel Martinelli.

There is no doubt about the form and stability of the trio in the Arsenal team, especially as Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have just been handed new long deals at the club.

With Kieran Tierney at the back and his mobility, he could easily link up with Saka who will be ahead in the formation while Gabriel Martinelli expects to operate from the left at the front. He would be able to open up for Saka.

It is claimed that the connection between the three players, adding to the quality of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can go a long way in helping the Arsenal team with more wins.

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Jadon Sancho: Man United place Barce flop on standby

Timothy Aiyeku

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Jadon Sancho

English Premier League outfit Man United are still struggling to agree on a deal for German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.

What has been a hindrance to the deal is the asking price of £100 million tabled by Dortmund, which the Red Devils are unwilling to meet. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected most clubs and United are not an exemption. They are only willing to pay £50 million for Jadon Sancho.

Should both parties fail to agree on a deal, it is reported that Man United will turn their attention on Barcelona flop Ousmane Dembele as an option because he would be available in the summer transfer window and for a cheap fee.

Ousmane Dembele has not enjoyed his stay at the Camp Nou since he joined the team. He has been in and out as a result of his poor form and the injuries he sustained.

Reports are that the Spanish outfit are ready to part ways with the forward and are willing to listen to offers. Man United will find Ousmane Dembele as an option for the England international.

Jadon Sancho has been in fine form, having scored 17 goals and handed 16 assists in 32 appearances for his Bundesliga team.

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Dortmund have answered urgent Sancho questions

Timothy Aiyeku

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Jadon Sancho

With Man United move for Jadon Sancho expected in the coming summer transfer window, German Bundesliga outfit are already making moves to have him replaced.

Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc has told KICKER that the club is opened to a deal for the England international winger and have started preparing for life after him by considering other options as his replacement.

He made it clear that they are already considering a number of options in case the star player leaves as negotiations are still ongoing.

Man United are keen on the 20-year-old and are still on the negotiation table for his fee, having reportedly agreed on personal terms with the player in principle.

The German Bundesliga outfit are requesting a £100 million for the star player and that turns out to be an impossible fee for the Red Devils who have not valued the England international for such an amount.

Man United are only willing to pay £50 million for the 20-year-old which has not been accepted by Borussia Dortmund, making a deal far from being reached.

Jadon Sancho is one of the youngest prospects the world can boast of at the moment. He has enjoyed a blistering form with the Bundesliga outfit this season.

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Solskjaer defends self as summer transfer decision hunts him

Timothy Aiyeku

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always come under criticism for a decision he made in the last summer transfer window to let go of Belgium international Romelu Lukaku and Chile international Alexis Sanchez on loan. Both players now ply their trade with Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan.

While Romelu Lukau has been in hot form for the Serie A giants, Alexis Sanchez has struggled to perform at the club and it is unlikely he would be extending his stay at the San Siro.

When the question was asked again to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he made it clear that his decision to let go of the two players was not a mistake and he is proud of it.

According to him, the decision was made in the best interest of the team and the club so as to get results on the pitch. He stressed the need to give younger players the opportunity to showcase their talent as well as build their trust. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer boasted that he will make the same decision again if times are brought back.

However, it is rumoured that Man United will part ways with Alexis Sanchez on a permanent basis because he would no longer be needed at the club.

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Solskjaer humbles Fernandes with performance claim

Timothy Aiyeku

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Bruno Fernandes

Every analysis points to the direction of Burno Fernandes as the player that has come to improve the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team since he joined Man United.

Of a truth, since he signed from Sporting Lisbon, Bruno Fernandes has brought a new feel in the Red Devils team and that has affected the way they play.

More to it is the fact that his partnership with Paul Pogba has brought the best out of the France International which is evident on the team’s form and goals.

However, Ole Gunnar will not want to agree that his team have benefitted from the presence of the new player, insisting that Bruno Fernandes has also been helped to improve his game since he joined Old Trafford.

The Red Devils boss claims that the club have really helped Bruno Fernandes and his attributes with the existence of quality players in the team, a development that has helped to bring out his best.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it clear that it’s a relationship beneficial for both parties and he hopes it continues in the coming season.

The Red Devils have enjoyed a good run of form since the restart of the season as they are yet to suffer any defeat in their last 16 games.

They have also been praised with the high goal margin of their wins so far.

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Club terminate three-year deal With former Liverpool player

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Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is currently available in the market as his contact with Turkish Trabzonspor has been terminated.

It was expected that the England International will have a good spell in Turkey when he first joined the club but what was supposed to be a 4 years deal ended in six months.

Daniel Sturridge was reportedly found guilty of betting offences in Turkey and was handed a four-month ban from football. Obviously, the club wouldn’t have kept him for that long without his usefulness, prompting the termination of his deal.

In his six months stay at the club, Daniel Sturridge scored seven goals in 16 appearances which gave hope to the team but that was cut short in March 2020.

The 30-year-old has since been without a club but with the transfer window set to reopen, he is hopeful of securing a deal away from Turkey.

It is, therefore, claimed that the England International will be considering options from the Major League Soccer as well as the Ligue 1 for a new deal.

Daniel Sturridge had to leave the current English Premier League Champions, Liverpool because he could no longer boast of playing time as a result of the competition in the team.

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“I don’t know where that’s come from”, Solskjaer disappoints desperate fans

Timothy Aiyeku

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man United fans are desperate to know what the future holds for the club as regards the summer transfer market because they expect some activities that will help to make the team better.

At every opportunity, fans get excited with rumours over players interest by the club but this time around, they would be left disappointed.

Following the are Devils game against Bournemouth it was claimed that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to Nathan Ake and that was not unrelated to transfer talks.

It was claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer approached Nathan Ake and said: “We need a left-footed centre-back, so keep going, ” after the Saturday match at Old Trafford

This has been dismissed by the Norwegian manager who claimed to have simply said “You need a bit of luck from your centre-backs. Just keep going, ”

The Red Devils legend added by confirming he has seven centre-back and does not “know where that’s come from” stressing that his team is fine and working hard to improve everyday.

Man United fans are now left disappointed because going by the “we are fine” claim from the manager, it is unlikely the club will move in for a defender when the summer transfer window reopens.

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