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Solskjaer Includes Unsettled Youngster In His Traveling Squad Ahead Of Europa League Clash

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Tahith Chong

Manchester United will tackle AZ Alkmaar in matchday two Europa League fixture on Thursday and they are expected to leave Old Trafford today.

Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the list of players who will be traveling to the Eredivisie side for the upcoming fixture.

Injured French international Paul Pogba couldn’t make the list, while longtime absentees Bailly, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are expectedly excluded.

Unsettled youngster, Tahith Chong made the cut desperately despite the uncertainty surrounding his career at the Theatre of Dreams as a result of lack of game-time.

The youngster has failed to nail down a spot in Solskjaer’s starting lineup and it doesn’t look like things will change anytime soon.

The Netherlands U21 star has featured in just one Premier League game this season and he is yet to convince Solskjaer of his ability to score goals.

According to the Daily Mail on Monday, Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven is considering reaching a loan deal with United for the winger in January.

He will hope to feature against Alkmaar at the AFAS Stadion on Thursday.

See United full squad below: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo, Brandon William Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Fred, James Garner, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Angel Gomes, Daniel James; Tahith Chong, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Manchester United Offer For Jude Bellingham Revealed

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According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have made a big offer to sign highly-rated Birmingham City player Jude Bellingham.

It was earlier revealed by the same media portal that Birmingham City will make a bid of £25m for the 16-year-old midfielder and the offer made for the player has exceeded that amount.

Citing The Sun, it was stated that the Red Devils have made a bid in excess of £30m for the player attracting interest from within England and outside England.

European sides Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona and defending Champions League winners Liverpool have all been monitoring the player alongside Manchester United.

Jude Bellingham has made 25 appearances for his boyhood club Birmingham City whom he has a weekly salary of £145m with.

His salary is still at the scholar level as he’s yet to be given a professional contract.

Bellingham won’t be handed a professional contract until June 29 when he celebrates his 17th birthday celebration.

For now, the player is on peanuts of £145m on a weekly basis as salary despite the interest from the biggest clubs on the European football stage.

He became the youngest player to represent English Championship side Birmingham City when he made his debut during the Carabao Cup clash at League One outfit Portsmouth.

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EPL: Why Gabriel Martinelli Could Have Been A Man United Player

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Outstanding Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli could have been playing for Premier League rivals Manchester United according to TalkSports.

The player himself confirmed this in one of his recent interviews as monitored by the above mentioned English media outlet.

According to Gabriel Martinelli, He spent 15 days training at Manchester United without the Red Devils signing him.

The Brazilian attacker further said that during his visit to Old Trafford, he met with players like Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and many more.

He was on trial at Manchester United four times as the Arsenal attacker had to travel from his native Brazil to England on four occasions between 2015 and 2017.

Martinelli has been a revelation since joining Arsenal from the Brazilian lower league club Ituano for just £6m last summer.

The 18-year-old is the second topscorer at Arsenal with 10 goals in all competitions behind leading goalscorer and club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has netted 16 goals in all competitions for his team.

Gabriel Martinelli scored his 10th goal of the season during the eventful Premier League game at Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Arsenal played around 65 minutes with ten men after former Chelsea center back David Luiz was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity but the Gunners were still able to play a 2-2 draw at the home of Chelsea aided by the sensational solo goal from Gabriel Martinelli.

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EPL: Dani Ceballos Next Move After Chelsea Draw Revealed

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Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos has dropped a transfer hint that suggests that he won’t be at Arsenal beyond this season.

Dani Ceballos signed for Arsenal on loan this summer after he was declared surplus to requirements at Real Madrid and the Spaniard has high hopes of a possible transfer to Arsenal on a permanent deal before injury struck last year.

The Spanish international was a regular player in the Arsenal XI while Unai Emery was the Gunners boss and before he picked up a hamstring injury last year November which ruled him out for two months.

His return coincided with the start of the managerial reign of Mikel Arteta at Arsenal and the Real Madrid loanee is yet to play a single minute under the Spanish tactician though he has been in four of the Arsenal squads under him.

After the Chelsea game, Dani Ceballos replied Arsenal teammate Hector Bellerin on one of his social media posts to suggest that he would be leaving Arsenal this summer.

Hector Bellerin celebrated with a social media post after he rescued a point for his team via a 2-2 draw and Ceballos responded to that post by saying he’ll miss the left foot through which the fellow Spaniard scored.

Bellerin was making his first appearance for Arsenal after six weeks out with hamstring problem.

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EPL: Mauricio Pochettino Stance On Manchester United Job Revealed

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Ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been in talks with Manchester United over the manager’s job at the club according to Italian media outlet Alfredo Pedulla.

Mauricio Pochettino has not been in the dugout since he was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur boss in November 2019 and replaced by Jose Mourinho who has managed Manchester United previously.

The ex-Argentine international player was booted out of the job at Spurs just some months after he led them to the Champions League final in Madrid.

According to the aforementioned publication, Mauricio Pochettino requested for full control of transfers at the club as he doesn’t want to suffer the same fate at Old Trafford.

He didn’t have the monopoly on transfers at Spurs as everything had to go through shrewd club chairman Daniel Levy.

Apart from Mauricio Pochettino, ex-Juventus boss Maximiliano Allegri is also interested in Manchester United job.

Manchester United have been inconsistent under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season and the loss of leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford could make things tough for him.

Marcos Rashford has scored 19 goals this season and the next player with most goals is Anthony Martial who has scored 11 goals.

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EPL: Arsenal Say No To Transfer Proposal

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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.

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.

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EPL: Liverpool Tipped To Sign 25-goal Striker

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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.

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.

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EPL: Marcus Rashford Replacement Identified

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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.

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.

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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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