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Man Utd Want To Sign Defensive Duo – Report

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Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United want to sign two defenders ahead of the 2020/21 season according to the report from the stables of popular media outlet Goal.

It was revealed that Manchester United want to sign the defensive duo of West Ham United star Declan Rice and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

England international Declan Rice is a utility player that could operate as a centre back and as a central midfielder.

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Declan Rice is seen as a potential replacement for midfielders Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini by Manchester United.

Ander Herrera left Manchester United in the summer and the Spaniard has since joined French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on a free transfer.

Marouane Fellaini had earlier left Manchester United for Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG during the January transfer window this year.

Manchester United have not replaced the two midfielders since they left and Declan Rice would more than plug the gap left by the two midfielders.

The aforementioned report also said that Manchester United want to sign a perfect centre back partner for Harry Maguire and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly could be the man for the job.

Senegalese international Kalidou Koulibaly is a long-term transfer target for Manchester United.

Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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How Much Solskjaer Replacement Will Earn At Man Utd Revealed

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could lose his job if reports coming out of the Italian media is anything to go by.

Solskjaer led Manchester United to their worst start in the Premier League era and he’s under serious pressure as a result.

According to the report from popular Italian news portal Tuttosport, Manchester United are closing in on the appointment of former AC Milan and Juventus boss Maximiliano Allegri as the replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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It was also revealed that Allegri will earn 6.5 million pounds on a yearly basis when he becomes the Manchester United manager.

Maximiliano Allegri was the Juventus for five years before he resigned from the job at the end of last season shortly after he led them to an eighth successive league title.

He replaced Antonio Conte as the Juventus manager in the summer of 2014.

Allegri won five Italian Serie A titles while he was the Juventus manager.

The Italian tactician also led Juventus to two Champions League finals in three years.

Maximiliano Allegri and Juventus were beaten 3-1 during the 2015 Champions League final by Spanish champions Barcelona.

Juventus reached the Champions League final two years later and they ended up on the losing side again via a 4-1 loss to Real Madrid.

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How Much Man Utd Will Pay For Philippe Coutinho Revealed

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Brazilian international player Philippe Coutinho has managed to resurrect his ailing career at German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Coutinho is on a season-long loan deal at the Bavarian giants from Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.

Bayern Munich have the option of signing him on a permanent transfer at the end of his loan deal next summer but other interested clubs like Manchester United have the opportunity to sign him in the event that the Bavarian giants decide against signing him.

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Manchester United can sign Philippe Coutinho for 104 million pounds according to the publication from football365.

Philippe Coutinho had to leave Barcelona for Bayern Munich on loan in the summer to resurrect his career after his unsuccessful spell at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona want to sell him next summer as stipulated in the loan contract that took him to the Allianz Arena.

Philippe Coutinho spent a largely unsuccessful 18 months at the Nou Camp following his 142 million pounds transfer from Premier League giants Liverpool to Barcelona at the start of last year.

The transfer made him the third most expensive player in the history of world football.

Only the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) duo of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are more expensive.

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Serie A Giant Eyeing January Move For Veteran Chelsea Striker

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Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are reportedly keen to sign veteran Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

This is according to the report from football365 which revealed that French international Giroud could leave Chelsea in search of more playing time.

Olivier Giroud is the third choice striker at Chelsea this season behind first choice Tammy Abraham and second choice Michy Batshuayi.

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He’s in danger of losing his place in the France squad if his lack of playing time continues at Chelsea.

Olivier Giroud signed a new one-year contract this summer to take him till the end of this season.

The former Arsenal star has been linked with a return to France as well as the MLS (Major League Soccer).

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal at the start of last year and he was a major part of the team that won the Europa League title last season.

He was amongst the goals against his former club Arsenal who were beaten to the Europa League title by Chelsea.

Giroud scored the opening goal of the game as Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in their final clash in Baku.

It was his first title as a Chelsea player since his move from London rivals Arsenal.

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Solskjaer Receives Huge Transfer Boost

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Manchester United manager has received a massive boost in his desire to sign former World Cup finalist Ivan Rakitic as the player is reportedly set to end his stay at Camp Nou in January.

It is believed that the Red Devils are eagerly ready to snatch the Croatian midfielder from Camp Nou in the winter as Solskjaer wants to add new faces to his midfield formation.

After falling down the pecking order due to the arrival of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax in the summer, Rakitic is now set to dump the Blaugranas and he’s said to be considering the Theatre of Dreams as his next destination.

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Spanish media MARCA, claimed that the Premier League side is likely to sign the 31-year-old midfielder ahead of Juventus who are also in the race for his signature.

The Serie A side were linked with the player’s services immediately after the 2018 World Cup in Russia but the Catalans were unconvinced with their offer.

Maurizio Sarri is reportedly keen on working with the aging midfielder and the Bianconeri are set to compete with United for his services in January.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer is sweating over David De Gea’s fitness level ahead of Liverpool clash after the goalie sustained an injury while in action for Spain on Tuesday.

He will hope to see the 28-year-old return to training as soon as possible or he will count on his second-choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the encounter.

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Man United Legend Reveals One Player Who Will Certainly Perform Against Liverpool

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Manchester United will play host to Liverpool on Sunday and former United player Darren Fletcher is tipping Paul Pogba to make the difference for the Old Trafford outfits during the game.

The Scottish international singled out the World Cup winner for praise as he labeled him the most influential player in Solskjaer’s young squad even if fans can’t stop criticizing him for his inconsistency since his return to the Old Trafford in 2016.

According to the Scotsman in an interview with Sky Sports, the 26-year-old playmaker has always delivered, judging by his goals and assists record for the team.

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“If you look at the stats over a season – goals, assists, chances created, passes – he is Manchester United’s most dominant and influential player,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.

“Without a doubt, it is a big blow [that he has been missing], he is a leader, a World Cup winner. His performances get scrutinized to the level where it is a little bit unfair.”

He believes that the Old Trafford Faithfuls expect too much from him which is one of the reasons why he’s under-appreciated by the fans.

“People probably expect too much from him but if you look at the stats he always delivers and makes things happen.

“That’s probably where the criticism comes because he always tries things. Great Manchester United players have always done that, they’ve never gone simple or safe. Paul is maybe trying a little bit too hard.” he concluded.

Just like Fletcher had spoken, Pogba’s return will definitely be a major boost to United’s chance of beating their longtime rivals on Sunday because his creativity will be largely needed by the team.

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See Why Man United Fans Are Close To Getting Their Top Request

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Manchester United under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his team record their worst start in the club’s history when they were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle before the international break and fans are asking for the manager’s resignation letter.

Despite the huge call from the Red Devils Faithfuls on Social media, the club’s hierarchy has always shown support for the Norwegian tactician.

However, that could change anytime soon as a report, via TuttoSport, revealed that the Glazers are very close to sealing a deal with Massimiliano Allegri over the possibility of replacing Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

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The Italian media outlet claimed that the former Juventus manager is set to return to football after being without a club since his departure from the Turin outfits in the summer, and the Theatre of Dreams could be his next destination.

However, it is believed that the outcome of Sunday’s clash between United and Liverpool will determine Solskjaer’s fate whether he will remain at the helm of affairs or not.

It is equally undetermined if Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is finally out of the race for the job despite being tagged as the ‘best man’ for the club’s managerial position by many pundits and soccer enthusiasts.

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Three Reasons Why Man United Could Pull Out Of Mandzukic’s Deal Revealed

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It’s obvious that United need more firepower at the final third of the pitch and they are hugely linked with two strikers — Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.

With reports from Old Trafford, the Red Devils are closer to reaching an agreement with Juventus for the Croatian star as they have reportedly sealed a £10m deal with the Turin outfits.

But is the 33-year-old the best solution to United’s goalscoring problem? Here is our answer to the question and why we believe Solskjaer shouldn’t make Mandzukic his prime target.

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1. He’s Not Getting Younger

Judging by his age, the 33-year-old is far from being a long-term project at Old Trafford. Hence, he shouldn’t be the main target for the club. He might find it difficult to succeed at Old Trafford due to the physical nature of the League.

2. His Current Inactive Role At Juventus

Mandzukic hasn’t played a single match for both club and country this season, he will need some time to hit the ground running at Old Trafford.

What United currently need is a player who will make an impact as soon as he’s signed into the club if they must save their season.

3. Huge Salary Demand

If the report from Italy is something to lean on, the player will become United’s fourth highest paid player as he wants £200k as weekly wages. This appears too much for a 33-year-old player who appears to have past his prime.

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Man Utd Open Talks With Solskjaer’s Replacement

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Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Italian tactician Massimiliano Allegri over the managerial job at Old Trafford.

This is according to the latest reports coming out of the media in the European nation of Italy.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under serious pressure to deliver results at Old Trafford and there has been transfer speculations over his job with the likes of Allegri linked as the replacement for him if the Red Devils decide to sack their current boss.

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According to the specific report from popular Italian news outlet Tuttosport, Maximiliano Allegri has opened talks with Premier League giants Manchester United over the possibility of replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager.

Allegri is not the only one linked with the managerial job at Manchester United.

Others like Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino and RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann have also been linked with Manchester United.

Maximiliano Allegri left Italian Serie A giants Juventus in the summer after he led the Old Lady to another league title.

He won five successive Italian Serie A titles as the Juventus manager.

The Italians have won eight league titles in a row and are on course for Serie A title number nine.

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