According to the Manchester Evening News (MEN), fallen Premier League giants Manchester United should plot a double transfer swoop to revive their attack during the second half of the season.
It was revealed that the Bournemouth duo of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser could boost the Manchester United attack this season.
Callum Wilson is a reported target for the Red Devils ahead of the January transfer window, and Ryan Fraser has been linked with Manchester United in the past.
The Manchester United attack has come under a lot of struggles this term after a return of just nine goals in eight Premier League games.
Four of those nine goals came during the first league game of the season at home to top four rivals Chelsea.
Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 to start the season on a winning note but they have recorded just one league victory since that Chelsea game at Old Trafford.
The Manchester United attack was depleted in the summer with the exits of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.
Lukaku was sold to the Italians for a transfer fee of around 74 million pounds, while Alexis Sanchez joined them on loan until next summer.
Manchester United have relied on young attackers like Mason Greenwood and Tahiti Chong rather than sign replacements for Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
Ryan Giggs Points Out Two Things Missing In Man United’s Display Against Bournemouth
The Red Devils were condemned to their fourth defeat of the season by struggling Bournemouth who scored the only goal of the game via Josh King’s shot just before half-time.
Despite United’s obvious zeal and efforts to equalize, the goal didn’t come as Eddie Howe’s side held on to the slim victory.
Former United star Ryan Giggs has pointed out two things that were lacking in Solskjaer’s team during the encounter.
According to him, the Red Devils started stronger than their opponents but the strikers lacked concentration during the game which was the reason why they missed some clear-cut chances.
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“They started the much better of the sides and when you’re on top and you’re getting five or six attempts you’ve got to hit the target.
“I think there was only Anthony Martial’s weak shot that only hit the target, so that’s about concentration,”
Giggs also said that the team suffered from Paul Pogba’s absence as there was no attacking midfielder to create many opportunities. He claimed that Solskjaer’s men lacked quality at the final third of the pitch and that cost them the three points at the end.
“But just not enough quality in the final third. That’s when this United team struggle – breaking down stubborn defenses. Who’s that creative player playing in the pockets? Who is giving the width, those constant crosses switching the ball?” he concluded
Solskjaer Advised To Sign This Player After Bournemouth’s Defeat
Manchester United manager Solskjaer failed to grab his fourth consecutive victories against Bournemouth as it ended 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
The Red Devils were surprisingly defeated by Eddie Howe’s side as a solitary goal from Joshua King was all that the Cherries needed to condemn the Old Trafford outfits to their fourth defeat of the campaign.
Having seen the same team’s display against Bournemouth, former United star Paul Ince told Solskjaer to make move for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich in January.
According to Ince while speaking with Paddy Power, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will help young United players learn more goal-scoring tricks while his presence at Old Trafford will have a great impact on the growth of Solskjaer’s relatively young side in no time.
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“But I think, if he wanted to, returning to Old Trafford would be the way to go. ‘He’d be great at educating all of these young players that Ole is looking to bring through, an incredible off-pitch influence as well as on the field,” he said.
He further stressed that signing Mario Mandzukic isn’t the best option because the Juventus striker has nothing to offer when it comes to controlling the dressing and motivating the young players.
“They need someone who can control the changing room and be a true leader, and he fits that role. He can show the young players how it’s done. He would be the Godfather of United’s dressing room. I can’t see Mario Mandzukic happening – so why not take Zlatan?” he asked rhetorically.
Ibrahimovich was a top goal-poacher during his days at Old Trafford and United fans wouldn’t mind having him around if that will help in solving the goalscoring problem at Old Trafford.
Manchester United Fans Want One Person To Be Shown The Exit Door After Defeat To Bournemouth
Manchester United couldn’t extend their winning run to four games against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Red Devils failed to score against the Cherries and equally failed to pick up a point as they were narrowly defeated by Eddie Howe’s men.
A goal from Joshua King was enough to do the magic for Bournemouth who haven’t won a league game since September.
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United fans were understandably furious with the result and they took to Social media to call for Ole Gunnar’s dismissal. Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
@ahickey100: “Moment of magic what were u watching u clown. # OleOut”
@__mrjoe: “Here we go again… One step forward 3 steps backward for Saudi United. #BOUMUN #OleOut”
@utdxtra: “this is Ole’s football. no penalties, no results. #OleOut
@OgbeniFuzzy: “it’s high time we put out a movie for Ole because right now it’s glaring has no plan A talk less of a plan B #OleOut”
@SteSkinsley: “#OleOut Moyes couldn’t do it. Van Gaal couldn’t do it. Mourinho couldn’t do it. Maybe? Just maybe? The manager isn’t the problem? Fake Fickle Fans!”
@AndyRobUnited: “David Moyes lost 15 times as permanent manager after 53 games Ole’s has lost 13 after 28 #OleOut”
United To Sign Two Stars As Juventus Striker Tops Wishlist
Manchester United obviously need to add more fireworks to their attacking department following their underwhelming start to the season.
Solskjaer, who is under pressure to deliver, is now making move to add more threats to his team’s attacking prowess as he is linked with two in-form strikers.
Juventus experienced centre-forward Mario Mandzukic was said to be heading to Old Trafford during the summer window but the Red Devils failed in their last-minute bid for his signature.
Top Qatari clubs approached the player in the summer but the Croatian star turned down the chance to depart the Turin side as he reportedly wants a switch to Old Trafford.
Maurizio Sarri won’t find it difficult to let go of the striker in January considering the quality of strikers at his disposal.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain are very much available for selection, hence, Juventus won’t think twice before parting ways with Mandzukic who has just 18 months left in his contract.
According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils are also in the race to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson who is enjoying a brilliant start to the season.
The Cherries’ centre-forward has scored five goals in seven matches and his current form has earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s 25-man squad ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
EPL: Why Manchester City Defeated Bournemouth – Guardiola
Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has revealed the cataylst behind his team’s win over Bournemouth.
The Manchester City boss led his team to a 3-1 win over the Cherries on Sunday evening in one of the week three games in the Premier League.
The win ensured that Manchester City have now won their last nine away games in the Premier League dating back to the 2-1 loss suffered at the hands of Newcastle United in January.
During his post-match presser after the Bournemouth game, Pep Guardiola said that the quality in the Manchester City was the difference between the two teams.
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Pep Guardiola had Sergio Aguero to thank for the victory after the Argentine international striker scored two goals for the Citizens.
Aguero gave Manchester City the lead within the first quarter of the game before Raheem Sterling added a second goal to take his Premier League tally to five goals in just three games.
Liverpool loanee and Bournemouth substitute Harry Wilson pulled one back for the home side with a spectacular freekick on the stroke of halftime.
Sergio Aguero completed his brace in the second half for his 400th career goal for both club and country to wrap up the win for his team.
Bournemouth Ready To Let Chelsea Target Leave For Free
Premier League club Bournemouth have decided to let winger Ryan Fraser leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Express which revealed that Bournemouth is not desperate to sell Ryan Fraser this summer despite the numerous interest in him.
Scottish international Fraser has been linked with a lot of Premier League clubs this summer.
West London giants Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, London and Manchester United have all been linked with the petite winger.
Ryan Fraser has one year left on his current deal with Bournemouth at the moment and the Cherries could lose his services for free next summer if he does not sign a new deal.
The 25-year-old has been a very good player for Bournemouth since joining the club from Scottish Premiership giants Aberdeen.
Ryan Fraser scored seven goals in the Premier League last season in addition to the provision of 14 assists for his teammates.
He was the second highest assist provider during the 2018/19 season with 14 assists behind Eden Hazard who had 15 assists for Chelsea last season.
Eden Hazard has since left Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer in a deal reported to be around €100m.
EPL: Chelsea Target Set To Earn £100,000 p/w 5-Year Deal
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is closing in on a new contract at the South Coast club according to the latest reports emanating from the British media.
Callum Wilson has been a long-term transfer target for Europa League holders Chelsea dating back to the end of last year.
According to the publication from the Daily Mail, Callum Wilson will sign a new contract at Bournemouth to make him one of the highest earners at the Vitality Stadium.
Callum Wilson will earn £100,000 on a weekly basis when he signs his new contract.
The 27-year-old had his best season in the colours of Bournemouth during the last campaign.
Callum Wilson scored 14 goals and also added nine assists in 30 games in the Premier League.
His goal contributions were crucial to Bournemouth who finished the season well above the relegation zone.
Callum Wilson also made his debut for the England national team during the season as a result of his form for Bournemouth.
He scored his first goal on his debut against the United States of America.
Callum Wilson scored the third goal as the Three Lions of England saw off the United States via a 3-0 win.
He was also recently part of the England squad to the UEFA Nations League finals.
Jack Wilshere Gives Verdict On Arsenal Target Ryan Fraser
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has backed the Gunners’ quest to sign Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser this summer.
The West Ham United player spoke about Arsenal and transfers during his recent interview with Football London.
According to him, Scottish international star Fraser would be a bargain buy for North London giants Arsenal.
England international Wilshere described Ryan Fraser as the hardest working player in the Premier League.
Arsenal were overwhelming favourites to sign Fraser at the start of the transfer window but the move has stalled in recent weeks.
The latest reports claimed that the move for Ryan Fraser is back on for Arsenal with the Gunners preparing a £25m deal for the petite player.
Ryan Fraser was one of the best players in the Premier League during the last campaign.
The 25-year-old scored seven goals and also provided a whopping 14 assists for the Cherries last season.
Only ex-Chelsea star and new Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard provided more assists (15) than Ryan Fraser last season.
The Bournemouth player would be delighted with the recommendation from ex-Arsenal star Jack Wilshere.
England national team midfielder Wilshere was an Arsenal player until last season when he joined fellow London club West Ham United on a free transfer.