Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher believes that England international star Marcus Rashford is the only genuine matchwinner for Manchester United ahead of their Premier League clash with arch rivals Liverpool.
Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening in the last game for week nine games.
The two clubs are widely regarded as the most successful in English football and they meet for the first time this season at the Theatre of Dreams and with contrasting forms.
While he was on Sky Sports, Darren Fletcher said that Marcus Rashford is the one capable of giving Manchester United their first victory in over a month when they face Liverpool who are the Premier League leaders.
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Liverpool have won their last 17 games in the Premier League dating back to last season and have unloaded eight matches this season.
The Reds have eight points more than any other team in the Premier League this season after just eight games.
On their part, Manchester United have not won any of their last three games in the league and that has seen them drop to the bottom half of the table.
Manchester United have not won any game in the last five matches in all competitions.
How Much Bruno Fernandes Will Earn At Man United Revealed
Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes is confident that the much awaited transfer to Manchester United will happen before the winter transfer window closes later this week.
The player has already sealed his salary package with the Red Devils.
According to The Sun, Bruno Fernandes will earn £120,000 on a weekly basis at Manchester United if the Red Devils are able to agree a transfer fee with Sporting Lisbon for his move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United want to make him their first signing for this January winter window and they have been in discussion with Sporting Lisbon for the better part of the month.
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The latest report on the Bruno Fernandes transfer to Manchester United from Portuguese newspaper O Jogo revealed that the Red Devils have made a new bid of £59m for the Portuguese international player.
The new Manchester United offer will see them pay an initial fee of £47m for the player plus £12m in add-ons though the valuation of the midfielder is £60m as per Sporting Lisbon.
Bruno Fernandes was linked with Manchester United last summer but the Red Devils were unable to pull through a move for the player who’s a goalscoring midfielder for both club and country.
EPL: Mattias Vecino Transfer To Man United – All The Latest Updates
Inter Milan midfielder Mattias Vecino could still stay at the Italian Serie A club despite the reports of a possible transfer to Premier League.
Premier League clubs, Everton and Manchester United have both been linked with the Uruguayan international.
Inter Milan CEO, Beppe Marotta spoke to DAZN about Mattias Vecino and the transfer rumours linking him with a move to England.
According to him, its not certain that Mattias Vecino would be leaving Inter Milan before the end of this month.
Marotta stated that the imminent arrival of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur doesn’t necessarily mean an exit for Mattias Vecino as the club would still evaluate their squad to determine whether or not players would be leaving before the transfer window ends on January 31.
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Christian Eriksen will have his Inter Milan medical this week after Tottenham Hotspur agreed a deal with the Nerazzuri for his transfer.
Inter Milan will pay £17m for Danish international playmaker Christian Eriksen who has six months remaining on his Spurs deal.
Christian Eriksen has spent almost seven years at Tottenham Hotspur since his transfer from Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam in the summer of 2013 for a fee believed to be around £13m.
Manchester United stance on Chris Smalling revealed
Manchester United have maintained their stance on Chris Smalling according to the report from popular British media outlet Daily Mirror.
Chris Smalling signed for AS Roma on loan last summer after the signing of Harry Maguire from fellow Premier League club Leicester City.
Harry Maguire signed for Manchester United in an £80m deal to make him the most expensive defender ever and his transfer led to the exit of Chris Smalling from Manchester United on a season-long loan deal to AS Roma.
Chris Smalling has been one of the best central defenders in the Italian Serie A this season and the form of the 30-year-old has propelled his new club to the top four.
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AS Roma are on course to return to the Champions League next season.
Chris Smalling has convinced AS Roma officials to pursue a move for him permanently.
AS Roma offered £13m plus £3.5m in add-ons for the Manchester United loanee but the Red Devils are holding out for £25m as per the aforementioned publication.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand questioned the exit of Chris Smalling from the club last year as he described him as the most natural defender at Old Trafford.
EPL: Paco Alcacer Transfer – All The Latest Updates
Monday, January 27.
Borussia Dortmund striker Jadon Sancho has been assured of more first team opportunities if he signs for Newcastle United.
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has told Paco Alcacer that he would be given more playing time at the St. James Park as he bids to put himself in contention for the upcoming European Championships billed for this summer.
Paco Alcacer wants to be a part of the Spain squad for the Euros.
The 26-year-old has also been linked with other Premier League sides like Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
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Paco Alcacer initially joined Borussia Dortmund on loan from Spanish champions Barcelona during the second half of the 2017/18 campaign before his transfer was made permanent in the summer of 2018.
Paco Alcacer has scored seven goals in 14 appearances in the German Bundesliga this season but the arrival of teenage striker Erling Haaland has pushed him further down the attacking pecking order at Borussia Dortmund.
Erling Haaland signed for Borussia Dortmund at the start of this month and he has already scored five goals in just two substitute appearances and 59 minutes in the German Bundesliga.
The 19-year-old striker joined Borussia Dortmund from Austrian top flight club Red Bull Salzburg and has scored 33 goals in all competitions since the start of this campaign.
EPL: Confirmed Arsenal Starting Lineup vs Bournemouth
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has the opportunity to lead his team into the fifth round of the FA Cup but he must navigate the Gunners through a tricky fourth round tie at fellow Premier League side Bournemouth.
Arteta and his Arsenal players would be expected to seal their place in the last 16 of the competition at the expense of the Cherries who ended their wretched run with a 3-1 win at home to Brighton and Hove Albion in their last league game.
Before the win over Brighton, Bournemouth had picked up just four points from the last ten games in the Premier League.
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Arsenal and Bournemouth have already met twice this season in the league.
The first meeting ended in a 1-0 win for hosts Arsenal courtesy the first half goal from Brazilian international David Luiz. The game took place in October
The second Premier League game between the two teams this season ended in a draw after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelled out the opening goal of the game scored by Dan Gosling for the hosts Bournemouth.
Possible Arsenal XI: Emiliano Martinez; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Rob Holding, Bukayo Saka; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil; Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicholas Pepe.
EPL: Krzysztof Piatek Transfer To Chelsea – All The Latest Updates
Monday, January 27
AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has been offered to a Premier League club as per the newest reports in the media in the United Kingdom.
Piatek is now the second choice striker at AC Milan after the signing of club legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic earlier this month.
Swedish football icon Zlatan re-signed for AC Milan this month on a free transfer after the striker ended his contract at Major League Soccer (MLS) giants LA Galaxy.
Krzysztof Piatek scored 30 goals in all competitions for both Genoa and AC Milan in the last campaign but he has struggled to replicate that kind of form in this campaign.
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The Polish international signed for AC Milan from fellow Italian top flight side Genoa last year January.
According to the Daily Express, Chelsea have been offered the opportunity to sign Piatek in this winter transfer market.
Krzysztof Piatek could be the answer to Chelsea and their search for a second striker.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard doesn’t see the attacking duo of Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud as the perfect competition for Tammy Abraham.
Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be interested in Piatek who has scored just five goals for the Italian Serie A giants in all competitions.
Four-man Managerial Shorlist Revealed At Man United
Manchester United have drawn up a four-man managerial shortlist in the event that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is booted out of his job.
Solskjaer has come under serious pressure in recent days but the word out of Old Trafford is that Manchester United bosses still believe that the club legend has what it takes to turn things around after a difficult week.
Senior Manchester United bosses want to back him with new players but that could change if results continue to dwindle.
Manchester United have lost their last two league games against arch-rivals Liverpool and Burnley and that has seen their charge for a top-four place fade.
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Those two results came on the back of the injury suffered by Marcus Rashford who’s the leading goalscorer in the team with 19 goals in all competitions.
Rashford will not return to action until two months’ time.
For now, Manchester United have a four-man shortlist of managers to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if the club pulled the trigger.
According to The Times, Ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino heads that list alongside current England national team boss Gareth Southgate.
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is also on the shortlist as well as Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager Thomas Tuchel.
Solskjaer Wants These Six Signings At Man United
Underpressure Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has requested six more signings at the club for him to be able to turn things around after a bad start to the New Year.
Solskjaer and Manchester United ended 2019 well with victories over Newcastle United and Burnley in the Premier League but have not recovered since 2020 started with a big defeat at the home of Arsenal in the league.
The pressure on Solskjaer ramped up in the last one week after the defeats to Liverpool and Burnley in the league.
Manchester United were beaten 2-0 at Liverpool, whom they share a long-running tradition with, last weekend while Burnley also got the same scoreline at Old Trafford in midweek.
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Solskjaer has to redeem himself as Manchester United take on hosts and League One club Tranmere Rovers in the fourth round of the FA Cup later this weekend.
According to The Times, Solskjaer wants the club to back him with new players for him to take the Old Trafford outfit back to the top where it belongs.
He wants a new full-back, two central midfielders, a creative midfielder known as the no. 10, a winger and a striker.
His immediate focus is to get Manchester United to the fifth round in the FA Cup.