Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is not in the best of forms at the moment after the Portuguese international skipper was substituted against AC Milan at the weekend.
He was subbed off after just 55 minutes for Paolo Dybala and the former Manchester United was visibly angry about the decision made by Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri.
While walking off, Ronaldo told his manager to go away in Portuguese.
The Real Madrid legend was said to have left the Stadium before the end of the game which ended in a 1-0 win for hosts Juventus.
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Argentine attacker Paolo Dybala came off the bench in place of Cristiano Ronaldo and he went on to score the only goal of the game in the last 15 minutes.
The win over AC Milan ensured that Juventus moved above Inter Milan at the top of the Italian Serie A table.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the record signing at Juventus following his move from Real Madrid at the start of last season.
He was part of the team that won the Italian Serie A title for the eighth straight season in the last campaign.
Ronaldo has now been subbed off in the last two games in the colours of the Italian champions.
PSG targets Marcus Rashford for transfer
Emerging reports claim that French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain are keen on the signature of Marcus Rashford from the English Premier League club Man United.
Marcus Rashford is one of the youngest talents at the Old Trafford and is tipped to have a good future at the club and for the England national team.
However, Paris Saint Germain are keen to strengthen their attack and have identified the England international as the ideal player needed to deliver goals at the club.
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The Independent reports that Marcus Rashford is the major target for the Ligue 1 giants with Thomas Tuchel as his major as they have concluded plans on making a bid for him once the summer transfer window is opened.
Paris Saint Germain are reported to have learned of the £100 million fee for the Red Devils attacker and they are willing to spend that heavy on him but it is unlikely that Man United will let him go in this summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that none of his attackers will be leaving the club anytime in the summer transfer window as he looks forward to working with them in the coming season.
Real Madrid star makes come-get-me plea to Man United
English Premier League outfit Man United have been handed a summer transfer boost with Real Madrid star James Rodriguez making it clear that he wants to join the club this summer transfer window.
James Rodriguez has not been as good as he used to when he first joined Real Madrid, and with the lack of opportunities in the team, he is forced to seek a move away. Recall that the Colombian was sent out on loan to German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich but the club is uninterested in keeping him on a permanent deal.
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According to Sport via Team Talk, the Red Devils have made their interest known and have held preliminary talks with James Rodriguez’s camp with a deal likely to be sealed in the summer transfer window.
North London outfit Arsenal were also interested in the service of the Real Madrid star, alongside Everton and Wolves but they were not been successful in their wish despite the chances of him leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the chances of having James Rodriguez join the Old Trafford are dependent on Man United’s success in their bid to secure a Champions League spot as they may lose James Rodriguez to other suitors with Champions League hope.
Paul Merson reveals damning Arsenal analysis
Paul Merson seems to have had enough of Arsenal players’ errors as he made a damning analysis of the club’s performance and how almost impossible it would be for a manager to succeed at the club.
Lamenting the errors by defenders, Paul Merson is shocked that Arsenal players do not know the basics of the game, stressing that they cannot be helped by the combinations of the best managers in the world.
According to him, Arsenal will not be able to succeed even if you bring in the combinations of Pep Guardiola, Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho to coach the team because of the silly mistakes they consistently make.
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Merson noted that in addition to the errors by the defenders, the players cannot pass the ball five yards, but make efforts to get 80% completion of passes, which he claims to be irrelevant. He stressed that the target of any defender should be to keep a clean sheet and not to complete passes.
Arsenal suffered another 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday in their North London derby and that was a blow to their bid to earn a place in any European competition next season. The Mikel Arteta team will struggle to play in the Europa League next season.
Southampton draw reveals Man United’s weaknesses
Man United failed to secure a win against Southampton in their Monday evening football as they played a 2-2 draw at the Old Trafford.
The development has now caused a setback in their bid to secure a Champions League spot and to move ahead of Chelsea and Leicester City at the end of the season.
Before now, Man United was on a winning spree with a good goal margin and that flooded the media with praises of the team. Every analysis fell in their favour with some players being praised like Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, and youngster Mason Greenwood.
However, the 2-2 draw speaks a lot about the reality that was blinded by the previous wins and unknown to many about the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team but they are now exposed.
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The honeymoon ends, reality starts for Greenwood
The youngster was praised and compared to football legend Cristiano Ronaldo but the game against Southampton proved the analysis was a lie. He struggled in the game. The English League is a very difficult one and for a player to be hailed in that manner, he must face the real tests. Half-a-season form is not enough to judge
Paul Pogba not perfect
The game also exposed flaws in Paul Pogba’s game; he was casual in possession and could not catch up with the intensity of the Saints. That went a long way in affecting the team but no doubt the team needs him to succeed.
Martial deserves his respect
Martial seems not to have gotten the praise he deserves. He set up a goal for Marcus Rashford and scored a brilliant one despite missing a one-on-one situation in the early part of the game.
Need for defenders
Following Luke Shaw’s injury, Solskjaer introduced Bradon Williams and he had a clash as well. They both struggle with fitness. There is a need for more options at the back.
Solskjaer’s job has been made more difficult ahead of transfer window
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his attention on securing qualification to the Champions League next season with just a few games left. The Red Devils face big competition from Chelsea and Leicester City for the ticket.
Afterwards, the attention would be shifted to the summer transfer window as that remains another big challenge for the Red Devils boss because the success in the market will largely affect the club’s performance next season.
One of the players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to keep, Andreas Pereria has made his decision to leave the club known and that remains an issue for the manager who is keen to build a formidable team for next season’s challenge.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already told the young midfielder that he is part of his plans for the club but Andreas Pereria is concerned with his lack of playing time especially with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in January and the fitness of France international Paul Pogba.
Andreas Pereria cannot be guaranteed a role in the team anymore and will be seeking to leave the team with interests available for him, according to Dutch outlet, Het Belang van Limburg.
This remains a challenge for the Red Devils boss who seeks to have the 24-year-old as cover for the two major midfielders in the team.
Solskjaer exposes sorry state of De Gea many do not know
Man United goalkeeper David De Gea seems to be the only one not enjoying the present mood the Old Trafford as he is been criticized for his performance this season.
The Red Devils fans have been left divided over David De Gea and his performance with some calling for him to be sole and replaced in this summer transfer window.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has risen to the defence of the Spanish shot-stopper, noting that he is one of the best the world can boast of and has impressed despite the difficult time.
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However, the Red Devils boss exposed something that is a dent to the career of the former Atletico Madrid player, noting that despite being a good goalkeeper, he has not achieved by winning the titles his talent deserves at United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made this claim ahead of David De Gea’s 400th appearance for the Red Devils to beat Peter Schmeichel’s record as foreign players with the most game in the club’s history.
Since joining Man United in 2011, David De Gea has only won 4 trophies, including 1 English Premier League title and 1 Europa League.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds the belief that a player with such quality should have won more.
See the players leaving Man United on Loan
Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that a number of the club’s youngsters will be leaving the club on loan in the coming summer transfer window.
The Red Devils have been uprising in the talents amongst youngsters in the team with some of them having a first-team opportunity but most of them will have to create some space in the team ahead of the coming season.
In-form youngster Mason Greenwood and Bradon William are expected to remain at the club as they have both made 71 appearances for the first team between them, giving the hint of their impact in the team but the likes of Tahith Chong, James Garner and Angel are expected to be sent out because they might not earn playing time.
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Because of the prospect of these young lads, there is a need to nurture and grow their skills which will only be made possible with regular playing time, the reason why the Red Devils will be sanctioning loan deals for them.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on next season as he wants to challenge for titles and hope of making a statement in the Champions League if he qualifies. He will, therefore, be bringing in additions to the team that can help give them the advantage they need to achieve their goals.
Another Man United defender link established, with a challenge
Man United have been linked with Tyrone Mings from Aston Villa and have the advantage to win the signature of the player in this summer transfer window.
Aston Villa’s stay in the English topflight league is very unlikely as they are very close to being relegated and there are no chances the defender will join the club in the Championship. He is reported to have an agreement with the club on that.
However, the Red Devils face a challenge of battling with Everton for the signature of the defender, according to Birmingham Mail.
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Tyrone Mings is more interested in a first-team football and Everton are looking sure to give that opportunity than Man United which could inform his decision on the choice to make.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to engage in the summer transfer window as he seeks to compete in the coming season to win titles but his transfer dealings will be determined by their ability to win a Champions League spot.
The transfer activity for the Red Devils will not be if they fail to secure a Champions League spot according to the manager. Top on their list is Borussia Dortmund star, Jadon Sancho.