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How Man United Almost Missed Out On World-record Player Revealed

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Harry Maguire

Newly appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho almost ensured that Manchester United didn’t sign Harry Maguire according to the Daily Mirror.

It was revealed that Mourinho warned the Manchester United hierarchy against signing England international Harry Maguire for more than £50m last summer while he was still the Red Devils’ manager.

Leicester City wanted at least £60m for Harry Maguire when Manchester United asked about his availability shortly after the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia last summer.

Jose Mourinho was at Manchester United for a few months more before the Portuguese tactician was dismissed by the Red Devils in December 2018.

Manchester United eventually signed Harry Maguire from Leicester City for £80m this summer thus making him the most expensive defender ahead of Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk.

Dutch international Van Dijk was the most expensive defender for 18 months after Liverpool paid £75m for his signature in January 2018.

Harry Maguire has impressed as a Manchester United player despite the inconsistent form shown by the Red Devils in the Premier League this season.

The former Hull City and Sheffield United centre back captained Manchester United in the last Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion in the absence of Ashley Young who was suspended after five yellow cards.

Segun Amuda is a mass communication professional, He regularly writes for Thewistle and has worked at several publications, including talkSport.

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EPL: Man United Narrow Down Director Of Football Search

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Manchester United have narrowed down their search for the director of football to Antero Henrique as they hope to appoint someone into the role in the coming weeks.

Antero Henrique was a former sporting director at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) until last summer when he was replaced by former Brazilian national team player Leonardo.

According to Foot Mercato, Manchester United are in talks with Antero Henrique over the director of football role.

In the past, Manchester United officials have discussed with former players like Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher and many more over the same director of football role.

Lille sporting director Luis Campos was also touted as the man to take up that role at the club but the Red Devils seem to have moved on from him to another candidate in Antero Henrique who masterminded the signing of Kylian Mbappe at PSG.

French World Cup winner Mbappe initially joined PSG on loan from Monaco before it was made permanent months later in a deal said to be around £160m.

Manchester United fans have been crying out for a director of football to take charge of transfers at the club.

The Red Devils are finding it difficult to sign players in this January transfer window.

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EPL: Steven Bergwijn Transfer To Man United, All The Latest Updates

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PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn won’t be joining Premier League giants Manchester United in this January transfer window after the Dutch Eredivisie champions agreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for him.

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a €35m for Steven Bergwijn and the Dutchman is expected to undergo his medical at the North London club this week.

Manchester United were previously linked with a move for the PSV Eindhoven winger who would be the like-for-like replacement for Christian Eriksen who’s on his way to Inter Milan.

Danish international Eriksen is in Milan to wrap up his transfer to the Nerazzurri after Spurs agreed a £17m deal for him.

He has six months left to run on his Spurs deal.

Christian Eriksen was also a transfer target for Manchester United before the player turned down the club last summer.

Manchester United would have made a move for Christian Eriksen this month if the Danish international was keen on extending his stay in the Premier League.

Christian Eriksen would be an Inter Milan player in the next hours.

For Manchester United, the struggle continues in the quest to sign new players to boost their depleted squad.

The Red Devils are in talks to sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.

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Man Utd Risk Losing 20-year-old Club Graduate On A Free Transfer

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Tahith Chong

Manchester United are facing the prospect of losing Academy graduate Tahith Chong for free this summer.

Dutch junior international Tahith Chong came through the ranks at Manchester United before making his first-team debut.

The 20-year-old has six months left to run on his present deal at the Theatre of Dreams.

His Manchester United contract will expire this summer.

He has played around 400 minutes of football under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Tahith Chong has demanded a weekly contract of £35,000 to extend his Manchester United contract but the Red Devils are not prepared to grant him his request according to The Athletic.

The u21 Dutch international was considered to be the greatest young talent at Manchester United around a year ago but he has not been able to step up to be a regular fixture in the first team.

Other young players like Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams have surpassed him in that aspect.

Striker Mason Greenwood has scored 10 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils, while Brandon Williams is a regular at left-back.

Tahith Chong made an impressive second-half appearance at the weekend as Manchester United beat League One side Tranmere Rovers 6-0 in the FA Cup fourth round.

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Report: Man United Make Second Offer For Bruno Fernandes

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Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United have reportedly made a second offer for Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes whom they are desperate to sign before the transfer window ends this Friday.

According to Portuguese media outlet, O Jogo, Manchester United have made a second bid for the player and the Premier League giants are hopeful that the new offer would be accepted.

Manchester United have made a second offer of €55m plus add-ons for the player and it is a significant increase in their first offer of €45m for Bruno Fernandes who’s rated €85m by his club.

The general belief is that the second Manchester United offer would be accepted by Sporting Lisbon who won their last game in the league on Monday night with Bruno Fernandes in the team.

The Portuguese international star might have played his last game for Sporting Lisbon during that game.

He captained the team which won 1-0 at home to Maritimo courtesy the 76th-minute strike from Cristian Borja who is a Colombian defender.

The win was able to take Sporting Lisbon to third position on the league table.

Bruno Fernandes achieved success with Portugal last year as he featured prominently as the European champions won the maiden UEFA Nations League.

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EPL News: Edinson Cavani Transfer To Chelsea

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Edinson Cavani

Chelsea will miss out on the signing of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Edinson Cavani according to the London Evening Standard.

The PSG striker has opted for Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid ahead of both Chelsea and Manchester United who are also interested in him.

His agent is in Madrid to wrap up a deal for the Uruguayan international who’s keen to leave PSG this month rather than wait till the summer to exit the club on a free transfer.

Edinson Cavani has just six months left on his PSG deal at the moment.

Atletico Madrid are poised to make a second bid to match the £12.6m asking price from PSG for the 33-year-old striker.

The Spaniards had earlier made an opening bid of around £8.5m for their number one target.

Chelsea will have to look elsewhere for their striker signing as manager Frank Lampard tries to find a strong competition for Tammy Abraham.

Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud are not deemed good enough for Chelsea.

Belgian international Michy Batshuayi was on target for Chelsea at the weekend as the Blues booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round following the fourth-round win over Hull City.

Chelsea won 2-1 away from home in the fourth round.

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Man United Fail In Bid To Sign French Attacker

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Manchester United tried and failed to sign French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin before he joined the English Championship outfit Leeds United.

His transfer from German Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig to Leeds United was confirmed on Monday as manager Marcelo Bielsa tries to strengthen his squad in the battle to gain promotion to the Premier League.

Jean-Kevin Augustin has joined Leeds United on loan for the rest of the season and the club will sign him permanently for around £12.8m if the former Champions League semifinalists secure promotion into the top flight of English football.

Respected British journalist David Ornstein confirmed that Manchester United tried to hijack the move before the player signed for Leeds United.

According to him, the deal was so close for the Red Devils to snatch him under the noses of Leeds United.

Manchester United are finding it difficult to sign players in this window despite the fact that they need to sign players to boost a depleted squad due to injuries to key players.

The Red Devils are without the trio of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay who would all be in the starting XI if they are fit.

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is a major transfer target.

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FA Cup: Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool And Arsenal Discover Fifth Round Opponents

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fa cup

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are all in the FA Cup fifth round after their respective fourth round wins at the weekend.

The three teams have discovered their fifth round opponents after the draw was held on Monday night.

Arsenal were confirmed for the last 16 of the FA Cup after the 2-1 win over hosts Bournemouth in their fourth round clash courtesy the first half goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah.

South Coast club Bournemouth pulled one back through substitute Sam Surridge at the end of the game.

The Gunners will return to the South Coast for the fifth round against League One club Portsmouth.

Chelsea have been drawn at home in the fifth round and they will face the winner of the game between Liverpool and Shrewsbury Town.

The League One club came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round and the Reds will host the replay in the first week of February to determine who will face Chelsea.

Manchester United will be the guests of the winner between Derby County and Northampton Town.

Derby County and Northampton Town meet for their FA Cup fourth round replay next month.

Holders Manchester City are away at English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.

Full Draw:

Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City

Portsmouth vs Arsenal

Derby County/Northampton Town vs Manchester United

Chelsea vs Liverpool/Shrewsbury Town

Reading/Cardiff City vs Sheffield United

Tottenham Hotspur/Southampton vs Norwich City

West Brom vs Oxford United/Newcastle United

Leicester City vs Birmingham City vs Coventry City

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Man United Offer Will See Defender Move To Old Trafford

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

According to The Sun, young Sunderland defender Logan Pye is attracting the interest of one of the best teams in the Premier League.

It was revealed that Premier League giants Manchester United are interested in the 16-year-old defender

Manchester United have targeted young players in the transfer market though it has not stopped them from pursuing a move for the experienced ones.

16-year-old Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham is also attracting the interest of the Red Devils with recent reports stating that they have made a £30m bid for the wonderkid.

Jude Bellingham has been on top form for Birmingham City in the English Championship this season and Manchester United officials have scouted him on several occasions this term.

For Logan Pye, he’s yet to make a single appearance for the first team at Sunderland as he has predominantly represented the u18 team.

The Sunderland u18 are at the bottom of the u18 Premier League table after losing all their 12 games this season with eight goals scored and 48 goals conceded.

He has five caps for the England u16 team and the left-back is definitely one for the future.

The Manchester United target has one goal and one assist in 13 games this season for Sunderland with nine of those goals coming in the league.

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