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Man Utd Still Interested In Signing Christian Eriksen Despite Rejection

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Three-time European champions Manchester United are still interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen according to the Daily Mirror.

It was revealed that the Red Devils want to sign Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window despite the fact that he turned the club down in the summer.

Christian Eriksen has six months left on his current deal at Tottenham Hotspur at the moment and he could begin to speak with clubs outside England over a potential free transfer move next summer.

The Danish international rejected an approach from Manchester United during this summer’s transfer window as he was waiting for a move from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Christian Eriksen didn’t get his wish of a Real Madrid transfer this summer.

The Danish playmaker has already told the new Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho that he won’t sign a new contract at the club.

Christian Eriksen signed for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013 and he has been a key player for the North London club since then.

The Danish international joined Spurs from Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam.

He played a major role for Spurs in their run to the Champions League final last season before they lost to Liverpool.

Segun is a regular contributor to Thewistle and has worked at several publications, including BEIn and talkSport.

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Bruno Fernandes To Man Utd Transfer In Serious Doubt

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The proposed transfer of Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United is in serious doubt according to Darren Fletcher.

Fletcher said on BBC Live that the Portuguese international might stay at Sporting Lisbon beyond this month after his club made a new demand for the player to join Manchester United.

According to him, Sporting Lisbon want more money for Bruno Fernandes for the £60m transfer to go through.

Manchester United want to pay a lesser fee of around £50m to £55m for the player who previously played for both Udinese and Sampdoria in the Italian Serie A.

He joined Sporting Lisbon from Sampdoria FC of Italy around two years ago.

Tottenham Hotspur had a £45m bid turned down for Bruno Fernandes last summer which saw him linked with the Red Devils as well.

Manchester United will have to manage the midfield options at their disposal if they are unable to agree a transfer fee for Bruno Fernandes though young Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare is also a serious target for the Old Trafford side.

Chelsea and Manchester United are the only two clubs in the race for Boubakary Soumare after the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal and Valencia dropped out of the race for him.

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EPL: How Manchester United Would Lineup vs Liverpool

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Manchester United have a tough game to navigate when they take a short trip to Anfield to take on Premier League leaders Liverpool in their second league meeting of the current season.

Liverpool are the runaway leaders on the league table in the English top flight this season as the Reds have 14 more points than the next team (Manchester City) at the league summit having played a game more.

The Reds have 61 points this season meaning they have won 20 matches plus one draw from the 21 games played this term in the EPL.

Liverpool have been sensational in the league this term and they are unbeaten throughout this season having dropped points in just one game, the 1-1 draw at Manchester United in October 2019.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a poor record against Manchester United of two victories from ten games plus his previous two meetings with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have ended in draws.

Marcus Rashford faces race against time to be fit for the Liverpool game with a troublesome back problem.

Manchester United XI vs Liverpool (4-3-3): David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Brandon Williams, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Juan Manuel Mata; Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Marcus Rashford.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Reveals Player To Replace Ashley Young

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that he has adequate fullback options to replace Ashley Young who has left the club for Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A.

The Manchester United skipper had six months left on his contract at Old Trafford before the transfer to Inter Milan was confirmed on Friday for an initial fee of £1.5m plus bonuses.

He was given the jersey number 15 at Inter Milan following his official announcement earlier this week.

Ashley Young has been at Manchester United since 2011 and he has been replaced by Harry Maguire as the Manchester United skipper.

Solskajer was asked about Ashley Young in his latest press conference on Friday and he was confident that he has able replacements for the England international who has 39 caps for his country.

Ashley Young has reliable replacements in Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Diogo Dalot according to the Manchester United boss.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been injured for the last one year and he’s nearing full fitness. He has not made an appearance for the Red Devils this season.

Diogo Dalot has had his injury issues at Manchester United this season as well.

Ashley Young spent close to nine years at Manchester United before his Inter Milan transfer.

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Latest Bruno Fernandes Transfer News To Manchester United Revealed

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Key Sporting Lisbon player Bruno Fernandes launched a tirade towards club president Fernando Varandas on the phone after the player was told that his dream move to Manchester United is off.

This is according to journalist Duncan Castles who’s the co-presenter of Reach Plc’s Transfer Window Podcast.

According to him, Bruno Fernandes was told on Thursday night that he won’t be joining Manchester United who have failed to match the asking price from Sporting Lisbon for the player who was part of the Portugal team that won the UEFA Nations League last year.

Bruno Fernandes and Portugal won the debut UEFA Nations League via the 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.

The Sporting Lisbon skipper delivered the assist for the winning goal of the game scored by Goncalo Guedes.

Duncan Castles said that Manchester United have offered £42.6m for Bruno Fernandes which is a far cry from the £60m valuation slapped on the player by Sporting Lisbon.

The Manchester United offer is said to include £25.6m in add-ons.

Bruno Fernandes is a long-term target for the Red Devils dating back to last year.

Tottenham Hotspur were also interested in him but they are no longer in the race after the loan signing of Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.

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EPL: Chelsea Confirm Starting Lineup vs Newcastle United

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard would be hoping to build on the last win in the Premier League when he takes his players up north to face Newcastle United.

Lampard and his players returned to winning ways following the emphatic victory over struggling Burnley last weekend.

Jorginho (penalty), topscorer Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi were on target as Chelsea thrashed the Clarets 3-0 at home and that win was enough to maintain their place in the top four.

Ahead of the Newcastle United, Chelsea have a good advantage in the race for the top four places in the Premier League which will guarantee a spot in the Champions League.

Chelsea occupy fourth spot on the log and they have a five-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United.

The Blues can extend their lead over Manchester United to eighr points with a win over the Magpies on Saturday evening as Manchester United don’t play until Sunday.

Manchester United have a tough game on paper as they travel to take on a Liverpool side with a perfect record at home.

Chelsea XI vs Newcastle United: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta; Jorginho

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EPL: Arsenal Confirm Starting Lineup vs Sheffield United

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Arsenal are a more organised team under new manager Mikel Arteta though it must be pointed out that the Spaniard has been a little unlucky with the number of points accrued from the games played under his short tenure at the club.

The Gunners have won one, drawn two and lost one of the four games played under Mikel Arteta in the Premier League and many football fans would agree that Arsenal deserve more points with their performances in those games.

Arteta and his players face a difficult challenge in Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening in what’s their latest league game this season.

Sheffield United have been the surprise team of this season and they are four points and four places better off than the Gunners ahead of the meeting of the two teams.

Young French striker Lys Moussett scored the only goal of the game in the reverse fixture.

Arsenal have several injury worries in the defence with the likes of Sead Kolasinac and Lucas Torreira doubtful for the game.

Arsenal XI vs Sheffield United (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Bukayo Saka; Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka; Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli and Nicholas Pepe.

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EPL: Liverpool Confirm Starting Lineup vs Manchester United

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Merseyside giants Liverpool can take a step closer to their first ever Premier League title when they face arch rivals Manchester United at home in the standout game of the latest set of Premier League games (Matchday 23).

Liverpool vs Manchester United is one of the traditional games of English football. The two clubs have 38 league titles between them.

Manchester United have the most league titles in English football with 20 titles, while Liverpool have 18 league titles.

Liverpool are on course for their 19th title and a first league title in the Premier League era.

The Reds have not won a league title in 30 years since the 1989/90 campaign but that drought is close to ending due to their healthy lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool have recorded 61 points in just 21 games and they are 14 points better than the next team which is Manchester City.

The Reds have a perfect record of 11 wins from the 11 league games played at home ahead of the game with Manchester United at Anfield later this weekend.

Liverpool XI vs Manchester United (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson; Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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Arsenal Reach Agreement To Sign Star Player

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Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Laryvin Kurzawa.

This is according to the publication via France Football which disclosed that the Gunners have agreed a deal for the French international left-back to join them in the summer.

Laryvin Kurzawa has six months left on his PSG contract meaning that he’ll become a free agent this summer thus allowing him to join Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of this campaign.

Earlier reports had claimed that the Gunners will sign the former AS Monaco player in this January transfer window.

Respected British journalist David Ornstein talked about negotiations between Arsenal and the French player.

Arsenal have a lot of defensive injuries at the moment and new manager Mikel Arteta has talked about the need to strengthen his squad on the defensive front.

Calum Chambers is a versatile defender but the England international won’t play for Arsenal again after he underwent knee surgery at the end of last month.

He has been ruled out till next season as a result of his knee injury.

Apart from Calum Chambers, fellow defenders Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin have all had various injury issues this season.

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