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Man Utd Stance On Sacking Solskjaer Revealed

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The spotlight is once again on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amidst his struggles in the Old Trafford top job.

Solskjaer has not been able to meet up with huge expectations as the Manchester United manager.

Recent reports claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure to remain in his post as the Manchester United manager and that the club legend has two games to save his job.

It was revealed that the former Manchester United striker has told his players that he’ll lose his job if they suffer defeat in the next two games.

Recall that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players welcome his predecessor Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford in a week 15 league clash before making the short trip to the Etihad Stadium to face Premier League champions Manchester City in a Week 16 game (two prominent game that have secured his job as Manchester United manager).

In reaction to rumors of pressure on his job, the report from the Manchester Evening News (MEN) revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not in any immediate danger of losing job.

The recent availability of long-term managerial target Mauricio Pochettino has also fueled the situation surrounding Ole Gunnar Solksjaer at Manchester United.

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: Why Manchester United Are Scared To Sell Anthony Martial

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has delivered a damming verdict on Anthony Martial and his inconsistent displays for the Red Devils.

According to the former Manchester United skipper, the club is frightened to death to sell Anthony Martial.

Gary Neville criticized the French international player shortly after his below-par outing for Manchester United during the Premier League clash at the home of league leaders Liverpool.

The ex-Manchester United right-back told Sky Sports that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would give Anthony Martial enough time to prove himself worthy of playing for a big club like Manchester United.

Anthony Martial was heavily criticized for his performance during the Liverpool game at the weekend especially after he missed a very good chance for Manchester United while the scoreline was 1-0 in favour of hosts Liverpool who had taken a 15th-minute lead through Virgil Van Dijk.

Martial had the chance to equalize for the Red Devils in the second half only for him to fluff his lines.

The Frenchman and Manchester United were eventually on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat with Mohamed Salah netting the clinching goal in added time.

Anthony Martial has scored 11 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this term.

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EPL: 6 Players Manchester United Could Sign In January Loan Transfer

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Manchester United might need to delve into the transfer market to add to their attacking options especially after the injury to leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford.

The England international has enjoyed his best season as a footballer for the first team but he’ll most likely miss the next two months as a result of the double stress fracture at his back in what’s a big blow to Manchester United.

After Marcus Rashford who has scored 19 goals in all competitions, the next goalscorer for Manchester United is Anthony Martial who has 11 goals in all competitions.

Manchester United could explore the loan option to get in a replacement for Marcus Rashford on the short-term.

According to the Manchester Evening News (MEN), Manchester United could have up to six options as regard loan signings of players with three of them from the Premier League.

The Chelsea striker duo of Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud are available for Manchester United but the Blues might not want to release either of them to a direct competitor for a top-four spot in the league.

Southampton striker has zero goal in 17 appearances for the Saints in his first season with most coming as a substitute. He is also an option for the Red Devils.

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, Borussia Dortmund star Paco Alcacer and PSG striker Edinson Cavani are also loan transfer options.

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EPL: Solskjaer Provides Man United Transfer Update

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Ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on the transfer dealings at the club.

The Manchester United manager gave an update on transfers shortly after the defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.

Reporters asked the Red Devils boss about transfers on the back of the injury to leading goalscorer Marcus Rashford last week.

According to him, Manchester United are open to signing players and that the club will only sign players that will improve the team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Manchester United will only sign players that are the right fit for the club.

Manchester United have been linked with several players in this January winter transfer window from Bruno Fernandes to Edinson Cavani to Moussa Dembele.

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has already told his club that he wants to join Manchester United this month but the two clubs are finding it hard to agree on a transfer fee for him.

The Portuguese club wants around €70m for him and They are not ready to lower their transfer fee.

For Edinson Cavani, the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker is a target for Manchester United as he has six months left to run on his contract at the Parc des Princes.

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Latest Transfer Update Issues By Donny Van Der Beek

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Ajax Amsterdam star Donny Van Der Beek won’t be joining Manchester United after he agreed on a deal to join Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid according to the Daily Star.

The Dutch international is expected to join Real Madrid in a £47m deal later this year as he’s seen as the long-term replacement for Luka Modric at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu.

Donny Van Der Beek has been a long-term transfer target for Manchester United dating back to last season when the young Dutchman was painting European football with goals.

He was part of the Ajax Amsterdam team that won the Dutch league title in the first division last season plus the Dutch Cup after the final win over Willem II.

Manchester United want to strengthen their midfield and Donny Van Der Beek won’t be the man as he’s Real Madrid-bound this summer.

The Red Devils are having serious difficulties in signing players in this January transfer window and that has infuriated the Manchester United Faithfuls.

Manchester United were thought to be close to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes but that is likely far from the current position with the two clubs deadlocked in talks over the goals coring Portuguese international player.

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EPL: Chelsea Finally Identify N’golo Kante Replacement

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West London giants Chelsea are keeping tabs on Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare who’s seen as a long-term replacement for key player N’Golo Kante.

The interest of Chelsea in Boubakary Soumare was confirmed by The Athletic with Kante linked with a move away from the club.

The French international player was previously linked with a transfer to Real Madrid last year though the Spaniards have since moved on from him to other midfield options like Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Donny Van Der Beek who’s expected to sign for the Los Merengues this summer after an agreement of £47m was reached for his transfer as per the report from various media outlets.

N’Golo Kante has uncharacteristically missed several games for Chelsea this season due to several injuries stemmed from his decision to play through the pain barrier for the Blues in the Europa League final last season.

Kante was rushed back from injury to face Arsenal in the final of the Europa League which ended in a 4-1 win for Chelsea.

Boubakary Soumare is only 20 years but he has enhanced his reputation after his impressive performances for Lille since the start of this campaign.

Soumare is also attracting interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United.

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EPL: Confirmed Chelsea Lineup vs Arsenal

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Chelsea have been very poor in the Premier League in recent weeks as highlighted by the disappointing 1-0 loss at the home of injury-hit Newcastle United at the weekend in their last league game and it doesn’t get better when they face London rivals and rejuvenated team Arsenal at home on Tuesday night.

The Blues can take solace from the earlier meeting between the two teams this season in the Premier League which saw Chelsea come from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 away from home with the aid of two late goals.

Chelsea have won just one of their last four games in the Premier League but they are still able to hang on to their place in the top-four positions on the league log.

They have a five-point advantage over fifth-placed Manchester United and a win over Arsenal will extend it to eight points with the Red Devils not in action until Wednesday when they face Burnley at home.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could make some changes to his team especially in defence ahead of the London Derby clash with the Gunners.

Chelsea XI vs Arsenal: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante; Willian, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham.

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Why Sheffield United Are Vulnerable To Arsenal Interest In John Fleck

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Premier League surprise team Sheffield United have been rocked with the news that North London giants Arsenal are interested in one of their best players.

Sheffield United are in their first season back in the Premier League after more than a decade in the lower leagues and they have more than punched above their weight in seventh position on the league table at the moment.

The Blades have been in very good form under the guidance of manager Chris Wilder and midfielder John Fleck has been one of the best players in the team this season.

John Fleck is attracting serious interest from Arsenal according to Football Insider and he could be available for £20m.

The 28-year-old midfielder showed his quality as a goalscoring midfielder after he netted the equalizer for the Blades during their Premier League trip to Arsenal at the weekend in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw after Brazilian and Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli had given his team the lead.

John Fleck has 18 months left on his Sheffield United contract and that makes the club vulnerable to the Arsenal interest in the player.

Arsenal are a bigger club too and they can offer him a better salary package in addition to him having the chance of achieving more at the North London club.

John Fleck is the joint topscorer for Sheffield United in the Premier League with five goals.

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EPL: Confirmed Arsenal Starting Lineup vs Chelsea

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Arsenal have the direct chance to close the gap on a top-four place in the Premier League as they take the short trip to face Chelsea in the London Derby league meeting billed to take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Chelsea occupy the last and fourth Champions League place on the Premier League table at the moment with the first three teams namely Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City far in front.

The chasing pack has a better chance of catching up with a wobbly Chelsea team in recent weeks than the other three teams mentioned earlier.

Chelsea have a five-point cushion over the chasing pack spearheaded by Manchester United in fifth place with 15 games left to play.

Arsenal are ten points worse off than Chelsea at this stage of this season and another defeat against the Blues will put an end to their slim top-four hopes.

Chelsea came from a goal down to score two goals in the last ten minutes and win the game 2-1 away at Arsenal in their first league match this season.

Possible Arsenal XI: Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Bukayo Saka; Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil; Alexandre Lacazette, Nicholas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli.

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