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Why McNeil Won’t Join Man United This Summer

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Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has been strongly linked with a return to Manchester United this summer but that might need to wait till next year according to Lancashire Live.

It was revealed that the Red Devils won’t be able to sign the 20-year-old this summer due to lack of funds especially if they are able to conclude the transfer for Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.

Marca says that Manchester United and Real Madrid are in advanced talks over the transfer of the left-back to Old Trafford.

Sergio Reguilon was said to have rejected the opportunity to return to Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla in favour of a transfer to Manchester United.

His transfer means that the Red Devils won’t have the funds required to pull off a move for Dwight McNeil.

McNeil started his career at Manchester United before he left the club for Burnley at the age of 14. He has been able to establish himself as one of the most exciting young wingers in the Premier League.

In one of his recent interviews, Burnley manager Sean Dyche said that it will take a very big offer for the Clarets to sell England junior international Dwight McNeil who’s clearly their prized asset.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Man United considering Dwight McNeil switch

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The emerging report claims that Man United are considering a move for Burnley star Dwight McNeil amongst other options as alternatives for Jadon Sancho.

Apparently, a deal for the England international winger is as good as dead with the player already insisting that he will not focus on the speculations but will focus on helping his Borussia Dortmund team who are requesting the sum of £100 million from the Red Devils.

Dwight McNeil is one of the targets for the Red Devils and a deal could pull through before the end of the summer transfer window should an agreement be reached between both clubs.

It is understood that Dwight McNeil will be delighted as a move to Man United as it will be a return after spending some of his academy years with the clubs many seasons ago.

Dwight McNeil has been in fine form for the past two seasons, giving a consistent and impressive performance to the Burnley fans. No wonder he is being eyed by the top six clubs in the Premier League.

However, the winger might not be allowed to leave Burnley for a fee less than £50 million as the competition for his signature is still very high but it is understood that it could be negotiated upon.

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Arsenal Receive Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Burnley Clash

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Arsenal have received a double injury boost ahead of their league game at Burnley this weekend.

The Gunners released an injury update on Friday morning ahead of the Burnley game at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

The injury update revealed that the defensive duo of Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi are in contention for the Burnley game.

The two defenders were not expected to make the Burnley game as the Newcastle United league clash at home after the winter break was more realistic.

Sead Kolasinac has not played for Arsenal since the Crystal Palace game in the Premier League earlier this month after he sustained a thigh injury during that game.

The Bosnian international has shown remarkable progress in the last week and could feature against hosts Burnley this weekend.

On his part, Shkrodan Mustafi was stretchered off earlier this week after his ankle problem during the Bournemouth game in the FA Cup fourth round.

That ankle injury sustained by Mustafi on Monday night is not as serious as first feared and he could be in the Arsenal squad for the Burnley game.

Arsenal defender David Luiz and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both back for the Arsenal game after their respective suspensions.

 

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EPL: Harry Maguire Sends Manchester United Warning To Burnley

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Stand-in Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has sent a clear message to Burnley ahead of their meeting in the Premier League later this week.

Burnley play hosts to Manchester United at the Turf Moor on Saturday in what is one of the Matchday 19 games in the Premier League and Harry Maguire is talking tough ahead of the match.

Harry Maguire is the Manchester United captain these days with Ashley Young struggling to get into the starting XI with the return of first choice left-back Luke Shaw.

He spoke to Amazon Prime shortly after he led Manchester United to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Newcastle United at home.

According to the England international, an away game would be a good test for Manchester United before warning his teammates about the importance of maintaining their form from the Newcastle United who had taken an early lead to stun Old Trafford into silence through Matty Longstaff who will be fondly remembered by the Geordies Faithfuls for scoring on his debut in the Premier League against Manchester United.

Matty Longstaff scored the only goal of the game when the two teams met earlier in the season as Newcastle United ran out 1-0 winners over the Red Devils in front of their home fans.

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Man Utd Target Responds To Transfer Rumours

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Burnley winger Alex McNeil has responded to the transfer rumours linking him with a move back to Manchester United.

Alex McNeil came through the Manchester United Academy before being released five years ago.

The 19-year-old has become a key player for Burnley since he broke into the first team last season.

Alex McNeil has built a reputation as one of the best young players in the Premier League by virtue of his performances for Burnley in the last one year.

He talked about the transfer rumours linking him with a return to Old Trafford in his latest interview monitored by popular British media outlet Metro.

According to him, his focus is on Burnley amidst the numerous transfer rumours.

He went on to call the rumours ‘outside noise’ just like what his manager Sean Dyche says.

Manchester United will most likely bolster their squad when the January transfer window reopens in the New Year and several players have been linked with the club.

The latest reports coming out of the British media revealed that chief executive Ed Woodward wants to release funds for the transfer of players ahead of the winter transfer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be given £73m to spend on players.

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Man Utd Could Sign This Ex-Academy Graduate In January

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Burnley winger Alex McNeil is on the radar of Manchester United according to the publication from the stables of popular English news outlet The Sun.

It was revealed that Manchester United are monitoring the progress of the young England international at Turf Moor.

Alex McNeil was on the payroll at Old Trafford before being released by Manchester United five years ago.

The Burnley winger has been a revelation since he broke into the first team at Turf Moor in the last campaign.

Manchester United are expected to bolster their squad in the New Year and they could turn to one of their Academy graduates, Alex McNeil.

The Red Devils have made their worst start in three decades in the league this season after losing four games in the Premier League this term.

Manchester United have lost four from the first 11 league games.

They suffered their fourth league defeat of the season at the weekend at the hands of hosts Bournemouth.

Norwegian international Josh King scored the only goal of the game in the first half as Bournemouth defeated Manchester United 1-0 in front of their home fans.

It was the second victory for Bournemouth over Manchester United since they were promoted into the top tier.

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Pulisic Makes Premier League Record After Treble Vs Burnley

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Summer signing Christian Pulisic has set a new Premier League record at Chelsea following his three goals against Burnley in their league game earlier this weekend.

Christian Pulisic hit a hattrick to become the youngest player to achieve the feat at Chelsea at the age of 21 years and 38 days.

The American international attacker beat the record of Tammy Abraham who had scored three goals during the 5-2 thrashing of hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League clash last month.

Christian Pulisic made his first Premier League start for Chelsea in two months and the former Borussia Dortmund player took the opportunity with both hands as he scored a perfect treble.

He gave Chelsea the lead with a left-footed strike before adding to that goal via a right-footed strike towards the end of the first half.

His two goals gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval.

He completed his treble at the start of the second half before Brazilian national team star Willian made it 4-0 for Chelsea.

Burnley hit back with two late goals courtesy Jay Rodriguez and Alex McNeil but it proved to be consolation goals as Chelsea ran out 4-2 winners to make it seven wins in a row in all competitions.

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How: How Chelsea Consolidate To Top-Four Spot After Win Over Burnley

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West London giants Chelsea have consolidated their place in the top four of the Premier League after their win over hosts Burnley.

The Clarets played hosts to the Blues at the Turf Moor on Saturday evening in one of the week’s ten games in the English top flight this term.

The Blues went on to win the league game against Burnley to maintain their spot in the Champions League places in the Premier League log.

Only the top four teams will qualify for the Champions League next season via the Premier League route.

Chelsea beat their hosts 4-2 as the two teams served up a six-goal thriller with four of those goals coming in the second half.

Blues boss Frank Lampard gave summer signing Christian Pulisic his first start in the Premier League since August and he took his chance with both hands as he scored three goals to help his team to their seventh win in quick succession in all competitions.

Christian Pulisic capitalized on two Burnley mistakes to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval before he completed his hat-trick in the second half of the game.

Willian added a fourth goal for Chelsea before Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil scored late for the hosts to make the scoreline more respectable.

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Epl Title: How Chelsea Close Gap To Overthrow Liverpool

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Chelsea have closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool after their win over Burnley away from home in their league clash on Saturday evening.

The Blues needed to win to continue their recent winning run and that was what they did.

Chelsea beat hosts Burnley 4-2 to move to within five points of leaders Liverpool in the Premier League table.

New manager Frank Lampard has done a remarkable job within a short space of time as the new Chelsea boss despite the fact that his reign started with a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of this Premier League campaign.

Against Burnley, American international Christian Pulisic was the star of the show after he scored a perfect hattrick.

The former Borussia Dortmund attacker scored the first goal for the first time with his left foot to fire Chelsea in front before he doubled the lead just before the halftime interval with right-footed shots.

Pulisic completed his hattrick at the start of the second half for the Blues third goal of the game before Willian added a fourth goal.

Burnley fought back with two late goals through Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil but it was too little too late for the hosts.

Chelsea are up to 20 points on the league table and five points from Liverpool who have 25 points having played a game less than the Blues.

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