Neville urges Manchester United board to support Solskjaer

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has urged the Red Devils board to support manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club go through a difficult phase. Solskjaer has placed the emphasis on building a young and hungry team but so far, that has not paid dividends with the Red Devils making a disappointing start to the season.

The likes of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James have played key roles since joining the club but there has nonetheless been a weakness in the central midfield department and upfront, where they have lacked a genuine goalscoring striker. Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said that the supporters may go through a lot of pain during the forthcoming 18 months where the club will continue with the recent transition phase. (more…)

Neville fancies Harry Maguire to become Manchester United’s Van Dijk

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Harry Maguire has the credentials to become a key player for the Red Devils at the heart of the defence. The England international has made the headlines for the hefty £80m price tag in recent days, but that has not hampered him with a wonderful debut performance against Chelsea.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville praised the qualities of the former Leicester City defender and believes the defender has the qualities to become United’s very own Virgil van Dijk, he said: “Maguire looks secure and he looks strong. Every time the ball came near him in the air he won it and he never looked any different to how he was for England or Leicester. I think that was the main thing; coming here with a huge price tag in a big game as a Manchester United player for the first time it didn’t look like anything had changed. He has a really good temperament. It’s too early to say Maguire will make the same difference as Van Dijk, but there’s a chance.”

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Neville fancies Harry Maguire to become Manchester United’s Van Dijk

Manchester United legend Gary Neville believes Harry Maguire has the credentials to become a key player for the Red Devils at the heart of the defence. The England international has made the headlines for the hefty £80m price tag in recent days, but that has not hampered him with a wonderful debut performance against Chelsea.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville praised the qualities of the former Leicester City defender and believes the defender has the qualities to become United’s very own Virgil van Dijk, he said: “Maguire looks secure and he looks strong. Every time the ball came near him in the air he won it and he never looked any different to how he was for England or Leicester. I think that was the main thing; coming here with a huge price tag in a big game as a Manchester United player for the first time it didn’t look like anything had changed. He has a really good temperament. It’s too early to say Maguire will make the same difference as Van Dijk, but there’s a chance.”

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BBC Pundit urges Declan Rice to join Tottenham over Manchester United

BBC pundit Danny Mills has said that West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice could be better off snubbing interest from Manchester United to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The 20-year-old has enjoyed a sublime season with the Hammers where he has made 34 appearances and this has earned him a call-up to the England national side for the second successive occasion.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Mills said that United are probably the high-profile side after the midfielder this summer, but he could be better off joining Spurs instead, given the latter have progressed better in the past few seasons, he said: “If Man United come knocking for Rice, then Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City could come as well.
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Parker believes Pogba’s current attitude won’t be accepted at Madrid

Former Manchester United star Paul Parker believes Paul Pogba won’t be accepted at Real Madrid with the current attitude with the Red Devils. The France international has recently been linked with a potential move to Los Blancos during the summer with manager Zinedine Zidane publicly admitting that he is an admirer of the midfielder’s talents.

In a report covered by TalkSPORT, Parker admitted that Pogba is definitely gifted with immense potential but he has not quite exhibited the consistency required to play for the likes of Real Madrid. He added to illustrate the player’s shrewd relationship with former United boss Jose Mourinho and suggested that a similar behaviour won’t be tolerated at the Bernabeu.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaps praise on Scott McTominay after maiden Premier League goal

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on midfielder Scott McTominay after he scored his maiden senior goal during the club’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Scotland international has only earned the occasional start this term, but he has managed to make the most of the game time to earn the plaudits of the head coach.

In a press conference, Solskjaer praised the showing of the young midfielder, who opened the scoring at the Molineux Stadium on Tuesday. He added that the Scot has never disappointed in the club’s shirt and he could have a long future ahead of him with the Red Devils, he said: “Scott has never ever let us down and he never disappoints when he plays.
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Craig Burley urges Manchester United to appoint Mauricio Pochettino

ESPN FC pundit Craig Burley has said that Manchester United should appoint Mauricio Pochettino over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the permanent head coach of the club. The Red Devils were struggling to keep up with the top four places when Jose Mourinho was sacked in December but Ole has managed to bring them within two points off the same while working in an interim role.

Despite this, Burley believes Pochettino is the no-brainer option for the Red Devils in the summer, given they can trust the Argentine’s experience to work with the handsome transfer budget while competing for the Premier League crown, he said: “If it wasn’t Manchester United and there was another club to be managed, and there was a choice between Solskjaer and Pochettino, it’s not even close – it’s Pochettino. So why should it be different because it’s his former club? Over a short period at the moment he’s done a great job, but who would you prefer to try and peg back Klopp and Guardiola with a big budget? I think Pochettino would be the answer with a big budget.”
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