UNITED FINALLY COMPLETE VARANE TRANSFER FROM REAL MADRID

Although English Premier League giants Manchester United confirmed in a club statement that they had reached an agreement with Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid for the transfer of French defender Raphael Varane some weeks ago, the transfer was delayed by a couple of factors and the unveiling of the player took some time to arrange as well. Varane had to wait until this Saturday just before the game against Leeds United to be unveiled at Old Trafford in front of the fans and even though a lot of fans were furious with the club for delaying the defender’s unveiling for weeks, they finally accepted that the manner in which the player was unveiled was really worthy of being waited for.

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Before the game between Manchester United and Leeds kicked off, Varane walked onto the Old Trafford pitch in a black suit holding a United jersey in his hands with his name and the number 19 boldly written on the back. He was greeted by the 75,000 fans that were in attendance as they gave him a standing ovation and he walked off the pitch some minutes after so the match could be played.
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UNITED AGREE DEAL TO SIGN VARANE

Premier League giants Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle to sign French defender Raphael Varane. This is according to the statement from the club on Tuesday evening which stated that they have agreed a deal with Spanish team Real Madrid for the centre back. The transfer would be completed after the player has done his medicals and his salary has been agreed.

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French international Varane is on course to become the third summer signing at Manchester United after Tom Heaton andJadon Sancho. England international goalkeeper Heaton returned to Old Trafford this summer on a free transfer after his Aston Villa contract ended this summer, while Manchester United paid around £73m to secure the transfer of Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
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BARELLA, ONE OF UNITED MIDFIELD TARGETS

Inter Milan midfielder NicoloBarella is reportedly one of the midfield targets for Premier League club Manchester United. FC Inter News confirmed the Red Devils interest in Barella who won the Italian Serie A title with the Nerazzuri last season before helping Italy to emerge as Euro 2020 winners at the weekend.

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Manchester United have focused on the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane in recent weeks. It has been revealed that attention will turn to the signing of a central midfielder completely after the club is done with the transfers of winger Sancho and defender Varane.
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NO ARSENAL OFFER FOR UNITED MIDFIELDER

Arsenal are not in talks to sign Manchester United midfielder Donny Van de Beek according to transfer news guru Fabrizio Romano. The Italian journalist made this known via his official Twitter handle earlier on Monday. According to him, there are no talks between Arsenal and Manchester United for the player.

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Italian journalist Romano revealed that the Gunners have not been in contact with either the player or his representatives. He went on to say that Arsenal will sign a new midfielder this summer in time for the new season but Manchester United player Van de Beek is not one of the options on their list of midfield targets.
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UNITED ENDS LEAGUE CAMPAIGN WITH WIN

Manchester United ended the current Premier League campaign with a win at the expense of Wolves on the final day of the season at the weekend. The Red Devils saw off Wolves 2-1 with a second string team.

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Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaermade a lot of changes to his team for the trip to the midlands to face Wolves with an eye on the Villarreal match in the Europa League final. Manchester United will face the Yellow Submarines in the final of Europe’s second tier competition in Gdansk on Wednesday night.
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UNITED LOANEE WINS GOAL AWARD

Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard has won the goal award in the Premier League for the month of April for his sensational strike againstWolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux. England international attacker Lingard is on loan at West Ham United from Manchester United and he has been a regular goalscorer for the Hammers. He signed for West Ham United on loan during the winter transfer window.

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Lingard was rewarded with the goal award for his excellent strike against Wolves. He picked up the ball ten yards into his own half before proceeding on an unstoppable run that ended with a fine strike that Portugal international shot stopper Rui Patricio had no chance of saving in the Wolves goal. Lingard was the recipient of the opening goal as West Ham secured a 3-2 away win over Wolves at the start of the month under review.
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MAN UNITED BACKED FOR BIG WIN

Manchester United have been backed by one of their former players ahead of the big clash with arch rivals Liverpool in the Premier League. The standout match for the week 34 set of games in the Premier League this weekend is the Manchester United v Liverpool encounter widely regarded as the biggest game on the English calendar.

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Former Manchester United player DmitarBerbatov has made his prediction for the game and he has backed his former team to beat Liverpool at home. The Betfair ambassador predicted the game on popular English media outlet Metro. According to him, the Red Devils would win 3-1 at the expense of the Premier League champions. Liverpool are the reigning champions but that won’t be for long with Manchester City on course to replace the Merseyside giants.
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FANS DON’T WANT LINGARD AT ARSENAL

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has joked that the Arsenal fans would rip the place apart if the club signs Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard who has been surprisingly linked with a move to North London.

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According to The Sun, Arsenal are one of the cluba keen to sign in-form Lingard in this summer’s transfer window. Other Premier League teams like Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur have also been touted as possible destination for Lingard.
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HENDERSON WON’T START ENGLAND GAMES

England national team manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson would be on the bench for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Albania and Poland this week. England will face hosts Albania on Sunday evening in the second match of their ten-game World Cup qualifiers before they play hosts to Poland next week Wednesday. Gareth Southgate told reporters after the San Marino game that Burnley shot stopper Nick Pope will start the Albania and Poland games in the absence of regular first choice Jordan Pickford. Everton shot stopper Pickford was left out of the England squad for this international break due to injury.

The injury sustained in the home game with Burnley in the league ensured that Pickford won’t be part of the England for the three England games during this March international break. His place in the team was taken by West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who was formerly on the books of Manchester United. Sam Johnstone came through the Manchester United Academy just like what’s obtainable with Dean Henderson.
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UNITED CLOSE IN ON UCL SPOT

Manchester United made a big step towards qualification for a place in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season after the win over West Ham United at the weekend. Manchester United defeated the Hammers for the third time this season to move a step closer to sealing a UCL spot ahead of the new season, which starts in August. West Ham United are one of several teams chasing a spot in next season’s Champions League and it was important for Manchester United to put daylight between them and the Hammers in the race to qualify for Europe’s premier club competition. The Red Devils beat West Ham 1-0 at home on Sunday night courtesy the own goal from Craig Dawson. The only goal of the game came from the own goal scored by the Hammers defender after good work from Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay.With the win at home to West Ham, Manchester United need seven wins from the final nine games to secure a place in the Champions League once again. They were one of the four teams that represented the Premier League in the competition this season and their campaign came to an end in the group stage. Manchester United finished third behind French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and RB Leipzig of the German Bundesliga in their group and they had to settle for a place in the Europa League round of 32 as a result. Their continued participation in that Europa League is in serious doubt after they played 1-1 with AC Milan at home in the first leg of their round of 16 tie last week Thursday. Milan need a goalless draw to seal a final eight berth by virtue of the away goals rule.


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