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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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.” (more…)

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Gary Neville makes big Manchester United Champions League claim

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has said that the Red Devils should concentrate on their prospects of finishing in the top four rather than seeking progress in the Champions League. United’s stunning nine-match unbeaten league run has recently propelled them to the fourth position in the league standings and Neville believes that should remain their main objective for the campaign.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville told that he does not want to be disrespectful to his former employers but he does not fancy them making the push for Champions League glory despite the recent upturn in form. He added that the top four should remain the main aim for the rest of the season while they stand a better chance of securing the FA Cup. (more…)

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Phil Jones signs a fresh long-term contract with Manchester United

England international Phil Jones has committed his long-term future to Manchester United by signing a fresh four-year contract. The central defender has been with the Red Devils for the past eight-and-a-half seasons and he has now penned a deal until the summer of 2023 with the option for a further 12 months.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Jones said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Manchester United has been a big part of my life for eight years and I love everything about this club. I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead of us as we prepare for a very busy period in the season. I would like to thank Ole and the coaching staff for their continued support in my development.” (more…)

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to FA Cup draw versus Arsenal

Manchester United’s caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is excited by the FA Cup challenge after the Red Devils were pitted against Arsenal for the fourth round of the competition. The Mancunian giants have been in splendid form under the guidance of the interim head coach and the recent triumph over Reading in the FA Cup third round saw them secure their fifth successive victory.

However, their prospects of securing FA Cup success lie on beating the big teams and Solskjaer is up to the challenge of facing the Gunners on the road in the next round, he told MUTV: “Fantastic. We need these games. These players need the big games to be challenged. Of course, everyone says we have won the last five games but [they have] not been [against] big opposition. But you can only beat the teams you play and, for us to get tested and go to the next level, you need those games. And if you want to win the FA Cup, you have to beat everybody.” (more…)

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