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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘holds one-hour inquest into Everton defeat’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly holds an hour-long inquest into his side’s 4-0 defeat at Everton ahead of Wednesday’s derby with Man City. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly held an hour-long training ground inquest into Sunday’s heavy defeat against Everton at Goodison Park. The Red Devils slumped to their biggest defeat since October 2016 to continue their dramatic dip in form and leave themselves three points off the Champions League places with just four games of their season remaining. The first of those matches comes against local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday, and the Daily Mail claims that Solskjaer used Monday to analyse what went wrong with his players ahead of the derby. United’s playe...

Barcelona ‘eye swoop for Richarlison’

Barcelona consider a summer swoop for Everton forward Richarlison, according to a report. Barcelona are reportedly considering a summer swoop for Everton forward Richarlison. The 21-year-old joined the Toffees from Watford in last summer’s transfer window. The Brazil international has scored 12 Premier League goals during the 2018-19 campaign, adding to the five that he managed for Watford last season. According to Marca, Barca have followed Richarlison for some time and will consider a move for the South American ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign. Indeed, the Catalan outfit are said to be in the market for a new attacker to ultimately replace Luis Suarez, who will turn 33 in the early stages of 2020. Richarlison started his career with Brazilian side America Mineiro before joining Flu...

How Manchester United could line up against Everton

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester United could line up against Everton as they look to bounce back to winning ways following their Champions League exit. Manchester United take on Everton at Goodison Park this weekend knowing that they can ill-afford any more slip-ups in the top-four race. Following their midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona, the Premier League is now the only remaining route into next season’s competition for the Red Devils, but they are currently losing the race. Two points separate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side from the top four, and their run of five defeats from their last seven outings is threatening to derail the good work they did in the immediate aftermath of the Norwegian’s arrival. Here, Sports Mole looks at how United could ...

Everton boss Marco Silva defends Andre Gomes after three-match ban

The midfielder will miss the Toffees’ next three games. Everton boss Marco Silva has told Andre Gomes to learn from his mistake after the midfielder was handed a three-match ban for violent conduct. Gomes admitted the charge arising from a late tackle on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic at Craven Cottage last week, and will start his suspension against Manchester United on Sunday. Silva admitted his “surprise” at the ban but said it was up to Gomes and other players to keep their cool to avoid similar incidents. Silva told a press conference: “Andre is a fair and honest player and he is enjoying what he is doing at the moment but some moments happen. “It is always tough to play against a player like Mitrovic with his kind of game, but we have to keep our emo...

Manchester United team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Everton

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester United’s latest injury and suspension news as they attempt to bounce back from their Champions League exit when they face Everton on Sunday. Manchester United must dust themselves off following their midweek Champions League exit as they resume their efforts to qualify for next season’s competition away to Everton on Sunday. The Red Devils find themselves playing catch-up in the top-four race with Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea all above them in the standings and two points separating them from the final Champions League spot. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s men have lost five of their last seven games across all competitions and face an Everton side that has taken points off Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks, but United know t...

Chelsea after Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech?

A report claims that Hakim Ziyech, who has starred for Ajax this season, is wanted by Premier League giants Chelsea. Chelsea are reportedly in the running to sign talented Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech at the end of the season. The Blues are on the lookout for a new wideman to fill the void that will be left by Eden Hazard‘s likely departure to Real Madrid. Ziyech is enjoying another impressive campaign for the Dutch giants, scoring 17 times and chipping in with a further 14 assists in the Eredivisie and Champions League. Ajax are bracing themselves for offers this summer, as was the case last year, and Suddeutsche Zeitung suggests that Chelsea may be one of those to make an approach. Bayern Munich, Everton, Arsenal and Leicester City have also been credited with an interest in the £30m...

Andre Gomes banned for Everton’s next three matches

Gomes was charged after an incident during the 2-0 defeat to Fulham on Saturday when he appeared to stamp on home forward Aleksandar Mitrovic. Everton midfielder Andre Gomes is to miss the club’s next three matches after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct. Gomes was charged after an incident during the 2-0 defeat to Fulham on Saturday when he appeared to stamp on home forward Aleksandar Mitrovic. A statement on the FA website read: “Andre Gomes will miss Everton’s next three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct. “This followed an incident that was not seen by the match officials but caught on video during the 95th minute of the Premier League fixture against Fulham on Saturday [13/04/2019].” Gomes will miss games against ...

Premier League Team of the Week – Lucas Moura, Kevin De Bruyne, Virgil van Dijk

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 34, including Lucas Moura, Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk. The 2018-19 Premier League season edged one more game towards its conclusion this weekend, with Liverpool still leading a title race which looks set to go down to the wire. Manchester City momentarily returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday, but the Reds responded by beating Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield to move two points clear – albeit having played a game more than the champions. Chelsea’s defeat at Anfield saw their top-four hopes take a blow as Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal all won, with Spurs among the biggest victors of the weekend courtesy of their 4-0 triumph over relegated Huddersfiel...

Tottenham Hotspur prepared to spend £30m on Everton loanee Andre Gomes?

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, who has spent the season on loan in the Premier League with Everton, is reportedly a £30m target for Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to push ahead with a £30m offer for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. The Portugal international has been a regular for the Toffees over the past six months, featuring in 27 of their matches since arriving on loan from Barcelona. Gomes is due to return to Camp Nou in the summer, but Barca are believed to be willing to cash in on the 25-year-old if the right amount is offered. According to The Telegraph, Tottenham could be ready to swoop by making a substantial bid for the Benfica academy product, making him their third-most expensive signing of all time. Barcelona parted with close to £50m to sign Go...

Marco Silva talks up Everton’s defensive options

Marco Silva takes comfort from a rotating cast of centre-halves helping Everton to three consecutive clean sheets. Michael Keane and Kurt Zouma have been Silva’s preferred pairing at the heart of Everton’s defence this season but a combination of factors have seen Yerry Mina and Phil Jagielka handed starting berths recently. It has mattered little, though, as Everton have seen off Chelsea, West Ham and Arsenal without conceding, leading Silva to conclude that all his defenders are clear on their roles when they step on to the field. However, the Everton manager also pointed out that it is not just the centre-backs who deserve credit for their three most recent opponents drawing a blank. Silva said: “It shows one good thing for me: all of them are prepared to help the team...

Marco Silva has “no concerns” over Idrissa Gueye to Manchester United rumour

Everton manager Marco Silva has played down speculation linking Idrissa Gana Gueye with a summer switch to Manchester United and remains hopeful of holding on to Kurt Zouma and Andre Gomes. Gueye has been a regular under Silva this season but it has been reported in several outlets this week that the Senegal midfielder is wanted by new United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Silva, though, was phlegmatic when asked about the transfer rumour and any others that may come his way in the next couple of months, preferring instead to highlight Gueye’s contributions to the Toffees. “It’s news to me,” he said. “(We have) no concerns about that or all the other speculation in the media that will come in the next few days or weeks. “It’s something natural but I...

Everton join Liverpool in showing David Neres interest?

A report claims that Ajax forward David Neres is wanted by Everton, but they may face competition from Liverpool and a couple of other clubs. Everton are reportedly battling Merseyside rivals Liverpool for the signing of Ajax forward David Neres. The 22-year-old has scored 11 goals this season as well as providing 15 assists, including a memorable strike in the Dutch side’s 4-1 win against Real Madrid last month. A host of European clubs are believed to have been monitoring the recently-capped Brazil international. According to Brazilian outlet UOL, Everton are one of the sides keeping tabs on Neres, while Le10 Sport claim Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on his services. Neres, who joined Ajax from Sao Paulo in January 2017, is likely to be availabl...

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