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Ed Woodward ‘stays in UK to complete transfers’

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward stays in the UK to complete transfer business, according to a report. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will reportedly not fly out to meet with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s squad in Shanghai in order to complete transfer business. United have won all three of their pre-season matches this summer and will continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign against Tottenham Hotspur in Shanghai on Thursday. Woodward had been tipped to link up with the squad as he has not missed a summer tour since stepping into his current role in 2013. According to the London Evening Standard, though, the 47-year-old has stayed in the UK to oversee moves for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire and Newcastle United’s Sean ...

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Thursday’s pre-season clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will be looking for their fourth straight pre-season win when they take on Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup on Thursday. United have overcome Perth Glory, Leeds United and Inter Milan in their three friendly games this summer, while Spurs started their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 3-2 win over Juventus. Tottenham © Reuters It would be fair to say that managers do not place too much importance on pre-season results, but there is no question that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will have been encouraged by his team’s 3-2 success over Juve. Mauricio Sarri sent a very s...

Manchester United ‘to sign Bruno Fernandes next week’

Manchester United could reportedly close a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes next week. Manchester United could reportedly close a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes next week. The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move for the Portugal international during this summer’s transfer window, while Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest. Fernandes’s agent Miguel Pinho is believed to have recently been in England to discuss a potential move to Old Trafford ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. According to Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, United could sign the 24-year-old next week, with Sporting keen for a resolution when it comes to their star player’s future. Fernandes scored 32 times and registered ...

Preview: Manchester United vs. Inter Milan – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides a full preview of Manchester United’s pre-season clash with Inter Milan, including team news and predicted lineups. Manchester United will continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a clash against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday. United have beaten Perth Glory and Leeds United in their two pre-season matches thus far, while Inter recorded a 2-1 win over Lugano in their first friendly of the summer last weekend. Manchester United © Reuters It is difficult to read too much into pre-season results, but there is no question that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been pleased with what he has seen from his team in their two matches this summer. Pre-season started with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory last weekend, before t...

Manchester United ‘on verge of signing Lyon teenager’

Manchester United near a summer deal for Lyon teenager Florent Da Silva, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly in negotiations over a summer deal for Lyon teenager Florent Da Silva. The 16-year-old, who made two appearances in the UEFA Youth League during the 2018-19 campaign, will see his current deal with Lyon expire in little under 12 months. According to L’Equipe, United are in ‘very advanced’ negotiations over a move for the midfielder, although the Red Devils are yet to settle on a fee with the French outfit. The report adds that the Under-16 France international is yet to decide where to play his football next season, though, with a number of European clubs also said to be in the hunt. Da Silva turned out for Lyon’s reserve team in the Frenc...

Result: Impressive Manchester United thump Leeds United in Perth

Manchester United continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win Leeds United in Perth. Manchester United continued their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-0 win over English rivals Leeds United at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Wednesday. In what was the first meeting between the two teams since 2011, first-half goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford sent United on their way against Marcelo Bielsa‘s side. Phil Jones and Anthony Martial then added to the scoring in the second period as the 20-time English champions put on a show for their fans in Western Australia. United, who beat Perth Glory 2-0 at the weekend, almost made the breakthrough in the second minute when a fine run and pass from Victor Lindelof freed Rashford inside the Leeds box,...

Manchester United ‘preparing official £50m Bruno Fernandes bid’

Manchester United ready an official £50m offer for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly preparing to launch an official £50m offer for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes enjoyed an impressive 2018-19 campaign for Sporting, scoring 32 times and registering 18 assists in 53 appearances in all competitions. United have been strongly linked with a move for the Portugal international in recent weeks, while Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have also been credited with an interest. According to The Independent, the Red Devils are now preparing a concrete £50m offer for the midfielder with head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen for the 24-year-old to move to Old Trafford. The report, meanwhile, claims that a bid for Fer...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘We need a leader like Bryan Robson’

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that his team “need a player” like Bryan Robson. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that his team “need a player” like Bryan Robson. United have been active in this summer’s transfer window, completing deals for defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka and winger Daniel James ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. The Red Devils are still alive in the market, though, and Solskjaer has suggested that his team are lacking a leader in the individual of Robson, who starred for the club between 1981 and 1994. “I never had the honour of playing with Robbo, but we need a player like him in the team,” Solskjaer told reporters. “We need to win again. We are on the way to building a new squad. We’...

Daniel James pays tribute to Ryan Giggs after United debut

Daniel James aspires to be like Manchester United great Ryan Giggs whose advice, belief and support is helping the Welsh winger live out his dreams. Just 17 months after making his senior debut for Swansea, the 21-year-old’s remarkable rise shows no sign of abating – despite some notable knocks along the way. Seeing a move to Leeds collapse at the start of the year was one such setback, yet it meant James would instead become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing as United manager in a deal that could reach around £18million. The winger has also become a Wales international during that time and could scarcely ask for a better mentor than international manager Giggs, who knows a thing or two about succeeding at Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs gave Daniel James his Wales debut (Darren St...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls for “X-factor” signings at Manchester United

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer calls for the club to sign more “X-factor” players this summer following the arrivals of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called on the club to make more “X-factor” signings ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. The Red Devils have so far brought in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, both of whom made their debuts for the club during Saturday’s pre-season win over Perth Glory. The deals hint at a renewed transfer approach for the club compared to the acquisitions of star names such as Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in recent years, but Solskjaer is still keen to bring in more difference-makers. “It doesn’t matter if they are English, Norwegian, Fre...

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire chase ‘very much alive’

A report claims that Harry Maguire is still a target for Manchester United, despite Leicester City upping their asking price to £70m. Manchester United are reportedly still confident of reaching an agreement with Leicester City for central defender Harry Maguire. The Red Devils are believed to be the only side in the running to sign the England international following Manchester City’s decision to look elsewhere. Leicester apparently increased their asking price for Maguire to £70m, which City were reluctant to pay. Sky Sports News reports that United remain keen to sign the 26-year-old, though, and a source close to the negations has described their pursuit as “very much alive”. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side have already signed two British players this summer, with A...

Report: Manchester United pull out of Sean Longstaff move

Manchester United reportedly end their interest in Sean Longstaff as Newcastle United value him at £50m, which is £30m than the Red Devils are willing to pay. Newcastle United youngster Sean Longstaff is reportedly no longer a target for Manchester United after they were quoted £50m for the midfielder. Following last season’s disappointing sixth-placed finish in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has focused on bringing in young, British players in the transfer window. Daniel James was signed from Swansea City for £15m and Aaron Wan-Bissaka followed close behind from Crystal Palace for £50m. Longstaff was touted as the next name on Solskjaer’s list, but The Mirror claims that Newcastle’s reluctance to accept anything lower than £50m has forced Man United to look els...

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