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Juan Mata urges Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United

Juan Mata hopes fantastic and influential midfielder Paul Pogba will remain at Manchester United and help turn the city red again. Three years after returning to Old Trafford in what was a world-record £89million deal, the 26-year-old has publicly admitted he is open to “a new challenge somewhere else”. Those comments sent tongues wagging, as did agent Mino Raiola speaking about his client’s desire to leave amid interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus. But Pogba has knuckled down during United’s pre-season tour and was in good spirits at an adidas event held in Singapore’s Marina Bay on Sunday. Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata on stage during the Adidas event in Singapore (Simon Peach/PA) The World Cup winner cl...

Manchester United ‘reject Paul Pogba, Neymar swap offer’

Manchester United reject an offer from Paris Saint-Germain which would have seen Paul Pogba and Neymar potentially swap clubs, according to a report. Manchester United have reportedly rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain which would have seen Paul Pogba and Neymar potentially swap clubs in this summer’s transfer window. Both Pogba and Neymar are believed to have made it clear to their respective teams that they want to seek pastures new ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. According to The Independent, PSG approached United over a move which would have seen the Red Devils pay a fee plus Pogba in order to bring Neymar to Old Trafford. However, the report claims that the 20-time English champions turned it down “due to the cost”. United are believed to value Pogba – a...

Manchester United ‘reject chance to sign Gareth Bale’

Manchester United turn down the chance to sign Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, according to a report. Manchester United have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale. Bale was left out of the Madrid squad for Saturday’s pre-season clash with Bayern Munich in Houston. After the International Champions Cup fixture, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane revealed that the Wales international was on the verge of leaving the Spanish giants. United have long been linked with a move for the 30-year-old, who has scored over 100 times for Madrid since joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. According to the London Evening Standard, though, the Red Devils have signalled that they are not interested in signing the Welshman on either a loan or permanent dea...

Manchester United ‘on verge of completing £80m Harry Maguire deal’

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire in an £80m deal, according to a report. Manchester United are reportedly on the verge of signing Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire. The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move for the England international in this summer’s transfer window as the club look to improve their defence. According to The Independent, United have now made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the 26-year-old, with an announcement said to be “imminent”. Maguire has allegedly made it clear that he wants to leave Leicester this summer amid talk of firm interest from United and Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side appear to have won the race for the former Sheffield United youngster, who ...

David de Gea ‘agrees six-year Manchester United deal’

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea reportedly agrees a new six-year contract with the Red Devils worth around £375,000 a week. Manchester United‘s David de Gea has reportedly agreed terms on a six-year contract which will make him the highest-paid goalkeeper in world football. De Gea’s future has been the subject of a host of speculation this summer, with the stopper’s current United deal due to expire at the end of the 2019-20 campaign. The 28-year-old was reportedly holding off on signing fresh teams due to United’s struggles in recent seasons, while his wage demands were also believed to be an issue. Paris Saint-Germain are said to have shown the strongest interest this summer, but according to The Times, De Gea has now agreed a fresh six-year contract at ...

Manchester United new boy Daniel James driven on by memory of father

James has impressed since signing from Swansea. Daniel James’ late father is helping to drive him to success at Manchester United. The Wales international became Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing at the Old Trafford helm when arriving from Swansea last month. But James’ dream move to United came at a difficult time as his father Kevan died just weeks earlier at the age of 60. “Every day, I miss him,” James said. “He always drove me on when he was here and I know he is looking down on me now, still driving me on. Daniel James has four Wales caps (Joe Giddens/PA) “There are times when I am a bit down about it but what he would say is just keep playing and working hard. “I am living with my girlfriend in Manchester, which is nice. The support I have had from the club and everyone around it...

Dimitar Berbatov tells Romelu Lukaku to stay at Manchester United

Dimitar Berbatov encourages Romelu Lukaku to stay put at Manchester United this summer amid interest from Inter Milan. Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has encouraged Romelu Lukaku to stay put at Old Trafford amid interest from Inter Milan this summer. The 26-year-old is understood to be keen on a move to the San Siro after feeling left out at United ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived in December. Antonio Conte, who attempted to sign Lukaku as Chelsea boss in 2017, confirmed in a press conference on Friday that Inter were working on a deal to bring the Belgian to the San Siro. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Berbatov advised Lukaku against moving to Serie A and insisted that working under Solskjaer would serve as the best option for his career. “I think he (Romelu ...

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 ...

Inter boss Conte not ready to give up on Lukaku after United reject initial bid

Manchester United have rejected Inter Milan’s 60 million euros offer for Romelu Lukaku – but Antonio Conte has not given up hope of signing the striker. Just two years after joining the Old Trafford giants, the 26-year-old is keen to move on to pastures new, with the Serie A side eager to bring him to the San Siro. PA understands United received a 60 million euros (£54million) bid from Inter two days ago, which was rejected out of hand as it falls well short of their valuation. Antonio Conte is keen to bring Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan (NIck Potts/PA). The two clubs met for an International Champions Cup clash in Singapore on Saturday, when the player’s latest knock meant he watched his current employers win 1-0 from the sidelines. Asked about Inter’s bid – and interest in Leicester defen...

Young booed by United fans as Greenwood strike secures friendly win over Inter

Teenager Mason Greenwood fired Manchester United to victory against Inter Milan on a night that saw Ashley Young subjected to loud and frequent jeers by fans in Singapore. The build-up to Saturday’s International Champions Cup clash at the National Stadium has been dominated by the Serie A side’s public interest in Romelu Lukaku. But as a knock ruled out the Belgium striker for a third straight friendly, 17-year-old Greenwood again underlined his quality by coming off the bench to seal Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United a 1-0 victory. The forward also hit the bar after coming on with a third of the game remaining – one of 10 changes made at that stage in sweltering Singapore. Young, who captained the side for the majority of last season, was another to be brought in and heard his named booed lo...

Manchester United reject £54m offer for Romelu Lukaku

Striker wants to move from Old Trafford. Manchester United have rejected Inter Milan‘s 60 million euros offer for Romelu Lukaku, PA understands. Just two years after joining the Old Trafford giants, the 26-year-old is keen to move onto pastures new and Antonio Conte is keen to bring the striker to Serie A. PA understands that United received a 60 million euros (£54million) bid from Inter two days ago, which was rejected out of hand as it falls well short of their valuation. The two clubs meet for an International Champions Cup clash in Singapore on Saturday, but Lukaku will watch from the sidelines due to his latest knock. On the eve of the match, Inter head coach Conte confirmed his desire to sign a player he missed out on when Chelsea boss in 2017. “I think frustrated is a bi...

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...

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