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Manchester United have three new attackers in their team

Daniel James was not the first substitution Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had in mind on Sunday. Solskjaer was frantically stood in the technical area, making the rolling gesture at his bench. When Ashley Young did walk down the dugout steps he reached for a bib, only to be told to skip that and get ready to go on straightaway. It...

Why Manchester United players were convinced they would thrash Chelsea

Manchester United players were convinced they would ‘blow away’ Chelsea due to their enhanced speed on the counter-attack. United recorded a resounding 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea in their Premier League opener, with three of the goals coming in the final 25 minutes and two of them breakaways. The MEN understands United players were so bullish about steamrollering the Chelsea...

Why Manchester United did not sign a Romelu Lukaku replacement

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United did not recruit a replacement for Romelu Lukaku in order to prioritise the development of Mason Greenwood. Lukaku, 26, completed a £73.7million move to Inter Milan on Thursday having scored 42 goals in two seasons for United. Greenwood, 17, made his full debut in the final game of last season against Cardiff after...

What Manchester United must do between now and January transfer window

Manchester United supporters didn’t get what they wanted in the transfer window. But despite the disappointment that many supporters will feel after an underwhelming transfer deadline day, it is now the job of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players to prepare themselves on the pitch for what will be a vital season. United cannot afford to lag behind their...

Manchester United transfers that could still happen in August

The transfer window in England finally came to a close on Thursday evening and Manchester United ended with three new players in their ranks. Deals were agreed early on for Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and a late move for Harry Maguire saw the club break the world record transfer fee for a defender.   Efforts to add another...

Dimitar Berbatov’s honest assessment of Manchester United’s transfer window

Dimitar Berbatov has delivered his verdict on Manchester United’s difficult transfer window and the areas in which he believes the Reds have left themselves short. The former United striker identified defensive midfield as one position that ought to have been strengthened over the summer, with the transfer deadline set to pass with just three incomings at Old Trafford. Daniel...

Manchester United reject Christian Eriksen transfer to prioritise Paul Pogba future

Manchester United have passed on the opportunity to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham to prioritise keeping Paul Pogba. The MEN understands United believe Eriksen, 27, would rather move to Spain after Real Madrid had a nine-figure bid rejected for him last year and are unprepared to accept Tottenham’s offer of bidding for him. United sources suggested Madrid were lobbying...

Manchester United stance on Fernando Llorente in transfer window

Manchester United have no interest in signing former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente. Reports emerged on Tuesday night United could make a late move for free agent Llorente, 34, but club sources have told the MEN they have no intention of approaching the Spaniard. A number of United supporters believed Llorente could move to Old Trafford, despite manager Ole Gunnar...

How Manchester United are preparing to replace Romelu Lukaku

Yesteryear, the Manchester United supporters would sway to the left left and sway to the right right. “He plays on the left, he plays on the right,” was how Cristiano Ronaldo’s chant began. With Mason Greenwood, he uses his left and and he uses his right. Greenwood, 17, appears to be left-footed yet converted his penalty against AC Milan...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally has what Sir Alex Ferguson had at Manchester United

Manchester United have had problems aplenty in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson brought the curtain down on his 27-year Old Trafford reign. Three established managers have been and gone, none of whom oversaw a credible title challenge and none of whom implemented a style of play that pleased the punters. At boardroom level the club’s transfer strategy...