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Manchester United starting 11 2019/20: Man Utd starting XI 19/20 season!


Man United starting XI 19/20

The Manchester United fans are a part of the footballing fraternity who can’t wait for the new season to commence. With legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer serving his first full season managerial stint at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have already gotten him two transfer targets he asked for.

United have signed Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a combined fee of £68m from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively. However, the United boss intends to bring in more fresh legs, meanwhile trying to keep hold of Paul Pogba, who is being linked with an exit this summer.

Should United get all their rumoured targets, it will be an absolute treat to watch them, isn’t it? Let’s have a look at how the Red Devils would line up if Solskjaer gets his transfer wishes fulfilled.

Manchester United starting 11: Goalkeeper

GK: David De Gea

Manchester United starting 11 2019/20: David De Gea is the Man Utd starting goalkeeper 19/20

David De Gea is one of the most senior-most members in the squad, having arrived at Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in 2011. The Spanish shot-stopper is already on his way to becoming a United legend, having performed exceptionally well in these torrid times for the Red Devils.

He had a disappointing season 2018/19, but regardless of that, he remains one of the best players in his position to this date. To top that, he has also reportedly agreed to extend his stay at Old Trafford, all but stamping his authority on the position between the posts.


Harry Maguire furious at Leicester City’s asking price

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The Harry Maguire transfer saga has dragged on for a long time and according to reports from yesterday, Manchester United have finally given a nod to Leicester’s £80m asking price for Harry Maguire. However, Kaven Solhekol believes the Foxes are asking too much for the Englishman’s services.

Maguire was being targetted by Jose Mourinho last year, but United rejected the chance to sign him due to the £70m tag placed on him. Now, however, they have agreed to pay up £10m more in conditional clauses.

Maguire signed for Leicester City from Hull City for just £17m in 2017. Speaking to Transfer Podcast, Solhekol said,

“The big problem is Manchester United are offering about £70m. Leicester want about £80m, so there is about a £10m difference in valuation.”

“If United were to pay £80m for him that would be a world record, more than the £75m that Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.”

“I don’t think United want to make him the most expensive defender in the world.”

“We’re also being told that Maguire himself is, I have to choose my words carefully, I don’t think when he looks in the mirror he sees a £70m player.”

SEE ALSO: Manchester United agree on terms with Leicester City for Harry Maguire


Manchester United agree terms with Leicester City for Harry Maguire

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According to Miguel Delaney, Manchester United have finally agreed on a fee in the range of £80m with Leicester City for the transfer of Harry Maguire. The Englishman is a top target for the Red Devils, who are looking to improve their defensively this summer.

Maguire was also a top target for Jose Mourinho, but United baulked off the £70m pricetag the Foxes slapped on him last summer. Interestingly, he was also being watched by David Moyes six years ago during his Hull City days.

Maguire had already told Leicester last week that he wanted to leave the club, with Manchester City also interested in his signature. After long and tiresome negotiations, Leicester agreed on £80m, with the last £10m to be paid in conditional clauses.

The price will make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender of all-time in the history of football, eclipsing Virgil van Dijk’s £75m move to Liverpool.

United have also beaten their cross-town rivals Man City for the 26-year-old’s signature, with an official announcement imminent in 48 hours. Following Maguire’s acquisition, United are more likely to turn their attention to signing Sporting captain Bruno Fernandes.

SEE ALSO: Solskjaer interested in signing Liverpool and Arsenal target


Solskjaer interested in signing £70 million starlet wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedy interested in bringing Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe to Old Trafford.

Manchester United are one of the clubs which are interested in signing Pepe, the others being Liverpool and Arsenal.

Pepe had a terrific 18/19 season with Lille, scoring 23 goals and providing 12 assists in 41 appearances across all competitions. His performances helped Lille finish as runners-up in the league and clinch a Champions League berth.

Pepe was second in the number of goals scored and number of assists provided in the Ligue a, losing to Kylian Mbappe and Teji Savanier respectively.

His performances not only earned him a place in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season but also made him subject to interest from several top clubs.

According to the Times, Manchester United are in discussions with Lille over a possible transfer for Pepe with the club valuing the Ivorian at £70 million.

Manchester United have already made two signings this summer in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the latter costing the Red Devils £50 million according to BBC.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants more signings this summer with Pepe being one of the players Manchester United are targeting.

Pepe did not have the best of AFCON campaigns with Ivory Coast as he played three of his country’s 5 matches but ended without a goal or an assist.

Despite this, there is no doubt that Nicolas Pepe is one of the finest African players out there and if Manchester United manage to sign him, there’s no doubt he will be a massive addition to the squad.


Solskjaer gives update on Tuanzebe’s future


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has delivered a fresh update on Axel Tuanzebe’s future at the club. The Norwegian tactician is confident that the 21-year-old can be at Old Trafford for the long term.

Tuanzebe came through the youth ranks at United. He spent season 2018/19 on loan at Aston Villa, churning out impressive performances in the process. He has also been featured heavily in United’s pre-season games.

“He’s got a future at Man United yes, of course he has,” Solskjaer said.

“Today was a test for him playing against different opposition, we know he can play at that level, that’s why he didn’t play against Leeds and now he’s shown today he’s very capable of playing at this level.

“Axel’s gonna be the future of this club.”

Manchester United are gearing up to face Tottenham in their next game of the pre-season tour, having won their previous three matches against Leeds, Perth Glory and Inter Milan.



Manchester United reject £54m bid from Inter for Lukaku

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According to recent reports, Manchester United have rejected a £54m bid from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku. The offer falls well short of the Red Devils’ £75m evaluation of the Belgian.

Lukaku joined United for £75m from Everton two years ago. Following an impressive debut year at the club, the 26-year-old underwent an abysmal season at Old Trafford, only managing to score 15 goals in all appearances.

Lukaku sat out in United’s friendly win against Inter in Singapore. Antonio Conte praised the player, reiterating his desire to sign him.

“I consider him a player who could improve our team,” the Inter boss said.

“On one side it is my hope and my will, on my other side we will see what we find with the club.

“It’s not right to speak about the player in this moment because he is a Manchester United player and for this reason, we must show great respect for the club and at the same time for the player and for my players.”

On Friday, Conte admitted he had tried to sign Lukaku while manager at Chelsea [from 2016 to 2018]. “You know I like this player.”


Conte eager to land Lukaku

Conte eager to land Lukaku

Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte has expressed his great interest in transferring Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United to his team.

Speaking at a media conference, the Italian boss said, “He is a United player and for this reason we must show great respect for the club, for the player and also for my own players.”

“Lukaku is a player that I like because I consider him a player that could improve our team.

“On one side is my will and my hope. On the other side we will see what we find with the club.”

While Conte was happy about Lukaku, he seemed less than impressed with his own player, Perisic.

“We are working but the answers are not positive,” the Inter boss said of Perisic.

“I don’t think he is adapting to the role that I asked him to do.

“The only place he can play right now is as a striker. On the other hand, I saw Dalbert applying himself greatly in this match.

“We have to improve so much from all points of view. We have a lot of work to do and we will do it.”

SEE MORE: Manchester United Players Wages 2019 (Salaries Per Week List)


Berbatov has a strong message for Lukaku

Berbatov has a strong message for Lukaku

Former Red Devils player Dimitar Berbatov has said that he would very much want Romelu Lukaku to stay at Old Trafford.

The Belgian forward has been linked with a move to Inter Milan where current boss Antonio Conte has made no secret that he wants the former Everton and Chelsea striker.

However, Berbatov believes, Lukaku is unfairly criticised at the club at Manchester and should consider staying with the Red Devils.

“I hope Lukaku is staying because he’s a good player and the criticism he’s facing is not fair,” he told the Straits Times.

However, Berbatov believes Lukaku leaving will not be a big problem for the Red Devils as they have enough backup firepower up front to compensate for the loss of Lukaku without having to replace him by dipping in the inflated transfer market.

“I am calm because I like Martial a lot,” he said. “I used to play with him in Monaco a lot and I know that he is really good and that he can be even better.

“I like Rashford as well; he can develop and become even better.”

Will Lukaku stay at the club?

SEE MORE: Manchester United Players Wages 2019 (Salaries Per Week List)


United legend discusses current status of club and the people involved

United legend discusses current status of club and the people involved

Bryan Robson has revealed his take on Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho.

Speaking about Pogba, he wants the Frenchman to stay.

“He’d [Pogba] be in my team all the time,” he said.  “One thing fans should realise is sometimes agents get involved and say things that don’t come from the player.

“Players should concentrate on their own careers and make their own decisions rather than rely on agents.

“It’s your career – you do what you think is right. That’s how I see players today. Get on and play how you want to play.

“He’s a great player. He should concentrate on that. He’s contracted to Manchester United and he should concentrate on playing for Manchester United.”

Robson was however, less than polite on former boss Mourinho.

“If you’re not doing as well as you want you get uptight and say things in the media and wish you hadn’t said that,” said the former United and England captain.

“Jose Mourinho did a great job when he came in. Then things weren’t happening around the club which he wanted. He started criticising the club and the players and you can’t do that.

“When you are a big club like Manchester United you can’t criticise the people you’re trying to get the best out of. That’s where he fell down at Manchester United – criticising players in the media.”

SEE MORE: Manchester United Players Wages 2019 (Salaries Per Week List)


Juventus to offer three players in exchange for Pogba

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Juventus are reportedly offer three players to Manchester United so that they can land Paul Pogba.

According to Corriere della Serra, Juventus are willing to offer Douglas Costa, Joao Cancelo and Blaise Matuidi to Manchester United to bring back the Frenchman.

The report from Corriere della Serra also states that Manchester United have kept the asking price for Pogba at €167 million and the only way Juve can buy Pogba is by selling some of their own players. Matuidi, Cancelo and Costa are all fine players in their respective positions although Costa had a forgettable 18/19 season, scoring just once and assisting twice in 25 appearances. A hamstring injury cut his season short.

Joao Cancelo has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the world and had a fine 18/19 season for the Bianconeri, scoring a goal and providing 5 assists in 34 appearances across all competitions.

Blaise Matuidi is one of the finest midfielders in the Serie A at the moment. The Frenchman scored and assisted thrice in 42 appearances across all competitions last season.

All three players are highly useful or Manchester United. With the possibility of Romelu Lukaku leaving the club, the Red Devils could easily use some more attacking prowess. Ander Herrera already left the club and with Pogba leaving, Blaise Matuidi can be a useful central midfielder who can make tireless runs up front and can be defensively efficient.

Manchester United already have Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot at right-back while Ashley Young is a back-up option. Hence, the addition of Joao Cancelo might be a tad redundant.

Nevertheless, this could be a deal Manchester United should consider as unlike Real Madrid, Juventus are offering some players in return.