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Breaking: Man United owners the Glazers make Ole Gunner Solksjaer sack decision as action set to take this week



Man United could sensationally sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week as the fall-out from the 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool on Sunday continues, according to reports.

Solskjaer’s side were embarrassed by their north-west rivals at Old Trafford and suffered their third Premier League defeat of the season. 

It has long been believed that United’s owners, the Glazer family, have full confidence in Solskjaer but that position might have been changed by the heavy defeat against the Reds. 

Mohamed Salah struck a superb hat-trick and there were goals each for Naby Keita and Diogo Jota on a humiliating day for Solskjaer and his players. 

Paul Pogba was sent off for a horrible tackle on Keita only 15 minutes after being introduced by his boss at half-time. The Frenchman has handed Solskjaer further issues as he will be suspended for United’s next three games. 

However, there is now a chance that the Norwegian will not be in charge for much longer. 

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According to the Manchester Evening News, the Old Trafford hierarchy are considering sacking the head coach before Saturday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham.

Solskjaer was rewarded with a new contract in July after the owners were pleased by the progress made under his management.

A £120million spending spree during the summer transfer window was designed to help the 48-year-old go one better than last season’s second-place finish. 

It was the highest United had placed in the Premier League since 2018, even though they were 12 points behind rivals Manchester City. 

Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and club legend Cristiano Ronaldo all arrived in the hope of winning a first top-flight title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season. 

But only Ronaldo has made anything like the impact expected. Sancho was an unused substitute against Liverpool while Varane has spent large parts of the campaign injured. 

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Defeat by Liverpool was United’s third in the league and their fourth in all competitions. The Red Devils have now not won a Premier League match in four attempts. 

Should he remain, SOlskjaer at least has a free week to prepare for Spurs. But that is only because his side have already been knocked out of the EFL Cup. 

The former United striker has insisted that he will remain in charge.

“I have come too far to give up. I am not built that way,” Solskjaer told the BBC.  

“The feeling we have had is we were getting where we wanted to be but in the last few weeks results haven’t come and we have hit a brick wall. We have conceded too many easy goals and that is a concern. 

“I am still thinking about tomorrow’s work, we are all low. This is the lowest I have been but I accept the responsibility, that is mine and mine going forward. 

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“I do believe in myself, I do believe I am getting close to what I want with the club.  

“The results lately haven’t been good enough. Hands up, that brings doubt in anyone’s mind but I have to keep strong and I do believe in what we have been doing.” 

Defender Harry Maguire added to the BBC: “It hurts. The boys are devastated, it is not good enough, nowhere near good enough. 

“I am not here to analyse the game. It is not good enough. Our fans stuck with us throughout. We apologise to them, they deserve more. We have to move on and we have to improve. 

“At the moment I am hurt, disappointed, I am looking at myself, every player should do. Every player has to look at themselves because to lose that game in the way we did is nowhere near good enough.”


Man United facing two-way transfer problems as Erik ten Hag looks to offload six stars




Manchester United are focused on trying to bring in at least three new signings before deadline day to halt a season already mired in crisis.

But offloading existing players has become just as problematic for United as persuading new names to join Erik ten Hag’s abject side, which currently sits rock-bottom of the Premier League.

United want to get rid of at least six players – Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, James Garner and Brandon Williams – before deadline day in a fortnight’s time.

But so far there have been no takers for United’s cast-offs, with many on such exorbitant wages or simply not considered good enough for other clubs to decide to take them on.

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Although United managed to sell Andreas Pereira to Fulham for £8.5million and send Alex Telles out on loan to Sevilla for the season, shifting other players to raise funds is proving tricky.

Bailly, who failed to even make the nine-man bench for ten Hag’s first two United games, has been told he can leave, but no club has so far made a firm move for the 28-year-old defender.

West Ham, Marseille and Monaco have all expressed interest in the Ivory Coast international, but with two years left on a deal worth £100,000-a-week, Bailly’s wages are proving a stumbling block.

Those clubs interested in Bailly want to take him on loan, with United continuing to pay a significant chunk of his wages. It is a similar story with most of the players United want to jettison.

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United, in contrast, want a permanent sale, to raise revenue to reinvest in the players ten Hag needs to bolster his squad after beginning his tenure with defeats to Brighton and Brentford.

Bailly’s situation is indicative of the lack of effective leadership at United, which has seen the club hand lucrative, long-term contracts to players who have barely featured in recent seasons.

In the case of Bailly, he signed a contract extension in April 2021, keeping him at United until 2023, with the option for a further year. Yet since signing that new deal, Bailly has made just eight Premier League appearances and has not made a competitive appearance for United since December last year.

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It is a familiar story with Jones, who in February 2019 penned a new deal until 2023, with an option for an extra year, but in that time has made just 21 appearances. There has been little interest in Wan-Bissaka, bought from Crystal Palace for £50m in 2019 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but who has been told by ten Hag to find a new club.

Yet while United are struggling to persuade players to come to Old Trafford, getting them out of the door is proving just as taxing, symbolic of a club in decline and without any coherent strategy.

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Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante: Chelsea injury news and expected return dates before Leeds United



Chelsea take on Leeds United on Sunday afternoon in a highly-anticipated Premier League bout at Elland Road.

The Blues have endured a turbulent start to the Premier League season; Thomas Tuchel’s side kicked off the new campaign with a 1-0 win over Everton despite a somewhat unconvincing performance,

before welcoming Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge, where an impressive display was dampened by a controversial stoppage-time equaliser.

Now, the west Londoners will be looking to translate a good performance into three points. So, with that in mind, here’s all the latest Chelsea injury news for Tuchel to contend with.

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Now, the west Londoners will be looking to translate a good performance into three points. So, with that in mind, here’s all the latest Chelsea injury news for Tuchel to contend with.

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Mateo Kovacic

One player that Tuchel won’t have at his disposal is central midfielder Kovacic, who is suffering from a slight knee issue at this moment in time

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What Tuchel said: “[Kovacic] has issues with his knee, always a little bit of a reaction. We decided to take a step back and increase treatment time to reduce the stress that comes from training to have a normal reaction before we start again. Everybody else is available

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Man United enter ‘final negotiation’ to sign £64,000-week-star




Manchester United are in final negotiations with Barcelona to sign USA defender Sergino Dest, according to Spanish publication Sport.

The Red Devils are keen on bolstering multiple positions before the transfer deadline, and a new right-back is said to be among priorities.

Earlier this month, it was claimed that United are prepared to accelerate Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s exit in order to secure the services of Dest.

It is now reported that United are in the final phase of negotiations with the Blaugrana for Dest, who started his playing career at Ajax.

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There has been talk over a loan deal with an obligation to buy, but the Catalan giants are quite clear that they want €20 million (£17m) to offload him.

Dest was initially reluctant to leave Barcelona, but has now changed his stance. The 21-year-old is said to welcome a reunion with Erik ten Hag.

Dest would be an ideal right-back for Erik ten Hag

United lacked creativity from the right-back position last term. Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka failed to register a goal or an assist in any competition.

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The trend has remained the same this season. Dalot is now the first-choice, but the Portuguese has started the new campaign in a relatively poor fashion.

Hence, there are no surprises that United are looking to land Dest. The United States star has not lived up to his expectations at Barcelona, but was impressive at Ajax.

Under Ten Hag, he made his debut for the Amsterdam giants in 2019/2020. He had a solid maiden campaign with eight goal contributions from 38 appearances.

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A reunion with Ten Hag at United could bring the best out of him. Graduating through the Ajax system, he should be familiar with the playing style under the Dutchman.

At £17m, it seems a no-brainer signing for United. He has not even entered the prime of his career, and won’t command big wages. He is currently on £64,000-a-week.

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