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Cristiano Ronaldo caught mocking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Man United’s defeat to Liverpool

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Footage of Cristiano Ronaldo appearing to mock Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has emerged less than 24 hours after Manchester United’s horrific 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool. 

Jurgen Klopp’s men steamrolled Solskjaer’s beleaguered Reds, with four of their five goals all coming within the first 45 minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be mimicking Solskjaer’s arm movements 

It is a result which has left United floundering in seventh position; eight points behind current Premier League leaders Chelsea and three points away from the Champions League places.

But the sheer ease Klopp’s men drove through United’s side, and the sheer humiliation of the score-line brings ramifications way beyond their mere league position.

Solskjaer’s position has been seriously called into question with many pundits claiming the result is even worse than the 6-1 humiliations s they were served by Manchester City in 2011 and Tottenham Hotspur last season.

And with reports claiming unrest amongst the dressing room and doubting of Solskjaer’s tactical nous, online footage of Ronaldo appearing to mock Solskjaer has proceeded to add further embarrassment onto the Norwegian.

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The video, which emanated on social media, appears to present the former Real Madrid and Juventus hitman gesticulating with his arms, in a way reminiscent of the way in which Solskjaer tries to visually convey movements and positions when giving instructions to his team.

Ronaldo did this just after Mohamed Salah scored one of his three goals at Old Trafford, and it is a very damning watch for United fans.

The Portuguese forward had a goal disallowed during the rout which would have been a mere footnote to United’s poor showing, but his effort was ruled out after VAR deemed he was offside.

Salah scored a hattrick, while Naby Keita and Curtis Jones put Liverpool on their way with the first two goals for the Reds.

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While Klopp strutted across Old Trafford and serenaded the travelling Liverpool faithful with his trademarks call and response fist-bumps at the end of the match, Solskjaer meekly applauded the few United fans who could stomach the whole match.

It was the ultimate contrast of emotions between two managers who current experiences at their respective super clubs could not be more contrasting.

Reports from the Manchester Evening News have also claimed the club’s hierarchy are seriously considering sacking Solskjaer this week.

The situation has been further accentuated by reports claiming director Richard Arnold has cancelled his prior appointments to discuss Solskjaer with owner Joel Glazer.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is ‘keen’ on the potential opportunity to manage the Red Devils, even though he is normally unwilling to start a job mid-season.

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Conte’s past success in England at Chelsea, where he won the Premier League and the FA Cup in a two-year spell at Stamford Bridge, as well as his experience managing Juventus, Italy, and most recently, Inter Milan, looks to have made him one of their prime targets.

United were touted as strong contenders for the title this season after they brought in Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Ronaldo in the summer.

After an electric start to the Premier League, they have since lost five out of their last nine matches in all competitions.

They are also winless in their last three league matches, culminating in their dramatic free fall out of the top four and into seventh position.

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Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar

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Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

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Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

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While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante

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Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

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Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

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“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report

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Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

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Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

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Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

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Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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