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Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer threatens to drop stars after dismal Leicester defeat

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has threatened to drop his star players after watching his side whimper to a 4-2 Premier League defeat to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

United produced a dismal display in the east Midlands and appear to be in danger of freefalling down the table if they can’t stem their flow of recent defeats. 

Man Utd’s latest loss means they have now failed to win five of their last seven games in all competitions.

“Lately we have not been in great form – lost too many points and that is something we have to look at,” admitted Solskjaer following the game.

“We might have to change – do we need more legs in there? What do we need?

“I pick the team, Harry Maguire showed no reaction and I hold my hand up if that does not work out. If we concede four, I probably made a bad decision.

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“When you look at the game after, the four goals we conceded were poor. The way we played we don’t deserve to continue that [away unbeaten] run.

“I have got many good players – Fred, Edinson Cavani, you miss them. I am not making excuses for the team I put out there – they are top footballers and we have not produced.”

United’s afternoon had started well after Mason Greenwood struck a superb long-range effort to put the visitors ahead after 19 minutes.

But Brendan Rodgers’ side were level at the break after Kelechi Iheanacho robbed Maguire to tee-up Youri Tielemans for a sweeping finish.

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Maguire had been a surprise inclusion in Solskjaer’s starting line-up after reports suggested he would miss the game through injury and the England international endured a miserable afternoon.

Incredibly, the sides were still level pegging with 12 minutes to go, but Caglar Soyuncu’s strike following a goalmouth scramble set-up a chaotic final 10 minutes.

Marcus Rashford, who had come off the bench for his first appearance of the season, brought United level at 2-2 with a brilliant finish after running onto a long ball from Victor Lindelof.

But Jamie Vardy restored the hosts’ lead seconds later as he turned in Ayoze Perez’s pull-back.

And Patson Daka put the icing on the cake as he added a fourth in stoppage time.

Solskjaer was without key centre-back Raphael Varane for Saturday’s encounter after the 28-year-old was forced off during France’s UEFA Nations League final victory over Spain last weekend.

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But the United boss did recall Cristiano Ronaldo to his starting line-up after resting him for his team’s 1-1 draw with Everton before the international break.

The 36-year-old had struck a hat-trick for Portugal in midweek but was nowhere near his best for this one as he was starved of decent goalscoring opportunities.

Ronaldo was livid after being left out against Everton and his side’s performance at Leicester could leave him wondering why he even bothered returning to Old Trafford this summer.

United host Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and another slip-up could well be the final nail in the coffin for Solskjaer.

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Man Utd ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades – AS

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

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The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

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AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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At Old Trafford, Ten Hag does not have a specialist holding midfield star and someone like Casemiro will largely improve the squad. However, the question is, should Man Utd spend £68million to sign a player who will turn 31 next year?

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

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Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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Charlie McNeill called up to Manchester United first team training

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Erik ten Hag has called up Charlie McNeill to first team training, with the young striker pictured in training on Wednesday.

The call up is a great way for McNeill to make an impression on the Manchester United manager, amid a tricky start to the season.

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McNeill was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly in at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano.

This was the closest the young striker has come to the first team, and he was back with the under-21s to start the season

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McNeill was a substitute in United’s most recent under-21 fixture, with Spanish striker Mateo Mejia preferred.

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But it was McNeill who got the nod to join Erik ten Hag’s most recent training session, where he was pictured alongsie Christian Eriksen, James Garner, Scott McTominay and Tyrell Malacia

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