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Man United boss Solskjaer issued blunt warning over Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane transfers

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces the Manchester United exit door if he oversees a disappointing season after their big-spending summer transfer window, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has warned. 

United are set to complete their pursuit of Jadon Sancho this week when the England winger arrives in a £73million deal.  

The Norwegian wants a new centre-back partner for Harry Maguire and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is believed to be a strong candidate. 

Varane would likely cost United around £50m but United must spend to bridge the 12-point gap that rivals Manchester City held over them in the Premier League table last season.  

Solskjaer has been told that he should be braced for United to replace him if he fails to meet expectations next term.

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The 48-year-old replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018, initially on an interim basis, and United’s second-placed finish last season is their best ranking under Solskjaer.  

“He’s under pressure… he knows that though,” Parlour, who made over 400 appearances for Arsenal, said on talkSPORT.

“He’s a realistic man and he’s been in great dressing rooms that were very successful under Sir Alex Ferguson. 

“He knows exactly what Manchester United is all about, he knows the expectation around the world – the support they have is unbelievable, probably the best around the world of the Premier League. 

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“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs every help he can get and he’s getting good quality players in which gives him a good chance of winning trophies. 

“But if he doesn’t win trophies and they have a poor season, I’m sure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s going to be the first to admit it hasn’t worked and will move on.”

Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran is also believed to be a target for United as Solskjaer seeks competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.  

It would be a similar ploy to the one that saw Alex Telles arrive last summer and boost Luke Shaw’s performances.  

A busy summer has also prompted United to be linked with a speculative move for Rennes sensational Eduardo Camavinga. 

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The 18-year-old has just a year remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 club and a deal could be possible at a cut-price £35m fee.  

Another reported possibility is the signing of England midfielder Declan Rice, who, like Camavinga, would add strength to Solskjaer’s midfield ranks.  

However, West Ham value the 22-year-old at around £80m and United have other priorities at that price.  

Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s side began their pre-season schedule with a 2-1 win over Wayne Rooney’s Derby County on Saturday.  

Goals by Birmingham City-bound Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri were enough to defeat the Championship club. 

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

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

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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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