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Man United branded ‘pathetic’ with Glazers tipped to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer soon

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Ex-Premier League player Didi Hamann believes it is only a matter of time before Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Hamann has unleashed a scathing rant about United’s style of play and lack of progress under Solskjaer, crediting Cristiano Ronaldo for preventing a disaster this season.

Solskjaer is under mounting pressure as United manager amid the club’s faltering start to the 2021/22 season.

The Red Devils are fourth in the Premier League on 14 points after seven games, two behind leaders Chelsea.

But they have had a favourable run of fixtures to start the campaign, with a trip to West Ham United the toughest on paper so far.

United also suffered a humiliating defeat in their Champions League opener at BSC Young Boys before West Ham dumped Solskjaer’s side out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.

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Hamann has labelled United’s form as ‘pathetic’ after their unforgettable summer of business, claiming Solskjaer will eventually lose his job.

He told Sky Sports: “The only reason why Manchester United are still in the race for the Premier League title and doing alright in the Champions League is Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I don’t even want to know where they would be without him and his goals. It is all patchwork. Old Trafford – that used to be the Theatre of Dreams. Right now, it is more like nightmares than dreams.

“Their performance is pathetic at the moment. They just don’t play good football. Sancho is way behind expectations, which I don’t understand.

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“With Raphael Varane, they got a player that has a lot of experience, and with Cristiano Ronaldo, they got one who knows the Premier League. I thought it would not take that long to integrate them into the team.

“I believe the pressure on the manager will grow a lot. It is only a matter of time when – not if – they sack him because he has been there for too long, and you don’t see any progress.

“They still play the same football that is not good to watch. That is not Manchester United. I think there will be a change of manager soon.

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“Whether the new manager will be able to utilise their entire potential, we will have to see. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not capable of that right now.”

October and November could be the most crucial months of Solskjaer’s tenure so far, with a daunting fixture list awaiting United after the international break.

United start with a trip to Leicester City before hosting Atalanta in the Champions League.

Following that, Tottenham Hotspur away is in between home games against Liverpool and Manchester City, with the return fixture against Atalanta also in the mix.

United then have potentially tricky away tests at Watford and Villarreal before travelling to Chelsea and hosting Arsenal at Old Trafford.

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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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