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Man United owners the Glazers ‘stepped in’ to prevent two players leaving Old Trafford

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Manchester United are currently micro-managed by the Glazers. And reports say the Americans have stepped in twice in recent years to prevent the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcos Rojo leaving the club.

The Red Devils owners are in the spotlight at present, at a time where they’re set to take £11million worth of dividends out of the club.

Manchester United have been owned by the Glazers since 2005.

There was a big backlash when the Americans first purchased the club and, with the Red Devils drifting in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, they remain as maligned as ever.

Now, Goal have revealed the controversial owners have ‘stepped in’ twice in recent years to prevent players from leaving the club.

Jose Mourinho wanted to jettison Anthony Martial during his reign, deeming the France international to be surplus to requirements.

But it’s claimed Joel Glazer blocked the 26-year-old from departing because the forward was the American’s ‘favourite player’.

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This was back in 2018, when Mourinho set his sights on a deal for Ivan Perisic – who was playing for Inter Milan at the time.

But the current Roma boss was left without the Croatia international and, months later, his head rolled following a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.

In 2019, it’s stated that the Glazers also intervened to prevent Rojo from departing.

The Argentina international was a target for Everton, who were aiming to bring the World Cup final to Goodison Park.

But the Glazers feared the Toffees becoming a top-four rival and, ultimately, chose to keep Rojo at the club.

He’d later to leave to join Boca Juniors in 2021 and, somewhat shockingly, was recently videoed smoking a cigarette on the pitch after they won the Professional League Cup.

He was criticised by fans for his actions, especially given he lit up in the presence of his young family.

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Rojo is no longer a figure at United.

Yet Martial is and, given his alarming dip in form over the last two years, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with him.

The France international scored 23 goals under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 2019/2020 season, more than any other player.

But he’s notched just eight times for the Red Devils in the time since and toiled on loan at Sevilla last term.

United want to bolster their attack by bringing Antony to Old Trafford, with the Ajax star a top target for Erik ten Hag.

And the arrival of the Brazil international would likely push Martial closer to the exit door.

While that’s the case, however, it’s also possible the 26-year-old will return to Old Trafford looking to prove a point.

The World Cup in Qatar is due to commence in November and Martial will be hoping to make the France squad for the tournament in the Middle East.

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Therefore, he could return to United with an added incentive to rediscover his best form and make his mark under Ten Hag.

Meanwhile, football intermediary Kenneth Asquez has close links to Sevilla.

And he recently insisted Martial had been ’unlucky’ during his time in La Liga, saying: “There’s nothing sinister, he’s been unlucky.

“If you look at Sevilla before January and Sevilla after, it looks like two different teams.

“From talking to (sporting director) Monchi and being in the city, there has been a mentality issue for Sevilla.

“They are used to being the kings of the city and Betis being 20 points behind and winning nothing.

“But this year, Betis challenged them all season and won the Copa del Rey. They won’t admit it, but that affected Sevilla.”

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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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