According to Mirror, Manchester United have slapped a £10 million price tag on out-of-favour central defender Eric Bailly. The Ivory Coast international is said to be open to leaving Old Trafford this summer after falling down the pecking order and is being courted by the likes of AS Roma and Napoli.
Roma manager Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Bailly to Italy. Notably, the defender was Mourinho’s first signing as Manchester United manager when he joined the club back in 2016.
French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are increasingly confident that they can sign Slovakian international defender Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan. Various media outlets have reported that PSG are interested in signing the onetime Manchester United target and the latest report concerning the transfer says an offer of €60m plus add-ons should be enough to get the transfer done. Talks are continuing between Inter Milan and PSG for Skriniar and the French giants are confident that they can sign the Manchester United target for €60m plus bonuses.
There has been a lot of speculation about the various proposals made and turned down for Skirniar between Inter Milan and PSG over the past days.
Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award. The nominees for the award was released earlier this week. Ronaldo was one of six nominees on the list after he finished at the topscorer on his return to Manchester United last summer.
37-year-old Ronaldo made his return to Manchester United at the start of the just concluded season after his transfer from Italian team Juventus was secured. The Portuguese international had one year left on his contract with the Old Lady when he left the Italian Serie A outfit to sign for the Red Devils.
Ex-RB Leipzig and TSG Hoffenheim boss Ralf Rangnick will end his short managerial career at Manchester United when he takes the first team to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Rangnick was named the interim manager at Manchester United towards the end of last year.
The Crystal Palace game would be the last one for Rangnick as the interim manager at Old Trafford having replaced Michael Carrick who was the caretaker manager. Carrick managed the first team for three games shortly after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked at the end of November. Ironically, Rangnick was the Manchester United manager for the first time for the visit of Crystal Palace in December. Brazilian internationalFred was the matchwinner after he scored the only goal of the game in the second half to propel Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over the Eagles.
Chelsea have five Premier League games to secure a place in the Champions League next season and are firmly in the driving seat to do so. The Premier League season is approaching its tensest stage with the title, top four and relegation all still to be decided. But Chelsea fans can relax with their side largely existing outside of the chaos this time around.
While Thomas Tuchel's side are yet to confirm their place in next season's Champions League, the Blues are sitting comfortably in third place in the table, cut adrift of the title race but also eight points clear of fifth-place Tottenham. They may not admit it yet, but focus will no doubt be turning to an FA Cup Final clash with Liverpool in a couple of weeks' time.
Manchester United are eyeing a return to winning ways at struggling Everton in the Premier League this weekend to boost their quest for a top-four finish.
The Red Devils are one of the teams vying for a place in the top four and they received1a major setback in their quest to meet the target following the 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend. To this effect, they would be hoping to bounce back with a win against hosts Everton this weekend.
Under Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United have been inconsistent and they need to do better if they want to play Champions League football next season. Only a place in the top four will give them Champions League football.
Manchester United have suffered a second defeat in three games in all competitions after they were beaten at home by Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid as they crashed out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage. The Red Devils were beaten 1-0 at home by their Spanish opponents to add to the defeat suffered at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League Manchester Derby over the last three matches in all competitions.
Manchester United were on a lengthy unbeaten run before they played Manchester City in the Manchester Derby on the Premier League stage on Sunday. The Red Devils were on a run of eleven (11) games without defeat in all competitions with eight of the games coming in the Premier League before the City game. At the end of their Manchester Derby clash with the Citizens, Manchester United had lost their unbeaten run due to the 4-1 defeat suffered at the hands of their rivals.
Manchester United have their eyes set on a third successive win ahead of their Champions League trip to Madrid to take on Spanish La Liga holders Atletico Madrid. The Reds Devils have won their last two games in all competitions and they can make it three wins on the bounce if they are able to beat Atletico Madrid who have been out-of-form in the past three months by their usual high standards. Their drop in form has ensured that they are struggling to qualify for next season's Champions League football. Unless they win this season's Champions League title, Atletico Madrid won’t be playing Champions League football next season if they don’t finish in the top-four places at end of the Spanish La Liga this season.
For Manchester United, they were in a mini-crisis before it eased off as a result of the win over Brighton and Hove Albion last week.
The Manchester United duo of Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay have been ruled out of the Premier League encounter with Aston Villa away from home due to suspension. Aston Villa play hosts to Manchester United at Villa Park on Saturday evening and the two aforementioned players won't be available due to the accumulation of five yellow cards and an automatic one-game suspension.
Shaw and McTominay were in the Manchester United starting XI as they beat Aston Villa 1-0 at home to seal a place in the FA Cup fourth round. McTominay was the recipient of the only goal of the game scored in the first half. His goal ensured that the Red Devils saw off Villa in their third round clash to seal a meeting with English Championship side Middlebrough in the next round.