FERNANDES SETS POST-FERGUSON RECORD AT UNITED
Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has set a new record for the number of goals scored in a single Premier League season since the well publicised retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 following his strike in the disappointing 4-2 defeat at home to rivals Liverpool.
Fernandes scored the opening goal of the game inside ten minutes but his team could not build on the advantage. He produced a shot with the outside of his right boot for the opener. He was given the goal which deflected off Liverpool defender Nathaniel Philips and into the back of the net. It took his tally to 18 league goals which is more than any other player has scored since Ferguson retired eight years ago. Ferguson was the Manchester United manager for 27 years from 1986 to 2013.
CAVANI URGED TO STAY AT UNITED
Experienced Manchester United striker EdinsonCavani has been urged to stay at Old Trafford by his manager after his two-goal performance helped the Red Devils to see off Italian Serie A club AS Roma in the Europa League semi-final first leg played on Thursday night.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about the situation involving Cavani in his post-match press conference after his players gave a six-star performance to beat Roma 6-2 at home with five goals coming in the second half. According to him, Cavani knows how he feels about him and that he wants the Uruguayan international player to stay for another season.
CAVANI UNSURE OF UNITED FUTURE - SOLSKJAER
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has disclosed that striker EdinsonCavani is unsure of his next line of action amidst the transfer links involving the Uruguay striker and Boca Juniors in the Argentine top flight.
Solskjaer spoke to reporters about Cavani during his pre-match press conference ahead of the weekend's league game between his team and hosts Tottenham Hotspur. According to him, he has been in constant communication with the Uruguay striker and that the player is far from certain on what his next step would be. The ex-Napoli and PSG player has the option of an extra year at Manchester United but the player and the club must be in agreement over the extension.
REAL SAY NO TO RONALDO
Real Madrid are not interested in bringing Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club this summer three years after he left for the Old Lady. This is according to Spanish media outlet Cadena COPE.
It was revealed that Real Madrid don't want to re-sign Ronaldo despite the numerous transfer rumours linking the 36-year-old with a move to former clubs Manchester United and Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo spent six years at Manchester United before the club cashed in on him.
FERNANDES REJECTS NEW UNITED DEAL
Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes has reportedly turned down the offer of a new deal from his club. This is according to the publication from popular English media platform The Sun.
It was revealed that the player is reluctant to sign a new deal as he wants assurances from Manchester United officials on transfers. Bruno Fernandes wants the club to fight for major titles but the Portuguese national team player is not convinced that the club is equipped to do that.
Fernandes became a Manchester United player at the start of last year following his transfer from Sporting Lisbon FC of Portugal. The Red Devils paid an initial fee of £47m for the Portuguese international but the fee could be as high as £60m to £70m depending on the add-ons in the transfer that took him from Portugal to the Premier League.
4 MAN UNITED CENTRE BACK OPTIONS
Manchester United have reportedly drawn up a four-man centre back shortlist ahead of the summer. This is according to the publication from The Athletic which revealed that Manchester United are making plans in their bid to sign a centre backthis summer.
The defence has been the Achilles heel for Manchester United in their quest to win the Premier League title this season. Manchester United have one of the worst records defensively in the top half of the Premier League.
HENDERSON TARGETS DERBY VICTORY
The two fierce Manchester rivals will be coming up against each other once again when they face each other in the EFL Cup semifinals. The match is likely to witness Dean Henderson between the goal for United.
After spending several seasons on loan at various clubs like Stockport County, Grimsby town, Shrewsbury Town, and Sheffield United, Henderson is finally having the chance to prove himself at United. The 23-year-old may have only featured in seven games so far this season, but he has already proven to be a worthy understudy for David de Gea.
VAN DE BEEK NEEDS AN EXPLANATION
New signing Donny Van De Beek needs an explanation from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his limited role in the team according to former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
According to Berbatov, Dutch midfielder Donny Van De Beek must ask his manager why he has been used mostly as a substitute since he made a big money transfer to the club from Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam last summer.
Donny Van De Beek has been primarily been used as a substitute at Manchester United since the club paid £35.7m to secure his signature at the start of this season.
SOLSKJAER TARGETS FIRST FINAL APPEARANCE
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting his first final appearance since he assumed the role at the Theatre of Dreams over two years ago ahead of the Carabao Cup last four tie with Manchester City.
Solskjaer reached three semi-finals in his debut season as the Manchester United manager in the last campaign and he would be hoping to go one better at the end of the Manchester Derby clash with the Citizens in the Carabao Cup later this week.
Manchester United and Manchester City will meet for a one-off semi-final tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday night to decide who will face the winner of the first semi-final tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford. Spurs and the Championship club will contest the first last four tie in what's a London Derby clash.
OWEN TALKS UP UNITED TITLE CHANCES
Following Manchester United's brilliant attacking display to defeat Sheff field United on Thursday night Michael Owen has made a bold statement about the club's chances of clinching the Premier League crown this season.
United traveled to Bramall Lane on Thursday having won their last 9 games on the road, and though not everyone expected it, they made it ten wins away from home on the bounce. A Brace from Marcus Rashford and a third goal from Anthony Martial - his first of the season - were enough to clinch the win even though Chris Wilder's side looked like they were going to put on a late fight.
United were down by a goal early in the first half but recovered before the end of the first forty-five minutes and headed into the break leading 2-1.