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Mourinho to drop skipper for Champions league opener



Mourinho to drop skipper for Champions league opener

Manchester United will be playing the first match of their Champions League campaign today.

But coach, José Mourinho has revealed he will not be including right back, Antonio Valencia in the starting lineup due to the fact that they will be playing on a synthetic pitch.

United’s first match of their campaign will be played away to Swiss side Young Boys on a synthetic 3G turf and because of this, the United boss has decided not to include the team’s skipper in the match to avoid worsening the knee injury the defender is already nursing.

We decided not to include Antonio Valencia in the match because his knee is not a knee that needs an artificial pitch at all, Mourinho told reporters at his press conference prior to the game.

In the situation of Valencia, we have to protect his clinical situation, apart from that, we go with everything we have and we have to try and win.

Then, we returned Luke Shaw back to the squad.

I already said that Luke Shaw is playing and, apart from him, we have Diogo, Ashley Young and Darmian ready to play.

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Mourinho, has insisted that he does not consider the Young Boys turf as an excuse not to deliver the result.

I do not want to use the pitch, especially before the match, as a possible excuse for a poor performance, he added.

Marcus Rashford is going to be handed a chance by Mourinho, with the forward ready to partner Romelu Lukaku in front.

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Deal AGREED: Manchester United Close In On Record-Breaking PL Star Move



Deal AGREED: Manchester United Close In On Record-Breaking PL Star Move

Manchester United have purportedly made a huge step towards completing the transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka subsequent to agreeing a £55million fee with Crystal Palace.

As indicated by the Daily Record, the Red Devils presently seem to be closing in on what might be a world-record move for a full-back, breaking the present record held by Manchester City for the £51m they paid for Benjamin Mendy.

Wan-Bissaka shone in the Premier League last season, appearing at be a standout amongst the most exciting young full-backs in the game, and a major talent for the future of English football.

The 21-year-old would make a great long term replacement for Antonio Valencia in the event that he finalizes a move to Old Trafford, so fans can be entirely satisfied with the news breaking this evening.

MUFC have for some time been connected with a move for Wan-Bissaka, and it would appear that they’ve presently made a key breakthrough trying to get their man.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United exchange edges nearer as clubs concur £55million charge

It stays to be seen what this will mean for Wilfried Zaha’s prospects of getting a summer move, with the Ivorian forward another Palace star tipped to leave for a greater club.

In any case, the Telegraph as of late asserted that the Eagles would not be set up to sell both Zaha and Wan-Bissaka.

With their young right back now nearer to leaving to join United, that may mean Zaha will be compelled to remain at Selhurst Park for another season.

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Transfer News: Man United Target ‘rejects’ Barcelona move



Transfer News: Man United Target ‘rejects’ Barcelona move

Manchester United have been given a lift in their quest for Matthijs De Ligt after he dismissed a transfer move to Barcelona, as indicated by reports.

The 19-year-old centre-back has developed as one of European football’s most exciting player this summer in the midst of reports Ajax are set up to give him a chance to leave for a fee of around €80million.

De Ligt’s future destination now however stays obscure, with connections to all of United, Liverpool, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Be that as it may, the most recent reports in Spanish paper Marca claim De Ligt has ruled against a transition to Barca despite them already being the top choices to sign the Dutchman.

In spite of the report saying that a transfer deal had been agreed between the two clubs, his agent Mino Raiola has assumed a major role in De Ligt’s choice to snub the Catalan club.

Different reports as of late have claimed that Raiola would lean toward his client to join either PSG or another club and now it appears he could have his desire.

Man United’s inability to play in the next season’s Champions League is a major problem in their quest to sign De Ligt with it comprehended he might want to join PSG.

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Transfer Offer Made: Man United want €40m star to support Solskjaer’s midfield options



Transfer Offer Made: Man United want €40m star to support Solskjaer’s midfield options

Regardless of reports despite what might be expected on Sunday, Man United have apparently made a €40m offer to Monaco trying to sign Youri Tielemans.

As found in Telegraph writer James Ducker’s tweet underneath, it had been claimed that the Belgian pro had been offered to the Red Devils however that they weren’t pursuing a swoop.

Nonetheless, the most recent reports in Belgium on Monday morning have now proposed a vital update, with DH announcing that both Man United and Leicester City have made €40m offers for the Belgian international.

Tielemans, 22, had an amazing effect for the Foxes during his loan spell in the second 50% of last season, scoring three goals and giving five assists in only 13 Premier League appearances.

it’s nothing unexpected that he is apparently drawing in a lot of interest from teams in England, as that form would recommend that he is more than equipped for setting in and adjusting to the Premier League long term.

In any case, it stays to be seen who has put up real offers on the table for Monaco to consider, as there are conflicting reports especially with respect to Man United

It’s justifiable where the rumours have originated from with BBC Sport taking note of that Paul Pogba raised questions over his future at Old Trafford throughout the end of the week by indicating needing another test somewhere else.

Combined with the way that Ander Herrera’s exit has just been officially reported given his present contract will lapse toward the month’s end, United will surely require midfield reinforcements this summer.

That is the place Tielemans could step in, and the reality of the situation will become obvious eventually whether a touted €40m offer from Man United is sufficient to land his signature, or if Leicester stay in post position to sign him permanently after such an excellent spell at the King Power Stadium last time round.

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