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Sadio Mané Expected to Remain at Liverpool Despite Real Madrid Links


Sadio Mané’s long-term future is likely to be at Liverpool, despite being linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The Liverpool winger has gone from strength to strength this season, further establishing himself as one of Jürgen Klopp’s key men. Having scored 77 goals in under four seasons since he left Southampton for the Reds, he’s performing at a much higher level than Real Madrid’s wingers have been over the past few terms.

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Coutinho:🗣🗣🗣I Have No Regrets Leaving Barcelona


Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho insists that he does not ‘look back’ and have regrets about trading Anfield for Camp Nou when he joined Barcelona in 2018.

Coutinho’s career has badly stalled since that €160m transfer two years ago, while Liverpool have gone from strength to strength, winning the Champions League last season and now on course to claim the Premier League title in record breaking fashion.

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Manchester United Confirms Ighalo On Loan


Manchester United have completed a loan move for Chinese Super League striker Odion Ighalo – with the player joining until the end of the current season.

The Nigeria international left Watford in 2017 for Changchun Yatai in 2017 before joining Shanghai Shenhua, with whom he won the Chinese FA Cup this year.


United have been on the hunt for a striker to help deal with their current injury crisis, with Marcus Rashford ruled out for the foreseeable future with a back problem, and the club confirmed the deal at one minute past midnight – 61 minutes past the deadline.


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Names like Islam Slimani, Josh King, Salomon Rondon and Edinson Cavani were all banded around as potential targets, before it was reported on Friday evening that personal terms and a salary had been agreed.


United will not have an automatic option to buy Ighalo at the end of his loan spell, should the 30-year-old impress at Old Trafford.

The former Udinese forward impressed at Vicarage Road during the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, scoring 35 league goals across the two campaigns.


He would struggle in 2016/17, however, eventually sealing a move to Changchun Yatai, scoring a hatful before switching the Jilin Province for Shanghai.

He will provide added striking options for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has utilised Anthony Martial up front for the most of the season with Rashford covering when the Frenchman was struck down with injury.


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Most Awful Stat Of Jesse Lingard 2019


Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has ended the calendar year with an awful Premier League stat to his name after going through the last 12 months without a single goal or assist in the top flight.

The has been involved in three goals across all other competitions during 2019, scoring in the Europa League and FA Cup while also picking up an assist in the Carabao Cup.


But Lingard didn’t pick up a single goal or assist during the calendar year in the Premier League, despite making 28 appearances for Manchester United.

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Crucially, this stat comes with the caveat that winning a penalty doesn’t count as an assist – websites like Transfermarkt do count these as assists – as Lingard actually won his side a spot-kick which was converted by Paul Pogba against Burnley earlier this year.


Lingard has been involved in 49 goals for Manchester United, with the England international closing in on his 200th appearance for the club.

His best-ever season for the club came back in 2017/18, where Lingard scored 13 goals and picked up seven assists across all competitions.

Throughout 2019, Manchester United have had 17 different players contribute with either a goal or an assist in the Premier League.


While Lingard isn’t on that list, the likes of Brandon Williams, Luke Shaw, Fred and Ashley Young have all directly been involved in at least one goal in the top flight.

In just 10 Premier League appearances in 2019, even Alexis Sánchez set up a goal for Manchester United during the calendar year – a late Marcus Rashford goal against Newcastle United on January 2.


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Ole Soksjaer Gunner reveals “tikki takka”won’t work out.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stressed that his side don’t have the ability to play ‘tippy-tappy football’ like their rivals Manchester City.

The 46-year-old has seen his side enjoy somewhat of an uptick in form in recent weeks, with Manchester United losing just one of their last eight games and are now just four points outside of the Champions League places.


United have been heavily reliant on direct and counter-attacking football during the recent run of results, with Solskjaer suggesting that ditching any attempt to play ‘tippy-tappy football’ has been essential for the team.

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“We do have to make it hard to play against us. We can’t play tippy-tappy football,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by The Express.

“We can’t, at this moment in time, play like Manchester City. It is only City that can do that.


“We have to show more energy, drive, urgency and selflessness in every single game. That is the way we have to play at the moment.”

Manchester United’s improvement in form since November has seen them move to within touching distance of the top four places in the Premier League table – sitting behind just Sheffield United, Tottenham and Wolves.

With qualification to the Champions League now in touching distance ahead of crucial games against Arsenal and Liverpool over the next few weeks, Solskjaer is confident that Manchester United will finish inside the top four this season.


“If we get consistent it is not going to do down to the wire – we should get into the top four without waiting for the last game against Leicester,” he added.

“It could go down to the last game but for me, this team might be challengers for a lot more next year, definitely, because we are young.”


Before facing their top-six rivals next month, Manchester United first face a short trip to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Red Devils haven’t lost against Burnley in over a decade. The Clarets last beat United thanks to a Robbie Blake strike early in the first half, while Michael Carrick also missed a penalty during the match.


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Gunner pronounces Pogba as the best midfielder in the world

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lavished praise on Paul Pogba, describing him as the ‘best all-round midfielder in the world’ after the Frenchman made his long-awaited injury return.

Pogba had been out since September with an ankle problem that he sustained during his side’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal. The World Cup winner finally returned to the Manchester United first team against the Hornets, though he could not prevent the Red Devils falling to a 2-0 defeat against the Premier League’s basement club.

Nevertheless, Solskjaer was eager to praise Pogba prior to United’s trip to Newcastle on Boxing Day.

“He can play anywhere, he can play the whole midfield, he is a box-to-box midfielder. He can drop deep, get it and play them long passes. He can get higher up and combine like he did on Sunday,” the Norwegian stated, as reported by the Daily Mail.

“It depends on the game. That’s the beauty of having Paul because he is the best all-round midfielder in the world, he can do all the roles. It’s great to have him back .

Solskjaer has lavished praise on Paul Pogba, describing him as the ‘best all-round midfielder in the world’ after the Frenchman made his long-awaited injury return.

Pogba had been out since September with an ankle problem that he sustained during his side’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal. The World Cup winner finally returned to the Manchester United first team against the Hornets, though he could not prevent the Red Devils falling to a 2-0 defeat against the Premier League’s basement club.


“He can play anywhere, he can play the whole midfield, he is a box-to-box midfielder. He can drop deep, get it and play them long passes. He can get higher up and combine like he did on Sunday,” the Norwegian stated, as reported by the Daily Mail.

“It depends on the game. That’s the beauty of having Paul because he is the best all-round midfielder in the world, he can do all the roles. It’s great to have him back.”


When asked if Pogba is likely to start against the Magpies, Solskjaer confirmed that the Frenchman was being considered to play the full 90 minutes.

“Let’s see how he reacts, how he feels. He did really well when he came on, a big plus,” the United boss said.

“It might be that we do get him in from the start because you just want to get more and more into the team when he plays.”

The loss to Watford continued a worrying trend of United being unable to defeat teams in the lower reaches of the table, with the Red Devils already failing to beat Aston Villa, Newcastle and West Ham this season. Solskjaer also emphasised that this is something his side are keen to rectify during the remainder of the campaign.


“We want to be a team that can go and dominate teams and break teams down. It’s taken Liverpool a few years to get to that stage and we need to just keep on building because that’s what we want to get to,” the 46-year-old confirmed.

“We create loads of chances, but every time we lose it there’s a counter-attack. We need to lock it down more, better at stopping the counter-attack.”


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