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Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Make Manchester United Debut on Saturday

– – Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is en route to making his second Manchester United debut on Saturday in their Premier League match against Newcastle. This was confirmed by United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Portuguese star trained with his new teammates for the first time this week as they will be hosting Steve Bruce’s team at the Old Trafford stadium on Saturday. Ronaldo’s return to Manchester has been a source of excitement for the fans, who are keen on seeing the player return to action in a…

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Why Cristiano Ronaldo Chose Manchester United Over City

– – Juventus director Federico Cherubini took to the media to reveal the reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Italy to join Manchester United instead of their arch-rival City, with United acting like a “club with tradition” during transfer negotiations. As the deadline of the summer transfer window approached, it became evident that the former Real Madrid star wanted to part ways with Juventus and had no desire to stay at Turin for the final year of his contract with the club. Manchester City was seen to have been leading in the…

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Solskjaer says Man Utd are not title contenders

– – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his side cannot be considered title contenders after they twice blew a lead to draw 3-3 with Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday. Goals from Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes put United ahead but sloppy defending allowed the visitors to get back on level terms through Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez. Scott McTominay fired Solskjaer’s side into the lead in the 70th minute but they were stunned in stoppage time as Everton snatched a draw with the last kick of the…

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Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford racially abused on social media

– – Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford says he was subjected to “humanity and social media at its worst” after receiving racist abuse on Saturday. The 22-year-old, who was awarded the MBE for his work fighting child food poverty, received multiple racist messages on Instagram on Saturday. They were sent to the England striker after United’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal. “I’m a black man and I live every day proud that I am,” he said on Twitter. “No-one, or no one comment, is going to make me feel any different. So…

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‘We are tired of you guys’: Man Utd’s Ighalo slams Nigerian gov’t

– – Manchester United football player Odion Ighalo said he is ashamed of the Nigerian government after reports emerged that soldiers shot dead protesters after shooting at them in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday. Nigerians have been demonstrating for nearly two weeks against the now-disbanded police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), that rights groups had for years accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders. The unit was disbanded on October 11 but the protests have persisted. In a Twitter post, the Nigerian Army said…

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Solskjaer ‘would RESIGN as Manchester United manager if…

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would step down from his post at Old Trafford if it was necessary to protect the club. The Red Devils are in 13th place in the Premier League and sit just two points off the relegation places – with a home clash against bitter rivals and league leaders Liverpool coming up on Sunday. If Solskjaer’s men lose against Liverpool, they could be plunged into the drop zone after a torrid season that has seen them make their worst start in 30 years. And according to sources at Metro, Solskjaer would…

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Marcus Rashford suffers racist abuse after penalty miss

People who post racist abuse on social media “hide behind fake identities”, said Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Marcus Rashford was targeted on social media. The England international was abused after missing a penalty in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. He is the second United player to get abused this week after Paul Pogba. Campaigners Kick It Out called it “vile” and said “decisive action” needs to be taken. Earlier this week, Twitter said it will meet with any stakeholders to show the “proactive work” being done to tackle…

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Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 in EPL

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United began their Premier League campaign with an emphatic win over Chelsea at Old Trafford. England forward Rashford opened the scoring from the penalty spot after being fouled by Kurt Zouma. New £80m signing Harry Maguire won the ball which started the sweeping move for Anthony Martial to double the lead. Rashford made it 3-0 before new signing Daniel James scored on a bad day for new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. Chelsea had their moments before United scored three second-half goals. The Blues hit…

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Solskjaer says Pogba ‘no doubt’ will stay at United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has “no doubt” midfielder Paul Pogba will stay at the club this summer. The France World Cup winner missed United’s final pre-season game, a penalty-shootout win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup. But Solskjaer said Pogba, who did not travel to Cardiff for the match, was not risked due to a back strain. “I wasn’t expecting him [to travel],” he said. “I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right. It’s not an injury, it’s just some pain.…

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Lukaku ‘BEGS’ Manchester United to lower his transfer fee

Romelu Lukaku has reportedly begged Manchester United to lower his transfer fee so he can complete his transfer to Inter Milan. United have already rejected a bid of £54million from Inter and it is understood the club are holding out for a fee of around £80m. However, according to The Sun, Lukaku has asked United to lower their demands to around £65m in order for him to seal a move to the Serie A giants. The Belgian, who on Saturday teased fans by posting a picture alongside his agent Federico Pastorello, is also a target for…

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