Four Potential Disasters for Manchester City after the UEFA Ban

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This season has been disappointing for Manchester City already, but the ban received from UEFA is something else. The club will miss two years of European football and pay some solid fines for breaching the Financial Fair Play rules. To be honest, we all knew that the team is spending ridiculous amounts of money and I don’t think too many people are shocked by the decision. Or at least the shock probably comes from the fact that UEFA is doing something about it, not the violations per se. Whether other…

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Chelsea – Manchester United Betting Preview and Analysis

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Chelsea will host Manchester United on Monday night and the game will be crucial for both sides. If the Blues win, they will open a healthy gap in the race for next season’s Champions League in the wake of Manchester City’s ban. A defeat would send Chelsea in the middle of a tough battle with Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and a bunch of other teams. The Red Devils’ are among the many clubs that might take advantage of City’s troubles, so getting a result here is critical too. With that…

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Manchester City – Manchester United Carabao Cup Semifinal Betting Preview

Manchester City, Manchester United and Carabao Cup

The second leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal between Manchester City and Manchester United will take place tonight at the Etihad stadium. The home side has a healthy advantage of 3:1 and the Red Devils looked doomed. And yet, there’s no away goals rule in the League Cup, so any victory by two goals would be enough to force an extra-time. In this betting preview, I will analyse the chances of both sides based on the odds and share my best betting pick. Manchester City I expected to see some…

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Why Solskjaer’s Services Are no Longer Needed by Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived as the interim manager of Manchester United, the expectations were that he will be gone in the summer. The main issue with his predecessor Jose Mourinho was the atmosphere at the club. The Norwegian icon seemed like the perfect man for the job. He instantly lifted the players and broke several records in his first couple of months. Perhaps, he was too good for the task at hand, from the club’s perspective. The excellent performance and the results convinced the fans and many legends of…

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Liverpool – Manchester United Betting Preview

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There’s little doubt that the game between Liverpool and Manchester United is the most anticipated English match of the weekend. The Premier League leaders will face the only team that they didn’t beat so far in the campaign. Let’s take a look at both sides and see if there are any interesting bets available. Liverpool After going painfully close to the title last season, Liverpool has improved further and it seems like nothing can stop the side from winning the English Premier League this term. The Reds have the best…

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Three Transfers That Are Bound to Happen in January

Olivier Giroud, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes

The January transfer window is full of speculations and some of them are completely made up. Others, though, are likely to go through and this post is dedicated to three moves that seem bound to happen by the end of the month. Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan Many expected to see Eriksen sold last summer because the Danish playmaker didn’t sign a new contract with the Spurs. His current deal expires in June, so if Tottenham doesn’t sell now, Eriksen will be gone for free after the season ends. The…

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How Did Man City Beat United Comprehensively Less Than a Month After Losing to the Red Devils?

Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester City vs Manchester United

Manchester City is almost certainly through to the Carabao Cup final after a comprehensive 3-1 victory against Manchester United. There’s the return leg, of course, but it seems like the Blue side of the city is way ahead right now. It was sweet revenge after the reigning champions lost against the Red Devils in the English Premier League less than a month ago. Pep Guardiola and his men were outplayed back then, which begs the question of what was different this time around? How did the tide change so dramatically…

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English Premier League Matchday 22 Early Preview and Predictions

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The English Premier League clubs will finally have a week to rest before the next game. The hectic festive schedule certainly stretched their squads to the maximum limit but we are returning to a more standard fixture list from now on. Matchday 22 will be played this weekend and there are certain interesting games. This post will offer an early preview and betting predictions for several matches from the upcoming round. Sheffield United – West Ham Preview and Pick Sheffield United will host West Ham on Friday in the opening…

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What Paul Pogba’s Latest Injury Means for Manchester United and the Player Himself

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Just a week ago, it looked like Paul Pogba will return permanently for Manchester United. The French midfielder played against Newcastle on Boxing Day but he is injured again. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed his disappointment by sharing that Pogba will need to undergo a surgery and will be out for at least several more weeks. The star’s future was uncertain even before that and it seems even more complicated. There were rumors that he will leave Manchester United in January but doesn’t seem likely right now. Most teams are unlikely…

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Why Manchester United Can’t Beat Teams from the Bottom of the English Premier League?

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After back-to-back wins against Tottenham and Manchester City, we all thought that Manchester United is getting significantly better. And yet, a home draw against Everton and a heavy defeat against last-placed Watford show that’s not the case. Many would argue that the blunder by David De Gea and the stupid penalty by Wan-Bissaka are the main reasons why the Red Devils lost. Both goals were preventable and you can’t argue against that. However, the main issue seems to lie somewhere else. Manchester United struggled to create enough pressure against one…

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Is Paul Pogba Leaving Manchester United?

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Paul Pogba hasn’t played for Manchester United since the end of September and the signs are not good. An ankle injury was the reason why the Frenchman has been out but it’s been far too long. The club officials and many of the players believe we won’t see Pogba with the Manchester United shirt ever again. And yet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to disagree. The manager believes that the midfielder will stay with the club at least by the end of the season. The latest reports say that Pogba is…

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Mikel Arteta to Decide on Becoming Arsenal Manager Any Moment

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A lot of names have been linked with Arsenal ever since the club sacked Unai Emery about two weeks ago. One of the strong favorites is former Gunner Mikel Arteta and it seems he might be on the brink of joining the team. According to various sources, Arsenal and the Spaniard have been talking for a while now. The board is determined to acquire Arteta’s s services and he is expected to make a decision in the following days. The former player is currently an assistant coach of Pep Guardiola…

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Manchester United transfer news: Juventus duo linked and more

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi. According to French outlet Le Parisien, the likes of United, Paris-Saint Germain and Everton have expressed made inquiries regarding the World Cup winner. The 32-year-old has been a vital part of Serie A side for last two years. The Italian champions would hate to lose him, but he could also be used as a negotiating factor for any potential deal for Paul Pogba, who is also courting interest from Real Madrid and PSG. The Red Devils have…

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Have Manchester United learned from their mistakes of last summer?

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Last summer transfer window was quite a difficult one for Manchester United. The Red Devils failed to acquire most of their top targets, which ultimately proved to be a fatal blow for now-former manager Jose Mourinho. In sharp contrast this summer, United have been ruthless in market and they haven’t hesitated in paying over-the-top money to acquire their targets. United have already paid in the region of £50m to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, and if the latest reports are to be believed, United are set to sign Harry…

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Manchester United face multiple disappointments in transfer window

Paul Pogba

Manchester United have seen their second bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected by Crystal Palace. According to Sky Sports, United’s second bid was worth up to £50, including £15 in add-ons. The Eagles reportedly want something between £45m-£50m up front for the 21-year-old. It remains to be seen whether United would go back with an improved third bid or would they shift focus elsewhere. A recent report from the Sun has claimed that United have identified PSV right-back Denzel Dumfries as a back up to Wan-Bissaka. United were also linked with…

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Four clubs that could sign Neymar this summer

The football world is buzzing with the news that Neymar could be allowed to leave his summer. According to Bilel Ghazi of L’Equipe, the Parisian club are open to sell their €222 signing this summer if they receive a suitable offer. Coming up with a suitable offer for a player who has already been sold for €222m is a huge risk for any club, but it is not everyday that a player of Neymar’s quality becomes available in the market. Hence, we look at four clubs who could possibly sign…

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Manchester United chase defenders with Premier League experience

One of the top priorities for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer this summer is to fix up his leaky defence. Last season, not many United defenders manage to make a mark, and it appears that the club has decided to target defenders with Premier League experience this summer. Firstly, United have been strongly linked with Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. United have already seen a £40m bid rejected by Palace, but they are hopeful that a deal can be reached soon. The English youngster is also said to be…

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Have Real Madrid found a solution for Gareth Bale?

Gareth Bale has become a problematic figure at Real Madrid this summer. Following a turbulent season, the Welshman has fallen out of favour with fans, and he also doesn’t figure in the plans of head-coach Zinedine Zidane. It is apparent that the La Liga giants want to offload the 29-year-old, who is currently on £350,000 wages after tax. However, Los Blancos might find it difficult to sell Bale on a permanent deal this summer. Premier League sides like Manchester United and Tottenham have refrained from registering their interest in the…

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Manchester United transfer news: Wan-Bissaka, Bale and more

Manchester United have received encouraging news in their pursuit of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. According to Sky Sports, Wan-Bissaka favours a move to Old Trafford this summer. United’s interest in the Palace right-back is not a fresh news, and reportedly, they have already seen their initial bid of £40m rejected by the Eagles. However, the Red Devils are expected to go back with a better bid for the England U21 international. They are also keeping tabs on PSG’s Thomas Meunier and Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier. Meanwhile, United have no interest…

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Juventus ready to push for a swap-deal for Paul Pogba

The rumours linking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba with a return to Juventus continue to intensify every day. A report from the Guardian has claimed that the Old Lady are very much interested in signing the midfielder, and they have already made contact with United. The French midfielder joined United from Juventus in a £93.2m deal in 2016. The report adds that the Serie A club are not in a position to cough up that kind of money. Hence, they are likely to offer one of Paulo Dybala, Alex Sandro…

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Manchester United face a battle in keeping David de Gea

It has been stressed enough in the media that Manchester United need an overhaul in the summer. A lot of faces are supposed to make exit, while a lot of new faces are expected to arrive at Old Trafford in the summer. However, United’s main battle may lie elsewhere this window. The Red Devils face a tough fight to keep their star goalkeeper David de Gea at the club. The Spaniard has only one year left in his deal with United, and according to Sky Sports, he has turned down…

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Antonine Griezmann set to dominate transfer headlines this window

Antoine Griezmann

Undoubtedly, France international Antoine Griezmann is one of the biggest talents in football. And when a player of such calibre becomes available in the market, it is surely going to make a lot of noise. Since moving to Atletico Madrid in 2014, Griezmann has been linked with an exit for the club almost every window. However, the 28-year-old is finally set to make his exit from Atletico this summer. Griezmann has publicly announced that he would be leaving Atletico in the summer, and that has already put a lot of…

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The Premier League’s out of contract stars

As the 2018/19 season finishes, we take a look at some players from the Premier League’s (PL) top six who will be out of contract this summer. Starting at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has a lot of work today ahead of next season at Old Trafford. The players out of contract this summer at United are Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata. Ashley Young was awarded a one-year contract extension back in February so he will stay on for at least one more year. Club-captain, Valencia, will be…

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The End of Solksjaer’s honeymoon period

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Things were going so well at Old Trafford. Right up until early March, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revitalised Manchester United team were beating almost everyone they met. Other than the home defeat to Paris Saint Germain in the first leg of their Champions League (CL) last-sixteen tie, no-one had managed to conquer Ole’s Red Devils. And United even went on to knock PSG out of the CL with that memorable win in France. However, that was the last notable victory Solskjaer’s team managed in the 2018/19 campaign. United did win two…

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Turbulent summer ahead for Man Utd

With the curtain coming down on another Premier League campaign last Sunday, one of English football’s top six teams faces a summer of massive upheaval. Manchester United won two of their last 12 games in all competitions. After that famous Champions League victory in Paris, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team fell to pieces as their season collapsed around them. Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford in December after United had been handed a 3-1 beating at Anfield, home of their much-improved rivals, Liverpool. That visit to Merseyside was Jose Mourinho’s last…

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