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News From Manchester: Erik ten Hag could hand Darwin Nunez dream Manchester United shirt number with transfer decision

Though midfield remains the priority position to strengthen in the summer transfer window, United are also in need of more firepower due to their dwindling centre forward options. Marcus Rashford's dismal form in front of goal this past season hasn't helped his case to lead the line, Edinson Cavani is leaving the club when his …

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News From Manchester: Swindon Town and Cristiano Ronaldo debunk theories over Erling Haaland at Man City – Simon Bajkowski

With four Premier League titles in the last five years, news that Pep Guardiola's side have added Erling Haaland to their squad for next season seems to tip the scales even more in their favour. Those that already think City are boring have aired their concerns and apathy over City signing one of the most …

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News From Manchester: Amad sends message to Erik ten Hag ahead of pre-season at Manchester United

The 19-year-old arrived at Old Trafford from Italian outfit Atalanta in January 2021. However, a lack of game-time under Ralf Rangnick saw him shipped off on loan to Rangers. Despite showing glimpses of his ability north of the border, the Ivorian was not always a guaranteed pick with the Glasgow side and his loan spell …

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News From Manchester: Pep Guardiola has already shown how Erling Haaland will fit in at Man City – Alex Brotherton

In this instance, that thing is Erling Braut Haaland. Earlier this month City ended year-long speculation about the striker's future by agreeing to sign him from Borussia Dortmund for 51m. For two years now the Blues have been looking to sign an elite goal-scorer, but for one reason or another things didn't work out. In …

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News From Manchester: Manchester United consult Erik ten Hag on Pau Torres transfer

United are looking to sign a new centre-back this year and retain an interest in Villarreal star Torres a year on from considering him under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Manchester Evening News understands initial talks have taken place to gauge the possibility of a move for Torres and that the transfer has also been discussed …

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News From Manchester: Manchester United fans take the chance to make Steven Gerrard joke after Mike Phelan news

Phelan worked under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and returned to the club during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tenure. He remained at Old Trafford when Ralf Rangnick took interim charge following Solskjaer's departure. The Manchester Evening News understand Phelan is on the brink of departing this summer along with three other staff members. Discussions between Phelan …

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News From Manchester: North Macedonia president reveals Avram Glazer chat about Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United future

President Stevo Pendarovski took to social media this week to post a picture of himself standing alongside Glazer at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. Pendarovski added a caption which revealed he took the chance to speak with the United chief about the future of Ronaldo at the club and about their planned summer spending …

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News From Manchester: Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes agree over Manchester United midfield transfer

With a much-needed rebuild on the horizon, United will target at least one central midfield recruit with departures for Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba – among others – underlining the need for further signings in that area. Of course, De Jong is well known to Ten Hag following their time together at Ajax. Barcelona admit …

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News From Manchester: Sunderland & Wigan complete every League One free agent Bolton could potentially target

Only one more team's place to be decided in the division with the victors of the League Two play-off final between Port Vale and Mansfield Town this weekend. All focus is now upon the 2022/23 campaign and gearing up for the latest instalment of League One. Bolton Wanderers have already made a start on that …

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News From Manchester: Ilkay Gundogan’s admission of staying hands Man City a huge boost in the transfer window

If someone pulled together a compilation of the German's goals while in England, 80 per cent of them would include him ghosting in, unmarked to the back post for a simple tap in. But it's not that simple, Gundogan has a sense of sniffing a goalscoring opportunity unlike anyone in world football – the phrase …

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News From Manchester: Netherlands greats disagree over Jurrien Timber and his Manchester United credentials

In no need for an introduction, Van Basten and Gullit were mainstays of the national team during the late 1980s and early 1990s – capping their success together during the 1988 European Championship win. They also formed part of a formidable AC Milan line-up between 1987 and 1994 when Gullit departed, eventually for England. That …

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News From Manchester: Erik ten Hag has one month to solve five Manchester United squad issues – Richard Fay

As part of his first interview with the club, Ten Hag revealed that the members of the squad who are not involved in the upcoming international fixtures are due back from their holidays on Monday 27 June. It gives him exactly one month to perfect his plan before he gets to work with the players …

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News From Manchester: ‘Love it’ – Bolton Wanderers dressing room reaction to Ricardo Santos signing new contract

The 26-year-old central defender has played 91 times for Wanderers since joined the club in the summer of 2020. He has established himself as a key player for Ian Evatt's side in that time. He was appointed club captain last October and his previous deal at the club had been due to expire in the …

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News From Manchester: Four Manchester United coaching staff members set to leave

Discussions are ongoing between United and Phelan over the terms of his anticipated exit, with the club respectful of the 59-year-old's 20-year service with the club as a player and coach. Phelan remained assistant manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed in November but he cut a distant figure on matchdays. Despite his reduced role, …

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News From Manchester: Man City legend Yaya Toure reveals Sadio Mane chat with Roberto Mancini prior to Liverpool switch

The Senegal star is gearing up to play in his third Champions League final with Liverpool on Saturday against Real Madrid, who dumped City out of this years competition earlier this month. Mane has been nurtured into one of the worlds best attackers by Jurgen Klopp. He secured a switch to Anfield from the Saints …

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News From Manchester: Liverpool FC ace Sadio Mane makes Man United transfer admission ahead of Champions League final

On the eve of their latest Champions League final against Spanish champions Real Madrid in Paris, the Reds have yet to tie down Mane – or Mohamed Salah – to long-term deals. As things stand, the pair will leave Anfield for free next year. It remains a concern, but not a distraction, for Liverpool as …

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News From Manchester: Manchester United considering two goalkeepers to sign as back-up

Darlow, 31, has been suggested to United by Newcastle in a potential exchange with Henderson, who is hopeful of joining Eddie Howe's side. Former Nottingham Forest goalie Darlow is aware of discussions but is currently on a post-season holiday. Darlow played twice against United last season, saving a Bruno Fernandes penalty in Newcastle's 4-1 home …

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News From Manchester: ‘Absolutely gutted’ – Man City fans react to Oleksandr Zinchenko transfer reports

After playing precious few minutes in the first few months of the campaign, the Ukraine international's world was turned upside down when Russia invaded his homeland. Somehow he found the strength to continue playing and ended up playing a crucial role in City's dramatic final day win against Aston Villa that secured the Premier League …

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News From Manchester: Man United great Gary Neville sends brutal reminder to Liverpool ahead of Champions League final

Thursday marked the 23rd anniversary of United's famous Champions League victory against Bayern Munich. Sir Alex Ferguson's side were staring down the barrel of a heartbreaking defeat in Barcelona until a last-gasp turnaround thanks to goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured the trophy. United remain the only side from England to have …

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News From Manchester: ‘One of the best’ – David de Gea’s emotional tribute to Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant

Grant has been at Manchester United since 2018 but hung up the gloves after a 20-year career on Thursday. The 39-year-old has linked up with former coach Kieran McKenna at League One's Ipswich Town and taken up a first-team coaching role. Despite only making two appearances for the club, Grant has clearly made an impact …

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News From Manchester: Chelsea have given Manchester United the blueprint for James Garner development at Old Trafford – Casey Evans

The Manchester Evening News understands that Garner's performances may have given him a shot at being a part of the first team next season under Erik ten Hag. However, with the Dutchman set to hold talks with the squad about his plans moving forward, it's unclear who will feature. Garner is a young player who …

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News From Manchester: Man City fans save Mancunians from ‘starvation’ with 600-days worth of foodbank donations

MCFC Fans Foodbank Support have announced that City fans have donated over 2,200kg of food and sanitary products on matchdays this season, while also donating thousands of pounds through matchday collections, fundraising events and online. The group – found standing under their gazebo at the start of Sir Howard Bernstein Way before 17 home weekend …

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News From Manchester: Erik ten Hag has been told his ideal centre-back signing at Manchester United

Erik ten Hag witnessed first-hand the rebuild he has on his hands after taking charge of United this summer as he watched his new slide slip to yet another dismal defeat on the final day of the season on Sunday. The 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace was a fitting end to the club's worst-ever Premier …

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News From Manchester: ‘The player Marcus Rashford could have been’ – Man United fans react to Christopher Nkunku links

The hope is that Erik ten Hag will help Marcus Rashford rediscover his best form and players like Jadon Sancho will finally deliver the goods at United. But there is still room to improve the squad even further. Ronaldo cannot be expected to carry the team's goalscoring threat throughout an entire season. Sancho looked a …

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News From Manchester: What Man City stars are doing during the June internationals

While the 2022 World Cup isn't taking place until November, a number of City 's title winners still have international commitments to attend to this summer before they can put their feet up for a few weeks. Whether in friendlies or official competitions, here's how some of City's stars will be spending the first few …

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News From Manchester: Patrice Evra agrees with Gary Neville’s ‘broken Manchester United dressing room’ rant

Neville did not hold back in his assessment of the United team when he featured on Sky Bet's The Overlap this week. When asked about the squad, he said: “I don't know where Erik ten Hag starts and that's my biggest fear for him in the first few months… I don't know where the cliques …

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News From Manchester: Pep Guardiola has told Man City why they should back Liverpool FC in Champions League vs Real Madrid – Joe Bray

City were seconds away from facing Liverpool in the final, but collapsed at the Bernabeu to allow Real to force extra time in the semi-final, where they would eventually win the tie and send the Blues crashing out. The response to that couldn't have been stronger from City, who were defiant on and off the …

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News From Manchester: Manchester United fans have just been mocked by the Glazers – Steven Railston

The hostile noise of “We want Glazers out” increased but there was no mass exodus, as the protest intended. It has been difficult to mobilise fans to launch a sustained effort against the Glazers' ownership and the protest was another example of United supporters struggling to be united. The news of the protest wouldn't have …

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News From Manchester: Manchester United have obvious hurdle to overcome to sign dream Erik ten Hag partnership – Liam Wood

Ten Hag boarded a plane to London seven days ago and, either side of his landing to watch the season finale with Crystal Palace, has been extensively tipped to cash in his airmiles on connecting flights for those men who put Ajax back on the European map during THAT memorable run to the Champions League …

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