Author: Jack Cristian

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Anthony Martial is intent on departing Manchester United in January in pursuit of more game time.The Frenchman’s current contract runs to June 2024 and has an option for a further year but he has not made an appearance under the interim manager, Ralf Rangnick.According to 90min, Juventus are set to open talks with Manchester United over a deal for the former AS Monaco player. There were talks as per the source and now Juventus are readying an offer to take Martial on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy which is set to be discussed…

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Striker, Julian Alvarez could well have played his last game for River Plate already after a season in which he was top scorer in the league. Manchester United’s alleged interest in signing the South American talent was all over the mainstream media last week but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Newcastle United are ‘ready to make a super offer’ for the player which is likely related to personal terms, given he has a €20m buyout clause with River Plate.Despite the interest from the Magpies side, it’s made clear the striker currently has other plans — the 21-year-old striker wants to…

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Manchester United are reportedly eyeing Mauro Icardi as a potential replacement for Edinson Cavani during the January transfer window according to a reportCavani is out of contract at Old Trafford next June and his agent, Walter Guglielmone, recently revealed that his client ‘does not feel too happy’ with his current situation at United under the new boss Ralf Rangnick.According to Italian publication, Calciomercato, United are already preparing for the striker’s departure and view Icardi as the ideal player to replace the Uruguayan.Mauro Icardi is in a similar situation to Cavani — struggling for playing time but has played more of…

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Antonio Rudiger has been one of Chelsea’s best players since Thomas Tuchel took over last season, helped the Londoners win last season’s Champions League and launch a title challenge this season. The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of current season, and it is looking increasingly likely he will not still be representing Chelsea beyond the current campaign. The German will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in the new year, and Real Madrid have reportedly been in contact. However, with Rudiger’s compatriot Ralf Rangnick now the manager of the red half of Manchester,…

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Graeme Souness has questioned Manchester United’s appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim managerRangnick was unveiled on Monday morning and will take charge of Manchester United until the end of the season before heading upstairs at Old Trafford in a consultancy role.Rangnick is considered one of the most innovative managers and directors in modern coaching but Souness cast doubt over whether the appointment would have an immediate impact on United’s underperforming squad claiming the 63-year-old’s track record “is not one you would go ‘wow’ and doesn’t jump out at you”.“This is the third interim manager since Fergie went. I don’t get…

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Hello and welcome to today’s edition of United Journal’s Fan outlook. Fan outlook is a new segment on our website where we invite fans from different clubs across the continent and ask them about their opinions on some of the latest football-related topics and mostly about Manchester United.Today, I have with me Tinka [UtdCode], Evin Paul [EvinPaulDaniel] and invertedLWB and they all support Manchester United.To be noted: The names of the panelists are the same as their Twitter handle, and they may or may not be their real names.Quickly, let’s begin!Q1. Who’s your favorite current Manchester United player?invertedLWB: “Luke Shaw”.UtdCode:…

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Juventus are interested in signing Anthony Martial in January according to a report from Italy.The Frenchman is into his seventh season with United but he is still struggling to justify the initial £36million, rising to £58million, the club paid to sign him from Monaco in 2015.Martial faces stern competition for a place in the side following the arrivals of Jadon Sancho from Dortmund and Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus over the summer.There are suggestions that Manchester United could cash in on the 25-year-old in January or next summer if they receive a suitable offer for him.The former Monaco player has often…

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Diogo Dalot could return to Serie A as AS Roma have reportedly identified the fullback as a potential transfer target ahead of the January window. The 22-year-old Portugal international spent last season on loan at Milan, making 33 competitive appearances in which he scored two goals and provided three assists.The loan was not made permanent and he returned to Manchester United, but has so far made just six appearances in all competitions.According to Italian publication Calcio mercato, Dalot could return to Italy for Roma, where he would reunite with former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.Roma’s interest in Diogo Dalot was already rumored…

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Man United are stepping up their interest in Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni according to a report Paul Pogba has entered the final year of his contract and has so far failed to agree a new deal with United. Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have all expressed an interest in signing Pogba, who was unsuccessful in his attempt to leave Old Trafford in 2019.According to Football Insider, Manchester United are already eyeing Monaco’s midfield sensation Aurelien Tchouameni as his possible replacement.United scouts watched Tchouameni in action two weeks ago for the French club against PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League…

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Antonio Conte has reportedly ‘said yes’ to the Manchester United job, according to a report The former Chelsea boss is believed to be top of United’s shortlist should they part company with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who now has just three games to save his job.Antonio Conte had initially decided that he did not want to return to management mid-season as he targeted a whole year away from the dug-out.However, an offer from United would be enough to entice Conte into a swift return to the limelight given the sheer quality that would be at his disposal.According to Italian publication, Gazzetta…

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