Tag Archives: Manchester United

Citi Sports Editor’s tweet sparks global discussion after Smalling gaffe


Defender Chris Smalling has been an extremely polarising figure with fans of Manchester United since he first made an appearance for the club. The player endured a particularly testing season in the last campaign, questioned for repeated defensive mishaps and poor decisions. Despite the anticipation that he would be shipped out this summer, Smalling joined the squad for pre-season in ...

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Ronaldo to Manchester United is ‘mission impossible’ – Mourinho


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out signing Cristiano Ronaldo back from Real Madrid. BBC Sport reported in June that Ronaldo was left upset after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave Spain. A move back to United, whom he left for a then world record £80m in 2009, has been mentioned as a possibility. However, when ...

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Paul Pogba played a ‘big role’ in my Utd move – Lukaku


Romelu Lukaku says “best friend” Paul Pogba played a “big role” in his decision to sign for Manchester United. The 24-year-old has joined United from Everton on a five-year contract for an initial £75m, with the deal believed to include £15m in add-ons. Striker Lukaku said he and Pogba, who moved to Old Trafford from Juventus last year, are “always together”. Speaking ...

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Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd agree £75m fee with Everton for striker


Manchester United have agreed a fee of around £75m with Everton for striker Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old Belgium international scored 25 Premier League goals last season. United, who have been chasing Lukaku for most of the summer, will not now be pursuing their interest in Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The move for Lukaku is not connected to talks aimed at ...

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Man Utd cleared by Fifa over Pogba deal


Manchester United have been cleared by Fifa of wrongdoing in the deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last August. However, football’s world governing body will open disciplinary proceedings against the Italian champions after asking both clubs last month for “clarification on the deal”. The enquiry was believed to concern who was involved in the £89.3m transfer, and how much ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants to return to Manchester United – Reports


The Sun has reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has told his agent Jorge Mendes to seal a dream return to Manchester United. Manchester United will reportedly offer Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, and £183m in exchange for Portugal forward Ronaldo, 32, and his Real Madrid team-mate Alvaro Morata, the 24-year-old Spain striker. According to Daily Mirror, United will offer De ...

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Manchester United sign Victor Lindelof for £31m


Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m. The Sweden international, 22, travelled to Manchester on Wednesday to discuss terms and have a medical. Lindelof, who has won 12 caps for Sweden, becomes United’s most expensive defender, overtaking the £29.1m paid for Rio Ferdinand in 2002. “I’m thrilled,” said Lindelof, who joins on a ...

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Manchester United agree £31m deal for Benfica’s Lindelof


Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Sweden defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £31m (35m euros). United say the deal is now subject to international clearance, the agreement of personal terms and a medical, which will take place next week. Lindelof, who has been capped 12 times by his country, is due to play in a friendly in ...

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Manchester United set to release Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Manchester United are not expected to offer striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract when his current deal expires on 30 June. The 35-year-old agreed a one-year contract, with an option for second season, last summer. But the extension had not been triggered by the time the Swede suffered his season-ending knee ligament injury in April. The Premier League’s retained list ...

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Man United beat Celta Vigo to make Europe League final


Manchester United survived a huge late scare to edge past Spanish visitors Celta Vigo and set up a Europa League final against Dutch giants Ajax. Leading 1-0 from the first leg, United took control as Marouane Fellaini headed home Marcus Rashford’s cross. But Celta, needing two goals, levelled on the night through Facundo Roncaglia to set up a tense final ...

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