Paul Pogba

22 May 19
News Directory

MAN UTD 0-2 MAN CITY BERNARDO (53), SANE (66) t Manchester United XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Darmian, Smalling, Young, Shaw, Pereira, Fred, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford Manchester City XI: Ederson, Zinchenko, Guernsey, Walker, Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero City has 89 points, one more than Liverpool competitors, and the two teams playing three […]

22 May 19
The Irish Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Kevin Strootman on loan, according to reports. The Dutch midfielder, 29, quit Roma to join Marseille last year as they looked to challenge Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 dominance. Marseille are looking to offload Kevin Strootman However, after a poor campaign, Marseille are sixth in the league with a game left and need to trim the squad. Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted: “ Everton and Manchester United offered chance to sign Marseille/Holland midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan. “Marseille signed him from Roma for £23m last summer. Marseille need to cut costs after a disappointing season.” While at PSV Eindhoven, the 42-cap Holland international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford when David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were in charge. But a transfer never happened and he joined Roma in 2013, but struggled with injuries during his time in Italy. United were once again strongly tipped to snap him up but balked at the £80MILLION price tag then-Roma boss Rudi Garcia slapped on him. Strootman has started 20 games and come off the bench seven times this season for Marseille, who are now managed by Garcia. [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Manchester United news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] United are looking to bolster their midfield options with the departure of Ander Herrera and the futures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic uncertain. Strootman’s history of injuries would be a worry for the United top brass, although a season loan would be risk free and a chance to run the rule over the experienced midfielder. Everton, meanwhile, are fending off interest in star man Idrissa Gueye, who has been linked with a switch PSG. Kevin Strootman was linked with a move to Man United while at PSV Eindhoven [bc_video video_id=”6039522660001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Man Utd under pressure to sell David De Gea after star man rejects £350k-a-week ‘best offer’ with PSG planning £60m transfer offer”]
22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Kevin Strootman on loan, according to reports. The Dutch midfielder, 29, quit Roma to join Marseille last year as they looked to challenge Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 dominance. Marseille are looking to offload Kevin Strootman However, after a poor campaign, Marseille are sixth in the league with a game left and need to trim the squad. Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted: “ Everton and Manchester United offered chance to sign Marseille/Holland midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan. “Marseille signed him from Roma for £23m last summer. Marseille need to cut costs after a disappointing season.” While at PSV Eindhoven, the 42-cap Holland international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford when David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were in charge. But a transfer never happened and he joined Roma in 2013, but struggled with injuries during his time in Italy. United were once again strongly tipped to snap him up but balked at the £80MILLION price tag then-Roma boss Rudi Garcia slapped on him. Strootman has started 20 games and come off the bench seven times this season for Marseille, who are now managed by Garcia. [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Manchester United news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] United are looking to bolster their midfield options with the departure of Ander Herrera and the futures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic uncertain. Strootman’s history of injuries would be a worry for the United top brass, although a season loan would be risk free and a chance to run the rule over the experienced midfielder. Everton, meanwhile, are fending off interest in star man Idrissa Gueye, who has been linked with a switch PSG. Kevin Strootman was linked with a move to Man United while at PSV Eindhoven [bc_video video_id=”6039522660001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Man Utd under pressure to sell David De Gea after star man rejects £350k-a-week ‘best offer’ with PSG planning £60m transfer offer”]
22 May 19
The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Kevin Strootman on loan, according to reports. The Dutch midfielder, 29, quit Roma to join Marseille last year as they looked to challenge Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 dominance. Marseille are looking to offload Kevin Strootman However, after a poor campaign, Marseille are sixth in the league with a game left and need to trim the squad. Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted: “ Everton and Manchester United offered chance to sign Marseille/Holland midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan. “Marseille signed him from Roma for £23m last summer. Marseille need to cut costs after a disappointing season.” While at PSV Eindhoven, the 42-cap Holland international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford when David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were in charge. But a transfer never happened and he joined Roma in 2013, but struggled with injuries during his time in Italy. United were once again strongly tipped to snap him up but balked at the £80MILLION price tag then-Roma boss Rudi Garcia slapped on him. Strootman has started 20 games and come off the bench seven times this season for Marseille, who are now managed by Garcia. [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Manchester United news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] United are looking to bolster their midfield options with the departure of Ander Herrera and the futures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic uncertain. Strootman’s history of injuries would be a worry for the United top brass, although a season loan would be risk free and a chance to run the rule over the experienced midfielder. Everton, meanwhile, are fending off interest in star man Idrissa Gueye, who has been linked with a switch PSG. Kevin Strootman was linked with a move to Man United while at PSV Eindhoven [bc_video video_id=”6039522660001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Man Utd under pressure to sell David De Gea after star man rejects £350k-a-week ‘best offer’ with PSG planning £60m transfer offer”]
22 May 19
The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED are assembling a committee of three ex-players to help identify transfer targets. The idea has been discussed at Carrington, with former title-winner Darren Fletcher present at the meeting. Rio Ferdinand has been approached to be part of a new Man Utd transfer committee Darren Fletcher released by Stoke could play a part in Man Utd recruitment Fletcher, 35, is expected to head up a team who will be charged with finding players to fit the United DNA. Rio Ferdinand, 40, is another former United star who has been approached about taking a position on the team. Liverpool have already successfully gone down this route with boss Jurgen Klopp working in tandem with sporting director Michael Edwards, head of scouting and recruitment Dave Fallows and goalkeeping coach John Achteberg. United want to get away from the big-spending scattergun approach on stellar names that has clearly failed under three managers in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now left with players on huge wages who are no longer wanted by the club but cannot be shifted. United cannot find a taker for Alexis Sanchez, who is on £505,000 a week. And £89million record buy Paul Pogba has also been a big disappointment since returning to the club from Juventus three years ago. Instead, United are now seeking young hard-working and hungry players who are determined to make their names at Old Trafford. CHANGE OF TRANSFER POLICY Swansea winger Daniel James, 21, fits that bill and is close to a £15m switch. Academy chief Nicky Butt was also involved in the meeting at Carrington and the former United midfielder, 44, is already having a big say in which young players are ready to step up from the youth ranks. United yesterday axed reserve team boss Ricky Sbragia, 62, and Butt will oversee changes that could lead to another former midfielder Quinton Fortune take up a coaching role at Old Trafford. Butt will also get a much bigger budget to start scouting the best young stars around the globe. In describing the type of player he wants, Solskjaer said recently: “You have to have a certain kind of attitude about you to make you a Manchester United player. Our fans want to see exciting players, it’s always been in our culture. You have to have that work ethic.” [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Manchester United news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward made it clear last week that the club’s continued success on a business level means they will back Solskjaer, 46, in the transfer market. Woodward said: “The strength of our business means we have the financial resources to continue backing the manager, creating success on the pitch. “This is the No 1 goal for everyone at the club and our successful commercial operation is in service of that goal, not independent of it.” Academy chief Nicky Butt will be handed bigger budget to recruit the best kids around the globe [bc_video video_id=”6039522660001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Man Utd under pressure to sell David De Gea after star man rejects £350k-a-week ‘best offer’ with PSG planning £60m transfer offer”]
22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED are assembling a committee of three ex-players to help identify transfer targets. The idea has been discussed at Carrington, with former title-winner Darren Fletcher present at the meeting. Rio Ferdinand has been approached to be part of a new Man Utd transfer committee Darren Fletcher released by Stoke could play a part in Man Utd recruitment Fletcher, 35, is expected to head up a team who will be charged with finding players to fit the United DNA. Rio Ferdinand, 40, is another former United star who has been approached about taking a position on the team. Liverpool have already successfully gone down this route with boss Jurgen Klopp working in tandem with sporting director Michael Edwards, head of scouting and recruitment Dave Fallows and goalkeeping coach John Achteberg. United want to get away from the big-spending scattergun approach on stellar names that has clearly failed under three managers in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now left with players on huge wages who are no longer wanted by the club but cannot be shifted. United cannot find a taker for Alexis Sanchez, who is on £505,000 a week. And £89million record buy Paul Pogba has also been a big disappointment since returning to the club from Juventus three years ago. Instead, United are now seeking young hard-working and hungry players who are determined to make their names at Old Trafford. CHANGE OF TRANSFER POLICY Swansea winger Daniel James, 21, fits that bill and is close to a £15m switch. Academy chief Nicky Butt was also involved in the meeting at Carrington and the former United midfielder, 44, is already having a big say in which young players are ready to step up from the youth ranks. United yesterday axed reserve team boss Ricky Sbragia, 62, and Butt will oversee changes that could lead to another former midfielder Quinton Fortune take up a coaching role at Old Trafford. Butt will also get a much bigger budget to start scouting the best young stars around the globe. In describing the type of player he wants, Solskjaer said recently: “You have to have a certain kind of attitude about you to make you a Manchester United player. Our fans want to see exciting players, it’s always been in our culture. You have to have that work ethic.” [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Manchester United news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward made it clear last week that the club’s continued success on a business level means they will back Solskjaer, 46, in the transfer market. Woodward said: “The strength of our business means we have the financial resources to continue backing the manager, creating success on the pitch. “This is the No 1 goal for everyone at the club and our successful commercial operation is in service of that goal, not independent of it.” Academy chief Nicky Butt will be handed bigger budget to recruit the best kids around the globe [bc_video video_id=”6039522660001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Man Utd under pressure to sell David De Gea after star man rejects £350k-a-week ‘best offer’ with PSG planning £60m transfer offer”]
22 May 19
The Irish Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED are assembling a committee of three ex-players to help identify transfer targets. The idea has been discussed at Carrington, with former title-winner Darren Fletcher present at the meeting. Rio Ferdinand has been approached to be part of a new Man Utd transfer committee Darren Fletcher released by Stoke could play a part in Man Utd recruitment Fletcher, 35, is expected to head up a team who will be charged with finding players to fit the United DNA. Rio Ferdinand, 40, is another former United star who has been approached about taking a position on the team. Liverpool have already successfully gone down this route with boss Jurgen Klopp working in tandem with sporting director Michael Edwards, head of scouting and recruitment Dave Fallows and goalkeeping coach John Achteberg. United want to get away from the big-spending scattergun approach on stellar names that has clearly failed under three managers in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now left with players on huge wages who are no longer wanted by the club but cannot be shifted. United cannot find a taker for Alexis Sanchez, who is on £505,000 a week. And £89million record buy Paul Pogba has also been a big disappointment since returning to the club from Juventus three years ago. Instead, United are now seeking young hard-working and hungry players who are determined to make their names at Old Trafford. CHANGE OF TRANSFER POLICY Swansea winger Daniel James, 21, fits that bill and is close to a £15m switch. Academy chief Nicky Butt was also involved in the meeting at Carrington and the former United midfielder, 44, is already having a big say in which young players are ready to step up from the youth ranks. United yesterday axed reserve team boss Ricky Sbragia, 62, and Butt will oversee changes that could lead to another former midfielder Quinton Fortune take up a coaching role at Old Trafford. Butt will also get a much bigger budget to start scouting the best young stars around the globe. In describing the type of player he wants, Solskjaer said recently: “You have to have a certain kind of attitude about you to make you a Manchester United player. Our fans want to see exciting players, it’s always been in our culture. You have to have that work ethic.” [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.57.1/componentLoader.js?122286″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3D20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.57.1%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F122286%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2F20190515-carousel-YZiteIx4h.json”] [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Manchester United news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward made it clear last week that the club’s continued success on a business level means they will back Solskjaer, 46, in the transfer market. Woodward said: “The strength of our business means we have the financial resources to continue backing the manager, creating success on the pitch. “This is the No 1 goal for everyone at the club and our successful commercial operation is in service of that goal, not independent of it.” Academy chief Nicky Butt will be handed bigger budget to recruit the best kids around the globe [bc_video video_id=”6039522660001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Man Utd under pressure to sell David De Gea after star man rejects £350k-a-week ‘best offer’ with PSG planning £60m transfer offer”]
22 May 19
Football4Cast

Red Devils keeper Lee Grant has revealed that the man in charge at Old Trafford has shown that he has lost none of his sharpness on the training pitch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains “pretty deadly”, says Lee Grant, with the Manchester United manager having given a finishing lesson to Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba. The […]

22 May 19
talkSPORT
Manchester United will have been rocked by the news David De Gea is set to reject a new deal at Old Trafford. The Spaniard has been one of United’s best players since his arrival in 2011 and the reports will come as a huge blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. David De Gea is set to leave Manchester United this summer With Paul Pogba seemingly set for a second exit, the Norwegian is facing the possibility of starting next season without two of his best players. Given the club’s return to the Europa League after a disappointing sixth-placed finish, attracting superstar replacements will be a real challenge. However, the Red Devils still have a huge global appeal and their stature in the game is unprecedented – with their value on the New York Stock Exchange still standing at £2.5billion despite their season of turmoil. With De Gea set to join Paris Saint-Germain in this window for £60million or for free in 2020, Solskjaer knows he must act fast. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Solskjaer could need a new No.1 goalkeeper this summer According to journalist Duncan Castles, the 46-year-old wants to bring in a goalkeeper capable of playing behind a high defensive line – a sweeper-keeper. Castles told The Transfer Window podcast: “[Solskjaer’s] looking for a goalkeeper who is more comfortable with the ball at his feet. “I don’t think De Gea is bad in that respect, but he’s not at the same level as Ederson is, for example. “And he’s certainly not a goalkeeper who particularly likes playing behind a high line. Rivals City have one of the best ball-playing keepers in the world in Ederson “So it seems Solskjaer is saying ‘if I have to change, I’m gonna use this as an opportunity to change tactically and sign a goalkeeper who would be comfortable playing the ball from the back and playing behind a high line.’ “You can see the reasoning there and you can see that playing into the type of football that Solskjaer played in Norway. “My question mark, though, would be – do you really want to play that way with the defenders Manchester United have?” But who could United bring in who would fit the bill? See 10 potential De Gea replacements talkSPORT.com have lined up for next season below. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST TRANSFER STORIES” posts_category=”234″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] Andre Onana (Ajax) Andre Onana was instrumental in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals United are reportedly lining up a bid to sign Onana from Ajax, should De Gea leave Old Trafford this summer. The 23-year-old played a crucial role in helping the Dutch side lift the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup as well as reaching the Champions League semi-finals. According to the Daily Record, the Red Devils want to bring the former Barcelona youth team player to the Premier League. Christian Fruchtl (Bayern Munich) Fruchtl is one of the most highly-rated goalkeepers in the world and seen as Manuel Neuer’s replacement for club and country Tipped to be Manuel Neuer’s heir at Bayern and with Germany, Fruchtl certainly has big shoes to fill. But the teenager is not waiting around for an opportunity and spoke openly of his desire to get a loan move to the German second division last season. Although it will almost certainly take a huge offer to prise the starlet away from the Allianz Arena, United know it could well prove to be a huge investment of the club. Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) Keylor Navas appeared to wave goodbye to the Real Madrid supporters last weekend Thibaut Courtois’ move from Chelsea to Real Madrid last summer seemed to signal the end of Navas’ career in the Spanish capital – despite having just lifted a third consecutive Champions League trophy. According to the Daily Express, the 32-year-old has been offered to United with Zinedine Zidane set to stick with Courtois for next season. With bags of experience and cat-like reflexes, signing the Costa Rican for a reasonable sum could be a shrewd move. Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona) Cillessen has been unable to usurp Marc-Andre ter Stegen at Camp Nou Since joining from Ajax in 2016, Cillessen has been limited to Copa del Rey appearances after failing to dislodge Marc-Andre ter Stegen. In April, the 30-year-old revealed his desire to make a move in the summer after making just 30 appearances since his move. Cillessen told Dutch television channel Ziggo Sport: ”First I will go on holiday and then I hope to have a new club where I can play, because I want to play.” Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) The Italian shot-stopper could be available this summer Donnarumma is reportedly set to finally leave AC Milan IF the club fail to secure Champions League football for next season, but require three points against SPAL and a slip up from at least one of the teams above them. According to il Corriere dello Sport, goalkeeper 20-year-old Donnarumma will be one of those to leave with Milan keen to get his €6million-a-year salary off the books. It is reported that United will try and lure him to Old Trafford if De Gea leaves, but the move could face complications over agent Mino Raiola’s ban from football-related activities. Jan Obla (Atletico Madrid) With Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann set to leave Atleti, do not be surprised if Oblak follows Last August, Atletico seemed poised to finally emerge from the shadow of city rivals Real after winning the UEFA Super Cup and by adding a host of star names to an already dazzling squad. And this was further buoyed when Oblak signed a new deal only last month. However, since Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann confirmed they would be leaving, the chances of Oblak sticking around have decreased. Do not be surprised if United try and make a statement by launching a lucrative bid. Pau Lopez (Real Betis) The Betis star is currently Spain’s third-choice keeper While it is unlikely Lopez will be a name familiar with many supporters, Tottenham Hotspur fans may remember the Spaniard from a very brief loan spell where he failed to make a single appearance back in 2016-17. After signing for Betis on a free transfer last summer, regular game time has allowed the shot-stopper to find his best form and he has even earned a recall to the national squad. If the Red Devils want to sign a goalkeeper with potential, the 24-year-old would certainly not break the bank. Thomas Strakosha (Lazio) Strakosha was linked with a move to Anfield last summer Last summer, Strakosha emerged as a target with Liverpool and was reportedly close to signing for the Anfield club. But with Chelsea seemingly closing in on Alisson, the Reds moved swiftly and snapped the Roma shot-stopper up instead. The 24-year-old Albanian international openly admits Neuer is his goalkeeping hero and models his own game on the World Cup winner – making him seemingly perfect for Solskjaer’s style of play. Jordan Pickford (Everton) The England No.1 fits the bill of a sweeper-keeper capable of playing out from the back Alongside Oblak, Jordan Pickford has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford since the former Sunderland star established himself as England’s No.1. The Sun report Pickford is seen as the ideal replacement given he signed for the Toffees in 2017 for just £25milion, meaning they would get a huge return on their investment. Despite making some high-profile errors this season on Merseyside, the 24-year-old is still thought of highly and his distribution makes him an ideal candidate. Mile Svilar (Benfica) Still only 19, the Belgian has a huge future ahead of him For those not familiar with the 19-year-old from Antwerp, simply type his name into YouTube and revel in the numerous compilation videos of his saves from the past few seasons. After breaking Iker Casillas’ record and becoming the youngest goalkeeper to appear in the Champions League, Svilar then became the youngest goalkeeper to save a penalty in the same competition – against Manchester United of all teams. While United have been linked with a move for the goalkeeper’s team-mate Joao Felix, it would perhaps be wise to cast a glance at the youngster, who could well go on to become one of the world’s best.
22 May 19
Joe's Blog

With various seasons ending across the globe, most notably in Europe, clubs will be looking to next season already, and how they can either maintain their performance or improve upon it. The summer transfer window will be key to their tasks and every manager will want to be backed by their owners with funds. With […]