Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Marquinhos, Andrea Belotti

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We’ve heard stories propagating the Antoine Griezmann going to Manchester United narrative pretty consistently for the past four or five months. Multiple news outlets have kept going with it, and it’s not just the tabloids. Your more conservative, less trigger-happy outlets have reported it too.

Who, besides the superstar Frenchman at Atletico Madrid, could be on their summer shopping list?

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Marcos Rojo Suffers Ruptured Cruciate Ligament, Out for the Rest of the Season

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(UPDATE: Marcos Rojo is out for the season, having suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to multiple newspapers in England).

Manchester United fought deep into extra time, gaining a home win over Anderlecht in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final, and securing a spot in the semis. Marcus Rashford was the hero securing the game winner in the 107′, but the victory game with a tremendous price.

Defender Marcos Rojo had to be stretchered off, and a back line that’s already missing Chris Smalling and Phil Jones just got that much thinner.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Suffers Ligament Damage, Ruled Out Until January

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(UPDATE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suffered serious ligament damage in his knee, which will require surgery, and he’s ruled out until January 2018, according to ESPN FC)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have played his final game with Manchester United having suffered a serious knee injury that was initially reported as a hyperextension. He is now ruled out for the rest of the season, and that’s crushing on many different levels. The Europa League final is in Ibrahimovic’s home town in Sweden, and now there is no way he’ll be able to play in it.

With his Old Trafford future still up in the air, and other clubs (including both Los Angeles Major League Soccer clubs) looking to pony up major dough in order to procure his services, last night might have been the final time that we got to see him in a red shirt.

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Man United Injury Report vs Burnley: Rojo, Ibrahimovic, Mata, Smalling, Jones

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For this weekend’s Premier League fixture, Manchester United with kick off at Burnley FC on Sunday 23 April 2017. Kickoff is 16:15 local time. The Red Devils head to the Turf Moor seeking a better result than their 0-0 draw in the first meeting.

Burnley FC are currently 14th in the table, and that match is perfectly paradigmatic of what’s held United back this season- home draws to mid and low table teams.

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Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Burnley FC

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For this weekend’s Premier League fixture, Manchester United with kick off at Burnley FC on Sunday 23 April 2017. Kickoff is 16:15 local time. The Red Devils head to the Turf Moor seeking a better result than their 0-0 draw in the first meeting. Burnley FC are currently 14th in the table, and that match is perfectly paradigmatic of what’s held United back this season- home draws to mid and low table teams.

Imagine how much higher United could be if they didn’t drop all those points in all those home draws against much weaker competition. Manager Jose Mourinho met the media yesterday to preview the match.

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Manchester United Receive Their Europa League Semi-Final Draw

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Manchester United have received their UEFA Europa League semi-final draw this afternoon, and the opponent is Celta Vigo. In the other semi-final of the Europa League, Ajax will face Lyon.

United needed plenty of extra time last night to finish of Anderlecht in the Old Trafford leg of the tie. Marcus Rashford was the man of the hour, converting in the 107′ to end a long frustrating contest that featured numerous squandered missed opportunities.

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Jose Mourinho Press Conference Pre-Burnley Match (Video)

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The Press conference with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, ahead of their Premier League game at Burnley, has just concluded. We have full video of the session posted for you below via YouTube.

There were a myriad of substantial topics covered in what was an action packed four minutes.

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Jose Mourinho Says Injuries Have put Man United “in trouble,” Wayne Rooney Needed

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Manchester United have received their UEFA Europa League semi-final draw today, and they’ll be seriously injury depleted for thr final run. Beating Anderlecht at home last night in the round of 8 Thursday night came with a tremendous price. The Red Devils saw defender Marcos Rojo stretchered off, and leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic hobbling off due to what looks like a pretty serious knee injury.

When Jose Mourinho addressed the media after the clash, he said he was fairly negative about both situations.

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Marcus Rashford United’s Eventual Hero as Teams Blows Opportunities, Loses Players

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Marcus Rashford is currently the man of the hour within the Manchester United community and deservedly so. His game winning goal in extra time powered the Red Devils through to the Europa League semi-finals. It really would have been a crying shame had United not won this match given their domination in scoring opportunities.

So many prime scoring chances not converted in this one, numerous opportunities squandered, but in the end you only need to win by one. Here’s video of the Marcus Rashford game-winner:

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Injures Knee; May Have Played His Final Game with United

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have played his final game in a Manchester United shirt tonight having suffered a serious knee injury that could rule him out for the rest of the season. With his future still up in the air, and other clubs looking to pony up major money in order to procure his services, this might be the final time we see him in the red kit.

“I don’t think they are easy injuries, but I prefer to wait until all the tests are done and then speak. But the news is fairly negative I think,” United manager Jose Mourinho told BT Sport.

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Anderlecht, United’s Europa League Opponent, Train in Manchester Public Park (Video)

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday- a UEFA Europa League quarter-finalist training in a public park. Seriously! The Anderlecht practice session was captured by Twitter user @robpim1982 who bumped into the side from Brussels, Belgium while strolling through Castlefield Park in Manchester.

We’ll soon find out how this training backdrop helped to prepare Anderlecht for Old Trafford. Here’s the video below:

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Jose Mourinho Wasn’t Really Criticizing Zlatan Ibrahimovic After All

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Last week, after Manchester United played Anderlecht to a 1-1 draw in Belgium, Red Devils Manager Jose Mourinho totally ripped his quartet of attacking players. Mourinho called them out for failing to finish the game and kill it off. He included Zlatan Ibrahimovic in that group, even though the Swede is one of six on the short list for PFA Player of the Year and he’s also been United’s only real weapon this season.

Later in the week, Zlatan Ibrahimovic accepted his manager’s critique, and also admitted that he was fatigued. Perhaps that had something to do with a potentially subpar performance.

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