Man United News: Marcus Rashford, Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Pogba

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It’s almost here, the game of the year in the Premier League, Manchester United at Liverpool FC. This is always a circle the date affair on the calendar, but this time it’s circled, highlighted, starred and drawn with arrows pointing to it.

Match preview material is linked below, and in this post we cover a few news items relating to the big match, covering Marcus Rashford, Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Pogba. Rashford spoke to the Football Writers’ Association awards, where he was commended with the Tribute Award, due to his efforts in championing the funding of free school lunches for children.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Liverpool FC

As I learned many years ago, at the Sports Journalism Summit II, at the Poynter Institute, when an event is huge, you can write less about it. When the event is smaller, write more. Given the size and scope of Sunday’s Manchester United visit to Liverpool, we can make this write-up very concise.

Both United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp have played down the concept of their sides being leading Premier League title contenders, but really, what else are they supposed to say? It’s their job to shy away from such discussion.

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Manchester United Team News at Liverpool FC: Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly

Manchester United are next in action against arch-rival Liverpool on Sunday. It’s a massive top of the table clash with huge Premier League title implications. If that wasn’t enough reason to hype up this match, one that needs no additional hype, we’ve also had a little miniature war of words between the two managers already.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp threw a little shade at United for getting some favorable calls, and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returned fire. So with that all said, let’s preview!

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Odion Ighalo Wants to Extend Man United Dream Move, Weighs Options

Striker Odion Ighalo will see his “dream move” to Manchester United run its course at the end of this month. On loan from Shanghai Shenhua, he was fortunate to get his loan terms extended even this far. Although he is very sparingly used this season, the Nigerian would like to stay put at Old Trafford beyond this month.

However, it’s not very likely for the former Watford man, as the summer window addition of Edinson Cavani has made Ighalo expendable. He needs to think about his other options, and that’s exactly what he’s doing right now.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Fulham FC

Chelsea have hit a rough road lately over the span of their last six Premier League fixtures. With a form guide that reads 1W-1D-4L, they fell from 3rd place, just two points off the top of the table pace to now squarely mid-table. Having finished fourth last season, this is very disappointing, to say the least.

As bad as they need a win on Saturday, when they visit Fulham FC, their opponents are probably even more desperate for a victory. The Craven Cottagers, currently residing in the relegation zone, haven’t taken all three points from a league fixture since November.

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Chelsea FC Team News at Fulham: Kante, Christensen, James

It’s a London Derby between two teams that badly need a win when Chelsea FC visit Fulham on Saturday. The Blues come in 10 points behind top of the table Manchester United, and to be quite frank, Mr. Lampard doesn’t seem to be managing a title contending team this season.

In fact, Frank Lampard really needs to get his side moving in the right direction, and fast, because in order to reach the top four, they have a handful of teams to surpass.

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Bills, Browns, Bucs Finally Giving their Fans Reason for Excitement


As the late, great Tom Petty once sang “even the losers, get lucky sometimes.” The 2020 NFL season has been extremely strange, like the year itself, but the postseason, which takes place entirely in 2021, seems to be surreal. The divisional weekend/round of the NFL playoffs will soon be upon us, and looking at the slate, you’ll see three team names that almost always are not there.

That would be the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns. Let’s look at their match-ups this weekend, as well as their recent history of futility.

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Canada defeats Russia 5-0 in the semifinals of the 2021 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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Russia vs Canada is a match that is eagerly awaited at any international tournament. At the 2021 World Junior Championships, fate brought together two principal rivals at the semi-final stage, and this was the sixth time in the history of the tournament when the Russians and the Canadians among themselves determined the participant of the meeting for gold.  [Read more…]

Amad Diallo Unveiled as Newest Member of Manchester United

Manchester United have officially unveiled the newest member of their squad- winger Amad Diallo. He’s not a January transfer window pick-up though as this deal was done in the summer period. He’s now signed, sealed and delivered.

Amad Diallo, 18, moves over from Atalanta on a four and a half year deal that will keep him at United until June 2025. The contract includes a club option for an additional year. United paid £18.2m, with an additional £19m payable in add-ons that are contingent on performance for the young man.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Romero, Lingard, Fosu-Mensah


In his press conference on Monday, ahead of his side’s win at Burnley Tuesday night, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a January transfer window update. He totally threw cold water on the idea of Old Trafford adding anybody this month.

However, OGS also said that “two or three” squad players could be on their way out, so we should have some actual transfer activity in the winter window. Let’s look at which players could leaving FIRST PLACE Manchester United this month, and where they might be going.

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Paul Pogba Playing Up to Potential, Leads United to Top of the Table

Manchester United won at Burnley FC 1-0 today, and in doing so ran their unbeaten streak in Premier League play to 11. They also moved up to first place, all by themselves, assuming this position in January for the first time since 2013. The man of the match, the player leading the way, Paul Pogba.

The most expensive transfer in English history, this is what United paid Juventus 90 million GBP for in 2016. The Frenchman scored the only goal of the match, and his passing was sublime on this day. For United to really be all they can be, Pogba must be all that he can be; full stop.

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Man United Go Top of the Table, Solidify Status as Title Contenders

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Manchester United are officially Premier League title contenders again. With a 1-0 win at Burnley tonight, they are now in first place, all by themselves. The last time United were top of the table this late in the season, it was back in the Sir Alex Ferguson era. It was actually 2012-13, Fergie’s last season, which of course ended with a Premier League title.

After 17 games last season, United were 6th in the league, with 25 pts, and that was 24 pts behind top of the table Liverpool. This season after 17 games, they’re on top, with 36 pts and three clear of Liverpool. Progress has been made, ans that’s undeniable.

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