Solskjaer Dismisses Pogba Transfer Talk Amid Zidane Photo-Opp

Here we go again, another fresh round of “Paul Pogba, will he go to Real Madrid or not?” is here. The Manchester United midfielder remains out of commission with a foot injury, and he’ll miss his side’s rivalry clash at home against Liverpool on Sunday.

The Frenchman was pictured with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane in Dubai over the international break, re-igniting speculation that he could leave Old Trafford for the Bernabeu. At his weekly news conference today, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed the Pogba transfer rumors.

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Jurgen Klopp Rejects Comparisons Between His Start and Solskjaer’s

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The defining characteristic of sports is competition; and thus comparisons are both inevitable and natural. While many coaches don’t care for comparisons and tend to dismiss them, it’s really what competition is all about. There is a statistic currently circulating on the internet, comparing Jurgen Klopp’s first 29 Premier League matches leading Liverpool to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

It will naturally surprise many to learn that OGS holds a two point advantage in this comparison. While the Norwegian got off to a blistering start, as interim manager, he has faltered since being named permanent boss.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester United

Liverpool FC are certainly the worst opponent possible for Manchester United right now. The Reds are going for a record- a win here gives them 18 in a row in league play, tying Manchester City. And matching the mark against United would just make reaching the milestone all the more sweeter.

Many in the media have billed this match as a total non-contest, due to United’s dreadful form as of late (MUFC currently sit 12th in the table and haven’t won a road game since March). Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejects this notion.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC

Manchester United host Liverpool on Sunday and the balance of power between the two sides hasn’t been this lopsided in a very very long time. With a loss, and a combination of other possible results, United could honestly find themselves in the relegation zone!

Meanwhile Liverpool are top of the table with an eight point cushion. United also have to go to war with the army they have, not the army they want, and their forces are sans Paul Pogba and David de Gea. In other words, they’re heading into a match as heavy underdogs, and doing so without their MVP and their most talented outfield player.

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Athletes Who Destroyed Their Careers Because of Gambling

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A lot of people out there enjoy a night or two of gambling and playing at casinos, and in most cases, the excitement and thrill that come with it do not result in a massive strain on the person’s finances. However, some people have let gambling affect them in ways that have scarred their finances and relationships for life.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Rules Paul Pogba, David de Gea Out of Liverpool Clash

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Ernest Hemingway once famously said: “the world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” Sounds like the state of Manchester United football club right now, and something their supporters need to hear, in order to try and keep their spirits up in these tough times.

United host their most hated of rivals, Liverpool, on Sunday and they’ll do so looking up 11 places in the Premier League table. LFC is perfect on the season and eight points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, so 12th place United was going to have their work cut out for them, even if they had a fully fit squad, which they definitely do not.

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David de Gea Suffers Abductor Injury, Doubt for Liverpool Match

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What a shame for Manchester United. Just when they were starting to get healthier, at the time they needed it most, with the biggest game on the calendar approaching, a new concentric circle of hell opened up. David de Gea, starting goalkeeper for both Manchester United and the Spanish national team, went down with injury during the Spain-Sweden Euro qualifier.

Spain manager Robert Moreno said in postgame that De Gea tried to play through the pain of an abductor injury (it looks like he seemingly hurt himself on a goal kick) before having to come off.

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Man United Loanee Alexis Sanchez Suffers Ankle Injury, May Need Surgery

Things just keep getting worse for Manchester United transfer flop Alexis Sanchez. Ever since his ill-fated move from Arsenal, as part of a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January of 2018, it’s been a rough go for the Chilean. He was sent out on loan to Inter Milan in the summer, in a deal so awful for United that they actually paid him not to play for them.

It likely won’t be getting much better for the biggest transfer flop in MUFC history either, as he’s now suffered a serious ankle injury while on international duty. The latest injury setback could require surgery, which would of course keep him out of commission for awhile.

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Manchester United to Reportedly Spend in January; Potential Targets

Ah the January transfer window, typically it’s only for teams that have major holes to fill, and it’s done usually only with options that can seem a bit desperate. Sounds like the situation Manchester United currently find themselves in at mid-season. Sir Alex Ferguson was famous for speaking lowly of the January window, so it’s ironic that the club synonymous with him now finds themselves in this situation.

According to an ESPN report, United are looking to spend this January, and as you would expect, forward and midfield will be the targeted positions. Historically, especially so for recent history, United have not been very active in the winter transfer window.

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Liverpool FC Team News Pre Man United Clash: Alisson, Mohamed Salah

Happy Manchester United vs. Liverpool F.C. week! On Sunday the rivalry gets renewed for the 203rd time (173rd clash in the top flight), and this match will see both sides becoming much more fit.

Let’s take a look at the recent injury absentees who should be back in action for this one, as well as some match FYIs. In this post, we’ll look at Liverpool’s fitness situation.

For the United side of things, go to this link.

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Man United Team News: Pogba, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Martial

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(UPDATE: Pogba and De Gea ruled out)

(UPDATE: David de Gea a doubt after having suffered an abductor injury in Spain-Sweden match)

Happy Manchester United vs. Liverpool F.C. week! On Sunday the rivalry gets renewed for the 203rd time (173rd clash in the top flight), and this match will see both sides becoming much more fit.

Let’s take a look at the recent injury absentees who should be back in action for this one, as well as some match FYIs. In this post, we’ll look at United’s fitness situation. For the Liverpool side of things, go here.

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Tottenham Star Christian Eriksen Reportedly Targeted by Bayern Munich

Tottenham Hotspur winger/midfielder Christian Eriksen wants out of north London, badly, and given how things are going with the club, who can blame him. He reportedly snubbed a chance to move to Manchester United this summer, and given the current status quo at Old Trafford, it seems like he made the right call.

Eriksen’s first choice in destination is Real Madrid, and it’s possible that he could get the opportunity for the switch in January. However, it remains to be seen how well he would actually fit in at the Bernabeu. Well, a new potential suitor has entered the mix- Bayern Munich.

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