Jurgen Klopp Finds Manchester United’s Counter-Attacking Style Strange

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Both sides have no issues with motivation and inspiration when Manchester United and Liverpool get together. The most heated of rivalries, emotions always run high, and tomorrow it could be even more ramped up, given what happened in the last meeting.

United were the first, and so far only, team to take any point from a Premier League meeting with Liverpool this season. The Reds will no doubt be looking to get one back on the Red Devils for ruining their unblemished season. And if United needs some more added motivation, LFC manager Jurgen Klopp just gave them some bulletin board material. While saying that he’s not throwing shade, he essentially threw shade at his rivals’ playing style.

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Harry Maguire Named New Man United Capt. as Ashley Young Exits

Manchester United have confirmed the departure of Ashley Young, and named the player who will take up his post as team Captain. With Young finalizing a move (reported to be just £1.5 million) to Inter Milan today, it is another defender, Harry Maguire, who will be wearing the captain’s arm band for the rest of the season.

“Harry has come in and been wearing the captain’s armband and he will keep wearing it,” said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær at his weekly Friday news conference. “He has been a leader in the group and I have been not surprised but impressed with his leadership skills.” [Read more…]

Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Liverpool FC

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he made a rash decision on Wednesday night and it backfired. The Manchester United manager played the team’s leading scorer, Marcus Rashford, in the FA Cup replay against Wolves, a match where perhaps the Mancunian might have been best served with a night off.

He got hurt and unless he’s absolutely positively 100% full fitness, then he should likely sit out United’s trip to Liverpool on Sunday. So what does OGS do now- Mason Greenwood?

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Man United at Liverpool Team News: Rashford, Fabinho, Gomez, Lovren

Liverpool have already broken several records this campaign, not just club or league, but European records. They certainly look unstoppable right now, but United did battle them to a draw in October, and now the very highly anticipated reverse fixture awaits.

In that match, the only blemish on the Reds’ resume so far this Premier League season, it was Marcus Rashford who scored the only United goal. He may not be fit to play this time around. Rash left the Red Devils FA Cup replay win over Wolverhampton on Wednesday night, after just 16 minutes due to a back injury.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Bruno Fernandes, Boubakary Soumare

It is Manchester United vs Liverpool week, but now is the time for some transfer talk, as it appears Old Trafford is closing in on their first signing of the January transfer window.

Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes was potentially set to move to United in the summer, but for whatever reason, MUFC just didn’t make it happen. Here we are in the winter window, it now seems the Fernandes move will actually come to fruition.

According to ESPN, United are closing in on a deal, reporting that the club and player have agreed to personal terms.

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Marcus Rashford Hurt in Win over Wolves, Doubt for Liverpool Match

Manchester United beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup third round tonight, but the win came with a price. Their leading scorer, Marcus Rashford, left after just 15 minutes, having suffered a back injury.

He was able to walk on his own accord, but he was certainly not walking as normal. Now Rashford, who has 19 goals this season, may not be fit to play at Liverpool on Sunday, as the two bitter rivals clash for the second time this season. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he took a gamble in playing Rashford, and it came back to bite him.

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Solskjaer Says United Cancelled Plans for Middle East Trip amid Growing Tension

Manchester United were considering a February trip to Qatar or Dubai, for some warm weather training, but now that’s definitely not going to happen. Amid the current tension between the United States and Iran, and the potential for the situation to dangerously escalate, the club scrapped the idea.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cited concerns for the security and safety of his team.

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Fabinho, Matip and Lovren Could Feature vs United on Sunday

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It looks like Liverpool FC will see three key players, midfielder Fabinho, along with central defenders Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, return to action this week. The trio have been out long term with respective injuries, but are now on the mend and set to resume full training.

With festive period fixture congestion having taken its toll on the team, the Reds are no doubt relieved to see the injury crisis at the back now getting alleviated. Especially right now, as they’ll host Manchester United in the second of their two annual arch-rivalry fixtures on Sunday.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Wolves (FA Cup Replay)

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are winless in their last 10 trips to Old Trafford, across all competitions. Will Wednesday night be the day that they finally break the hex and beat Manchester United?

Or will this will be one of the games in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men play up to their abilities and potential- which we’ve seen on numerous occasions this campaign, just not consistently? The FA Cup presents itself as the best opportunity for United to win a trophy this season (arguably, as the odds makers believe the Europa League is more favorable), so OGS should field a strong side for this one.

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Man United vs Wolves Team News (FA Cup Replay): Pogba, McTominay

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Like Hollywood movies, and to a lesser extent TV shows, it’s time for a reboot. Yes, the first meeting between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United in the FA Cup third round didn’t yield a decisive winner, and thus we have a replay at hand on Wednesday night.

The first meeting, which ended goalless, might be more memorable for what the managers said afterward in regards to Raul Jimenez transfer rumors than anything that actually happened on the pitch. Perhaps this time will be more compelling and exciting.

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Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Werner, Kumbulla, Dembele, Zaha

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Chelsea FC are still looking for their first transaction for the January transfer window, but the rumor mill is decisively and understandably working overdrive right now. The west London club have had their transfer ban lifted after just one window, and that means they should be really busy this month.

Here are a few of the Blues transfer narratives gaining traction in cyberspace right now. Multiple outlets have picked up on Chelsea’s pursuit of Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. However, they have competition, from Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City, as well as another club, one that often goes to head to head with Chelsea for players in the transfer market, Manchester United.

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Bruno Fernandes Reportedly Drawing Closer to Manchester United Move

Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes was potentially in line to join Manchester United this past summer, but for whatever reason, Old Trafford just didn’t get their ducks in a row to make it happen. Now here we are in the January window, and it appears the Fernandes acquisition may actually come to fruition.

According to various outlets, all across the world, United are closing in on a deal for Fernandes. How close? Depends on who you talk to and how recently updated the report is. However, Sporting manager Silas is already speaking about preparing for life after Fernandes.

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