Although Manchester United fans have already been appeased after their club finally sighed forward Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund this summer, they would still want the club to continue bolstering the squad and bringing in more players in the next coming days. There were wild celebrations and widespread excitement among United fans online after the Red Devils finally broke the news that they had reached a gentleman's agreement with Dortmund for the Jadon Sancho transfer but the Old Trafford faithful will want the club to build on that success.
Manchester United confirmed on Friday afternoon that two of their players (a goalkeeper and a midfielder) Lee Grant and Juan Mata signed one-year contract extensions at Old Trafford and the announcement didn't get the attention of just the fans, it got the reaction of some of the players, especially Bruno Fernandes. The Portugal international midfielder took to Twitter to react to the official United announcement particularly about Mata's contract extension announcement and it has had fans reacting in their way as well.
The summer transfer window is expected to be a busy one for English Premier League giants Manchester United even though they continue to remain quiet with their dealings at the moment. The Red Devils are expected to sign new players in order to close the gap between them and league winners Manchester City and they have also been tipped to let go of players who do not have the full ingredients needed for them to be genuine Manchester United players.
There have been a couple of names mentioned regarding the players the club want to sign, and names of likely departures have also been added to a separate list. Their priority signing at the moment is Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho and they have continued to chase the England international attacker after not being able to sign him two seasons ago as a result of the negative effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
With the English Premier League title already in the bag and a Champions League final ahead to be prepared for, Manchester City are already making plans for next season. The Etihad club will lose a veteran top striker in Sergio Agüero and there's every need for them to sign a proven replacement that can lead their attacking line for the next couple of years.
The Cityzens announced last month that the Argentine striker will not be renewing his contract and will be leaving the club as a free agent at the end of the season and since then, they have continued to be linked with a couple of strikers from top clubs across Europe. The first name appearing on the list is Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland even though the German club announced that the 20-year-old striker will not be leaving the club this summer.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has taken his City side to the semi-final of a Champions League campaign for the first time since he was appointed as the club:s manager, and there are high hopes within the club that he could well guide them to a title triumph this time around as well. In the previous campaigns, the Spanish manager had never gone beyond the quarter-final of the competition, with many criticizing him for being unable to go beyond that stage despite always spending huge sums on transfers.
Everton midfielder Andre Gomes will sit out the upcoming league game at Brighton and Hove Albion with the hamstring injury sustained in the last Premier League outing. Andre Gomes picked up the hamstring problem during the league game at home to Crystal Palace on Monday evening.
His absence for the Brighton game at the Amex Stadium on Monday night was confirmed by Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti during his pre-match presser ahead of the game. According to the Italian tactician, the Portuguese national team player won't be involved in the game.
Liverpool fans are probably trying to hold on to a thread of hope that their beloved club could still go all the way and get their hands on the prestigious trophy at the end of this season, but can the Reds really secure a UCL title triumph?
While the Anfield club have not been as impressive this season as they were last season in the Premier League, they have been a better side on the European stage and have even made it to the last-8 stage of the competition. After seeing off German Bundesliga team RB Leipzig to secure their passage to the current stage of the competition, there is still some belief within the squad that they could still conjure some fine performances and go all the way.
Chelsea's United States Men's National Team winger Christian Pulisic is currently a sidelined player at the club and has found playing time very hard to come by under German manager Thomas Tuchel. The winger is now a frustrated figure at Stamford Bridge and even though he has been fit in their last few games, he has not been used. The former Borussia Dortmund attacker was not even included in the team that beat Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday, fuelling reports of him potentially leaving the Blues in the summer.
According to several reports that began to surface earlier in the week, the 22-year-old is attracting serious interest from a host of clubs across Europe, including Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool.
Chelsea were handed a double blow on the disciplinary front during the Champions League last 16 first leg clash with Spanish La Liga table toppers Atletico Madrid last night following the news that midfielders Mason Mount and Jorginho will miss the return leg next month.
England international Mason Mount and Italian international Jorginho were both walking a tight rope ahead of the first leg in Bucharest on Tuesday night as they were one booking away from suspension. The two players went on to collect that yellow card thus ruling them out of the second leg on March 17 in what is a big blow to Thomas Tuchel.
Eric Bailly was signed by Manchester United with a lot of hope that he would become the next Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand. He joined the club from Villarreal in 2016 for around £35 million but his time at Old Trafford has been ravaged by injuries.
After making 25 appearances in his first season,Bailly has never been able to make more than 15 league appearances in a single campaign since then. Now, however, the defender seems to be finally overcoming his injury problems as he has now featured in four consecutive league matches this time since 2017.