Manchester United

Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Sep 00:07

Scott McTominay could break into Manchester United team

THE SECRET SCOUT: This week he has chosen to focus on Manchester United's Scott McTominay following his first appearance of the season against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup.

Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 23:32

Romelu Lukaku says Man United fans 'meant well' with chant

The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans' favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games.

Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 23:30

Jose Mourinho got it wrong... Carabao Cup is worth winning

IAN LADYMAN: Given Jose Mourinho’s affinity with the League Cup it is surprising to hear him say that English football could be better off without it. It is also very hard to agree.

ESPN FC - Manchester United News 21 Sep 21:21

The Sweeper: Spurs fans' Lion King tribute

Fans display a Lion King tribute for Spurs, Paul Pogba bounces back from injury with some dancing and more in the Sweeper.

ESPN FC - Manchester United News 21 Sep 21:21

Victor Lindelof was not 'tough enough' for Birmingham move - Gary Rowett

Manchester United open their Carabao Cup campaign in style with a 4-1 win over Burton Albion. Steve Nicol finds himself agreeing with Mou's comments that Marouane Fellaini deserves a new United contract this season. Birmingham rejected the opportunity to sign Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof while he was at Benfica as he was not "tough enough," according to former manager Gary Rowett. Lindelof, 23, joined United from Benfica during the summer for a reported £30.75 million, though he has yet to secure a regular starting spot under Jose Mourinho and is still awaiting his Premier League debut. According to Rowett, who currently manages Derby, Championship club Birmingham opted against signing him...

ESPN FC - Manchester United News 21 Sep 20:35

Ronald Koeman: Saying Everton need top-four finish is 'ridiculous'

Ronald Koeman says it's "ridiculous" to put pressure on Everton to finish in the top four. The FC crew assess Everton's early struggles and comments from Jose Mourinho and Ronald Koeman about their top-4 chances. ESPN's Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss the areas Everton need to improve on in order to challenge for a Champions League place. Everton manager Ronald Koeman has said suggestions his side should finish in the Premier League's top four are "ridiculous." Last Sunday, Koeman called for realism after Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho said Everton, having spent over £140 million n the summer, "wants to at least secure a top-four position this season." Koeman, whose side are 18th in the table, added that the sort of position he regarded as realistic was "the same as last season," when Everton came seventh. Speaking...

ESPN FC - Manchester United News 21 Sep 19:45

Romelu Lukaku asks fans to 'move on' from controversial song

English Premier League: Romelu Lukaku (89') Man United 3-0 Everton English Premier League: Romelu Lukaku (26') Man United 1-0 Everton Jose Mourinho says he doesn't mind if Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford don't score, as long as they play well. Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans "meant well with their songs" but hopes everyone can move on from chanting that Kick It Out called "racist." The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans' favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games. Lukaku already has a couple of chants in his honour, although one to the tune of the Stone Roses' Made of Stone has caused controversy as it references the size of his penis --...

ESPN FC - Manchester United News 21 Sep 19:44

Goals are beginning to flow as Man United make progress under Mourinho

After their unbeaten start to the 2017/18 Premier League season, Stewart Robson explains why Manchester United are favourites for the title. Craig Burley scoffs at the idea of the Premier League title being a two-horse race between United and City this season. Steve Nicol finds himself agreeing with Mou's comments that Marouane Fellaini deserves a new United contract this season. Manchester United open their Carabao Cup campaign in style with a 4-1 win over Burton Albion. While the drop from regular first- and second-place Premier League finishes to the depths of seventh, fourth, fifth and sixth was the clearest indicator of Manchester United's slide following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, a reduction of scoring output was also alarming. For four consecutive seasons, under David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, goals were hard to come by. At one point, fans at the Scoreboard End of Old Trafford didn't see a one from open play for half a season. The team...

SkySports | Manchester United 21 Sep 19:30

Lukaku asks fans to stop chant

Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans "meant well with their songs" but hopes everyone can move on from chant Kick It Out called "racist".

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 19:18

Lukaku reacts to ?that song? from Man Utd fans

Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans “meant well with their songs” but hopes everyone can move on from chanting Kick It Out called “racist”.

The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans’ favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games.

Lukaku already has a couple of chants in his honour, although one to the tune of the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone has caused controversy as it references the size of his penis – a song the striker hopes will stop.

“Great backing since I joined #MUFC,” he was quoted as saying on the club’s official Twitter account. “Fans have meant well with their songs but let’s move on together. #RespectEachOther”

The song, using a stereotype about black men, led anti-discrimination body Kick It Out to call for action against the “racist” chant.

United contacted relevant bodies to see whether the song could be categorised as racism by the letter of the law, while saying in a statement they have a “zero tolerance towards all forms of discrimination”.

The club posted on social media ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match against Burton that “action will be taken against any offensive behaviour”, reminding supporters of the club’s commitment to inclusivity.

Press Association Sport understands stewards were briefed on the matter before the match and prepared to act where necessary, with United liaising with supporters’ groups before kick-off.

Midway through the first half a chant to the tune of Made of Stone was heard at Old Trafford, with a pocket of fans chanting about Lukaku but having appeared to tweak the words.

“We’ll sing what we want” would get a heartier rendition on a night where it is understood there were no arrests or complaints to the Greater Manchester Police.

Lukaku was an unused substitute in the 4-1 defeat of Burton, but is set to go back into the starting line-up as United return to Premier League action at Southampton on Saturday.

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Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 18:18

What is the future of the Carabao Cup? - TACKLE KEOWN

Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown answered your questions ahead of the weekend's action in the Premier League .

Manchester United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Sep 17:32

Jose Mourinho's Manchester Utd Squad Train in the Rain

Not even the incessant rain could dampen Manchester United's spirits as they trained on Thursday ahead of this weekend's Premier League visit to Southampton.

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 17:28

Euro Paper Talk: Milan giants battle for Barca ace; Liverpool, Man Utd alerted by Mertens news

Dries Mertens’ exit fee makes a January move to Manchester United a possibility, while Inter and AC Milan are set to do battle for a Barca star next summer, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

MERTENS EXIT FEE HAS PREM PAIR ON ALERT

Liverpool and Manchester United have reportedly been alerted to the possibility of signing Napoli star Dries Mertens after details of his exit fee were published in the Italian media.

The Premier League duo have been linked with the Belgian star at various times over the past 12 months, but Napoli rewarded his fine form with an extended contract to 2020.

That appeared to signal the end of English interest in Mertens, but Calciomercato claims that the player’s exit clause has been set at a rather low €30million – a fee hardly likely to scare off potential suitors.

Mertens, 30, netted 28 goals in 35 appearances for Napoli in Serie A last season when the forward operated in a more central striking role following the sales of Manolo Gabbiadini and the injury to Arkadiusz Milik.

But with the player more adept at playing in a wide attacking role, United could yet pounce once again.

Officials from Manchester United were reported to have held transfer talks with Mertens prior to the player extending his Napoli deal.

 

MONACO TELL JUVENTUS, PSG, MAN UTD PRICE FOR FABINHO

Fabinho could be allowed to leave Monaco in January after the Brazilian midfielder once again expressed a desire to leave the defending Ligue 1 champions.

The player was heavily linked with both Manchester United and PSG this summer, but he eventually stayed put with Monaco instead cashing in on the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Ben Mendy.

Juventus, meanwhile, are the latest club to be linked with Fabinho and Italian publication Calciomercato claim Monaco have slapped a €60m price tag on the player.

United look unlikely to pursue the deal given their capture of Nemanja Matic and the form of Antonio Valencia at right-back, which will leave Juve and PSG to battle it out over his signature.

 

AND THE REST

AC Milan and Inter are interested in signing Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic and will do everything they can to sign him next summer (Sportal)

Inter are planning to sign Samir Handanovic to a contract extension to ward off interest from Liverpool (Calciomercato)

West Ham sent scouts to watch SPAL defender Francesco Vicari on Wednesday night ahead of a possible January swoop (Sport Mediaset)

Aymeric Laporte: Man City reignite interest

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has allocated £180million on new players in January and wants to sign one attacker and one defender on the back of their disappointing start to the season. Forwards Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala and Timo Werner all in their sights, while Bayern Munich star David Alaba and Athletic Bilbao ace Aymeric Laporte are also reported targets (Don Balon)

Juventus would be powerless to prevent Dybala from leaving if he wants to seek pastures new, according to the club’s CEO Beppe Marotta (Premium Sports)

Roma striker Edin Dzeko wants a reunion with Wolfsburg in January (Bild)

Liverpool are once again being linked with a January move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. The French defender is in talks with the club over a new deal and raising his buy-out clause to £89m – but the Reds hope to sign him up before his new deal is inked (Kicker)

Chelsea made a deadline-day offer for Bayern Munich star Rafinha, while clubs in Italy and Spain also approached him, the defender has revealed (Bild)

Manchester City scouts were in attendance last night as Lazio suffered a 4-1 defeat to Napoli. City have been linked with a move for €70m-rated Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Calciomercato)

Arsenal will battle Borussia Dortmund for highly-rated Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia (Foot Mercato)

Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla have all joined Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace in the race to sign £17.5m-rated Besiktas star Cenk Tosun (Fanatik)

Manchester United have contacted the agent of Brazilian star Lucas Lima over a January move to Old Trafford, his representative has claimed (Haberturk)

Jeremy Mathieu claims Neymar quit Barcelona for PSG to give himself a chance to win the Ballon d’Or (EFE)

Barcelona’s record signing Ousmane Dembele has revealed he will be back “in two months” time after suffering a torn thigh muscle

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has admitted his club have held talks over a possible deal for Genoa’s teenage sensation Pietro Pellegri. The 16-year-old is also wanted by Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United (Premium Sports)

 

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his side bringing Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes to the Bernabeu (Don Balon)

Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has revealed that he wants to get into management when he finally hangs up his boots (Football Italia)

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Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 16:26

Mourinho singles out duo; hails Man Utd?s selection headache

Jose Mourinho believes he has never had fiercer competition for places than he does at Manchester United right now, after picking out two players for being in the form of their life.

United eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night with a 4-1 success against Burton – with the likes of Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick getting some rare minutes in the centre of the park.

Mourinho’s men have made a brilliant start to the season, having won six of their seven matches so far, and the United manager insists competition for places is keeping his players sharp.

“[Nemanja] Matic and [Marouane] Fellaini are in the best form that I have ever seen them,” he said.

“I never saw Matic playing so well. I never saw Fellaini playing so well.

“Carrick is in a team with these two guys, playing absolutely phenomenal.

“For Carrick and for Ander, it’s just patience because their time will arrive.

“They are going to be important players for us, for sure.

“That’s the team, that’s the squad.”

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SkySports | Manchester United 21 Sep 15:50

Merson's predictions

Who will come out on top in the Premier League this weekend? Paul Merson is back with his predictions...

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 15:34

Sky Sports v BT Sport: Which channel favours your side most?

Manchester United had 54 matches televised last season, the most of any Premier League side in a single campaign over the past five seasons, according to new findings by MoneySuperMarket.

In fact, this is more than six other Premier League clubs have each had over the past five years in total (Bournemouth had 34 games televised in that time, Brighton 52 games, Burnley 46 games, Huddersfield 25 games, Stoke 49 games and West Brom 51 games).

In contrast, the number of Chelsea games on TV has decreased each season, down from 44 in 2012/2013 to 33 in 2016/2017 – a 25% decrease, despite them having won the Premier League title twice in the last three seasons.

These findings come as part of research which examined when and where fans can watch their team on TV. The start of the football season historically sees an above average number of customers taking out sports TV packages, but 2017 has seen an explosion – with a 1,000% increase in people taking out new packages** – due to the great value deals available.

To help fans see where and how often their team’s games have been televised over the past five seasons, MoneySuperMarket has launched a guide on its website. This will enable supporters to choose the right package for them.

The Blues also feature in both of the two most-screened fixtures; Chelsea vs Manchester United and Chelsea vs Manchester City. The both aired 14 times a piece over the past five years, closely and a bit surprisingly followed by West Ham vs Manchester City (13 times).

If you’re after goals, Manchester City are a good bet, – the Citizens have scored the most goals out of anyone, netting 386 goals across 195 games. This is an average of just under two goals a game, the highest rate of any Premier League side.

Thrill-seekers should avoid games featuring Stoke City though – the Potters average less than a goal per televised game (0.94) and they are the only Premier League team to do so.

A table of the total number of televised games each club has had can be found below:

 

A table of the current Premier League sides’ average games per broadcaster can be seen below:

 

Even with BT’s exclusive European football coverage, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are still being shown more often on Sky and this is reflected in the number of live fixtures between the so-called ‘Big Six’.

The Manchester derby has been a Sky exclusive with BT yet to televise a single game between North-West giants and it is a similar story with Manchester United vs Liverpool as Sky have aired 11 out of the last 13 fixtures between the sides.

A table of Big Six fixtures split by broadcaster can be seen below:

Dan Plant, Editor-In-Chief at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Our data shows that the public’s interest in sports-related TV products is at its highest when the new season begins, with 46% of customers making their choices at the start of the season.

“We’ve analysed the games, the goals and ratio of big games across all broadcasters and found that Sky are still airing more games per Premier League team despite BT gaining exclusive rights to European competitions in 2015/2016.

“Year-on-year, BT are closing the gap in regard to number of live games but  the data shows that regardless of who you support, Sky are likelier to televise more of your  team’s matches. Though, fans of Stoke City may prefer to switch off altogether given their team is averaging less than a goal a game when on the box.”

 

For more information, check out the Football Fixtures on TV Index here.

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SkySports | Manchester United 21 Sep 14:50

LISTEN: Stat Attack podcast

Max Rushden's Premier League predictions against the Computer Algorithm… who wins? Listen to the Stat Attack podcast to find out!

Manchester United – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 14:43

Comparing Rashford?s 16-17 stats to Mbappe & Dembele?s

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SkySports | Manchester United 21 Sep 14:30

Man Utd post record profits

Manchester United have earned more than half a billion pounds for the second successive year, with a record-breaking revenue of £581.2m.

SkySports | Manchester United 21 Sep 14:00

The importance of the table at MD5

They say you should not look at the league table this early in the season - but a Sky Sports study has revealed a third of Premier League teams do not finish more than one place above or below their position after matchday five.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 27 Jun 23:33

Rooney future 'could clog up pre-season'

Wayne Rooney's future needs to be resolved to stop it "clogging up" Manchester United's pre-season, says Gary Neville.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Jun 15:44

Preston sign Manchester United's Harrop

Preston North End to sign Josh Harrop on a four-year deal when his Manchester United contract expires on 3 July.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 23 Jun 15:36

Fabinho would be 'tempted' by Man Utd

Monaco midfielder Fabinho would be tempted by a move to Manchester United, who have strengthened their backroom staff.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 21 Jun 01:00

'Shocking that Man Utd do not have women's team'

Ex-England keeper Rachel Brown-Finnis on what Man Utd are missing out on as the biggest club in the world without a women's team.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester United | BBC 21 Jun 00:15

Man Utd cleared in 89.3m Pogba deal

Manchester United are cleared by Fifa of wrongdoing in the £89.3m deal to sign Paul Pogba last year, but Juventus face charges.

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