8am Man Utd news LIVE: Solskjaer not the right man – Deeney, Pogba ‘should have done better’, Van de Beek LATEST – The Sun

8am Man Utd news LIVE: Solskjaer not the right man – Deeney, Pogba ‘should have done better’, Van de Beek LATEST – The Sun

11/02/2020

MANCHESTER UNITED crashed to another defeat as they lost to Arsenal at Old Trafford.

And Troy Deeney has suggested it might be time for the Red Devils to consider a change in manager, claiming nobody else would get as much patience from the board as Solskjaer has had.

Follow ALL of the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

  • sstreet

    TROJAN HORSE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not the right man to take Manchester United forward, claims Troy Deeney.

    The Watford club captain told talkSPORT: “If you looked at the last 100 games you'd probably say no.

    “I don't think anybody else with that record would get the length of time which he's done.

    “I just don't think he commands the respect of the other players.

    “Other than Greenwood, Rashford has started to come into his own, who would you really say has improved under him?”

  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Gary Neville reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to get 'selfish' and upset some of his stars in order to save Man United's season.

    United lost 1-0 to Arsenal yesterday at Old Trafford to make it four Premier League home matches without a win – their worst start to a season since 1972.

    Neville said: “He’s got to pick a group of players and he might have to make some tough decisions, really tough decisions.

    “You’re going to have to really upset a few, there’s eight weeks to go until the January transfer window. He’s going to have to be selfish.

    “He’s trying to keep everybody happy, but he’s going to end up losing himself if he’s not careful.”

    Burnley, Derby County and Middlesbrough are interested in signing United defender Phil Jones, according to the Daily Star.

    Jones was left out of Solskjaer's 2020-21 Premier League squad and has been tipped to leave Old Trafford in January.

    The Red Devils will offer Hakan Calhanoglu nearly double the wages he would earn at AC Milan.

    The 26-year-old's contract in Milan expires at the end of the season, meaning he will be free to talk to other clubs in January.

  • Daniel Brookes

    NOT SO KEANE

    Roy Keane fears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces the sack following Man United's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

    United have won just seven points from their opening six games and are winless in four Premier League matches at Old Trafford – their worst start at home since 1972.

    Keane told Sky Sports: “We were almost building up this season as make-or-break for Ole, but at this moment in time it's not looking good for him.

    “I scratch my head at players who don't have enthusiasm for a game of football.

    “Sometimes you say 'there's no reason to panic'. But the results and performances suggest you should be panicking. He says they are good boys and want to win but I judge a player by actions. My eyes don't lie to me. The last disappointment was just a few weeks ago against Spurs – this teams reacts for a few weeks and get carried away with themselves.

    “Ole will lose his job working with these players – that's what is going to happen.”

  • Daniel Brookes

    DYBALA BOOST

    Manchester United are keeping tabs on Paulo Dybala's contract situation at Juventus.

    According to Tuttosport, talks have stalled as Dybala wants to double his £6.3million-per-year salary.

    Dybala's current deal expires in the summer of 2022.

    The Argentine forward came close to joining United in the summer of 2019 but refused to leave Juve.

  • Daniel Brookes

    JONES LINKED WITH EXIT

    Burnley, Derby County and Middlesbrough are interested in signing Manchester United defender Phil Jones, according to the Daily Star.

    Jones was left out of United's 2020-21 Premier League squad and has been tipped to leave Old Trafford in January.

    The 28-year-old is working to get back to full fitness following surgery and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left the door open for a potential return to the squad in January.

  • Daniel Brookes

    POGBA-PIRLO REUNION?

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba would be a dream signing for Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo, according to Tutto Juve.

    The pair were teammates during Pogba's first spell in Turin and Juve are considering bringing the Frenchman back to Italy.

    The 27-year-old would have to accept a pay cut to secure a return to Juventus.

    Pogba was guilty of conceding the penalty which Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted to consign United to a fourth Premier League home game without a win.

  • Daniel Brookes

    NEVILLE VERDICT

    Gary Neville believes United may regret their failure to strengthen their right-hand side in the transfer window following their defeat to Arsenal today.

    Neville said: “I think there was an element today of thinking that he could just put any four players in that diamond and it would go and work after what happened in midweek.

    “But McTominay on the right-hand side, it wasn’t working after five minutes.

    “If you play on the right-hand side or left-hand side of that diamond, you’ve got to be comfortable moving out in that wide area.

    “Wan-Bissaka is already a little bit awkward on the ball at right-back, so you need someone out there who can balance it out. And that balance on the right-hand side is a real problem.

    “When Greenwood went off, it was even worse and obviously they wanted Sancho in the summer, to play on that side and it looks a really bad error in not getting that position recruited.”

  • Daniel Brookes

    OLE GUNNAR SELFISH

    Gary Neville reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to get 'selfish' and upset some of his stars in order to save Man United's season.

    Neville said: “He’s got to pick a group of players and he might have to make some tough decisions, really tough decisions.

    “You’re going to have to really upset a few, there’s eight weeks to go until the January transfer window. He’s going to have to be selfish.

    “You mention about him not getting the players he wanted, but he’s got to make sure that he backs certain players and stays with them and then the ones he doesn’t want, he’s just got to maybe leave them out and not try and fit them all in at the moment.

    “He’s trying to keep everybody happy, but he’s going to end up losing himself if he’s not careful.”

  • Sandra Brobbey

    ROY'S RASH RANT

    Roy Keane has blasted the leadership qualities of United's players following the team's loss to Arsenal this evening.

    And the former Old Trafford captain was critical of the body language of striker Marcus Rashford.

    After the game Keane told Sky Sports: “I’m not convinced with these players. I’m always talking about characters, I don’t see enough of them at Manchester United.

    “You look at Rashford today, I know he’s had a lot of plaudits over the last few months and he’s still a young man, but his body language today was shocking.

    “Really shocking. Shrugging his shoulders when things weren't going his way. You roll your sleeves up at Manchester United.

    “Things aren’t going your way and that's when you need leaders and characters.

    “It’s not that I don’t see enough of them, I don’t see any leaders out there. Right through the whole team. From the experienced players. Really really worrying for United.”

  • Sandra Brobbey

    UNITED BEATEN

    Man United have lost at home to Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time in 14 years.

    The last time the Gunners secured a win at Old Trafford was back in 2006.

    The 1-0 defeat has left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team 15th in the table ahead of their clash against Everton on Saturday.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    UNITED FOR SIR BOBBY

    The world of football has rallied round in support of Sir Bobby Charlton following the World Cup-winning England icon's dementia diagnosis.

    Sir Bobby, 83, is considered among the greatest players to have ever donned a Three Lions shirt.

    News of the Man United great's diagnosis was confirmed by his wife Lady Norma.

    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker is the among the stars who have been paying tribute to Sir Bobby today.

    Lineker said: “Yet another hero of our 1966 World Cup winning team has been diagnosed with dementia. Perhaps the greatest of them all. This is both very sad and deeply concerning.”

  • Sandra Brobbey

    RASH OF SUPPORT

    Stand-up comic Katherine Ryan is backing Marcus Rashford's campaign against food poverty.

    The Red Devils forward, who is in action against Arsenal today, has been urging the government to continue giving free school meals to children during the school holidays.

    Ryan, who recalls struggling as a single mum when she moved to the UK told the Metro: “My life has changed a lot since I first came here but a lot of us would be better suited like Marcus Rashford – he knows what actual people go through and I see all the work he is doing and I think he is a wonderful person.”

  • Josh Graham

    RED FRED REDEMPTION

    Manchester United's Fred is the surprise top Prem ace for ball recoveries.

  • Josh Graham

    OPPOSITION XI

    Manchester United will face an Arsenal side that have made three changes from last week.

    Rob Holding, Mohamed Elneny and Willian in for David Luiz, Granit Xhaka and Dani Cebalos.

    The Partey continues for the Gunners at Old Trafford!

  • Josh Graham

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS

    Paul Pogba starts for Manchester United with Mason Greenwood also included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI.

    FULL TEAM: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (C), Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood and Rashford.

  • Josh Graham

    JAER NOT INVOLVED

    Graeme Souness has questioned Manchester United's decision-making process after Donny van de Beek's arrival in the summer.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to give the Dutchman a start in the Premier League, ahead of Sunday's meeting with Arsenal.

    He wrote in The Times: “I’m still not convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is making the key football decisions at Manchester United. I come to that conclusion on the basis of their recruitment in recent windows.

    “I like Donny van de Beek, but United didn’t need another No10 this summer after the success of Bruno Fernandes in the second half of last season.

    “That makes me wonder who is sitting round the table, saying, 'These are the priority positions'.

    “Did Solskjaer have a say in van de Beek coming to the club? If I’m the manager, I’d be saying, 'Don’t take van de Beek at the cost of not getting players for the other positions we need such as at centre-back'.

    “I’m not sure how you get Fernandes and Van de Beek in the same team without making yourself vulnerable and Solskjaer hasn’t selected them together.”

  • Josh Graham

    OLE WORLD OF TROUBLE

    Mikel Arteta has greater margin for error than Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to ex-Gunner Kevin Campbell.

    Campbell told the Daily Star: “I think Arsenal are in around about the same position as Manchester United, but Arsenal and Arteta have the added luxury of having won a trophy which gives him some form of leeway.

    “Manchester United and Arsenal fans are hungry for success and both managers have to deliver, especially when we’re talking about two of the biggest clubs in England right now.

    “Manchester United fans demand success, whether the manager is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or not, and Arsenal fans demand success too.

    “Arsenal fans want to be able to challenge in the Premier League and get up there and back in the Champions League too. So, both Arteta and Solskjaer have to deliver.”

  • Josh Graham

    SIR BOBBY'S ILLNESS

    Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has sadly been diagnosed with dementia.

    Lady Norma confirmed Sir Bobby’s diagnosis to The Telegraph and said that the family were happy for this to be reported.

    She is said to be hopeful the news can help others.

    Sir Bobby sadly lost brother and fellow 1966 hero Jack Charlton in July and ex-team-mate Nobby Stiles passed away on Friday.

  • Josh Graham

    STILES TRIBUTES

    Manchester United will feature tributes to the late Nobby Stiles on the digital boards at Old Trafford in today's game against Arsenal.

    There will be a minute's silence and players will wear black armbands.

    And a Stiles banner will be up in time for the next home match against West Brom.

  • Josh Graham

    SQUAD GOALS

    Here is the provisional 20-man Manchester United squad for the Premier League clash against Arsenal today.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side checked into The Lowry Hotel ahead of the game.

    SQUAD: David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Nathan Bishop; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams; Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata; Daniel James, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani.

  • Josh Graham

    OLE TO PLAY FOR

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to playing a 'hard' Arsenal team but knows it will require a full 90-minute showing from his whole squad.

    Solskjaer told the club's website: “I think they’re going to be a hard team to play against. Any Arsenal team is going to be fired up for a Man United game. We know that the game is not going to be won or lost in the first five or 10 minutes, it’s going to be another 90 minutes-plus contest.

    “The thing is it doesn’t matter who starts or who finishes the game, it’s the end result. That’s what we’re here for.

    “We’re here as a team and a group, there isn’t any individual that’s going to be in front of the team.

    “Whoever starts knows that there will be three players coming on most likely. The subs are always ready and they had an impact this week and they might do again.”

  • Josh Graham

    SOL SEARCHING

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the secret to keeping all his stars happy – even when they are sitting on the bench.

    Donny van de Beek's lack of starts has drawn the headlines since his £40million move from Ajax and United's Norwegian boss explained he learnt about man management from Old Trafford legend Sir Alex Ferguson during his time as a player.

    Solskjaer told the club's website: “Well of course I’ve probably been on the end of that more than anyone about being on the bench! [Smiles] Of course the gaffer was fantastic when you sat down for the one-to-one chats with him.

    “I remember many of them. Some reasons and excuses I didn’t particularly agree with but he was fantastic at making you feel involved and that’s the part with us too; everyone is going to be important, be it from the first minute, the last minute, this game, the next game.

    “We’ve got a week now, well six days, Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday with three massive games before the international break and everyone knows that they’ll be called upon.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    CIAO

    Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba have been chatting in Italian while they develop their midfield partnership.

    The Portuguese playmaker has revealed the good relationship he shares with his Manchester United team-mate, on and off the pitch.

    He told Sky Sports: “We have a good relationship, of course.

    “We both speak Italian so most of the time we speak Italian. I have a good relationship with him on and off the pitch.

    “He's a funny guy, he always wants to joke.

    “I know him from Italy already but now I have the chance to be in a team with a World Cup winner.

    “It's always a pleasure being in a team with him because I can learn a lot from him, and he can learn a lot from me. Together we can do great things.”

  • James Orr

    DEVILISH DECISION

    United face Arsenal this afternoon to reignite their old rivalry in the hunt for a top-four finish.

    The two sides are both building young teams that they hope will one day challenge for the Premier League title.

    But do you agree with SunSport's combined XI?

  • Jack Figg

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS!

    The Premier League will not stop during the second UK lockdown.

    Boris Johnson briefed the nation last night where he announced blanket measures for the country, due to be enforced on the November 5.

    Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden announced on his Twitter feed that elite sport WOULD be allowed to continue during the shutdown.

    That show must go on!

    Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs believes today’s opponents, Arsenal, will prove hard to breakdown.

    Speaking to the Webby and O’Neill YouTube channel, he said: “It will be difficult because Arsenal have turned a corner under Mikel Arteta and look strong and look solid.

    “So it will be difficult, but we’re in good form. Looking at the last couple of performances and results, we’ve been on fire.

    “We’ve been scoring lots of goals and great goals too. That’s good for the players coming in. We look full of energy.

    “Against Spurs [when Manchester United lost 6-1], we looked like we lacked fitness. But since that international break, we’ve come back firing and looked fit and strong.”

    Sergio Romero’s may have found a way out of his United nightmare.

    Romero’s old club, Racing Club, have offered him a homecoming deal provided he agrees to a pay cut from his United contract.

    Romero saw a move to Inter Miami fall through last week before the end of the MLS transfer window.

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