(Video) Solskjaer Man United transfer message, Shock Van Van Dijk-Maguire claim, Neville stuns Liverpool with Man United message, Klopp opens up on Blues
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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that there was money to spend in the summer window, but why did it not get spent?
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Jonny Evans has backed Harry Maguire to have the same impact at Manchester United as Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool.
After months of speculation and rumours, United finally secured a transfer deal for Leicester defender Maguire, who is now the most expensive defender in world football after United paid a massive £80 million to complete a deal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to improve the back-line and bring In a couple of defenders that would help get the club challenging for that Premier League title, with Aaron Wan-Bassika also adding a bit of excitement on the right-side of the defender.
And after an impressive performance against Chelsea at the weekend, Evans has claimed that Maguire can have the sort of impact that Van Dijk has had to Liverpool, turning them into Champions League winners and serious contenders to Manchester City’s Premier League title.
He said on the Daily Express website: “You can see comparisons in their games.
“Both are great on the ball, and Harry has got explosive pace people don’t see. He is powerful and good in the air.
“Everyone will compare the transfer fees but it’s so difficult to judge transfer fees nowadays. We are all human and it is weird we get traded for money.
“In the transfer market it’s all supply and demand and things can go up and down at any moment. The most important thing is for him to be judged on how he plays.
“I don’t have any worries about him there. He is tailor-made for Manchester United, it was a great move for him.
“He’s a player they needed. He’s got a really likeable nature about him. He will be a real hit there, he is a fantastic player.”
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has sensationally claimed that the Red Devils will win the Premier League before arch-rivals Liverpool.
United are considered one of the greatest sides in Premier League history after dominating under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, but since the great man stepped down from boss of the Red Devils, United have not even come close to winning the Premier League title.
Liverpool on the other-hand are on course to challenge for that Premier League title once again, after missing out by one point last season, and are the current Champions League holders after beating Spurs last season, and many have tipped them to beat Manchester City to the title this year.
But Neville believes they will fall short and ultimately end up losing Mohamed Salah, he told Sky bets big debate: ‘I don’t sit here every day as a United fan and think my world’s ending. I just see it as a cycle. I grew up for the first 18 years of my life and I didn’t see a league title at Manchester United. And the next 20 or 25 years was glorious. It was like heaven.
‘But now it’s tough. I don’t sit here every day thinking, “Oh my god if they don’t win the league this year, if they don’t do this this year, if they don’t get that player”.
‘ Where’s the panic?’ Asked if it’s concerning seeing other teams improve, he continued: No it doesn’t concern me. It genuinely does not concern me because it can be corrected by a little bit of money on the stadium and good decisions in the boardroom and good decisions in the recruitment department.
‘What I’m saying is, Liverpool, City, Tottenham, all these clubs have had poor recruitment policies over the last 25 or 30 years at times. So United are going through one at the moment.
‘Eventually they will stumble upon the right recruitment system, the right recruitment people, they’ll get a great manager – hopefully that’s Ole – and they’ll start to win again. That’s going to happen.
‘I can guarantee you as clear as day, Manchester United will win again. They’ll probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion. And that’s not being disrespectful, they’ll probably win the league before Liverpool.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he expects Chelsea to be a real threat this season under the guidance of Frank Lampard.
After winning the Champions League and Europa League titles last season, both Liverpool and Chelsea face each other in Wednesday nights supercup final to determine who is the best side in Europe right now, with the Reds firm favourites to claim the crown.
Lampard will be looking to bounce back from a nightmare start to life as Chelsea boss which saw his side downed 4-0 by Manchester United on Sunday at Old Trafford.
Klopp will be looking to see the former England international endure more misery in Istanbul, but recognises their threat and expects them to challenge this season.
‘If people really think Chelsea are not a real challenger, I can’t help these people,’ Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
‘You only have to watch that team and what they have – they are really strong, young and fresh and everything is exciting in the moment because Frank is there new, the club legend, [and can] make himself a name as a manager, which will happen 100 per cent.
‘You could see that immediately when he took over at Derby and now doing the job at Chelsea, so it will be really interesting.’
‘We know and we respect Chelsea a lot,’ Klopp continued. ‘We saw the game against Manchester United and if you only saw the result then you have no idea how the game was because they played a good game.
‘They’ve had a few changes, they have a new manager, lost Eden Hazard, brought in Christian Pulisic, brought in all the young boys like [Tammy] Abraham and Mason Mount.
‘They are a really interesting team [with a] good plan. Frank did an outstanding job last year at Derby, he changed the football there – in the Championship with a football-playing side being successful is really difficult, but he did it.
‘They were unlucky in the end against a strong Aston Villa team not to get promoted. Now he is at Chelsea, his club, everything is fresh, everybody will be ready, everybody will be on their toes.’
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