Old Man United would have signed Kane or Haaland, Allegri the next boss?, United fans told they have new Ibrahimovic, Solskjaer responds to Pogba comments
United have new Ibrahimovic, Solskjaer responds to Pogba comments, Old Man United would have signed Kane or Haaland and Allegri linked in Manchester United roundup…
Manchester United told they have another Zlatan Ibrahimovic on their hands in the shape of Edinson Cavani.
After being linked with some of the games very best strikers over the transfer window, united failed to get their top targets signed and in the end, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to bring free agent Cavani to the club in order to add to his attack.
Cavani is now 33-years of age and is not the same player that he was a few seasons ago, with many fans, pundits and media outlets all suggesting that he will be a massive flop in the Premier League, that he is far too old to make an impact.
But fellow countryman Diego Forlan is backing him to shine at Old Trafford, The former United striker told the South China Morning Post: “Edinson is still a great player. I’ve not seen any decline in him yet. I think he’s a top signing for United, just like Zlatan was. He’s that type of player. He’ll lead by example, by how he trains and how he plays. He’ll be a positive influence for the young players.
“He’s a winner who has won lots of trophies, a goalscorer who has scored wherever he has been, he assists too. He’s strong and his physique will be fine for English football. He’s quick, he’s highly motivated.”
Massimiliano Allegri is in the frame to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United’s permanent manager – reports have claimed.
Solskjaer was brought back to the club just a few seasons ago and had a relatively good season with the club last year, guiding the club back into the top four spots and bringing a bit of excitement to the fans.
However, this summer has not gone to plan and there is no pressure on the shoulders of Solskjaer that he could be sacked sooner rather than later, especially after the humiliating 6-1 loss to Tottenham at the weekend.
Recent reports have claimed that United have reached out to Mauricio Pochettino about possibly coming back into management and replacing Solskjaer following the 6-1 loss to Tottenham before the International break
The club is not prepared to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just yet, but Ed Woodward is making contingency plans if the club does opt to go in a new direction, and Those plans would include Pochettino, who has not taken a job since leaving Spurs last year as he awaits the perfect opportunity.
However, the Daily Express has claimed Allegri has been identified as an alternative, having been out of work since leaving Juventus in the summer of 2019.
Ally McCoist believes the Manchester United of old would have gone all out to sign Harry Kane or Erling Haaland.
It was no secret that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was desperate to spend money in the transfer window and sign a new world class striker that would bring 30-40 goals to this already exciting attack.
Haaland and Kane are regarded as two of the finest strikers in the game right now, and have been linked with a move to Old Trafford for many seasons, but despite all the rumours, United only managed to secure a transfer deal for Cavani.
The 33-year-old Uruguay international undoubtedly made his name as one of the world’s top forwards over the past decade, but doubts have been raised over whether he can hit the ground running in a new country at his age.
And talkSPORT host Ally McCoist has echoed those sentiments: “If United were going to be really serious about a centre forward, the old United would have bought Haaland or Kane,” he began. “No messing about. Lets go and get the job done and buy one of these top, top centre-forwards.
“They’ve tried to plug a gap. Cavani might prove to be a good goal-scorer this season, but is he the long-term future of Manchester United? Absolutely not. Not a chance.
“You can argue that even if he does score a few goals this season, they’re going to have the same problem next year.
“Years ago, Manchester United, certainly under Fergie, would have gone to get somebody like Haaland or made an offer Spurs can’t refuse for Harry Kane.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Paul Pogba is going to be at Manchester United for the next two years.
Pogba has been in the headlines alot over the past few seasons as there is constant speculation in the media that he would leave the club in the transfer windows, with Madrid the firm favourites to get some sort of transfer deal done.
The Frenchman has one year left on his Old Trafford deal, with the club holding an option to extend for a further year, but the World Cup winner and his super-agent Mino Raiola have spoken in the past about his desire to move on.
Following Pogba’s recent comments while away on international duty, Solskjaer was insistent that the 27-year-old would see out his deal and seemed convinced he will not be going anywhere.
“Paul’s our player, he’s going to be here for another two years,” Solskjaer said on Sky Sports. “I’m sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul and I’m sure in the next couple of years we’ll get the best out of him.”
Pogba is a world class player that has never fulfilled his potential at Old Trafford, and may never do that. So if the right offer does arrive in the coming windows, United should seriously consider it, it would be a massive amount of money.
It is clear that Pogba’s heart is not fully at United and that is not want Solskjaer needs, even though that what he really desires.
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