Solskjaer sends Greenwood message, Solskjaer sent £600,000-a-week transfer message, United sent £113 million transfer message, Calvert-Lewin claim made and Telles the next Robertson?
Telles can be like Robertson, Calvert-Lewin claim made, Solskjaer defends Greenwood and Nunez claim made in Manchester United roundup…
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has launched a massive defence of Mason Greenwood despite his off field problems
Greenwood had a break-through season last year with the Red Devils and is easily regarded as one of the finest talents in the game, but he has started the season in poor form with his off-field antics causing real concern.
Greenwood was expelled from the England camp last month for disciplinary reasons, and this week it was revealed that he had twice been late for training and had an attitude problem.
But his manager claims the player is no problem at all as he prepares to bring him back into the fold for the game against Chelsea this weekend, Solskjaer said on the SUN website: “I’m not concerned at all with Mason making a target for himself.
“He has come in played fantastic, kicked on and then he makes a mistake for England.
“But he’s never ever late for training.
“I’ve seen some ex United players talking about him and they don’t know what they’re talking about.
“He’s got a good family behind him.
“He’s a good trainer and I cannot believe all these stories about him not being professional, that’s something we have to deal with many players, many other players at United have had that.
“We have a great record and tradition of bringing our players through, that means from early on you get good habits, you express yourselves.
“Mason’s come through this programme, done fantastic and will be kicking on I’m sure, he’s a very exciting boy to work with.”
Manchester United target Dominic Calvert-Lewin is worth 80 TIMES more than Everton paid Sheffield United for him in 2016.
The 23-year-old has scored nine goals in his first six games in all competitions this season, and is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League, with his performances eve earning him a call-up to the International stage.
Calvert-Lewin has been linked with United in recent weeks and, given his current form, and Former Everton defender David Unsworth says the Blues paid ‘nowhere near’ the £1.5million that was reported at the time.
Ex-West Ham and Sheffield United centre-back Unsworth told Sky Sports: “I can assure you it was nowhere near the amount of money that people bandied about.
“I won’t say the exact fee but it was a lot less than what you just quoted.
“I still smile when I think about how we managed to prise him away.
“It was all about timing and Sheffield United were in League One and had just got a new manager.
“Dominic wasn’t going to play a big part in trying to get them out of League One.
“Chris [Wilder] decided to go down the experience route and has proven to be very successful.”
Ryan Giggs sees Alex Telles becoming Manchester United’s version of Liverpool star Andy Robertson.
Telles signed for Porto from Galatasaray in 2016 and went on to win two Portuguese league titles and the Portuguese Cup in nearly 200 appearances for the club and he was the second signing for United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
He has made some impressive performances for the club since his move to Old Trafford and it looks like Solskjaer finally has a left-back that will be able to compete with the very best players in the game.
And after seeing Telles put in an impressive performance against PSG, Giggs has opened up and claimed that the left-back has the potential to emulate the impressive Robertson, who is easily the best left back in the Premier League
Red Devils legend Giggs told the Webby & O’Neill Podcast: “With Telles, that’s something we’ve been missing
“You look at Trent, Robertson, the goals they provide. Now, full-backs have to have that in their armour. They have to be like that, if the wingers are coming in, the full-backs have to create the width and make goals.
“It looks like he might have that extra dimension as well with creating goals.”
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus says Uruguay forward and Manchester United target Darwin Nunez will eventually become the club’s record sale.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not a buys man in the transfer window and failed to get all the transfer business done that he would have likes, meaning that the club are linked with a number of players ahead of the January window.
And Nunez is a player that has come into the shopping basket of the Red Devils, as the starlet is making a real name for himself over at Benfica and is tipped to become a top player, so much so, that Jesus has opened up and told the likes of United that the Uruguay forward will eventually become the club record sale.
Benfica’s biggest sale to date was the €126 million (£113m/$142m) Atletico Madrid paid to sign Joao Felix last summer, Jesus told SportTV: “We must not forget that he is a kid, he is 21 years old, there is a lot about the game that he does not know yet. He will learn with me and Benfica.
“He was Benfica’s most expensive purchase, and when there is no pandemic, he will be the most expensive sale. He will be a world-class player.”
Manchester United target Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona beyond the end of the season when his current contract expires, according to Guillem Balague.
Messi hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the summer after it was revealed they he had handed in a transfer request to leave the club after the Spaniards failed to pick up any silverware by the end of the season.
The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been credited with moves for the player, as they are the only three clubs in the Premier League that can even come close to paying his sky high wages.
However, despite all the talks that he was leaving the club, ultimately he opened up and revealed that he would see out his current deal which ends in 2021 as he did not want to take Barcelona through the courts in order to get a move away from the club.
But there is still talk that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, with the Premier League his preferred destination, Balague says there is time for the Argentine to pen a new deal at Camp Nou and firmly believes that he will be staying at the Camp Nou.
Balague told FourFourTwo: “He’s had to put what happened over the summer to the back of his mind. He will have time to decide about his future after the elections, but I am convinced that if they go the way Messi wants, with a new board and a clear project, he will stay. I am convinced he will stay.