Red Rants Archives for January 2016

Manchester United v Galatasaray, pre-season: Confirmed XI

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Jose Mourinho has taken his men to Sweden as Manchester United will face Galatasaray at the Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg in the pre-season fixture scheduled between the two clubs.

The Old Trafford club's star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to feature for his new club. The 34-year-old striker joined his new teammates in the training earlier this week and he could feature for United for the first time against the Turkish giants in his homeland on Saturday.

Mourinho confirms injuries to Manchester United duo, reveals star will miss season opener

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed defenders Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Chris Smalling are sidelined with minor injuries, which has ruled them out for the upcoming clash against Galatasaray.

The Red Devils take on the Turkish giants in the pre-season fixture scheduled between the two sides in Sweden on Saturday.

Photo: Manchester United launch third kit for 2016-17 season

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Manchester United have launched their third kit for the 2016-17 season on 29 July, Friday.

The Red Devils' kit manufacturer adidas have manufactured the kit as they head into the second year of 10-year contract, which is worth £750 million. They have taken inspiration from the club's early years as Newton Heath LYR Football Club for the third kit.

Pogba has landed in LA, will now have Man United medical: report

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Pogba has landed in LA, will now have Man United medical: report

Paul Pogba is set to undergo his medical for Manchester United in a Los Angeles centre, according to reports emanating from France.

Journalist Nabil Djellit says Pogba landed just after 1.30pm local time and will now travel to undergo his medical which is the final piece in the puzzle before he completes his move to Man United.

Photo: Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes part in his first Manchester United training session

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Manchester United's second signing of the summer transfer window and he moved to Manchester in the last few days.

The 34-year-old took part in his first training session since joining the Red Devils. Jose Mourinho's side played Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium and Borussia Dortmund in China in the pre-season.

Manchester United’s hope of signing midfielder ended by manager

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has handed Manchester United a transfer blow after suggesting that midfielder Nemanja Matic is an important player at Stamford Bridge, rulingout any potential transfer away from the west London club.

The Serbian international played a key role in the middle of the pitch in helping the Blues win the title in the 2014-15 Premier League season, when Jose Mourinho was their manager.

Photo: Mourinho’s Manchester United midfield target in Spanish giants’ shirt

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Manchester United's hope of signing Andre Gomes has been crushed after the midfielder left Valencia and completed a move to Barcelona.

The 22-year-old was a key part of Portugal squad that won the Euro 2016 after beating host nation France in the final. They won in the extra time, courtesy to Eder's goal, which was the difference between the two sides.

Manchester United attacker should emulate ex-Arsenal star says OT legend

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United earlier this month after his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expired at the end of June. The striker has become the Red Devils' high profile signing this summer and Old Trafford legend Bryan Robson remains hopeful the Swede can emulate what Robin van Persie did in his first season at the club.

Real Madrid looking to block Manchester United’s fourth summer signing

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Real Madrid are looking to block Manchester United's move in signing of Paul Pogba after their manager Zinedine Zidane revealed his side's interest in Juventus midfielder.

The 23-year-old's contract with his current employers runs down in the summer of 2019. He joined the Turin club from the Red Devils on a free contract in 2012.

Liverpool’s €40m bid confirmed for Manchester United summer target

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Sporting star Joao Mario's father has confirmed the midfielder has received an offer from Premier League club Liverpool.

The 23-year-old was a part of the Portugal squad that defeated France 1-0 in the extra time of the Euro 2016 final to win the European championship. He was impressivefor his national side in the recently concluded tournament hosted by France.

Record transfer boosts Manchester United’s chances of completing fourth signing

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Juventus have confirmed they have completed a deal in signing Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for a transfer fee of €90 million on Tuesday.

The Italian club will pay the fee over the two financial years and the Argentine international will become the third most expensive player in the history of football behind Gareth Bale and Cristaino Ronaldo as Real Madrid paid the fee to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United respectively.

Club confirms rejecting Arsenal’s €35m bid for Manchester United summer target

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Lyon have confirmed they have rejected a €35 million bid from Arsenal for their star player Alexandre Lacazette.

The 25-year-old has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit in the last few seasons. In the 2015-16 campaign, he scored 23 goals in all competitions, which includes 21 goals in the league from 34 appearances.

Photo: Jose Mourinho’s United summer signing star arrives in Manchester

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Manchester United summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived in Manchester as he was spotted leaving his hotel on Tuesday, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 34-year-old was Jose Mourinho's second signing of the current transfer window, following the arrival of defender Eric Bailly.

Ryan Giggs reveals when he came to know he is leaving Manchester United

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Manchester United announced that Jose Mourinho will be their new manager in May and after the latter took charge at Old Trafford, he decided against including the Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs in his backroom staff.

The Welshman was a part of the coaching staff under David Moyes, where he had the role of a player-coach.

Manchester United chief Woodward reveals reason for latest disappointment

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has expressed his disappointment after the International Champions Cup clash against Manchester City at the National Stadium, Beijing on Monday was cancelled due to the bad weather in the Chinese city.

The Red Devils made a trip to the Far East to play in two pre-season fixtures.

Manchester United target also wanted by PSG confirms receiving £71.1m bid

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Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has revealed that the Champions League winners have received a €85 million (£71.1 million) bid for his services, but he stressed that he will not leave the Spanish capital club in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old joined the Spanish giants from AS Monaco in the summer of 2014.

Adidas release new Manchester United home kit for the 2016-17 season

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Manchester United and adidas have launched the club's new home jersey for the 2016/17 season, taking inspiration from the club's new home jersey for the 2016-17 season, taking inspiration from the club's early years as Newton Heath LYR Football Club.

In the second year of the partnership with Manchester United, adidas has taken cues from the club's illustrious history, with a two tone red split design evoking the two-tone Newton Heath kit

The official coat of arms for the city of Manchester was the basis behind the idea for the honeycomb graphic that knits together the two red block designs on the shirt.

Manchester United star feared he could not play football again

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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has admitted he feared that he could never play football again after suffering a horror injury in the Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven in September 2015.

The left-back fractured his leg in two places and it took him a long time to recover from the injury.

Reason revealed why Barcelona not competing with Manchester United for Euro 2016 star

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Barcelona were looking at the option of signing Juventus star Paul Pogba, according to the Catalan club's international adviser Ariedo Braida. The La Liga endedtheir interest in signing the talented midfielder due to the player's hefty price tag.

The France international has been a star player for the Old Lady, since joining them on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012.

Manchester United reveal provisional squad numbers for 2016-17 PL season

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Manchester United have confirmed provisional squad numbers for the 2016-17 Premier League season on Thursday.

The Red Devils completed three signings so far this summer and that includes the likes of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The recently retired Swedish international has so far been the high profile signing of the summer for the 20-time English champions.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho responds to Paul Pogba rumours

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refused to either confirm or deny whether Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will join the Red Devils this summer.

The France international left United and joined the Italian champions on a free transfer in 2012. Since then, he has won fourSerie A titles and other silverware with the Old Lady and in the process, has become one of the best midfielders in Europe.