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The Jose Mourinho reign as Manchester United manager has come to end. The so called `special

one’ was given his marching orders on the morning of Tuesday 18th of December after a short

meeting with Ed Woodard.

The writing was on the wall for Jose after another well below par performance against arch rivals

Liverpool. That was to be the last time we would see Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager.

As the news broke, there where serval names doing the rounds on social media outlets from Michael

Carrick, Laurent Blanc and Gary Neville. Not long after the sacking Manchester United confirmed

that there would be a caretaker manager put in place until the end of the season.

To most people’s surprise, the name that was mentioned most was the Malmo manager and United

legend, Ole Gunner Solskjaer. The next morning it was confirmed that Ole Gunner Solskjaer would

be in charge until the end of the season. Along side him will be former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson

Mike Phelan and Michael Carrick.

The Right Man For The Job

With the Man Utd job up for grabs come the summer, is it still one of the most wanted jobs in the world?

world?

The short answer is yes. If you ask any manager in the world if Man Utd came calling they would be

very hard pushed not take up the offer from the biggest club in the world. Of course, they would find

it hard to turn down, because it might never come around again.

Who could end up in the most prestigious job in football?

At 5/2, the `Baby Faced Assassin’ has first crack at bringing Man Utd back where they belong. Let’s

be honest, he has an easy job coming into the role after Jose. When he gets them playing attacking

football and putting on performances that they should be putting in with the depth of talent in the

squad, then it’s not a million to one shot that Solskjaer could start next season as the permanent

manager.

Solskjaer, being a Man Utd hero, will hopefully be able to put across to the players what it means to

be a Man Utd player. The pride they must show when putting on the famous red shirt and remind

everyone that Old Trafford is a place no one wants to go.

He as iterated that he would `love the job, but it is something that have not talked about’. Only time

will tell if he has learned a lot from his stint at Cardiff and is good enough to fill the huge void that is

still there from when Sir Alex called it a day on his managerial career.

The one that every pundit and Man Utd fan thinks is the perfect fit for the job is current Spurs boss,

Mauricio Pochettino. Pochettino, who is 6/4 favourite to be in the Utd dugout come the first game

of next season is proven in the Premiership and will have no problem adapting to the demands of

the Premiership unlike so of the other names been mentioned for the job.

His philosophy of giving young players a chance, with his attaching style of play is something every

Man Utd fan wants to see. But, will he leave half way through a project with Spurs and about to go

into a brand new, state of the art stadium.

The pro of him moving will be he can be the man to turn Man Utd back to the attack force they

should be, and will have endless funds to get the players he thinks will improve the squad.

The pull of Man Utd calling for him at such a young age in terms of a manager, might be too much to

turn down. Spurs chairman Daniel Leavy is well known to be a hard man to deal with when it comes

to striking a deal.

Another name that is linked with every big job since he left Real Madrid in the summer is Zinedine

Zidane. No doubt he done an amazing job at Real Madrid in his 3-year spell, winning 3 Champions

Leagues in a row along with playing attacking and attractive football, he would fit the mould of what

is needed at Man Utd.

But the other side of it is, did he have one of the easiest jobs to come into with the squad at his

disposable with the likes of Ronaldo, Bale, Modric and Sergio Ramos making up the spine of his

team. Could he do the same with the likes of Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford and Fred?

If he was to walk into the dressing room on his first day, he would have respect right away for what

he achieved in his playing days, but with the way players are now is it enough to be a former world

class player walking into the dressing room to lead a dressing room full of young players and older

egos?

Zuzu, if given the chance could bring the wow factor to the hallowed turf at Old Trafford.

Others to mention, Laurent Blanc who is 14/1. The former Man Utd defender has made a good

transition from player to manager with the likes of PSG and his home nation France.

Current Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is on the short list for the job at 6/1. But I think it would

not go down well with the Utd faithful because his style of football would be a typical Italian

manager, in where you don’t concede you can’t lose. Where what United want, as the fans have

shouted for the last few months, is `Attack, Attack, Attack’.

Verdict

I think at the end of the summer we will be seeing Mauricio Pochettino being revealed as the new

Manchester United. The way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, with his positive style of play

would set United on the road to recovery if given the chance.

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Man United would find De Gea’s ideal replacement by signing this Champions League semi-finalist – Agreed?

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Manchester United Opinion: United must target Onana if De Gea leaves

According to a recent report by The Sun, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side are said to have set their eyes on Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana as a possible replacement for David De Gea, later this summer.

The Spanish veteran has rejected multiple contract offers from United over the last couple of seasons and he now finds himself with just a year remaining on his current deal. Although Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is being linked with a possible move too, his startling market value will prove too much for United to handle at this stage.

The report suggests that Manchester United are willing to see out David De Gea’s contract and let him leave for free rather than sell him in the summer.

Despite their best interests, if the Spaniard does force a move away from Old Trafford, there probably isn’t much they could do to stop him.

He was heavily criticised for his performances in the last campaign as he made multiple individual errors and blatant mistakes.

Andre Onana is a 23-year-old shot-stopper, who currently plies his trade for last season’s Champions League semi-finalist – Ajax Amsterdam. The youngster was an absolutely pivotal part of their build-up play and his ability to release the ball early helped them in multiple situations as well.

The season that Ajax had last year could only be described as majestic and without Onana’s exploits between the sticks, they wouldn’t have achieved half of what they did. It is being reported that the youngster could be available for a fairly nominal price and considering that he’s only 23, he could fit the bill at United in terms of age as well.

Although Sergio Romero will definitely throw his name into the hat at some
stage, signing Onana would be a massive boost to a team that has depended on their goalkeeper’s heroics to keep them in games at times.

De Gea has been a fan favourite at Old Trafford for a long time now but the time for change could finally be here.

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The Spaniard is 28 now and has shown signs of slowing down over the last season. His performances at the World Cup in Russia were poor and he certainly didn’t help himself with his recent Premier League showings.

Despite this, De Gea has singlehandedly won Manchester United an unbelievable number of football matches. Moving for Onana to replace him would certainly be a shrewd piece of business.

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Man City shelling out £5m to activate this former player’s buyout clause would provide excellent competition for Mendy – Agreed?

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Man City Opinion: Citizens should activate Angelino’s buy-back clause to ensure quality competition for Mendy

According to Manchester Evening News, reigning Premier League champions Man City are set to bring left-back Angelino back to the Etihad this summer, with reports claiming that the Citizens are considering activating the buy-back clause that they had inserted in the Spaniard’s deal.

Angelino sealed a permanent £5 million move to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven only last summer but Manchester Evening News suggests that the Citizens, who are well aware of his talent and potential, had inserted a clause in his deal which would enable them to bring him back for a fee of around £5 million.

The same source claims that Man City are impressed by the 22-year-old’s rapid development in the Netherlands at PSV Eindhoven and are willing to offer him a chance in their first-team next season, while French champions PSG have also been linked with the highly-rated left-back.

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Angelino accumulated as many as 12 assists in 43 appearances for the Dutch heavyweights in all competitions this past season, also featuring prominently in the club’s Champions League campaign, which ended prematurely in the group stages.

The 22-year-old’s scintillating run for form hasn’t gone unnoticed and, as the reports suggest, he might as well be forced to head back to England just after a single season at PSV.

The Spanish U21 international played for Deportivo La Coruna at the youth ranks before joining City’s youth set up in 2012. Angelino featured largely for the club’s youth and reserve sides and spent time on loan at New York City, Girona, Mallorca and NAC Breda.

The talented youngster was eventually handed his first-team debut against Aston Villa in the FA Cup in 2016 and went on to make a total of 3 competitive appearances for the Citizens, featuring in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and also in the EFL Cup.

However, it was pretty apparent that he needed more time to further his development before having a realistic chance of nailing down a regular starting role at City.

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Well, it looks as though the left-back has finally managed to impress upon the City hierarchy with his scintillating run of form in the Dutch top-flight this past season.

Realistically speaking, it makes a lot of sense for Man City to bring the Spaniard back to the Etihad this summer, given that lack of stability on the left-hand side of the backline was one of the big talking points from the club’s domestic treble-winning campaign last term.

Benjamin Mendy started off with a bang in the earlier stages of the recently concluded campaign, with the Frenchman accumulating as many as 5 assists in 10 Premier League outings.

However, Guardiola found himself short of cover ever since Mendy was sidelined with a long-term knee injury and the manager had to rotate between the likes of Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko to fill in at an unfamiliar position.

While Delph struggled to find consistency and had his own share of injury problems, Guardiola’s patience with Zinchenko gradually paid rich dividends, as the Ukrainian went from strength to strength and established himself as the first-choice left-back in due course of time.

City would need to sort out their left-back conundrum sooner rather than later, given Mendy’s poor injury record. And bringing back Angelino certainly makes a lot of sense.

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The 22-year-old would save Man City a fortune in the transfer market, while his arrival is also expected to add much-needed depth and cover in a key area of the pitch for the Citizens.

The Spaniard has proven his credentials as a modern-day offensive-minded full-back in the Netherlands and City have every reason to look at him as someone who could possibly provide cover and competition for Mendy, thus enabling Zinchenko to play elsewhere in a more familiar role.

Capable of shouldering both attacking and defensive responsibilities effectively, Angelino caught the eye with his immaculate crossing, sharpness, agility and a deadly eye for key passes in the final third.

The 22-year-old averaged 2 key passes, 1.7 crosses, 1.4 dribbles, 2.3 successful long balls, 2.2 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 2 clearances per game in the Eredisivie last season, figures which are an upgrade on Mendy’s 1.2 key passes, 1.1 crosses, 1.6 tackles and 1 interception per game in the Premier League.

Those differences in numbers might have a lot to do with the stylistic differences between the two teams and the quality of the leagues but, in all honesty, Angelino proved that he is good enough to challenge the injury-prone and impetuous Mendy for a spot in City’s first-team.

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As the Citizens look to make it a hat-trick of Premier League triumphs next season, they need to ensure that they have adequate depth in all areas of their squad and bringing back the 22-year-old for a thrifty fee would certainly be a step in the right direction.

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Next Roofe in the making? – Leeds United signing this League Two starlet for £250,000 would be a smart move by Bielsa

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According to a report from Daily Mail, Leeds United are set to make a £250,000 offer for Carlisle United starlet Liam McCarron.

The 18-year-old is also being chased by a swarm of English clubs namely Sheffield United, Derby County and Wolves. Yet, the Whites remain confident they can win the race by offering him more gaming time.

The 18-year-old broke into Carlisle’s main team in the recently concluded season, making a total of 16 appearances. Despite being used as a substitute, McCarron showed much quality with limited opportunities. A youth product of Cumbrians, the English prodigy has a contract until the end of next season.

Should Leeds United move for McCarron?

After an eventful campaign in Championship, Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa needs reinforcements in every aspect.

The attacking line-up turned out to be a let-down for the Argentine manager in the promotion slump and he must mend that before the start of next season.

And with Jack Clarke’s future still hanging in balance as he is wanted by Tottenham, Bielsa can avail the services of League Two teenager, McCarron. United’s primary striker, Kemar Roofe, is also on the radar of Burnley.

A centre-forward by trade, McCarron is also much efficient at the wings. Though he can’t be an assured starter under Bielsa, he can win his chances by showing quick progress in the reserves set-up as Clarke did with the Whites last season.

The former Chile manager is also known for nurturing young talents – Clarke and Leif Davis are some of the best examples. McCarron could soon join the list and can break into the spotlight if he opts to move to Elland Road this summer.

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Final Verdict

Leeds wouldn’t be overburdened with a signing like McCarron, who is currently in demand and has a great future ahead.

And the English prospect can follow the footsteps of 26-year-old Roofe, who also rose through the ranks of League Two side Oxford United.

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