Anthony Gordon scored the match’s only goal – Getty image Newcastle United outclassed Manchester United with a tap-in goal from Anthony Gordon at St James’ Park on Saturday night. Eddie Howe’s men secured the well-deserved 1-0 victory against Manchester United, after raining terror on the Red Devils defense. Anthony Gordon scored the match’s only goal – Getty image Gordon who made good timing in the 55th minute, slotted in a fine finish from a cross by Kieran Trippier, after several attempts by the home side. Despite Newcastle’s dominance and securing all three points, they hit a brick wall with the defensive combination of Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, who prevented them from scoring more. Onana who has faced criticism recently, was also on top of his game in the clash, making some clinical saves, although gasped at some point.
Burnley secured their first home win since promotion by ruthlessly thrashing Sheffield United 5-0 on Saturday’s Premier League clash. The deadlock was broken from the first minute as Jay Rodriguez found the back of the net, putting Vincent Kompany’s side in the driving seat. The attacking force continued, and by the 29th minute, Burnley doubled their lead with a goal from Jacob Bruun Larsen. The second half saw Burnley maintaining their form, with Zeki Amdouni adding another goal to the tally. Burnley thrash Sheffield United 5-0 – Getty image Luca Koleosho and Josh Brownhill further asserted Burnley’s dominance by scoring in the later stages of the game. The 5-0 victory marked Burnley’s first home win since their promotion from Championship, under the management of Vincent Kompany.
Andre Onana’s flaws denied Manchester United victory against Galatasaray on Wednesday’s Champions League clash. United’s hopes in the Champions League is now hanging in the balance, following a dramatic 3-3 draw against Galatasaray. Erik ten Hag’s squad faces an uphill battle to advance to the last 16, needing a must win against Bayern Munich in the final Group A clash. Early in the game, Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes put the Red Devils ahead, giving the Old Trafford team a strong start. Andre Onana’s flaws deny Manchester United win over Galatasaray – Getty image However, a Hakim Ziyech free-kick slipped past goalkeeper Andre Onana, just before half time. Scott McTominay’s goal added to United’s lead, but Ziyech capitalized on another free-kick, exploiting a fumble by Onana. The Turkish side completed their comeback with a stunning effort from Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu, leaving United’s hopes in jeopardy.
Man United spends more than Bruno Fernandes earnings weekly in a bid to sell 25% shares to Sir Jim Ratcliffe – Getty image The Glazer family is reportedly spending £250,000 per week in legal and consultancy fees, for the sale of 25% shares to Sir Jim Ratcliffe. This staggering amount surpasses the weekly earnings of club captain Bruno Fernandes who earns £240,000 per week.
Man United spends more than Bruno Fernandes earnings weekly in a bid to sell 25% shares to Sir Jim Ratcliffe – Getty image Meanwhile, the prolonged sales process, now exceeding a year, has accumulated costs equivalent to £1 million each month, as outlined in the club’s recent accounts. Sun Sports reports that since the sale was initiated in November 2022, the club has disbursed £7 million in legal and associated fees to US-based financial advisors Raine Group. The ongoing negotiations are gradually getting towards the potential £1.3 billion deal with Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who wants an immediate acquisition of an initial 25% stake at the club.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has denied having interest joining Manchester United, amidst club’s interest. In an interview with Marca, the French man said he hopes to make his mark at Atletico as a legend, while expressing his desire to win titles for the club. “I’m motivated to be someone important at Atletico, to be a legend at this club. I know I have to earn it.” Griezmann has been a key player for Diego Simeone’s side since the start of the current season. He has so far scored 12 goals in La Liga and Champions League matches. Antoine Griezmann – Getty image Despite facing challenges in regaining the fans’ trust after a controversial return from Barcelona, the 32-year-old has become a driving force for Atletico. Acknowledging the importance of connecting with the fans, he said, “I feel that I have recovered the connection with the fans.” Griezmann has a total of 169 goals for Atletico, and aims to surpass Luis Aragones’ record of 173. On his target for the season, he said he desires to win the La Liga: “I want to win La Liga, I need it. I’ve never done it, and it would be nice.” Atletico Madrid, under Simeone, secured two league titles during Griezmann’s absence, with their successes occurring while he played at Real Sociedad and Barcelona.
Raphael Varane is set to depart Manchester United next summer, rather than the anticipated January transfer window. The French defender has gradually ran out of luck at Old Trafford, under the management of Erik ten Hag. Meanwhile, contrary to earlier suggestions of a potential return to Real Madrid, sources now indicate that Varane is exploring options in Italy or Saudi Arabia. A source close to the unfolding event told The Sun Sport, “The days are numbered for Raphael Varane at Manchester United, and the clock is ticking on his future.”
Rafael Varane – Getty image While Erik ten Hag aims to retain his first team squad for a top-four pursuit, Varane’s departure is expected in the summer. The player’s shift to the fourth choice in Ten Hag’s defensive lineup, behind long time bench-warmer Jonny Evans, has fueled his desire for a new challenge elsewhere. The player has already attracted Interest from Saudi Arabia, with offer including a substantial increase in wages. Additionally, Varane is also tempted by the prospect of playing in Italy. He had expressed his admiration for the league before now.
Bernardo Silva has encouraged his Portuguese teammate Joao Neves to sign for Manchester City, instead of Manchester United. The 19-year-old Benfica midfielder, has impressed with his performances, and has now attracted interest from top Premier League clubs, including Manchester United. “If I can, I will pull strings for João Neves to go to Man City. I’d like to see João joining City instead of Man Utd, of course!” Silva stated in an interview. Earlier, Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes had openly praised Neves, saying that it would delight him to have the performing player join Manchester United. Portuguese star Joao Neves – Getty image “I would love to have him at United. But it’s Joao’s choice… He has top quality. He’s a great player, but it depends on the coach’s ideas. He will have a great future, in United or somewhere else.” Despite the interest from both Manchester clubs, Benfica remains keen on keeping Neves, and any potential suitors would need to meet his reported release clause of £105 million. Joao Neves made his international debut alongside Fernandes and Silva for Portugal last month, and has been making waves with style of play since then.
Manchester United fans have condemned the Glazer family for not sending a representative to Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral. The American family and owners of the Old Trafford club, reportedly said they will stay away to avoid being a distraction. Meanwhile, a statement released by Manchester United’s protest group, The 1958, showed dismay at the club owners attitude. “The Glazers have proved time and again they are alienated from the football club and fan base, and this is just another shameful example.
Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral was today – Getty image “It is our opinion that they simply view Manchester United as a cash cow.” The statement also pointed at the Glazers’ lack of public comments following the recent passing of Lady Cathy, Sir Alex Ferguson’s wife. They view the owners lack of interest as another instance of being out of touch with the club’s values and traditions.
After a hard-fought battle, Manchester United narrowly won struggling Luton Town 1-0 at Old Trafford, all thanks to Victor Lindelof. Lindelof’s second-half strike proved to be the game decider. The deadlock-breaking moment came when Lindelof capitalized on Luton’s defensive lapse, sweeping home a corner shortly before the hour mark. Despite the victory, under-fire United side’s performance raised concerns, especially with Rasmus Hojlund missing an early opportunity, denied by Luton keeper Thomas Kaminski. The display adds to the pressure on their manager Erik ten Hag, despite the team moving up to sixth place in the Premier League table. Lindelof strikes for United to hand them the win – Getty image The win is a crucial one for United’s position in the league, now three points behind fourth-place Liverpool. Luton, despite the loss, maintains their 17th position in the league, just above the relegation zone, on goal difference.
Copenhagen secured a dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester United, despite a promising start for United with Rasmus Hojlund’s early goals. Marcus Rashford’s controversial red card in the Champions League clash changed the game, after United dominated in the first half. The new United forward Hojlund aimed for a hat-trick to secure a 3-0 lead for United. However, VAR intervened, penalizing Rashford for a red-card challenge on Elias Jelert. Copenhagen capitalized on the setback, leveling the score at 2-2 by halftime. One of Copenhagen’goals – Getty image Despite being reduced to ten men, United rallied and took the lead with a Bruno Fernandes penalty. But it wasn’t long until Copenhagen staged a comeback, securing the win with an 87th-minute goal from Roony Bardghji. United now find themselves at the bottom of their group, needing a victory against Galatasaray to avoid an early group-stage exit.