Manchester City and Liverpool will contest this year’s Community Shield at the end of July after they won the Premier League title and FA Cup title respectively. Leicester City are the defending champions after they beat Manchester City 1-0 during the 2021 edition. Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho was responsible for the winning goal in the second half.
Liverpool qualified to take part in the Community Shield, which is the curtain raiser of the season, by winning the FA Cup title earlier this month. Liverpool were able to add the FA Cup title to the Carabao Cup title. The Reds defeated the same team to win both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup titles. Liverpool beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties to win the Carabao Cup title in February after the two teams failed to break the deadlock in regulation time and extra time. The Merseyside giants made it two trophies by beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the FA Cup final after 120 minutes ended without a single goal. Continue reading CITY, LIVERPOOL FOR 2022 COMMUNITY SHIELD
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will both have fourth spot on their minds ahead of their league meeting at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. The two teams meet at the Theatre of Dreams hoping to steal a march on the other with a win in the race to finish in fourth place on the Premier League standings at the end of the season.
Hosts Manchester United are winless in their last two Premier League games but they know that a win over Spurs will take them above Arsenal in fourth place. An home win over Tottenham Hotspur will take Manchester United two points clear of the Gunners who don’t play until Sunday when they take on Leicester City at home. Continue reading UNITED, SPURS EYE FOURTH SPOT
Manchester United striker Edison Cavani is a major transfer target for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona ahead of the winter transfer window next month as manager Xavi Hernandez tries to add goals to his team in the wake of Sergio Aguero’s retirement.
Manchester City legend Aguero signed for Barcelona as a free agent in the summer on the back of his ten-year stay in the Premier League and he had to retire from football last week after a heart problem was detected. His exit has created a big vacuum in the Barcelona attack and it could be filled by Uruguayan striker EdinsonCavani who has a little over six months left on his Manchester United contract. Continue reading TRANSFERS: CAVANI ON BARCELONA RADAR
Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas on the appearance record in the Champions League after he made his second debut for Manchester United in the competition on Tuesday. The Portuguese attacker was on target as Manchester United were beaten by Swiss champions Young Boys on the occasion of his second Champions League debut for his club.
Five-time Champions League winner Ronaldo is back at Manchester United after spending over a decade away from the club. The Portuguese national team captain left the Red Devils to sign for Real Madrid in a mega transfer that took place in 2009. He spent nine years with the Spanish capital club before sealing another mega transfer to Italian side Juventus three years. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford this summer after three years in Turin. Continue reading RONALDO EQUALS CASILLAS ON APPEARANCE RECORD
English Premier League giants Manchester United have continued to face a huge stumbling block in their attempt to sign French defender Raphael Varane from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid this summer. The Red Devils first made their intentions if being interested to sign the defender known some weeks ago and have since started negotiations to land the defender but there are still a few details left to be ironed out before a deal can be struck between the two clubs. United are said to have agreed personal terms with Varane over a transfer but Madrid are insistent that the English Premier League club must meet the transfer demands.
Varane is ready to move to Old Trafford after agreeing personal terms with Olé Gunnar Solksjær’s Manchester United till the summer of 2026. Real Madrid’s initial transfer fee demand was £70 million but have had it reduced to £50 million after United tabled a contract offer of £40 million (plus bonuses that could see it rise to £45 million) but Madrid have rejected the offer and are insisting that United must pay the complete £50 million fee unless they would have to look elsewhere for another defender. Continue reading UNITED STRUGGLING TO REACH AGREEMENT FOR VARANE
David De Gea has broken his silence after the Europa League final nightmare he experienced in Gdansk earlier in the week. The Spanish national team shot stopper was the villain as Villarreal beat Manchester United in the Europa League final on Wednesday night to win a major European trophy for the first time.
De Gea posted a picture with legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson on his official Twitter handle on Thursday as he vowed to fight back from the disappointment of Gdansk. The Spaniard missed the decisive penalty in the dreaded shootout to hand the Europa League trophy to the Yellow Submarines from his native Spain. Until his penalty miss, Villarreal and Manchester United players had converted 21 spot kicks. Continue reading EUROPA LEAGUE: DE GEA BREAKS SILENCE
While it seems like an impossible task, we could as well be having a crazy football season on our hands. Current league leaders Manchester City are marching closer to another league title, but their local rivals, Manchester United, who are the second-placed team on the log, are not very far behind and can always take advantage of any slip-up.
During the opening stages of the current season, City were looking very vulnerable and their title credentials came into huge question after they suffered a 2-0 league defeat at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side. It was an unexpected result and the aftermath of it was a slip down to the 11th position on the table. Continue reading CAN MANCHESTER UNITED SNATCH THE LEAGUE TITLE?
The January transfer window may be coming to an end, but it does not stop clubs from still putting in efforts to seal deals for their respective targets before they finally no longer have the chance to do so. The winter transfer window will be shut once January comes to an end finally and one of the clubs in the race against time to complete their transfer business is Premier League outfit Manchester City.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged his former club to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish in the summer so he can partner with the already-flourishing Bruno Fernandes. United were linked with the signing of Grealish last summer and were close to securing the deal but were put off by Aston Villa’s transfer demands so a deal never materialised.
The Villans were demanding in excess of £75 million if they want to let their captain leave but Ed Woodward deemed the figure outrageous and shut the door on the deal. However, it looks as though Grealish’s stock has risen since then having maintained his status as the club’s best player this season with a number of eye-catching performances. Continue reading FERDINAND STILL WANTS MANCHESTER UNITED TO SIGN GREALISH