Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United: Rashford, Martial win it for Solskjaer A blistering first-half performance on the counter-attack saw Anthony Martial score what proved to be the winner after Marcus Rashford netted from the penalty spot. The result came after Solskjaer claimed midweek victory over predecessor Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham side by the same scoreline, handing a huge boost to an Old Trafford reign that was attracting mounting scrutiny. Results | Points Table | Fixture United have also beaten Chelsea and Leicester City this season, while they remain the only side to take points off runaway leaders Liverpool. However, Everton sitting 14th in the table ahead of Sunday's match suggests they could spell trouble. Hitting the 'big six' for six Although no longer the fixture they were under Alex Ferguson when it comes to the biggest prizes in the game, United certainly have it in them to rise to the big occasion against teams aspiring to those heights. When facing sides … [Read more...] about Can Manchester United hit rest of the Premier League with ‘big six’ form?
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It was Palace's first win at Old Trafford since 1989 but to make things worse, United suffered two other setbacks as well with injuries to Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial. Martial although is reported to be sidelined only for one week but the English left-back will have to wait at least five weeks before returning into the pitch. This now leaves Ashley Young as the only real solution for the left-back spot. United although could put options like Rojo and Darmian in the spot but the rumour is that both are surplus to requirements and would be sold. Diogo Dalot, another full-back, could have provided Solskjaer with a cover on the left-hand side, but he is out until after the international break due to injury. At this moment, United are out of options in the left defensive track but this could see them, calling in academy starlet Brandon Williams into the scene. This, however, won't be the first time the local lad gets a call-up into the senior side. When United were travelling to Paris … [Read more...] about The Manchester United academy lad who could step in for injured Luke Shaw
Shaw has endured rotten luck with injuries and fitness problems throughout his United career, having joined from Southampton as an 18-year-old in 2014. His future at the club appeared to be bleak due to persistent criticism from former manager Jose Mourinho, but Shaw's form improved at the start of the season under the Portuguese coach. Fixtures | Results | Points table That secured him a regular place in the team, an England recall and a new contract at United, suggesting the potential which long seemed to be slipping away has been rediscovered. Shaw was then a standout performer for a depleted United in the recent 0-0 draw at home to Premier League leaders Liverpool, dealing admirably with the threat of Mohamed Salah on his flank. Although Lukaku believes United's defence in general has been excellent in recent weeks, he reserved special praise for Shaw. "Everybody is talking about us being offensively really good, but defensively we are doing really well," Lukaku told reporters. … [Read more...] about Lukaku lauds Shaw as United’s best player this season
Mumbai Indians retained Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah among others. © BCCI Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction, Mumbai Indians (MI) retained 18 players and released 10 - one capped, five uncapped and four international players. Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the side. MI retained Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Aditya Tare, Ishan Kisan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy and Suryakumar Yadav. As far as the international players are concerned, the Mumbai-based franchise retained Kieron Pollard and Evin Lewis of the Windies, Ben Cutting of Australia, and Mitchell McClenaghan and Adam Milne of New Zealand.The management has also backed Australia's T20 specialist Jason Behrendorff after the left-arm quick was recalled to the national side to face South Africa.South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy has been released along with Australian fast-bowler Pat Cummins, who was ruled out before the start of IPL 2018. Bangladesh's … [Read more...] about IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians Retain Core, Release 10 Players
Lukaku's 12th goal of the season for Inter in all competitions was not enough to prevent the Nerazzurri losing 2-1 to a much-changed Barcelona team at San Siro. The result, combined with Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 win over Slavia Prague, meant Inter finished third in Group F and will therefore drop into the Europa League for the rest of the season. Shaw was quick to poke fun at Lukaku on social media after the match. Responding to a post from the striker back in October, showing Lukaku smiling in training with the caption "UCL", the acronym for UEFA Champions League, Shaw said on Tuesday: "Welcome back." Welcome back https://t.co/Q07D1SwHGZ — Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) December 10, 2019 Lukaku, who left United to join Inter for a reported initial fee of €65million in August, could now face his former employers in the last 32 of the Europa League. United have qualified from their group but must avoid defeat to AZ at Old Trafford on Thursday in order to secure top spot and enter … [Read more...] about Shaw mocks Lukaku with ‘welcome back’ message as Inter drop into Europa League