3 former Man United players who could replace OGS as manager

It is no news that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United is lying in the balance, but what is news is the big question of who will replace the Norwegian.

The Manchester United manager is under huge pressure at Old Trafford following two back-to-back home defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City.

United were humiliated 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford with home fans leaving the stadium just after 60 minutes of action. That loss was followed by a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

Fans have now given up on the manager over poor results despite the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.

Though Ole is a former United player himself, most fans believe he is not capable of leading the team to greater heights.

As a result, there have been calls for his sack. Here are three former Manchester United players who could replace Ole as manager of the Red Devil.

1. Laurent Blanc: He retired in 2003 after spending the final two years of his playing career at United.

The 55-year-old Frenchman is currently in charge of Qatari outfit Al-Rayyan.

Spending the final two years of his playing career at Old Trafford before retiring in 2003, Frenchman Blanc is currently in charge of Qatari outfit Al-Rayyan where he has been in charge since December 2020.

Blanc was a manager at Paris Saint-Germain between 2013 and 2016 and was in charge of the French senior national team between 2010 and 2012.
He has won 15 major honours as a manager, including four Ligue 1 titles across his spells in charge of both Bordeaux and PSG.

2. Roy Keane: If the United board feels that a kick up the backside is what United’s players are in need of, Keane would be the man.

The former Reds skipper is not afraid to speak the truth and say it how it is. How the players would respond to that would be interesting, to say the least.

However, the chances of Keane succeeding Solskjaer, despite having some managerial experience behind him from his spells in charge of Ipswich Town and Sunderland, are very, very, very slim.

3. Darren Fletcher: The former United player currently works at Old Trafford as the club’s technical director and seems to be a better preference than Keane.

He has worked with the players on the training ground during his time in the role, but he, of course, lacks management experience. But everyone has to start somewhere.

Is that, though, a gamble United would be willing to take at this stage? Most probably not.

Nevertheless, the Scot may be considered as a realistic candidate to succeed Solskjaer, at least on a temporary basis, and offer fresh ideas.


CHE 0-1 MNC: 2 Mistakes Thomas Tuchel Made As Chelsea Lost Thier First Match Of The Season

Chelsea and Manchester City played against each other at Stanford Bridge today. The match was a very entertaining and tight contest as both teams performed very well on the pitch. Both managers went into the match with their best formation as they were keen on securing all 3 points.

At the end of the encounter, Manchester City won the game 1-0. The goal was scored by Gabriel Jesus and Assisted by Cancelo.

In the match, Thomas Tuchel failed to avoid 2 mistakes as Chelsea lost today. Check out the 2 mistakes that Thomas Tuchel made as Chelsea lost today.

1) Substituting Ngolo Kante

The first mistake that Thomas Tuchel made today was substituting Ngolo Kante. The Chelsea manager started the midfielder in his formation but took him out in the second half.

This was a poor substitution as Ngolo Kante was doing very well on the pitch. He made some excellent tackles and interceptions in the match.

2) Changing His Main Formation

Thomas Tuchel uses the 3:4:3 formation very well as it has been a very organized tactic in most of the matches that he has played. In today’s game, he used a 3:5:2 formation. The formation was uncomfortable to some of the players which led to high pressure from Manchester City’s team.

Check out the formation that Thomas Tuchel used today.

Chelsea manager started Edouard Mendy in goal ahead of Kepa. The goalkeeper made some excellent saves as he looked sharp.

Thomas Tuchel paired Christensen, Azpilicueta, and Rudiger at the heart of the defense as he was keen on solidifying the defensive phase of the team.

In the midfield area, Thomas Tuchel lined up Ngolo Kante, Kovacic, and Jorginho in the central midfield position.

On the wings, Thomas Tichel used Reece James and Marcos Alonso. Both players drove forward when the team attacked and backward when the team defended.

In the attack, Thomas Tuchel deployed Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku. Both players were unable to cause problems for Manchester City’s defense.

MUN 0-1 AVL: 2 Mistakes Ole Gunnar Solskjær Made As Manchester United Lost Their First Home Game

Manchester United lost at Old Trafford in today’s Premier League fixture. Ole Gunnar Solskjær failed to keep their home winning streak going as they lost to Aston Villa. Manchester United lost their first home game of the season. It wasn’t the performance most Manchester United fans were expecting, Ole Gunnar Solskjær had what it took to get past Aston Villa and top the league table but he failed to do just so. Here are the two mistakes Ole Gunnar Solskjær made as Manchester United lost their first Premier League fixture this season.

1. Playing Without Jesse Lingard: Jesse Lingard always made an impact every time he came in as a substitute this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjær started him in League Cup tie against West Ham United but couldn’t do the same today. Jesse Lingard should have taken Paul Pogba’s position as a winger while Paul Pogba’s assumes Fred’s position. Ole Gunnar Solskjær played with more of a defensive lineup today, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes were only the attacking threats in today’s match. Aston Villa made it difficult for Manchester United to get behind their defense.

Manchester United couldn’t improve in the second half of the match, their performance in the first half wasn’t encouraging. Manchester United suffered few injury problems in today’s match but that never accounted for their loss as they had other players who would come in and even perform better. Manchester United’s defense lacked focus when Aston Villa scored the opening goal. The final minutes performance from Manchester United shows how important Harry Maguire is to their back line.

2. Tactics: Ole Gunnar Solskjær played with the same tactics today which was obviously not helping. He went with the same tactics used against West Ham United and it was still the same outcome. Ole Gunnar Solskjær needed to change his tactics, he needed to have more attacking players involved in the action. He had players like Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard but did start with either of them. These players would easily make an impact against Aston Villa today. Manchester United will have to keep their heads up as they have bigger game ahead of them.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Turns Up For Training In Brand New Bentley Flying Spur

Ronaldo’s garage keeps expanding after the 36 year old Portuguese star added a Bentley Flying Spur to his car collection.

He took his new Bentley Flying Spur for a spin as he arrived at Manchester United’s Training Complex on Thursday.

The Bentley is his second acquisition since making a shock return to United, after being spotted earlier in a Lamborghini Urus.

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has added a new Bentley Flying Spur luxury sedan worth £250,000 to his staggering and expanding car collection.

The 36 year old five-time Ballon d’Or winner took his new Bentley Flying Spur for a spin after being spotted arriving at United’s The AON Carrington Training Complex on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest hand-built flagship Bentley is his second acquisition since making a shock return to his former club, Manchester United, after being spotted earlier in a Lamborghini Urus.

Ronaldo, who admitted to Piers Morgan in an interview he likes to have two of everything, now has over two dozens supercars from brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Rolls Royce.

Autojosh had earlier revealed that the Portuguese superstar added over 15 high-end and expensive rides to his impressive car collection since he left the Red Devils over a decade ago.

Bugatti Chiron

These included a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse and Chiron, and over Ferraris, including a $480,000 F12 TDF and $385,000 599 GTO, he bought while playing for Spanish club, Real Madrid.

At Juventus, the petrol head bought a limited edition $1.06 million McLaren Senna, a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and got a Brabus Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon SUV gift from his girlfriend as birthday gift.

When Ronaldo takes delivery of his Bugatti Centodieci, the ultra-rare model, limited to just 10 worldwide and worth $9 million, will be the most expensive in his impressive garage.

Earlier this month, Cristiano Ronaldo was mobbed by fans while leaving Manchester United training in a ₦150M Lamborghini Urus Super SUV.

Chelsea vs Man City: 3 key players whose absence may dent Tuchel’s unbeaten record

Chelsea and Manchester City will lock horns in the English Premier League in Saturday’s early kick off at the Stamford Bridge Stadium.

Chelsea has not lost any EPL game so far this term, sitting joint top on the table with 13 points from five matches, and will be hoping to maintain that record even against a formidable team like Manchester City.

For the Pep Guardiola side, it has not been a smooth start this season. They have lost one game and drawn one, placing 5th on the log with 10 points from five matches.

Both coaches know the importance of the encounter, but a UEFA Champions League fixture next week means they have to manage their players very well amid tight fixtures.

The season is well underway and Chelsea’s load of fixtures has no sign of lessening after their victory over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup. The sides we’re level after 90 minutes but, fortunately, the Blues were spared extra time with ties moving directly to penalties.

After their fixture on Saturday, Chelsea is up against Juventus in the Champions League, and Tuchel looked to manage his squad ahead of two gargantuan matches.
But these three players may most likely not feature in Saturday’s match or at the very least, they may play as substitut

1. Edouard Mendy: The 29 years old has not featured since he picked up a knock in the game against Zenit St Petersburg but returned to individual training on Wednesday.

Mendy was not involved in the squad for Aston Villa but Tuchel hoped that the Senegalese international would feature in Thursday’s training session. However, he is by no means guaranteed to play against Manchester City.

2. N’Golo Kante: The French international has been inconsistent for a while due to injury. He was substituted Mason Mount at half time against Aston Villa on Wednesday in a role reversal of the change that occurred in the win over Tottenham in the Premier League.

3. Timo Werner: The former RB Leipzig forward was conspicuous in his absence from Chelsea’s list of penalty takers at Stamford Bridge, particularly after opening the scoring for the Blues in the second period.

It turns out the 25 years old had a calf issue and had to remain on the pitch after Mount, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley had already entered the field.

Whether he has recorvered and fit to play against Manchester City has not been confirmed yet.

7 Top Managers Who Are Available If Manchester United Sacks Ole

A Manuel Lanzini’s 9th-minute strike was the only goal of the game as Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham United last night. The result invites further scrutiny on the position of the club manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who was already facing calls to be sacked from a section Manchester United fan base.

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While the club is expected to stick with their Norwegian manager after his impressive start to the new Premier League season, below are seven top football managers who are currently available should the board decide that a change in coaching personnel will benefit Manchester United in the long run.

1. Zinedine Zidane.

The 49 years old French manager is currently without a club after ending his second coaching spell at Real Madrid on the 27th of May 2021.

Zidane is probably the best available option at the moment, and the opportunity to coach a top like United will surely interest him. The chance to coach Cristiano Ronaldo again will also appeal to him.

2. Antonio Conte.

The 52 years old former Chelsea manager is the right man for the job if Manchester United are looking for a short term option that could help win a trophy for the club.

The disadvantage of hiring Conte is that he might walk away from the job at any moment, and he could also clash with the players due to his ultra-defensive style of play.

3. Ernesto Valverde.

The 57 years old Spanish manager has been jobless since he was sacked at Barcelona in the summer of 2020.

Ernesto Valverde time at Barcelona could be described as a success after winning 2 league trophies in his three years at the club.

4. Frank Lampard.

The former Chelsea manager has been without a club since he lost his job to Thomas Tuchel.

A patient club like Manchester United will be a good opportunity for him to get his career back on track.

5. Lucien Favre.

The 63 years old Swiss manager has been without a club since he left Borussia Dortmund in 2020.

6. Claudio Ranieri.

The 69 years old Italian manager is currently without a club after leaving Sampdoria towards the end of last season.

Ranieri proved, during his time at Leicester City, that he has what it takes to lead a Premier League club to title success.

7. Andre Villas-Boas.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager has been without a club since he was removed from his position at Marseille.

The 43 years old Portuguese manager is now a more experienced coach than when he first came to English football.

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Manchester United squad jets out in style to Switzerland ahead of their UCL game against Young Boys.

Manchester United Squad jet out in style to Switzerland ahead of their UEFA Champions League game against Young Boys in Bern on Tuesday evening.

A 22-man Manchester United squad were spotted as they depart for Switzerland for their opening Champions League game against Young Boys.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata, Fred, Dalot, Jadon Sancho, Lingard were among the 22 Manchester United travelling squad to face Young Boys on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Edinson Cavani was absent from the traveling squad due to a minor injury.

However the Red devils will be aiming to make a perfect start to their 2021/22 group stage campaign when they battle Young Boys in Switzerland on Tuesday.

Manchester United thrashed Newcastle 4-1 in the weekend while Young Boys thumped Zurich 4-0 in their last match.

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EPL table after yesterday’s games as Man united, Chelsea and Arsenal all won

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur fell to a shock defeat yesterday when they traveled to the Palace staduim to play Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace.

The first half of the game was goalless but a shambolic second half showing from the Tottenham saw Crystal Palace claim a 3-0 win as goals from Wilfred Zaha and Odsonne Edouard (brace) halted Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the season.

Arsenal vs Norwich city

Arsenal arrested their winless start to the season with a victory over Norwich city on Saturday at the Emirates stadium.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang controversially bundled in the ball deep into the second half to hand the Gunners their first league win of the season.

Leicester city vs Man city

Leicester city suffered defeat when they hosted Manchester city at the King Power staduim yesterday’s afternoon.

The foxes matched Pep Guardiola’s side for long periods in the game, but fell to an unlucky 1-0 defeat as Bernardo Silva poked in a goal in the 62nd minute after Kasper Smeichiel had intially saved out Joao Cancelo’s long range strike.

Manchester united vs Newcastle

Manchester united secured a superb win over Newcastle united on Saturday afternoon in a highly anticipated premier league clash.

Cristiano Ronaldo marked his return to Old trafford with a brace while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard were also on target as Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s men sealed a 4-1 win over their opponents.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa

Chelsea continued their fine unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon at the Stamford bridge staduim.

The blues were very clinical on the afternoon as Romelu Lukaku marked his second home debut with a brace either side of a fine goal from Matteo Kovacic as Chelsea returned to winning ways.

Here’s how the Epl table currently looks like

Manchester united sit above Chelsea on the table despite both teams being level on points and goals difference. Defending champions Manchester city have also climbed up 3rd place on the table following their slender 1-0 Victory over Leicester city.

Brighton and London side Spurs complete the top 5 teams on table while Arsenal move out of the relegation zone into 16th place following their first win of the season

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2 popular singers who were present at Old Trafford for Ronaldo’s second debut for Man United

Ronaldo’s second debut for Manchester United was nothing short of exhilarating. Not just because of the goals, but also the distinguished guests who were present. Distinguished dignitaries made their way to Old Trafford to watch Ronaldo play. Among theses honoured guests were two popular singers. They are mentioned below;

1. Burna Boy
Nigeria’s Grammy Award winning singer Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy was present for Ronaldo’s debut. He was spotted in the residential area of the stands wearing his Manchester United shirt with the number 23 imprint.

The singer has always been a Manchester United fan. He has good relations with the club and some of the club’s players. He recently featured in a Pepsi advertisement with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

The singer also took his mother and his entourage along with him to Old Trafford.

2. Stormzy
The talented British rapper was also present to watch Ronaldo make his debut for Manchester United. Just like Burna Boy, he wore a Manchester United shirt just like the fans. He is also a known Manchester United fan. He and Paul Pogba also share a friendship. He posed for a photo with fellow singer Burna Boy before the game kicked off.

Asides Ronaldo’s debut, another possible reason for the unusual appearance at Old Trafford by Burna Boy and Stormzy could be to promote Burna Boy’s show. His ‘Space Adrift’ concert was scheduled to happen after Manchester United’s game against Newcastle. Burna Boy and Paul Pogba were seen dancing on stage during the concerts after the game.

The singers were not the only dignitaries to appear at Old Trafford. One member of the Glazer family was spotted in the stands. Mr Glazer had not been at Old Trafford since 2018 but attended the game to watch Ronaldo. In case you’re wondering, the Glazer family owns Manchester United Football Club. Former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was also seen in the stands.

Ronaldo’s mum was also seen in the stands. She was spotted crying after Ronaldo scored his first goal since he re-signed for Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s kids begin new school in UK after his Man Utd transfer as Georgina Rodriguez posts cute snap

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S kids have started their new school in Manchester as Georgina Rodriguez posted a cute snap.

With Ronaldo completing a sensational transfer return to United, his partner Georgina and four kids have also uprooted to the UK.


Cristiano Jr, 11, with Mateo, four, left, Alana Martina, three, and Eva Maria


Cristiano Ronaldo pictured with his four kids
For his children Cristiano Jr, 11, Eva Maria, four, Mateo, four and Alana Martina, three, it meant moving schools.

And they all posed for an adorable family picture in their uniforms as they prepare for life in England.

Cristiano Jr, who previously starred for Juventus’ youth squad, was born in America in 2010, believed to be with a surrogate mother.

Ronaldo then announced in June 2017 that he had fathered twins via a surrogate mother again, also in the United States.

The same year, Georgina gave birth to birth to baby daughter Alana Martina.

Ronaldo, 36, left United in 2009 to join Real Madrid in a then-record £80million move.

From there, he joined Juventus but after three years in Italy, the Portugal icon told the club he wanted to leave.

United, who first signed Ronaldo in 2003 from Sporting Lisbon, swooped in and agreed a deal nearing £13m.

And it could now also see his eldest join United’s U-12 side, who Wayne Rooney’s boy Kai, 12, plays for.

Rooney, who won the Champions League and English title with Ronaldo, spoke glowingly about his former team-mate after news of his return.

He said: “Cristiano is still one of the best players in the world and has won titles everywhere he’s been so he’s going to be huge

“He still wants to be the best and I’m sure he will have a big impact on them this season.

“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] will certainly know that he’s in a position now where he needs to start winning these big titles with the players that he’s brought in.

“For their development, to get to the next step now is to start winning titles.”


Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Cristiano Ronaldo

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