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IT has been a busy week for Manchester United – despite Ole's side not being in action.
The future of stopper David De Gea is once again unclear with the Spaniard set to reject a new deal, while Paul Pogba continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.
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NEMANJA MATIC did not get his move to Italy this summer because Manchester United were holding out for more money, according to one transfer pundit.
Matic has only played 22 minutes of Premier League football this season but journalist Duncan Castles reckons Matic does not want to leave United.
However, he also thinks he may have to for the good of his career.
Castles told the Mirror: “It’s not that he wanted to leave Manchester United, but his calculation was: 'If Solskjaer doesn’t want to play me, I don’t want to be a bench player at Manchester United.
“'I’d rather be playing football in Italy on a long-term contract than be on the bench for a manager who would prefer to have someone else in the first team in England.'
“United didn’t take up those offers because they felt that financially they weren’t high enough for them to sell Matic.
“So he was forced to remain at the club.”
MANCHESTER UNITED want to tie down Jesse Lingard and Victor Lindelof on new deals, according to reports.
La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira says the duo are set to be offered to extend their Old Trafford stay until 2024.
Both still have two years left to run on their respective contracts, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to secure the long-term futures of his first-team stars.
MANCHESTER UNITED have gone from top-four contenders to potential top-six dropouts after their poor start to the season, according to Michael Owen.
He told ESPN: “It’s strange isn’t it because a lot of people were saying ‘can United finish top four?’ at the start of the year.
“And now after an average start everyone’s saying ‘can it be top six?’.
“Of course they can, of course they can, they can still finish top four if they have a good time.
“But there’s plenty of other good teams now in the Premier League and plenty of teams trying to catch those top six positions, so it does remain to be seen.
“On current form, on current results, it’s not going well.
“But they’re certainly going to win more games than they lose so you’d have to think that the top six is very realistic.”
MANCHESTER UNITED flop Alexis Sanchez has been handed one of the biggest downgrades in FIFA history after a disastrous season for the Red Devils.
The Chilean finally ended his Old Trafford nightmare by completing a loan deal at the Serie A giants last week.
But that didn't spare the two-goal-a-season winger from taking a huge -5 ratings hit on his previous 87-rated FIFA card.
MANCHESTER UNITED player Victor Lindelof criticised his own performance for Sweden in their 1-1 draw with Norway.
The usually introverted defender told reporters: “I think I played a horrible game.
“I have high standards. I think I just had two passes forward. I should have controlled the game more but I didn't.
“Everything was bad from our side. We had all the preconditions to play a good game. We played at home, with fantastic fans, against Norway, but we lose two points. Why? I have no idea.”
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