UNITED NAMED MOST VALUABLE CLUB
Manchester United was once again named the most valuable club in the world as per a report from accounting firm KPMG. The club’s overall value increased close to five percent as compared to the previous year to 3.2 billion euros. This figure is ahead of the likes of both Real Madrid and Barcelona and United are the only club rated upwards of 3 billion in the report.
HEARTBREAK FOR ROMERO
Manchester United’s Sergio Romero has pulled out of the World Cup with an injury. The Argentine FA announced the same through Twitter. The statement said, “Sergio Romero suffered today a joint blockage in his right knee that will him out of the squad.” Marcus Rojo offered his club and national teammate condolences. The seriousness of the injury was not revealed and there was no word on his recovery except for the fact that the player will miss the entirety of the World Cup in Russia.
MCKENNA SET FOR PROMOTION?
Manchester United have reportedly promoted under-18s manager Kieran McKenna to Mourinho’s backroom staff ahead of next season if reports are to be believed. The appointment is part of a three-step replacement for the now departed Rui Faria. As per Duncan Castles, Mourinho has promoted the highly successful Kieran McKenna and he will work alongside the retired Michael Carrick and incoming Sampdoria fitness coach Stefano Rapetti. Mourinho worked with the latter during his time at Inter Milan.
BAILLY SPEAKS OUT AFTER BENCH STINT
Manchester United defender Eric Bailly who has had his share of trouble with the attackers in the League, as well as incessant injury breaks, is usually one of the first names on the starting XI when fit. However, he served an extended period on the bench. Bailly, however, is said to be content to sit on the bench as Mourinho said he wanted to help his player’s going to the World Cup especially because the season was all but over. The Ivorian in a post on Instagram said that he and his teammates will be back even stronger next season.
UNITED HANDED SAVIC BOOST
Manchester United was handed a boost in their pursuit of Serb Milinkovic Savic as the player’s agent confirmed that despite the long contract at Lazio, the player will go if he gets the opportunity to play Champions League football. Manchester City and Juventus are among the names mentioned but both teams are unlikely to spend the money to get the man who is arguable one of Europe’s most wanted players at the moment. PSG was in the running but are unlikely to sign Savic given the French side’s troubles with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
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