PULISIC SWAP DEAL NOW?
After a Willian and Martial swap-plus-cash deal was touted by the media yesterday, it is now the turn of Bundesliga’s Christian Pulisic to be mentioned as a potential makeweight in a deal that sends Martial to Dortmund. A new day, a new player making the news for being a makeweight in a potential Martial deal. Dortmund rate Pulisic at 40m and 50m more would complete the deal if reports are to be believed.
MILINKOVIC SAVIC KEEN ON A DEAL
Metro report that Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic Savic prefers to make a move to the Red half of Manchester as he views the opportunity of playing with fellow countryman Nemanja Matic important. Savic does not have a release clause in his contract with Lazio and the club already rejected an offer worth 70m from an undisclosed club. Meanwhile, MEN’s Samuel Luckhurst revealed that Savic will become the first United signing of the summer and was optimistic about United’s chances to sign him despite clubs like Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester City interested in the Serbian.
CARRA’S FIRST JOB
Mourinho has enlisted the services of the retiring Michael Carrick to help him select the ideal midfielder to replace himself at the end of the season. Aforementioned Milinkovic Savic is said to be on that shortlist. Carrick will be involved in advising Mourinho about the player and scouting them until the end of the season and during the World Cup. As is known, Carrick will be joining Mourinho’s coaching set up and this request from Mourinho is one of his first jobs as coach at Old Trafford.
CLUB AWARDS GIVEN OUT
Manchester United handed out there in-house awards for the month of April yesterday. Paul Pogba expectedly won the Player of the Month award after a stellar April saw him get three goals and two assists and multiple performances of the highest level including games on the biggest stage against City, Spurs and Arsenal.
Academy player Ethan Galbraith won the Goal of the Month Award for his scorching hit against the Manchester City under 18s helping his side wrap up the Northern Division at the under 18 level.
McTOMINAY ON PLANS FOR 18-19
After a breakthrough year at Old Trafford, emerging player Scott McTominay has spoken to the club about his plans for the next campaign. The Scottish international said,” For me, it’s all about keeping a level head and always doing things the best way I possibly can. So, obviously, it’s been an amazing ear for me, I know that, but I’ve played 20 games or something like that and obviously next season you want 25 or 30 or 35 games and it’s important to keep pushing forward and that’s what every young player should be aspiring to do. Keep working hard and to do the best you can.”