News Roundup

UNITED KEEPING TABS ON ASENSIO

Manchester United are reportedly keeping an eye on Marco Asensio’s situation at Real Madrid. The 22-year-old is reportedly considering his future unless he is given assurances about his first team place ahead of next season. United are one of three clubs keeping an eye on the situation alongside PSG and Chelsea. Asensio is waiting to see where he fits in new boss Julian Lopetegui’s plans before making a decision on his future.

UNITED CONSIDER BOATENG

Manchester United are reportedly considering making a move for Jerome Boateng should they fail to reach a deal with Spurs’ for the transfer of Toby Alderweirld. Bayern Munich value the defender at 60m and a deal can be reached for a value between 50-60m according to BILD. United were reportedly in for Boateng last season but called the move off because of injury problems for the German international. But United are in the market for another centre-back and Boateng is one of the players being targeted by Mourinho.

NAPOLI REJECT KOULIBALY ADVANCES

Napoli have no plans to sell their star defender Kalidou Koulibaly after club president called him unsellable. Koulibaly is one of the defensive targets Manchester United have kept tabs on and are reportedly scouting him at the World Cup. Koulibaly made his World Cup debut and kept a clean sheet against a Polish attack led by Robert Lewandowski. Napoli president De Laurentiis was quoted as saying,” Not just one! Koulibaly is unapproachable and with him also [Piotr] Zielinski and with them [Marko] Rog.”

PRESEASON CLASH MOVES

Manchester United’s preseason game against AC Milan, which was scheduled to be held in the famous Rose Bowl has been moved to the StubHub Center. United were scheduled to play the preseason game at the 90000 seater Rose Bowl but will now play in a much smaller arena with the StubHub Center capable of holding only 23000 fans. United played there last summer when the toured the States last summer.

POGBA ON HIS CRITICS

Paul Pogba once again hit back at his critics. Pogba said,” It’s funny, I went from the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world. ‘As the coach said, we can do better and we have to do better.” Pogba was the centre of criticism despite providing the pass that led to the penalty which France the lead and his deflected effort gave France the three points against the Socceroos on a day when almost the entire French squad had a bad day at the office. Unfair.

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