Man Utd Set for Talks With ‘Super Agent’ Mino Raiola Over Deal for PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano

​Manchester United are poised to begin talks with ‘super agent’ Mino Raiola with a view to signing one of his clients – PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano. 

Lozano, 23, has been plying his trade in the Netherlands since 2017, where he netted 17 league goals and provided eight assists to help the Dutch side to the Eredivise title in his debut season, while this campaign also sees them currently top of the table, with the Mexican netting 15 league goals and providing six assists so far. 

Hirving Lozano

His form has alerted teams across the continent, with ​Manchester United the latest suitors, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, via ​The Metro, with the ​Premier League side set to commence discussions with Raiola over a possible move to Old Trafford.

Serie A side ​Napoli had appeared to be front-runners for the Lozano – who was being priced at £34m – although United’s interest in the winger could put a potential move to Italy in jeopardy. 

Lozano isn’t the first winger that the Red Devils have been linked with ahead of the summer transfer window, as Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is anther name seemingly on the club’s radar, ​with the Bundesliga side pricing the 18-year-old at £100m following his fine season that has seen him score nine goals and provide 13 assists. 

Should Lozano move to United, he would be the latest player on Raiola’s books to move to Old Trafford in recent seasons, with Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all making the move to the red half of Manchester with the Italian representing them.


Man Utd Line Up Summer Swoop for £10m-Rated Championship Star Ben Godfrey

​Manchester United are preparing to step up their interest in £10m-rated Norwich star Ben Godfrey amid a meteoric rise for the defender with the Championship leaders this term.

Godfrey has not missed a single game for the Canaries since breaking into the first team at Carrow Road at the turn of the year, and the 21-year-old has been a key figure in defence as Daniel Farke’s side push to win the Championship title.

The defender looks set to inspire his side to promotion to the Premier League, but has apparently caught the eye of multiple clubs in the top flight already. According to ​The Sun, ​Manchester United are among the interested sides, and could be set to make the first move.

Godfrey’s form for ​Norwich has earned him a call-up to the England U20s side, and has also impressed United scouts, most recently when they watched him in action against Rotherham last week.

The young star scored a crucial goal to seal victory for his side on that occasion, and his abilities both in defence and in playing forward have apparently prompted United to ramp up their interest in Godfrey, who is valued at £10m by Norwich.

Ben Godfrey

That fee would seemingly represent good value for a young defender with such potential, by contrast to the reported figures required to sign some more elite names from around the continent such as Matthijs de Ligt and Kalidou Koulibaly, who would likely cost around £100m.

Also being a homegrown player, it is suggested that Godfrey could follow a similar career path to that which Chris Smalling has enjoyed since joining United from ​Fulham in 2010.

Smalling has performed reasonably well under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but having struggled for consistency at the back this term besides the more recent improvements from Victor Lindelof, United could look to add defensive reinforcements ahead of next season.

Eric Bailly’s future at Old Trafford appears uncertain, with Solskjaer generally preferring to pair Lindelof with Smalling since taking the reins as manager, and the Ivorian could be offloaded at the end of the season to pave the way for Godfrey’s potential arrival.


Jose Mourinho Reveals He’s Turned Down ‘Three or Four’ Offers Since Manchester United Sacking

​Jose Mourinho has revealed that he has rejected multiple approaches since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018.

The Portuguese has also revealed that he will aim to make his comeback to management in June, insisting that he is waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself.

If his latest comments are to be believed, then being sacked by ​Chelsea and ​Manchester United in his last two managerial jobs has done little to detract suitors from approaching the 56-year-old.

Jose Mourinho

Talking to beIN Sports as quoted by the ​Irish Times, the Portuguese said: “What I have in mind is that I would like to be back in June for a new club and a new pre-season.

“I know what I don’t want and that is the reason why I have had to say no to three or four different offers.

“I know what I want, not in terms of a specific club, but the nature of the job, and I am going to be waiting for that.”


The former ​Real Madrid and ​Inter manager went on to clarify the nature of his break from football since his Old Trafford departure, which saw the Portuguese depart United with the Red Devils 19 points off the top of the Premier League. 

Mourinho has stated that he has used his enforced break to work hard in preparing himself for his next challenge instead of enjoying the idleness of unemployment.

He added: “I am two-and-a-half months without work, but I am preparing for the next one. It is not like I am on holiday or I am bored with nothing to do.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho answers

“When you are working every day with six press conferences, three matches a week, and all the problems you have day-by-day, you have no time to take care of yourself. Now, I have these months where I can come back even better prepared.”


Ryan Giggs Admits He Is ‘Proud’ of Manchester United’s Historic 1999 Treble 20 Years On

​Ryan Giggs has admitted he is still proud of what Manchester United achieved ahead of the 20th anniversary of his former side’s ground-breaking treble in 1999.

May will mark two decades on from the Red Devils’ monumental triumph, in which Sir Alex Ferguson’s side claimed a remarkable haul of the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup – and Giggs was at the heart of the success.

The remarkable feat was unprecedented in English football and has not been achieved since, and Giggs has reflected on the 20th anniversary of ​United’s incredible achievement. The Wales head coach told the ​Daily Mail: “I am really proud of the treble now.

“I understood what it meant at the time because it was so hard to do. It was such a roller coaster. But I can reflect on it properly now.

“In London a cabbie will say, ‘You ruined my life that night at Villa Park’ [against ​Arsenal in the FA Cup semi final]. United fans tell me my goal that night was the best they ever saw. Arsenal fans say they haven’t forgiven me.”

The strike against Arsenal might now be remembered as one of the most famous goals in United’s recent history, but Giggs admitted that he was under scrutiny from Alex Ferguson just days before the game.

“He told me I wasn’t playing how he wanted,” Giggs added. “The boss said he wanted me to remember what I was good at, that I had drifted away from that.

“He was saying, ‘I need THIS Ryan Giggs, not THAT Ryan Giggs’. I got the hump about it of course. I always did. But I listened. He just wanted me to run at players, be instinctive.”

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Giggs’ iconic goal against Arsenal to seal United’s success in the FA Cup semi final may be one of the most memorable moments of the treble, but the most legendary triumph came in the Red Devils’ late heroics to beat ​Bayern Munich in the Champions League final that year.

The victory was made all the more remarkable by the fact that United were without the suspended Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, leaving a gaping void in central midfield. To make matters worse, United found themselves a goal down with ten minutes to go in Barcelona.

Giggs played on the right wing during the game, with David Beckham shifted into the middle, and the Welshman admitted: “There is a bit of me – and I don’t think I have said this before – that felt I should have been playing centre mid.

“It was between me and Becks and I felt I could have affected it more. I was a little bit, ‘I am in the wrong position here’. But that’s no excuse. We knew we could make history or fail and with ten minutes to go I just thought it was gone. Nightmare.

Sir Alex Ferguson,Ryan Giggs

“I always used to say that we would get one chance but in that one we were that bad there was just nothing. I was definitely drifting off a little but in my mind. I knew I would have to face my mates and I wondered if I would ever be there again.”


Paul Pogba & Agent Mino Raiola Looking to Engineer Real Madrid Move Despite Improved Form at Man Utd

​Despite Paul Pogba’s upturn in form since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager in December, a recent report has suggested that the Frenchman is looking to leave this summer, with Real Madrid a possible destination. 

The 26-year-old appeared set for the Old Trafford exit door Jose Mourinho’s time at the club, although rumours of a possible departure were quashed as the Frenchman found form under Solskjaer, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists under the Norwegian. 

Paul Pogba

According to Spanish media outlet ​Marca however, ​Pogba and his agent, Mino Raiola, are ‘looking for a route out the club’ with Los Blancos thought to be the club he could end up at.

The article claims that the former Juventus man could be the eventual successor to Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric, who is now 33, although the sticking point is likely to be the fee that Pogba would command.

His move from Juve to ​United in 2016 cost the Premier League side £89m – a world-record fee at the time – and with no sign of a release clause in his contract, the prospect of correctly valuing the World Cup winner is a difficult one in the eyes of ​Real Madrid. 

Pogba, who is currently on international duty for France, did little to talk down the prospect of playing for Los Blancos ​during a recent press conference, suggesting playing for them is a ‘dream for anyone’ while sharing similar views of playing under compatriot Zinedine Zidane, who has returned to the Santiago Bernabeu for his second spell in charge.