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Manchester United News Roundup: Manchester City to beat Red Devils to £100m-rated superstar, club’s interest in Serie A star played down, and more — 18th March, 2021




Manchester United came out victorious over the Italian giants AC Milan in the high rank of the UEFA Europa League for placement in the quarterfinals of the competition. With a score of 0: 0, Paul Pogba came off the bench and scored the winner to seal the place of the Red Devils in the last eight competitions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now preparing his men for a trip to Leicester City coming on weekends for the FA Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the game, here’s a look at the latest Manchester United news.

Owen Hargreaves is branding Luke Shaw as the Premier League’s best left-back

Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Premier League
Crystal Palace v Manchester United – Premier League

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes Luke Shaw is currently the best left back in the country. The Englishman, only after being recalled from England, was one of the best players in the Premier League this year, and Hargreaves claims that he even usurped Andy Robertson in the role, a player who is considered the gold standard in the English Championship.

Speaking of 25-year-old Red Devils star Hargreaves explained;

“He is [Luke Shaw] earned a t-shirt, right now. He is the best left back in the country. Last year it was Andy Robertson, and now Luke Shaw. If he is healthy and healthy, he is one of the best who has proven it. “

The former Manchester United player added,

“It was Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes, who rotated the roles of player of the month. He was magnificent. When Bruno Fernandes had a quiet day, he (Shaw) stepped up. In the last six weeks he was fantastic. Luke on that left side was fantastic in terms of creating more than anyone but Bruno Fernandez. “

Shaw’s rise in form has been crucial to Manchester United’s top campaign this year as they rank second in the Premier League and should compete in two quarter-finals in other competitions. He recorded five assists this season and scored one goal in the league, which reached the home of league leader Manchester City.

Fabrizio Romano provides news about the chase for Nikola Milenković

Atalanta BC v.  ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
Atalanta BC v. ACF Fiorentina – Serie A

Despite several reports claiming Manchester United are in “advanced negotiations” for signing Nikola Milenković from Fiorentina this summer, Italian football insider Fabrizio Romano denied these claims. The Serb has been the subject of interest of several clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, both greats from Milan and others.

While Calciomercato claims the Red Devils are in a pole position to land him, Romano states otherwise. He explained;

“Good player. I love him [Nikola Milenkovic] – really interesting talent. He plays so well at Fiorentina. Only a one-year contract. It doesn’t extend the contract, and that’s why there are a lot of rumors. In Italy, they say that Manchester United is offering 35 million euros, they are close to signing Milenković – they say that. “

“I can say that I checked this and that it is not true. Manchester United did not make any offers for Milenković. I would say (he appreciated him), they are sure to follow him. But there is nothing advanced at the moment. There are no Manchester United offers officials.”

Milenkovic is part of a long list of central defenders that Manchester United have followed ahead of the summer window, including Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, David Carmo, Ben White and several other stars across Europe.

Manchester City beat Manchester United in a transfer from Jack Grealish

In what could come as a massive blow to Manchester United’s transfer plans, Manchester City rivals should beat them to the signing of the English superstar Jack Grealish this summer. Grealish, previously estimated by Aston Villa at a staggering £ 100 million, was closely monitored by the Red Devils last year and was close to signing it, but decided against it after the arrival of Donny van de Beek.

Although they keep interest in him this year as well, a report claims Manchester City are in the best position to seal his signature. Grealish is believed to be excited about the opportunity to work under manager Pep Guardiola, joining people like Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and his other compatriots.

Also read: Twitter reacts while Manchester United inspired by Paul Pogba beat AC Milan to qualify for the Europa League quarterfinals

Posted March 19, 2021, 5:21 AM IST