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Rooney: Man Utd not good enough to compete in CL and must give up on top four

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Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to disregard the main four – as they aren’t good enough to contend in the Champions League.

The Red Devils’ record scorer has proclaimed that the club need to zero in on the future and modify the squad, which could require three years.

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United dropped further ground in the competition to complete in the best four on Saturday subsequent to drawing 1-1 against Leicester at Old Trafford.

And they are in danger of even missing out on the Europa League for next season as they sit seventh in the Premier League table.

But Rooney believes it would be beneficial for United to miss out on a Champions League spot and instead look ahead to the future.

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Speaking on Monday Night Football, Rooney said: “I think for Manchester United not to be challenging, I think they’d want the season to be stopped now, if it could.

“Forget about the Champions League, they’re not going to compete next year if they qualify for it.

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“I think they have to rebuild.

“Rebuild the squad, rebuild everything around the first team, around the club to make sure they put themselves in a position for in three years time, they can actually challenge again for the Premier League.”

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And Rooney has had his say on who he wants to charge of United in the summer, with the Derby gaffer preferring Mauricio Pochettino over Erik ten Hag.

He remarked: “I think Pochettino has done it in the Premier League; he knows the Premier League.

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“At Tottenham, he brought a lot of young players through; at Southampton as well [he] brought a lot of young players through.

“If I’m choosing from one of them two, that’s who I’d choose. I’d go with Pochettino and give him time.”

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Before adding: “For managers now, they need time to come in and actually put their blueprint on the club and on the team.

“And if you give him time, I think he’ll do well.”

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‘That is what they didn’t do’ – Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

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'That is what they didn't do' - Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

Talking his disappointment at Manchester United’s 4-0 misfortune to Brentford this Saturday, Erik ten Hag said in his post-match interview: “Difficult for me and a surprise. The team has to take the responsibility and I feel sorry for the fans, we let them down.

“I asked them [the players] to play with belief and take responsibility, that is what they didn’t do.

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“Only when we stick together we will overcome it — don’t get me wrong, the manager is the main responsibility and I take that but I have to give them belief and they have to get it by themselves.

“Mistakes are part of football, you have to keep going but you have [to] especially act — It [three subs at half-time] was about bringing fresh ones. I could have changed all eight others as well.”

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Ten Hag has plainly not kept down in his evaluation and United just have themselves to fault for this wreck.

The Red Devils are currently winless in their first two Premier League games, having conceded six goals as of now.

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Source: Sky Sports

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot
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As per RMC Sport writer Sacha Tavolieri, a level two source, Manchester United have agreed with Veronique Rabiot based on personal conditions for her son Adrien.

United have previously settled on an exchange with Juventus and were just trusting that Rabiot will green-light the arrangement.

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The 27-year-old was reportedly demanding a pay rise, a regular place in the starting XI and a signing-on bonus to move to Old Trafford. It’s unclear if United have agreed to all those demands.

Director of Football John Murtough flew to Italy on Friday to meet with Veronique and Adrien. It looks like the meeting was successful after all.

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Rabiot is expected to sign a contract till 2026 and will be in Manchester next week to complete his medical.

Source: Sacha Tavolieri @ Twitter | Tribuna

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SPOTTED! Fofana possibly saying goodbye to Leicester fans after Arsenal defeat

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Fofana possibly saying goodbye to Leicester fans after Arsenal loss

Wesley Fofana has been spotted heading toward Leicester City fans after the 4-2 defeat to Arsenal.

He was the first player to do as such while others were talking and swapping shirts. Solely after that, the rest of the team joined him.

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It is accepted that the player might have said his farewell to Leicester supporters. The middle back is overall intensely connected with Chelsea.

What’s more, Todd Boehly apparently was at the Emirates during the game.

The Blues could land the 21-year-old in the coming weeks.

Source: Tribuna

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