Solksjær Dismisses Dalot’s Permanent United Exit Amid Rumors

Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær has poured cold water on the rumors linking right-back Diogo Dalot with a permanent exit from Old Trafford. Dalot is currently on loan at Italian Serie A giants AC Milan and was allowed to walk through the exit door by Solksjær after the Portuguese defender found playing time hard to come by due to Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s solid form.

Dalot’s move to AC Milan has been a very fruitful one following his highly impressive performances for the Rossoneri. He has been influential whenever he makes it to the team and has also continued to improve his game in Italy. The 22-year-old has been confirmed to be wanted by AC Milan for the long-term, but according to the words from the manager at his parent club, he won’t be going anywhere and is expected to return to Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season.
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Possible Milan Lineup For Red Star Belgrade Clash

 AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli will be looking to tread cautiously in his team selection as he would like to field a side capable of securing victory over Red Star, while also wanting to rest some players for the league run-in. Milan suffered a shock defeat away from home in the Serie A after losing their last league game 2-0 to Spezia on Saturday – their first away league loss this season. Pioli will want an immediate response from his players who need a win to banish the memories of the Spezia loss.

For their game against Red Star, Milan will most likely make use of the famous 4-2-3-1 formation given that the coach has reportedly ruled out any formation that will accommodate two strikers in the starting eleven. Continue reading “Possible Milan Lineup For Red Star Belgrade Clash”

MANDZUKIC SET FOR MILAN SWITCH

Veteran striker Mario Mandzukic is closing in on a free transfer move to AC Milan who are the pacesetters in the Serie A. MarioMandzukic previously played in the Italian top flight for Juventus and he has made the decision to move to a familiar terrain (Italy) over the Premier League.


According to popular Italian transfer news platform Tuttomercatoweb, Mandzukic turned down some English clubs to move to AC Milan. It was revealed that the veteran Croatian striker opted for a move to AC Milan ahead of Premier League clubs Aston Villa and West Ham United.
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FOUR NAPOLI FIRST-TEAM PLAYERS COULD MISS MILAN CLASH

 

The international break is finally coming to an end and players will be looking forward to returning to their respective clubs and resume duties. Clubs and managers will be biting their fingers and hope their key players return to base free of injuries or covid-19.

Gennaro Gattuso and his Napoli side will soon start getting ready for their huge clash against table-toppers AC Milan, a match they must win if they want to close the already-established three-gap lead by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led side.
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MILAN TO PLAN JUVE UPSET

 

AC Milan would be looking to upset Juventus as they did Lazio in the last fixture. They were the visitors but that did not reflect in their impressive performance against the second-placed team in the Italian topflight. They were dominate with 58% ball possession, more shots on target and a penalty.


The 3-0 win over Lazio means Juve became seven points clear at the top – effectively gifting them yet another title. The Old Lady remains every dominant. Lazio were expected to see off Milan, but they fumbled spectacularly at StadioOlimpico. Since the league restarted, AC Milan have been getting good results, defeating AS Roma 2-0 then forcing a draw against SPAL before the huge Lazio victory.
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LIVERPOOL TO AVOID ANOTHER ACQUILANI ERROR

Premier League side Liverpool are hoping to avoid another Alberto Acquilani transfer error. The deal made the fans so hopeful of a top tier replacement following the exit of Xabi Alonso but the 17 million pounds deal ended poorly.


The current Liverpool squad is high performing, with a manager that supports the team and helps them succeed. There are reports that any of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, etc could exit the squad soon. Well, Liverpool have historically struggled to land replacements usually until a few seasons and after several regrets. Acquilani’s case is one reminder.
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MAN UTD TRIGGER ONE YEAR EXTENSION FOR MATIC

Manchester United have triggered a one-year extension on the contract of Nemanja Matic. Thé Serbia international’s contract runs out at the end of the season. He has some performance related clauses in his contract that allows the club to trigger a one year extension. The Serbian international has met the requirements and he has been offered another year on his current deal. He won’t be a free agent at Old Trafford at the end of the season.


The Serbian midfielder has gone from zero to hero with his recent displays for Manchester United. He was condemned to the bench in the early part of the season.
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RODRIGUEZ FINALISE DEAL TO LEAVE AC MILAN

Switzerland international Ricardo Rodriguez is believed to have sealed his fate concerning a move from the San Siro. The defender put his house up for sale and is now waiting for the transfer window to open on New Year’s Day.


After spending much of the season out of favor with Pioli, the 27yearold decided to leave the Italian club to allow him have a chance to represent his country in next year’s Euros

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FOR BIG TEAMS, MODERN FOOTBALL IS GETTING DEPRESSIVE

The only thing constant in life is change yet no one likes change. Of course, people want their life to change for the better but are they willing to change their behaviours inorder to get that better life?

Also, except you are winning, much of life will suck but at least in one or two areas, things remain as they are and we don’t get to complain about them for if not anything, they serve as emotional runbacks. Something for the memory.

 

AC Milan used to colour Europe red and black. People loved and still reference the great days of Arrigo Sacchi, GenaroGattuso and Paolo Maldini.
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SERIE A 2019/2020 PREDICTIONS

The new season has begun in Italy and we can say from the two matchdays so far that it will be one of the tightest campaigns. Perennial champions Juventus have strengthened remarkably well but Inter Milan have made the most radical changes and Napoli have a solid unit.

Previewing the favourites, it is natural to begin from the current champions Juventus, the battle-tested Turin club. Boasting of Cristiano Ronaldo it is not surprising that Juventus is the bookies favourite to retain the title for the ninth consecutive year.
Last season was a walk in the park for Juventus as they were able to wrap the league title as early as March with the gap built against the chasing pack.
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