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Phillipe Coutinho “one requirement” to sign for Manchester United.

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Philippe Coutinho’s possible move to Manchester United is the surprise saga of this January’s transfer window.

The former Liverpool man has fallen down the picking order and he is struggling for game time at Barcelona.

Coutinho’s problems were recently compounded when Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde called on him to improve his performances.

However, Coutinho isn’t keen on leaving Barcelona just yet.

That doesn’t mean he is against the idea of joining Manchester united. But he has one condition which must be met.

Sources close to the Brazilian understand that Coutinho would want to be given time to try and make things work at Barcelona.

In other words, he wants his decision to stay at Barcelona to be respected by other clubs before he decides for certain to leave Spain.

However United will have to come up with a Huge Bid if he decides to leave in the summer.

This means that a move to United in January is simply off the cards.

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Reports:PSG to hijack Barcelona deal for star midfielder

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French football club paris st germain are reportedly set to hijack Barcelona deal for Ajax starlet frenkie de jong.

The Ajax midfielder was set to sign for the catalan club, but psg have now logged a late bid in the eleventh hour.

It is understood that The 21-year-old’s Dutch agent, who is due in Paris at the end of next week, has reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 champions’ board over a 5-year contract worth €8m a year.

Although Barcelona are still in the hunt for De Jong, the Catalan club’s Sporting Director Eric Abidal has a difficult relationship with key agent Ali Dursun, because of the commission that the latter is seeking in an eventual deal.

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Thriller: Tottenham vs Manchester United Top three battles Featuring Pogba Kane Alli Rashford

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The heavyweight clash of the weekend sees
Tottenham entertain a rejuvenated Man United side thriving since replacing Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Mauruchio pochettino and Ole gunnar go head to head as Tottenham host Manchester united in a super sunday classic at Wembley Stadium.

Pochettino remains the No1 candidate to become Utd permanent manager this summer after jose Mourinho dramatic sacking in December.

Ole Gunnar meanwhile, seems to have brought back the glory days to the theatre of dreams with United playing with confidence in recent weeks – But they meet a Tottenham side with real style and substance as spurs sits third in the premier league table.

It’s difficult match to predict in many ways, with both sides a little unpredictable at times. It is Spurs who are understandably favourites, though.

Here are three key battles dockaysworld selects which could determine who picks up all three points on the day.

 

Dele Alli vs Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has been a revelation since the arrival of ole gunnar, The world cup winner has been an integral core in the Heart of United midfield dictating the play as well as creating a solid defensive base.

The play maker has also provided the amunitions needed in the final thrid providing 4Goals and 3assist. But on sunday he will be up against Dele Alli with the English man being one of the finest player England has produced in the last 20years.

We saw against Chelsea how the Spurs man pressed Jorgingo right from the start, a battle which eventually proved pivotal to spurs victory.

It should be an enthralling match-up between two prodigiously gifted footballers, and keeping each other quiet will be very much the order of the day.

 

Harry Kane vs Victor Lindelof.

After enduring such a torturous first year or so at man utd, victor lindelof is finally starting to look the part in a United  shirt.

There is a new-found confidence to his play, and the constant errors that were tarnishing his performances have decreased significantly.

Kane has shown than he is not just a flash in the pan he has scored 60+goals over the last two seasons and his clever movement, intricate link-up play and deadly finishing make him a nightmare for any centre-back.

Spurs’ star striker has been a huge reason for their surprise title challenge this season, and in a game of huge importance, they need him to deliver once again.

 

Toby Alderweireld Vs Marcus Rashford.

Another player who seems to have been revitalised under ole gunnar is certainly Rashford.

The Englishman has been used as a false nine under ole, and has excel voraciously in this role, but on sunday he will be up against one of the premier league best center back in Alderweireld.

He is one of the few defenders in the league who will feel he can just about match Rasford’s speed, and his positional sense will not allow the Utd man to run riot in the manner he has in other matches.

This will be Rashford’s biggest test yet under ole gunnar and if he gives Alderweireld the run around from start to finish, it will be further evidence to suggest that the Reds have a very special player in their ranks.

Ranked: The top 5 premier league Goal keepers in 18/19 season

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Ranked: The top 5 premier league Goal keepers in 18/19 season

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The Premier League is currently host to the two most expensive goalkeepers in the world.

Playing in goal was for so long a thankless task, both in terms of pressure heaped on you but also relative treatment from fans and even owners. No one appreciated goalkeepers and yet there were precious
few players as important as them.

Goalies never commanded the biggest fees, despite their importance to a team. But that situation is finally changing with two colossal moves this summer;
Liverpool signing Alisson for £65m and then Chelsea snatching up Kepa Arrizabala for £71.6m.

But just how good have these new arrivals been? Where do they fall within the Premier League’s already fine bounty of goalkeepers?

Read on as dockaysworld breaks down.

 

5.Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester city)

“The son becomes the father, and the father? Well, the son.” Jor-El talking about Superman, or Peter Schmeichel talking about son Kasper? The younger Schmeichel, in addition to winning a Premier League title with Leicester of all teams, has now shone in a World Cup. The Dane helped his country make it to the round of 16 and did a huge amount to help them nearly get further.

READ: Former Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, gets a new job

4. Kepa Arrizabalaga(Chelsea)

The most expensive goalkeeper in the world is not the finished article yet; at 24 he still has a lot to learn. At least, that was supposed to be the case. Turns out, his incredible skill-set and nerves of steel have allowed him to handle the pressures of being a Maurizio Sarri goalkeeper with consummate ease. Kepa is one hell of a ‘keeper.

The three most expensive Spanish players ever have been signed by Chelsea:
🇪🇸 Kepa Arrizabalaga (£72m)
🇪🇸 Álvaro Morata (£60m)
🇪🇸 Fernando Torres (£50m)

3 Ederson (Manchester city)

Brazil’s back-up who could easily be the starter, Ederson was amazing for Manchester City last year as they romped to an incredible 100 point Premier League title. This Brazilian can do it all; from miracle saves on his line to claiming crosses in mid-air to carrying the ball forward and picking out team-mates with pinpoint passes. Ederson is a key part of his side’s defence and their attack, and there are not many goalkeepers who can say that!

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2.Allison Becker (Liverpool)

What a beard! Alisson enters the Premier League a hirsute sensation already, although he was only the world’s most expensive goalkeeper for a month. Just like his compatriot, he can do everything asked of a modern goalkeeper. Whilst he may not be quite as good as Ederson with the ball at his feet, Alisson’s more traditional goalkeeping attributes are perhaps stronger.

He’s already embarrassed himself with a Cruyff Turn gone wrong but has otherwise provided a consistent and quality shield behind what was already a strong Liverpool defence.

1.David De Gea (Manchester united)

David De Gea was absolutely out of this world last season. Truly the Messi of goalkeepers, doing utterly impossible things every week. José Mourinho’s much
balleyhooed “second season improvement” was basically just De Gea making miracle saves every single week. That gave the impression that United had a good defence and allowed them to win games with
a less-than-expansive attack.

Of course, he’s not been anywhere near that level this season. Not that he’s been bad; he’s been good, great at times even.

That said, he’s still the best the Premier League has to offer.

READ: Three reasons man.utd are now considering making Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanent manager

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