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Ibrahimovic admits handball for opener against Palace
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits handball for opener against Cristal Palace. The 35-year-old attacker has admitted that he may have handled the ball in the build up to Manchester United's opening goal against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. "Could be, could be. I tried to pass to Paul as I saw he was free and I think it touched my hand first then my stomach. I will have to see the images," Ibrahimovic told reporters after the game.
Spartak Moscow want to sign Manchester United winger
Spartak Moscow are eyeing Manchester United attacking midfielder Memphis Depay. The Russian club have already made contact with Depay's agent about a January move. Man Utd head coach Jose Mourinho has announced the 22-year-old can leave next month. "I am always open to listen to offers for every player," said Mourinho. "Any player who knocks on my door and is not happy and wants to move, when the offers are correct, I will never stop a player from leaving, even if it is to a rival.'
Manchester United eye Real Madrid midfielder
Manchester United are eyeing Real Madrid midfielder Isco. Man Utd head coach Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Spain international and according to Don Balon, he's monitoring Isco's situation. Along with United, PSG, reportedly, are also being linked with Isco.
Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United [Goals & Full Highlights]
Premier League, Week 16 Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United Goals: 0-1 Pogba 45+2', 1-1 McArthur 66', 1-2 Ibrahimovic 88'
Juventus eye Barcelona defender
Juventus want to sign Barcelona fullback Javier Mascherano. The Argentine came close to joining the Serie A champions last summer, before penning new terms with Barca. Nonetheless, according to Don Balon, Juve have not dropped their interest and intend to try again. They want Mascherano as a replacement for Paul Pogba, who had left to Manchester United in summer, and believe they can use Barca's interest in Juan Cuadrado as a trump card.
Payet is in no hurry to leave West Ham United
Dimitri Payet is in no hurry to leave West Ham United, according to club captain Mark Noble. The French international playmaker has been linked with Manchester United in recent times. "I could go on to social media and make something up now and all of a sudden it would be on Sky Sports news and someone would be believe it. That's the way football is now," Noble told talkSPORT. "But Dimi is fully committed, I can tell you that now. He is great with the lads and I have got a very close bond with Dimi. I see him train every day, I see how he feels when we lose games."
Manchester United vs Tottenham. Match PREVIEW
English Premier League. Week 15 December 11, 15:15 CET Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England Referee: Robert Madley Both Manchester United and Tottenham are not experiencing in their best form. Occupying the fifth and sixth positions in the English Premier League these teams do not seem to show any potential for entering the top-4 yet. Six points are separating them, with Jose Mourinho’s team being behind. Winning will equalize Tottenham with Manchester City and make them share the fourth place. O the other hand, if MU win they will significantly shrink the gap between them and the Spurs. A draw will not change anything in the League table, and taking into account the team’s performance trends this is one of the most likely outcomes… Overview on Forms Manchester United has been gaining form recently with Henrikh Mkhitaryan finding his place in the main squad. They have won their last game in Europa League (against Zorya (0-2)) making their place in the Round of 32. However, the fact that only one game was won in the last five EPL games cannot be unseen. Four games in the last five have been draws with opponents were expected to be defeated by Mourinho’s side. Moreover, last four Premier League clashes at Old Trafford have also been draws. Tottenham, on the other hand, do not show ny better results. They have been left out the Champions League even before the last round of the group stage and show no significant results in the premier League as well. Pochettino’s side have drawn Arsenal (1-1), Leicester (1-1) and have lost the Chelsea clash (2-1) all in the last five games of the Premier League. Important to note, though, that the London team are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 games in the Premier League. These teams have a lot to prove to their fans right now, and taking into account the fact that these teams feature similar forms, we might expect a real clash at the field. Head-to-Head statistics Another set of equal statistics can be observed in the head-to-head statistics of the recent years, as Tottenham and Manchester United each have two victories, two losses and two draws in the last six face-to-face clashes. The last one, played on April of the current year ended with Pochettino side’s impressive win at home (3-0), followed by the first leg loss at Old Trafford (1-0). However, one might note that neither Tottenham nor Manchester United are not the teams they used to be in the last season. There have been serious updates in the Red Devil’s squad and the week 15 clash is expected to be an equal one. Missing Players Jose Mourinho has almost the full squad for the harsh month of December, with defenders Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw expected to recover in the following days. Both will most probably be sidelined for the Tottenham clash as they are reported yet unfit. As regards the losses of Pochettino’s side, Erik Lamella and Vincent Janssen are injured and will not be able to feature in the clash. Ben Davies, however, is back from the injury and will be available for the manager’s consideration. Probable Lineups Manchester United (4-2-3-1) vs Tottenham (4-2-3-1)
Man Utd eye De Vrij
Manchester United remain the most likely destination for Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij next summer, according to reports in Italy. Il Messaggero claim the £30m-rated Dutchman wants to leave the Serie A club and will not sign a contract extension. Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to strengthen his defence.
Carlos Tevez admits he could retire
Ex-Manchester United, Juventus and Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez admits he could retire. The Argentine attacker, reportedly, could move to China. "I will think it over in the Argentine summer break. I might not just leave, I could also retire from football," he said.
UEFA Europa League – Zorya Luhansk (0-2) Manchester United (video)
UEFA Europa League - Zorya Luhansk (0-2) Manchester United - All goals and highlights