HARGREAVES: UNITED SHOULD BE WRAPPING UP BENJAMIN SESKO TRANSFER

 
According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Benjamin Sesko is likelier to join Manchester United in the summer transfer window. The Slovenian striker, valued at €50 million by Red Bull Salzburg, is also a target for Real Madrid and Chelsea. Benjamin Sesko has become one of the hottest properties in the market following his breakthrough season with Red Bull Salzburg in 2021/22. The 19-year-old has gradually grown in stature at the Austrian club and will likely be their first-choice striker through the 2022/23 campaign.

Sesko has started the new campaign strongly, scoring twice and providing one assist in three appearances thus far this season. The Slovenian international has unsurprisingly popped up on the radars of several high-profile clubs in Europe, with Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Chelsea being keen on signing him. Continue reading

         HARGREAVES URGES UNITED TO SIGN BARCELONA STAR DE JONG THIS SUMMER

According to reputed Spanish journalist Manu Sainz, Frenkie de Jong’s agent has been in London to meet Manchester United’s executives. The Dutch midfielder wants to join the Red Devils instead of Chelsea if he leaves Barcelona in the summer transfer window as he wishes to reunite with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. Frenkie de Jong has been involved in one of the most captivating transfer sagas of the summer. While the 25-year-old is keen on remaining at Camp Nou, Barcelona would like to cash in on him amid their ongoing financial distress, even though they are striving to activate two economic levers to ease their problems.

The Dutch midfielder has made nearly 150 appearances thus far for Barcelona, chipping in with 12 goals and 17 assists. But amid Barcelona’s stance to offload him in the summer transfer window, de Jong faces an odd issue to decide his next club, with Chelsea and Manchester United keen on securing his services. Chelsea recently submitted an enquiry to Barcelona over the possibility of signing de Jong, as new owner Todd Boehly met the Catalan club’s president Joan Laporta to discuss moves for several players. The Blues are in transition, and their ageing midfield unit presents Boehly with one of the issues he must address this summer. Continue reading

HARGREAVES LAUDS SPURS DUO FOR EFFECTIVENESS

Ex-Manchester United and Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves has praised the jobthe Spurs duo of Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg does at the base of the midfield. Owen Hargreaves talked about Hojbjerg and Bentancurwhile he was on Premier League TV last month


Owen Hargreaves lauded the contribution of the two players shortly after Spurs beat Burnley1-0 at home in their penultimate league game of the latest Premier League campaign to move closer to securing Champions League spot.Three Lions of England skipper Harry Kane scored the winning goal from the penalty spot Continue reading

HARGREAVES LAUDS PERFECT TRIO AGAINST VILLARREAL

Owen Hargreaves was impressed with the performance of the three Liverpool players during the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie with Villarreal. The former Manchester United and Manchester City midfielder gave the Liverpool midfield trio of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara a perfect score for their performance during the 2-0 win over Villarreal. Club skipper Henderson was involved in the first goal after his cross was diverted into his own net by Ecuadorian left-back PervisEstupinanon 53 minutes before Senegalese star Sadio Mane added a second goal two minutes later.


Englishman Owen Hargreaves praised the aforementionedLiverpool midfielders while he was on BT Sports for theChampions League coverage of the semifinal first leg clash between the Reds and Villarreal. Fellow pundit Peter Crouch agreed with the assessment of the Liverpool midfielders as revealed by Owen Hargreaves. According to ex-Liverpool striker Crouch, Fabinho, Thiago and Henderson were unbelievable. Continue reading

HARGREAVES MAKES TOP FOUR PREDICTION

Ex-Bayern Munich and Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves has made his prediction on the teams that would finish in the first four spots at the end of the current Premier League. Owen Hargreaves made his prediction on the top four teams while he was on Premier League TV penultimate weekend after Spurs and Arsenal were beaten.


Owen Hargreaves watched as Belgian international Leandro Trossard scored a late goal to condemn Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-0 defeat at home to Brighton and Hove Albion, while he was also an audience as Southampton defender Jan Bednarek scored the only goal of the game just before the half-time break to give the Saints a 1-0 win over Arsenal. Continue reading

HARGREAVES BLAMES UNITED PLAYERS OVER DRAW

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has absolved interim manager Ralf Rangnick of any blame after the Red Devils failed to beat relegation-threatened Watford at home in their latest Premier League encounter. Owen Hargreaves talked about the league clash between Manchester United and Watford while he was on Premier League TV as he blamed the players for being wasteful in front of goal.


Speaking further, Owen Hargreaves said the responsibility of seeing off teams like Watford lies with the players on the pitch especially with the number of good chances over the course of the game. According to him, the Manchester United players should have taken the numerous chances that came their way. Continue reading

HARGREAVES ISSUES RONALDO WARNING

Former Manchester United midfielder has issued a warning to young players about listening to advice from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese player recently told Skysports that players at United had to wake up and be more ambititous instead of fighting for just top four. Ronaldo also added that the younger players at the team do not listen to his advice, with some fans on Twitter pointing fingers at ace Mason Greenwood.

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Hargreaves who works as a pundit with BBC feels that he understands why Ronaldo feels frustrated, as he’s 37 with barely enough time to win trophies for his beloved team. According to Hargreaves “He wants to help this group of players get over the line, they’ve stumbled into semi-finals and the Europa League final last year… really with Ronaldo and [Raphael] Varane and the leaders they have in that side, they should be in a better position than they are”.
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HARGREAVES, FERDINAND UNITED PREDICTION FLOORED

Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand predicted a few weeks ago that Manchester United have the capacity to win their next ten league games due to a run of favourable fixtures. The Red Devils barely played two games before the prediction from Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves was floored. Ex-Manchester United players Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand unanimously agreed on BT Sports that the Red Devils should go on a run of ten straight wins.

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Hargreaves and Ferdinand talked about their former team going on a run of consecutive wins shortly after the interim managerial era of German tactician Ralf Rangnick got off to a good start with the 1-0 win over London team Crystal Palace at home courtesy the goals from Brazilian midfielder Fred in the 74th minute. According to the two ex-players, Manchester United would be in a very good position by the end of their home game against Southampton.
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GREENWOOD HAS GIVEN RANGNICK SELECTION HEADACHE

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves is certain that young England international Mason Greenwood has given interim Red Devils manager Ralf Rangnick a selection headache ahead of the Premier League clash at Norwich City at the weekend.

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Owen Hargreaves was impressed with the performance of Greenwood during the Champions League clash with Swiss champions Young Boys on Wednesday night and he believes that the Englishman might have played his way into contention for the Norwich City game on Saturday as far as Premier League football is concerned. In his post-match reaction on BT Sports,Owen Hargreaves deserved Greenwood as a special player as he talked about the quality shown by the Manchester United attacker during the Young Boys clash.
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HARGREAVES PREDICTS LETHAL SON, KANE

Former Premier League midfielder Owen Hargreaves is certain that the Tottenham Hotspur duo of Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane will discover their form under new manager Antonio Conte. Owen Hargreaves made this known while he was talking about Italian tactician Conte and his new job at Spurs for Premier League Productions (PLP).

Owen Hargreaves said that creativity will improve in the Spurs midfield with the arrival of Conte. Continue reading