UNITED MUST STRENGTHEN THREE POSITIONS – HARGREAVES

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has called on his former club to strengthen the team in three major positions ahead of the start of the new season. While he was on BT Sports recently, Owen Hargreaves said Manchester United need to sign three quality players if they want to end their run of five years without a single trophy.

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According to Owen Hargreaves, Manchester United must strengthen their central defence, central midfield and right wing. The ex-England international stated that his former club should go after Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane or Paris Saint Germain (PSG) player Marquinhos to boost their centre back department. Frenchman Varane has been linked with a move to Old Trafford with reports claiming that he plans to leave Real Madrid this summer. Varane is focused on the Euro 2020 tournament and his future at Real Madrid is expected to be decided afterwards. For Brazilian international Marquinhos, it might be difficult for Manchester United to lure him away from PSG.
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UNITED URGED TO SIGN THREE QUALITY PLAYERS

Owen Hargreaves has urged Premier League giants Manchester United to make a big statement in the transfer market by signing three quality players this summer after the Europa League final heartbreak against Villarreal in Gdansk, Poland.

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Ex-England international Owen Hargreaves was on BT Sports to tell former club Manchester United the players to sign in time for next season. Owen Hargreaves was part of the Manchester United squad that beat Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 Champions League final to win the competition.
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ELNENY GIVES ARSENAL SOMETHING DIFFERENT –HARGREAVES

Ex-Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves was delighted with the performance of Arsenal player Mohamed ElNeny during the Premier League clash with hosts Newcastle United at the weekend.

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Owen Hargreaves showered praise on ElNenyafter he scored one of the goals in a 2-0 away win over the Magpies. According to Owen Hargreaves on Premier League TV, Egyptian national team midfielder ElNeny offers the Gunners something different with his aggressive approach in the middle of the park.
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HARGREAVES NAMES HIS BEST LEFT-BACK

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has named Luke Shaw as the best left-back in the Premier League ahead of Andy Robertson of Liverpool.

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Owen Hargreaves has been impressed with the quality shown by Shaw this season and that prompted him to name the ex-Southampton defender as the best left-sided defender in the English top flight this term. Owen Hargreaves said this while he was doing his punditry job on BT Sports last month.
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CITY ARE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FAVOURITES – HARGREAVES

Owen Hargreaves believes that Manchester City are the favourites to win the Champions League this season ahead of holders Bayern Munich and last season’s finalists Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Owen Hargreaves played for both Manchester City and Bayern Munich during his football career and he has pitched his tent with the Citizens for the destination of the Champions League this season. Owen Hargreaves talked up Manchester City as Champions League favourites while he was on BT Sports as a football pundit. The ex-Manchester United midfielder was impressed with how Manchester City dismissed Borussia Moenchengladbach in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Manchester City beat hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 with goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus thereby making it 19 wins in a row in all competitions. The recent victory run makes Manchester City the form team in club football in the world. Manchester City have since made it 20 wins after the league win at home to West Ham United. John Stones and Ruben Dias were on target as Manchester City beat the Hammers 2-1, with Michail Antonio netting the lone goal for West Ham United. With the win over the Hammers, Manchester City now have 12 more points than any other team in the league.


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                  Hargreaves Says Pogba Will Flourish With Right Players Around Him

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has insisted that as long as Paul Pogba has the right set of players around him, he will definitely flourish at the club. He added that the French Midfielder can also be trusted to help make United a force to reckon with once again if they pair him up with the right selection of players who can understand his game and play to his taste.

Pogba is currently a man on form and has been busy silencing his critics in recent weeks as he keeps putting in some impressive displays in the games he has been playing in so far. In their last Burnley game, the former Juventus man scored the lone goal of the game to hand United all three points as he also came up clutch to score the winning goal in the Red  Devils’ 2-1 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Continue reading

ARSENAL DUO FAR FROM GIFTED SAKA

Bukayo Saka has been a shining light for Arsenal in a difficult season up until this point and he has received high praise from ex-Premier League midfielder Owen Hargreaves. According to the former Manchester United and Bayern Munich player, Bukayo Saka is far from other recipients like Willian and Nicholas Pepe on the right side of the Arsenal attack. Owen Hargreaves lauded the quality of Bukayo Saka while he was on Premier League TV as he compared him with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. Both Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford are always unfazed in the face of adversary on the pitch according to Owen Hargreaves.

Owen Hargreaves is certain that the more experienced duo of Nicholas Pepe and Willian are not even close to Bukayo Saka quality-wise on the right side of the Arsenal attack despite the money spent on the two players. The Gunners signed Willian on a free transfer last summer when his Chelsea contract expired and the Brazilian player was offered a lucrative three-year deal before he penned it afterwards.On his part,Nicholas Pepe has not showed top form consistently since his club-record transfer to Arsenal in 2019. The Gunners paid £72m to sign him from French club Lille.
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OWEN HARGREAVES BELIEVES ARSENAL CAN WIN THE EUROPA LEAGUE

 

Former Manchester United player Owen Hargreaves has said that he believes Arsenal manager Mikel Artera can steer his side to Europa League glory with his current crop of players. However, he said that the London club stand a huge chance of lifting the trophy as long as they give precious chance to their young players.


Arsenal completed a hundred percent record in their Europa League group stage after seeing off Dundalk in their final Group stage encounter. The comprehensively convincing 4-2 win over Dundalk away from home was enough to convince Hargreaves that the Gunners are indeed capable of clinching the trophy this season.
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Owen Hargreaves urges Bayern Munich to keep hold of Thiago Alcantara

 

Owen Hargreaves believes his former club Bayern Munich should convince Thiago Alcantara to stay put. The Spain international was one of the club’s standout performers in the recent Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain which they won by a 1-0 scoreline at the Estadio da Luz Stadium in Lisbon.


Following the game, there has been much speculation that Thiago could be on the move, considering he has refused to sign a new contract beyond next season. So far, Bayern have been unable to convince him to renew his deal, but Hargreaves is hopeful that the European champions can find the breakthrough amid the interest from Liverpool, he told BT Sport: “The big one is Thiago, they’ve got to keep him. He was one of the best players on the pitch. ‘Liverpool fans will be watching that and thinking: ‘yes please!’.”
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Phil Foden is special than the rest of the young players says Hargreaves

 

Former footballer Owen Hargreaves believes that Phil Fodenwill be more special in the upcoming future than Mason Greenwood who has been achieving records recently. Meanwhile,Foden has begun with a slow start but in the recent games, one could see he has been on his game. The young player will be serving as the replacement of David Silva in the upcoming matches of City across all the competition. Even though both of these belong to various positions,comparisons of the duo have been raised.


Hargreaves who has played for both the Premier League clubs says that even though he is the fan of Greenwood he believes Foden is more talented. While Hargreaves was working in the under 14 squad of Manchester City,he has seen him play he was only half the size of other players due to this he will always be one step ahead of other players.
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