How Reds performed on International Duty and loan move for youngster stalls

Afternoon Bulletin

McTOMINAY STAYS

Manchester United central midfielder Scott McTominay did not complete his proposed move to Wolverhampton Wanderers on deadline day. He was tipped to join the Championship side for this rest of the campaign. Rules allow loan moves to be made even after the deadline and it remains to be seen whether the proposed will be completed. The move is ideal as McTominay is currently behind Matic, Pogba, Herrera, Carrick and Pereira in the pecking order.

WENGER ALMOST SIGNED FOR UNITED

The early 2000s were bit tumultuous at United with long time manager Sir Alex Ferguson on his way to retirement. Martin Edwards, the shot caller at Old Trafford then, has revealed he tried to bring Wenger to the North-West. The move to bring the Frenchman to Old Trafford eventually fell through as Sir Alex decided to stay on for another 11 years before eventually retiring for good in 2013 but only after winning the Champions League once more and completing a hat trick of Premier League titles for the second time in his career.

FOSU-MESAH IMPRESSES

Manchester United loanee made his long awaited debut for Holland against France and impressed many with his maturity on the field. He was one of the few shining stars for the Orange as France lead by United’s Paul Pogba ran riot and completed a 4-0 win with Thomas Lemar scoring twice and long term United target Antoine Griezmann getting another.

AGENT P AT WORK

While it was Paul Pogba pulling the strings for France on the field, he was busy recruiting Thomas Lemar. Lemar was tipped to move to the Premier League this season but Liverpool were reluctant to meet his price tag and the player rejected a move to North London after Arsenal had a bid accepted by Monaco. Pogba who has played an active part in signing Lukaku is busy working on his next target – Thomas Lemar.

 INTERNATIONAL REDS

United players had a good outing for their respective national sides as Pogba won 4-0 with France. Timothy Fosu-Mensah also made his debut in the game. But it was Romelu Lukaku who stole the headlines once again as he got an hatrick for the Red Devils, the Belgian one, as his gave sorry Gibraltar a 9-0 hiding. Victor Lindelof, who is yet to make his Premier League debut had no trouble slotting into the Sweden lineup despite the lack of game time. Despite his side conceding 3 goals, Mourinho would have been impressed with Lindelof’s match as he maintained his composure, something he was criticized for against Madrid in the Super Cup. Daley Blind had a horror show against France however.

IT’S TOUGH NOT TO PLAY

Victor Lindelof gave his first comments to the public after a difficult start to life in England. He was named to the starting lineup as Sweden lost 3-2 to Bulgaria. Lindelof however impressed with composed defending. In his post-match comments, Lindelof said: “It’s clear that you always want to play. It’s tough competition with very good players. So we’ll see how it gets, but of course you always want to play. ‘I have just got to the club. The last training week has gone very well and I feel I’m getting into it more and more.”