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Man United can finish in top three with 15 more points – Solskjaer

Manchester United can secure a top-three finish in the Premier League if they get 15 points from their remaining six games, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.
United, lying sixth with 61 points after a poor run of results, are locked in a battle for third with Chelsea (66 points), Tottenham Hotspur (64) and Arsenal (63).

Man United get huge boost, Pogba happy to stay

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer received some good news ahead of the pivotal run-in.
He has a trio of stars ready to roll.
Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial will all be available to play at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday with the former two missing the narrow victory against Watford and Martial scoring but coming off with a knock.

Ahead of the trip to Wolves, Solskjaer revealed that Lindelof was ready and both Lukaku and Martial should be good to go.

Breaking: Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager on permanent basis

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manchester United's new manager on a permanent basis, the Premier League club have announced.

Solskjaer took charge on an interim basis in December when Jose Mourinho was sacked, the former United striker quickly inspiring an upturn in form.

Having left his post at Molde to return to Old Trafford, United won their first eight games in a row in all competitions under Solskjaer's steady hand.

2019 AFCON: NFF approves two friendlies for Super Eagles

…plans to build 72 pitches across Nigeria

The executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has approved two more friendly matches for the Super Eagles as part of build up to the forthcoming African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Solskjaer's tactics are the same as Mourinho's, says Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal is not convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has changed Manchester United's style since taking over from Jose Mourinho, and believes he is guilty of "parking the bus" just like his predecessor.
Solskjaer has revitalised United's form and morale since taking over on a caretaker basis following Mourinho's departure in December.

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho regrets blunder vs. Seychelles

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is displeased with his blunder that put his side under pressure in their 3-1 win over Seychelles in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers game.

After the Super Eagles took the lead in Asaba with Odion Ighalo’s strike from the penalty spot, the Pirates equalised following the young goalie’s error.

Uzoho rushed out of his area to punch a free-kick but failed to make contact with the ball and Rody Melanie slotted in his effort into an empty net.

Breaking: Nigerian Super Eagles humbles Pirates of Seychelles 3-1

By Valentine Amanze

Man Utd legend, Rooney, reveals Rashford's one weakness

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has claimed Marcus Rashford is a ‘fantastic’ striker, but should focus on improving his heading if he is to continue his development.
Rooney, who now plies his trade for D.C. United, knows a thing or two about scoring goals for the Red Devils, and with 253 goals for United is the club’s all-time top goalscorer.

Full house as 23 Eagles train in Asaba

The Asaba camp of the Super Eagles came alive on Tuesday as all the invited players were involved in first training session ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Friday.
Only eight players joined the camp on Monday but by noon on Tuesday the number had swollen to 18. However, Hapoel Beer Sheva’s John Ogu, Stoke City’s Oghenekaro Etebo, Anorthosis Famagusta goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, Wolfsburg loanee Victor Osimhen and Galatasaray star Henry Onyekuru joined the group before their first full training.

Matic the latest Man Utd player to withdraw from international duty

Nemanja Matic is the latest Manchester United player to withdraw from his national team's upcoming games.
The Serbia midfielder will not play in his country's matches against Germany or Portugal.
He follows club mates Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, who pulled out of the England and France squads respectively with injuries earlier this week.
Matic, 30, was forced to miss recent United games against Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Paris Saint-Germain before returning to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting line-up for the Premier League defeat to Arsenal.

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