Summer signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka ‘struggling’ at Manchester United, says Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas

first_imgSummer signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka ‘struggling’ at Manchester United, says Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas Comment Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar SolskjaerTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:55FullscreenBournemouth 1-0 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Manchester United appeared to turn a corner when they held Premier League leaders Liverpool to a draw, before clinching wins in the league and Europe.But the Red Devils were brought back down to earth last weekend, suffering a disappointing defeat to Bournemouth, and Solskjaer said: ‘It is a step back for us.‘If you want to get into the top four you need to win games like this. But we need to shake it off and go again.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Nov 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link255Sharescenter_img Summer signing Harry Maguire is ‘struggling’ at Man Utd, according to Charlie Nicholas (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas believes summer signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are ‘struggling’ at Manchester United.The Red Devils spent over £100million to bring defensive duo Maguire and Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford in the summer.The pair have been unable to prevent Manchester United from enduring a miserable start to the new season, however, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side just tenth in the Premier League. Aaron Wan-Bissaka followed Maguire to Old Trafford in the summer (Picture: Getty)Ahead of United’s Europa League clash against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday, Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘We keep going around the houses with Manchester United.ADVERTISEMENT‘Jeff Stelling asked if they had turned a corner but none of us could see it, they have not developed yet.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Anthony Martial is back and Marcus Rashford is finding some form, while Scott McTominay has been playing well, apparently.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I would say he has been playing better. He has probably been Manchester United’s most consistent player.‘Elsewhere, Harry Maguire is struggling and so are the full-backs. The young players are striving a bit, but it is a hard environment for them.‘But Martial will turn up here [against Partizan] and it should be an easy enough night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

England U-21 Striker, Tammy Abraham, Rejects Nigeria

first_imgEngland Under-21 striker, Tammy Abraham, has told the English FA he remains available for selection for the Three Lions and has rejected reports he wants to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria.Abraham, who has also represented England at Under-18 and Under-19 level, was born in London but is also eligible to play for the Super Eagles through his father The Chelsea striker – currently on loan at Swansea – admitted meeting the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, after the Swans’ 0-0 draw with Tottenham at Wembley last weekend.But yesterday, Abraham released a statement confirming he remains committed to England.“Contrary to reports in the media today (Thursday) I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my national team allegiance,” said Abraham.“I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday given he is a friend of my father.“However, any suggestion that I have made a decision to change my international representation is incorrect and wide of the mark.“I have informed The FA that I remain available for selection for England,” concludes the statement from Abraham.Meanwhile, Swansea boss, Paul Clement, hopes Abraham choose to play for England after interest from Nigeria – but will not put pressure on him to do so.“Hopeful he stays with the English national team,” Clement said.“I’m not sure if he’d be better off career-wise – I’m saying it because I’m English and he’s a good English talent, so you want him involved in the national team.From my point of view, there will be no influence from me.“If he wants to ask for advice, of course I’ll be there to do it, but I’m sure, between him and his family, he’ll make the right decision.”“Ultimately it’s the decision of the player. In some cases they’ll make the choice because they see a better opportunity, a chance of playing more regularly at international level.“In other cases, it’s because it’s where they believe they’re from, representing the country where they were born or where their parents were born and it’s in their culture.“Whatever their reasons are, it’s down to the player to decide.”Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses, Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi and Reading striker Sone Aluko are among those to have represented England at youth level before switching to play senior international football for Nigeria.Abraham joined Swansea from Chelsea on a season-long loan in the summer and has scored two goals in seven appearances for the Welsh club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more