MANCHESTER UNITED'S dismal week concluded with a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.
And now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be sacked should they falter against Norwich – but the Red Devils are still eyeing transfer targets including Mario Mandzukic and Emre Can.
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MAN UTD playmaker Juan Mata has revealed why he believes he is still a fan favourite at Chelsea.
Mata joined the Blues from Balencia in 2011 and netted 32 goals in 135 games before joining the Red Devils in January 2014.
He told Sky Sports: “It was an incredible time for me, I arrived from Valencia, it was a new chapter in my career, a new life, a new country, a new language.
“But everything was very good from the beginning.
“I remember my first game against Norwich at home, I had one chance and I scored and since then I enjoyed many great moments winning important trophies in two years.
“The fans were incredible to me in both years, voting for me as player of the season, so all my memories from London and from Chelsea are great, and I am very grateful and I will always be.”
ED WOODWARD has been described as “arrogant” and too “matey”, according to reports.
The Manchester United executive vice chairman has attracted much of the criticism after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement from the helm at Old Trafford in 2013.
After Louis van Gaal's United beat Everton in the 2016 FA Cup semi-final, Woodward curiously texted the record-breaking goalscorer.
According to The Athletic, he said: “Hi Wazza. Loved the game.”
Some see this as a sign he was too close to the players, while several other allegations have been levelled at the Essex native.
He has also been accused of overpaying for players and rewarding others — such as Alexis Sanchez and Angel Di Maria — with massive contracts, while they just have not performed.
And when put under pressure during tense meetings, The Athletic report that Woodward has told colleagues: “Do you know who I am?”
MAROUANE FELLAINI has slammed Manchester United’s trigger-happy board and hit out at players who “go straight on social media” after games.
The Belgian international, 31, ended his six-year spell at Old Trafford to join Shandong Luneng Taishan in January.
He told the Daily Mail: “'They brought in [David] Moyes, they didn't give him time. They brought in [Louis] Van Gaal, they gave him two years and we started to do some things, he won the cup, but after that they sacked the manager because they want to win quickly.
“For me the club were too quick to sack Jose [Mourinho] because a manager like that comes and he needs a lot of players to do his own philosophy.
“He wanted to build his team but after two years and a half they decided to sack him because the results were not there.
“That's the problem, they have to find a solution together. A manager like Van Gaal, tactically is very strong and a lot of experience and they sacked him.
“They brought in one of the best managers in the world in Jose Mourinho, he wanted to build a team and they sacked him. It's not easy to build a team in that time, you need more than two years.
“I don't know what they will do with Ole. Mourinho, for the first season, he did amazingly, he improved the team, won things.
“Okay the second season, was a bit more difficult, but he tried and did his best to help the team.”
PEP GUARDIOLA may have found the ideal man to strengthen his creaking defence – Benfica star Ruben Dias.
Manchester City are reportedly interested in the young Portugal international but may once again have to go head-to-head with their neighbours in a January bidding war.
A £60million move has been under consideration at Manchester United for some time with any bidder needing to act quick.
Benfica are preparing a bumper new contract for Dias which could raise his release clause to £80m.
The prospect of paying such a fee for Harry Maguire in the summer turned City off but they may find themselves with little option when the market reopens.
Nicolas Otamendi is the only senior centre-back available to play, leading to Fernandinho lending a hand at the back.
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