Juan Mata revealed “the feeling in the end is very bitter” after Manchester United brought the curtain down on a disheartening season with a 2-0 defeat to relegated Cardiff.
Antonio Valencia has thanked Manchester United’s fans for their undivided support over the last decade as the outgoing captain prepares to go through a “roller coaster of emotions” when donning the red shirt one last time.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to inject some youth into his Manchester United line-up against Cardiff while club captain Antonio Valencia could make a farewell appearance.
Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia were conspicuous by their absence as Manchester United trained on the eve of their Champions League quarter-final meeting with Barcelona.
What the papers say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to have one eye on next season already and could be set to overhaul his squad in the summer. The Mail reports that the new full-time Manchester United boss could dump six players at the end of the term to make way for a new title-chasing squad, with Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian reported to be among those on the chopping block.
What the papers say Youri Tielemans could become a permanent fixture at Leicester after an impressive run with the Foxes, the Mail reports. The 21-year-old was sent out on loan to the English top-flight by Monaco and looks to have won over the fans after just seven games. The plaudits could now extend to the Leicester hierarchy as bosses consider a £40million bid for Belgium midfielder, the paper says.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as Manchester United’s permanent new manager on a three-year contract.
Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia insisted he is “fully supportive” of Jose Mourinho after appearing to back calls for the under-fire manager to leave.