Here are your Manchester United evening headlines for Wednesday, January 13.
Diallo arrives at Carrington
Amad Diallo has finally arrived at Carrington after being officially unveiled as a United player.
United agreed a deal to sign Diallo from Serie A side Atalanta on transfer deadline day in the summer but the official confirmation had to wait until last week. Diallo will cost an initial £19 million with a potential £18 million in add-ons.
Upon being unveiled as a United player, the 18-year-old said: “After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United. I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club.
“This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything to develop my game. The coaches have been fantastic since I signed, we have been in touch regularly and they have already given me a lot of great advice.
“I have had time to prepare for this move, both physically and mentally, and I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”
You can see photos from Diallo’s arrival here.
Three injury doubts vs Liverpool
United have three injury doubts for Sunday’s title clash with Liverpool, two of which were only suffered in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Burnley.
Paul Pogba secured the three points against the Lancashire side, but both Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic picked up late knocks and are not in doubt for the weekend. Martial hobbled with a hamstring issue, being replaced by Axel Tuanzebe in the process, before Matic picked up a groin problem though he battled through the final stages.
Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof missed the match entirely as he continues to deal with a back problem.
Prior to kick-off, Solskjaer explained the decision to select Eric Bailly and leave Lindelof out of the matchday squad. “He [Bailly] wanted to play, he was ready, he came through [training] yesterday, he didn’t do everything but he was okay. Victor had a little reaction so we left him back,” he said.
It remains to be seen whether Lindelof will be available to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Neville apologises for commentary
Gary Neville has apologised for his commentary of United’s 1-0 win over Burnley after the Sky Sports’ commentator was criticised for his assessment of a VAR review on a Luke Shaw challenge.
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Manchester United secured a vital 1-0 victory over Burnley on Tuesday night to go top of the Premier League.
Paul Pogba scored the decisive goal in a hard-fought contest at Turf Moor, meaning United are now three points clear of Liverpool — who they face this weekend at Anfield.
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Shaw and Robbie Brady were both under consideration, with the Burnley winger’s yellow subsequently rescinded and the United full-back booked for his foul.
During the review, Neville suggested that Shaw could be sent off. “I think it’s a foul definitely by Luke Shaw because he misses the ball and then follows through,” Neville said. “I think he could be in trouble Luke Shaw looking at it again, because he actually puts his left leg out towards, but we’ll see.”
Neville was criticised for his anti-United bias, suggesting that, as an ex-United player, he was so eager to be fair that he wanted to not come across as biased. In response to the criticism, he took to social media to apologise for his commentary afterwards.
He wrote on Twitter: “‘Apologies for the commentary tonight. Stockley park all over the place, producer in my ear saying Salford have scored in the 92min and United gone top of the league! Delirious! I will be better Sunday.”