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OLE GUNNAR SOLKSKJAER will be feeling much more comfortable heading into the international break off the back of a routine 3-1 win at home to Brighton.

The Norwegian's Red Devils have now won five of their last fixtures in all competitions and are up to seventh in the Premier League.

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  • UNITED'S attempts to sign Mario Mandzukic could be derailed by the Italian club's £10million asking price, according to reports.

    Having come close to signing the Juventus forward in the summer, United are eager to get their man in January and have made a 'concrete offer' for the 2018 World Cup finalist.

    Mandzukic is himself open to a move and is even willing to slash his £300-a-week wages in half to ensure a deal is struck in January

    However, Juventus' desire to squeeze every last penny from a potential move for the 33-year-old remains a considerable stumbling block.

  • RIO FERDINAND has slammed Gareth Southgate for hanging Raheem Sterling out to dry after the England winger's scuffle with Joe Gomez.

    Manchester City winger Sterling was dropped by England yesterday afternoon after reportedly squaring up to his Liverpool rival.

    On Wednesday morning, Ferdinand hammered manager Southgate with a statement on Facebook.

    Part of it read: “GARETH has handled being England manager brilliantly – up to this point.

    “He has conducted himself in a admirable, eloquent & engaging way. Helping to make a Nation feel like they can have some sort of confidence & respect for the national team. However, I feel this incident could have been handled better.

    “Keep it behind closed doors & deal with it internally surely?! Come International Week, it’s meet up time between Sterling & Gomez… Raheem Sterling was still upset with Gomez about the result on Sunday & their little pushing/words said during the Liverpool vs City game.”

  • TAHITH CHONG will not renew his deal with Manchester United in June, according to reports.

    Italian outlet Calciomercato claim the 19-year-old has told the club he will not be extending his stay.

    He has made just four appearances this season and has not played for the club since the defeat to Newcastle at the start of October.

  • RIO FERDINAND has labelled the bust-up between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez a “farce”.

    Manchester City winger Sterling was dropped by England yesterday afternoon after reportedly squaring up to his Liverpool rival.

    On Tuesday morning, Ferdinand left fans waiting with bated breath when tweeting: “I’m gonna finish my gym session and get back to this Sterling and Gomez farce… back in a bit!”

  • NEMANJA MATIC is ready to quit Manchester United in January, according to reports.

    Matic has not played a minute of Premier League action since United's dismal 2-0 defeat at West Ham in September.

    Serbian newspaper 24Sata say the former Chelsea star is unhappy at the playing time he has been getting not just this season but since Solskjaer took charge.

    And they claim it has reached the stage where the £40million signing in 2017 is pushing to leave when the transfer window opens in eight weeks.

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