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Manchester United Identify Gundogan As A Long-Term Replacement For Carrick: Report

Manchester United have identified Ilkay Gundogan as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick. Michael Carrick has been a regular figure in the Manchester United line-up under Louis Van Gaal. The Englishman has played an important role in Manchester United’s progress this season. In his absence, Manchester United had to force Rooney to play a deeper role in the midfield against Chelsea and eventually United lost the game as their midfield was unable to outplay the Chelsea defenders. But the midfielder will be turning 34 in the summer and sooner or later, Manchester United will have to bring in a solid replacement for the England international. According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have identified Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, as a suitable replacement. Apparently, Manchester United have been keeping an eye on the German midfielder. Michael Carrick was rewarded for his performances by a new contract in March. However, the contract only extended his stay at the club until next […] Read more »

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Borussia Dortmund: Three Players That Could Leave Following Klopp’s Exit

According to reports, Borussia Dortmund are set to lose the services of manager Jurgen Klopp as the coach has asked CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke to release him from his contract at the end of the season. Klopp’s contract runs till 2018, but after enduring a disaster campaign this season, Klopp has decided to exit the club after the end of the season. Dortmund have had to endure a terrible season as the club was close to relegation at one point of time. However, things have changed and Dortmund will manage to finish mid-table. But that does not seem to be enough for Klopp as the manager has decided to step down and leave the club. With a highly successful manager like Klopp deciding to leave the club, it can safely be predicted that a few Borussia Dortmund stars will want to do the same in search of Champions League football. Mats Hummels Germany international, Mats Hummels was heavily linked with a […] Read more »

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Dortmund Will Listen To Offers For Hummels – Watzke

Manchester United received a huge boost in their pursuit for defender Mats Hummels as Borussia Dortmund revealed that they will make a decision about his future in the summer. Since last summer, United, who have been looking for a central defender since the departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, have been searching for a marquee signing in the defence. While United did get Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw for the defence, none of the aforementioned are natural centre backs. Hummels was, supposedly, United manager Louis Van Gaal’s first choice in the position and the interest in the World Cup winner remains high. Earlier in the week, Hummels revealed that to further his career, he will look for a move away from Dortmund eventually. Talking about that, Dortmund CEO Joachim Watzke revealed that the club held all the aces if he was to leave, but refused to rule out an exit nonetheless. “In this moment, this a total […] Read more »

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Bayern Vs Dortmund -Team News, Tactics, Predictions

Bayern Munich VS Borussia Dortmund Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Saturday, 04 April 2015 1630 hours UTC ***** Bundesliga this Saturday is geared up for one of the most celebrated rivalries in modern football, Der Klassiker which is the name given to the clash between German football’s heavyweights Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Even though the encounter cannot be viewed as a title decider considering the points gap between the two clubs, it is a contest which never fails to deliver plenty of action for the fans. Bayern Munich have been the runaway leaders so far with 64 points while Dortmund sit tenth in the table owing to their poor first half performances with 33 points. Dortmund’s position at the end of the season is not clearly in the view right now, with their performances lacking consistency but they certainly look like a more confident side after the winter break. Bayern might have lost their first home match in the league […] Read more »

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Manchester United Target Mats Hummels Hints At Dortmund Exit

Borussia Dortmund center half Mats Hummels has handed Manchester United a huge boost by admitting that he will quit his current club as it will be “good” for him. The Germany international, who was one of the top performers at the World Cup and guided his nation to the title, has seemingly become disillusioned with life in Dortmund as the former Bundesliga champions continue to find some form. Dortmund, who finished second in the league in the last couple of seasons and also reached the finals of the Champions League just a couple of seasons ago, have had a horrendous year. Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently 10th in the table and 12 points behind Schalke who are in fourth and final Champions League spot. While there was a lot of positivity surrounding the German club after Marco Reus signed a new deal with the club just a few weeks ago, it all seems to be going downhill again. Hummels’ statement […] Read more »