& # 39; I want to be one day as he & # 39 ;: Mason Greenwood reveals that he wants to imitate Robin van Persie after the former Manchester United striker joked that he copied & & # 39;
- Mason Greenwood enjoyed a breakthrough season with Manchester United
- He gains experience and playing time with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- The game of 18-year-old has drawn comparisons with former striker Robin van Persie
- He said one day I would like to be like him & # 39; in relation to the retired Dutch attacker
Against Will Griffee For Mailonline
Mason Greewood strives to be at the same level as Robin van Persie one day in Manchester United .
The youngster has had a breakthrough season and played more minutes than ever under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the first team.
Some have compared his style of play to Van Persie, with the Dutchman himself adding: & I think he will be very good because he tries to copy me during every match.
& # 39; Mi my style, my technique, my left foot, my way of finishing … so I'm sure he will end up there [like me]. & # 39;
Van Persie left famous Arsenal to join United and won the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 2012-2013 season.
And 18-year-old Greenwood is flattered by the comparisons.
He said to the Premier League: & I like to hire people to do skills. It's clear that people think I'm similar to Van Persie, so I want to look like him someday. & # 39;
Greenwood scored 10 goals in 32 games for This season united and its development is carefully nurtured.
Cup matches have been his main outlet and the England Under-21 international has only started two Premier League games.
And instead of throwing Greenwood into the deep after the double stress fracture of Marcus Rashford, the Old Trafford club added Odion Ighalo on loan.
He fights for a spot on the side in The crucial next game of United will take on the four biggest rivals Chelsea on Monday.
Only Virgil van Dijk of the current Liverpool team would have reached the Treble winning side of Manchester United since 1999, according to the then assistant manager Steve McClaren
- Steve McClaren was assistant to Alex Ferguson during the Treble Season of United
- United won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1998-1999
- Current Liverpool team draws comparisons with that United vintage
- But McClaren believes that only Virgil van Dijk would be in the Treble winning side
- Van Dijk Jaap Stam would become a partner in an & # 39; invincible & whole Dutch partnership
- Securing the future of Virgil van Dijk is currently a & # 39; priority & # 39; for the owners of Liverpool
- According to reports, the Reds should offer the defender & # 39; a new deal worth £ 50 million & # 39;
- Van Dijk has been a crucial piece in their domestic and European dominance
- Virgil van Dijk and Alisson have instrumental provision at the back for Liverpool
- They are on track to guide Liverpool to their first ever Premier League title
- Manager Jurgen Klopp is desperate to retain and reward his defensive rear guard
- Robin van Persie says Manchester United should bid to sign Edinson Cavani
- The Red Devils reportedly tried to recruit the Uruguayan striker in January
- The side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer then turned to Odion Ighalo
- Cavani & # 39; s PSG contract expires in the summer and United can sign it for free
- Joao Felix signed for Atlético Madrid for massive £ 114 million in the summer ] Rafael van der Vaart thinks 20 years old chose the wrong club to move to
- Virgil Van Dijk and Jurgen Klopp were involved in a heated discussion
- Napoli & # 39; s first goal in Murrayfield led to a disagreement between the couple
- Liverpool lost the friendly 3-0, continuing their poor pre-season form
- The team now travels to Evian for a training camp for the Community Shield
- July 11 – W 6-0 vs Tranmere Rovers
- July 14 – W 3-1 vs. Bradford City
- July 21 – L 2-1 vs. Seville
- July 25 – D 2-2 vs Sporting Lisbon
- July 31 – vs Lyon, Geneva
- August 4 – Manchester City, Wembley (Community Shield)
- Virgil van Dijk has emerged as a shock transfer goal for Serie A giants Juventus
- The club thinks that the Liverpool defender may want a new challenge if he wins the title
- With Liverpool, Van Dijk won Champions League and is ready for Premier League
The former manager of England was an assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson when United won an unprecedented victory triple crown from Premier League FA Cup and Champions League that season.
That legendary side is now increasingly being compared to Jurgen Klopp current Liverpool team, who are all sweeping for them on their way to their first league title in 30 years.
United & # 39; s Treble team
G Neville, Stam, Johnsen, Irwin
Beckham, Keane (c ), Scholes, Giggs
But asked Sky Sports if any of the current Liverpool players could break into United & # 39; s Treble- team, McClaren started – and ended – with the Dutchman.
Van Dijk would be coupled with Jaap Stam in a formidable full-Dutch center-half combination for Peter Schmeichel in Goa l. Van Dijk would replace Ronny Johnsen or Wes Brown in the United team.
Gary Neville was left behind with Denis Irwin on the left. The four in midfield from left to right are Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane and David Beckham.
And despite the temptation to include Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, or Roberto Firmino, McClaren has chosen to stay with the productive collaboration of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.
McClaren said: & # 39; Virgil van Dijk next to Jaap Stam, that would be inv ncible. Nobody would come by.
& # 39; But seriously, only Van Dijk would join that team.
& # 39; If you look at that Manchester United team, that leadership is the whole team and leadership was the key.
& # 39; Liverpool is now developing that. & # 39;
It seems difficult to improve on that vintage United party, which won the Champions League thanks to a break time goal from current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Bayern Munich.
But they alone and grabbed the league title for Arsenal on the last day of the season, a contrast to Liverpool, whose coronation is only a matter of time given their 22-point lead.
& # 39; It's a very nice club … Hakim will be in the right place & # 39 ;: Chelsea is the perfect move for Ziyech, according to Ajax teammate Donny van de Beek, because he claims that winger £ 38m switch & # 39; earns & # 39;
Chelsea and Hakim Ziyech his match made in heaven prior to his move, believes his current Ajax teammate Donny van de Beek. giants to sign the winger.
The Stamford Bridge club saw an offer for the 26-year-old rejected in January, but are continuing negotiations amid increasing competition from rival clubs.
Morocco-born in the Netherlands last summer had a £ 25 million release clause, but it was eradicated when he agreed on an improved contract, while Ajax wanted to show him this season.
Ajax confirmed the upcoming move via Twitter on Thursday but before they made it official, Van de Beek had talked about the qualities of his current teammate.
& # 39; Yes, when I hear all the reports, I assume it's already far. I don't know if it's completely finished, & he said Voetbal Scoop .
& # 39; I wish him everything and I hope he will do very well there. It is a step that I believe deserves. He is a fantastic footballer, so I am confident that he will do well.
& # 39; I think it is a very nice club with many young players that can grow. I think Hakim will definitely be on [the right].
& # 39; Of course everyone has their opinion about that, but I think it's a nice club for him. & # 39;
Chelsea knows that Ziyech pretty well against him and Ajax in the Champions League group stage has emerged earlier this season.
At the first match in Amsterdam, Chelsea won 1-0 with the reverse competition ending in 4-4 – with Ziyech both starting m
The West London outfit has been interested for a while in Ziyech – which has also caught the attention of London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
Ziyech, who was the first signing of the Frank Lampard, has scored nine goals over 28 Dutch Eredivise and Champions League matches combined.
In four seasons with the Dutch giants, Ziyech has won the Eredivisie and the Dutch Cup.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League table, but are only two points above fifth place in Sheffield United, albeit with a game in hand.
Liverpool & # 39; ready to offer Virgil van Dijk a new five-year deal worth £ 50MILLION & # 39; as the club's owners secure the future of the Dutch defender as an & # 39 ; priority & # 39;
Liverpool are allegedly ready to further secure the future of Virgil van Dijk by offering the Dutch a new deal worth £ 50 million.
His current wage of £ 125,000 would rise to around £ 150,000 and the Reds defense base would be further insured for the long-term in Anfield.
It is assumed that a new deal for Van Dijk is seen as a & # 39; & # 39; priority & # 39; by the owners of the club, given the huge impact that the Dutchman has offered since his arrival two years ago.
In his debut season, he unanimously claimed the PFA Player of the Year prize, while Liverpool has dominated both in his own country and in Europe since his arrival.
Van Dijk played every minute of the 2019-20 season because the club is ready to score a record number of points on the way to winning their first Premier League title.
Sportsmail last week ] that all players who have played in the Premier League this season are eligible for the £ 4 million bonus if they win the title, which is paid out on a sliding scale determined by their number of appearances.
Regular regulars such as Van Dijk will receive around £ 150,000 on top of the standard win bonuses they receive during the season.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp also stands in line for an important bonus, as the new four and a half year deal he signed in December contained several performance incentives in addition to his £ 15 million salary.
The Liverpool team received £ 7 million for winning the Champions League last season.
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Liverpool & # 39; s priority is to tie both Virgil van Dijk and Alisson to new long-term deals while continuing their dominance within Europe
Van Dijk signed £ 75million while Alisson signed a £ 65m deal in 2018
Liverpool are allegedly desperate to capture both Virgil van Dijk and Alisson for new long-term contracts.
Van Dijk and Alisson, who signed £ 75 million and £ 65 million in 2018 respectively, contributed to Liverpool's European dominance under manager Jurgen Klopp .
The Dutch centerback and the Brazilian goalkeeper have delivered a strict backbone and the two are in line to guide Liverpool to their very first Premier League title after their Champions League triumph last season.
And according to the Independent the priority of the Reds is to tie 28-year-old Van Dijk and 27-year-old Alisson to lucrative new long-term deals.
It is understood that the couple both want to renew their contracts with Anfield after their arrival two years ago.
Fellow defending teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Joe Gomez have all signed new deals in the last 13 months.
Klopp is desperate to retain and reward his brilliant defensive rear-guard, who has awarded only 15 goals in 25 Premier League games.
And their defensive record, as well as their sparkling form for the goal, has put them on the point of winning their first Premier League title.
The equipment of Anfield is currently at the top of the Premier League with no fewer than 22 points with 13 games to go.
Manchester United hero Robin van Persie urges his former party & # 39; brilliant and available target machine & # 39; Edinson Cavani to get hold of a free transfer
The Red Devils signed Odion Ighalo on transfer deadline day for a loan agreement until the end of the season, but Van Persie believes they should look at Cavani as a long-term solution to their goals misery.
The Dutchman went to Twitter on Monday afternoon to answer questions from his followers and the former United No 20 had his opinion about United's transfer policy.
CAVANI & PSG RECORD
When a fan asked who United should sign before the 2020-21 campaign, the 36-year-old replied: & # 39; Edinson Cavani, brilliant player and available # GoalMachine & # 39 ;.
Cavani has scored 198 goals for Les Parisiens since his move from Napoli in 2013 and became the club's most important goal scorer.
And the Uruguayan was reportedly one of the many strikers that United tried to sign over on the transfer deadline last month, but they saw their offer rejected.
Now the 32-year-old is entering the last six months of his PSG contract and the Red Devils can try to reach a pre-contractual agreement that would allow the striker to move to Old Trafford for free of the season at the end.
& # 39; Joao Felix sits with the wrong club, works under the wrong coach & # 39 ;: Rafael van der Vaart condemns the move from Starlet to Atletico Madrid
Joao Felix & # 39; club and is working under the wrong coach & # 39 ;, says Rafael van der Vaart.
The talented Portuguese youth joined Benfica's Atletico Madrid for a gigantic £ 114 million in the summer, but has trouble adapting.
Formerly Tottenham favorite Van der Vaart believes in the power of Felix but does not see Atletico as a natural fit.
He told AS : & # 39; Atletico plays in a very compact way with a heavy focus on good defense and attacks on the counter. I feel that Felix works in the wrong club under the wrong coach.
& # 39; Felix is a great player, but he is in the wrong club. When they signed the Portuguese striker, I felt that they would try to play another game, but that is far from the case.
& # 39; I understand that winning is important, but if you have a talented attacker like him, you need to consider the playing style that fits his needs. & # 39;
The side of Simeone is famous for their resilience and doggedness instead of technical brilliance.
Felix is somewhat lightweight and has had no impact on the Spanish side so far.
He has only scored four goals this season in 22 games and Atletico remains in sixth place.
& # 39; Sometimes you have to tell someone the truth & # 39 ;: Virgil van Dijk refuses to disclose details of his heated touchline exchange with Jurgen Klopp in the midst of stuttering Liverpool before
The couple was involved in an animated altercation after Napoli's first goal during Sunday 3 -0 defeat in Murrayfield.
Van Dijk was not directly guilty of the Lorenzo Insigne strike, but Klopp faced his main defender and made his point from the sidelines.
The player dropped his g feelings also know and there was a clear annoyance about the body language of the Dutch while they exchanged opinions.
But Van Dijk, when asked what the problem was, said: & # 39; Just things … between me and him.
& # 39; It is not necessary to reveal what. I think everyone should communicate with each other.
& # 39; Sometimes you have to tell someone the truth, that's how it is. & # 39;
July 20 – L 3-2 vs. Borussia Dortmund
July 1945 – L 3 – 0 vs Napoli
Liverpool were well defeated by the Italians and Klopp later said it was only positive was the pre-match welcome they received in Scotland.
However, Van Dijk says that the return to training of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson make a big difference this week, even though they are not expected to start against Manchester City in Sunday's Community Shield.
& # 39; Sometimes it was pretty messy, but from my point of view there are no worries & he said. "Our season starts next Sunday, so we will concentrate on that.
" Everyone knows that the players who are missing are important players to us. That's a fact.
& # 39; There is much more to join the team. There is a reason why we are European champions. We have to stay calm, we want to win games.
& # 39; But we must be at our highest level (on Sunday). If we play like this, we won't win the Community Shield, it's that simple.
& # 39; We have a good week to also prepare ourselves with a friendly, which is good for the boys who will be back. We will definitely be ready for the city. & # 39;
Juventus makes amazing & # 39; £ 150 million bid for Virgil van Dijk & # 39; on … and Italian side & # 39; think the defender can be open to a new challenge & # 39; if Liverpool wins the Premier League this season
The Series A giants believe that the Dutchman would be open to a new challenge should end his side this season the Premier League title and are willing to redo & # 39; make the world's most expensive defender.
Since moving to Anfield, van Dijk has helped the club win the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Super Cup, while they are on the verge of a first league title in 30 years.
He also skipped the Netherlands to become second in the Champions League, was Ballon D & # 39; Or second in Lionel Messi and was named PFA Players & # 39; Player of the Year and Premier League Player of the Year in 2018 / 19.
A source close to the club told The Sun: & After winning a bag full of Liverpool trophies, Juventus thinks he may be ready for a new challenge at the end of the season – especially because he's been in the UK for a few years.
& # 39; And the club is actively planning to make a big offer for him in the summer. & # 39;
The Dutch skipper led his country to second place in the Nations League and was also Ballon d & # 39; Or second place at Lionel Messi.
VVD admitted last week: & I am now 28 and I am not waiting to fulfill every dream I have ever had.
& # 39; Life can be short. Your career can also be short.
& # 39; I enjoy playing with this team and this manager. We cannot look too far ahead. But now I enjoy it. & # 39;