Neil Warnock plays down Hull City links – ‘I’ve heard NOTHING from them!’

first_imgNeil Warnock has played down links to the vacant Hull City managerial post, and insists he has NOT had contact from the club over the role.The Tigers are still on the search for a new permanent boss following Steve Bruce’s surprise resignation just weeks before the new Premier League season, having guided the club back to the top flight via the play-offs last season.Former Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers boss Warnock has been just one of the names heavily linked with the job, with Wales chief Chris Coleman, Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola and ex-Hull manager Phil Brown, now at League One Southend United, also tipped.But, speaking on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the talkSPORT regular dismissed the rumours.Warnock, who left his post at Rotherham at the end of last season, said: “It’s a good job at a good club, but I’ve not heard anything from them – I don’t know who’s putting money on me!“They were obviously hoping the Welsh FA [would let them speak to Chris Coleman], and that would be a better appointment than Gianfranco Zola.“I’m not knocking him, but it’s a difficult job and league for someone like Zola to come in and do really well.“But they have got to get a move on, because they’ve got to get some players in and it’s difficult to do that without a manager in place.”last_img read more

How Man United could look against Chelsea with Dybala and £90m ace

first_imgManchester United fans have called on the Glazer family and Ed Woodward to do serious business throughout the transfer window and they could be about to get their wish.Having signed Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka at the start of the summer for a combined cost of £65million, the Red Devils looked set to make a serious charge in the market.Progress slowed as other targets were linked, but rumours failed to materialise into anything more. However, according to reports, this could all change before their opening Premier League fixture against Chelsea. 6 6 deals targets The pace the Red Devils would posses up front is frightening Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers 6 buildlineup.com Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ buildlineup.com 4-4-2 is no longer seen as an archaic formation in football terms A slight variation on the 4-4-1-1 listed earlier, United could grant Pogba the extra freedom in a more advanced role, allowing him to be more of an influence in the opposition box.His link up play with Dybala in the 2015/16 season at Juventus was superb, as the duo helped the Bianconeri secured a Serie A and Coppa Italia double. LATEST 6 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January With Harry Maguire occupying the left hand side of the defence, United would have a really nice balance with Victor Lindelof on the right hand side. The Sweden international has continued to develop at Old Trafford and could become a key player for the Red Devils.The duo are solid, meaning full backs Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw can overlap at will, which works best with inverted forwards. With Dybala on the right, cutting in on his left and Martial doing the same on the opposite side, there would be considerable amounts of space on the flanks.But the only downfall to this situation could be the right-back’s lack of end product. Although defensively superb, the £50m man can struggle to beat a man or find a killer cross.In this situation, Solskjaer could turn to the more attack-minded Diogo Dalot, who even filled in as a right winger last season.In midfield, Scott McTominay will surely get game time as he impressed the Norwegian with his performances towards the end of last season and his box-to-box play suits a 4-3-3 formation perfectly.Option 3) 4-2-3-1 REVEALED latest buildlineup.com OFF A stickler for tradition, Solskjaer reintroduced club suits for Manchester United squad members pre-game and even invited Sir Alex Ferguson to give motivational speeches.It would perhaps be fitting to revert then to the Red Devils’ swashbuckling 4-4-2 formation for his first full season in charge to bring excitement back to the masses at Old Trafford.Make no mistake, this is not a rigid formation – Atletico Madrid proved that in the early years under Diego Simeone. When attacking, it can be augmented to almost form a 4-3-3 formation, with James supporting for a wide position and Pogba cutting inside to play centrally.While it is not yet exactly clear how Dybala will fit in at United, the point to take away is the Red Devils are more versatile and more dangerous IF they can complete this sensational deal.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go-to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentaries of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. TROPHY center_img BIG PRESENTS UP TOP LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Reports broke late on Tuesday night suggesting United were locked in talks with representatives of Paulo Dybala in London about a possible swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku.The Belgium striker is not going to be the main man at Old Trafford and wants a move to Serie A.Juve, meanwhile, are prepared to let Dybala leave because Cristiano Ronaldo is once again going to be the focal point in Turin.While completing the signing of the 25-year-old would represent a huge piece of business in itself, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself teased another potential arrival. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty Images – Getty 6 Dybala could excel in a free role as second striker Solskjaer admitted there could be ‘one or two’ new arrivals at Old Trafford Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has also been linked with a move to United this summer, with the England international going as far as to say it was a ‘dream’ to play for the Red Devils.Maguire missed the Foxes’ training session on Monday due to illness, as reports of a move gather pace. Two bids have already been turned down as Leicester hold out for their £90m valuation.With the transfer window slamming shut on Thursday August 8, just days before the opening game against Europa League holders Chelsea on the Sunday, United know they must act quickly.But how could the Red Devils look for that home clash against the Blues? talkSPORT.com has examined the possible formations and tactical switch Solskjaer could implement, scroll down to see them all. 6 Paolo Dybala has been linked with a move to Manchester United buildlineup.com Getty Images At Juventus, the prestige of wearing the No.10 shirt brings with it a sense of expectation and pressure afforded to a select few. Michel Platini, Alessandro Del Piero and Paul Pogba himself have all thrived with the famous digit on their back.The current holder, Dybala, has also excelled in the No.10 shirt and it reflects his preferred position on the pitch. Playing just off of a main striker, the Argentine does his best work when given space around the penalty area.If Lukaku is gone, Marcus Rashford will be the main man up front and his pace can pull defences apart and create holes which Dybala has more than enough talent to exploit.With Daniel James and Anthony Martial on the flanks, United would possess searing pace out wide and have the option to be more versatile. The Wales international has the capacity to play on either flank, while Martial and Rashford can also operate from the left.The longer the transfer window drags on, the more likely it seem Paul Pogba will remain at Old Trafford. He can occasionally join the attack and link up with the frontmen with the security of Nemanja Matic anchoring the midfield.Option 2) 4-3-3 Option 1) 4-4-1-1 Juventus in 2015/2016:most take-ons: Paul Pogba (102) Paulo Dybala (92)most chances created: Paulo Dybala (73) Paul Pogba (54)most goal involvements: Paulo Dybala (28) Paul Pogba (20)Bring out the best in each other. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/TtLByYcKsX— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 30, 2019The interlinking play and attacking possibilities for United next season are limitless with these two together and fans could finally get to see Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial also rekindle their deadly partnership from the same season.With McTominay and Matic played deeper in midfield, the full backs can push on as with the 4-3-3 suggested earlier, but this is where fans could see the best of Maguire.At Leicester and with England, the 27-year-old is at his best when he knows he has midfielders who can drop deep and cover him when he brings the ball out of defence.For the Foxes it was Wilfred Ndidi and for the Three Lions it was Jordan Henderson. Now, he has Matic and McTominay capable of dropping into the back line to cover the ball-playing centre-half as he charges up the pitch.Option 4) 4-4-2 Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ FAREWELL Playing Pogba in a more advanced role is something fans want to see The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star New job last_img read more