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English winger Jadon Sancho was one of the goalscorers as his Manchester United side upset the bookmakers by beating Liverpool at home in the Premier League at the start of this week to register their first win of the season. England international Sancho was the recipient of the first goal of the game on the way to a 2-1 victory for his team.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Marc Cucurella has submitted a transfer request to push for a move to Manchester City. The Spanish left-back may have taken this decision amid concerns that the Citizens could walk away from the deal, citing Brighton & Hove Albion’s huge asking price. Manchester City could end their pursuit of top defensive target Marc Cucurella if they fail to agree on the final transfer fee. Brighton & Hove Albion want around £50 million, but the Premier League champions are only willing to go up to the £40 million mark.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Fulham are closing in on the capture of Kevin Mbabu. They have reached a total agreement with Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg over the Swiss international, with the Premier League outfit expected to fork out around €5.5 million including add-ons and sell-on clauses. Fulham have a personal agreement with Mbabu as well, and the move is only subject to a medical in London. The deal could be officiated in the coming days, making the the 27-year-old the club’s third major signing of the summer.

According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to leave Manchester United this summer, and Bayern Munich could be his next destination. The Bundesliga champions reportedly want to sign Ronaldo to replace Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona. Earlier reports had claimed that Ronaldo was eager to see off his contract at Old Trafford. New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was also adamant about having the Portuguese at the club next season.

Academy star Martin Svidersky will leave Manchester United for a LaLiga club after rejecting a new contract and the chance to stay at Old Trafford under new manager Erik ten Hag. Manchester United academy star Martin Svidersky has confirmed that he will leave the club after turning down the chance to work under new manager Erik ten Hag as part his Old Trafford revolution.

Crystal Palace want to sign Sam Johnstone despite claims that he is expected to join up with Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Some results have been frustrating, but that is largely just par for the course in the mid-table of the Premier League. Last summer was a huge success though with signings like Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi and Michael Olise playing key roles. Palace will need more signings of that quality to progress again next term and Vieira now wants Johnstone.



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Merseyside giants Liverpool are closing in on the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final after beating Spanish club Villarreal 2-0 at home in the first leg of their semifinal tie. Liverpool were able to establish a two-goal lead at the end of the first 45 minutes thanks in part to the midfield duo of England international Jordan Henderson and Spanish star Thiago Alcantara. Brazilian-born Spanish international Thiago was named the best player at the end of the game, while England national team star Henderson had a hand in the first goal.