The international break is finally over! With the end of EURO qualifiers – at least this first stage – the November international break is behind us and now we can nervously wait for another weekend of Premier League action.
Here are some important news in regards to Man United today.
Wales are the 20th team to qualify for European Championship 2020! The final spot from the main qualifiers ended up going to Wales, after their 2-0 win over Hungary in what was a decisive head-to-head clash. It was Aaron Ramsey whoscored a brace, each in both halves and that was enough for Ryan Giggs’ side to qualify for their second consecutive UEFA EURO.
In France 2016, Wales ended their campaign in semifinals, surprising everyone and Man United fans will be happy that Daniel James will get the chance to compete at such a big tournament. James played all 90 minutes in this historic match, as he was deployed on the left wing. He earned a yellow card on the night, but he will not care much.
Man United Debt Increases
Interesting news broke out on Monday, about Man United’s books. The club have announced their net debt has increased by almost £140m in their latest financial figures. It was reported that the club’s revenues increased for the first quarter of the 2019-20, but the debt rose as well.
Club’s huge wage bill slightly dropped, the reports are saying, although that will be due to Man United not playing in Champions League this season. Also, for the same reason, United will earn far less from European football, even if they go on to win Europa League once again. Last season’s quarterfinals brought a lot to the table.
Woofward said that the club is committed to making improvements on the pitch and all the other usual stuff, with him hopefully realizing that is where United should have been concentrating on in the past few years.
Eric Bailly Could Get A Contract Extension
Despite not playing a single minute of the current season, Eric Bailly could get a contract extension. According to reports, Man United plan to trigger a one-year extension in Ivory Coast international’s contract and tie him for another season. He has not featured this season due to injury he earned in a friendly match against Tottenham Hotspur.
The 25-year-old joined the Red Devils in the summer or 2016 from Villarreal for a fee of £30m, but has made just 50 league appearances since then due to injuries and inconsistent form. That is the main reason why many pundits and Man United fans believe another centre-back signing should be made, as Bailly has not turned out to be the player the club hoped he would become when they signed him three years ago.
His last competitive match was on 28 April against Chelsea in the Premier League, when he suffered a medial ligament injury on his right knee. The centre-back returned to training and played in pre-season but suffered another knee injury and has been out of contention since.