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MANCHESTER UNITED'S dismal week concluded with a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.

Goalkeeper David De Gea slated his team-mates after the defeat, saying it was "unacceptable" – and the board seem to have the same view with Ole Gunnar reportedly set for the sack if United lose at Norwich.

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  • SAM ALLARDYCE has warned Manchester United they face relegation if they cannot fix their goalscoring crisis.

    The Red Devils are just two points from the drop zone after an abysmal showing in a 1-0 defeat to drop candidates Newcastle.

    He told talkSPORT's Alan Brazil show: “It isn't beyond the realms of possibility that they could catastrophically fall into more problems if confidence goes and injuries stay like they are.

    “Players tend not to get as fit as quick as they would do when things are going well, that's an absolute fact.

    “There's the disturbance of [Paul] Pogba wanting away and who will pop up next saying, 'I see this going the wrong way, I want to leave?'

    “Manchester United do not have enough goals and you can see it becoming a struggle. Hopefully it's not a struggle down the bottom end, but they're certainly heading that way.”

  • MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly lining up moves for Declan Rice and Kalidou Koulibaly.

    Goal claims that Red Devils chiefs are already drawing up new transfer targets despite doubts over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future.

    Regardless of who will be in charge next summer, United chiefs are keen on restoring the club to the top level by bringing in two top defensive targets.

    West Ham anchorman Rice was targeted by Solskjaer in the previous window, but instead remained in East London where he continues to play a key role in Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

    Napoli centre-back Koulibaly has also been in United’s crosshairs for some time.

  • COMMENT: Overpaid Man Utd flops are stuck in their comfort zones and have no incentive to give their all for Solskjaer.

    SIR ALEX FERGUSON told his players to forget about searching for the money at Manchester United because it would find you.

    The message was simple: Do the business for me and you will be handsomely rewarded, so concentrate on your football and don’t worry about it.

    So quite what he made of Andreas Pereira, 23, driving into Carrington in a white Bentley would be interesting.

    Fergie’s mantra was one of the reasons he showed Paul Pogba the door back in 2012.

    For more from Neil Custis and Richard Moriarty, click HERE

  • THE Manchester United legends sticking the boot into the current crop are right, said Fred.

    Few players have had more flak than £52million misfit Fred, who had another miserable afternoon during Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Newcastle.

    Asked about the stinging criticism from ex-Red Devils, Fred said: “They are within their rights, they’ve won many titles with this club. We have to shut up and work on the pitch.

    “Some critics are pointless — but many can offer me lessons.

    “I like to read what people are saying about my performances. With that, I can try to get better.”

  • MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Fred has not played a through ball to a team-mate since April.

    The damning stats highlight the Brazilian's lack of creativity, with just a single goal and two assists since moving to Old Trafford for £52million in June 2018.

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