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Manchester United consider Kalidou Koulibaly move in January

It’s all down to Ed Woodward, so adjust your hopes accordingly.

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Kalidou Koulibaly
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Hello there. It remains 2019 and there’s not a great deal we can do about that until the Earth completes the number of necessary spins to get us through the rest of what promises to be a total nightmare.

The Telegraph offers you the chance to find out just what the best manager of all time, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done to turn things around at Manchester United. The blog says that there are a few factors - width, changing Romelu Lukaku’s position on the pitch, improving the contribution from Paul Pogba, bringing in players from the cold, using younger players more confidently, and cutting a happy figure in the press, all go some way to explaining the change. Of course, all careers end in failure so let’s start predicting where he’ll get it so wrong again.

Inter Milan, say the Mirror, are interested in bringing Ashley Young to Italy, though they face competition from Roma. United want to give him a new deal, and Young wants another year on his same bafflingly high wages. It’s all pretty instructive about how the United squad became so mediocre, because years ago Young would have been at Sunderland by now.

Pogba has been wretched for much of the last two years, but Claude Makelele has decided to make a fuss about him dancing when he scores. There is plenty that Pogba should be changing on the pitch, but having a bit of a boogie when he’s done his job is perhaps the less bothersome thing he does out of all his carry-on. You can read that in the Mail, should you have nothing better to do with your time.

And lastly the Independent think that Manchester United could move for a central defender in the winter transfer window, with Eder Militao, Milan Skriniar and Kalidou Koulibaly on the wanted list should they choose to act. So everyone, turn around, look at Ed Woodward, and get ready for him to show off just how competent and decisive he can be in the transfer market.