MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
Manchester United are being tipped to rival neighbours City for Erling Haaland this summer.
But in contrast, as runaway leaders City prepare to visit Arsenal tonight, Emirates’ boss Mikel Arteta has warned he CAN’T rival Pep Guardiola’s Etihad achievements and resources.
Guardiola’s ex-City No2 Arteta said: “You cannot compare his situation to the one with us. They are very, very different.”
Meanwhile, ahead of United’s home clash with Newcastle, Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heard he will get the green light for a huge transfer spree, including targeting Borussia Dortmund goal sensation Haaland.
That backing from the board also suggests the Norwegian will be handed a new, longer contract.
As for yesterday’s action, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea counterpart Thomas Tuchel have been quick to point fingers after their Prem disappointment .
Klopp blamed the Reds’ fourth straight home defeat on gifting Richarlison a third-minute opener as Everton landed their first league win at Anfield since 1991.
Sub Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty confirmed a 2-0 Toffees’ triumph that put them level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool.
Klopp said: “We conceded this early goal – it was completely unnecessary.
“This gives the game a direction we don’t need so we had to chase the game… We had good opportunities but didn’t take them.”
And Tuchel claimed his Chelsea side “lacked determination, aggressiveness and more one-on-one chances” after Mason Mount’s spot-kick rescued a 1-1 draw at Southampton.
Elsewhere, Wolves are being linked with Club Brugge’s £20million-rated centre-back Odilon Kossounou, who is also said to be on the radar of Inter and AC Milan.
Finally, Everton and Aston Villa are tipped to bid for ex-Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere, 29, when his short-term Bournemouth deal ends this summer.