Manchester City tries to hold top spot in Premier League

Ruben Hill
February 1, 2021

Jamie Carragher is of the opinion that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to prioritise the signing of a reliable centre-forward because while Edinson Cavani has impressed since his move to Old Trafford previous year, the Uruguayan striker turns 34 next month.

Telegraph Sport has learnt that the world's richest league has asked European Leagues, which represents its interests, to find out from Federation Internationale de Football Association whether it will continue to allow clubs to refuse to release their players if it meant them self-isolating for at least five days upon their return from worldwide duty.

Guardiola's side had to work harder than many imagined during their narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon. "We've got to focus on this game and I'm sure the results and performances will come".

Manchester City maintained their position as league leaders with a hard-fought win over bottom side Sheffield United, while Liverpool kept in touch with the league leaders courtesy of some Mohamed Salah magic at West Ham.

"So that's fine margins and it has been the way this season, fine margins".

"It's not been time to do a lot on the training pitch, the boys that played are still on the recovery track from Saturday night but they have to prepare for the game tomorrow night", Solskjaer explained.

"We want to get that mojo back, that spark. We created enough chances to score the goals now it's about feeling good, taking a deep breath and putting the ball between the posts".

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster the United defence in the summer transfer window and has earmarked the 22-year-old French centre-back his first-choice transfer target.

Marcos Rojo is expected to sign for Boca Juniors while defender Teden Mengi is set to join Derby County on loan.

"And it looks like the players have got a bit, nearly frightened of the challenge".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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