MORNING FOOTY FANS
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Manchester United can rein in City’s ten-point lead after they both won yesterday.
But the Premier League top two faced blows to their reported summer interest in signing strikers Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.
Borussia Dortmund star Haaland will reportedly demand a £300,000-a-week contract from his next club.
And England skipper Kane is now said to be a target of his old Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.
But as yet there is no real suggestion Spurs are willing to sell the Prem’s most valuable asset.
On the pitch, United’s star man Marcus Rashford and fellow scorer Dan James earned boss Solskjaer’s praise as Bruno Fernando’s penalty wrapped up a 3-1 win against Newcastle.
And Raheem Sterling’s second-minute header made it 18 straight victories for neighbours City.
That 1-0 triumph at the Emirates left Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta admitting the early goal left City ‘really comfortable’ with their tactics as the Gunners stayed 11th.
Meanwhile, under-fire Jose Mourinho insisted Tottenham deserved victory rather than their 2-1 defeat at fourth-placed West Ham.
Mourinho even claimed there was no better coaching team in the world than his.
Elsewhere, Leicester chief Brendan Rodgers hailed scorers James Maddison and Harvey Barnes as ‘getting better all the time’ after a 2-1 success at Aston Villa kept the Foxes level on points with United.
Finally, crocked Villa captain Jack Grealish is battling to prove he will be fit for England’s World Cup triple-header against San Marino, Albania and Poland next month.