Date: 30th April 2021 at 7:09pm
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It was like the United of old times.

Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United were mentality monsters and if a team scored first against The Red Devils it would only seem to pit the odds against them further.

Current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer perhaps knows this better than anybody having made over 410 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions league.

Now the Norwegian is sitting in the same hot-seat Ferguson spent 27 years in, and United are beginning to establish themselves as a force once more.

They looked to be in trouble when Edin Dzeko gave Roma what appeared to be a vital second away goal, but all that did was wave a red rag in the bull’s face.

United responded with a furious five goal second half blitz with Edison Cavani netting a brace and Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood all getting themselves on the scoresheet also.

United travel to Roma with a 6-2 lead and they will surely go through to the Europa League final in Gdansk.

While their attack was clinical, their defending continues to be of huge concern as they were found out by a Roma side who could have scored more.

United fans will also be frustrated to hear Borussia Dortmund could be set to enter the race for United defensive target Ben White.

White has made 34 appearances for Graham Potter’s side

A report from The Sun has emerged stating the German side are intending to enter the race for the young Brighton and Hove Albion defender who is valued at approximately £35 million.

Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal have also allegedly expressed an interest in the 23-year-old defender who was also wanted by Leeds United last summer, with the Yorkshire club seeing a £25 million bid rejected by the Seagulls.

Dortmund have proved to be an excellent developing ground for young English talent with Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham progressing into some of the most promising young players in world football with the eight-time Bundesliga champions.

It would be a huge blow to United especially considering White has youth, Premier League experience and aspects of his game which would hugely compliment United captain and defensive lynchpin Harry Maguire, as the young defender has pace, composure and is also left-footed.

 
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