RUB OVER OVER
Michael Carrick has overshadowed Cristiano Ronaldo’s historic double by leaving Manchester United.
Recalling Ron’s double sent United into seventh place with a 3-2 comeback win at home to Arsenal as he became the first modern player to surpass 800 goals at club and country level.
But new caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick has seen Carrick end his three-match unbeaten streak by leaving the club altogether after 15 years.
Emile Smith Rowe’s controversial early opening goal – when United goalkeeper David de Gea was injured – was canceled by Bruno Fernandes.
Ronaldo then scored two sweet goals, including one decisive goal, two goals from Martin Odegard in the 54th minute.
Outgoing Carrick said: “My time at this wonderful club will always rank as the best years of my career. However, after much thought and consideration, I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave. “
An early Sergi Canos own goal and a superb Son Heung-min counter-attack lifted Tottenham into sixth place after a 2-0 win over Brentford in the other game in Prem.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte said: “We have shown a huge desire to win and to fight. It is certain that we can improve and we have a lot of space to improve our hold. ball.
“We have to keep improving in many ways.”
In terms of transfers, Newcastle have been linked with big target SIX.
They include Manchester United’s England midfielder Jesse Lingard, Chelsea playing midfielder Ross Barkley and Tottenham affiliate player Harry Winks, along with Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier.
The centre-backs on the list are Liverpool’s Nat Phillips and Burnley’s James Tarkowski.
Brazilian left-back Alex Telles is said to be wanted by both Inter and AC Milan in the transfer… but the Red Devils are expected to turn down any approach in January.
Finally, failed Real Madrid Eden Hazard reportedly ‘promised’ he would join Fenerbahce – but there was also a shock offer to join Belgium’s KVC Westerlo.
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