Manchester United begin life after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week
Manchester United begin life after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this week

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United departure still dominates headlines in the football world today.

As the search for the Norwegian’s replacement begins in earnest, we look at five players who could benefit from his exit as well as turning the spotlight on Christian Benteke, Thiago Silva and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Ole goner

Solskjaer’s sacking became an inevitability after the Red Devils were thumped 4-1 at Watford on Saturday — and big changes are afoot at Old Trafford.

Read more: United axe Solskjaer after heavy Watford defeat

Michael Carrick will take temporary charge while a successor is found, with a crunch Champions League clash at Villarreal his first assignment tomorrow evening.

We consider five players who will hope to kickstart their United careers after struggling for game time so far this season.

Read more: Five United players poised to take advantage of Ole's axing

Stars in the spotlight

After another busy weekend of action in England’s top flight, we put some of the Premier League’s most in-form stars under the microscope.

Leaders Chelsea continued their imperious form with a 3-0 rout of Leicester — but will the Blues hand a new deal to defensive colossus Thiago Silva despite the Brazilian’s advancing years?

Read more: Thiago can inspire Blues to more Silvaware

Across the capital, Crystal Palace are enjoying a fine campaign under Patrick Vieira and we profile one of their star performers in the shape of Belgian forward Christian Benteke.

Read more: Benteke rediscovers goalden touch at Palace
Trent Alexander-Arnold is in the limelight after another brilliant performance against Arsenal
Trent Alexander-Arnold is in the limelight after another brilliant performance against Arsenal

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s flying full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is also in our sights after another dazzling performance for the Reds against Arsenal on Saturday.

Transfers latest

Along with all our features, our daily Transfer Talk column is back to keep you informed on the biggest and best whispers from football’s rumour mill.

Today’s round-up leads on reports of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount being unsettled at Stamford Bridge with Real Madrid among the clubs supposedly ready to pounce.

Read more: Problems for Chelsea as interest in Mason Mounts

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