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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants to recruit PSV players
Steven Bergwijn Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly asking Manchester United's management to recruit one PSV player, Steven Bergwijn, in the January 2019 transfer market. Mourinho's substitute coach is confident, the presence of Steven Bergwijn can add to the sharpness of the Red Devils front line. Since the beginning of last season, Manchester United have monitored the progress of Steven Bergwijn with PSV. After getting a report from the analysis of the performance of United's talent scouts, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considered Bergwijn worthy of playing with Manchester United. The 21-year-old player has so far played quite aggressively with PSV. Until the 17th week, Bergwijn managed to score nine goals and seven assists for PSV. Image source Bergwijn has played with senior PSV since 2014, or when he was 17 years old. That proves that Bergwijn has good potential to be recruited. But his response was some time ago, that he was still interested in playing with PSV. "I have not heard rumors related to my future. Although there are some big clubs who are interested in me. But I still want to focus on defending PSV," he said. "I will survive to defend PSV until this season is over. And it won't go away in the middle of this season," Bergwijn said. Reportedly, Manchester United have prepared funds of 25 million pounds to recruit Bergwijn to Old Trafford.
Messi Sets Records As Barcelona Romp PSV
Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi has once again put his name in the records book as Barcelona romped PSV Eindoven in one of the early kickoff games of the new Champions League season at the Camp Nou. Messi completed a hatrick along with a strike from young French attacker, Ousmane Dembele to give Barcelona a 4-0 victory. Scoring the first goal of this season's Champions League, Messi hit a sublime direct free kick into the top corner from about 25 yards out past goalkeeper, Joreon Zoet. The Argentine captain has now scored a record 8 Champions League hatrick, surpassing his fiercest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo with whom he was formerly tied on 7. The five-time World Player of the year has also scored more Champions League goals (103) than their opponent on the night PSV who have score 102 goals. Apart from scoring the first goal of the season, the strike means the Argentine becomes only the second player in history to score in 14 consecutive Champions League seasons. The 31-year old has now scored his fifth direct free kick in 2018, a record he now holds. Messi who is a product of Barcelona's La Masia, has scored a total of 25 direct free kicks for the Catalan club in the past five seasons, at least, 10 more than any other player in all of Europe's top five leagues (in all competitions).