10.30pm Man Utd news LIVE: Wan-Bissaka ‘could play for DR Congo’, Nobby Stiles tributes pour in – The Sun

10.30pm Man Utd news LIVE: Wan-Bissaka ‘could play for DR Congo’, Nobby Stiles tributes pour in – The Sun

10/30/2020

DR CONGO are reportedly keen to convince Aaron Wan-Bissaka to switch from England and play international football for them.

Meanwhile tributes are still pouring in for Nobby Stiles after the Red Devils legend passed away aged 78.

Follow ALL of the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

  • Josh Graham

    ROBBIE SAVAGE

    Former Red Devil Robbie Savage had some kind words after the passing of his ex-youth coach Nobby Stiles.

    Savage said: “Extremely saddened by the death of Nobby Stiles. As a 16-year-old boy at Manchester United, it was a privilege to be coached by a legend of the game and a true gentleman.

    “His advice and guidance helped me throughout my career and my thoughts and condolences go to his family. RIP.”

  • Josh Graham

    PHELAN'S MESSAGE

    Manchester United's assistant boss Mike Phelan paid tribute to 'great man' Nobby Stiles.

  • Josh Graham

    NEV-ER EASY

    Gary Neville and brother Phil have both spoken out after the news of Nobby Stiles' passing.

    Former Manchester United right-back and pundit Gary said: “Rest in Peace Nobby. Thank you for all you did for us. You taught us how to fight for everything in that red shirt . 'Your studs are your best friends out there.'”

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    Incredibly sad news – Nobby was my first @manchesterunited coach – loved him as a coach but loved him even more as a person an absolute hero of mine – Nobby I will miss you ❤️

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  • Josh Graham

    BECKS POST

    Manchester United icon David Beckham has paid tribute to another of the club's legends, Nobby Stiles, after the news of his passing.

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    So sad to hear the news of Nobby passing today… I will be forever grateful for the support and passion he showed me and all the other youth team players when we were young kids.. We were lucky enough to learn from many greats at Manchester United but Nobby was a World Cup winner so it was extra special .. Thank you for everything Nobby you will be forever in our Memories as a United and England great but more importantly our coach .. Rest In Peace and our thoughts are with your family and friends 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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  • Josh Graham

    DANCING WITH DELIGHT

    Nobby Stiles’ man-marking job on Eusebio in the semi-final nullified the threat of the Portuguese talisman – as was so often the case, Stiles relished the dirty work while his United team-mate Charlton grabbed the glory with two goals, WRITES DAVE KIDD.

    “My job was to win it, give it to Bobby and let him get on with it,” said Stiles.

    With 28 international caps, Stiles was the least capped of Ramsey’s glory boys – he scored his only England goal against West Germany in 1966 but in a friendly five months earlier.

    He was happy to admit he would always be chiefly remembered for 1966, friends of his grandchildren asking him: “Hey, you, you’re the fella with no teeth who danced round Wembley, aren’t you?”

  • Josh Graham

    LAW TRIBUTE

    Manchester United legend Denis Law paid tribute to old Red Devils pal Nobby Stiles.

    Law said: “I’m so desperately saddened by this news. Nobby was a top player and a top man. He was such a popular guy in the dressing room.

    “Everyone knew Nobby would be there when the going got tough on the pitch, but you shouldn’t underestimate what a good footballer he was too.

    “I played against him in training and for Scotland against England and all I can say is I’m glad he was my teammate more often than my opponent.”

  • Josh Graham

    STILE ICON

    Late Three Lions legend Nobby Stiles was so influential to Alf Ramsey's World Cup-winning side that the boss threatened to quit if he was forced to drop the Manchester United star.

    Ramsey was so fiercely loyal to Stiles that he threatened to resign as England manager midway through the 1966 campaign when the FA ordered him to be dropped after a hatchet job on France’s playmaker Jacques Simon in the group stage.

    Stiles later recalled: “By all accounts the [FA selection] committee told him in no uncertain terms I couldn’t play, that England needed to make an example of me. I was a liability, they said.

    “Alf told them he’d resign if he couldn’t pick who he wanted. He was prepared to resign in the middle of a World Cup over me. I never found that out till he’d died, Alf. What a man.”

    Ramsey won his power struggle and Stiles played his full part in the quarter-final victory over Argentina – a full-on war of a match in which England could easily have succumbed without their little combat hero.

  • Josh Graham

    'JEWEL OF THE COUNTRY'

    When I was 11 or 12-years-old coming through at Manchester United, my dad would tell me all about my coach at the time; Nobby Stiles. 

    Not only was he a World Cup winner, but he was the humblest human being you could ever wish to meet, WRITES DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM.

    There was nothing of him physically, but in training he would always put his arm around you in training, especially me, because I was one of the smallest players in that age group.

    He always had that extra time for me seeing as he was quite small as well, but he was an incredible footballer. That’s what United did for you, they provided proper mentors for you like Nobby, Eric Harrison, Brian Kidd and Tony Whelan.

    And with Nobby, wearing his glasses and his woolly hat, it was a joy to go to training every single week and see that smiling face. We would be at the indoor training hall at the Cliffs – it was colder than being outside in there – and Nobby would join in and just make it so enjoyable.

    I remember when United won the FA Cup in 1990, and they brought the trophy in for all the age groups to get their picture with it.

    I wanted my picture with the cup, but also with Nobby. That’s how much he meant to me at the time. I still have that photo proudly at home. It wasn’t just about what he brought as a football coach but as a man mentoring you about adult life.

  • Josh Graham

    SKIPPER'S MESSAGE

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire spoke out after the death of club legend Nobby Stiles.

  • Josh Graham

    LINEKER TRIBUTE

    Gary Lineker paid tribute to Manchester United and England legend Nobby Stiles, who sadly passed away aged 78.

    Lineker said he was 'saddened' to hear the news but joked Stiles 'had a heart that was even bigger than the gap in his teeth.'

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    WE GO BACK DECADES

    Sir Geoff Hurst, the hat trick hero of the 1966 World Cup final, pays glowing tribute to Nobby Stiles.

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    PLEASURE AND HONOUR

    The 1968 European Cup-winning goalkeeper Alex Stepney has paid tribute to Nobby Stiles.

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    CLUB REACT TO STILES DEATH

    Manchester United have released a statement on the passing of former great Nobby Stiles.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    STILES FAMILY STATEMENT

    A statement issued by the Stiles family read: “The Stiles family are sad to announce that Nobby Stiles passed away peacefully today (30/10/2020) surrounded by his family after a long illness.

    “The family kindly ask for privacy at this sad time.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    SOME STILES NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION

    Winning is infectious and Norbert Peter Stiles knew how to win trophies in abundance.

    The midfielder won two league titles at Old Trafford and of course an English club's first European Cup.

    And let's not forget, he is one of a very elite band of players to win the World Cup with England.

    Incredible man.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    RIP NOBBY

    BREAKING: United legend Nobby Stiles has died at the age of 78.

    MORE TO FOLLOW…

  • Etienne Fermie

    EARNING HIS PHIL

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that out-of-favour centre-back could earn his way back into his 25-man squad when he returns from injury.

    The Norwegian, 47, said: “Phil has been injured and had an operation and working really hard to be back, hopefully he'll get fit during December, that was a natural thing when you're injured, you can't be in the squad can you, but he's working really diligently and he’ll be coming back soon.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    CENTURION

    With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reaching his 100th game in charge of Manchester United on Sunday against Arsenal, let's take a look at how his record compares to that of previous Red Devils bosses – including Sir Alex Ferguson.

  • Etienne Fermie

    DON HIS WAY

    Manchester United star Donny van de Beek has looked ahead to Sunday's match against Arsenal.

    He told the club's official website: “Players always want to play games. Training is also nice, but the games… this is why you’re playing football.

    “I think a lot of games [means] we can improve always and I am sure that we will win more if we stay in the focus.

    “Arsenal have showed that they have really good players, and I mean we need to be focused. We won [on Wednesday] and everybody’s happy and it’s good for the confidence and everything, but now we must go on to that game.

    “A lot of big games are coming up now. A lot of games. We need to stay in the focus and then I’m sure that we make more nice wins.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    TED TALKS

    Manchester United's breakthrough defender Teden Mengi has revealed his excitement to be involved with Manchester United's first-team.

    The 18-year-old told the MEN: “If anyone was to get that call they'd be excited, however you can't let the excitement take over because the call is just a call; that's not job done, there's still a long way to go.

    “That's the way I see it: there's still a long way to go. I'm going in there as one of the youngest players and trying to learn every day, do my best every day and try and do better than yesterday.

    “Obviously a debut for Manchester United, it's the team I've been supporting since I was a kid, I've been watching them on TV, been growing up loving the club and I got lucky enough to make my debut for the club. I was excited, I was really happy, I was thrilled, a great moment in my career.

    “But then, two or three days after the rush had gone and that's when it clicked it's just the start, it's a marathon not a sprint, there's a long way to go.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    WAN TO WATCH

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been targeted by DR Congo – with the Africans trying to persuade him to snub England.

    Manchester United's £50million defender Wan-Bissaka has Congolese heritage, and played for their Under-20 side in 2015.

    The right-back, 22, has since won England Under-21 caps. He was called into Gareth Southgate's senior side last year.

    However Wan-Bissaka missed the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria through injury.He has not been selected since then.

    DR Congo's assistant coach Christopher Oualembo said: “We have been making approaches to Wan-Bissaka for quite some time now.

    “Our most recent contacts with him were just earlier this week. In these situations it isn't always the youngsters who make the decisions, especially at his age.

    “However the points that have emerged from our discussions are that we may need a bit of patience – but we can have plenty of hope.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    DEVILISH DECISIONS

    Ahead of Sunday's showdown between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford, SunSport's Marc Mayo has compiled a joint XI between the two sides… with the likes of Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek missing out.

  • Etienne Fermie

    NO DIO-GO

    Manchester United reportedly refused to include an option to buy clause in Diogo Dalot's loan deal with AC Milan as the club remain 'convinced' he will be a top full-back in the future.

    The defender left for a season-long loan at San Siro at the beginning of the month.

    In his short stay there, he has already impressed AC Milan chiefs, not least last night when he stole the spotlight in a Europa League win over Sparta Prague.

    Dalot grabbed both a goal and an assist in a dominant 3-0 win for the hosts.

    Reports say Old Trafford bosses always recognised his potential, despite his indifferent form at Man United.

    It is main reason why the club refused an option-to-buy clause to be inserted into his loan deal, according to Fabrizio Romano.

  • Etienne Fermie

    ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reach his 100th match in charge of Manchester United when his side take on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    On the milestone, the Norwegian said: “It’s gone really quick even though a lot has happened.

    “[Facing] Arsenal is always going to be difficult because they have a great team and manager.

    “Let’s hope I can celebrate it with a win.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    SUB PAR

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed Premier League clubs that voted against being able to use five substitutes this season.

    The Norwegian, 47, said: “I don't understand and cannot believe the vote went against, we have to look after the players and this season is the most demanding season of all.

    “I can see the point why clubs voted against but if you take a step back and think about these pro footballers and mental and physical health the only sensible solution would have been to rest a few more.

    “We have seen a few injuries, Pep has spoken about it, we as managers and club med staff have to look after them and rest them.

    “I would have liked to have had five subs.”

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