4pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba Juventus RETURN, Sancho and Grealish LATEST, Cavani injury update

4pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba Juventus RETURN, Sancho and Grealish LATEST, Cavani injury update

02/05/2021

MANCHESTER UNITED failed to make a January signing – but it didn't seem to matter as they put NINE past Southampton.

Meanwhile a potential new contract for Paul Pogba has been thrown into doubt by his brother Matias.

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  • Josh Graham

    CAV A GO

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to have Edinson Cavani fit for Saturday's clash with Everton.

    The Red Devils have very few injury worries with only Eric Bailly a doubt.

    How Man Utd could line up against Everton
  • Josh Graham

    OLE'S RALLY

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called on Manchester United to honour those who perished in the Munich air disaster with a fitting performance against Everton.

    It is only the fourth time United have actually played on the anniversary of the tragedy that killed 23, including eight of the Busby Babes.

    There will be a minute's silence before the Old Trafford clash with both captains laying wreaths in memory of those who died and both sides will wear black armbands.

    United boss Solskjaer said: "It's only the fourth time the game is played on the actual anniversary.

    "And it's important we put on a fitting performance and hopefully we can honour them with the result."

  • Josh Graham

    RO IS ME

    Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has suffered an injury in his first training session with Boca Juniors.

    The 30-year-old, who signed for the Argentine side at the end of the January transfer window, has reportedly suffered the problem 'due to inactivity'.

    It isn't too hard to believe given he has not played competitive football for 15 months.

    And speaking after picking up the injury, Rojo told Argentine newspaper Ole: "I was training on my own, but it's not the same.

    "Miguel told me that he had a plan for me to get quick to compete for a place. It was good from the physical, but the first days it cost me a lot."

  • Josh Graham

    GOLDEN OLDIE

    Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo turns 36 today.

    And current Red Devils star Marcus Rashford was quick to congratulate the club icon.

  • Josh Graham

    MARC OF THE MAN

    Manchester United's footballing star and campaigning hero Marcus Rashford has been picking up sacks of fan mail.

    Rashford shared this image on his Instagram story
  • Josh Graham

    FINE WAY TO GO

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire divulged how the Red Devils manage their fines system – and revealed he has fallen foul of the rules himself.

    Maguire is involved in keeping players in line along with Serbian enforcer Nemanja Matic and a couple of other stars.

    And he told the Utd podcast: "I've been fined once which is still debatable. It's crazy but I let Nemanja do it. I took the hit and put the money in the pot.

    "When you meet in the gym before training for pre-activation you are not allowed your phone. We did pre-activation, I didn't have my phone. But then you go outside to put your boots on and you aren't allowed to go on your phone in that period. I had my phone and carried it out with me.

    "I wasn't on my phone because straight after training I was going to put my trainers back on and go up for a massage instead of coming all the way back.

    "I could have gone straight to a massage and Nemanja fined me for that. He's strict with everyone so I'm happy. I can set the standard."

  • Josh Graham

    REMEMBERING MUNICH

    Manchester United will be screening special remembrance services to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Munich air disaster on Saturday.

  • Josh Graham

    BISS BASH BOSH

    Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has set his sights firmly on winning the Premier League at Old Trafford.

    He told Sky Sports: "Of course, [winning the Premier League is the target], and a few cups to go with that as well.

    "It would mean a lot, especially after the club's history of winning trophies, and a lot of them. It would be good to get back to that.

    "The mood in the camp has been good. It wasn't great taking in the loss [to Sheffield United] but we haven't let it get us down or our chances to get our hands on the Premier League.

    The team spirit is still high, as long as we stick together, we can go back to the form we had before."

  • Josh Graham

    JES WHAT YOU WANTED

    Manchester United wished club legend and treble-winning winger Jesper Blomqvist a happy 47th birthday.

  • Josh Graham

    FULL BACKING

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire praised the role of full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw in helping the Red Devils surge up the Premier League table.

    United are second behind neighbours Manchester City and bounced back from taking one point from the games against Sheffield United and Arsenal by demolishing Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday.

    Harry Maguire praised Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-BissakaCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    Maguire told United Review: "Obviously, Luke and Aaron have been excellent of late. They’ve really picked up their attacking game and started to fly forward and create chances which is really important for the team.

    "We know how big an influence full-backs in the modern day have on the attacking side of the game, as well as the defensive side.

    "First and foremost, they’re defenders for us and I’ve got to say they’ve been brilliant on that side of things. They don’t get beaten one on one which is really important, they’re stopping crosses and they’ve been defending the back-post really well.

    “As a back four, we’re working hard together. I have big demands on my full-backs, I am expecting them to fly forward but I also expect them to fly back as well.

    “Luke has been great and Aaron was great at Arsenal last weekend and it’s really important that they keep up this form to help the team.”

  • Josh Graham

    ON THE LEW-K OUT

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has identified England team-mate Dominic Calvert-Lewin as Everton's main threat ahead of their Prem clash.

    Maguire told United Review: "In the Premier League you play against different types of strikers week in, week out so you know every striker is going to bring something different, and everyone has strengths and everyone has weaknesses.

    "I know Dom from our time with England and he’s very physical and a handful, and we’ll need to be right on our game to keep him quiet.

    "If we manage to do that, it will be a big part for us in, hopefully, taking steps towards the victory.”

  • Josh Graham

    SHOPPING HAAL

    Manchester United target Erling Haaland is set to receive a stunning £100million offer from noisy neighbours Manchester City.

    The 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund star is the most sought-after striker in Europe following his explosion onto the scene over the past two years.

    However, the Norwegian will be available for just £68m in June 2022 due to a clause in his contract with the German giants.

    Premier League rivals Chelsea are also keen on Haaland who is the son of former City player Alf-Inge Haaland.

    But the Daily Mirror claims City are ‘prepared to blow his suitors out of the water’ with a £100m bid at the end of this season.

    And they are ready to offer the youngster a whopping £400,000-a-week to come to the Etihad.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING UTD FANS,

    Harry Maguire reckons lifting the Premier League for Manchester United will silence the haters.

    He said: “I enjoy it. I don’t mind it at all.

    “When I lift my first trophy at this club it will put a bigger smile on my face knowing there’s a lot of people not wanting us to do that.

    “We are the most talked about club in the world. A lot of people don’t want us to do well.

    "A lot of people want us to fail and that’s the world that we live in. I’m pretty used to it now.”

    Meanwhile, Micah Richards has claimed that Jesse Lingard became United’s “scapegoat’ before their revival.

    He told Match of the Day: “You’re happy for him because what he’s gone through at Man United, he became the scapegoat. He is a quality player, isn’t he?

    “His intent was there from the off. He was getting comfortable, growing into the game, wanting the ball because it was a big occasion for him.

    “You’ve been hiding behind the Man United covers, as some people would say, but we see here, he’s got more to his game.”

    And finally, United are set to reignite their interest in Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund lowered their asking price by £20million, according to reports.

    The Red Devils were desperate to land the 20-year-old England winger last summer but refused to meet the £108million price-tag.

    United launched an initial £65m bid with future incentives but Dortmund wanted more money upfront.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not lost his interest in Sancho and is expected to test Dortmund’s resolve yet again at the end of the season.

    According to Bild, Dortmund will let him leave if they receive an offer in the region of £88m.

  • Joe Brophy

    CROWN JEWELS

    Harry Maguire reckons lifting the Premier League for Manchester United will silence the haters.

    He said: “I enjoy it. I don’t mind it at all.

    “When I lift my first trophy at this club it will put a bigger smile on my face knowing there’s a lot of people not wanting us to do that.

    “We are the most talked about club in the world. A lot of people don’t want us to do well.

    "A lot of people want us to fail and that’s the world that we live in. I’m pretty used to it now.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Manchester United fans are clamouring for Amad Diallo to be given a chance to mix it with the first-team stars on the pitch

  • Joe Brophy

    STRIFE GARD MAKING WAVES

    Jesse Lingard became Manchester United's "scapegoat' before their revival, claims Micah Richards.

    He told Match of the Day: "You’re happy for him because what he’s gone through at Man United, he became the scapegoat. He is a quality player, isn’t he?

    "His intent was there from the off. He was getting comfortable, growing into the game, wanting the ball because it was a big occasion for him.

    "You’ve been hiding behind the Man United covers, as some people would say, but we see here, he’s got more to his game."

  • Joe Brophy

    OD ONE OUT

    Odion Ighalo has joined Saudi Arabian giants Al Shabab after leaving Manchester United.

    The Nigerian striker’s year-long Red Devils loan spell from Shanghai Shenhua ended last month.

    Ighalo, 31, returned to China but has now gone to the Middle East for his latest adventure.

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  • Joe Brophy

    SOLD TRAFFORD

    Nicky Butt has finally sold his £5.5million mansion – nearly two years after putting it on the market.

    And the buyer is in for a treat with a luxury pad complete with an indoor swimming pool and a cinema room.

    The former Manchester United midfielder, 46, listed the property for £7m in April 2019.

    Butt and ex-wife Shelley Barlow bought the house in the exclusive Hale area of Greater Manchester for £4.4m in 2007 while he was at Newcastle.

    But after he slashed £1.5m off the asking price last summer, estate agents Gascoigne Halman and Jackson-Stops revealed Butt has accepted an undisclosed offer.

  • Joe Brophy

    ICYMI

    Manchester United are set to reignite their interest in Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund lowered their asking price by £20million, according to reports.

    The Red Devils were desperate to land the 20-year-old England winger last summer but refused to meet the £108million price-tag.

    United launched an initial £65m bid with future incentives but Dortmund wanted more money upfront.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not lost his interest in Sancho and is expected to test Dortmund’s resolve yet again at the end of the season.

    According to Bild, Dortmund will let him leave if they receive an offer in the region of £88m.

  • Joe Brophy

    MARTIAL FLOOR

    Anthony Martial will face no FA action over diving – even though Jan Bednarek’s controversial red card for fouling him has been overturned.

    Bednarek was sent off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity after ref Mike Dean bought Martial’s tumble to award a spot-kick which provided Manchester United the seventh in the 9-0 win over Southampton.

    But though Bednarek is now in the clear, the FA do not believe there is any evidence to suggest Martial dived – so will not be bringing any charges.

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  • Joe Brophy

    RON-BELIEVABLE LINE-UP

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best footballers on the planet.

    And they have played alongside plenty of other world class talent during their glittering careers.

    SunSport has collated a best XI of players the pair have played alongside for club and country including several Manchester United legends…

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  • Joe Brophy

    WAN AND ONLY

    Manchester United have been urged to sign a new right-back this summer.

    Former Red Devil star Fabio told the Manchester Evening News: “If you see how Luke Shaw is doing this season, I think it’s the best season he’s been having for so long at Man United.

    “Telles has made him improve, someone to say ‘if you’re not playing well, if you’re not concentrating, working hard, you’re going to lose your place’.

    “This definitely makes you play better, so for Wan-Bissaka if they bring in a good right-back, you’re going to help him to improve.

    “One hundred per cent, this is what makes players compete for their place, and to improve. If you play every game, you have no competition and you can start to get in a comfort zone, it’s not good for you.

    “I think he’s (Wan-Bissaka) already improved, to be honest.

    “I watch a lot of Man United, I follow them, and before he arrived I thought as an offensive full-back for United, he’s not going to do it.

    “Everyone knew he was a great defender, his positioning is good, but at the beginning I thought: ‘I don’t know’.

    “But now, really, he has improved a lot. He can still improve more, he is young, but now he’s a much better offensive player than when he arrived. So if he keeps improving, he will be a fantastic player, I really like him."

  • Joe Brophy

    PAT ON THE BACK

    Patrice Evra has revealed Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson tipped him and Ryan Giggs to become 'great managers' one day.

    He said: "You know, Sir Alex Ferguson said before he retired two players would be great managers – he said Ryan Giggs, and myself.

    "He said, 'Patrice, you've got everything. You know how to communicate with people, you know how to drive people.'

    "I am doing my coach badges. It doesn't mean I want to be a manager straight away, I just want to have them.

    "Some people think because they've been great players, they're going to become great managers, but it's false.

    "You need to be humble, you need to start from zero.

    "Patrice Evra as a football player, yeah, people put me [up] there.

    "But as a manager I am zero, so I'm learning step by step – we'll see the future."

  • Joe Brophy

    NO MAR OF THAT

    Neymar has hinted that the Premier League does not interest him – having been turned off by the game's physicality.

    He told the Mail: "I do not get to watch a lot of the Premier League.

    "But I have heard that there's a lot of physical contact involved in the game.

    "But the French league also has too much physical contact!"

  • Joe Brophy

    RON MOVE

    Angel Di Maria's comments on Lionel Messi sparked fury from Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman, who branded them ‘disrespectful’.

    He hit out at the former United winger in the wake of yesterday’s nervy 5-3 Copa del Rey quarter-final win at Granada.

    Koeman fumed: “It’s disrespectful. It’s wrong to say such a thing and only heats up the Champions League game even more.

    “It’s not fair. I don’t think it’s respectful towards Barcelona to talk about a player of ours.

    “They talk about Leo a lot. He’s a Barcelona player, and we have a tie to play against them.”

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