5.15pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Moyes REJECTED Cavani, Pochettino ODDS-ON next boss, Sancho to ‘Bayern or Liverpool’ – The Sun

5.15pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Moyes REJECTED Cavani, Pochettino ODDS-ON next boss, Sancho to ‘Bayern or Liverpool’ – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED turned down the chance to sign Edinson Cavani in 2013, it has been revealed.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino is now odds-on to take over next at Old Trafford and Jadon Sancho's likeliest destination next summer is either Liverpool or Bayern Munich.

Get all the latest news and transfer deadline day gossip here…

  • Joe Brophy

    RONAL-GO

    Juventus are preparing for life without Cristiano Ronaldo and want him to become mentor to their younger stars when he leaves.

    Despite his key role, Juve would like to lower the average age of their squad and Ronaldo falls into the older group.

    According to Sports Findings, the Serie A side are acutely aware of Ronaldo’s value and would like him stay at the club in a mentoring role to their younger up and coming stars.

  • Joe Brophy

    BOTTLER CAVA

    David Moyes reportedly rejected the chance to sign new Manchester United star Edinson Cavani when he was the manager at Old Trafford in 2013.

    The Athletic claims Moyes, who also famously snubbed now-Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, was urged by Ed Woodward to add the Uruguayan ace to his newly-inherited squad after leaving Everton to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.

    Cavani, now 33, was still at Napoli at the time and had banged in 104 goals in just three seasons.

    Moyes, currently at West Ham, was interested at first and believed the striker would ‘score goals for fun’.

    But despite meeting Cavani’s agent, Moyes ended up pulling the plug after being left unimpressed by THREE separate scouting trips.

  • Joe Brophy

    MAUR PRESSURE

    Mauricio Pochettino is now the odds-on favourite to become the next Manchester United manager.

    Pochettino's odds have been slashed while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the second favourite with the bookies to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

    Solskjaer's days are looking numbered at Man Utd after a humiliating 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham.

    And now Spurs' ex-manager Pochettino is a clear front runner to replace him as he's now just a 4/6 shot with Ladbrokes to be next Red Devils gaffer.

    His odds have shifted simultaneously alongside Solskjaer's – with the under-fire boss now at 15/8 to be sacked.

    He only trails Scott Parker in the sack race, with Fulham having lost all four of their Premier League games so far this season.

  • Jack Figg

    PAR FROM HAPPY

    Parma have hit out at Atalanta for accepting Manchester United’s bid for Amad Diallo.

    The Serie A side were also in for the teenage winger and feel hard done by to have lost out.

    Parma director Alessandro Lucarelli told Sky Sports Italia: “We worked according to the dictates of the new club, we tried to buy many young players who will be able to give us a hand.

    “We already had a proven squad, which is strengthened by many interesting young players.

    “You must ask Atalanta about Diallo, we had the agreement and then the negotiation with Manchester United started and they sold him.

    “We covered ourselves with other players and we will make up for it, but he would have been useful.”

  • Jack Figg

    EDIN BACK

    Edinson Cavani could make his Manchester United debut in an emotional clash with old side Paris Saint-Germain.

    Uruguayan striker Cavani, 33, joined United in a free transfer worth £200,000 a week on deadline day after leaving PSG when his contract expired at the end of June.

    And The Times reports that because he has continued to live in Paris, he will have to quarantine for 14 days in line with government regulations for anyone arriving into the UK from France.

    The exemption for elite athletes only applies if players are coming from a secure bubble environment where they are tested regularly.

    New left-back Alex Telles has been in a bubble with Porto therefore is available to link-up immediately with his new team-mates.

  • Jack Figg

    DAVE RAGE

    David De Gea ripped into Manchester United team-mate Luke Shaw and raged 'what's your problem?' against Spurs.

    The Spanish keeper can be heard bellowing at England left-back Shaw, 25, to stay in position during the 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.

    With games still being played behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is far easier to hear players communicating than normal.

    And Shaw received a verbal barrage from his keeper in the lead up to Son Heung-min scoring Spurs' fourth goal in the humiliating first-half display.

    De Gea boomed: “LUKEEE! No Luke! No Luke! RUNNN!”

    And after Son had poked the ball past the 29-year-old shot-stopper, De Gea blasted his left-back – who seemingly had ignored him.

    He fumed: “What is your problem – hey?”

  • Jack Figg

    WILL POWER

    Brandon Williams is making his England Under-21s debut.

    The Manchester United defender starts as England play Andorra.

  • Jack Figg

    BET HE'S HAPPY

    A lucky Manchester United fan is counting his cash after winning a staggering £21,400 from a £20 bet.

    Wayne Jones from North Wales unbelievably backed a Premier League double with odds of 1,071/1.

    His first bet was Jack Grealish to score first against Fulham at odds of 15/2.

    When that cashed in, he was left with an unlikely 125/1 outside shot.

    Wayne had backed Alexandre Lacazette to score first and Arsenal to lose 3-1 against rivals Liverpool last Monday.

    Unbelievably the Frenchman scored against the run of play on 25 minutes before Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Diogo Jota's 88th minute goal left him celebrating.

  • Jack Figg

    TELL TELL

    Alex Telles has shared a picture during Brazil training.

    The left-back is on international duty having signed for Man Utd from Porto on deadline day.

    Telles has made only one Brazil appearance.

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  • Jack Figg

    ED AND SHOULDERS

    Edinson Cavaniis so lethal in front of goal that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more than him since he made his debut.

    In the top five European league since March 11 2007, the new Manchester United striker sits third on the list of goals with 250.

    But it is a big gap to the rivals considered by many to be the top two footballers ever.

    In that time, Juventus ace Ronaldo has scored 416 while Barcelona star Messi – who came close to joining United rivals City this summer – is top on 432.

    Incredibly, their goal tally comes in only slightly more games than Cavani's.

    The Uruguay hitman's 250 tally comes from 413 games, while Ronaldo and Messi needed 433 and 450 respectively to reach theirs.

  • Jack Figg

    SMALL SCREEN

    Premier League clubs have been warned they face a further cut in TV income — even without the cost of the pandemic.

    The 20 top-flight clubs were landed with paying a £330million rebate to broadcasters. And the tender for the next three-year deal from the 2022-23 campaign goes out later this season.

    But broadcast analyst Claire Enders suggests hopes of matching the current deal, worth £5billion over three years, are unfeasible.

    Instead, Enders believes clubs must steel themselves for a £500m reduction.

    She said: “The last auction was post-peak, the takings were down and we expect that to continue.

    “Sky and BT overpaid for rights in the past and BT has suffered a decline in its value. Now the UK sports broadcasters are trying to think about reducing their rights costs.”

  • Jack Figg

    UNITED'S SANCHO BLOW

    Jadon Sancho is 'more likely' to join Liverpool or Bayern Munich than Manchester United next summer, according to reports.

    The England star was the Red Devils' No1 target for the whole of the summer transfer window.

    But United refused to match the Bundesliga side's £108million valuation.

    And while the Red Devils had a free run at Sancho this year, with no other teams able to part with that kind of fee, the feeling is that they will face much stronger competition next time out.

    According to the Independent, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken with – and impressed – the 20-year-old in the past.

    And they believe that the Reds will be able to pay what it takes to land Sancho next time around – with the player himself also interested in going to Anfield.

    Sancho was eager to join United this summer, but not willing to burn bridges with Dortmund by handing in a transfer request.

  • Jack Figg

    MAUR OR LESS

    Mauricio Pochettino is now odds-on to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Ladbrokes rate the ex-Spurs boss at4/6 to be the next man in the Old Trafford dugout.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “United are already playing catch-up after just three Premier League games and with Solskjaer second-favourite in the Sack Race betting, it's now looking increasingly likely Pochettino will soon be replacing him.”

  • Jack Figg

    SEVENTH HEAVEN

    Edison Cavani is Man Utd's latest No7.

    The striker arrived on a free transfer on deadline day having left PSG earlier in the summer.

    United fans had hoped Sancho would wear the famous jersey, but they failed to sign the Dortmund winger.

    Now Cavani has inherited the No7.

  • Jack Figg

    RED BARMY

    Newly released footage has revealed the moment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire disagreed with Marcus Rashford over Anthony Martial's sending off.

    The Old Trafford winger saw red for slapping Tottenham's Erik Lamela in the face during Spurs' 6-1 win last weekend.

    Replays showed Lamela struck Martial first but the Argentine's fall to the floor exaggerated any contact between the pair.

    United players were furious with referee Anthony Taylor's decision and demanded to know why Lamela did not get the same punishment.

    They surrounded the official hopeful that a VAR review would see the incident downgraded to a yellow for Martial – or that Lamela would also be sent off.

    However, this new footage – which came when the score was 2-1 – shows the division in the United team, with Rashford and Maguire arguing over the incident.

  • Jack Figg

    FOOTING THE BIL

    Premier League clubs splashed £1.24billion on new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The figure represents a £160m decrease from last season – but is still £70m more than was spent in the 2016 summer window.

    Chelsea were the league's top spenders, splashing £226.1m on fresh talent, including Timo Werner (£45m), Hakim Ziyech (£37m), Edouard Mendy (£22m) Ben Chilwell (£50m) and Kai Havertz (£70m).

    Manchester City were unsurprisingly second biggest spenders, splashing cash on Nathan Ake (£41m) and Ferran Torres (£37m) early on in the window before splurging a further £64.5m on defender Ruben Dias.

    Leeds United wasted no time following their promotion back to the top flight, recruiting the likes of Rodrigo, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente – as well as Raphinha from Rennes on Deadline Day.

    Arsenal finally matched Thomas Partey's £45m release clause late on Deadline Day, after already signing Gabriel Magalhaes and Runar Alex Runarsson.

    Manchester United finally added to their earlier signing Donny van de Beek on Deadline Day by bringing in fresh talent including Alex Telles – taking their overall spend to £54.4m – £1.4m more than Sheffield United, whose window was headlined by the signings of Aaron Ramsdale and Rhian Brewster.

  • Jack Figg

    RIO DEAL

    Rio Ferdinand has endorsed Man Utd's signing of Edinson Cavani and says that Mason Greenwood, in particular, will benefit.

    The former England star commented: “I said last transfer window that he's one of the players I would have highlighted to buy. We've got three supremely talented young strikers who are going to need assistance.

    “Martial is a prime example. He's going to be suspended [after being red-carded after striking Erik Lamela]. You need someone to step in.

    “I think Cavani would suit in a lot of capacities.

    “Mason would probably be the one to benefit most, to sit and watch someone like him on a daily basis, how he prepares, how he recovers, how he trains, the intensity levels he trains with through the week.”

  • Jack Figg

    DEM IT

    Ousmane Dembele's refusal to leave Barcelona 'closed the door' on the signing of Memphis Depay, according to reports.

    Manchester United came close to signing Dembele on loan on deadline day but the Frenchman turned his back on the deal after Barca said they would only sanction the move if he signed a one-year contract extension at the club.

    Mundo Deportivo reports Dembele's departure would have freed up funds for a move for Lyon forward Depay but his decision to stay denied the ex-Man United man a dream move to the Camp Nou.

    Depay, 26, agreed personal terms with Barcelona weeks ago, and the Catalan giants had reportedly agreed a transfer fee with Lyon of £22million plus add-ons.

    Ex-Netherlands manager and new Barca boss Ronald Koeman had been keen to reunite with the player after working with him at international level.

    Whether Dembele has a future at Barcelona under Koeman is still uncertain.

  • Jack Figg

    I WAS EDIN OFF

    Edinson Cavani revealed he nearly quit football after his girlfriend contracted coronavirus.

    Manchester United’s Deadline Day signing declared: “Your family's health comes first.

    “Of course, I considered the idea of quitting football.

    “We have suffered through the coronavirus with my family and with my girlfriend.”

    Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani, 33, signed a £200,000-a-week 12-month Old Trafford contract with a further 12-month option.

    His model girlfriend Jocelyn Burgardt tested positive for the virus shortly after he was released by PSG in June.

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

    IT'S A SARR POINT

    Manchester United have seen their loan bid for Ismaila Sarr rejected by Watford, according to reports.

    The Red Devils desperately chased a hoard of right wingers during the transfer window.

    Most-notably, United missed out on £108million-rated top target Jadon Sancho.

    In a bid to plug the gap before making another push for the England star in 2021, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed in loan moves for Ousmane Dembele, Federico Chiesa and Douglas Costa.

    But Man Utd could still make a move for Watford ace Sarr despite seeing a loan bid rejected, according to Manchester Evening News.

    The Hornets are only willing to part with the former Rennes winger on a permanent deal.

  • Dave Fraser

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS

    The fallout from Manchester United’s failed bid for Jadon Sancho continues after transfer deadline day.

    Negotiations saw them offer him a salary LOWER than his current Borussia Dortmund contract, according to reports.

    His deal was in line with Donny van de Beek's, who earns £110,000-a-week and Bruno Fernandes who pockets £150,000.

    But it is claimed Sancho was hoping for a salary that matches Paul Pogba's £250,000-a-week deal.

    Now, it has been claimed Liverpool and Bayern Munich are ahead of United in the race for Sancho.

    Both clubs are expected to bid for the winger next summer, when he will have just 12 months left on his contract.

    The deal would have pushed up the mega spending of Premier League clubs this autumn.

    Teams have splashed £1.24billion on new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

    The figure represents a £160m decrease from last season – but is still £70m more than was spent in the 2016 summer window.

    United finally added to their earlier signing Donny van de Beek on Deadline Day by bringing in fresh talent including Alex Telles – taking their overall spend to £54.4m – £1.4m more than Sheffield United.

  • Marc Mayo

    SMALL SCREEN

    Premier League clubs have been warned they face a further cut in TV income — even without the cost of the pandemic.

    The 20 top-flight clubs were landed with paying a £330million rebate to broadcasters. And the tender for the next three-year deal from the 2022-23 campaign goes out later this season.

    But broadcast analyst Claire Enders suggests hopes of matching the current deal, worth £5billion over three years, are unfeasible.

    Instead, Enders believes clubs must steel themselves for a £500m reduction.

    She said: “The last auction was post-peak, the takings were down and we expect that to continue.

    “Sky and BT overpaid for rights in the past and BT has suffered a decline in its value. Now the UK sports broadcasters are trying to think about reducing their rights costs.”

  • Marc Mayo

    DON’T DILLY DALOT

    AC Milan do not have a purchase option on Manchester United loanee Diogo Dalot.

    The full-back has moved to Serie A after falling out of favour at Old Trafford.

    According to Sky Sports Italia, Milan are planning on going back to United later in the season to discuss a permanent move for Dalot.

    The Red Devils forked out £18million to sign him from Porto in 2018.

  • Marc Mayo

    AX TO GRIND

    Axel Tuanzebe could be about to deliver a timely boost to Manchester United’s defence.

    The centre-back is back in training after missing the start of the campaign with a foot injury.

    Even though he has not played since December, the Telegraph report on Tuanzebe being a potential starter against Newcastle on October 17.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously talked up the youngster’s abilities and, with Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire torn apart by Tottenham last time out, the time could be right for a quick return.

  • Marc Mayo

    PELL ME MORE

    Manchester United fans left reeling after Jadon Sancho didn’t arrive last night may be happy to know that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer DID sign a winger after all.

    Facundo Pellistri landed from Uruguayan side Penarol and could be dropped straight into the first-team.

    The Independent claim the £9million winger has been promised regular chances to show his stuff this season after his deadline day switch.

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