7am Man Utd news LIVE: Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus, Rashford tipped to be England captain – The Sun

7am Man Utd news LIVE: Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus, Rashford tipped to be England captain – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have made a statement of intent by hammering Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig 5-0.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Alex Telles missed the match because he has tested positive for coronavirus.

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

  • Jack Figg

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United have joined Barcelona and Juventus in the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports.

    The in-demand midfielder, 18, only signed a new three-year contract at the Dutch giants in June.

    Ajax won't want to sell their latest academy star – being dubbed the 'new Paul Pogba' for his style of play.

    But the Eredivisie giants are now bracing themselves for monster bids from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

    The Mirror state Man Utd have joined the race, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly keen to add another Ajax midfielder to his ranks.

    Meanwhile, Paul Scholes has urged United to sign Dayot Upamecano and claims he is the ‘type of defender’ his old club need.

    He told BT Sport: “This is the type of defender I think United need, he’s very different to Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

    “He absolutely loves one-vs-ones, he loves getting down that channel because he knows he’s gonna beat them.

    “It’s very much the same as what Rio used to do, what Jaap Stam used to do.

    “It frees the rest of the team to worry about attacking play, because you know you’ve got a centre-half who is going to defend and he’ll do it all day.”

    Finally, Ryan Giggs claims Louis van Gaal PUNCHED him the first time they met.

    Giggs told Jamie Carragher’s Greatest Game podcast: “He was different. He was very dominating.

    “The first time I met him he punched me in the stomach.

    “I’ve gone to meet him, we’ve got a list of players that I think were good and the ones that were not so good.

    “I’ve gone to meet him a hotel, he’s opened the door, looked me up and down and gone ‘you are in good shape!’ then he punched me in the stomach.

    “It was hard as well and I didn’t know what to do. You could have given something back but that’s me out of a job.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    RYAN IN WAIT

    Ryan Giggs fears Man Utd may not get their hands on another Premier League trophy for TWENTY years.

    He told Jamie Carragher's The Greatest Game podcast: “It could be 15 or 20 years before you know it, especially if Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola stay.

    “Even Klopp took four-and-a-half  years to win it — it takes a long time.  

    “Klopp improved the team every season or won a trophy and you saw the improvement so  pressure was off a bit.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    MAUR PLEASE

    Jan Vertonghen claims ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing a Premier League return following links with Man Utd.

    He told CBS Soccer: “I can imagine he's impatient.

    “I think the English league suits him very well as he's a manager that prioritises fitness levels and the physicality of the game.

    “I think managing in the Premier League is probably the best thing he can do.

    “He will always want to coach a big team I guess, so you have to look at the biggest teams in the league and there are only two or three you can really look at I think at this point.

    “I won't name them out of respect for the other managers, but I think that's what he's looking at as well and he wants that big team to confirm him what he's been doing with Tottenham and what he did very well.

    “If I was him I would be impatient because he really loved his job and you want to continue that.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    HEY JUDE

    Jadon Sancho has already become a role model at Borussia Dortmund despite being just 20 years old.

    New signing Jude Bellingham, 17, told Kicker: “Jadon Sancho is really very important to me.

    “He puts his arm around me and the other young players, encourages us, gives us confidence.

    “He is a great role model for English players my age.

    “To get praise and encouragement from him means a lot to me.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    UNITED FRONT

    Harry Maguire has admitted he thought Manchester United were facing a ‘big crisis’ after their 6-1 defeat to Tottenham.

    He said: “After Spurs, we were all devastated and just three games into the season it felt like it was a big crisis.

    “It was quite a strange feeling, but we don’t expect to lose games at Old Trafford and we definitely don’t expect to lose games like we did.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    UP AND AT ‘EM

    Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to sign Dayot Upamecano and claims he is the ‘type of defender’ his old club need.

    He told BT Sport: “This is the type of defender I think United need, he’s very different to Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

    “He absolutely loves one-vs-ones, he loves getting down that channel because he knows he’s gonna beat them. 

    “It’s very much the same as what Rio used to do, what Jaap Stam used to do. 

    “It frees the rest of the team to worry about attacking play, because you know you’ve got a centre-half who is going to defend and he’ll do it all day.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FER WAY TO GO

    Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United will never win trophies with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof the centre-back pairing.

    He told BT Sport: “Is it good enough? I'd probably say no, if you're trying to win the top competitions.

    “Yes, last season they had a good defensive record, but I just see moments in games where they get opened up, they get physically dominated at times, especially in terms of pace, especially if their protection isn't what you'd expect it to be if the game opens up a little bit.

    “If the game opens up and they're on the halfway line and they're playing one-v-one or two-v-two, then I fear for my life in that situation.

    “If the team shape is fine and it's all set up properly, then they look a decent pairing.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

    La Liga chief Javier Tebas has slammed “ignorant” Real Madrid and Barcelona for backing a breakaway European Super League.

    He said: “Little by little, this Super League idea is less clandestine, more open.

    “But it doesn’t have a large showing of support.

    “In fact, it is a very minor project that lacks economic or social depth.

    “It shows a clear ignorance of the politics of football, the culture of football, the economy of football and of the audiovisual rights of football.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    GOT THE GIGG

    Ryan Giggs claims Louis van Gaal PUNCHED him the first time they met.

    Giggs told Jamie Carragher’s Greatest Game podcast: “He was different. He was very dominating.

    “The first time I met him he punched me in the stomach.

    “I’ve gone to meet him, we’ve got a list of players that I think were good and the ones that were not so good.

    “I’ve gone to meet him a hotel, he’s opened the door, looked me up and down and gone ‘you are in good shape!’ then he punched me in the stomach.

    “It was hard as well and I didn’t know what to do. You could have given something back but that’s me out of a job.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S MARTIN LIPTON

    The next set of PPV fixtures have been announced.

    They start with Brighton hosting Burnley at 5.30 on Friday November 6.

    Two PPV games will now be played the next day, with Crystal Palace hosting Leeds at 3pm and West Ham playing Fulham at 8pm.

    Both North London sides will then have PPV games on Sunday November 8, with Spurs kicking off at West Brom at 12.30 and Arsenal meeting Aston Villa at 7.15pm.

    Despite backlash from fans, the games will still be charged at the full price of £14.95.

    But that could drop to £9.95 after next month's international break.

  • William Pugh

    MART MY WORDS

    Anthony Martial was put forward for Manchester United's goal of the day after the Frenchman scored a penalty in United's 5-0 Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig at Old Trafford last night.

  • William Pugh

    REECE'S PIECES

    Chelsea right-back Reece James has donated £10,000 to a London food charity with the aim of raising £100,000 by December.

    The 20-year-old has joined Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford in the fight to end hunger.

    According to the Daily Mail, the England international has been working with the Felix Project – a charity that delivers surplus food to those in need of it in the capital.

    He has pledged a five-figure sum to the organisation in his bid to tackle food poverty.

    It has also been claimed that James is hoping to raise ten times the amount he has pledged before his 21st birthday on December 8.

    The Mail state that the ex-Wigan loanee is launching a fundraising page to help the charity. They aim to deliver a whopping 19 million meals by the end of 2020.

  • William Pugh

    SEVENTH HEAVEN

    Frank Lampard has named two former Man Utd stars in his dream seven-a-side team made up of stars he played against.

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand both feature.

    And the Chelsea boss has also opted to name another of his former England team-mates in Steven Gerrard.

  • William Pugh

    CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has backed Marcus Rashford to be the club's future captain.

    On the day the striker's petition for free school meals reached 1million signatures, Rashford bagged a hat-trick in the 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

    He was also praised for giving his penalty to team-mate Anthony Martial despite the chance of bagging a hat-trick.

    He told BT Sport: “I love that – he's looking out for his team-mates. Marcus knows he's gonna get his numbers, I love that.

    “That's being a great team-mate. That's why he's gonna be the captain because he thinks about everyone else.”

  • William Pugh

    TOP TIPS – SPONSORED

    Fixtures are coming thick and fast as the Premier League continues this weekend.

    We have betting tips for you from three top-flight matches, starting in Lancashire where Chelsea are looking to end a run of two Premier League draws and get back to winning ways.

    Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.

  • William Pugh

    WHAT A MESUT

    Premier League squads remain brimming with incredible talent, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

    Club chiefs were scrambling around earlier this month to try and ship off their unwanted goods, as the clock ticked towards the deadline of an already extended transfer window.

    Some teams got the job done, with Real Madrid taking financial hits to get rid of the likes of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, in order to assist manager Zinedine Zidane's rebuild.

    Chris Smalling was another that managed to escape becoming an outcast, with his Deadline Day permanent switch to AS Roma from Manchester United going through just in time.

    But some players, and clubs, weren't so fortunate, let's take a look at some of the stars that find themselves either stuck at a club, or without one entirely, as we enter November.

  • William Pugh

    THE ONE FER US

    Bruno Fernandes set a new record during Manchester United's 5-0 win over RB Leipzig last night.

    The Portuguese set up the first goal of Marcus Rashford's hat-trick which takes his total assist tally to 12 since his debut.

    And that is the most of any player in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  • William Pugh

    FRED THE RED

    Manchester United's Brazilian star has lifted the lid on his 'Pastor Fred' nickname.

    The former Shakhtar schemer has grown in popularity at Old Trafford, having taken significant strides last season.

    And while he might not quite be the Red Devils' saviour, Fred's nickname takes on a biblical feel. The 27-year-old has become known as 'Pastor Fred' to his team-mates at Carrington.

    He told MUTV: “I think maybe it's because I'm quite religious. I like to talk about my religion on social media.

    “I'm someone who is very grateful to God for everything he’s done for me. I always show this gratitude on social media, everyone sees it and I’ve been given this nickname, Pastor Fred.

    “I think it’s cool and long may it continue.”

  • William Pugh

    TASTE OF GLORY

    Marcus Rashford couldn't stop smiling after his stunning second-half hat-trick led Manchester United's 5-0 rout of RB Leipzig.

    On the day Rashford's petition for free school meals reached 1million signatures, the striker came on in the 63rd minute to strike on 74 and 78 minutes plus two minutes into stoppage time.

    Rashford said: “I think the manager told me when I came on to up the tempo and of course for us it means going forward and there were definitely spaces there.

    “We looked like we could score every time we went forward.

    “It wasa real team performance and those who started the game did well and those who came on did well.

    “We can’t ask for much more than that in terms of attitude and intensity and intent to go and kill a game off.”

  • William Pugh

    WAN OF A KIND

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka has poked fun at himself after Manchester United's thumping 5-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

    The English full-back played 81 minutes of the dominant victory, before being replaced by Axel Tuanzebe.

    United's pre-match photo soon emerged, with many of the Red Devils starters having their games faces on.

    But while Fred next to him beamed, Wan-Bissaka looked positively miserable to be out there.

    And the 22-year-old was among those to notice.

    He lightheartedly tweeted: “UNITED I swear I do smile… I promise lol awb mufc”https://twitter.com/awbissaka/status/1321579987435167744?s=20

  • William Pugh

    FRED HOT FORM

    Manchester United are heaping the praise on Fred after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauded his perfromance in the win against RB Leipzig last night.

  • William Pugh

    GO ON MY SSON

    Isak Bergmann Johannesson is a name Premier League fans ought to get used to hearing.

    The Icelandic star, 17, is garnering attention from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool thanks to his red-hot form at Swedish side IFK Norrkoping.

    With a wand of a left-foot, Johannesson is lethal cutting in from his favoured right-wing.

    The youngster has already racked up two caps for Iceland's Under-21s, despite his age.

    In 2018-19, Johannesson scored eight goals in just nine games for the Under-17s, still aged just 15.

    But, having not made his senior debut, Johannesson could still play for ENGLAND.

  • William Pugh

    DON'T BE RASH

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no time for Paul Schoes' comments after he predicted Marcus Rashford would score 25 goals this season.

    Speaking after last night's 5-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig at Old Trafford, the Norwegian said: “Now is not the time to think about how many goals you’re going to end up with.

    “As long as you concentrate on the next job in hand, training tomorrow, of course he only played 30 minutes.

    “There’s one step at a time, if you get too far ahead of yourself you’re going to lose focus.

    “Marcus has showed he can keep focusing on what’s important on and off the pitch at the moment. He did really well today coming off the bench.”

  • William Pugh

    SMASH AND GRAV

    Manchester United have joined Barcelona and Juventus in the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports.

    The in-demand midfielder, 18, only signed a new three-year contract at the Dutch giants in June.

    Ajax won't want to sell their latest academy star – being dubbed the 'new Paul Pogba' for his style of play.

    But the Eredivisie giants are now bracing themselves for monster bids from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

    Earlier this week, Italian outlet Tuttosport claimed Juventus and Barcelona had registered their interest in Gravenberch.

    And now, the Mirror state Man Utd have joined the race, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly keen to add another Ajax midfielder to his ranks.

  • William Pugh

    ON FRED ALERT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on Fred after his performance during United's 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig last night.

    And he hopes the midfielder is ready for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.

    He said: “The work off the ball was incredible from all four of them. That’s the basis of the team.

    “If you work and work and win the ball in good situations to create chances. Fred covered every single blade of grass on that pitch.

    “I just hope he recovers for the next one. The squad is good and gives us options – 4-3-3, a diamond, 4-2-1-3 or whatever we want to call it.”

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