9pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Upamecano LATEST, Harvey Barnes EXCLUSIVE and RB Leipzig build-up

9pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Upamecano LATEST, Harvey Barnes EXCLUSIVE and RB Leipzig build-up

MANCHESTER UNITED should be looking to do some transfer business in January – and Ed Woodward has publicly backed boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

We've the very latest on Erling Haaland, plus an exclusive on United's interest in Harvey Barnes.

Get all the latest news, updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • Anthony Chapman

    GREEN SLEEVES

    Mason Greenwood was back amongst the goals in Man United's comeback win at West Ham.

    He starred during the restart in July but saw his star fade after breaking coronavirus protocols while on England duty.

    However, Greenwood looks back on track after netting in east London and will now be looking to win back his place on the right of United's front three.

  • Anthony Chapman

    WILD TRIP

    Atletico Madrid have no intention of selling reported Manchester United target Kieran Trippier.

    Mundo Deportivo claims Diego Simeone is aware of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's interest in the England international.

    It's reckoned United want Trippier to challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka and give them more attacking impetus down the right channel.

    But the ex-Spurs man is seen as a key player at the Wanda Metropolitano.

    And Atletico do not want to let Trippier at any cost next month.

  • Anthony Chapman

    UPA AWAY

    Manchester United are reportedly considering swooping for Dayot Upamecano this winter.

    Bild claims the RB Leipzig defender is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a partner for Harry Maguire.

    Upamecano is available for £40million next summer when a release clause becomes active in his contract.

    But United are apparently considering meeting Leipzig's current £54m asking price to sign Upamecano in January.

    Bayern Munich are also keen and the Red Devils do not want to enter a transfer war which could see them lose out.

  • Anthony Chapman

    HOT POG

    Man United fans have been treated to some strikes in their time.

    But Paul Pogba's equaliser against West Ham was particularly stunning.

    How does this one rank against some of the others you've seen from the Red Devils?

  • Anthony Chapman

    THE REAL DON

    Gary Neville believes Manchester United are 'awful' without Bruno Fernandes and admits he feels sorry for new signing Donny van de Beek.

    Speaking after the 3-1 win at West Ham, Neville said: "It’s not one Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have thought about this morning.

    "He would’ve gone to Bruno and said 'I’m going to leave you for Leipzig, I’m going to leave you for the Manchester derby’.

    “But he would’ve said at half-time ‘I’m sorry I need you we’re not very good without you’

    "And that’s just a fact, without him they’re just not the same team.

    "I feel a bit sorry for Van der Beek. He’s the one who has been sacrificed out of midfield but it could have been any of them, all three of them in the first half were awful."

  • Anthony Chapman

    GREAT SCOT

    Old Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic could go head-to-head to sign United outcast Jesse Lingard on loan.

    According to Teamtalk, Lingard is ready to ask United to leave in January and end his Old Trafford nightmare.

    The 27-year-old has only played in the Carabao Cup for United this season, and has only made the matchday squad on three other occasions.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ED ACHE

    Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial picked up knocks against West Ham and face a race to be fit for Tuesday's crunch Champions League game, confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

    Both players were forced off the field off during Manchester United's 3-1 win over the Hammers at the London Stadium.

    Speaking after the game, Solskjaer told MUTV: "We lost Anthony and Edinson.

    "Hopefully they aren't too bad but they couldn't carry on today.

    "There's a game coming up on Tuesday but that's probably going to be the season this year.

    "There's going to be some games that we have to do without players and I'm glad we've got the subs that we have.

    "They're not bad ones (injuries) hopefully. We'll do scans and hopefully they'll be available soon."

  • Joshua Mbu

    COMMUNITY EFFORT

    With Christmas around the corner, United players were tasked with gift-wrapping.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ON THE RADAR

    According to reports, Juventus star Paulo Dybala is on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs.

    Contract talks have reportedly stalled and with the Argentine's contract due to expire in the summer of 2022, a deal could be done to move him on should a new contract not be agreed.

    Both Manchester United and Tottenham were linked with Dybala in the summer, but the player ultimately stayed put.

    Playing time at the Turin-based club could very well shape Dybala's future.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRAGGING BLUES

    Chelsea's comeback victory over Leeds means they overtook Arsenal in the all-time list of Premier League wins.

    And now the Blues only trail Manchester United at the top of the pile.

    Goals from Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic ensured Frank Lampard's side came from behind to see off Leeds.

    And the victory, which saw the Blues go top of the table overnight, was a significant one as they jumped ahead of London rivals Arsenal.

    It was win No584 in the Premier League for Chelsea with the Gunners just behind on 583.

  • Joshua Mbu

    'THIS IS NOT UNITED'

    Patrice Evra launched a scathing attack on Manchester United at half-time of their game at West Ham on Saturday night.

    United were outplayed all over the pitch in the first 45 and Evra was furious.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team came back in the second-half to win 3-1 but they were helped on their way by Paul Pogba's goal which should have been ruled out because the ball was out of play in the build up.

    Evra – who also had an uninspiring spell at West Ham – fumed on Sky Sports: "Same old story. 

    "Declan Rice is bullying Donny van de Beek. Bowen is terrorising our defence. 

    "Sloppy passing, no tempo. Maybe they're going to win in the second half but this is not United.

    "I was praying for the referee to blow the whistle for half time.

    "West Ham were putting Manchester United under pressure. They will have a comeback but if you keep reacting sometimes it is going to be too late."

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRU RECORD

    Bruno Fernandes set up a record EIGHT chances from open play against West Ham – despite only coming on at half-time.

    That is the highest number created in a Premier League game this season.

  • Joshua Mbu

    'I COULDN'T RUN'

    Paul Pogba has revealed how a pre-season bought of Covid-19 has wrecked his season so far.

    The French World Cup winner hit a cracking 20 yard goal at West Ham on Saturday to set Manchester United on their way to a 3-2 comeback win.

    It was his first in a campaign when he has been in and out the team and struggled when he has played.

    But for the first time Pogba has explained just how much Covid can take out of a super fit athlete like himself.

    Pogba said: “It’s strange, it’s hard to explain because you wouldn’t understand.

    "Even in training, I would say to the fitness coach that I feel strange. It’s not me. I get tired very fast and I’m out of breath really fast.

    “The first game of the season, I couldn’t run. I was trying. 

    "I spoke with the manager, I said 'I will start the game and let’s see', but I was very out of breath and it took me a long time to get me back to my fitness and to get back physically good.

    “I wasn’t ready physically I would say. I felt weakness physically.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOAL OF THE DAY

    Vidic found himself in an unusually advanced position and he made NO mistake with the finish!

  • Joshua Mbu

    BIG MONEY

    Paul Pogba is Manchester United's most expensive signing and yesterday he scored a goal worth £89.3m!

  • Joshua Mbu

    RON THE WAY BACK?

    Manchester United have reportedly been given a boost in the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, with their sponsors Chevrolet willing to 'help finance' the deal.

    The Portuguese dazzled fans at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009, before departing for Real Madrid for a then world record £80million fee.

    Ronaldo, 35, spent nine record-breaking years at Real Madrid, before joining Juventus two years ago. 

    But with the perennial Serie A winners feeling the financial pinch of the coronavirus pandemic, their most expensive star may become available next summer.

    Man United were last month rumoured to be interested in a swoop for their former No7.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner doesn't come cheap, however, with wages of over £500,000-a-week.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RVP REBORN

    Man United legend Gary Neville has hailed Mason Greenwood as the best finisher at the club, and likened him to Robin van Persie.

    On co-commentary, Neville said: "Good from [Bruno] Fernandes, then [Alex] Telles plays it in.

    "He’s the best finisher in the club, Mason Greenwood. That is class, the first touch.

    "I always say every time I watch him I feel it’s Robin van Persie. The power on the strike is what beats the goalkeeper.

    “You could argue that [Juan] Mata, Greenwood, [Anthony] Martial and Rashford, they all want to play centrally and certainly Greenwood does.

    "I think he’s the best footballer out of all of them. He’s young, he has so much potential, it’s untrue.”

    Mason Greenwood scored minutes after Paul Pogba's equaliser Credit: Getty Images

     

  • Joshua Mbu

    HIGHLIGHT REEL

    Relive yesterday's 3-1 win away at West Ham. Comeback Kings!

  • Joshua Mbu

    HELPING HEND

    Manchester United's equaliser against West Ham should NOT have counted, with technology revealing that the ball was out of play in the build-up.

    The Red Devils had gone 1-0 down at the London Stadium, before Paul Pogba levelled with a stunning, controlled strike from range after 65 minutes.

    But question marks were raised over Dean Henderson's clearance in the build-up, which appeared to have possibly curled out of play, before eventually finding Bruno Fernandes, who teed up Pogba.

    In Sky Sports' broadcast, Gary Neville admitted he didn't 'have a clue' whether it had crossed the touchline or not.

    West Ham manager David Moyes certainly did, however, calling it a 'poor decision' after the match.

    And Match of the Day technology later revealed that the ball had gone out of play – by a clear margin.

  • Joshua Mbu

    THEY THINK IT'S BALL OVER 

    David Moyes claims West Ham were kicked in the b***s by a dodgy decision from the linesman.

    West Ham’s manager insists Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson’s massive clearance sailed over his head and out of play seconds before Paul Pogba smashed in an equaliser.

    The shell-shocked Hammers were still reeling as Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford went on to seal a victory that puts their team in the top four and ended West Ham’s fine run.

    Moyes said: “I had the best view in the house. The ball went over my head and I applauded my player for charging down their goalkeeper.

    "The linesman is claiming he didn't see it. It was a poor decision. 

    "The ball was out of play, the players' reaction gives the best way to look at it and all our players knew it was out of play as well.

    “The linesman seemed to be checking for an offside but his first job was to check the flight of the ball.

    “I can only tell you what I saw and if I thought it had stayed on the pitch I would say that too.”

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Gary Neville believes the arrival of Edinson Cavani to Old Trafford can only benefit the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Daniel James.

    Neville said: "Cavani, you have to say, it’s about getting him up to speed, getting him match fit, and he looks a real threat.

    "Greenwood, Martial, Rashford and James – they all look like they need someone who can mentor them, who can show them the way.

    "If he can do that for United this season by playing well himself and also guiding the players, then he’ll be a great signing."

    The Red Devils are keeping tabs on Leicester winger Harvey Barnes as a possible transfer alternative to Jadon Sancho.

    The 22-year-old attacker has had an impressive season so far and made his England debut in the 3-0 win over Wales in October.

    SunSport understands Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also a fan of Barnes, and has been keeping a close watch on his progress.

    Finally, Old Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic could go head-to-head to sign United outcast Jesse Lingard on loan.

    According to Teamtalk, Lingard is ready to ask United to leave in January and end his Old Trafford nightmare.

    The 27-year-old has only played in the Carabao Cup for United this season, and has only made the matchday squad on three other occasions.

  • Daniel Brookes

    OLE TEASES DIALLO ARRIVAL

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted his excitement at the signing of Amad Diallo.

    Diallo, 18, agreed to join United from Atalanta on deadline day but due to work permit issues will link up with the Red Devils at a later date, possibly January.

    Solskjaer said: "Amad has come on a few times for Atalanta and is a very exciting talent and hopefully we’ll get the work permit and he’ll be with us in January. 

    “He’s a very, very exciting boy as well.”

    The Ivorian winger has scored one goal in five appearances for the Atalanta first team.

     

  • Daniel Brookes

    PL TRIO EYE SERIE A CENTRE-BACK

    Chelsea will battle Liverpool and Man United for the signature of Cagliari centre-back Sebastian Walukiewicz.

    Walukiewicz, 20, has been a regular for the Serie A side this season, starting all nine of their league games so far.

    Just yesterday, the Polish defender signed a new contract with the Sardinian club until 2024.

    Corriere dello Sport claims that as well as the Premier League trio, Inter Milan and clubs from Germany and Spain are also interested.

  • Daniel Brookes

    ABOUT GUS

    Manchester United are keeping an eye on Famalicao midfielder Gustavo Assuncao, according to AS.

    The 20-year-old has established himself as a mainstay in the Famalicao midfield since joining the club in the summer of 2019.

    United will face competition from the likes of Wolves and Everton for Assuncao, as well as Sevilla and Nice.

    The express claims an offer of around £23million could tempt Famalicao into selling.

    The Brazilian has 46 appearances and two assists to his name during his time in Portugal.

  • Daniel Brookes

    HARV THE PRICE

    Manchester United are keeping tabs on Leicester winger Harvey Barnes as a possible transfer alternative to Jadon Sancho.

    The 22-year-old attacker has had an impressive season so far and made his debut for England in a 3-0 win over Wales in October.

    The Red Devils scouting department have been impressed with the Foxes ace, and have been watching him closely.

    SunSport understands Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also a fan of Barnes, and has been keeping a close watch on his progress.

    And United could be tempted into making a move, with Borussia Dortmund still refusing to lower their £100m-plus asking price for Sancho.

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