Man Utd news LIVE: Lingard to Barcelona or Milan, Cristiano Ronaldo signing may convince Pogba to stay – transfer latest

Man Utd news LIVE: Lingard to Barcelona or Milan, Cristiano Ronaldo signing may convince Pogba to stay – transfer latest

MANCHESTER UNITED have reignited their interest in Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

The French international defender, 22, is also a target for Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard could be a surprise addition at the Nou Camp, though Barcelona reportedly face competition from AC Milan.

And it is also reported that the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo is beginning to convince Paul Pogba to stay at Old Trafford.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    IS HAALAND PERLING YOUR LEG WITH TREBLE TRICKSHOT?

    Manchester United and City target Erling Haaland bamboozled social media with a crazy penalty trickshot… but did he fake it?

    The Borussia Dortmund striker somehow managed to balance three footballs on top of each other, carefully placing them in position.

    At the first attempt, the second ball rolled off – giving the impression he managed to get the physics just right next time around.

    Erling Haaland wows social media with crazy three-ball penalty trick… but did the Man Utd transfer target fake it

    With the three footballs seemingly standing freely, he took a few paces back and then stepped up to sidefoot the highest ball into a target in the top left corner with that lethal left foot of his.

    The other two balls remained perfectly stacked up – and Haaland, kitted out in full Dortmund gear, repeated the trick twice more to obliterate the target and reacted in apparent shock at pulling it off.

    The Bundesliga’s official Twitter account posted the 38-second clip on Thursday afternoon and within four hours it had racked up 5.5million views.

    But while it looked mightily impressive, fans on social media were not sure whether the shots were quite as authentic as they appeared.

    One wrote: “The fact that none of the balls fell off when he hit the top one is… hard to believe.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    SILENT DEVILS

    Patrice Evra has revealed he once went “three months” without speaking to fellow Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic – forcing boss Alex Ferguson to CHANGE Rio Ferdinand’s position so that the defence could still communicate properly.

    Evra told United’s official website: “We had a fight, and didn’t speak.

    “We played together and we didn’t even say a word. I never told him to go left or go right. He was the same.

    “Ferguson had to swap Rio Ferdinand to play on the left side with me.

    “It was like that for three months until, after a game, I remember he came to me in the dressing room and gave me a high-five.

    “Everyone was like ‘finally’ because we were best friends together, Vida and me. We have a deep story together.

    “I love him so much. We struggled but we were really real, me and him.

    “If we were doing something wrong, we’d argue but, in the same way, it was a really great relationship.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    AGREE WITH FERGIE?

    Alex Ferguson has stirred up fierce social media debate by claiming Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003-4 Premier League season to win the title “stands above anything else”.

    That’s quite something coming from a Manchester United boss who won the Treble amid fierce rival with Arsene Wenger’s Gunners.

    It’s difficult to compare or measure such outstanding achievements but few could doubt Arsenal’s Invincibles’ campaign holds an iconic fascination.

    And the documentary movie Arsene Wenger: Invincible’ is out next month.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'RON BOOSTS CHANCES OF POGBA STAYING'

    Paul Pogba is no longer the biggest name in town after the return of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United this summer.

    But reports say the France international ‘loves’ having CR7 alongside him at Old Trafford.

    And that is thought to have done United’s chances of agreeing a new deal with the midfielder the world of good.

    The Athletic reports Ronaldo’s arrival has reinvigorated Pogba, who is also enjoying more of an attacking role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.

    The 28-year-old is into the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.

    The likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have joined long-time suitors Real Madrid in circling for his signature.

    Pogba is allowed to talk to foreign clubs in January with the threat of leaving United on a free transfer next summer.

    He recently revealed he still speaks to former Juve team-mates but signalled he would wait until the end of the season to decide his future.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UEFA TO PROBE 'RACIST ABUSE' AT ELANGA

    Uefa will investigate an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga.

    The alleged incident is said to have occurred at the end of Sweden’s Under-21 Euros qualifier against Italy on Tuesday.

    Elanga, who was taken off in the 72nd minute, was involved in an incident with opposition players after the final whistle.

    And the Swedish Football Association claim that the United winger, 19, was racially abused by an Italian player.

    European soccer's governing body said in a statement: "In accordance with Article 31(4) of the Uefa Disciplinary Regulations, a Uefa Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding the incidents."

    The Italian Football Federation (FIGC), however, has denied the allegations.

    They said: “The FIGC categorically denies that an opponent was subject to racist abuse by an Under-21 National Team player during yesterday's match.

    “We understand that no such incident was observed by the match officials or the UEFA delegate.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    NEW MAN IN THE MIDDLE

    Man Utd are being tipped to sign a new midfielder – OR TWO – next summer as they look to bolster their already impressive squad.

    But how would the Red Devils look with a fresh feel to the centre of their side?

    Check out how United could line up next season:

  • Ian Tuckey

    ON CLOUD NINE

    A host of Premier League clubs have chipped in to hire a private jet to get their South American stars back in time to play this weekend.

    The Daily Mail says Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are ‘understood to be involved in clubbing together for an aircraft’ which costs ‘six figures’.

    Brazil’s World Cup qualifying clash with Uruguay will kick off at 1:30am on Friday UK time.

    That has nine players from England’s top-flight involved, and they will take off immediately after the clash in Manaus.

    United striker Edinson Cavani and midfielder Fred, Man City’s goalkeeper Ederson and forward Gabriel Jesus plus Liverpool pair Alisson and Fabinho will all be on-board.

    And the report claims that Leeds United’s Raphinha is also expected to fly back too.

    Chelsea star Thiago Silva and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz are set to travel home as well.

  • Ian Tuckey

    JESSE: BRUNO'S GOT MY BACK

    Jesse Lingard has revealed the overwhelming support he has received from his Manchester United midfield team-mate Bruno Fernandes during his troubled past season and a half.

    England ace Lingard is tipped to exit Old Trafford when his contract runs out next summer, despite returning from West Ham following a successful half-term on loan.

    Credit: Getty

    The 28-year-old wrote in The Players’ Tribune: “After that Bruno Fernandes referred to me as the ‘best player in the Premier League’ in an interview with United … me!!

    “Can you believe that?!? That’s coming from Bruno!

    “I’ve got a lot of love for Bruno. He was dropping me messages of support throughout my loan.

    "To get that recognition from someone at his level was just amazing.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    WELL ABOVE PER

    Andreas Pereira shows Manchester United what they're missing with incredible 35-yard free-kick for Brazilian Serie A side Flamengo.

    Pereira, 25, is making the most of his loan spell in Brazil after scoring a stunning 35-yard free-kick for Flamengo in a 3-1 win over Juventude.

    Pereira desperately wanted to make the switch to Lazio permanent at the end of last season, but failed to convince the club that he was worth shelling out for.

    Andreas Pereira scores stunning free kick for Flamengo against Juventude

    Man Utd reportedly wanted £21m for the Brazilian, which Lazio were not willing to pay, turning their attentions instead to West Ham's Felipe Anderson, who they signed in a £3m deal.

    Pereira's contract at Old Trafford expires in June 2023 and it remains to be seen whether he will play for the Red Devils again, with his loan in Brazil set to expire at the end of the season.

    With his ambition to make the Brazil squad for the World Cup next year, Pereira will need to play regular football going into next season, leaving a permanent exit from Old Trafford likely.

    And with three goals in his eight league appearances for Flamengo so far this season, including this magnificent free-kick, he could well be on his way to entering Tite's plans.

  • Ian Tuckey

    WAYNE EXPECTS GAIN FOR KANE AFTER PAIN

    Wayne Rooney has backed Harry Kane to recover from his current dip in form.

    And the Manchester United legend says he can think of hundreds of reasons why Kane, 28, will soon be scoring for club and country.

    The Spurs striker suffered a rare international substitution after failing to sparkle in England's 1-1 draw with Hungary on Tuesday, and has yet to get off the mark in the Premier League this season.

    But England's greatest ever marksman Rooney insists Kane is still the man he expects to join Alan Shearer and himself in the Premier League's exclusive 200-goals club.

    The Derby County boss said: "Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world but when you don't score, unfortunately, people have their opinions, which they're entitled to of course.

    "Personally I think it's a bit of an over-reaction if I'm honest because it's the first game for a while he hasn't scored for England.

    "Even for Tottenham he's still scored a few goals this season, although not in the Premier League.

    "However Harry is a good enough player and a big enough person to come through this little sticky period.

    "All strikers go through moments where you don't score. Tottenham are not in the best vein of form themselves and that's down to the team.

    "The moment Harry gets his first goal in the Premier League he'll get back to scoring on a regular basis."

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD NAME RON PLAYER OF MONTH

    Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a September player-of-the-month double to underline his remarkable return to Manchester United.

    After winning the Premier League award, United handed the 36-year-old their own gong.

    That was certainly a less controversial choice than the Prem made – as many felt Mo Salah's all-round attacking contribution for Liverpool had edged out Ron's goal-getting.

  • Ian Tuckey

    EVRA'S LOVE AND WAR WITH VIDIC

    Patrice Evra has revealed he once went "three months" without speaking to fellow Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic – forcing boss Alex Ferguson to CHANGE Rio Ferdinand's position so that the defence could still communicate properly.

    Evra told United's official website: “We had a fight, and didn't speak.

    “We played together and we didn't even say a word. I never told him to go left or go right. He was the same.

    "Ferguson had to swap Rio Ferdinand to play on the left side with me.

    “It was like that for three months until, after a game, I remember he came to me in the dressing room and gave me a high-five.

    “Everyone was like 'finally' because we were best friends together, Vida and me. We have a deep story together.

    “I love him so much. We struggled but we were really real, me and him.

    "If we were doing something wrong, we'd argue but, in the same way, it was a really great relationship.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    VAN DE BEEK LINKED TO JUVENTUS

    Newcastle are reportedly weighing up a January swoop for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot which could see Donny van de Beek make the move to Turin.

    The Magpies are set to splash the cash in the New Year following their £300million takeover with the club boasting the wealthiest owners in world football.

    Club chiefs are compiling a list of potential recruits despite boss Steve Bruce set to be sacked.

    And according to Calciomercato, France international Rabiot is being targeted by the Toon.

    They state that Newcastle are interested in the 26-year-old and could look to bring him to St James’ Park in the winter transfer window.

    Rabiot has featured regularly for the Old Lady since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, but has never convinced the Juve faithful of his quality.

    And it has been claimed that the Serie A giants would be prepared to offload the player in order to bring in Van de Beek from Manchester United.

  • Ian Tuckey

    JET BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS

    A host of Premier League clubs have chipped in to hire a private jet to get their South American stars back in time to play this weekend.

    The Daily Mail says Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are ‘understood to be involved in clubbing together for an aircraft’ which costs ‘six figures’.

    Brazil’s World Cup qualifying clash with Uruguay will kick off at 1:30am on Friday UK time.

    That has nine players from England’s top-flight involved, and they will take off immediately after the clash in Manaus.

    United striker Edinson Cavani and midfielder Fred, Man City’s goalkeeper Ederson and forward Gabriel Jesus plus Liverpool pair Alisson and Fabinho will all be on-board.

    And the report claims that Leeds United’s Raphinha is also expected to fly back too.

    Chelsea star Thiago Silva and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz are set to travel home as well.

  • Dylan Terry

    NEW DEVILS

    Man Utd are being tipped to sign a new midfielder next summer as they look to bolster their already impressive squad.

    But how would the Red Devils look with a fresh feel to the centre of their side?

    Check out how United could line up next season:

  • Dylan Terry

    LOU BEAUTY

    Georgina Rodriguez has admitted she was ‘left speechless’ by Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest gift – a £105,000 designer jewellery trunk.

    The 27-year-old model showed off her amazing present from the Manchester United legend, who recently added another record to his collection over the international break with Portugal, to her Instagram fans.

    The astonishing Louis Vuitton Malle Vendome boasts eight drawers for the stunning brunette’s most expensive bracelets, necklaces and rings.

    Georgina wrote alongside a photo of two of their four children getting their first glimpse of the gift: ‘I’m speechless, Cristiano.’

    The Malle Vendome was designed to celebrate the opening of the new Louis Vuitton boutique on Vendome Square in Paris.

    The 4ft 6ins high trunk has eight drawers as well as a mirror and a bust where Georgina can hang some of her most-treasured necklaces.

    The pretty brunette draped herself in diamonds worth £78k at the start of last month when she arrived at the Venice Film Festival wearing four glitzy rings, floral necklace and earrings by Giardini Segreti.

    Her jewellery collection is estimated to be worth a staggering £2.6million.

  • Dylan Terry

    BEST OF ENEMIES

    Sir Alex Ferguson says the achievements of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Invincibles 'stand above everything else' in football.

    Fergie, 79, long ago buried the hatchet with his rival manager following 17 years in which the pair clashed in opposite Premier League dugouts.

    In a rare public outing since his life-saving brain surgery more than three years ago, the former Manchester United manager will appear in the forthcoming Amazon Prime Video documentary about the ex-Arsenal boss.

    Considering what he did in football at Old Trafford – two Champions League titles, 13 Premier League crowns, the historic 1998-99 Treble-winning season – it is a surprise to hear Fergie elevate Wenger’s feats above his own.

    Yet in 2003-04 Arsenal did what no team in the top-flight had done since Preston in 1888-89 – survive an entire league season without losing.

    Ferguson said: “The achievements stand above everything else.”

  • Dylan Terry

    MANCHESTER UNITED'S UPCOMING FIXTURES

  • Dylan Terry

    LEAVE-LIN ON A JET PLANE

    Barcelona and AC Milan are targetting a free transfer swoop for Manchester United star Jesse Lingard, according to reports.

    The playmaker rejected a new United contract last month and will be able to leave for nothing at the end of the season if he doesn’t sign a new deal.

    Lingard, 28, is attracting some of Europe’s biggest clubs and Barca and AC Milan are the latest to emerge, according to the Mail.

    He can sign pre-contract agreements with overseas clubs in January.

    And SunSport exclusively revealed this week United will consider selling him for £15m in January if he continues to reject his boyhood club’s offers.

    Having revived his career on loan at West Ham last season, Lingard has struggled to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI since his return this summer.

  • Dylan Terry

    RON TOP

    Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most HAT-TRICKS in the 21st century, leading rival Lionel Messi by five.

    The legendary forward scored his latest hat-trick against Luxembourg in Portugal's 5-0 World Cup Qualifying group game win.

    Ronaldo's 10th Portugal hat-trick means he's broken Sweden's Sven Rydell's near-century international hat-tricks record of nine.

    And he's extended his lead at the top of the all-time hat-trick goal scorers in the 21st century.

    Rival Messi is five behind on 53, and their nearest rival is Luis Suarez on 29.

    Bayern Munich forward and one of the favourites to win this year's Ballon d'Or, Robert Lewandowski, is three shy of Suarez.

  • Dylan Terry

    RETURN OF THE MC

    Paul McShane started for Manchester United's U23s in yesterday's 2-1 defeat against Sunderland in the Papa Johns Trophy.

    The 35-year-old defender partnered Bjorn Bryan Hardley, 18, in the heart of the defence, 15 years on from when he was released by the Red Devils.

    But the FA Cup runner-up couldn't stop Sunderland from taking the lead in the 50th minute.

    Sunderland youngster Tyrese Dyce opened the scoring, emphatically finding the top corner.

    United got back on level terms shortly after with Zidane Aamar Iqbal firing in from range.

    The hosts restored their lead just under ten minutes later with a lovely move.

    Stephen Wearne headed home 18-year-old Ellis Taylor's expert cross.

  • Dylan Terry

    YOU FER REAL?

    Steve Bruce once had his mobile phone smashed by Sir Alex Ferguson after a phone call from his SICK WIFE interrupted his half-time team talk.

    Recalling the incident, ex-Man Utd full-back Paul Parker told the Mirror: "I’ll never forget the time Alex ended up smashing Steve’s mobile phone, which happened to go off at half-time leaving the manager in a rage.

    "Steve had left his phone on because his wife Janet was in hospital with a back problem and he was waiting for an update on how she was doing.

    “The first half of a game hadn’t gone too well and you could tell we were in for a rollicking because as soon as the boss came into the dressing room he slung off his jacket, which was an indication that he meant business.

    "He started laying into some of us big time. Suddenly a phone starts ringing and the first person he looks at is me because for some reason he always associated me with a mobile phone.

    “Thankfully I wasn’t guilty and so he started going along the line of players, staring at each one, trying to find where the sound was coming from. Woe betide the person who owned it.

    "Eventually, with his ears pricked, he arrived at Brucey’s jacket, pushed his hand into it and pulled out the mobile phone.

    "Without a second thought he hurled it with force into a bin, completely smashing it.

    “No-one said a word. Even Steve, who knew it wouldn’t have made any difference, kept quiet.

    "You just had to get on with it and Steve knew there was a job to be done in the second half – any domestic worries had to be shoved to one side.”

  • Dylan Terry

    SMASH & RAB

    Newcastle are reportedly weighing up a January swoop for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot which could see Donny van de Beek make the move to Turin.

    The Magpies are set to splash the cash in the New Year following their £300million takeover with the club boasting the wealthiest owners in world football.

    Club chiefs are compiling a list of potential recruits despite boss Steve Bruce set to be sacked.

    And according to Calciomercato, France international Rabiot is being targeted by the Toon.

    They state that Newcastle are interested in the 26-year-old and could look to bring him to St James' Park in the winter transfer window.

    Rabiot has featured regularly for the Old Lady since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, but has never convinced the Juve faithful of his quality.

    And it has been claimed that the Serie A giants would be prepared to offload the player in order to bring in Van de Beek from Manchester United.

  • Dylan Terry

    JET SETTING

    A host of Premier League clubs have chipped in to hire a private jet to get their South American stars back in time to play this weekend.

    The Daily Mail says Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are ‘understood to be involved in clubbing together for an aircraft’ which costs ‘six figures’.

    Brazil’s World Cup qualifying clash with Uruguay will kick off at 1:30am on Friday UK time.

    That has nine players from England’s top-flight involved, and they will take off immediately after the clash in Manaus.

    United striker Edinson Cavani and midfielder Fred, Man City’s goalkeeper Ederson and forward Gabriel Jesus plus Liverpool pair Alisson and Fabinho will all be on-board.

    And the report claims that Leeds United’s Raphinha is also expected to fly back too.

    Chelsea star Thiago Silva and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz are set to travel home as well.

  • Dylan Terry

    ER-MAZING RACE

    Manchester City are the leading contenders to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.

    That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed Pep Guardiola's side at Evens to clinch his signature ahead of rivals Manchester United.

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