Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo STAYING – Ten Hag, Sergino Dest update, Antony £85.5m deal DONE, Dubravka MEDICAL | The Sun

Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo STAYING – Ten Hag, Sergino Dest update, Antony £85.5m deal DONE, Dubravka MEDICAL | The Sun

CRISTIANO RONALDO is to STAY at Manchester United past the summer transfer window, boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed.

The Portuguese star had been linked with a move away from OldTrafford all summer, but Ten Hag has now confirmed that he will NOT be leaving in the next 48 hours.

Ten Hag said in his press conference today: "It is clear. We need quality players.

"You need more players to cover all the games to keep the consistency going."

And United's transfer business doesn't seem to be slowing up as they are reportedly making a late push to sign Sergino Dest from Barcelona.

Meanwhile, the £85.5m signing of the Ajax star Antony, 22, has been completed, with the Red Devils set to pay £81m up front for him.

Elsewhere, Martin Dubravka will become David De Gea's back-up goalkeeper at Old Trafford after making his switch from Newcastle.

Get all the latest news, updates and transfer gossip here…

  • IN: Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Antony
  • OUT: Paul Pogba (released), Juan Mata (released), Jesse Lingard (released), Nemanja Matic (Roma), Edinson Cavani (released), Lee Grant (released), D'Mani Mellor (released), Reece Devine (released), Paul McShane (released), Connor Stanley (released), Paul Woolston (released)
  • EVERY Premier League done deal this summer


  • Alex Smith

    Ten Hag press conference – Ronaldo

    Erik ten Hag was asked whether the signing of Antony would further restrict game time for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The United manager responded: "It’s clear, of course [Ronaldo is still part of the plans].

    "We need quality players, and you need more to cover all of the games and to keep our consistency going. That is what we strive for."

  • Alex Smith

    Ten Hag press conference – transfers

    The Man Utd gaffer has seemingly ruled out any further additions, aside from Martin Dubravka, which is essentially a done deal.

    Erik ten Hag said: "I think so for this window, it will be the end, but when there is great opportunity you always have to be alert as a top club."

    This puts to bed any late swoops for Barcelona duo Sergino Dest or Frenkie de Jong.

  • Alex Smith

    Ten Hag press conference – Antony

    Erik ten Hag has spoken to the media ahead of Man Utd's game away at Leicester tomorrow night.

    Firstly, he has revealed more about the signing of Antony from Ajax for £85million.

    He has said: "There is an agreement between the clubs but the paperwork is not done, so I cannot go deep.

    "We still need to strengthen the offensive department because we have many games to cover."

    On whether he will play versus Arsenal at the weekend with the match against the Foxes coming too soon, he said: "I hope. It has to be done then, because the window is closed."

  • Alex Smith

    Neville mocks Boehly and Terry

    Pundit Gary Neville has mocked Chelsea's transfer strategy and John Terry.

    The ex-Chelsea captain criticised the balance of Chelsea after they lost to Southampton 2-1 last night.

    And Neville responded to Terry's angry tweet about the issues saying: "Your man Todd Woodward needs to stop wandering round like a kid in a sweet shop!"

    Neville is comparing Todd Boehly, the Blues' new owner to Man Utd chief Ed Woodward, who was regularly criticised by Neville was his poor transfer dealings.

    This is not the first time the former England and Man Utd right-back has fired shots at Boehly.

    Neville previously said on Chelsea's high spending window: "It’s just scattergun and unsustainable. I doubt this approach will go well."

  • Alex Smith

    Laird on loan

    Man Utd youngster Ethan Laird is on loan at QPR in the Championship.

    He enjoyed a great night yesterday scoring as his side beat Hull 3-1.

    The defender was on loan at Bournemouth last season helping them gain promotion to the Premier League and will be hoping to do the same once again.

  • Alex Smith

    Simply the Dest

    Manchester United are considering a late swoop for Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.

    The American international worked with Erik ten Hag at Ajax prior to his move to the Catalan giants.

    Ten Hag wants to add competition for the right-back spot with Diogo Dalot the only player he trusts to play there.

    The Dutchman is not keen on Aaron Wan-Bissaka and therefore he could be allowed to leave with West Ham and his former employers Crystal Palace targeting deadline day moves.

    The 24-year-old will only be allowed to go if Dest is signed.

  • Alex Smith

    Garner nears Everton move

    Man Utd midfield James Garner is close to securing a move to Everton.

    The central midfielder impressed at Nottingham Forest last year helping the club gain promotion up to the Premier League.

    The 21-year-old will reportedly cost Everton £15million with talks progressing well.

    There is hope the transfer can be completed before the deadline, claim Sky Sports.

  • Alex Smith

    Amad nears loan move

    Man Utd youngster Amad Diallo is nearing a switch to Sunderland on loan.

    He spent last season out on loan at Rangers.

    The 20-year-old has made nine appearances in a United shirt scoring one goal.

  • Alex Smith

    Ronaldo vs Maguire

    Cristiano Ronaldo called for Manchester United captain Harry Maguire to be "DEMOTED" to the bench and labelled the defender "part of the problem", according to reports.

    The Athletic had claim Ronaldo made line-up suggestions to Ralf Rangnick last season.

    Maguire had a poor campaign last time out as Man Utd slumped to a 6th place finish.

    The England centre-back remains captain but he has been dropped by Erik ten Hag after the 4-0 loss to Brentford.

  • Alex Smith

    De Jong pursuit over

    Man Utd have accepted they will not be able to sign Frenkie de Jong before the transfer window closes tomorrow, according to reports.

    De Jong was United's number one target for much of the summer and Barcelona even accepted a £72.5m bid for the midfielder.

    But he rejected the opportunity to move to Old Trafford – leading United chiefs to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid instead.

    Chelsea also wanted De Jong but it appears he will stay at the Nou Camp.

    Although the saga may not be completely over with United set to try again in a future window.

  • Alex Smith

    Like father like son

    Kai Rooney, son of Man Utd legend Wayne, has landed his first modelling role aged 12.

    The youngster has signed a deal with Puma.

    He is following in his father's footsteps, who modelled for Nike.

  • Alex Smith

    Cash splashed

    Manchester United may have spent £85million on Antony of Ajax but he is not the team's most expensive ever signing.

    He is third on the list with Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba both costing more.

    It is concerning to see how many of their top purchases failed to make the desired impact at the club.

  • Alex Smith

    Schreuder slams United

    Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder believes Manchester United paid over the odds to sign Antony.

    Schreuder, who took over from Erik ten Hag following his Old Trafford move this summer, does not believe Antony is worth the £85million they have paid.

    He also hit out at the player's "strange" behaviour regarding him trying to force a move.

    Schreuder told Ziggo Sport: "Today, the amounts are crazy. Barcelona paid €115m (£99m) for [Ousmane] Dembele, Manchester United also paid more than €100m (£84m) for [Jadon] Sancho.

    "Then you can pay that for him [Antony] too. Are the players worth it?

    "No. But it will be paid."

  • Alex Smith

    Ronaldo to stay

    Cristiano Ronaldo could be for a shock U-turn and choose to stay at Manchester United.

    He has been desperate to leave the club all summer but with opportunities to move drying up he could now buy into Erik ten Hag's project.

    SunSport exclusively report that he has been impressed by the signings of Casemiro and Antony.

  • Alex Smith

    Antony debut versus Arsenal

    Manchester United's latest signing Antony could have to wait for his debut.

    The Brazilian has signed for an eye-watering £85million but he is not expected to be available for the trip to Leicester tomorrow.

    Therefore, Sunday's home match against classic rivals Arsenal could be his debut.

  • Alex Smith

    Can United make it three wins in a row?

    Man Utd's season and Erik ten Hag's tenure got off to an awful start when they lost to Brighton followed up by the humiliation away at Brentford.

    But, with the pressure on they delivered versus Liverpool and won again versus Southampton at the weekend.

    Tomorrow, they face a struggling Leicester side who are at the bottom of the table.

    We will have all the pre-match build-up ahead of Thursday night and all the transfer gossip that comes in.

  • Kealan Hughes

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Manchester United finally completed the £85.5million signing of winger Antony after striking a deal with Ajax yesterday.

    After a summer-long pursuit, Erik ten Hag refused to give up on a reunion with the winger he developed in Amsterdam.

    The club said an agreement was in place with Ajax and subject to a medical, personal terms and international clearance, the transfer would be done.

    Ajax stated the deal is worth a Dutch-record €100m – around £85.5m – with £81.3m up front and the remaining £4.2m in possible add-ons.

    Legend at the Amsterdam side, Marco van Basten, sensationally claimed that Man Utd are paying “far too much money” to sign the winger.

    He said: “Is Antony worth £85.5m? No, by far no.

    “Antony hasn’t proven much yet. Of course he played a few good games. But his efficiency has not been high in the last two years.”

    Meanwhile, Keeper Martin Dubravka was at Carrington HQ yesterday afternoon for a medical ahead of a switch to Man Utd, according to reports.

    The 33-year-old will move to Old Trafford on a loan deal, with £5m buy option from Newcastle.

    He is due to sign his contract this morning so keep your eyes peeled on SunSport for more as it comes.

  • Alex Cole

    Dubravka set to sign contract tomorrow morning

    Keeper Martin Dubravka was at Carrington HQ this afternoon for a medical ahead of a switch to Man Utd, according to reports.

    The 33-year-old will move to Old Trafford on a loan deal, with £5m buy option from Newcastle.

    He is due to sign his contract tomorrow morning so keep your eyes peeled on SunSport for more as it comes.  

  • Alex Cole

    When is Leicester vs Man Utd?

    Leicester City will roll out the red carpet for Manchester United on Thursday, September 1.

    This is also the same date as transfer deadline day.

    It is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time.

    Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw when the sides last met in April earlier on this year.

  • Alex Cole

    Leicester vs Man Utd preview

    Manchester United will be eager to build on their winning run when they take on Leicester City this Thursday – which is also transfer deadline day.

    The Red Devils managed to scrape a gruelling 1-0 win against Southampton at St. Mary's last weekend.

    And the fans were treated to more good news having seen their club officially wrap up a deal for Brazilian sensation Antony.

    However, Erik Ten Hag will be aware that his side will be in for a tough test against a Leicester side who are hungry to put their three points on the board.

    But the Foxes could be slightly distracted by Wesley Fofana's imminent departure to Chelsea and Arsenal's continued speculation with midfield maestro Youri Tielemans.

  • Alex Cole

    Napoli still teasing Ron with Champions League hopes

    It looks like he is off – but nobody can quite work out where he is going yet!

    As the sun sets on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-spell at Manchester United it is getting hard to keep up with all the possible destinations which have been suggested.

    But one club which continues to be mentioned is Serie A side Napoli.

    Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards told the Transfer Gossip Daily podcast: “Napoli are interested and they can offer him Champions League football.

    “His agent has supposedly been speaking to Napoli about what they can pay him, but Manchester United are going to want a transfer fee.”

  • Alex Cole

    Dubravka set for United medical

    Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka has will complete his medical this afternoon ahead of a switch to Manchester United, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The transfer expert tweeted: “Martin Dubravka has just arrived in Manchester in order to complete medical tests.

    “[I have] been told he’ll be at Carrington this afternoon to undergo medical tests as new Manchester United player.

    “Loan with £5m buy option from Newcastle. It’s done, as revealed yesterday.”

  • Alex Cole

    Will Ten Hag tinker?

     United have plenty of other options if they want to change things up.

    With midweek fixtures coming thick and fast, Ten Hag could decide to shake things up entirely.

    Martin Dubravka is on the verge of joining from Newcastle and could be given a debut in goal.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw are also desperate for starts.

    And a different midfield could see Scott McTominay, Fred and Donny van de Beek get the chance to impress.

    Up top, Anthony Martial should be back from injury, with Antony Elanga also available.

    And with almost every transfer option already exhausted, Ronaldo could yet end up leading the line.

  • Alex Cole

    Stuck in the middle?

    Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes have proved their worth so far and are likely to play.

    But the match could see new £70million anchorman Casemiro make his full debut.

    As for the attack, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are sure to lead the way after impressing at Southampton.

    However, there could be a change on the right wing – United have confirmed an £85.5m deal to sign Antony from Ajax.

    The Brazilian is in the process of finalising his move to Old Trafford and he may be thrust straight into the starting XI.

  • Alex Cole

    No changes at the back against Leicester?

    Manchester United could have a bold new look to their side against Leicester on Thursday.

    That’s possibly WITHOUT Cristiano Ronaldo, who is likely to still be searching for an exit on deadline day.

    David De Gea will continue in goal for Erik ten Hag’s side after bouncing back from his Brentford nightmare.

    The Dutch boss is also unlikely to change a winning formula in defence.

    That means Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia are nailed on to retain their places.

    But it’s in midfield where things start getting exciting for United.

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