Martial could miss rest of Man Utd SEASON injured, Icardi interest, De Gea 'can go for £50m' – transfer news LIVE

Martial could miss rest of Man Utd SEASON injured, Icardi interest, De Gea 'can go for £50m' – transfer news LIVE

MANCHESTER UNITED are considering moving for PSG striker Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Anthony Martial could miss the rest of the Red Devils' SEASON after picking up an injury with France.

Meanwhile, United are in action against Brighton in their Premier League clash.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    CITY ‘INTERESTED IN LUKAKU’

    Ex-United striker Romelu Lukaku is on Manchester City’s radar for a summer transfer, according to reports in Italy.

    Pep Guardiola may turn to the market after bidding farewell to Sergio Aguero, whose contract expires in June.

    Romelu Lukaku has starred for Inter Milan since signing in 2019

    A host of talent from Erling Haaland to Harry Kane have been linked, a list that now includes Lukaku.

    Lukaku, 27, has excelled since joining Inter and looks set to lead his team to the Serie A title.

    According to Corriere dello Sport, via Sport Witness, his performances have attracted the interest of City and LaLiga giants Barcelona.

    The Premier League leaders are described as making tentative contact with Inter to gauge a deal.

    A reported fee of around £110million could be enough as the Italian club faces up to a financial crisis.

    But the likelihood of Lukaku being used to solve the situation is said to be low, particularly if Antonio Conte remains as coach.

  • Ian Tuckey

    H/T: MAN UTD 0 BRIGHTON 1

    The Seagulls look largely in control of the early lead given them by United old boy Danny Welbeck.

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: MAN UTD 0 BRIGHTON 1

    United old boy Danny Welbeck pounced to put the Seagulls in front on 13 minutes, with keeper Dean Henderson unlucky.

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    IT'S UNDER WAY: MAN UTD 0 BRIGHTON 0

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight's Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

    Victory would put United four points clear of third-placed Leicester.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MARTIAL INJURY ROCKS UTD

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed forward Anthony Martial could be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

    The 25-year-old was forced off with the problem while playing in a World Cup qualifier for France against Kazakhstan last week.

    Anthony Martial could be out injured for the rest of Man Utd's campaign

    And while national team boss Didier Deschamps played down the severity of the injury, Solskjaer has now shockingly confirmed it is in fact much more serious than was first reported.

    The Man Utd boss told MUTV: "Losing Anthony for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing, especially when reports and signals from there [France] are it wasn’t anything serious, but it looks a bad one."

    Three days ago, Deschamps had given a totally different impression about how bad Martial's injury was.

    "Anthony has a small issue on his knee. Nothing is decided yet," he said.

    “He won’t be taking part in the training session a bit later. 

    “Anything serious has been dismissed. We’ve run some tests, but there’s still the pain, and having travelled as long as we have, that hasn’t helped.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD'S FOUR CHANGES

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made four changes from United's 3-1 FA Cup exit at Leicester – with what seems a 4-2-3-1 formation.

    Dean Henderson retains his spot in goal despite David de Gea being available after paternity leave.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka plays at right-back with Luke Shaw returning on the other side to replace Alex Telles, while Victor Lindelof and captain Harry Maguire team up at centre-back.

    Paul Pogba and Fred link up in midfield with Bruno Fernandes, on for Nemanja Matic, starting at No10.

    Mason Greenwood covers the right flank with Marcus Rashford, who replaces Donny van de Beek, on the other side while Edinson Cavani, in for Anthony Martial, leads the attack

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD VS BRIGHTON: TONIGHT'S TEAMS

    Dean Henderson keeps his place in the United goal while Mason Greenwood partners Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani in attack.

  • Ian Tuckey

    TON-UP MAGUIRE

    England centre-back Harry Maguire is poised to reach a century landmark for Manchester United against Brighton tonight.

    Not everyone thinks United were right to splash £80million on the Leicester star in July 2019, but it's Maguire's defensive partner that boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking to settle on.

    Currently it's Victor Lindelof, with Eric Bailly reportedly unsettled and Solsjaer tipped to prioritise a central-defensive signing in the summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    COSTA DEL SOLSKJAER

    United are preparing for tonight's home clash with Brighton with some un-Manchester weather.

    Victory would put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men four points clear in second place.

  • Ian Tuckey

    NEV-ER LISTEN

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has accused FIVE Arsenal players of ignoring Mikel Arteta’s instructions during their defeat to Liverpool.

    The defending Premier League champions ran riot against the North Londoners on Saturday night in a comfortable 3-0 win at the Emirates.

    During the latter stages of the game, Neville, who was on commentary for the clash, slammed Arsenal’s lack of fight.

    He said on comms with Martin Tyler: “We have seen the old Arsenal tonight. It’s been very shabby. I’ve not liked it from minute one. There’s been a real lack of hunger.”

    After the game, he added on Sky Sports: “A lack of pace, a lack of a plan…

    “But I have to say, when you are carrying too many who don’t want to do the work without the ball, to the extent that four or five didn’t, then Arteta’s gameplan is gone.

    “Arteta knows where he needs to go. And he has got confirmation of it tonight.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE CLEAR OF BRUNO AND SALAH

    Harry Kane’s rapid double in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Newcastle put him top in the Golden Boot race above Mo Salah and Bruno Fernandes – with 18 goals.

    Salah briefly went in front when netting the second of Liverpool’s goals in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Arsenal.

    Harry Kane went clear on 18 goals with his second goal at Newcastle todayCredit: EPA
    Spurs striker Harry Kane celebrates his double in the 2-2 draw at St James’ ParkCredit: Getty
  • Ian Tuckey

    OLE PREDICTS BRI-GHT FUTURE

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes young French talent Hannibal Mejbri is not far away from a senior debut.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been delighted with Hannibal Mejbri's progressCredit: Getty

    And the Norwegian told the United website: “Yes, definitely. He was unlucky getting injured, six weeks ago, when he was supposed to come up [to train] with us.

    The 18-year-old midfielder has torn up in the Under-23s.

    “Now he’s got over the injury and joined in, and he’s done well, the boy.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    VAN NOT MOVING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek is set to stay at the club this summer after re-discovering his form during the international break.

    The Dutch star scored in Netherlands' 7-0 victory over Gibraltar on Tuesday.

    Van de Beek will be hoping to kick on as he returns to Old Trafford

    But he has failed to find his form throughout his first season with Man Utd, featuring in just 13 Premier League games since arriving at the start of the campaign.

    That has led to rumours around Van de Beek's future at the Theatre of Dreams. But according to The Telegraph, Solskjaer insists Van de Beek is in no mood to give up.

    The Red Devils boss said: “Donny scored some absolute crackers when we were all back in training on Friday.

    “He scored some absolute top, top goals that I’d be really proud of myself and it’s done him the world of good, going away and scoring a goal for Holland.

    “We hope we can see a lot of that for the next eight weeks of the season and then to kick on again.

    “Sometimes it’s natural that if you don’t play and have injuries you lose a little bit of confidence and spark.

    “Then you go away with your national team and feel good. I can talk from my own experience, sometimes I went back to play for Norway and you get the feel about yourself better.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    CHANGE OF GEA

    Manchester United are set to bid farewell to keeper David De Gea at the end of the season, according to reports.

    The Mirror reports the Red Devils will pay off the £350,000-a-week Spanish shot-stopper, sparking a huge Old Trafford keeper exodus.

    The report states Dean Henderson will become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s No1.

    But Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Joel Pereira will all depart along with the former Atletico Madrid goalie.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BEEK TO THE FUTURE

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer reckons Donny van de Beek could finally hit his straps at the end of this season.

    The Norwegian revealed the former Ajax man was rejuvenated by a stint with the Holland side during the international break.

    He even marked his return to Carrington by scoring some belters at Carringotn.

    Solskjaer said: “He scored some absolute crackers in training [on Friday]. Sometimes it’s natural that if you don’t play and have injuries you lose a little bit of confidence and spark.

    “Then you go away with your national team, and I can talk from my own experience, sometimes I went back to play for Norway and you get to feel better about yourself.

    “In training Donny scored some absolutely top, top goals that I’d be really proud of myself. It’s done him the world of good, going away and scoring a goal for Holland.

    “We hope we can see a lot of that for the next eight weeks of the season and then to kick on again.”

  • Josh Graham

    CENTURION

    Harry Maguire will make his 100th appearance for Manchester United tonight.

    The £85million man only joined from Leicester in 2019 but has been an ever-present under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The England centre-back was soon made skipper of the Red Devils.

    And now he has equalled the appearances made by Eric Bailly – who joined THREE YEARS earlier in 2016.

  • Josh Graham

    'TOP FELLA'

    Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has rubbished suggestions of Paul Pogba being a bad influence, insisting the midfielder is a 'top fella'.

    The France international's commitment to the Red Devils has been questioned by many over the years, with several pundits branding the former Juve man as 'lazy'.

    Paul Pogba is a 'top fella', according to team-mate Dean HendersonCredit: Getty

    World Cup winner Pogba has also been accused of being a negative influence in the dressing room.

    But according to Henderson, both claims couldn't be any further from the truth.

    During an appearance on YouTube channel UMM, he said: "It's not true what a lot of people say about him, he's a real, real top fella.

    "I've got a lot of time for Paul and he's always willing to help me and stuff like that.

    "So shout out to him as well."

  • Josh Graham

    HEND OF THE ROAD

    Dean Henderson is thought to have been selected to start against Brighton over David De Gea, according to reports.

    The Manchester Evening News reports Henderson will get the nod tonight in a sign he is the new No1.

    Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood are fit for the game and were pictured arriving at The Lowry Hotel with the rest of the squad.

    Victor Lindelof is also thought to have been included despite not training on Friday.

  • Josh Graham

    SHUT OUT CONTINUES?

    Manchester United have gone 414 minutes without conceding a Prem goal.

    The Red Devils could cross the seven-hour mark today against Brighton.

    It remains to be seen if Ole Gunnar Solskajer will stick with Dean Henderson or recall David De Gea.

    And Eric Bailly has an outside chance of deputising for Victor Lindelof.

  • Josh Graham

    HAN THE MAN

    Ole Gunnar Solskajer hinted young French talent Hannibal Mejbri is not far away from a senior debut.

    The 18-year-old midfielder has torn up in the Under-23s.

    And the Norwegian told the United website: "Yes, definitely. He was unlucky getting injured, six weeks ago, when he was supposed to come up [to train] with us.

    "Now he’s got over the injury and joined in, and he’s done well, the boy."

  • Josh Graham

    SEE RED

    The message is clear from Manchester United.

    No room for racism.

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  • Josh Graham

    WHAT IS THE MATA?

    Juan Mata is set to stay at Manchester United for another year – unless the Red Devils receive a bid of around £5million.

    Mata joined from Chelsea in January 2014 but has struggled for game time this season.

    Juan Mata is set to stay at Manchester United unless a suitable bid comes inCredit: AFP

    And the Daily Star reports United will trigger a one-year extension on the Spanish playmaker's contract.

    But should any potential clubs come calling Old Trafford chiefs will demand£5m to let the 32-year-old leave.

  • Josh Graham

    IT'S A MI-NO FOR JUVE

    Juventus have reportedly told Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola they can't afford to re-sign the Manchester United midfielder.

    The Red Devils brought Pogba back to Old Trafford from Turin in 2016 for £89million.

    And Juve would reportedly love to have him back in Serie A.

    But Stretty News reports the Old Lady have told super agent Raiola they do not have the cash required amid the pandemic.

  • Josh Graham

    POTENTIAL LINE-UP

    Here's how the Red Devils could line up against Brighton tonight with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expected to welcome back Edinson Cavani.

    Amad Diallo could make his Premier League debut with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood all struggling with injuries.

  • Josh Graham

    BEEK IN FORM

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer reckons Donny van de Beek could finally hit his straps at the end of this season.

    The Norwegian revealed the former Ajax man was rejuvenated by a stint with the Holland side during the international break.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tipped Donny van de Beek to come goodCredit: Reuters

    He even marked his return to Carrington by scoring some belters at Carringotn.

    Solskjaer said: "He scored some absolute crackers in training [on Friday]. Sometimes it’s natural that if you don’t play and have injuries you lose a little bit of confidence and spark.

    "Then you go away with your national team, and I can talk from my own experience, sometimes I went back to play for Norway and you get to feel better about yourself.

    "In training Donny scored some absolutely top, top goals that I’d be really proud of myself. It’s done him the world of good, going away and scoring a goal for Holland.

    "We hope we can see a lot of that for the next eight weeks of the season and then to kick on again."

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