Sancho 'pushing for Man Utd transfer ahead of Euro 2020', Haaland LATEST, Heaton 'set to join', Liverpool build up

JADON SANCHO remains Manchester United's top summer transfer target, according to Gary Neville.

And reports suggest that the England star is pushing for a £78m move, which could be completed before Euro 2020.

Sancho has gone up in the pecking order of Man Utd targets following Edinson Cavani's contract extension, which means a new striker is unlikely to be required for another year.

The Red Devils face Liverpool tonight in the rearranged fixture at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile United are said to be on the verge of signing Tom Heaton as backup goalkeeper.

Sergio Romero and Lee Grant are almost certain to leave the club this summer while the club may only be big enough for one of David de Gea andDean Henderson.

Get all the latest Man Utd news and transfer updates here…

  • William Pugh

    MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United face Liverpool this evening in one of the oldest and most historic games in English football.

    The Red Devils were due to face Jurgen Klopp's men on May 2 but fan protests at Old Trafford led to the game being postponed.

    But now the two sides are set to do battle as the Premier League season approaches its conclusion.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested 10 players in the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday, perhaps with one eye on the Liverpool match just 48 hours later.

    And while some criticised the Norwegian for fielding a weakened XI, Klopp backed his opposition number.

    He said: “Playing Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday is a crime.

    “If we do not make it into the Champions League, it will not be the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or his players.

    “It will be our fault because even in this season, in which we have had so many injuries, we really should have been five or six points better than we are.

    “I know Ole made ten changes but I would have done the same thing — I expected him to do that.

    “This is the end of a long season already and then you get Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and it’s just not right.

    “So it is not the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, even if it means we now need to get a few favours if we are going to make the top four.”

    Liverpool will move to within four points of Chelsea if they win at Old Trafford and will also still have a game in hand on the Blues.

    Meanwhile, a defeat would almost certainly mean the end of their top four challenge, so this game becomes a make-or-break fixture in the club's season.

  • Dylan Terry

    GUNNAR BOUNCE BACK

    Manchester United will be hoping they can bounce back from defeat to Leicester when they take on Liverpool tomorrow evening.

    The Red Devils will be without captain Harry Maguire but will still feel they have enough to overcome Jurgen Klopp's inconsistent side.

    Join us tomorrow as we bring you all the build-up to one of England's biggest and most historic fixtures.

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  • Dylan Terry

    GOOD FOR THE SOL

    Jurgen Klopp has called Manchester United’s fixture pile-up CRIMINAL and backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for resting his stars.

    The United boss made ten changes as they lost 2-1 against Leicester, making it tougher for Liverpool to finish in the top four.

    Ahead of tomorrow’s clash at United, Reds boss Klopp said: “Playing Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday is a crime.

    Klopp said: “If we do not make it into the Champions League, it will not be the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or his players.

    “It will be our fault because even in this season, in which we have had so many injuries, we really should have been five or six points better than we are.

    “I know Ole made ten changes but I would have done the same thing — I expected him to do that.

    “This is the end of a long season already and then you get Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and it’s just not right. So it is not the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, even if it means we now need to get a few favours if we are going to make the top four.”

  • Dylan Terry

    KABAK SET TO MISS MAN UTD CLASH

    Liverpool defender Ozan Kabak looks set to miss their match against Manchester United tomorrow night.

  • Dylan Terry

    SIN-FUL DEVILS

    Manchester United should be deducted points for fielding ‘their B team’ against Leicester on Tuesday, according to Trevor Sinclair.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made TEN changes to his team that beat Aston Villa on Sunday with another fixture against Liverpool to be played on Thursday.

    Sinclair told TalkSPORT: “Without being disrespectful to the players that played tonight, they made ten changes, this is their ‘B’ team.

    “I think that’s disrespectful and it takes away from the top four race. Why didn’t the police and the club make amendments and make sure they safeguard the stadium? They didn’t do that.

    “The teams that are going to suffer from Man Utd’s lack of due diligence, the ones who could miss out on the top four, are Chelsea possibly, Liverpool, West Ham and Tottenham.

    “I think there needs to be a punishment for Man Utd. Three points isn’t enough because that doesn’t affect anything.

    “I honestly feel the way they put out this team, the way they didn’t safeguard their stadium, I think a six-point deduction should be given to Manchester United.”

  • Dylan Terry

    MAIT A MOVE

    Manchester United are interested in a shock transfer for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to reports.

    The Arsenal academy graduate, 23, has spent the second half of this season on loan at West Brom.

    And despite the Baggies getting relegated, the England international impressed with his performances under Sam Allardyce.

    According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are considering an approach to Arsenal when he returns to his parent club.

    However, the report adds they would face competition from three other Premier League sides – Everton, Leeds and Southampton.

  • Dylan Terry

    ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROM

    Jose Mourinho wants to sign Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero for his new club Roma, according to reports.

    The goalkeeper has not played a single minute for the Red Devils this season and is certain to leave in the summer when his contract expires.

    And his old manager Mourinho has added him to his transfer wishlist, according to the Telegraph.

    SunSport columnist Mourinho will take over the Serie A side at the end of the season.

    He signed a three-year deal just two weeks after being sacked by Tottenham.

  • Dylan Terry

    RON HITS THREE TIMES A TON

    Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus.

  • Dylan Terry

    24 HOURS AWAY

    Manchester United vs Liverpool takes place tomorrow evening. The Red Devils can all but end their rivals' hopes of Champions League qualification.

  • Dylan Terry

    ON THE RON FOOT

    Former Manchester United man Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been isolated by the Juventus dressing room as his team-mates believe he has too much freedom.

    Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport claim tensions are boiling over in Turin after the Portuguese missed training on Monday.

    He was allowed a day off to collect his new £1.4million Ferrari Monza from the supercar manufacturer's base in Maranello.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was accompanied by Juventus' President Andrea Agnelli and Exor Chairman and CEO John Elkann.

    Such a privilege is described as upsetting Ronaldo's Old Lady pals, who were hauled in after they lost 3-0 to AC Milan on the weekend.

  • Dylan Terry

    MAS-ON FIRE

    Mason Greenwood has been scintillating for Manchester United of late. He netted yet another goal against Leicester last night.

  • Dylan Terry

    SOL DESTROYING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has congratulated Manchester City for winning their third Premier League title in four years.

    He said: "First of all congratulations to Manchester City for winning the league, very worthy champions, we've got to hold our hands up.

    "That is where we want to be. We are not there yet, they have put the bar where it is and it's up to us now to take the next step.

    "That's a long process, we know what we want to do. Of course, this is not the position we want to be in.

    "But the sensible answer is that we pushed City to the last 10, 12 days of the season.

    "They have been lauded, and rightly so, as one of the best teams that have been in the Premier League, they have shown where the bar is.

    "We've got to be big enough to hold our hands up, I don't mind doing that, but we know we want to get there and that is the next step we have to make.

    "Hopefully we can come together as a team and club and push next season."

  • Dylan Terry

    VALENCIA BIDS FAREWELL

    Former Manchester United star Antonio Valencia has announced his retirement from football today.

    The Ecuadorian played 339 times during a decade-long spell at Old Trafford, winning six major honours in the process.

  • Dylan Terry

    HARRY HELL

    Harry Maguire is now looking a major doubt for Manchester United’s Europa League final and the Euros due to his ankle ligament injury.

    Whn asked whether he will be fit for the clash with Villarreal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “The good news is it wasn’t broken, there was no fracture, but a ligament injury is serious.

    "If I'm very positive that is maybe stretching it, I'm hopeful he might be ready for it.

    "I don’t think he’ll play in the league again but we'll do everything we can to get him ready for the final.

    “You always try to look after players long-term, if he’s fit he’ll play for us, if he's not, he won’t.

    “We're hopeful he's ready and if he’s ready for us he’ll be ready for the Euros."

  • Dylan Terry

    MAK HIM AN OFFER

    Chelsea legend Claude Makelele has become an ambassador for the Congolese FA.

    And one of his first tasks could be to persuade Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka to turn out for the the Leopards.

    United's £50million defender Wan-Bissaka has Congolese heritage and played for their Under-20 side in 2015.

    The right-back, 22, has since won England Under-21 caps and was called into Gareth Southgate's senior side in 2019.

    But he is yet to make a senior appearance for England and finds himself behind Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Reece James and even out-of-favour Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order.

  • Dylan Terry

    STONEY STANDS DOWN

    Casey Stoney has resigned as Manchester United Women’s boss days after her team narrowly missed out on a Champions League spot.

    Stoney’s surprise resignation comes almost two months after she said she would consider it a “personal failure” to miss out on the contest.

    The former centre-back, 38, has been at the helm of the Red Devils since June 2018 following the team’s reestablishment in March that year.

    And the ex-England skipper led the team to a swift promotion to the WSL from the Championship in 2019 achieving successive fourth-place finishes in two seasons.

    The Telegraph reports Stoney, who began her journey as a footballer at the age of 12 at Chelsea, is thought to have been displeased with the training conditions for her side in recent months.

    It is also thought clubs from around the world – including the top-flight women’s sides in the USA – are interested in the straight-talking United gaffer.

  • Dylan Terry

    SER LONG

    Sergio Ramos looks likely to end his 16-year spell at Real Madrid after reports in Spain detailed a lack of progress in contract talks.

    Los Blancos club president Florentino Perez is said to have met the defender twice in recent months to thrash out a renewal.

    But, according to Marca, their last face to face ended with both parties looking towards a fresh start in the summer.

  • Dylan Terry

    IN GOOD KOMPANY

    Andreas Pereira has revealed he is willing to leave Manchester United in the summer to join Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht side.

    Speaking to Eleven Sports, he said: “I will not close the door on any club. The main thing is that I want regular playing time.

    “So if Vincent Kompany was to phone me, or a club such as Club Brugge. It would depend on what kind of project they put forward, and what they have in mind.

    “If it is something positive that fits with my own ideas, then why not?”

  • Dylan Terry

    PORT OF CALL

    Cristiano Ronaldo could move back to Lisbon this summer after old club Sporting CP qualified for the Champions League.

    Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over Boavista secured the club’s first Primeira Liga title in 19 years and earned big congratulations from the Portuguese star.

    Ronaldo showed his pleasure at their success with an Instagram post and is strongly linked with a move back to Estadio Jose Alvalade.

    And, according to AS, that opportunity moved one step closer with Sporting’s title triumph.

    The Leoes have secured a place in next season’s Champions League group stage – something Juventus are struggling to do.

    Andrea Pirlo’s side lost 3-0 to AC Milan on the weekend, leaving them three points adrift of the top four ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Sassuolo.

  • Dylan Terry

    ALTERNATIVE LINE-UP

    Here is another way the Red Devils could set-up at Old Trafford against fierce old rivals Liverpool.

    Which do you prefer?

  • Dylan Terry

    UNITED FRONT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made ten changes for Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday night.

    Just 48 hours later they are set to face Liverpool in their re-scheduled fixture on Thursday evening.

    Here is how we think they will line-up.

  • Dylan Terry

    MOYES’ FAVOURITE

    West Ham captain Mark Noble has revealed Jesse Lingard is David Moyes’ favourite player at the club.

    And the Hammer skipper revealed new signing and ex-Manchester United man Jesse Lingard is currently the Scot’s No1 man.

    Noble said: “Jessie Lingard at the minute, mate. They live in the same apartment block as well. The gaffer loves it as well.

    “Jessie will be with all of us and the gaffer will go like, ‘Jess, thanks for bringing me that bottle of wine the other night!’. Jess will just swallow his adam’s apple, he won’t have a comeback.”

  • Kostas Lianos

    KAHN’T IMAGINE

    Bayern Munich legend Oliver Kahn claims the Bundesliga champions can’t sign Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland in the summer.

    Kahn, who will take over from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as CEO later this year, believes the prospect of Bayern spending over €100million (£86m) for a player is “unimaginable”.

    The club director told Bild: “Sorry, whoever spoke about that didn’t understand the situation.

    “A package that costs – as we heard – over €100m is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the moment.”

    This is a major transfer boost for Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona who’ve been keeping tabs on Haaland

  • Kostas Lianos

    ESL PENALTIES

    As reported earlier, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are under UEFA investigation for their involvement in the European Super League fiasco.

    The three elite clubs are facing a two-year ban from the Champions League unless they agree to give up on their ESL plans.

    Last month, 12 clubs, including Manchester United, attempted to break away and form this closed competition but nine of them pulled back and signed a declaration with UEFA promising that if they ever try to break away they will be fined €100million (£86m).

    However, Real, Barca and Juve are not giving up on their plans and thus an investigation has been launched that could lead to a two-year ban from UEFA’s elite competition and thus a £100m loss per year

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  • Kostas Lianos

    KROENKE STANCE

    Arsenal staff have been informed that the Kroenke family are not intending to sell the club despite fan dissatisfaction.

    That is according to The Athletic, who report the announcement was made during an all- staff call on Monday.

    This poses as a major blow for Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek, who is trying to buy the club with the help of Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.

    Gunners supporters have staged two protests against majority shareholder Stan Kroenke’s ownership after the European Super League fiasco, which involved Manchester United, and are planning another one on their final Premier League match of the season against Brighton on May 23.

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