Haaland decision imminent, Lingard Real Madrid interest, Kane transfer blow, United 'obsessed' with Pau Torres

MANCHESTER UNITED will reportedly make an early decision on whether to sign Erling Haaland or pull out of the race for the Norwegian.

Meanwhile Jesse Lingard is reportedly a shock target for Real Madrid and a host of other top European clubs.

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  • Joe Brophy

    BETTER SWEET

    Mark Noble has been hit in the pocket after Jesse Lingard’s heroics in the 3-2 win over Leicester.

    A wager was made between the pair when Lingard arrived from Manchester United on loan in January.

    Hammers veteran Noble, 33, explained: “When he first came to the club, I had a bet with him that if he got eight goals I would pay for a night out for him and a stay in the Corinthia Hotel.

    “So it’s going to cost me a fortune, those two goals.

    “As much as I was buzzing that he got them, it’s now going to be costing me a few quid!”

    The Corinthia is a swanky hotel in the heart of London, where a stay costs at least £500 a night.

  • Joe Brophy

    CAM AND GET ME

    Eduardo Camavinga will not sign a new contract at Rennes, according to reports.

    And that is set to put Manchester United and Real Madrid on red alert over a summer transfer.

    The European heavyweights are long-term admirers of the defensive midfielder.

    So reports from The Athletic that he is not going to put pen to paper on an extension will be music to the ears of the top brass at Bernabeu and Old Trafford.

    The 18-year-old's current deal at Rennes expires at the end of the 2021-22 season.

  • Joe Brophy

    UNITED WE STAND

    Manchester United remain are the most valuable football club in England- worth a whopping £3.06billion.

  • Joe Brophy

    SUMMER SPACTACULAR

    A remarkable calendar of British sport is taking shape in what promises to be a summer to remember.

    After the coronavirus pandemic put sport on its knees 12 months ago, events such as the European Championships and Wimbledon were postponed and cancelled as fans were left with little entertainment.

  • Joe Brophy

    ROCK THE BOAT

    Tottenham are set to swoop for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, according to reports.

    The 32-year-old German, whose contract expires in the summer, has been linked with a move to Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

    But Sky Germany now believe the Lilywhites are the frontrunners among the English sides to land Boateng at the end of the season.

  • Joe Brophy

    GREEN WITH ENVY

    Mason Greenwood emulated Cristiano Ronaldo during his impressive cameo on Sunday.

  • Joe Brophy

    JESS THE ONE I WANT

    Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are all monitoring Jesse Lingard’s situation at Manchester United, according to ESPN.

    The England star has been a revelation for West Ham since arriving on loan in January, bagging eight goals in nine games.

    The Hammers want to make the move permanent but face competition from big clubs on the continent with Lingard having one year left on his Old Trafford deal.

  • Joe Brophy

    FORWARD MARCH

    Roy Keane believes Tottenham star Harry Kane ‘fancies’ joining Manchester United this summer.

    He told Sky Sports: “For Kane, he’d be looking at this United team and must be thinking: ‘I could be the top man at Man Utd up front’.

    “With the service he’d be getting, Kane must fancy United. [Trophies?] If kane is in the United team, as night follows day, yeah.

    “United have closed the gap on City and Kane would be another hug step. Maybe Kane doesn’t want to go abroad, United are still a huge, huge pull.

    “United want to get back to winning titles so they’ll certainly need another striker. Kane, Haaland, I’d take either.

    “Probably Haaland [over Kane] because of his age and the investment, but I wouldn’t say no to Kane either.”

  • Joe Brophy

    DEVIL MAY CARE

    Dan James missed out on the Manchester United squad against Spurs due to an injury from the Europa League game against Granada.

    Pre-game, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “We’ll freshen it up but also keep doing the same things that we have done.

    “Also, Dan had an injury from Thursday night, so he couldn’t be with us. Mason [Greenwood] has also had some niggles, so we gave him a rest from the start.”

  • Joe Brophy

    ONE IN A MIL

    Manchester United have reportedly revived their interest in Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    Gazzetta claims the midfielder, 26, could finally be set for a big-money move away from Italy’s capital.

    But United face stiff interest from Real Madrid and PSG, who are also big fans of the Serb.

  • Joe Brophy

    GUNNAR SAY IT AGAIN

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rant about Son Heung-min on Sunday bizarrely mirrored a statement he made in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

    In a strange rant, he said: “If my son stays down for three minutes and he needs his 10 mates to help him up, he won’t get any food.”

    But this is not the first time Solskjaer has used this sort of analogy when reacting to what he feels is diving from Spurs players.

    Back in October during Tottenham’s 6-1 win over United at Old Trafford, Solskjaer gave a similar response following an altercation between Erik Lamela and Anthony Martial.

    Lamela appeared to thrust an elbow into Martial, before the Frenchman responded by slapping the Spurs forward, a spat which lead to the United man being sent off as Solskjaer’s men proceeded to suffer a heavy defeat.

    After that incident, the Norwegian said: “If that was my son he would live on water and bread for two weeks, that’s not how I want my players to react.”

  • Josh Graham

    PAUL OVER

    Andrea Pirlo has warned Manchester United off Paulo Dybala by claiming the superstar WILL be at Juventus next season.

    Dybala, 27, has been linked with a big-money move this summer as he approaches the final year of his Bianconeri deal.

    Pirlo declared: “I’ve always said Dybala is an important player and unfortunately I haven’t had him at my disposal very much this season.

    “Let’s look at the present, because that is more important than the future.

    “He still has a year left on his contract, so we will have him here next season.

    “Dybala is a player who makes the difference. I hope hope to be able to use Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and Dybala together at some point.

    “With Dybala, it’s the club who are in charge of making the decisions. I’m fortunate to coach winners like him. The final decisions are made by the directors.”

  • Josh Graham

    OLED NEWS

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rant about Son Heung-min on Sunday bizarrely mirrored a statement he made in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

    The Red Devils boss was left fuming when Son hit the floor following a hand in the face from Scott McTominay, which eventually led to Edinson Cavani’s goal being ruled out.

    And while Man Utd went on to win the game 3-1, Solskjaer still proceeded to rage at Son in his post-match interview over what he felt was a dive.

    In a strange rant, he said: “If my son stays down for three minutes and he needs his 10 mates to help him up, he won’t get any food.”

    But this is not the first time Solskjaer has used this sort of analogy when reacting to what he feels is diving from Spurs players.

    Back in October during Tottenham’s 6-1 win over United at Old Trafford, Solskjaer gave a similar response following an altercation between Erik Lamela and Anthony Martial.

    Lamela appeared to thrust an elbow into Martial, before the Frenchman responded by slapping the Spurs forward, a spat which lead to the United man being sent off as Solskjaer’s men proceeded to suffer a heavy defeat.

    After that incident, the Norwegian said: “If that was my son he would live on water and bread for two weeks, that’s not how I want my players to react.”

  • Josh Graham

    BOUBA TRAP

    Leicester are reportedly 'confident' of beating Manchester United and Tottenham to the signature of Boubakary Soumare.

    The Frenchman, 22, has been a key part of Lille's title bid with the Ligue 1 leaders three points clear of Paris Saint-Germain.

    Having made a name for himself at Stade Pierre-Mauroy after leaving PSG as a youngster, he has aroused the interest of several teams.

    Newcastle failed with a £35million bid for Soumare in the January of last year.

    And Premier League outfit Leicester are the latest to make their interest known with just over a year left on his contract.

    According to the Star, the Foxes are hunting down a deal worth around £30m.

    Bolstering the side for Champions League football will be a priority for Brendan Rodgers' side, if they qualify for the competition.

    Credit: AFP
  • Josh Graham

    NOT KEANE

    Manchester United legend Roy Keane delivered a hilarious deadpan joke at Jamie Redknapp's expense while analysing the disciplinary breach at Leicester City.

    The Cork native and Redknapp have developed a bit of needle in their back and forths in the Sky studio over recent months.

    And Keane took the opportunity presented by the more serious situation surrounding Foxes' aces being dropped by Brendan Rodgers to get a great one-liner in out of the blue that was aimed at his colleague.

    He said: "(Brendan's) clearly disappointed with their behaviour.

    "I'm led to believe they were caught in a hotel room watching A League of Their Own."

  • Josh Graham

    HALF MEASURES

    Manchester United's prowess in the second-half has been revealed as they would not even be in the top ten in the Prem if games finished at half-time.

     

  • Josh Graham

    FUMBLE!

    David De Gea was trolled for this warm-up video before he sat on the bench vs Tottenham.

    Man Utd star De Gea trolled over warm-up video as keeper fails to catch ball in drill before Tottenham clash

  • Josh Graham

    JESS THE ONE I WANT

    European giants PSG, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are all monitoring Jesse Lingard’s situation at Manchester United, according to ESPN.

    The England forward has been a revelation for West Ham since arriving on loan in January, bagging eight goals in nine games.

    The Hammers want to make the move permanent but face competition from big clubs on the continent with Lingard having one year left on his Old Trafford deal.

    He wants to play Champions League football and could well help David Moyes’ side qualify for the tournament with the Irons sat in fourth spot.

     

  • Josh Graham

    ERLI CALL

    Manchester United will reportedly make a quick decision on whether or not they'll sign Erling Haaland in order to avoid a repeat of the Jadon Sancho saga of last summer.

    The Red Devils still hold an interest in landing the prolific Borussia Dortmund hitman, despite being snubbed by the Norwegian and his agent – Mino Raiola – in December 2019.

    But unlike their ill-fated pursuit of Sancho in 2020, the United brass will be 'urged to assess whether Haaland is a viable option' as soon as possible.

    That's according to The Athletic, who claim Old Trafford chiefs want to know if the 20-year-old will be out of their price range in order to identify alternative targets.

    United were left scrambling to sign a winger last summer after Dortmund refused to budge on their £104million valuation of England international Sancho.

    The Red Devils ended up signing 18-year-old Amad Diallo on transfer deadline day after it became apparent they wouldn't be able to land Sancho.

    Haaland is United's top priority this summer, although they're also thought to be interested in signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

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  • Josh Graham

    MASE SOME NOISE

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire shouted praise at Mason Greenwood for his role in Edinson Cavani's crucial goal against Spurs.

    The Red Devils came from behind to win 3-1 against Jose Mourinho's men with Greenwood adding some gloss to the scoreline late on.

    But it was the England youngster's pinpoint cross for the Uruguayan striker's diving header that was the real moment of quality.

    Sky Sports cameras overheard centre-back Maguire saying: "Brilliant, Masey!"

  • Josh Graham

    DAN NOT THE MAN

    Dan James missed out on the Manchester United squad against Spurs.

    The Red Devils came from behind to beat former manager Jose Mourinho’s side 3-1.

    But there was no room for Welsh speedster James who was carrying an injury from the Europa League game against Granada.

    Pre-game, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “We’ll freshen it up but also keep doing the same things that we have done.

    “Also, Dan had an injury from Thursday night, so he couldn’t be with us. Mason [Greenwood] has also had some niggles, so we gave him a rest from the start.”

  • Josh Graham

    SONBURN

    Son Heung-min was close to tears after Spurs lost 3-1 to Manchester United despite the South Korean bagging the opening goal of the game.

  • Josh Graham

    SOL-LESS?

    Jose Mourinho snapped back at Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian slammed Spurs' Son Heung-min.

    VAR gave a foul against Scott McTominay for a brush of the arm on Son who hit the deck hard and the incident caused an Edinson Cavani goal to be very harshly ruled out.

    The Norwegian said: "If my son stayed down for three minutes and he needed ten mates to help him up, he wouldn’t get any food."

    Mourinho fumed in his press conference and replied: "I just want to say Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole.

    “Because I think a father — and I am a father — you have always to feed your kids no matter what they do. If you have to steal to feed your kids, you steal."

  • Josh Graham

    FRED LETTER DAY

    Roy Keane was less than impressed with Fred's performance against Tottenham on Sunday, despite a rare goal for the Brazilian.

    With Manchester United a goal down in North London, the midfielder popped up to poke home a rebound for the leveller for his first Prem strike in over two years.

    The 49-year-old told Sky Sports: "Just as well Fred scored – I thought he was dreadful. I don't know what people are talking about, saying he played well. I thought he was dreadful.

    "But again good link-up play from United – what they're good at. Quick play. One-two in and around the box. Poor defending from Tottenham and Fred on the spot.

    "I thought he was even going to miss, but lovely movement from United. Lovely little play [from] Fernandes, this is what good players do – quick play, clever play, intelligent play.

    "Keeper maybe could have done better, defenders with their hands up in the air. Slow.

    "But just good movement from Cavani, lovely goal and United never looked back after this."

  • sstreet

    KANE-D

    Manchester United have been handed a mega blow in their pursuit of Harry Kane.

    The Red Devils are already unwilling to do business at Tottenham’s asking price of £120m.

    And The Athletic indicates that even if they were to stump up that kind of money, Daniel Levy would be unwilling to sell the striker to any English club.

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