Man Utd news LIVE: Ronaldo to live in Manchester after retiring EXCLUSIVE, Pogba LATEST, Cavani transfer exit

CRISTIANO RONALDO continues to roll back the years in Manchester – and is set to stay in the city when he finally hangs up his boots.

SunSport can reveal that the Portuguese star is searching for a 'permanent base' in the area when for when he retires.

We've also the very latest on the future of Paul Pogba, with his agent Mino Raiola pointing the finger of blame for the Frenchman's form squarely at Solskjaer.

And Palmeiras are reportedly eyeing a swoop for Edinson Cavani.

Follow all the latest Man Utd news, transfer and gossip from Old Trafford below…

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    GREEN LIGHT

    Gareth Southgate says he 'totally understands' Mason Greenwood's decision to turn-down an England call-up earlier this season.

    Southgate has revealed the Manchester United forward, 20, turned down a call-up following talks in September.

    The Three Lions boss told the Evening Standard: “We met with him in September and had a very good discussion and totally understand where he is.

    "I said last month, with young players, their pathways are different, the load on them is different. He’s at a massive football club with a lot of expectation and we don’t want to move too quickly."

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    HERE FOR THE LONG RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo could make England his permanent home after retiring from football.

    The Manchester United legend announced last week he and partner Georgina Rodriguez are expecting twins.

    A source told SunSport: “Cristiano has lived all over the world, but England has always held a special place in his heart.

    "He loves the north west and is looking to find a permanent base which he can call home after he retires from the game.”

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    RON A ROLL

    Teddy Sherringham says Cristiano Ronaldo can lead Manchester United to Champions League glory this season.

    Ronaldo has been in match-winning form for United in the group stages of this campaign and his latest heroics saw him bag a stoppage time equaliser to clinch a 2-2 draw away at Atalanta on Tuesday.

    And Sherringham, who famously bagged a late leveler in a final against Bayern Munich in 1999 when United won the competition, told Genting Casino: "When you've got Ronaldo in your team, you're looking to win it.

    "Ronaldo will be looking to win it – he has done it before on many occasions and he will want to win it again."

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    CRIST ALMIGHTY!

    Danny Murphy says Cristiano Ronaldo once tried to 'two-foot' him during a heated clash between Manchester United and Liverpool.

    Former Reds midfielder Murphy says United's talisman 'lost his head' during a match between the big rivals in April 2004.

    Murphy, 44, told talkSPORT: “You always knew he had a talent. I never thought he would go on to do what he did, but he was special.

    "It was like, ‘Oh my God he’s got the ball, we have got to double up on him and stop him.’

    “But I never forget that game because he tried to two-foot me. He lost his head and we were beating them, but he missed me thankfully."

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    PARK 'N SLIDE

    Paul Parker has told his former club they must sign a 'young striker' next summer to ease the pressure on aging duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.

    Retired England full-back Parker, 57, who played for the Red Devils in the early 1990s, says the club need to have one eye on the future and not rely on Ronaldo, 36, and Cavani, 34.

    He told BonusCodeBets: "They need a young centre forward, someone who can take the reins maybe in 12 months' time as they need to start building in that direction because of Ronaldo and Cavani’s ages."

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    AT A BOY

    A teenage prospect could be the latest player to make the controversial move across Manchester from City to United.

    The Red Devils are reportedly interested in luring highly-rated James McAtee away from their derby rivals.

    The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is getting rave reviews in City's youth side with 15 goals in 14 games, and The Mail report he is a target for United and Spanish giants and Barcelona.

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    HARSH PENALTY

    It might be a crumb of comfort to know that parking ticket wardens do not make special exceptions for global superstars – as Cristiano Ronaldo found out.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had a ticket slapped on his Ranger Rover while out with the rest of the squad on a team-building trip to a Manchester restaurant.

    Red Devils team-mate Fred also has a fine to pay after the local authority official also popped a PCN onto the windscreen of his Bentley.

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    STICKY BEEK

    Donny van de Beek's relationship with his Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was brought into amusing focus on social media.

    The Dutch midfielder, who has struggled for game time under the Norwegian, posted news on Instagram that he and his wife are expecting their first child.

    It prompted a cheeky comment from compatriot and retired former Everton winger Andy van der Meyde, who posted: "Congratulations, will the name be Ole Gunnar?," followed by a laughing emoji.

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    OLD FOES

    Pep Guardiola hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players in history ahead of the Manchester Derby.

    But the Portuguese striker’s record against his old foe leaves a lot to be desired.

    Guardiola has gotten the better of sides featuring Ronaldo in eight of their 16 meetings.

    The pair will go head to head on Saturday when Manchester City make the trip across town to face United and Pep insisted he would be taking no chances.

    He said: "I didn't see the United match (against Atalanta), I'm going to analyse and to see what they are so I know how good they are.

    "We saw it last season. They have one of the best players in history, a guy who can be a scoring machine."

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    WALK IT OFF

    Man City have an injury worry over defender Kyle Walker ahead of Saturday’s derby at Old Trafford.

    And England boss Gareth Southgate will also be waiting for news of the defender’s foot problem – but for the moment has included him in the squad.

    Walker was hobbling during the second half of City’s 4-1 Champions League win over Club Brugge on Wednesday night.

    He was replaced by youngster Cole Palmer with 10 minutes to go and was booked in for checks at the Etihad Campus on Thursday.

    Manager Pep Guardiola said: “We are going to review the players – some of them. Especially Kyle because he got a big kick on his foot.

    “We are going to see on Thursday and Friday but I’m sure that at 12.30pm on Saturday we’ll be there at Old Trafford.”

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    WORLD CUP SQUAD

    Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.

    And the big news is that Man Utd trio Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Jesse Lingard have NOT been included.

    Neither has Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe, who has been in five form this season.

    Though Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has been included, along with Bukayo Saka.

    Look at the full list below.

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    FER REAL?

    Bruno Fernandes has named little-known Portuguese midfielder Francisco Ramos as the one player he would love to join him at Manchester United.

    The Red Devils ace revealed his former Portugal youth team-mate Ramos – now playing for C.D. Nacional – is the one player he would add to strengthen United even more.

    He told Carolina Deslandes on Instagram: "It is very difficult to choose, because I have a lot of locker room people who are my friend.

    "Wherever I played? Francisco Ramos."

    The 27-year-old also said Jorge Jesus, the current Benfica boss, is his most influential manager.

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    FERD DEGREE

    Rio Ferdinand has admitted that his "most enjoyable football" came during his time at Leeds United.

    The BT Sport pundit said: "As much as there was a lot of talk about me going to Man United and it was emotional, for a lot of the fans it was difficult to accept.

    "But I think in the long term it was proven that the reasons why I went were justified, but I probably had my most enjoyable football when I played here [at Leeds].

    "I loved it at West Ham but we didn’t win that much, I loved it at Man United, we won a lot but with that came a lot of pressure.

    "So the enjoyment factor isn’t as free-spirited as it was when I was here at Leeds where we won a fair amount in terms of games, got to some good heights, Champions League semi-final etcetera, and there wasn’t that added pressure or expectations with it.

    "We were a young squad, all good lads, all socialised together as well and I just had some fantastic times here, really enjoyed my football here, enjoyed my time, the people were great.

    "Where I lived was fantastic so I’ve never had anything bad to say about Leeds. It’s always been somewhere that I’ve always appreciated at it was part of my journey.”

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    ROO BEAUTY

    Noam Emeran has revealed that he took on Wayne Rooney’s advice to flourish at Manchester United.

    The 18-year-old wonderkid initially struggled to settle into life at Old Trafford after joining the club in 2019.

    But since soaking uo Rooney’s pearls of wisdom, Emeran’s gone on to star for the U18 side, as well as being blooded into the U23’s.

    Speaking on Rooney’s guidance, Emeran told Le Parisien: “He told me: A player makes good or bad his career choice based on his determination.

    “I realised that I had to be demanding of myself.”

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    PARENT TRAP

    Sir Alex Ferguson secretly invited Jonathan Greening's family to his Manchester United debut and it 'brought the best' out of the midfielder.

    The legendary Red Devils boss informed the then 19-year-old he would be in United's matchday squad for their game against Bury, but didn't say if he'd be starting.

    And over an hour before kick-off, Ferguson revealed the good news to Greening that he would start – leaving very little time to get friends and family to the game… well, that's what Greening thought.

    Ferguson had already invited the midfielder's family to Old Trafford, which Greening says was 'first-class' from the Scot.

    Read more HERE.

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    FER-GET IT

    Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has claimed that former Man Utd gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson ‘couldn’t deal with’ the Gunners’ legendary manager Arsene Wenger.

    Wenger won three Premier League titles with the North London side in an era dominated by the Red Devils.

    Speaking to Joe, Dixon said: “Wenger and Ferguson always had this thing going on which was fantastic for the players because it deflected and took the pressure off us.

    “Those two were at loggerheads every day in the papers. Sir Alex couldn’t deal with Arsene to begin with because he had a new way about him, the way he talked, the way he flippantly said things.

    “The mind games between them… there’s no one better than Sir Alex at dropping the right word at the right time and putting pressure on someone. But Arsene didn’t care so it didn’t work on him.

    “You could see Sir Alex getting a little bit… I think over time you would say that Wenger got him and then Sir Alex responded.

    “They hated each other during the height of it all but I think they’ve grown to respect each other.”

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    NOU DEAL

    Ousmane Dembele looks set to turn down a blockbuster Premier League move and take a pay CUT to stay at Barcelona.

    The France international is out of contract at the Nou Camp next year.

    And Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly tracking the 24-year-old.

    But Mundo Deportivo reports Dembele feels indebted to Barca and would even be willing to take less money to stay in Spain.

    The forward suffered a horror run of injuries after his mammoth £110million move from Dortmund back in 2017.

    Club officials have kept faith in him and he shone on Tuesday when coming off the bench against Dynamo Kiev.

    Now he is set to accept a new three-year deal with a lower base salary but improved personal and team-related bonuses.

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    OWEN GOAL

    Former Man Utd striker Michael Owen has named his next two Ballon d'Or winners, with Rio Ferdinand in agreement with him.

    Owen said: "I'm going to go for [Robert] Lewandowski.

    "And I think that [Mohamed] Salah, if Liverpool win the league, or Liverpool win the Champions League – and I'd expect them to win one of them this season – I think Salah is probably a shoo-in to win the next one."

    To which Ferdinand remarked: " would have to agree to a certain extent. There ain't a stand out, it's hard to say.

    "This would never have been a table before, it would have just been two names on there; Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    "Cristiano's not on there because his teams didn't win the league and he didn't get as many goals maybe but Cristiano Ronaldo doing what he's doing now, next season could be on this list.

    "I think this year Lewandowski, yeah. 56 goal involvements in 38 games is ridiculous. That is Cristiano Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi numbers."

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    JOR DROPPED

    Rio Ferdinand is 'baffled' that Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is among the favourites to win this year's Ballon d'Or.

    The BT Sport pundit said: He said: "The Jorginho one baffles me. He's not the best player at Chelsea and he's not the first name on the team-sheet with Italy either.

    "He's a very good player don't get me wrong and I'm not trying to be disrespectful at all, but I don't see how he gets on the list with those players – with the levels that these guys have been playing at.

    "If you look at Chelsea, in their run to winning the Champions League, I think (N'Golo) Kante was man of the match in five of their last six games.

    "It baffles me. He's won two of the big trophies, I get that.

    "But when you're putting him up against those other four players there, it doesn't make sense to me."

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    VAN DE BABY

    Donny van de Beek is expecting a child with his partner Estelle Bergkamp – daughter of Arsenal legend Dennis.

    Things may not be going van de Beek's way on the pitch but off it they seem to be going just fine.

    In an Instagram post this morning the Dutchman posted a picture of himself alongside the smiling Estelle, with the pair holding an ultrasound of their child.

    And he captioned the picture: "Happy to announce that we’re expecting a little one."

    The stunning Estelle, 25, also took to Instagram to celebrate the news, posting a different picture of the pair.

    And she kept the caption short and sweet like van de Beek did, simply saying: "Happy to announce that we’re expecting a little one."

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    WELL I NEV-ER 

    Gary Neville admitted he would have played for arch-rivals Arsenal if Manchester United decided to sell him.

    The former defender, 46, spent his entire career at Old Trafford, coming through the academy as part of the Class of ’92 before making 602 first-team appearances.

    But speaking to Sky Sports’ Off Script last year, the pundit revealed there were four teams he willingly could have joined should he have been let go

    The United legend said: “I’d made the decision quite early in my 30s that if Sir Alex had come and told me my time was up, I wouldn’t have played for anyone else. I was fortunate in that sense.

    “However, if he’d come to me at say the age of 28, and told me my time was up, of course I would have played for another Premier League club.

    If you’d said to me, in a perfect world, in my years of playing, which clubs in the Premier League have the tradition, a proper club? Arsenal would be No 1.

    “The tradition of Highbury, I felt they did things the right way. Also in the Premier League, I like Aston Villa and Newcastle.”

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    EDIN OFF?

    Brazilian side Palmeiras are eyeing a deal for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, reports suggest.

    Cavani, 34, is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season and could move on after two years at the club.

    According to outlet Mercado da Bola, the Palmeiras have a 'strategy' to sign Cavani when his deal with the Red Devils expires.

    The Sao Paulo outfit are set to appoint Leila Pereira as president in December – and a statement signing is being targeted.

    Pereira is understood to be willing to pump cash into the club and doesn't seem deterred by his sizeable wages.

    Cavani has previously admitted his desire to play in South America after spending 14 years in Europe.

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    MOY BIEN

    Former Man Utd boss David Moyes'first league win as a manager brought him to the edge of tears — and he still feels like crying now every time he secures a victory.

    Moyes will send his West Ham side out for a Europa League group-stage clash at Genk on Thursday evening, marking his 1,000th game as a boss.

    Qualifying for the knockouts would be a far cry from where it all started on a damp night at Macclesfield in the Auto Windscreens Shield 23 years ago.

    But Moyes has given a glimpse of the sheer emotion involved in taking charge of a team.

    And how he might have jacked it all in and ended up running a boys’ club in Scotland had he not got that first win for Preston at Bournemouth in February 1998.

    Read more HERE.

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    MORNING, MAN UTD FANS

    Man Utd have been dealt a huge blow after confirming defender Raphael Varane will face a month on the sidelines.

    The French centre-back was forced off in Tuesday's 2-2 draw against Atalanta, with the club stating he has picked up a hamstring injury.

    Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane reportedly REJECTED the Newcastle job to wait and see what plays out at United.

    The Geordies are still on the lookout for Steve Bruce’s successor, with Graeme Jones in temporary charge.

    According to Spanish website El Espanol, the Saudi billionaires had their eyes on Zidane before approaching Unai Emery, who has also knocked them back.

    But the former Real Madrid gaffer ‘is currently comfortable and waiting for situations such as Manchester United and the French team to be clarified’.

    In other news, prospect Tahith Chong faces five-months out injured following groin surgery and will return from his loan with Birmingham.

    United confirmed Chong’s recall in a statement, which will come as a blow to the young man, as well as Birmingham City and Manchester United fans.

    The statement read: “Tahith has undergone surgery to repair a ruptured thigh tendon, the operation went well, and he will return to Manchester United to complete an expected four to five-month rehabilitation.”

    The 21-year-old winger was a regular name on Lee Bowyer’s team sheet at Birmingham, making 13 league appearances during his spell at the club.

    And finally, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Jadon Sancho will become a star at the club in future.

    He said: “Jadon will come good. He has a great work-rate and attitude, he was really sharp when he came on, the first header he cleared for us and he was sharp on the ball.

    “So they’ll all have a big role to play and he’ll have many, many years as a good player here.”

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    HAARD SELL

    Man Utd and Chelsea have been warned Erling Haaland's £64million transfer could actually cost more than a QUARTER OF A BILLION pounds.

    The Norwegian is set be the hottest property in the summer transfer window – but his wages and Mino Raiola's agent fee may mean the buying club have to cough up more than £250m.

    He has a cut-price £64m release clause that kicks in at the end of this season.

    But Timo Werner's agent Volker Struth reckons Haaland will be nothing like the bargain some people seem to think.

    He told Bild: "Haaland has a release clause. The entire package with five-year salary and commission for the agent will probably be on the border of €250-300m [£254million].

    "Even if Bayern Munich had the money, they would not do it. All hell would break out if a player in Germany [was paid] €50million."

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