Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Declan Rice 'wanted for £70m', Pogba to Real Madrid on again, Haaland could join in January

PAUL POGBA has made a stunning start to the season for Manchester United, but that doesn't mean he will definitely be staying at the club.

Real Madrid have reportedly raised the money to sign the Frenchman by selling Martin Odegaard to Arsenal.

Meanwhile Man Utd are said to be willing to bid for Declan Rice, but only if West Ham's asking price drops from £100m to a figure around £60m or £70m.

And the race for Erling Haaland is set to hot up in January, with his £64m release clause kicking in on September 1.

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  • Kealan Hughes

    PLANNING AHEAD

    Real Madrid sold Martin Odegaard to Arsenal to help fund a move for Paul Pogba, according to Spanish outlet ABC.

    Los Blancos also view the Frenchman as a long-term replacement for Luka Modric, who is getting closer to retirement.

    Agent Mino Raiola has consistently linked his client with a move to Real.

    And with Pogba's contract set to expire next summer it is possible Carlo Ancelotti's side could make a swoop for the midfielder.

  • Kealan Hughes

    'AMAZING FANS'

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was full of praise for the travelling Reds who made the trip to Southampton on Sunday.

    Taking to his official social media accounts, the United skipper said: “Was amazing to have you away fans back – disappointed we could give you the victory you deserved.”

    He added: “Plenty to work on for next week.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    SHARP SANCHO

    Jadon Sancho came off the bench with Manchester United looking for a winner against Southampton.

    Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about Sancho after the game, who he brought on for Anthony Martial in the 58th minute.

    Solskjaer explained to the club website he was pleased with Sancho’s contribution, before the whole team faded.

    The United boss said: “When Jadon [Sancho] came on, I thought he looked really sharp for the first 10-15 minutes, but the whole team fell away a bit and the last 15 minutes we didn’t play particularly well.”

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United picked up a 1-1 draw against Southampton at St Mary's.

    Saints opened the scoring in the half-hour mark following an own-goal by Fred.

    But United equalised with Mason Greenwood after 55 minutes to salvage a point.

    That result means the Red Devils have equalled the record for longest unbeaten Premier League away run.

    Meanwhile, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is "not worried" about Paul Pogba's contract situation.

    Pogba's current deal expires in the summer of 2022 and has yet to extend but Solskjaer isn't concerned.

    Solskjaer said: "Yes, I expect Paul to be here when the first of September comes.

    "If you've got a five-year contract or a one-year contract, when you sign for Man United you have to rise to the challenge of performing on a consistent level.

    "I'm not worried whatsoever that the length of any player's contract is changing the level of their motivation and inspiration.

    "You want to play well for your team, your team-mates, yourself, your family, every time you play.

    “What I expect is that the attitude and the approach to every game is the right one. That we have the same focus, the right focus, the right professionalism and, with that, I have no worries about Paul whatsoever.”

    Finally, United have received a major transfer boost in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.

    That is because Haaland's £64million release clause kicks in once the mid-season transfer window opens in January, according to Marca.

    It had previously been thought that the star striker's cut-price clause would not kick in until the summer of 2022.

    The Norway international was being valued by Dortmund at a fee in the region of £130m this summer but he could potentially be moving on for less than half that price.

  • Kostas Lianos

    SOLSKJAER ON SANCHO

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was impressed with Jadon Sancho after his substitute appearance against Southampton.

    Solskjaer said: "We wanted to get Anto [Anthony Martial] going, make it to have two forwards.

    "Anto drifted to the left and Mason [Greenwood] was coming inside from the right. Mason scores a very good goal.

    "He didn't have one of his best days, but he still contributes and when Jadon [Sancho] came on, I thought he looked really sharp for the first 10-15 minutes, but the whole team fell away a bit and the last 15 minutes we didn't play particularly well"

  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE FROM SOLSKJAER

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the draw with Southampton is not a satisfactory result.

    Solskjaer said: "Overall, I think we created enough chances to win it and played some decent football at times; then again we could have lost it but for a very good save from David [De Gea].

    "It's a point from a losing position but it's not what we wanted. We weathered the storm in the first two or three minutes after some set-plays, then we played some good football ourselves, created chances from set-plays and when they scored that was more or less out of nowhere.

    "[It was a] Foul, 100 per cent. Football can go from one extreme to the other and he goes straight through Bruno's hip so that's a foul, but we should react better anyway, we should do better, just block the shot and make sure mistakes won't cost us"

  • Kostas Lianos

    INJURY BOOST

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has received a significant boost as Dean Henderson has started light training after recovering from Covid-19.

    Henderson tested positive for coronavirus in his first week back in pre-season training in mid-July.

    The 24-year-old is not expected to play again until next month as United have just two more Premier League matches before September's international break.

    The England international missed the Red Devils' opening friendlies with Derby and Queens Park Rangers

  • Kostas Lianos

    SOLSKJAER COMPLAINT

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joined Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in complaining about the way referees are interpreting new laws this season.

    Solskjaer said: "If that is the way they want to go, we will get injuries. Hopefully we can find a middle way."

    United felt they should have been awarded a free-kick for Jack Stephens' challenge on Bruno Fernandes in the build-up to Southampton's goal.

    Solskjaer added: "It's a foul. He goes straight through Bruno, his hip and with his armpit and his arm across him.

    "I'm not worried but we have to look at it because we can't go from one extreme of volleyball or basketball from last year and go into rugby now.

    "I liked the more lenient way, it's more men's football but, still, that is a clear foul.

    "You can see early on with the fans as well, it gets the crowd going when you fly into a few tackles and we did suffer a few tackles. That was part of their thinking early on if you like"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE FROM MEMPHIS

    Barcelona star Memphis Depay added that his exit from Manchester United was the "the best decision".

    Memphis told El Periodico: "I realised [at United] that I had to start over and show everyone that I could be one of the best.

    "I had a long contract, of five years, and a good salary, but I did not feel comfortable.

    "So I left and it was the best decision I could have made"

  • Kostas Lianos

    PAY-FUL TRUTH

    Barcelona star Memphis Depay believes his Manchester United stint wasn't a success because he failed to adapt during his first year under Louis van Gaal and didn't get opportunities from Jose Mourinho.

    Memphis told El Periodico: "I've thought a lot about why it went wrong. The first season I had to adapt and it didn't go well compared to my time at PSV [Eindhoven].

    "I lost a bit of confidence and I lost the confidence of Van Gaal and his staff.

    "It was hard for me. The following season I felt like I had more experience, but they changed the coach.

    "Jose Mourinho came and I fought to get into the team but I think the idea of giving me a chance was never in his head. He never gave me an opportunity. Never.

    "I went to his office but it changed nothing. It was a very difficult period, I felt that I was training well and the players themselves did not understand it.

    "[Paul] Pogba and Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] told me: "Why don't you ever play?" For me that was the confirmation that I had no chance. And I realised that I didn't want to be in a big club without playing"

  • Kostas Lianos

    PRAY TELL

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Alex Telles is healing well from injury.

    United star Telles hurt his ankle and was thus forced to miss the start of the season.

    Solskjaer said: "Alex has shown a tremendous attitude to the rehab.

    “He is working really hard and is another one who gets a setback but you can sit down and sulk or you can go back into the gym, work hard and make sure that when you’ve come back you’ve worked on different things”

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEVES UPDATE

    Wolves manager Bruno Lage has addressed the speculation linking Ruben Neves to Manchester United and stated that the player is happy and the club is not keen to offload him.

    Lage said: "All the top players we have are linked with all the clubs in the world.

    "Every player has a price but what I saw from Ruben is that he’s happy to be here.

    "What he did last game was very good and we’re not looking to see anyone go"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    KEANE CRITICISM

    Manchester United legend Roy Keane criticised his former club's midfield after the 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary's.

    Keane believes United lack creativity in the middle of the park but gave credit to Saints for picking up a point.

    He told Sky Sports: "There is certainly one or two question marks with the lads in the middle of the park.

    "There is not enough creativity, not enough quality and United will be disappointed with a draw, but let’s give credit to Southampton"

  • Kostas Lianos

    SANCH-OFF THE BENCH

    Manchester United star signing Jadon Sancho got some minutes against Southampton at St Mary’s.

    Sancho came off the bench on 59 minutes replacing Anthony Martial and playing a full half hour.

    The winger also competed against Leeds in United’s Premier League opener as a substitute.

    The England international is expected to get some more opportunities as a starter by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

  • Kostas Lianos

    HAAL GOOD

    Manchester United have received a major transfer boost in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.

    That is because Haaland's £64million release clause kicks in once the mid-season transfer window opens in January, according to Marca.

    It had previously been thought that the star striker's cut-price clause would not kick in until the summer of 2022.

    The Norway international was being valued by Dortmund at a fee in the region of £130m this summer but he could potentially be moving on for less than half that price

  • Kostas Lianos

    SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 MAN UTD

    Manchester United picked up a draw against Southampton at St Mary's.

    Saints opened the scoring in the half-hour mark following an own-goal by Fred.

    But United equalised with Mason Greenwood after 55 minutes to salvage a point.

    The Red Devils haveequalled the record for longest unbeaten Premier League away run

  • Kostas Lianos

    SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 MAN UTD

    Manchester United have equalised against Southampton at St Mary's.

    Mason Greenwood has put United back on track thanks to a clinical finish after 55 minutes.

    Remember, if the Red Devils don't lose then they will equal the record for longest unbeaten Premier League away run.

    But Saints have proven to be a dangerous Premier League opponent

  • Kostas Lianos

    POGBA REMINDER

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is "not worried" about Paul Pogba's contract situation.

    Pogba's current deal expires in the summer of 2022 and has yet to extend but Solskjaer isn't concerned.

    Solskjaer said: "Yes, I expect Paul to be here when the first of September comes.

    "If you've got a five-year contract or a one-year contract, when you sign for Man Utd you have to rise to the challenge of performing on a consistent level.

    "I'm not worried whatsoever that the length of any player's contract is changing the level of their motivation and inspiration.

    "You want to play well for your team, your team-mates, yourself, your family, every time you play.

    “What I expect is that the attitude and the approach to every game is the right one. That we have the same focus, the right focus, the right professionalism and, with that, I have no worries about Paul whatsoever”

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  • Joshua Mbu

    PEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!

    HT: SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 MAN UTD

    Not the way United expected this to go.

    The visitors made a bright start, hitting the bar and seeing a shot cleared off the line early on, but Saints grew into the game.

    They went in front on the half-hour mark when Che Adams’ shot took a huge deflection off Fred to find the net. United felt there was a foul on Bruno Fernandes by Jack Stephens in the build-up but VAR had a look and decided nothing was doing.

    With Jadon Sancho on the bench, United boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer has plenty to ponder.

  • Joshua Mbu

    SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 MAN UTD

    30. What a hit from Che Adams!

    He’s off the mark for the season with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

    Fernandes felt there was a foul in the build-up but play was waved on.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLL!!!

    ADAMS PUTS THE SAINTS AHEAD!!!

    WONDERFUL FINISH!!!

  • Joshua Mbu

    SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 MAN UTD

    22. Southampton are giving it a good go in front of their home fans.

    Armstrong has just had a go from distance, but he's unable to beat De Gea.

    Still goalless halfway through the first half.

  • Joshua Mbu

    HERE COME THE TEAMS!

    United are in their blue and yellow away kit (no grey on show), with Saints in their traditional red and white stripes.

    We're moments away from kick-off!

    Catch all action with our minute-by-minute dedicated LIVE match blog.

  • Joshua Mbu

    KEANE PREDICTS UNITED SUCCESS

    Roy Keane is expecting Manchester United to win today.

    The Reds got off to the perfect start with a 5-1 win at Leeds on the opening day and, having splashed the cash in the summer, will hope this is the season they end their Premier League title drought.

    “I fully expect United to turn up today and keep that momentum going,” said former Old Trafford ace Keane. “They have to get close to Man City this year.”

    His fellow pundit Graeme Souness added: “I think they’ll go close. They’ve got a great squad of players, lot of firepower. 

    "[Raphael] Varane will improve them, I’m not sure they need [Jadon] Sancho.

    “I think United will come very close. Whether they’re good enough when push comes to shove, I’m not convinced.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    RASH ON THE MEND

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford is ‘very happy’ with his shoulder surgery and is optimistic of being back in action by October.

    The forward underwent the procedure after struggling with the issue during most of last season and the summer's European Championships. 

    Solskjaer said: “He seemed very happy with the surgery. 

    “He's working in the gym, we see him every day, so he'll be chomping at the bit when it gets nearer to the time when he can come back.

    “Of course, any time you're off with an injury is a hard time but it's also time to reflect and find yourself again. 

    "That's what we hope is going to happen to Marcus."

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