Man Utd news LIVE: Old Trafford could be KNOCKED DOWN, Harry Kane links, Ferdinand's transfer tips – CL latest

Man Utd news LIVE: Old Trafford could be KNOCKED DOWN, Harry Kane links, Ferdinand's transfer tips – CL latest

March 18, 2022

RYAN GRAVENBERCH is the latest Ajax star to be linked with a move to Man Utd after the club's exit from the Champions League.

United are already thinking ahead to next season, with the club out of any trophy hunt but still in with a chance of making the top four for next season.

Meanwhile Barcelona are said to be back in for Marcus Rashford, who has been way below par this season.

But Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly now set to stay at the club.

And Red Devils legend Patrice Evra has confirmed he will fight Adam Saleh on the Martyn Ford vs Iranian Hulk undercard.

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  • Alex Cole

    U23s face Everton tonight

    Friday night football for Manchester United's U23s against Everton.

    Here’s how the Reds line up tonight.

  • Alex Cole

    Darren Bent slams Maguire's England call up

    Darren Bent has slammed Harry Maguire's recent call up for England.

    Gareth Southgate revealed his national team squad yesterday ahead of the friendlies against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast.

    On Talksport, Bent spoke about the Man Utd defender: "Harry Maguire. How he's in the squad, I don't know.

    "Gareth Southgate can't keep picking players because they've never let him down.

    "Maguire has no form at the moment.

    "He has no form at the minute. The last thing he needs to be doing is playing for England.

    "In what stratosphere has Maguire been better than Tomori? None."

    He has no form at the minute. The last thing he needs to be doing is playing for England.

    Darren BentTalksport

  • Alex Cole

    Happy Birthday Diogo Dalot

    Dalot, 23 today, signed for United in 2018.

    The right-back spent last season on loan with Italian giants AC Milan, but has remained at Old Trafford this season.

    The Portugal international has made 16 Premier League appearances this campaign.

    He has had huge minutes in the first team since Ralf Rangnick took over.

  • Sam Dymond

    Neville: United could lose Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United if a new manager only considers him a bit-part player, suggest Gary Neville.

    The Sky Sports pundit believes that any coach demanding 'athletic and progressive' football may not view the 37-year-old as a regular starter – and Ronaldo is unlikely to settle for cameos from the bench.

    The former United right-back said: “It depends who the manager is and what the project is for the new manager.

    “He might want young players that are basically pressing high from the front and can create high level of play in that way.

    “If he does want to play in a different way and can accept that he will have someone who has been the greatest goalscorer of all time then yes, there will be a position for him.

    “However, Ronaldo would have to accept that he wouldn’t play every single week and there would be moments when he wouldn’t play at all and that’s the big thing. He doesn’t seem to take that too well."

  • Sam Dymond

    Tuchel dismisses Man Utd link

    Thomas Tuchel has reiterated he has no intention of leaving Chelsea despite the current sanctions in place at the club.

    The German coach has found himself linked to the vacant Manchester United manager's position since the Roman Abramovich saga began to unravel at Stamford Bridge, and has been asked about his future on several occasions.

    He told an inquisitive press pack today: "Do you feel me less committed to the club or less involved with the club in my situation?

    "Absolutely not. I love to be here and I love to work for Chelsea. This club has everything it needs to make me happy. We have plenty of reasons to stay at the moment and that's what we're doing."

  • Sam Dymond

    Garnacho earns surprise Argentina call

    Manchester United's teen sensation Alejandro Garnacho has been handed a shock call up to the senior Argentina squad – despite having never played a game for the Red Devils.

    The 17-year-old winger joined the Premier League club two years ago from Atletico Madrid, and is tipped for a bright future.

    Garnacho has impressed for both the under-18s and under-23s this season, and has bagged five goals in five FA Youth Cup matches.

    However, he is yet to make his way into the first team squad, making his international call up all the more surprising.

  • Sam Dymond

    De Gea suffers Spain snub

    After Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were overlooked for yesterday's England squad, David de Gea has followed suit this morning.

    The Manchester United goalkeeper has not been included in Luis Enrique's Spain squad for the upcoming games with Albania and Iceland despite his impressive club form this season.

    However, the 31-year-old United stopper has been surprisingly snubbed in favour of two other Premier League keepers, Brighton's Robert Sanchez and Brentford's David Raya.

    De Gea has previously won 45 caps for his country.

  • Sam Dymond

    Southgate to meet with Rashford

    Gareth Southgate has revealed that he plans to meet with Marcus Rashford to discuss the player's recent form and the reasons for his omission from the latest England squad.

    The Three Lions boss announced his latest squad yesterday, and confirmed – as many expected – that the unsettled forward has missed out.

    Southgate said: "I think it is important for me to sit down with [Marcus] and find out more about what is going on. But also there is a reality that we are not working with him every day so there is a limit as to what that is probably going to achieve."

    "I think Marcus is very realistic. He knows he is in a situation where he not been getting in the Manchester United team consistently and he will be searching as much as anybody to get that form back.

    "In the last eight squads, he has ended up pulling out of five while [Harry] Maguire has been in the team and a key part for massive matches over a long period.

    "For various reasons, Marcus has dropped out of that a little bit. We have players in that area of the pitch playing at a better level so it is harsh, but that is the nature of elite sport unfortunately."

  • Sam Dymond

    United: It's just not cricket

    Old Trafford officials have denied reports that co-owner Avram Glazer is set to launch a cricket team featuring the Manchester United name.

    The club were moved to make the clarification after the chairman of Dubai Sports Council, Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed, tweeted an image of himself and Glazer, and claimed that talks over such a development had taken place.

    However, United have been swift to issue a statement rubbishing reports. They said: "The idea was proposed but is not under consideration by the club.

    "Any future cricket acquisition would be unrelated to United other than common ownership."

    Credit: @sheikmansoor Twitter
  • Sam Dymond

    Diaby to spark bidding war

    Manchester United and Arsenal are set to renew their rivalry as they prepare to battle it out for Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby this summer.

    The winger has caught the eye in the Bundesliga this season, not just with his skilful ability in possession, but also his his ruthlessness in front of goal.

    The Frenchman has fired 16 goals in all competitions this campaign, and provided another nine assists for teammates.

    Diaby won't come cheap though with three years still to run on his current deal, and any prospective bids are likely to start at around the £50m mark.

    Football.London report that Newcastle are also interested in the 22-year-old ace.

  • Sam Dymond

    Contract rebel Pogba could stay

    Paul Pogba will run down his Manchester United contract, but could still line up for the Red Devils next season.

    The Telegraph claims that the midfielder has decided to hold off on making any decision over his future until the end of the season when the club's new manager is announced.

    The French World Cup winner has interest from numerous clubs regarding a lucrative free transfer, including Paris Saint-Germain and former side Juventus.

    However, reports now suggest that should Pogba like the look of the new project Old Trafford, he may end up signing on again with the Premier League outfit.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Morning, United fans

    Ralf Rangnick could be axed as United chiefs fear they blundered by appointing him – but Cristiano Ronaldo will stay next season.

    That's the top gossip from Old Trafford as the Red Devils come to terms with another trophyless season.

    United are reportedly interested in finding a permanent boss by the end of April.

    And it's claimed their midweek Champions League exit against Atletico Madrid has hastened that determination.

    Now reports in Spain suggest interim manager Rangnick is under pressure.

    But the latest talk on Ronaldo is of the legend, 37, remaining for the second season of his two-year deal.

    Ron is said to be confident of United transforming their fortunes under a new boss.

    Erik ten Hag seems to be nudging ahead of Mauricio Pochettino in the running for that position.

    On the transfer front, United, Arsenal and Newcastle could fight it out for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Cristiano reckons new boss can turn Utd around'

    Manchester United’s dismal season WON’T result in Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, according to Spanish reports.

    Ronaldo had previously been tipped to leave United in the summer if Ralf Rangnick’s side fail to qualify for the Champions League.

    But now AS report the 37-year-old has decided to ‘fulfil’ the second term of his two-year contract.

    Ronaldo is said to be confident the club will appoint the right coach in the summer to turn fortunes around at Old Trafford.

    AS even claim the forward is intent on staying because he reckons United can challenge for the Premier League AND the Champions League next season.

    The Red Devils have not won a trophy since 2017, while this campaign is set to be Ronnie’s first without silverware for 12 years.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rodriguez marks Women's Day

    Georgina Rodriguez has shared a photo on Instagram to celebrate International Women's Day.

    Rodriguez, 28, was also named on a list of the most influential women in the world to mark the occasion.

    The Spaniard's fame has skyrocketed in recent months, with Forbes in Spain featuring the model on the front cover of their March edition.

    It follows the release of Netflix show 'I am Georgina' – a series dedicated to Rodriguez's life and rise to fame.

    She is no longer known just for dating Cristiano Ronaldo and is a huge personality in her own right – boasting 36million followers on Instagram, more than any other Spaniard.

    And taking to the platform on International Women's Day Rodriguez shared a black and white photo of herself striking a serious pose.

    The caption read: "A woman should be two things: who and what she wants."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rangnick 'could face early axe'

    Interim boss Ralf Rangnick could be axed before the summer as United chiefs believe they got it wrong appointing him, a report in Spain claims.

    AS suggest the Old Trafford board are keener than ever to find a permanent manager as early as possible.

    And they say Rangnick will come under increasing pressure ahead of a possible major decision from the club next month.

    Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino remain the firm frontrunners for the job.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Evra faces Saleh in ring

    Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra will take part in a boxing match with social media star Adam Saleh.

    The former France international has been enjoying retirement since hanging up his boots in 2019.

    But the retired full-back will spend the next few weeks whipping himself into fighting shape for an April dust-up with American Saleh.

    Evra said of the bout on Instagram: "This fight will be April 30 at The O2 Arena in London.

    "So I'm going to need my whole UK family to pull up and show their love, from not just London but all over the UK I need you guys because this is going to be really crazy."

    Fight and footy fans were quick to react to the news, with one tweeting: "Best chance of United player finishing as high as runner up this season."

    Another said: "Boxing is a joke now."

    And another said: "No way it’s actually real this is so random."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Special Ron to end

    Of all the brilliant stats around Cristiano Ronaldo's career, there's a stark new one he's picked up in Manchester United's stuttering season.

    Ron, 37, will notch up his first trophyless season since 2004/5.

    But despite suggestions he could move on after just one campaign back at Old Trafford, the talk today is of CR7 staying.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Arsenal better than Man Utd

    Arsenal will keep the fourth Champions League spot ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham, Jamie Carragher claims.

    Carra reckons the Gunners are simply a better team – with greater 'togetherness' – than their rivals.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Diaby battle

    Manchester United are reportedly ready to battle Arsenal and Newcastle for the signature of Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby, writes GARY STONEHOUSE.

    The 22-year-old left winger has been in stunning form for the Bundesliga club this season.

    He has produced 12 goals and seven assists in his 24 top-flight appearances and appears to be catching the eye of several big boys.

    Now Sport1 journalist Patrick Berger has provided an update on the attacker’s future.

    He tweeted that United and their Premier League rivals want to bring Diaby to England also.

    All three have allegedly registered their interest in signing him.

    Leverkusen have allegedly slapped a £50million price tag on the French international. And they have already begun searching for his replacement should they decide to cash in this summer.

    This latest report states that they are ‘monitoring’ Roma’s Carles Perez. Diaby came through the ranks at Paris Saint-Germain and enjoyed a stint on loan at Crotone in Italy before his big breakthrough in Germany.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ron tipped to stay

    Manchester United's dismal season WON'T result in Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, according to Spanish reports.

    Ronaldo had previously been tipped to leave United in the summer if Ralf Rangnick's side fail to qualify for the Champions League.

    But now AS report the 37-year-old has decided to 'fulfil' the second term of his two-year contract.

    Ronaldo is said to be confident the club will appoint the right coach in the summer to turn fortunes around at Old Trafford.

    AS even claim the forward is intent on staying because he reckons United can challenge for the Premier League AND the Champions League next season.

    The Red Devils have not won a trophy since 2017, while this campaign is set to be Ronnie's first without silverware for 12 years.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rashford 2/1 to miss World Cup

    Marcus Rashford's England axe and Manchester United struggles mean he's now a 2/1 outsider to make the World Cup finals.

    Ladbrokes' Alex Apati said: "Gareth Southgate is hardly lacking strength in depth at the top end of the pitch.

    "And with so many youngsters in great form at club level and Marcus Rashford struggling for game time, the odds suggest there's every chance he misses out on a spot in Qatar."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd and Arsenal in for Diaby

    Bayer Leverkusen's £50million-rated winger Moussa Diaby is reportedly wanted by Manchester Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle.

    The France star, 22, has been a Leverkusen ever-present for three years after joining from PSG.

    The Paris-born wideman has never been in hotter form.

    He's notched 12 goals and seven assists in 24 German top-flight games.

    And in the Europa League Diaby has netted four times and provided two assists.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Red Devils should axe six

    Utd urged to ditch Ronaldo & Pogba

    Manchester United have been urged to ditch Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Fred, Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial

    That’s the view of Darren Bent, who suggests only a mass clear-out can end the Red Devils’ nine-year run without a Prem crown.

    Tjhe former England and Aston Villa striker believes Pogba will leave anyway as a free agent in June.

    Meanwhile, Ronaldo is reportedly unhappy with the state he has found the Red Devils following last summer’s comeback.

    Bent told talkSPORT: “The ones you keep are [David] De Gea, you keep [Raphael] Varane. You need a new right-back, I think.

    “I don’t think [McTominay] is good enough but he’s one of your own. Building-wise? Nope. I think Fred is a weird one because you have to say he’s been one in the last few weeks who has gone, ‘You know what? I’m up for this’.

    “But I guess if you’re trying to start against and build a successful side, he might have to go. You keep [Jadon] Sancho. Ronaldo has got to go. Cavani has got to go. [Martial] has got to go.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Lewandowski boost for Utd and Arsenal

    Manchester United and Arsenal have been put on ‘red alert’ after it was confirmed that Bayern Munich had not begun contract talks with their star striker Robert Lewandowski.

    The Polish hitman is out of contract at the Allianz Arena this summer, and has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

    It was thought that the 33-year-old would most likely sign a new deal with the German giants, but the player’s agent, Phil Zahavi, this week told Kicker that “There hasn’t been any contact with FC Bayern yet.”

    The Star report that Old Trafford officials are now considering an approach for Lewandowski, while The Gunners have been repeatedly linked with the forward.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Pogba could run contract down but still stay

    Paul Pogba will reportedly run down his Manchester United contract and become a free agent this summer.

    But the midfielder could still line up for the Red Devils next season.

    However, talks over the past year have fallen flat.

    And with United struggling to finish in the top four, while also exiting all cup competitions this term, Pogba is unlikely to stay put.

    But there is a slim chance he could yet re-sign with United.

    The Old Trafford club will be appointing a new manager this summer, with Erik ten Hag, Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino linked.

    Injury-hit Pogba has featured just 16 times in the Premier League this season.

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