Solskjaer targets Cristiano Ronaldo, Sancho and Kane to join, Danny Ings LATEST, Martial to MISS Europa League final

Solskjaer targets Cristiano Ronaldo, Sancho and Kane to join, Danny Ings LATEST, Martial to MISS Europa League final

May 21, 2021

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER wants Man Utd chiefs to splash the cash this summer with Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho all targets.

We've also the very latest on Danny Ings, who is reportedly next on the list if United fail to land their main men.

And in a blow, Anthony Martial has been ruled out of the Europa League final through injury.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    SOL TRADER

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the Glazers they need to splash the cash on two or three more players to close the gap on champions City.

    United sealed runners-up spot last week but will still finish well adrift of their neighbours.

    Now the Red Devils boss wants to spend to make sure that they can lift the title next season for the first time since 2013.

    Solskjaer said: “I hope we are going to strengthen with two or three players, we definitely need to challenge higher up in the table and we’re still too far behind to think it will just come by itself.

    “We’re not where we aim to be, we’ve got ambitions to move one place further up.”

    Spurs striker Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund and even a return for Cristiano Ronaldo are all being discussed at the highest level at Old Trafford.

    They will hope to get one of those and then prioritise another centre-back and midfielder.

  • Jake Lambourne

    BRUY ME

    Harry Kane has described Kevin De Bruyne as the Premier League star he would most like to play with – amid rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.

    The league champions are joined by Chelsea and Manchester United in chasing down the 27-year-old after he told Tottenham he wanted to leave.

    It is thought Kane would prefer a move to the Etihad and the opportunity to work with playmaker De Bruyne appears to be a tempting one.

    During an episode of The Overlap, the striker was asked by Gary Neville who he dreams of playing in front of.

    Kane didn’t hesitate and replied: “De Bruyne for sure. When I watch De Bruyne play… he’s a special, special player.

    “And some of the balls I see him put in for City are just a striker’s dream if I’m honest. You see it year in year out, he’s an outstanding player.

    “With the ball, off the ball, pressing. But his delivery is as good as I’ve ever seen.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MARTIAL LAW

    In a further blow for Manchester United, Anthony Martial will also miss the Europa League final.

    The French forward has not recovered from his knee injury in time to face Villarreal.

    He joins Harry Maguire in being unavailable through injury.

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    Anthony Martial has not recovered from his knee injury to be fit for the Europa League final but both Fred and Scott McTominay who picked up knocks against Fulham will be fit.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAN DOWN

    Harry Maguire will miss the Europa League Final in Gdansk due to his ankle ligament injury.

    Now he must be a major doubt for England and the Euros next month too.

    Hopes were raised when he was pictured on Thursday night without crutches or his protective boot at the premier of Sir Alex Ferguson’s film ‘Never Give In’.

    But Manchester United boss Ole Solskjaer says those are forlorn hopes.

    Solskjaer said: “He’s walking but it’s a long way from walking to running. To be honest  I don’t think we’ll see him Gdansk, no.

    “I’m going to give him until Tuesday night, the last training session to be out there. Steadily but surely he’s improving but ligaments take time to heal.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAN DOWN

    Harry Maguire will miss the Europa League Final in Gdansk due to his ankle ligament injury.

    Now he must be a major doubt for England and the Euros next month too.

    Hopes were raised when he was pictured on Thursday night without crutches or his protective boot at the premier of Sir Alex Ferguson’s film ‘Never Give In’.

    But Manchester United boss Ole Solskjaer says those are forlorn hopes.

    Solskjaer said: “He's walking but it's a long way from walking to running. To be honest  I don't think we'll see him Gdansk, no.

    “I'm going to give him until Tuesday night, the last training session to be out there. Steadily but surely he's improving but ligaments take time to heal.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ON THIS DAY

    Man Utd won the FA Cup against Liverpool on this day in 1977.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    ING FOR A PENNY

    Man City are reportedly interested in signing Southampton striker Danny Ings if they fail in their pursuit of Harry Kane.

    Pep Guardiola’s side are thought to be among the Premier League sides chasing Kane, with Manchester United and Chelsea also competing for the England captain who has recently expressed his intent to leave Tottenham.

    But if that does not come off, The Athletic are reporting that Man City have the same idea as their local rivals Man Utd in signing fellow English forward Ings.

    The Saints striker has impressed for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side since returning to the club following an unsuccessful spell with Liverpool.

    After netting eight times during a loan period back at St Mary’s, Ings joined on a permanent deal at the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign.

    And since then he has scored a tremendous 38 goals in 72 games for Southampton.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SUL SEARCHING

    FC Nordsjaelland's manager has confirmed both Liverpool and Manchester United are in the race for Kamaldeen Sulemana.

    SunSport exclusively revealed how Red Devils' top scout Tommy Moller Nielsen watched the brilliant 19-year-old in action earlier this month.

    His boss Flemming Pedersen admitted the Premier League duo are ready to pounce but conceded the Dutch giants would be the best move for his development.

    He told TV3 Sport: "Ajax is perhaps the safe choice where he will definitely get plenty of playing time.

    '[Manchester] United, Liverpool and others are in the race. Well, I also know Kamal so well that when he is pressured, he automatically takes the next step as well.

    "And with the personality and mentality he has, there I will never ever say it will be too big a leap, for he is extraordinary.'

    "I cannot stand here to say that I expect him to be here next season because there is so much talk about him."

    Kamaldeen Sulemana is wanted by both Manchester United and Liverpool
  • Jake Lambourne

    RON WAY BACK?

    Manchester United are ready to snap up Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus this summer, according to reports.

    And should the Portuguese icon be available, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘would not hesitate’ in sanctioning a move for his former team-mate.

    Ronaldo, 36, is set to consider his options after Sunday’s Serie A final day, following a desperately disappointing season for the Old Lady.

    Juve currently sit fifth in the table, trailing the Champions League places by a point.

    But even if Andrea Pirlo’s side do clinch a top four berth, Ronaldo may opt to leave a year before his contract expires.

    And according to The Athletic, Man United chiefs are ‘monitoring’ their former No7’s situation with increasing interest.

    Solskjaer, 48, remains ‘in touch’ with Ronaldo, and even asked him for a character reference before signing Bruno Fernandes in January 2020.

  • Jake Lambourne

    KWIK-E-MART

    A player-plus-cash deal could be Manchester United’s only way of signing Harry Kane, according to reports.

    The Tottenham star, 27, has told the club that he wants a summer move to finally bag some major silverware.

    Manchester City and Chelsea have been linked with a bid, along with United.

    The Athletic report on enquiries for the striker landing from both Manchester clubs as they gauge the likelihood of a deal.

    SunSport revealed this week that the neighbours are willing to put an £80million, five-year contract on the table if a bid is accepted.

    Tottenham are said to have not completely dismissed selling Kane with a fee of £120million thought to be enough to secure his services.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GET GREAL

    Man City are interested in signing Man Utd targets Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer, according to reports.

    Pep Guardiola's side have already bagged two trophies this season, and could bag a third when they face Chelsea in the Champions League final next week.

    But this success doesn't mean that they won't necessarily spend big in the off season.

    According to the Telegraph, Guardiola and Co are targeting a number of big names this summer – including Kane and Grealish.

    The Spurs striker, 27, has made his desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer clear, telling Gary Neville that he would like an 'honest conversation' with chairman Daniel Levy.

    And while Guardiola, 50, refused to comment on speculation, he is privately known to be a huge admirer of Spurs' No10.

  • Jake Lambourne

    JAD YOUR CHANCE

    Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho will be allowed to leave the club for under £86million this summer, according to reports.

    And Manchester United and Chelsea are set to battle it out in an ‘open race’ for the England winger.

    The Red Devils were desperate to land Sancho last summer.

    But Dortmund’s previous asking price of £117million proved to be more than United were willing to pay.

    This time around, however, Fabrizio Romano reports that the German side’s position is ‘clear’ – that they will sell for a ‘bit less’ than £86m.

    Man United and Chelsea are both keen on signing the 21-year-old, but no offers or talks have yet taken place.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DIM VIEW

    Harry Kane should be allowed to leave Tottenham for the good of the club, Dimitar Berbatov has claimed.

    He told Betfair: "I saw the clip of [Kane] waving and clapping the fans after the defeat to Aston Villa and he could have just been thanking the fans for their support, after all that was the first time they were back at the stadium.

    "I can see why that could be seen as him saying goodbye, but let’s not jump to conclusions and at the end of the day he's still at the club and he's got a big couple of months coming up.

    "It's never a good thing for a player and the club to fight, if a player has expressed they want to leave then they have made up their mind.

    "If a club fights and makes a move away complicated for the player then it's not a pleasant situation for everyone involved, including the fans and other players.

    "If Kane has told the club he wants to leave then they should find a reasonable way to agree what the fee should be and how to part ways."

  • Jake Lambourne

    SON CONTINUED

    A police statement read: "A Met investigation into a torrent of online racist abuse directed at a high profile London footballer, has resulted in twelve men being arrested or interviewed under caution.

    "The recent police action, which occurred over the past two weeks, culminated yesterday evening (Thursday 20 May) with a man being visited by the Met at his Greater Manchester home address.

    "The twelve men have each been arrested, or interviewed under caution, under suspicion of using words or behaviour, or displaying written material with intent to stir up racial hatred."

    The Met were alerted to the abuse through Manchester United's online reporting tool, See Red, and investigated to track down the anonymous account holders.

    The men were then spoken to under 'suspicion of using words or behaviour, or displaying written material with intent to stir up racial hatred'.

  • Jake Lambourne

    RACISM ARRESTS

    Metropolitan Police have confirmed eight arrests over allegations of the racist abuse of Tottenham star Son Heung-min.

    The Korean forward was targeted with disgusting attacks following April's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

    Both clubs and the Premier League strongly condemned the incident amid countless cases of footballers being abused online.

    The Met have confirmed eight arrests as a result of an investigation into the racist attacks of a 'high-profile Tottenham player'.

    The unnamed men were aged between 20 and 32 and lived across the UK, including Dorset, Llanelli, Hartlepool and Cheshire.

    All eight have been released under investigation.

    A further four, including a 63-year-old man, have been interviewed under caution, all of whom have been released as enquiries continue.

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to win trophies and stated he does not want to end his career with any regrets.

    Kane has told Spurs he wants to leave the club at the end of the season after another trophyless campaign that saw the north Londoners missing out on Champions League qualification for the second year in a row.

    The England star striker told Gary Neville’s YouTube show, The Overlap: "I don't want to come to the end of my career and have any regrets. I want to be the best I can be.

    "I never said I'd stay at Spurs for the rest of my career and I've never said I'd leave Spurs. People might say, 'he's desperate for trophies, he needs trophies', but I feel like I've still got almost another career to play.

    "I've still got so much more to give. I can produce better numbers than I'm producing at the moment.

    "I'm not afraid to say, 'I want to be the best'. I want to try and get on the level [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi got to. That's my ultimate goal – to be winning trophies season in, season out, scoring 50, 60, 70 goals season in, season out.”

    Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are now keeping tabs as the 27-year-old appears set to stay in the Premier League.

    Liverpool legend John Barnes has advised the Tottenham star to snub a move to City and opt for the Blues or United instead.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: "As far as the three clubs go, he should pick Chelsea or Manchester United rather than Manchester City.

    "If he goes to Manchester City, he is not going to be the player he is at Tottenham, because at Tottenham he is the creator, goalscorer and the focal point for everything.

    "Whereas, at Man City, he wouldn't be that as there are other players that provide for him, it is a more comprehensive way of playing that he wouldn't be used to.

    "Chelsea and Manchester United need a centre-forward. Manchester United have good players around them. They have got Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, but they really need a No9.

    "Chelsea also need a striker, and it seems as if Thomas Tuchel doesn't fancy Tammy Abraham or Timo Werner."

    And Harry Maguire has handed Manchester United a significant injury boost.

    Maguire hurt his ankle against Aston Villa two weeks ago and cast doubt over his fitness ahead of the Europa League Final against Villarreal on May 26.

    However, the England defender ditched his crutches when he attended the premiere of Sir Alex Ferguson's new movie.

  • Kostas Lianos

    KING ERIC

    Manchester United star Harry Maguire has congratulated club legend Eric Cantona for his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

    Maguire shared a picture of his with Cantona and expressed what an honour it was to meet the legendary Frenchman.

    He posted: "'Great to spend time with @manchesterunited legend @ericcantona recently.

    "Congratulations on being inducted into the #PLHallOfFame, well deserved"

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    A post shared by Harry Maguire (@harrymaguire93)

  • Kostas Lianos

    BECKS OF THE BEST

    Manchester United legend David Beckham has joined the Premier League Hall of Fame.

    Beckham takes his rightful place next to former United team-mates Eric Cantona and Roy Keane.

    The legendary winger also joins Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.

    And here's just one of the few reasons why:

  • Kostas Lianos

    HIP, HIP, HARRY!

    Harry Maguire has handed Manchester United a significant injury boost.

    Maguire hurt his ankle against Aston Villa two weeks ago and cast doubt over his fitness ahead of the Europa League Final against Villarreal on May 26.

    However, the star defender ditched his crutches when he attended the premiere of Sir Alex Ferguson's new movie.

    Check it out:

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  • Kostas Lianos

    NEM-ING THEIR PRICE

    Manchester United are open to letting Nemanja Matic join Jose Mourinho at Roma.

    That is according to Corriere dello Sport, who claim that United have agreed to let Matic go for a cut-price €10million (£8.6m).

    Mourinho has a long past with the star midfielder as he brought him to Chelsea from Benfica in 2014.

    The Portuguese manager, who will replace Paulo Fonseca at the Olimpico in the summer, then took him with him to United

  • Kostas Lianos

    AS A MATH-ER OF FACT

    Paul Pogba should leave Manchester United and join Barcelona, according to the star midfielder's brother Mathias.

    The Tabor Sezana ace told El Chiringuito TV: "I hope my brother signs with Barcelona."

    Barca are on the lookout for a new midfielder and have been linked with Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum.

    But much will depend on manager Ronald Koeman's future following an average season with the Blaugrana

  • Kostas Lianos

    LINGARD UPDATE

    Jesse Lingard has been on fire at West Ham ever since his January transfer move to east London from Manchester United.

    Latest reports have indicated that United are not planning on keeping Lingard and instead could sell him to raise their transfer kitty or swap him for one of their top targets.

    However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently claimed he would love to have the forward back at Old Trafford.

    Solskjaer previously said: "Jesse has been brilliant since he left and I've answered this quite a few times. Selfishly we could have kept him because he's always got a part to play.

    "Jesse is a fantastic lad around the place, Man United through and through. Never once did he moan or cause me a problem, he just came in and worked really hard.

    "He deserved a chance to play for more football – that's why we let him go to West Ham because he deserves a chance for what he's done throughout his life for Man United. Of course we [will] welcome him back"

  • Kostas Lianos

    LONG JOHN

    John Barnes insists Harry Kane is not disloyal to Tottenham but football has changed in a way which makes it impossible for someone to stay at the same club forever.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: "Nothing in football is surprising.

    "Harry Kane is a Tottenham fan and loves the club, but modern-day football players come and go.

    "This whole idea of loyalty, you support a club, being a one club man, nobody is like that anymore.

    "He is not disloyal at all; it is modern football. If he stayed, that would be surprising. He must decide what he wants to do for himself"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    KANE ADVICE

    Tottenham star Harry Kane has been advised by Liverpool legend John Barnes to snub a move to Manchester City and opt for Chelsea or Manchester United instead.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: "As far as the three clubs go, he should pick Chelsea or Manchester United rather than Manchester City.

    "If he goes to Manchester City, he is not going to be the player he is at Tottenham, because at Tottenham he is the creator, goalscorer and the focal point for everything.

    "Whereas, at Man City, he wouldn't be that as there are other players that provide for him, it is a more comprehensive way of playing that he wouldn't be used to.

    "Chelsea and Manchester United need a centre-forward. Manchester United have good players around them. They have got Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, but they really need a No9.

    "Chelsea also need a striker, and it seems as if Thomas Tuchel doesn't fancy Tammy Abraham or Timo Werner"

  • Kostas Lianos

    TIC-KING THE BOXES

    Jose Mourinho is interested in buying one of his former Chelsea and Manchester United players as he prepares to take over at Roma.

    Mourinho will replaces compatriot Paulo Fonseca at the Olimpico at the end of the season.

    According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Portuguese manager is looking to bring Nemanja Matic with him.

    Roma's hierarchy are keen and could pay €10million (£8.6m) to sign him

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