10am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Sancho move back ON, Ronaldo thoughts on Utd return, McTominay criticised by Scholes

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly interested in Dominic Calvert-Lewin following his fantastic start to the season at Everton.

Meanwhile the club are said to be ready to go back in for Jadon Sancho and have not been put off by his inconsistent form at Dortmund this season.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford with our blog below…

  • Jon Boon

    DAN'S THE MAN

    Manchester United winger Daniel James could be set for a move away from Old Traford.

    The wideman, who has struggled for form lately since exploding onto the scene, is a four-way transfer scramble for his services.

    According to reports, West Brom have made an enquiry about taking him James on loan.

    Leeds, Brighton and Burnley are also interested in the 23-year-old – who scored against the Whites in a 6-2 rout last week.

    With James unable to break into the first team regularly, experience away from Manchester may just give him much-needed match-time.

  • Marc Mayo

    YOU CAN CAV IT ALL

    Paul Scholes reckons Manchester United can challenge for the league – with Edinson Cavani merely a bench option.

    The ex-midfielder has talked up Mason Greenwood's chances of leading the line for the Red Devils.

    He told BT Sport: "Leaving the best players out, I wasn’t really including Cavani in that.

    "I know he’s a top centre-forward but he’s coming to the end of his career now.

    "I was thinking more Mason Greenwood. I know he didn’t come into the game today.

    "But I think when those three start together; Greenwood, Martial, Rashford with Fernandes in behind, I don’t think anybody can handle that. I think it’s too good."

  • James Orr

    VIC CROKED

    United have been handed a fresh injury blow with defender Victor Lindelof coming off in the 2-2 draw away at Leicester City.

    The 26-year-old was named in the starting line-up filling in at right-back for the absent Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    Lindelof was forced off on the 66 minute mark with a back injury – an issue he has been struggling with – and he was replaced by super sub Edinson Cavani.

    After the game, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave an injury update on the Sweden international.

    Solskjaer told Man United's club website: "It is his back again I think.

    "So we will just have to assess that one before Wolverhampton.

    "Then again, Eric is fit now, Axel is fit, so of course we might have to look at that before Wolverhampton. 

    "We don't have time to worry about it. This time around, we have around 30 hours to prepare for this game and hopefully the players will use them wisely."

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING MAN UNITED FANS

    United managed to get a point away at Leicester City yesterday with goals coming from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes.

    Unfortunately there’s a new name on the injury list with Victor Lindelof picking up a back injury on the 66 minute mark.

    Former West Ham forward John Hartson believes that Declan Rice would be a good signing for United.

    The 21-year-old is also being tracked by his former club Chelsea who want to bring him back to the club.

    Speaking to Stadium Astro, Hartson: “I think he’s better than Fred, I think he’s better than McTominay. 

    “[Bruno] Fernandes is outstanding, he’s been Manchester United’s best player in the last 12 months since they bought him. 

    “[Paul] Pogba, we’re not quite sure what Pogba is going to turn up – some weeks he’s great, others he is languishing and doesn’t look up to it. 

    “I think he would be a great signing for them.”

    Kevin Sinclair believes Anthony Martial is running out of chances to prove himself at Manchester United.

    Martial has just three goals in 15 appearances for United this season, and was frustrated again as United drew 2-2 at Leicester.

    Sinclair told Talksport: “How many chances does Anthony Martial want?

    “I was watching him at the end of last season and I thought the penny had dropped, he was being given the ball simply and he was getting his goals.

    “But he seems to have reversed in his application and gone back to that player that frustrated a lot of people.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    DAN'S THE MAN

    Sam Allardyce is looking to bring Manchester United winger Dan James to the Hawthorns in January, according to the Daily Star.

    Allardyce is keen to bring the Wales international in on loan to help the club in the fight to stay in the Premier League.

    He can expect some competition from fellow Premier League competitors with the likes of Leeds, Burnley and Brighton all interested.

    The 23-year-old heading into this weekend had only played four times in the league.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GREAT SIGNING

    Former West Ham forward John Hartson believes that West Ham midfielder Declan Rice would be a good signing for Manchester United.

    The 21-year-old is also being tracked by his former club Chelsea who want to bring him back to the club.

    Speaking to Stadium Astro, Hartson: "I think he’s better than Fred, I think he’s better than McTominay. 

    "[Bruno] Fernandes is outstanding, he’s been Manchester United’s best player in the last 12 months since they bought him.

    "[Paul] Pogba, we’re not quite sure what Pogba is going to turn up – some weeks he’s great, others he is languishing and doesn’t look up to it.

    "I think he would be a great signing for them."

  • Joshua Mbu

    ON THE MARC

    Marcus Rashford joined a prestigious group of legendary ‘Rs’ as Manchester United were held by Leicester.

    The England striker opened the scoring at the King Power to make it 50 Premier League goals.

  • Joshua Mbu

    POG TOP

  • Joshua Mbu

    STAR MAN

  • Joshua Mbu

    VIC AND CROCKED

    Manchester United have been handed a fresh injury blow with defender Victor Lindelof coming off in the 2-2 draw away at Leicester City.

    The 26-year-old was named in the starting line-up filling in at right-back for the absent Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    Lindelof was forced off on the 66 minute mark with a back injury – an issue he has been struggling with – and he was replaced by super sub Edinson Cavani.

    After the game, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave an injury update on the Sweden international.

    Solskjaer told Man United's club website: "It is his back again I think.

    "So we will just have to assess that one before Wolverhampton.

    "Then again, Eric is fit now, Axel is fit, so of course we might have to look at that before Wolverhampton. 

    "We don't have time to worry about it. This time around, we have around 30 hours to prepare for this game and hopefully the players will use them wisely."

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  • Daniel Brookes

    MARTIAL DOUBTS

    Kevin Sinclair believes Anthony Martial is running out of chances to prove himself at Mancehster United.

    Martial has just three goals in 15 appearances for United this season, and was frustrated again as United drew 2-2 at Leicester.

    Sinclair told Talksport: “How many chances does Anthony Martial want?

    “I was watching him at the end of last season and I thought the penny had dropped, he was being given the ball simply and he was getting his goals.

    “But he seems to have reversed in his application and gone back to that player that frustrated a lot of people."

  • Daniel Brookes

    UPAMECA-NO-GO

    Manchester United have dropped their interest in RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, according to the Telegraph.

    Despite their defensive concerns, United will persist with their current roster until the end of the season.

    It was reported recently United have turned their attention to a left-sided defender – with a move for Villarreal's Pau Torres mooted.

    United have however, pulled out of the race to sign David Alaba, as they are unwilling to enter a potential tug-of-war for the Bayern Munich defender.

  • Daniel Brookes

    CASH-STRAPPED

    Juventus are struggling to fund a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Calcio Mercato.

    The Old Lady's financial situation means they could explore other options in their efforts to bring Pogba back to Turin.

    Reports suggest Juve are weighing up a loan offer for the Frenchman which includes an option to buy him outright in the summer.

    Pogba's agent Mino Raiola fueled talk of a move away from Old Trafford for his client earlier this month by suggesting the 27-year-old's time at United was coming to an end.

  • Daniel Brookes

    CRISTIA-NO

    Cristiano Ronaldo 'would not be happy' if he became a makeweight in a swap deal to take Paul Pogba back to Juventus, according to Marca.

    The suggestion is Ronaldo, who turns 36 in February, would be less than pleased with his status as the lower-valued player if a swap deal with Manchester United was pursued.

    Pogba's agent Mino Raiola irked United chiefs earlier this month after suggesting the Frenchman's time at Old Trafford was coming to an end.

    Pogba started on the bench in United's 2-2 draw with Leicester this afternoon but came on in the second half.

  • Daniel Brookes

    SPACED OUT

    Paul Scholes accused Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay of 'taking social distancing too literally' against Leicester.

    The Old Trafford legend took aim at the Scotland international as he failed to close down Harvey Barnes' first-half equaliser which made it 1-1.

    McTominay was caught napping as Barnes shifted the ball onto his left foot before letting leash from the edge of the box.

    Scholes said: "I think McTominay is taking social distancing a bit too literally."

  • Daniel Brookes

    TRADING PLACES

    Inter Milan are considering offering Christian Eriksen to Manchester United in exchange forDonny van der Beek, according to Tuttosport.

    Inter are ready to sell Eriksen less than a year after his £17m transfer from Tottenham last January.

    Van der Beek has yet to force his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting lineup since his £40m move from Ajax in the summer.

    Inter hope they can persuade United to do business, but are also weighing up similar offers to Arsenal, for Granit Xhaka, and PSG, for Leandro Paredes.

     

  • Daniel Brookes

    KABAK-UP

    Manchester United have joined the race to sign Schalke defender Ozan Kabak, according to the Daily Mail.

    The 20-year-old centre-back has previously attracted interest from Liverpool, as well as RB Leipzig and AC Milan.

    Cash-strapped Schalke, who currently sit bottom of the Bundesliga, are likely to accept around £20million for the Turkey international.

  • Daniel Brookes

    UNITED BEAT CHELSEA TO CAICEDO SIGNING

    Ecuadorian youngster Moises Caicedo is to undergo a medical at Manchester United, according to Diario Expreso.

    The 19-year-old midfielder will join the club from Independiente del Valle.

    Caicedo has made 31 appearances for Independiente since making his debut last year, and has scored six goals in that time.

    The transfer could be worth around £4.5m, with United having just beaten Chelsea to Caicedo's signature.

  • Daniel Brookes

    ROUND TRIPP

    Manchester United held talks with Atletico Madrid defender Keiran Trippier over the summer, according to The Athletic.

    The former Tottenham full-back only joined Atletico in the summer of 2019 but United were considering adding Trippier to their ranks as competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    Talks did not progress past the initial stage, however, and Trippier remained in the Spanish capital.

    The England international is currently serving a 10-week ban from the FA for breaching betting rules.

  • Daniel Brookes

    FT: LEICESTER 2-2 MAN UTD

    Jamie Vardy's late equaliser denies United all three points.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side thought they'd won it when Bruno Fernandes finished smartly with 11 minutes to go, but it wasn't to be.

    You can catch up on all the action here:

  • Daniel Brookes

    ALABA MOVE UNLIKELY

    Manchester United are unlikely to make a move for Bayern Munich defender David Alaba in January, according to the Telegraph.

    United are among a number of clubs to have been linked with a free transfer move for the Austria international.

    Alaba's contract at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of the season and he is free to discuss terms with other clubs from next month.

    However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly against making significant changes to his playing staff midway through the campaign.

  • Daniel Brookes

    HT: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd

    All even at the break at the King Power as Harvey Barnes' stunner from the edge of the area cancels out Marcus Rashford's opener.

    You can follow all the action right here at SunSport:

  • Daniel Brookes

    NEVILLE ON TRANSFERS

    Gary Neville has warned Manchester United against unnecessary signings in January as they could upset the balance of the squad.

    Neville said: "If the right player is there they yes, because they need to improve the team.

    "They’re a confusing bunch because three or four weeks ago, two weeks ago eve, you were looking at this Manchester United team and thinking it’s going to be a tough old season. 

    "Going out of Europe, the performance in the first half against West Ham was awful. But after beating Everton, the glass looks half full. 

    "The squad has been used, the performance against Leeds, they’re scoring goals, the depth of the squad looks good.

    "Leicester is another big game, if they go there and win they will really be gathering confidence."

     

  • Daniel Brookes

    LEICESTER v MAN UTD LIVE

    You can follow all the action from Manchester United's clash at the King Power Stadium live at SunSport's blog from 12:30pm.

  • Ian Tuckey

    KEANE ON TITTLE BID

    Old Trafford legend Roy Keane believes United can be Liverpool's main title challengers this season.

    The former midfielder told Sky Sports: "I don't believe (Scott) McTominay when he said they don't look at league tables.

    "Everybody looks at league tables. Players and staff. That's what you're playing the game for.

    "You want to know where you are obviously and where you're heading to.

    "It's been a nice few days for United. They had to beat Sheffield United and Leeds just to put another marker down.

    "I still think Liverpool are the strongest but United I think could be the best of the rest."

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