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MANCHESTER UNITED beat LASK 5-0 on Thursday night in what will be their last game for quite some time.

The Red Devils won't play another Premier League or Europa League game until at least April after bosses postponed action over coronavirus fears.

Yet, Odion Ighalo's strong start to his loan spell in Manchester could earn him a permanent move to United.

Get all the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • FER-TILE GROUND

    Guess who's been nominated for the club's Player of the Month award?

    That's right, Bruno Fernandes in one of four players in the mix.

    Fellow new signing Odion Ighalo is up for the gong too, along with Harry Maguire and Fred.

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  • ROO ARE MY HERO

    It has been revealed that Wayne Rooney modelled his game on Jari Litmanen when growing up.

    Speaking to The Times, the ex-Manchester United hero has talked of watching the Finn's videos after being recommended by Everton coach Colin Harvey.

    “When I started to study the game, the other players were too strong for me so I couldn’t play striker and Colin put me at No 10 and said, ‘Get into space.’

    “I’d never played that position and watched Jari Litmanen; Dennis Bergkamp as well but mostly Litmanen.

    “It was strange because it didn’t look too difficult what they were doing. Sometimes it was just standing still. Find space and let the game move around you.

    “There wasn’t YouTube. You had actual [VHS] videos and it wasn’t easy. There’s so much [online footage] now and I’ve spoken to young players — a lot of them actually don’t watch the right stuff.”

  • POGBACK

    Football may be off but Manchester United will keep training as normal during the coronavirus outbreak – with Paul Pogba joining them.

    The midfielder's ankle injury is clearing up and he is due to join full sessions soon, according to Evening Standard.

    Already back in training, Pogba is yet to enter first-team contact workouts.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly impressed by his player's attitude upon returning to work.

  • OD TO GLORY

    If this is to be United's last thunderbolt for a while, what a thunderbolt to leave on.

    The striker has bagged four goals and an assist in eight matches.

    Not bad for a loanee for China…

  • DEA'S THE ONE

    Dean Henderson is ready to oust David De Gea as United's No1 goalkeeper, says Shaka Hislop.

    The retired gloveman feels the Spaniard's usually high qualities have dropped in recent seasons.

    He told ESPN: “The thing for me is, I’m happy to have Henderson between the sticks for Manchester United.

    “I think he’s shown more than enough that he is ready to inherit a big pair of gloves left by David de Gea, who’s simply been outstanding but has not been himself for the last couple of years.

    “The big question for De Gea is getting him out and I’ve said that I’m not sure who takes David de Gea, this David de Gea, now with the money that he’s on.

    “So unless you are willing to pick up a significant chunk of his wages, I’m not sure how you get him out the door.

    “Let’s just assume you can, so I’m saying David de Gea will go. Again, we’re making a huge assumption there. I think Henderson is ready.”

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