Lingard for Sancho transfer EXCLUSIVE, Keane slams Bruno Fernandes, Man Utd Haaland updates, Heaton 'set to join'

JESSE LINGARD could be used as bait in Manchester United's pursuit of Jadon Sancho, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Dortmund are keeping tabs on 28-year-old Lingard and are big admirers – which United may use in a move for one of their top targets in Sancho.

The 21-year-old ex-Man City ace is high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list again, after a failed swoop last summer.

The German giants are understood to want £100m – but that price could be brought down with the inclusion of Lingard.

Meanwhile, Roy Keane said Bruno Fernandes "spent the half of the night crying on the pitch" during United's 4-2 defeat by Liverpool.

Club legend Keane said: "I don’t want to be critical of Fernandes but he spent half the night crying on the pitch.

"United players were looking for Liverpool to kick the ball out of play but you only stop with a head injury."

Get all the latest Man Utd news and transfer updates here…

  • Joshua Mbu

    POTM

    Jesse Lingard – on loan at West Ham – has won Premier League POTM for April!

    The midfielder scored four, including a stunning solo goal away at Wolves, and provided one assist.

  • Joshua Mbu

    'LETS THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THIS'

    RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano has revealed that he nearly joined Premier League giants Man Utd.

    But his parents advised him to 'think carefully' about the potential move.

    "I was a young boy. I wanted to sign for them straight away. Manchester United! But then my parents took me aside and said: 'Let's think carefully about this," said Upamecano when speaking to The Athletic.

    "We thought about it for a long time and then decided that going 'etape par etape' [step by step] was the best option for me.

    "Everything Ralf [Rangnick] said came true."

  • Joshua Mbu

    MAIN MAN

    Bruno Fernandes has been absolutely sensational since joining!

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    LINGARD STAY?

    Former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer believes that West Ham won't be able to afford Jesse Lingard this summer.

    And that could mean that Lingard stays at Man Utd.

    Speaking to Football FanCast, Palmer explained: " don’t think they’ll be able to get Lingard on a permanent deal. I think he’s played his way back into the Manchester United starting line-up.

    "He we will have to see how he does, but he will probably start at the Euros.

    “Manchester United are a massive club and West Ham just don’t pay that type of money on a regular basis and David Moyes knows that.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LLORENTE ON THE RADAR

    Manchester Utd are interested in signing Atletico Madrid's star midfielder Marcos Llorente, according to reports.

    And the Red Devils are believed to be 'preparing' an offer worth £68million.

    Spanish outlet AS are reporting that Atletico are desperate to tie the 26-year-old to a new deal despite his current deal expiring in 2024.

    The versatile midfielder has been instrumental in Atletico's title charge, chipping in with 12 goals and providing 11 assists in LaLiga.

    Llorente can play as a striker, winger and as a midfielder.

    Llorente is one of the most versatile players in world footballCredit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Joshua Mbu

    MAGUIRE MISSED

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that his side miss club captain Harry Maguire.

    The Red Devils have been on the receiving end of two-straight Premier League defeats in a matter of days.

    And last night's loss came at the hands of top-four hopefuls Liverpool.

    Solskjaer said: "Harry [Maguire] has been really important for us so of course we’re going to miss him but he’s out so we have to deal with that.

    "It’s about regrouping and building our own confidence again as we have two games and a final.

    “The attitude was right and the focus was fine, we were ready for it. We didn’t build on the good times.

    "We should have gone more for it at the start of the game. Sometimes we let them off the hook and let them play out.

    “Tuesday. We need to find ourselves straight away. We need to build that momentum and confidence. We should go into that final ready.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    HALF A CENTURY

    Marcus Rashford has now scored 50 goals at Old Trafford, but at the next milestone he'll be hoping for a better result.

  • James Orr

    LING AND A PRAYER – EXCLUSIVE

    By Daniel Cutts

    Jesse Lingard is being eyed by Borussia Dortmund over a sensational switch – and could be used in a deal to bring Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

    The England winger has had a stunning loan spell at West Ham.

    And Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to sign him on a permanent deal this summer.

    His £100,000-a-week wage demands are an issue though, and are putting doubt on him staying at the London Stadium beyond this season.

    Dortmund are keeping tabs on the 28-year-old and are big admirers – which United may use in a move for one of their top targets in Sancho.

    The 21-year-old ex-Man City ace is high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list again, after a failed swoop last summer.

    The German giants are understood to want £100m – but that price could be brought down with the inclusion of Lingard.

    Dortmund are keen to get as much as possible for Sancho, as they have to hand City 15 per cent of the overall transfer fee.

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    GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    Manchester United fans staged another Old Trafford protest against the Glazer family ahead of the game with Liverpool.

    A large gathering of supporters made their voices heard, 11 days after the first pre-game protest led to the derby being postponed.

    This time no fans entered the stadium amid a heavy police presence and the evening passed by fairly peacefully.

    One Liverpool team bus was blocked in by cars and pedestrians but it proved to NOT be the vehicle containing the squad, who arrived without drama.

    In the game, Bruno Fernandes smacked a cross into Nat Phillips to put United ahead.

    But Liverpool were on top by the break as Diogo Jota smartly flicked home a leveller before Roberto Firmino’s brace.

    Marcus Rashford got United back in it but Mohamed Salah’s late sealer meant a poor night for the hosts.

    In transfer news, the Red Devils will cash in if West Ham can qualify for the Champions League.

    SunSport understands there’s a clause in Jesse Lingard’s loan deal which will net United a £500,000 bonus if they finish in the top four.

    The agreement could help West Ham seal a permanent transfer for the 28-year-old, who is valued at around £20m and also wanted by Borussia Dortmund.

  • Marc Mayo

    NEXT UP

    After a busy midweek, Manchester United actually have the weekend off…

    Leicester were due up but their FA Cup final appearance mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can sit on tonight’s result until Tuesday.

    Relegated Fulham travel to Old Trafford on May 18 at 6pm, for a game live on Sky Sports.

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    FERGIE TIME

    Sir Alex Ferguson is "grateful for three extra years" after being "terrified" of losing his speech and memory following a brain haemorrhage.

    The legendary ex-Manchester United manager says his attitude to life has changed after collapsing in 2018 and needing emergency surgery.

    He said of his new outlook: "Probably not taking things too seriously in terms of knowing that you're vulnerable…

    "If I go tomorrow I'll be grateful for three years extra I had. That's a feeling I've had for quite a while now."

  • Marc Mayo

    RIP JORDAN

    Liverpool paid a touching tribute to nine-year-old fan Jordan Banks, who died after being hit by lightning while playing football.

    Reds' players warmed up in "JORDAN 7" shirts before facing Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

    Jordan was struck on a pitch in Blackpool on Tuesday and died soon afterwards in hospital.   

    Liverpool vice-skipper James Milner, who was not in action at United, also sent a special message in memory of Jordan, having praised him in January for astonishing fundraising for charity.

    Next to a picture of a smiling Jordan, Milner posted:  "A special boy taken far too soon. RIP Jordan, YNWA."

    Credit: AFP
  • Marc Mayo

    NO GR-EAL

    Manchester City are set to back out of a deal to sign Jack Grealish, according to reports.

    The Aston Villa star is valued at £80million with Manchester United also said to be keen.

    But, as reported by The Times, the position is not a priority for City with the fee seen as too high.

  • Marc Mayo

    EXCLUSIVE

    Jesse Lingard is being eyed by Borussia Dortmund over a sensational switch – and could be used in a deal to bring Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, writes Daniel Cutts.

    The England winger has had a stunning loan spell at West Ham.

    And Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to sign him on a permanent deal this summer.

    His £100,000-a-week wage demands are an issue though, and are putting doubt on him staying at the London Stadium beyond this season.

    Dortmund are keeping tabs on the 28-year-old and are big admirers – which United may use in a move for one of their top targets in Sancho.

  • Marc Mayo

    THAT’S RICH

    Micah Richards has revealed his hatred for Gary Neville before joining the ex-defender in the Sky studio.

    The pair both work as pundits for Sky Sports having sat on opposite sides of the Manchester United/City divide.

    And Richards told Jamie Carragher on The Greatest Game podcast: “I didn’t really used to like Gary Neville, to be honest, because of the rivalry between the Reds and the Blues.

    “When I worked with him I was like ‘actually, he’s a nice guy’, but playing against him – he was horrible!”

  • Marc Mayo

    FULL TIME

    A rare comeback win goes against Manchester United tonight.

    Bruno Fernandes put the Red Devils ahead against Liverpool but Roberto Firmino's brace after Diogo Jota's leveller turned the tide.

    Marcus Rashford's goal made it a tense finish before Mohamed Salah sealed the win at the death.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Marc Mayo

    THAT IS THAT

    Mohamed Salah wins the game for Liverpool on the counter.

    An 89th-minute finish as simple as the Egyptian could ask for. 4-2. Game over.

  • Marc Mayo

    GAME ON

    We have 20 minutes left and Marcus Rashford has put Manchester United back in it.

    Edinson Cavani links up with the England star, who rolls the ball past Alisson. 3-2!

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    HOTEL TRAFFORD

    Manchester United created bedrooms at Old Trafford to try and stop the threat of anti-Glazer protesters affecting their stars.

    The Athletic claims that United chiefs planned ahead for today’s pre-game protest – turning corporate boxes at their stadium into substitute bedrooms so players arriving early for the game could relax inside the ground and avoid the drama outside.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad arrived SEVEN HOURS early for their rearranged showdown while security was beefed up.

    They usually stay at the nearby Lowry hotel before home games, which is also used to hold group meetings for players to rest on matchdays.

    Credit: AP
  • Marc Mayo

    IT'S 3-1!

    Luke Shaw runs into trouble inside his own half and Liverpool win the ball back.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold sees a shot parried by Dean Henderson and there is Roberto Firmino once again to bury his effort and put the visitors two ahead.

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    ARN HE’S OFF

    Arnau Puigmal is reportedly set to QUIT the club – just four years after the Red Devils beat Barcelona to his signature.

    The 20-year-old has been eyed by LaLiga side Almeria with him failing to make the grade at United.

    MailOnline reports that Puigmal 'is now destined to return to Spain'.

    His contract at United is up in the summer, and despite impressing for the U23 side, he has failed to make the step up into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-team plans.

  • Marc Mayo

    AND ANOTHER

    Liverpool have been on top for some time now and have taken the lead through Roberto Firmino.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick perfectly pits out the Brazilian, who left Paul Pogba for dead to nod home at the back stick. It's 2-1 to the visitors!

  • Marc Mayo

    EQUALISER

    Liverpool have hit back through Diogo Jota!

    A goalmouth scramble is expertly directed goalwards by Nat Phillips and the Portuguese attacker turns it home. 1-1.

  • Marc Mayo

    VAR ESCAPE

    Liverpool have a penalty… but it's scratched off with VAR.

    Eric Bailly lunged for the ball on the 18-yard line and clipped the ball before sending Nat Phillips tumbling.

    Anthony Taylor initially thought it was a foul before reviewing it at the screen and, with 29 minutes on the clock, it remains 1-0 to United.

  • Marc Mayo

    BRUNO OR OWN GOAL?

    What do we reckon? I'm going OG.

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