Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Wan-Bissaka could LEAVE in summer, Milinkovic-Savic BOOST, Rice LATEST, Haaland update

MANCHESTER UNITED star Cristiano Ronaldo returned as the Red Devils beat West Ham 1-0 at Old Trafford to get back in the top four.

The Portugal superstar threw a strop after being substituted in the win over Brentford mid-week, and has left Red Devils fans scratching their heads with his latest Instagram post.

Meanwhile, interim boss Ralf Rangnick will bag a half a million pounds BONUS should United reach the Champions League.

On the transfer front, United are "always" at the front of the queue in the pursuit of Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who claim the Red Devils are in pole position for the signing of the 26-year-old.

Follow ALL the latest from Old Trafford with our live blog below…

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  • Justin Lawrence

    United stars jet off

    Man United stars Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford were pictured jetting off as the Premier League two week winter break gets underway.

    The 8.40pm flight from Manchester to Dubai on Saturday evening was packed full of some of the Prem's biggest stars eager to get themselves off to a warmer climate.

    Joining Maguire was his partner Fern Hawkins, but ever the gentleman it was the centre-back who lugged two suitcases of luggage behind him, while Fern walked freely.

    Maguire raced to Manchester Airport after United beat West Ham 1-0 at Old Trafford just hours earlier, thanks to a last-gasp Rashford winner.

    And Rashford too quickly hot-footed to the airport following his heroics alongside his minder, and girlfriend Lucia Loi.

    Diogo Dalot too joined his Manchester United colleagues on the flight to Dubai, and was pictured with a big grin on his face in anticipation of a well-earned break.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rashford makes history against Hammers

    Marcus Rashford made history when he scored Man United's last-gasp winner against West Ham on the weekend.

    It was the fourth stoppage-time goal Rashford's scored since making his debut for United in 2016, The Mirror reported.

    And The Mirror claim that's the highest number of goals scored before the final whistle since the Premier League was formed in 1992.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Morning United fans

    Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be fighting to save their United careers.

    That's the most dramatic claim from the overnight transfer gossip surrounding Old Trafford.

    Spanish publication Fichajes suggest interim boss Ralf Rangnick will recommend selling the defenders this summer.

    Rangnick appears to be compiling a hand-over report before he takes on a consultancy role with the Red Devils in the summer.

    But it would be a huge call to suggest offloading skipper and England central defender Maguire.

    As for Wan-Bissaka, there has already been talk of United seeking another right-back as many pundits believe he has failed to add attacking abilities to his solid defending.

    Meanwhile, keeper David de Gea reckons the Old Trafford fans inspired Saturday's controversial last-gasp 1-0 defeat of West Ham, sub Marcus Rashford putting United fourth.

    De Gea said: “They keep shouting and that gave us a bit more energy at the end of the game. It is a massive goal and a massive win for us."

    And outstanding Hammer Declan Rice gave what some would consider a hint that he fancies joining the Red Devils.

    The United and Chelsea target told Sky Sports: “I was loving it.

    “Every time I come to Old Trafford, I’ve always said it’s one of my favourite places to play. It’s an amazing stadium.”

    Finally, United's 18-year-old midfielder Zidane Iqbal has earned his first Iraq call-up – for World Cup qualifiers against Iran and Lebanon.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wan-Bissaka and Maguire tipped to leave

    Manchester United could sell Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer.

    That’s the shock claim from Spanish publication Fichajes, who suggest such a shake-up would be on interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s recommendation.

    Rangnick has guided United back up to fourth, Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp winner sinking West Ham yesterday.

    But he has been unhappy with parts of the squad and is preparing for a consultancy role from the summer.

    Club skipper Maguire has never totally won over Old Trafford fans amid regular problems in central defence.

    And right-back Wan-Bissaka has failed to add attacking ability to his solid defensive qualities.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ron's winning draw

    So good is Cristiano Ronaldo been over the past two decades it's difficult to draw comparisons with him.

    And on the pitch many have tried and failed to copy the Manchester United legend.

    But this artist has given it a good go – with her pencil.

    Impressed?

  • Ian Tuckey

    New milestone for Iqbal

    Manchester United 18-year-old Zidane Iqbal has earned his first Iraq call-up – for World Cup qualifiers.

    The Manchester-born midfielder last month became the first British South Asian to play for the Red Devils at senior level.

    He is eligible to play for three countries – his mum’s country Iraq, birth country England and Pakistan, where his dad is from.

    Credit: Getty

    Iqbal signed his first pro deal last April.

    And having played for Iraq Under-23s in friendlies, he could now play for their senior side against Iran on January 27 and Lebanon on February 1.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Keane doubts Spurs' pulling power

    Roy Keane has delivered a typically honest verdict of Tottenham, suggesting 'no top quality players' would want to join the club.

    Spurs were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, making it three defeats in as many weeks for Antonio Conte against his former employers.

    The need for reinforcements is clear, with Spurs strongly linked with a double swoop for Adama Traore and Diego Carlos.

    But Keane remains unconvinced by Tottenham's ability to attract 'top' players to the club.

    While on punditry duty for Sky Sports, Keane said: "The difficulty is, what top players are going to go to Spurs?

    "Particularly in January, or in the summer if they don't get in the Champions League.

    "The manager might be an attraction, but he'll be into the last year of his contract, that's if he's still there.

    "So there's a big dilemma, but again which players, even if he gets a few funds to spend in January, there's no top quality players available in January that would want to go to Tottenham."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jamie tips Utd to win race for fourth

    Jamie Redknapp reckons Manchester United will cling onto fourth place.

    Manchester City are nine points clear of Liverpool and ten above third-placed Chelsea – with United narrowly heading the rest.

    Ex-Spurs and Liverpool midfielder Redknapp still reckons Tottenham can mount a challenge if Antonio Conte squeezes in some shrewd signings this month.

    But West Ham and Arsenal, in fifth and sixth respectively, will hope to stop Spurs overhauling them.

    But former England star Redknapp told Sky Sports: “Man United are favourites to get 4th for me."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gea still revved up

    In-form keeper David de Gea is still savouring the Red Devils' victory at the death over West Ham yesterday.

    Boss Ralf Rangnick called Marcus Rashford's stoppage-time only goal the 'best way to win'.

    And De Gea was pumped up today as he posted:"What a feeling."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Keane urges Alli exit

    Man Utd legend Roy Keane reckons it’s time Tottenham parted ways with Dele Alli – for the midfielder’s own good.

    Alli joined Spurs from MK Dons as one of England’s brightest young talents back in 2015.

    But the out-of-form 25-year-old has struggled for games in recent seasons and has only featured in six of new boss Antonio Conte’s 15 games in charge.

    He was left out of the squad that lost to Chelsea in Sunday’s late kick-off amid speculation a move to Newcastle is on the cards.

    And ex-Manchester United skipper Roy Keane says Spurs should let him go to give him a chance to rejuvenate his career.

    Keane told Sky Sports: “I think the kid’s lost the eye of the tiger. Sometimes you’ve got to let the kid go, that’s the nature of football. 

    “You’ve done your time here, you’ve obviously lost your way. (Tottenham should) be good to the kid and go ‘you’ve been a good signing for us’.

    “Let the kid go. (He could go to) Newcastle, get his career going up there. The fans would love him if he comes in.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ralf talks to Cavani more than any other player

    Ralf Rangnick claims he’s spoken to Edinson Cavani probably more than any other player and hailed the striker’s unique role.

    Cavani stayed marginally onside as he teed up fellow sub Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp winner against West Ham yesterday.  

    And the Uruguayan legend celebrated ecstatically with Rashford and Co – easing claims that he is an Old Trafford ‘mood killer’.

    Interim boss Rangnick has said of Cavani: “We had quite a few conversations in the last couple of weeks – probably the player with whom I have spoken most

    “I told him from the very first day that, for me, he is a highly important player. He is probably the only one who can play as a striker back to goal and face to goal.

    “His professionalism, his work ethic is just amazing and I told him that I desperately want him to stay until the end of the season. He knows that.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Top Gea display

    Manchester United star David de Gea praised the team’s fans after the 1-0 win over West Ham.

    De Gea told MUTV: “[The fans] keep pushing the team

    “They keep shouting and that gave us a bit more energy at the end of the game.

    “They were great for the whole game, and they deserved the win.

    “It is a massive goal and a massive win for us. We trust in ourselves and fight until the end, and we scored a beautiful goal”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd target Rice 'loves' Old Trafford

    Manchester United target Declan Rice put aside West Ham's last-minute woe at Old Trafford to say how much he loves playing there.

    Hammers' midfielder Rice stood out in United's 1-0 Premier League win yesterday.

    And afterwards he gently stoked speculation by telling Sky Sports: “I was loving it.

    “Every time I come to Old Trafford, I’ve always said it’s one of my favourite places to play.

    “It’s an amazing stadium.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Iraq call up United whizkid Zidane

    Manchester United 18-year-old Zidane Iqbal has earned his first Iraq call-up – for World Cup qualifiers.

    The Manchester-born midfielder last month became the first British South Asian to play for the Red Devils at senior level.

    He is eligible to play for three countries – his mum's country Iraq, birth country England and Pakistan, where his dad is from.

    Iqbal signed his first pro deal last April.

    And having played for Iraq Under-23s in friendlies, he could now play for their senior sideagainst Iran on January 27 and Lebanon on February 1.

    Credit: Getty
  • Ian Tuckey

    Diogo turned down Dortmund

    Manchester United ace Diogo Dalot was approached by Borussia Dortmund last summer but he opted to stay at Old Trafford and win his place.

    That is according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who reports that Dalot snubbed Dortmund before establishing himself as a key United player.

    Romano tweeted: “Behind the scenes.

    “Borussia Dortmund wanted to sign Diogo Dalot last summer and were planning to try again for January window. 🇵🇹 #BVB

    “…But he wanted to work hard, fight for his place and he’s now key player for Manchester United. Untouchable”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Maguire and Wan-Bissaka 'could be sold'

    Manchester United could sell Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer.

    That's the shock claim from Spanish publication Fichajes, who suggest such a shake-up would be on interim manager Ralf Rangnick's recommendation.

    Rangnick has guided United back up to fourth, Marcus Rashford's last-gasp winner sinking West Ham yesterday.

    But he has been unhappy with parts of the squad and is preparing for a consultancy role from the summer.

    Club skipper Maguire has never totally won over Old Trafford fans amid regular problems in central defence.

    And right-back Wan-Bissaka has failed to add attacking ability to his solid defensive qualities.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Elanga vows to keep fighting

    Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga promised he will “keep fighting until the very end” for the fans that sang his name in the 1-0 win over West Ham.

    Elanga posted on Instagram: “What an amazing feeling to hear my name sang by the Stretford end.

    “I’ve stood singing at Old Trafford myself and dreamt of moments like this.

    “I’ll give everything for you and this team! We keep fighting until the very end.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rangnick hails unique Cavani role

    Ralf Rangnick claims he's spoken to Edinson Cavani probably more than any other player and hailed the striker's unique role.

    Cavani stayed marginally onside as he teed up fellow sub Marcus Rashford's last-gasp winner against West Ham yesterday.  

    And the Uruguayan legend celebrated ecstatically with Rashford and Co – easing claims that he is an Old Trafford 'mood killer'.

    Interim boss Rangnick has said of Cavani: "We had quite a few conversations in the last couple of weeks – probably the player with whom I have spoken most

    "I told him from the very first day that, for me, he is a highly important player. He is probably the only one who can play as a striker back to goal and face to goal.

    "His professionalism, his work ethic is just amazing and I told him that I desperately want him to stay until the end of the season. He knows that.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Maguire off to Dubai as Prem stars take break

    THE conclusion of this weekend's Premier League fixtures sees the top-flight embark on a two-week winter break.

    But some players involved on Saturday have already jetted off for some mid-season sun, including Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire and his team-mate Marcus Rashford.

    The 8.40pm flight from Manchester to Dubai on Saturday evening was packed full of some of the Prem's biggest stars eager to get themselves off to a warmer climate.

    Joining Maguire was his partner Fern, but ever the gentleman it was the centre-back who lugged two suitcases of luggage behind him, while Fern walked freely.

    Maguire raced to Manchester Airport after United beat West Ham 1-0 at Old Trafford just hours earlier, thanks to a last-gasp Rashford winner.

    And Rashford too quickly hot-footed to the airport following his heroics alongside his minder, and girlfriend Lucia Loi.

    Diogo Dalot too joined his Manchester United colleagues on the flight to Dubai, and was pictured with a big grin on his face in anticipation of a well-earned break.

    The Premier League only pauses for two weeks, but Dalot will be setting up a home away from home with the contents of the three HUGE suitcases he was seen pushing.

    The Portuguese right-back was accompanied by girlfriend Claudia Lopes.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ralf hails 'best defensive performance'

    Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick hailed his team’s defensive display in the stoppage-time win against West Ham.

    Rangnick said: “If I look at the shots on goal and the chances during the game, I think we deserved a 1-0 win.

    “For me, it was clear from the very beginning it would take some patience against a well-organised team like West Ham. It was not always easy for us to find the best possible solutions in the final third.

    “Defensively I think it was probably the best performance in the last eight weeks, the way that we were always trying to win balls back, our counter-pressing.

    The physicality of the game was really outstanding and we know we still have to improve with possession of the ball”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Rooney addresses Everton rumours

    Derby boss Wayne Rooney says he is "flattered" by reported interest from Everton but has confirmed the Rams have yet to receive an approach.

    Manchester United legend Rooney is the favourite to take over at Goodison Park after Rafa Benitez's dismissal.

    Duncan Ferguson has taken over as interim manager and is also in the running to take over from Benitez.

    Rooney said: "I am flattered, but Everton will know if they are to have any communication with me they will have to go through the administrator”

  • Kostas Lianos

    De Gea discusses West Ham win

    Manchester United star David de Gea praised the team's fans after the 1-0 win over West Ham.

    De Gea told MUTV: "[The fans] keep pushing the team

    "They keep shouting and that gave us a bit more energy at the end of the game.

    "They were great for the whole game, and they deserved the win.

    "It is a massive goal and a massive win for us. We trust in ourselves and fight until the end, and we scored a beautiful goal"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Merson reacts to Man Utd win

    Paul Merson insists Manchester United need to focus on staying in the top four after beating West Ham.

    Merson told Sky Sports: "As soon as West Ham kicked off after the [Marcus] Rashford goal the full-time whistle went. It wasn't a great game, but it would have been job done for West Ham. They would have got a point and done what they needed to do, making sure they didn't get beat.

    "But, in the end, the three Manchester United subs worked well and fair play to [Ralf] Rangnick. All three were involved in the goal.

    "It wasn't the performance of a Champions League side, but you have to take everything into consideration. They are playing West Ham who have been in and around the top four for the whole season.

    "It was a difficult game, and, in the end, they got over the line and won it. They've just got to get in the top four now and if they play like that and do it, they'll be more than happy next season"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Moyes reacts to Man Utd loss

    West Ham boss David Moyes is "p****d off" with the 1-0 loss to Manchester United after Marcus Rashford's controversial winner.

    Ex-Manchester United manager Moyes told Sky Sports: "P****d off with that result, that's for sure.

    "You have to know how to see games out. Let's be fair, people who watch West Ham regularly will see that we've had games where it has been a problem.

    "We've been winning games 3-0 and it's ended up 3-2, or had games like that, so it's something that we need to do much better"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Dalot's Man Utd passion

    Manchester United ace Diogo Dalot was approached by Borussia Dortmund last summer but he opted to stay at Old Trafford and win his place.

    That is according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who reports that Dalot snubbed Dortmund before establishing himself as a key United player.

    Romano tweeted: "Behind the scenes.

    "Borussia Dortmund wanted to sign Diogo Dalot last summer and were planning to try again for January window. 🇵🇹 #BVB

    "…But he wanted to work hard, fight for his place and he’s now key player for Manchester United. Untouchable"

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