7am Man Utd news LIVE: £90m Sancho transfer BOOST, Pogba and Fernandes partnership, Richarlison transfer bid – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED take on Sheffield United in the Premier League on Wednesday.

And they've received a big boost in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho, with Dortmund now willing to let the winger go for £90m.

Follow all the latest transfer gossip and updates from Old Trafford below…

  • MORNING UNITED FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solkjaer's side will go straight go back to business ahead of Wednesday's clash against Sheffield United.

    Following the 1-1 draw with Spurs, Alan Shearer described the potential partnership of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba as “dangerous”.

    The pair teamed up for the first time in competitive action during United's 1-1 draw with their North London rivals.

    Speaking on Match of the Day, the pundit said: “If Pogba's going to play on a regular basis, or decides to stay, then it could be a very, very good partnership.

    “When he came on, he was excellent, he looked up for the fight, and they looked a dangerous partnership.”

    In other news, United have been dealt a blow with Ansu Fati reportedly ready to sign a new Barcelona deal.

    It is believed that his release clause at the Nou Camp will rocket up to £362million as part of the new deal.

    Meanwhile, former United star Rooney has claimed Liverpool could dominate for a decade.

    But the ex-England star insisted it would only happen if Jurgen Klopp follows Sir Alex Ferguson's blueprint by sticking around long-term.

  • DOR OPEN?

    Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has played down claims that Jadon Sancho was left on the bench as he is distracted by United's interest.

    The England international started on the sidelines for Saturday's showdown against RB Leipzig.

    When asked why he did not start, Zorc told Sport 1: “We have had many injuries in the past few weeks and have not been able to rotate like other teams.

    “Jadon is completely tired and told the coach before the game that he had no energy to play 90 minutes.”

  • OVER TO BRU

    Danny Murphy has called out Bruno Fernandes for diving.

    In his Daily Mail column, he said: “No matter how good you are or how well you speak off the pitch, if you make a habit of trying to win penalties and free-kicks, you won't be admired in the same way.

    “At Spur, he deserved a yellow cad for his tumble and as a fan of his I don't want to see him start doing that.”

  • POGBACK

    Alan Shearer has described the potential partnership of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba at Manchester United as “dangerous”.

    The pair linked up for the first time in competitive action in United's 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Friday.

    Speaking on Match of the Day, Shearer said: “Bruno Fernandes was the best player on the park.

    “His first touch and his first thought is to look and to play forward, and he makes the players ahead of him better players because of that.
    “The options that he now provides because of that, his energy, his ability to pick the right pass, whereas before he arrived they were struggling in that position.

    “If Pogba's going to play on a regular basis, or decides to stay, then it could be a very, very good partnership.

  • WAYNE'S WORLD

    Wayne Rooney claims he urged Manchester United to sign Idrissa Gueye just one month after rejoining Everton.

    The 34-year-old, now at Derby County, wrote in his Times column: “Everyone talks about Gueye’s tackling and energy.

    “But what surprised me was his quality on the ball.

    “He always looked to play it forward and to your feet.

    “After a month playing with him I spoke to people at United saying he was good enough for them.

    “I wasn’t shocked when Paris Saint-Germain signed him.”

  • SHAWLY NOT

    Luke Shaw does not seem impressed following United's 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

    Up next, the Reds will face Sheffield United.

  • FAT CHANCE

    United have been dealt a transfer blow with Ansu Fati reportedly ready to sign a new Barcelona deal.

    Mundo Deportivo claims the winger, 17, is on the verge of extending his contract for many years despite interest from the Red Devils.

    And Fati’s Nou Camp future will be secured by a release clause worth a staggering £362million.

    That spells bad news for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who reportedly failed with a £135m offer for the teenager earlier this week.

    Fati’s current release clause is believed to be £151m.

  • RON HIS WAY BACK

    Brazil legend Ronaldo, who owns Real Valladolid, has offered Alexis Sanchez the chance to reignite his career in Spain.

    During a zoom interview with Banco Santander, he said: “Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he's gone.

    “He has a lot of quality.

    “If he doesn't succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their doors to him.”

  • ALL TALK

    Roy Keane labelled Keith Andrews a 'bulls***ter' as he cast doubt on what he'll add to the Ireland coaching staff.

    The United legend told The Sunday Independent that he doesn't rate Andrews, who is a key member of Stephen Kenny's backroom team.

    Keane said: “I miss the Irish job, honestly. I really enjoyed that.

    “People like Seamus Coleman, Seamus McDonagh, Steve Guppy. Ah listen, I loved it.

    “If I can make one point about the new Irish staff.

    “I've heard a lot of bulls***ters over the last 10 years and Keith Andrews is up there with the best of them.”

  • SILENT ASSASSINS

    Harry Maguire reckons Manchester United don't need supporters to motivate them towards a top-four finish this season.

    After their away trip to Tottenham on Friday, the Red Devils will be back at an empty Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

    But skipper Maguire is confident Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be right up for it from the first whistle.

    He said: “One thing for sure is, every time you put a kit on with the Manchester United badge on it, you don’t need much spurring on.

    “You know how big the club is, the history it has got, and it’s such a big, iconic club. If you can’t get motivated to win a game of football for this club then you’re in the wrong sport, to be honest.

    “It’s disappointing not to play in front of your fans.

    “But we know they’re going to be in front of their TV screens, watching us, shouting for us, and the main thing is we want to put smiles back on their faces.”

  • MORE FROM MARCUS

    We shared earlier about the wonderful piece of art Marcus Rashford tweeted last night.

    And he has taken to Instagram with more good news.

    The United striker wrote: “Figures in from @fareshareuk. We are now supplying 3.7 million meals per week to vulnerable people across the UK. Thank you ALL for your support!! Have a great Sunday.”

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  • WEEKLY SCHEDULE

    Manchester United were back in action on Friday night with that 1-1 draw at Tottenham.

    But fans will not have to wait long to see their boys back in action again.

    The Red Devils face a tricky clash with Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening in a .

    Here are this week's Premier League fixtures in full…

  • A NATION UNITED

    Marcus Rashford scored the best goal of his career to date with his brilliant work in persuading the government into a U-turn on the provision of free meals for children over the summer holiday.

    The United striker rightly earned plaudits across football and the rest of society for his efforts.

    On Tuesday, he tweeted: “I don’t even know what to say. Just look at what we can do when we come together, THIS is England in 2020.”

    And last night he shared a picture of a billboard with the quote and an image of the England star.

  • BAIL HIM OUT

    The Red Devils are stepping up their pursuit of £40million-rated Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, according to the Daily Mail.

    He has been in fine form this season and added another two assists in a match-winning performance against Cologne in midweek.

    At £40m, he would be a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, both of whom are top targets for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  • WILL TO WIN

    This strike from Brandon Williams is today's Man Utd Goal of the Day.

  • SANCH BOOST

    Manchester United received a major transfer boost as reports stated Borussia Dortmund would be willing to sell the star for just £90million.

    The Red Devils are long-term admirers of the winger and have been plotting a swoop for months in an attempt to lure him back to England.

    But with Dortmund wanting well in excess of £100m, a deal looked to be off the cards this summer due to the financial implications of coronavirus.

    And the Bundesliga side are understandably desperate to keep hold of the England sensation.

    However, according to Bild's Christian Falk, the club would be willing to consider an offer of £90m.

    And that could tempt Manchester United into going all out, knowing full well it is unlikely he

    will be available at that price next year.

  • RAUL CHASE

    Manchester United were dealt a transfer blow as Juventus and Real Madrid stepped up their pursuit of Raul Jimenez, according to reports.

    The Wolves striker, 29, is attracting plenty of attention with his performances and goalscoring in both the Premier League and Europa League.

    Jimenez's agent Jorge Mendes has a good relationship with both Wolves and Juventus, brokering plenty of deals over recent years including Cristiano Ronaldo's in 2018.

    But Calcio Mercato say Juventus were taken aback by Wolves' £54million asking price.

  • FRED THE RED

    Man Utd's Brazilian star is celebrating the second anniversary of his transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk today.

  • ON THE SPOT

    Bruno Fernandes has clarified that Marcus Rashford is Man Utd's first choice penalty taker, despite his goal from the spot at Tottenham.

    Rashford was not on the pitch at the time and Fernandes said: “We have good penalty takers. We have a lot of players who can take a penalty.

    “I trust in Rashy (Marcus Rashford) like everyone has trust in me.”

    As Paul Pogba, who earned the penalty, was on the pitch when it was taken it would appear he is now third choice.

  • BRAZIL-LIANT

    Richarlison has revealed that Manchester United made a bid for him last summer and that Barcelona DID offer around £100m as speculated.

    He told Desimpedidos: “There were lots of offers during the season, from Barcelona, from Manchester [United].

    “But the club opted to keep me in the group and I didn't want to leave in the middle of the season. It's bad to leave team-mates like this.

    “Of course you feel impacted, Barcelona is one of the greatest clubs in the world, but I think happiness plays its part as well.”

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in a massive signing war for future England No 1 Dean Henderson.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s money men opened talks about a contract extension with the star shot-stopper last week.

    United are desperate for Henderson to stay with their move coming BEFORE David De Gea’s gaffe at Tottenham.

    However, Chelsea hope that the chance to offer Henderson game-time in the Champions League next term will swing the tug of war their way.

    Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard is beefed up and ready for battle in his bid to regain a Premier League starting slot.

    He worked on a special muscle-building programme as well as his scheduled training routines during lockdown.

    Old Trafford insiders revealed the 27-year-old attacking midfielder has packed on extra muscle in an effort to show Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he is ready to take the strain again.

    United’s conditioning staff are said to have helped him devise a gym programme throughout the three-month break.

    And Lingard has posted impressive results.

    Finally, Luke Shaw believes Paul Pogba may have played himself back into Manchester United starting line-up with his cracking cameo at Tottenham on Friday.

    Shaw said: “I told him afterwards how much of a difference he made.

    “He didn’t play for that long but obviously it’s great to have him and Marcus Rashford back in the side.

    “They are very important players and maybe we can see Paul from the start on Wednesday.”

  • LIN IT TO WIN IT

    Jesse Lingard is beefed up and ready for battle in his bid to regain a Premier League starting slot.

    He worked on a special muscle-building programme as well as his scheduled training routines during lockdown.

    Old Trafford insiders revealed the 27-year-old attacking midfielder has packed on extra muscle in an effort to show Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he is ready to take the strain again.

    United’s conditioning staff are said to have helped him devise a gym programme throughout the three-month break.

    And Lingard has posted impressive results.

  • SHAW THING

    Luke Shaw believes Paul Pogba may have played himself back into Manchester United starting line-up with his cracking cameo at Tottenham on Friday.

    Shaw said: “I told him afterwards how much of a difference he made.

    “He didn’t play for that long but obviously it’s great to have him and Marcus Rashford back in the side.

    “They are very important players and maybe we can see Paul from the start on Wednesday.”

  • EXCLUSIVE BY DUNCAN WRIGHT

    Arsenal and Manchester United’s owners are refusing to apologise for their part in banning black players from taking the knee in protest against racial inequality.

    Gunners supremo Stan Kroenke and the Glazer family both gave their backing to a controversial rule forbidding NFL stars from joining Colin Kaepernick in making the powerful gesture during the American national anthem.

    They supported the policy which forbid any of their players from making any public show of kneeling, which is widely recognised as the symbol of support for racial equality.

    And though NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said sorry on behalf of the league for “not listening to black players” there has been no apology for actually voting to bar it in the first place.

    The owners’ continued refusal to acknowledge their part in suppressing the fight against discrimination is in contrast to the work their Premier League clubs have been doing supporting Black Lives Matter in recent weeks.

  • SUB COPY

    The temporary five-substitute rule is set to be extended into next season.

    Players will face increased risk of injury and burnout because matches will be squeezed into a compressed campaign ahead of the rescheduled European Championship.

    The majority of clubs and leagues have been positive about the amendment to the regulations which also allows teams to name nine substitutes instead of the usual seven.

    And Fifa and the game’s lawmaking body, the International Football Association Board, are open to the idea of prolonging the alteration in order to protect players.

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