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MANCHESTER UNITED are in Champions League action against Istanbul tonight.

Meanwhile transfer target Christian Eriksen has been made available by Inter while Dean Henderson could be loaned to fierce rivals Leeds.

Follow ALL the latest Man Utd transfer news below...


    Bruno Fernandes has scored TWICE to give Manchester United a comfortable lead.

    The Portuguese ace opened the lead in style after just seven minutes.


    Manchester United's clash against Istanbul Basaksehir is under way.

    Click HERE to tune into SunSport's live blog to keep up to date with all of the action.

    Here's how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men started the match…


    Premier League clubs could host tens of thousands of fans inside stadiums by January if there is no spike in coronavirus cases, according to reports.

    On Monday it was announced football fans will be welcomed back in to stadiums on December 2.

    Thousands are still set to be locked out with outdoor gates capped at just 4,000 – with the exact limit dependant on local Covid-19 rates.

    But that number could be boosted massively in early 2021 with plans for pilot events hosting tens of thousands of fans, according to The Telegraph.

    However, the plans are set to include only 'some' Premier League clubs.


    Manchester City reportedly considered a move for ex-Man United striker Romelu Lukau but were put off by his asking price.

    Pep Guardiola ended speculation over his future at the Etihad last week by penning a new deal.

    According to the Daily Telegraph, if Guardiola had his way, he could be using former United star Lukaku in attack if he had been successful in the summer transfer market.

    The publication claims City looked into the possibility of signing the Belgium, who bagged 34 goals for Inter last term.

    The Serie A giants forked out £74m for the hitman in 2019 – but they wanted a whopping £93.75m 12 months later from City.


    Edouardo Camavinga has admitted there is one ‘dream’ club out there that he wants to join.

    The Rennes superstar, 18, has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus and more.

    He said: “The great clubs make me dream, but I cannot name one in particular for my future.

    “We haven’t set a date to discuss my future, I’m in no rush about it. There will be negotiations to keep me here.

    “It would be a pleasure for me to continue at Rennes. I still have two years left on my contract and we have enough time to talk about it.”


    SunSport have pulled together Manchester United's from the Premier League season so far.

    As things stand, the Red Devils are tenth in the top-flight table after eight games.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have won four, lost three and drawn one game.


    Chris Smalling start to life at new club Roma has taken another hit after he suffered a knee injury in training.

    Ex-Manchester United star Smalling, 30, returned to Roma on a permanent deal over the summer after spending last season there on loan.

    The defender has played just two Serie A games this term after picking up a knee problem in October.

    He was then struck down with severe food poisoning last week, forcing him to miss the 3-0 win over Parma on Sunday.

    Smalling returned to training on Monday ahead of Thursday’s Europa League visit to Cluj.

    But he again felt discomfort in his knee and is now an injury doubt.


    Carlos Tevez is set to retire at end of the season at the age of 36 following a glittering career, according to reports.

    The Argentine turned out for Manchester United, City, West Ham, Juventus and Boca Juniors amongst others during his near-20-year career.

    Now reports in the striker's home nation claim Tevez is set to finally hang up his boots following his third spell at his hometown team, Boca Juniors.

    El Destape claim Tevez is set to retire imminently for a number of reasons, including his father's ill health.

    The report also states the Argentine has aspirations of moving into politics after striking up a friendship with former president Mauricio Macri.


    Real Madrid chiefs have labelled Manchester United target Raphael Varane 'untransferable', according to Zinedine Zidane.

    United have been heavily linked with a move for the French centre-back but Los Blancos boss Zidane has moved quickly to quash the idea.

    Speaking ahead of Real's 1-1 draw at Villareal on Saturday, Zidane said: “It's not just me [that wants to keep him].

    “He is part of this club, we were very lucky to be able to bring him to Madrid.

    “He has a great career, he's achieved a lot since he's been here.

    “Of course, he is 'un-transferable' for the club, for the coach that I am, for people in general.

    “That's clear and unambiguous. Now we can't stop people from talking.”


    Juan Mata has lifted the lid on how he has helped Edinson Cavani settle in at Manchester United.

    He told United review: “I think he’s settled now in his house in the countryside, which he is happy about.

    “Of course, I told him that it is important to have a couple of umbrellas, not only one, in Manchester so I am sure he’s got a few.

    “He is loving where he lives and his family is also happy.”


    Wayne Rooney has revealed he was keen to swap Manchester United for Barcelona in 2010 as he longed to play alongside Lionel Messi.

    The 35-year-old has stated that he came close to departing Old Trafford a decade ago after putting in a transfer request.

    Despite heavy interest from Chelsea, the former England skipper has insisted he wanted to ply his trade at the Nou Camp.

    This is how Barcelona could have looked if they signed Wayne Rooney in 2010…


    An update on the story we brought you earlier about Wayne Rooney smashing Ravel Morrison's BlackBerry.

    Rooney revealed how he battered Morrison's phone in a fit of rage at Manchester United.

    The Red Devils legend was fuming 'one of the reserve players' had nicked the phone charger he was using in the Carrington dressing room.

    But Morrison took to Twitter to set the record straight and claimed it was 'all Rio's fault' after he gave his phone to the former centre-back to charge while he was playing in an Under-18s game.


    Here's how the Red Devils could line up at Old Trafford for the 8pm kick-off.

    There is still a debate over who will partner Harry Maguire at centre-back with Axel Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly all options.

    Alex Telles looks set to start while in midfield Paul Pogba could come back in behind a front four of Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.


    Man Utd are back in action this evening as they host Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford.

    After a shock defeat in Turkey, the Red Devils will be desperate to return to winning ways.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men cannot book their place in the knockout stages tonight – and defeat could see them drop from first to third in the group should RB Leipzig avoid defeat against PSG.


    Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg revealed Jose Mourinho hates him for helping him get the sack at Chelsea.

    Clattenburg, 45, quit top-flight reffing in 2017 to move to Saudi Arabia and replace Howard Webb as the country's head of refereeing before later picking up the whistle in the Chinese Super League.

    And Clattenburg lifted the lid on why former Manchester United boss Mourinho blames him for being shown the door at Stamford Bridge in his second spell at the Blues.

    Clattenburg was the man in the middle for Mourinho's last game in charge – a 2-1 defeat at Claudio Ranieri's Leicester in 2015.

    He told Paddy Power's From The Horse's Mouth podcast: “Well, he blames me for getting him the sack at Chelsea – but I would say it was more all of the results before that, too.

    “He was hard work when he came back from Real Madrid, and well, I got him the sack at Chelsea.

    “When he went to Manchester United, he was thinking the same thing – I’m going to get him the sack, so he was always anti-me.

    “In general, managers like Sir Alex, at the time it was all about if they win you were the best referee in the world.”


    Wayne Rooney revealed how he smashed Ravel Morrison's phone in a fit of rage at Manchester United.

    The Red Devils legend was fuming 'one of the reserve players' had nicked the phone charger he was using in the Carrington dressing room.

    Rooney, who ended up the club's all-time goal scorer with 253 goals, admits he damaged the mobile as a result before realising it belonged to academy kid Morrison and not one of his successful United first team pals.

    Rooney told the Utd Podcast: “I remember I smashed his phone up at one point.

    “He came in the first team dressing room when he was in the reserves. My phone was on charge and he took it off and put his on.

    “It was when we had the old BlackBerries and it had the email address on the front.

    “I thought it was one of the other lads so when I saw it was one of the reserve players I just smashed the phone up!”


    An all-time most valuable Premier League XI has been calculated… that doesn't feature any Red Devils players.

    A study conducted by betting worked out players' values dating back to the 2004-05 season but there is no place for any United stars past or present.

    In fact, not a single player from prior to the 2017-18 season made the cut.

    That means the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand all miss out.

    The team has five of Liverpool's title-winning squad as well as two Spurs, two Manchester City and two Chelsea men.


    Borussia Dortmund have reportedly joined the race for Inter Milan flop Christian Eriksen.

    Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claim the Bundesliga giants launched a loan move for the former Spurs star in October.

    Eriksen ultimately stayed at Inter but the report adds that Dortmund could return for the Denmark international in January.

    The 28-year-old has also been linked with a return to England after falling out favour under Antonio Conte.

    Eriksen has played just 301 minutes of football under Conte so far this season and is yet to register a goal or an assist.

    SunSport previously reported that Manchester United were interested in a potential swap deal involving Brazilian midfielder Fred.

    The Red Devils were linked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham but already have Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard as attacking midfielders.

    And despite his Spurs connections, the Denmark star was also tipped for a swap deal involving Arsenal's Granit Xhaka while PSG also appear to be monitoring his progress.


    It was a much-needed good result for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Saturday as his side edged past West Brom 1-0.

    Bruno Fernandes' retaken penalty proved the difference – just minutes after he escaped with giving one away at the other end before the referee overturned his decision after using the pitch-side monitor.

    After the home struggles so far this season, losing to Crystal Palace, Spurs and Arsenal, it was a first league victory at Old Trafford.

    Arsenal, West Ham, Newcastle and Crystal Palace all dropping points means United now sit tenth after their eight matches.


    Sergio Romero will reportedly be allowed to leave Manchester United in a cut-price deal in January after he was denied a summer switch.

    SunSport exclusively revealed last month that the 33-year-old begged the club to let him leave having fallen further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

    His wife was furious with the club after a move to Everton stalled, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side haggled over a £5million fee despite being overtaken by Dean Henderson in the race for the goalkeeper spot.

    With the Argentine shot-stopper set to leave the Theatre of Dreams on a free transfer at the end of the season, United are said to be willing to cash in on him in the New Year.

    According to the Mirror, Romero could be allowed to leave should any potential suitor cough up £2.5m.


    Football fans might be ordered not to drink alcohol or sing songs when they return to stadiums from next week.Clubs were given the green light to reopen turnstiles on December 2 by the Government yesterday.

    Up to 4,000 fans can return in low-risk areas from next week with 2,000 in tier two areas.

    Clubs in tier three regions – including Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool – won't be allowed to open their turnstiles just yet.

    And the Daily Mail report that the Premier League outlined their Covid Code of Conduct in a letter to clubs on Saturday.

    They claim the document said: “This may include singing, shouting and alcohol consumption.”

    Fans will be asked to sign up to the Code of Conduct when they buy a ticket, the report adds.

    Other measures expected include filling in a health questionnaire, wearing a mask and following signs about social distancing within the stadium.


    Manchester United don’t have long, if they are serious about bringing Mauricio Pochettino to Old Trafford.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face Istanbul Basaksehir tonight with the Norwegian, as ever, under pressure.

    According to Daily Mail, Pochettino has already turned down multiple offers and is waiting for the right project.

    And United top brass could be forced into a decision if the Argentine finds an attractive proposal elsewhere.

    Another outgoing could be Brandon Williams.

    Southampton are chasing the left-back for a loan move in January.

    Saints would be interested in reviving a possible move when the transfer window opens, particularly with Ryan Bertrand stalling on a new contract.

    Though SunSport understands if United were to agree to a move, it would be a loan given how highly they rate the England Under-21 international.

    A host of Championship clubs are also keen to borrow Williams, who impressed when breaking into United’s first team last season.

    Elsewhere, Jesse Lingard will miss tonight’s game with coronavirus.

    And Wayne Rooney has revealed his regret at attempting to leave Manchester United in 2010.

    Following Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez’s departures from Old Trafford, the striker asked for assurances on the quality of their replacements.

    And Rooney recalled on the UTD Podcast: “Rightly so, the manager told me it was none of my business.

    “I said fine, I respect your decision on that. You’re the manager but, if you can’t give me those assurances, it’s best I leave the club.

    “It was all quick and something I regret now. Obviously, I went to speak to David Gill after that and he was obviously a bit calmer than Sir Alex was at the time!

    “I think it was two or three days down the line when I actually signed the deal and it was all something that happened very quickly. Decisions were getting made on emotions rather than sitting down and thinking them through.

    “When there were those protests at my house, I’d already agreed to sign the new contract by that time!”


    The Premier League has released a statement expressing the ‘welcome’ news of fans returning to grounds next month.

    Arsenal are expected to be in Tier 2 when stadiums re-open, allowing 2,000 supporters in to witness clashes with Burnley and Southampton.

    The league wrote: “Our ambition remains to work with Government to increase attendance to more substantial levels. Until this can be done, many fans will be unable to attend games and our clubs will continue to operate matches at a financial loss.

    “Our priority continues to be the agreement of a roadmap, with DCMS and the Sports Technology and Innovation Group, for pilot events that can help our clubs quickly scale up to larger capacities in line with the Sports Ground Safety Authority’s COVID-secure guidelines and beyond.

    “Premier League clubs have a proven track record of achieving high-biosecurity standards and we believe we can play a significant role in the Government’s rapid turnaround testing initiative. We look forward to working with Government on their next steps.”

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    Manchester United need at least ten points to qualify from their Champions League group, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Red Devils looked set to bag a place in the last-16 after wins over PSG and Leipzig but lost to Istanbul Basaksehir last time out, and face the Turks tomorrow.

    Solskjaer said: “The level of concentration needs to be better, we know that the two goals we conceded were on bad breakaways and there were one or two other moments where we caused our own problems with our organisation when we had the ball.

    “We need to be more disciplined in our positioning, because any lack of concentration and they will be off and running. The first goal was the worst goal to concede, the second a counterattack.

    “We started well with two wins but we were disappointed to lose in the last game. We need at least 10 points to go through, maybe it’s even likely that you have to have 12 points, so we’re going to go into this game trying to win it well with a good performance.”

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