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4pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Camavinga UPDATE, Neville weighs in on Cavani ‘racist’ storm, PSG build-up

MANCHESTER UNITED are preparing to face Paris Saint-Germain in their crunch Champions League group game on Wednesday night.

Win this and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are all-but certain to win Group H, after a thrilling comeback win over Southampton.

Get all the latest news, updates and gossip from Old Trafford here...

  • EDINSON CAVANI UPDATE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the club will back Edinson Cavani after the FA asked him to explain his use of the word 'negrito' in a social media post.

    Speaking in his press conference ahead of United's Champions League game against PSG tomorrow night, the Norwegian boss said: "We have communicated with Edinson and he is really sorry for the mistake he’s made.

    "No malicious intent at all, just an affectionate greeting for a friend.

    "He’s been asked by the FA to explain and we will support him. It’s one of those unfortunate situations where he’s just come into the country and in Uruguay it’s been used in a different way.

    “We support him, but we also support the FA. We want to be in the fight against discrimination. I’m sure Edinson has learned the hard way.”

  • TEAM NEWS

    Manchester United face PSG at Old Trafford on Wednesday but could be without some key stars.

    David De Gea was set to have a scan on a knee injury he picked up failing to save James Ward-Prowse's free-kick in the 3-2 win at Southampton.

    De Gea was subbed off at half-time and his replacement Dean Henderson will continue between the sticks if the Spanish shot-stopper fails to recover.

    Luke Shaw is definitely out and fellow left-back Alex Telles is a doubt which could leave young Red Devil Brandon Williams with a starting spot.

  • DEP-ARTING?

    Former Manchester United flop Memphis Depay hinted he could be leaving Lyon with a cryptic message.

    Barcelona were linked with a move for the Holland international in the summer, but nothing materialised.

    He has scored five goals in 12 games for his French club in all competitions so far this season.

    Depay tweeted: "Y’all will appreciate me when im gone. Enjoy the Sunday."

    It came after he failed to score in Lyon's 3-0 win against Reims in Ligue 1.

    The 26-year-old was subbed off in the 71st minute.

  • BOTTLE JOB

    Jamie Carragher joked Manchester United legend Gary Neville was a 'milk monitor' in his school days for backing VAR offside calls.

    The pundits clashed on Monday Night Football over how technology is changing refereeing decisions.

    Aston Villa's defeat at West Ham came after Ollie Watkins' late equaliser was ruled out by a tight offside call.

    Back in the studio, Manchester United legend Neville, 45, had little sympathy for offside calls being a matter of inches.

    Carragher asked his Sky Sports colleague: "So you don't mind people being given offside by an inch?"

    Neville replied: "It will always be an inch - it will always be an inch offside."

    To which Carragher, 42, shot back: "I bet he was the milk monitor at school."

  • MEMPHIS DENY

    Memphis Depay denied he was taking 'shots' at Manchester United in his latest tune.

    The Lyon forward flopped at Old Trafford and his latest track 'Big Fish' includes the lyrics 'I need money like the Glazers’.

    But he took to Twitter to clarify the situation.

    Depay said: "That’s no shot! that’s ambition… TF atleast mine ambition."

  • WALKING IN MEMPHIS

    Former Manchester United flop Memphis Depay has hit out at the club's owners in his latest song.

    Lyon skipper Depay's rap tune 'Big Fish' includes the lyrics 'I need money like the Glazers'.

    The Red Devils are owned by American family the Glazers and reported their debts have risen by 133 per cent due to the pandemic.

    The club reportedly have nearly £500million to pay off.

  • DOUBLE WHAMMY

    Manchester United will be without Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe for the game against PSG tomorrow night.

    Both featured in the 2-1 Champions League victory away at the Parc des Princes in Ocotber.

    But neither is fit enough to feature at Old Trafford.

  • KLOPP THAT

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville claims Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 'got done' in his fiery row with BT Sport's Des Kelly.

    Klopp was furious after seeing another one of his players get injured as his side slipped to a 1-1 draw with Brighton in the lunch-time kick-off on Saturday

    The manager blamed the broadcasters for his team's busy run of fixtures and has previously complained about his players suffering with fatigue.

    Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: "I don't think Jurgen Klopp's got a point around fatigue, around the length of time of pre-season or about the Saturday kick-offs.

    "Klopp has been the best manager in interviews for the last few years, he's been the best manager on the pitch, he's connected with the fans better than anybody else, his style of football is fantastic, but on Saturday he got done in an interview, and that's very rare.

    "He didn't get his story right, he hasn't got his evidence to back him up either in games played or in the Saturday kick-off slots."

  • RAMS RAID

    Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney faces competition from his old England team-mate John Terry for the permanent Derby manager's job.

    Red Devils record goal-scorer Rooney, 35, is currently sole interim boss of the Rams following Phillip Cocu's sacking.

    The former Manchester United star joined Derby as a player-coach in August.

    And despite Rooney saying he is ready to retire from playing football if he's offered the Derby boss' job full-time, the club's potential new owners are keen on Terry, according to the Daily Mail.

    Championship basement-boys Derby are close to be taken over by Sheik Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan - a senior member of the Abu Dhabi royal family - in a £60million deal.

    And it's believed he is keen to bring in current Aston Villa No2 Terry - who has never served as head coach.

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Edinson Cavani has apologised for the ‘racist’ social media post he sent as he celebrated the win over Southampton.

    The Manchester United striker, 33, took to Instagram on Sunday night and replied to a comment with ‘Gracias Negrito!’

    However he still faces a three match ban despite making a public apology.

    Under FA regulations, using a discriminatory word, regardless of context, leaves the South American open to a charge.

    Meanwhile, United target Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly available for just £45million.

    AS claims the Rennes star, 18, is free to leave the Ligue 1 side with just 18 months left on his current deal.

    Real Madrid are also in the race for Camavinga, with Juventus also keen.

    And with time rapidly expiring on his current contract, Rennes are apparently happy to let him depart for £45m.

    In other news, United are reportedly hoping they can broker a swap deal with Villarreal involving Eric Bailly and Pau Torres.

    The La Liga side’s centre-back is wanted by a host of clubs across Europe, including Tottenham.

    His contract included a release clause of £60million – a figure United are not too keen to meet.

    However, TEAMtalk claim there is a chance that Villarreal could be tempted to take back their former star next year.

    And finally, United have been drawn at home against Watford in the FA Cup third round.

    The game will be played on the weekend of January 9 and 10, 2021.

  • SON OF A GUN

    Roy Keane believes Man Utd's second choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson has a 'nightmare' situation at Old Trafford.

    He told Sky Sports: "It’s a nightmare scenario for him. He wants to play for Man United, of course he does.

    "Being in goal for Sheffield United and Man United every week is completely different, but he had to go back. Ole wanted to see him and work with him closely.

    "You want to get better by playing the games, you can do all the training sessions you want, but if you’re not playing every week, the kid’s gonna go backwards - and that’s gonna cost him, ultimately.

    "For example, if Pickford has a difficult spell - which he always seems to be, in my eyes - then it’s probably difficult for Gareth to go and pick a goalkeeper who’s not playing regularly.

    "It’s a difficult situation for Henderson. Come January, do United really wanna let him go out on loan? I don’t think so, because then they need cover for De Gea in case something happens to him."

  • MARC MY WORDS

    Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford has been in fine form this season.

    Take a look at him impressive stats below.

  • FER-NOMENAL PLAYER

    Bruno Fernandes insisted he can play with Donny van de Beek after Manchester United's dramatic comeback at Southampton.

    Speaking after the 3-2 win at the Saints, Fernandes said: "Every midfielder in our team has quality.

    "Donny has a lot of quality. We know we can play together and also with other players we have.

    "Everyone has quality to play and we know each other. We can play with three today then switch and play the next game with another three or another four.

    "It doesn't matter because all of them have quality and we can all be together on the pitch, everyone can make a difference.

    "Donny today played a really good game but Fred and Nemanja [Matic] were really important to us."

  • CAMA HAVE A GO

    Man Utd and Chelsea target Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly available for just £45million.

    AS claims the Rennes star, 18, is free to leave the Ligue 1 side with just 18 months left on his current deal.

    Real Madrid are also in the race for Camavinga, with Juventus also keen.

    The youngster was previously thought to be available for £68m.

    But Camavinga reportedly sacked his agent in a signal of intent to join a new club.

    And with time rapidly expiring on his current contract, Rennes are apparently happy to let him depart for a more reasonable £45m.

  • 'NOT ENOUGH'

    Troy Deeney believes that Edinson Cavani deserves more than a three-match ban for his 'racist' social media post on Sunday.

    Asked on talkSPORT whether three matches is a severe enough punishment, Deeney said: "No, I don’t think it is.

    “It’s a considered post. He’s written it out, thought about it, and he’s got people around him who would say, ‘I don’t think you should really do that’.

    "He’s probably acted in a moment of happiness, obviously after scoring, that’s why I don’t take it as he meant offence by it, he just hasn’t understood the ramifications of his words.

    “I do think at times three games isn’t enough, because it’s got to be three games with a form of education in my opinion.

    “There needs to be an understanding that these words hurt people and the reasons why they hurt people."

  • FA CUP DRAW

    Manchester United have been drawn against Watford at home in the FA Cup third round.

    The game will be played on the weekend of 9 and 10 January 2021.

  • ROO BEAUTY

  • ZAK ATTACK

    Man City are ready to battle it out with neighbours United and Chelsea in the race for Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria.

    The 24-year-old midfielder, whose contract runs until 2022, has just returned to action after fighting back from a long-term knee injury.

    Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano told his Here We Go podcast that City have already been in contact with Zakaria’s agent.

    He said: “Manchester City are focusing on Zakaria, he is so appreciated by the board, they are following him, they are in contact with his agent.

    “So he’s for sure on the list of Manchester City, there is nothing advanced yet because they are not negotiating yet with Borussia Monchengladbach, they need time.”

    Further reports claimed last month that both Manchester United and Chelsea were looking at making a move for the attacker.

  • NAME GAME

    Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey says his new son Leo Cristiano is not named after Barcelona ave Lionel Messi or Man Utd icon Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The Jamaican claims the baby's name is 'nothing to do with football' despite the obvious similarities.

    He told German outlet Bild: "It has nothing to do with football, but with me and my name. 

    "Leo is an abbreviation of Leon. And Leo is the lion - I am a lion. 

    "I believe that my son will also grow up with the mentality of being a fighter and a leader. 

    "And Cristiano is a lovely name that goes well with Leo."

  • CAVANI RAP

    Edinson Cavani still faces a three match ban despite making a public apology for his “negrito” Instagram comment.

    Under FA regulations, using a discriminatory word, regardless of context, leaves the South American open to a charge.

    Manchester United jumped to Cavani’s defence, insisting: "It is clear to us that there was absolutely no malicious intent behind Edinson’s message and he deleted it as soon as he was informed that it could be misconstrued.

    "Edinson has issued an apology for any unintentional offence caused. Manchester United and all of our players are fully committed to the fight against racism."

    But that seems unlikely to avoid the prospect of action, which leaves the striker facing an automatic three-game ban if found guilty.

    New regulations, brought in by the FA in August, distinguish between language used on and off the pitch, including on social media.

  • EDIN APOLOGY

    Edinson Cavani has apologised for the 'racist' social media post he sent as he celebrated the win over Southampton.

    The Manchester United striker, 33, took to Instagram on Sunday night and replied to a comment with 'Gracias Negrito!'.

    The FA launched an investigation into the use of the word - the same one which landed his international team-mate Luis Suarez an eight-match ban - with a three-match ban on the cards for the Uruguayan.

    The forward said in a statement: "The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.

    "The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone.

    "I am completely opposed to racism and deleted the message as soon as it was explained that it can be interpreted differently. I would like to sincerely apologise for this.”

  • DIDN'T MEAN ANI OFFENCE

    Edinson Cavani apologised for his 'racist' social media post as he celebrated the win over Southampton.

    The Manchester United striker, 33, took to Instagram on Sunday night and replied to a comment with 'Gracias Negrito!'.

    The FA launched an investigation into the use of the word - the same one which landed his international team-mate Luis Suarez an eight-match ban - with a three-match ban on the cards for the Uruguayan.

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