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MANCHESTER UNITED were in fine form as they fought back against Fulham to make it a YEAR unbeaten on the road.

On the transfer front, we've the very latest on the hunt for wonderkid Gabriel Veron.

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  • FIFA FIGHTBACK 

    But after recent developments, the plans do look in jeopardy.

    Fifa and the six intercontinental federations released a strongly-worded statement on 20 January banning players and clubs in a Super League from their competitions.

    The statement read: "In light of recent media speculation about the creation of a closed European 'Super League' by some European clubs.

    "Fifa and the six confederations once again would like to reiterate and strongly emphasise that such a competition would not be recognised by either Fifa or the respective confederation.

    "Any club or player involved in such a competition would as a consequence not be allowed to participate in any competition organised by Fifa or their respective confederation."

    Uefa are expected to confirm the details of the new-look Champions League to take effect from the 2024-25 season in the next few months.

  • ARE EU READY?

    Premier League clubs agreeing to join a new European Super League were in line for a £310million payment, it has been claimed.

    New leaked documents have emerged amid Fifa's attempt to kill off the proposal.

    The so-called ‘big six’ English clubs were being eyed up as founder members of the Super League.

    A huge £3.1billion fund was being formulated by the competition's organisers, which was to be split between the 15 founder clubs.

    The payment, ranging from £89m to £310m, was reportedly described as an 'infrastructure grant' to spend on stadiums, training facilities and account for lost pandemic revenue.

    Along with the 15 founder teams, including Italian, Spanish, German and French teams, five other sides would reportedly have qualified for the Super League.

    Two groups of ten teams would play out the first round before two-legged quarter-finals and semi-finals, and then a final on neutral ground.

    The tournament was expected to be funded by TV rights money, with clubs also told they can sell some matches on their own streaming services.

  • GIFT OF GAB

    Starting with some transfer news and United have reportedly stepped up their interest in young Brazilian striker Gabriel Veron.

    Spanish newspaper Sport claims the Red Devils have moved to the front of the queue for the ace, 18, following his impressive performances with Copa Libertadores finalists Palmeiras.

    Veron has eight goals and three assists in 33 games for his club.

    And he is valued extremely highly with a £53million release clause in his contract.

    However, it’s reckoned Palmeiras are willing to sell Veron for just £18m.

    And United are apparently scrambling to put together an offer to bring him to England.

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS!

    Christian Eriksen and Brazilian whizkid Gabriel Veron lead the Old Trafford transfer talk - as Paul Pogba warns the Premier League leaders not to let 'arrogance' ruin their title bid.

    Liverpool's shock 1-0 home loss to Burnley means United remain two points clear of neighbours City and Leicester - with Jurgen Klopp's champions SIX adrift.

    Meanwhile, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly weighing up a loan move for Inter Milan misfit Eriksen.

    And Palmeiras striker Veron, 18, is said to be exciting the scouts of United, City, Juventus and Barcelona.

    Despite his £53million release, it’s reckoned Palmeiras could sell him for £18m.

    On the subject of frontmen, Wednesday night's matchwinner Pogba claims Edinson Cavani is better than his United rivals.

    Cavani and Pogba sealed United's 2-1 comeback victory at Fulham.

    And Pogba told MUTV: “Everybody knows that Edi is a top-class striker and there are few strikers like this in the world, and we had the chance to have one.

    “We have talented players – Anthony Martial, Rashy (Marcus Rashford) in front, even Mason (Greenwood), that they can shoot from outside and stuff.

    “But they don’t have this, the experience of Edi, and they don’t have the same quality of Edi as well."

    Meanwhile, United are said to be increasingly confident Pogba will stay until at least the end of next season.

    And RB Leipzig’s France defender Dayot Upamecano, strongly linked to United and Liverpool, is now reportedly a major target for Bayern Munich.

  • ROO CAN WIN IT

    Wayne Rooney has predicted his old club Manchester United will win the Premier League this season.

    Derby boss Rooney was part of the last Old Trafford squad to lift the title eight years ago.

    He said: “What you’re seeing now from United is exciting — they’re exciting me watching them.

    “You can see the hunger and the belief in the players. I think it’s the first time in a few years that I’ve watched United where you can see that belief — that they feel they can win the league.  I believe they can.

    “Pogba will have a massive part to play in that. They’ve brought players in with winning mentalities, which will relieve a bit of the pressure on Paul so he can do what he does best and show his quality on the pitch.

    “Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani have helped massively.

    “I do think now that the squad is challenging for the Premier League title. Six weeks ago I said to the coaches in the office here at Derby that I felt United would win the league — and I still feel that today.

    “Over the past few years they haven’t been ready to challenge for the title but now they’ve built a squad of players.”

  • KOP SHOCK KEEPS UTD TOP

    Liverpool's shock 1-0 home loss to Burnley tonight means Premier League United stay two points clear.

  • POGBA HAILS 'BEAUTIFUL' WINNER

    Paul Pogba has hailed both his winner and United’s 2-1 victory at Fulham last night as "beautiful".

    But the Frenchman admits he is still kicking himself after missing a glorious chance to seal all three points in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

    The playmaker told BT Sport of his Wednesday night stunner: “I hit the ball well. I didn’t expect it with the left foot but if you don’t try, you don’t score.

    “It was a beautiful goal and a beautiful win. I would say yes [it was better than the Burnley goal[ because it was with the left foot.

    “It wasn’t my favourite goal but a goal is a goal.

    “It is not liked I apologised but I was really mad after the Liverpool game for not scoring the chance.

    “I maybe should have done better but today it went in. The most important thing was the win. We did it the hard way and the beautiful way.

    “I love winning, it’s all about winning. I’m happy when we win on the pitch and angry when we lose.”

  • POGBA: CAVANI IS UTD'S TOP STRIKER

    Paul Pogba claims Edinson Cavani has more "quality" than fellow Manchester United strikers Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

    Cavani and Pogba clinched Wednesday's 2-1 comeback at Fulham to put United top of the Premier League.

    And midfielder Pogba told MUTV: “Everybody knows that Edi is a top-class striker and there are few strikers like this in the world, and we had the chance to have one.

    “We know the hardest goals are those goals. We have talented players – Anthony Martial, Rashy in front, even Mason, that they can shoot from outside and stuff.

    “But they don’t have this, the experience of Edi, and they don’t have the same quality of Edi as well. 

    "So, I think we complete each other with the players we have in front."

  • DAY-ERN MUNICH

    Bayern Munich have keen on Manchester United and Liverpool target Dayot Upamecano, reports say.

    RB Leipzig's France defender Dayot Upamecano has also been linked to Arsenal.

    The 22-year-old's contract expires in 2023 but a clause in that deal allows him to go for in the summer of next year for around £40million. 

  • POGBA TIPPED TO STAY

    United are said to be increasingly confident Paul Pogba will stay for at least next season.

    Wednesday night's matchwinner at Fulham is wanted by old club Juventus and Real Madrid.

    And the midfielder's agent Mino Raiola claimed last month Pogba's time at Old Trafford was "over"

    Now the Mirror suggest the 27-year-old is feeling more settled, especially as United are pressing so hard for honours this term.

  • UTD IN QUEUE FOR WHIZKID VERON

    Manchester United are vying with neighbours City, Juventus and Barcelona for 18-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Veron.

    Veron has hit eight goals and three assists in 33 games for Copa Libertadores finalists Palmeiras this season.

    And despite his £53million release, it’s reckoned Palmeiras are willing to sell for £18m.

    But Veron is said to favour a move to Barcelona should the chance arise.

    But much depends on the outcome of Barca's upcoming presidential election, with money already tight in Catalonia.

  • CHRISTIAN WANTED

    Manchester United want Christian Eriksen on loan until the end of the season, according to reports.

    But the deal is being held up as the Red Devils have reportedly offered to pay less than 40 per cent of the Inter outcast’s wages with the Italians paying the rest.

    The Danish playmaker, 28, left Tottenham a year ago to join Inter Milan.

    But the £16.9million star has flopped miserably over the last 12 months under Antonio Conte.

    And Eriksen is thought to want out already with Inter open to loaning him to put him in the shop window for a summer sale.

  • POGBA AND BRUNO CAN FORGE SPECIAL LINK

    Paul Pogba has proved he can play alongside Bruno Fernandes in the midfield, claimed Rio Ferdinand.

    The French superstar fired Manchester United back to the top of the table with his winner against Fulham.

    And Ferdinand, 42, told BT Sport: “I think today he [Pogba] was brilliant, he did both sides well – defended well but created chances. The big difference is that he is playing quick, not dilly dallying on ball, the efficiency he is playing well is amazing.

    “I don’t think Ole completely trusts him in the centre of midfield with the pace that some sides counter with, so he plays him out of those area, but in this game they felt they would dominate and so he can allow him to do it. One of the best when he is in this form. He loves the game, [he] wants to showcase his talent.

    “I saw Pogba grow up, I saw his talent first-hand, I think he is capable of playing in the midfield [alongside Fernandes], if he has the players around him he can do it.”

  • THREE IN FOR MARTIN

    Former Manchester United target Martin Odegaard is reportedly tempted by the opportunity to join Arsenal on loan this month.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the Real Madrid misfit, 22, is giving great consideration to the proposal – with Real Sociedad and Ajaz also hovering.

    And he will discuss options with family members before deciding on a new destination before the end of the month.

    Odegaard has told Real he wants to leave after making just nine appearances in all competitions this term.

    Sociedad are understood to be favourites for the Norway international, who excelled there last year before having a two-season loan cut short by Los Blancos.

    Ajax have also made an offer for Odegaard, who has enjoyed previous loan spells with Dutch outfits Heerenveen and Vitesse.

    All three routes are extremely appealing for the playmaker, who famously joined Real when he was just 16 years old in 2015.

    United were previously linked with Odegaard but are not believed to have made an approach after welcoming Amad Diallo to Old Trafford.

  • PREM GIANTS' £310m EACH TO JOIN SUPER LEAGUE

    Premier League clubs agreeing to join a new European Super League were in line for a £310million payment, it has been claimed.

    New leaked documents have emerged amid Fifa's attempt to kill off the proposal.

    According to The Times, six English clubs were being eyed up as founder members of the Super League.

    This is most likely to have been the 'Big Six' of Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal - even though the latter two teams are currently placed eighth and tenth respectively.

    A huge £3.1billion fund was being formulated by the competition's organisers, which was to be split between the 15 founder clubs.

    The payment, ranging from £89m to £310m, was reportedly described as an 'infrastructure grant' to spend on stadiums, training facilities and account for lost pandemic revenue.

    Liverpool, United, AC Milan and Real Madrid have been named as clubs involved in planning the Super League, with the Spanish giants' president Florentino Perez a vocal advocate.

    Barcelona are one club who have already signed up for proposals, according to former chief Josep Maria Bartomeu.

  • NEV'S BIG DOUBLE

    Manchester United legend Phil Neville is celebrating not just becoming manager of David Beckham's Inter Miami but bis 44th birthday today.

  • JESSE LOAN-GARD

    Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is on the loan radar of Tottenham, West Ham and Sheffield United, according to talkSPORT.

    The England star, 22, has been outcast by Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, failing to appear in any Premier League matches and featuring in just three cup games.

    Spurs have struggled for goals from midfield this season, with just nine of their 33 goals coming from players other than Heung-min Son and Harry Kane.

    Meanwhile, David Moyes’ side are looking to bolster the creativity in their squad to take the burden off of Michail Antonio’s shoulders.

    And it goes without saying that Wilder’s Sheffield United need some more firepower in front of goal having netted just ten times in 19 Premier League matches.

  • TOP OF THE SHOTS

    Manchester United are top of the shots (with 110 on target) as well as the Premier League.

    And despite sliding down to eighth place in the Prem Chelsea are fourth in the shots table, on 99.

  • UTD EYE 'ERIKSEN LOAN DEAL'

    Manchester United have made a loan bid for Christian Eriksen, according to The Transfer Window podcast.

    The deal, if it goes through, would be a loan until the end of the season with no option to buy, reports Ian McGarry.

    He adds that Man Utd have yet to offer Inter a sufficient portion of Eriksen’s wages for the deal to go through.

    Eriksen’s wages are said to be £7.1m net per year, meaning £3.5m for the duration of the loan.

    However, the Red Devils are said to have offered to pay £1.3m – less than 50 per cent of that figure.

    McGarry’s colleague Duncan Castles said: “That offer is one that would be laughed out of court in a normal window, but why not chance your arm knowing Inter want to offload him?”

  • FULL OF RE-GRETA

    Manchester United outcast Indy Boonen is at the centre of a trolling storm after attacking climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

    Belgian winger Boonen was dubbed the new Ryan Giggs when he joined United aged 16.

    But he left Old Trafford for KV Oostende after three years in 2018 without making a senior appearances.

    Boonen sparked fury after reacting to a tweet from Swede Thunberg, 18.

    The campaigner posted a photo of former US president Donald Trump leaving the White House on Wednesday.

    She wrote: "He seems like a very happy old man looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!"

    Boonen, 22, contemptuously tweeted: "Go to school little girl!!!"

  • OUT ON A LIN

    Tottenham, West Ham and Sheffield United are looking at signing Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan, reports claim.

    The 28-year-old Englishman has been outcast by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, failing to appear in any Premier League matches and featuring in just three cup games.

    As a result he is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford and the two London rivals along with Chris Wilder's Blades have emerged as the front runners for a temporary deal, according to talkSPORT.

    Spurs have struggled for goals from midfield this season, with just nine of their 33 goals coming from players other than Heung-min Son and Harry Kane.

    Meanwhile, David Moyes’ side are looking to bolster the creativity in their squad to take the burden off of Michail Antonio’s shoulders.

    And it goes without saying that Wilder’s Sheffield United need some more firepower in front of goal having netted just ten times in 19 Premier League matches.

  • SEEING RED

    Global football chiefs have slammed the door shut on plans for a breakaway European Super League.

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has been the ringleader of the plotters, regularly talking up the concept.

    But the Euro giants have now been warned they will find themselves banned from domestic leagues if they joined any breakaway.

    And players will be banned from taking part in the World Cup, European Championship or South America’s Copa America if their clubs are among the rebels.

    Uefa are expected to confirm the details of the new-look Champions League to take effect from the 2024-25 season in the next few months.

  • BITE MAN BAN

    Manchester United were banned from signing Luis Suarez for free due to a clause in his contract at Barcelona.

    United were one of several clubs that the Uruguayan wasn't able to join after his Catalan exit.

    Suarez was linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer but with his ties to Liverpool, it was not likely to happen.

    He was also found guilty of racially abusing United legend Patrice Evra in 2011, making the move impossible.

    Other clubs on the list included Real Madrid, Man City and PSG, according to ESPN.

  • INTER HIM

    Manchester United want Christian Eriksen on loan until the end of the season, according to reports.

    But the deal is being held up as the Red Devils have reportedly offered to pay less than 40 per cent of the Inter outcast's wages with the Italians paying the rest.

    The Danish playmaker, 28, left Tottenham a year ago to join Inter Milan.

    But the £16.9million star has flopped miserably over the last 12 months under Antonio Conte.

    And Eriksen is thought to want out already with Inter open to loaning him to put him in the shop window for a summer sale.

  • TAKE A BOW

    Let's take another look at Paul Pogba's goal from last night, shall we?

    What a hit from the Frenchman.

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