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8am Man Utd news LIVE: Pogba in squad for Watford, Woodward missed out on Minamino, Haaland transfer LATEST

MAN UTD are preparing for a trip to basement club Watford.

Meanwhile, a January move for Erling Haaland appears to be edging ever closer - with Paul Pogba told to remain at Old Trafford.

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

  • Gary Stonehouse 's avatarGary Stonehouse7 minutes ago22nd December 2019

    MANCHESTER UNITED have joined the race to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo, according to reports.

    The 19-year-old has linked with a move away from the Nou Camp after making just three appearances in all competitions this season.

    According to Sport, the Red Devils will battle against the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and AC Milan for his signature.

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's could be put off by the defender's buy-back clause.

    It is understood that Barcelona want to sell him with the option for them to sign him back within the next two seasons.

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman11 hours ago21st December 2019

    ERLING HAALAND'S dad posted a snap of the striker at the airport to rubbish claims he was flying to Manchester.

    SunSport exclusively revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are confident of completing a £76million deal for the 19-year-old.

    Fans went wild after it was reported that the Red Bull Salzburg star was spotted at Sola Airport in Norway.

    But former Manchester City man Alf-Inge cleared up any speculation with a cryptic social media post.

    He shared a snap of his son staring at a departures board with his passport and boarding pass in his hand.

    In the caption, the 47-year-old called out the journalist that broke the original story.

    He wrote: “Come on @StigNilssen Have another guess.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman11 hours ago21st December 2019

    MAN UTD will look to keep hold of Nemanja Matic, despite reports linking him with a move away from the club.

    The Serbian has previously hinted at leaving the Old Trafford club for more game time – the midfielder has featured just three times in the Premier League this season.

    Sky Italia had linked the 31-year-old with heading to Atletico Madrid, as Diego Simeone eyes some extra steel in the middle of the park.

    But United are not looking to sell Matic, despite being available on a free transfer in the summer.

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman13 hours ago21st December 2019

    MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly missed out on the chance to sign Liverpool new boy Takumi Minamino because Ed Woodward had no idea about his release clause.

    Jurgen Klopp’s Reds confirmed the arrival of the Japanese international forward this week after meeting the £7.25m transfer clause in his contract at RB Salzburg.

    The 24-year-old was one of a number of players being tracked by United ahead of the January window opening.

    But they were beaten to the bargain deal by the current Premier League leaders, with the Red Devils under the impression they would have had to fork out a lot more to secure his services.

    And according to Goal, that is because executive vice-chairman Woodward was completely unaware of the star’s release clause.

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman14 hours ago21st December 2019

    MANCHESTER UNITED travel to Watford tomorrow looking to extend their nine game unbeaten run.

    The Red Devils drew 1-1 with Everton last time out in the Premier League but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has to decide whether to start Mason Greenwood who came off the bench and scored the equaliser against the Toffees.

    United looked blunt until Greenwood's equaliser with Anthony Martial coming in for particular criticism.

    Greenwood was also compared to legendary former United striker Robin van Persie after his left foot finish rescued a point for United.

    And the great Dutchman even acknowledged the comparison himself in an online video.

    As a result, Solskjaer has to decide between the striking pair for the visit to Vicarage Road.

    Despite that, the Norwegian is likely to stick with the same starting XI that started against the Merseysiders.

    But SunSport has investigated an alternative side for Solskjaer with Greenwood and Andreas Pereira slotting into the lineup.

    Pereira could come in for Jesse Lingard who was also criticised after Everton for lacking creativity.