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8pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Eriksen available, Dean Henderson potential Leeds loan, Sergio Ramos free LATEST

MANCHESTER UNITED secured a laboured 1-0 win over West Brom following huge VAR controversy.

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...

  • REAL DEAL

    More on Wayne Rooney and his interview on that 2010 transfer request.

    The Red Devils legend has revealed Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea were all keen on his signature – with the Camp Nou his favoured destination.

    He told the UTD Podcast: “I think it was well documented that Chelsea and Mourinho wanted to sign me.

    “There was Real Madrid, Barcelona and the Man City thing keeps cropping up, but there was never the option for me to go there. Although there were rumours on that as well, but the other three, really, were more realistic options.

    “In my head, at the time, in that two-day period, I was ready to go and play in Spain.

    “Ideally, I would have liked to have gone to Barcelona, but it was looking more likely to be Real Madrid than Barcelona. Chelsea were always there as well.”

  • YOU’LL ROO THE DAY

    Wayne Rooney has revealed his regret at threatening to quit the club 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! But it was three o’clock in the morning and I didn’t fancy going out to calm down 20 or 30 lads with their hoods up!”

  • DEAN DREAM

    Dean Henderson’s uncle has raked in £12,500 off a £25 bet after the Manchester United star made his England debut.

    Henderson, 23, came on at half-time in the 3-0 win against the Republic of Ireland earlier this month.

    And uncle Martin Plunkett was able to collect a tasty sum of cash after putting £25 on odds of 500/1 for Henderson to win a Three Lions cap when the goalkeeper was just 14 years old.

    Henderson’s mum and gran also picked up £2,500 after each betting £50 following his move from Carlisle to Old Trafford in 2011.

    Plunkett told the Mirror: “We told him we got confirmation from William Hill that the bet was alright so yeah, he was chuffed for us. He’s a good lad, he deserves it.”

  • BREAKING

    The Premier League have confirmed eight positive tests for coronavirus from 1,530 players and staff tested.

    Tests were carried out between November 16 and 22.

  • FULL TIME AT TURF MOOR

    A 1-0 win for Burnley over Crystal Palace has bumped Manchester United into ninth place.

    The Eagles are level on 13 points with United but now have the same goal difference – but are a goal worse off in 'goals scored'.

    Four teams, including Wolves and Arsenal, are now level on 13 points with -1 goal difference.

    Wolves take on Southampton at 8pm, hoping to leapfrog the Red Devils by avoiding defeat.

  • STATEMENT

    Manchester United ‘welcome’ the news that fans are to be allowed back into grounds next month.

    It is not, however, expected that Old Trafford will be in an area able to host supporters – we find that out on Thursday.

    The club wrote: “We welcome today's announcement from the Government and we reiterate that we are ready to welcome fans back to Old Trafford, as soon as it is safe to do so.

    “We will now work through the detail of the plan with the relevant authorities and await the announcement on the local restriction levels.”

  • ANT-I HERO

    Anthony Martial cannot rest on his laurels after enjoying his best season in front of goal.

    That is the warning from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has seen his shot-shy front line score just one goal from open play in five home league games this season.

    Solskjaer said: “Anthony last season showed he made big strides, now it's time again to make even bigger strides, to develop more.

    “He scored 23 goals last season, which was a big return but every season is a challenge and you cannot rest on your laurels at Manchester United. There are demands on every position.”

    He added: “He has missed almost four games after being sent off early in the match against Tottenham and then being suspended.

    “So he's lost too much football. But we hope that by continuing to work hard he’ll get back to his best again.”

  • HEAD'S UP

    This season’s FA Cup will be used as an official trial for concussion substitutes.

    Wembley chiefs have agreed managers will be able to use an extra “permanent” sub if a player is concussed during ties from the third round onwards.

    The trial, which will also be extended to the Women’s FA Cup, was agreed after being signed off by the game’s Law-making body Ifab today.

    Fifa has backed the plan, ahead of a likely Law global Law change for the 2022-23 season.

    An FA spokesperson said Wembley “welcomed” the move, adding: “The FA will support the proposal with a view to implementing the trials at the earliest possible stages of the 2020/21 Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup.”

  • KEEN DEAN

    Dean Henderson isn't going anywhere – says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Manchester United boss has dismissed speculation linking the goalkeeper with a loan move to Leeds or Celtic.

    He told reporters: “Dean wants to stay at Man United and play for Man United.

    “I can’t see the logic in [saying there is] only one potential appearance left before Christmas.

    “Do you know how many games we’ve got? I disagree completely that tomorrow is make-or-break for Dean.

    “He’s come back in, he is training really well, he’s maturing. He’s had some games.”

  • POGBACK

    Paul Pogba should be fit for Manchester United’s match with Istanbul Basaksehir tomorrow.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the Frenchman trained with his team-mates on Monday.

    He told reporters: “We hope he’s going to be available. He trained this morning. See if there’s any reaction when we report tomorrow.”

    However, not everyone will be fit for the tie.

    Solskjaer added: “Still Luke Shaw is out, Phil Jones is out. Jesse is still self-isolating after being in contact with a positive [coronavirus] case.

    “There’s one or two little things we need to look at in the morning but hopefully everyone else is available.”

  • RIP MAURICE

    The tributes have flooded in for Maurice Setters, the former Manchester United star who has passed away at the age of 83.

    The Irish FA stated: “The Football Association of Ireland are saddened to hear of the death of Maurice Setters.

    “Assistant Manager to Jack Charlton and a former Ireland Under-21 Manager, Maurice played a key role in the success of the Irish team in the 1980s and 1990s. May he Rest in Peace.”

    Chris Sutton added: “Very sad news this, about Maurice Setters.Thoughts go out to the Setters family. Another death of a former player from a neurodegenerative disease.

    “We need to learn from the suffering this generation of player has been through and act now…”

  • FRIEND REQUEST

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has complained of TV fixture scheduling this season – and has an ally in Jurgen Klopp!

    Sky Sports cut part of Klopp's interview after the Liverpool boss slammed TV broadcasters over the Premier League's packed calendar.

    The German was visibly upset after another of his first-team stars, Naby Keita, went off injured during the Reds' 3-0 win over Leicester.

    He said: “”If you [Sky] don't start talking to BT [Sport] we are all done.

    “Sky and BT have to talk because if we keep playing on Wednesday and Saturday [at] 12:30, I'm not sure if we will finish the season with 11 players. All the top six and seven.

    “I know you [the broadcasters] don't care and that's the problem.”

  • TICKET TO RIDE

    Football fans' return to stadiums in England has been confirmed.

    Manchester United's Old Trafford home is expected to be in Tier 3 when the areas are confirmed later this week.

    Boris Johnson said: “In Tiers 1 and 2 spectator sports and business events will be free to resume inside and outside with capacity limits and social distancing, providing more consistency with indoor performances in theatres and concert halls.

    “We'll also strengthen the enforcement ability of local authorities, including specially trained officers and new powers to close down premises that pose a risk to public health.”

  • BARC-ING MAD

    Barcelona have been forced to cough up another £4.4million to Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United Ousmane Dembele after his 50th appearance.

    The Catalan giants signed the French forward, 23, for an initial £96m in 2017.

    And they were desperate to flog him to United on a permanent deal in the autumn.

    And according to Kicker, Barca agreed to pay the German side a whole host of add-ons triggered by individual and club success.

    The performance-related extras will bring the total fee – which currently stands at £115m – for Dembele up to a staggering £136m.

    Specifically Barca have to fork out an extra £4.4m each time Dembele reaches an appearance milestone at the club – including his 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th appearances.

  • DAY TIME

    Manchester United have been given a transfer boost with Dayot Upamecano reportedly confirmed to be leaving RB Leipzig next summer.

    Bild claim the French defender, 22, will be on the move after the end of the season after establishing himself as one of the continent’s top prospects.

    United are known to be big fans as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hunts for a new centre-back to partner captain Harry Maguire.

    Upamecano is also reportedly available for just £40million thanks to a release clause in his contract.

    However, it’s reckoned United face stiff competition from fierce rivals Liverpool and Man City.

  • RIP MAURICE

  • WHERE THERE'S A WILL

    Southampton are ready to go back in for Brandon Williams in January.

    High-flying Saints were keen on a loan move for Manchester United whizkid Williams in the summer.

    But Red Devils chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked the switch, despite signing Alex Telles from Porto.

    Williams, 20, has since played just two matches this season, with both coming in the EFL Cup.

    Southampton 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.

  • GARD DOWN

    Man Utd have been dealt a blow after Jesse Lingard was forced into self-isolation.

    Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the England star came into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

    The Norwegian said: “We hope that the lads will recover quickly.

    “Luke (Shaw) is out, Phil Jones (is) obviously out, still.

    “Jesse is still self-isolating because he's been in contact with a COVID positive. He'll be back soon.”

  • JUAN LAST CHANCE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a selection headache due to Juan Mata's alarming form.

    The Manchester United boss continues to persist with his Spanish playmaker, 32, despite worrying stats.

    Mata's form suggests he is no longer the creative genius he once was in the Premier League.

    He contributed to 61 goals in his first 156 league games for the Old Trafford side – 0.37 per game.

    But since then he has just three in 28 matches – or 0.13 per game.

  • MAN IN DEMAND

    Man Utd must act fast if they want Mauricio Pochettino to be their next manager, according to reports.

    The former Spurs boss has long been linked with the top job at Old Trafford.

    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.

  • BOXING DAY PLANS

    The Government is poised to give football fans a Christmas present by announcing turnstiles will re-open on Boxing Day.

    But the news, set to be confirmed this afternoon, will cap attendances at a maximum 4,000 fans at all levels.

    Only two Premier League clubs – Brighton and Southampton, which are expected to remain under Tier 1 COVID-19 restrictions after the lockdown ends on December 2 – will be allowed to let in that many.

    The bulk of top flight clubs, in Tier 2 areas, will be capped at just 2,000 fans.

    And unless there is a major u-turn on current scientific advice, supporters of Liverpool, both Manchester giants, Burnley, Everton, Leeds and Sheffield United will remain locked out.

  • TURKISH DELIGHTS

    Man Utd host Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night knowing that anything other than victory will leave them with much work to do in the Champions League.

    The Red Devils got off to the dream start in Group H, winning 2-1 in Paris before thrashing RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford.

    But it swiftly turned into a nightmare, when they were embarrassed by Turkish champions Baseksehir last time out in the competition.

    Former stars Paul Scholes and Robin van Persie ripped into their old side's defending on that occasion in Turkey, particularly for 35-year-old Demba Ba's strike.

    And Solskjaer will be desperate to right that wrong in the return game, by getting his selection spot on.

    Here's how United could line-up…

  • MAR TO GIVE

    Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has stated that Anthony Martial isn't as good as what he thinks he is.

    The ESPN pundit said: “Anthony Martial thinks he’s a better player than he is. It’s as simple as that.

    “He’s a talent but can he carry a club of this size as a striker?

    “You see flashes of it but when Edinson Cavani came on, he must have said to him, ‘you know you’re allowed to move and make runs?’ Because he doesn’t do enough.

    “On top of that his finishing wasn’t right. I think with him there’s an arrogance that it’s just going to happen, rather than make it happen, and that’s a problem.”

  • IRN BRU

  • NO PAT ON BACK

    Man Utd legend Patrice Evra reckons Liverpool can't be called a great team until they win three titles in a row.

    Liverpool crushed Leicester at Anfield on Sunday night to move level on points with leaders Tottenham after nine games.

    Evra told Sky Sports: “We need to calm down, it’s only 9 games. I will call them a great team when they win three league titles in a row.

    “If they don’t win this year, I won’t call them an amazing team.

    “It’s all about consistency and they win the league year after year, that’s when we call them the great Liverpool team.

    “Many teams before that have done that and I will call them the best Liverpool team when they win three leagues in a row.”

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