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9.15pm Man Utd news LIVE: Sancho ‘overweight’ in Dortmund loss, Pogba Juventus talks, Solskjaer wants Ighalo to stay

MANCHESTER UNITED are pressing on with training ahead of the Premier League's likely restart in June.

But they could be without Odion Ighalo, who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he wants to stay until the end of the season but will be recalled by Shanghai Shenhua this week if a deal cannot be reached.

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    OLD LADY COUNTS PENNIES

    Juventus have told Paul Pogba to drop his £11million-a-year wage demands if he wants a return to the Old Lady.

    According to Tuttosport, the World Cup winner will have to lower his salary expectations and can expect a lower rate than he earns at Old Trafford.

    Pogba was a world record £89m signing when he re-joined United in 2016.

  • GREAL DEAL

    Man Utd tried to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in 2012, former boss Alex McLeish has claimed.

    The midfielder, 24, is being linked with a summer move to Old Trafford.

    But Big Eck says United's interest goes way back.

    He said: “At that moment [2012] we felt people were getting in contact with him to leave Villa.

    “That was one of the main reasons to get him involved with us [in the first team].

    “He would have been on the bench anyway because of the casualties we had. He was the best youngster coming through.

    “When we played Man United we heard he was in a restaurant being courted by one of the agents to try and get him to Man United.

    “We were a bit alarmed about that so we fought well to keep him. We knew he loved Villa, his old man as well. We had them in speaking to them. They’re lovely people.”

  • OD MAN IN?

    Odion Ighalo's agent says his man is “very close” to reaching an agreement with Man Utd.

    The Nigerian’s loan spell at Old Trafford expires this week.

    His future is still unclear, with reports claiming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep him.

    But a decision is being complicated over talks with Ighalo's parent club Shanghai Shenhua.

    Ladi Salami said: “On the one hand, the Super Eagle [Nigerian] feels very good in Manchester, with which it is very close to a salary agreement.

    “Negotiations with the Chinese are ongoing and are going well.”

  • HEN-D OF THE ROAD

    Man Utd are set to let Dean Henderson stay at Sheffield United for the rest of season – despite his loan deal expiring in June.

    The England hopeful, 23, is currently on loan at Bramall Lane with United chiefs facing a moral dilemma over whether to recall him.

    United and the Blades are both vying for the final Champions League qualification spot, worth £60million.

    But Old Trafford chiefs are set to be kind and allow him to finish off the 2019-20 season at Sheffield United.

    The current campaign has been on pause since March after the coronavirus pandemic forced all sport into lockdown.

    Premier League chiefs are now hoping to restart next month, with Friday June 12 the initial proposed date, although some reports claim it could be pushed back to June 26.

  • OD ONE OUT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he wants to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan deal with the striker set to leave at the end of the week.

    The Red Devils boss told MUTV: “The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back.

    “We’re in dialogue. They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.

    “It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us.

    “At the moment, nothing has been agreed. Their league is going to get started soon so we’re just waiting to see.”

  • BEATEN TOON IT

    Newcastle have opened talks with Philippe Coutinho and lead Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign him, according to reports.

    The Magpies have moved to land the ex-Liverpool man ahead of their imminent mega-money Saudi backed takeover.

    Reports earlier today suggested the Gunners plan to start discussions with the 27-year-old soon while United and Chelsea have been linked for months.

    But the Toon have beaten the Premier League trio to the punch and begun talks with the playmaker and his camp, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

  • SOL PROPRIETOR

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd are doing all they can to keep Odion Ighalo, despite his loan deal running out at the end of this week.

    He told the club website: “The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back.

    “We’re in dialogue. They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.

    ”It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us.

    “At the moment, nothing has been agreed. Their league is going to get started soon so we’re just waiting to see.”

  • STRIKING GOLD

    United are considering moves for Timo Werner and Moussa Dembele, according to reports.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking at buying a younger, explosive striker in the summer.

    According to Goal, two of those on his wish list are Werner and Dembele.

    At 24 and 23 respectively, they have enough experience to come straight into the starting XI but should have their best years ahead of them.

  • GIFT OF THE RAB

    Real Madrid have reportedly joined the race to sign Rabbi Matondo from Schalke.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have been heavily linked to the former Manchester City academy star.

    According to Diario Madridista, Madrid president Florentino Perez is keeping a close eye on Matondo.

    It is reported that Matondo's progress in the Bundesliga has “not gone unnoticed” by Zinedine Zidane.

  • 'LOOKING SHARP'

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed how the Manchester United squad have been getting on at training.

    During an MUTV Group Chat interview, he said: “We're back in training which has been great.

    “The boys have been fantastic, the weather's been good and they've enjoyed.”

    Before he added: “Everyone's looking sharp, everyone's been in a good mood and we've been splitting up in groups so fours and five together and they've really done well.

    “Hopefully, they can as I said, step up and go to bigger training groups but so far it's been good.”

  • THREE & EASY

    The Premier League have finally given the go head for 3pm games to shown live on TV – with some matches even set to be aired for FREE.

    Top-flight bosses have dropped its opposition to the game being shown to compensate for them being behind closed doors.

    The long-standing blackout was lifted last month, but Prem bosses initially claimed they still wouldn't allow 3pm matches to be broadcast.

    But now they have had a “change of heart”, according to The Times – with the previously blocked games now allowed to be shown.

    There are 92 Premier League matches left to be played this season, with the restart pencilled in for June 12, although some fear it may be more like June 26.

    Every match will be broadcast via some medium to make up for the fact fans are not allowed to watch live from inside the stadium.

  • EXCLUSIVE

    United's players have returned to training fit and healthy, delighting medical staff.

    SunSport understands that not a single player has reported back overweight despite the coronavirus delay to the season.

    Two or three stars, including keeper David De Gea, have returned to social distancing sessions LIGHTER because of doing less weight training.

    Conditioning staff are said to be “chuffed to bits” that the players have been looking after themselves in lockdown.

    United are concentrating more on cardio exercises this week and “are hoping the restrictions will be lifted quicker” so they can introduce some of the gym equipment.

  • OD MOVE

    Dimitar Berbatov has claimed the Premier League should bend the rules to allow United to sign Odion Ighalo's replacement.

    The striker's loan deal is set to expire on May 30 – and he could return to Shanghai Shenhua if fresh terms are not agreed.

    Berbatov said: “United need to know what is happening with him.

    “If they know they will lose him, they need to find someone else to replace him.”

    Before he added: “If a team is losing a loan player because of the situation, the federation should allow a team to get someone else because of the situation.

    “If Ighalo goes, United should be allowed to get a replacement.”

  • GREAL DEAL

    Alex McLeish has revealed Manchester United tried to sign Jack Grealish when he was in charge of Aston Villa.

    Speaking to the Claret and Blue podcast, he said: “When we played Man United w heard he was in a restaurant being courted by one of the agents to try and get him to Man United.

    “We were a bit alarmed about that so we fought well to keep him.

    “We knew he loved Villa, his old man as well.

    “We had them in speaking to them. They're lovely people.

    “That asked for something and the club went it's too much but, finally, you come to an agreement and everybody's happy.”

  • THIERR UP

    United reportedly rejected the chance to sign Thierry Henry before he joined Arsenal as Sir Alex Ferguson claimed “he's always f***ing injured”.

    According to Old Trafford's former head of security Ned Kelly the Red Devils were the Frenchman's “first choice” ahead of the Gunners.

    Kelly told beIN Sports: “In the tunnel after the game my phone goes, Eric's [Cantona] older brother Jean-Marie says, 'Ned, tell Alex [Ferguson] that Thierry Henry wants to come to the club',

    “Now this was before he went to Arsenal, his first choice was Manchester United. So I go to the boss and say, 'boss, I've just had Jean-Marie Cantona on the phone, he had said Henry wants to come to the club'.

    “He [Ferguson] says, 'no way, he's always f****** injured'. He went to Arsenal, the rest is history.”

  • NOT TOO KEANE

    Teddy Sheringham has claimed Paul Pogba lacks the Roy Keane factor that United need.

    He told Sky sports: “People mention top players and captains. When things weren't going right in our time, Roy Keane put things right.

    “He would drive our team on, he would dig deep and make sure we had a say in every game we played in because of his desire.

    “When you look at Pogba, yes, he may be a talented boy, but does he have the same mentality?

    “Does he really dig deep and get Manchester United out of the mire when the going gets tough? The answer for me is NO.”

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    HEN PECKED

    United have ordered Antero Henrique to get them Correntin Tolisso, according to reports in France.

    The former PSG sporting director is being lined up as a potential director of football at Old Trafford.

    According to Le 10 Sport, the club are hoping to recruit Tolisso when he leaves the Allianz at the end of the season.

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    OD SITUATION

    United are set to lose Odion Ighalo this week as talks with Shanghai Shenhua over extending the stay have stalled, according to reports.

    The Nigerian, 30, made a last-ditch loan move to Old Trafford in January as emergency cover in attack to replace injured Marcus Rashford.

    His contract with the Red Devils runs until May 31, four days after the Europa League final was scheduled to take place.

    With the season suspended, SunSport reported that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to extend the loan spell by a further three months to take in the end of the season.

    But his parent club Shanghai Shenhua have so far rejected that proposal – and want him back to start preparations for their new season which is due to kick-off in late June.

    And according to ESPN, the Chinese Super League team are unwilling to budge on their stance.

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    ON THIS DAY

    Beckham, into Sheringham…

    AND SOLSKJAER HAS WON IT!

    May 26 for every United fan is a special day.

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    IN HIS IMAGE

    Contract rebel Angel Gomes has named Andres Iniesta as the footballer he tries to emulate as the skilful attacking midfielder stalls over a new contract.

    Hopes that the 19-year-old WILL sign a new deal at United are increasing after his increased presence on the club’s official channels.

    Gomes told ManUtd.com: “In terms of who I model parts of my game on, I’d say [Andres] Iniesta. He was always one of my idols.

    “[He was] a big player I watched while growing up. [He played] in similar positions as me and I’ve always tried modelling my game on Iniesta.

    “In terms of footballers when I was young it was always Ronaldinho, the Brazilian players, Robinho [plus Portuguese] Cristiano Ronaldo at the time.

    “I remember the Joga Bonito stuff with the freestyling and stuff like that. As a youngster, all you wanted to do was practise skills, so I’d say players like Ronaldo [were my inspiration].”

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    OLD LADY COUNTS PENNIES

    Juventus have told Paul Pogba to drop his £11million-a-year wage demands if he wants a return to the Old Lady.

    According to Tuttosport, the World Cup winner will have to lower his salary expectations and can expect a lower rate than he earns at Old Trafford.

    Pogba was a world record £89m signing when he re-joined United in 2016.

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    GLAZE INTO THE FUTURE

    Manchester United owners the Glazers were only willing to let Saudi investors buy 20 per cent of the club, according to reports.

    That is because the family want to see United restored back to the top of the Premier League tree.

    It had been previously claimed that the Glazers were willing to sell for between £2billion and £3bn.

    But despite mounting debt, placed over the head of the club, the Glazers’ presence appears to be constant for the foreseeable future, according to the Athletic.

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    MARC OF THE MAN

    Marcus Rashford has revealed that 2.8MILLION children have received meals during lockdown with money he has helped raise, along with a special recognition award from the city of Manchester.

    The United striker tweeted: “Wouldn’t normally share these types of things but this certificate is not just for me, it belongs to you all.

    “Each and every one of you that has contributed the few £s you can, you’ve all made a huge difference.

    “2.8million children a week are receiving meals they otherwise wouldn’t have during this lockdown because of YOUR help.

    “I couldn’t have done any of this without the help of you all and @fareshare.

    “From being young I knew that if I ever got in a position that I could help I would and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved so far.”

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    TRICKY DEVIL

    Cristiano Ronaldo looked ready to go at Juventus training before rounding off the session with an incredible trick shot.

    The Portuguese star, 35, flicked a football into a basketball hoop from long range, proving he's not going to be rusty following lockdown.

    Ronaldo let out a roar as the ball tickled the net on its way down – reminiscent of his infamous Ballon d'Or outburst.

    And he looked in top shape as he put in the work ahead of a proposed return to action on June 13.

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    NO FORGIVENESS

    Cesc Fabregas admits he is still angry over Wayne Rooney's “dive” during Arsenal's famous 'Pizzagate' clash with Manchester United… sixteen years later.

    The Red Devils ended the Gunners' 49 game unbeaten run after their incredible Invincibles season and the Spaniard has lifted the lid on the fiery match.

    Fabregas said: “We were so disappointed, we were angry, we were upset for the way it went.

    “Don’t get me wrong, it had to come to an end the Invincibles, the 49 games, and it can happen. It was at Old Trafford, against a great team, against a great Manchester United team.

    “But I think it’s the way it happened. First of all, Gary Neville, what he did to [Jose] Antonio Reyes, mamma Mia!”

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