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9pm Man Utd news LIVE: Luis Gomes £14m transfer AGREED, Sancho still available for £108m, Valverde-Pogba ‘exchange’

MANCHESTER UNITED are still making waves in the transfer market despite the window having shut.

Reports in Portugal suggest the Red Devils have agreed a first refusal deal with Sporting for wonderkid Luis Gomes, while a swap between Paul Pogba and Federico Valverde has been mooted.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford below...

  • OL TOGETHER NOW

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied that Mason Greenwood was left at home when Manchester United travelled to Paris because of disciplinary issues, writes NEIL CUSTIS.

    Rumours circulated over the weekend regarding the reason for his omission from the squad that faced Newcastle on Saturday.

    While he has been training, Greenwood did not travel with the team for the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

    Solskjaer gave a flat ‘no’ when the notion of a disciplinary issue was put to him.

    But he would not say what injury the striker was suffering from to keep him out the squad.

  • TELL TALE

    Bruno Fernandes has been hailed as 'captain material' after footage emerged of him shouting at Alex Telles for not passing fast enough.

    The midfielder, 26, transformed United's midfielder after signing from Sporting Lisbon last January and is set to skipper Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side for the first time against Paris Saint-Germain this week.

    And fans reckon he is the perfect man for the job after a clip showed Fernandes criticising new left-back Telles, 27, in training.

    It came after Telles – who arrived from Porto this summer – was intercepted in a passing drill, which Fernandes took exception to.

    The pair were former league rivals in Portugal.

  • HUGILL DEAL

    Manchester United teen sensation Joe Hugill is in line to sign his first professional Old Trafford contract after wowing the Prem giants, according to reports.

    The former Sunderland starlet is thought to be ready to put pen to paper just three months after joining the Red Devils’ reserves.

    Hugill, who turned 17 today, made a £300,000 switch from Sunderland to United this summer.

    It is thought Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men beat Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for the teenager’s signature.

    And Manchester Evening News claims the starlet's deal with the Red Devils, who play Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, will run until 2023.

  • USED TO BE HERR

    Ex-Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera opened up on his controversial Old Trafford exit.

    The 31-year-old will come up against his old side tomorrow night with PSG.

    And he said: “My intention was not to leave the club and I was happy there – as happy as I am now here, It was not a secret.

    “I was negotiating for more than one year but I expected more from the board after my third season at the club when I was player of the year.

    “They didn’t come to me that summer; they didn’t even call me. And that was very painful for me because I had a feeling that I was giving everything.”

    But Herrera said he would still give Ed Woodward 'a hug' despite their difference of opinion.

  • NEMAN OR VAN?

    The debate between who is better between Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic and Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk has reignited.

    Pundit Danny Murphy said VVD is the best centre–back he had 'ever seen'.

    But Red Devils fans weren't having it, so SunSport decided to pit their stats against each other.

    Who do you think is best?

  • WAT YOU DOING?

    Manchester United 'misjudged' their chase of Jadon Sancho in the summer, according to Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke.

    But the German giants' CEO admitted the England winger, 20, is 'not unsellable'.

    United had offered £70m plus add-ons for Sancho – but Dortmund remained firm all summer, with the winger committing his future to the club, despite reportedly being keen on a move back to England.

    Watzke said: “”[Man Utd] misjudged the situation. We had a clear line and will continue to do so next summer.

    “In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable.

    “I heard and read everywhere in the spring that Sancho was gone. But he’s here. We had an agreement with him.”

  • EDIN NOWHERE

    Here's how Manchester United could now line-up against PSG, WITHOUT Harry Maguire and Edinson Cavani.

    They play in Paris tomorrow night but neither player has travelled.

    The Red Devils bring some form into the game after a late rally against Newcastle saw them run out 4-1 winners on Saturday.

  • EDIN HOME

    Edinson Cavani and Harry Maguire have NOT flown to Paris with the Manchester United squad ahead of the Champions League clash with PSG.

    The Red Devils take on the French champions on Tuesday night in their tournament curtain-raiser.

    Cavani expected to make his debut against his old club after being released at the end of last season.

    But the Uruguayan was not in the squad flying out to France.

    Cavani has only just become available to play after self-isolating for two weeks after travelling to England and has been left behind to work on his fitness.

    Captain Maguire also misses out having come under increasing pressure in recent weeks after a string of sub-par displays for club and country.

  • ED IN THE CLOUDS

    Edinson Cavani is still one of THE best strikers in world football according to his former boss at PSG Thomas Tuchel.

    The club’s greatest ever goalscorer with 200 goals in 301 games parted company with Tuchel at the end of last season when his contract ran out.

    Manchester United snapped the 33-year-old free agent up with no competition for the Uruguayan's signature on transfer deadline day.

    Tuchal said: “He was the best scorer, wrote part of our club's history. He's definitely a great player.

    “He’s a sensitive guy like all strikers, he lives for goals, lives for scoring, when he scores he has the confidence and is one of THE No.9s in world football.”

    “They have got themselves a great personality in Edi.

    “He is very polite almost a bit shy, and a very, very hard, hard worker.

    “He will be in there every training from the first second until the last second, you can totally rely on him.

    “It's clear if you play for so long in a club like ours and have the connection with the fans he had it's clear you have character and deserve this appreciation.”

  • JAV-ING A LAUGH

    Ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez missed a sitter for LA Galaxy and their fans were NOT happy.

    The Mexican blazed over from six yards after Boca Juniors loanee Cristian Pavon had put it on a plate for him during Galaxy’s MLS clash with Vancouver Whitecaps.

    The teams were drawing 0-0 in the 84th minute when the chance presented itself.

    And it did not take long for fans of the MLS club to get on the 32-year-old’s back.

    Replying to the footage on Twitter, Mario uploaded a picture of a clown and wrote: “Remember a year ago when everyone was hyping him up.

    “This guy has not done anything at all.”

    Another added: “Ffs man, Chicharito is so s***. You simply CAN’T miss those chances.”

  • ED DEVIL

    Edinson Cavani is reportedly furious with PSG after being left off their 50th anniversary post and allegedly wants revenge when they play in Paris

    Cavani, 33, was left off of a social media post by PSG celebrating their 50th birthday in August.

    The post featured the club’s favourite players of all-time, minus Cavani.

    The Manchester United ace is said to be furious about the snub and is desperate to play against them when the sides meet tomorrow, according to the Mail.

    Cavani had an illustrious time in France where he won 19 trophies with the Ligue 1 champions

    He scored 200 goals in 301 games during his seven years at the club and in the 2016/17 season he netted a stunning 49 goal in just 50 games.

  • NOT PHIL-ING GOOD

    EXCLUSIVE: Upset Phil Jones wants to quit Manchester United in January after being brutally axed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The ex-England defender is not in any of United’s plans this season, after being left out of their Europa League squad.

    The 28-year-old has not played a single minute so far this season, and made just two Premier League appearances last year.

    SunSport understands the ex-Blackburn youngster wants to leave and kick-start his career elsewhere in England.

    A number of Premier League clubs have shown interest in him in the past, and Fulham looked at him this previous summer.

    United only extended his contract last year until 2023 – keeping him on a deal worth nearly £100,000-a-week before bonuses.

  • FUMING ROO

    Wayne Rooney has revealed he’s angry he has to self-isolate after testing negative for coronavirus – because he will now miss ‘vital games for Derby’.

    The Manchester United legend, 34, was forced to take an emergency Covid test after he was visited at home by an infected pal.

    Josh Bardsley, 21, presented Rooney with a luxury watch last Thursday, before he later tested positive for the virus.

    England’s all-time record goal-scorer then played for Derby on Friday night.

    Rooney tweeted: “Just received the news that my covid-19 test has shown I do not have the virus.

    “Delighted for myself and family but obviously angry and disappointed that I now have to self-isolate and miss vital games for @dcfcofficial.”

  • YOUNG GUN

    Manchester United are to offer youngster Joe Hugill his first professional contract.

    The 16-year-old has only been at the club for three months following his £300,000 move from Sunderland.

    But the striker has instantly impressed and has even been promoted to the Under-23 squad.

    He turns 17 on Monday and the Manchester Evening News report that he will celebrate with a new three-year deal.

  • ED IN THE GAME

    Manchester United new boy Edinson Cavani trained with his team-mates for the first time on Sunday.

    The Uruguayan finished a two-week quarantine period on Saturday and could now make his United debut against his old club Paris Saint-Germain.

    Cavani signed an eye-watering £200,000-a-week contract on deadline day after his PSG contract expired this summer.

    But due to Covid-19 rules, he had to lock himself away for 14 days after his move to England.

    That meant he missed out on United’s impressive 4-1 win at Newcastle on Saturday.

    But he was put through his paces at Carrington yesterday meaning the 33-year-old could line up with his new team for the first time in the Champions League tomorrow.

  • LU-K WHO'S COMING

    Manchester United have agreed a first refusal deal for Sporting Lisbon youngster Luis Gomes, according to reports.

    The 16-year-old midfielder has been dubbed the new Luis Figo and the Red Devils look set to land him for just £14million.

    Gomes signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese side last week but is expected to move on to one of Europe’s elite clubs before too long.

    Having signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcos Rojo, Bruno Fernandes and Nani from Sporting in recent years, United have a positive relationship with the Primeira Liga outfit.

    And that has seen them agree a £14m deal for Gomes if Sporting decide to sell him, according to the Mirror.

  • CAV A GO

    Manchester United take on Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in the French capital as they begin their Champions League campaign.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will likely have one eye on Saturday’s huge Premier League clash with Chelsea.

    But the Man Utd chief will send out his best available XI to take on the reigning Ligue 1 champions at the Parc des Princes.

    And that could mean a debut for Edinson Cavani, who has finally completed his period of self-isolation following his deadline-day transfer.

    Here's how we think United will shape up against PSG.

  • ALL ADS UP

    Adnan Januzaj… remember him?

    The ex-Manchester United ace helped fire Real Sociedad to the top of La Liga with a 3-0 win over Real Betis at the weekend.

    The 25-year-old has started the season in impressive form. Check out his goal below.

  • NEV-ER PAYING FOR THAT

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed he refused to pay £14.95 to watch the club's 4-1 win against Newcastle on Saturday.

    The 45-year-old – who blasted the Red Devils for joking about fans not being allowed into St James' Park prior to kick-off – instead followed the match on Sky Sports News.

    Neville stated that he did not pay £14.95 to watch the encounter, though he did show his delight at the club's victory by posting a selfie of him with a glass of wine.

    During the latter stages of the match, the former Valencia gaffer uploaded the boozy snap, leading Jamie Carragher to ask: “So you paid the PPV? Thought you were against it @GNev2.”

    To which Neville commented: “Sky Sports News James.”

    He then followed this up by tweeting out a selfie of him watching Sky Sports News, showing United leading Newcastle 3-1, before Marcus Rashford scored in the 96th minute.

  • BRU WHAT?

    Bruno Fernandes congratulated Karl Darlow after he became the first Premier League goalkeeper to save one of his penalties.

    The midfielder had scored from the spot ten times in a row since he joined Manchester United in January.

    But his 100 per cent record ended during Sunday's showdown with Newcastle.

    According to Utd report, the 26-year-old said: “Congratulations to him.

    “He is the first goalkeeper in the Premier League to save a penalty from me.”

  • GOING GOING GOM

    Manchester United could be set to make their first January signing.

    According to the Mirror, the Red Devils have agreed a first refusal deal with Sporting to sign wonderkid Luis Gomes for a fee of £14m.

    United are very familiar with Sporting and their production line, having signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Nani from the club.

    And midfielder Gomes has been tipped by figures at the club to become the next Luis Figo.

  • GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS!

    Manchester United have been given hope of signing Jadon Sancho next year.

    United were found wanting in their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund winger this summer, after failing to pay the German outfit's £108million asking price.

    But Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has hinted United may have a chance of landing their man if they renew their interest at the end of the season.

    Watzke said: “In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable.

    “I heard and read everywhere in the spring that Sancho was gone.

    “But he's here. We had an agreement with him.”

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised new boy Donny van de Beek for his substitution cameo in the 4-1 win against Newcastle.

    Solskjaer said: “He’ll get his game-time. He’s been fantastic in the group, I think you see today and in training, he’s so neat and tidy, I don’t think he lost the ball once.

    “It’s about finding the balance in the team. We’ve won 4-1 today and you’re asking why I didn’t start one of the players. He’ll have a very good impact on the team.”

    Manchester United flop Morgan Schneiderlin blasted Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford reign and revealed he would have to whinge to his wife to let off steam.

    The Dutchman's time in charge was unpopular with many players and Schneiderlin is just the latest to vent his spleen.

    The former Southampton man also slammed LVG's 'strict' playing style and said the 69-year-old boss affected his confidence.

  • OLD WIVES TALE

    Manchester United flop Morgan Schneiderlin has blasted Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford reign and revealed he would have to whinge to his wife to let off steam.

    The Dutchman's time in charge was unpopular with many players and Schneiderlin is just the latest to vent his spleen.

    The former Southampton man also slammed LVG's 'strict' playing style and said the 69-year-old boss affected his confidence.

    The 30-year-old's damning verdict comes hot on the heels of ex-teammate Rafael's blistering attack on van Gaal.

    Schneiderlin recounted van Gaal saying United played with a style “which was too strict.

    “We were told: 'When you have the ball you have to do this' instead of playing with my gut like I had done with Pochettino and Koeman.

    “The worse thing for a football player is when you think too much. I started to think: 'Ah, the manager wants me to do this'.

    “You lose your instinct, your start to force things, you miss passes, you arrive too late for a challenge. Your confidence goes down.

    “I would play a very good game and then a very bad game. I wasn’t confident enough. I started to complain to my wife.

    “It hurts me even now that I couldn’t play freely at United.

    “The pressure of the club was no problem to me. I like pressure, I need pressure and adrenaline.

    “The fans were good to me in the street. The problem was me because I knew I had so much to give but I couldn’t give it because I felt restricted.”

  • CAUGHT BY SURPRISE

    Manchester United midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Aaron Wan-Bissaka left his team-mates stunned after scoring in yesterday's 4-1 win against Newcastle.

    Wan-Bissaka is known for his defensive ability, but last night he went out of his comfort zone venturing forward and scoring an absolute peach!

    Fernandes says the defender left his team-mates stunned as they “didn't know he could shoot”.

    Speaking to MUTV after the game, Fernandes said: “[We were so happy] because we didn't know he can shoot!

    “So it's difficult for us believing he can score because we never see him shooting.

    “We were talking about it now in the dressing room and asking him because we all were thinking he wanted to cross and he makes a bad ball and scores.

    “But I'm happy for him, he deserved the goal and we always ask this from him. Be more positive, be more in the box, try and improve because he has such good qualities.

    “Everyone knows about him being a defensive player and everything but he needs to show that he's more than a defensive player and I think he has the qualities to show that.”

  • HEAD UP HARRY

    It has undeniably been a difficult start to the season for Harry Maguire.

    From the drama in Greece, to last weeks sending off in England's defeat to Denmark in the Nations League.

    Maguire responded in the best way possible, scoring in United's 4-1 win against Newcastle.

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