Manchester United will today prepare for Sunday's Premier League clash against Watford.

United have a great opportunity to gain on the Champions League places when they play the division's bottom side and could come within a point of fourth placed Chelsea, who play Tottenham Hotspur later on in the day.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without Paul Pogba for the game and his agent, Mino Railo, has given an update on his future.

"Paul wants to be successful and happy and wants to win prizes and he would love to do that with Manchester United," Raiola toldThe Telegraph.

"Okay, there was big interest from Real Madrid and Manchester didn't let him go.

"We didn't make a fuss about it and he didn't make a fuss about it because I work in accordance with the player."

Stay with us as we bring you all the latest Manchester United news throughout the day.

Erling Haaland's father trolls reports of Manchester United flight with social media post

he father of Erling Haaland has trolled reports suggesting he and his son had flown to England for a meeting with Manchester United.

A report from Norwegian outlet Aftenbladet reported Haaland had taken a Norwegian Airlines flight from Stavanger in his homeland to Manchester on Friday morning.

However, the report was downplayed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shortly after when the United manager insisted he had no knowledge of the reports and that a meeting was not scheduled.

“I don’t think he’s en route here, to be fair,” Solskjaer said at his press conference on Friday. “Not through me anyway! You know I can’t comment on other teams’ players, I’ve said that many times and it’s one of those things in this job you get speculation a lot of the time.”

Solskjaer was then told Norwegian reporters had witnessed Haaland boarding the plane. “Well... he’s not coming to Manchester. I know the boy and I know his friends and he’s on a Christmas holiday. You can’t fly anywhere from Stavanger, you need to go via via!”

Here’s the full story.

(Image: Twitter: alfiehaaland)

Manchester United 'told how much' Jadon Sancho would cost and more transfer rumours

Manchester United have been told they will have to pay £127million if they want to sign Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

United have been chasing Sancho since he first rose to prominence with a string of scintillating performances in his breakout season last year.

It was no surprise that Europe’s biggest clubs were showing interest but he decided to stay at Borussia Dortmund where his form has continued into this campaign.

However, things didn’t look good in November when Sancho was substituted at half-time in a 4-0 defeat to Bayern Munich and punished for a second time after returning late from international duty but since then he has once again proven his quality.

The 19-year-old has scored eight goals and clocked five assists in his last seven games and became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to hit double figures in goals and assists.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to strengthen his attacking positions in January and Sancho is one of several names to have been touted along side the likes of Erling Braut Haaland, Lautaro Martinez and James Maddison.

Read the full report here.

Jadon Sancho of Dortmund
Jadon Sancho of Dortmund (Image: TF-Images/Getty Images)

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic praises Antonio Conte amid Inter Milan transfer links

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic believes Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte “is one of the best” managers in the world, amid suggestions that he could be set for a move to San Siro.

Matic has only been a bit part player for United this season, not starting a league match since the 2-0 defeat to West Ham and the MEN understands he is open to a move in January amid concerns over a lack of playing time.

The 31-year-old has been linked with a reunion with his former Chelsea boss Conte, who is now in charge at Inter Milan.

The potential move would also see Matic reunite with former United teammates Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, who both joined Conte at Inter in the summer.

Matic’s current United contract expires in the summer and MEN Sport understands the Serbian international is unlikely to stay beyond the season.

Read what he said here.

Nemanja Matic of Manchester United
Nemanja Matic of Manchester United (Image: 2019 AMA Sports Photo Agency)

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