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MAN UTD are increasing their preparations for the return of the Premier League on June 17.

We're expecting the full fixture list to be announced today with United's trip to Tottenham on Friday June 19 leading the return.

We've the very latest on the long-running saga with Jadon Sancho after the forward netted a hat-trick for Dortmund while Saul Niguez has revealed he will be making an announcement on his 'new club' at 10am.

Follow all the very latest news from Old Trafford below…

  • JADON-ALDO

    United target Jadon Sancho has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo by former Red Devil Wes Brown.

    The 40-year-old said: “We need someone exactly like that at the club.

    “We’ve had them over the years and I’m sure if we were to sign him he would bring that excitement back to the club.

    “We’ve had players like that in the past, like with Cristiano Ronaldo.

    “They’re the type of player who draw three or four defenders out and make the game a lot easier for the other players.

    “If we could do it, it would be a brilliant signing.”

  • BETTER CAUL SAUL 2/2

    “He will always tell the club if he’s leaving but that will be at the right time if he leaves.

    “Do you think he will put a post on Twitter saying that he’s going to another club?

    “Doesn’t that sound to you like a bit of a commercial exercise of some kind? It does to me. I may be completely wrong but it sounds to me like a big commercial thing.

    “That’s not how Saul does things.

    “Atletico Madrid will tell you they don’t expect anything because he’s not leaving.

    “So I think I answered that there. But it has kept you busy and yes some media are mentioning Manchester United etc. We will see on Wednesday.”

  • BETTER CAUL SAUL 1/2

    Saul Niguez is set to reveal his 'new club' at 10am this morning.

    But Manchester United fans have been warned not to expect them to signing him by Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

    He said: “By the way there’s no information, nobody knows what it is, apart from the people involved of course, but it’s pretty obvious in my eyes, well that’s what I think.

    “First of all, he’s a big Atletico Madrid fan, or he feels very close to the club.

    “He has renewed his contract despite having interest from others.

  • PREM FIXTURES TODAY

    The Premier League is expected to announce the complete fixture list for Project Restart at some point today.

    Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United will kick off proceedings on Wednesday 17 June, but we are set to find out what time and on what TV channel.

    Manchester United's trip to Tottenham is expected to be the first game of the weekend on Friday 19 June.

    The league schedule is looking like full match rounds on six long weekends, with three midweek slots including games on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    The midweek rounds are expected to be 23-25 June, 7-9 July and 14-16 July.

    Stay with us for all the latest…

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Despite making an extraordinary start to life at Old Trafford, new star Bruno Fernandes has admitted that he feels he needs to get even better.

    He told Instagram account Talent Ain’t Enough: “My vision of coming to Manchester United is that I'm at one of the best clubs in the world, for me, the best club in England.

    “My idea for the next years are doing better than I have until now.

    “For me, in games it is not good enough because now is maybe the most difficult part.

    “The players start to recognise your game, start to know how you move, how you pass, how you shoot and the things become difficult now.

    “So now I need to improve more and to work more and understand more the teams who I play against because they will understand me better, but I need to be prepared to understand better the difficulties they can have.”

    Fans can look forward to seeing Bruno and Co soon, with the Premier League expected to announce the times for the remaining fixtures today with the big restart incoming.

    Meanwhile, the Red Devils continue their chase for Jadon Sancho, with former defender Wes Brown likening the 20-year-old’s potential impact to that of Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Also on the transfer front, former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that Harry Kane could leave the North Londoners – with Man United keen admirers of the England skipper.

    And finally, Marcus Rashford led the many footballers taking part in Blackout Tuesday as sport united in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

    Millions of people took part in the social media demonstration against racial injustice, amid protests across the United States and in London.

  • IRON-BRU – ICYMI

    Bruno Fernandes has admitted he will have to adapt his game when Manchester United make their Premier League return later this month.

    He told Talent Ain't Enough: “My vision of coming to Manchester United is that I'm at one of the best clubs in the world, for me, the best club in England.

    “My idea for the next years are doing better than I have until now.

    “For me, in games it is not good enough because now is maybe the most difficult part. The players start to recognise your game, start to know how you move , how you pass, how you shoot and the things become difficult now.

    “So now I need to improve more and to work more and understand more the teams who I play against because they will understand me better, but I need to be prepared to understand better the difficulties they can have.”

  • IGGY POP

    Odion Ighalo has vowed to take Manchester United “higher and higher” after signing up for another six months.

    The Nigerian’s loan from Shanghai Shenhua has been extended until January 2021 after his original agreement was set to end last weekend.

    And the delighted 30-year-old said: “I’m really happy. It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go.

    “Since the first day I arrived, I made it clear that I wanted whatever it takes to continue that work.

    “Like I’ve said, since I was young, I’ve been supporting this club and playing for it is a dream.

    “Now I’ve extended my loan, it makes it even more clear and I’m committed as I know, in my head, I’m here until January.

    “I just want to work hard and enjoy it, support the team and do whatever I can to make us go higher and higher.”

  • FRIENDLY FOES

    Premier League clubs have been granted permission to play friendlies under strict conditions, prior to the division's return later this month.

    Having not played since March, teams are hoping to sharpen up with matches prior to the league's restart, an idea that the Telegraph reveal has been accepted by the Premier League.

    Matches will be able to take place at training grounds or stadiums, although sides must travel for more than 90 minutes – and players must journey to games in their own cars and in kit.

    No referees will be admitted, so coaching staff will have to officiate.

  • WIZARD OF OS

    Manchester United target Victor Osimhen has been urged by Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr to leave Lille this summer.

    The 18-goal 21-year-old has also been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham – and Rohr believes that playing at a higher level will help his Super Eagles chances.

    He told Le Quotidien du Foot: “Victor Osimhen, I think, will have a very big opportunity to go from Lille, perhaps in the Premier League, to a very, very big club.

    “If we have players playing at a very high level for their clubs, our level at the Super Eagles would grow also.

    “(But) if he is signing for a very big club – you have seen the clubs ready to buy him now – he is not so sure to play because there’s big competition for the starting places in the team.

    “(Although) it would be better to play in a better club than Lille.”

  • ON THE MARC

    Marcos Rojo is set to return to Manchester United after making just one appearance while on loan at boyhood club Estudiantes.

    The 30-year-old left Old Trafford in January, but suffered a knee injury early into his time back in Argentina.

    Covid-19 put his hopes of appearing further for Estudiantes at risk – and despite his will to stay – manager Leandro Desabato has admitted that it's unlikely.

    He told Radio Late 931: “We have to wait, but Rojo is likely to leave.”

  • BRU MUST BE JOKING

    BRUNO FERNANDES admits he needs to improve or risk stagnating after starting life at Manchester United with a bang.

    The Portuguese international signed for the Red Devils in January for £46.5million before going on to win the Prem’s Player of the Month for February.

    But speaking to Instagram account Talent Ain’t Enough, the 25-year-old said: “My vision of coming to Manchester United is that I'm at one of the best clubs in the world, for me, the best club in England.

    “My idea for the next years are doing better than I have until now.

    “For me, in games it is not good enough because now is maybe the most difficult part.

    “The players start to recognise your game, start to know how you move , how you pass, how you shoot and the things become difficult now.

    “So now I need to improve more and to work more and understand more the teams who I play against because they will understand me better, but I need to be prepared to understand better the difficulties they can have.”

  • SPREADING THEIR WINGS

    Manchester United are considering bids for three wide attackers this summer, should their move for primary target Jadon Sancho fail.

    The Red Devils have made ensnaring the 20-year-old a priority – although he will likely cost more than £100million.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, United have eyes for three fellow wingers if their Sancho pursuit grinds to a halt.

    These include another former Manchester City academy rebel in Rabbi Matondo at Schalke – as well as Bournemouth star David Brooks and young Argentine Thiago Almada from Velez Sarsfield.

  • ADRIEN RABI-GO

    Juventus could let Manchester United target Adrien Rabiot leave this summer after just one year at the club, according to reports.

    Tuttmercatoweb claim that while the Frenchman's “technical and physical” skills aren't in question, his “attitude and desire” aren't up to scratch for Juve bosses.

    This uncertainty has prompted interest from a number of Premier League clubs, including the Red Devils… as well as Arsenal and Everton.

    Bonuses take the Frenchman's contract to just shy of £200,000-a-week in Turin, which any potential suitor would have to match.

    And Juve chiefs would want a transfer fee of at least £26million for the 25-year-old.

  • OUR NEW RON

    Ex-Man Utd defender Wes Brown has had his say on the impact that Jadon Sancho could have on his former club – likening it to that of his old team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Considering the qualities Sancho would bring, Brown told MUTV: “Talent and excitement. We need someone exactly like that at the club.

    “We've had them over the years and I'm sure if we were to sign him he would bring that excitement back to the club. It would be good for the team as well.

    “We've had players like that in the past, like with Cristiano Ronaldo. They're the type of player who draw three or four defenders out and make the game a lot easier for the other players.

    “If we could do it, it would be a brilliant signing.”

  • PRICE SERG

    Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has insisted that the Italian's £89million valuation of Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will not drop amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    He told Sky Sport Italia: “We certainly don't need to sell right now.

    “I think a lot will change on the transfer market, because the pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence that transformed everything, so we have to be creative, but above all very clear on our planning for the present and future.

    “I think that prices won't drop for first-rate players. Obviously for the medium and low-end players, there will be a downward trend.

    “On Milinkovic-Savic, the boy's relationship with the city and Lazio will never die because there is a very strong bond that has grown over years.”

  • NOT TOP POG

    Paul Pogba's brother has suffered contrasting family fortunes to the Manchester United star – with a fourth-tier Spanish club showing him the door, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Guinea international Mathias Pogba, 29, only joined Lorca FC in January.

    However the striker has now become one of 16 players to be released by the Tercera Division outfit.

    Mathias can count himself unfortunate, however, with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic set to leave plenty of clubs reluctant to hand out new contracts amid the uncertainty of when they will next be able to play.

  • GET YOUR FIX

    The Premier League fixtures are expected to be announced before June 3.

    And remember what is United's first match back? A mouth-watering clash against Jose Mourinho's Spurs.

    Stick with us here as we'll bring you all of the times as they are revealed.

  • FEEL FREE

    Premier League aces have been given the green light to take a knee in support of race equality by the FA.

    The growing movement behind Black Lives Matter has seen players and clubs alike make public gestures showing their solidarity.

    England star Jadon Sancho was booked at the weekend after revealing ‘Justice for George Floyd’ on a t-shirt after scoring a goal for Borussia Dortmund.

    Writing messages underneath shirts are technically still against the laws of the game but the FA have suggested they will turn a blind eye to players in England making similar statements.

    A Spokesperson said: “The FA strongly condemns discrimination of any kind and has endeavoured to ensure that football in England is both diverse and inclusive in recent years.

    “Where any behaviours or gestures on the pitch that may constitute a breach of the Laws of the Game have to be assessed, they would be reviewed on a case by case basis with a common sense approach and understanding of their context.

    “The power of football can break down barriers across communities and we remain deeply committed to removing all forms of discrimination from across the game we all love.”

  • PREMIER IN

    Manchester United have four legends in SunSport's team of the Premier League's best foreign imports.

  • KOULED THEIR INTEREST

    Paris St Germain have reportedly pulled out of the race for Kalidou Koulibaly because of interest from Manchester United.

    The Napoli defender is also one of many players to have been linked with a switch to a post-takeover Newcastle.

    Yet French outlet L'Equipe claim PSG have abandoned their attempts to land the Senegalese centre-back partly due to pressure from Man United.

  • DOR OPEN

    Wes Brown has urged his former club to sign Jadon Sancho after likening the 20-year-old to Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Asked what the Borussia Dortmund winger could bring to Old Trafford, he told MUTV: “Talent and excitement.

    “We need someone exactly like that at the club. We’ve had them over the years and I’m sure if we were to sign him he would bring that excitement back to the club. It would be good for the team as well.

    “We’ve had players like that in the past, like with Cristiano Ronaldo.

    “They’re the type of player who draw three or four defenders out and make the game a lot easier for the other players.

    “If we could do it, it would be a brilliant signing.”

  • NEV-ER GONNA HAPPEN

    Wolves star Ruben Neves has claimed neither he nor his team-mates are listening to speculation over their future.

    The Portuguese midfielder and striker Raul Jimenez have both been linked with moves to Manchester United.

    Yet Neves told the Guardian: “There has always been speculation since I’ve got here about our team.

    “But we don’t think about it. We want to be together for as much time as we can but it’s football, the speculation will always be there.

    “Our job is to play and leave this for the people who need to take care of it.”

  • TOP MARCS

    Marcus Rashford led the many footballers taking part in Blackout Tuesday as sport united in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

    Millions of people took part in the social media demonstration against racial injustice, amid protests across the United States and in London.

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  • KANE AND ABLE

    Harry Redknapp admitted Manchester United target Harry Kane could leave Tottenham.

    He told talkSPORT: “I suppose it’s always a possibility.

    “I’d like to see him stay, but they do need to win something. It’s been a long time and you can only see them winning a cup competition.

    “It’s a difficult one, I’m sure [Kane] loves the club, he’s come through the youth system and it’s his team, but he’s also ambitious and I would think if it doesn’t happen this year he could possibly look to move on.

    “And everybody in the world would want him, he’s a top, top player and a great guy.”

  • PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Paul Pogba is reportedly open to the idea of moving to Paris Saint-Germain.

    French outlet Le 10 Sport claim the World Cup winner could be persuaded to join Thomas Tuchel's side because of the chance to link up with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and former United star Angel Di Maria.

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