8pm Man Utd news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes leaked WhatsApp messages, Pogba shaves head, Sancho transfer could collapse – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are out of action until at least May after the Premier League extended its coronavirus ban.

And that could also be bad news as far as United's move for Jadon Sancho is concerned, with the illness changing football's financial landscape by the minute.

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford below…


    Arsenal are interested in signing Chris Smalling from Manchester United, according to reports.

    The 30-year-old has played well on loan at Roma this season, making 21 appearances in Serie A.

    And according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners have already made a bid for the defender.


    The PFA want urgent talks with the Premier League and Football League — as stars expect to be asked to defer wages.

    Some top-flight clubs have been in talks with the PFA over whether it would be acceptable to delay a portion of wages until the crisis ends.

    This would improve the cash flow of some teams with all players set to get their money.

    The PFA have warned clubs they would fight tooth and nail over any pay cut and they have now called for formal talks between themselves, the Premier League and EFL.

    In a statement, the PFA — run by union chief Gordon Taylor — said: “As with other industries, the current Covid-19 crisis is having a severe impact on the game’s finances.

    “Several clubs have already approached players with a view to imposing pay deferrals.

    “In order to deal with this situation, we have called for an urgent meeting with the Premier League and the English Football League to discuss how we might proceed.”


    Captain's Pog… To baldly go where Anthony Martial has gone before.

    Paul Pogba has followed his Manchester United and France team-mate in showing its “lockdown, locks off” during social distancing to combat coronavirus.

    Premier League superstars and the rest of the country have been looking for fringe benefits to an otherwise grim pandemic for Britain and the world.

    And in an effort to keep themselves, as well as their social media fans, entertained, the Old Trafford duo have gone for a look as minimalist as the country's new lifestyle as the nation combats the spread of Covid-19.


    Rio Ferdinand blames Roy Keane's “overpowering” personality for Juan Sebastian Veron becoming one of Manchester United's most famous ever failures.

    Old Trafford legend Ferdinand believes Keane's dominant presence “killed” Veron's chances of showing the “unbelievable” playmaking ability that made him the “main man” for Parma and Lazio.

    “He [Veron] was an unbelievable player, great passer.

    “The only thing I think that killed him was Roy Keane was probably a bit more of a dominant personality and was picking the ball up in his positions.”


    Manchester United are ready to pay out £6million to season ticket holders if their final four Premier League games are cancelled or played behind closed doors.

    The club have been in discussions with the Manchester United Supporters Trust about the best way to reimburse supporters if this was to occur.

    A club spokesman said: “In light of the disruption caused by coronavirus, the club is reviewing dates, policies and procedures around season ticket renewals for next season, along with the administrative processes should games that are currently postponed, be either cancelled or played behind closed doors. We are consulting with MUST as part of that review.

    “We look forward to the resumption of football when we are advised it is safe and appropriate. In the meantime our priority remains the health of fans, players, staff, and our wider communities.

    “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19, as well as those fighting in the front line against this virus on behalf of all of us, and we urge all our fans to continue following Government advice.”

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