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MANCHESTER UNITED are in advanced talks to hijack Arsenal's £26million move for the 'new Nemanja Vidic' according to reports

The Red Devils are keen to sign a centre-back in January after and Radu Dragusin seems to be their No.1 target.

Meanwhile, Andre Onana could be banned from playing for United because of a little-known Fifa rule.

And we have the very latest on Jim Ratcliffe's deal for 25% of Manchester United.

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  • By James Orr

    Sancho could be given lifeline

    Jadon Sancho could be given a Manchester United lifeline when Sir Jim Ratcliffe joins the club.

    Billionaire chemical engineer Ratcliffe is buying a 25 per cent stake in United from the unpopular Glazer family for £1.3billion.

    And the mega-rich businessman will turn to his chief lieutenant Sir Dave Brailsford in a bid to turn the club around.

    According to The Mirror, Brailsford is taking a psychology-based approach alongside therapist Steve Peters at Team Sky. 

    And it could prove to benefit squad outcast Sancho, who has been exiled from the first team since September.

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  • By James Orr

    Ten Hag's Onana talks

    Man Utd are in talks with the Cameroon football authorities to stop Andre Onana from having to go to the Africa Cup of Nations Finals, writes Neil Custis.

    The Red Devils goalkeeper fears he could lose his number one place at Old Trafford if he is missing in the New Year for up to six games on International duty.

    The rules of the competition state, however, that he will be banned from playing for his club if he refuses a call up for the Finals.

    But manager Erik ten Hag said: “When they call him, he has to go. But we are in talks.”

    Onana had retired from international football after a bust up with Cameroon coach Rigobert Song which saw him leave their World Cup camp in Qatar a year ago after just one game.

    The 27-year-old has since made peace with Song – who played for Liverpool between 1999 and 2001 – and done a U-turn on playing for his country.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Can Manchester United bounce back?

    Can United bounce back from their 3-3 draw with Galatasaray in midweek and will Onana start?

    You can get all the latest updates via our preview below.


    Magpies host Red Devils in a Premier League Saturday showdown

  • By Cosmo Teare

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  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ten Hag is second best

    Erik ten Hag has said that Andre Onana is the second best keeper in the league.

    He cited XG prevented stats which had Onana as the second best keeper in the league behind Luton's Thomas Kaminski.

    That's despite Onana dropping two clangers in midweek against Galatasaray.


    Ten Hag says Onana is ‘second-best keeper in the Prem’ as star faces backlash

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  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ratcliffe billboard

    A 'Welcome to Manchester' billboard of Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been spotted in Manchester ahead of the British businessman's minority stake being confirmed.

    The board plays on the one Manchester City erected when they signed Carlos Tevez in 2009.

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  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ratcliffe planning to splash the cash

    Sir Jim Ratcliffe is planning to splash the cash once his minority investment in Manchester United goes through.

    The British businessman is reportedly ready to splash £120MILLION on Marc Guehi and Ivan Toney once he takes the reins at the club.


    Man Utd 'line up £140MILLION swoop for two England stars' to start Ratcliffe era

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Manchester United under investigation

    Manchester United are being investigated by Trafford Council after several people claimed they were made ill after being served raw chicken at an event at Old Trafford.

    It is not yet known what the event in question was and United have declined to comment, as per The Athletic.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ten Hag – Onana is second best

    Erik ten Hag has said that Andre Onana is the second best goalkeeper in the Premier League.

    The Dutchman cited xG prevented stats which revealed that Onana has prevented 3.67 goals the average keeper would not stop.

    Top of the table in the stats is Luton's Thomas Kaminski.


    Ten Hag says Onana is ‘second-best keeper in the Prem’ as star faces backlash

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Fernandez hasn't given up on first-team place

    Former youth and reserve team player of the year says he has not given up on gaining a spot in the United first team one day.

    The left-back was told by ten Hag he was surplus to requirements after the signing of Sergio Reguilon.

    He is currently on loan at Granada.


    I was Man Utd's youth player of the year but Ten Hag 'couldn't count on me'

  • By Cosmo Teare

    United should have kept De Gea – Robbie Savage

    Former Manchester United academy graduate Robbie Savage has said United were wrong to sign Andre Onana, and that they should have kept De Gea instead.

    Savage said to Planet Sport Bet: "De Gea was really good at keeping the ball out of the back of the net. In his last season he might have made a few mistakes, but he still won four Player of the Season awards at United and the Golden Glove last season!

    “It’s not all about Onana because as a collective, Manchester United have been all over the place at times. However, people are now starting to ask whether they should re-sign De Gea. I’m not sure that should be the case, because he doesn’t fit Erik ten Hag’s style of playing out from the back.”

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  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ten Hag backs Onana

    ESPN report that Erik ten Hag still has total faith in Onana after his mistakes against Galatsaray.

    The manager is reportedly still happy with the acquisition and believes letting David De Gea go was the right thing.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Malacia to return in the new year

    Tyrell Malacia is expected to return from injury in the new year.

    The left-back underwent an operation in the summer and was expected to return to action sooner than 2024.

    However, he suffered a setback during his rehabilitation which required further surgery.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Ten Hag praises Mainoo

    Erik ten Hag believes Kobbie Mainoo has shown he is "ready" to be a regular for Manchester United.

    The teenager shone on his Premier League debut last weekend before coming off the bench against Galatasaray on Wednesday.

    ''If he is ready or not," Ten Hag said in Friday's press conference. "And he showed, on Sunday, he was ready.

    "Then we have to manage three games in six days to get the best results in all of those games.

    "We have more than 11 players and we have good options there, like Sofyan [Amrabat], who also showed [that] as he played a very good game.

    "We have many options but we have to manage the load of the players. It is also about freshness as well.''

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Ten Hag tipped for the sack

    Erik ten Hag has been tipped to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

    Former Liverpool defender Luis Enrique believes Manchester United could soon part ways with their Dutch boss.

    "When I look at all the other big-name managers in the league," he told Grosvenor Sport.

    "Ten Hag still stands out to me as the one who will be sacked first."

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  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Malacia injury update

    Manchester United have issued an update on Tyrell Malacia's return from injury.

    The full-back has yet to play so far this season after having an operation on his knee in the summer.

    United have now revealed Malacia is on course to return to action in the new year.

    In a statement, the club explained: "Malacia is now back at Carrington and working hard to be fit early in the new year."

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Red Devils eye double swoop

    Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £140million move for two England stars.

    The potential piece of January transfer business would kickstart the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era at Old Trafford.

    According to the Daily Mail, both Ivan Toney and Marc Guehi are targets for the Red Devils.

    However, Guehi is understood to be keen to stay at Crystal Palace until next summer.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    United suffer transfer blow

    Manchester United have been knocked back in their hopes to sign Marc Guehi.

    The Red Devils had identified the Crystal Palace defender as their top defensive target for the January transfer window.

    However, 90min report that Guehi is keen to remain at Palace until the summer to boost his chances of making England's Euro 2024 squad.

    The 23-year-old, who is also a target for Newcastle, has won nine caps for the Three Lions.

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  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Juventus eye double swoop

    Juventus are hoping to sign Manchester United duo Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek in January.

    According to Teamtalk, the Italian giants are keen to bring in both players when the window re-opens.

    Although United's asking prices are not known, the report adds Juventus would likely favour loan deals with options to buy.

    Van de Beek has played just 21 minutes so far this season, whilst Sancho remains banished from the first-team squad.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    United in talks with defender

    Manchester United are in talks to sign Genoa defender Radu Dragusin.

    The 21-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs in recent days, including Arsenal.

    According to Prosport, United are the latest club to enter the race to sign the Romania international.

    Dragusin has played every minute for Genoa in Seria A this season after making his loan move from Juventus permanent in the summer.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Ratcliffe reveals recruitment focus

    Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to focus on homegrown talent once he takes over football operations at Manchester United.

    The British billionaire is set to purchase a 25 per cent stake in the Red Devils.

    According to the Daily Mail, he will tell his recruitment team to target English talent over foreign stars.

    United have signed just seven homegrown players since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.

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  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Red Devils target Guirassy

    Manchester United are reportedly showing interest in Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy.

    Foot Mercato report that the Red Devils are amongst the clubs tracking the forward as they look to bolster their attacking options.

    Newcastle, Roma and AC Milan are also in the hunt for Guirassy, the report adds.

    The Guinea international has scored 15 Bundesliga goals in just 10 appearances this season, with only Harry Kane scoring more.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    United join race for wonderkid

    Manchester United are the latest club to enter the hunt to sign Palmeiras winger Estevao.

    Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid have all already been linked with the 16-year-old Brazilian.

    According to Teamtalk, United sent scouts to watch the youngster at the under-17 World Cup.

    Estevao scored three goals for Brazil as they reached the quarter-finals in Indonesia.

  • By Jack Figg

    Case closed

    Kobbie Mainoo should keep Casemiro and Sofyan Amrabat out of Manchester United's starting XI, according to former Red Lee Sharpe.

    The 18-year-old has been superb for the Red Devils in their last two games.

    And Sharpe told 888sport after the Champions League game: "He looks like a natural in the team. He slots in and doesn’t panic in situations.

    "There were a couple of players around him last night, but he kept the ball and displayed some nice touches, he just never gets flustered.

    "He always looks composed and knows what’s around him – he comes across as an experienced first-teamer, but he’s only been in the team for two minutes.

    “I’ve got high expectations for him – hopefully the manager and the club can protect him and play him at the right times.

    "When you’re bringing off your new signing, Sofyan Amrabat, who you’ve paid millions for, to replace him with a young lad, it says a lot about his ability.

    "You’ve also got Casemiro not playing at the moment, and I think Mainoo can keep each of them out of the team – I reckon he’s better than both of them.”

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