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MANCHESTER UNITED failed to agree a deal with Inter for Nicola Barella according to reports.

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho has reportedly been linked with a shock move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

The out-of-favour Man Utd winger, 23, could be set to quit the Red Devils, after a row with Erik ten Hag.

And we have the very latest on the takeover saga from Old Trafford.

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  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ten Hag provides injury update

    Erik Ten Hag has provided an update on sidelined stars Mason Mount and Raphael Varane.

    The boss was talking ahead of United's away trip to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

    On the pair, Ten Hag said: “Both are in a good place. They are shortly coming.”

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ten Hag: Bayern one of the favourites

    Erik Ten Hag has said that upcoming opponents Bayern Munich are one of the favourites to win the Champions League.

    United travel to Munich on Wednesday for the clash.

    And Ten Hag said: “Absolutely, Bayern Munich I think is one of the favourites to win the UCL so we have to be good there. But I think I have already explained what we need there – we need character, belief, resilience, determination, absolutely.”

  • By Jon Boon

    Barella bid failed

    Man Utd were interested in signing Italy midfielder Nicola Barella, according to reports.

    Tuttomercatoweb claim that the Red Devils used intermediary agents to lure the winner, who made it clear that a bid was being readied.

    However, an offer failed to materialise – with a fee being suggested to high.

    Instead, Sofyan Amrabat was signed on loan until the end of the season.

  • By Jon Boon

    Absent Tuchel

    Thomas Tuchel will not be in the dugout as Bayern Munich take on Manchester United in the Champions League.

    The two sides go head-to-head on Wednesday in their opening group clash.

    Tuchel will be absent, though, because he is serving a one-game suspension after getting sent off against Man City last season.

  • By Jon Boon

    Reguilon up for the battle

    Sergio Reguilon has told his Man Utd team-mates to "fight" after their defeat to Brighton.

    The Spanish defender made his debut for the Red Devils in the disappointing 3-1 loss.

    But, he took to Instagram Stories to share a snap of himself clapping the home fans after the game.

    He captioned the photo: "Let's fight".

  • By Jon Boon

    Kane's lucky escape

    Harry Kane may take a moment to wonder what might have been as he lines up against Manchester United on Wednesday.

    Then quickly thank his lucky stars that it never happened, says SunSport's Martin Blackburn.

    The Red Devils were keen on signing the England captain — but were not willing to meet Daniel Levy’s £100million price.

    The word at the time was Tottenham’s 280-goal all-time top scorer would have fancied it.

    Fast forward a few months and Bayern Munich’s new star must be more than happy with how things worked out.

    Four goals in as many starts for the Germans — including the first in a 2-2 draw with Leverkusen on Friday — show Kane has settled in nicely in Bavaria.

  • By Jon Boon

    Hojlund's cryptic post

    Rasmus Hojlund posted a cryptic Instagram picture after having a goal disallowed on his full Man Utd debut.

    The striker suffered defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday as Brighton recorded a 3-1 win.

    Hojlund looked to have equalised for United, giving them a way back into the game.

    But his effort was ruled out by VAR after replays showed the ball had gone out of play beforehand.

    Hojlund was also subbed off during the second half as United looked for a goal, leading to boos from the home crowd.

    And on Sunday evening, the striker posted a cryptic photo on Instagram Stories.

    Taken from the game, Hojlund could be seen sat on the floor with his hands in the air looking frustrated.

    In a separate post though, he fired a defiant message.

    The Dane said: “We will rise again. Thanks for the warm welcome Old Trafford.”

  • By Jon Boon

    Sharpe confession

    Lee Sharpe claims a boozy session with Dwight Yorke prevented the Manchester United Treble legend from joining Barcelona.

    Yorke, 51, scored 65 goals in 152 games for United after a move from Aston Villa in 1998.

    Sharpe told the Undr the Cosh podcast: “Villa were there and I ended up spending the night with Yorkey.

    “He left the Villa lads and we ended up going somewhere. He was just pecking my head about United and Fergie.

    “He was talking about Fergie and what it’s like at United. It got to six in the morning and I’m like, ‘Yorkey, I’ve got to go, I’m done.’

    “He then said, ’thanks for the info, I didn’t tell you but I chatted to Fergie last week and I’m supposed to be meeting Barcelona at nine am.

    “‘I think I’ll give that a miss and sign for United’.

    “I’m like, ‘you’re telling me now at six am that you’re supposed to be meeting Barcelona at nine!”

  • By Jon Boon

    Williams fight

    Athletic Bilbao are prepared to fight Man Utd over the future of Nico Williams, according to reports.

    The winger's contract expires in the summer, with several sides monitoring his situation.

    One of those clubs are the Red Devils, who could agree a precontract deal with the wideman in January.

    But Bilbao are desperate to keep their man and are willing to pay him top dollar to keep him out of the clutches of Europe's elite.

  • By Jon Boon

    Wan-Bissaka's contract

    Man Utd are reportedly in conversation about extending Aaron Wan-Bissaka's contract.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the defender who was set to leave is now planning on staying.

    His current deal expires in the summer, but his reps are in talks over an extension.

    Wan-Bissaka got a run in the side, after Diogo Dalot suffered a long-term injury.

  • By Jon Boon

    Neville slams Glazers

    Gary Neville took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to slam the Glazer family after their defeat to Brighton.

    He posted: "Oh and yes the Glazers are responsible. It’s how it works. You own a business and everything good and bad sits with you! They inherited the best in all areas. They’ve overseen 10 years of mediocrity off the pitch and on the pitch.

    "They set the culture of greed, ill-discipline, indecision and uncertainty that runs right through the club. It would be best if they sold the club with some speed and efficiency and allowed at least the off the pitch items to be corrected properly that re-set the tone and culture.

    "Football is volatile so results on the pitch can be erratic and cyclical but if the off the pitch stuff including the owners direction and leadership are spot on it gives you a better chance to succeed on it."

  • By Jon Boon

    Unwanted record

    Man Utd have lost three of their opening five Premier League games for the first time in the competition's history.

    The Red Devils suffered a 3-1 defeat to Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday, leaving them 13th in the table.

    It was their fourth successive loss to the Seagulls, with Roberto De Zerbi's side scoring a total of ten goals compared to United's two.

    Former Red Devil Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for Brighton at Old Trafford during the first half, with Pascal Gross and summer signing Joao Pedro both adding to the goal tally in the second half.

    Hannibal Mejbri got one back for the Red Devils in the 73rd minute, but it was only a consolation.

  • By Jon Boon

    Garnacho's international future

    Argentina Under-20s boss Javier Mascherano has revealed his happiness that Alejandro Garnacho has pledged his future to the Argies.

    Garnacho was born in Spain, but opted to represent the South Americans.

    He told TyC Sport: "Garnacho's discovery is Garnacho's and his decision to want to play for Argentina. None of this would have happened if he didn't want to play, that is the reality, and he knows it.

    "We are grateful. We are happy that the players who are projected can play in the major league."

  • By Jon Boon

    The boss on Mejbri

    Erik ten Hag has had his say on Hannibal Mejbri's impact from the bench against Brighton.

    The youngster scored to try and spark a comeback for his side.

    After the game, ten Hag told MUTV: "He did what we brought him [on] for, having an impact and bringing energy.

    "He did it. I think there were more individuals, like Diogo Dalot, [who] played very well, and Marcus Rashford had moments. Rasmus Hojlund was a threat all the time. We had some good players on the pitch. 

    "We were unlucky, unfortunate. We didn't get what we were looking for and that was the result."

  • By Joshua Hall

    Agbonlahor hits out at Casemiro performance

    Gabby Agbonlahor has torn apart Casemiro's performance during Man United's 3-1 loss to Brighton yesterday.

    The ex-pro slammed the former Real Madrid star claiming that he "looked like he was 45-years-old".

    No matter who was pressing, they [Brighton] found it so easy to get through and create chances. This was like a training ground game, especially in the second half.

    Casemiro! Casemiro looked like he was 45 running around that midfield. He [Ten Hag] had to bring him off on the 65th minute for Hannibal, a young lad, because he was that bad.

    Gabby AgbonlahorTalkSPORT

  • By Joshua Hall

    "Not a crisis" says Neville

    Gary Neville has said that Manchester United are not in a crisis following their 3-1 home loss to Brighton yesterday.

    The Red Devils currently sit 13th in the Premier League with three losses and two wins so far this term.

    But regardless Neville doesn't think his old team have reached crisis just yet.

    Speaking to Sky Sports he said: "There were some worrying signs in that game yesterday, but they have got a few injuries.

    "They are having a difficult moment on and off the pitch and Erik ten Hag has got to settle everything down quite quickly.

    "Because there is a loot of noise around Manchester United. I do agree with him [ten Hag] it's not a crisis.

    "The crisis is off the pitch with the ownership. It's not with the players and the team."

  • By Joshua Hall

    Greenwood makes Getafe debut

    Mason Greenwood has made his debut for Getafe after coming on as a substitute against Osasuna.

    The Man United loanee came on in the 77th minute to a mixed reception as he helped Getafe win 3-2.

    The Spanish outfit scored a late winner from a corner that was won by Greenwood.

    It is first time he has taken to the pitch in over 20 months.

    Credit: AP



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  • By Joshua Hall

    Ten Hag adamant new system worked

    Erik ten Hag is convinced that his new system worked against Brighton despite United losing 3-1.

    The Red Devils seemed to try out a new tactical approach for the game, but were comfortably beaten by the Seagulls.

    However despite the result, ten Hag thinks his team needs to stick with their new shape.

    He said: "The new system worked? Absolutely, the first 20 minutes were very good. We have to stick to the plan [despite the goal] because it worked well. We had quite a few chances.”

  • By Joshua Hall

    Bayern consider McTominay move

    Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing Scott McTominay from Manchester United.

    The Bavarians are looking for midfield reinforcements after they missed out on signing Joao Palhinha from Fulham this summer.

    And according to The Mirror, they may consider a move for McTominay if they fail to sign Palhinha again in January.

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  • By Joshua Hall

    Greenwood named on Getafe bench

    Mason Greenwood has been named on the Getafe bench for their clash with Osasuna.

    The Manchester United loanee joined Getafe this summer in a season-long loan deal.

    He could make his return to football off the bench after not playing since January 2022.


  • By Joshua Hall

    Schmeichel slams Martinez

    Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has slammed Lisandro Martinez for "trying to be a hero" during the Red Devils' 3-1 home loss to Brighton.

    The former keeper took aim at the Argentine centre-back claiming he should've done better to prevent Brighton's second goal.

    He said: "It is kind of what happens at Manchester United at the minute, it is very individual.

    "Players, for instance, Martinez here, are trying to be a hero and get in and block, people know this. If we look at him there, he puts himself in a position directly in line of the goalkeeper. 

    "He should be closing down rather of just stood up trying to block. If you want to block, don't turn your body, stand tall. Clearly things aren't right for Manchester United."

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  • By Joshua Hall

    United's next five

    After a shocking 3-1 home loss to Brighton, Man United will have to pick themselves up and go again with tough challenges around the corner.

    Erik ten Hag's side are struggling to get their season going and will be hoping they can bounce back quickly to steer their campaign back on track.

    • Bayern Munich (A) – Wed, Sep 20
    • Burnley (A) – Sat, Sep 23
    • Crystal Palace (H) – Tues, Sep 26
    • Crystal Palace (H) – Sat, Sep 30
    • Galatasaray (H) – Tues, Oct 3

    More cash for Henderson

    Dean Henderson's permanent move to Crystal Palace could line Man United's pockets more than initially expected.

    The deal, which initially cost £15m, could rise by another £5m if targets are met including £2.5m if Henderson is to make 100 appearances for the Eagles.

    And United have protected their investment with a 15 percent sell-on clause should Palace choose to shift the shot-stopper on.


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    Ten Hag ready to bounce back against Bayern

    Erik ten Hag has said his Man United team are ready to bounce back from their 3-1 loss to Brighton when they face Bayern Munich next week.

    The Red Devils start their Champions League campaign with a trip to Germany to face Bayern on Wednesday night.

    And despite their abysmal performance against the Seagulls, ten Hag is confident they can fight back against Bayern.

    He said: "We have to fight back, stick together in this moment. It will pass away.

    "It's not coming but we have to work for it and we have to believe in it and then we will turn it [around].

    "We have to analyse this game, see where we have to improve and then we go to the next opponents. It's a different competition, in Europe, we are looking forward but it is a great opportunity."

    Fans boo Hojlund decision

    Manchester United fans resorted to booing Erik ten Hag's decision to take off Rasmus Hojlund during the Red Devils 3-1 loss to Brighton.

    The £72m man was replaced by Anthony Martial in the 64th minute whilst United were trailing 2-0.

    And boos rang out around Old Trafford when Hojlund's number went up on the fourth officials board.

    But ten Hag doesn't seem phased by the pantomime atmosphere and instead thinks it's a positive reaction.

    Following the game he said: " I think it was positive, you see the fans in the first moment in Old Trafford, the reception for him was great.

    "I think he performed very well, it's good they give this signal, this message, it will give Rasmus belief.

    "But everyone knows he came in with a small issue, we built him over the last three or four weeks, he is not ready for a whole game and we have many games to play at short notice, so we have to build the fitness."

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