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MANCHESTER UNITED failed to make a January signing – but it didn't seem to matter as they put NINE past Southampton.

Meanwhile a potential new contract for Paul Pogba has been thrown into doubt by his brother Matias.

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  • Josh Graham

    JES WHAT YOU WANTED

    Manchester United wished club legend and treble-winning winger Jesper Blomqvist a happy 47th birthday.

  • Josh Graham

    FULL BACKING

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire praised the role of full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw in helping the Red Devils surge up the Premier League table.

    United are second behind neighbours Manchester City and bounced back from taking one point from the games against Sheffield United and Arsenal by demolishing Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday.

    Harry Maguire praised Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-BissakaCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    Maguire told United Review: "Obviously, Luke and Aaron have been excellent of late. They’ve really picked up their attacking game and started to fly forward and create chances which is really important for the team.

    "We know how big an influence full-backs in the modern day have on the attacking side of the game, as well as the defensive side.

    "First and foremost, they’re defenders for us and I’ve got to say they’ve been brilliant on that side of things. They don’t get beaten one on one which is really important, they’re stopping crosses and they’ve been defending the back-post really well.

    “As a back four, we’re working hard together. I have big demands on my full-backs, I am expecting them to fly forward but I also expect them to fly back as well.

    “Luke has been great and Aaron was great at Arsenal last weekend and it’s really important that they keep up this form to help the team.”

  • Josh Graham

    ON THE LEW-K OUT

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has identified England team-mate Dominic Calvert-Lewin as Everton's main threat ahead of their Prem clash.

    Maguire told United Review: "In the Premier League you play against different types of strikers week in, week out so you know every striker is going to bring something different, and everyone has strengths and everyone has weaknesses.

    "I know Dom from our time with England and he’s very physical and a handful, and we’ll need to be right on our game to keep him quiet.

    "If we manage to do that, it will be a big part for us in, hopefully, taking steps towards the victory.”

  • Josh Graham

    SHOPPING HAAL

    Manchester United target Erling Haaland is set to receive a stunning £100million offer from noisy neighbours Manchester City.

    The 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund star is the most sought-after striker in Europe following his explosion onto the scene over the past two years.

    However, the Norwegian will be available for just £68m in June 2022 due to a clause in his contract with the German giants.

    Premier League rivals Chelsea are also keen on Haaland who is the son of former City player Alf-Inge Haaland.

    But the Daily Mirror claims City are ‘prepared to blow his suitors out of the water’ with a £100m bid at the end of this season.

    And they are ready to offer the youngster a whopping £400,000-a-week to come to the Etihad.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING UTD FANS,

    Harry Maguire reckons lifting the Premier League for Manchester United will silence the haters.

    He said: “I enjoy it. I don’t mind it at all.

    “When I lift my first trophy at this club it will put a bigger smile on my face knowing there’s a lot of people not wanting us to do that.

    “We are the most talked about club in the world. A lot of people don’t want us to do well.

    "A lot of people want us to fail and that’s the world that we live in. I’m pretty used to it now.”

    Meanwhile, Micah Richards has claimed that Jesse Lingard became United’s “scapegoat’ before their revival.

    He told Match of the Day: “You’re happy for him because what he’s gone through at Man United, he became the scapegoat. He is a quality player, isn’t he?

    “His intent was there from the off. He was getting comfortable, growing into the game, wanting the ball because it was a big occasion for him.

    “You’ve been hiding behind the Man United covers, as some people would say, but we see here, he’s got more to his game.”

    And finally, United are set to reignite their interest in Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund lowered their asking price by £20million, according to reports.

    The Red Devils were desperate to land the 20-year-old England winger last summer but refused to meet the £108million price-tag.

    United launched an initial £65m bid with future incentives but Dortmund wanted more money upfront.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not lost his interest in Sancho and is expected to test Dortmund’s resolve yet again at the end of the season.

    According to Bild, Dortmund will let him leave if they receive an offer in the region of £88m.

  • Joe Brophy

    CROWN JEWELS

    Harry Maguire reckons lifting the Premier League for Manchester United will silence the haters.

    He said: “I enjoy it. I don’t mind it at all.

    “When I lift my first trophy at this club it will put a bigger smile on my face knowing there’s a lot of people not wanting us to do that.

    “We are the most talked about club in the world. A lot of people don’t want us to do well.

    "A lot of people want us to fail and that’s the world that we live in. I’m pretty used to it now.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Manchester United fans are clamouring for Amad Diallo to be given a chance to mix it with the first-team stars on the pitch

  • Joe Brophy

    STRIFE GARD MAKING WAVES

    Jesse Lingard became Manchester United's "scapegoat' before their revival, claims Micah Richards.

    He told Match of the Day: "You’re happy for him because what he’s gone through at Man United, he became the scapegoat. He is a quality player, isn’t he?

    "His intent was there from the off. He was getting comfortable, growing into the game, wanting the ball because it was a big occasion for him.

    "You’ve been hiding behind the Man United covers, as some people would say, but we see here, he’s got more to his game."

  • Joe Brophy

    OD ONE OUT

    Odion Ighalo has joined Saudi Arabian giants Al Shabab after leaving Manchester United.

    The Nigerian striker’s year-long Red Devils loan spell from Shanghai Shenhua ended last month.

    Ighalo, 31, returned to China but has now gone to the Middle East for his latest adventure.

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  • Joe Brophy

    SOLD TRAFFORD

    Nicky Butt has finally sold his £5.5million mansion – nearly two years after putting it on the market.

    And the buyer is in for a treat with a luxury pad complete with an indoor swimming pool and a cinema room.

    The former Manchester United midfielder, 46, listed the property for £7m in April 2019.

    Butt and ex-wife Shelley Barlow bought the house in the exclusive Hale area of Greater Manchester for £4.4m in 2007 while he was at Newcastle.

    But after he slashed £1.5m off the asking price last summer, estate agents Gascoigne Halman and Jackson-Stops revealed Butt has accepted an undisclosed offer.

  • Joe Brophy

    ICYMI

    Manchester United are set to reignite their interest in Jadon Sancho after Borussia Dortmund lowered their asking price by £20million, according to reports.

    The Red Devils were desperate to land the 20-year-old England winger last summer but refused to meet the £108million price-tag.

    United launched an initial £65m bid with future incentives but Dortmund wanted more money upfront.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not lost his interest in Sancho and is expected to test Dortmund’s resolve yet again at the end of the season.

    According to Bild, Dortmund will let him leave if they receive an offer in the region of £88m.

  • Joe Brophy

    MARTIAL FLOOR

    Anthony Martial will face no FA action over diving – even though Jan Bednarek’s controversial red card for fouling him has been overturned.

    Bednarek was sent off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity after ref Mike Dean bought Martial’s tumble to award a spot-kick which provided Manchester United the seventh in the 9-0 win over Southampton.

    But though Bednarek is now in the clear, the FA do not believe there is any evidence to suggest Martial dived – so will not be bringing any charges.

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  • Joe Brophy

    RON-BELIEVABLE LINE-UP

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best footballers on the planet.

    And they have played alongside plenty of other world class talent during their glittering careers.

    SunSport has collated a best XI of players the pair have played alongside for club and country including several Manchester United legends…

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  • Joe Brophy

    WAN AND ONLY

    Manchester United have been urged to sign a new right-back this summer.

    Former Red Devil star Fabio told the Manchester Evening News: “If you see how Luke Shaw is doing this season, I think it’s the best season he’s been having for so long at Man United.

    “Telles has made him improve, someone to say ‘if you’re not playing well, if you’re not concentrating, working hard, you’re going to lose your place’.

    “This definitely makes you play better, so for Wan-Bissaka if they bring in a good right-back, you’re going to help him to improve.

    “One hundred per cent, this is what makes players compete for their place, and to improve. If you play every game, you have no competition and you can start to get in a comfort zone, it’s not good for you.

    “I think he’s (Wan-Bissaka) already improved, to be honest.

    “I watch a lot of Man United, I follow them, and before he arrived I thought as an offensive full-back for United, he’s not going to do it.

    “Everyone knew he was a great defender, his positioning is good, but at the beginning I thought: ‘I don’t know’.

    “But now, really, he has improved a lot. He can still improve more, he is young, but now he’s a much better offensive player than when he arrived. So if he keeps improving, he will be a fantastic player, I really like him."

  • Joe Brophy

    PAT ON THE BACK

    Patrice Evra has revealed Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson tipped him and Ryan Giggs to become 'great managers' one day.

    He said: "You know, Sir Alex Ferguson said before he retired two players would be great managers – he said Ryan Giggs, and myself.

    "He said, 'Patrice, you've got everything. You know how to communicate with people, you know how to drive people.'

    "I am doing my coach badges. It doesn't mean I want to be a manager straight away, I just want to have them.

    "Some people think because they've been great players, they're going to become great managers, but it's false.

    "You need to be humble, you need to start from zero.

    "Patrice Evra as a football player, yeah, people put me [up] there.

    "But as a manager I am zero, so I'm learning step by step – we'll see the future."

  • Joe Brophy

    NO MAR OF THAT

    Neymar has hinted that the Premier League does not interest him – having been turned off by the game's physicality.

    He told the Mail: "I do not get to watch a lot of the Premier League.

    "But I have heard that there's a lot of physical contact involved in the game.

    "But the French league also has too much physical contact!"

  • Joe Brophy

    RON MOVE

    Angel Di Maria's comments on Lionel Messi sparked fury from Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman, who branded them ‘disrespectful’.

    He hit out at the former United winger in the wake of yesterday’s nervy 5-3 Copa del Rey quarter-final win at Granada.

    Koeman fumed: “It’s disrespectful. It’s wrong to say such a thing and only heats up the Champions League game even more.

    “It’s not fair. I don’t think it’s respectful towards Barcelona to talk about a player of ours.

    “They talk about Leo a lot. He’s a Barcelona player, and we have a tie to play against them.”

  • Joe Brophy

    ARGIE BARGY

    Former Manchester United star Angel Di Maria claims there is a ‘big chance’ Paris Saint-Germain will sign Lionel Messi this summer.

    He said: “There’s a big chance (of Messi coming). We have to be calm and let things develop.”

    Messi, 33, is out of contract this summer and expected to leave the Nou Camp on a free transfer.

  • Josh Graham

    SEASON STATS

    Here's all the key stats from the Red Devils' season so far.

  • Josh Graham

    ROJ-OH NO

    Manchester United outcast Marcos Rojo has become the butt of the jokes after an injury scare on his first day of training with new club Boca Juniors.

    The Argentine’s Old Trafford career was plagued by a string of injuries.

    Defender Marcos Rojo has returned to Argentina with Boca JuniorsCredit: EPA

    Defender Marcos Rojo has returned to Argentina with Boca Juniors
    And dad-of-three Rojo, 30, suffered a muscle problem less than 48 hours after signing for new club Boca.

    Local reports said he was thought to have suffered a calf strain.

    But club medics are due to report back later today on whether their new signing will need fresh tests.

    The left-back is now being called Marcos Roto – which translates to Broken Marcos in English – by online jokers.

  • Josh Graham

    NO FERGIE TIME

    Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he could no longer dish out his infamous "hairdryer" blasts in the modern-day game because snowflake footballers have been known to cry.

    The ex-Manchester United boss became renowned for his many close-up screaming and spitting outbursts – including infamously injuring David Beckham’s eye – as even the England captain, Wayne Rooney, and Cristiano Ronaldo were not immune.

    Sir Alex Ferguson was famous for spraying playersCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    But Fergie now bemoans the fact that current football managers are restricted from using his fearsome motivational weapon because society has changed and players have become too sensitive.

    Speaking to The Athletic, he said: "Jim Smith told me one of his players started crying when he got criticised.

    "I thought ‘What is the game like now? Where are we going?’

    "Obviously you have to be tactful nowadays about the criticism you give them."

  • Josh Graham

    EXPECTATION VS REALITY

    Here's how the Premier League table would look based on expected points.

    The xG Premier League table is based on a complicated mathematical formula, taking into consideration things such as quality of chances created by teams each game.

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  • Josh Graham

    HOT LINGZ

    Jesse Lingard has gone from doom to BOOM all in the space of just a few days – and he is getting plenty of backing.

    After being frozen out by Manchester United, Lingard reunited with old boss David Moyes at West Ham and had the dream debut by bagging a brace against Aston Villa.

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    And his former Red Devils team-mates were quick to congratulate Lingard.

    Lingard posted a picture of himself celebrating during the game on Instagram captioned: “Perfect Start 2 Goals 3 Points.”

    Rashford wrote 'Congrats bro’ while playmaker Fernandes responded with a shocked face accompanied with a fire emoji.

    Left back Luke Shaw said ‘Love that’ as captain Harry Maguire got in on the act by posting a number of emojis himself.

  • Josh Graham

    YOU BRU-TY

    Bruno Fernandes has seen his value almost double since he arrived at Manchester United in January 2020.

    The Portuguese midfielder has been a revelation at Old Trafford, scoring 29 goals and providing 20 assists in 54 appearances in all competitions.

    United paid Sporting Lisbon £47.5million for his services which now looks a snip.

    And according to Transfermarkt, Fernandes had a market value of around £43.2m when he left Portugal, which has now rocketed to £81m.

  • Josh Graham

    TOP MARCS

    Watch Edinson Cavani hand out some tips to Marcus Rashford during Manchester United's 9-0 demolition of Southampton on Tuesday.

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