6am Man Utd news LIVE: Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus, Rashford hat-trick against RB Leipzig – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have made a statement of intent by hammering Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig 5-0.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Alex Telles missed the match because he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Follow ALL of the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

  • John Hutchinson

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United stormed to an extraordinary 5-0 win against RB Leipzig last night as their brilliant Champions League campaign continued in style.

    The Bundesliga leaders were taken apart with Marcus Rashford coming off the bench to net a stunning hat-trick.

    The 22-year-old has been making headlines off the pitch for all the right reasons for his free school meals for kids fight.

    But he hasn't forgotten how to make an impact on it, with his three goals coming a week after he struck a late winner against PSG.

    He also allowed Anthony Martial to take a penalty while he was on his hat-trick.

    Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek made his first Champions League start as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again switched the personnel and formation.

    Paul Pogba was back and he assisted Mason Greenwood with the first goal, with the talented teen also returning after an absence.

    Off the pitch, and Arsene Wenger blasted the controversial European Super League idea which United reportedly appear to be in favour of.

    The ex-Arsenal boss and current FIFA chief warned such an invention could 'destroy' the Premier League.

  • Kiro Evans

    WHAT A SHIFT

    Speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjær was asked about Marcus Rashford's incredible performance.

    The Manchester United boss said: “He came on, did well. You want that from the subs, but it's only possible when the others have laid the groundwork – what a shift they've put in as Leipzig do make you work.

    “We had to dig deep and work hard for each other; spaces open up when you're winning and we knew we could rest a few today, as the season is relentless.

    “This group is coming together; of course we've added some quality players, of course the more quality and spirit you have, the better the performance.”

  • Kiro Evans

    DRINKS ON ME

    It feels like a big night for Man United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the polar opposite to the outpouring of emotion after that 6-1.

    And you can always tell how good the night is based on the size of Gary Neville's beverage.

  • Kiro Evans

    FULLTIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 5-0 RB LEIPZIG

    Well, that was quite incredible from United

    All the reaction on a red-letter day for the Red Devils and Marcus Rashford right here on our blogs: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/13026358/man-utd-rb-leipzig-live-stream-free-tv-watch-champions-league-online/

  • Kiro Evans

    HATTRICK MAN

    Marcus Rashford has come off the bench in the 63rd and has a Champions League hattrick.

    This is absolutely extraordinary.

    Look at the scoreline: Manchester United 5-0 RB Leipzig

  • Kiro Evans

    4-0

    Anthony Martial scores from the penalty spot to make it 4-0. United are now destroying the current Bundesliga leaders.

    For a moment it looked like Marcus Rashford was going to get to take the penalty to complete a hattrick, but being the selfless Samaritan he is, he gave it to his teammate.

    Leipzig are no mugs, but United are making them look a bit muggy tonight.

    The 6-1 against Spurs seems like a lifetime ago.

  • Kiro Evans

    3-0!

    Excellent, brilliant Marcus Rashford again!

    Fred wins the ball, Rashford takes it round Dayot Upamecano and smashes it home.

    Game set and match. United have been peerless in this season's Champions League so far.

  • Kiro Evans

    2-0!

    United have wrapped it up! Super-sub Marcus Rashford has got it after Bruno Fernandes slipped him in.

    He was then left to run half the course of the pitch before slotting it home.

    The flag went up before Rashford even scored but he played to the whistle and has been vindicated by VAR.

    The weeks just keep getting better and better if your name is Marcus Rashford.

  • Kiro Evans

    HALFTIME: MAN UNITED 1-0 LEIPZIG

    United edging it at the break in a game that still feels like it's got far more to give.

    Mason Greenwood gave the home side the lead with a lovely finish but may have got away with one with VAR not chalking his goal off for offside despite decent evidence on the contrary.

    It's the youngster's first Champions League goal from his first shot in the competition.

    Leipzig have struggled going forward and have been bamboozled by Solskjaer's midfield diamond, which is working a treat.

    Second half can be followed HERE

  • Kiro Evans

    GOAL!

    Two of the men brought in by Solskjaer tonight have linked up and scored.

    Paul Pogba with a lovely pass into Mason Greenwood who slips it beyond the keeper.

    VAR was checking for offside – it would have been half an inch off, at best – but common sense prevails and the goal stands.

    United 1-0 up after 22 minutes.

  • Kiro Evans

    ELSEWHERE

    PSG were victorious in the early kick-off in Manchester United's group.

    They beat minnows Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0 away from home to bounce back after defeat against United last week.

    The Red Devils are minutes away from kick off now. Follow every single kick from Old Trafford on SunSport's liveblog: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/13026358/man-utd-rb-leipzig-live-stream-free-tv-watch-champions-league-online/

  • Kiro Evans

    ARMY OF A MILLION

    Before tonight's massive game against against RB Leipzig, the incredible support for Marcus Rashford grows and grows.

  • Kiro Evans

    POGBACK

    Paul Pogba returns in the United starting line-up for the first time since the Tottenham debacle tonight.

    Donny van de Beek also makes his first start outside of the Carabao Cup games at what looks like the tip of Manchester United's diamond.

    Mason Greenwood is back after a multi-game absence from the team, while PSG-matchwinner and poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford is surprisingly only on the bench.

    Another very interesting Solskjaer starting 11.

  • Kiro Evans

    READY TO GO

    It's United's first Champions League game at Old Trafford since April 2019 tonight, when they lost 0-1 to Barcelona.

    It looks like they're ready to go.

    Team news in less than 30 minutes.

  • Kiro Evans

    PREDICTED LINE-UP

    United's mouth-watering contest against RB Leipzig is coming up at 8pm tonight and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team is worth anyone's guess.

    Since the Newcastle game which saw him dump a number of high-profile players, some of last season's battle-hardened soldiers returned like Scott McTominay and Fred.

    We expect them to start again tonight – meaning no Paul Pogba or Donny van der Beek – and we're hopeful Edinson Cavani could be in for his first start too.

  • Kiro Evans

    TOP MARCS

    Gary Linekar has praised Marcus Rashford's charity heroics as the Man United forward continues his incredible campaign to eradicate child hunger in Britain.

    The Match of the Day presenter is just the latest high profile figure to talk highly of the 22-year-old, who is using his Twitter account to help coordinate and give a platform to diners and restaurants giving children free food during half-term.

    The former Tottenham striker told Melissa Reddy's podcast: ” I think it’s great, and I’m really proud of some of our young footballers for the way they’ve spoken out about certain causes.

    “Whether it’s been racism, where, you know, a lot of players have got together and helped things.

    “You’ve got what Marcus Rashford has done for example, in terms of feeding our poorest children. What a wonderful example he’s set.”

  • Jack Figg

    MIKE FRIGHT

    Mike Dean has been named the referee for Manchester United's crunch clash with Arsenal on Sunday.

    But the appointment did not go down well… with BOTH sets of supporters left 'upset' and 'equally worried'.

    He has reffed more matches (513, second is 415), shown more red cards (105, second is 67) and awarded more penalties (173, second is 96) than any other official in Premier League history.

    Arsenal fans were also quick to point out his and United's penalty records.

    One said: “Mike Dean ref for the Arsenal United game? Yeah, congrats on the two penalties and the win.”

    Another wrote: “Mike Dean has given Man United more penalties than any other team. Manchester United get penalties every other game.”

  • Jack Figg

    FANDEMONIUM

    Man Utd are plotting to bring back 23,500 fans to Old Trafford after two months of talks with the Government.

    Premier League supporters are yet to return to the stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Other top clubs in Europe including Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have hosted fans this season.

    And United hope to be the first English top-flight side to have supporters back.

    Old Trafford boasts a mammoth 76,000 capacity.

    And the Red Devils reckon they can safely fit 23,500 socially distanced fans in the mammoth arena.

  • Jack Figg

    CAN'T HAK IT

    Man Utd are eyeing up a free transfer for AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu, according to reports.

    The Italian giants have been locked in talks with the Turkish international, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

    They have so far failed to find an agreement, however, with the player understood to be 'frustrated' by Milan's £54,000-a-week offer.

    And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Man United are willing to offer the playmaker a five-year contract to come to Old Trafford.

    The proposal would also represent a nice pay boost for the ex-Bayer Leverkusen ace.

    Gazzetta also claim, however, that Calhanoglu would prefer to stay in Italy.

  • Jack Figg

    BAK TO IT

    The January transfer window is only two months away and Schalke’s Ozan Kabak is reportedly a target for Manchester United.

    Inter and AC Milan are also said to be tracking the 20-year-old.

    CalcioMercato report on the former Galatasaray ace being rated at around £30million, with Liverpool also linked previously.

  • Jack Figg

    OWN GAL

    Ethan Galbraith has signed a new long-term contract with Man Utd.

    Galbraith has come through their academy system and was one of eight graduates to make their first-team debut last season.

    The deal will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2023, with the option to extend for a further year.

  • Jack Figg

    HE’S FER REAL

    Old Trafford legend Rio Ferdinand was excited by striker Edinson Cavani’s debut for Manchester United.

    The Uruguayan forward came off the bench and went close to a winner against Chelsea, in a cameo that the ex-defender believed to be promising.

    Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ferdinand proclaimed: “The introduction of Cavani has only got to be a plus point.

    “Just seeing the two chances, the sniffer-poacher goals opportunities that he sniffed out, bodes well for the future.”

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    Feliz por el debut. A seguir trabajando, lo mejor está por venir 💪💪💪💪 Happy for the debut. Let's keep working hard, the best is still to come 💪💪💪💪 🔴 #MUFC @manchesterunited

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  • Jack Figg

    PAUL-ING HIS LEG

    Jesse Lingard showed off his hilarious Paul Pogba impersonation.

    The England midfielder walks around and gestures like team-mate Pogba.

    Frenchman Pogba then asks, 'Is that me? Yeah.' Before letting out a laugh.

  • Jack Figg

    RACING AWAY

    Sergio Romero has been offered a return to former side Racing Club.

    The Argentine was furious to be left out of Manchester United's 25-man Premier League and Champions League squads this season, after being denied a Deadline Day loan move to Everton.

    Romero, 33, is desperate to leave Old Trafford, after being overlooked in favour of David de Gea, Dean Henderson and Lee Grant.

    The MEN claim that the 96-cap stopper has held showdown talks with United chiefs.

    And SunSport revealed that Romero wants his United contract terminated a year early, so that he can find a new club.

  • Jack Figg

    OLE'S DILEMMA

    Man Utd host RB Leipzig in their second Champions League game of the season on Wednesday night.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a real selection dilemma on his hands for the game.

    In last week's tournament opener, the Man Utd boss – fearful of Paris Saint-Germain's front-three – sent out a back-five.

    Axel Tuanzebe thrived on the right-side of the central trio, keeping superstar Kylian Mbappe uncharacteristically quiet.

    Despite his stunning performance, he was left out of the team for the 0-0 draw with Chelsea at the weekend, with Solskjaer reverting to his preferred 4-2-3-1.

    Despite Leipzig posing a tough test, Solskjaer will be more confident – and, playing at home, too – is more likely to send out an attacking team.

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