Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Glazer pens open later to fans, Haaland £150m transfer war, Pogba contract latest

MAN UTD are preparing a £90m transfer bid for England captain Harry Kane, as the Glazer family look to placate angry fans.

Meanwhile Dortmund are now reportedly willing to sell Jadon Sancho for £85m – the fee United were willing to pay for the winger last summer.

On the pitch, United are through to the Europa League final after beating Roma 8-5 across two thrilling legs.

They face Villarreal in the final and it will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first final as the club's boss.

Get all the latest Man Utd news and transfer updates here…

  • Thomas Blow

    ANOTHER PERFECT DAY?

    United's last trip to Villa Park saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side pick up a 3-0 win.

    Goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba were enough to secure all three points.

    Here's a reminder of what happened…

  • Joshua Jones

    MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United will officially hand the Premier League title to their noisy neighbours City, if they lose to Aston Villa this afternoon.

    But win, lose or draw, club insiders fear that the Red Devils hierarchy are set for a summer of discontent from furious fans.

    Protesters have already stormed the club’s Carrington training ground and Old Trafford, leading to last weekend’s scheduled game with Liverpool being postponed.

    A club insider exclusively revealed to SunSport that significant figures at the club fear protests continuing this summer – which could cause a ‘huge headache’.

    In on-field matters, United are ready to offer Uruguayan star striker Edinson Cavani £250,000-a-week to stay at the club for another year.

    The popular forward has bagged 14 goals in 34 games this term, drawing praise for his smart movement and goal scoring instincts.

    But he has not yet committed to spending next season at Old Trafford, leading chiefs into determined action.

    In further contract news, United are willing to offer Bruno Fernandes a double-your-money deal to renew his stay at Old Trafford.

    The Portuguese has been a revelation since joining in January 2020, and has transformed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s fortunes.

    And after the Europa League final, he is set to be offered a new £200,000-a-week deal accordingly.

  • Etienne Fermie

    CAV SOME OF THAT

    Exclusive by Phil Thomas

    Man United will offer Edinson Cavani a £2.5million rise to try and tempt him into staying for another year.

    Cavani, 34, earns £200,000 a week but has yet to reveal if will leave this summer and return to South America.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held a couple of conversations with the Uruguay striker, yet the feeling was he would be off.

    But the Red Devils have not given up and plan to offer him an extra £50,000 a week for another year’s service.

    The club do have an option of a further 12 months on the one-season deal he signed last summer, but it can only be triggered if Cavani also gives his approval.

    You can read Phil Thomas' piece in full by clicking here.

  • Etienne Fermie

    SUMMER OF DISCONTENT

    Exclusive by Richard Moriarty

    Man United bosses fear militant fans could be planning a summer of discontent which will see them plotting to disrupt the club for months.

    Officials have already stepped up security at the club’s Carrington training ground in the wake of around 100 fans breaking into Old Trafford and storming the pitch ahead of the clash against Liverpool.

    A source said: “United’s success is often attributed to the fact they have fans all over the world who come out in droves to support them.

    “But what if some of those decide instead of going along to a friendly in America or the Far East, they are going to launch a similar protest.

    “It’s very hard to predict and it’s difficult to stop — and it is causing them a huge headache.

    “The green and gold protests against the Glazer ownership have been going on a long time.

    “The ESL plans have breathed new life into them and show no signs of slowing down.”

    You can read more of Richard Moriarty's Exclusive by clicking here.

  • Etienne Fermie

    FERGIE TIME

    Former Red Devils striker Dimitar Berbatov believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are finally 'looking like the old United' again.

    When comparing United with struggling Arsenal, the Bulgarian told Betfair: "People are talking about changing the Arsenal manager? Really? Mikel Arteta is a young manager and I hope he stays – I think that will be the case.

    "It’s a shame they didn’t reach the final as that would have given them a good end to the season. They are massively underperforming.

    "They need to strengthen their squad. Manchester United are looking like old United finally under Alex Ferguson, whilst Arsenal look no better than the last days under Arsene Wenger."

    Dimitar Berbatov played at Old Trafford under Sir AlexCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
  • Etienne Fermie

    DIM'S VIEW

    Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov has compared Edinson Cavani with Harry Kane.

    He told Betfair: "I don’t like comparing players, but Cavani reminds me slightly of Harry Kane; he just has all the qualities of a great striker.

    "Not just scoring goals, he makes great movement, he drops deep, he plays the ball forward, he creates goals. He is essentially multi-tasking in a way. He defends, he just has great qualities.

    "There were questions when they signed him but when you have someone like Cavani or Kane and the qualities they have, they will always fit in that system.

    "Young players need to take notice at how Cavani moves around the pitch. It is a very important component and Cavani has it. He points to players or yelling when players are selfish. They can look at Cavani who does not overcomplicate the game. The simple stuff is the most genius stuff.

    "If United sign Kane, you think Cavani will move on. I don’t want to pick forwards over each other. Next season, maybe United will go with someone younger, but Kane would cost a lot of money."

    Edinson Cavani has scored 14 goals this seasonCredit: EPA
  • Etienne Fermie

    VIL-IFIED

    Got a spare half-hour, Man United fans?

    You could do worse than giving this a watch, ahead of tomorrow's clash with Aston Villa.

  • Etienne Fermie

    SAN-SHOW

    Feast your eyes on this, Man United fans.

    It was quite the dramatic finish to today's clash with RB Leipzig for Borussia Dortmund's Red Devils target Jadon Sancho…

  • Etienne Fermie

    SAN-BLOW

    Long-term Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has refused to comment on his future at Borussia Dortmund.

    Speaking after scoring twice in his side's 3-2 win over RB Leipzig, the England winger told ESPN: "I don’t know about my future.

    "I am very happy here in Dortmund at the moment. I love the club, the fans and the team. They gave me my first professional start."

    Sancho was coy on his future after the gameCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    REPEAT PRESCRIPTION

    With Man United set to take on Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon, let's remind ourselves how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side did last time out at Villa Park.

  • Etienne Fermie

    WAYNE'S WORLD

    Here's what Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney said at half-time to inspire his Derby County side to a survival-clinching draw with Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

    Rooney told Sky Sports: "Today at half-time I spoke to them and told them to stay calm. There were 45 minutes left and we could still win the game.

    "I'm just really pleased for them because they put a lot of work in and also for the fans who weren't here. We will get better, I can assure them of that."

  • Etienne Fermie

    CHRIS & MAKE UP

    Christian Eriksen has revealed he is desperate to STAY at Inter Milan just six months after begging the club to sell him.

    Spurs, Manchester United, Wolves and Leicester were all rumoured to be in for the Danish star earlier this season.

    But now after finding his feet under the Italian and helping the club win their first Serie A crown in 11 years, Eriksen is desperate to help 'build something beautiful' at the San Siro.

    On his rocky start to life at Inter, Eriksen told Gazzetta dello Sport: "I was willing to learn new things when I arrived. I hadn’t understood I had to follow’s Conte system all the time.

    "Before, I was free to make decisions based on what I saw. It had a lot to do with intuition. Now, there is a general plan we have to follow… we must be ready, know where our team-mates are and where they can move. I had to learn all this and adapt to a different pace.

    "We spoke in January, and I’ve proved what I am able to do. I have no revenge to take, I just play football. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn’t. This is a sport that evolves quickly, almost every week. Six months ago I was living in a different situation, now we have a trophy and I can say I am really happy here at Inter.

    "It was hard to win this title, but we did it with four games remaining. It’s a good starting point, now we can begin a new cycle… it will be hard to win nine titles in a row, but we’ll try to build something beautiful. Conte is so important for each one of us, also for the way we play. We follow him and you see that on the pitch.

    "Everyone is so happy to have won with him.. but his stay is not up to me – it depends on the club and him."

    Christian Eriksen looks set to stay at Inter Milan having been desperate to quit six months ago
  • Etienne Fermie

    DWIGHT FIGHT

    Aston Villa are ready to launch a £15million bid for Burnley ace Dwight McNeil, according to reports.

    The talented winger has been admired by Manchester United and Arsenal in the past.

    But Dean Smith wants to take him to the West Midlands.

    According to Football Insider, McNeil is one of Villa's 'top targets' for the summer.

    And they think that £15m could be enough to convince Burnley to sell.

    The Clarets, however, agreed a contract extension with McNeil last October, currently tying him to Sean Dyche's side until June 2024.

    And Burnley are believed to have an option to trigger an extra year.

    Dwight McNeil has impressed for the ClaretsCredit: AP
  • Thomas Blow

    EXCLAMATION MARK

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may think Manchester United's fixture schedule is 'impossible'.

    But the demands of the Red Devils playing four games in eight days is not a patch on Mark Hughes' heroic efforts of playing two games on the same day!

    Remarkably, Hughes played in two different countries on November 11, 1987.

    The Welshman completed 90 minutes for his nation in a crucial Euro qualifier against Czechoslovakia in Prague and then came off the bench in Bayern Munich's German Cup second-round replay 3-2 extra-time win over Borussia Monchengladbach that night.

    Click here to read more.

  • Thomas Blow

    HUGE WIN FOR YOUNGSTERS

    United's U18s scored eight against Middlesbrough in an emphatic victory earlier today.

    Dillon Hoogewerf and Charlie McNeill both hit hat-tricks in the 8-1 win.

    Here's the best of the action…

  • Thomas Blow

    ROONEY'S DERBY SURVIVE

    Wayne Rooney's Derby County have survived relegation after a dramatic final day in the Championship.

    Derby's 3-3 draw against relegation rivals Sheffield Wednesday was enough to keep them up and ensure Rooney doesn't have a relegation on his CV.

  • Thomas Blow

    FINAL DAY CHAOS

    Salford City's final League Two match of the season against Leyton Orient has been delayed by one hour due to torrential rain.

    The match was scheduled to take place at 3pm on Saturday afternoon but instead has been pushed back to 4pm due to the weather.

    The club, who are owned by United legends Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and David Beckham, currently sit ninth in the table heading into the final day.

    In order to make the final play-off place they need to win their match on Saturday afternoon and hope both Forest Green Rovers and Exeter City drop points.

    As a result, the delay to the game could be a blessing in disguise for Salford as they will know in the second half of their match whether or not a victory will see them move into the play-offs at the latest possible stage.

    The current play-off places are held by Morecambe, Newport County, Tranmere Rovers and Forest Green.

  • Thomas Blow

    MAGIC TUCH

    Manchester United transfer target Ousmane Dembele has revealed that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is the best manager he has played under.

    The 23-year-old Frenchman was coached by Tuchel during his time as a teenager at Borussia Dortmund.

    And it is another player during his time at Dortmund – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – that he describes as his best teammate.

    Speaking to BeIN Sports, he said: "Things went super at Dortmund, a super squad, Aubameyang who welcomed me amazingly, even if it was quite tough with the German.

    "Aubameyang really welcomed me well, he is the person that I have liked the most in football.

    "And like I said Thomas Tuchel really convinced me, he is my favourite manager."

  • Thomas Blow

    YOUNG QUESTIONS LUKAKU SALE

    Ashley Young has criticised United's decision to sell Romelu Lukaku.

    Speaking to Sky Sports, the ex-United skipper said: "I said it at the time, I couldn’t understand the decision [to sell Lukaku].

    "Whether it was made quickly or not, Romelu has proved a lot of people wrong.

    "He’s worked unbelievably hard. There was talk that he was overweight and couldn’t do this or that.

    "He’s smashed records and made history in Italy, he’s been unbelievable for the club.

    "For me he was fantastic even in the Premier League, to go out there and face another challenge, I think it was the right choice for him.

    "He deserves all the plaudits he is getting."

  • Thomas Blow

    ICYMI – GLAZER OFFER

    Joel Glazer says he will meet with Man Utd’s Fan Forum at the end of the season following Sunday’s protests.

    Glazer wrote in an open letter: "I want to acknowledge the need for change, with deeper consultation with you as our main fan representative body across a range of important issues, including the competitions we play in. 

    "We also recognise the importance of fan and football interests being embedded in key decision-making processes at every level of the club, and we are open to constructive discussions on how to reinforce that principle.

    "We will reach out to members of the forum to schedule a meeting in which I shall participate as soon as possible after the final game of the season."

  • Thomas Blow

    WHAT IS THIS?

    Ex-United defender Alexander Buttner has reportedly got a mural of him, Sir Alex Ferguson and the Premier League trophy painted in his house.

    The left back, who has since played for Dynamo Moscow, Anderlecht, Vitesse and New England Revolution, made just FIVE Premier League appearances during the title-winning campaign.

    Despite his minor contribution, the 32-year-old is believed to have splashed the below image across one of his walls.

    Remarkable…

  • Thomas Blow

    BARC-ING MAD

    Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have vowed to go to war with Uefa over threats to throw them out of European competition for sticking to the Super League plans.

    The three clubs have been warned by the governing body they face a two-year ban from their competitions unless they finally give up their intention to play in the rebel tournament.

    But in a joint statement released this morning, the football superpowers doubled down on their refusal to give up on the project and made it clear they think the law is on their side.

    Real, Barca and Juve are all now prepared to fight it through the courts to challenge any Uefa ban as they desperately try to cling on to the ESL dream which will save them from the financial turmoil they have left themselves in.

    Click here to read the statement.

  • Thomas Blow

    FIRST TROPHY WITH UNITED?

    If Manchester United defeat Villarreal in the Europa League final on May 26, 17 first-team players will win their first major honour with the club.

    That list includes the likes of Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, captain Harry Maguire and, of course, Lee Grant.

    The 38-year-old goalkeeper, who has played twice for the club, is part of their Europa League squad.

  • Thomas Blow

    BEEK IN BUSINESS

    Jose Mourinho could be set to turn to his former club Manchester United in order to sign outcast Donny van de Beek, according to reports.

    The Red Devils midfielder, 24, has struggled throughout his first season at Old Trafford.

    According to Calcio Mercato, the Portuguese coach already has his eye on acquiring Van de Beek in the summer.

    The Dutchman has played just 16 times in the Premier League this season, scoring one and assisting another.

    But Mourinho, who was announced as Roma boss earlier this week, is looking to bolster his squad as the Italian side have suffered a dreadfully poor campaign.

    Outgoing manager Paulo Fonseca has overseen a disappointing season in Serie A which currently sees them sitting in seventh.

    Credit: PA
  • Thomas Blow

    ANOTHER GOOD OMEN?

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winning goal for United against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on May 26, 1999.

    On May 26, 2021, Solskjaer will lead the Red Devils out in a European final.

    Is a Europa League victory written in the stars?

    Credit: PA

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