12pm Man Utd news LIVE: Woodward ‘ready to SACK Solskjaer’, Rashford stars for England, Sancho in January – The Sun

ED WOODWARD is ready to SACK boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if poor start continues, according to reports.

On the transfer front, the Red Devils are also targeting a January swoop for Jadon Sancho after failing to lure him from BVB in the summer, while Marcus Rashford has celebrated his MBE with a goal in England vs Belgium.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford below…

  • Jake Lambourne

    OUT OF LUK

    Former Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku has launched a scathing attack on England – claiming Belgium should have been 4-0 UP at half time.

    The Three Lions came from behind to win Sunday's Nations League tie 2-1 at Wembley after former Manchester United striker Lukaku's penalty.

    Lukaku, 27, fumed: “We had lots of chances in the first half, and should have scored more goals. We could have been 3-0 or even 4-0 up by the break. We knew England would only be a danger from set pieces.

    “And we knew that as we'd been awarded a penalty, the ref would gift one to England the moment he got the opportunity to do so. We ought to have been smarter. In the second half we should have pressed England higher up the park, as we have players with pace.

    “But we sat back too much, and we were too far from England's goal when we won the ball back. It was a totally s*** defeat. I tried to link up with my teammates.

    “We put together some decent attacks but didn't manage to score, and in the second half our passes didn't come off. I hope we will be at full strength when we next play England in November. In that case it will be a completely different game.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAKING HIS MARC

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    A new addition to the family 👧 #MUFC #MarcosRojo

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  • Jake Lambourne

    DAVID BETRAYER

    David De Gea has reportedly fallen out with his former agent Jorge Mendes.

    The Athletic claim the pair's relationship first started to break down over the Spaniard's botched move to Real Madrid in 2015.

    De Gea almost moved to Real five years ago before the deal collapsed as the paperwork was not lodged in time due to a fax problem.

    The keeper hails from the Spanish capital and started his career at rivals Atletico Madrid before moving to Old Trafford in 2011.

    And De Gea is said to have been left 'exasperated' with Cristiano Ronaldo's super-agent by his own failed switch to the Bernabeu.

    Mendes was still tasked with sorting the 29-year-old's £375,000-a-week United extension in September 2019.

    But the pair’s relations have reportedly been severely damaged by a dispute during the final stage of the 18-month negotiations.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MARC OF A GOOD MAN

    The odds of Marcus Rashford winning Sports Personality of the Year have been slashed after his MBE award.

    The Manchester United striker was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours last week for his free school meals campaign.

    As well as enjoying a solid year on the pitch, Rashford, 22, has been exemplary off it.

    Having teamed up with charities to deliver meals to disadvantaged kids during the coronavirus lockdown, he forced Government ministers to extend its scheme through the summer.

    In accepting the MBE, Rashford said he was “incredibly honoured and humbled” but insisted his fight was not over.

    The impressive campaign has led to the forward moving into contention for the 2020 Sports Personality of the Year gong.

  • Jake Lambourne

    YOU'RE THE RON

    Kylian Mbappe paid tribute to his “idol” Cristiano Ronaldo after going head to head with the Manchester United legend.

    A drab 0-0 draw in the Nations League on Sunday night featured a touching moment between the pair.

    Mbappe and Ronaldo shared a conversation on the halfway line, smiling and joking with each other before the Juventus ace shot his counterpart a thumbs-up.

    Fans watching the game loved the camaraderie between the two world-class forwards.

    And many hope to see Mbappe, 21, become a leading light of his generation much in the same way Ronaldo, 35, has led his.

    After the game, the Paris Saint-Germain attacker tweeted pictures of himself with Ronaldo on the pitch.

    He captioned the shot: “Idol.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    CAV SOME OF THAT

  • Jake Lambourne

    POWER SERG

    Man Utd have reportedly slapped an £8million asking price on Sergio Romero – despite the goalkeeper having just a year left on his contract.

    According to The Athletic, the Red Devils rejected a £2m loan offer from Everton on Deadline Day, which would have seen the Toffees pay his £100,000-a-week wages.

    And they state they are holding out for £8m, despite Romero failing to be named in their Champions League squad, with Lee Grant taking United's third-choice spot.

    This is said to have infuriated Romero who was not aware he would be omitted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and is annoyed he has not been allowed to leave.

    It has been claimed that Romero could still make a move to the MLS with their transfer window not ending until October 29.

  • Jake Lambourne

    RED ALERT

    Paul Merson believes Manchester United are “going nowhere” after making the last-minute addition of Edinson Cavani.

    Merson wrote in the Star: “Edinson Cavani is an underwhelming signing for Manchester United that shows they are going nowhere.

    “He’s been available on a free transfer since I don’t know when, and I don’t think they got beaten by Tottenham because they can’t put the ball in the net.

    “Having a man sent off in that game just gave them an excuse. They were already all over the shop defensively. It’s hard to play for a big club when you haven’t got any pace and their centre-backs have none.

    “I thought they were a shoe-in for the top four before the season started but until they get some legs in that back four I don’t see where they are going.

    “They have opened the door for teams like Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton to finish in the top four this season.

    “I don’t think they are a top four club at the moment. They can’t defend for toffee, and they let Chris Smalling go to Roma. He would probably get in the team right now.

    “Cavani feels like a Quick Fix. But he’s probably not even that if I’m being honest. I don’t see him being the difference.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    CAN'T ALL BE FRIENDS

    New Manchester United star Edinson Cavani has spilled the beans about his turbulent relationship with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Uruguay striker, 33, completed a stunning free transfer to Old Trafford on deadline day.

    Cavani told Sport: “We are very different.

    “We didn’t share many things and we think in different ways. That doesn’t stop you from getting alone.

    “In the group we didn’t all have to be friends or brothers. The important thing is to be friends on the pitch, protect each other, run for each other.

    “Everything they said [after the penalty argument] is not true. Ney is a good kid.”

  • Joe Miles

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Juventus are reportedly set to beat both Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of David Alaba.

    Football Italia claims Andrea Pirlo is eager to sign the versatile Austrian defender when his Bayern Munich contract expires next summer.

    Marcus Rashford became the fourth Man Utd player to score in four consecutive competitive appearances for England after Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.

    Rashford scored a first half penalty to cancel out former team-mate Romelu Lukaku’s opener- England would later go on to win the game thanks to a deflected Mason Mount effort.

    Manchester United's new signing Edison Cavani has expressed his love for fellow new signing Facundo Pellistri's style of play.

    Speaking on his fellow countryman, Cavani told manutd.com: “Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game.

    “He’s the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game, and the way he lives his football is a bit like, as we say in Uruguay, being on el campito, as we call it, a makeshift pitch where you have a kickabout for fun with your mates or whoever.”

  • William Pugh

    TO THE WALL – EXCLUSIVE

    Milwall chief Steve Kavanagh believes the impact on communities will be devastating if EFL clubs go to the wall.

    The Lions bigwig has called on the Government to act swiftly to save Covid-crippled clubs from going bust amid fury over Project Big Picture.

    Speaking to SunSport as part of the Save Our Clubs drive highlighting the work clubs do on and off the field, Kavanagh said: “We’re not just talking about our national sport, the community work done by clubs in this country is vital. It has been for years.

    “Boris Johnson cameto The Den to see it first hand when he was Mayor of London and was highly impressed.

    “And when you take into consideration lockdown and what clubs, including Millwall, did to support their local communities, society and the vulnerable who were scared and did not have food . . . the work that went on was incredible.”

  • William Pugh

    WHAT THE EF-HELL

    Football reacted in fury over a Manchester United and Liverpool-led plot to transform the Premier League.

    The backlash even saw the Government rap plans described as a “hostile takeover” by Prem chiefs.

    Under the proposals drawn up by United — run by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward — and the Reds’ US owners, the top flight would be reduced from 20 clubs to 18.

    That would result in four teams going down and two coming up in the season before reform.

    The Carabao Cup and Community Shield would both be scrapped, while EFL clubs are offered an instant £250million bailout payment and promised a quarter of Prem revenues “for 25 years”.

    But the Prem’s voting structure would be torn up to give Big Six clubs an effective veto on ANY major decision.

    And SunSport can also reveal that the rest of the Big Six — Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City — were offered the chance to break away and rejoin the EFL, taking the Premier League’s European spots with them.

  • William Pugh

    ED STRONG

    New Manchester United star Edinson Cavani has spilled the beans about his turbulent relationship with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.

    Cavani told Sport: “We are very different.

    “We didn’t share many things and we think in different ways. That doesn’t stop you from getting along.

    “In the group we didn’t all have to be friends or brothers.

    “The important thing is to be friends on the pitch, protect each other, run for each other.

    “Everything they said [after the penalty argument] is not true. Ney is a good kid.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    AL BE BACK

    Juventus are reportedly winning the race to sign Manchester United and City target David Alaba.

    Football Italia claims Andrea Pirlo is eager to sign the versatile Austrian defender when his Bayern Munich contract expires next summer.

    Man United are known to be fans and feel Alaba would be a great option at centre-back.

    Meanwhile, City believe he could replace left-back Benjamin Mendy after already strengthening their middle with Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake.

    But Juventus are understood to be in pole position for Alaba.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FORLAN'S MESSAGE

    Former United man Diego Forlan has issued a message to both Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri after the pair joined on transfer deadline day.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FUTURE INVESTMENT

  • Joshua Mbu

    FT: ENGLAND 2-1 BELGIUM

    England came from behind to win tonight's crucial Nations League clash against the No1 team in the world!

    Man Utd's Marcus Rashford converted from the spot to cancel out former team-mate Romelu Lukaku's earlier penalty.

    Mason Mount would cap off a good performance as he scored a deflected effort to hand England all three points.

    Good night for Chelsea and Man Utd fans!

    Follow all the latest post match reaction with the live blog.

    FT: ENGLAND 2-1 BELGIUM

  • Joshua Mbu

    ROM'S BACK

    Lukaku has caused problems all night for England, things didn't quite work out for the Belgian at United.

  • Joshua Mbu

    MAGIC MARCUS

    Marcus Rashford is the fourth Man Utd player to score in four consecutive competitive appearances for England after Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOAL!

    Marcus Rashford scores from the penalty spot to draw England level!

    Follow all the latest with the live blog.

    ENGLAND 1-1 BELGIUM LIVE BLOG

  • Joshua Mbu

    ENGLAND VS BELGIUM

    Manchester United have two players representing England in today's fixture against Belgium in the Nations League!

    United pair Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford have started the game which kicked off not too long ago.

    Dean Henderson is also on the bench ready to be called upon if need be.

    ENGLAND VS BELGIUM LIVE BLOG

  • Justin Lawrence

    URUGUAYAN CONNECTION

    Manchester United's new signing Edison Cavani has expressed his love for fellow new signing Facundo Pellistri's style of play.

    Both players were signed by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who brought them in before the transfer deadline.

    Speaking on his fellow countryman, Cavani told manutd.com: “Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game.

    “He’s the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game, and the way he lives his football is a bit like, as we say in Uruguay,being on el campito, as we call it, a makeshift pitch where you have a kickabout for fun with your mates or whoever.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    DRESSING ROOM DIVIDE

    The Manchester United dressing room is reportedly divided and has a strange dynamic.

    This has been a factor in the side's recent slump in form, according to talkSPORT.

    talkSPORT host Tony Cascarino believes it’s all down to ‘weird dynamics’ behind the scenes at Old Trafford.

    He said: “There’s something strange in the dynamics at that football club.

    “I never thought there might be an issue within the dressing room at Old Trafford, but as the light is coming out of the tunnel I’m starting to feel that maybe there is a bigger issue.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    UNITED CALL FOR LEAGUE OVERHAUL

    Manchester United are reportedly leading the charge to overhaul the Premier League in a shake-up that would dramatically alter the domestic game.

    United, along with Liverpool are have developed a set of proposals entitled ‘Project Big Picture’, according to the Daily Telegraph.

    In return for bailing out the Football League with a £250million rescue package, the two clubs want to change a host of rules.

    One of the key demands is that the league will be reduced to just 18 teams.

    Although these dramatic plans will change the make-up of the league, the rest of the big six clubs have also thrown their weight behind the proposals.

  • Justin Lawrence

    POCH UNITED

    Manchester United are reportedly interested in bringing in ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if results don't improve.

    United will also face a battle with rivals Manchester City who are also interested in Pochettino, according to Talk Sport.

    Pochettino has been out of work for nearly a year after being sacked by Spurs last November.

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