Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo targeted by PSG in huge Messi link up, Rashford 'should ask Cristiano for advice'

CRISTIANO RONALDO had conversations with his agent about his future at Manchester United, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Jorge Mendes has flown to the UK for talks with the 36-year-old over status at Old Trafford following reports of a fall-out between Ralf Rangnick and the senior player, which the club deny.

Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes has been forced to deny rumours of him joining Barcelona, with a withering takedown of a Portuguese TV station.

Paul Pogba is nearing a return to full fitness with United doctors giving him the green light to return to full training after picking up a thigh injury.

SunSport also revealed that United have offered Pogba a new deal before he walks out of the door for nothing.

The Frenchman would be become one of the best-paid players in the Premier League if he signed on the dotted line.

And United are into the fourth round of the FA Cup after Scott McTominay's early header saw them beat Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Bailly braced for Milan bid

    AC Milan are reportedly considering a swoop for Manchester United’s Eric Bailly as an alternative for Sven Botman.

    Calciomercato claims that the Rossoneri have Bailly on their transfer shortlist for this month.

    The Ivory Coast ace is growing more frustrated each week at Old Trafford due to his lack of playing time.

    And that misery is continuing under Ralf Rangnick with Bailly restricted to just four Premier League starts this term.

  • Alex Terrell

    United could still go for Ant

    Scholes added: "They could probably still get him. Tottenham fans probably won't like me for saying that.

    "Conte could do something special here, he has the pedigree to do it.

    "The club just feels like it's in a mess: player, staff and manager-wise.

    "It feels like a mess. It does feel poisonous. We should have one of the top five managers in the world.

    "Tuchel, Guardiola and Klopp are the top three but there is no chance of getting them. But then you look at Conte.

    "Some of these players have had a lot of games now. Marcus Rashford, he's had a lot of games, are we ever going to see these lads reach their potential?"

  • Alex Terrell

    Scholes: Conte would sort it out

    Paul Scholes has told Manchester United to get Antonio Conte this summer — to sort out the 'poison' at Old Trafford.

    Red Devils midfield legend Scholes reckons his old club are in a mess under interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

    United rejected Conte, who won five titles in spells at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, because he was not a good fit and kept faith with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Italian, 52, took over at Spurs in November — just three weeks before Ole was axed — but is already frustrated with his squad.

    And Scholes said: "Some people say he was not suited to United but you have seen what he is doing at Tottenham with a squad that is nowhere near as good as United's.

    "He will probably challenge for the top four and United missed a trick."

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    Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Brazilian wonderkid Endrick – but they face competition from some big Premier League rivals.

    The 15-year-old prospect shot to prominence this week after he scored a brilliant goal for Palmeiras’ youth team.

    It has done nothing to put off his many admirers, including Manchester City and Liverpool.

    But Enrick is not allowed to sign a professional contract before he turns 16 in July and Palmeiras plan to include a huge release clause if he signs a deal with them.

    Meanwhile, Sevilla look set to abandon their loan move for Anthony Martial due to Manchester United's demands, it has been reported.

    The France forward is eager to leave United this month after falling down the pecking order under caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick.

    Martial was understood to be keen on Sevilla but the La Liga club are said to unhappy with the proposal they pay half of his £250,000-per-week salary and a loan fee up front.

    And reports say Spurs have leapfrogged London rivals West Ham in the race to sign Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard.

    Apparently the Lilywhites are already in talks with the midfielder’s representatives.

    Lingard spent the second half of last season on loan at the Hammers and they were keen to have him back.

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    Berbatov gives advice to Rashford

    Dimitar Berbatov says Marcus Rashford should talk to Alan Shearer or Cristiano Ronaldo for advice on how to be a success in the Premier League.

    Speaking exclusively to SunSport, Red Devils icon Berbatov gives an insight into his time at Old Trafford and how he overcame dry spells in front of goal.

    You can read the full article here.

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    Keane: Saka is top draw

    Roy Keane says Arsenal star Bukayo Saka could play for ‘any of the big teams in England and Europe’.

    The Manchester United legend, famed for his no-nonsense punditry, told ITV’s audience: “I think he’s a special talent. He’s got that ability to beat a man, make something happen.”

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    City also interested in Endrick

    Manchester City are also keeping an eye on Manchester United target Endrick.

    The 15-year-old Brazilian wonderkid shot to prominence this week after he scored a brilliant goal for Palmeiras’ youth team.

    But he is not allowed to sign a professional contract before he turns 16 in July and Palmeiras plan to include a huge release clause if he signs a deal with them.

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    Rangnick is 'not good enough'

    Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says Ralf Rangnick was not the right choice as their caretaker manager this season.

    The retired England midfielder told the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel: "They need one of the best managers in the world, one of the five best managers in the world, and they haven’t got that. I find that astonishing."

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    Scholes wants Conte at United

    Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says either Antonio Conte or Mauricio Pochettino would be ideal to succeed caretaker Ralf Rangnick as the club's manager.

    Asked who he wants in next, Scholes told the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel: "Conte at Tottenham or Pochettino. I think one of those is the manager we want."

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    Does Henderson have to leave?

    After Ralf Rangnick confirmed that Manchester United had to reject Dean Henderson's request to leave the club this month – is there anyway the England keeper can stay at the club in the long-term now?

    Southampton have been linked with a move for the 24-year-old, who presumably will want to give his international aspirations every chance by not playing understudy to David de Gea for much longer.

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    United want Brazilian starlet Endrick

    Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Brazilian 15-year-old Endrick.

    The teen shot to prominence this week after he scored a brilliant goal for Palmeiras' youth team.

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    Eight stars eyeing United exit

    There are eight players who have their eye on the Old Trafford exit door, according to the Manchester Evening News.

    Dean Henderson, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial all apparently want gone for one reason or another.

    It looks like most will be staying for now but the picture could change in the summer.

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    Sevilla cool interest in Martial

    Sevilla are set abandon their loan move for Anthony Martial due to Manchester United's demands, it has been reported.

    The France forward is eager to leave United this month after falling down the pecking order under caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick.

    Martial was understood to be keen on Sevilla but the La Liga club are said to unhappy with the proposal they pay half of his £250,000-per-week salary and a loan fee up front.

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    Spurs or Hammers for Lingard?

    Where will Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard end up?

    Reports say Spurs have leapfrogged London rivals West Ham in the race to sign the England forward.

    Apparently the Lilywhites are already in talks with the midfielder’s representatives.

    Lingard spent the second half of last season on loan at the Hammers and it was reported they were keen to have him back.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Saints want Henderson

    Southampton have emerged as the bookies' favourites to sign Dean Henderson on loan.

    BetVictor odds claims the St Mary's side have moved into pole position to land the Red Devils stopper at 3/1.

    And Newcastle have been given odds of 4/1 to take the player to Tyneside.

    Dutch club is reported to be the most likely destination for Henderson who is keen to get some first-team action this season.

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    Dembele given transfer deadline

    Barcelona have reportedly given Ousmane Dembele until the end of this week to decide on his future at the club.

    The winger, 24, is thought to be a target for Manchester United with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

    But reports in Spain claim the Catalan giants are keen to tie the player down to a new deal.

    Mundo Deportivo report Barca want Dembele to make a decision within the next six days.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Ferdinand slams Manchester United's 'biggest mistake'

    Rio Ferdinand reckons the Red Devils should take a tougher stance with players' agents.

    The retired Old Trafford hero reckons the club should do more to tackle the transfer speculation generated by players' representatives.

    On his Vibe with Five YouTube channel, Ferdinand, 43, said: "I think Man United’s biggest mistake in recent years is allowing certain players and people externally who are part of players’ circles and networks to disrespect the club publicly.

    "They haven’t slammed the door shut in their face and really put those people in the place they should be.

    "You can’t allow that because the minute you allow that once one (player) steps out of line, other players and people in their circles start thinking 'oh he got away with it, I’ll say my thing because there are no repercussions, my player isn’t going to come under any type of fire at the club'.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Lingard's 'Tottenham talks'

    Tottenham bosses are rumoured to have made contact with Jesse Lingard regarding a potential move.

    The Manchester United midfielder, 29, is yet to start a Prem match this season.

    And he has not played a single minute of top-flight action under Ralf Rangnick.

    Football.London reports the player is a target for Antonio Conte's Spurs.

    And the United man will be out of contract with the Red Devils at the end of this season.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Ronaldo in good spirits

    Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be in an upbeat mood despite a hip injury that saw him miss Manchester United's 1-0 defeat of Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

    This morning on social media the Red Devils superstar shared a picture of himself on a grass bank near a river or lake.

    The image was posted on his Instagram page with a caption that said: "Good morning."

    The post received more than 4.7million likes.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Derby in for Diallo

    Derby are thought to have joined the race to sign Man United's Amad Diallo on loan.

    The Championship side are reported to be rivalling Birmingham City for the winger's services, according to 90min.com

    Reports claim a deal for a Birmingham loan move for the starlet, 19, was expected to be concluded this week.

    However, an agreement is reportedly yet to be reached.

    Wayne Rooney's Rams are among several sides interested in the player.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Toons after Henderson

    Newcastle are reportedly keen on luring Dean Henderson out of Old Trafford.

    talkSPORT claims the Toons are considering a move for the goalkeeper who is thought to be desperate for a loan move.

    Henderson, 24, has made just two starts for United this term and missed the club's match against Villa due to illness.

    It is thought the England stopper be keen to get some first-team action to boost his World Cup selection chances.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Shearer slates United stars' body language

    Alan Shearer has backed Gary Neville's criticisms of Manchester United players' body language following their 1-0 defeat of Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

    And the Newcastle legend claims Marcus Rashford, 24, appeared to look flat during the Monday night match.

    Shearer, 51,said: "When you look at the body language of some of those players.

    "I don’t want to single out Marcus Rashford because he’s low on confidence.

    "But I just think everything looks a huge effort for him at this moment in time there’s no spark there, he looks very flat."

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Loan blow for Martial

    Sevilla could be set to end their efforts to sign Anthony Martial, according to reports.

    The France striker, 26, is thought to be desperate to seal a loan move after dropping Manchester United's pecking order.

    The player is yet to feature in a game for interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

    And the Metro reports attempts to seal a loan move have broken down due to Sevilla being reluctant to meet United's demands.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    Chelsea ahead in Rice race

    Manchester United are thought to be facing a battle to sign Declan Rice, according to reports.

    Chelsea and Liverpool are claimed to be ahead of the Red Devils in their bid to acquire the West Ham and England midfielder.

    However ex-Irons right-back Glen Johnson reckons United would be a good destination for the 22-year-old.

    Johnson, 37, told Bettingodds.com: "I don’t think Manchester United could get anyone better than Declan Rice.

    "If he was available, I think Chelsea or Liverpool would be in front of them anyway.

    "Those players only come around once."

  • Sandra Brobbey

    United 'suffered' against Villa

    Raphael Varane reckons Manchester United had to suffer to seal their narrow FA Cup third-round win against Aston Villa.

    A Scott McTominay eighth-minute goal was enough to seal a 1-0 victory against Steven Gerrard's side.

    Varane told BBC Sport: "It was a difficult match. We had to suffer a lot on the pitch but together and I liked the spirit of this match.

    "We had the opportunity to score more goals. When it was not possible to play higher up the pitch we were compact and did not let them play easily.

    "We had to be aggressive and as a result it is good. We are happy. We need more confidence, we need to be together and I think we are in a good way."

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