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MANCHESTER UNITED are on the hunt for a centre-back and Harry Maguire has reportedly told the club he'd prefer an English speaking defensive partner.

And if the Red Devils hierarchy agree with their captain, the man who could be top of the list is Brighton's £50m star Ben White.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    AUDI MANAGE THAT

    Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman is set to be slapped with a £43,000 fine for driving the wrong car to training.

    The 24-year-old cheekily rocked up to Bayern's training base in his Mercedes AMG rather than the company car laid on by club sponsors Audi.

    Coman – who has been linked with Manchester United – was snapped being held at the gates by security and was forced to park his personal white SUV on the street.

    Bild reports that Bayern stars are obliged to arrive for business appointments, including training, in the Audi provided to them.

    Only cars made by shareholder Audi and the VW group are permitted and a fine of £43,000 is the punishment for those that violate the rule.

    Audi own 8.33 per cent in the club and their sponsorship is worth around £42.8million a year with their contract running until 2029.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SOLID AS A ROCK

    It's four Premier League clean sheets in a row for Manchester United.

    Dean Henderson is proving he is capable of being the club's No1 choice goalkeeper.

  • Jake Lambourne

    FOUR-GONE CONCLUSION

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could sell four Manchester United stars including Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard to raise funds for a transfer splurge, according to reports.

    It is thought the Red Devils boss will only be given an £80million warchest this summer.

    He was handed around £75m last season to bring in Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo – plus Edinson Cavani on a free.

    And according to the Metro, he hopes to raise a further £60m this time around through player sales.

    That could see Mata, Lingard, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot leave Old Trafford.

  • Jake Lambourne

    SEEING RED

    Man Utd star Harry Maguire was heard shouting expletives at Aaron Wan-Bissaka during last night's win over West Ham.

    The Red Devils right-back received both barrels from his captain following a misplaced pass.

    Maguire, 28, yelled: "F****** tidy up, stop giving the f****** ball away!"

    The centre-back's leadership appeared to pay dividends, as his side kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 triumph.

  • Jake Lambourne

    'VIOLENT ROBBERY'

    Angel Di Maria's family were the victims of a 'violent robbery' during Paris Saint-Germain's defeat to Nantes, according to reports.

    The former Man Utd flop was substituted in the 62nd minute and was escorted down the tunnel by boss Mauricio Pochettino.

    PSG's sporting director Leonardo was spotted by TV cameras making contact with Pochettino just moments before the substitution.

    The ex-Spurs boss then informed Di Maria of the concerning situation and he immediately left the stadium in tears.

    Initial information coming out of France claims members of family were present at his home during the robbery with reports they were held hostage.

    French outlet RMC report that the incident had turned "extremely violent". Marca later confirmed the family were unharmed but were held hostage.

    Di Maria is married to Jorgelina and the couple have two young children.

  • Jake Lambourne

    HIGH FIVE

    Paul Pogba could be one of five Manchester United stars to return for Thursday's crunch Europa League clash with AC Milan.

    The Frenchman, 27, hasn't featured since picking up a thigh injury in the 3-3 draw with Everton on February 6.

    United head to the San Siro on Thursday needing to score after Simon Kjær salvaged a last-gasp equaliser for the Italian giants at Old Trafford.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "Injury-wise I hope we have four or five players back for that game [against Milan].

    "Very likely Edinson [Cavani] and Anthony [Martial] are fit, Donny [Van de beek] as well.

    "Paul might make the trip and David[De Gea] is back from isolation, that's more numbers, today we had two goalkeepers on the bench so we need them back."

  • Jake Lambourne

    REAL TALK

    Cristiano Ronaldo is the ‘future of Juventus’ as club CEO Fabio Paratici poured cold water on a transfer exit.

    Following Juve's Champions League exit, speculation mounted on Ronaldo's future in Turin, with Real Madrid and Manchester United linked.

    Paratici told Sky Sport Italia: "It makes me laugh. I never imagined Ronaldo could be put into question.

    "I grew up in a small town and I heard people discussing Michel Platini, Gigi Rivera, Roberto Baggio, top players inside bars.

    "Ronaldo won five Ballons d'Or, I don't know how many Champions League titles. He won so many trophies and has scored so many goals at Juventus.

    It's a privilege to have him here, we are happy to have him here. He surely represents the future of Juventus.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    DEC-ISION TIME

    Manchester United have been urged to prioritise the signings of Declan Rice and Wesley Fofana this summer by Owen Hargreaves.

    England ace Rice particularly is on the radar of the likes of Chelsea, with Hammers boss David Moyes rating him at over £100million.

    But Hargreaves reckons he’s worth it, telling Premier League productions: “I think Rice’s upside is off the charts.

    “He has the potential to be anything and a lot better… I think he plays within himself at West Ham. People don’t realise how big he is… he’s 6ft 3in, so he looks like a centre back but he’s actually really good technically.

    “I’m not a big fan of players who just play in there and pass it around, you have to stop players too.

    “Declan Rice doesn’t have to dictate the game for Man Utd, he can pass to the players who can make the difference and be good defensively.”

  • Jack Figg

    MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Harry Maguire turned in a captain’s performance as Manchester United continued to be the best of the rest with a grim 1-0 win over West Ham at Old Trafford last night.

    If the title is Manchester City’s, United want that runners-up spot to show continued improvement under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after last season’s third placed finish.

    Nobody is more determined than Maguire who has been at the heart of a defence that has kept four consecutive league clean sheets for the first time under Solskjaer.

    Given that the last two of those have come against champions elect City and in form West Ham tells you all you need to know about the improvement at the back.

    They needed an own goal off the head of Craig Dawson in the 53rd minute to win this, but they more than warranted the three points against the woeful Hammers.

    United moved back to second and West Ham stayed fifth.

    Speaking after the game, Scott McTominay said: “said: “Really important to win the third tough game of the week.

    “West Ham set up really well, they made it hard for us first-half.

    “The message at half-time was to keep it the same, keep playing the best tempo you can possibly play at, and keep moving the ball from side to side.

    “A lot of the boys were frustrated, but it’s not moaning, shaking your head, when you play against teams who sit in, and do it well… you have to play to the tempo that you normally play at and be positive in everything you do.

    “It’s difficult to look at the top four because we had a time when we were looking at the league… but Man City have had a terrific run of games, and we’re just doing our best to try and keep on them.”

  • William Pugh

    SCORE ARMS – EXCLUSIVE

    Premier League aces are to be enlisted to encourage Brits under 30 to get the Covid jab.

    Clubs have been asked to use the “star power” at their disposal to help roll out the vaccine.

    Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has written to the top football clubs seeking help after last month asking them to encourage more ethnic minority Brits to get the jab.

    A Whitehall source confirmed: “The Premier League are involved.”

  • William Pugh

    OLE'S NOT GUNNAR SULK

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United team should have won by more against West Ham.

  • William Pugh

    MOODY MOYES

    David Moyes was not happy after his side's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United and was particularly annoyed Martin Atkinson did not let his team take a corner right at the death.

  • William Pugh

    McTOMINAY's THOUGHTS

    Scott McTominay got a vital touch on the ball to steer into onto Craig Dawson's head and into the back of the net as Man Utd beat West Ham 1-0 at Old Trafford.

    Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "Really important to win the third tough game of the week.

    "West Ham set up really well, they made it hard for us first-half.

    "The message at half-time was to keep it the same, keep playing the best tempo you can possibly play at, and keep moving the ball from side to side.

    “A lot of the boys were frustrated, but it’s not moaning, shaking your head, when you play against teams who sit in, and do it well… you have to play to the tempo that you normally play at and be positive in everything you do.

    “It’s difficult to look at top four because we had a time when we were looking at the league… but Man City have had a terrific run of games, and we’re just doing our best to try and keep on them.”

  • William Pugh

    MAN UTD MATCH REPORT

    Harry Maguire turned in a captain’s performance as Manchester United continued to be the best of the rest.

    If the title is Manchester City’s, United want that runners-up spot to show continued improvement under Ole Solskjaer after last season’s third placed finish.

    Nobody is more determined than Maguire who has been at the heart of a defence that has kept four consecutive league clean sheets for the first time under Solskjaer.

    Given that the last two of those have come against champions elect City and inform West Ham tells you all you need to know about the improvement at the back.

    They needed an own goal off the head of Craig Dawson in the 53rd minute to win this, but they more than warranted the three points.

    FULL MATCH REPORT AVAILABLE HERE

  • William Pugh

    BRUNO FERNANDES – 8

    Was once again United’s saving grace, and the only player seemingly capable of producing some magic in an otherwise drab game. Delivered the corner that led to the winner.

    DANIEL JAMES – 6

    The Welshman is getting his chances this season under Ole, but whether it is enough to force himself into contention for a starting spot remains unsure.

    MASON GREENWOOD – 7

    Energetic and was denied by a wonderful save from Lukasz Fabianski in the first half, and then the post in the second. Yet one Premier League goal so far this season is not good enough for a player of his talent.

  • William Pugh

    LUKE SHAW – 6

    Continues to produce performances at left back that will keep England boss Gareth Southgate occupied.

    FRED – 6

    Despite the protection beside him, the Brazilian was not as effective on the ball in attacking areas as the game drifted by him.

    SCOTT MCTOMINAY – 7

    Kept United ticking in the middle and played his part in attempting to header the corner delivery that was eventually put into his own net by Craig Dawson.

    MARCUS RASHFORD – 5

    Missed several sitters in a game that he should have taken by the scruff of the neck. Instead, his confidence appears to be dropping with every chance wasted.

  • William Pugh

    MAN UTD RATINGS

    Here's how SunSport's Jordan Davies rated Man Utd's performances during their 1-0 win against West Ham tonight.

    DEAN HENDERSON – 6

    Had very little to do as West Ham limited their attacking intent in an attempt to nullify United.

    AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6

    Another clean sheet as Wan-Bissaka’s defensive side of his game gains momentum, but was rarely tested.

    VICTOR LINDELOF – 6

    Stood firm and looks to be putting his injury worries behind him with some consistent performances in the back-end of the season.

    HARRY MAGUIRE – 7

    Looked like he was going to be subbed after a nasty head collision with Michail Antonio, but battled on and was a threat at set pieces.

  • William Pugh

    FULL-TIME!

    Man Utd 1 – 0 West Ham

    Dawson's own-goal is all that separates the sides on a grim night at Old Trafford.

    West Ham offered almost nothing going forward until they'd conceded but United just sat back and absorbed their attacks as they chased an equaliser.

    Very little quality on display from either side.

    United go back into second and West Ham stay fifth.

  • William Pugh

    GOOOOOALLLLL – DAWSON OG

    53. Bruno Fernandes swings a corner in from the left.

    A thick knot of players go up for it and replays show it hit Dawson's head and nestled in the bottom left corner.

    Scott McTominay claimed it but that'll go down as an own-goal.

  • William Pugh

    HALF-TIME

    Man Utd 0 – 0 West Ham

    Well that was a half to forget.

  • William Pugh

    ONE OF AKIND

    Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has boasted he has never seen a striker who can rival Erling Haaland’s quality.

    The Norwegian wonderkid, 20, is enjoying a terrific campaign with a whopping 31 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions this season.

    Zorc told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag: “I have never seen someone like him. We can search Europe-wide.

    “If he ever left us somewhere, there would only be a handful of clubs, but we’ll try to keep him as long as possible for sporting reasons.

    “We don’t want to play in the Europa League on Thursdays. We want to give our calling card in the Champions League.”

    Credit: EPA
  • William Pugh

    ALL HAIL THE MOYESIAH

    Ex-Man Utd manager David Moyes called on his side to be flexible at Old Trafford before the game.

    West Ham welcomed Ben Johnson and Mark Noble into the starting XI and the Scot wants his new look side to adapt to United's attack.

  • William Pugh

    'BARE BONES'

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he is down to the bare bones of his squad.

    Mason Greenwood and Dan James are starting and the Norwegian explained why.

  • William Pugh

    T-MINUS FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF!

    Manchester United and West Ham kick-off at Old Trafford at 7:15pm.

    And you can follow our LIVE match blog for kick-by-kick action HERE.

  • William Pugh

    REDS ARE IN THE BUILDING!

    Man Utd's players have arrived at Old Trafford ahead of their game against West Ham.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his side can bounce back from the disappointing Europa League draw against AC Milan.

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