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MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to make more additions, after bringing in Donny van de Beek – including Thiago Alcantara.

But two players they won't be signing are Kai Havertz and Timo Werner after the pair joined Chelsea.

Man Utd had been in talks with Werner, but they were not prepared to pay the transfer fee Bayer Leverkusen wanted for Havertz.

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  • DROP THE MIC

    Patrice Evra reminded United fans that he's still got all of the skills.

    If this was a battle of the comedians, Evra, 39, enjoyed his cheeky nutmeg on Lee Mack, whose job description reads 'comedian.'

  • UNITED FIXTURES

    Here are the Red Devils' opening Premier League fixtures.

    Remember, they get a week longer off than everyone else (apart from Manchester City) after getting to the latter stages of the Europa League.

  • MORNING, MAN UTD FANS

    United were reportedly in the running for Chelsea's new attackers Kai Havertz and Timo Werner – but the one man Ole Gunnar Solskjaer HAS signed is rated perfect for the Premier League.

    Holland legendWesley Sneijder says Real Madrid target Donny van Beek was right to choose Old Trafford.

    Sneijdersaid of the ex-Ajax midfielder: “Now is the right time.

    “Manchester United is a fantastic club and I think he is a better fit there too.

    “English football suits him better than Spanish football.”

    But Chelsea's exciting capture of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Kai Havertz was said to have been helped by United switching full attention to Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.

    Old Trafford chiefs were also put off by Havertz's £90million price tag, although in the end Chelsesa paid £70m plus add-ons .

    And it has also been claimed Solskjaer held talks with Havertz's Germany team-mate Werner in Berlin.

    Bild say United, Liverpool and Manchester City were also keen on the RB Leipzig goal-poacher before he chose Stamford Bridge early this summer.

    United have also been linked with Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, who helped dump them out of the Europa League last month while on loan with Sevilla.

  • MAGUIRE BACK IN PUBLIC

    Harry Maguire made his first appearance in public since his court battle in Greece – as he was snapped with two United legends at Soccer Aid.

    The England XI's co-manager Wayne Rooney and Bryan Robson, one of Old Trafford's greatest ever captains, posed alongside the current United skipper for the charity game with a Rest of the World team.

  • MAG-NIFYING GLASS

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, his brother Laurence and sister Daisy were in the stands at Old Trafford.

    They were up in the posh seats as Soccer Aid went on down below.

    The family have made the headlines for their encounters with Greek police in recent weeks and are awaiting a retrial, while Harry was dropped from Gareth Southgate's latest England squad.

  • WERNER SPOKE TO UTD

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held talks with Timo Werner – before the striker joined Chelsea.

    Werner, 24, was subject to interest from a host of Premier League clubs – including champions Liverpool – who wanted to meet his £47.5million release clause.

    According to Bild, United boss Solskjaer travelled to Berlin to try and convince the forward to join Old Trafford.

    City manager Pep Guardiola is also said to have contacted Werner personally in an attempt to prize him over to the blue half of Manchester.

    Ultimately Werner signed for Chelsea in June after Liverpool opted against making a move for the German.

    The player admitted Chelsea boss Frank Lampard played a major role in his choice to pen a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

  • WAYNE SPOT OF PAIN

    Wayne Rooney's England suffered penalty shootout woe for the second Soccer Aid in a row, as World XI won the 2020 title at Old Trafford.

    Comedian Lee Mack and YouTuber Chunkz missed from the spot in the Unicef charity match after a 1-1 draw on Sunday night.

  • IT'S DE DE EASIEST GAME SO FAR

    United keeper David de Gea watched from one end of the pitch as Spain blitzed the other one for a 4-0 defeat of Ukraine in the Nations League tonight.

    Barcelona striker Ansu Fati became Spain's youngest ever scorer at 17 years and 311 days with a fine 20-yard curler.

    He had already won a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted on the way to a double for the Real Madrid defender.

    Manchester City new boy Ferran Torres volleyed Spain's late fourth goal, with 19-year-old club-mate Eric Garcia a second-half debutant.

  • RIGHT VAN MAN

    Donny van Beek has joined Manchester United at the perfect time for him – and is better suited to the Premier League than Laliga.

    That's the verdict of Holland legend Wesley Sneijder after the Ajax midfielder snubbed Real Madrid to sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford.

    Ex-Inter and Ajax star Sneijder told Voetbal: “Now is the right time.

    “Manchester United is a fantastic club and I think he is a better fit there too. 

    “English football suits him better than Spanish football.”

  • YOU CAN HAV HIM

    Chelsea had a clear run at Bayer Leverkusen sensation Kai Havertz because Manchester United switched their full attacking attentions in the transfer

    The Red Devils were only interested in the Blues' £70million newcomer as an alternative to Sancho, not an additional signing, according to MEN Sport.

    And the club were put off by Leverkusen’s hefty £90million price tag.

    The Blues ultimately snared Havertz, 21, on a five-year deal for £20m less plus add-ons.

    The deal was Frank Lampard’s SEVENTH summer signing.

  • UTD OLD BOYS RUSH TO AID

    Andy Cole and Wes Brown have been taking on fellow ex-United stars Patrice Evra, Mikel Silvestre for England – co-managed by Wayne Rooney – against a Rest of the World XI.

    The Soccer Aid charity clash at Old Trafford has been a lively affair so far.

  • UTD HOLD CHAMPS CHELSEA

    LEAH GALTON fired a warning to the WSL top dogs with Manchester United's late leveller – after Sam Kerr’s strike for champions Chelsea.

    The Red Devils winger coolly tapped in Jackie Groenen’s low cross on 79 minutes.

    Boss Casey Stoney roared: “It was really pleasing to see my players remove their fear and stand up to Chelsea.

    “I knew it would take every ounce we had as they are a quality side.

    “Some of my players won’t have played against world-class players before and we needed that first 45-minutes to get rid of any anxiety and fear.

    “I’m not a person that likes being locked in, being out there and watching the players and being on the touchline is where I belong. I can’t heap enough credit on my players.”

  • SAFE IN LOW GEA

    United keeper David De Gea enjoyed a quiet first half as Spain cruised 3-0 up against Ukraine in the Nations League in Madrid tonight.

  • HERE COMES WAZZA

    Look at that strut, walking around like he still owns the place.

    Not a single United fan would begrudge him that!

    Wayne Rooney steps back on to the turf at the Theatre of Dreams.

    KEEP UP TO DATE ON ALL THINGS SOCCER AID IN OUR LIVE BLOG

  • 'SUCH A SPECIAL EVENT'

    Kirsty Gallagher and Dermot O'Leary are in situ ahead of Soccer Aid.

    The former Sky Sports News presenter said: “So happy we’re finally here! Such a special event for such an amazing cause.

    “Raising money to give children all over the world the best start in life and this year every donation will be tripled meaning £10 becomes £30 thanks to the UK government and @gavialliance”

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    So happy we’re finally here! Such a special event for such an amazing cause. Raising money to give children all over the world the best start in life and this year every donation will be tripled meaning £10 becomes £30 thanks to the UK government and @gavialliance ⚽️💙 . To donate please go to https://donate.socceraid.org.uk (Iink in my bio)

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  • 'COUPLE REAL ONES'

    Jesse Lingard has been enjoying his post-season holiday in Greece with pal Marcus Rashford.

    The pair posed for a photo before they head back to the UK for United's pre-season training.

    He posted this snap with the caption: “Couple Real Ones.”

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    Couple Real Ones ❤️ #Dargy’s

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  • THANKS FOR THE FOLLOW

    Mason Greenwood has sent United fans wild after 'following' Sergio Reguilon on Instagram.

    The Red Devils forward made his debut for England last night in the 1-0 win over Iceland.

    Greenwood has obviously been impressed by Reguilon, 23, after playing against him in the Europa League semi-finals.

    United have reportedly been offered Reguilon by Real Madrid and are set to make a decision in the next few days.

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    Senior debut, a massive achievement for me and my family the journey continues ❤️ @england

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  • WE HAV A PROBLEM

    Manchester United refused to match the asking price for Kai Havertz and focused on Jadon Sancho instead.

    The Red Devils were interested in Chelsea’s new signing but viewed Havertz as an alternative to Sancho not an additional signing, according to MEN Sport.

    And the club were put off by Bayer Leverkusen’s hefty £90million price tag.

    The Blues ultimately snared Havertz, 21, on a five-year deal for a cut-price £70m, plus add-ons.

    The deal was Frank Lampard’s SEVENTH summer signing.

  • NOT MUCH TO-PAY

    Barcelona have reportedly offered Lyon £17.8million for Memphis Depay.

    The Dutch winger, 26, will be out of contract at the end of the season.

    So a deal at such a price would be a coup, even for big-spending Barca, to capture the former Manchester United man.

  • ROO'S THAT GUY?

    Wayne Rooney is back at Old Trafford!

    He's co-manager of the England team as they take on the Rest of the World in Soccer Aid.

    CLICK HERE FOR SUNSPORT'S LIVE BLOG OF SOCCER AID

  • CARABAO CUP DRAW

    United will face Reading or Luton Town away in the Carabao Cup in the week commencing Monday, September 21.

    That will be just a few days after their Premier League opener against Crystal Palace.

  • SUAREZ CLASH

    United fans are delighted about being linked to Sergio Reguilon, after an argument with Luis Suarez was unearthed.

    The pair squabbled during El Clasico in March 2019, when Reguilon was still in the Real Madrid first-team.

    He spent last season on loan at Sevilla, but appeared to have antagonised former Liverpool star Suarez after an on-pitch clash.

    Reguilon allegedly called Suarez “a clown” among other insults.

    It appears the 23-year-old is a bit of a scrapper.

  • OFF THE MARC

    Marcus Rashford's latest battle to ensure parents can feed their children has sparked a war of words with a Conservative MP.

    The United striker replied to Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton in Yorkshire.

    Hollinrake said: “Where they can, it's a parent's job to feed their children.”

    His comments prompted these responses from the Old Trafford forward.

  • UNITED FIXTURES

    Here are the Red Devils' early games in the Premier League, with the Burnley clash postponed because of their Europa League exploits.

    Don't forget to take note of the matches against the 'Big Six'.

  • CHEAP WHITE WIJN

    Holland team-mate Steven Bergiwjn texted Donny van de Beek to see if he would play for Tottenham, but the Ajax midfielder had already made his mind up.

    The opportunity to play for Manchester United was too good to turn down.

    Van de Beek said: “Steven Bergwijn texted me to see whether I would play for Spurs. But I chose United.

    “I felt ready for the next step. This was the time to go.”

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