Man Utd asked to pay £103m for Llorente, Juventus want Paul Pogba in SWAP deal, Red Devils women win – transfer LATEST

MANCHESTER UNITED women have won at Old Trafford for the first time after beating West Ham 2-0.

Meanwhile Juventus are reportedly keen on a swap deal for Paul Pogba to return to Turin.

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  • Dylan Terry

    TWO YEARS ON

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    MAGUIRE PRAISES RASHFORD

    Harry Maguire has praised Marcus Rashford for accepting his England call-up despite being injured prior to the international break.

    The Man Utd man will play no part in the World Cup qualifiers and Maguire has now given a bit of insight into the thinking behind Rashford accepting the call-up from Southgate.

    He said: "It’s a bit strange with everything that’s going on, with the pandemic.

    "That shows a lot from Marcus, it was a little reminder of the way we work, the principles we’ve got.

    "It’s really important to show the group is together and Marcus has come even though he probably knew in his mind he wasn’t going to be fit, it shows the spirit between the players."

    Credit: Getty
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    SEVEN CLUBS FOR KANE

    Check out our piece on Harry Kane and the seven clubs he could move to this summer.

    We look at the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid or even an outside shout of Chelsea? Really?!

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    MAN UTD UPCOMING FIXTURES

    • April 4: Brighton (H), Premier League
    • April 8: Granada (A), Europa League
    • April 11: Tottenham (A), Premier League
    • April 15: Granada (H), Europa League
    • April 18: Burnley (H), Premier League — date TBC

    GILLESPIE ON MAN UTD

    Former Man Utd player Kevin Gillespie has spoken about why he feels the club should go after Erling Haaland.

    He told Football Fancast: "City are so far ahead at the minute, get Haaland, he’s the hottest property probably in world football at the minute, his stats are incredible.

    “He’s a natural finisher, he’s young as well, and he’s going to come into that Man City team and score a lot of goals because of the players he’d have around him, so I think it’s important that United compete with Man City should he become available.

    “I think he will become available with whatever clause he has in his contract but I suppose money talks and whatever’s offered, Dortmund might cash in.

    “Certainly, they need to be showing that they are interested in a player like him, and obviously there’s been talk about Haaland before with Man United, that he is one that is on their radar.”

    CALLING ON KANE

    Man Utd fans' ears would have pricked up following Harry Kane's quotes today.

    Can we imagine the England talisman at Old Trafford? Would be very bizarre seeing him in that shirt.

    YOR THE ONE

    Dwight Yorke has revealed he was Sir Alex Ferguson's first-choice striker when he arrived at Manchester United in 1998.

    The Premier League winner played up front with Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time at Old Trafford.

    The 49-year-old recalled a private conversation with Ferguson in an interview with TalkSPORT.

    Yorke revealed: "He said 'We want you here at the football club, we’ve watched you a few times, we know how good you are, you just need a platform to excel'.

    "I knew that I was coming up against some excellent players, like Teddy, Ole and Coley.

    "I wondered where I was going to be playing in this team. So he said, 'I want you as my No 9'.

    "I said, 'What about all the rest of them?' And he said, 'You are my number one'. That was enough. That was all I needed to hear from him."

    BIG DECISION

    Here's a question then United fans. Mbappe, Haaland or Kane?

    Don't think it's a stretch to say you'd have any of them. But who would be your preferred option?

    OPENING THE DOOR?

    Harry Kane may well have just opened the door to a possible transfer this summer.

    Here is what the Spurs striker – who has been linked to Man Utd – said about the speculation over his future.

    He told Sky Sports: “I think that’s a hard question to answer right now (whether the speculation will impact his performances for England).

    “It’s important that all my focus is on the two England games coming up now and the rest of the season with Spurs and then the Euros. To be thinking about speculation or rumours would be damaging in terms of my own performance.

    “I always like to be focused on one goal and one job and that’s to finish strong with Spurs, win these qualifiers with England and hopefully go on and have a great Euros. Look, I try to stay out of that speculation as much as possible.

    “I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there.”

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      ERL OF MADRID

      Man Utd target Erling Haaland is being lined up as an option for Real Madrid, according to The Mirror.

      The Spanish giants are looking to sell a number of players this summer in order to bring in either Haaland or Kylian Mbappe.

      Man Utd have been linked with Haaland for a very long time, but could be set to miss out as a number of European superpowers look to secure his signature.

      Credit: Getty
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      SARR INSTEAD OF SANCHO

      So Manchester United fans, what do you make of the fact that Watford’s Ismaila Sarr could replace Jadon Sancho as the club’s target this summer.

      A major step down? Or a financially shrewd move?

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      GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

      Jesse Lingard has admitted he watched old videos of him in action to help rediscover his form and end his Old Trafford woes.

      Manchester United have reportedly been told to match Marco Llorente's £103million release clause if they want to sign the Atletico Madrid midfielder.

      Edinson Cavani has been urged to quit United by the Uruguay assistant coach and play where he is comfortable.

      Anthony Joshua paid a visit to see Manchester United legend David Beckham at Inter Miami.

      United's kit has reportedly been leaked online sparking mixed opinions from fans.

      Man United Women celebrated hosting their first match at Old Trafford by defeating West Ham 2-0.

      Former Valencia goalkeeper Santiago Canizares has hit out at Gary Neville for 'treating the opportunity to coach them as a joke'.

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      JESSE WATCH IT

      Jesse Lingard admits he dug out recordings of his old games to help him through his Old Trafford nightmare.

      The midfielder acknowledges he went through a tough time before securing a January loan switch from Manchester United to West Ham.

      Jesse Lingard is back in form for club and countryCredit: Getty

      Lingard said: "There was a time in lockdown when I just looked back at some old England games, and games that I played well in for United, just to get the fire in my belly again.

      "Since coming here I've had targets written down on a board and until I hit them, I won’t be fulfilled."

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      YOR THE ONE

      Dwight Yorke has revealed he was Sir Alex Ferguson's first-choice striker when he arrived at Manchester United in 1998.

      The Premier League winner played up front with Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time at the club.

      Dwight Yorke was Sir Alex Ferguson's first choice striker at Old Trafford

      Recalling a conversation with Ferguson, Yorke told talkSPORT: "He said, 'We want you here at the football club, we’ve watched you a few times, we know how good you are, you just need a platform to excel'.

      "I knew that I was coming up against some excellent players, like Teddy, Ole and Coley.

      "I wondered where I was going to be playing in this team. So he said, 'I want you as my No. 9'.

      "I said, 'What about all the rest of them?' And he said, 'You are my number one'. That was enough."

      Where does Yorke rank in your memories of United's strikers under Ferguson?

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      POPE BLESSING

      Dean Henderson will not play England's two World Cup qualifiers this week.

      England boss Gareth Southgate has confirmed Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope will start against Albania and Poland.

      Dean Henderson will start on the benchCredit: Getty

      Pope started against San Marino but hardly touched the ball against the minnows.

      And Southgate has chosen to keep Pope in the side for his side's next two matches.

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      ALL GRAVEY

      Ajax talent Ryan Gravenberch is a 'better version of Paul Pogba', according to the teenager's former coach.

      The 18-year-old joined Ajax's academy in 2010 and became the club's youngest Eredivisie player aged 16 years and 130 days.

      Rising star Ryan GravenberchCredit: Rex

      Brian Tevreden, who promoted him to Ajax U15s at the age of 12, told Goal: "Physically, I see Frank [Rijkaard] in him from back in the day because he’s tall and very strong.

      "But technically, I would say he’s a better version of Pogba in his best days at Juventus, in terms of his technique and his presence on the pitch.

      "He’s very dominant like Pogba was, and that’s what I see in Ryan."

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      FAB DEAL

      Manchester United are in a group of European giants chasing Spain's 'next superstar'.

      The Red Devils are interested in Valencia winger Fabio Blanco.

      Valencia talent Fabio BlancoCredit: Valencia CF

      Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly lining up a move for the 17-year-old after a series of impressive displays in Spain.

      United are keeping tabs on him and Chelsea have also shown an interest in the highly-rated teenager.

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      HISTORIC WIN

      Manchester United Women marked their first match at Old Trafford with a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

      Lauren James opened the scoring before Christen Press thumped in their second goal.

      Manchester United women won their first game at Old TraffordCredit: Getty
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      LLOR KIDDING

      Manchester United's interest in Marcos Llorente is well documented but his signing will not come cheaply.

      Atletico Madrid have reportedly told United they will have to match his £103million release clause if they want to land the midfielder.

      Marcos Llorente has a £103m release clauseCredit: Rex

      The Red Devils have reportedly made a £68.5m offer for Llorente but it sounds as if the two clubs remain far apart in terms of their valuation.

      Will United be put offer by the Spanish club's hefty demands?

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      REMINDER

      A reminder of one of the big stories of the last couple of days.

      Manchester United have reportedly made a £68.5million enquiry for Atletico Madrid winger Marcos Llorente.

      What do we make of that?

      Llorente is a highly-rated talent in SpainCredit: AFP
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      KIT CONTROVERSY

      Manchester United's home kit for next season has reportedly been leaked online.

      The plain adidas design has no pattern but opinion was split among fans – particularly over the version which included their new sponsor TeamViewer.

      The leaked Man Utd kit caused a lot of talk on social media

       

      Opinion was split among the way the TeamViewer sponsorship looks

      Images claiming to depict the Red Devil’s home kit next season were uploaded by footyheadlines.

      And it seems like adidas have copied Nike’s style from this season by placing the club logo and their own badge in the centre of the shirt.

      England’s home kit and Tottenham’s yellow installment this season are both styled in the same fashion.

      The Three Lions’ strip in particular is already being hailed as a modern cult classic.

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      QUESTION TIME

      Quesiton for Man Utd fans – who would you rather sign between Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe?

      Haaland looks far more likely, but if you could have either, which one would you go for?

      Mbappe and Haaland are two of the hottest prospects in world footballCredit: Getty
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      JOSH AND BECKS

      Anthony Joshua paid a visit to Manchester United legend and former England captain David Beckham as he continued to enjoy himself in Miami.

      Goldenballs appeared to be giving the boxing star a tour around his new pride and joy – his Inter Miami football team.

      Beckham, 45, posed for a snap with Joshua on the pitch of the Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale and wasted no time in sharing it on Instagram.

      He captioned it with: “So happy to have the champ in town… WELCOME TO MIAMI.”

      Joshua and Beckham posed for a photo in MiamiCredit: Instagram @davidbeckham
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      RECAP

      Quick re-cap of today's big stories relating to Man Utd:

      • Man Utd make approach for Atletico Madrid winger Marcos Llorente for £68.5million
      • Barcelona join race for Borussia Dortmund striker and Man Utd target Erling Haaland
      • Midfielder Jesse Lingard could be set to return to Man Utd at the end of the season despite successful loan spell with West Ham

      KEANE ON JUDE

      Manchester United legend Roy Keane has labelled Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham 'the complete midfielder' after his performance for England against San Marino on Thursday.

      The former Red Devil said: "Bellingham looks like a complete midfielder.

      "He's still a kid playing regularly in Germany. 

      "He'll be disappointed with missing the chance, but at 17 he has nice composure, happy to break forward, very good night's work.

      "He will be disappointed with the chance, he tries to complicate it when he should just side-foot it."

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