Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Pogba 'determined to join Real Madrid', Scholes gets lap dance, Cristiano Ronaldo latest

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER bought himself more time as Man Utd boss as his side beat Tottenham 3-0 on Saturday evening.

But that win has not quite convinced Paul Pogba to stay at the club.

According to reports in Spain, the Frenchman remains determined to join Real Madrid in the summer.

Meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the announcement that he and Georgina Rodriguez were expected twins with a brilliant volley at Spurs.

Follow all the latest Man Utd news, transfer and gossip from Old Trafford below…

  • Simon Mail

    IS OLE SAFE?

    Manchester United's much-needed win at Tottenham appears to have given under fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some breathing space.

    Solskjaer was odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager to depart after their humiliating 5-0 drubbing against Liverpool.

    But he was kept in charge for the trip to Spurs and the 3-0 win has seen his odds eased to 2/1 with Betvictor.

    And Nuno Espirito Santo is now the 6/4 favourite to be the next boss to leave after Tottenham's lame home defeat.

    Credit: AP
  • Simon Mail

    BIRTHDAY BOY

    Marcus Rashford can celebrate his birthday in style today after Manchester United's convincing win at Tottenham.

    The England forward would have feared the worst after last week's hammering to Liverpool.

    But Rashford netted the third goal in United's win over Spurs and turned 24 today.

  • Simon Mail

    HELPING HAND

    Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek is getting help from his team-mates to help him end his Old Trafford nightmare.

    The 24-year-old changed agents last week and was reportedly persuaded to do so by his Old Trafford colleagues.

    Van De Beek has reportedly had discussions with players in the dressing room after former representative Guido Albers failed to seal a transfer for him.

    The Dutchman was close to joining Everton last summer.

    He has now employed the services of agent Ali Durson whose clients include Van de Beek's team-mate Victor Lindelof and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

  • Simon Mail

    CRIS TAKE

    Cristiano Ronaldo brushed off the critics in his post-match interview after starring in Manchester United's crucial win at Tottenham.

    Ronaldo produced a stunning finish to set United on their way to a 3-0 win at Spurs to ease the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Ronaldo told Sky Sports: "I believe that something happened for a reason and we have to be happy this afternoon. It’s normal [criticism], the club is so big.

    "The criticism is so big, it is always there. It doesn't bother me, I know that one day we are perfect and another day we are c**p.

    "Sometimes life is like that and we have to pass through the bad moments.”

  • Kealan Hughes

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manchester United bounced back from their Liverpool humiliation in perfect fashion with a 3-0 win at Tottenham yesterday.

    Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with an outrageous volley before setting up Edinson Cavani to make it 2-0.

    Marcus Rashford wrapped up the points on the counter attack after coming off the bench and left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a job for at least a few more days.

    Ronaldo admitted after the game the pressure got to the players in the build up but he was pleased with their reaction.

    The Portuguese said: "It was tough. We didn't expect the last result in the Premier League."But I hope this time, we turned a page.

    "Everyone knows his role in the team. It's not only the coach that many people point out, it's the players as well.

    "But I believe that some things happen for a reason and we have to be happy for this amazing afternoon.

    "We win 3-0 in an away stadium against a difficult team and we are so pleased about that and happy."

    And Solskjaer heaped praise on elder statesman Ronaldo and Cavani after saying he didn’t feel the game was last chance saloon for him,

    The Norwegian said: “Both of them have been really really good.

    "Tuesday morning's training session by Edinson Cavani is the best I've seen by an individual since I came here.

    “"He led the line as a good example for everyone, how to go about changing the mood, changing the performance.

    “The two were told early on they would play up front as a two and they have been like two peas in a pod. It worked today, two excellent goals.

    "They're fit lads and the experience showed through today. Both of them have led the line well this week, all week from training on Tuesday morning to tonight.

    "The performance was really good from the start, it was really good from Tuesday morning when we worked on something we thought would work and it did.

    "Every man to a tee did their job, we kept a clean sheet and kept the ball away from David. He didn't have a save to make. It's great going over to your fans to celebrate with them because they deserve this as well.

    "When you win a game of football you're so happy, you work all week. We've come in Tuesday morning, we've worked really hard on the tactics, the mentality to get ready for this difficult game.

    "We put a shift in, of course, but it's been pleasing to work with the players. When we had a meeting about what we would do, everyone [had their] head down, work hard, do their best.

    "You almost have to be in a dressing room to know the difference between winning and losing straight after the game."

  • William Pugh

    UNITED FRONT

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay following the 3-0 win against Tottenham.

    The Red Devils outclassed Spurs in North London as they got back to winning ways after four Premier League games without a victory.

    Solskjaer told Sky Sports: "I was told that's the oldest team I've picked for Man Utd and it was time for it.

    I've been here more or less three years now as a manager and Tuesday's training performance from Edinson Cavani is probably the best performance anybody has put in here.

    "The old men led from the front. They [Cavani and Ronaldo] played well together and have loads of respect for each other.

    "We have loads of talented players to learn from those two and they have to learn as quick as they can. The work rate they put in and the quality was second to none. They play for the club, no matter what.

    "This isn't about me, it's about us improving together and if someone doesn't give what they have for Man Utd they won't play, it's as simple as that."

  • William Pugh

    CRIS-IS PLAN

    Cristiano Ronaldo looked like a "little boy" against Liverpool and the change of formation at Spurs suited him, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.

    Manchester United moved from a 4-3-2-1 to a 5-3-2 for their crunch game against Tottenham, running out 3-0 winners in a convincing victory.

    The Old Trafford legend said: "There's no doubt this is not Ole's plan. Leaving Sancho, Rashford and Greenwood on the bench is not the plan.

    "That wasn't the plan in the recruitment, that wasn't the plan for Ole how he was thinking he was going to play. He's played 4-2-3-1 last 37 matches. This is not his plan to go to 5-3-2.

    "But the change of system, it did look like it suited Cristiano Ronaldo. It took the pressure off him from a defensive point of view.

    "Seeing him upfront against Liverpool last week, or against Leicester on his own, he looked like a little boy.

    "But today it suited him perfectly to play in those moments. Today was a good day for him, not just for the goal, but because it looked like he played in a team that he was part of.

  • William Pugh

    NOT THE WAN

    Roy Keane slammed Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka – insisting he's not good enough for the Red Devils… or his old side of Crystal Palace.

    Wan-Bissaka joined United from the Eagles in June 2019 for a whopping fee of £50million, although he's yet to fully showcase the form that promoted the club to break the bank for his services.

    During an appearance on Sky Sports, the Irishman said: "Wan-Bissaka, I don’t even think Palace would take him back!

    "He’s not good enough for Manchester United. No feel for the ball, decision making.

    "But what Manchester United have always had over the years is players with character, with personalities – I don’t see it with this group."

  • William Pugh

    Souness was equally as unimpressed labelling Spurs a “mid table team” in his assessment.

    Souness slammed: “Not a shot on target. They [the fans] will go home a frustrating group wondering where this team will go this year.

    “It seems pretty obvious. Mid table at best.”

  • William Pugh

    SPUR ME

    Sky Sports pundits Roy Keane and Graeme Souness slammed ‘mid table at best’ Tottenham, after a woeful home defeat to Manchester United.

    Spurs were soundly beaten 3-0 by the Red Devils, in a game in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as boss was on the line.

    Keane blasted: “Spurs are boring. They’re boring to watch.

    “You’re watching the game, and they are the home team, and you are thinking it’s as if the stadium is empty.

    “Come on, where’s that bit of energy? Maybe towards Harry Kane there was a bit of booing, by the end, because his performance wasn’t up to scratch.

    “But Tottenham, you’re looking for a bit of urgency. I couldn’t believe how bad they were.”

  • William Pugh

    TOP MID-FEELER – EXCLUSIVE

    Manchester United legend Paul Scholes grabs a piece of the action as he enjoyed a very public lap dance.

    The ex-Manchester United ace was spotted by revellers in the city’s Dirty Martini bar.

    A source said: “He was sitting down and she started dancing in front of him. He couldn’t help himself and ran his hands all over the place as she gyrated.

    “The girl wasn’t a professional lap dancer, she was drinking there and having fun. Fair play to him, he took it in good humour.”

    Scholes, 46, who split from wife Claire last year, was filmed by a reveller on October 16.

    Last week he was mocked over a video of him chewing the toe of his daughter Alicia, 20. Scholes’s agent was approached for comment.

  • William Pugh

    BRUCEY BONUS

    Steve Bruce has been seen for the first time since he was sacked by Newcastle.

    The ex-Man Utd centre-back was in Dubai with his son Alex as the pair watched England's eight wicket victory over Australia in the World T20.

  • William Pugh

    PREM TABLE UPDATE

    Here's how the Premier League table looks after Saturday's games.

    Arsenal sit sixth after their win at Leicester with Manchester United just one place above them on the same points after they beat Tottenham 3-0.

    Chelsea are the new league leaders after they won 3-0 at St James' Park after Manchester City were beaten at home by Crystal Palace and Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Brighton at Anfield.

  • William Pugh

    RON-BELIEVABLE SCENES

    Cristiano Ronaldo was man-of-the-match as Manchester United won 3-0 at Tottenham.

    And he was one of several Red Devils to take to social media after the game.

  • William Pugh

    'IT'S NORMAL'

    Cristiano Ronaldo says the pressure was on everyone associated with Manchester United last week, not just Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Ronnie bagged a goal and an assist as the Red Devils bounced back from the 5-0 humbling by Liverpool with a 3-0 win at Tottenham.

    And asked if Solskjaer deserves credit for the result after the intense scrutiny he was under, Ronaldo said: "Not only for the coach, for the club, for the players, it's normal.

    "The club is so big and the criticism is always there."

  • William Pugh

    'SOME THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON'

    Cristiano Ronaldo said Manchester United's players didn't expect the 5-0 humiliation by Liverpool but are pleased they turned a page against Tottenham.

    The Portuguese said: "It was tough. We didn't expect the last result in the Premier League."But I hope this time, we turned a page.

    "Everyone knows his role in the team. It's not only the coach that many people point out, it's the players as well.

    "But I believe that some things happen for a reason and we have to be happy for this amazing afternoon.

    "We win 3-0 in an away stadium against a difficult team and we are so pleased about that and happy."

  • William Pugh

    'UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE'

    Cristiano Ronald said Manchester United were 'unbelievable' in their 3-0 win at Tottenham.

    The Portuguese superstar bagged a goal and an assist as the Red Devils relieved some of the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    And after the game, he said: "We knew before the game that we had a tough week. We had a result we didn't expect and the team was a little bit under pressure and a little bit sad.

    "But we knew that today we had to give a good answer. We played good, we started the game very well.

    "And of course it's my job to help the team with my experience, goals and assists and I did today and I feel so pleased for that.

    "But in terms of the team, it was an unbelievable performance."

  • William Pugh

    WATER OFF A DUCK'S BACK

    Cristiano Ronaldo says recent criticism of Manchester United does not bother him but he prefers it when 'the people praise you'.

    Speaking after his goal and assist in United's 3-0 win at Tottenham, Ronaldo said: "It's normal. The club is so big and the criticism is always there.

    "For me it doesn't bother me because I have played football for 18 years so I know that one day it's perfect and another day we are c**p.

    "I know that and we have to deal with that but it's always better when the people praise you and they are happy with you and you win.

    "But sometimes life is that like and we have to pass through bad moments and we have to change and we changed today."

  • William Pugh

    OLE'S OLD BOYS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani after the two experienced stars led Manchester United to a 3-0 win at Tottenham.

    Ronnie bagged a goal and set Cavani up to make it 2-0 before Marcus Rashford wrapped up the points.

    The results surely saved Solskjaer's job for now and the Norwegian was delighted with the performances of his two elder statesmen.

  • William Pugh

    RON THE WAY BACK

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani were superb as Man Utd won 3-0 at Tottenham.

    They scored a goal each with Ronaldo setting up the Uruguyan for his goal to make it 2-0.

    And Man Utd's Twitter admin were keen to spread the love.

  • William Pugh

    NOT KEANE ON SPURS

    Man Utd legend Roy Keane let rip at Tottenham after their tepid performance in their 3-0 home defeat to the Red Devils.

    The Irishman told Sky after the game: "Spurs are boring, they're really boring.

    "Where was the energy in the stadium?

    "I couldn't believe how bad they were."

  • William Pugh

    OH SCHMEI GOD!

    Aaron Ramsdale said it was hard to explain how he felt after Peter Schmeichel heaped praise on the Arsenal keeper.

    The Man Utd legend described one of Ramsdale's many stops in the Gunners' 2-0 win at Leicester as 'one of the best saves I've seen for years'.

    And Ramsdale was bowled over by the Dane's comments after the match.

  • William Pugh

    FULL TIME!

    Spurs 0 – 3 Man Utd

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has saved his job for now.

    Cristiano Ronaldo was superb as the Portuguese opened the scoring with a sumptuous volley before setting up Edinson Cavani to make it 2-0.

    Marcus Rashford came off the bench late on and wrapped up the points against a woeful Tottenham team.

  • William Pugh

    GOOOOOOOOAAAALLL -RASHFORD!

    Spurs 0 – 3 Man Utd

    86. Great ball through the heart of Tottenham's defence by Matic and Rashford latches on to it and slots it into the bottom right corner.

    Game. Set. Match. Solskjaer safe for now.

  • William Pugh

    SUPER SUBS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has subbed off Cristiano Ronaldo AND Bruno Fernandes with 15 minutes still to go at Tottenham.

    United lead 2-0 thanks to Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani hitting the back of the net.

    But the under-fire Norwegian seems desperate to hold on to the win as he replaced his two attacking stars with Marcus Rashford and then Nemanja Matic.

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