3pm Man Utd news LIVE: Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus, Rashford tipped to be England captain – The Sun
29th October 2020

MANCHESTER UNITED have made a statement of intent by hammering Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig 5-0.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Alex Telles missed the match because he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Follow ALL of the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

  • William Pugh

    CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has backed Marcus Rashford to be the club's future captain.

    On the day the striker's petition for free school meals reached 1million signatures, Rashford bagged a hat-trick in the 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

    He was also praised for giving his penalty to team-mate Anthony Martial despite the chance of bagging a hat-trick.

    He told BT Sport: “I love that – he's looking out for his team-mates. Marcus knows he's gonna get his numbers, I love that.

    “That's being a great team-mate. That's why he's gonna be the captain because he thinks about everyone else.”

  • William Pugh

    TOP TIPS – SPONSORED

    Fixtures are coming thick and fast as the Premier League continues this weekend.

    We have betting tips for you from three top-flight matches, starting in Lancashire where Chelsea are looking to end a run of two Premier League draws and get back to winning ways.

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  • William Pugh

    WHAT A MESUT

    Premier League squads remain brimming with incredible talent, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

    Club chiefs were scrambling around earlier this month to try and ship off their unwanted goods, as the clock ticked towards the deadline of an already extended transfer window.

    Some teams got the job done, with Real Madrid taking financial hits to get rid of the likes of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, in order to assist manager Zinedine Zidane's rebuild.

    Chris Smalling was another that managed to escape becoming an outcast, with his Deadline Day permanent switch to AS Roma from Manchester United going through just in time.

    But some players, and clubs, weren't so fortunate, let's take a look at some of the stars that find themselves either stuck at a club, or without one entirely, as we enter November.

  • William Pugh

    THE ONE FER US

    Bruno Fernandes set a new record during Manchester United's 5-0 win over RB Leipzig last night.

    The Portuguese set up the first goal of Marcus Rashford's hat-trick which takes his total assist tally to 12 since his debut.

    And that is the most of any player in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  • William Pugh

    FRED THE RED

    Manchester United's Brazilian star has lifted the lid on his 'Pastor Fred' nickname.

    The former Shakhtar schemer has grown in popularity at Old Trafford, having taken significant strides last season.

    And while he might not quite be the Red Devils' saviour, Fred's nickname takes on a biblical feel. The 27-year-old has become known as 'Pastor Fred' to his team-mates at Carrington.

    He told MUTV: “I think maybe it's because I'm quite religious. I like to talk about my religion on social media.

    “I'm someone who is very grateful to God for everything he’s done for me. I always show this gratitude on social media, everyone sees it and I’ve been given this nickname, Pastor Fred.

    “I think it’s cool and long may it continue.”

  • William Pugh

    TASTE OF GLORY

    Marcus Rashford couldn't stop smiling after his stunning second-half hat-trick led Manchester United's 5-0 rout of RB Leipzig.

    On the day Rashford's petition for free school meals reached 1million signatures, the striker came on in the 63rd minute to strike on 74 and 78 minutes plus two minutes into stoppage time.

    Rashford said: “I think the manager told me when I came on to up the tempo and of course for us it means going forward and there were definitely spaces there.

    “We looked like we could score every time we went forward.

    “It wasa real team performance and those who started the game did well and those who came on did well.

    “We can’t ask for much more than that in terms of attitude and intensity and intent to go and kill a game off.”

  • William Pugh

    WAN OF A KIND

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka has poked fun at himself after Manchester United's thumping 5-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

    The English full-back played 81 minutes of the dominant victory, before being replaced by Axel Tuanzebe.

    United's pre-match photo soon emerged, with many of the Red Devils starters having their games faces on.

    But while Fred next to him beamed, Wan-Bissaka looked positively miserable to be out there.

    And the 22-year-old was among those to notice.

    He lightheartedly tweeted: “UNITED I swear I do smile… I promise lol awb mufc”https://twitter.com/awbissaka/status/1321579987435167744?s=20

  • William Pugh

    FRED HOT FORM

    Manchester United are heaping the praise on Fred after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauded his perfromance in the win against RB Leipzig last night.

  • William Pugh

    GO ON MY SSON

    Isak Bergmann Johannesson is a name Premier League fans ought to get used to hearing.

    The Icelandic star, 17, is garnering attention from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool thanks to his red-hot form at Swedish side IFK Norrkoping.

    With a wand of a left-foot, Johannesson is lethal cutting in from his favoured right-wing.

    The youngster has already racked up two caps for Iceland's Under-21s, despite his age.

    In 2018-19, Johannesson scored eight goals in just nine games for the Under-17s, still aged just 15.

    But, having not made his senior debut, Johannesson could still play for ENGLAND.

  • William Pugh

    DON'T BE RASH

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no time for Paul Schoes' comments after he predicted Marcus Rashford would score 25 goals this season.

    Speaking after last night's 5-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig at Old Trafford, the Norwegian said: “Now is not the time to think about how many goals you’re going to end up with.

    “As long as you concentrate on the next job in hand, training tomorrow, of course he only played 30 minutes.

    “There’s one step at a time, if you get too far ahead of yourself you’re going to lose focus.

    “Marcus has showed he can keep focusing on what’s important on and off the pitch at the moment. He did really well today coming off the bench.”

  • William Pugh

    SMASH AND GRAV

    Manchester United have joined Barcelona and Juventus in the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports.

    The in-demand midfielder, 18, only signed a new three-year contract at the Dutch giants in June.

    Ajax won't want to sell their latest academy star – being dubbed the 'new Paul Pogba' for his style of play.

    But the Eredivisie giants are now bracing themselves for monster bids from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

    Earlier this week, Italian outlet Tuttosport claimed Juventus and Barcelona had registered their interest in Gravenberch.

    And now, the Mirror state Man Utd have joined the race, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly keen to add another Ajax midfielder to his ranks.

  • William Pugh

    ON FRED ALERT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on Fred after his performance during United's 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig last night.

    And he hopes the midfielder is ready for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.

    He said: “The work off the ball was incredible from all four of them. That’s the basis of the team.

    “If you work and work and win the ball in good situations to create chances. Fred covered every single blade of grass on that pitch.

    “I just hope he recovers for the next one. The squad is good and gives us options – 4-3-3, a diamond, 4-2-1-3 or whatever we want to call it.”

  • William Pugh

    MUST TELL YOU

    Manchester United left-back Alex Telles has sent a message to fans after he tested positive for coronavirus.

    The Brazilian impressed on his debut in the 2-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain last week.

    However, he was subsequently left out of the squad for Saturday’s draw against Chelsea and missed tonight’s 5-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

    And he took to Instagram to thank fans for their support.

    He wrote: “Guys, I want to thank you for the messages of affection that I received from the moment that United announced that I have been diagnosed with Covid-19.

    “I want to say that I am fine, isolated and soon I will be back with all my strength to hep my team-mates. Once again, than you all for your messages!”

  • William Pugh

    'FOR YOU BRO'

    Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood dedicated his first Champions League goal to former Man City starlet Jeremy Wisten, who tragically died this week.

    Greenwood netted after 21 minutes of United's 5-0 Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig last night.

    The 19-year-old sank to his knees and pointed to the sky after he watched the ball flash into the back of the net.

    Greenwood shared a photo of this celebration on his Instagram after the game, captioning it: “That one was for you bro. RIP Jeremy Wisten.”

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    That one was for you bro ❤️ RIP Jeremy Wisten 🕊

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  • John Hutchinson

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United stormed to an extraordinary 5-0 win against RB Leipzig last night as their brilliant Champions League campaign continued in style.

    The Bundesliga leaders were taken apart with Marcus Rashford coming off the bench to net a stunning hat-trick.

    The 22-year-old has been making headlines off the pitch for all the right reasons for his free school meals for kids fight.

    But he hasn't forgotten how to make an impact on it, with his three goals coming a week after he struck a late winner against PSG.

    He also allowed Anthony Martial to take a penalty while he was on his hat-trick.

    Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek made his first Champions League start as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again switched the personnel and formation.

    Paul Pogba was back and he assisted Mason Greenwood with the first goal, with the talented teen also returning after an absence.

    Off the pitch, and Arsene Wenger blasted the controversial European Super League idea which United reportedly appear to be in favour of.

    The ex-Arsenal boss and current FIFA chief warned such an invention could 'destroy' the Premier League.

  • Kiro Evans

    WHAT A SHIFT

    Speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjær was asked about Marcus Rashford's incredible performance.

    The Manchester United boss said: “He came on, did well. You want that from the subs, but it's only possible when the others have laid the groundwork – what a shift they've put in as Leipzig do make you work.

    “We had to dig deep and work hard for each other; spaces open up when you're winning and we knew we could rest a few today, as the season is relentless.

    “This group is coming together; of course we've added some quality players, of course the more quality and spirit you have, the better the performance.”

  • Kiro Evans

    DRINKS ON ME

    It feels like a big night for Man United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the polar opposite to the outpouring of emotion after that 6-1.

    And you can always tell how good the night is based on the size of Gary Neville's beverage.

  • Kiro Evans

    FULLTIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 5-0 RB LEIPZIG

    Well, that was quite incredible from United

    All the reaction on a red-letter day for the Red Devils and Marcus Rashford right here on our blogs: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/13026358/man-utd-rb-leipzig-live-stream-free-tv-watch-champions-league-online/

  • Kiro Evans

    HATTRICK MAN

    Marcus Rashford has come off the bench in the 63rd and has a Champions League hattrick.

    This is absolutely extraordinary.

    Look at the scoreline: Manchester United 5-0 RB Leipzig

  • Kiro Evans

    4-0

    Anthony Martial scores from the penalty spot to make it 4-0. United are now destroying the current Bundesliga leaders.

    For a moment it looked like Marcus Rashford was going to get to take the penalty to complete a hattrick, but being the selfless Samaritan he is, he gave it to his teammate.

    Leipzig are no mugs, but United are making them look a bit muggy tonight.

    The 6-1 against Spurs seems like a lifetime ago.

  • Kiro Evans

    3-0!

    Excellent, brilliant Marcus Rashford again!

    Fred wins the ball, Rashford takes it round Dayot Upamecano and smashes it home.

    Game set and match. United have been peerless in this season's Champions League so far.

  • Kiro Evans

    2-0!

    United have wrapped it up! Super-sub Marcus Rashford has got it after Bruno Fernandes slipped him in.

    He was then left to run half the course of the pitch before slotting it home.

    The flag went up before Rashford even scored but he played to the whistle and has been vindicated by VAR.

    The weeks just keep getting better and better if your name is Marcus Rashford.

  • Kiro Evans

    HALFTIME: MAN UNITED 1-0 LEIPZIG

    United edging it at the break in a game that still feels like it's got far more to give.

    Mason Greenwood gave the home side the lead with a lovely finish but may have got away with one with VAR not chalking his goal off for offside despite decent evidence on the contrary.

    It's the youngster's first Champions League goal from his first shot in the competition.

    Leipzig have struggled going forward and have been bamboozled by Solskjaer's midfield diamond, which is working a treat.

    Second half can be followed HERE

  • Kiro Evans

    GOAL!

    Two of the men brought in by Solskjaer tonight have linked up and scored.

    Paul Pogba with a lovely pass into Mason Greenwood who slips it beyond the keeper.

    VAR was checking for offside – it would have been half an inch off, at best – but common sense prevails and the goal stands.

    United 1-0 up after 22 minutes.

  • Kiro Evans

    ELSEWHERE

    PSG were victorious in the early kick-off in Manchester United's group.

    They beat minnows Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0 away from home to bounce back after defeat against United last week.

    The Red Devils are minutes away from kick off now. Follow every single kick from Old Trafford on SunSport's liveblog: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/13026358/man-utd-rb-leipzig-live-stream-free-tv-watch-champions-league-online/

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