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6th October 2022

MANCHESTER UNITED's Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered an escape from Old Trafford, with Galatasaray interested.

Ronaldo, 37, was an unused substitute in the City hammering and Ten Hag claimed he did it out of 'respect' for the Portuguese icon's career.

Struggling for game time all season, it appears that Galatasaray could make a move for the superstar as the Turkish side are ready to go 'all out' to sign Ronaldo.

Elsewhere, Inter legend Giueseppe Bergomi has urged Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to snub any potential move to Old Trafford, and instead join the blue side of Manchester.

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  • Alex Smith

    Ferdinand's England team

    Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand wants England's starting XI to look like this.

    The former Three Lions defender wants Gareth Southgate to play an ultra-attacking line up.

  • Alex Smith

    Super-computer predicts

    Man Utd have been handed a 5% chance of winning the Europa League by a prediction super-computer.

    Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona have been handed a 6% chance amid the possibility they drop down from the Champions League.

    Arsenal have been dubbed the favourites being given an 13% chance of lifting the trophy.

  • Alex Smith

    In the sun

    Manchester United's admin seems to be enjoying their time in Cyprus ahead of the clash with Omonia Nicosia.

    The sun is shining in the capital and holiday season is still on in the country.

    Thousands of fans have made the trip from Manchester.

  • Alex Smith

    Evra thinks United should keep Ronaldo

    Patrice Evra wants Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Man Utd and for him to get more game time.

    He told BetFair: "Football goes so fast, imagine Ronaldo starts in the Europa League, scores, then he starts in the Premier League and score.

    "United win two games and everything changes. Then we'll be saying Ronaldo is so important and we can't let him go in January."

    Erik ten Hag has suggested Ronaldo is annoyed at his lack of minutes and the player still wants to leave the Red Devils.

  • Alex Smith

    Evra wants Ronaldo in the team

    Patrice Evra has stressed that Cristiano Ronaldo should be starting regardless of whether he fits in with Erik ten Hag's system.

    Evra told BetFair: "I'm sorry, when you have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, no matter if he's not pressing or whatever, focus on what he can do.

    "He scores goals. I'm sure if he leaves and goes to another club he will score goals.

    "He needs his chance in the Premier League again. Ten Hag can now justify playing him again after losing the last match."

  • Alex Smith

    Galatasaray want Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo could be offered an exit route from Manchester United by Galatasaray, according to reports.

    The Red Devils forward, 37, was heavily linked with a transfer in the summer but, after showdown talks, stayed put at Old Trafford.

    Turkish giants Galatasaray are set to go “all out” with an ambitious bid for the Portuguese ace in the January window.

    Okan Burak’s side currently sit fourth in the Super Lig after a woeful 13th-place finish last term.

    That result ensured they cannot offer Ronaldo any European football – let alone the Champions League – until the 2023-24 campaign at the earliest.

  • Alex Smith

    Antony in Pogba's mansion

    Man Utd star Antony wants to put his own stamp on Paul Pogba's old £2.9million mansion.

    The Brazilian moved into the Frenchman's old place following his £85.5m summer switch.

    In a video with ESPN, Antony revealed that the midfielder's pool table sporting his initials PP is still in his living area.

    Showing a crew around his new pad, the former Ajax star said: "Yeah, there was an old owner.

    "But I'm going to change this. This 'PP'.

    "I need to put the 'AS' for Antony Santos. He isn't staying here anymore."

  • Alex Smith

    Bellamy turned down Man Utd

    Craig Bellamy has revealed he rejected an approach from Man Utd as he wanted to stay at Newcastle.

    The Welshman was named PFA young player of the year after scoring 14 goals in 2002 and he was phoned by Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant Eric Harrison.

    Bellamy said however he never really wanted to leave St James' Park for Man Utd as he was enjoying his time there.

  • Alex Smith

    Fernandes reacts to derby loss

    Bruno Fernandes has responded to the 6-3 loss Man Utd suffered against Man City.

    The Portuguese midfielder said: "After the game I said straight away I think we conceded three goals on the counter against a team that normally plays in possession.

    "So we knew that when they don’t have the ball they have some players who stay up front, that want to counter, that want to have the ball straight away when they win it.

    "We could have avoided that that but we didn’t and they scored the goals.

    "But as I said, we saw that, we knew what were the mistakes, and now more than see and understand what mistakes we did [the key now] is not to repeat it again and get back to the best results that we can and win games – which is what counts in football."

  • Alex Smith

    Milinkovic-Savic urged to snub United

    Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been urged to snub a move to Man Utd and join Man City.

    Ex-Inter Milan defender Giuseppe Bergomi believe he could have a Kevin De Bruyne like effect if he joins the blue side of Manchester.

    The Red Devils have been linked a number of times with the Serbian star.

  • Alex Smith

    United target Swedish teenager

    Man Utd are reportedly interested in 16-year-old Lucas Bergvall.

    The teenager is set to be a star of the future, he is captain of the Sweden Under-16 side, sponsored by Nike and has been called an "exceptional talent" by his club's sporting director.

    He is a central midfielder in the Swedish second division for Brommapojkarna.

  • Alex Smith

    Leaders… but not Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of a four-man leadership group at Manchester United, according to reports.

    The Telegraph say that Erik ten Hag has been able to unite the dressing room and has everyone pulling together in support of his values, aided by leaders at the club.

    And a four-man group includes captain Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, David de Gea and Tom Heaton – but not CR7.

    Fernandes and Heaton are believed to be particularly important due to the role they played in the dressing room during a period of disarray last season.

  • Alex Smith

    United like Sesko

    Man Utd scouts have been impressed by RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko, according to reports.

    RB Leipzig have recently signed Sesko with him joining them in the summer but this has not put United off as they still think they can buy him.

    The German side would want to make huge profit but he could be the future with Cristiano Ronaldo still wanting out the club.

  • Alex Smith

    Bayern considered Ronaldo move

    Bayern Munich weighed up the possibility of bidding for Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer.

    Speaking to Bild, Bayern CEO Kahn said: "We briefly discussed Ronaldo at Bayern – and Dortmund probably did too.

    "We also see the big picture of the Bundesliga.

    "Of course, superstars like Ronaldo are an important factor in attracting attention to the league.

    "He is one of the greatest of the last decade. But we quickly dismissed that."

  • Alex Smith

    Martial and Casemiro to start?

    According to Manchester Evening News, Anthony Martial and Casemiro are set to start tonight versus Omonia Nicosia.

    Martial impressed in a cameo versus Manchester City scoring twice.

    As for Casemiro, he has been restricted to just a few starts but will get the chance to shine this evening.

  • Alex Smith

    Ten Hag on City defeat

    Man Utd were blown away by Man City as they were battered 6-3.

    Manager Erik ten Hag has responded to that defeat calling it a "reality check".

    "In tactics sometimes, also to surprise opponents, you have to bring something different in your game, and we will do that also for the future.

    "But we can get a lot of confidence about this theory, when you beat Arsenal, you beat Liverpool and now we get a reality check with Manchester City – so we know we have to step up.

    "So thank you for the lesson, from Pep [Guardiola – Manchester City manager]. We will take that and we have to understand we have to do things much better."

  • Alex Smith

    Four missing for United

    Manchester United will be without four key players versus Omonia.

    The Red Devils' squad has been released with Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Donny van de Beek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    Erik ten Hag confirmed that Varane will be back sooner than Maguire.

  • Alex Smith

    Familiar Faces

    Manchester United come up against Neil Lennon's Omonia tonight.

    And Lennon was brought a few recognisable faces over to Cyprus.

    The likes of Gary Hooper and Adam Matthews formerly of Celtic are in the squad.

    Also, Man City youngster and ex-Rangers winger Brandon Barker is in the team as is Hungary international Adam Lang.

  • Alex Smith

    Who are Omonia?

    Little may be known about Man Utd's opponents.

    Omonia Nicosia are currently 4th in the Cypriot First Division and they lost both games so far in the Europa League to PSV and Sheriff Tiraspol.

    But their manager is well-known – it's former Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

  • Alex Smith

    Matchday

    Manchester United are in action tonight as they face Omonia Nicosia.

    After a slip up in their first match to Real Sociedad picking up points tonight is crucial.

    We will have all the build-up to the match here.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Morning, United fans

    Benched legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro hope to start at Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League tonight.

    United boss Erik ten Hag admitted frontman Ronaldo was fed up not facing neighbours City in Sunday's 6-3 loss and insists Casemiro has an "important role".

    But the Dutchman claims only the form of much-criticised Scott McTominay has kept £70million midfielder Casemiro out of the team.Ten Hag said: “We want a competitive culture. 

    It had nothing to do with Casemiro, it had all to do with Scott.

    “Casemiro will have an important role, we know his background, the titles he’s won, you see every day in training.”

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a sensational swoop for United striker Marcus Rashford.

    And Donny van der Beek is tipped to push for an Old Trafford exit – unless he starts getting far more game time.

    Finally, the Red Devils are being linked with midfielder Lucas Bergvall, 16, who netted his first senior goal for his second-tier Swedish club Brommapojkarna on Tuesday.

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Red Devils could line up vs Omonia

    Manchester United return to action tomorrow night when they take on Cypriot side Omonia in the Europa League.

    The Dutchman will pit his wits against former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, aiming to get the balance right between rotating his squad while also keeping enough key players out to win the game.

    Ten Hag could recall is Cristiano Ronaldo – after admitting the Portuguese was “p***ed off” to miss the Manchester derby.

    The 52-year-old will also have to carefully juggle his defence, amid news that Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka all remain unavailable.

    One man Ten Hag will rely on is David de Gea, with the Spaniard having been ever-present in all competitions so far this term.

  • Ian Tuckey

    De Gea 'still' a big asset for Utd

    David de Gea has been told he's still a major asset for Manchester United – despite Gary Neville's scathing verdict.

    Old Trafford legend Neville claims the Spanish keeper's United career will be "shortlived" – because he can't play out from the back as boss Erik ten Hag wants.

    But ex-Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique told Lord Ping: "People forget how good De Gea has been in the last few seasons. He still has a lot to give for Man United. 

    "If the team is clicking he can be a great player. He’s a very good shot-stopper and can still win United a lot of points.

    "Gary Neville watches Man United a lot more than I do, but I think he’s a very good goalkeeper and they should be cautious about letting him go."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Chelsea favourites for Nkunku

    Manchester United are rated as trailing Chelsea in the battle for RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano believes the Blues are much keener on pursuing a deal than United.

    It's claimed Chelsea have held "advanced" talks over signing the eight-cap Frenchman, 24.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jude sets more records

    Jude Bellingham bagged a sublime goal and TWO Champions League records during Borussia Dortmund's Champions League 4-1 win at Sevilla tonight.

    The England midfielder, 19, showed why he's been linked to Manchester United and Liverpool.

    The German giants took an early lead in Spain as Raphael Guerreiro put them in front after just six minutes.

    And Bellingham, who wore the armband as Dortmund captain, then doubled their advantage with a sublime goal shortly before the break.

    The superstar picked up the ball on the left-hand side of the penalty area and drifted beyond Sevilla defender Nemanja Gudelj. He then perfectly finished with the outside of his right boot, finding the far corner with supreme ease.

    And he also set two thoroughly impressive records in the Spanish city. As skipper, Bellingham became the first English teenager to start a Champions League game as captain of his side.

    And he broke more ground by becoming the first midfielder in Champions League history to score in three consecutive appearances while still a teenager.

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