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17th October 2022

MANCHESTER UNITED winger Jadon Sancho has been slammed by Alan Shearer for "f****** diving" during the Red Devils draw with Newcastle.

Sancho felt he should have been awarded a penalty when Sean Longstaff appeared to have swiped the England international's legs from underneath him.

But Newcastle legend Shearer tweeted in frustration "Keep on f****** Diving you might get one eventually!!!"

Meanwhile, Erik Ten Hag was left fuming over Cristiano Ronaldo's disallowed goal during the match.

The Portuguese legend had a goal ruled out after nicking the ball from goalkeeper Nick Pope after believing a free-kick had already been taken.


Get all the latest news, updates and transfer gossip here…

  • Sam Dymond

    Bruno pays tribute to De Gea

    Bruno Fernandes has paid tribute to his Manchester United teammate David de Gea after the goalkeeper reached a major milestone.

    The Spanish stopper made his 500th appearance for the Red Devils in yesterday's draw with Newcastle – and kept a clean sheet to boot.

    The 31-year-old made his Red Devils debut back in 2011, playing in the 3-2 Community Shield win over rivals Manchester City at Wembley.

    Posting on Twitter after Sunday's game, midfielder Fernandes wrote: "500 times DDG. Something that should make you and everyone that follows you through these 11 years really proud of the achievement!

    "It's an honour for me to share many moments with you and more to come."

    Credit: @D_DeGea Twitter
  • Sam Dymond

    Blank afternoon for Red Devils

    There was plenty of attacking intent but ultimately no goals at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

    In 30 years of the Premier League, it was only the 76th occasion that Manchester United had been involved in a goalless draw.

    However, 31 of those 0-0 results have come since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

    That number is the most of any side in the top-flight since the start of 2013-14.

  • Sam Dymond

    Howe rules out Ronaldo swoop

    Eddie Howe watched his Newcastle side take an impressive point at Old Trafford yesterday afternoon – and then ruled out making a move for Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The Magpies are one of the few English sides that would be able to afford the Portuguese legend following their takeover by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium.

    However, according to 90 Min, manager Howe revealed that the 37-year-old forward is not on their radar as he's too old – but added that Ronaldo's return to United has not been a mistake.

    "We're trying to provide long-term growth, we've got a longer-term vision," the Newcastle boss told the assembled press.

    "At the moment, we have quite an ageing squad, so we need to invest more in young players. That's probably a big part of our progression, we need to get the average age down.

    "So, it might not be a signing that we would necessarily look to make, but that's not underestimating the quality of the player."

    "He's an outstanding player. You look at his goal record last year, that was incredible. So, for me, the transfer has worked, it's been a success."

  • Sam Dymond

    Good morning, Manchester United fans

    Alan Shearer accused Manchester United star Jadon Sancho of “f****** diving” during their goalless draw with Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.

    The Red Devils were left frustrated by Eddie Howe’s side as they failed to find a way through the Magpies’ organised defence.

    Sancho felt he should have had a penalty when Sean Longstaff appeared to swipe the England man’s legs from under him after he had cut inside.

    But referee Craig Pawson waved play on, much to the fury of the Man Utd supporters.

    VAR did not feel a clear and obvious error had taken place, so play continued.

    And Newcastle legend Shearer felt Sancho was simulating the contact.

    Speaking on Twitter, he said: “Keep on f…. Diving you might get one eventually!!! ️.”

    Meanwhile, Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag disagreed with the decision.

    He said: “I don’t have comment, everyone has seen it.”

    David De Gea’s future is up in the air – with the Red Devils yet to extend his current contract.

    His deal expires next summer, but he’s adamant he wants to stay at Old Trafford.

    He said: “I feel good and want to play more years and most important is to try to win trophies and help the team as I try to do every day.”

  • Jon Boon

    Georgina watches Ronaldo play

    Cristiano Ronaldo wished he had partner Georgina Rodriguez's sunglasses as she watched the Manchester United icon vs Newcastle.

    Ronaldo couldn't disguise his grumpiness at being subbed in the 0-0 draw, whereas Georgina stayed cool throughout in her sunnies and jumper dress, alongside the couple's children.

    The Argentinian model, 27, looked immaculate – unlike United, who failed to score despite FIFTEEN attempts on goal.

    Influencer Georgina stood out in the stands more than Ronaldo did on the pitch in her pale ribbed dress, longline cream coat, knee-high beige boots and large hooped ear-rings.

    She posted her arrival photos with the words: "On our way to see daddy."

  • Jon Boon

    Ron and Sir Alex hug it out

    Cristiano Ronaldo shared a hug with his former manager and mentor Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

    The Manchester United forward was brought to the club by the legendary Scottish coach 19 years ago.

    Credit: PA

    He spent six years under Fergie – a spell which launched him to superstar status as he bagged 118 goals in 292 appearances.

    And the pair won a host of trophies together including three Premier League titles, the Champions League, FA Cup and two League Cups.

    Ronaldo then returned for a second spell with United last year, albeit without Ferguson at the helm.

    But the two reunited ahead of the Red Devils' clash with Newcastle as Ronaldo received an award for reaching an incredible 700 league goals.

  • Jon Boon

    Shaw's warning

    Luke Shaw was frustrated after Man Utd's 0-0 draw with Newcastle at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    He said: "I think overall, disappointed [with the result]. Games like this at home, we have to be winning these games, especially as a team with what we want to achieve and where we want to be.

    "I think games like today are very important to pick three points up on, of course we didn't do that today so it's disappointing but you know we've got another big game on Wednesday, so full focus on that."

  • Jon Boon

    Telling lies

    Man Utd target Frenkie de Jong says there's a campaign against him when he was about his future, and if it was a burden being the best paid player at Barcelona.

    He told Ziggo Sport: "I don't think I am. There has been a campaign. Look, I never spoke a word myself. But the club is spreading, or the media that's part of the club, has been spreading lies and a lot is fake.

    "In each of the first three years I played here, I cut my salary. So eventually money has to come back and it will drop on your normal salary so of course it will look bigger. I think many people don't understand this, the numbers the media are spreading are fake."

  • Jon Boon

    Sancho accused of diving

    Alan Shearer accused Manchester United star Jadon Sancho of "f****** diving" during their goalless draw with Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.

    The Red Devils were left frustrated by Eddie Howe's side as they failed to find a way through the Magpies' organised defence.

    Sancho felt he should have had a penalty when Sean Longstaff appeared to swipe the England man's legs from under him after he had cut inside.

    But referee Craig Pawson waved play on, much to the fury of the Man Utd supporters.

    VAR did not feel a clear and obvious error had taken place, so play continued.

    And Newcastle legend Shearer felt Sancho was simulating the contact.

    Speaking on Twitter, he said: "Keep on f…. Diving you might get one eventually!!! ⚫️⚪️."

  • Jon Boon

    De Gea's thoughts

    David De Gea is ruing a missed opportunity to win three points against Newcastle.

    "I think we miss another opportunity to win the three points," he told MUTV.

    "I think we fight until the end, to be honest. We had a couple of massive chances at the end but that is football, sometimes you miss your chances and at least we keep a clean sheet.

    "I think that's really important because I think Newcastle is a great team, they're doing very well over the season, so yeah, let's keep doing well, recovering well, because on Wednesday we have a big game again."

  • Jon Boon

    De Gea's future

    David De Gea's future is up in the air – with the Red Devils yet to extend his current contract.

    His deal expires next summer, but he's adamant he wants to stay at Old Trafford.

    He said: "I feel good and want to play more years and most important is to try to win trophies and help the team as I try to do every day."

  • Jon Boon

    Bizarre Ronaldo booking

    Cristiano Ronaldo picked up a bizarre yellow card this afternoon as Manchester United drew a blank against Newcastle United.

    The Portuguese forward was handed his first Prem start since August as the Red Devils looked to keep up their top four chase.

    The 37-year-old was frustrated by the stubborn Toon, however, being starved of service as United laboured.

    As Nick Pope stood over a free-kick outside Newcastle's box, Ronaldo bizarrely stole the ball, skipping past the confused Magpies goalkeeper and firing the ball into the net.

    Amid the confusion, baffled Toon players appealed to referee Craig Pawson.

    The goal wasn't awarded – and Pawson looked distinctly unimpressed by Ronaldo's cheeky attempt.

    CR7 even picked up a yellow card for his efforts, as he was deemed to have wasted time.

  • Jon Boon

    Fuming Ten Hag

    Erik ten Hag wasn’t happy with the refereeing decisions today.

    His comments after the game suggest so, anyway.

    He said: “I don’t have comment, everyone has seen it.”

  • Kiro Evans


    It's been a frustrating afternoon for Manchester United at Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag's side unable to find a way through Newcastle.

    It finished 0-0 despite huge chances at the end for Fred and Marcus Rashford.

    A lot will also be made of Cristiano Ronaldo vigorously shaking his head as he was subbed off in the closing stages.

    We have all the match reaction here.

  • Kiro Evans

    The Final Stages

    It's still 0-0 at Old Trafford, with a toothless Manchester United still trying to find their way through.

    Follow the final minutes of the match with our live text commentary.

  • Kiro Evans

    Half-Time: Man United 0-0 Newcastle

    It's not been good enough from Manchester United so far, who have failed to create enough chances.

    Despite that it's been a fairly open match, with the best two chances falling to Joelinton who hit the woodwork twice in the space of a few seconds.

    The Red Devils have been good at progressing the ball into the final third but have failed to find the final touch when it mattered.

    Some thinking for Erik ten Hag to do at half-time. Follow second-half live coverage here.

  • Kiro Evans

    Best of the Rest

    Paul Scholes reckons that Manchester United will be City's closest title rivals this season.

    The Red Devils got off to a horrendous start, losing 2-1 at home to Brighton before a humiliating 4-0 loss at Brentford.

    After the embarrassment in West London, Scholes feared his beloved side wouldn't even be able to secure a Europa League spot.

    But now he reckons they are well placed to come second to perennial winners City.

    Appearing on BT Sport, he said: "After those first two games, I was really concerned that they wouldn’t finish in the top six.

    "But the way they’ve fought back, winning five of their last six games, they’ve given themselves a great chance. They do look like they could be the best of the rest."

  • Kiro Evans

    The Stat Pack

    Newcastle have not won at Old Trafford since 2013 but they will be looking to break that away run today.

    The Magpies arguably have their best team since then, with Eddie Howe's Toon firing on all fronts in recent games.

    It will be the 174th meeting between the two Uniteds, with the Red Devils winning six of the last eight.

    In a good sign for neutrals, both teams have scored in the last five matches.

    With the game not on the telly, follow our full match coverage here.

  • Kiro Evans

    Ronaldo Starts

    Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time since August in surprising team news at Old Trafford.

    Fresh off scoring his 700th club career goal at Everton last week, the 37-year-old finally has his league call-up.

    Meanwhile as part of four changes that won at Goodison, Raphael Varane is back from injury and starts along with Fred and Jadon Sancho.

    Dropping out is Victor Lindelof, Christian Eriksen, the injured Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

  • Kiro Evans

    Manchester United v Newcastle Preview

    The Derby Day humiliation at Manchester City was only two weeks ago and yet the mood at Old Trafford already feels very different.

    It's a testament to Erik ten Hag's leadership that the team and fanbase alike have already moved on, whereas under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bad defeats had a way of lingering for several weeks.

    But after wins over Omonia Nicosia and Everton, United look ready for the visit of Newcastle.

    The Toon have the joint-best defence in the league and, with quality players going forward like Miguel Almiron and Bruno Guimaraes, will pose a constant threat the Red Devils.

    It would not be the biggest shock if Newcastle were to nick something, with Eddie Howe's in-form Magpies fresh off dominant wins against Fulham and Brentford.

  • Alex Terrell

    No old heads at Toon

    Eddie Howe does not want to sign ageing superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo to spark a Newcastle revolution.

    The minted Magpies are turning away from short-term fixes as they plot a way to the top of the tree.

    Howe admitted he is making special plans to stop 37-year-old Ronaldo at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    But he added: “It is not really a signing we would necessarily look to make.

    “We’re trying to provide long-term growth, we have got a longer-term vision.

    “We have quite an ageing squad, so we need to invest in more young players."

  • Alex Terrell

    De Gea set to break Man Utd appearance record

    David de Gea is closing in on Alex Stepney's all-time appearance record for Manchester United.

    The Spaniard, 31, will be presented with a commemorative plate as he plays his 500th game for the Red Devils against Newcastle today.

  • Alex Terrell

    More on Leao

    The Portuguese's reluctance to sign a new deal has raised United's hopes that he could be up for grabs next summer, with a fee of around £60m being mentioned.

    If Ten Hag did bring him to Old Trafford, it would raise further doubts about the long-term future of French striker Anthony Martial in particular.

    And SunSport revealed last week that David Beckham's Inter Miami are eyeing a sensational swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo in January.

    Meanwhile, Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw will be given another 12 months to prove they should be part of Dutchman Ten Hag's renovation.

    Both full-backs are in the final year of their contracts at United and will be free to speak to interested clubs on the continent in January.

    Carrington insiders insist Dalot and Shaw want to stay and United's option of 12-month extensions will ensure they do not lose them for nothing if they fail to convince the manager.

  • Alex Terrell

    Exclusive: Hitman Leao a top Ten target

    AC Milan striker Rafael Leao is high on Erik ten Hag’s hitlist for next summer, writes PHIL THOMAS.

    Manchester United’s boss is already compiling a dossier on potential targets, including the 23-year-old Serie A star.

    United had scouts at the San Siro on Tuesday night to watch Leao against Chelsea – as they did in the first Champions League meeting between the teams at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

    Portugal international Leao is gaining a growing band of admirers with two of United’s big rivals, Manchester City and Chelsea, both among them.

    But Ten Hag is a huge fan of the speedy left-footer, who can play down either flank as well through the middle.

    Leao is in the final 18 months of his AC Milan contract and has so far rejected improved terms.

    The Italians are offering him a pay rise to around £110,000 a week to sign a new five-year deal. But Leao has given no indication of doing so.

  • Alex Terrell

    I glove what I do

    David de Gea is the last link with Manchester United's glorious past now he wants to be part of a golden new era.

    This afternoon the United keeper will join an elite band when he plays his 500th game for the club, against Newcastle.

    But although De Gea is in the last year of his contract, he has no plans to leave the place he has called home for 11 years.

    A new deal may yet still be unsigned but that is only a matter of time … because the Spaniard wants to hang around and herald a bright new dawn under boss Erik ten Hag.

    De Gea, 31, said: "This is my club and this is where I feel good. I feel very well, I'm playing well and I think I have many more years left.

    "So I feel confident and yes, I would like to stay here more years and set records of games and records of everything.

    "I want to try to help the young people here as well with my experience and to win trophies. I feel very, very good in games and training.

    "So I want to play more years and try to win trophies and help the team every day."

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