Paul Pogba contract LATEST, Erling Haaland £150m transfer war, Harry Kane EXCLUSIVE, United qualify for Europa final
7th May 2021

MAN UTD are preparing a £90m transfer bid for England captain Harry Kane, as the Glazer family look to placate angry fans.

Meanwhile Dortmund are now reportedly willing to sell Jadon Sancho for £85m – the fee United were willing to pay for the winger last summer.

On the pitch, United are through to the Europa League final after beating Roma 8-5 across two thrilling legs.

They face Villarreal in the final and it will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first final as the club's boss.

Get all the latest Man Utd news and transfer updates here…

  • Marc Mayo

    OBLAK ONUS

    Jan Oblak would be keen on a move to a top English side this summer, according to reports.

    ESPN claim the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper's camp want to draw interest from the Premier League after seven years in Spain.

    But the LaLiga club hold a £104million release clause on the star shot-stopper.

    Manchester United have previously been linked to Oblak.

  • Marc Mayo

    PUSH & PAUL

    Paul Pogba is yet to discuss a new Manchester United contract, it has been reported.

    The Frenchman’s deal expires at the end of next season after the Red Devils enacted an optional 12-month extension to the deal he signed in 2016.

    And, according to Sky Sports, United have not opened talks over a renewal with Pogba focused on a successful end to the season.

  • Marc Mayo

    HARG TO ARGUE

    Owen Hargreaves has urged Manchester United to focus their attentions elsewhere amid their push for Erling Haaland.

    Both the Norwegian and Harry Kane are said to be interesting the Red Devils for a mega-money move.

    But former star Hargreaves reckons a new deal for Edinson Cavani plus two other signings are better value for money.

    He told BT: "Get [Cavani] to sign a new deal, there’s no transfer fee then – obviously there are big wages – but then I think you can spend elsewhere.

    "I think they need a right-winger, whether that’s Jadon Sancho or Raphinha from Leeds or somebody like that.

    "Declan Rice for the base of midfield to get the best out of Pogba and Fernandes, I’d love to see that and another centre-back. You could spend that Haaland or Kane money on three players."

  • Marc Mayo

    SIGN HIM UP

    Edinson Cavani showed exactly why Manchester United want to keep him for another season last night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

    The Uruguayan’s stunning performance in the semi-final versus Roma left the manager thrilled.

    He said afterwards: “It was always going to be an open game because they had to score goals and that was going to make it a chance for us to create chances.

    “I think both teams could have scored five more, so it could have been 6-6, 7-6, it could have been a different scoreline.

    “But for me now the main thing is we’re in a final, we know we have to play better than this but we’re here because we’ve had a centre forward who has scored four goals during the tie, during the two legs.

    “Edinson’s shown again why we want to keep him at Old Trafford.”

  • Marc Mayo

    WAR GAMES

    Sky Sports have revealed there could be ‘war’ between Erling Haaland’s representatives and Borussia Dortmund this summer.

    The German club reportedly want £150million for the striker, regardless of whether they qualify for the Champions League.

    But agent Mino Raiola has already talked openly about a move and Dortmund finishing outside the top-four in Bundesliga could heighten that push.

    Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all credited with wanting to sign Haaland.

    Credit: EPA
  • Marc Mayo

    TOP MARCS

    Marcelo Bielsa has praised the ‘competitiveness’ of English football as the reason behind three of this year’s four European finalists being from the Premier League.

    The Leeds boss said: “The refereeing in England can be better or worse, but they always try to ensure the rules favour the game. 

    “This helps the structure. It can’t be better – considering, for example, the pitches and to not even talk about the influence of the fans who don’t just prize the victory.

    “Its financial power is not the determining factor.

    “The greatness in the English game is in the competitiveness of the leagues and the assimilation of the natural results.”

  • Marc Mayo

    MEMORY LANE

    Here is some of the best social media reaction from Manchester United’s stars as they looked forward to another Europa League final.

  • Marc Mayo

    SOL DESTROYING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed the decision to make Manchester United play twice in 48 hours to solve their fixture mayhem.

    The Red Devils must face Leicester on Tuesday before the rearranged Liverpool clash on Thursday, which was delayed by fan protests.

    And the boss said: "It’s unheard of. It’s made by people who have never played football at this level.

    "It’s physically impossible for the players. We have not been dealt a good hand.

    "We are going to need everyone for these four games. It’s a short turnaround but we have to be ready."

  • Marc Mayo

    KEEP LOOKING

    Jose Mourinho is reportedly eyeing up a move for Manchester United keeper David De Gea, according to reports.

    The Portuguese manager was announced as the Italian club Roma's successor to Paulo Fonseca earlier this week, just two weeks after he was sacked by Tottenham.

    And according to Todofichajes one of the first transfers he wants to make as Roma manager is the acquisition of 30-year-old De Gea.

    De Gea has recently been out of favour at Old Trafford following the promotion of Dean Henderson to the No1 spot.

  • Marc Mayo

    SANCHO HOPE

    Borussia Dortmund will reportedly be open to selling Jadon Sancho for £80million this summer.

    Sky Sports detail Manchester United’s interest in the winger, with three other clubs for company.

    The England star is said to want Champions League football next year, something Borussia may be unable to provide amid their Bundesliga top-four battle.

  • Marc Mayo

    TOR-N BETWEEN?

    Pau Torres has revealed his emotions at facing Manchester United in the Europa League final.

    The Villarreal defender has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

    He said after beating Arsenal 2-1 on aggregate: "We will face a great team that will surely make things very difficult for us.

    "We didn’t want both European finals to be entirely English. It is fantastic that Villarreal will represent Spanish football in a European final."

    Credit: Getty
  • Marc Mayo

    LEX YOUR MUSCLES

    Should Manchester United need a new left-back in the summer, Alex Sandro is reportedly available.

    TuttoJuve name the Red Devils, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain as taking an interest in the Juventus defender.

    He is said to be available for under £20million in the next window having been a long-term target for several clubs.

  • Marc Mayo

    ED IN THE RIGHT PLACE

    Edinson Cavani is in the form of his Manchester United career right now.

    Has a player ever dominated a two-legged European tie like this?

  • Etienne Fermie

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Man United booked their place in the Europa League final despite losing 3-2 in Rome.

    Edinson Cavani scored twice in a thriller against the Italians, who gave the Red Devils a hard-fought game.

    But United held out to ensure their first-leg thrashing helped them set up a final clash against Villarreal, who knocked out Arsenal.

    Meanwhile, Mason Greenwood became the youngest Englishman to reach 100 games for United and the third youngest overall aged just 19 years and 217 days.

    Greenwood is now ahead of club legends Ryan Giggs and Duncan Edwards in the top five list of players to hit 100 games.

    But he is behind Norman Whiteside who reached the milestone before his 19th birthday.

    And United icon George Best is also ahead of Greenwood, having reached the figure in 49 days fewer.

    Finally, Lazio are considering a move for United star Juan Mata, according to reports.

    The Spaniard is set to be out of contract this summer, having become a bit-part player at Old Trafford.

    Having turned 33 last month, the attacking midfielder is seeking his next opportunity – and the security of a multi-year deal.

    According to Il Tempo, Lazio could offer Mata a two-year contract – with the option of a third season on top.

  • Anthony Chapman

    RATINGS

    David De Gea put in a stunning performance against Roma.

    But Edinson Cavani also had a big night for Man Utd.

    READ THE FULL RATINGS HERE

    Who was United's best player against Roma?
  • Anthony Chapman

    MAGIC MAGUIRE

    Harry Maguire has hailed Man United’s achievement of reaching the Europa League final.

    He said: "It's a great achievement.

    "We started the game a bit edgy, they played a man-to-man pressing style which meant it was end-to-end like basketball.

    "We had a good result at half time but gave them too many chances in the second half.

    "We obviously don't want to lose any match, we came tonight wanting to win.

    "Thankfully we put ourselves in a great position in the first half.

    "Now we've got to go to the final and win it."

    Harry Maguire is delighted to be in the Europa League finalCredit: Getty
  • Anthony Chapman

    ROMA 3 MAN UTD 2 (5-8 AGG)

    Man United booked their place in the Europa League final despite losing in Rome.

    Edinson Cavani scored twice in a thriller against the Italians, who gave the Red Devils a hard-fought game.

    But United held out to ensure their first-leg thrashing helped them set up a final clash against Villarreal, who knocked out Arsenal.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    GAME ON

    We've entered the final 20 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico and the score is currently Roma 2 Man Utd 2.

    The Red Devils are 8-4 ahead on aggregate and look clear, but could be in for a slightly nervy finish should the Italians get another.

    Can Jose Mourinho's new side pull off a major shock and bag a few more?

    FOLLOW THE LIVE ACTION HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    GREEN SLEEVES

    Mason Greenwood became the youngest Englishman to reach 100 games for Manchester United and the third youngest overall.

    The Red Devils forward was named in the starting XI for the club's Europa League semi-final second leg tie against Roma aged just 19 years and 217 days.

    Greenwood is now ahead of club legends Ryan Giggs and Duncan Edwards in the top five list of players to hit 100 games.

    But he is behind Norman Whiteside who reached the milestone before his 19th birthday.

    And United icon George Best is also ahead of Greenwood, having reached the figure in 49 days fewer.

    FOLLOW ALL THE MATCH ACTION HERE

    Mason Greenwood has become the youngest Englishman to reach 100 Man Utd gamesCredit: Reuters
  • Anthony Chapman

    FANDEMONIUM

    Arsenal fans descended on the Emirates before tonight's Europa League clash with Villarreal to protest Stan Kroenke.

    The American was key in the failed European Super League.

    And after Man Utd fans protested on Sunday, Arsenal supporters have now taken to the streets outside the Emirates with banners and flares.

    FOLLOW ROMA VS MAN UTD HERE

    Arsenal are the latest fans to protest their ownersCredit: EPA
    Fans demanded Stan Kroenke sell up after the failed European Super LeagueCredit: EPA
    The protests came after Man Utd fans stormed Old Trafford on SundayCredit: Reuters
  • Anthony Chapman

    TEAM NEWS

    Donny van de Beek starts for Man Utd against Roma this evening.

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has continued with regular faces including Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba despite winning 6-2 in the first leg.

    Eric Bailly and David De Gea are also in for the Red Devils, with Edinson Cavani up top.

    FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE MATCH BLOG

  • Anthony Chapman

    LUC’S IN

    Lucas Vazquez has hinted he will may Real Madrid this summer amid links with Man United and Chelsea.

    He told The Athletic: "I don't know what will happen. In the end, you never know what will happen in the future. 

    "Whatever happens, I will always be a Madrid fan. Without a doubt, my agents are doing a great job to get the best for me.

    “You have to be patient, knowing that playing for Real Madrid is difficult.

    "I think it has been the best of my career. That is reflected in the numbers. 

    "At first I did not play much, then when I had the opportunity at the Camp Nou, I played many games in a row, starting regularly. 

    "That gave me the confidence to feel important, a starter, which is what a player needs to get the best of himself ."

    Lucas Vazquez has hinted at a Real Madrid exit
  • Anthony Chapman

    COMMENT BY NEIL CUSTIS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing a magnificent job of tip-toeing through the broken glass of Sunday’s protest.

    On the one hand he does not want to affect the place he has in the hearts of Manchester United fans around the world.

    But then how can anyone seriously expect him to hit out at his own employers, the very people who have given him the chance to manage the club he served so well as a player?

    Solskjaer has been shamefully left to do a juggling act on his own, with not one of the owning Glazer family publicly addressing the disgruntled fans over their ownership model or the bid to break away into a European Super League.

    READ THE REST OF THE COMMENT HERE

    United's role in the European Super League rumbles on
  • Anthony Chapman

    PREDICTED XI

    Man United are in Rome for the second-leg of their Europa League semi-final tonight.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to welcome David De Gea and Eric Bailly back into the side.

    The Red Devils lead 6-2 after the first-leg at Old Trafford.

    Goals from Bruno Fernandes (2), Edinson Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood gave United the emphatic win over the Italian side.

    Here’s how they could look against Roma tonight…

    How United could face Roma
  • Josh Graham

    YOU BRUTY

    Bruno Fernandes said winning the Europa League can help Manchester United challenge for major honours next season.

    The midfielder told the club's media: "It's really important. A signal of the improvement of the team and it's a sign we are growing up as a team.

    "So keep our heads focused on what we have to do and what we have to achieve at this end of the season. When we come for the next one, we have time to think what we can do and what we can improve, still improve.

    “We have many games to go and the team has to end the season well. We have big games to come and I think the team is focused to do the best we can to end the season in the best way."

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