7am Man Utd news LIVE: Federico Valverde EXCLUSIVE, Bruno Fernandes target for Real Madrid and Barca, Newcastle ratings – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED got back to winning ways with a 4-1 triumph at Newcastle.

And Harry Maguire got on the scoresheet to conclude a week in which he got sent off for England on a positive note.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford below…

  • John Hutchinson

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shook up his squad against Newcastle – but it paid off.

    United came from behind to win 4-1 with Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford scoring.

    Meanwhile, have put Real Madrid’s Uruguay superstar Federico Valverde on their hit-list.

    The midfield magician has pushed his way into the Spanish side’s team this season and started to justify his big reputation.

    Valverde, 22, has been tipped for the top for years but is slowly proving his quality in LaLiga — and long-term admirers United are on red alert.

    And with Paul Pogba openly admitting he likes the idea of a move to Real Madrid in the future, United are keeping an eye on Valverde in case a swap becomes possible.

    Valverde has a £640MILLION buyout clause, which shows how much Real think of him.

  • Jack Figg

    THE REAL DEAL

    Man Utdhave put Real Madrid’s Uruguay superstar Federico Valverde on their hit-list.

    The midfield magician has pushed his way into the Spanish side’s team this season and started to justify his big reputation.

    Valverde, 22, has been tipped for the top for years but is slowly proving his quality in LaLiga — and long-term admirers United are on red alert.

    And with Paul Pogba openly admitting he likes the idea of a move to Real Madrid in the future, United are keeping an eye on Valverde in case a swap becomes possible.

    Valverde has a £640MILLION buyout clause, which shows how much Real think of him.

    It would be unusual for United to sign a player from a major European rival at his age but Pogba could be a very intriguing pawn in the game.

  • Kiro Evans

    FULL TIME: NEWCASTLE 1-4 MAN UNITED

    A late goal blitz secured victory and added some glamour to the scoreline as United ran out winners at St James' Park.

    Solskjaer's team selection gamble paid off handsomely and it's a much needed – and well deserved – three points with the PSG game to come in the week.

    Get all the live reaction and analysis on our match blog: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12946519/newcastle-man-utd-live-stream-tv-channel-time-score-maguire-shaw/

  • Kiro Evans

    LATE WINNER

    Bruno Fernandes in the 86th minute! Devastating United counter-attack! That may just be enough for victory.

    2-1 to the away side.

  • Kiro Evans

    THE MISSING PIECE

    Confirmed: It was Fernandes' first missed penalty having scored the first 10 since he joined the club in January.

    Still 15 to go on Tyneside.

  • Kiro Evans

    PENALTY SAVED

    Jamal Lewis appears to catch Marcus Rashford and, after some VAR intervention, Craig Pawson points to the spot.

    But then Bruno Fernandes MISSED the penalty, with Karl Darlow making the save.

    I don't believe Fernandes has failed to score from the spot yet for United, but he's picked a bad time to miss.

    There's half an hour to go and Newcastle show no signs of rolling over.

  • Kiro Evans

    HALFTIME: NEWCASTLE 1-1 MANCHESTER UNITED

    Very decent first half for both sides who go in at half time level.

    Luke Shaw's own goal after two minutes gave the home side the lead before Harry Maguire equalised.

    Bruno Fernandes had one chalked off for offside.

    Big second half to come and it can all be followed here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12946519/newcastle-man-utd-live-stream-tv-channel-time-score-premier-league/

  • Kiro Evans

    NOW UNITED ARE LEVEL

    VAR ruled one out but they couldn't keep United down forever.

    Harry Maguire, who's had a tough few weeks, has headed it home to make it 1-1 after a Mata corner.

    Just what the doctor ordered.

  • Kiro Evans

    VAR RULES OUT FERNANDES GOAL

    It appeared the visitors had drawn level for all of a minute when Bruno Fernandes made it 1-1 after a brilliant strike in the top corner.

    But VAR chalked it off as Juan Mata had a leg offside.

    Fair to say that is the least controversial VAR call of the day.

  • Kiro Evans

    NEWCASTLE TAKE THE LEAD

    Newcastle have the lead in a disastrous start for Man United.

    It's an own goal by Luke Shaw as Emil Krafth cross deflects off him and goes in after only 2 minutes.

    A big response is needed.

  • Kiro Evans

    KICK OFF IN 15 MINS

    The huge gamble by Solskjaer begins in 15 minutes, as his rotated line-up takes on Newcastle.

    If you weren't willing to fork out £15 to watch the game, feel free to follow our incredible coverage right here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12946519/newcastle-man-utd-live-stream-tv-channel-time-score-teams-premier-league/

  • Kiro Evans

    BACKLASH

    Fair to say the reaction to United's very surprising team sheet has been met with a combination of shock, disdain and disagreement from fans.

    This pretty much sums it up:

  • Kiro Evans

    TEAMS ARE OUT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opted for wholesale changes in his Manchester United team after their humiliation against Tottenham.

    In comes Fred, Scott McTominay, Juan Mata and Daniel James and Victor Lindelof and out goes Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Eric Bailley, Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial (who is suspended).

    Maguire keeps his place and no debut for Alex Telles, while Edinson Cavani continues to self-isolate.

    The manager is sending out a big message today but he is taking a big risk dropping so many big-hitters.

  • Kiro Evans

    TONE DEAF

    Man United fans hammered their social media team after a tone deaf tweet made light of the game with Newcastle being played in an empty stadium.

    Not only are supporters not allowed to enter St James' Park on Saturday, viewers in the United Kingdom must fork out £14.95 to watch the match.

    The club account tweeted: “At least there's no climbing up 14 flights of stairs to get to the away end at St James' Park for this one” before asking fans where they'll be watching from instead.

    Club legend Gary Neville was one of many bemused by the post, tweeting: “how bad is this tweet?”

  • Kiro Evans

    TOP POG

    After two weeks which once again saw his future becoming a debate topic, Paul Pogba is ready for this evening's encounter at Newcastle.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAU-ER MOVE

    Arsenal are preparing to hijack Manchester United's £35million transfer swoop for Pau Torres in January, according to reports.

    Both clubs are still thought to want to bring in another centre-back to bolster their defences when the window reopens.

    And according to Spanish news outlet todofichajes.com, Mikel Arteta and Edu have a plan to land Torres.

    The Villarreal defender, 23, has attracted plenty of attention over the past couple of years – including from both Arsenal and United.

    Now the two Premier League clubs are reportedly ready to battle it out for his signature.

  • Jake Lambourne

    STORM BRU-ING

    Sources at Manchester United think Bruno Fernandes is 'getting too big for his boots', according to reports.

    Fernandes was said to be furious at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to substitute him at half-time in the Red Devils' 6-1 defeat to Tottenham a fortnight ago, and reportedly took some of his frustration out on his United teammates.

    And according to the Independent, some people at the club have taken issue with the midfielder's attitude.

    Fernandes, 26, is thought to have become a vocal figure in the United dressing room since his £54million move from Sporting Lisbon in January.

    He won the club's player of the year award for last term after his mid-season arrival inspired United to a third-placed finish in the Premier League.

    While United have officially denied any talk of a bust-up between Fernandes and Solskjaer, the way he spoke to his teammates at half-time against Spurs appears to have ruffled some feathers.

    Those rumours have led to Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid monitoring Fernandes' situation.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAUL THE OTHER ONE

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    Who else was it going to be? ? Scholesy absolutely loved a goal against Newcastle! ⚽ #MUFC #Scholes

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  • Jake Lambourne

    DIM VIEW

    Former Man Utd striker Dimitar Berbatov believes his former employers will beat Newcastle 1-0.

    The Betfair ambassador said: “Huge game for United here, they really need to bounce back from the Spurs defeat here.

    “Newcastle have been playing ok, and Callum Wilson is a great addition.

    “It will be a tough game for United, I am biased because they are my old team, and I want them to win, for the team, and for Ole.

    “If they are not concentrated here, they could be disappointed. I will go for them to bounce back though.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    FANCY A BRU

    Man Utd would become one of the biggest ever exits from Manchester United were he to leave.

    SunSport has exclusively revealed that Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to lock horns over his signature.

    The Spanish giants are closely monitoring Fernandes’ situation despite the player having spent just eight months at Manchester United.

    It comes after the Portuguese ace was substituted at half-time in the 6-1 drubbing by Tottenham and then reportedly went on the attack against boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the changing rooms.

    Were Fernandes to leave Old Trafford, he'd command a huge fee.

    He is currently valued at £72million by transfer specialists Transfermarkt, but with a contract running until 2025, Manchester United would be able to insist on much more.

    There is no suggestion the Red Devils' would sanction his move.

    However, their top players have been prised away in the past – with two of their greatest ever players going to Real Madrid.

  • Jake Lambourne

    NO WAY, JOSE

    Former Man Utd gaffer Jose Mourinho has joined calls for the Premier League to rethink its pay-per-view games programme.

    This weekend sees five matches take place behind a new £14.95 price barrier, even though fans are still not allowed inside grounds.

    The decision reverses the opening up of every game to Sky Sports and BT Sports subscribers, a move which took place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    And Mourinho has said he 'feels sorry' for fans who are once again being asked to fork out, with no other choice if they want to watch these matches.

    The Tottenham boss told reporters: “£14 is a lot of money.

    “You cannot even share with your friends as they cannot come to your house [in London].

    “It is difficult. I feel sorry for the fans.

    “But hopefully this stops quickly and we can have some people in the stadium.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ALLEG UP

    Man Utd have reportedly added Massimiliano Allegri to their shortlist to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Mauricio Pochettino is another name linked to the Old Trafford dugout, should the club make a change.

    Solskjaer, 47, is under mounting pressure after United's poor start to the campaign.

    Losses to Crystal Palace and Tottenham have heightened doubts over the Norwegian's ability to push his team to the next level.

    And The Transfer Window podcast claim that Allegri, 53, could end his sabbatical to manage United.

    However, it is said that Mauricio Pochettino is ahead of the former Juventus coach as the Red Devils' first-choice candidate.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PARIS PLIGHT

    Man Utd are set to face a depleted Paris Saint-Germain side on Tuesday with Marco Verratti a doubt for the match.

    A trip to France's capital kicks off the Red Devils' Champions League campaign, with Thilo Kehrer and Mauro Icardi set to miss out.

    PSG have confirmed a thigh issue for Verratti picked up during the international break.

    There are serious doubts over Icardi's availability while he suffers from a knee problem.

    And Thomas Tuchel has admitted that a hamstring injury is set to keep German defender Kehrer out for 'a few weeks'.

    The PSG coach was left bemoaning an injury crisis ahead of Friday's match with Nimes, however, Les Parisiens dispatched their opponents with a 4-0 win, thanks to a brace from Kylian Mbappe.

    Marquinhos and Julian Draxler missed the trip south and may return to face United.

  • Jake Lambourne

    THE SPECIAL JUAN

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    We need a goal? No problem ✔️ Watch every Juan #Mata goal on #MUTV#MUFC #GoalOfTheDay

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  • Jake Lambourne

    IRN BRU

    EXCLUSIVE: Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to lock horns in a battle to get Bruno Fernandes out of  Old Trafford.

    The Spanish giants are closely monitoring Fernandes’ situation despite the player having spent just eight months at Manchester United.

    While Fernandes denies there are serious problems at the club, the midfielder was unhappy about being subbed at half-time in this month’s 6-1 loss against Spurs.

    He was also very vocal in a dressing-room row at the break before being told by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he was being swapped for Fred.

    When asked yesterday why he had subbed the player, Solskjaer refused to explain.

    He said: “There are many reasons behind subs in a game and if I explain every time I take a player off, I don’t think that’s the right thing.

    “I explained to Bruno and he accepted it, no problem.”

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