9.15am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Edinson Cavani facing FA racism probe, Keane hammers De Gea, Haaland and Sancho blow – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED fought back to beat Southampton 3-2 with sub Edinson Cavani on the double.

However the FA will investigate Cavani after he used the word 'N*****' on social media.

Get all the latest news, updates and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • Josh Graham


    Roy Keane absolutely destroyed old pal Gary Neville live on Sky Sports on Sunday evening.

    During a chat on Super Sunday about the importance of wingers getting in early crosses for strikers, fellow pundit Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admitted he knew Neville was ‘highly rated’ but disagreed with his view.

    On what forward’s want from their team-mates, Hasselbaink said: “Yeah I didn’t agree with Gary…I think, as a striker, you want that early cross. You want to know what is coming.

    “You have to know what your wingers are going to do. I know Gary is really highly-rated here, but…”

    Keane chuckled before interrupting with a smile, joking: “Is he? By who?”

    Now in fits of laughter himself, Hasselbaink hit back, saying: “By you!”

    Through a broad smile, Keane replied: “Not me.”

  • Josh Graham


    Manchester United legend Roy Keane joked Arsenal ‘have enough to stay up’ despite enduring their worst start to a season for 39 YEARS.

    The Gunners lost 2-1 at home to Wolves on Sunday leaving them 14th in the Premier League.

    If Arsenal LOSE to Tottenham in their next Premier League game, they would slip 11 points behind their fiercest rivals.

    When asked on Sky Sports if that North London derby feels like a huge game for the Gunners, Keane gravely said: “They all seem big at the moment, don’t they?

    “Maybe that might be the best game for them to have next… it’s a derby and it’s away, so less pressure than at home.”

    Cracking a smile, Keane continued; “But Arsenal… I still think they have enough to stay up.

    “I think they’ll be strong enough to stay in the division.”

  • Josh Graham


    At 33, Edinson Cavani is waking up today hoping to be the future for United as well as the spectacular present… by dipping into the past.

    The Uruguay legend is eyeing a start in Wednesday’s home Champions League tie with old club PSG after yesterday’s match-turning double as a half-time sub at Southampton.

    Cavani’s two scoring headers clinched a 3-2 comeback win as United went eighth in the Premier League by ending November with four straight victories.

    Now the striker is eyeing Mason Greenwood’s spot after the England 19-year-old’s muted start to the season.

    And buoyant boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes United’s form is snowballing

    He said: “This team is getting better and better and improving.”

    But United’s January transfer plans could be dented by their scouting network being hacked.

    Old Trafford chiefs reportedly fear breaches in confidential material regarding player targets and active scouting missions amid the club’s ongoing cyber attack scandal.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says United are still a work in progress despite a dramatic comeback sealing a fourth straight win.

    Half-time sub Edinson Cavani’s two headers sealed a 3-2 victory from 2-0 down at Southampton,

    And Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “It’s one of those that when you win, the mistakes we made don’t really matter.

    “At the end I was so proud at 2-2 because we did so well.

    “This team is getting better and better and improving, which is what I want to see.”

  • Ian Tuckey
  • Ian Tuckey


    The FA will investigate Edinson Cavani for using the word ‘N******’ on social media.

    The United sub’s two goals clinched a 3-2 comeback win at Southampton.

    But the Uruguay striker’s reply to a fan on Instagram sparked a social media backlash, with some labelling his language racist.

    A fan posted in Spanish, which translated to: “I love you Matador!”

    Cavani replied on his Instagram story: “Gracias N******!”

    United refused to comment when contacted by SunSport on Sunday night but believe the context of Cavani’s post was affectionate, as is often its intention in South America.

    The ex-PSG hero is now said to be aware that the word can be interpreted differently in the UK.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Southampton chief Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted United’s match-turning sub Edinson Cavani was too hot to handle.

    Former PSG striker Cavani bagged two brilliant headers in a late comeback win from 2-0 down.

    And Hasenhuttl said: “He is very hard to defend against.

    “We couldn’t keep the pressure high on them. We tried everything and made a fantastic game.

    “The second half, sure, was difficult but we must see the quality and in the end, how difficult it is to defend against the other team.

    “I think the game was good to watch.”

  • Ian Tuckey


    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was proud of United’s Premier League comeback from 2-0 down at Southampton – even before sub Edinson Cavani’s stoppage-time winner.

    He told Sky Sports: “It’s one of those that when you win, the mistakes we made don’t really matter.

    “At the end I was so proud at 2-2 because we did so well.

    “This team is getting better and better and improving, which is what I want to see.”

  • Joshua Mbu


    Man United pulled off an emphatic comeback to secure all three points away at Southampton.

    David de Gea was pulled off at half-time and replaced by Dean Henderson for his Man United Premier League debut.

  • Joshua Mbu


    Roy Keane is backing Tottenham to mount a more serious title challenge than his old club Manchester United.

    Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s visit to Chelsea, the former Red Devil’s captain was asked by Super Sunday host David Jones if he felt Chelsea and Spurs were in a better place than United to challenge for the Premier League.

    “At the moment, yeah,” Keane replied.

    “Chelsea have obviously invested well and they seem to have a stronger squad. Obviously, the goalkeeper was a big purchase for them.

    “Tottenham have got Kane, a world class striker, and they’ve got a world class manager.

    “So at this moment of time, of course you would say that they’re more capable of putting some sort of title challenge than United are.”

  • Joshua Mbu


    FOR David De Gea, this really could be the beginning of the end as Manchester United No1.

    Mistakes have been an unwanted part of his game for the past couple of seasons now; his place amongst the highest-rated keepers in world football already in doubt.

    The mystic powers of United legend Roy Keane were on full show in the Sky Sports studio pre-match, as he launched into a keeper he is used to criticising.

    Keane ranted: “De Gea’s performances have been a bit better this season. 

    “It’s certainly helped that Dean Henderson has come back to the club – there’s competition there now.

    “When they train they can look each other in the eye and he knows if he makes mistakes then Henderson will be in, but I’m still not his biggest fan. He’s still not done enough for me.

    “He’s on a big contract but he’s made some big mistakes that cost united big points. He has one league title in ten years, that’s not a great stat.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    ED IT IN

    Edinson Cavani scored a brace to rescue three points for Manchester United.

  • William Pugh


    It’s all over, what a comeback!

    Bravo Edinson Cavani.

    Southampton 2 – 3 Man Utd

  • William Pugh

    90+3. What a finish!

    Off the bench at half-time, Cavani has made one and scored two as United have turned around a two-goal deficit.

    The ball was played to Marcus Rashford from a free-kick just inside the Southampton half, and he sent a teasing curler into the area.

    Breaking from his marker, there was Cavani, stooping to low to send a header past Alex McCarthy.

    What a turnaround!

    Southampton 2-3 MAN UTD

  • William Pugh


    93rd minute! Surely they’ve won it!

    Southampton 2 – 3 Man Utd

  • William Pugh

    74. The substitute has levelled it up!

    Southampton thought they had cleared their lines when Alex McCarthy punched clear the corner, but the ball landed to the feet of Bruno Fernandes just outside the box.

    The Portuguese player’s shot was heading off target, but flicked up off a defender to Edinson Cavani eight yards out.

    Reacting quickly, the striker twisted through the air to plant a diving header past McCarthy and into the back of the net.

    Can United now go on and find a winner?

    Southampton 2-2 MAN UTD

  • William Pugh


    Scores are level!

    Southampton 2 – 2 Man Utd

  • William Pugh

    60. United are back in it!

    Winning the ball back, the visitors pour down the right with Fred working the ball out to Edinson Cavani.

    The substitute’s low cross finds Bruno Fernandes in space – far too much space – and he is able to comfortably trap, turn and fire low past Alex McCarthy.

    Game on!

    Southampton 2 – 1 Man Utd

  • William Pugh


    Southampton 2 – 1 Man Utd

    GAME ON!

  • William Pugh


    46. It’s a double substitution for Manchester United at the start of the second half.

    Not only has Dean Henderson come on to replace the injured David de Gea in goal, but Edinson Cavani is also on for Mason Greenwood.

    Well, at least, he would be on if he was ready. The game actually restarts with Cavani still on the touchline, adjusting his boots.

  • William Pugh



  • William Pugh

    33. It was almost inevitable, wasn’t it?!

    As soon as James Ward-Prowse positioned the free-kick, you knew United were in trouble.

    The Saints skipper unleashes a beautiful curler over the wall and in at the near post where David de Gea ends up in the back of the net with the ball.

    How costly does that double miss from United moments ago look now?

    Southampton 2-0 Man Utd

  • William Pugh


    What a free-kick!

    Southampton 2 – 0 Man Utd

  • William Pugh

    23. Against the run of play, Southampton lead!

    James Ward-Prowse had signalled his expertise from a set-piece moments earlier, and now provides the opener from a corner.

    His flighted delivery from the left is met at the near post by Jan Bednarek, who makes no mistake in glancing home his header.

    SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 Man Utd

  • William Pugh



    Southampton 1 – 0 Man Utd

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