Man Utd ready to land Lionel Messi on incredible free transfer as Barcelona star’s row over Abidal comments turns sour – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly one of a number of clubs interested in a shock move for Lionel Messi.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is rumoured to be unsettled at the Nou Camp – and could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.


A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has been mooted, but the reigning Premier League champions don't expect him to quit the Nou Camp.

But according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United have entered the race for the 32-year-old superstar.

Messi's bust-up at Barcelona has come after a row with the club's sporting director Eric Abidal.

It is understood that the Argentine was frustrated with his former team-mate's general criticism of the squad in Ernesto Valverde's final weeks at the club.

He took to social media to reply, writing: "Those in charge of sporting direction should also face up to their responsibilities and above all take charge of their own decisions.

“When you talk about players you should give names, otherwise you are tainting everyone’s name and feeding rumours which are not true.”

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