Man Utd transfer news LIVE: New manager LATEST, Bellingham and McGinn top targets, Van de Beek rejects loan move

MANCHESTER UNITED could yet appoint their new manager THIS season, according to reports.

Ralf Rangnick is currently in temporary charge at Old Trafford, with a successor expected to be named during the summer.

But reports in the MEN suggest that there have been developments in United's process to settle on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's full-time replacement.

Mauricio Pochettino – currently manager of PSG – and Ajax's Erik ten Hag remain the frontrunners.

We've also the very latest on United in the transfer market, with both John McGinn and Jude Bellingham linked.

While it's been revealed Donny van de Beek rejected a loan move to Newcastle because he didn't want to fight a relegation battle.

Follow ALL the latest from Old Trafford with our live blog below…

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    Good morning Red Devils fans

    Cristiano Ronaldo got a special gong at last night’s Fifa awards after becoming the all-time leading international goalscorer.

    The Manchester United legend Ronaldo, 36, moved above Iran’s Ali Daei when he netted his 110th and 111th strikes for Portugal against the Republic of Ireland in September.

    The 36-year-old was also named in Fifa’s Best XI of the year, and said: “It’s a special award from FIFA. I also have to thank my family… Soon I will be a father again. I am proud.”

    And a training photo tweeted by Ronaldo yesterday has prompted speculation Paul Pogba might be fit again after injury.

    France star Pogba has been sidelined with a thigh problem and was expected to return to action next month.

    But the picture, which featured a seven-a-side team of first-team stars including Pogba, suggests the midfielder's recovery is ahead of schedule.

    The Red Devils are next in action on Wednesday evening when they go to Brentford for a Premier League clash.

    Meanwhile the club have made Jude Bellingham their top transfer target, according to The Athletic.

    The 18-year-old, who earned a stellar reputation during his early days with Birmingham, has developed into one of England’s brightest prospects since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2020.

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    Mejbri set for first-team

    Manchester United prodigy Hannibal Mejbri is reportedly being lined up for a first-team role by caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick.

    The midfielder, 18, has been approached by several Championship outfits including Reading over a loan deal according to Goal.

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    Ronaldo gets two Fifa awards

    Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in Fifa’s Best XI of the year and picked up a special achievement gong.

    The Portugal superstar said: “It’s a special award from FIFA. I also have to thank my family… Soon I will be a father again. I am proud.”

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    Robson criticises Covid postponement rules

    Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has called for stricter rules surrounding the postponement of football games due to Covid.

    The former Red Devils skipper says the current situation irritates him given his experiences as Middlesbrough 25 years ago.

    Robbo could not field a Boro team due to a flu outbreak and they were docked three points in a season in which they were relegated.

    He told SunSport: “There needs to be far stricter rules on why games are being called off but can you keep checking on every one of the 92 clubs in the top four divisions?

    “It’s impossible and it seems that so many teams are calling games off and nothing gets done."

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    United linked with midfielder Haidara

    Manchester United and Newcastle are leading the chase forRB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to reports.

    But SPORT1 reporter Patrick Berger says a summer transfer is more likely than a January switch as Leipzig are reluctant to sell him.

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    United alerted to Zakaria situation

    Manchester United have been given some good news after Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl admitted Denis Zakaria could leave.

    The Swiss midfielder, 25, has been linked with the Red Devils and Premier League rivals Arsenal.

    Eberi, who was also fielding questions about Borussia defender Matthias Ginter, told Kicker: “I cannot rule out that both will leave the club in winter.”

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    Pogba features in training pic

    A Manchester United training photo tweeted by Cristiano Ronaldo has prompted speculation Paul Pogba might be fit again after injury.

    France star Pogba has been sidelined with a thigh problem and was expected to return to action next month.

    But the photo tweeted by team-mate Ronaldo – which featured a seven-a-side team put together for a training session, and including Pogba – suggests the midfielder's recovery is ahead of schedule.

    The Red Devils are next in action on Wednesday evening when they go to Brentford for a Premier League clash.

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    Matic blasts Aussies over Djok

    Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says the decision to deport Novak Djokovic from Australia is 'shameful'.

    Matic is one of a number of Serbian sports stars to speak out in support of their compatriot.

    The Red Devils ace posted a picture of Djokovic proudly holding the ATP Finals trophy on Instagram, and captioned it: "Your glory and their shame will live forever."

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    Is Moyes worth another shot?

    It infamously did not work out for David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor in the Red Devils managerial hot-seat nearly a decade ago.

    But nobody can pretend the former Everton boss is not a highly-accomplished gaffer, and his brilliant work at Champions League-chasing West Ham is bound to pique the interest of a few boards at other top Premier League clubs.

    Reports suggest Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag are the frontrunners to become United next permanent manager, while Leicester's Brendan Rodgers remains under consideration.

    But what price a sensational Old Trafford managerial return for Moyes?

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    How much is Rice worth?

    So with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly among Declan Rice's many admirers – what sort of bid might move West Ham to part with their brilliant central midfielder?

    The 23-year-old is practically the first name on Gareth Southgate's England team-sheet, he is coming into the prime years of his career, and he bosses the centre of the park for the Hammers week in and week out – whoever they are playing.

    There is no obvious direct comparison in recent years, but if Aston Villa made Manchester City pay £100millon for Jack Grealish, would that be a reasonable ball-park figure?

    Rice is under contract with the Hammers until the summer of 2024 and his departure would be about as welcome as a stubbed toe among the club's fans!

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    Would Bellingham improve United?

    Manchester United have made Jude Bellingham their top transfer target, according the The Athletic.

    The 18-year-old, who earned a stellar reputation during his early days with Birmingham, has developed into one of England's brightest prospects since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2020.

    But with the likes of Fred, Nemanja Matic, and Scott McTominay at United's disposal, should another midfielder be at the top of the Red Devils' shopping list?

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    Pogba returns

    Manchester United star Paul Pogba has returned to training after overcoming a groin injury.

    Pogba flew back to the UK recently after his recent rehabilitation abroad following the orders of interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

    And the midfielder posed for a photo with his Red Devils team-mates.

    Check it out:

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    McGinn interest

    Manchester United are keeping tabs on Aston Villa ace John McGinn ahead of the summer transfer window.

    That is according to The Telegraph, who report that McGinn is a potential candidate to strengthen United's midfield options.

    The midfielder has been linked with the Red Devils in the past and the club is determined to boost its options in the middle of the park.

    The Manchester giants are facing the prospect of losing Paul Pogba for free in the summer

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    Don the move?

    Manchester United ace Donny van de Beek has rejected a loan move to Newcastle because he does not fancy a relegation battle.

    Van de Beek continues to struggle for game time at United under interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

    According to The Telegraph, the midfielder was approached by the Magpies but turned down the chance to move to St James’ Park.

    The Netherlands international is unwilling to spend the second half of the season scrapping to avoid the drop

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    United new manager latest

    Manchester United could appoint their next manager before the end of the season.

    That is according to the Manchester Evening News, who report that there have been developments in United's process to settle on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's full-time replacement.

    The Red Devils could secure an agreement well in advance of the summer transfer window.

    Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag remain the frontrunners, while Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers remains under consideration

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    No Maur time

    Manchester United must move fast to make Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino their new manager as other top clubs are reportedly expressing interest.

    According to The Telegraph, Pochettino has been made aware he will attract interest from more rival teams at the end of the season.

    But the Argentine has been open about his love for managing in the Prem, following stints at Southampton and Tottenham.

    And United are expected to make contact with the 49-year-old head coach at some stage

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    Dembele January hunt

    Chelsea have joined the transfer war for Barcelona contract rebel and Manchester United target Ousmane Dembele.

    The Blues are facing competition from Juventus as well as United during the January transfer window.

    According to Sport, the Red Devils and Juve have been in ‘especially intense’ contact with Dembele’s representatives since 2021.

    And the report even adds a suggestion that the striker may have already signed a pre-contract agreement with one of those two clubs.

    The report also adds the west Londoners have been in touch with the France international this January over a potential offer

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