Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo debut could be DELAYED, Pogba 'keen on Real Madrid', Sancho injury update

MAN UTD are eyeing up three points against Newcastle as the Premier League returns next weekend.

But SunSport can reveal that fixture may not end up being Cristiano Ronaldo's second debut has he will have trained only once after coming out of quarantine.

And Jadon Sancho is set to play, despite leaving international duty with a slight knock.

Meanwhile Paul Pogba is reportedly keen on a move to Real Madrid over PSG.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    KHABIB: RON 'BORED' AT JUVE

    Cristiano Ronaldo told UFC pal Khabib Nurmagomedov he left Juventus for Manchester United as he was "bored in Italy".

    The MMA legend says Ronaldo added he "wanted to go back to England" and Khabib knew it would happen a MONTH before it was finalised.

    Credit: Instagram / @cristiano

    Ron's deadline-week move shocked football as he was linked to PSG and then Manchester City before old club United pounced.

    But Khabib, who was UFC's longest-running lightweight champ, was far from surprised.

    He told Sport24:  “I don’t want to disclose any personal messages… Ronaldo said he was bored in Italy and wanted to go back to England.

    “I’m also not a fan of Italian football, [but] the English Premier League I won't switch over. Any team there can put on a show."

  • Ian Tuckey

    'LUNCH WITH THE POPE'

    Former United left-back Patrice Evra has reunited with his and their legendary ex-boss boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

    The pair enjoyed lunch together and a catch-up along with Evra's fiancee Margaux Alexandra and their baby.

    And they looked delighted as Ferguson posed in between them for a photo, with his arms draped around their shoulders.

    Both Evra, 40, and model Alexandra, 26, shared the snap on their respective Instagram accounts.

    The latter wrote in her caption: "Such a great honour to sit down with Sir Alex Ferguson. The man who shaped the world of football and my man."

    Evra replied in the comments saying: "Now you understand why I respect that man so much."

    And in his own caption wrote: "Me: 'My heart, we are going to have lunch with the Pope'.

    "Alexandra: 'So we are going to Italy?'

    "Me: 'Nope he lives in Manchester.'"

  • Ian Tuckey

    SMILEY SANCHO

    Jadon Sancho has revealed that he hasn’t stopped smiling since joining Man Utd.

    Speaking to UMM Youtube channel, he said: “No I haven’t [stopped smiling]. I’m just glad to be here, you know, be part of the Red Devils and just be with the team.

    “It’s been nice, especially when I made my debut. The lads have been very good with me and made it easier for me.

    “I’m going to just keep playing my game, I’m not going to change what I’ve been doing over in Germany so I’ve just got to bring it here and hopefully I can show the fans what I can deliver.”

    Credit: INSTAGRAM: SANCHOOO10
  • Ian Tuckey

    SANCHO JOINS SMILE HIGH CLUB

    Jadon Sancho has revealed that he hasn’t stopped smiling since joining Man Utd.

    Speaking to UMM Youtube channel, he said: “No I haven’t [stopped smiling]. I’m just glad to be here, you know, be part of the Red Devils and just be with the team.

    “It’s been nice, especially when I made my debut. The lads have been very good with me and made it easier for me.

    “I’m going to just keep playing my game, I’m not going to change what I’ve been doing over in Germany so I’ve just got to bring it here and hopefully I can show the fans what I can deliver.”

    Credit: INSTAGRAM: SANCHOOO10
  • Joshua Mbu

    SHOWTIME

    Cristiano Ronaldo reporting for duty.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BREAKING: SEALED WITH A CRIS

    Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United's Carrington training base today.

    Having been suspended for Portugal's clash with Azerbaijan tonight, Ronaldo was released from international duty early.

    This enabled him to spend some time familiarising himself with his old training base once again.

    Instead of Sir Alex Ferguson, however, this time he was answering to former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The pair chit-chatted, before Ronaldo was introduced to his new team-mates.

    CR7 could make his United return during Saturday's Premier League clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford.

    But SunSport revealed this morning that fans may have to wait until next Tuesday's Champions League trip to Swiss side Young Boys to see Ronaldo from the start.

    Credit: INSTAGRAM: MANCHESTERUNITED
  • Joshua Mbu

    WILFRED NDIDI

    Leicester fans would reasonably shirk at any suggestion of them losing midfield general Ndidi.

    The 24-year-old has constantly been among the stats leaders for tackles and interceptions since his 2017 arrival from Genk.

    While there is no known interest from United in Ndidi, ex-striker Darren Bent has made a very good case for his capture, telling talkSPORT: "Imagine he went to Manchester United, in the holding role, and then you’ve got Pogba and Bruno Fernandes." Not bad.

  • Joshua Mbu

    AURELIEN TCHOUAMENI

    Certainly not a widely-known name until very recently, Tchouameni has broken out at Monaco as a big star of the future.

    The 21-year-old made his France debut last week and The Athletic  claim he has admirers in England.

    Chief among which are Chelsea, although the Red Devils could push ahead in the queue after Paul Pogba raved about the 'extraordinary' youngster.

  • Joshua Mbu

    YVES BISSOUMA

    Brighton have done well to keep Mali international Bissouma amid links with Liverpool and Arsenal.

    As reported by Metro, United are ready to join the race for the £40m-rated star.

    Now in the final two years of his contract, any prospective bidder may have to get in soon and sign him in January – or risk rivals getting involved.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RUBEN NEVES

    The Wolves midfielder attracted interest from the Red Devils and Arsenal during the summer window.

    Now in his fifth season at Molineux, the 24-year-old may consider a move away at the end of the campaign.

    But United will have to convince the Premier League club to part with one of the mainstays of their recent rise.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DECLAN RICE

    According to ESPN, the West Ham star is top of Solskjaer's wishlist.

    The Hammers want north of £80million and hope to dispel the rumours by agreeing a contract renewal past Rice's current 2024 expiry date.

    Should the player be serious about a move, he may reject the offer to spark a bidding war between United, Chelsea and Manchester City.

  • Joshua Mbu

    NEV-ER SAY NEVER

    Manchester United are reportedly already plotting their transfer moves for next summer – with a central midfielder a top priority.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may choose to improve his current selection of players, including Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Fred.

    Having splashed the cash ahead of the new season, the Red Devils could be ready to spend big again.

    Here, SunSport runs through five central midfielders who may pop up on United's radar next summer.

  • Joshua Mbu

    PLAYING SAFE

    Dan James has admitted that he got to a point in his Man Utd career where he was playing "safe".

    He told The Telegraph: "I think everyone goes through part of their career where you don’t realise something is happening until you look back and have good people around you to analyse that.

    "I started thinking, ‘What does he do that I can do?’ rather than thinking just about my game and being myself.

    "It got to the point where I was being a bit safe in games.

    “I got bought for my direct play, running in behind, running with the ball, trying things and not being afraid to lose the ball but slowly I started to come away from that and play a little safe.

    “When I stepped back it was remembering to be direct, to be that person. Safe is dangerous in the position I play.

    "You’re not there to do that – you’re there to score goals and make assists and run yourself into the ground on and off the ball.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SMILEY SANCHO

    Jadon Sancho has revealed that he hasn't stopped smiling since joining Man Utd.

    Speaking to UMM Youtube channel, he said: "No I haven’t [stopped smiling]. I’m just glad to be here, you know, be part of the Red Devils and just be with the team.

    “It’s been nice, especially when I made my debut. The lads have been very good with me and made it easier for me.

    “I’m going to just keep playing my game, I’m not going to change what I’ve been doing over in Germany so I’ve just got to bring it here and hopefully I can show the fans what I can deliver."

    Credit: INSTAGRAM: SANCHOOO10
  • Joshua Mbu

    REBELS REBUFFED

    Uefa President Alexander Ceferin has branded the European Super League ‘disgraceful’ at a Geneva meeting involving Prem League supremos.

    And new European Club Association chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi, also chairman of PSG, added: “This ‘not-Super League’ was defeated through integrity, togetherness, and protecting the interests of every member of our European football community. 

    “People have tried to divide us; they have tried to separate us; they have tried to make us weaker. They have failed.

    “In fact, they have achieved the exact opposite – they brought us together. They have made us stronger.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHICHA

    Javier Hernandez thinks highly of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

    To the point where he would do anything to help the legendary manager win matches and titles. 

    He said: “If he treats my family that way, I will vomit after every game if it helps win games and titles. 

    “He is an amazing man.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    MUR TIME

    British tennis star Andy Murray wishes he had “more time” to sit down with legendary Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

    Murray branded fellow Scot Ferguson a “very special guy”.

    Speaking to The Big Issue, he said: “I’ve met Alex Ferguson a few times but there have always been lots of people around.

    “I wish I’d had the opportunity to spend more time with him, because he’s a very special guy.

    “I would love to sit down and ask him lots of questions to help me deal with certain situations and with pressure and how to stay motivated. 

    “Yeah, that would be someone I could learn a lot from.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    MAN ALIVE

    Premier League champions Manchester City have the most expensive squad in Europe.

    That is according to findings from CIES, who claim City’s team is valued at an eye-watering £926million.

    Rivals Manchester United, however, are not far behind in second place as they have closed the gap by £49m.

    And struggling Arsenal are ninth in the list, despite sitting bottom of the Prem table.

  • Joshua Mbu

    EXCLUSIVE: FOOT NOT RON GAS

    SUPERCAR-loving striker Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a 20mph speed limit outside his new village home.

    The star, 36, has only just moved into a stunning £6million mansion after flying into the UK last week fresh from signing for Manchester United.

    It has space for his £17million collection of supercars, including a £1.4million Ferrari Monza, a £2.15million Bugatti Chiron and a £1.7million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.

    But council officials in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, want a 20mph speed limit as the village is already blighted by petrolheads showing off their motors.

    A source said: “Ronaldo loves his cars and being able to drive them fast so he can show off. But this talk of a 20mph is really going to impact on that.

    “Doing 20mph in a Lamborghini looks a bit daft.

    “The village has become a go-to place to spot supercars but while the petrolheads love it, locals have complained.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    CR7

    Have you, Red Devils?

  • Joshua Mbu

    YOUR MOVE

    Manchester United are reportedly plotting a move for Leicester star Youri Tielemans.

    The midfielder, 24, is being eyed as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba should the Frenchman leave.

    According to Utd Report, Tielemans is one to watch for the future for United.

    The Belgian scored a brilliant winner in May's FA Cup final and has been a key player for Leicester since joining in 2019.

    United were credited with an interest in Tielemans before he signed for the Foxes.

    And that interest has been maintained with the Red Devils and Liverpool linked to Tielemans during the summer transfer window.

    Leicester hope to tie him down to a new deal to deter that interest – Tielemans has two years remaining on his current contract.

    And the Foxes will likely drive a hard bargain to let him leave, having signed Tielemans for a club-record £40million fee.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RON THE MONEY

    Man Utd will have to pay a total of €15million (£12.9m) to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    But the full amount won’t be delivered for five years as United will pay five instalments of €3m (£2.6m) per year.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who reports that the Red Devils’ instalments will continue until 2026.

  • Joshua Mbu

    COMMENT: DAVE KIDD

    The Saturday afternoon blackout is a wonderful little museum piece and we should cherish it while it lasts — which may not be much longer.

    It proves that football’s TV paymasters do not entirely run the show just yet.

    It shows that match-going supporters — so often overlooked, over-charged and taken for mugs — still have some sort of status.

    The 3pm Saturday kick-off is  perfect for those fans who form the boisterous backdrop to any match — those who, we are frequently told, football is nothing without.

    It allows away supporters to travel the length of the country and back in a day and it allows home fans a Saturday morning lie-in and a Saturday night out too.

    The broadcast blackout also offers protection to the three divisions of the Football League and the non-league pyramid beneath it — all supported with a volume and level of passion unique in world football.

  • Joshua Mbu

    COMMENT: DAVE KIDD

    There are only a handful of countries in the world where you will not be able to legally watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United comeback live on TV this Saturday.

    These include Afghanistan, North Korea…  and Great Britain.

    This is due to a blackout on matches being screened here between 2.45-5.15pm on Saturday afternoons, to keep the traditional 3pm kick-off time sacrosanct.

    And given that United’s home match with Newcastle was not selected for live coverage by Sky or BT — a decision made before Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford was mooted — you would have to travel abroad or hunt the black market to watch the match on telly.

    While those living under the Taliban might have other priorities and while Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un can find a pirate stream, a United fan in Surrey will be denied the opportunity to watch this global icon’s second debut, which is open to a United supporter in Saudi Arabia or Sudan.

    What an antiquated load of tosh, eh? Who makes these rules, Barney the Dinosaur?

    Are we still pining for the days of classified results with James Alexander Gordon, the vidiprinter and the dividend forecast on Grandstand?

    Come on, get with the times, grandad, eh? Well, actually, no. 

  • Joshua Mbu

    RON'S JOURNEY

    Retrace Cristiano Ronaldo's journey.

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