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UNITED LATEST 17:32, 12 Nov 2021Updated: 17:32, 12 Nov 2021MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly ready to do a swap deal which would see them sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla, with Edinson Cavani heading the other way.

Cavani has found his playing time restricted since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, who drew a blank last night as Portugal played out a 0-0 draw in Ireland.

Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot must now get a point at home to Serbia on Sunday to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

In a SunSport exclusive, Paul Pogba could have played his final game for United.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has revealed he TURNED DOWN the chance to manage Manchester United.

Follow all the latest Man Utd news, transfer and gossip from Old Trafford below…

IT’S GUNNAR HURT

Man United legend Paul Parker has claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should take Roy Keane’s advice and be more critical of his players.

He told BetfredTV: “Start calling out the individuals. Start telling people. We’re in a world now where people can’t shout at people because they get upset.

“Find out about them. Get them upset. Tell them the truth about their game. It hurts.”

BOOK IT IN

Patrice Evra has dropped off some reading material for his old manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The boss looks delighted to see the Frenchman!

SCOTT TO BE A BLOW

Scotland are in action against Moldova at 5pm, WITHOUT Man United star Scott McTominay.

The midfielder was initially picked by boss Steve Clarke for the crucial international double header.

But he was forced to head back to Manchester yesterday, after suffering with a throat infection.

Clarke said: “Unfortunately, Scott McTominay has picked up a bit of a throat virus. We have sent Scott home to rest and recuperate. Hopefully he can join us again at the weekend.”

‘SANITISED’

Gary Neville has continued his criticism of footballers’ ‘inauthentic’ social media posts by claiming he no longer recognises many in Manchester United’s dressing room due to their ‘vanilla’ and ‘sanitised’ messages.

Writing in his column for The Times, he said: “There are characters inside the Manchester United dressing room that I greatly admire not just for their football abilities but their human qualities — vulnerabilities, resilience, sense of humour and all the things that make them distinct. I don’t recognise them at all when I see some of their social media posts.

“I see vanilla, sanitised messages. I read apologies that don’t come over sincerely to me or any United fan. I see half the dressing room posting almost identically-worded tweets like they are reading off a script. And not just at United.

“Some of these tweets and posts are diversion tactics. You feel manipulated reading them and this is meant to be football, not some Putin-esque plot to control the narrative.

“I see social media posts from footballers I know using words, phrases and sentiments that don’t reflect in any way the real person. The posts are ridiculously inauthentic and fans know it.”

MARCS, SET, GO!

Marcus Rashford is training with the Manchester United Under-18s as he works hard to get fit.

The striker, 24, pulled out of the England squad despite a call-up for the two World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino in this international break.

He had shoulder surgery in the summer and did not feature this season until October 16.

The academy graduate put himself through triple training sessions to get back into contention after the operation.

But after just six appearances totalling 264 minutes of action – including three goals – and a recent bout of illness, Rashford stayed in Manchester rather than linking up with the Three Lions.

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Manchester United ace Victor Lindelof also revealed his disappointment at the team’s poor start to the campaign on the back of just two wins in their last five games.

Lindelof added: “It has been up and down.

“We have not performed as we would like and the results have not been the best.

“We are in a tough period, but it’s all about how to get back and I think we will do that”

CAN’T GO RON

Manchester United ace Victor Lindelof has praised Cristiano Ronaldo after his emotional return to Old Trafford last summer.

Lindelof told Fotbollskanalen: “It hasn’t changed much.

“Of course, we have brought in a world-class pillar that contributes a lot both on and off the field.

“I just think it’s been nice to have him there. He is a good person who helps a lot and tries to support the younger players.”

NEW BEGINNING

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has advised Dean Henderson to join Newcastle.

Bosnich told talkSPORT: “Newcastle are a club who are on the go and on the move – but they are also in a perilous position right now.

“New manager. It’s important to get your spin right and the goalkeeper is an integral part of that.

“He should go and should go as soon as he possibly can”

WAY BETTER

Arsenal hero Jack Wilshere believes Wayne Rooney was better than Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Wilshere said: “I played the majority of my England games with Rooney.

“I played a few with Harry, but that was when he just broke into the team, so I’m going to have to say Wazza. He was unplayable.

“In training, he would pick the ball up, get angry and drive – not even dribble – drive past three or four players then smash it in”

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Manchester United ace Dean Henderson has been advised to leave Old Trafford, amid Newcastle links, by former goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.

Bosnich told talkSPORT: “I think he should go. He’s at the stage of his career where he needs to be playing regular football.

“He’ll know that, as well. I understand that at the start of the season, him having a go in pre-season to see how things pan out.

“[David] De Gea has been excellent and there’s no doubt about it, with the exception of the second goal, you have to say, against Manchester City, which I think he’ll know that he should have saved.

“But I think from Dean Henderson’s point of view, he needs to start looking after Dean Henderson”

GUNNA HURT

Manchester United legend Paul Parker has claimed that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should take Roy Keane’s advice and be more critical of his players.

Parker told BetfredTV: “Start calling out the individuals. Start telling people. We’re in a world now where people can’t shout at people because they get upset.

“Find out about them. Get them upset. Tell them the truth about their game. It hurts.

“Roy Keane would have told you that you were crap on a Monday morning. In this current United side, none of them are shouting at one another.

“Luke Shaw made a massive mistake in the derby which he should have dealt with. It didn’t start from him but it finished with him.

“He could have dealt with that and then turned round, saw where it came from and then pointed his finger.

“The only one having a go was David de Gea. You need someone in there to call players out. It’s your job.

“A lot of that squad are just happy to be at the club and to tell people who they play for.

“They enjoy just being recognised as a Manchester United player, rather than being a Manchester United player who is competing to win big games and win trophies”

NIK OF TIME

Manchester United are keeping tabs on RB Leipzig star Dominik Szoboszlai ahead of the January transfer window.

That is according to Sport Bild, who report that United are one of the clubs interested in Szoboszlai, along with Atletico Madrid.

However, the midfielder, who is among the Bundesliga’s most impressive players, has a £51million release clause.

The Hungary international missed out on Euro 2020 due to an adductor injury

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, who received an MBE this week for his campaign which helped feed 1.3million of Britain’s poorest kids over the summer holidays, said football is a sport that celebrates diversity and one society can learn from.

Rashford said: “Football has an unbelievable ability to bring people together. It’s a team game.

“I can stand alongside 10 other men or women on that pitch and the only common language we speak is that football.

“Without saying a word, I can sympathise, I can understand, I can read, I can relate. When we pull on that shirt, we are all fighting for the same thing”

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As part of ‘Hope Utd’, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has teamed up with BT and Pan Macmillan to celebrate multi-cultural Britain through reading.

He has already set up his own ‘Book Club’ in a bid to get free books to children who can’t afford them and believes how they are written can help in educating about different cultures.

Rashford said: “I think there is still a lot more work that can be done. One of the reasons I didn’t really engage in reading as a child was because I couldn’t really see myself in the characters.

“That was a big driving force for me setting up the Book Club and publishing my own books – I wanted all children to read books and feel like they were written for them, and that they were representative of modern British society.

“But bigger than that, the Book Club was designed to equip all children with life lessons and tools to navigate any challenges they were facing, whether that be at home, at school or life in general”

UTD WE STAND

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford says lack of education is to blame for the racist abuse he and other players receive on social media.

Rashford was targeted along with United team-mate Jadon Sancho and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka after their missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final shoot-out against Italy last summer.

The England international said: “I think educating ourselves on, and championing other cultures, can only benefit our understanding. Discrimination usually stems from a lack of education. It’s a defence mechanism.

“Instead of stigmatising differences, we should be celebrating them. How boring would the world be if we were all the same?

“Books are a great source for us to highlight different characters and better understand background and journey”

GRAVE NEWS

Ajax star Ryan Gravenberch has dealt a blow to Manchester United and Liverpool as he expressed his desire to sign a new deal with the Dutch champions.

Gravenberch told Voetbal International: “I am very happy at Ajax, and I don’t yet want to leave.

“I am in talks with the club about a new contract. Things are progressing, and hopefully they will turn out well.

“I don’t feel like this is my last season with Ajax. I feel that I can still learn a lot here, and I still want to win a lot of trophies with the club.

“I’ll never forget the magical atmosphere at our Champions League games in the 2018-19 season, which I watched from the stand.

“And now I’m playing in these games myself. The fans’ support truly drives us on”

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson added that he would never be able to replicate Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles feat with Arsenal – despite all of his trophies.

The Gunners won the Premier League undefeated back in the 2003-2004 season.

Ferguson said: “I won 13 leagues but I was never near going through a season undefeated.

“The achievement stands above everything else, and it was Arsene’s”

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Thierry Henry’s reinvention from winger to striker at Arsenal turned the Old Trafford atmosphere “toxic”.

Ferguson said in the documentary Arsene Wenger: Invincible: “It became toxic for a while.

“The big change that made Arsenal was reinventing Henry. And the goals… he was fantastic.

“You’re always looking in the rear-view mirror to see who’s coming up behind you, and when you see someone you accelerate.

“Arsenal were catching us up, and their team was good enough to go above us, there’s no question about that”

BIG SAM

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told by Sam Allardyce he needs back-up from his backroom staff.

Allardyce said: “You just have to look at his hair. Ole can only get through it with his staff and then by putting the players on the right track.

“Your staff need to be right on top of their game. We get all the criticism and all the praise as managers, but if you haven’t got the right staff… the success I had, I couldn’t have done it without my staff.

“I can’t believe I’ve still not got a total silver fox. People think I dye mine, but I don’t. I should have been a silver fox about 10 years ago.

“My advice to Ole is I would shut everything down from the inside, which is almost an impossible task.

“But to focus internally and keep the outside influences away from everybody.

“Focus and really find a way out of it with your staff. Ole’s staff are never more important than they are now.

“Ole can only get through it with his staff and then by putting the players on the right track. You need your staff need to be right on top of their game”

THREE’S A CROWD

Newcastle want to sign three-out-of-favour Manchester United stars in the January transfer window.

Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson have all seen limited game time this season under United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And according to the Daily Mail, Henderson wants to leave Old Trafford to play first-team football if he can’t reclaim the No1 spot back from David de Gea.

Van de Beek has spent over a full season at the Red Devils, but has failed to stamp down a first-team spot.

And Lingard is looking to fight his way back into England contention for next year’s World Cup and his chances of doing that in Manchester look unlikely

JUVE GOT NEWS

Manchester United star Paul Pogba is prepared to lower his wages to rejoin Juventus next summer.

But that is if Juve successfully qualify for next season’s Champions League.

That is according Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the star midfielder is keen on a return to Turin.

The France international’s contract at Old Trafford expires in June

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The Premier League have already announced their schedule for next season and revealed how the winter’s World Cup in Qatar will fit.

The Prem will start on the weekend of August 6, 2022.

It will then be played up to November 12-13, before players join up with their international squads from November 14.

The Premier League will resume on Boxing Day following the World Cup Final, which takes place 8 days before on Sunday 18 December.

The final round of fixtures will be on May 28, 2023, when all games will be played simultaneously

TOP MAN

Manchester United have made Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers their top target to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if he gets sacked.

Solskjaer’s long-term future at the helm is still in major doubt, despite the brass’ seemingly unwavering faith in him.

According to the Daily Star, United chiefs are keen on Rodgers taking over at Old Trafford.

The report adds that they’re also confident of acquiring his services.

It’s claimed a release clause in the former Liverpool coach’s contract – which permits him to leave for a Champions League club – has given the Red Devils belief a deal can be struck.

There is also a sense Rodgers would find it impossible to turn down an offer if United came calling

LET’S BE FRANCK

Manchester United will be able to sign AC Milan star Franck Kessie on a free transfer next summer.

That is according to Fichajes, who report that Milan have yet to meet Kessie’s wage demands of £150,000 a week.

Instead, the Serie A giants are offering a salary of around £100,000 with the Ivory Coast international’s contract expiring in June.

United are still in the race for Kessie, with the free transfer possibility said to be “delighting” the Red Devils

SHIR THING

Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo showed his human side after Portugal’s goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.

A young girl went past security and made her way to the pitch to meet her star idol.

Ronaldo then gave her a hug before delivering his shirt and yet another hug.

Portugal now need to avoid a loss against Serbia to punch their ticket to the World Cup in Qatar

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