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Manchester United news and transfers LIVE Solskjaer sacking latest as Man Utd ‘prepare’ to sell Pogba – Manchester Evening News

The international break is only a day old but Manchester United have already suffered an injury blow.

Midfielder Paul Pogba limped out of France training on Monday after appearing to injury his right thigh. In a video released by French publication RMC Sport, Pogba can be heard loudly shouting in pain after shooting and then immediately clutching his upper leg.

There has also been an update on the fitness of Edinson Cavani, who was ruled out of the Manchester derby on Saturday.

Uruguay left Cavani out of their squad before Saturday’s game versus Manchester City and his injury has now been confirmed.

“The issue was like this. Before starting the season, I had discomfort in the tendon,” Cavani told El Observador. “It made me spend a couple of weeks out until I began to gain some minutes [on the pitch] in my team. I had to go back to the national team, always with a bit of pain, but with the hope that it would disappear.

“They are difficult injuries and I decided to have the treatment so that it does not continue to get worse.

Follow the live blog below for all of the day’s breaking United news.

09:22Richard Fay

United ‘handed’ Franck Kessie transfer boostUnited are keen to sign a new defensive midfielder next year and Franck Kessie could be the man.

The Daily Mail claim United have been handed a potential boost in any deal for Kessie after he turned down a new long-term deal with AC Milan.

The Ivorian international will be a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the season.

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie could soon be available on a free transfer. (Image: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images.)09:01Richard Fay

Paul Pogba on crutches as he confirms injuryPaul Pogba is on crutches after he sustained a thigh injury on international duty with France.

Pogba sustained the injury in a training session on Monday evening and footage of the incident soon emerged. The 28-year-old was seen leaving the session with team doctor Franck Le Gall after appearing to pull up in pain after taking a shot at goal.

It was subsequently announced on Tuesday that Pogba had withdrawn from the France squad for the World Cup Qualifiers.

Pogba shared the video. (Image: @paulpogba via Instagram)08:25Richard Fay

United told how much Aurélien Tchouaméni would costUnited will need to spend no less than €45-50million if they are to sign Aurélien Tchouaméni, according to a report.

Tuttosport cover Juventus’ supposed interest in the French midfielder and state Monaco’s asking price for the teenager who has also been linked with United and Chelsea.

Aurelien Tchouameni is reportedly on Manchester United’s radar. (Image: Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images. )08:03Richard Fay

AC Milan ‘consider’ Eric Bailly transferAC Milan are reportedly in the market for a new centre-back signing and a report claims Eric Bailly is on their radar.

07:48Richard Fay

‘Still no contact’ between United and other managersThis one is pretty self explanatory.

United do not have a current managerial vacancy and haven’t been trying to line up a replacement in case one appears.

07:14Richard Fay

Sevilla ‘fear’ United will trigger Jules Kounde transfer clauseUnited could look to sign Jules Kounde in the January transfer window, according to a report.

AS claim Sevilla are fearful they could lose Kounde midway through the season if a team triggers his £69million release clause.

Kounde was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer.

Jules Kounde poses after winning the UEFA Nations League final. (Image: Tullio Puglia – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images.)07:09Richard Fay

United ‘prepared’ to sell Paul Pogba in January transfer windowHow do you solve a problem like Paul Pogba? One report suggests sell him in January.

The French international is out of contract at the end of the season and The Star claim ‘United would consider cutting their losses’ if an appropriate offer is made for him at the start of next year.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set for a spell on the sidelines. (Image: Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images.)Steven Railston

What Manchester United must do during the international breakManchester United’s biggest decision for the international break already looks like it had been made with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still backed by the club despite humiliating home defeats to Liverpool and Man City.

It already looks like United have thrown away their chance to win the Premier League title this season, but as things stand the board are behind the manager and he looks set to take charge of the next match against Watford at least.

The November international break is the ideal opportunity to make a managerial switch given there is not another one until March, while an early appointment can give any new manager the best part of two weeks to get to work in their new role.

United figures will likely argue Solskjaer was only handed a new deal back in the summer, is only five points off Liverpool and could yet win the Champions League and FA Cup this season. On the other hand, many fans have been quick to point out things could also get much worse.

Click here to see what else should be on the agenda.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still being backed as United managerSteven Railston

Cavani confirms treatment for latest injury setbackManchester United’s Edinson Cavani has confirmed that he is undergoing treatment for a tendon injury.

Cavani, 34, has been plagued with injury problems since his move to United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last year.

The centre-forward started against Tottenham in the Reds’ 3-0 win in October, looking excellent alongside Cristiano Ronaldo but, despite him making a substitute appearance against Atalanta in the Champions League, he was ruled out of the Manchester derby.

Uruguay left Cavani out of their squad before Saturday’s game versus Manchester City and his injury has now been confirmed.

Read what Cavani had to say here.

Edinson Cavani of Manchester United.Steven Railston

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