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MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly agreed a contract and agent fee for Alex Telles, leaving only the transfer fee to be decided with Porto.

And the Red Devils are reportedly making a £90m offer for Jadon Sancho with as little as £65m to be paid up front.

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    Roy Keane admitted he is worried by Manchester United's start to the season and fears for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if United do not finish in the top four this season.

    Asked if the Norwegian would be sacked if he failed to qualify for the Champions League, Keane told Monday Night Football: “Yeah, I think so. You’re Manchester United manager.

    “If they can invest in the next week with one or two signings, but if they don’t, it’s tough days ahead for United. The remit will be different for Ole this year. Last year it was all about getting top-four.

    “It will be higher this year. They need to get closer, the points total can’t be the same. Ole needs to get his hands on a trophy because the honeymoon period is over. The pressure is on now.

    “They would have pleased with the result against Brighton, but there’s worrying signs already.

    “It’s early days but they’re giving up chances and goals. The signs aren’t great. The amount of chances they’ve given up is a worry. ‘You would expect them to do better against Palace and Brighton. As a whole, it’s not been great.”


    Manchester United have agreed a contract and agent fee with Alex Telles, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    The Red Devils will now only need to agree on a fee with Porto in order for the deal to go through.

  • “You see Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Even Fred. Fred is not a flop. He is a good player and sometimes he is not even playing.

    “You say you want more midfielders? F****ing hell, Fred is not even playing sometimes.

    “You say he is a bad player? He is not a bad player. We need a left-back now. Let’s get a good one. Alex Telles is a very good player and I know him.

    “But these days, Twitter. People are there, like a computer, saying, 'Delete the club' or 'S**t coach, s**t player'.

    “Sometimes you cannot go to Twitter to see if a player is good or not. There are too many negative things. We do need to relax and trust people, just that little bit more.”


    Rafael has blasted Manchester United fans and reckons modern football fans would call Wes Brown and John O'Shea s***.

    The Brazilian former Red Devils right-back told The Athletic: “If you see some players who played very well for Manchester United, these days if they played in this team – I speak about Wesley Brown, John O’Shea, Darren Fletcher – I speak about many of us, players who are good Manchester United players historically.

    “But these days, everyone would have said, “F***ing s**t, why is this guy playing for United?”

    “F***ing hell, guys, these players are there for a reason, give them some trust and confidence. I am not saying everything is right at United. Many things went wrong and they did wrong but not everything is s**t…


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he “had a go” at Marcus Rashford for bottling a tackle against Brighton.

    He said: “He was getting better and better.

    “I had a little bit of a go at him halfway through the first-half for a tackle he evaded, but I think his reaction, his sharpness is getting better, he's more direct.

    “You can see his confidence is getting there. Great goal and great run – and great finish for the one that was disallowed as well. And I think Marcus will really kick on this season.

    “I’m very happy for Marcus to get that goal. He was just a couple of inches offside on a counter-attack we had, with a great cross from Mason [Greenwood].”


    Bruno Fernandes has described his unique penalty technique after scoring his first goal of the season at the weekend.


    Man Utd are now believed to be preparing a £90m bid for long-term target Sancho with £65m of it paid upfront.

    They have so far failed in every attempt to land their No1 transfer target – and the window shuts next Monday.

    But Borussia Dortmund are unwilling to budge on their £108m valuation for the England winger.


    A look back at David de Gea's saves in Man Utd's narrow 3-2 win at Brighton.

    The Spaniard has kept his place as No1 despite Dean Henderson returning from Sheffield United this summer.

    And De Gea is repaying his manager's faith.


    The Premier Leagueis on course for more than 70 controversial handball penalties this season if the hardline enforcement of the new Law continues.

    Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was uncharacteristically speechless in his fury after Eric Dier was penalised in the 95th minute to award Newcastle a last kick penalty equaliser on Sunday.

    So far, there have been five “VAR handball penalties” awarded from just 26 Prem games, with a total of 16 spot kicks given.

    Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof was the first to fall foul of the new clampdown against Crystal Palace, followed by Spurs’ Matt Doherty in the latter stages of their 5-2 win at Southampton.

    Saturday saw Brighton’s Neil Maupay concede the match-winning spot kick against United and Ward’s adjudged indiscretion to hand Richarlison the spot-kick winner, before Dier was pinged despite not even looking at the ball when it struck him off Andy Carroll’s header.

    If the same rate of awards continues through the season, there will be 73 such handball penalties awarded over the course of the campaign and a staggering 234 spot kicks in total.


    Leeds will land Daniel James on loan from Manchester United – but only if the Red Devils sign Jadon Sancho.

    Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been in regular contact with their Premier League rivals over a potential move for the winger, as SunSport revealed two weeks ago.

    James almost joined Leeds on transfer deadline day back in January 2019, only for Swansea to pull the plug on the deal at the last-minute after he had already passed a medical.

    Despite renewed interest from the Yorkshire outfit that summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer swooped to bring him to United.

    The 22-year-old Welsh star started United’s 3-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace last week but was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 3-2 win at Brighton.

    Now he could finally be about to head across the Pennines to Elland Road with his Norwegian boss willing to let him leave temporarily for the campaign.


    Liverpool have rapidly emerged as the heavy-favourites to retain their Premier League crown this season.

    The bookies have slashed the odds on the Reds winning the title for a second successive season following Manchester City's 5-2 defeat to Leicester.

    Chelsea meanwhile, who have won just one of their opening three games, have drifted to 25/1 odds following their 3-3 draw with West Brom.

    Arsenal are also rated at the same odds.

    Everton who are behind Leicester on goal difference, are also adrift of the Foxes' 33/1 odds to replicate their historic 2016 title win.

    Manchester United have been made the same price despite the Red Devils coming from behind to beat Brighton 3-2 for their first win of the season.


    Government demands for Premier League clubs to pay the £250million EFL bail-out have been criticised by MPs and two former FA chairmen.

    Lord Triesman and Greg Dyke are among the signatories to the letter, written by Tory MP Damian Collins.

    And in a stinging rebuke of Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, the group says it is the Government, and not Premier League clubs, who must be responsible for keeping the lower tiers of English football alive.

    They say: “We understand that you had hoped that the Premier League clubs might make a significant additional contribution to support the EFL.

    “Whilst this would be welcome, those clubs too face swingeing losses from lost ticketing receipts and falling revenues from broadcasting matches.

    “However, it cannot be the Premier League's sole responsibility to sort out issues arising from Government policy.

    “The Government itself needs to take responsibility or many already-embattled towns – often in areas of the country which have suffered many hardships in recent decades – will lose their last focal point.”


    Louis van Gaal has been blasted as “one of the worst people” in a blistering attack from former player Rafael da Silva.

    He told the Athletic: “I talk bad about some people, like Van Gaal. I don't like Van Gaal.

    “When they said Van Gaal was the manager, a lot of friends called me. I could not believe it, as a lot of people told me he does not like Brazilians (because of their style of play).

    “They told me: 'The first thing he is going to do is take you out.'

    “Actually, it was the second thing because on the first day, he did not speak to me. On the second day, he said: 'You can leave.' I had not even trained and he said that. I could not believe it.

    “I said: 'OK.' I still tried to battle for my place. I stayed one year with him. It was so, so hard. He is one of the worst people I have worked with.”


    Frank Lampard insisted N’Golo Kante is part of his plans despite reported interest from Manchester United.

    United have reached out to Kante's advisors to see if a deal can be made, according to The Mirror.

    Despite United's links, Lampard has expressed his desire for Kante to stay.

    He said: “He is an incredible player, I keep saying it and I mean it, he is huge for this club.”


    Roma are still keen to on signing centre-back Chris Smalling.

    The defender spent last season on loan with the Italian club and impressed.

    Roma want to make a permanent move, but according to ESPN, they insist United must lower their £20m asking price.

    The 30-year-old defender has not played for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team so far this season as his Old Trafford future remains up in the air.


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised forward Marcus Rashford after beating Brighton.

    The England forward scored a stunning solo goal over the weekend, as United won 3-2.

    And he received praise from his manager.


    Man Utd will reportedly not give up on their pursuit to sign Jadon Sancho.

    Borussia Dortmund have so far insisted the winger is not for sale, as United are unwilling to meet their £109m price tag.

    But according to ESPN, United hope an agreement can still be reached before the October 5 deadline.

    Old Trafford chiefs have agreed personal terms with Sancho but have not struck terms with Dortmund.

    United are ready to take talks all the way to deadline day.


    Man Utdhave been told to replace Ed Woodward with former Chelsea transfer guru Michael Emenalo.

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright says the Old Trafford club should make the call to ramp up their pursuit of new players.

    He said on the Kelly and Wrighty show: “For me, and it's blatantly obvious to me, you've got someone like Michael Emenalo who was at Chelsea.

    “He won three Premier Leagues under three different managers, he's won the Champions League, he's helped oversee the loan system and the academy system at Chelsea.

    “We're talking about a director of football who knows exactly what he's doing.

    “We're talking about under [Roman] Abramovich with three different managers and he still managed, because he's a football man, to get the job done.

    “What happened with Chelsea was that when we say 'another manager's come in', but they're still winning trophies.”


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly been in constant contact with other managers as he looks to salvage the club’s transfer window.

    Despite being linked with quite a few players – including Dortmund's Jadon Sancho – United have signed just Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

    Fans and former players have taken aim at the club’s transfer activity, with Patrice Evra launching an astonishing rant on Instagram last week.


    Borussia Dortmund's head of football Sebastian Kehl is adamant Jadon Sancho will stay in Germany – no matter what is offered.

    He told Ruhr Nachrichten: “He [Jadon Sancho] is our player, and he will stay.

    “It was an important statement from the club because we have a certain responsibility. Without Jadon this team is weaker.”


    Man Utd are preparing a £90million bid for Jadon Sancho with £65m of it be paid upfront, according to reports.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has so far failed in every attempt to land his No1 transfer target – and the window shuts next Monday.

    Borussia Dortmund have appeared unwilling to budge on their £108m valuation for the England winger.

    And the Daily Mail say United will try to persuade them to sell with a move totalling £90m once 'achievable add-ons' are accounted for.

    But Dortmund's head of football Sebastian Kehl is adamant Sancho will stay in Germany – no matter what is offered.

    He told Ruhr Nachrichten: “He [Jadon Sancho] is our player, and he will stay.

    “It was an important statement from the club because we have a certain responsibility. Without Jadon this team is weaker.”


    Fans criticising the club's transfer window are being disrespectful to Donnny van de Beek, claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Fans have hit out at Solskjaer and the club's board for missing out on a number of top targets including Jadon Sancho.

    United are reportedly irritated by the social media frenzy and fear it will have a negative impact on the team.

    Solskjaer said: “I think you show quite a bit of disrespect to Donny when you say he was the only one, because he is a top player, and he strengthens our team.

    “Different clubs have to be allowed to do whatever they do and feel they can.

    “We are working hard to have a competitive squad and team. If and when there are updates we will give you them.”


    Man Utd are reportedly confident of striking an imminent deal for for Alex Telles.

    The Star claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to agreeing terms for the Porto left-back.

    And the United boss believes Telles will be a Old Trafford player sooner rather than later.

    The Brazilian defender, 27, has just one year left on his Porto contract.

    And the Portuguese giants are believed to value Telles at around £18million.


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be making any defensive transfers.

    The Norwegian manager insisted his side's defence is good enough and any issues are down to a lack of sharpness.

    Solskjaer said: “We've got many defenders here and I put Eric [Bailly] on to bolster the defence, following the runs of [Leandro] Trossard and [Neal] Maupay.

    “For me, we've got enough good centre-backs here at the moment.

    “When you concede chances and concede goals, there are two different things you can look at – it's either the team shape, or are there any individual mistakes.

    “We're not in our best shape of form, our shape isn't there, we're not sharp enough to stop crosses or follow the runs.

    “We're a little bit behind, that's more structural mistakes than individual mistakes. I thought Victor [Lindelof] did well today.”


    Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira could be the targets of a Lazio double swoop ahead of transfer deadline day.

    The Italian giants are looking to strengthen their attacking options after their move for David Silva fell through last month.

    The Red Devils are thought to have opened talks with Lazio officials over a deal that would see Pereira, 24, make a move to Serie A this term.

    It is thought the out-of-favour midfielder could be joined by Juan Mata.

    The Spain international, 32, has heavily linked with a move in recent months having fallen down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order following the arrival of Bruno Fernandes.

    And Pereira is facing a battle to hold down a starting place in United’smidfield following the club’s £39million acquisition of Ajax ace Donny van de Beek.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims discussions have already commenced between United and Lazio, with the Serie A side thought to be considering the Brazilian as an option for their midfield ranks.

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