Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo to LEAVE if United don't make Champions League, Pogba 'in PSG talks'

CRISTIANO RONALDO will leave Manchester United in summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, SunSport can reveal.

And another man who could be on his way out is Paul Pogba, who is reported to be in talks with PSG.

Meanwhile, United are in 'pole position' to sign long-term target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports from Italy.

Lazio are said to be ready to let the Serb leave for £67m to protect the future of the club.

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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  • Kostas Lianos

    Have a good Phelan

    Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan personally recommended Jude Bellingham prior to his move to Borussia Dortmund.

    Bellingham has a host of Europe’s top clubs chasing his services after shining in the Bundesliga.

    The midfielder is believed to have a £90million price tag on his head, with United and Liverpool keen to secure his services.

    While the England international was still at Birmingham City and plotting his future, the Red Devils pulled out all the stops to convince him to come to Old Trafford in 2020.

    The 18-year-old and his parents were given a private tour around the club’s Carrington training HQ and they even met Sir Alex Ferguson.

    But despite all of that, the player and his family decided that Dortmund would be best for his development and he moved there that summer.

    Now it has been revealed that it was Phelan who instigated United’s pursuit of Bellingham after witnessing him in action for Birmingham against West Brom

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  • Kostas Lianos

    One in a mil

    Manchester United are reportedly in pole position to sign £67million-rated Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    But United may be dealt a major blow because Milinkovic-Savic would rather join Real Madrid.

    According to Il Messaggero, the Serie A side understand they need to sell this summer in order to bring new players in.

    And their midfielder could be used to raise funds as fans were warned to enjoy him while he is still at the Olimpico

  • Kostas Lianos

    Ronaldo injury update

    Manchester United are preparing for their Premier League clash against Brentford on Wednesday without Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo was in Switzerland 24 hours earlier as he collected a special FIFA award for breaking the all-time international scoring record.

    Anthony Elanga started in the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's place against Aston Villa and the youngster could get the nod once again at Brentford.

    The Portugal captain is dealing with a hip injury but United interim manager Ralf Rangnick doesn’t think it will keep him out beyond the midweek clash with Brentford

  • Kostas Lianos

    Don’t want tchou

    Manchester United have pulled out of the bidding war for £50million-rated Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni.

    That is according to Football London, who claim that works as a major transfer boost for Chelsea.

    Instead, United are prioritising other midfielders such as RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria.

    Tchouameni has impressed in Ligue 1 and has been dubbed as N’Golo Kante's successor

  • Joshua Jones

    Good morning Red Devils fans

    Ralf Rangnick has revealed the dispute over whether or not Anthony Martial refused to be selected for the Aston Villa game has now been resolved.

    The pair hashed things out over the weekend and Martial’s now back training after missing the last few sessions.

    But despite smoothing things over with Rangnick, the French winger’s reportedly intent on a move away from Old Trafford – although he doesn’t want to join another Prem team.

    Newcastle, Sevilla and Juve are all interested in signing the 26-year-old, but Juve aren’t willing to meet United’s transfer demands in order to complete a transfer.

    When asked about Martial by Football Italia, Juve’s director scoffed: “Not at those figures, no. We aren’t even going to discuss it at certain figures.”

    Meanwhile, even though Rangnick looks set to lose Martial, the German’s certain he can rely on Paul Pogba’s services until the end of the season.

    Rangnick revealed he had a long chat with the midfielder who confirmed he’ll remain with the club until the season ends.

    And United fans may get to see the 28-year-old French talisman in action soon, as according to Rangnick, he should be match-fit in two weeks time.

    Finally, the Red Devils will have to see off Brentford tomorrow without the help of Ronaldo who didn’t travel with the squad to London for the Prem game.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Sancho's mental battle

    Jadon Sancho is fighting a mental battle to live up to the hype and his price tag at Manchester United.

    That is the view of Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick who is desperately trying to get him to reproduce his form at Borussia Dortmund before his £73million switch to Old Trafford.

    Even what he produces on the training ground would do for now but when it comes to the games he goes missing.

    Rangnick said: “It's a different league, different competition, more physical. He’s playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world.

    "It's also got to do with a lot of the things up here in his head.

    "Whenever I see him train he's showing up and is one of the best players in the training sessions.

    “Now it's about the transfer to when he's playing, showing the same kind of level and performance on the pitch."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rangnick gives squad FIVE days off

    Premier League fans are dreading the forthcoming international break.

    But many of the players cannot wait for it and they are relishing the prospect of a proper rest in mid-season.

    The break applies to stars from European countries — but those involved in Afcon or World Cup qualifiers in South America and the Concacaf region are not so lucky.

    Some teams, like Southampton and Wolves, are giving their players an entire week off to recharge the batteries.

    Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has signed off five days of leave, while Aston Villa’s stars are also getting nearly a whole week.

    Newcastle were planning a week in Saudi Arabia but fear the negative attention it would generate might impact their survival bid.

  • Justin Lawrence

    'Shut him down' – Ferdinand

    Rio Ferdinand has urged the United board to 'shut down' wantaway striker Anthony Martial if he did indeed refuse to play for the club.

    Speaking on the Vibe with Five YouTube channel, Ferdinand remarked: "Do you know what? That situation there is a perfect example for the hierarchy of that football club.

    "If Martial isn’t telling the truth there – and I’m not casting any dispersions – but if he’s not telling the truth when he says he’s never refused to play or disrespected the club, if he did refuse then someone at that football club needs to come out and absolutely put this to bed.

    "They need to give pure clarity, put a line in the sand, put a flag down and say, 'this is us and this is where we’re at'.

    "At the moment, Rangnick has come out with what he said and Martial responded and basically said the manager is lying.

    "Someone better come out today or tomorrow and say something. You can’t have a player coming out and belittling what you say. No chance.

    "He needs to get shut down if it’s true. If Rangnick is right, there’s no way any player should be allowed to speak like that.

    "I don’t understand it. Manchester United can’t allow players to talk like that. There’s a truth and a false in this situation and I want to know."

  • Justin Lawrence

    'They aren't good enough'

    Rangnick reportedly told United chiefs that Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka weren't good enough to play for the club.

    According to 90min, the German interim boss insisted the trio should be replaced.

    Rangnick allegedly suggested that the Red Devils should bring Wolves defender Max Kilman to shore up their defence.

    Another name the 63-year-old brought up was RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, 90min claim.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Barca 'reject United's Araujo bid'

    United have reportedly had a £25m bid for defender Ronald Araujo rejected by Barcelona.

    According to El Nacional, Barcelona have chosen to reject an offer of £25m from the Premier League giants.

    Chelsea are also believed to be tracking Araujo's contract situation.

    Araujo is also aware of the lengths both clubs are willing to go to secure his signature.

    La Liga leaders Real Madrid are also keeping an eye on the Uruguayan, who recently played against them with two screws in his fractured hand.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Juve chief on Martial transfer

    Juve director Maurizio Arrivabene has revealed the Serie A side won't be making a move for Martial unless they can agree on a price with United.

    Football Italia report that United want the Old Lady to pay an exorbitant fee for Martial and cover the Frenchman's wages while he's in Italy.

    But Arrivabene has no intentions of meeting United's demands.

    When asked about Martial by Football Italia, he said: “Not at those figures, no. We aren’t even going to discuss it at certain figures.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    No Ron in sight

    Ronaldo was not captured by photographers as the Manchester United squad arrived in London ahead of their clash against Brentford.

    The Red Devils flew down from Manchester despite the club's vow to be friendlier to the environment.

    Captain Harry Maguire was spotted stepping off the plane along with goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Dean Henderson.

    Donny van de Beek and Phil Jones were also snapped by photographers and though the pair are unlikely to start against the Bees they should feature on the bench.

    But one man not seen amongst the rest of the squad was Ronaldo, who missed out on the match against Aston Villa through injury.

    Anthony Elanga started in his place and the youngster could get the nod once again at Brentford.

    Marcus Rashford was also absent at Villa Park but is thought to be in contention to start on Wednesday.

  • Justin Lawrence

    ‘We want to make history’

    Brentford boss Thomas Frank is hoping he can lead his side to a historic win over Man United.

    Frank’s side face the Red Devils in the Prem tomorrow and he wants the club’s fans to help inspire them to a valiant victory.

    Speaking before the game, Frank said: “I expect us to come out with a performance. I will do my best to have a team that comes out aggressive and plays with intensity.

    “Our fans need to be bang on it; I hope we can create another magic moment in Brentford’s history. That’s our aim.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ousmane Dembele given contract ultimatum

    Ousmane Dembele has reportedly been given 48 hours to sign a new Barcelona contract.

    But the winger will have to accept reduced wages if he is to remain at the Nou Camp.

    Mundo Deportivo claims Xavi Hernandez wants Dembele, 24, to stay put this summer.

    But boss Xavi was left ‘speechless’ when Dembele reportedly demanded an eye-watering £700k-a-week to extend his stay in Catalonia.

    It’s now claimed Barca have put forward a take-it-or-leave it offer to Dembele, which would instead see him take a pay cut.

    And the ace has been told he has just two days to sign otherwise it will be taken off the table.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba 'fit in two weeks'

    Rangnick has revealed that Pogba should be back in action in the next two weeks.

    The German told United's media: "Yes, I’m very much looking forward to having him available in two weeks’ time, after the international break, for three different competitions.

    “As I said, what I saw in training yesterday was amazing: a very good standard of performance physically, emotionally and technically.

    “Now it’s about showing that and having that transfer on to the pitch once he’s fully available.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba 'commits' to United

    Rangnick has revealed that Pogba committed himself to stay with United until the end of the season.

    The pair had a long chat during training where Pogba allegedly told Rangnick that he wants to be the best player possible while he's still at United.

    Rangnick told United's press: "I had a long conversation with him for more than an hour after the training session, a very good conversation. He committed himself until the end of the season.

    “He explained to me that he wants to be the best possible Paul Pogba that he can be.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Martial wanted by several clubs

    The bookies cannot pick a favourite as they eagerly watch Anthony Martial next move as he seems set to leave Manchester United in January.

    Juventus, Newcastle and Seville are all joint favourites at 4/1 with Sky Bet to land the Frenchman before February 3rd.

    However, there's several other clubs across Europe who all feature in the market as potential outsiders.

    West Ham, Barcelona, PSG and Everton are all next in the running but they are significantly bigger prices than the three joint favourites.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Martial 'wants transfer out of Prem'

    Anthony Martial wants to move to a foreign club this month with Juventus and Barcelona interested.

    Newcastle and Tottenham were interested in the Manchester United forward but had bids rejected as Martial does not want to join another Premier League team.

    There could be an opportunity for him to leave on loan to a foreign club, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    Sevilla have had a bid rejected for the striker but could be prepared to bid again.

    But the Spanish side could struggle to afford Martial's wages.

    United want his salary to be paid in full and a loan fee if they are to let him leave on a short-term deal.

    That means the France forward could join Juventus or Barcelona – the two clubs are believed to be interested in the 26-year-old.

    Talks are reportedly ongoing between United and Juventus with Martial keen on joining the Serie A giants.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fellaini enjoys holiday with girlfriend

    Ex-Man United ace Marouane Fellaini is clearly enjoying his holiday in St Barts with former Playboy model Victoria Alex.

    Fellaini frolicked in the sea with Alex and even shared a kiss with the stunning Russian.

    Fellaini has been seeing Bonya, 42, for a number of years, first being spotted on an intimate date back in 2018.

    The towering Belgian is enjoying a break from football after winning the Chinese Super League and Cup with Shandong Taishan.

    And to let his hair down in the off-season, Fellaini has opted for a cool new hairstyle.

    The target man has gone to and ‘fro – ditching the mesmerising afro for braids.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Georgina Rodriguez watches Ron scoop award

    Georgina Rodriguez gushed over partner Cristiano Ronaldo after the Manchester United forward picked up the Fifa Special Award in Zurich on Monday night.

    The 36-year-old was handed the gong in Switzerland in recognition of his goal-scoring achievements on the international stage.

    Ronaldo was presented with the award following his record-breaking 110th and 111th strikes for Portugal against the Republic of Ireland in September.

    His strikes saw him move above Iran’s Ali Daei to become the all-time leading international goalscorer.

    Rodriguez was quick to congratulate Ronaldo, as she shared multiple snaps from the night, including her on stage with her beau, watching in the crowd and her sitting in the cockpit before their flight.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo's retirement plans

    Ronaldo has no plans on retiring anytime soon although he's rapidly approaching the age of 37.

    While most of his peers slow down at his age, Ron reckons he can carry on playing for another five years atleast.

    The attacker made his plans public after collecting the special Award at FIFA's The Best ceremony for breaking the all-time international goalscoring record in 2021 by reaching 115 strikes for Portugal.

    He said: "When I go to the pitch, even in training, I still enjoy… the motivation is still there, even though I'm going to be 37 soon.

    "I feel good, I feel motivated. I have kept working hard since I was 18 years old. I love the game, I still have that passion and I want to continue.

    "The people sometimes ask me how many more years I'm going to play, and I say I hope to play four, five more years.

    "It's all about [being strong] mentally because physically, if you treat your body good, it's going to give back to you when you need your body."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Murray fumes at Ron’s Siuuu

    Andy Murray was fuming with the Cristiano Ronaldo inspired ‘Siuu’ celebration re-enacted by the crowd during the Brit’s first-round win over Nikoloz Basilashvili.

    Murray initially thought the crowd were booing him until he found out they were copying Man United ace Ronaldo’s goal-scoring stance.

    Following his match, Murray said: “I think it’s like ‘Siuu’ or something that Ronaldo does when he scores.

    “And, yeah, it was incredibly irritating (smiling). Yeah, I think that’s what they were doing.”

    “Initially, I thought it was [booing], because there were some people booing during my practice yesterday.

    “I had no idea what for. Yeah, so originally that’s what I thought it was.”

  • Dylan Terry

    Ronaldo and Rashford fitness

    Manchester United will have to wait to see if Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford will be fit for their clash with Brentford on Wednesday.

    Speaking about their availability, Ralf Rangnick said: "Cristiano and Marcus were training yesterday, so I suppose they will also be training today.

    "But at the press conference before the Villa game, I was also convinced that Cristiano would be available and in the end, he wasn't.

    "It was the same with Marcus, so we have to wait for the training session today. Right now, I think both could be available."

  • Dylan Terry

    Ferdinand doubts Rangnick's United impact

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes almost every player at the club is ‘a shadow of their former self’ as he questioned Ralf Rangnick’s management.

    Speaking on the Vibe with Five podcast, he said: “The manager talked in his first press conference about improving players and I’m still yet to see. Has he had enough time on the training ground will be his argument I’m sure. But these players need improvement because they’re not doing it.

    “Almost every player, to a man, is a shadow of their former self. I don’t see anyone going best the levels they were at before as yet.

    “Great managers improve people. We’ve seen what Thomas Tuchel’s done at Chelsea in that short space of time. We saw players elevate and become better players, consistently for a sustained period of time.

    “Rudiger, before Tuchel came in, wasn’t even getting stripped. They were trying to sell him, his confidence couldn’t be any lower. He’s rejuvenated. Alonso has come while Chilwell has been injured. Rejuvenated. Playing well. Reece James went another level.

    “He created an environment where the players felt comfortable. You do need the results but you’ve got to start getting it from somewhere.”

  • Dylan Terry

    More from United boss Rangnick

    Ralf Rangnick has also given an update on Paul Pogba's fitness during his press conference this afternoon.

    When asked about the Frenchman's contract expiring at the end of the season, the Red Devils boss said: "I don't know [Pogba's contract]. I can't answer, I'm not dealing with this.

    "What you could see from the very first day in training yesterday, he's present, he's physically present, he's mentally present.

    "What I saw in training yesterday was very promising for the future and I'm looking very much looking forward to having him available in two weeks time after the international break."

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