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MANCHESTER UNITED have made a shock inquiry about signing former Chelsea forward Timo Werner, according to reports in Germany.

Erik ten Hag is in the market for striking reinforcements with £72million summer signing Rasmus Hojlund still without a Premier League goal.

Elsewhere, the Red Devils are being linked with a "dream" move for Benfica centre-back Antonio Silva.

And we have the very latest on Jim Ratcliffe's deal for 25% of Manchester United.

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  • By Tony Robertson

    Southgate plans talks with Mainoo

    Gareth Southgate is expected to hold talks with Manchester United starlet Kobbie Mainoo.

    The England boss is keen to persuade the teenager to play for the Three Lions instead of Ghana, report the Daily Star.

    Mainoo impressed on his Premier League debut on Sunday after returning from an injury suffered during pre-season.

    He has represented England at youth level but is also eligible for Ghana through his parents.

  • By Martin Lipton

    Football law changes incoming

    Time-wasting goalkeepers are set to be punished with a CORNER being awarded against them in a major new proposed Law change.

    And English professional football could trial sin-bins for dissent and cynical game-stopping fouls as soon as next season.

    The Law-making International FA Board has agreed that keepers are routinely abusing the “six second” rule and that action is required.

    While a formal proposal is unlikely to be brought in for next term, the belief is that making sure there is a suitable punishment for time-wasting will ensure keepers speed up play when they have the ball in their hands.

    Fifa refs’ chief Pierluigi Collina explained: “I have seen keepers with the ball in their hand for 10, 15, 20, 25 seconds. That’s not acceptable.

    “The issue was that giving an indirect free-kick inside the box might be considered too harsh a punishment."

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    Football rule change to stop time-wasting goalkeepers as new punishment proposed

  • By Tony Robertson

    Man Utd to cancel loan in January transfer window

    Man Utd are set to cancel a loan move in the January transfer window, according to reports.

    The Red Devils have Sofyan Amrabat and Sergio Reguilon on loan but it is a star out on loan from the club which will be cut.

    The Manchester Evening News report Man Utd have been left "disappointed" at the lack of game time Charlie McNeill has been handed on loan at Stevenage.

    As a result, they are set to recall the youngster in the winter window with the view to securing another move elsewhere.

  • By Tony Robertson

    Fernandes hits back at captaincy criticism

    Burno Fernandes has hit back at criticism levelled at him as Man Utd captain.

    Speaking ahead of Man Utd's clash with Galatasaray in the Champions League, he said: "You don't like to be criticised, but I think everyone is the same.

    "But at the same time, I have to do what is best for the team. I’m probably not always right, but in my head, at that moment, it's the right choice.

    "I think it’s quite normal when you play for Manchester United you will be criticised, even when you do well or bad, the right thing or the wrong thing, so I have to deal with that. It's normal since I arrived at the club.

    "When the results aren’t coming and the performances aren't what everyone expects and my numbers make me a target, not keeping the same numbers with goals and assists is sometimes a problem with criticism.

    "Now it's the captaincy, there will always be something but my focus is on the team and staff, everyone who works here day by day and I'm pretty sure they are happy with me and the way I am.

    "I'm really open with everyone and nobody until now has had a problem with me. I think everyone here is happy with my leadership."

  • By Tony Robertson

    Man Utd eye four January signings

    Man Utd are targeting four signings in the January transfer window, according to reports.

    The Guardian, claim Erik ten Hag has identified four areas for improvement.

    These are a new striker, No8, defensive midfielder and right-sided centre-back.

    Summer signings Sofyan Amrabat and Mason Mount could be top of the Red Devils chopping board to make room for new arrivals.


    Ten Hag out to replace Ambarat and Mount ALREADY as United eye four January deals

  • By Tony Robertson

    Man Utd eye move for Wirtz

    Man Utd are keeping an eye on Bayer Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz, reports suggest.

    The 20-year-old is also being tracked by Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

    Sky Sports in Germany claim Man Utd scouts are watching the forward but have made no contact with his family or anything in the way of an offer.

  • By Tony Robertson

    Football lawmakers to introduce ‘orange card’

    The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has agreed in principle to introduce rugby-style orange cards.

    The measure will be tested in elite competitions such as the Premier League as early as next season.

    This has been approved in an attempt to tackle the rising number of disciplinary issues during games.

    Since 2019 in England ten-minute sin-bins have been effective in dealing with dissent at the grassroots to the academy level.

    Players who display words or actions of dissent leave the pitch for ten minutes.

    And with the news trials impending the rule may also apply to penalise tactical fouls.

    The trial will also cover cynical fouls such as the one committed by Italy‘s Giorgio Chiellini when he grabbed England’s Bukayo Saka‘s shirt in the Euro 202 final.

    However, fans will not see the orange cards on the pitch, as they will only be shown on the electronic boards when a player is temporarily dismissed.

    The rule would see offences that at more worthy of a greater punishment than your standard booking.


    Footie chiefs set to make brand new 'orange card' – but you'll never see it

  • By Tony Robertson

    Man Utd to face competition to land No1 target

    Man Utd will face competition from Tottenham to land No1 defensive target Jean-Clair Tobido, according to reports.

    The Nice defender has been heavily linked with a transfer to Old Trafford as part of an expected squad overhaul.

    But the Evening Standard have now reported Spurs are also eyeing a deal with the French Club, owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

  • By Tony Robertson

    Rio Ferdinand reveals he was 'never worried' playing with Gary Neville

    Rio Ferdinand has declared Gary Neville was "unrivalled" during his era of football.

    Speaking on his FIVE podcast, Ferdinand was taken aback after a claim that Kieran Trippier was better than his former Man Utd team-mate.

    A flabbergasted Ferdinand responded: "You didn't have a TV. You're talking about Gary Neville like he's an any man. You are new generation off.

    "I never, ever, ever once worried where Gary Neville was [on the pitch]. I never had to worry.

    "If the ball was over there – this is one of the hardest things for a defender – on that side of the pitch with their winger or fullback the biggest problem I've got is what's going to be over my shoulder because naturally your body turns to it.

    "So I can't see that player in my blind side. I had the most comfortable moments in my career when one of the hardest positions to defend was going on because I had Gary Neville.

    "Trent is Trent, Reece James is Reece James, Trippier is Trippier, they have other things that are better than Gary Neville but [for] what I wanted in my time Gary Neville is unrivalled."

  • By Tony Robertson

    Man Utd name travelling squad for crunch Champions League tie

    Erik ten Hag has named his 22-man squad to face Galatasaray in the Champions League.

    The Red Devils must win the game if they are to stand any hope of progressing into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

    Despite the pressure of the match, two youngsters with no UCL experience in Dan Gore and Joe Hugill have been named in the squad.

    Elsewhere, Rasmus Hojlund has been named in the squad after missing the 3-0 over Everton.

    However, Marcus Rashford, who ended his goal drought against the Toffees, misses out through suspension.

    Full squad below:

    Goalkeepers: Altay Bayindir, Tom Heaton, Andre Onana.

    Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Sergio Reguilon, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Bruno Fernandes, Dan Gore, Hannibal, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay.

    Forwards: Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund, Joe Hugill, Anthony Martial, Facundo Pellistri.

    Credit: Getty
  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    AFCON to cause United headaches

    Erik ten Hag could lose as many as five players to the Africa Cup of Nations.

    The tournament will take place in the Ivory Coast in January and February, with players potentially missing up to five club matches.

    Andre Onana (Cameroon), Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco), Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia) and Amad Diallo (Ivory Coast) are all expected to be called up for AFCON.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka could also be involved after he was reportedly contacted by the DR Congo to switch his international allegiance.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Evans 'privileged' to receive MBE

    Jonny Evans has described the feeling of receiving his MBE from Prince William on Monday.

    The Manchester United defender was honoured for his services to football after winning 106 caps for Northern Ireland.

    "I feel very privileged. It was a great experience for the family," Evans told the BBC.

    "It was obviously quite a surreal feeling to be up there and to meet the Prince of Wales."

    "We were chatting football mostly and that was nice, it was a nice little moment."

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Werner snubs United move

    Timo Werner has reportedly snubbed a January move to Manchester United.

    The former Chelsea striker has emerged as a surprise transfer target for the Red Devils.

    However, Sky in Germany report Werner is prepared to stay at RB Leipzig and fight for his place instead of moving to Old Trafford.

    Werner has been limited to just four starts for Leipzig so far this season, scoring two goals for the Bundesliga side.

    Credit: AFP
  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Fernandes hits back at critics

    Bruno Fernandes has hit back at the critics who have made him "a target" at Manchester United.

    The United skipper has come under fire since being made captain in the summer.

    Asked about the criticism in Tuesday's pre-match press conference, he said: "I have to deal with that. I understand that the tough part is always coming after the first games, when results and performances aren't always as they should be.

    "I know my numbers when I came made me a target. My focus is on the team, on the staff, on those who work with me day-by-day.

    "The way I am it has not changed by being the captain. I am really open with everyone. I have to keep the same way."

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Evans receives MBE

    Jonny Evans has received an MBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

    The Manchester United defender has been awarded in recognition of his services to football after winning 106 caps for Northern Ireland.

    Evans was awarded his MBE at a service on Monday, having represented his country at Euro 2016.

    The 35-year-old, who captained Northern Ireland during their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, returned to United in the summer after eight years away.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    United face competition for Todibo

    Tottenham have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Jean-Clair Todibo.

    The Nice defender has been strongly linked with a January move to Old Trafford.

    However, Spurs are now set to challenge United and Liverpool for Todibo's signature when the window re-opens.

    According to the Standard, Ange Postecoglou has identified the France international as his preferred defensive target.

    Credit: Alamy
  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    United handed injury boost

    Manchester United have been handed an injury boost ahead of their trip to Galatasaray.

    The Red Devils travel to Turkey for their penultimate Champions League group stage clash on Wednesday night.

    Both Rasmus Hojlund and Antony are expected to be fit for selection after returning to training ahead of the match.

    The pair missed Sunday's win at Everton due to a hamstring issue and a knock, respectively.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    Southgate plans talks with Mainoo

    Gareth Southgate is expected to hold talks with Manchester United starlet Kobbie Mainoo.

    The England boss is keen to persuade the teenager to play for the Three Lions instead of Ghana, report the Daily Star.

    Mainoo impressed on his Premier League debut on Sunday after returning from an injury suffered during pre-season.

    He has represented England at youth level but is also eligible for Ghana through his parents.

  • By Ciaran Wiseman

    United make Guehi top target

    Manchester United have made Marc Guehi their top defensive target.

    The Red Devils have been linked with several names as they look to bolster their options at centre-back.

    According to Football Insider, Guehi has now emerged as the club's preferred choice.

    United are keeping close tabs on the Crystal Palace and England star ahead of a potential January move.

    Credit: Getty
  • By Kostas Lianos

    Garnacho celebration slammed

    Manchester United ace Alejandro Garnacho has been slammed for his celebration against Everton by Arturo Vidal.

    Garnacho scored a spectacular overhead kick three minutes into the clash at Everton on Sunday to open the scoring.

    The winger then emulated Cristiano Ronaldo as he jumped and swivelled before letting out a 'Siu!' in the style of the United legend.

    The only bad thing or what I didn’t understand is why he celebrates like Cristiano?

    He has to make his own name. He is an already great player. It’s good that he is his idol, respect for that, but then he has to make his name.

    How are you going to celebrate a goal and remember it? I don’t know, celebrate it another way. But it was a great goal, it was a great goal.

    Arturo Vidal Twitch

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Ferguson addresses Ratcliffe takeover

    Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on Sir Jim Ratfcliffe's expected takeover.

    Ferguson remained coy, but admitted he is "optimistic" about Sir Jim's imminent buy-in.

    Ferguson told Gambling Zone: "I am still a director of the club and I know Jim well.

    "We shall have to see what he does but I am optimistic."

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Antonio Silva linked

    Manchester United are keeping tabs on Benfica star Antonio Silva ahead of the January transfer window.

    According to Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenburg, there is a real interest in Silva.

    The centre-back, though, has a whopping £85million release clause.

    The Portugal international has amassed a total of 17 appearances this season.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Man Utd target Werner

    Manchester United have inquired about signing Chelsea flop Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.

    United boss Erik ten Hag is in the market for striking reinforcements with Rasmus Hojlund still without a Premier League goal.

    And according to Sky Sports Germany's Florian Plettenberg, the Germany international is on Ten Hag's wishlist.

    It is claimed the Red Devils have already asked Leipzig about the striker's availability, but formal negotiations have yet to take place.

    The 27-year-old signed for the Blues in 2020 for £53million and he struggled during his two years in West London.

    Credit: AFP
  • By Cosmo Teare

    Paul Parker recounts welcome to hell fixture

    Manchester United will return to Istanbul to face Galatasaray tomorrow.

    And former midfielder Paul Parker has recounted Manchester United's 'Welcome to hell' match in the '90s exclusively to The Sun.

    He said he was pushed down a set of stairs by a police officer prior to the game and that Sir Alex Ferguson was ready to fight in the tunnel after the game.


    I was pushed down the STAIRS by a policeman during 'Welcome to hell' match

  • By Cosmo Teare

    United linked with 'dream' move for centre-back

    Manchester United are being linked with a "dream" move for Benfica centre-back Antonio Silva.

    German journalist Florian Plettenburg reports that there is a real interest in the 20-year-old.

    He has an £85million release clause.

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