12.30pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho LATEST, Man City striker wanted, director of football search resumes – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED travel to Leicester for a final day clash that could define whether they play Champions League football next season or not.

On the transfer front, the Red Devils have been linked with a shock move for PSG's former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

And we have the latest on the the Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish sagas.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • RASH WAS IN RUNNING

    Marcus Rashford finished third in the Football Writers' Association player of the year award.

    Liverpool's Jordan Henderson has won the gong, while Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne was second.

  • LET'S OUT-FOX THEM

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says United are going to Leicester to try and WIN to ensure top four qualification.

    He told the media: “We're looking forward to the game, we've given ourselves a good chance of being in the Champions League next year but we can't go into a game thinking about what the outcome can be.

    “We've just got to go and perform and perform at a high enough level and standard so we can get a result.

    “We want to go there and dominate the game. We wanted to get this position to be able to go to Leicester and having to beat them and we're not going to change our approach.

    “We want to go there and try and win the game.”

  • FULLY FIT SQUAD

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not give any new injury news ahead of the Leicester clash.

    So he should have a fully-fit squad to choose from at the King Power, with Luke Shaw given the outside chance of a comeback.

  • OLE ON TRANSFERS

    He adds: “There's no point discussing what we need for next season. I don't have time for that.

    “Our main focus is that we need to focus on the game against Leicester which is the main challenge and focus for this squad.”

  • TIME AWAY AFTER LEICESTER

    Solskjaer says: “We'll give them some time, they need some mental and physical time away from the place.

    “Re-charge the batteries for a few days then go again.

    “We've got LASK, we've got 5-0 and we don't have to go chasing that game, we just need a good performance.”

  • OLE ON FANS

    He says: “I think the players have just gotten used to that this is the situation now and we've just got to get on with it.

    “The fans would have madea big difference, of course they would.

    “Football without fans is just not the same, it's just part of football because we are together, it should be with the fans, that enthusiasm, that passion.

    “Maybe we needed to go that extra mile against West Ham, or defend better against Southampton

    “I think it would have made the difference because our fans are the best, the Stretford End has sucked a few goals in.

    “We've given our fans something to look forward to and many are looking forward to seeing this team live.”

  • OLE ON TIREDNESS

    The United boss says: “Confidence levels have to be high going into the last game of the season.

    “You'd expect any player to have some aches, bruises, tiredness.

    “We've got enough energy for 90min plus, there'll be injury time as well.

    “Having been so far behind when lockdown restarted, we had to go for it, go for goals and points.

    “It's great to be in this position with one game to go.”

  • OLE ON FORM

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is talking to the media.

    He says: “We've reacted well to some games, some games, the last three at home

    “And we've got results in all of them, which is positive.

    “We didn't enjoy losing against Chelsea, but we're in third and it's fantastic to see we're growing as a team.”

  • McLOVIN’

    Manchester United are reportedly confident of poaching 600-goal academy striker from rivals Man City.

    The England youth ace is set to leave the Etihad, having rejected a professional deal.

    As reported by the The Daily Mail, McNeill does not turn 17 until September, therefore the two rivals will have to hash out a fee or risk the financials being decided at a tribunal.

    The Manchester outfits have reached a stalemate in their talks and it is understood that the whizkid will cost a hefty seven-figure sum given his scintillating strike ability.

    Old Trafford are boosted by the fact McNeill is a boyhood United fan and spent his early junior years there before jumping ship to City in 2014.

    His mouth-watering goal tally has been clocked up from his stints at both clubs.

  • ANS IN HIS PANTS?

    Barcelona are keen to hold talks with wonderkid Ansu Fati as Manchester United intensity their transfer interest, according to reports.

    The 17-year-old's agent, Jorge Mendes, has informed Barca chiefs that the Red Devils are interested in landing the rapid winger.

    Mendes' tactics appear to be spreading panic among the Catalan side that they could lose their star in the future.

    Reports had mounted in Spain that Man Utd had tabled a bid around £90million for Fati which was rejected by Barcelona.

    And now the club are keen to hold talks with the player to ensure he commits his future at the Nou Camp alongside a whopping £274m release clause.

    Fati only signed his last contract last summer until 2022 with the option of two extra years.

  • WILL POWER

    Arsenal are “confident” of signing Willian from Chelsea, according to ESPN.

    The Brazilian would become the latest to make the switch from West to North London, following in the footsteps of Petr Cech and David Luiz in recent years.

    The winger is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge, but as he has proven under Frank Lampard, he could act as the perfect right-wing-back in Mikel Arteta’s 3-4-3 system.

    According to ESPN Brazil, Manchester United are also monitoring the situation, while Tottenham have also reportedly been interested.

    Willian has been offered a two-year deal at Chelsea but the 31-year-old wants a longer-term contract.

  • ED HUNTING

    Manchester United are reportedly set to reignite their pursuit for a director of football.

    The club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward first looked at the position two years ago to help the Red Devils on the transfer front.

    It was previously reported that club chiefs had a renewed confidence in how potential targets are being identified following the success of January signing Bruno Fernandes.

    According to the Telegraph, Woodward has put the role back on his agenda but is yet to start the process of shortlisting the right candidates.

    However, the report adds that Henrique is still highly rated, as is Juventus’ Fabio Paratici.

    Atletico Madrid’s Andrea Berta is also among the sporting directors who may be tempted by a switch to United.

  • BECKHAM VS TRENT STATS

    If you want a like-for-like comparison of David Beckham vs Trent Alexander-Arnold, this is the latter's fourth season in first-team football.

    Here are the stats from both players' fourth seasons in all competitions.

    Beckham – 1996/97

    Games 49

    Goals 12

    Assists 10

    Yellow cards 7

    Minutes 4,146

    Alexander-Arnold 2019/20

    Games 48

    Goals 4

    Assists 15

    Yellow cards 7

    Minutes 3986

  • GOLDEN BALLS-UP

    A Twitter debate has broken out about David Beckham being “overrated”.

    The Manchester United legend is being dissed after journalists started comparing him to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

  • NUTS FOR JADON

    Jesse Lingard has followed Marcus Rashford by calling for Jadon Sancho to join for Manchester United this summer.

    Speaking in his role as ambassador for American Pistachio Growers, the midfielder said: “Jadon is a brilliant player. It is obviously up to him.

    “I’ve seen him with England, I’ve seen his qualities and I feel like he’d be a great addition to any team.”

    That follows on from Rashford, who said in April: “It would be good. Sancho’s a great player and he’s like a new generation player.

    “It’s definitely exciting to watch him become the player he’s becoming.

    “Hopefully we can all play together, that would be good.”

  • NEVILLE – UTD NEED DEPTH

    The former Old Trafford full-back said: “When I say that Manchester United need a centre-forward, that's not me saying they should sell Anthony Martial.

    “They need a centre-forward because Manchester United should have two or three great centre-forwards.

    “They should have two or three great wingers.

    “Not just one in each position.”

  • NEV'S RED WARNING

    Gary Neville reckons Manchester United will struggle to make a title charge next season.

    He told Sky Sports: “I don't think this Manchester United team at this moment can challenge for the title this season.

    “It needs more additions and more of the right additions.

    “To be fair to Ole, in the time he has been at the club, I think the players he has brought in have improved his team enormously.

    “I think that he needs three or four more of those as a minimum before he can even think about getting up into third or second place.

    “My concern isn't really for the front three or the midfield three, it's the depth and the drop that you have beneath that talent.”

  • SANCHO LATEST

    Man Utd need to secure qualification to the Champions League on Sunday's final day in order to land Jadon Sancho this summer.

    That is according to The Independent, who claim Sancho's camp are insistent that playing in Europe's elite competition is close to a deal-breaker.

    They say it is also one reason why the deal hasn't been done yet.

    Sources in Germany say Borussia Dortmund are ready to sell the player for the highest price possible this summer.

    The Bundesliga club have already brought in youngster Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City and are working on a deal for Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica.

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Man Utd sensation Mason Greenwood has been tipped to break Alan Shearer's goalscoring record – by the man himself.

    Newcastle and England legend Shearer is the Premier League's all-time leading scorer with 260 to his name.

    He told Match of the Day: “I think in 12 or 13 years time we could be talking about the Premier League record goalscorer.

    “I know there's so many things that can happen in your career but I think Greenwood's that good.

    “He's 18 years of age, he's going to get bigger, he's going to get better.”

    Meanwhile, United are reportedly considering a shock summer swoop for PSG anchorman Idrissa Gueye.

    According to Le10 Sport, United are preparing to make a move for the Senegalese star after being linked during his Everton days.

    But the Red Devils are yet to make a concrete offer for the experienced midfielder, who turns 31 in September.

    Finally, Man Utd have announced that academy defender Ben Hockenhull has joined Championship club Brentford.

    The 18-year-old has joined the Bees’ reserve side on a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

    Hockenhull had been at United since he was nine years old and featured 22 times for the Under-18s side over the last few years.

    A United club statement read: “Everybody at Manchester United would like to wish Ben well for the future following his departure.”

  • NOT KEEN ON DEAN

    John Barnes doesn’t think Dean Henderson is ready to replace David De Gea at Man Utd.

    He told BonusBetCodes: “The only reason for Dean Henderson to come back to Manchester United should be for him to be number one.

    “What’s the point for him if he’s only brought back to sit on the bench and put pressure on David De Gea to ensure he plays well?

    “I still think De Gea is a number one, he made a couple of mistakes recently, but so has Dean Henderson.

    “Henderson's mistakes don’t necessarily get noticed at Sheffield United, while mistakes at Manchester United are highlighted under a microscope.

    “I don’t think Henderson is ready to come to United, whether he thinks he’s got a better chance at getting in the team right now or not.

    “The best thing for him to do is to keep gaining experience playing top-level football and showing what he can do at a Sheffield United or another Premier League side, for at least another year.”

  • HEY BIG SPENDER

    Man Utd will not challenge for the title next season unless they spend big this summer, claims Gary Neville.

    He told Sky Sports: “I don't think this Manchester United team at this moment can challenge for the title this season.

    “It needs more additions and more of the right additions.

    “I think that he needs three or four more of those as a minimum before he can even think about getting up into third or second place.

    “My concern isn't really for the front three or the midfield three, it's the depth and the drop that you have beneath that talent.”

  • SHEAR PRIDE

    Man Utd sensation Mason Greenwood has been tipped to break Alan Shearer's goalscoring record – by the man himself.

    Newcastle and England legend Shearer is the Premier League's all-time leading scorer with 260 to his name.

    He told Match of the Day: “[Greenwood’s] A potential superstar.

    “I respect the power, he can do it with his left or right foot.

    “He gets it away early and the goalkeepers have no chance.

    “I think in 12 or 13 years time we could be talking about the Premier League record goalscorer.

    “I know there's so many things that can happen in your career but I think he's that good.

    “He's 18 years of age, he's going to get bigger, he's going to get better.”

  • GIME MORE

    Chelsea have reportedly scouted Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez.

    The Telegraph claims the Uruguayan could be the man to shore up Frank Lampard’s defence this summer.

    Gimenez has long been linked with a Premier League switch and was tipped to join Manchester United last year before they opted for Harry Maguire.

    Gimenez was also a target for ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery but was deemed to expensive by club chiefs.

  • GAME ON

    Here are all the matches for your viewing pleasure on the final day.

    • Leicester City v Manchester United – Sky Sports Main Event
    • Arsenal v Watford – Sky Sports Premier League
    • Chelsea v Wolves – Sky Sports Football
    • Everton v Bournemouth – Sky Sports Golf
    • Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur – Sky Sports Action
    • Burnley v Brighton – Sky Sports Arena
    • Southampton v Sheffield United – Sky Sports Mix
    • Manchester City v Norwich City – Pick & Sky One

    RASH MOVE

    Patrice Evra claims Marcus Rashford was Man Utd's worst player against West Ham.

    He said: “I knew it would be a tough game for United but I’m disappointed with some of the performances.

    “There have been some harsh words about Pogba and the penalty incident but I’ve not seen any harsh words yet about Rashford.

    “He had a really poor game today. But West Ham deserve a lot of credit.”

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