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MANCHESTER UNITED are back in action against rivals Arsenal this weekend.

The Red Devils unbeaten record was finally beaten this week in the surprise 2-1 defeat by Sheffield United at Old Trafford.

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  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were targeted with vile, racist abuse following the defeat to Sheffield United.

    The players were attacked on their social media accounts with a number of users posting racist comments and symbols.

    And the Red Devils immediately condemned the disgusting comments in a statement they issued, with a number of players and former stars also speaking out against racism.

    In other news, Manchester United will reportedly compete with several rivals for Dayot Upamecano this summer.

    Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool have all been linked with the Frenchman following his rapid rise at RB Leipzig.

    According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, United are among the teams waiting for the right moment to pounce.

    Meanwhile, United remain interested in Kieran Trippier and Max Aarons, according to Forbes.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka is boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice right-back, but the Norwegian wants to recruit competition for the 23-year-old.

    And should AC Milan decide to make Diogo Dalot’s loan switch permanent at the end of the season, United have two options in mind over who they want to sign.

    Finally, Jesse Lingard is set to depart the Theatre of Dreams by joining West Ham on loan until the end of the season.

    Sky Sports claim the Hammers have agreed a deal to sign him, with the club forking out £3million to bring him to the London Stadium.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DEVILS DOWNED

    Man Utd and Real Madrid have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga.

    Both clubs have been linked with a move for the 18-year-old midfielder, but the France international is keen to remain with the Ligue 1 club.

    Quoted by GFFN, he said: "Could I sign an extension? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. What is holding it up? I do not know, there are negotiations.”

    He then shut down any talk of a potential exit after changing his representative.

    Camavinga added: "My change of agent? These are things that happen, we shouldn’t focus on that. I have faith in my parents, quite simply.

    “If you want to talk about that, there is my father. It is you, the journalists, who have been talking about me leaving, but I am 100% focused on the club.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    NOT KEANE ON HIM

    EXCLUSIVE – Ian Holloway has criticised Roy Keane's punditry for having more than a hint of an anti-Liverpool bias.

    The veteran manager finds it annoying that the Man United legend 'can't wait to get a dig in' at their fierce rivals whenever possible.

    He said: "I take my hat off to all of them because I understand the pressure of how you might feel because of the media. The media cause a lot of this.

    "There's no fans but they're on at you all the time at that level. There's also a part of learning how to deal with them.

    "I thought Jurgen Klopp last night was magnificent in dealing with what happened and the game and how proud he was of his team.

    "Because he's lost some major, major players. And Man United haven't really lost any of them yet. I found it interesting because Roy Keane annoyed me a bit yesterday.

    "He's all 'we're doing well again' and he couldn't wait to get a dig in at Liverpool."

  • Jake Lambourne

    POWERFUL MESSAGE

    Axel Tuanzebe has responded to vile racists by uploading a powerful video to Instagram.

    The Manchester United defender and team-mate Anthony Martial were the victims of sick racist abuse following their side's defeat to Sheffield United.

    They were attacked on their social media platforms with some users posting racist comments and symbols.

    The Red Devils have condemned the abuse with a strongly worded statement while other United players including captain Harry Maguire have spoken out over the abuse.

    Now Tuanzebe is eager to share a message of unity with his latest upload.

    The short video shows montages of his defending against the likes of Kylian Mbappe with the words: "My race. My religion. My colour = football."

    The likes of Maguire, Kyle Walker-Peters, Donny van de Beek and Fikayo Tomori stood in solidarity by acknowledging the post.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ED HUNTER

    Man Utd have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Edin Dzeko – who played for rivals City.

    Dzeko, 34, is up for sale at Roma after being axed by boss Paulo Fonseca.

    And Corriere dello Sport claims Dzeko could now be on his way to title hopefuls United.

    It’s believed the pair clashed over the exit of popular backroom staff man Gianluca Combar.

    And Dzeko is now training alone after being left out of Saturday’s 4-3 win against Spezia.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GARD OF HONOUR

    BREAKING

    Sky Sports have claimed that West Ham have agreed a loan deal to sign Jesse Lingard until the end of the season.

    David Moyes has been keen on bringing the player to London all window.

    And it now looks like they have finally got their man.

    The loan deal is believed to be worth more than £3million.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ALL ABROAD

    FAN'S VIEW – Man Utd have boasted some of the finest foreign players to ever grace the Premier League.

    The likes of Eric Cantona, Jaap Stam and Cristiano Ronaldo have all cemented their legacy at Old Trafford.

    Bruno Fernandes is undoubtedly the star man for the current crop of Red Devils, managed by another iconic foreign import Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    But just who are the club's greatest non-British players?

    United End editor Tom McDermott has already given his say on the club's best British XI in the Premier League, and now he's chosen a star-studded line up made up of foreigners.

    Have a look below…

  • Jake Lambourne

    NEW KAIDE ON THE BLOCK

    Wayne Rooney revealed he is resigned to losing teenage sensation Kaide Gordon – after Liverpool beat Manchester United in the chase to sign the England Under-16 international.

    Asked if Gordon would be signing for Liverpool, Rooney replied: “It looks that way. Once the champions of England come in and want to sign you it’s difficult to turn down.

    “Kaide is a fantastic player. I brought him into the first-team squad because he was showing the qualities I wanted in my players.

    “He’s still a very young lad. But there’s been an offer there for Kaide, even before I was in this role. 

    “He hasn’t signed it for whatever reason. That’s up to himself – or probably more so his agent – given the age of the lad because it’s difficult to make those decisions at that age.

    “Obviously Liverpool became aware of that and stepped in. Once a team like Liverpool comes in for one of your players it’s very difficult for them to turn that down – I understand that."

  • Jake Lambourne

    NOT ALL DWIGHT

    Man Utd icon Dwight Yorke has spoken of the horrific racial abuse directed at members of the squad.

    He told the club's website: "At the end of the day, people get carried away and it becomes more personal rather than about a game of football.

    “The best team won on the day or he was a better player. They shouldn’t be getting abused and getting racial discrimination because of their skin colour.

    “It’s very degrading for anybody. I think we’re all equal and it should not be any other way. If anybody steps out of line they should be punished for it.

    “It’s very unfortunate, as I said, and we need to speak out a bit more and address the situation far more than we are doing.

    "I’m seeing steps are taken but we still need to see more drastic steps and drastic measures to people online and on social media.

    “The people making these remarks must be punished according to their crimes.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    SAN STORM

    Inter Milan are reportedly looking to ship out flop striker Alexis Sanchez.

    Only five months after completing a permanent deal for Sanchez from Manchester United, it appears his days at the San Siro are numbered.

    But he could be replaced by another former Premier League star.

    Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano is reporting that 'Inter and Roma are considering a possible swap deal between Alexis Sanchez and Edin Dzeko'.

    He reports that both clubs are 'in contact' but the talks are still at an early stage.

    Sanchez has started only seven Serie A games for Inter this season, coming off the bench five times.

  • Jake Lambourne

    'KEYBOARD WARRIORS'

    Man Utd legend Andy Cole has slammed the vile, racist abuse directed at players on social media following the defeat to Sheffield United.

    Cole said: "I’m always embarrassed by things like that; embarrassed by these individuals. They’re keyboard warriors.

    “Nine [times] out of 10, if that individual was standing in front of whoever they’re abusing, the first thing they would be doing is asking for his autograph.

    "They wouldn’t have the cojones to even mention what they’ve mentioned on social media.

    “They are all faceless and a bunch of idiots, if I’m brutally honest. I’m not going to lie but I’m not going to say what I really want to say as I’ll get in trouble. But they are idiots, total idiots.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ROO THE DAY

    Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney says Frank Lampard deserved more time at Chelsea – but confessed he wasn’t surprised to see the axe fall on his former England team-mate.

    Rooney, who kicked off his managerial career at Derby, like Lampard, said: “I wasn’t surprised to see Frank get sacked if I’m being honest. 

    “That’s obviously the way Chelsea operate their business. I’m sure Frank would have known that going in there.

    “Since Roman Abramovich came in he doesn't tend to give managers that much time to put their ideas in place. They demand almost instant success and if you don't get it you will pay the price.

    “But I think he deserved more time. He did a great job last year, playing a lot of young lads and making the Champions League. This season he has brought new players in who will take time to challenge for the titles.

    “I don't think they were too far away points-wise from being able to challenge. So it is disappointing for Frank and his staff. But they will have known going in there – Chelsea demand trophies."

  • Jake Lambourne

    LING SHOT

    Jesse Lingard's loan move from Manchester United to West Ham is finally set to go through.

    The England international midfielder has only appeared three times this season, all in cup competitions, and has managed just one league goal in over two years.

    The 28-year-old was left out of the RedDevils’ squad last night for the shock 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield United.

    Now he is reportedly heading to the Hammers for some much-needed gametime under ex-United boss David Moyes.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim West Ham will pay a loan fee of around £1m for the ace.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNER MISS OUT?

    Arsenal will not put any pressure on Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to rush back to duty in time to face Manchester United on Sunday.

    The striker has missed the last two matches for 'personal reasons' which Aubameyang revealed was to see to his mother who has been seriously ill.

    The Gunners captain, 31, says she is thankfully on the mend but Arsenal are relaxed about whether he will be available or not for the big clash with United on Sunday.

    SunSport understands that the view of boss Mikel Arteta and the club is that health is more important than missing one game, especially after the events of the past year.

    It is unclear if any quarantine periods need to be observed to conform with Covid-19 guidelines.

  • Josh Graham

    LEADING BY EXAMPLE

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire with a clear message after despicable trolls racially abused his team-mates Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe.

  • Josh Graham

    KIER WE GO

    Manchester United remain interested in Kieran Trippier and Max Aarons, according to reports.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka is boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first-choice right-back.

    But the Norwegian wants to recruit competition for the 23-year-old.

    And should AC Milan decide to make Diogo Dalot's loan switch permanent at the end of the season, United have a pretty good idea of who they will try to recruit.

    According to Forbes, both Trippier and Aarons are on the Red Devils' radar – despite their difference in profiles.

  • Josh Graham

    FER GOODNESS SAKE

    Rio Ferdinand blasted 'dour' and 'lifeless' Manchester United after their shock 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield United.

    Rio Ferdinand slammed Manchester UnitedCredit: BT Sport

    On BT Sport, he said: "They didn't have that zip about them. From minute one, really, there wasn't that cut and thrust we've seen from United.

    "Credit Sheffield United, Chris Wilder set them up very well, but United didn't ask the questions. Bruno Fernandes, who they've relied on so heavily in recent weeks, months, didn't get it going today. Paul Pogba the same.

    "If anybody was starting to get carried away at Old Trafford, with the position that they're in, it was a reality check.

    "I think recently Man Utd, in terms of reaction, have been brilliant but tonight it seemed to come crumbling down.

    "[Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial were invisible, didn't get on the end of anything, didn't create anything.

    "Last week Liverpool, tremendous performance. Bottom of the league Sheffield United. Dour, lifeless at times. The inconsistencies – they don't win you the league."

  • sstreet

    PAUL THE OTHER ONE

    Paul Pogba has accused a number of Man Utd stars of 'cheating' their team-mates by not putting a shift in earlier in the season.

    Speaking about the Red Devils' good form before their loss to Sheffield United, he said: "The mentality, playing more as a team.

    "Playing much better altogether, pressing much better together. No one is cheating. When I mean cheating – no one is running less or not making the effort to come back."

    He then added: "It's always been a problem. When you're all together it's always going to be easier.

    "If someone is making less effort, it's going to be a little problem for the team. When you're all together, you all work hard, you see the result."

  • Josh Graham

    SEIZE THE DAYOT

    Manchester United will compete with several rivals for Dayot Upamecano this summer, according to reports.

    Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool have all been linked with the Frenchman following his rapid rise at RB Leipzig.

    Upamecano was an integral part of the Bundesliga side's run to last year's Champions League semi-finals.

    But it appears as though this season will be his last at Leipzig with a new contract agreed in 2020 containing a bargain release clause.

    The centre-back will be available for £38million when the clause activates at the end of the campaign.

    Therefore, clubs are expected to hold off on negotiating a deal until the summer.

    According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, United are among the teams waiting for the right moment to pounce.

  • Josh Graham

    SERG IN POPULARITY

    Manchester United have reportedly agreed NOT to make an 'aggressive' approach for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

    Ramos is out of contract on June 30 and there is no sign an extension will be agreed.

    United are one of the teams able to stomach the Spanish legend's hefty wage demands.

    But Marca reports the club will not pursue the player in an aggressive way because of a coronavirus-related pact signed at the start of the pandemic by various European giants.

    The pact is designed to avoid transfer fees ballooning with clubs struggling to deal with the devastating financial implications of Covid-19.

  • Josh Graham

    RACISM STORM

    Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were targeted with sick racist abuse following their side's defeat to Sheffield United.

    The players were attacked on their social media accounts with a number of users posting racist comments and symbols.

    Manchester United released a statement on their club website condemning the racism.

    It read: “Everyone at Manchester United is disgusted by the racial abuse received by players via social media after last night’s game.

    “We utterly condemn it and it is encouraging to see other fans condemn this on social media also.

    “Manchester United has zero tolerance of any form of racism or discrimination and a long-standing commitment to campaigning against it through our All Red All Equal initiative.

    "Identifying these anonymous mindless idiots remains problematic. We urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to prevent this kind of behaviour."

  • Josh Graham

    CHEAT SHEET

    Paul Pogba has put Manchester United's poor performances earlier this season down to players 'cheating' each other with a lack of 'effort'.

    The Red Devils made a poor start to the campaign as they were thrashed 3-1by Crystal Palace and 6-1 by Tottenham at Old Trafford.

    But a subsequent upturn in form, prior to last night's 2-1 home loss to Sheffield United, saw United rise to the top of the Premier League.

    Speaking to Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport, Pogba, 27, gave an insight into why the Red Devils made such a sluggish start – he said: "The mentality, playing more as a team.

    "Playing much better altogether, pressing much better together. No one is cheating. When I mean cheating – no one is running less or not making the effort to come back."

    He then added: "It's always been a problem. When you're all together it's always going to be easier.

    "If someone is making less effort, it's going to be a little problem for the team. When you're all together, you all work hard, you see the result."

  • Josh Graham

    OLE GUNNAR SOLKING

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Harry Maguire slammed Manchester United’s flops for their defeat to Sheffield United in the biggest shock of the season.

    Rock-bottom Blades claimed just their second Premier League win of the campaign – and their first at Old Trafford for 48 years – thanks to goals from Kean Bryan and Oliver Burke.

    The result denied Ole’s men top spot, and the United boss fumed: “We are very disappointed. We didn’t create enough. The magic was missing.

    “We didn’t have the right ideas or solutions, and the second goal we conceded was so poor and so sloppy. There were three or four decisions that were completely out of character.

    "The boys have been terrific the last few months but when you don’t hit those levels you don’t get results.”

    Maguire – who scored against his hometown side – added: "It wasn’t good enough and we didn’t play to a level we expect from ourselves."

  • Josh Graham

    GREEN SHOOTS

    Mason Greenwood has 'matured' at Manchester United recently, claims boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The teenager has struggled for form at times this season, following his expulsion from the England squad back in September for smuggling girls into the team hotel in Iceland.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Mason Greenwood has maturedCredit: EPA

    Prior to last night's defeat, he said: "We think Mason is going to be very important in the second half of the season, but it's not just going to happen by itself.

    "He scored against West Ham a while back as well and was expected to kick on. He's taken steps, he's grown, he's more mature and he's been training with Edinson Cavani for half a season.

    "He's learning good habits, and whoever doesn't learn from players like him, or Bruno (Fernandes) or the players we've brought in, that's a pity.

    "I'm very confident that Mason will chip in good performances and with goals and assists. We talk about the second season syndrome and if you take your eye off the ball for just a slight second, the Premier League is unforgiving.

    "I have always said that 99 per cent effort is 100 per cent failure. Of course, players who ease off in training every single day a little bit – I'm not saying this is Mason, I'm saying it's the case for every single one – it's always a learning curve and a test."

  • Josh Graham

    AM YOUR MAN

    January signing Amad Diallo is already making a big impression at Manchester United.

    The Ivorian, 18, arrived earlier this month for a fee reportedly rising to £37million.

    Amad Diallo is making a big impression at Old TraffordCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    Speaking about his fellow right-winger, Mason Greenwood, 19, gushed to MUTV: "It's good to have rivalries and stuff like that to get into the team.

    "They're all good players. A new player, Amad, that's come in.

    "He’s a wonderful technical player so I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him soon."

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