OLE GUNNAR SOLKSKJAER will be hoping to kick on from a 3-1 win over Brighton when club football returns after the international break.
The Norwegian's Red Devils have now won five of their last six fixtures in all competitions and moved up to seventh in the Premier League.
And United are edging ever closer to completing the signing of Mario Mandzukic from Juventus while Solskjaer has stepped up his bid to sign fellow countryman Erling Braut Haaland.
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CRISTIANO RONALDO has given his approval to a Juventus move for Paul Pogba.
Juve are very much in the running to bring their former star back to Turin and Ronaldo is said to be more than happy to play alongside the Frenchman.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane is pressuring Florentino Perez to make another attempt to bring Pogba to Real Madrid.
MANCHESTER UNITED fans think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should give up his Jadon Sancho pursuit – because Dan James is better.
The England flier, 19, has thrived since swapping Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in pursuit of first-team football in 2017.
And amid reports that £100million-rated Sancho wants to leave the Bundesliga, United have emerged as one of the leading contenders for his signature.
Solskjaer is desperate for options up front after using the summer to strengthen his back four with the additions of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
But whizkid Mason Greenwood is starting to impress alongside Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Wales ace James – leading some supporters to question if Sancho is needed.
One fan tweeted: “Sancho isn’t better than Electric James”.
There were plenty of tweets questioning if the money could not be spent better elsewhere.
A James fan added: “I don't want sancho, am OK with James…. Nothing is so special. About sancho… Pls let's use the money to sign Maddison or Kai havertz”.
While another explained: “Sancho is overrated now. Get Jovic He can play as a second striker and creative midfield.
“A more reliable option in the 4-4-2 shape. Remaining money get a top Left back. and Halaand.”
ROY KEANE has incredibly revealed he once had a major scrap with Peter Schmeichel in a hotel reception – with Sir Alex Ferguson left absolutely fuming.
The former Manchester United hothead was speaking about the clash between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez in the St George's Park canteen earlier this week.
The Irishman recalled: “From my own experience, I've had a fight with a player.
“[It was with] Peter Schmeichel in a hotel. we were in the lobby, it was at 4 o'clock and there weren't many people around.
“We got pulled by the manager and he said we were both a disgrace.
“To be fair to Peter he apologised and we moved on. It never affected us as team-mates.
“Also, when I hear about the PR side of [fights] and players having to apologise to the group… I don't get all that side of it.
“If you've had a bust-up with somebody, why would you apologise to your team-mates?
“It's all part of the game and generally speaking if players do have a bit of a bust-up they end up being fine afterwards because sometimes you've got to clear the air.
“There's tension involved and players care.”
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has instructed the United hierarchy to go all out to sign Erling Haaland and named his price for the striker, according to reports.
The 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg striker setting Europe alight has an £85million price tag on his head.
And it has been claimed in Solskjaer's native Norway that the Old Trafford boss is now ready to force through a move after signalling to chiefs how much he is ready to pay.
Haaland, who played under Solskjaer at Molde, has the Champions League theme tune as his morning alarm after becoming top scorer in the competition with seven goals.
The Metro add that the wheels are now in motion for United to submit an official offer.
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