5.30pm Man Utd news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes transfer blow, Haaland £60m bid, and Taylor in Europa League squad – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED were lucky to escape South Yorkshire with a point after a dramatic 3-3 draw against the Blades.

Sheffield United led the game 2-0 before a comeback inspired by three of United's youth products, with Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and Marcus Rashford all on the score sheet.

But if they hope to bolster their squad with Bruno Fernandes, they might have to up their offer after the Portuguese star signed a new contract at Sporting Lisbon.

Follow all the latest updates and transfer news from Old Trafford below…

  • EXCLUSIVE by Martin Lipton: MANCHESTER UNITED are closing in on a world-record shirt sponsorship deal — with a Chinese company.

    Old Trafford executives have held a series of talks with the Haier group, whose brands include Hoover.

    United want to replace Chevrolet’s £64m-a-year tie-up and remain a huge commercial draw despite their recent  struggles under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The club's top brass, including Woodward, Solskjaer and the Norwegian's squad took part in the annual Unicef fundraiser, where they all dressed in black tie.

    And SunSport can reveal Haier, who bought Italian electricals giant Candy for £405m in July, are keen on becoming United’s new sponsor.

    Senior representatives of the Chinese corporation have been in the UK since last week.


  • OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has hailed Max Taylor as an inspiration as the teenager prepares to make his Manchester United debut in Kazakhstan tomorrow.

    Taylor has recovered from a battle with testicular cancer to take his place in the Red Devils squad for the Europa League tie against Astana.

    And Solskjaer said: “It's a fantastic story, to see him coming back.

    “I met Max very early after I got the job and to have seen his journey back to full fitness and the way he's conducted himself, it's something he'll always have with him.

    “He's been through something no one should have to go through but he's come through the other end, he's an inspiration to others.

    “He's had fear in his life but there's no fear on the pitch.”

  • OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is set to dish out plenty of debuts when Manchester United face Astana tomorrow.

    The Old Trafford chief has named a youthful squad having already qualified from his Europa League group.

    But a handful of senior stars could be thrown in to help out the whizkids in Kazakhstan.

    David De Gea and Sergio Romero have been left in Manchester and Lee Grant is set to take advantage with a first start since arriving last year.

    Here's how they could line-up…

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