Man Utd news LIVE: New York Red Bulls boss approached, Cristiano Ronaldo transfer under investigation, Rangnick LATEST

MANCHESTER UNITED secured a crucial 3-2 victory over Arsenal in Michael Carrick's final match as manager.

Former England midfielder Carrick then stunned supporters by walking away from the club altogether, saying he is looking forward to watching football as a fan again.

Meanwhile Ralf Rangnick has given his first interview as manager.

And SunSport can reveal that New York Red Bulls boss Gerhard Struber has been approached to become Rangnick's assistant.

The Austrian is best known in the UK for working wonders at Barnsley, where he led the Tykes to a miracle escape from relegation in 2019/20.

And police in Italy could question Cristiano Ronaldo over possible irregularities in his transfer from Juventus to Man Utd.

Get all the latest Man Utd transfer news, gossip and updates here.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Ralf Rangnick says Cristiano Ronaldo and he have to get adapt to each other, writes NEIL CUSTIS.

    It was thought Ronaldo would not fit into the new Manchester United manager’s high pressing game.

    But Rangnick was present at Old Trafford on Thursday night as Ronaldo scored the 800th and 801st goals of his senior career for club and country.

    At 36 it was another impressive performance from the five time Champions League winning veteran.

    And Rangnick admitted they now have to work with each other to get United moving forward again.

    Rangnick said: “You always have to adapt your style or your idea of football to the players you have available, not visa versa.

    “Having seen Cristiano against Arsenal in the second half at the age of amazing top professional.

    “At his age, I’ve never seen a player who is still that physically fit. He’s still a player who can easily make the difference.

    “So yes, it’s about how we can develop the whole team not only Cristiano. We play in the most competitive league in the world so we need all the players on board.”

  • Ian Tuckey


    Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester United is being PROBED by the Italian authorities with a new search of Juventus’ offices being ordered.

    Juventus’ offices in both Turin and Milan were raided last Friday after accusations they falsely recorded the value of transfers between 2019 and 2021 to fit within Financial Fair Play Regulations.

    Player contracts, invoices and financial statements were seized as evidence.

    Club president Andrea Agnelli and vice-president Pavel Nedved, as well as Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici – who worked at Juve between 2010-21 – are also under investigation.

    Reuters are reporting that a fresh search of Juventus’ offices has been ordered to examine the financial terms of Ronaldo’s £12.9million Man Utd transfer.

    The deal generated a negative economic impact of 14m euros on its results for the 2020/21 financial year, the club revealed at the time.

    La Gazzetta dello Sport state there are recordings of phone calls where Juventus directors allegedly discuss a document that ‘should not have theoretically existed’ regarding Ronaldo’s move.

    Turin investigators are yet to find the document and Juventus directors have reportedly failed to explain the nature of the deal.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Manchester United want New York Red Bulls coach Gerhard Struber to be Ralf Rangnick’s new assistant.

    SunSport understands that United have made contact with the Austrian in the last few days over a move to Old Trafford as Rangnick begins his six-month reign in the hotseat.

    However, United would have to buy Struber out of his current contract with New York, which has two years left having joined from Barnsley in October 2020.

    It is unsure how quickly United would be able to get Struber to Manchester, despite the fact the regular MLS season finished last month.

    Rangnick, 63, and Struber, 44, know each other very well after working together at Red Bull Salzburg – the former as director of football and the latter as a youth team coach.

    And following the departure of interim boss Michael Carrick from the club, Rangnick is keen to have people around him with the same footballing and coaching philosophy.

    Rangnick rates Struber highly, and has watched him develop into one of the game’s most talented young coaches.

    Struber spent the majority of his career playing for SV Austria Salzburg – before their Red Bull takeover – and then was a part-time youth team coach at the club while also working in sales at an insurance company.

  • sstreet


    We’re 48 hours from Ralf Rangnick’s first game as interim boss – and judging by his press conference today he is buzzing as much as United fans.

    The Red Devils host Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, hoping to push up from seventh to the brink of the Champions League spots.

    And Rangnick raved about the potential at Old Trafford – “one of the biggest clubs, if not the biggest club, in the world”.

    The German watched Michael Carrick bow out at stand-in boss with last night’s 3-2 win over Arsenal – before the ex-England midfielder stunned almost everyone by quitting United after 15 years as a player and coach.

    And Rangnick said: “We are talking about six-and-a-half months, and we have agreed on a two-year advisory deal.

    “I am well acquainted… the team has an abundance of young, talented players and experienced players.

    “The major target is to bring more balance to the team.”

    Meanwhile, last night’s two-goal hero Cristiano Ronaldo saluted Carrick as a “class act as a player and he can become a great coach as well”.

    He added: “But now it’s time to welcome Mister Ralf Rangnick to the wheel… Let’s get started!”

    On the transfer front, it’s claimed United will come back in for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele .

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