Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Pogba wanted by PSG, £5million Zakaria targeted, Haidara under consideration, Lamptey LATEST

PAUL POGBA'S future with Man Utd is still up in the air and reports in France suggest that PSG are interested in his signature.

United are also said to be monitoring the likes of Denis Zakaria and Amadou Haidara.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are said to be keen on Brighton's £40m right-back Tariq Lamptey.

And ex-United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes he should be asking Ronaldo for advice.

While reports suggest that United are set to swoop for Brighton star Tariq Lamptey.

Get all the latest Man Utd transfer news, updates and gossip on our live blog…

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  • Justin Lawrence

    'United are playing catch-up'

    Winterburn reckons United and Arsenal are both playing catch up as their rivals have evolved.

    And since Sir Alex Ferguson left United as manager, and Arsene Wenger quit as Arsenal boss, both sides haven't been the same, Winterburn reckons.

    He told Paddy Power: “We saw it with Mesut Özil at Arsenal, and we could see the same with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as well. You cannot change a squad around in one season.

    "Depending on how many players Manchester United want to change, they’re probably looking at three years and six transfer windows if we’re talking about the clear out that they need.

    “United are like Arsenal. They’re both now seeing how difficult it is to get back to where they were under Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. It’s hard because other teams have evolved, and those two teams are playing catch up.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    'United have to build around Ronaldo'

    United have to play to Ronaldo's strengths in order to keep him happy, according to Nigel Winterburn.

    Winterburn told Paddy Power: "The situation with Cristiano Ronaldo playing ahead of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford is very intriguing because you have a superstar coming back to your club, potentially coming towards the end of his career but expects to play every game.

    “Ronaldo is 36 but we can see in his body and in his desire that he doesn’t look like someone approaching the end of his career.

    "The number of high-energy bursts he can make will decline slightly and then if we consider Greenwood’s form prior to Ronaldo joining, it’s not Ronaldo’s fault that he’s dropped off.

    “If they’re putting Ronaldo in the team, they must have a style of play that is geared towards getting the best out of him.

    "Even though he’s a superstar, he’s played a lot more than I expected him to but that’s just because of the type of guy he is – he never looks happy when he’s sat on the bench."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Real Madrid 'favourites' to sign Ronaldo

    Real Madrid are favourites to re-sign Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

    That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed the Spanish heavyweights at 4/1 to clinch his signature this month.

    A move Stateside could also be on the cards with Ronaldo priced at 4/1 to join any MLS side.

    Manchester City and Barcelona are locked together at 10s with former club Juventus a 15/1 chance to lure him back to Turin.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Dortmund and Derby chase Diallo

    Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a loan move for Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo.

    The Red Devils have agreed to let the Ivory Coast teenager leave Old Trafford this month.

    Former United favourite Wayne Rooney is keen to take him to Derby – but could now face competition from Germany.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fernandes voted best January transfer ever

    Bruno Fernandes has been voted as the best-ever January signing following his move from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.

    The 27-year-old playmaker has been a revelation at Old Trafford – chipping in with an incredible 45 goals and 34 assists in 105 games in all competitions.

    Due to his instant impact at the Theatre of Dreams, BBC Sport ran a poll where they asked fans to vote the greatest ever January signing.

    And soon after they confirmed the Portugal international came out on top, with the midfielder picking up a staggering 31 per cent of the vote.

    Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk slotted in second place, ahead of United legend Nemanja Vidic and former Reds striker Luis Suarez.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo hits out at United's youngsters

    Ronaldo has told Manchester United’s young stars ‘if you don’t want my advice, sort things out yourself’.

    Ronaldo said: “I remember when I was 18 some older players spoke with me and I took that as having to improve, they know more than me as they have more bad moments.

    “This new generation in general don’t accept that if you criticise them. I have kids I know. They do the opposite.

    "I don't say our players but in the general…

    “If you don’t want my help and my advice, do your job look at yourself. Do your best to help the team.

    "The individual most important thing, we are here to help when they need my help."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rangnick 'prefers' Ten Hag

    Rangnick reportedly favours Ajax boss Erik ten Hag over Pochettino to replace him in the United dugout.

    Rangnick's been impressed with how Ajax have been performing in the Champions League this season under Ten Hag – with the Ditch side winning all of their games in the competition thus far this season.

    While PSG, under Pochettino have struggled in Europe with Pochettino at the helm, even with Messi, Neymar and Mbappe at his disposal.

    And according to Les Parisiens, reported by the Mirror, this is one of the reasons why Rangnick thinks Ten Hag will do a better job than Pochettino at United.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rangnick 'unsure' of Pochettino

    Ragnick's reportedly unsure if PSG boss Pochettino is the right man to fill his boots at Old Trafford – although the Argentine's been in covert talks with United.

    Pochettino is expected to take the reins off of Rangnick at the end of the season.

    But now, it's been claimed by the Mirror that Rangnick – who will have a say on the next United boss will be when he takes a consultancy role at United – isn't convinced by Pochettino's abilities to lead the Red Devils going forward.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ferdinand praises Dembele's performance

    Rio Ferdinand has backed Man United target Ousmane Dembele to recapture the form that saw him thrive at previous clubs under new boss Xavi at Barcelona.

    Ferdinand was blown away by Dembele's performance in Barca's 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid in the Super Copa semi-final, and reckons the French ace can play at that level consistently if he's given enough game time.

    Ferdinand told BT Sports: "We all know the talent, that's no doubt, the talent we saw at France then Dortmund, he's never been able to replicate that form here on a consistent basis, he needs games, he needs a level of games to sustain that.

    "But, Xavi is showing faith, that's the important part, giving him confidence. When he's confident, as we saw today, he's almost unplayable at times the way he can dribble, go both ways, he's exciting to watch.

    "He's got that bit of flair that not many wingers in the world have got on a consistent basis but the keyword right there is consistent, he has to bring that into his game."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo throws support behind Rangnick

    Ronaldo has thrown his support behind Rangnick in a new interview.

    Ronaldo told Sky Sports: "Since he arrived five weeks ago he changed many things. But he needs time to put his ideas across to the players.

    “It takes time but I believe that he is going to do a good job. We know we aren’t playing the best football but we have many games to improve.

    “Since he arrived I think in some points we are better, but he needs time. It’s not that easy to change the mentality of players and the way they play, the culture, the system like that. I believe that he is going to do a good job.

    “We have to stay together. We are in the same boat. We have to believe that it’s all possible, and we have a long way to change (sic). But we are going to have a good season.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ronaldo hints at quitting United

    Ronaldo has sensationally hinted that he could leave Manchester United in the summer.

    Serial winner Ronaldo has admitted he doesn't accept Manchester United finishing in anything other than first, second or third position in the league.

    In an interview with Sky Sports, a fired up Ronaldo seemingly hinted that his emotional return to United could be a short one if the club are not in a position to compete for silverware.

    He said: "Manchester United should win the league, or be in second or third. I don't see other positions for Manchester United to be honest, I don't see it.

    "In my eyes I don't accept that our mentality be less than to be in the top three in the Premier League in my opinion."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pogba wanted by PSG

    Pogba appears set to leave Manchester United – and Paris Saint-Germain could be where he’s heading.

    PSG have a long-held interest in the player and appear to have edged out Real Madrid as favourites to land his signature.

    Now reports in France say Pogba is warming to the idea of moving to the Parc des Princes as the end of his United contract looms.

    Pogba would be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs this month.

    Former employers Juventus are also in the mix but would not be able to offer the sort of wages PSG could stump up.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Morning, United fans

    Ralf Rangnick is tipped to chase a defensive midfielder and right-back this month – with Tariq Lamptey and Amadou Haidara high on his wishlist.

    Anchormen Scott McTominay and Fred have come under fire ahead of Saturday evening's Prem trip to Aston Villa.

    And United reportedly share Newcastle's interest in RB Leipzig ace Haidara .

    Borussia Monchengladbach‘s Denis Zakaria, long linked with Arsenal, is thought to be on the Red Devils' radar too.

    The Swiss 25-year-old could be available for just £5million.

    And Wolves' Portugal star Ruben Neves, 24, is also thought to be attracting interest from Old Trafford interim boss Rangnick – despite being rated at £35m.

     Lamptey, 21, is rated as a possible recruit to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

    But United value the ex-Chelsea right-back £10million short of Brighton's £40m asking price.

    Lamptey’s current deal runs until until 2025, meaning the Seagulls are under no pressure to sell the Tottenham target.

    Finally, Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes claims United ‘feels poisonous’ at the moment.

    The former England midfielder worries that might affect their ability to bring in a top-class manager next season, as well as proven players now or in the summer.

    He said: “Who wants to come into this club? It feels like a right mess. It does feel poisonous.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Carlos picks JT over Becks

    Roberto Carlos has snubbed former Real Madrid teammate David Beckham by naming John Terry as his favourite England player.

    Carlos and Beckham spent four years together at the Bernabeu at the height of the Galacticos era.

    They both regarded as the best dead-ball specialists in world football at the time.

    And a combination of their free-kicks and corners saw Real win a LaLiga title in 2007.

    However, Carlos, 48, has candidly revealed that Beckham is not his favourite player to represent England.

    That honour falls to ex-Three Lions captain Terry, who won five Premier League titles and a Champions League at Chelsea while being capped 78 times by his country.

    Carlos even had the chance to link up with Terry at Stamford Bridge when he left Real in 2007.

  • Ian Tuckey

    I'm Shear to help Marcus

    Alan Shearer has contacted Marcus Rashford to help him through his alarming slump in form.

    Manchester United star Rashford is without a goal in 11 games and has been subbed in eight of his ten starts since returning from a shoulder operation.

    Some of the Old Trafford crowd turned against him during the Red Devils 1-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

    All-time Premier League top scorer Shearer watched on from the stands in his role as a BBC pundit.

    Now he has called Rashford to offer him his support.

    He offered him tips on handling the pressure and expectation that is on his shoulders at the moment and convinced him that he can come through this period in his career.

    The Blackburn title winner and Newcastle scoring legend also said he was available at any time to chat if he wanted help in the future.

    Shearer, with a record 260 Premier League goals and 63 England caps, knows as well as anyone what it is like to be in the spotlight and under pressure.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Scholes: It's poisonous

    Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes claims Manchester United 'feels poisonous'.

    And the former England midfielder worries it might affect their ability to bring in a top-class manager next season, as well as proven players now or in the summer.

    He said: "Who wants to come into this club? It feels like a right mess. It does feel poisonous."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd target Tariq

    Manchester United want to sign Brighton star Tariq Lamptey to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

    According to the Daily Mail, a signing in that position could be made this month – with Lamptey the top target.

    However, United value the 21-year-old at £30m, which is £10m off from Brighton’s reported asking price.

    Lamptey’s current deal doesn’t expire until 2025, so the Seagulls are under no pressure to sell the former Chelsea man.

    There has also been interest from Tottenham, but Spurs are more likely to pursue Adama Traore to operation as a wing-back in Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Cout to impress vs Man Utd

    Aston Villa star signing Philippe Coutinho linked up with his new team-mates in training for the first time since his loan move was completed.

    Coutinho reunited with Villa manager Steven Gerrard, with whom he played at Liverpool, as he moved to Villa Park on an initial six-month deal from Barcelona.

    The attacking midfielder was pictured in Bodymoor Heath putting himself through the paces as Gerrard is hoping he will be available for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United.

    The Brazil international is excited with the new chapter of his career – and the same goes for his wife Aine.

    The 29-year-old’s spouse embraced her husband’s new challenge by sharing a picture of them on Instagram posing with the claret and blue shirt.

    This comes after the Brazilian stated he is looking forward to working with Gerrard again.

    Coutinho said: “It’s a pleasure to be here, it’s a great club.

    “I spoke a lot with the manager, with Stevie, and he told me about the club and his ambitions. I’m very happy to be here and I’m looking to enjoy my football.

    “I’ve known Stevie for a long time. I played with him and I learned a lot from him. He’s someone who I have big admiration for.

    “I hope to do my best here. For sure, I will work hard, and I hope together we can do good work.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    AF-CONNED: Re-writing history

    Mali's Africa Cup of Nations clash with Tunisia ended in farce as the referee blew the final whistle too early, writes ETIENNE FERMIE.

    The Tunisians, trailing 1-0 at the time, were left completely incensed as Zambian official Janny Sikazwe blew up with the clock at 89:48.

    Bafflingly he'd also appeared to blow for full-time in the 86th minute… before waving play on.

    The half hadn't been short of action – with penalties awarded for both sides, while El Bilal Toure was sent off for Mali.

    Tunisia thought they'd get a fair chunk of added time in which to try and equalise – but Sikazwe had other ideas.

    The Eagles of Carthage were eventually invited to finish the game by tournament organisers, but furiously declined with press conferences having already started.

    The incident got us thinking – what would have happened if this blunder had happened in other huge games down the years?

    Let's run through seven of the most interesting examples.

    BAYERN WIN 1999 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    MAN UTD WIN PREM IN 2012
    LIVERPOOL WIN 1989 TITLE
    WEST HAM WIN 2006 FA CUP
    ENGLAND FAIL TO REACH 2002 WORLD CUP
    CHELSEA REACH 2009 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
    AJAX REACH 2019 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

    CLICK HERE FOR A RUN-DOWN ON THOSE MOMENTOUS FINISHES

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd 'eye midfielder and right-back'

    Interim boss Ralf Rangnick is tipped to hunt a new midfield anchorman and right-back this month.

    Defensive midfielders Scott McTominay and Fred have come under fire for their performances this campaign.

    Borussia Mönchengladbach 's Denis Zakaria has been linked with a cut-price £5m move, ahead of his contract expiring in the summer.

    And a £35m swoop for Wolves' Ruben Neves has been touted.

    Meanwhile, at right-back Tariq Lamptey is rated a likely target to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot.

    The Red Devils value the youngster at £30m, which is £10m short of Brighton’s asking price.

  • Alex Terrell

    Berbatov Exclusive: Ask Ronaldo for advice, Rashford

    Dimitar Berbatov has told Marcus Rashford to approach Cristiano Ronaldo for advice on how to up his game.

    The former United striker exclusively told SunSport: "These small things can give you that little boost of confidence you need as a player, they can really lift you.

    "It’s important that the manager, the staff and team-mates are giving Rashford these little boosts.

    "They have some incredible people at the club, he should speak to Cristiano Ronaldo and ask him for advice.

    "I didn’t speak to any of my team mates when I was on a bad run, I was shy and quite private. That was my mistake.

    "If there’s someone in the team who is experienced and is an icon in world football, like Ronaldo then go and ask him for advice, I’m sure he will give people time and wise words."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Toon and Utd Newcastle duel for Haidara

    Newcastle want to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to reports.

    The Malian was strongly linked with Manchester United following Ralf Rangnick’s arrival.

    Haidara worked with the German, 63, at RB Leipzig – with Rangnick thought to be keen on a reunion at Old Trafford.

    But according to the Mail, Newcastle want to thwart the potential move.

    They add that Eddie Howe’s side are willing to pay a package that, including wages, could reach as much as £80million.

    The Toon see Haidara as a potential leader for this group, moving beyond just this season’s relegation battle.

    But they may have to pay over the odds to convince the 23-year-old to join.

    Newcastle would be willing to make him their highest paid player on around £160,000-a-week.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Toon and Utd Newcastle duel for Haidara

    Newcastle want to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to reports.

    The Malian was strongly linked with Manchester United following Ralf Rangnick's arrival.

    Haidara worked with the German, 63, at RB Leipzig – with Rangnick thought to be keen on a reunion at Old Trafford.

    But according to the Mail, Newcastle want to thwart the potential move.

    They add that Eddie Howe's side are willing to pay a package that, including wages, could reach as much as £80million.

    The Toon see Haidara as a potential leader for this group, moving beyond just this season's relegation battle.

    But they may have to pay over the odds to convince the 23-year-old to join.

    Newcastle would be willing to make him their highest paid player on around £160,000-a-week.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Sevilla ‘withdraw from Martial hunt’

    La Liga side Sevilla have reportedly withdrawn their interest in wantaway Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.

    The Spaniards have pulled out of a loan move due to United’s stubbornness in negotiations, according to Marca, according to Marca.

    Sevilla had been keen on a loan move until the end of the season, although that deal now appears to be scuppered.

    Martial informed chiefs last month that he wanted to leave the club after a lack of first team opportunities in recent months.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Lamp could light up Red Devils

    Manchester United want to sign Brighton star Tariq Lamptey to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.

    According to the Daily Mail, a signing in that position could be made this month – with Lamptey the top target.

    However, United value the 21-year-old at £30m, which is £10m off from Brighton’s reported asking price.

    Lamptey’s current deal doesn’t expire until 2025, so the Seagulls are under no pressure to sell the former Chelsea man.

    There has also been interest from Tottenham, but Spurs are more likely to pursue Adama Traore to operation as a wing-back in Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system.

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