2pm Man Utd news LIVE: Matic signs new deal, Van de Beek last ditch bid, Umtiti transfer expected – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED beat LASK 5-0 on Thursday night in what will be their last fixture for quite some time.

The Red Devils won't play another game until at least April after bosses in England and Europe postponed action over coronavirus fears.

Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic has signed a new deal to keep him at the club, as they exercise an additional one-year option.

Get all the latest news and gossip from Old Trafford here…

  • FOOTBALL UPDATES

    Here is what has come out of Uefa's meeting today.

    • Euro 2020: Will now be on June 11 to July 11, 2021
    • Champions League final moved to June 27
    • Europa League final moved to June 24
    • March's Euro 2020 play-offs moved to June 2020
    • World Cup 2022 qualifying will be played at a different date, if they clash with Euro 2021
    • Nations League finals in 2021 rescheduled
    • Women's Euro 2021 rescheduled

    MAN CHARGED

    Police have confirmed a charge of racist behaviour against a Manchester City fan who was arrested for allegedly abusing Fred in December's derby.

    The match with United descended into controversy after the Brazilian midfielder became a target while he took a corner in front of opposition fans.

    Cameras caught the incident with Anthony Burke, 41, identified and questioned by Greater Manchester Police.

    On Tuesday, it was confirmed by the authority that a charge under Section 5 of the Public Order Act has been lodged.

    A statement detailed how officers were called on the evening of December 7 with “a report of a supporter making alleged racist gestures and sounds towards players”.

    After the pictures of him emerged, Wythenshawe resident Burke, an army veteran, told Manchester Evening News that they were “taken out of context”.

    He is due to appear at Salford and Manchester Magistrates Court on Wednesday 15 April 2020.

    IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE

    Fred enjoyed one final day out by relaxing at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach just hours before the Prime Minister urged everyone in the country to stop non-essential travel.

    The Brazilian and his wife Monique Salum joined friends visiting the popular tourist attraction after being granted two days off following the Red Devils' Europa League exploits last week.

    The 27-year-old had been due to report to United's Carrington complex on Tuesday as usual with none of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad exhibiting signs of coronavirus.

    Yet the club subsequently scrapped training after Boris Johnson urged everyone in the country to stop non-essential travel and avoid unnecessary contact with others.

    But just hours earlier Fred and his wife had taken son Benjamin to Blackpool's Pleasure Beach to enjoy the iconic amusement park.

    MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE

    King Eric has been riding a horse, to promote a new TV show called 'The Traveler' he features in on French TV.

    What can't this wonderful man do?!

    SQUAD GAME

    Liverpool's star-studded squad have been named as the most valuable in Europe with Jurgen Klopp's men worth a whopping £1.27billion.

    But it's a stark contrast for Mikel Arteta's floundering Arsenal side who find themselves down in 15th spot, with the Gunners worth £566m.

    The figures have been calculated by the CIES Football Observatory research team, who take into account the age of the players, form, the length of contract remaining and their international status.

    With the Reds blasting away Manchester City in the fight for the Premier League title this campaign, Liverpool have also edged the Citizens to top spot.

    United then come in sixth with the club worth the same amount as Chelsea, with Paris Saint-Germain seventh with their squad's value estimated at £890m.

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