Man Utd news LIVE: Ten Hag's 'De Gea concerns' revealed, Darwin Nunez BOOST, Paul Pogba 'leaves WhatsApp group' – latest

DAVID DE GEA could have work to do to prove he is the right man between the sticks for incoming Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag.

The Dutchman reportedly has concerns about the Spaniard's ability to fit into his system.

However, De Gea is set to receive a stay of execution as Ten Hag is said to accept that there are more immediate issues to solve within the United squad.

One of those issues will be replacing the unpopular Paul Pogba, who is almost certain to leave on a free transfer in the summer and is said to have left the club WhatsApp group.

The French World Cup winner has refused to sign a new deal at Old Trafford and the Red Devils are said to be hoping Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will step in Pogba's place.

Two men Ten Hag is said to be most keen on are Villarreal defender Pau Torres and Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

And Bayern Munich have insisted that legendary goal-machine, Robert Lewandowski will remain at the club until his contract expires in 2023.

Stay up to date with all the latest from Old Trafford in our live blog…

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Donny van de Beek is set to be handed a lifeline by incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

    The midfielder is currently on loan at Everton, where he still struggles for game-time as he did at Old Trafford.

    But according to The Telegraph, his United career is far from over.

    Van de Beek “will start the season in Ten Hag’s United squad” and he will at least have a chance to fight for a way back”.

    Ten Hag, of course, managed Van de Beek during their Ajax days, with the 25-year-old an integral part of the vibrant and dynamic side.

    United are reportedly in pole position to seal a move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    Both the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be leading the race for the 27-year-old after lodging £55million bids.

    Milinkovic-Savic’s agent jetted into to Italy over the weekend to watch him in Lazio’s 2-1 defeat by AC Milan on Sunday.

    And finally, former West Ham man Seb Haller could follow Ten Hag to Old Trafford from Ajax. 

    Forward Haller has scored 11 Champions League goals this season in a total of 31 for the Dutch giants.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Exclusive: Keane set for further talks with Hibs

    Hibernian will hold further talks with Roy Keane’s representatives over their vacant manager’s job.

    The Manchester United legend is interested in succeeding Shaun Maloney at Easter Road.

    Former Sunderland and Ipswich boss Keane is the favourite for the post but Ross County boss Malky Mackay is also in the frame.

    Hibs’ hierarchy will speak to Keane’s people again over the coming days as part of a lengthy recruitment process.

    Maloney was sacked eight days ago after just four months in the job.

    First-team coach David Gray is caretaker-boss for the rest of the season.

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    Biggest net spenders in last ten years

    Manchester United have the biggest net spend of any club in Europe over the last ten years.

    The top ten on the list includes six English clubs, with Everton and Aston Villa perhaps surprise entries.

    Big spenders Manchester City rank second behind their neighbours followed by Paris Saint-Germain.

    Barcelona are the only Spanish side on the list and their big expenditure has led the purse strings to be tightened this season due to the club amassing a debt of around £408million.

    Elsewhere on the continent, AC Milan have spent huge amounts to resurrect their former glory but still do not compare to Serie A giants Juventus, who in turn have spent narrowly less than Arsenal.

    Chelsea round off the top ten but would be a lot higher if not for some high-profile sales over the last decade, including Eden Hazard.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Exclusive: Man Utd to miss out on Peterborough wonderkid

    Brentford will pay Peterborough another £1million for avoiding relegation as part of their Ivan Toney transfer deal.

    That will take the current deal to £9m and could increase further if various clauses are activated.

    But Toney’s deal could be dwarfed by the amount Posh are expected to receive for 19-year-old central defender Ronnie Edwards.

    Alex Ferguson urged Manchester United to sign him last summer but the club did not follow their former manager’s advice.

    RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund are currently ahead of Prem clubs Crystal Palace and Spurs for a player that could cost anything between £15m and £20m.

    During one of his England Under-19 games, there were an astonishing 98 scouts there with many coming to see Edwards — who has made 29 starts for Posh this season.

    But it looks as though he could be the latest young English player to head off abroad.

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    Darwin Nunez transfer boost

    Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Darwin Nunez.

    That’s because the Benfica star has reportedly rejected a summer switch to Newcastle.

    The Telegraph claims Eddie Howe made an audacious approach for Nunez, 22, earlier this month.

    The Uruguay international has scored 33 goals in all competitions.

    And Newcastle chiefs were eager to quickly conclude a £60million deal ahead of a summer transfer splurge.

    However, Nunez snubbed Toon’s offer as he holds out for a bigger side, with Newcastle now eyeing Brentford's Ivan Toney.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Van De Beek set to be handed lifeline

    Donny van de Beek is set to be handed a lifeline by incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

    The midfielder is currently on loan at Everton, where he still struggles for game-time as he did at Old Trafford.

    Big things were expected of Van de Beek when United paid Ajax £39million to secure his services.

    But the Dutchman barely got a look in under then-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his successor Ralph Rangnick before he was shipped out to Goodison Park.

    But according to The Telegraph, his United career is far from over.

    Van de Beek "will start the season in Ten Hag's United squad" and he will at least have a chance to fight for a way back".

    Ten Hag, or course, managed Van de Beek during their Ajax days, with the 25-year-old an integral part of the vibrant and dynamic side.

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    Reds set for big summer

    Manchester United are expected to have a big summer transfer window.

    Man Utd's biggest transfers ever, both in and out, including Ronaldo
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    Coquelin Sir Alex Ferguson revenge

    Francis Coquelin claims Villarreal’s Europa League win over Manchester United was “revenge” against Sir Alex Ferguson.

    The ex-Arsenal star admits he was left fuming when United legend Fergie said the midfielder was “out of his depth” in the Premier League.

    Sir Alex made the comments in his 2013 autobiography, released just months after his retirement.

    Coquelin made his Arsenal debut in their 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford in August 2011.

    And Ferguson slammed the Frenchman’s performance in his book, saying Coquelin was “completely out of his depth.”

    Sir Alex added: “[I] had hardly heard of him and he barely played again.”

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    Man Utd Premier League stats

    Cristiano Ronaldo is Man Utd's top scorer in the Premier League this term.

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    Man Utd leading race to sign Milinkovic-Savic

    Manchester United are reportedly in pole position to seal a move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    Both the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be leading the race for the 27-year-old after lodging £55million bids.

    Milinkovic-Savic's agent jetted into to Italy over the weekend to watch him in Lazio's 2-1 defeat by AC Milan on Sunday.

    And he is said to have presented the offers from Manchester United and PSG to his client, as per to Sport Witness.

    Lazio though are thought to value their star midfielder at closer to £85m.

    Milinkovic-Savic is out of contract in 2024, but the Serie A outfit are understood to be willing to let him leave this summer.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Man Utd boost in Darwin Nunez hunt

    Manchester United have received a major transfer boost in their bid to sign Benfica star Darwin Nunez in the summer.

    That is because super agent Jorge Mendes has been tasked with carrying out Nunez's potential transfer, just like he did with Bruno Fernandes in 2020.

    According to AS, the Red Devils are "in the lead" to land the striker after incoming manager Erik ten Hag named him as "‘an express request".

    And Sport Witness report that Mendes has been drafted in to help the Uruguay international move away from Benfica during the upcoming summer transfer window.

    Nunez recently announced he will not renew his contract with agent Edgardo Lasalvia.

    However, there are no concrete reports that the 22-year-old has aligned with Mendes.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Exclusive: Ten Hag to bring Haller to Old Trafford?

    Mo Salah and Kevin De Bruyne are among the players who struggled in their first spells in the Premier League before becoming major successes in English football.

    Maybe the same will apply to Seb Haller.

    The Ivory Coast ace failed to become a major success at West Ham when arriving for a club record £42million from Frankfurt in 2019.

    But it was still a strange decision by the club to accept a £20m bid from Ajax rather than let him go out on loan.

    Forward Haller has scored 11 Champions League goals this season in a total of 31 for the Dutch giants.

    Erik ten Hag is moving from Ajax to become manager of Manchester United and it looks as though Haller, 27, could be following in the same direction.

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    Torres tug of war

    Pau Torres has received interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea as the Premier League sides prepare to activate his £50million release clause in the summer.

    The Villarreal centre-back has been heavily linked with a move to England for some time.

    But the end of this season appears the most likely time for him to secure a move away from the LaLiga side given his release clause can be triggered.

    And journalist Fabrizio Romano said: "Pau Torres is attracting interest from top clubs again as his release clause will be valid this summer: €55/60m, available until the end of the market.

    "Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested – Chelsea have also sent their scouts to follow him."

  • Joshua Mbu

    Fernandes lucky to not see red

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes was lucky not to be sent off for swiping at Nuno Tavares.

    The Gunners beat United 3-1 at the Emirates in their last outing and Fernandes began to vent his frustration.

    Tavares fell victim to the outburst but wasn’t injured by Fernandes’ swipe.

    On the incident, Wright said: “Seeing Bruno Fernandes just lashing out at people, lashing out at Trent really wildly, and then the challenge on Nuno, you look at it and you think to yourself, ‘That’s not what Manchester United need from you, my friend’.

    “Manchester United needs a lot more than you going around trying to top people.

    “He was lucky not to get sent off. But this is what it’s come to.”

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    Man Utd target Araujo signs new Barca contract 

    Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo has agreed a new four-year contract at the club – with a ONE BILLION EUROS release clause.

    The 23-year-old defender had been a target for both Manchester United and Chelsea.

    Barcelona confirmed today that they had reached any agreement with the Uruguayan international to extend his stay with the club.

    And it looks to be a lengthy one, with his release clause working out at a whopping £850million.

    Araujo will officially put pen to paper in a ceremony on the pitch at the Nou Camp on Friday.

    The centre-back joins midfielder starlet Pedri in signing a new contract this season with a one billion euros release clause.

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    Liverpool ‘make contact’ over Tchouameni

    Liverpool have initiated contact with Monaco star and Man Utd target Aurelien Tchouameni ahead of the summer transfer window, reports suggest.

    That is according to Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, who claims that the Reds have approached Tchouameni as manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to strengthen in midfield.

    Klopp is reportedly a big fan of the midfielder, who has attracted immense interest following a series of impressive performances in Ligue 1.

    The France international is also open to the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

    The 22-year-old is keen to leave Monaco in the summer and the club could be willing to strike a deal, even though his contract expires in 2024.

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    Next five fixtures

    Manchester United are taking on Chelsea NEXT at Old Trafford.

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    United dressing room a "disaster"

    Paul Scholes says Jesse Lingard has told him the current Manchester United dressing room is a "disaster".

    The Red Devils have suffered heavy defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal over the past week, and club legend Scholes says midfielder Lingard has given him an insight into the mood at Old Trafford.

    Scholes told talkSPORT: "I've had a little bit of stick for that. I don't know why I did it.

    "Honestly, sometimes words just come out your mouth.

    "I have spoken to him since and probably best I don't tell you what he said."

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    Fresh United start for Pereira?

    Manchester United forgotten man Andreas Pereira could get anotherchance at the club under new boss Erik ten Hag.

    Ten Hag has known the midfielder since he was a 13-year-old in PSV Eindhoven's youth team.

    Ten Hag was PSV's assistant boss at the time and saw Pereira join the Red Devils youth ranks in 2011.

    The 26-year-old's United career has not gone as he would have hoped and a number of loan moves followed, the current one a successful stint at Brazilian top-flight side Flamengo.

    Now their shared history could pave the way for Pereira to get another chance to impress at United, according to ESPN.

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    Scholes advice for Ten Hag

    Paul Scholes says Erik ten Hag should take a leaf out of Mikel Arteta's book when he steps into the managerial hot seat at Old Trafford.

    Ajax boss Ten Hag will become Manchester United's new permanent boss at a time when the club needs rebuilding.

    And Red Devils legend Scholes says Arsenal boss Arteta's progress with the Gunners is a good model to follow.

    Scholes told talkSPORT: "He just has to get them to believe in his methods.

    "It's quite obvious they haven't believed in what they're being coached with the last two managers and haven't believed in the way they're playing.

    “If you look at what Arteta has done at Arsenal, that was a big rebuilding job and he's taken no nonsense. I think this manager has to do exactly the same.”

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    De Gea 'unsuitable' for system

    Manchester United's brilliant keeper David De Gea faces an uncertain future at the club because he might not fit new boss Erik ten Hag's system, according to ESPN.

    Their report says: "Sources have told ESPN that Ten Hag is concerned about David de Gea's suitability for his system.

    "But there is an acceptance there are more immediate issues to solve within the squad this summer."

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    Neves blow for United

    Manchester United target Ruben Neves is reportedly keen to join Barcelona.

    The Red Devils are long-time admirers of the Wolves and Portugal playmaker, 25, and tried to sign him twice.

    Incoming Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag still wants him, but Spanish publication Sport says Neves is only “crazy about joining Barcelona”.

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    United 'lead chase for Nunez'

    Manchester United are reportedly the frontrunners to sign Benfica's hot property Darwin Nunez.

    The £110million-rated Uruguay star, 22, has bagged 33 goals and four assists in all competitions this season and is wanted by just about every self-respecting European giant.

    Now AS report the Red Devils lead the chase as Nunez's signature is an "express request" of their incoming manager Erik ten Hag.

    Their article explains: "The Dutchman is in love with Darwin football, which would also fit perfectly in the Premier [League]."

    Benfica striker Darwin Nunez has 33 goals so far this seasonCredit: Getty
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    United eye Reims teen Ekitike

    Manchester United and Chelsea have both joined Newcastle in the race to star Reims teenager Hugo Ekitike, according to Goal.

    The France Under-20 striker, 19, is being tracked by Europe's big hitters after bagging nine goals inin 22 Ligue 1 games.

    Reims president president Jean-Pierre Caillot says they knocked back a £29million bid in the winter but admits they will sell at the right price.

    Reims starlet Hugo Ekitike is said to be attracting interest from some of Europe's biggest clubsCredit: Getty
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    Is Ten Hag right man?

    Apparently some of Manchester United's squad are not sure Erik ten Hag has the right personality to boss their superstars.

    The Manchester Evening News report players are encouraged by his coaching credentials but have doubts over whether he is a strong enough character to turn around their fortunes.

    Last week the Red Devils conformed the Ajax boss has signed a £9million-per-year deal to be their manager until June 2025.

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