Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo debut could be DELAYED, Pogba 'keen on Real Madrid', Sancho injury update

MAN UTD are eyeing up three points against Newcastle as the Premier League returns next weekend.

But SunSport can reveal that fixture may not end up being Cristiano Ronaldo's second debut has he will have trained only once after coming out of quarantine.

And Jadon Sancho is set to play, despite leaving international duty with a slight knock.

Meanwhile Paul Pogba is reportedly keen on a move to Real Madrid over PSG.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    RON HOLD

    Cristiano Ronaldo could have to wait until next Tuesday for his second full Manchester United debut.

    Ronaldo will only have one day’s training with his team-mates after having to isolate for five days in his Cheshire mansion due to Covid rules.

    That is unlikely to be enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to pick him from the start for Saturday’s home game against Newcastle having waited a fortnight to give Raphael Varane his first start following his arrival.

    Ronaldo will be on the bench and can expect a start in United's low key Champions League away trip to Switzerland next Tuesday when they take on BSC Young Boys in Bern.

    Even without the Covid restrictions, the international break would have restricted Solskjaer to just Friday to integrate Ronaldo into the side.

    But fans will still be able to welcome him back to Old Trafford with the player expected to make a solo walk to the centre circle before kick-off after being announced to the crowd.

  • Joshua Mbu

    NEXT FIVE

    Newcastle will travel to Old Trafford on September 11.

    SunSport learned that Cristiano Ronaldo may have to wait until next Tuesday to make his debut.

    He has to isolate for five days in his Cheshire mansion due to Covid rules.

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Man Utd will target a move for West Ham star Declan Rice next summer.

    ESPN claims the Red Devils want a midfielder and striker in 2022, having landed a centre-back and winger last month.

    Rice is one of United's top choices for the role, but he has also been strongly linked with Chelsea.

    Meanwhile, Man Utd will have to pay a total of €15million (£12.9m) to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    But the full amount won't be delivered for five years as United will pay five instalments of €3m (£2.6m) per year.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who reports that the Red Devils' instalments will continue until 2026.

    In other news, Ronaldo could have to wait until next Tuesday for his second full debut.

    That's because Ronaldo will only have one day’s training with his team-mates after having to isolate for five days in his Cheshire mansion due to Covid rules.

    Finally, Donny van de Beek has picked his Man Utd five-a-side team.

    He told Five: “I think Raphael [Varane], I would pick him.

    “I’m a big fan of Juan as well. Juan Mata, I think you need to pick Bruno [Fernandes] as well because he will make a lot of goals and give assists.

    “I go for Luke, Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic. We will win!"

  • Anthony Chapman

    NEXT UP

    Let's take a look at United's next five games.

    Will we see Cristiano Ronaldo make his second debut against Newcastle?

  • Anthony Chapman

    DON NOT DONE

    Donny van de Beek admits not playing at Man Utd has been mentally exhausting.

    He told Five: “The start was good. I did well but after it was difficult.

    “If you are not in the team and are waiting for your chance it is not easy especially on your confidence. 

    “It is normal you need time to adapt, but of course I am not happy I want to play – that is clear. 

    “It is so hard mentally. All I can do is train hard every day and improve and just wait for my chance. 

    “If there is a moment I have to be ready. If you are not playing you still have to help. I can sit there and be angry but that is not the key. 

    “You have to do everything and help where you can. 

    “You are angry, every player gets that but if you are like that and don't train hard anymore you give a reason for the manager to play without you.

    "I just want to play it does not matter where."

  • Anthony Chapman

    COMMENT BY DAVE KIDD

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United return will not be on TV this weekend.

    That’s because the Red Devils are playing Newcastle at 3pm on Saturday.

    But instead of moaning, we should CHERISH the 3pm blackout.

    READ THE REST HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY RICHARD MORIARTY

    Supercar-loving striker Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a 20mph speed limit at his new village home.

    Council officials in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, want it as the village is already blighted by petrolheads showing off their motors.

    A source said: “Ronaldo loves his cars and being able to drive them fast so he can show off. But this talk of a 20mph is really going to impact on that.

    “Doing 20mph in a Lamborghini looks a bit daft.

    “The village has become a go-to place to spot supercars but while the petrolheads love it, locals have complained.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    DREAM TEAM

    Donny van de Beek has picked his ideal five-a-side team from Man Utd’s current squad.

    But the Dutchman failed to include Cristiano Ronaldo!

    He told Vibe With Five: “I think Raphael [Varane], I would pick him.

    “I’m a big fan of Juan as well. Juan Mata, I think you need to pick Bruno [Fernandes] as well because he will make a lot of goals and give assists.

    “I go for Luke, Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic. We will win!

    “We have so many players, I have to make a decision, I make a tactical decision. Not always the best players win, the team wins.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    BEEKY BLINDER

    Donny van de Beek has lifted the lid on his failed move to Everton.

    The Man Utd ace told Vibe With Five: “I speak with the manager and the club about it and they were clear they wanted me to stay here.

    “The manager was really positive about me, he said: 'I need you and I want you to keep you here.’

    “It’s difficult because I haven’t played one minute in the league, but he said, ‘what I see every day in training, I see a different Donny now.’ He was really positive about me.

    “I need to trust him, if he don’t need me I think he’ll let me go.

    “I think he has plans for me, I just need to work hard and I hope one day I can show the people what I can.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FAILURE TO LAUNCH

    For every Ryan Giggs and Marcus Rashford there's a Ben Thornley or Federico Macheda.

    Manchester United have been renowned for producing first class talent who have graced the Premier League over the years.

    But not all go on to make the grade and set Old Trafford alight.

    READ MORE ABOUT THEM HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    MAN ALIVE

    Premier League champions Manchester City have the most expensive squad in Europe.

    That is according to findings from CIES, who claim City's team is valued at an eye-watering £926million.

    Rivals Manchester United, however, are not far behind in second place as they have closed the gap by £49m.

    And struggling Arsenal are ninth in the list, despite sitting bottom of the Prem table.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ICON HEALTH SCARE

    Football legend Pele has successfully undergone surgery to have a tumour removed from his colon.

    The Brazilian, 80, revealed tonight: “My friends, thank you very much for your kind messages. I thank God for feeling very well and for allowing Dr. Fabio and Dr. Miguel to take care of my health.

    “Last Saturday I underwent surgery to remove my breast. Suspicious lesion in the right colon. The tumour was identified during the tests I mentioned in the last week.

    “Fortunately, I'm used to celebrating great victories alongside you. I will face this match with a smile on my face, a lot of optimism and joy for living surrounded by the love of my family and friends.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY NEIL CUSTIS

    Cristiano Ronaldo could have to wait until next Tuesday for his second full Manchester United debut.

    Ronaldo will only have one day’s training with his teammates after having to isolate for five days in his Cheshire mansion due to Covid rules.

    That is unlikely to be enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to pick him from the start for Saturday’s home game against Newcastle, having waited a fortnight to give Raphael Varane his first start following his arrival.

  • Anthony Chapman

    RON THE MONEY

    Man Utd will have to pay a total of €15million (£12.9m) to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    But the full amount won't be delivered for five years as United will pay five instalments of €3m (£2.6m) per year.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who reports that the Red Devils' instalments will continue until 2026.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FANDEMONIUM

    Fans could be banned from stadiums in the future if they fail a Covid spot check.

    Manchester United will carry out the spot-checks on supporters going to their home game against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.

    Fans attending that are over 18 will be asked to show a certificate to prove that they have either been double-jabbed or had a negative test within 48 hours of the game.

    Anyone who fails to provide either will be barred from attending the game.

  • Anthony Chapman

    COLD AS RICE

    Man Utd will target a move for West Ham star Declan Rice next summer.

    ESPN claims the Red Devils want a midfielder and striker in 2022, having landed a centre-back and winger last month.

    Rice is one of United's top choices for the role, but he has also been strongly linked with Chelsea.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S DUNCAN WRIGHT

    UEFA have given the green light to away fans watching games in Europe this season.

    That will be a huge boost to fans of English clubs in the three tournaments this season, with Manchester United, West Ham and Tottenham all due to play away next week.

    All matches will allow visiting fans, subject to any travel restrictions in place in each individual country.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PELE CONCERN

    Football legend Pele has been hospitalised with an undisclosed health problem.

    The 80-year-old is said to not be seriously ill, but has been inside for six days now.

    The Globo news site said Pele was undergoing routine examinations in Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital when the undisclosed issue was detected.

    Pele's business manager Joe Fraga said there was no cause for concern.

    The scare came a few days after Pele was forced to refute reports he had fainted.

  • Anthony Chapman

    REBELS REBUFFED

    Uefa President Alexander Ceferin has branded the European Super League ‘disgraceful’ at a Geneva meeting involving Prem League supremos.

    And new European Club Association chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi, also chairman of PSG, added: “This 'not-Super League' was defeated through integrity, togetherness, and protecting the interests of every member of our European football community. 

    “People have tried to divide us; they have tried to separate us; they have tried to make us weaker. They have failed.

    “In fact, they have achieved the exact opposite – they brought us together. They have made us stronger.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    RED DEVILS

    Cristiano Ronaldo's highly anticipated return against Newcastle on September 11.

  • Joshua Mbu

    STRONG SQUAD

    Manchester United have had a mega summer of spending which was capped off by the stunning re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.

    It now means their squad is arguably the “strongest it’s ever been,” with 28 international players now on their books.

    According to fan page The People’s Person, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can almost field two complete XIs of full international stars with strength in depth that could rival neighbours City.

    The strongest XI would be spearheaded by Ronaldo who re-joined the club for £24million on deadline day.

    He is joined in the ranks by midfield talisman Bruno Fernandes – who finished last season with a whopping 28 goals across all competitions.  

    Other new signings Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane proved pivotal for their international sides, both appearing at Euro 2020.

    And despite their array of foreign exports, United also boast a healthy home grown quota of English talent with the likes of Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford all featuring the Three Lions  

    The only first-team star not playing internationally is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has played for both DR Congo and England at under-20 and under-21 levels, respectively.

    There are suggestions he could switch allegiances back to Congo amid tough competition at right back in Gareth Southgate’s side.

  • Joshua Mbu

    MUR TIME

    British tennis star Andy Murray wishes he had "more time" to sit down with legendary Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

    Murray branded fellow Scot Ferguson a "very special guy".

    Speaking to The Big Issue, he said: "I’ve met Alex Ferguson a few times but there have always been lots of people around.

    "I wish I’d had the opportunity to spend more time with him, because he’s a very special guy.

    “I would love to sit down and ask him lots of questions to help me deal with certain situations and with pressure and how to stay motivated.

    "Yeah, that would be someone I could learn a lot from.”

    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Joshua Mbu

    PAST MEETS PRESENT 

    Ex-Man United striker Romelu Lukaku has responded to comparisons between himself and Ronaldo in humble fashion by stating: “Don’t ever compare me to Cristiano Ronaldo.

    “Cristiano Ronaldo is, for me, in the top three best players in the history of football.

    “I’m not going to rank him from first to third but he’s in there.”

    The two Premier League new boys battled it out in Serie A last season for Inter Milan and Juventus respectively, with Ronaldo winning the golden boot but Lukaku’s Inter winning the Scudetto. 

    Both have returned to the Premier League this summer in two of the most high profile transfers of recent years and both of their new clubs will surely be able to bank on them scoring a fair few goals. 

    It will be fascinating to watch the two battle it out again for both Chelsea and Man United and see who comes out on top in the Prem.

  • Joshua Mbu

    MISSING MAN

    England boss Gareth Southgate has been slammed for leaving Mason Greenwood out of his England squad.

    Greenwood has got off to a fine start in the Premier League this season.

    The United academy product has score three goals in his first three games, but missed out on a spot in Southgate's squad.

    Former Tottenham player Jamie O’Hara has slammed Southgate on talkSPORTfor leaving the "ready-made superstar" out.

    He said: "There is a ready-made superstar in Mason Greenwood.

    "Why is he not playing for England?

    “You’re playing against Andorra. You know these games are coming up – give that man the games that he needs so we can get him ready for when the World Cup comes around, because he’s the ready-made superstar in the making.

    “I look at Mason Greenwood and I just think, that boy is a superstar talent – ready to be made into one.

    “I don’t know why they haven’t used him. He’s played one game for England. How has he only played one game for England?

    The guy is unbelievable. Mason Greenwood should be there in my opinion.

    “You play Bellingham, you play Phil Foden – you give them opportunities. Why are you holding back Mason Greenwood? Get him on the pitch.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHICHA

    Javier Hernandez thinks highly of former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

    To the point where he would do anything to help the legendary manager win matches and titles.

    He said: "If he treats my family that way, I will vomit after every game if it helps win games and titles.

    "He is an amazing man."

    Credit: GETTY IMAGES

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