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MANCHESTER UNITED are in action against old rivals Arsenal this weekend.

The Red Devils unbeaten record was finally ended this week in the surprise 2-1 defeat by Sheffield United at Old Trafford.

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  • Josh Graham

    RED DEVILISH BEHAVIOUR

    Former Manchester United team-mates Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been handed a one match ban following their sensational on-field row.

    And the rival strikers could face further action if the Italian Football Federation (IFF) open an investigation to determine whether any discriminatory language was used.

    Ibrahmiovic and Lukaku squared up in the Milan derbyCredit: Splash News

    The duo came head-to-head during a heated Milan derby which saw Lukaku's Inter come out 2-1 winners in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.

    AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic, 39, allegedly shouted: "Go do your voodoo s***, go do your voodoo s***, little donkey," at the Belgian star.

    Lukaku appeared to suggest Ibra had said something about his mother, too, and according to the Mail, the Inter Milan striker fired back, saying: "'F*** you and your wife, you little b****. You want to speak about my mother?"

    The ex-Chelsea and Everton man then charged at the Swede and blasted: “Let’s go inside you b****,” before both players were booked.

  • Josh Graham

    OLE RAGES AT ABUSE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at the ‘disgusting’ and ‘unacceptable’ racist abuse suffered by two of his players.

    Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were both targeted on social media following Manchester United’s 2-1 midweek defeat to Sheffield United.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer slammed abuse received by his player Anthony MartialCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

    And Red Devils boss Solskjaer said: “It's just incredible we have these scenes still, this abuse in 2021.

    “We’ve been campaigning for a long time now with the Premier League and I think it's working but there are still some people that haven't got it.

    “They hide behind social media, be anonymous and it's unacceptable and it's disgusting.

    “They're not Man United fans when this happens. You have to feel sorry for these individuals.”

  • Josh Graham

    DON DEAL

    Brandon Williams will NOT be leaving Old Trafford on loan this month.

    The young left-back has slipped down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pecking order after the arrival of Alex Telles.

    But the Norwegian confirmed he is staying put and is in the squad for the game against Arsenal on Saturday despite interest from Steve Bruce's Newcastle.

    Solskjaer said: "This season has been more difficult for him. I think he’s put his head down and worked really hard lately. He will be involved tomorrow, he’s in the squad.

    "That’s the biggest thing, when you find your first big contract, you do well, can you bounce back after not being in the team as much?

    "Brandon has shown that lately so hopefully he will just keep carrying on as he does.

    He knows my view on it, he knows my view on him and we believe in the boy. He has shown me that he has the desire to fight through this."

  • Josh Graham

    SPEAK OF THE DEVILS

    Manchester United suffered a deep blow to their title bid this week, with their shock 2-1 home defeat to basement boys Sheffield United seeing them surrender top spot.

    Prior to the misery of David Moyes, lows under Louis van Gaal and the moroseness of Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex won the league in five of his last seven seasons, culminating in his final triumph back in 2012-13.

    Only David de Gea remains from that title-winning side.

  • Josh Graham

    YOU BRU-TY

    Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes was labelled as the 'best player in the league' by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.

    The two sides meet on Saturday and Spaniard Arteta is well aware of the opposition's quality.

    He said: "You look at the stats and what he [Fernandes] provides to the team it is unquestionable that he has improved them dramatically and for many periods he has been the best player in the league probably.

    "The impact he’s had has been tremendous. They paid a big price to do that – Martin’s [Odegaard] situation is completely different."

  • Josh Graham

    MARKED DOWN

    Mark Bosnich has criticised David de Gea's role in Manchester United's shock defeat to Sheffield United.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complained that the goalkeeper had been fouled in the melee that led to the Blades' opener on Wednesday night.

    Mark Bosnich slammed David de Gea's role in the Sheffield United defeat

    Kean Bryan headed home as De Gea failed to get close to the pinpoint delivery from John Fleck.

    Billy Sharp did made contact with the Spaniard, leading to Solskjaer's anger following the 2-1 defeat, but Bosnich had little sympathy.

    He told talkSPORT: "For me, I’m sorry, but that wasn’t a foul.

    "De Gea was just out-jumped. It was a great delivery and I thought the boy got a run on De Gea and he was just completely out-jumped.

    "He hesitated at the beginning and he didn’t get the run that you’d like as a goalkeeper. I thought it was a fair goal."

  • Josh Graham

    BOC'D IN

    Marcos Rojo's personal trainer has leaked the Manchester United outcast’s next destination.

    The 30 year-old’s move to Boca Juniors was revealed alongside a photo of the defender showing off his impressive six-pack after a punishing gym session.

    Marcos Rojo has been working out in an Argentine gym ahead of the move

    Carlos Castro, in a message on the Facebook page of La Plata gym Castro Team Competicion, said: “Marcos Rojo is happy, improving day by day and about to begin training with Boca.

    “As his trainer I’m impressed at the physical capacity he has, his recovery and that extra temperament typical of a great high-performance athlete.”

    A revealing PS added: “Very good Boca signing, he looks like a Boca player.”

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had confirmed the imminent exits of Rojo and unwanted goalie Sergio Romero earlier this month.

  • Josh Graham

    SHOCKING ABUSE

    Anthony Martial's wife has received vile racial abuse and even death threats on Instagram.

    Melanie Da Cruz uploaded screenshots of a torrent of disgraceful messages she had received on the social media site.

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    A post shared by Mélanie Martial DC (@melaniemartialdc)

    She wrote in French: "And I have plenty of them like that!"

    Manchester United had already condemned horrific racist comments sent to Martial and Axel Tuanzebe after the Red Devils' shock 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.

  • Josh Graham

    WRIGHT MOVE

    Ian Wright can't wait to see Jesse Lingard play on loan from West Ham as he believes it will help him rediscover his best form.

    Lingard is reportedly on the verge of a loan move to the Hammers with David Moyes' side paying £3million for the privilege of taking him fromManchester United.

    And on the Wrighty's House Podcast, Wright said: "I cannot stress enough how hard it is to get through that academy. If it is West Ham then he’s going into a team that is playing with a lot of confidence. 

    "He’s going to play for a West Ham, you do a couple of things right there and those fans are fantastic.

    "I only went there for a little while, but they see that you’re committed then you’re in. I can’t wait to see him play without the pressure of United on his shoulders.

    "28 in football, especially for him, he’s not injury-prone, we’re talking about someone who’s very fit. The only thing that is missing from Jesse Lingard to get back to where he was, is confidence.

    "Love him again, so we can see him dancing, doing his thing. A lot of what Jesse gets negativity coming towards him for… he’s got what Paul Pogba’s got. They’ve got a vibe, they’ve got swag, they’ve got sauce."

  • Josh Graham

    RIO WAGER

    Rio Ferdinand has bet Peter Crouch Manchester United will finish above Liverpool this season.

    And with a crate of wine on the line for the winner, the ex-Red Devil says he's 'confident in my boys'.

    The pair have been on BT Sport punditry duties this week and presenter Jake Humphrey revealed their wager.

    Unsurprisingly, both ex-players are backing their former sides to come out on top – but not necessarily to win the Premier League.

    Crouchy said: "Hold on, hold on – we didn't say title.

    "I said Liverpool would finish above Manchester United and I stand by it.

    "I'm not saying that [they won't win the league] but the bet was they'll finish above Manchester United."

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were targeted with vile, racist abuse following the defeat to Sheffield United.

    The players were attacked on their social media accounts with a number of users posting racist comments and symbols.

    And the Red Devils immediately condemned the disgusting comments in a statement they issued, with a number of players and former stars also speaking out against racism.

    In other news, Manchester United will reportedly compete with several rivals for Dayot Upamecano this summer.

    Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool have all been linked with the Frenchman following his rapid rise at RB Leipzig.

    According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, United are among the teams waiting for the right moment to pounce.

    Meanwhile, United remain interested in Kieran Trippier and Max Aarons, according to Forbes.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka is boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice right-back, but the Norwegian wants to recruit competition for the 23-year-old.

    And should AC Milan decide to make Diogo Dalot’s loan switch permanent at the end of the season, United have two options in mind over who they want to sign.

    Finally, Jesse Lingard is set to depart the Theatre of Dreams by joining West Ham on loan until the end of the season.

    Sky Sports claim the Hammers have agreed a deal to sign him, with the club forking out £3million to bring him to the London Stadium.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DEVILS DOWNED

    Man Utd and Real Madrid have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga.

    Both clubs have been linked with a move for the 18-year-old midfielder, but the France international is keen to remain with the Ligue 1 club.

    Quoted by GFFN, he said: "Could I sign an extension? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. What is holding it up? I do not know, there are negotiations.”

    He then shut down any talk of a potential exit after changing his representative.

    Camavinga added: "My change of agent? These are things that happen, we shouldn’t focus on that. I have faith in my parents, quite simply.

    “If you want to talk about that, there is my father. It is you, the journalists, who have been talking about me leaving, but I am 100% focused on the club.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    NOT KEANE ON HIM

    EXCLUSIVE – Ian Holloway has criticised Roy Keane's punditry for having more than a hint of an anti-Liverpool bias.

    The veteran manager finds it annoying that the Man United legend 'can't wait to get a dig in' at their fierce rivals whenever possible.

    He said: "I take my hat off to all of them because I understand the pressure of how you might feel because of the media. The media cause a lot of this.

    "There's no fans but they're on at you all the time at that level. There's also a part of learning how to deal with them.

    "I thought Jurgen Klopp last night was magnificent in dealing with what happened and the game and how proud he was of his team.

    "Because he's lost some major, major players. And Man United haven't really lost any of them yet. I found it interesting because Roy Keane annoyed me a bit yesterday.

    "He's all 'we're doing well again' and he couldn't wait to get a dig in at Liverpool."

  • Jake Lambourne

    POWERFUL MESSAGE

    Axel Tuanzebe has responded to vile racists by uploading a powerful video to Instagram.

    The Manchester United defender and team-mate Anthony Martial were the victims of sick racist abuse following their side's defeat to Sheffield United.

    They were attacked on their social media platforms with some users posting racist comments and symbols.

    The Red Devils have condemned the abuse with a strongly worded statement while other United players including captain Harry Maguire have spoken out over the abuse.

    Now Tuanzebe is eager to share a message of unity with his latest upload.

    The short video shows montages of his defending against the likes of Kylian Mbappe with the words: "My race. My religion. My colour = football."

    The likes of Maguire, Kyle Walker-Peters, Donny van de Beek and Fikayo Tomori stood in solidarity by acknowledging the post.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ED HUNTER

    Man Utd have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Edin Dzeko – who played for rivals City.

    Dzeko, 34, is up for sale at Roma after being axed by boss Paulo Fonseca.

    And Corriere dello Sport claims Dzeko could now be on his way to title hopefuls United.

    It’s believed the pair clashed over the exit of popular backroom staff man Gianluca Combar.

    And Dzeko is now training alone after being left out of Saturday’s 4-3 win against Spezia.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GARD OF HONOUR

    BREAKING

    Sky Sports have claimed that West Ham have agreed a loan deal to sign Jesse Lingard until the end of the season.

    David Moyes has been keen on bringing the player to London all window.

    And it now looks like they have finally got their man.

    The loan deal is believed to be worth more than £3million.

  • Jake Lambourne

    ALL ABROAD

    FAN'S VIEW – Man Utd have boasted some of the finest foreign players to ever grace the Premier League.

    The likes of Eric Cantona, Jaap Stam and Cristiano Ronaldo have all cemented their legacy at Old Trafford.

    Bruno Fernandes is undoubtedly the star man for the current crop of Red Devils, managed by another iconic foreign import Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    But just who are the club's greatest non-British players?

    United End editor Tom McDermott has already given his say on the club's best British XI in the Premier League, and now he's chosen a star-studded line up made up of foreigners.

    Have a look below…

  • Jake Lambourne

    NEW KAIDE ON THE BLOCK

    Wayne Rooney revealed he is resigned to losing teenage sensation Kaide Gordon – after Liverpool beat Manchester United in the chase to sign the England Under-16 international.

    Asked if Gordon would be signing for Liverpool, Rooney replied: “It looks that way. Once the champions of England come in and want to sign you it’s difficult to turn down.

    “Kaide is a fantastic player. I brought him into the first-team squad because he was showing the qualities I wanted in my players.

    “He’s still a very young lad. But there’s been an offer there for Kaide, even before I was in this role. 

    “He hasn’t signed it for whatever reason. That’s up to himself – or probably more so his agent – given the age of the lad because it’s difficult to make those decisions at that age.

    “Obviously Liverpool became aware of that and stepped in. Once a team like Liverpool comes in for one of your players it’s very difficult for them to turn that down – I understand that."

  • Jake Lambourne

    NOT ALL DWIGHT

    Man Utd icon Dwight Yorke has spoken of the horrific racial abuse directed at members of the squad.

    He told the club's website: "At the end of the day, people get carried away and it becomes more personal rather than about a game of football.

    “The best team won on the day or he was a better player. They shouldn’t be getting abused and getting racial discrimination because of their skin colour.

    “It’s very degrading for anybody. I think we’re all equal and it should not be any other way. If anybody steps out of line they should be punished for it.

    “It’s very unfortunate, as I said, and we need to speak out a bit more and address the situation far more than we are doing.

    "I’m seeing steps are taken but we still need to see more drastic steps and drastic measures to people online and on social media.

    “The people making these remarks must be punished according to their crimes.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    SAN STORM

    Inter Milan are reportedly looking to ship out flop striker Alexis Sanchez.

    Only five months after completing a permanent deal for Sanchez from Manchester United, it appears his days at the San Siro are numbered.

    But he could be replaced by another former Premier League star.

    Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano is reporting that 'Inter and Roma are considering a possible swap deal between Alexis Sanchez and Edin Dzeko'.

    He reports that both clubs are 'in contact' but the talks are still at an early stage.

    Sanchez has started only seven Serie A games for Inter this season, coming off the bench five times.

  • Jake Lambourne

    'KEYBOARD WARRIORS'

    Man Utd legend Andy Cole has slammed the vile, racist abuse directed at players on social media following the defeat to Sheffield United.

    Cole said: "I’m always embarrassed by things like that; embarrassed by these individuals. They’re keyboard warriors.

    “Nine [times] out of 10, if that individual was standing in front of whoever they’re abusing, the first thing they would be doing is asking for his autograph.

    "They wouldn’t have the cojones to even mention what they’ve mentioned on social media.

    “They are all faceless and a bunch of idiots, if I’m brutally honest. I’m not going to lie but I’m not going to say what I really want to say as I’ll get in trouble. But they are idiots, total idiots.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ROO THE DAY

    Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney says Frank Lampard deserved more time at Chelsea – but confessed he wasn’t surprised to see the axe fall on his former England team-mate.

    Rooney, who kicked off his managerial career at Derby, like Lampard, said: “I wasn’t surprised to see Frank get sacked if I’m being honest. 

    “That’s obviously the way Chelsea operate their business. I’m sure Frank would have known that going in there.

    “Since Roman Abramovich came in he doesn't tend to give managers that much time to put their ideas in place. They demand almost instant success and if you don't get it you will pay the price.

    “But I think he deserved more time. He did a great job last year, playing a lot of young lads and making the Champions League. This season he has brought new players in who will take time to challenge for the titles.

    “I don't think they were too far away points-wise from being able to challenge. So it is disappointing for Frank and his staff. But they will have known going in there – Chelsea demand trophies."

  • Jake Lambourne

    LING SHOT

    Jesse Lingard's loan move from Manchester United to West Ham is finally set to go through.

    The England international midfielder has only appeared three times this season, all in cup competitions, and has managed just one league goal in over two years.

    The 28-year-old was left out of the RedDevils’ squad last night for the shock 2-1 home defeat to Sheffield United.

    Now he is reportedly heading to the Hammers for some much-needed gametime under ex-United boss David Moyes.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim West Ham will pay a loan fee of around £1m for the ace.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNER MISS OUT?

    Arsenal will not put any pressure on Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to rush back to duty in time to face Manchester United on Sunday.

    The striker has missed the last two matches for 'personal reasons' which Aubameyang revealed was to see to his mother who has been seriously ill.

    The Gunners captain, 31, says she is thankfully on the mend but Arsenal are relaxed about whether he will be available or not for the big clash with United on Sunday.

    SunSport understands that the view of boss Mikel Arteta and the club is that health is more important than missing one game, especially after the events of the past year.

    It is unclear if any quarantine periods need to be observed to conform with Covid-19 guidelines.

  • Josh Graham

    LEADING BY EXAMPLE

    Manchester United captain Harry Maguire with a clear message after despicable trolls racially abused his team-mates Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe.

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