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DEAN HENDERSON has settled his Manchester United future by committing to a new six-year deal with the club.

Meanwhile captain Harry Maguire will appeal his suspended sentence for aggravated assault and bribery in Mykonos, but in a blow Paul Pogba has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Get all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip here…

  • FRED-ING OUT?

    Galatasaray are reportedly planning an audacious move for United midfielder Fred.

    Despite the Brazilian looking to have turned around his career at Old Trafford, the Turkish giants reckon they can persuade him to move.

    Sport Witness is reporting that Galatasaray are on the lookout for a defensive midfielder, and the Brazilian fits the bill.

    It remains to be seen whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be prepared to let the 27-year-old leave with a big squad needed for Champions League involvement.

  • SCOUTING THE TALENT

    United fans will be able to check on the latest top talents on the production line this weekend.

    The club have announced that the U23 friendly against Huddersfield Town will be streamed LIVE on their Youtube Channel.

    The game will be at Huddersfield's John Smiths Stadium, with a 3pm kick-off.

    The likes of Di'Shon Bernard, Arnau Puigmal and Tahith Chong are all talked about for big things.

  • MARTIAL LAW

    While it's bad news for Paul Pogba after he contracted Covid-19 and had to pull out of the France squad, there's some good news for his team-mate Anthony Martial.

    The striker has earned his first call-up since 2018 to Didier Deschamps squad for the Nations League double-header against Sweden and Croatia.

    It's not surprising after the 26-year-old enjoyed a fabulous season for United, and was a key factor in them bagging a top-four spot and Champions League qualification.

  • MORE ON POGBA COVID-19

    United said in a statement: “Pogba has been replaced in the squad after testing positive for Covid-19.

    “The midfielder will be unable to add to his 69 caps and 10 goals for his country in the games next month.

    “Everybody at United wishes Paul a speedy recovery ahead of the new season.”

  • POGBA COVID KO

    Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, France manager Didier Deschamps has confirmed.

    The Manchester United midfielder tested positive for the virus after being selected for France's upcoming Nations League fixtures next month.

    The news was confirmed by manager Deschamps in a press conference.

    Tottenham's Tanguy Ndombele is believed to have also tested positive.

    The new Premier League season is set to get underway on September 12 – eight weeks after the last was finished after an unprecedented extension.

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Harry Maguire has been granted a full retrial after a successful appeal against the conviction for bribery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest he received in Greece yesterday.

    A Man Utd statement read: “An appeal against yesterday's verdict was lodged this morning by Harry's legal team.

    “In accordance with Greek judicial process, the filing of an appeal extinguishes the initial court verdict and nullifies the conviction. The appeal has been accepted and will lead to a full retrial in a more senior court.

    “This means that Harry has no criminal record and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty. Accordingly, he is not subject to any international travel restrictions.”

    In other news, Dean Henderson has signed a new five-year £120,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford.

    The deal has the option of an extra year.

    Meanwhile, Monaco have rejected an offer from United for Benoit Badiashile, according to French media.

    The £22.4million offer has been knocked back by the Ligue 1 side, with Telefoot claiming that it would take an offer similar to that that helped Anthony Martial part ways with the club five years ago, to prise Badiashile from their clutches.

    And finally, Aaron Wan-Bisska could miss the start of Manchester United's pre-season after ignoring club advice and flying to Dubai.

    The right-back flew to the holiday hotspot at the end of United's season but could now fall foul of Government rules and be forced to quarantine for 14 days on his return to the UK.

  • AAR YOU SERIOUS?

    Aaron Wan-Bisska could miss the start of Manchester United's pre-season after ignoring club advice and flying to Dubai.

    The right-back flew to the holiday hotspot at the end of United's season but could now fall foul of Government rules and be forced to quarantine for 14 days on his return to the UK.

    The right-back ignored club advice and could now be forced to quarantine for 14 days on his return to the UK.

    The 22-year-old is due back in the UK before the end of this week, according to the Mail, but pictures the Englishman posted of him working out in the sun in front of Dubai's famous skyline will anger United staff.

    'Elite sportsperson' protocols allow players to return to the UK without quarantining.

    But those rules only apply when stars are officially training or competing which Wan-Bissaka is not.

    The Government's official website explains the ex-Crystal Palace star had to provide a negative coronavirus test result within 96 hours of arriving in Dubai.

    And he will also be tested by the Red Devils on his return to England.

  • HAZ ABOUT IT

    EXCLUSIVE – Harry Maguire today faces a three-year legal battle against his Mykonos bribery and violence convictions.

    The United captain, 27, vowed last night to appeal the verdict immediately – and it was this afternoon confirmed he will face a retrial.

    A spokesman for Manchester United said: “An appeal against yesterday’s verdict was lodged this morning by Harry’s legal team

    “In accordance with the Greek judicial process, the filing of an appeal extinguishes the initial court verdict and nullifies the conviction.

    “The appeal has been accepted and will lead to a full retrial in a more senior court.

    “This means that Harry has no criminal record and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

  • HARRY UP

    Harry Maguire will keep the Manchester United captaincy after his suspended prison sentence was set aside on appeal.

    But the £80million defender is unlikely to be recalled to the England squad for next week’s Nations League games in Iceland and Denmark.

    Maguire, 27, was removed from Gareth Southgate’s squad on Tuesday evening after being convicted of repeated bodily harm, violence against public officials and attempted bribery by a Greek court.

    And the FA will not be rushed into yet another U-turn until they can establish the full legal facts behind yesterday’s developments.

    But Southgate is ready to keep the door open for his key defender to possibly return to international duty for October’s Wembley games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

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  • DONE DEAL

    Dean Henderson has signed a new five-year £120,000-a-week contract at Manchester United.

    The deal has the option of an extra year.

    A United statement read: “Manchester United is delighted to announce that Dean Henderson has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.

    “Henderson, who has been named in the England squad for the upcoming September internationals, is a product of United’s academy and has been at the club since the age of 14.

    “The goalkeeper kept 13 clean sheets in the Premier League last season, the joint-third highest in the division, and was nominated for the Premier League Young Player of the Season award.”

  • MESSI ODDS

    Here are the numbers on Lionel Messi's next club after he put in a transfer request at Barcelona.

  • SON OF A GUN

    Deon Henderson has reportedly agreed a new six-year deal at Manchester United.

    Sky Sports have claimed that the goalkeeper will earn £120,000-a-week at Old Trafford.

    Henderson will not be allowed to leave on loan as he looks to compete with David De Gea for the No1 jersey.

    The 23-year-old has spent the last seasons on loan at Sheffield United.

  • FEARS FOR DALEY

    Former United player Daley Blind collapsed last night during a friendly between Ajax and Hertha Berlin.

    Blind fell to the ground towards the end of Ajax's 1-0 win in Amsterdam.

    Fortunately he was able to leave the pitch unassisted, but was seen clutching at his chest while lying on the ground.

    Ajax boss Erik ten Hag said: “Daley Blind's ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) went off. 

    “He got subbed off straight away and he is feeling okay now, he is feeling fine.

    “We will do research about this now.”

    Blind was cleared to return to action in February after the 30-year-old Dutch defender was diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation in December, after suffering a dizzy spell in a Champions League game with Valencia.

  • MARCS SET GO

    Barcelona youngster Marc Jurado has flown to England to finalise his move to Manchester United.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are set to complete a £1.5million transfer for the 16-year-old right-back.

    Jurado shared a snap of his departure gate ahead of flight to Manchester on Wednesday.

    Alongside the image, the talented teenager wrote: “A new dream is coming.”

  • MAN UTD NEWS

    Harry Maguire has been granted a full retrial after a successful appeal against the conviction for bribery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest he received in Greece yesterday.

    A Man Utd statement read: “An appeal against yesterday's verdict was lodged this morning by Harry's legal team.

    “In accordance with Greek judicial process, the filing of an appeal extinguishes the initial court verdict and nullifies the conviction.

    “The appeal has been accepted and will lead to a full retrial in a more senior court.

    “This means that Harry has no criminal record and is once again presumed innocent until proven guilty.

    “Accordingly, he is not subject to any international travel restrictions.”

    In other news, Monaco have rejected an offer from United for Badiashile, according to French media.

    The £22.4million offer has been knocked back by the Ligue 1 side, with Telefoot claiming that it would take an offer similar to that that helped Anthony Martial part ways with the club five years ago, to prize Badiashile from their clutches.

    Meanwhile, Spanish reports claim Manchester United are in contact with Barcelona for a sensational move for Lionel Messi.

    According to SPORT, United and PSG have reached out to the unsettled 33-year-old.

    It is claimed Old Trafford chiefs have been in touch with Messi’s representatives, who believe they have the financial capability to pull off the transfer.

    And finally, Jose Mourinho has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson urged him to sign Dele Alli during his time in charge of Manchester United.

    The Tottenham boss made the revelation when speaking to chairman Daniel Levy during Spurs’ Amazon Prime ‘All or Nothing’ documentary.

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