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MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly have £150m to spend this summer on Erling Haaland.

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  • Dylan Terry

    DREAMING OF AN UPSET

    Granada boss Diego Martinez on their clash with Manchester United this evening as they look to spring a surprise on the 2017 Europa League champions.

    We respect every team and we're not going to find out right now what United is. It's a giant in Europe, it's an amazing team. But if we are in the quarter-finals and we're facing them it's because we've done many good things.

    We're going to play 180 minutes, plus injury-time, and we believe in our possibilities. Last year we were candidates, one, two or three to be back in the second division and we ended up in Europe.

    "There's a sentence in our dressing room 'they didn't know it's impossible so they did it'' so this is what we try to think of. We are very proud of the people we have here because with this we can go anywhere.

    "We can go to the desert or anywhere because we feel strong, we want to make the most of the moment and this is something that makes us grow in itself.

    "It's very stimulating, very rewarding to be in a match like this one not only because we are in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, but also the game itself, the match itself. We of course want to give our perfect game – the match of our lives. This is what we need to win. This is what we have to focus on."

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  • Dylan Terry

    EUROPA LEAGUE GLORY?

    Will Manchester United be adding to this come the end of the season?

  • Dylan Terry

    EUR SAFE

    Manchester United's 12-year record unbeaten run in the Champions League remains intact after Paris Saint-Germain beat Bayern Munich.

    The Red Devils went 25 games without loss between September 2007 and May 2009.

    They beat Chelsea in the 2008 final for their third European crown and the following year finally lost to Barcelona at the same stage.

    It was a stretch that included 15 wins and ten draws, including the one in Moscow as John Terry slipped in the shootout.

    Bayern Munich were closing in on matching – and breaking – that 25-match tally.

    But after brushing aside Lazio in the last 16 4-1 away and 2-1 at home, Hans-Dieter Flick's side, missing the injured Robert Lewandowski, were eventually toppled in the Bavaria snow-ending their run at 19 games.

  • Dylan Terry

    RASHFORD V WILLIAMS

    Tasty little face-off between Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams in training lyesterday. But who grabbed the bib first?

  • Dylan Terry

    READY TO ATTACK

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also revealed his Man Utd team intend to attack Granada this evening.

    He said: "I think we’ve proved to ourselves and everyone that we are good side home or away, but of course the neutral game against Sociedad was a very good one for us. We played against a very good team.

    "Granada is a different team and a different set-up than Real Sociedad with different strengths and a different way of playing so we’ve got to find a way to get the best possible performance.

    "I think that’s what we do best [attacking]. It’s always going to be in our DNA that we want to go and score goals.

    "Of course you want a defensive foundation, but we know about away goals and also how good we are at Old Trafford as well. We’ve got a proud record at Old Trafford in Europe so if we get a good result to build on that’s all we can ask."

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  • Dylan Terry

    FITNESS UPDATE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given fitness updates on Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles and Eric Bailly ahead of tonight's game.

    He said: "Marcus is okay-ish. He's trained on Wednesday morning and Juan is back training as is Alex [Telles], so we're looking stronger definitely. We didn't lose anyone last weekend against Brighton.

    “Yes of course [it shows Rashford's determination] and it's a big game. We've got loads of games and we need players to work together as a squad – is it from the start or is it coming on? He's available to be selected as I said either as a sub or a starter."

    Speaking about Bailly, he then added: "He needs a negative test before he can come back to us. It'll take the time it takes unfortunately. That's the world we live in at the moment and we've got to take the precautionary measures. Hopefully Eric is still feeling okay, last time I spoke to him he was alright."

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  • Dylan Terry

    KEEPING DILEMMA

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up about the difficult decision he has to make over who his No1 keeper will be moving forward.

    Dean Henderson has played in the Red Devils' last seven games, including against Brighton at the weekend despite the return of De Gea to the first team set-up.

    Will he stick or twist tonight? Here is what the Man Utd boss had to say.

    He said: "With the keepers, that's the same, I've got two very, very good options and whoever plays will play well, I'm sure. I cannot prioritise the league, Europa League, every game here is the most important, the next one is the most important one.

    "Every time I try to explain to players why they don't play in this particular game and what they need to do, what my plans are for them, all those discussions remain private.

    "David has been a top, top 'keeper and is still a top, top 'keeper and he's working to be ready when he plays. If it's Dean or David, I'm confident in them to play. When you're a part of Man United, players are always going to come in, they don't just come in to fill the bench or the squad, everyone's got ambition to take your shirt.

    "It's the same at right-back, left-back, centre forward, goalkeeper. David has had 10 fantastic years at Man United, and he's had challenges. Sergio [Romero] probably played less games than he deserved, Dean comes in and always gives it his all and his best. David does as well and it's a healthy competition."

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  • Dylan Terry

    SEASPIRACY

    Marcus Rojo wants to use FISHING as bait to persuade Edinson Cavani to follow in his footsteps and quit Old Trafford for Boca Juniors.

    The ex-Man Utd defender said: “I promised to take him fishing if he comes here.

    “He loves fishing, he’s always going on about it. He has a lake near his home and was always trying to get me to go out with him.”

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  • Dylan Terry

    MAN UTD SQUAD FOR GRANADA TRIP

    Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop.

    Defenders: Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams.

    Midfielders: Amad, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek.

    Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford

    Credit: Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    EL OF A PLAYER

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has listed Anthony Elanga's 'X-factor' qualities, after promoting him to the first-team squad.

    He said: "I've got faith in the young lads, of course, and, in Anthony, we have a player with good skills, a great attitude and he scores goals from either the right or left, and he's got good pace.

    "He's not just there for experience, he might actually play a part, who knows?

    "He's got that X-factor and I like players with speed and acceleration and he's definitely got that."

  • Dylan Terry

    START-LIN PRICE

    Manchester United have put a £30million price tag on Jesse Lingard after his sensational spell on loan at West Ham, according to Sky Sports.

    The 28-year-old has netted six times in eight games for the Hammers, a run of form which has seen him re-called to the England squad.

    But David Moyes' side will reportedly have to shell out a huge fee if they are to secure Lingard's services on a permanent basis.

    This is despite his contract expiring at Old Trafford in 2022.

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  • Dylan Terry

    SET-FAC

    Manchester United loanee Facundo Pellistri has suffered a fibrillar tear on his bicep while out on loan at Alaves.

    The club's statment read: "Facundo Pellistri left last Sunday the match against RC Celta de Vigo with some muscular discomfort and yesterday Tuesday he underwent tests to determine the exact extent of the same.

    "The medical report of IMQ reveals that the Uruguayan player suffers a fibrillar tear in the short portion of the left femoral biceps that has prevented him from exercising with his teammates.

    "Pellistri will follow a conservative treatment and his evolution on a day-to-day basis will mark his availability to join the group."

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  • Dylan Terry

    LIN & OUT

    Jesse Lingard has what it takes to succeed at Manchester United – but must accept a bit-part role like Daniel James, according to Gary Neville.

    The ex-Man Utd full-back told Sky Sports: "At Manchester United because there is that expectation of what you need to be.

    "To be a wide player there, [Lingard's] always going to get a difficult press.

    "He's a really good player. He's going to have a great career. Manchester United have sent him out to West Ham to boost his career, maybe with the thought of boosting his price tag.

    "But they might be thinking, 'actually, we might want him back, he could be a real help to us'.

    "If he's willing to go back there and compete and be the player that Dan James has been for the last few weeks, in and out, then there's no doubt he can play for Manchester United."

  • Dylan Terry

    LIKE FATHER LIKE SAV

    Robbie Savage's son Charlie signed his first professional contract with Manchester United yesterday.

    And the pair could not be more thrilled about the news.

  • Dylan Terry

    LUC OUT FOR VAZQUEZ

    Lucas Vazquez refused to commit his future to Real Madrid after the win over Liverpool amid interest from Manchester United.

    That has sparked further discussions surrounding a summer free transfer when his current contract expires, with Chelsea also linked to the Los Blancos man.

    Asked about renewing his contract, Vazquez said: “Now what I focus on is the present.

    “I am enjoying this year with minutes, I feel comfortable playing and that is what makes me happy.

    “I was always from Madrid and I will always be from Madrid.”

    Lucas Vazquez left a cryptic message for reporters after being asked about his future.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told David de Gea to prove in United's Europa League quarter-final first leg at Granada tonight he deserves to regain the regular No1 spot from Dean Henderson.

    Boss Solskjaer says De Gea should rise to the "challenge" – amid strong suggestions the Spaniard will exit Old Trafford unless he finishes the season as first-choice keeper.

    For now, though, Marcus Rashford’s fitness is a bigger concern for Solskjaer.

    England striker Rashford limped off during Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Brighton but is in United’s 24-man squad for this evening.

    Solskjaer said: “I don’t think he’ll be a 90-minute man so let’s see where he’s at.”

    Off the pitch, United centre-back Eric Bailly has reportedly been offered an escape route by PSG.  

    And long-term United target Ousmane Dembele is now said to be keen to stay at Barcelona.

    Midfielder Zidane Iqbal, 17 has signed his first pro deal at Old Trafford.

    Fellow starlets Teden Mengi, Robbie Savage’s son Charlie, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony Elanga have already agreed contracts this year.

  • Ian Tuckey

    DIALLO COULD START

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted 18-year-old Amad Diallo might start against Granada tomorrow night.

    Amad Diallo is closing on his full Man Utd debut, says boss Ole Gunnar SolskjaerCredit: Getty

    The Ivory Coast winger has been on the United bench for the last six Premier League games after joining from Atalanta in January.

    And although it would still be a surprise if Diallo was in the team for the Europa League quarter-finals, Solskjaer has suggested the exciting talent is close to his next step up.

    Asked if Diallo was in contention for the starting line-up, the Norwegian said: "Yeah, of course he is.

    "He’s getting more and more used to our expectations and standards and the training, the level and intensity in the games over here.

    "So he did well when he played 45 minutes against Milan, definitely. Definitely a bright start and we’re gradually going to see him play more and more.

    "And a start might come now [against Granada], it might come in a little while."

  • Ian Tuckey

    SPURS JOIN AGUERO HUNT

    Etihad legend Sergio Aguero would reportedly consider a move to Tottenham when his contract expires in the summer – having already been linked to Barcelona and Manchester United.

    Manchester City confirmed the striker would not receive a new deal last week, though a statue will be built in his honour.

    Sergio Aguero is keen on Spurs and Chelsea but will have no shortage of suitors

    Aguero is available to sign and is said to be open to moving to Chelsea as well as Spurs, according to The Telegraph.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has ruled out a move for the Argentine and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done the same.

    That limits Aguero’s options, with the City legend keen to prove himself in England outside Eastlands.

    The 32-year-old has 257 goals since moving to the Premier League in 2011 and would remain on these shores for the right offer.

    And Spurs is a possible destination, despite not being able to guarantee Champions League football next season.

    The striker may have to accept a place on the bench at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium if he joins. Harry Kane is Spurs’ undisputed No 1 forward, and Jose Mourinho rarely plays with a front two.

  • Ian Tuckey

    JESSE NEEDS LIN AND OUT ROLE

    Jesse Lingard has what it takes to succeed at Manchester United – but must accept a bit-part role like Daniel James, according to Gary Neville.

    The former United academy star, 28, has been in sensational form since joining West Ham on loan in the winter window.

    Lingard has scored six times, adding three assists, since his move to London – involved in a Premier League-high nine goals, level with Harry Kane in that span.

    The midfielder's hot form has even seen him return to the England fold, playing in all three of the recent World Cup qualifying wins.

    And Neville believes Lingard can return to Man Utd in the summer and maintain his strong run, if he's willing to take on an 'in and out' role.

    Neville told Sky Sports: "At Manchester United because there is that expectation of what you need to be. To be a wide player there, [Lingard's] always going to get a difficult press.

    "He's a really good player. He's going to have a great career.

    "But they might be thinking, 'actually, we might want him back, he could be a real help to us'. If he's willing to go back there and compete and be the player that Dan James has been for the last few weeks, in and out, then there's no doubt he can play for Manchester United."

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD FLY OFF FOR GRAN ADVENTURE

    Manchester United headed for Spain today for tomorrow's Europa League quarter-final first-leg with Granada.

    Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw smiled as they took their seats for the short flight as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men swapped Manchester for Andalusia.

    Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw aboard Man Utd's plane to Spain
    Man Utd duo Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof look on the bright side of life

    Alex Telles and Mason Greenwood were also pictured on board the plane headed for Spain.

    Teen star Anthony Elanga, 18, was among the 25-man squad selected for the last-eight tie.

    He was one of four strikers selected along with Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Greenwood.

    Elanga is in line to make his senior debut after a recent collarbone injury while playing for the U23 side.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD'S ZIDANE DEAL

    Manchester United have tied Zidane Iqbal down to his first professional contract after starring for the club's youth teams.

    The attacking midfielder, 17, joins Robbie Savage's son Charlie, Teden Mengi, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony Elanga – recently promoted to the first-team squad – in penning new deals in 2021.

    Zidane Iqbal has signed his first professional contract at Man Utd, aged 17

    Iqbal doesn't turn 18 until next month. But Man Utd are so keen on him, they are set to fast-track his route into the first team.

    Iqbal is tipped to be part of United's Under-23s squad next season after starring for the Under-18s this term.

    Base Soccer – Iqbal's representatives – revealed the news of his first pro contract on Twitter.

    They tweeted: "Many congratulations to Zidane Iqbal, who has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United. Well done Zee!"

    Iqbal himself added: "A dream come true to sign my first professional contract @ManUtd. I’d like to thank my family, my friends, the coaching staff and @CAABase for all their help and support."

  • Ian Tuckey

    ROONEY JOB SAFE

    EXCLUSIVE: Wayne Rooney's future as Derby manager will be safe under potential new owners No Limits Sports LTD, according to sources close to the Rams, writes GRAEME BRYCE.

    Spanish financial whizkid Erik Alonso, 29, who owns the management company WBD Sports, has agreed to buy out current owner Mel Morris, subject to EFL approval.

    The new move comes after Morris pulled the plug on the long-running saga of Derventio Holdings potential takeover last month, to end four months of confusion and uncertainty.

    Alonso recently failed to buy Sheffield Wednesday, but is expected to sail through the EFL Owners and Directors Test, with Derby confident the deal will be completed in the "near future."

    However, unlike many ambitious new owners, Alonso is not hell-bent on bringing in his own manager and wants to bring much-needed stability to the relegation-threatened Rams.

    SunSport understands a major factor in Alonso's desire to buy Derby was the chance to work alongside someone of Rooney's legendary status, who can attract potential new signings.

    Derby are currently 18th in the Championship, eight points clear of the drop zone with six league matches remaining.

    But Alonso is confident Rooney ẃill steer the club to safety and sees the legendary Manchester United and England ace as the figurehead he needs to put Derby back on the football map.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MANE UTD CHANCES FADE

    Manchester United target Ousmane Dembele looks set to stay at Barcelona, according to reports.

    The news will come as a major setback to the Red Devils, who had been in contact with the Frenchman's agent in recent weeks.

    Ousmane Dembele is reportedly happy at Barca and not thinking of moving

    Liverpool have challenged Man Utd for Dembele's signature but the winger is reportedly happy at the Nou Camp.

    Dembele is focused on Barcelona and has no desire to move to Old Trafford, according to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

    The 23-year-old's current contract expires in 2022, sparking interest from United and Juventus, per the report.

    However, his positive form for Barca – with 10 goals and four assists this season – means Dembele is now enjoying his football once again.

    His star performances for club also earned Dembele a recall to the France national team, and the La Liga title is now within reach.

    Previous reports hinted Dembele would reject contract talks at Barcelona, giving Man Utd hope of a transfer deal.

  • Ian Tuckey

    £86M BLUE-KAKU?

    Chelsea are reportedly prepared to offer £86MILLION for old boy Romelu Lukaku if they can’t sign Manchester United and City target Erling Haaland.

    The Blues are said to be looking at another striker with Timo Werner struggling to adapt to the Premier League.

    Chelsea are willing to offer £86m for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku

    Borussia Dortmund star Haaland is said to be top of their wishlist.

    But the 20-year-old is one of Europe’s hottest properties and competition for the £154m valued star is set to be fierce.

    As a result, the West Londoners are planning an £86m bid for Inter Milan’s ex-United frontman Lukaku as Plan B, according to Calciomercato.

    The Belgian had an unsuccessful spell at Stamford Bridge between 2011 and 2014 – where he failed to score a goal – but the Blues are not deterred.

    Earlier this week, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel refused to rule out a move for Haaland.

    Haaland’s dad Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola – who could bag up to £25m from any deal – have held discussions with Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain before heading to England to meet with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

  • Ian Tuckey

    PSG LINKED TO ERIC

    Eric Bailly has reportedly been offered an escape route from Manchester United by PSG.

    The centre-back has struggled to make his mark with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opting to play Swede Victor Lindelof alongside skipper Harry Maguire.

    Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly has lost his regular place with Man UtdCredit: Reuters

    Reports across Spain and France suggest former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has pinpointed Bailly as a potential new signing.

    It was the Argentine who first brought the Ivory Coast star to Europe at Espanyol as a 17-year-old in 2011.

    Money bags PSG will have no problem coughing up the £18million United are set to ask for.

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