9.15pm Man Utd news LIVE: Rashford providing 3 MILLION meals to vulnerable kids, Dele Alli ban, Sancho ‘WILL join’ – The Sun

MAN UTD have received a big boost ahead of their Premier League opener with Dele Alli banned for Tottenham due to an offensive coronavirus social media post.

And the Red Devils are continuing to look at ways of strengthening their squad as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly starts talks with Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso.

Follow all the very latest news from Old Trafford below…

  • DAVE KIDD

    Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed the manager’s jobs at Chelsea and Manchester United on account of their storied playing careers — and neither would deny it.

    Until now, both inexperienced bosses have enjoyed honeymoon periods, both have benefited from lowered expectations, both have been offered more patience than any of their recent predecessors.

    Soon, though, all that will change. Soon, they will face the demands and pressures they thrived upon as players.

    Soon, there will be no hiding place.

    Soon we will discover whether these unlikely lads really are the right men to lead their clubs back to serious title contention.

  • REMEMBER ME?

    It's now less than a WEEK until the Premier League returns.

    Top-flight football will be back on our screens on June 17, with Sheffield United vs Aston Villa and Manchester City vs Arsenal to get us underway.

    But as we embark on the new normal, it might be worth having a quick check of your team's squad list.

    Because with Premier League clubs constantly loaning out players – and with the three-month lockdown – sometimes it's hard to keep track of who is and isn't at your club.

    The drama around loan deals and player contracts expiring on June 30 hardly makes life easier, either.

    With that in mind, we've picked out an XI of stars you might have forgotten are actually on your club's books.

  • FARE PLAY

    Marcus Rashford confirmed he will supply THREE MILLION meals to vulnerable people – but has promised to “keep fighting” for more.

    Rashford tweeted: “Guys, I have AMAZING news!! We had a goal that by end of June @fareshareuk would be able to supply 3million meals to vulnerable people across the UK.

    “TODAY we have met the financial goal to provide these meals. Thank you all SO much for the support.

    “And whilst I’m celebrating this, there is SO much more to do.

    “Trust me when I say, I will keep fighting until no child in the UK has to worry about where their next meal is coming from.

    “This is England in 2020 and families need help.”

  • BRU DOG

    Bruno Fernandes believes United can pick up where they left off when the restart begins.

    Speaking to the club website about his hopes for the season, the attacking midfielder looked back to the Red Devils’ five wins in six before the shutdown.

    He said: “I am looking forward to starting again like we finished.

    “Maybe doing better than we did. I think it's very important and the first game for us is a good opportunity to look forward to doing very well to finish the season.”

    When quizzed on his favourite wind-down plan after training sessions, Fernandes’ answer was clear: “Sleep!”

  • THIA-GOING GOING GONE?

    Arsenal, Manchester United and many more have been reported as tracking Thiago Silva.

    But the door is not completely shut on the Brazilian centre-back signing a new PSG contract.

    According to Le10Sport, the player has been offered a fresh deal worth as much as £85,000-a-week.

    Barcelona, AC Milan and Everton are also monitoring Silva ahead of his contract expiring this summer.

    Will PSG’s offer be enough to keep him in Paris?

  • GOING THROUGH DE GEA'S

    SunSport has compiled its top five Premier League keepers – with United's David De Gea featuring.

    The Spaniard has probably had his toughest season since he joined United but we still rank him fourth.

    His form has rightfully been questioned with notable howlers against Everton and Watford.

    But he will likely keep his spot next season and certainly will on June 17 as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been quick to leap to his defence when questioned before the football blackout.

    Alisson takes top spot with Ederson second, and Nick Pope fifth. United loanee Dean Henderson, over at Sheffield United, is ahead of De Gea in third.

  • DOR CLOSED

    Chelsea are looking at alternative options as they believe Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United, according to reports.

    The Blues are among the long list of clubs that are interested in signing the Borussia Dortmund star this summer.

    But according to ESPN, Chelsea fear the in-demand 20-year-old would prefer a move to rivals United.

    Frank Lampard's side will continue to keep tabs on Sancho while assessing their other options.

    The Blues have reportedly identified Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz as an alternative signing.

  • COMM AND GET IT

    Manchester United may have to see out their Europa League campaign in Germany.

    According to ESPN, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena is being eyed by Uefa for a mini-tournament to round off this year’s competition.

    The final was originally set for Poland’s Stadion Energa Gdansk but authorities fear not being able to fit eight teams into the city, for the showcase from the quarter-finals onwards.

    United are currently halfway through their last-16 tie with Austrian side LASK, which they lead 5-0.

    Some teams were unable to play the first leg of their match-ups due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • KIT PROTEST

    Premier League stars’ names will be removed from their shirts for the first game back and replaced with “Black Lives Matter”.

    ALL 20 clubs agreed to add a Black Lives Matter badge, as well as an NHS logo, on the kits for the rest of the season during Thursday's shareholders meeting.

    On top of that the players will have their names removed from the back of their jerseys and replaced with “Black Lives Matters”.

    The Premier League will return on June 17 after every top-flight club approved the proposed matchday protocol.

    And it's for that first round of fixtures, starting with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal, that will have the kits proudly modified.

  • REAL FRENZY

    Real Madrid have are ready to join Man Utd in the battle for Kai Havertz – but Chelsea remain in pole position with the German prodigy keen on a move to the Premier League.

    Spanish giants Real are the latest to register an interest in Bayer Leverkusen star Havertz, who is regarded as Germany’s best young talent since Michael Ballack.

    But Chelsea are optimistic they can win through with their bid of around £70m, as revealed exclusively by SunSport on Tuesday.

    Bayern Munich had for a long time seemed destined to capture the services of playmaker Havertz, 20, at the end of the season.

    But a host of Premier League clubs then made their interest known, with Manchester United and Liverpool joining Chelsea in the market.

    Now Real have also shown their hand, but SunSport understands it is the chance to move to England which appeals most to Havertz at this stage.

  • SANCH-GO?

    Man Utd are wary of committing to a record-breaking deal for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

    The Telegraph suggest Borussia Dortmund have slapped a £115million asking price on the England winger.

    The report adds that the Red Devils are hesitant to put pen to paper on a deal that would see them break the record for the Premier League's most expensive signing.

    United are thought to want to see how the transfer market unfolds in the current climate before making a final decision.

    A deal is still likely to go ahead but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will not finalise the move until play has restarted.

    The club are keen to see which players might be available on the market before they break the bank to bring Three Lions ace Sancho back to England.

  • COME ON GIRL

    Jesse Lingard has urged David De Gea to teach his daughter how to play in goal.

    The United midfielder uploaded a video of himself with his baby daughter, shooting at the goals in his garden… but she is not interested in saving his efforts.

    The adorable toddler stands there nonplussed in a pink dress, but given her mother is a fitness model, she could grow up to be every bit the athlete herself.

  • COME ON YOU REGS

    Here is the list of new rules for the Premier League restart.

  • NEW RULES FOR PREM

    Premier League clubs have agreed new matchday rules ahead of football's return on June 17.

    The plans allow for 300 people to be allowed in stadiums including scouts and doping officials.

    Today's shareholder meeting saw clubs vote on the proposals and the decision was unanimous.

    Just 37 'Red Zone' passes will be issued to each team which are expected to be used by 20 players.

    And a further 12 comprising coaches, medical staff, media, doping officials, club scouts and an additional five essential staff members.

    Green and Amber zones will also be used for the remaining 226 people.

  • TABLE TALK

    Football is back and the Premier League swings into action on June 17 – but we’ve got all the results, right here, right now!

    In an amazing signing, SunSport has teamed up with Sportradar, the world’s biggest sports data provider, to show you the outcome of all the remaining 92 games as the 2019/20 season is completed, using exciting Simulated Reality.

    The final table predicts Chelsea will finish five points ahead of Manchester United in fourth.

    The table also predicts Aston Villa will finish BOTTOM with Bournemouth 19th and Norwich 18th.

  • NOT KEANE ON SELFIES

    Roy Keane has featured in a series of hilarious photographs posing next to fans with a stern look on his face.

    The former Old Trafford manages a half-smile in one of the snaps, while holding an ice cream in the other, shared by Peter Crouch.

    In a third, he awkwardly turns towards a fan and in another he is behind bars.

    CHECK OUT THE HILARIOUSLY AWKWARD ROY KEANE SNAPS HERE

  • A SHAW THING

    Luke Shaw thinks team-mate Marcus Rashford can win football’s top prize.

    He told ManUtd.com: “Yeah, for sure [Rashford can win a Ballon d'Or].

    “He's improved greatly from when he first came on the scene, not just on the pitch, but off the pitch as well.

    “He's matured so much. He's really turned into a man and I think everyone's seen the way he's conducted himself off the pitch; especially during this pandemic, he's been unbelievable.

    “He's a massive example to everyone.

    “He's matured so much and a lot of credit for that goes to him and also to his family, who have kept him very grounded.”

  • 'NO TALKS' CLAIMS AGENT

    That puts that to bed then.

    Corentin Tolisso’s agent has denied he is having talks with United over a potential £31million move.

    He told Sky in Germany: “I’m not having any discussions with Manchester United!

    “Corentin is currently injured and his return to the field is currently an absolute priority.”

  • DELE BANNED FOR UTD CLASH

    Dele Alli will miss Tottenham’s clash with Manchester United after being hit with a one–match ban by the FA for a social media post appearing to mock an Asian man.

    A three-man independent panel as upheld the misconduct charge against the 24-year-old midfielder meaning he will have to sit out of the big match against United next Friday.

    It is a major blow to Jose Mourinho’s plans for the opening match in Project Restart with Spurs needing a victory to keep their slim hopes of a top-four finish alive.

    The offending video, uploaded by Alli to Snapchat in February, showed the England star wearing a face mask in an airport departure lounge.

    Captioned “Corona whattt, please listen with volume”, the footage then cut to showing an unaware Asian man before panning back to a bottle of antiseptic hand wash.

    A further comment appeared saying: “This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”

  • COR BLIMEY

    United are launching a £31.4million move for Corentin Tolisso, according to reports.

    The French midfielder has fallen out of favour under Hans Flick at Bayern Munich during their charge to the Bundesliga title.

    Part of the Frenchman’s appeal is his price and the fact that he appears in need of a fresh challenge.

    Solskjaer usually goes for players under the age of 25, but the World Cup winner would bolster the Old Trafford squad significantly.

    Tolisso has had ankle surgery recently and was on the bench during Bayern’s 3-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

  • GIVE THEM A BECK HANDER

    David Beckham told Conor McGregor he wanted to “get into fighting” when he visited him before the Floyd Mayweather bout.

    The Manchester United legend, 45, had a look around the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas before the huge crossover fight.

    United fan McGregor has revealed that the Inter Miami owner jokingly told him he wanted to try his luck in the ring.

    The Irishman told Entertainment.ie: “He was at the Ultimate Fighting Championship performance institute where I prepared for the Floyd fight [and] put up a post and tagged me in it.

    “We were talking about it and he said, 'It makes me want to get into fighting.'

    “I was like, 'Say no more David. We can make that happen, you know we can make that happen if you want.’”

  • WE NEED TO TALK

    Premier League chiefs will consult with leading players before confirming their Black Lives Matters stance, reports MARTIN LIPTON.

    Despite expectations that a firm position would be agreed, club bosses agreed to leave detailed discussions to the League executive.

    The club chiefs, meeting virtually for the 12th time since the Prem was shut down in March, signalled their determination to show strong support for the worldwide campaign.

    But it was felt around the virtual boardroom that it was vital that the clubs ensured their next steps met the wishes and message that the players, who represent the public face of the League to millions of fans around the globe, want to send.

    There are concerns that any show of support for the movement would be pointless unless the League’s action has already been backed by the players.

    League chiefs have already spoken to representatives of the players at all 20 clubs, seeking their input and observations about potential measures.

  • £115M BILL FOR JAD

    Manchester United are wary of committing to a record-breaking deal for Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

    The Telegraph suggest Borussia Dortmund have slapped a £115million asking price on the England winger.

    The report adds that the Red Devils are hesitant to put pen to paper on a deal that would see them break the record for the Premier League's most expensive signing.

    United are thought to want to see how the transfer market unfolds in the current climate before making a final decision.

    A deal is still likely to go ahead but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will not finalise the move until play has restarted.

  • SEINE DECISION

    PSG have made contact with former United winger Wilfried Zaha's agent about a shock move for the Crystal Palace star, according to reports.

    Brazilian star Neymar has been continually linked with a return to Barcelona and the Ligue 1 champions could bring Zaha in to replace him.

    Zaha, 27, ditched old agent Will Salthouse last September and took up with Pini Zahavi after his proposed move to Arsenal last summer fell through.

    And well connected Zahavi has been contacted by PSG to discuss the prospect of the Eagles star moving to France, according to 90min.com.

    Zaha has previously been linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United but interest in England is said to have fallen away.

  • FAN-KS VERY MUCH

    Fans are being given the chance to be part of a huge mosaic at Old Trafford.

    United supporters are being encouraged to upload their picture and be part of a massive tapestry at the Theatre of Dreams.

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