Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Milinkovic-Savic 'says yes', Cristiano Ronaldo BOOED in United video, Rabiot and Arnautovic | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have released a video which shows Cristiano Ronaldo getting BOOED.

Meanwhile, long-term target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is reportedly ready to join the Red Devils if a fee can be agreed.

Lazio are said to be after a package worth around £55m to sell the midfielder.

United have also reportedly made a £7m offer for Marko Arnautovic.

The hot-headed Austrian currently plays for Bologna and is said to be seen as an ideal character for a dressing room short of confidence.

Arnautovic, who was more popular on the pitch than off it during successful spells at Stoke and West Ham, could be used as a stopgap before the signing of Benjamin Sesko is delivered in a later transfer window.

Sesko is said to have received an offer from Man Utd, but his club Salzburg are reported to be of the view that they can earn a higher fee next summer.

And on the pitch, Erik ten Hag's lost his first game as manager 2-1 at home to Brighton.

That result appears to have added new impetus to the search for transfers, with a deal for Adrien Rabiot of Juventus being lined up as the Frenkie de Jong saga rumbles on.

A fee is said to have been agreed with the Old Lady, and United will now get to work on convincing the player, and his family, that a move to Old Trafford is the right one.

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  • Sam Dymond

    Sesko to join RB Leipzig

    Manchester United target Benjamin Sesko will swap one Red Bull for another by leaving RB Salzburg to join RB Leipzig.

    Fabrizio Romano tweets that a deal between the two conglomerate-owned clubs will soon be agreed with the striker moving in the summer of 2023.

    Leipzig were eager to land the 19-year-old in this window, but Salzburg refused to sell – and Sesko was happy to stay for one more season.

    Confirmation of the deal will be a further blow to United's activity in the transfer market.

  • Sam Dymond

    Ron not fit to start

    Erik ten Hag has been forced to answer questions as to why Cristiano Ronaldo did not start against Brighton yesterday despite a shortage of attacking options.

    However, the Dutch coach explained that the decision was based on fitness with the forward not sharp enough after just a few training sessions with the Manchester United squad.

    I suppose that's what becomes of spending the whole summer angling for a move away.

  • Sam Dymond

    United's Arnau interest is real

    Manchester United's shock interest in Bologna's Marko Arnautovic has been confirmed by the player's agent.

    SunSport revealed that United were holding talks over a £6.8m deal for the 33-year-old forward on Sunday.

    Red Devils fans have been left underwhelmed by the former Stoke and West Ham star's impending arrival – especially in the wake on Sunday's horror 2-1 loss to Brighton in Erik ten Hag's first game in charge.

    But United's interest has now been affirmed by Arnautovic's brother and agent Danijel.

    Asked about the speculation, he said: "It's true that there's a bid from a well-known club. I'm in contact with Bologna to see if that can be realised."

    United's first offer is understood to have now been rejected, but reports suggest that Ten Hag wants the forward '100%'.

  • Sam Dymond

    Red Devils offered attacker Auba

    Frenkie de Jong may be no closer to completing a move from Barcelona to Manchester United – but another player might.

    According to The Independent's Miguel Delaney, the Red Devils have been offered former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by the LaLiga club.

    And that's despite Barca boss Xavi revealing last week that the forward would not be leaving the Nou Camp.

    United's initial interest is said to be cool, but that may change given their current attacking crisis.

    Chelsea have also been given the opportunity to bid for the Gabonese star, and they may prove a better fit.

    Blues boss Thomas Tuchel previously enjoyed a great relationship with Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund, for whom the striker scored 79 goals in 95 games.

  • Sam Dymond

    Barca threaten Frankie with legal action

    In the latest twist in the Frenkie de Jong transfer saga, the Dutchman is being threatened with legal action by his own club, Barcelona.

    According to The Athletic, Barca claim that the midfielder's current contract – presented to him by the previous board in 2020 – is unlawful.

    And the Catalans now want to rip it up and revert to the terms De Jong played under in 2019.

    It remains to be seen if this is the LaLiga giants latest attempt to get out of paying the 25-year-old what he is owed in deferred wages.

    De Jong has been a Manchester United target all summer with the Premier League club having agreed a deal with Barcelona on July 14.

    However, within 24 hours the Spanish club's lawyers had written to all parties concerned to inform them of their decision.

    The ordeal rumbles on.

  • Sam Dymond

    First chances to bounce back

    It was a sobering start to the Erik ten Hag era at Old Trafford on Sunday, but Manchester United have an immediate opportunity to strike back when they travel to Brentford next weekend.

    And it may be a case of having to pick up points on the road for the Red Devils because the next two home fixtures are daunting.

    United host Liverpool and Arsenal in the coming month, sandwiching away trips to Southampton and Leicester.

  • Sam Dymond

    Mum's the word for Rabiot

    There is said to be 'only one stumbling block' with Manchester United's proposed move for Adrien Rabiot.

    And that, according to Old Trafford sources, is the midfielder's mother.

    Veronique Rabiot acts as the agent for her son, and is known to drive a hard bargain in negotiations.

    And while United are believed to have secured a deal in principle with Juventus, an agreement over personal terms seems some way off.

  • Sam Dymond

    Rabiot a long-term target

    The revelation that Adrien Rabiot is on the radar of Manchester United has been met with derision with many labelling it a panic buy.

    However, as Manchester Evening News' reporter Samuel Luckhurst explains, the Frenchman has been a target for the Red Devils for many years.

    Indeed, the midfielder was first linked with a move to Old Trafford while a teenager at Paris Saint-Germain in 2014.

    Credit: @samuelluckhurst Twitter
  • Sam Dymond

    Ronaldo fails to make impact

    The stage was set for substitute Cristiano Ronaldo to become Manchester United's saviour…

    …but he struggled to make his presence felt on the Premier League's opening weekend.

    With United 2-0 down at home to Brighton yesterday, Ronaldo was introduced in the 53rd minute as a replacement for Fred.

    But despite 40 minutes on the pitch, the Portuguese forward touched the ball on just 12 occasions – and only two of those came inside the Seagulls' penalty area.

  • Sam Dymond

    United 'working on' Rabiot deal

    Manchester United have begun negotiations with Adrien Rabiot while their move for Frenkie de Jong remains in jeopardy.

    The Athletic report that the Red Devils are busy 'working on' a move for the Juventus midfielder.

    And Old Trafford officials must now decide whether to push forward with a deal for the French international – or continue to wait on how the De Jong saga pans out.

    Rabiot has one year remaining on his current deal with the Serie A giants, and is thought to be open to a move to the Premier League.

  • Sam Dymond

    Bologna reject United's Arnautovic offer

    Bologna have supposedly rejected Manchester United's opening offer for forward Marko Arnautovic.

    Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Serie A club have dismissed a bid of around £7.5m for the 33-year-old.

    Erik ten Hag has identified the former Stoke and West Ham star as a short-term solution to his attacking problems at Old Trafford.

    The United boss and his coach Steve McClaren know the Austrian well from their time together at FC Twente.

    Arnautovic struck 14 goals in Serie A last season, but the stories linking him with the Red Devils have been met by criticism from fans.

  • Sam Dymond

    Target Sesko to stay put

    Benjamin Sesko will not be heading to Old Trafford – yet.

    RB Salzburg's 19-year-old wonderkid has emerged as a target for Manchester United and other Premier League clubs this summer.

    And there had been reports that a £45m had been tabled for the Slovenian striker.

    However, according to Fabrizio Romano, Sesko will NOT be leaving Salzburg in this transfer window.

    The Austrian club are planning to keep their star until at least 2023 with the aim of securing an even bigger transfer fee.

  • Sam Dymond

    Laporta wants to keep Frenkie

    Barcelona president has struck a blow to Manchester United's hopes of capturing Frenkie de Jong after revealing he wants to keep the Dutchman at the club.

    It has previously been understood that the LaLiga giants needed to sell the midfielder in order to ease their financial burdens.

    However, this weekend Laporta said: “Frenkie’s our player and we want him to stay at Barcelona, he wants to stay too.

    "With him and his teammates, we have a very powerful midfield. He has offers, but we want him to stay.”

    United have been locked in negotiations with club and player for three months, but also face competition from Chelsea.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Good morning, Manchester United fans

    Erik ten Hag claims losing to Brighton shows he has a 'hell of a job' AND needs Cristiano Ronaldo.

    And United skipper Harry Maguire blamed a 'nightmare first half' for the 'worst possible start' to the season.

    Pascal Gross' double set up Brighton's well-deserved 2-1 win before wantaway sub Ronaldo inspired some improvement from the struggling Red Devils.

    But United's growing pressure brought only Alexis Mac Allister's own goal in reply.

    New bos Ten Hag said: “It’s definitely a set-back. It’s a real disappointment and we have to deal with it.

    “We gave two easy balls away and the organisation was a big mistake. 

    “We have to take the lessons and learn quickly from it. We don’t have time and we have to deliver.”

    Ten Hag believes United clicked better once Ronaldo came on and debutant Christian Eriksen retreated into a deeper midfield role.

    And centre-back Maguire said: “We started well and had control of the game. Then we conceded the first goal and that knocked us badly. 

    "We stopped playing from then. We need to look at not letting that first goal set us back as much as it did. But we have to be better on the ball."

    But pundits like Old Trafford legends Paul Scholes and Roy Keane, plus fans on social media, slated midfield pairing Fred and Scott McTominay.

    Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic’s brother appears to have confirmed United have come in for the 33-year-old Bologna striker.

    Journalist Andreas Heidenreich says Danijel Arnautovic told him: “It’s true that there’s a bid from a well-known club."

    Finally, Ten Hag reportedly "appreciates" the talent of PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, who has also been linked to Arsenal and Leeds.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Marko brother 'confirms Utd bid'

    Marko Arnautovic's brother appears to have confirmed Manchester United have come in for the Bologna striker.

    Journalist Andreas Heidenreich says Danijel Arnautovic told him: “It's true that there’s a bid from a well-known club.

    “I’m in contact with Bologna to see if that can be realised."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Toon fans are stout of this world

    Geordies are the largest fans in the Premier League, a poll found.

    Beer and pie-loving Newcastle United supporters have waistlines of 38½ inches on average.

    Brighton fans are the slimmest at just 30in.

    Leicester City fans are the second tubbiest with 38in waists, and Wolverhampton Wanders supporters are third on 37½.

    Bournemouth are the second slimmest at 32in in the survey by betting site.

    Spokesman Tim Agnew said: “It is pretty clear who ate all the pies — it is Newcastle fans.

    “But what really surprised us is just how slim the south coast supporters are, with Bournemouth and especially Brighton fans being super slimline.”


    1 Newcastle, 38½in.
    2 Leicester, 38in.
    3 Wolves, 37½in.
    =4 Aston Villa and Leeds, 37in.
    6 Liverpool, 36½in.
    7 West Ham, 36in.
    8 Everton — 35½in.
    =9 Man United and Fulham, 35in.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Blues ‘offer £59m plus Alonso for Utd target De Jong’

    Chelsea have bid £59m plus Marcos Alonso for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, reports in Spain say.

    Barca still need to cut their pay bill to register summer recruits like Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.

    And although the Spanish giants say they want to keep Manchester United target De Jong, freeing the Holland midfielder’s wages would be a major financial boost.

    Now it’s claimed Chelsea are in contact with Barca, have made an offer and are willing to include Spain wing-back Alonso in any package.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ‘Utd target’ Sangare signs new PSV deal

    Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, who was linked to Manchester United and West Ham, has signed a new five-year PSV Eindhoven contract.

    The anchorman, 24, was reportedly a United target early in the transfer window before the Hammers were said to have shown interest in the past week.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Danny played through the chain barrier

    Brighton manager Graham Potter praised Danny Welbeck, who put together a stunning performance against former club Manchester United even though he suffered from a stomach bug.

    The Seagulls spoiled new United manager Erik ten Hag's debut at Old Trafford as they beat the Red Devils 2-1 thanks to a brace by Pascal Gross.

    Potter praised his players but was especially impressed with Welbeck as he played sick and still dominated Harry Maguire as well as Lisandro Martinez.

    The Brighton boss wasn't surprised by the forward's resilience as he knew he would have "strapped the toilet on to his backside" to play for his team.

    Potter said: “He [Welbeck] would have strapped the toilet on to his backside to play, it would have slowed him down though. He was amazing.”

    The Brighton boss added: "You can see how many times we have won here as a club, it is not easy so when you do get the three points it is nice to celebrate.

    "The guys were amazing, it was a top performance, one of real charisma and personality and I am really proud of them. It was a fantastic effort from the players and we deserved the win over the course of the game. It’s a historic win for us so it’s something to be happy about.

    “We had an idea about how to attack and then, when we could, we tried to press and put them under pressure. We were brave in what we did.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Erik realises it's a 'hell of a job'

    Erik ten Hag admits he has a ‘hell of a job’ on his hands after Manchester United slumped to an opening day defeat.

    Skipper Harry Maguire blasted a ‘nightmare start’ as Pascal Gross struck twice to give Brighton a first win at Old Trafford in 113 years.

    New boss Ten Hag pointed to costly individual errors and warned fans the team’s problems cannot be turned around quickly.

    The Red Devils were booed off at the interval while there were more jeers at the end despite an improved second half.

    Ten Hag said: “It is a hell of a job. It’s definitely a set-back. It’s a real disappointment and we have to deal with it.

    “I am not satisfied, totally, because we lose and it’s not necessary. We should have done things better.

    “We gave two easy balls away and the organisation was a big mistake. We made it clear how to deal with situations. It was unnecessary.

    “We have to take the lessons and learn quickly from it. We don’t have time and we have to deliver.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Chelsea 'want Dest for Alonso'

    Barcelona "hope" to sign Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso by Monday – with Sergino Dest possibly going the other way.

    That's the claim from the Mirror, amid other reports that the Blues could use Alonso as leverage in a swoop for midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

    It's even suggested Spaniard Alonso has told Chelsea team-mates he'll be off before the transfer window closes.

    The Blues and United are also interested in USA right-back Dest, 21.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Fans in shocking brawl at Old Trafford'

    This is the shocking moment a brawl erupted between Manchester United fans at Old Trafford.

    The scrap broke out as the Red Devils crashed to a 2-1 opening day defeat against Brighton.

    A video posted on social media showed two men grappling in the South Stand as the game carried on in the background.

    Stunned onlookers attempted to get involved by trying to break up the unsightly melee.

    The short clip ended with the two men squaring up to each while shouting in front of dozens of supporters.

    It is unclear what triggered the fight between the pair.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Man Utd and Arsenal eye Cody

    Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag ‘appreciates’ PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo – also linked to Arsenal and Leeds.

    The seven-cap Dutchman, 23, is rated at £40million.

    And it's thought United are showing greater interest because Ajax are standing firm on valuing Brazil wideman Antony at £55m-plus.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Arnautovic brother 'confirms Marko bid'

    Marko Arnautovic's brother appears to have confirmed Manchester United have come in for the Bologna striker.

    Journalist Andreas Heidenreich says Danijel Arnautovic told him: “It's true that there’s a bid from a well-known club.

    “I’m in contact with Bologna to see if that can be realised."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Blues 'get serious' over De Jong

    Chelsea are “ready to go big” in pursuing Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong after making contact with barcelona.

    That’s according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who also claims the Holland midfielder is in no mood to slash his wages as needed to stay at Barca.

    The Red Devils remain favourites to land boss Erik ten Hag’s former Ajax superstar.

    And it’s still thought De Jong would prefer to stay with the Spanish giants.

    But Romano said: “Frenkie has no intention to accept a salary cut.”

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