3pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Haaland BOOST, Pedro Neto for £50m EXCLUSIVE, next season's away kit leaked

MANCHESTER UNITED are licking their wounds after a chastening defeat to Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are set to launch a summer raid for Wolves' Pedro Neto – but SunSport has revealed he could cost £50m.

And United's rumoured away kit for next season has been leaked on social media.

Stay up to date with our blog, below, for all the latest from Old Trafford…


  • Joe Brophy


    Manchester United’s new away kit for the 2021-22 has seemingly been leaked online.

    Renowned kit-leak website Footy Headlines have shared what they believe to be United’s away strip for next season.

    The top will see new sponsor TeamViewer across the front for the first time from January 2022.

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    Jamie Carragher quickly trolled Gary Neville after his club Salford sacked Richie Wellens.

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    Prem club chiefs will help agree how to improve VAR next term when they meet virtually on Thursday.

    The latest meeting of the 20 ‘shareholder’ clubs is due to discuss the feedback from the survey commissioned by League bosses.

    Clubs have been given an extra 48 hours, until Wednesday to return their thoughts on a series of incidents that have taken place this season.

    Fans and players alike have voiced their frustrations over some crunch calls especially over defensive handballs and penalty decisions.

    It is hoped that the responses of players and managers will enable refs’ chief Mike Riley and his officials to agree on a consistent approach for the new campaign from August.

    League bosses and clubs accept that subjective refereeing calls mean there can never be 100 per cent consistency.

    But the aim is to give all officials clearer starting points for their decisions, either on the pitch or in the VAR booth at Stockley Park.

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    Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero has all but confirmed his Old Trafford exit by putting his luxury mansion up for sale.

    The sprawling Cheshire pad is up for an eye-watering £3.5million or can be rented for £22,000-a-month.

    The house sits at the end of a secure gated drive in an area popular with footballers from both Man Utd and their bitter rivals City.

    Romero is currently back in Argentina spending more time with his family ahead of an expected summer departure.

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    On March 18, 2003, Lee Roche was thrown in at the deep end – handed his Champions League debut against Deportivo La Coruna in a 2-0 defeat.

    Some five years later, he was left on the football scrapheap and now works on building sites installing cavity wall insulation, and is a trained plumber.

    Now 40, Roche was given a free transfer two months after his bow in Europe's premier club competition.

    And when a football career petered out – after spells at Wrexham, Burnley and Droylsden, the youngster had to come up with a different plan in life with the help of the PFA.

    Read more HERE.

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    Salford have sacked Richie Wellens after showdown talks with co-owner Gary Neville.

    The League Two side fell to another defeat at the weekend that leaves them six points off the play-off places.

    SunSport exclusively revealed that co-owner Gary Neville had held a huge inquest into Salford’s shaky promotion campaign.

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    Manchester United and Arsenal are locked in a transfer battle for RB Leipzig striker Patson Daka.

    The 22-year-old Zambian international has scored 20 goals in just 18 Austrian Bundesliga games so far this season.

    And, according to Salzburger Nachrichten, his performances have caught the eye of numerous Premier League clubs including Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

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    Gary Neville caused uproar online after describing Harry Kane's method of winning a penalty at Aston Villa 'cute'.

    Fans were quick to point to occasions where the Manchester United legend had criticised Mo Salah for similar incidents and suggest he was being a hypocrite.

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    Manchester United were labelled ‘flat’ and ‘poor’ by England legend Alan Shearer after their dismal 3-1 defeat to Leicester on Sunday.

    The 50-year-old told the BBC: “They looked very, very tired.

    “They couldn’t cope with the pace that Leicester showed this evening, even with the changes that came on didn’t make them any better.

    “It was a really flat, poor performance from them.”

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    Brighton boss Graham Potter has already warned his side about the visit to Old Trafford after the international break.

    He said: "With the greatest respect we can't worry about Newcastle we have to worry about ourselves, we haven't done anything here.

    "We know we haven't got enough points ourselves and we have to carry on.

    "We can't get carried away, we've had a good night but you soon forget that as you go into the week and we have Manchester United at Old Trafford to bring us back down to earth."

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    Manchester United are reportedly interested in a move for Barcelona's highly-rated 18-year-old Ilaix Moriba.

    Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim that the Red Devils could pounce if the teenager decides to leave the Nou Camp this summer.

    Moriba's contract expires in the summer of 2022, with the midfielder thought to be in talks with Barca over a new long-term deal.

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    Gary Neville has revealed Manchester United’s FA Cup exit has left him ‘demoralised’ as he hit out at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for rotating the team.

    Speaking on his podcast with Sky Sports, he said: “It had been a good week. Not surprising that they go to Milan and did what they did, they are good away from home, then beating West Ham last week.

    “I’m surprised the team was weakened against Leicester, I’m surprised he rotated as much, I know he has been doing that, but this was a real chance.

    “If you think the semi-final draw that occurred at half-time of that game which meant the winner of the Leicester vs Manchester United tie would play Southampton.

    “It is not a gimme against Southampton by any stretch of the imagination, but what an opportunity and I genuinely believe that that group of players need to win a trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”

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    Luis Suarez believes "good things will come" for Manchester United starlet Facundo Pellistri.

    The striker came up against his Uruguayan compatriot and scored the only goal when Atletico Madrid beat Alaves 1-0.

    Along with a picture of the two together on Instagram, Suarez wrote: "A pleasure @facu_pellistri, continue like this and good things will come."

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    Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Erling Haaland – with the striker set to QUIT this summer if Borussia Dortmund miss out on the Champions League, according to reports.

    The Norwegian wonderkid, 20, showed his frustration on Saturday as he stormed off the pitch following his side’s 2-2 draw with Koln.

    And now, AS have claimed Haaland could walk away from Dortmund this summer, with Man Utd and Real Madrid poised, if they miss out on a seat at Europe’s top table.

    The Spanish publication has even claimed Haaland has spoken to his agent, Mino Raiola, to make it crystal clear he wants to quit if Champions League football is off the table at the Westfalenstadion.

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    Mark Hughes thinks Manchester United could be “edging towards” selling “lost” Donny van de Beek this summer.

    He told Stadium Astro: “Clearly it’s difficult, he hasn’t had enough game time and you can see that in his play.

    “He’s wandering and not really getting on the ball, doesn’t know how to affect the game, can’t demand the ball of his team-mates because they’re not quite sure whether or not they have enough confidence in him.

    “He looks like a guy who’s wandering around lost on the field. Okay, some of that responsibility he has to take on himself, he has be more demonstrative, he has to be a key player. He’s a big-money signing he’s come from a big club in Ajax so he’s used to being a top player of influence.

    “But clearly, since he’s come to United he hasn’t shown anything like what the level he needs to be at to remain a Man United player.

    “He can only have so many opportunities, at some point he’s going to have to take them or United will move him on. I think they’re edging towards that decision if he’s not careful.”

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his players will benefit from the international break following their FA Cup exit.

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    Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has laid into modern football stars.

    He said: “Football nowadays is not easy. Selfishness is around, the individualism is around, the connection between agents and the press is around.

    “You need time to develop team empathy because the psychological profile of young people now is not an easy one.

    “I want to be proud of my players, doesn’t matter the result. During my career I was proud of my players many times after defeats.

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    Chelsea will be ‘scary’ next season if they sign Manchester United target Erling Haaland, believes Micah Richards.

    He told the BBC: “I think they’ve got absolutely everything. They’ve sorted their defensive problems.

    “The only thing to add that little bit of icing to the cake would be a striker. They’ve put Werner in there, they’ve put Havertz in there.

    “It seems like they’ve not really cracked that offensive aspect of the game.

    “I’m not going to speculate. If you put Haaland in this team, they’ll be scary next season.”

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    Jesse Lingard insisted he was one of the fittest and strongest players at Manchester United despite being constantly overlooked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    He said: “During the lockdown I recapped my best moments playing football – the season under Jose [Mourinho] where I scored all of those goals and went to the World Cup and the season when Ole came in and I started well.

    “So I started recapping a lot of games to see where I did well, getting that fire in my belly and drive again to go and kick on because it would have been easy for me to fall off and take the easy option out.

    “But a person like me who’s been through a lot and knows the game, I can’t just give it up like and I’ll always go out with a fight.

    “I came back one of the strongest and fittest after the lockdown and I didn’t get my chance that I was waiting on.

    “But the whole time I was there and not playing I was doing extra training and keeping on top of my fitness for when the time was right.

    “So for me it’s about working hard and staying dedicated, and I went back to basics.”

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blamed United's FA Cup defeat to Leicester on their busy schedule and their midweek trip to Milan.

    The Red Devils were well off the pace as their FA Cup hopes were crushed by the Foxes.

    He told the BBC: "We didn't have the spark tonight – but it's understandable. This team have been fantastic in the last three or four months.

    "We played every three days and been on a great run. It just caught up with us, all the games and travels.

    "Thursday night in Milan was a big night and took a lot of out of us physically. We didn't have the extra zip, authority and confidence today.

    "We tried to get on the front foot and start well because sometimes you can get that adrenaline boost and confidence if you get a goal and that can carry you over the line.

    "We've got too many players that have played too many games and too many that haven't really had much football,

    "Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and others are trying to get in who haven't had enough football. We didn't have enough against a tough team."

    Meanwhile, on the transfer front, SunSport's Dan King revealed United are eyeing a £50million-plus summer move for Wolves star Pedro Neto.

    The Red Devils have made signing a right winger one of their top priorities and Neto’s impressive season, despite Wolves’ struggles, has moved him up the shortlist of Old Trafford chiefs.

    Utd could have signed Neto, 21, for next to nothing back in 2016 when he came to Carrington on trial from Portuguese side Braga – but he did not do enough to convince them to buy him then.

    But now United are understood to regard the Portugal international – Wolves’ £16m signing from Italian club Lazio – as a genuine alternative to long-term targets like Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.

    Rivals Manchester City have also been linked with Neto, but sources insist they are now ahead of United in the queue for Villa captain Grealish instead.

    And finally, Dan James is primed to boost Wales' 2022 World Cup bid.

    Dragons caretaker Robert Page said: "DJ has played in the past even without playing minutes at club level but it is beneficial for us if you have players coming in who are playing week in week out.

    “He has worked really hard to get himself back into the team. He looks a threat every time he plays.

    "He is back playing football at the top level and does not look out of place whatsoever. It is great for us.”

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    Fred was racially abused after Manchester United’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Leicester.

    Trolls targeted the United midfielder’s Instagram account after his error gifted Kelechi Iheanacho the opening goal.

    Some posts were racist, making Brazil star Fred one of several UOld Trafford players to be so abused this year.

    Sick comments were aimed at Marcus Rashford on Twitter in January, while Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were attacked online last month.

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    Luke Shaw is set to land a lucrative new contract at Manchester United after his stunning form this season.

    The left-back was all but out at Old Trafford after years of being dogged by injury and poor form but has turned it around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    According to the Mirror, club chiefs are preparing a new deal for Shaw despite there still being two years left to run on his current £150,000-a-week agreement.

    The report states Solskajer has indicated Shaw is a key part of his plans for the future and he will get a bump in pay to put him in line with the club’s top earners.

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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blamed United’s FA Cup defeat to Leicester on their busy schedule and their midweek trip to Milan.

    The Red Devils were well off the pace as their FA Cup hopes were crushed by the Foxes.

    He told the BBC: “We didn’t have the spark tonight – but it’s understandable. This team have been fantastic in the last three or four months.

    “We played every three days and been on a great run. It just caught up with us, all the games and travels.

    “Thursday night in Milan was a big night and took a lot of out of us physically. We didn’t have the extra zip, authority and confidence today.

    “We tried to get on the front foot and start well because sometimes you can get that adrenaline boost and confidence if you get a goal and that can carry you over the line.

    “We’ve got too many players that have played too many games and too many that haven’t really had much football, Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and others are trying to get in who haven’t had enough football. We didn’t have enough against a tough team.”

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    Well, there will be no ego boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the FA
    Cup after this.

    The Manchester United boss had downplayed the significance of winning
    knock-out competitions – then backed up his words by benching his best
    player, Bruno Fernandes.

    And the result was a comprehensive defeat by an outstanding Leicester
    side, who booked their first FA Cup semi-final for 39 years thanks to
    a double from their in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

    It was United’s first domestic away defeat for 14 months and it was a
    horror show for midfield man Fred, as well as skipper Harry Maguire,
    who produced a car-crash showing on his return to the King Power.

    Click HERE to continue reading today's match report.

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    It's been a bad day for United, who now need to win the Europa League if they wish to avoid a minimum five-year trophy drought.

    Click HERE to see how SunSport's Joe Brophy judged the efforts of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men – including a THREE for Fred.

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