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MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly interested in Dominic Calvert-Lewin following a brilliant start to the season for the Everton star.

The Red Devils are said to have turned to the England striker after cooling their interest in Erling Haaland due to getting fed up with agent Mino Raiola, who also represents Paul Pogba.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford with our blog below…

  • Ian Tuckey

    EXTRA GARD TIME

    Manchester United want to extend Jesse Lingard’s contract, according to reports.

    The out-of-favour star’s current deal is set to expire this summer.

    Lingard, 28, is therefore able to start negotiating with clubs overseas from next month.

    But according to the Mail, the Red Devils plan to trigger a one-year extension clause.

    When handing a Lingard a new, four-year deal back in 2017, United tossed in an option to extend it by a year if they so wish – similar to the clause they triggered in Paul Pogba’s contract earlier this year.

    The former England man could still leave on loan next month, however, with Sheffield United rumoured to be keen.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD CAN HAVE THEIR CAIC

    Moises Caicedo is ‘leaving for England’ after a deal has been struck with his club.

    Independiente del Valle general manager Santiago Morales confirmed talks have been had and a deal for the player is close.

    And it looks as though Manchester United have beaten Chelsea to the youngster’s signature.

    The 19-year-old looks set to complete the move to the Red Devils, according to Diario Extra.

    General manager Morales said: “There is a lot of interest from European teams.

    “We’re in conversation with a team. We won’t have him for 2021.”

    A medical is now expected.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BRAND NEW HELPER

    Brandon Williams has joined his Manchester United team-mate and campaigning hero Marcus Rashford in helping the city's homeless.

    The 20-year-old full-back has made a massive charitable donation by paying for meals for homeless families in Manchester as well as staff wages at the drop-in centre.

    Brandon Williams has joined Marcus Rashford in donating to charity Credit: Getty Images

    Williams' incredible gesture to homeless charity Coffee 4 Craig will help vulnerable people eat this Christmas.

    His donation includes paying for staff to open on Christmas day and feed homeless.

    Additional meals are also being prepared for those in temporary accommodation.

    And there are meals for families living in poverty who would normally struggle to eat at Christmas.

  • Ian Tuckey

    NO XSMANCS DINNER

    Manchester United will train on Christmas Day this year – but the annual festive lunch has been axed.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take a 90-minute session with his squad at around 9.30am at their Carrington complex.

    Man Utd have been preparing for their Boxing Day trip to Leicester Credit: Getty

    The Red Devils boss will go through last-minute tactics ahead of their clash away at Leicester on Boxing Day.

    But the festive feast with staff has been cancelled and the canteen off limits to the majority of workers due to Covid-19.

    United’s squad will then be allowed to head home for a few hours to spend time with their close families.

    They will then meet up later on Christmas Day before heading down to Leicester ahead of the 12.30pm kick-off.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    LEEDS 'SUPERIOR' TO UTD

    Marcelo Bielsa has launched a passionate, 41-minute rant defending his team's style of play, and insisting that they were 'superior' to Manchester United during their 6-2 defeat at Old Trafford last weekend.

    Leeds United have instantly become the Premier League's great entertainers this season, going to toe-to-toe with even the division's top sides.

    But they have come unstuck defensively, conceding 30 goals in just 14 games upon their top flight return.

    Asked in his latest press conference how he could improve his side's defence, however, he lashed out at those trying to analyse the performance.

    He said: "The questions directed at the players tries to weaken the style of play we have. Suggesting to them whether they would ask me to change my style of play.

    "Normally, when there is adversity, what you guys do is try to weaken those facing adversity or to ridicule the style of play of a team."

    I can tell you the data we collected from the last game. From a physical aspect, Manchester United played their best game of the season and Leeds were superior in this aspect.

    "In possession, we were superior, which does not signify anything, but within a context it starts taking some value. There was no clear dominance in the game."

  • Ian Tuckey

    KP DUEL UTD FOR BAJCETIC

    Liverpool are reportedly in pole position to land Manchester United target Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo.

    SunSport reported last week how the Red Devils were in negotiations with the Spanish side about bringing the 16-year-old defender to Old Trafford.

    But according to the Liverpool Echo, it is now the Reds that are winning the race to secure the centre-back’s services.

    They claim that the Merseyside outfit are in talks to bring the player to Anfield.

    Liverpool scouts have been impressed by Bajcetic, who has featured twice for Celta’s B team this season after being promoted to the squad.

    Jurgen Klopp’s side are however in a race against time to sign the teenager as they need to wrap up a deal before the UK leaves the EU on January 1.

    Clubs will be unable to sign overseas players under the age of 18 under the new post-Brexit transfer rules.

  • Craig Mahood

    BIG NEWS ON CAICEDO

    Moises Caicedo is ‘leaving for England’ after a deal has been struck with his club.

    Independiente del Valle general manager Santiago Morales confirmed talks have been had and a deal for the player is close.

    And it looks as though Manchester United have beaten Chelsea to the youngster’s signature.

    The 19-year-old looks set to complete the move to the Red Devils, according to Diario Extra.

    General manager Morales said: “There is a lot of interest from European teams.

    “We’re in conversation with a team. We won’t have him for 2021.”

    A medical is now expected.

  • Craig Mahood

    OLE'S YEAR

    A look at Ole's 2020 as United boss.

  • Craig Mahood

    BIG SIGNINGS

    Will anyone break into this top 11 this January?

    Some cracking pieces of business here.

    But some absolute stinkers too.

  • Craig Mahood

    OR THIS?

    Is this alternative XI better?

  • Craig Mahood

    CAV A GO

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will almost have a full-strength side for the trip to Leicester on Boxing Day.

    Manchester United head into the contest in terrific form having won their last six consecutive away league matches.

    Wednesday's impressive 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over Everton will give the boss a selection headache as Edinson Cavani pushes for a start.

    The Uruguayan bagged the late winner against the Toffees and was a constant threat throughout.

    Cavani, 33, could lead the line in attack with pace on the flanks in Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

    Bruno Fernandes will slot in the No10 role while Anthony Martial could find himself on the bench for the second game in a row.

    READ MORE ON OUR PREDICTION HERE

  • Craig Mahood

    RED, WHITE OR ROSE?

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    STRONG CONTENDERS

    Former United No2 Steve McLaren believes United’s latest run ensures they are strong title contenders.

    McLaren believes the physicality throughout the team, coupled with the talent, means they are right up there.

    McLaren told TalkSPORT: “The way that they’re playing at the moment, the way that they blitzed Everton for the first half an hour…

    “The way that they absolutely dismantled Leeds – they overran them, they were more physical than them – not many teams will do that to Leeds. Not many teams will do that.

    “They’ve got the players, they’re getting fit. I heard Ole saying how their fitness is improving – that wasn’t there at the beginning of the season.

    “But the quality of the players they’ve got, they’ve got goals in the team. They can win any game.

    “They are right up there, believe you me. They are definite title contenders.”

  • Craig Mahood

    JESS WHAT WE NEED

    Manchester United want to extend Jesse Lingard’s contract, according to reports.

    The out-of-favour star’s current deal is set to expire this summer.

    Lingard, 28, is therefore able to start negotiating with clubs overseas from next month.

    But according to the Mail, the Red Devils plan to trigger a one-year extension clause.

    When handing a Lingard a new, four-year deal back in 2017, United tossed in an option to extend it by a year if they so wish – similar to the clause they triggered in Paul Pogba’s contract earlier this year.

    The former England man could still leave on loan next month, however, with Sheffield United rumoured to be keen.

  • Craig Mahood

    CUP DATES CONFIRMED

    Wednesday, January 6 will be the date for the Manchester derby!

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    'TOP DEFENDER'

    Eric Bailly shares his private message to Richarlison where he wished the Brazilian well with recovery.

    Bailly went up for a header and collided with Richarlison causing the winger to go off before the hour mark.

    Richarlison was grateful for the message and even called Bailly: "A very good defender".

     

  • Craig Mahood

    BISS ‘WORK TO DO’

    Graham Potter says Yves Bissouma ‘has some work to do’ to reach his full potential.

    The Brighton boss also revealed there have been no approaches yet for the Mali international despite interest from Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

    Potter said: “No approaches.

    “My focus is on helping him improve and I feel he has still got some improvement to do, so that’s my focus to help him reach his full potential. He has got some work to do yet, so that’s what we are focusing on.

    “It doesn’t help to listen to the noise. I think Yves [Bissouma] has taken some steps and he has improved, but he has still got some improvement to do and that’s where the work is and the focus for us.

    “I think he has had to develop into his role and learn some aspects of the game and improve in certain areas.

    “But it is credit to him that he has done that and it means he can help us in that area. But I think he can still improve, which is good.”

  • Craig Mahood

    UNITED ROUND-UP

    Here's what has happened this morning.

    • United keen to extend Jesse Lingard's contract
    • Attention turns to Calvert-Lewin in the market instead of Haaland
    • Previous target Christian Eriksen set to be put on Inter transfer list
    • Cavani escapes red for throat grab of Yerry Mina
    • Yusuf Demir targeted by Red Devils and Barca

    THE GOAL THAT WRAPPED IT UP

    After a string of counter attacks not coming to anything, Martial killed the game with the final kick.

    • Craig Mahood

      JESS WHAT WE NEED

      Manchester United want to extend Jesse Lingard's contract, according to reports.

      The out-of-favour star's current deal is set to expire this summer.

      Lingard, 28, is therefore able to start negotiating with clubs overseas from next month.

      But according to the Mail, the Red Devils plan to trigger a one-year extension clause.

      When handing a Lingard a new, four-year deal back in 2017, United tossed in an option to extend it by a year if they so wish – similar to the clause they triggered in Paul Pogba's contract earlier this year.

      The former England man could still leave on loan next month, however, with Sheffield United rumoured to be keen.

      READ MORE

    • Craig Mahood

      BAJ RACE

      Liverpool are reportedly in pole position to land Manchester United target Stefan Bajcetic from Celta Vigo.

      SunSport reported last week how the Red Devils were in negotiations with the Spanish side about bringing the 16-year-old defender to Old Trafford.

      But according to the Liverpool Echo, it is now the Reds that are winning the race to secure the centre-back's services.

      They claim that the Merseyside outfit are in talks to bring the player to Anfield.

      Liverpool scouts have been impressed by Bajcetic, who has featured twice for Celta's B team this season after being promoted to the squad.

      Jurgen Klopp's side are however in a race against time to sign the teenager as they need to wrap up a deal before the UK leaves the EU on January 1.

      Clubs will be unable to sign overseas players under the age of 18 under the new post-Brexit transfer rules.

      READ MORE HERE

    • Craig Mahood

      FESTIVEWATCHING

      Some Christmas Eve viewing for United fans

    • Craig Mahood

      POCH IN!

      After a year out of the game, Mauricio Pochettino looks set to land his first role since leaving Tottenham.

      Mohamed Bouhafsi says Poch is set to take over as PSG’s new head coach following Thomas Tuchel’s sacking.

      Bouhafsi tweeted: “Except for improbable turnaround, Mauricio Pochettino should be the new coach of PSG.

      “The former PSG player has always wanted to train Paris.

      “Tuchel learned of his departure last night. PSG are now negotiating with the lawyers of the German.”

      He went on to tweet: “Mauricio Pochettino should be the new coach of PSG!”

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