Injured Rashford could miss Man Utd's Granada clash, Icardi interest latest, Martial injury woes – transfer news LIVE

MANCHESTER UNITED are considering moving for PSG striker Mauro Icardi, according to reports in Italy.

And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Anthony Martial could miss the rest of the Red Devils' SEASON after picking up an injury with France.

Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford could miss United's clash with Granda after picking up an injury against Brighton.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    POTTER: I THOUGHT IT WAS A PENALTY

    Brighton boss Graham Potter admits he thought Danny Welbeck HAD won a penalty in the latest VAR controversy – before United battled back for victory.

    Brighton's United old boy scorer Welbeck seemed goalbound when he faltered under the challenge of Harry Maguire but the Seagulls' fierce appeals were rejected, including after replays.

    Potter told the BBC: "When it was live I thought it was a penalty then I suppose it's the clear and obvious debate. If Mike Dean had given it I don't think VAR would have over-ruled it."

    He added: "We contributed well in the game. We took the lead and were probably the team which carried the most threat in the first half.

    "We just missed that final pass. Man Utd responded in the second half without creating too many chances."

  • Ian Tuckey

    OLE: FIREWORKS HAVE TO BE LIT IN 2ND HALF

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted United struggled for "rhythm" after the international break in their 2-1 comeback win over Brighton and claimed: "Maybe the fireworks have to be lit at half-time."

    Solskjaer is also sweating on a possible injury for his England forward Rashford, who went off late on and headed straight down the tunnel.

    The Norwegian told the BBC: "I thought we started well but when they scored, after that we couldn't find our rhythm again.

    "Second half we played some good stuff. More runs in behind, more movement, better movement.

    "Sometimes after international breaks it takes time – and then maybe the fireworks have to be lit at half-time.

    "Mason Greenwood needs to add those goals to his tally because we know how wonderful a talent he is."

    And of Rashford, Solskjaer added: "You just hope he can recover from it. He had to come off, but he's a tough one."

  • Ian Tuckey

    RASHFORD STRAIGHT DOWN TUNNEL

    Marcus Rashford appeared to limp down the tunnel after he was subbed off against Brighton.

    The striker had not played since March 18 and was left out of the England squad having missed the previous three games for Manchester United.

    Marcus Rashford appeared to limp off as Man Utd beat Brighton

    He was deemed fit enough to play against Brighton and even bagged an equaliser – providing a neat finish into the far corner after being put through by Bruno Fernandes.

    But less than ten minutes after that goal Rashford was heading down the tunnel.

    He appeared to be grimacing, although it is not yet clear if he has picked up another injury or was just taken off as a precaution.

    United had fallen a goal behind after former academy graduate Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for Brighon.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side struggled to get in the first half but were better after the break.

    It was substitute Mason Greenwood who finally set United on their way to three points.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD SUB RATINGS

    Subs

    Dan James (replaced Rashford, 72) – 6

    Tried to get United motoring to complete a turnaround, and played his part in that.

    Donny van de Beek (replaced Cavani, 81) – 6

    Unlucky as if Greenwood wasn't there he would have probably scored the winner as he was just behind.

    (not used): David de Gea, Lee Grant, Amad Diallo, Nemanja Matic, Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MORE UTD RATINGS

    Mason Greenwood – 8

    Looked the more lively of United's attacking players in the first half, and hit the post with a rasping drive.

    Confidence carried into the second, and wasn't afraid to have a run and shot – and his header was a real poacher's effort.

    Marcus Rashford – 6

    You'd have forgotten he was playing that poor first-half showing.

    But the true sign of a world class player is they never take their eye off the ball, and he slotted home a beautiful equaliser before being subbed off ten minutes later with injury.

    Edinson Cavani – 4

    Had to watch the midfield pass it around without ever actually getting the ball into his feet in the first 45.

    But was a lifeless display up top for the Uruguayan and no surprise to see him subbed off.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD RATINGS CONTINUED

    Fred – 5

    United's trophy-winning teams of yesteryear demanded more of their midfielders than 'looking busy'.

    The Brazilian would be a good squad player going forward but surely doesn't merit being a regular these days.

    Paul Pogba – 6

    Frenchman was preferred to the likes of McTominay and Van de Beek in the middle of the park, but had a quiet first 45.

    Stunning pass into Fernandes on the hour mark that the Portuguese star should have done better with.

    Bruno Fernandes – 7

    Injured his back early on, and that seemed to knock him off his game.

    But still got his trademark assist for Rashford's equaliser and was involved in the winner – standard.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MORE UTD RATINGS

    Victor Lindelof – 6

    Caught under the ball for Welbeck's opening goal.

    But battled well against the former Red Devil and Maupay and is very much a confidence player.

    Harry Maguire – 7

    Looked his composed usual self on the ball, but needed to give his team-mates some more urging that dour first 45.

    Became a pressing midfielder in the second half as United raised their line well into the Brighton half.

    Luke Shaw – 6

    Made his usual marauding runs in the first half, but often ran into a blind alley.

    Kept going forward in the second half and his confidence is flying him into the left-back spot for England at the Euros.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS VS BRIGHTON

    Dean Henderson – 6

    Made a great point-blank save from Welbeck, but unfortunately couldn't get near the rebound.

    Held his nerve as Brighton piled forward for the equaliser and looked commanding in his area.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5

    Benefitted from a rest recently but you wouldn't have known in a subdued first 45.

    Could have taken a few more risks in the second period to build some attacks down his flank

  • Ian Tuckey

    FT: MAN UTD 2 BRIGHTON 1

    United moved four points clear in second place after Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood overturned Danny Welbeck's early opener.

    For all the reaction click on our match blog HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: MAN UTD 2 BRIGHTON 1

    Mason Greenwood headed United in front on 83 minutes after Paul Pogba mis-hit a volley

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: MAN UTD 1 BRIGHTON 1

    Donny van de Beek has come on for United in the closing minutes as they seek a winner.

    But they got off likely when goal-bound Brighton scorer Danny Welbeck had strongly penalty appeals for a foul by Harry Maguire rejected on VAR.

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: MAN UTD 1 BRIGHTON 1

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

    Marcus Rashford pounces to equalise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's menCredit: EPA
  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: MAN UTD 1 BRIGHTON 1

    Marcus Rashford slotted United level on 62 minutes.

    Edinson Cavani stole possession to free the surging Bruno Fernandes, who teed up Rashford for a clinical finish.

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: MAN UTD 0 BRIGHTON 1

    United are still struggling for sharpness, creating little against the lowly visitors

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    CITY ‘INTERESTED IN LUKAKU’

    Ex-United striker Romelu Lukaku is on Manchester City’s radar for a summer transfer, according to reports in Italy.

    Pep Guardiola may turn to the market after bidding farewell to Sergio Aguero, whose contract expires in June.

    Romelu Lukaku has starred for Inter Milan since signing in 2019

    A host of talent from Erling Haaland to Harry Kane have been linked, a list that now includes Lukaku.

    Lukaku, 27, has excelled since joining Inter and looks set to lead his team to the Serie A title.

    According to Corriere dello Sport, via Sport Witness, his performances have attracted the interest of City and LaLiga giants Barcelona.

    The Premier League leaders are described as making tentative contact with Inter to gauge a deal.

    A reported fee of around £110million could be enough as the Italian club faces up to a financial crisis.

    But the likelihood of Lukaku being used to solve the situation is said to be low, particularly if Antonio Conte remains as coach.

  • Ian Tuckey

    H/T: MAN UTD 0 BRIGHTON 1

    The Seagulls look largely in control of the early lead given them by United old boy Danny Welbeck.

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: MAN UTD 0 BRIGHTON 1

    United old boy Danny Welbeck pounced to put the Seagulls in front on 13 minutes, with keeper Dean Henderson unlucky.

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

  • Ian Tuckey

    IT'S UNDER WAY: MAN UTD 0 BRIGHTON 0

    Our match blog has live coverage plus reaction from tonight's Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Click HERE.

    Victory would put United four points clear of third-placed Leicester.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MARTIAL INJURY ROCKS UTD

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed forward Anthony Martial could be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

    The 25-year-old was forced off with the problem while playing in a World Cup qualifier for France against Kazakhstan last week.

    Anthony Martial could be out injured for the rest of Man Utd's campaign

    And while national team boss Didier Deschamps played down the severity of the injury, Solskjaer has now shockingly confirmed it is in fact much more serious than was first reported.

    The Man Utd boss told MUTV: "Losing Anthony for what might be the rest of the season is very disappointing, especially when reports and signals from there [France] are it wasn’t anything serious, but it looks a bad one."

    Three days ago, Deschamps had given a totally different impression about how bad Martial's injury was.

    "Anthony has a small issue on his knee. Nothing is decided yet," he said.

    “He won’t be taking part in the training session a bit later. 

    “Anything serious has been dismissed. We’ve run some tests, but there’s still the pain, and having travelled as long as we have, that hasn’t helped.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD'S FOUR CHANGES

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made four changes from United's 3-1 FA Cup exit at Leicester – with what seems a 4-2-3-1 formation.

    Dean Henderson retains his spot in goal despite David de Gea being available after paternity leave.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka plays at right-back with Luke Shaw returning on the other side to replace Alex Telles, while Victor Lindelof and captain Harry Maguire team up at centre-back.

    Paul Pogba and Fred link up in midfield with Bruno Fernandes, on for Nemanja Matic, starting at No10.

    Mason Greenwood covers the right flank with Marcus Rashford, who replaces Donny van de Beek, on the other side while Edinson Cavani, in for Anthony Martial, leads the attack

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD VS BRIGHTON: TONIGHT'S TEAMS

    Dean Henderson keeps his place in the United goal while Mason Greenwood partners Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani in attack.

  • Ian Tuckey

    TON-UP MAGUIRE

    England centre-back Harry Maguire is poised to reach a century landmark for Manchester United against Brighton tonight.

    Not everyone thinks United were right to splash £80million on the Leicester star in July 2019, but it's Maguire's defensive partner that boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking to settle on.

    Currently it's Victor Lindelof, with Eric Bailly reportedly unsettled and Solsjaer tipped to prioritise a central-defensive signing in the summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    COSTA DEL SOLSKJAER

    United are preparing for tonight's home clash with Brighton with some un-Manchester weather.

    Victory would put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men four points clear in second place.

  • Ian Tuckey

    NEV-ER LISTEN

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has accused FIVE Arsenal players of ignoring Mikel Arteta’s instructions during their defeat to Liverpool.

    The defending Premier League champions ran riot against the North Londoners on Saturday night in a comfortable 3-0 win at the Emirates.

    During the latter stages of the game, Neville, who was on commentary for the clash, slammed Arsenal’s lack of fight.

    He said on comms with Martin Tyler: “We have seen the old Arsenal tonight. It’s been very shabby. I’ve not liked it from minute one. There’s been a real lack of hunger.”

    After the game, he added on Sky Sports: “A lack of pace, a lack of a plan…

    “But I have to say, when you are carrying too many who don’t want to do the work without the ball, to the extent that four or five didn’t, then Arteta’s gameplan is gone.

    “Arteta knows where he needs to go. And he has got confirmation of it tonight.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE CLEAR OF BRUNO AND SALAH

    Harry Kane’s rapid double in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Newcastle put him top in the Golden Boot race above Mo Salah and Bruno Fernandes – with 18 goals.

    Salah briefly went in front when netting the second of Liverpool’s goals in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Arsenal.

    Harry Kane went clear on 18 goals with his second goal at Newcastle todayCredit: EPA
    Spurs striker Harry Kane celebrates his double in the 2-2 draw at St James’ ParkCredit: Getty

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