Man Utd news LIVE: Pogba contract EXCLUSIVE, Ronaldo STORMS down tunnel, Real Madrid 'want Cavani loan'

MANCHESTER UNITED failed to get back to winning ways in the Premier League as they were held 1-1 by Everton at Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped to the bench for the clash and couldn't repeat any late heroics this time around, before storming down the tunnel at the final whistle.

Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani has reportedly become the subject of interest from Real Madrid after becoming a more peripheral figure at the club.

We've the very latest on United's transfer market activity with Dean Henderson linked with a move away from Old Trafford, while Marcus Rashford could soon be making his comeback from injury.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    MORNING UTD FANS

    Manchester United dropped points at Old Trafford during their Premier League clash with Everton which ended with a 1-1 draw.

    United opened the scoring with Anthony Martial just two minutes before half-time.

    However, the Toffees equalised after a stunning counter-attack on 65 minutes with Andros Townsend.

    The Red Devils are now in third place with the Merseysiders right behind them in fourth.

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his decision not to start Cristiano Ronaldo against Rafa Benitez’s side.

    Solskjaer told Match of the Day: "Me and him we understand more than the experts for example.

    "It's about picking the right moments to play him, to not play him.

    "He's not a young puppy anymore but he's as professional as ever and ready to come on and he came on today with energy and attitude."

    Ronaldo was totally unhappy at the full-time whistle as he immediately stormed off to the tunnel.

    The Portugal captain came off the bench on 57 minutes but couldn't help his team get the three points.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was also in no mood to speak to Townsend after the Everton star copied his signature celebration once he scored the visitors' equaliser.

    The star forward didn't even look at the former Tottenham ace, who tried to talk to him, as he marched towards the dressing room.

    Finally, United star Edinson Cavani is considering leaving the club in January.

    Cavani is out of contract in June and has recently lost his place to returning Red Devils legend Ronaldo.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing the striker on loan during the January transfer window.

    The Uruguay international is yet to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League this season and was hauled off after 57 minutes against Everton.

  • James Orr

    PAUL OR NOTHING

    Exclusive by Duncan Wright

    Man Utd want to have a final decision over the future of Paul Pogba by Christmas.

    Pogba is in the last year of his Old Trafford contract and would be free to talk with other clubs in January.

    United bosses are desperate to avoid having a circus drag out into the second half of the season which could overshadow a potential challenge for trophies by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

    They have been in regular conversation with agent Mino Raiola in an attempt to thrash out terms on a new contract which could top £400,000 a week.

    And over the past couple of months it is understood United have grown increasingly confident they will be able to tie the 28-year-old midfielder down for the majority of the rest of his career in peak fitness.

    They are aware there is interest from other big clubs on the continent to land the French World Cup winner – particularly from Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Kostas Lianos

    ONE RULE FOR WAN

    Manchester United will appeal Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s two-match ban for his red card against Young Boys in Bern.

    And they will cite Kevin De Bruyne’s tackle on Idrissa Gueye in Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday in their defence.

    United manager Solskjaer said: “I’m very surprised, very disappointed. Of course we’re going to appeal.

    "It’s almost a three-game ban because it’s early in the game, 30 minutes, so it’s two thirds of another game, and if you look at other tackles from the other side of the city as well, that’s probably more dangerous, and that’s a yellow card, that’s inconsistency, that’s football for us”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    COMING CLEAN

    Manchester United have kept only one clean sheet in their last 18 matches and have not prevented an opposing side from scoring at Old Trafford since their 1-0 victory over West Ham in March.

    United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested the Red Devils' poor record comes down to their vulnerability in counter-attacks.

    Solskjaer said: "The amount of goals we've conceded in games, we conceded one and that's one too many.

    "Today, it's a counter-attack they throw at us, we were well enough organised and should have dealt with the situation a lot better.

    "You can drop deeper and allow them to have the ball. Today we had 75 per cent possession and we got hit on one break that cost us and we lacked that cutting edge to get the important second goal"

  • Kostas Lianos

    HARG TRUTH

    Legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson would’ve dropped Fred for a month after his mistake during the 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford, according to former Red Devils ace Owen Hargreaves.

    The United midfielder was barged off the ball by Toffees ace Demarai Gray and that led to Andros Townsend's equaliser.

    Hargreaves told Premier League Productions: "Never ever, not in a million years [should that goal be allowed to happen].

    "That’s what you get paid for, that’s why you’re there, that’s your job to stop that goal. I would’ve taken that personally. He’s got two cracks at it, and both [times] he loses.

    "It can’t happen. Sir Alex wouldn’t forgive you for that, you wouldn’t have played for a month, seriously. He has to win those tackles. And if he loses it, you foul him, you bring him down.

    "You’ve got to win that. You cannot get bumped off the ball by Demarai Gray and if he does, you foul him. United don’t have control of games, it’s their corner, how can a goal like that happen?

    "I know Harry Maguire is missing and they miss his leadership but if you’re going to play two defensive midfielders in there – [Scott] McTominay and Fred – that goal can’t happen"

  • Kostas Lianos

    NOT GOOD ENOUGH

    Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes admitted the team must do better if they want to win silverware after dropping points against Everton at Old Trafford.

    Fernandes told Match of the Day: "We should win this game. We should create more chances.

    "We should not concede that kind of goal. It's not the first time and we have to look at our mistakes and see what we can do.

    "We don't look at the league table at this moment but of course we should have more points. We drop points at home and we should not do that.

    "These last two games at home was not good enough in the Premier League. If we want silverware at the end of the season we have to do much better"

  • Kostas Lianos

    UNITED WEAKNESS

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified one of his team's weaknesses by claiming the Red Devils are "too open" on the break.

    Solskjaer told Match of the Day: "We can't say we deserve more points because when you don't score goals you don't.

    "We have to get used to teams dropping off more.

    "Today we dominated but similar to Villarreal we're too open on the break and we need to sort that out"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    NOT CHO GOOD

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he had words with Jadon Sancho after the draw with Everton at Old Trafford.

    Sancho pulled out of a tackle with Ben Godfrey on the edge of the box after 85 minutes, which allowed him to set up Tom Davies for a late chance.

    Solskjaer was not pleased and told the winger he can't "duck out" of challenges in the Premier League.

    The Red Devils boss told the club's official website: "I had a word with Jadon, you can’t duck out of tackles in the Premier League and I’m sure he won’t again"

  • Kostas Lianos

    EDI-NG OFF?

    Manchester United star Edinson Cavani is considering leaving the club in January.

    Cavani is out of contract in June and has recently lost his place to returning United legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing the striker on loan during the January transfer window.

    The Uruguay international is yet to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League this season and was hauled off after 57 minutes against Everton

  • Kostas Lianos

    RONALDO STORM OFF

    Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was totally unhappy at the full-time whistle after the draw with Everton as he immediately stormed off to the tunnel at Old Trafford.

    Ronaldo came off the bench on 57 minutes but couldn't help his team get the three points.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was also in no mood to speak to Andros Townsend after the Toffees star copied his signature celebration once he scored the visitors' equaliser.

    The star forward didn't even look at Townsend, who tried to talk to him, as he marched towards the dressing room

  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE FROM SOLSKJAER

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the Red Devils "should have done better" against Everton.

    Solskjaer told Match of the Day: "We didn't win it so we didn't do enough to win it.

    "We should have done better and it's a disappointing goal to concede.

    "It's happened too many times when we're on the attack and we're still well organised enough behind it we just don't deal with the situation well enough"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    WHAT'S GOING RON?

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained he didn't start Cristiano Ronaldo against Everton because the circumstances didn't allow him to be in his starting-line-up.

    Solskjaer told Match of the Day: "Me and him we understand more than the experts for example.

    "It's about picking the right moments to play him, to not play him.

    "He's not a young puppy anymore but he's as professional as ever and ready to come on and he came on today with energy and attitude"

  • Giacomo Pisa

    'NOT GOOD ENOUGH'

    Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United's start to the season has 'not been good enough' after back-to-back disappointing results at home.

    Today's draw follows up last week's defeat to Aston Villa.

    And Fernandes told MUTV the start is: "Not good enough, of course.

    "We should have more points. But it’s what we have now, we have to look forward for what we can do from now until the end of the season.

    "We still have a lot of games, we haven’t lost anything, we have to carry on fighting for everything."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RIO REACTS

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision not to start Cristiano Ronaldo this afternoon.

    But Ferdinand believes the players Solskajer started instead of CR7 should still have done enough to come away with three points.

    He told BT Sport:"It’s brave, it was a big call to make five changes.

    "I think you see the reaction of players walking off disappointed with the result and it’s big points dropped.

    "On the other hand, they’re bringing in Cavani, Martial, people that score goals big names. They should be able to get it done."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    EDI-NG OFF?

    Man Utd striker Edinson Cavani is considering leaving the club in January, according to reports.

    The Uruguayan, 34, is out of contract in June and has recently lost his place to returning icon Cristiano Ronaldo, 36.

    According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Cavani is open to quitting Old Trafford in January.

    The forward is yet to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League this season and was hauled off after 57 minutes against Everton on Saturday.

    Cavani signed a new one-year deal with Man Utd during the summer and was expected to be the team's main striker – and wear the No7 shirt.

    But the shock return of Ronaldo has seen him slip down the pecking order and he's now likely to play just a supporting role – wearing the No21 shirt.

    And Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Cavani on loan in January, giving him the chance to leave Ronaldo's shadow.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BRUNO'S DEBRIEF

    Today's Manchester United skipper Bruno Fernandes has revealed the Red Devils have to play 'much better' if the club want to win trophies this season.

    He told the BBC: “We should win this game, we should create more chances.

    “We should not concede that kind of goal. It’s not the first time and we have to look at our mistakes and see what we can do.

    “We don’t look at the league table at this moment but of course we should have more points. We drop points at home and we should not do that.

    “These last two games at home was not good enough in the Premier League.

    “If we want silverware at the end of the season we have to do much better.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ANT INJURY

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Anthony Martial had to be replaced after picking up a knock just before the hour mark.

    Speaking to the club's official website, Solskjaer said: “Great movement, great interlink play.

    “Scott [McTominay], Mason [Greenwood], Bruno, Anthony: good finish. Very pleased for him and with him.

    “Unfortunately he got a knock and had to come off.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ERLO ERLO

    Manchester United might need to pay Erling Haaland £830,000 a week PLUS bonuses to beat PSG to the Borussia Dortmund striker.

    United’s neighbours City and Chelsea have also been linked with the goal machine, who reportedly has a £65million release clause for next summer.

    And the Mail claim Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola will demand £43million a year for the Norway superstar, 21.

    Dortmund, meanwhile, remain defiant in their bid to keep Haaland.

    And it’s thought they rejected offers close to £100m in the last transfer window.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    LOOKING AHEAD

    Solskjaer concluded his interview by looking ahead to his side's fixtures this month.

    He admitted: "It's a big month. We have to be focused and make sure we use the international break well; come back with energy and clear focus. The mindset is good, the players are hungry to improve.

    "We dominated the game but just couldn't get the second goal you need in games like this.

    "I'm confident we will get the best out of this squad. A lot has happened this month [player arrivals]. We have loads to work on but I do believe in these players and this coaching staff.

    "I believe we have something going but proof is in the pudding."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    EVERTON ANALYSIS

    Solskjaer went on to say: "We got hit on one break that cost us and we lacked that cutting edge to get the important second goal.

    "We made a couple of decisions that cost us. We had players behind the ball when the ball was delivered and we should have dealt with it.

    "We need to work on it because we are facing more and more opponents who allow us to have possession."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NO REGRETS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he doesn't regret dropping Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench at Old Trafford.

    CR7 was introduced just before the hour mark, but failed to inspire United to victory like he did against Villarreal.

    When asked if he had any regrets, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: "No. You make decisions throughout a long, long season; you have to manage the players' workload and the decision for me was the correct one.

    "Anthony Martial did well, scored a good goal. Edinson [Cavani] needed minutes and could have had a goal.

    "We have to make those decisions at the time."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    KESS CHASE

    Manchester United have been linked with a number of central midfielders in recent days and weeks.

    With Paul Pogba's future uncertain Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips have both been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

    And now there's another name to add to the list.

    According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, AC Milan man Franck Kessie has been identified as a potential Pogba replacement.

    The 24-year-old Ivorian is out of contract at San Siro in the summer, and reportedly wanting around £132,000 per week wherever he ends up at the start of next season.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    FRONT FOUR

    MASON GREENWOOD – 6

    First game since he left his teenage years behind him but could not celebrate with a goal. Another start in the Prem shows he has the manager’s backing.

    BRUNO FERNANDES – 6

    Perfectly weighted pass to create opener for Martial and the most likely to provide some inspiration for the below par Red Devils but passing became sloppy.

    ANTHONY MARTIAL – 6

    Surprise starter and took his chance by thumping the hosts ahead. First Prem goal since Feb boosted his confidence but he picked up a knock after the break.

    EDINSON CAVANI – 5

    Should have opened the scoring with a first half header but denied by Pickford. First Prem start of the season cut short when he was replaced just before the hour.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    HOLDING MIDFIELDERS

    SCOTT MCTOMINAY – 6

    Had a bit of a flare up with Mina in the first half. Full of energy in what turned into a real battle in the middle of the park with Doucoure and Allan.

    FRED – 5

    Lovely cross to tee up a header for Cavani which the Uruguayan should have scored. Broke up some counter attacks but brushed off too easily by Gray as Everton hit back.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    FULL BACKS

    AARON WAN BISSAKA – 7

    Superb block to deny Doucoure when he looked a certain scorer but could he have done more to snuff out the danger in the build up to Everton’s equaliser?

    LUKE SHAW – 6

    Relieved when Mina’s goal was chalked off late on as it came down his flank. Had linked up nicely with Martial at times and made a big first half block.

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