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SIR JIM RATCLIFFE is reportedly considering an offer to buy a minority stake in Manchester United.

Should the move materialise, it would likely mean that the Glazer family would still retain a shareholding in the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, United target Federico Chiesa is unlikely to leave Juventus in January, according to transfer insider Gianluca Di Marzio.

Di Marzio said: "I don’t think Juventus want to let Chiesa go. He has started the season very well and he is their best player."

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Man Utd transfer blow

    Man Utd transfer target Jarrad Branthwaite is set to sign a new long-term contract with Everton.

    According to The Daily Mail, the defender is ready to commit his long-term future to the Toffees.

    United had been looking at the possibility of signing Branthwaite in the wake of Lisandro Martinez's foot injury, which is set to keep him out of action for up to three months.

    Credit: Getty
  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Scholes makes Hojlund comparison

    Paul Scholes compared Rasmus Hojlund to Manchester United legend Ruud Van Nistelrooy after his stellar performance on Tuesday.

    The Danish striker scored two goals in the Red Devils' Champions League clash against Galatasaray.

    Despite their defeat, United legend Scholes spotted some talent in 20-year-old Hojlund, who had another effort ruled out for offside, and even compared him to superstar ex-striker Val Nistelrooy.

    He told TNT Sports: "There's a bit of Van Nistelrooy in there."

  • By Emillia Hawkins

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Fans furious at Man Utd takeover mess

    Man Utd's woeful start to the season isn't even the worst thing about the club.

    United have now gone ten seasons without a Premier League title and that streak does not look like it will end anytime soon.

    The current side are languishing – but for the angry United faithful, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

    Shambolic off-field issues are mounting – from a painful 'takeover' process that might never happen to bizarre shenanigans in the transfer market.


    Team is least of Man Utd fans' worries, from leaky stadium to takeover mess

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Ferguson on Beckham call

    Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson revealed he called David Beckham after his red card in the World Cup against Argentina.

    Ferguson told him to ignore the media and enjoy his holidays before rejoining United where they would take care of him.

    I told him go on your holiday, come back here, we'll look after you.

    Don't read the papers, there's no point to it. What you can do is ignore it.

    Sir Alex Ferguson

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Beck and call

    Manchester United legend David Beckham teared up after recalling a phone call he received from Sir Alex Ferguson after his red card at the 1998 World Cup against Argentina.

    The boss called me, he said 'David how you doing?' I think I got quite emotional.

    He said 'how you doing son?', I said 'Not great boss'.

    He said 'okay, don't worry about it son'.

    David Beckham

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Lukaku facing jeers

    Ex-Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku is facing a barrage of hate on his Inter Milan return – with 50,000 fans set to whistle his every touch, reports SunSport's Steve Goodman.

    The Chelsea striker, 30, is currently on loan to Roma. He has scored four goals in six games so far.

    Belgium international Lukaku had two successful spells with Inter, most recently on loan from the Blues last season.

    Since then Inter's hardcore Curva Nord fans have not taken kindly to Lukaku joining their Serie A rivals.

    And the CN69 ultras group have revealed their plans to jeer the former Everton and Manchester United striker later this month.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Federico Chiesa blow

    Manchester United transfer target Federico Chiesa is unlikely to leave Juventus in January, according to transfer insider Gianluca Di Marzio who spoke to

    I don’t think Juventus want to let Chiesa go. He has started the season very well and he is their best player. They want to win the title so I don’t think they want to let him go in January.

    Honestly, I don’t even think that Chiesa wants to move away from Juventus after six months of the season.

    Chiesa, more than other players, wants to stay because he is finally playing every game after his many injuries. So, a change in January would be a big risk for him. I think he wants to stay at least until June.

    He wants to play the European competitions with Juventus and is focusing on being fit and doing well under [Italy manager Luciano] Spalletti. Obviously, with his technical abilities, he would be perfect for Man United and the Premier League.

    Gianluca Di Marzio

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  • By Kostas Lianos

    United in anger

    Manchester United's woeful team isn't even the worst thing about the club, writes SunSport's Tony Robertson who names the reasons behind the Red Devils' catastrophic start to the campaign.

    • Glazer ownership
    • Leaky stadium
    • Mason Greenwood PR disaster
    • Takeover confusion
    • Dysfunctional transfer policy
    • Jadon Sancho rebellion
    • By Kostas Lianos

      Man Utd should learn Arsenal lesson

      Arsenal hero Gael Clichy told Genting Casino Manchester United have to learn from the Gunners’ handling of manager Mikel Arteta.

      Football has evolved so much that – and players have changed – they’re demanding sponsors, media, fans, and so much more. It’s a different game now.

      ‘Process’ is more than just a word in football – you need to have a clear vision of what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. [Manchester] City and Toulouse are good examples of how to do that.

      Arsenal have managed it over the last four years by sticking with Arteta even when it would have been fair to sack him, but they’ve stuck with their plan and now they’re reaping the rewards.

      Football managers now have an average of eight months in a job and nobody can achieve anything in a period that short. Time has to be given to Erik ten Hag.

      It’s impossible to follow [Sir Alex] Ferguson, but if you look at what he did, you can make an argument that it is more of a personal legacy. There perhaps wasn’t the foundation for the club to go on and be successful again.

      Gael Clichy

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Man Utd's 'main problem'

      Manchester United hero Louis Saha told Betfred his former club's "main problem" is the lack of creativity and efficiency in front of goal.

      The main problem is their creativity and efficiency in front of goal.

      In defence they continue to show signs of fragility, which is something that can happen when you don’t have a stable back four and so many injuries in that department.

      Ultimately, the creativity isn’t there and many of the midfield and forward players aren’t making the right decisions when they find themselves in space.

      They need a better understanding amongst each other and a number of them are taking too much time to make a decision.

      Louis Saha

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Saha warns Sancho

      Manchester United hero Louis Saha told Betfred Manchester United's out-of-favour ace is "losing the battle" with manager Erik ten Hag and should apologise to the Dutch tactician.

      For any player, you need to ensure that you’re doing the right thing for your career and you need to do everything possible to help your team. You can’t have an ego and act in a selfish manner.

      At the end of the day, his boss is his manager and if Jadon wants to be his own boss, then that’s his ego. I don’t know who’s advising Jadon but he’s losing the battle.

      Erik ten hag is still doing his job and managing the team, but Jadon isn’t doing his job at this very moment. He may be in training but his main objective is to perform on the pitch and he’s not doing that.

      If you’re asked by your manager to do something then you have to do it, regardless of whether you’re happy with it or not. When you sign a contract with a club, you’ve got a duty to do what’s asked of you and try to perform to your best level, regardless of what’s been said about you.

      Jadon has to accept this situation and it’s a pity that he doesn’t understand that he needs to do what’s asked of him. The only answer you have for criticism as a player is by performing on the pitch. When you perform and you’re at your best, then you can say whatever you want. When you’re not at your best, then you need to work hard.

      Louis Saha

      Credit: Getty
    • By Kostas Lianos

      Ferguson 'hated' Beckham's lifestyle

      Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't a fan of David Beckham's glitzy lifestyle.

      Beckham was speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet.

      I like nice things. The era I was playing, people weren’t driving Bentleys into training – the first time I drove mine into training, I saw the gaffer looking out the window – I parked it around the corner!”

      I didn’t know I was poking him [Sir Alex]. I suppose I knew that it wasn’t something that the manager wouldn’t agree with, but as long as I’m turning up for training on time, and playing at the weekend to the standards, then it wouldn’t be a problem.

      That’s what changed over the years – Cristiano [Ronaldo] came to the club, was doing what he was doing on and off the pitch, and the gaffer had softened at that point to a certain level. When
      I was doing it, it was a different time.

      There were certain moments where the gaffer told me something, and I’m quite stubborn – even with my parents, when they told me to do something, I wouldn’t question it, but I’d be a bit hesitant, and I was the same with the manager.

      At that point where the manager was telling me to do things and I wasn’t doing them, I suppose it goes back to when we talked about getting an agent and he told me to go with someone, he wanted me to go with someone and I didn’t – I went with someone he didn’t agree with. That was a tough moment for us.

      David Beckham

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Beckham didn't want to leave

      Manchester United legend David Beckham didn't want to leave in 2003 when he moved to Real Madrid.

      Beckham was speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet.

      Over the years the manager had always made the right decision in his eyes for the team, and the club.

      That happened to me in the end, I didn’t want to leave Manchester United at the time – we’d just won the league again, but all of a sudden I get a phone call to be told that Manchester United had agreed a deal, and that was the end of it.

      Even trying to speak to the manager after that, he didn’t want to talk to me. It wasn’t out of spite, he was on holiday, he didn’t want to be contacted, he’d made his decision and that was the end of it.

      It had happened notoriously over the years at Manchester United with Mark Hughes, Andre Kanchelskis, Paul Ince, and all these great players getting let go at a time where we felt they were in their prime, but the manager makes the decisions
      and that’s all that matters.

      David Beckham

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Beckham's mum's fears

      In the Netflix documentary, David Beckham's mum Sandra – who divorced the Manchester United legend's father Ted in 2002 – says she thought the determined dad was “too strict” when he was a child.

      I used to say, ‘He’s only young, leave him be, let him be happy.’

      I tried to tell him but he wouldn’t listen to me, and I used to get upset when he made him cry.


      Beckham added: “I would hear my mum turn round to my dad and say: ‘Stop talking to him the way you’re talking to him. Stop shouting at him, stop telling him off. He did well today’.

      "And my dad would always be like: ‘He did alright'.

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Go on my son

      Manchester United legend David Beckham’s father went to extreme lengths to help his son become a footballer as he even fed him raw egg and Guinness once a week.

      I’d loved to have been a footballer but I had the next best thing. I taught him how to kick a ball properly.

      I used to say to him, ‘Right, every time you hit the crossbar, I’ll give you 50p’. And it used to cost me a fortune.

      I was a bit worried about the size of him. So that’s when we started giving him Guinness and raw egg.

      To be fair to the boy, he did it every week.

      Ted Beckham

      Inside David Beckham’s dad Ted’s ruthless quest to get his son signed by Man Utd – including raw egg and Guinness diet

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Man Utd loophole

      A shocking loophole allowed hundreds of Galatasaray fans to buy home tickets for Tuesday's Champions League victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

      As United supporters cleared out of the stadium, it exposed hundreds of Galata fans in home seats staying behind to congratulate their team.

      Irate Red Devils followers demanded to know how it was possible so many away fans had been able to snap up tickets meant for the home side.

      And a loophole has now explained why so many Galatasaray fans were present in the home sections.

      The Manchester giants only prohibited the sale of any home tickets to fans registered with a Turkish address.

      And that opened the door for Galatasaray enthusiasts based in the UK and other countries to sign up as United fans, giving them access to thousands of home tickets.

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      Sergio Reguilon plan

      Manchester United are considering rushing back Sergio Reguilon for Saturday’s crunch Premier League clash with Brentford.

      United have been hit by numerous injuries this season, most notably to their defence.

      Tottenham loanee Reguilon made a strong impact before also suffering an injury setback and has since been replaced at left-back by Sofyan Amrabat, a midfielder by trade.

      But the Manchester Evening News report manager Erik ten Hag is considering rushing the Spain international back into the team for game against the Bees.

      The 26-year-old is believed to have made good progress from a muscle injury that kept him out of the last two games.

      And with an international break coming up, Reguilon may be risked against Brentford so United can have more stability in defence.

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    • By Kostas Lianos

      Well I Nev-er

      Manchester United is a "graveyard" for managers and players, according to club legend Gary Neville.

      I feel very sorry for the manager, I know a lot of people will say he’s got to do a lot better, but there are a lot of big problems at the club that managers have found over the last ten years.

      I think until those problems are solved we’ll still continue to see underperforming teams, underperforming players, it’s become a graveyard for coaches and players – it’s not too strong a term.

      There are very few players that excel at Manchester United in this last ten years, they were all great players when they came to the club, they were all wanted by other clubs.

      They won these players off of other clubs and then they end up coming to Manchester United and they end up not succeeding and not performing to their levels, why is that?

      It’s because it’s not culturally correct to accept players in the way that it should do and we need to get that right.

      Gary NevilleTalkSPORT

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Mus be love

      Manchester United legend Paul Scholes compared Rasmus Hojlund to former team-mate Ruud Van Nistelrooy after his stellar Champions League performance on Tuesday against Galatasaray.

      Hojlund scored two goals and stood out despite United's shock 3-2 loss to Galata at Old Trafford.

      Despite the Red Devils' defeat, Scholes praised the 20-year-old, who had another effort ruled out for offside, and even compared him to fellow legend Van Nistelrooy.

      There's a bit of Van Nistelrooy in there.

      Paul ScholesTNT Sports

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Beckham remembers Wimbledon stunner

      Manchester United legend David Beckham revealed manager Sir Alex Ferguson feared for the repercussions his 1996 halfway stunner at Wimbledon could have on him, aged just 21 at the time.

      Ferguson demanded Beckham avoided speaking to any members of the press after his goal.

      The England legend recalled that day on his new Netflix docuseries:

      I walked off the pitch, the manager said, 'David you get on the bus and you don't say a word. No interviews'

      David Beckham

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    • By Kostas Lianos

      Erik ten Hag backed

      Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag retains the full backing of club chiefs despite a shocking run of five defeats in seven games.

      There is no desire amongst the owning Glazer family or Chief Executive Richard Arnold to make any changes despite the sudden downturn in performances and results.

      The Dutchman led United to two domestic Cup finals and won the team's first trophy in six years with the Carabao Cup victory over Newcastle at Wembley before sealing third place in the Prem.

      The fans are sticking with the 53-year-old although there have been the first murmurings of doubt.

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Lisandro Martinez injury update

      Manchester United have been dealt a major injury blow regarding Lisandro Martinez's fitness.

      United will be without Martinez long-term after he underwent surgery on his injured metatarsal.

      The centre-back is going to be out of action until the New Year at the very earliest.

      Argentinian journalist Gaston Edul claims that the Argentina international will now undergo a period of recuperation before beginning his rehabilitation.

    • By Kostas Lianos

      Sir Jim Ratcliffe bid

      Manchester United bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe is preparing an offer to buy a minority stake at Old Trafford.

      Sources suggest Ratcliffe may buy 25 per cent of United for a figure in the region of £1.5billion.

      The offer would see Sir Jim take an equal amount of A and B shares of the Red Devils.

      The B shares are currently held by the Glazers, while A shares are publicly traded.

      If Ratcliffe’s proposal is accepted, it means the unpopular owners will remain in control of the Manchester giants.

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