MANCHESTER UNITED sailed past Brighton to extend their Premier League unbeaten run to 15 games.
On the transfer front, the saga for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho continues while the club are closing in Ajax star Donny Van de Beek.
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HOW ABOUT MAT
EXCLUSIVE – Man Utd could allow Eric Bailly to leave on loan next season – with Valencia showing interest.
The Ivory Coast defender has been plagued with injuries throughout his Old Trafford career, including long-term knee problems.
The 26-year-old is a popular member of the Red Devils squad, and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a huge fan of his talents.
But Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are his preferred partnership, and there’s interest in bringing in another centre-back.
It is understood United want him to get some regular action, and that could mean him leaving on loan for first-team opportunities.
Spanish side Valencia have already made it clear they want Bailly for the entirety, if not part, or next season.
There has also been interest from clubs in Portugal, along with rumours of talks with Serie A sides over in Italy.
JOBS FOR THE MOYES
West Ham are interested in taking Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones off Manchester United’s hands, according to reports.
The pair are unwanted by the Red Devils after falling out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And David Moyes managed the paid during his ill-fated single season in charge of United in 2013-14.
United would hope to raise enough cash from the sales to help fund splurges on Jadon Sancho, who Borussia Dortmund value at over £100million and Jack Grealish.
West Ham took a big step towards Premier League survival with a 3-2 home win over Chelsea last night.
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Manchester United are likely to miss out on Roma forward Cengiz Under.
It is being reported in Italy that the 22-year-old Turkish striker is the subject of a £28million bid from Napoli.
But according to Il Messagero, Roma are holding out for £35m for the player.
Arsenal are also believed to have been monitoring the 20-cap Turkey international.
While Under was on United's shortlist, he was a fall-back option for Jadon Sancho.
But the Borussia Dortmund winger's high valuation may price United out of a deal this summer, particularly with the coronavirus crisis biting club finances hard.
Under is becoming a player that both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and rival boss Mikel Arteta have an interest in, as reported by Corriere dello Sport.
Here are the numbers for United this season.
Makes for interesting reading for Red Devils fans.
MORE ON KEANE
Djemba-Djemba added: “I remember one Champions League game at Old Trafford, we went into the dressing room and Roy Keane was screaming at him.
“He said, 'You need to wake-up.
“You need to give everything, you need to tackle. Why don't you want to want to play?
“You just won the World Cup. What's happened? You need to play better.’
“It was definitely scary for Kleberson.
“He was always smiling, and was still smiling when Keane had a go at him, which would have made Keane even more angry.”
KEANO KLOBBERS KLEB
United flop Kleberson once left Roy Keane even more mad during one of his famous outbursts – by simply smiling at him.
Former United star Eric Djemba-Djemba has lifted the lid on the time Keane gave Brazilian Kleberson the hairdryer treatment at half-time of a Champions League game.
The World Cup winner endured two ill-fated years at Old Trafford following his 2003 move – making just 20 appearances in all.
And part of the reason for that could have been the tongue lashing Keane gave him during half-time of one European clash.
Djemba-Djemba told BettingApps.com: “Roy Keane had a right go at Kleberson.
“Kleberson looked like he didn't want to play with his body language, and wanted to play slowly.”
Napoli will slash their asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly after he told the club he's leaving this summer, according to reports.
The centre-back is one of the most sought-after defenders in world football following another impressive season in Serie A.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are just three Premier League teams ready to battle it out for his signature.
Napoli club president Aurelio De Laurentiis was thought to have priced many clubs out of the running for Koulibaly with a £90million valuation.
But journalist Duncan Castles claims that the Italian side are willing to let him leave for a fee in the region of £64m.
JACK OF ALL TRADES
Wondered how Jack Grealish stacks up against United's current crop of midfielders?
Very well, as it turns out.
He leads all of the Red Devils' stars in games played, minutes played, goals, assists, passes into the box (including crosses), tackle success, duel success and dribbles attempted.
T-ARA FOR NOW
Keeper Kieran O’Hara has said goodbye to United in an emotional post on the day he was released by the club.
The 24-year-old said: “The time has come in my career to part ways with my boyhood club, Manchester United F.C.
“I would just like to take the opportunity to show my appreciation and gratitude in thanking everyone involved with the club.
“I will remember you all forever and look back on my every second at the club fondly.
“I am grateful for each and every opportunity this great club has given me to learn my craft and develop as a player by representing them, as well as gaining valuable experience away from the club with loan spells.
“To travel all over the world representing this massive club and makes friends for life has been special, and without doubt one of the greatest privileges of my life so far.”
MORE YORKE ON KOULIBALY
He added: “That sends a clear message that we are hard to beat and certainly with the quality we are possessing at the minute, for me that's kind of a no-brainer if I were United at this stage.
“If I was Ole or in Ole's position, I would be persuading to get him because I know how important [it is] to have another centre-half of his quality alongside Maguire.”
'DOU THE DEAL
Dwight Yorke has urged Manchester United to sign “perfect fit” Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Treble-winning striker told Stadium Astro: “Without a doubt I think he's one that everyone is after and if United are going to make some big signings like they always do, I would definitely [sign him], if we can afford him then why not?
“I think he is the perfect fit to come into centre-half alongside Maguire, that would be awesome to have him there and suddenly we look a proper team then, with the likes of [Paul] Pogba and Bruno [Fernandes] and one of the holding midfielders and the front three forwards.
“We become a team who suddenly everybody will be fearing.
The Italian league for me used to be the top league, it's very difficult.
“But certainly with everyone after him, what he's done in the Italian league so far he is a name everyone is after.”
“If he's one that everyone is after then why should United not go after him?”
Manchester United are a team transformed since Bruno Fernandes joined from Sporting Lisbon.
The Portuguese midfielder, 25, moved to Old Trafford at the very end of the January transfer window.
And there is absolutely no doubt that is thanks to Fernandes.
Looking at the Premier League table since his arrival, Man Utd sit TOP.
United have won five and drawn three of their eight matches with Fernandes in the team – good for 18 points.
SLAB HEAD WARRIOR
Can't stop thinking about that brilliant counter-attack against Brighton on Tuesday?
Let's not forget Harry Maguire's incredible header to get it started.
The breathtaking counterattack which we witnessed last night began when Harry Maguire(1.94m) singlehandedly won the header against two of their CBs- Sean Duffy(1.93m) & Lewis Dunk(1.92m).
Say what you want about him, Maguire has an immense presence in the box.
My captain🧨#MUFC pic.twitter.com/EAcOeXXegn
— Harshal kadam (@Harshal02531139) July 1, 2020
TAKING THE MICK
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's assistant Mike Phelan joked that he was 'a bit quicker' in his day playing for United than those counter-attacking speedsters.
The Premier League-winning midfielder, 57, who played for United between 1989 and 1994, said: “Yep I remember breaking like that myself back in the day.
“I think I was a bit quicker than those lads though.”
Marcus Rashford's response was…. generous.
LIKE A FERRARI
United have shared a split video of their counter-attack goal against Brighton on Tuesday compared to Ronaldo's against Arsenal in the 2009 Champions League semi-final.
The two goals, set-up by great defensive headers, are eerily similar despite being 11 years apart.
United's third against the Gunners in the semi-final saw the Red Devils coast to semi-final victory before going on to lose the final 2-0 to Barcelona.
SHER ABOUT THAT?
Tim Sherwood believes Jack Grealish's Manchester United deal is already done.
The former Spurs and Aston Villa boss think the midfielder's transfer to Old Trafford this summer is a foregone conclusion.
Sherwood told Premier League productions: “I think Jack Grealish is a deal which is already done.
“He’s a player that they [Manchester United] need. I honestly believe there’s only one club for Jack Grealish.
“I don’t think he can stay at Aston Villa, he needs to progress his career. I think he signs for Manchester United.”
Antoine Griezmann wants a transfer to Manchester United after getting into a row with Barcelona boss Quique Setien, according to reports.
According to Spanish title Marca, the players got into a heated spat with the Nou Camp coach after their LaLiga title hopes were dealt a blow in a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid.
Griezmann, 29, was left on the bench as Barca twice squandered leads against Diego Simeone’s side to tie.
The result leaves them one point behind Real Madrid in the title race.
According to the Express, this means the World Cup winner now wants a switch to Old Trafford, a move he nearly made in 2017 when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
ON ME LIKE A R-ASH
Cristiano Ronaldo has named Ashley Cole as the toughest defender he’s faced.
The pair famously battled it out during England’s two consecutive tournament ties with Portugal in Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006.
And then also for United with Cristiano, while Cole played for Arsenal then Chelsea.
Ronaldo said: “Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole, he does not give you a second to breathe.
“He was such a tenacious player when he was at his peak, quick, tough in the tackle. You knew it would never be an easy game.”
Sky Sports have added the phrase “nitty gritty” to their list of banned words due to its “slavery links”, per a leaked email.
The broadcasting giants have been putting together a list of words and phrases they fear could offend.
Match reporters and commentators are said to have been sent the message in a bid to ensure they are aware of the connotations particular phrases have.
And “nitty gritty” has emerged as one such phrase that must be avoided.
While there is some debate over the origin of the phrase, it's believed it refers to the debris left after a slave ship was emptied.
However, the list of banned words is said to have sparked uproar amongst some Sky Sports staff – who claim they now face an “absolute minefield” every time the go on air.
GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS
Jadon Sancho has reportedly been told to decide his future before the start of next season amid interest from Manchester United.
The German transfer window is open until October but Borussia Dortmund have told the England ace they will not sell him once next season has started.
BVB recently revealed they would only sell the 20-year-old for £117million, but United are reportedly only willing to pay £50m.
In other news, United have announced that Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez will remain at Roma and Inter Milan on loan until the end of the season.
A club statement said: “Manchester United pair Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez will both see out the remainder of the 2019/20 domestic campaign in Italy, after the decision was made to extend their loan contracts with Roma and Inter Milan respectively.
“Smalling will stay at the Stadio Olimpico for the rest of the Serie A season, which is currently scheduled to last until the beginning of August, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Alexis's deal at Inter Milan has also been extended until the end of the first week of next month.”
Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that Angel Gomes has left the club.
The 19-year-old starlet has snubbed a new contract offer at Old Trafford and is now a free agent.
A club statement said: “Manchester United can confirm that Angel Gomes has not taken up the offer of a new contract and has, therefore, left the club.
“Everybody at Manchester United would like to wish Angel the very best of luck for the future and thank him for his efforts for the club.”
And finally, Raul Jimenez has dealt Man Utd a blow in their pursuit of the striker after he claimed he has never felt more at home at Wolves.
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