Man Utd news LIVE: Alex Ferguson 'advised' Ancelotti consideration, Wan-Bissaka EXIT talks, Liverpool clash POSTPONED

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has reportedly given Manchester United the green light to hire serial winner Carlo Ancelotti as manager.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka's poor performances have landed him on United's outgoings transfer list.

The Red Devils are showing 'great interest' in RB Leipzig talisman Christopher Nkunku for the summer.

Meanwhile, the clash between Liverpool and Manchester United on March 20 has been postponed.

Follow ALL of the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old Trafford right here…

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  • Sam Dymond

    Leonardo: Poch happy in Paris

    Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has revealed that Maurico Pochettino is happy at the club, and that he expects the Argentine to stay at the Parc des Princes beyond this summer.

    Pochettino is widely considered to be Manchester United's number one target to take over as manager, making today's news a blow to those at Old Trafford who had been preparing a deal for the Argentine coach.

    Speaking to French publication L'equipe, Leonardo said: "He has one year left on his contract. Honestly, we have never thought about changing coaches. Really.

    'We never got in touch with [Zinedine] Zidane or anyone else. Before coming here, Pochettino was among the top five coaches and still is. You can see the progression, although a lot has happened.

    "Is Pochettino happy in Paris? Yes. I think he may have had moments of doubt, but he has never asked to leave. He may have had difficult periods, in February or March he had Covid, then, during the summer, there were rumours of his departure.

    "He says no club asked him and no one called us. I have no problem with Pochettino. We are very clear, we talk about everything."

  • Sam Dymond

    United's clash with Liverpool postponed

    Manchester United's Premier League trip to Liverpool later this month has been postponed following the Anfield club's progress in the FA Cup.

    Jurgen Klopp's team beat Norwich last night to progress to the quarter-finals, a stage scheduled to take place between March 18 and March 21.

    United had been due to face the Reds at teatime on Sunday, March 20, but that game will now have to be rearranged.

    The postponement eases the difficulty of United's fixtures for the coming month, but will most likely mean fixture congestion as the season reaches its business end.

  • Sam Dymond

    Diogo could land Real deal

    Real Madrid are considering a move for Diogo Dalot at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain.

    The La Liga giants have made a new right-back a priority and include the Manchester United man among their small shortlist.

    Los Blancos are also tracking Norwich's Max Aarons and Sporting's Pedro Porro, but may favour the United man, who only has a year left to run on his current contract.

    Dalot was elevated to first choice right-back following Ralf Rangnick's arrival at Old Trafford, but now appears to have fallen back behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the pecking order.

  • Sam Dymond

    Leipzig name price for Nkunku

    RB Leipzig have told Manchester United that they will have to pay at least €60million to secure the signing of Christopher Nkunku.

    The Frenchman has been in superb form this season, both domestically and in Europe, contributing 25 goals and ten assists in 36 appearances.

    The 24-year-old is traditionally an attacking midfielder, but can operate in a number of different forward positions.

    United fans warmed to Nkunku earlier in the season when he scored a hat-trick against Manchester City in the Champions League, albeit in a 6-3 defeat.

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  • Sam Dymond

    Erik's 'heart set on' United

    The Daily Mail have revealed that Erik ten Hag's 'heart is set on a move to Manchester United.'

    The Ajax boss is among the favourites to take over at Old Trafford in the summer, and is already putting in the hours to ensure a smooth transition.

    It is reported that the Dutchman has been having secret English lessons in order to be fluent in the language by the time he arrives in the Premier League.

    Ten Hag has been at Ajax since 2017, and has led the Amsterdam club to two Eredivisie titles.

  • Sam Dymond

    Carlo could be United boss

    Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as the surprise candidate being considered for the Manchester United manager's position, according to a report in The Times.

    The Italian has joined an exclusive shortlist after Old Trafford chiefs discovered his role at the Bernabeu was under threat following an underwhelming first leg defeat at Paris Saint-Germain in the Last 16 of the Champions League.

    While Ancelotti is not among the frontrunners for the job, he will be seriously considered if United fail to land either of Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten Hag.

    The 62-year-old has previously managed in the Premier League with Chelsea and Everton.

  • Chisanga Malata

    Morning Man Utd fans

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has warned that the European Super League ‘will make a COMEBACK.’

    Speaking at the Financial Times Football Business Summit, Neville said: “It will make a comeback. I don’t believe the hierarchy and elite in football that exists are going to go away.

    “They want more money, they want to create more wealth for themselves and they don’t have a great interest in the wider game beyond their own clubs.

    “Tracey Crouch, the Conservative MP, has done a fantastic fan-led review that was part of the Tory manifesto at the last election, it is a great report and it now needs to move through legislation in parliament and if it does then I will finally believe the ESL is dead.

    “Until that point I don’t believe the ESL is dead, I believe it will come back rehashed, reworked and maybe with a cherry on it this time.

    “But the reality of it is I still don’t think it will be accepted because the fans don’t want it.”

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    Meanwhile, Ralf Rangnick will stick with underfire Cristiano Ronaldo for Sunday’s Manchester derby despite his goal drought, according to SunSport’s Neil Custis.
    The United boss is hopeful that a week’s rest will have helped re-energise the footballing veteran who has just one goal from his last ten games.

    Ronaldo, at 37, started his fifth game in 15 days last Saturday as the Red Devils fought out a goalless draw with Watford.

    The veteran frontman missed a host of chances.

    Rangnick, however, explained afterwards that he had few options but to play him.

  • Dylan Terry

    Race for the top four

    The race for the top four in the Premier League is hotting up.

    Manchester United currently occupy the final Champions League place, but Arsenal are just two points behind them with three games in hand.

    It is there for the Gunners to claim. But if they falter then the likes of Man Utd, West Ham and Tottenham could be ready to pounce.

  • Dylan Terry

    McTominay back in training

    Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has been absent from selection for the last two games due to illness.

    But the Red Devils confirmed he returned to training on Tuesday and is set to be in contention for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

    The Scot could be a major boost to Ralf Rangnick's squad ahead of a trip to the champions at the weekend.

  • Dylan Terry

    Guardiola gives Manchester derby update

    Pep Guardiola has given an injury update ahead of his side's clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

    Speaking after the game against Peterborough, he said: "Nathan Ake finished bad in the action when he got the yellow card [in the first half] and Ruben Dias was not feeling good in this leg.

    "That's why, for caution and to be alert, we made the substitutions.

    "It was not planned but Aymeric [Laporte] and John [Stones] were excellent second half.

    "I would say it was a medical decision."

  • Dylan Terry

    Hasbulla rival Rozik meets Ronaldo

    Abdu Rozik's dream of meeting Cristiano Ronaldo became a reality as he met the Manchester United squad.

    Rozik, a singer from Tajikistan, is the fierce rival of Russian blogger and TikTok star Hasbulla, who has a close relationship with UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov.

    Rozik and Hasbulla made the headlines at UFC 267 following a brief brawl at cageside.

    But when he's not trying to get a piece of Hasbulla, Rozik does a lot of travelling.

    And this time he found himself in Manchester, where he met his idol Ronaldo.

    He said on Instagram: "Let's go champ @cristiano dreamt my whole life to meet you bro."

  • Dylan Terry

    Scotland brace for World Cup play-off delay

    Scott McTominay may be forced to wait to find out whether he will be playing at the World Cup with Scotland.

    The Scots are due to host Ukraine at Hampden in their play-off semi on March 24 with the winners travelling to Wales or Austria five days later.

    But with Ukrainian club football on hold as a result of the Russian military invasion Fifa is now likely to rule it would be unfair to ask Oleksandr Petrokov’s team to play a vital match with such scant preparation.

    And with the final two “intercontinental” slots in the 32-team World Cup field not scheduled to be decided until June and the April 1 draw expected to see the unseeded teams split into geographical pot, the Scots and Welsh are not braced for an unplanned delay.

    FA of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney confirmed: “We have spoken to Fifa and Uefa about the play-offs.

    "Scotland are giving Ukraine all the support they can. Will the games go ahead? As it stands they are going ahead. That could change. We are trying to deal with the situation hour by hour and day by day."

  • Dylan Terry

    Wan-Bissaka for sale in summer

    Manchester United will sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer, according to reports.

    TEAMtalk understand that Ralf Rangnick is set to offload the full-back when he moves upstairs at the end of the season.

    The ex-Crystal Palace man has been playing second fiddle to Diogo Dalot since the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.

  • Dylan Terry

    Neville warns of ESL comeback

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville has warned that the European Super League 'will make a COMEBACK.'

    Speaking at the Financial Times Football Business Summit, Neville said: "It will make a comeback I don't believe the hierarchy and elite in football that exists are going to go away.

    "They want more money, they want to create more wealth for themselves and they don't have a great interest in the wider game beyond their own clubs.

    "Tracey Crouch, the Conservative MP, has done a fantastic fan led review that was part of the Tory manifesto at the last election, it is a great report and it now needs to move through legislation in parliament and if it does then I will finally believe the ESL is dead.

    "Until that point I don't believe the ESL is dead, I believe it will come back rehashed, reworked and maybe with a cherry on it this time.

    "But the reality of it is I still don't think it will be accepted because the fans don't want it."

  • Dylan Terry

    Man Utd's next five games

    Manchester United have an incredibly tough set of fixtures coming up.

    Their next four Premier League games are against Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Leicester.

    They also take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

  • Dylan Terry

    Parker backs Elanga to play as striker

    Anthony Elanga is the only winger at Manchester United good enough to play as a striker, says club icon Paul Parker.

    He told bettingexpert: "I think Elanga is the only one you can play as a striker or false nine.

    "It does need a change. I'm trying to think of someone but Elanga out of all the wide players is the one who's done really well.

    "The other two, Sancho and Rashford, just haven't been good enough so far.

    "We've seen already, they haven't got a focal point, they haven't got a centre-forward."

  • Dylan Terry

    Abramovich confirms he is selling Chelsea

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has confirmed he is going to sell the club.

    He has released a statement on the club’s website in the last few minutes.

  • Dylan Terry

    Ronaldo expected to play vs Man City

    Ralf Rangnick will stick with underfire Cristiano Ronaldo for Sunday’s Manchester derby despite his goal drought, according to SunSport's Neil Custis.

    The United boss is hopeful that a week’s rest will have helped re-energise the footballing veteran who has just one goal from his last ten games.

    Ronaldo, at 37, started his fifth game in 15 days last Saturday as the Red Devils fought out a goalless draw with Watford.

    The veteran frontman missed a host of chances.

    Rangnick, however, explained afterwards that he had few options but to play him.

  • Dylan Terry

    Premier League statement

    Their statement read: “The Premier League and our clubs wholeheartedly reject Russia’s actions and will be showing support for the people of Ukraine at all matches this weekend. We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted.

    “A show of solidarity for Ukraine will be visible at all Premier League matches from Saturday 5 to Monday 7 March. This follows the numerous ways in which clubs have already demonstrated their support.

    “The 20 club captains will wear special armbands in Ukrainian colours and fans are encouraged to join players, managers, match officials and club staff in a moment of reflection and solidarity before kick-off at each game.

    “Big screens at stadiums will display ‘Football Stands Together’ against the backdrop of the blue and yellow colours of the Ukrainian flag. These words will also be shown on LED perimeter boards during matches.

    “This message of solidarity will also be visible to fans around the world across Premier League digital channels.

    “Logos and profiles on those platforms will change to represent the colours of the Ukrainian flag, which will also be displayed across match broadcasts both in the UK and overseas.”

  • Dylan Terry

    Prem to support Ukraine amid Russian invasion

    Premier League captains will wear yellow and blue armbands this weekend to show their support to Ukraine.

    Meanwhile the big screens at stadiums will display messages that read ‘Football stands together’ following Russia’s invasion of the country.

    The Premier League have announced plans for this weekend’s matches where they stated they stand in support of Ukraine.

  • Dylan Terry

    More from Sancho

    Jadon Sancho also opened up about just how key recovery is as a footballer.

    When asked about the importance of rest, he replied: "For sure, I feel like that’s very important, especially when you’ve got games back to back.

    "You need your legs and especially when you’re a winger – I need to get up and down the pitch.

    "I definitely need my legs to recover as quickly as possible to go again.

    "It’s definitely important and I’m just trying to be a better version of myself."

  • Dylan Terry

    Sancho learning from Man Utd team-mates

    Jadon Sancho has revealed he is learning a great deal from his new Manchester United team-mates.

    He told the club website: "I’m here with a lot of great players and I’m learning from the best.

    "You’ve got Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane… all these guys have won major trophies and just being in the changing room with them gives you a blessed feeling.

    "I’m definitely learning from them, on and off the pitch, especially in terms of their recovery and how they make themselves better.

    "I’m taking in all the information I can and trying to put it into my game."

  • Dylan Terry

    Ancelotti targeted by Man Utd

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a potential short-term option for Manchester United, according to reports.

    Ancelotti has a close relationship with legendary Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who is often asked for advice from his former club.

    And according to ESPN, should United fail to land Ferguson's first choice managerial target Mauricio Pochettino, Ancelotti has been recommended by the Scotsman as a short-term option.

    The Italian, 62, is currently in charge of LaLiga table toppers Real and could have a fifth league title under his belt come the summer.

    And a manager with a title-winning pedigree is just what Man Utd are looking for.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Super Mario fears no one

    Mario Balotelli has claimed that he was just as good as Lionel Messi and Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo in his prime.

    The 31-year-old has had a glittering career, winning the Champions League and three Serie A titles with Inter Milan.

    In an interview with The Athletic, he said: “I missed some chances to be at that level, but I am 100 per cent sure that my quality is the same level as these people, but I… I missed some chances, you know? It happens.

    “And nowadays, I cannot say I’m as good as Ronaldo, because Ronaldo won how many golden balls (Ballons d’Or)? Five?

    “You cannot compare yourself to Messi and Ronaldo, nobody can.

    “But if we’re talking about only quality, football quality, I have nothing to be jealous of them, to be honest.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    Hornets ace psyches out Ronaldo

    Watford star Samir revealed he psyched Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo out by bringing up the past.

    The Hornets’ January signing marked Ronaldo on Saturday at Old Trafford and kept him quiet as he led Roy Hodgson’s strugglers to a goalless draw.

    Samir told Globo: “I had already faced Cristiano Ronaldo four or five times in Italy, so I already knew him more or less.

    “Yesterday [Saturday] I had the opportunity to see him on the field again, and I had a chat with him: “I’ll have to tag you again, right? I’d tag you in Italy, I’ll have to tag you here.

    “And I was assigned to mark him in the area, in the corners. So I had this little dialogue with him.”

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