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    Man Utd keeper Dean Henderson ‘on verge of Newcastle transfer after travelling to Toon for talks’

    DEAN HENDERSON is reportedly on the verge of swapping Manchester United for Newcastle.The Manchester Evening News claims Henderson travelled to Tyneside on Wednesday for talks over a potential switch this summer.
    Newcastle are in talks to sign Man Utd goalkeeper Dean HendersonCredit: Getty
    A season-long loan deal is the most likely option for the England international, 25.
    But a permanent transfer to Eddie Howe’s side has not been ruled out either.
    Newcastle failed with an attempt to sign Henderson on loan in January, with Martin Dubravka offered in the other direction.
    And they have returned with a fresh offer to finally land the stopper this summer.
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    Henderson played 26 times for United last term.
    But he’s made just three appearances this season, with zero coming in the Premier League.
    And Henderson is eager to get regular minutes under his belt ahead of the World Cup later this year.
    He is currently tied down to United until 2025 after penning a deal less than two years ago.

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    And SunSport understands the Old Trafford club are ready to cover some of Henderson’s mammoth £120,000-a-week wages.
    There is additional interest in the keeper from newly-promoted duo Fulham and Bournemouth.
    But Newcastle have several other options should they miss out on Henderson.
    Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and Arsenal’s Bernd Leno are on Howe’s radar.
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    And the Toon boss is also keeping tabs on West Brom’s Sam Johnstone.
    Regardless of who he signs though, Howe is confident he can land top targets through the loan market.
    Howe said: “We had Matty Targett and that’s an example of how well the market can work.
    “I’m certainly not against it, I love and have used the loan market in the past. It’s about getting the right player and if that means it’s a loan, it’s a loan.
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    “One thing I will say on the loans, it’ll be very similar to the Matty Targett, it’ll be with a view potentially to signing that player.
    “They are the best loans because the player is invested in the club.”  More

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    Antony ‘keen on Man Utd transfer’, Milinkovic-Savic battle, Jurrien Timber talks latest

    AJAX star Antony is reportedly set on a move to Manchester United and ready to snub Newcastle.Meanwhile, the Red Devils face a battle with Real Madrid for the signature of Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
    United are also aiming to strengthen their back-line as they have now begun talks with Ajax full-back, Jurrien Timber according to reports.
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    United’s transfer struggles
    Former Man United star Teddy Sheringham reckons the Red Devils have fallen down the pecking order as a destination for big players.
    Sheringham made the claims whilst discussing United’s interest in Harry Kane.
    The former England striker told Genting Casino: “Manchester United are falling down the pecking order for big players, but having said that, they are still a massive club, they’re still a massive draw.
    “If they do come calling, it’ll be hard to turn them down. Even if they’re not in any European competitions next season, it would still be a very tough thing to say no to Manchester United.”
    Ajax star’s message to Ten Hag
    Ajax star Antony has hinted that he’s willing to follow Erik ten Hag to Man United.
    Antony said to Ten Hag in a video message: “I want to wish you all the best at your new club.
    “I also want to thank you for everything you taught me. I am thankful all the opportunities and learning every day.
    “Know that I will always stand with you if you need me.”
    ‘McClaren will be a good addition’
    Steve McClaren will be a great help to Erik ten Hag at Man United.
    McClaren’s being lined up for a return to United as a coach.
    And Rio Ferdinand reckons McClaren will be able to steer Ten Hag in the right direction.
    He said: “I think he’ll be a good addition. What’s good with ten Hag is that he’s already got a relationship from before.
    “And he will be able to steer him in the right direction.”
    Man City enter Phillips transfer race
    Man City have reportedly entered the transfer race to sign Leeds star Kalvin Phillips – with the ace allegedly set to snub rivals Man United.
    West Ham had a club record £50m bid for Leeds United’s Phillips rejected in the January window but are set to try again this summer.
    And the 26-year-old could be available at a cut price if the Elland Road club drop to the Championship.
    Manchester United and Aston Villa are also both interested in Phillips with Steven Gerrard having had his own bid for the Yorkshire Pirlo knocked back during the winter window.
    Now the Daily Mirror state that City have emerged as contenders for the England international.
    Barca track wonderkid
    Barcelona are planning to make an offer for Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick.
    That’s according to SPORT, who claim Barca hope to buy Endrick when he turns 16 in July and signs a professional contract with the Brazilian outfit.
    He would then remain with Palmeiras until he’s 18, and then join Barca in 2024, the report adds.
    It’s also claimed that Barca plan to table an offer with a fixed sum plus a variable component depending on the youngster’s progression.
    The news will be a blow to Man United who have also been tracking Endrick.
    Man United get transfer boost
    Man United transfer target striker Sasa Kalajdzic is set to leave Stuttgart this summer.
    Stuttgart’s chief Sven Mislintat said to Bild about the attacker: “As things stand, we have to generate another significant transfer surplus in this summer of transfers.
    “So nothing other than the renewed objective of staying in the league is realistic for me. Especially if you take into account the quality of the already determined promoted teams.
    “It would be outstanding if we can keep Sasa as a player and guy in our team. However, in my estimation, this is not very likely.”
    Pogba transfer battle
    PSG and Juventus are locked in a battle to sign Paul Pogba.
    Pogba’s contract with United expires this summer.
    And it had been reported he had agreed terms with Juve.
    But now, the Daily Star claims Pogba’s weighing up offers from the Italian giants and PSG.
    Gakpo speaks on future
    PSV ace Cody Gakpo has revealed he’s open to a transfer if he’s guaranteed regular football amid interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United.
    But with the World Cup looming, Gakpo declared he’s yet to make a decision on his future this summer.
    Gakpo told De Telegraaf: “Anything can happen this summer. I will now calmly compare all the options and see what is best for me. Staying another year is also an option.
    “It would be a shame if I went somewhere where I wouldn’t get a [game] at all and I could miss the World Cup. I’ll keep that in mind.”
    Lingard praises United youngsters
    Jesse Lingard was full of praise for Man United’s young stars who won the FA Youth Cup.
    Lingard told United’s media: “It’s brilliant. I think it’s been a long time coming.
    “With the team that they had, I’m sure they must have had confidence in the way they got through to the final and getting the job done.
    We knew how hard it was when we were playing in the Youth Cup. We had a lot of tough games but we stuck together and played the Man United way.
    “They did that, they stuck to their task and they won the Youth Cup, which is a huge honour.”
    Ten Hag plans Botman swoop
    Man United boss Erik ten Hag is plotting to hijack AC Milan’s deal to sign Sven Botman, reports suggest.
    Milan are reportedly on the verge of sealing a £25 million transfer for the defender.
    But it’s been reported that Ten Hag is planning a last-minute grab to pinch the 22-year-old, Football Insider claim.
    The report states that Botman was one of the names mentioned when Ten Hag met with United director of football John Murtough last week.
    Ten Hag’s strength’s discussed
    Erik ten Hag’s strength lies in working with youngsters as opposed to older players.
    And the Dutchman will thrive at Old Trafford if he sticks with the up and coming stars, Paul Parker thinks.
    He told indiabetting.co.in: “That was his (Erik ten Hag’s) strength for Ajax.”
    “United have always been that way under Sir Alex. That’s the way he was, he was always looking to bring young players in the dressing room and tell us all they are gonna take your place.”
    “In my case, he was a hundred percent right with Gary Neville.”
    Garnacho tipped for super stardom
    Parker also reckons can become a global star at Man United like Eric Cantona and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
    He added to indiabetting.co.in: “(Alejandro) Garnacho will mostly get an opportunity to be training regularly and be filtered in. Maybe that will affect some of the egos of the players that are already there, but the right players.
    “It’s Manchester United, maybe taking a step back, in the sense of not go be going out and buying players commercially, actually trying to make them commercially viable, which is the way it was before.
    “I always look at Ruud van Nistelrooy coming from PSV, no one really knew him. When he left Manchester United everyone in the world knew him. And that’s how Sir Alex Ferguson did it.
    “Eric Cantona became a big name when he came to Manchester United. Yes, he was known at Leeds cause he helped them win the last league championship. But when he came to Manchester United, Manchester United and Sir Alex made him global.
    “And there’s been many a player like that, Andy Cole to a point. Became global when he came to Manchester United. And that’s what Sir Alex did and that’s what the club is about now.”
    Ten Hag’s manager credentials examined
    Erik ten Hag isn’t the right man for the Man United job if he doesn’t give Alejandro Garnacho a shot at first-team football.
    That’s according to Paul Parker who told indiabetting.co.in: “There is an opportunity for him (Alejandro Garnacho) because of the new manager coming in.”
    “The manager coming in will integrate him and other young players because that’s what he does.”
    “It’s an easy thing for him, that’s what he does and if he doesn’t do that, then Manchester United have got the wrong kind of manager.”
    Salford City job shock
    Man United under-23 coach Neil Wood is the shock choice for the Salford City job, ALAN NIXON WRITES.
    The League Two outfit’s Class of 92 owners see Wood as the solution to their problem after failing to land Michael Appleton.
    Wood has been working at United for the last three years after spending most of his playing career there as a squad understudy.
    The former midfielder has cut his teeth with the youngsters at Old Trafford and will now move up to senior level.
    The links between Salford owners Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes and their old club is strong and this could help sign players from United.
    Ten Hag plans Ajax raid
    Lisandro Martinez is the latest Ajax star tipped to make the move to Manchester United along with Erik ten Hag.
    The Argentina centre-half has been added to incoming Red Devils boss Ten Hag’s wish list, according to The Telegraph.
    The 24-year-old moved from Argentina club football to join the Dutch giants in 2019 and has helped win two Eredivisie titles.
    The Telegraph article points out Martinez is adept at playing out from the back and suited to Ten Hag’s ‘one-v-one defensive tactic’.
    The six-cap star has three seasons left on his Ajax deal and is valued at about £25million.
    De Jong given career advice
    Frenkie de Jong has been urged to snub Man United and remain with Barcelona by Steve McManaman.
    The ex-Liverpool star told HorseRacing.net: “For him to go to Manchester United then I think they’d have to pay him more than he’s earning at Barcelona.
    “Which I think will be a really hard thing to do considering that he went to Barcelona for a huge amount of money.
    “You’d rather stay at Barcelona in the Champions League with Xavi trying to change things around.
    “Players like [Andreas] Christensen and [Robert] Lewandowski potentially coming in makes that a more exciting challenge in my opinion.”
    Betting suspended on Wood appointment
    Manchester United’s U23 coach Neil Wood is set to take his first steps into senior management by being appointed boss of League Two Salford City.
    The 39-year-old was a 9/2 shot for the job overnight, but firm Paddy Power have suspended betting this afternoon after a string of wagers were placed on the former Blackpool and Oldham player.
    The position is vacant after Salford parted company with Gary Bowyer at the end of the season after the club failed to make the play-offs.
    The Ammies are owned by United’s ‘Class of 92′ that include the Neville brothers, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham.
    United in battle for Sergej
    Manchester United are preparing for a three-way fight with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
    The Lazio star has been linked with Old Trafford for several months, but The Mail are reporting that the Red Devils are now ready to make a move for the midfielder.
    However, United’s hopes of landing the Serbian have been hampered by the calibre of the other clubs in for him – especially considering Milinkovic-Savic’s main reason for wanting to leave the Stadio Olimpico is Lazo’s failure to reach the Champions League.
    The 27-year-old capped another impressive season in the Italian capital with an injury time equaliser at Juventus on Monday.
    Credit: @WhoScored Twitter
    Kante would improve United midfield
    N’Golo Kante is guaranteed to improve the Manchester United midfield if the Red Devils are able to tempt the 31-year-old to Old Trafford this summer.
    United have been heavily linked with the Frenchman over the past few days, and Paul Parker believes the deal would be a no-brainer should it present itself.
    The former England international believes that Kante could fulfil the role that current United midfielders struggle with.
    In conversation with indiabetting.co.in, Parker said of Kante: “He will improve Manchester United’s midfield a hundred per cent because he can go and get the ball off of players without always fouling them.
    “He doesn’t go around looking to hurt people and when he does get the ball, he keeps the ball.”
    Timber transfer will cost £30m
    Manchester United will have to pay £30million to bring Jurrien Timber to Old Trafford this summer.
    That’s the understanding of transfers journalist Ekrem Konur, who understands that Ajax have set an asking price of €35m – approximately £30m – for the 20-year-old.
    Incoming United boss Erik ten Hag has hinted that he would love to bring Timber with him from Amsterdam, but admitted that many of Europe’s top club will be monitoring the Dutch international’s movements.
    Timber mainly operates as a centre-back, but has also filled in admirably at right-back when required this season.

    Mourinho wants another Matic reunion
    Jose Mourinho wants to link up with Nemanja Matic for a third time by bringing the midfielder to Roma, according to reports in Italy.
    Mourinho, who previously managed the Serbian at both Chelsea and Manchester United, has made no secret of his admiration for Matic.
    The 33-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, and looks nailed on for a move to the Italian capital on a free.
    Henderson relishing loan move away
    Dean Henderson is nearing an Old Trafford exit – but only temporarily, according to The Telegraph.
    The 25-year-old goalkeeper had been expected to leave Manchester United the summer after failing to wrestle the number one spot from David de Gea.
    Newcastle United have been heavily linked with the stopper, but even the oil-rich Magpies have baulked at the Red Devils’ £40million asking price.
    Henderson has three years remaining on his £110,000-per-week deal at Old Trafford, but is not keen on spending another season on the substitutes’ bench.
    United could do the Botman
    Manchester United are considering a summer swoop for centre-back Sven Botman, according to the Football Insider.
    The Lille defender has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan, but reports now suggest that the Red Devils could beat the Italian giants to the 22-year-old.
    Erik ten Hag has already begun discussing transfer targets with United officials, and has reportedly made a left-sided centre-half a priority.
    Botman has earned many plaudits during his two seasons at Stade Pierre Mauroy, and was heavily linked with both Newcastle and Tottenham during the January transfer window.
    The Dutch U21 international has three years remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit.

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    Erik ten Hag will “work remotely” this week after moving to Manchester on Monday.
    The Dutchman is already in town just days after leading Ajax to title glory.
    But Ten Hag will stay away from Carrington and Old Trafford until Ralf Rangnick has taken charge of United’s final game against Crystal Palace.
    The Manchester Evening News adds Ten Hag does not want to “distract” players as they look to secure a Europa League finish.
    Meanwhile, Dutch legend Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech for Man United.
    Ziyech and Ten Hag worked together at Ajax, with the Moroccan a key player in his XI.
    And with the playmaker struggling for minutes at Chelsea, Van Basten believes a reunion should be on the cards.
    He said: “What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik.”
    Elsewhere, Juventus deny they held talks with Man Utd star Paul Pogba over a free transfer.
    Chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene said: “Pogba is a United player, respect first of all goes to him and his team.
    “His agents are the same as [Moise] Kean and [Luca] Pellegrini, it is normal to meet them. The subject today was not Pogba.
    “If we wanted to talk to Pogba we must talk to United first, it’s a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs.”
    Finally, Man United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt.
    United have been linked with a summer move for the Juventus defender.
    But the centre-back has reportedly penned a new deal with the Serie A giants until 2026, according to Diario Sport.
    Ronaldo joins Chesire gym
    Cristiano Ronaldo has stunned local residents by reportedly joining a plush £255-a-week gym in Cheshire.
    The Manchester United star has signed up for the exclusive Cpase health club in Knutsford.
    He has been spotted there by surprised members a number of times over the last week alongside long-term partner Georgina Rodriguez, according to the Telegraph.
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    ‘I will always stand with you’ – Man Utd transfer target Antony sends message to former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag

    MANCHESTER UNITED transfer target Antony promised to “always stand” with his Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.The Dutch manager has taken charge of his final match with the Amsterdam giants.
    Antony has thrown himself in the shop window for Erik ten HagCredit: Getty
    The Dutch manager takes over as Manchester United boss this summerCredit: Getty
    He started preparations with United this week before officially taking over from Ralf Rangnick after the end of the season.
    And part of his mammoth task will be to oversee the transfer window.
    Plenty of Ajax stars past and present are being linked with the Red Devils – such as Lisandro Martinez and Frenkie de Jong.
    But as revealed by SunSport, winger Antony could be top of the wishlist.
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    And the £50million-rated Brazil international vowed to stick by Ten Hag if he calls him to Manchester.
    In a farewell video message for the departing boss, Antony – who is reportedly keen to test himself in England – said: “I want to wish you all the best at your new club.
    “I also want to thank you for everything you taught me.
    “I am thankful all the opportunities and learning every day.
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    “Know that I will always stand with you if you need me.”
    Ten Hag brought Antony to Ajax in 2020 and the forward, 22, has racked up 22 goals and 20 assists in his 79 appearances as well as two Eredivisie titles.
    However, the new United gaffer may face competition from rivals Liverpool for his star’s signature.
    Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with Antony in recent months.
    Ajax defender Daley Blind admitted his side have a tough task keeping hold of their top players.
    The former United man said: “I don’t think Ajax will let players go that easily. You have to have a team next year that will compete again in the Champions League and for the title.
    “If the main price is paid for Sebastien Haller or Antony, then Ajax will accept it, but I don’t think Ajax wants to sell many players. I hope most of them just stay.” More

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    David Beckham’s little-known link to Nottingham Forest hero Brennan Johnson with Man Utd legend following his career

    BRENNAN JOHNSON got the Wembley seal of approval from Golden Balls himself.The Nottingham Forest forward, 20, starred once again by scoring his 19th goal of the season in the play-off semi-final penalty shootout triumph over Sheffield United.
    Brennan Johnson found the net yet again as Nottingham Forest reached the Championship play-off finalCredit: PA
    David Beckham enjoyed what he saw from the Welsh internationalCredit: Splash
    Brice Samba was the hero in the 3-2 pens victory but Johnson also showed his nerve by slotting home a spot-kick as Forest reached the May 29 final with Huddersfield for a place in the Premier League.
    Johnson was beaming with delight afterwards.
    His Instagram post ‘Off to Wembley with my family’ – accompanied by a pic of the Welshman sitting between team-mates Djed Spence and Alex Mighten – was liked by David Beckham.
    Johnson’s dad David, who was at the City Ground on Tuesday night, is a close pal of Beckham having both come through the Manchester United youth ranks as members of the Class of ’92.
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    Dragons captain Gareth Bale will also miss out due to his club commitments with Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League final versus Liverpool in Paris on May 28.
    Wales’ non-Premier League players start their preparations in Cardiff on Thursday with Robert Page’s side expected to travel to Portugal next Monday for a week-long warm-weather camp.
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    Man Utd ‘in battle’ for Milinkovic-Savic whilst being ‘in talks’ for Ajax’s Jurrien Timber, Antony’s transfer VERDICT

    MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly in battled for the signature of Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.The Serbian forward has been linked with the Red Devils for several months, but he has now popped up on the radar for Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
    United are also aiming to strengthen their back-line as they have now begun talks with Ajax full-back, Jurrien Timber according to reports.
    Another integral part of the Ajax team in Antony could also be on his way to Old Trafford and reports suggest that he prefers a move to either Man United or Liverpool this summer.
    And both of those incomings would bode well as the man who managed them last season – Erik Ten Hag, has arrived in Manchester to start his new role.
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    Garnacho tipped for super stardom
    Parker also reckons can become a global star at Man United like Eric Cantona and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
    He added to indiabetting.co.in: “(Alejandro) Garnacho will mostly get an opportunity to be training regularly and be filtered in. Maybe that will affect some of the egos of the players that are already there, but the right players.
    “It’s Manchester United, maybe taking a step back, in the sense of not go be going out and buying players commercially, actually trying to make them commercially viable, which is the way it was before.
    “I always look at Ruud van Nistelrooy coming from PSV, no one really knew him. When he left Manchester United everyone in the world knew him. And that’s how Sir Alex Ferguson did it.
    “Eric Cantona became a big name when he came to Manchester United. Yes, he was known at Leeds cause he helped them win the last league championship. But when he came to Manchester United, Manchester United and Sir Alex made him global.
    “And there’s been many a player like that, Andy Cole to a point. Became global when he came to Manchester United. And that’s what Sir Alex did and that’s what the club is about now.”
    Ten Hag’s manager credentials examined
    Erik ten Hag isn’t the right man for the Man United job if he doesn’t give Alejandro Garnacho a shot at first-team football.
    That’s according to Paul Parker who told indiabetting.co.in: “There is an opportunity for him (Alejandro Garnacho) because of the new manager coming in.”
    “The manager coming in will integrate him and other young players because that’s what he does.”
    “It’s an easy thing for him, that’s what he does and if he doesn’t do that, then Manchester United have got the wrong kind of manager.”
    Salford City job shock
    Man United under-23 coach Neil Wood is the shock choice for the Salford City job, ALAN NIXON WRITES.
    The League Two outfit’s Class of 92 owners see Wood as the solution to their problem after failing to land Michael Appleton.
    Wood has been working at United for the last three years after spending most of his playing career there as a squad understudy.
    The former midfielder has cut his teeth with the youngsters at Old Trafford and will now move up to senior level.
    The links between Salford owners Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes and their old club is strong and this could help sign players from United.
    Ten Hag plans Ajax raid
    Lisandro Martinez is the latest Ajax star tipped to make the move to Manchester United along with Erik ten Hag.
    The Argentina centre-half has been added to incoming Red Devils boss Ten Hag’s wish list, according to The Telegraph.
    The 24-year-old moved from Argentina club football to join the Dutch giants in 2019 and has helped win two Eredivisie titles.
    The Telegraph article points out Martinez is adept at playing out from the back and suited to Ten Hag’s ‘one-v-one defensive tactic’.
    The six-cap star has three seasons left on his Ajax deal and is valued at about £25million.
    De Jong given career advice
    Frenkie de Jong has been urged to snub Man United and remain with Barcelona by Steve McManaman.
    The ex-Liverpool star told HorseRacing.net: “For him to go to Manchester United then I think they’d have to pay him more than he’s earning at Barcelona.
    “Which I think will be a really hard thing to do considering that he went to Barcelona for a huge amount of money.
    “You’d rather stay at Barcelona in the Champions League with Xavi trying to change things around.
    “Players like [Andreas] Christensen and [Robert] Lewandowski potentially coming in makes that a more exciting challenge in my opinion.”
    Betting suspended on Wood appointment
    Manchester United’s U23 coach Neil Wood is set to take his first steps into senior management by being appointed boss of League Two Salford City.
    The 39-year-old was a 9/2 shot for the job overnight, but firm Paddy Power have suspended betting this afternoon after a string of wagers were placed on the former Blackpool and Oldham player.
    The position is vacant after Salford parted company with Gary Bowyer at the end of the season after the club failed to make the play-offs.
    The Ammies are owned by United’s ‘Class of 92′ that include the Neville brothers, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham.
    United in battle for Sergej
    Manchester United are preparing for a three-way fight with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
    The Lazio star has been linked with Old Trafford for several months, but The Mail are reporting that the Red Devils are now ready to make a move for the midfielder.
    However, United’s hopes of landing the Serbian have been hampered by the calibre of the other clubs in for him – especially considering Milinkovic-Savic’s main reason for wanting to leave the Stadio Olimpico is Lazo’s failure to reach the Champions League.
    The 27-year-old capped another impressive season in the Italian capital with an injury time equaliser at Juventus on Monday.
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    Kante would improve United midfield
    N’Golo Kante is guaranteed to improve the Manchester United midfield if the Red Devils are able to tempt the 31-year-old to Old Trafford this summer.
    United have been heavily linked with the Frenchman over the past few days, and Paul Parker believes the deal would be a no-brainer should it present itself.
    The former England international believes that Kante could fulfil the role that current United midfielders struggle with.
    In conversation with indiabetting.co.in, Parker said of Kante: “He will improve Manchester United’s midfield a hundred per cent because he can go and get the ball off of players without always fouling them.
    “He doesn’t go around looking to hurt people and when he does get the ball, he keeps the ball.”
    Timber transfer will cost £30m
    Manchester United will have to pay £30million to bring Jurrien Timber to Old Trafford this summer.
    That’s the understanding of transfers journalist Ekrem Konur, who understands that Ajax have set an asking price of €35m – approximately £30m – for the 20-year-old.
    Incoming United boss Erik ten Hag has hinted that he would love to bring Timber with him from Amsterdam, but admitted that many of Europe’s top club will be monitoring the Dutch international’s movements.
    Timber mainly operates as a centre-back, but has also filled in admirably at right-back when required this season.

    Mourinho wants another Matic reunion
    Jose Mourinho wants to link up with Nemanja Matic for a third time by bringing the midfielder to Roma, according to reports in Italy.
    Mourinho, who previously managed the Serbian at both Chelsea and Manchester United, has made no secret of his admiration for Matic.
    The 33-year-old is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer, and looks nailed on for a move to the Italian capital on a free.
    Henderson relishing loan move away
    Dean Henderson is nearing an Old Trafford exit – but only temporarily, according to The Telegraph.
    The 25-year-old goalkeeper had been expected to leave Manchester United the summer after failing to wrestle the number one spot from David de Gea.
    Newcastle United have been heavily linked with the stopper, but even the oil-rich Magpies have baulked at the Red Devils’ £40million asking price.
    Henderson has three years remaining on his £110,000-per-week deal at Old Trafford, but is not keen on spending another season on the substitutes’ bench.
    United could do the Botman
    Manchester United are considering a summer swoop for centre-back Sven Botman, according to the Football Insider.
    The Lille defender has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan, but reports now suggest that the Red Devils could beat the Italian giants to the 22-year-old.
    Erik ten Hag has already begun discussing transfer targets with United officials, and has reportedly made a left-sided centre-half a priority.
    Botman has earned many plaudits during his two seasons at Stade Pierre Mauroy, and was heavily linked with both Newcastle and Tottenham during the January transfer window.
    The Dutch U21 international has three years remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit.

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    Erik ten Hag will “work remotely” this week after moving to Manchester on Monday.
    The Dutchman is already in town just days after leading Ajax to title glory.
    But Ten Hag will stay away from Carrington and Old Trafford until Ralf Rangnick has taken charge of United’s final game against Crystal Palace.
    The Manchester Evening News adds Ten Hag does not want to “distract” players as they look to secure a Europa League finish.
    Meanwhile, Dutch legend Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech for Man United.
    Ziyech and Ten Hag worked together at Ajax, with the Moroccan a key player in his XI.
    And with the playmaker struggling for minutes at Chelsea, Van Basten believes a reunion should be on the cards.
    He said: “What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik.”
    Elsewhere, Juventus deny they held talks with Man Utd star Paul Pogba over a free transfer.
    Chief executive Maurizio Arrivabene said: “Pogba is a United player, respect first of all goes to him and his team.
    “His agents are the same as [Moise] Kean and [Luca] Pellegrini, it is normal to meet them. The subject today was not Pogba.
    “If we wanted to talk to Pogba we must talk to United first, it’s a gentleman’s agreement between the clubs.”
    Finally, Man United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt.
    United have been linked with a summer move for the Juventus defender.
    But the centre-back has reportedly penned a new deal with the Serie A giants until 2026, according to Diario Sport.
    Ronaldo joins Chesire gym
    Cristiano Ronaldo has stunned local residents by reportedly joining a plush £255-a-week gym in Cheshire.
    The Manchester United star has signed up for the exclusive Cpase health club in Knutsford.
    He has been spotted there by surprised members a number of times over the last week alongside long-term partner Georgina Rodriguez, according to the Telegraph.
    Ferdinand slams Man United
    Rio Ferdinand has slammed Man United for how they say goodbye to long-serving players.
    Ferdinand said on his podcast: “I think United are one of the worst at doing it.
    “You see clubs abroad when players who have given big chunks of their career, been successful to the clubs, the send-offs they get are phenomenal and rightly so.
    “United don’t really treat it with the kind of importance you see at other clubs. I’m not saying you deserve it but sometimes when you feel you’ve given a lot of yourself to a football club, it’s a nice way to go.”
    Ferdinand’s views come after Jesse Lingard revealed his upset over not being given a proper send-off at Old Trafford.
    Man United transfer boost
    Man United transfer target Nikola Milenkovic isn’t good enough to play for Juventus who are also interested in the defender.
    That’s the view of Italy defender Pietro Vierchowod who formed his verdict after watching Milenkovic’s performance for Fiorentina against Sampdoria.
    “I have to say I was watching Sampdoria-Fiorentina yesterday and I don’t believe Milenkovic is good enough for Juventus.
    “Obviously, this is just my personal opinion. He conceded four goals against a side that is already safe and with such basic errors, that’s just not possible.
    “The Serbian has a good physique, but if I was the Bianconeri, I wouldn’t go for him.”
    De Jong transfer possiblilty
    Barcelona president Joan Laporta has refused to rule out a transfer exit for Frenkie De Jong.
    The Barca chief will instead let club boss Xavi make the final decision on De Jong’s whereabouts next season.
    He said: “We will do what is best for the club. If the economic levers that we want to activate come off, no player will leave for economic reasons.
    “I insist. Let the sports management work. There are players who are quoted to have received offers.
    In the sports area, Xavi and Mateu Alemany rule and he ends up deciding the club’s sports management.
    “I will follow what the professionals of the club say.”
    Pogba ‘agrees’ Juventus move
    Paul Pogba has agreed to join Juventus – but only in principle.
    That’s according to journalist Jacque Talbot who claims Pogba has a deal in principle with Juve.
    Although the report claims PSG are hoping to impede on the deal by offering Pogba a more lucrative contract.
    Player of the Year list thoughts
    Rio Ferdinand thinks Cristiano Ronaldo should be on the Player of the Year list ahead of Bukayo Saka.
    Speaking on the list. Ferdinand fumed: “Saka’s in the Player of the Year nominees?.
    “I wouldn’t have had Saka in there yet, as well as he’s done.
    “I wouldn’t have had him over Ronaldo, no, not this season. Ronaldo should be in ahead of three of four of those guys in there.
    “‘He probably doesn’t win it but in terms of nominees, it’s laughable. He’ll take it as a disrespect but these are the things that fuel him, he’ll be thinking, ‘how dare you?’”
    Anthony Martial’s Sevilla woes
    Man United outcast Anthony Martial has not had the best of times during his loan spell in Sevilla, suffering a fresh injury blow ahead of the season finale next weekend.
    Martial, who joined the Spaniards on loan from Manchester United in January, has struggled for form and playing time, even being the subject of jeers from his own fans.
    Having made 12 appearances for the team this season, including nine in La Liga, many might have expected a fresh start to reignite the Frenchman’s stuttering career.
    However, just one goal and assist has failed to showcase the type of form he would want to display to either convince Erik ten Hag to give him more minutes at Man United or for a transfer bid to come in.
    A fresh injury blow he sustained during a 23 minute cameo against RCD Mallorca kept him out of action as Sevilla drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid and is set to also see the same occur for the season finale.
    This inability to remain fit for games has been a big detriment to the Spanish side who have relinquished their spot of second in the La Liga table to drop down to fourth.
    Ligts out for United
    Man United have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt.
    United have been linked with a summer move for the Juventus defender.
    But the centre-back has reportedly penned a new deal with the Serie A giants until 2026, according to Diario Sport.
    Ferdinand on Steve McClaren
    Steve McClaren’s management record is irrelevant to the coaching role he will take reportedly take on at Man United, according to Rio Ferdinand.
    Ferdinand said on his podcast: “I don’t think that is relevant to what his role is going to be.
    “He’s coming in as a coach, a shoulder to lean on, and somebody who can give advice at the right times.
    “In terms of judging him from his management in previous years, I think it is probably irrelevant.
    What you do get with Steve McClaren is somebody who is a football man who loves the game, who is so enthusiastic and meticulous.
    “He also cares about the details, not just from a football point of view but also mentally, and he understands what it takes at Manchester United to win.”
    Man United missed Cancelo opportunity
    Gary Neville has revealed he urged Man United to sign Joao Cancelo before Man City snapped him up.
    Neville made the claim when speaking to Jamie Carragher on Instagram live as the pair praised the full-back.
    Neville, who gave United the heads up when he was managing Cancelo at Valencia, said: “He’s unbelievable, he’s brilliant.
    “I think Cancelo is a brilliant full-back. I never had any doubts when I was at Valencia for those four months that he was going to be a top player.
    “I literally told United about him. I said, ‘Honestly this boy is someone special you’ve got to look at getting him.'”
    Argentine wonderkid sparks transfer war
    Enzo Fernandez is set to become the subject of a three-way transfer tussle between three of European football’s elite clubs, according to reports.
    The 21-year-old River Plate star is being targeted by Manchester City, Manchester United and Champions League finalists Real Madrid.
    According to Clarin, the star is irreplaceable for Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate side, but with a release clause of just £17million the situation could be taken out of their hands.
    All three clubs have had success shopping in the South American markets, with Man City already securing the services of the 2021 Americas player of the year Julian Alvarez – also from River.
    Liverpool linked with Kante
    Liverpool have been urged to sign Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante by Rio Ferdinand.
    Ferdinand said when speaking on Liverpool’s needs: “That’s where they need a Kante.
    “A fit Kante and he’s given the license to get on and jump out of a defensive block, he’s the one player who could cause them problems.”
    Man United have also been linked with Kante in recent weeks.
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    Man Utd wonderkid Louis Jackson, 16, starred in FA Youth Cup win and is being mentored by legend Darren Fletcher

    MANCHESTER UNITED have always had a rich affiliation with Scotland.Think Sir Alex Ferguson, Denis Law, Alan Brazil, Brian McClair, and most recently Scot McTominay who have all left their mark at Old Trafford.
    Louis Jackson is a highly-rated centre back at Man UtdCredit: Getty
    Jackson lifts the FA Youth Cup after starring in the final in front of 70,000 fansCredit: Getty
    And in front of 70,000 fans at the Theatre of Dreams last week, it was Louis Jackson, 16, who stood out in the FA Youth Cup final win over Nottingham Forest.
    The Scotland U17 international showed composure on the ball, as well as a calming presence in the backline.
    An avid United fan growing up, Jackson is set to have a bright future in the game.
    Earlier this season, he became their youngest ever youth player when he played for the Under 23s at the age of 15.
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    He’s got by with a little help from his friends too, in the shape of mentor and United’s technical director Darren Fletcher.
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    But before he went out to join the squad in Israel, it was former midfielder Fletcher who had a word in the young lad’s ear.
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     “Darren Fletcher has been a big help for me. He’s a really nice guy and he makes a point of always talking to me,” he said.
    “He’s always asking me if there is anything I need or any help he can give me.
    “Just before I left to come out to Israel with Scotland he pulled me aside and had a quick chat and wished me all the best. He said he would be watching us.
    “He had an amazing career with Manchester United and with Scotland. Any advice he can give me is a big help. He’s a man I look up to and he’s a great role model for the younger players like me.”
    Victorious night
    Jackson’s confidence in the Scotland squad will be sky-high after he helped United’s U16 beat Forest in the FA Youth Cup final – with the club recording their first win in the competition since 2011.
    Jackson’s ability on the ball and anticipation stand outCredit: Getty
    Scotland U17 international Jackson will be appeared for his country in the U17 EurosCredit: Kenny Ramsay
    Speaking about the occasion, the defender revealed he was blown away by the record-breaking crowd – an amazing 67,492 cheered the home team on to victory.
    Jackson said: “The Youth Cup win was a magical night. It was massive for the whole of the Manchester United Academy and I can’t thank the fans enough for the support they gave us.
    “It’s hard to put to words how incredible it was. For me, it was the stuff of dreams.
    “To play in front of 70,000 shows just how big the Academy is at the club.”
    Impress the new boss
    Now, Jackson will be hoping to impress new manager Erik ten Hag, who left Ajax’s title celebrations behind to fly Manchester and bed in to his new job.
    Future star Jackson is hoping to impress new manager Erik ten HagCredit: Getty
    The youngsters knows he’s at a club that is prepared to give youth a chance.
    “It’s in the Manchester United DNA for kids to come through here,” he said.
    “I’m a lifelong Manchester United fan. I’ve had a season ticket since I was five years old and walking out to a crowd like that was just incredible. It shows how much the Academy means to the club.
    “I made my debut for the Under 23s when I was 15 last pre-season. These experiences are just so good for your career.
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    NEW Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has been urged to reunite with Hakim Ziyech by Holland legend Marco van Basten.Ten Hag worked with the now Chelsea winger at Ajax for just under three years between 2017 and 2020.
    Ziyech has won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup with ChelseaCredit: GETTY
    Ziyech played under Ten Hag for nearly three years at AjaxCredit: GETTY
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    That’s a significantly low return to what he had in Holland across Ajax, Twente and Heerenveen.
    Ziyech managed an astonishing 218 goal contributions in 287 games.
    And in order to return to playing his best football Dutch legend Van Basten has suggested Ten Hag brings Ziyech to Man Utd.
    Speaking during Ziggo Sport’s ‘Rondo’ show on Monday, which featured Ten Hag as a guest, Van Basten said: “What comes to my mind now is that I think Ziyech who already plays in England could be a very good footballer at Manchester United for Erik.”

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    Ten Hag refused to be drawn into transfer speculation, saying: “Of course this was already the case at Ajax.
    “You take that in and then you have to continue to work well with the dressing room and with people within the club.
    “You have to analyse well and make the right choices.”
    Ten Hag has also revealed that he has already started work at Man Utd despite JUST finishing the campaign with Ajax.
    The Dutchman is keep to get off to a flying start.
    He continued: “I have started working today.
    “I already did the first things with Manchester United today. Tomorrow I will continue with that.
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    “I will stay here. I will meet people from Manchester here.
    “I will organise the staff, make the schedule for next season, and prepare the squad for next season.” More