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    Paul Pogba pays tribute to former Juventus team-mates Chiellini and Dybala as Man Utd ace linked with return to Italians

    MANCHESTER UNITED star Paul Pogba paid tribute to former Juventus team-mates Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala.Chiellini and Dybala are set to leave Juve in June as they bade farewell to the fans on Monday in Turin during the Italian giants’ last home match of the season against Lazio.
    Manchester United star Paul Pogba used to play with Giorgio Chiellini at JuventusCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
    Paul Pogba paid tribute to departing Juventus stars Paulo Dybala and Giorgio ChielliniCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
    Pogba spent four years with the Bianconeri before his record move to United in 2016 and played alongside both players.
    The star midfielder took to Instagram where he shared some touching words for both players amid rumours suggesting he will return to Juventus in the summer.
    Pogba said about Chiellini: “What a fantastic career.
    “Feel privileged to have shared the pitch with you, a phenomenal player and an even better person.”
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    Pogba then said about Dybala: “Hermano [brother], you’re a top player and a top man!
    “It’s great to have you as a friend and to have shared moments with you at [Juventus]. Hope to see you soon!”
    Chiellini got a standing ovation from the Juventus crowd when he was substituted in the first half and was applauded by his team-mates as well as Lazio players.
    Dybala, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, was also overcome by emotions after the final whistle.
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    The forward’s team-mates allowed him a moment to say goodbye to the fans, standing back in a line as he walked towards and gestured at one of the stands.
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    Outgoing Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick insists he will continue with consultancy role despite Austria national job

    RALF RANGNICK is determined to make the most out of the consultancy role he has agreed to take up at Manchester United once the season is over.Rangnick joined United in November as interim manager in a deal that will see him being promoted as a consultant for the club in June.
    Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is determined to focus on his next roleCredit: Getty
    Ralf Rangnick is set to work as a consultant for Manchester United and new Austria bossCredit: AFP
    The German tactician was later announced as the next Austria manager, which raised questions as to how he will be able to juggle his next managerial job when he moves upstairs at Old Trafford.
    According to The Times, however, the 63-year-old is committed to his upcoming duties and wants his position at the club to be “meaningful”.
    Rangnick is already in contact with incoming manager Erik ten Hag via Lars Kornetka, who is a mutual friend.
    Kornetka will be the German’s No2 at Austria after assisting him during his time as head of sports development at Lokomotiv Moscow.
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    The German assistant is a friend of Ten Hag’s and worked with him at Bayern Munich as part of then manager Pep Guardiola’s staff.
    Rangnick wishes to speak to the outgoing Ajax boss after United’s final game at Crystal Palace on Sunday, which will put an end to the club’s worst ever Premier League campaign.
    The former RB Leipzig head coach is expected to offer his successor a detailed assessment of the squad and suggest ways it could be improved.
    Rangnick’s determination to combine both roles may help calm United fans, who were left furious and perplexed after learning he is the new Austria boss.
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    Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was also left baffled by the new arrangement.
    Carragher has insisted that Rangnick shouldn’t be working part-time for United, who are set for a major overhaul after a disastrous campaign. More

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    Jesse Lingard ‘set for Serie A transfer with four giants keen’ but Man Utd star ‘wants Premier League stay’

    MANCHESTER UNITED ace Jesse Lingard has been linked with four Serie A giants ahead of the summer transfer window, reports suggest.However, Lingard, who is set to leave United in June when his contract expires, prefers to stay in the Premier League.
    Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard has been linked with four Serie A giantsCredit: Getty
    That is according to Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, who reports that AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma are keeping tabs on the versatile midfielder.
    The England international would rather stay in the Prem but a move to Italy appears likelier.
    Galetti tweeted: “Despite his preference to stay in the #EPL, it looks like Jessie [sic] #Lingard’s next destination may be really Italy.
    “[AC Milan] and [Juventus] – but also [Inter Milan] and [ASRoma] – are interested in the player.”
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    Lingard has been left frustrated with the lack of opportunities at Old Trafford and is set to leave at the end of the season.
    The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Newcastle but he reportedly scared them off with his financial demands.
    It has been claimed that the United ace wants in excess of £150,000-a-week at his next club.
    The Magpies, who are in no way strapped for cash after their Saudi-led takeover, fear that would break their wage structure with Bruno Guimaraes currently their highest paid player on £120,000-a-week.
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    West Ham could also try and bring the United academy graduate back to London Stadium, where he remains popular after last season’s successful spell.
    Lingard will leave the Red Devils after a total of 35 goals and 21 assists in 232 appearances across all competitions. More

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    Where Man Utd team from 2011 FA Youth Cup final are now including Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison

    MANCHESTER UNITED return to the FA Youth Cup Final for the first time since 2011 on Wednesday.United’s Under-18s will take on Nottingham Forest, who are coached by former Red Devils reserve team and academy coach Warren Joyce, at Old Trafford.
    Manchester United last won the FA Youth Cup with the following team
    Manchester United won the FA Youth Cup in 2011 when they beat Sheffield UnitedCredit: Getty
    Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard played for Manchester United’s Under-18sCredit: Getty
    The Manchester giants are the most successful team in the competition’s history having won the trophy a total of 10 times.
    But United haven’t been in the final for 11 years since defeating Sheffield United with the likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Sam Johnstone and Ravel Morrison in their starting line-up.
    But where are all the young aces who started for the Red Devils that day? SunSport takes a look:
    GK: Sam Johnstone
    Johnstone underwent a series of loan stints with David de Gea sealing the No1 spot between the senior squad’s sticks.
    The Englishman ultimately joined West Brom in 2018 where he has been established as the starting keeper and has been linked with a return to United in the summer.
    However, Tottenham pose as a likelier destination as they are planning to have him succeed Hugo Lloris in goal.
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    RB: Michael Keane
    Keane was sent out on loan to Leicester, Derby, Blackburn and Burnley, whom he joined on a permanent basis in 2015.
    After a series of impressive performances in the Premier League with the Clarets, Keane was signed by Everton in 2017 where he has been established as a key member in defence.
    CB: Michele Fornasier
    Fornasier didn’t manage to break into the first team and was offloaded to Sampdoria in 2013.
    He then played for Pescara, Venezia on loan, Parma, Trapani on loan and Cremonese.
    The defender now features for Monopoli in the Italian third division.
    CB: Tom Thorpe
    Thorpe captained United during the FA Youth Cup Final against Sheffield United and earned a lot of admiration as a youngster in the academy.
    he was handed his senior debut in 2014 by Louis van Gaal but left Old Trafford a year later for Rotherham, following a short loan spell at Birmingham.
    After two more loan spells at Bradford and Bolton, the once-promising talent joined Indian side Atletico de Kolkata whom he left in 2018 and sources now claim the 29-year-old is done with football altogether.
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    LB: Sean McGinty
    McGinty never managed to make his senior debut for United and was sent out on loan to Morecambe, Oxford United, Carlisle and Tranmere.
    That is until he joined Sheffield United, the team the Red Devils youngsters beat in the FA Youth Cup Final 11 years ago, on a permanent basis in 2013.
    McGinty then joined a raft of different teams across the UK and is currently in Ayr United’s books, his 14th club
    CM: Paul Pogba
    Pogba is by far the most successful member of that team.
    The Frenchman’s exit from United in 2012 is considered as one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s few mistakes while in charge of the Red Devils as he went on to enjoy a stunning four-year stint in Turin.
    However, the midfielder returned in 2016 for a club-record £89million and never managed to live up to expectations – he is now set to leave in June when his contract runs out.
    CM: Ryan Tunnicliffe
    Tunnicliffe also didn’t manage to play for the senior team and was offloaded to Fulham in 2014 after loan stints at Peterborough, Barnsley and Ipswich.
    After another three loan stints while playing with the Cottagers, Tunnicliffe moved to Millwall, Luton and now Portsmouth.
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    Paul Pogba is the most successful out of all the Manchester United youngsters from that finalCredit: Getty
    RW: Jesse Lingard
    Lingard is another one of the few players that enjoyed some success with United’s senior team.
    The midfielder was promoted by Louis van Gaal in 2015 and became a regular for quite a few years until he fell out of favour while under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
    Lingard revived his career last season while on loan at West Ham but didn’t get enough opportunities this term and is set to leave as a free agent in June.
    LW: Gyliano van Velzen
    Van Velzen couldn’t make it to the senior team and returned to the Netherlands for Utrecht after a loan spell at Royal Antwerp.
    The Dutchman then competed for Volendam and Roda until his return to the UK as he signed with Crawley and underwent a loan stint with Aldershot Town.
    The winger is back in Holland where he plays in the second division with Telstar.

    CAM: Ravel Morrison
    Morrison was considered among United’s top talents but left after three senior appearances for West Ham in 2012.
    The Hammers sent Morrison out on loan to Birmingham, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff until he left for Lazio in 2015.
    However, the Serie A giants also loaned him to QPR and Atlas in Mexico before he signed with Swedish outfit Ostersund in 2019.
    The versatile midfielder’s time in Scandinavia didn’t last long as he left for Sheffield United in the same year and Den Haag in the Netherlands soon after.
    The ex-England Under-21 international now plays for Derby under United manager Wayne Rooney.
    CF: Will Keane
    Keane also managed a mere three senior appearances for United until he left for Hull in 2016, following loan stints at Wigan, QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End.
    The striker has been with Wigan since 2020 and has amassed a total of 38 goals and 12 assists in 88 appearances. More

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    Man Utd wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho is obsessed with Ronaldo, plays with Messi and is set for FA Youth Cup final

    IN two years, Alejandro Garnacho has gone from promising youth star at Manchester United to getting picked by Argentina.The rapid left winger, 17, was handed a surprise call-up to Lionel Scaloni’s 44-man squad ahead of World Cup qualifying games against Venezuela and Ecuador back in March.
    Alejandro Garnacho has been selected by Argentina and is now training alongside Lionel MessiCredit: Instagram
    Garnacho was a surprise inclusion in Lionel Scaloni’s 44-man squadCredit: AP

    It means, even though he hasn’t appeared in the first team, he has trained alongside legend Lionel Messi.
    The wonderkid has starred for United’s U18s this campaign, excelling in the FA Youth Cup with four goals.
    One of those strikes saw the talent run from his own half down the left flank to score against Everton with an astonishing solo goal.
    And now, after featuring as a late substitute for United in the Premier League at the end of April, he is preparing to be the talisman in Man Utd’s FA Youth Cup final against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
    The fleet-footed forward was the third La Liga starlet to join the club in 2020, signing from Atletico Madrid after the arrivals of Marc Jurado from Barcelona and Alvaro Fernandez from Real Madrid.
    Garnacho was called the ‘jewel’ of Atletico’s academy, and is working hard to emulate his idol growing up.
    He is obsessed by Cristiano Ronaldo, and even wore the same shirt number – No7 as his idol, although he’s had to accept No11 with the Red Devils.
    Still, that didn’t stop him celebrating that goal against Everton with CR7’s famous ‘SIUUU!’ roar.

    The Red Devils were said to have fought off Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to secure Garnacho’s signature.
    Described as a ‘goalscoring machine’, the Madrid-born teenager was highly rated by Atletico, who were devastated he left.
    He joined the club in 2015, impressing all with his killer instinct in front of goal.
    In 2016, whilst playing for Atletico’s Infantil B, he was Spain’s top scorer – destroying opposition defences with his natural knack for finding the back of the net.
    Manchester United ace Garnacho is excelling in the club’s academyCredit: Getty
    Garnacho, who had been with Atletico since 2015, was said to be the ‘jewel’ of the club’s academyCredit: La Liga promises
    Talented Garnacho is said to be a goalscoring machineCredit: La Liga promises
    Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund were also reportedly interested in GarnachoCredit: Instagram / @garnacho7
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    Blessed with a flawless technique, Garnacho boasts attributes including close ball control that make it difficult for defenders to rob the ball off him.
    In the penalty area he’s intuitive and clinical, preferring to shift the ball onto his right foot before calmly slotting the ball home.
    A real predator in front of goal, Garnacho is also adept at finding space in the penalty box, and is an instinctive poacher.
    Moving to Old Trafford was said to be an easy decision for him, because it has allowed him to follow in the footsteps of his Portuguese hero.
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    From a young age Garnacho’s potential has seen him primed for the top.
    At 15, he already found himself enjoying run-outs for Atletico’s U19 team.
    Garnacho wants to emulate his idol Cristiano RonaldoCredit: La Liga promises
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    This campaign he has thrived with United’s academy, playing for both the U18 and U23 sides.
    In all competitions, Garnacho has managed 13 goals in 33 matches – as well as eight assists.
    And now, after receiving call-ups to the Argentina national team, he has landed himself a spot on Man Utd’s first team bench in recent weeks, coming on for the final moments of their 1-1 draw with Chelsea. More

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    ‘We won’t let him leave’ – Man Utd transfer blow as RB Leipzig confirm Christopher Nkunku will NOT quit in summer window

    MANCHESTER UNITED have been dealt a transfer blow as RB Leipzig refuse to let Christopher Nkunku leave in the summer.Nkunku has stood out this season as he has registered a whopping 34 goals and 20 assists in 50 appearances across all competitions.
    RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku has been linked with a move to Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty
    RB Leipzig insist they will not sell Manchester United target Christopher NkunkuCredit: AFP
    That has led to immense interest from Europe’s elite, including United who are looking to rebuild under incoming manager Erik ten Hag with some top players.
    However, Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff insists the club have told the attacking midfielder and his agent that they won’t agree to sell him to anyone.
    Mintzlaff said: “We have clearly discussed it internally: We won’t let Nkunku leave this summer, we told him and his agent”.
    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano then confirmed “Leipzig will also try to extend his contract but talks are still at early stages”.
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    But the Bundesliga giants are planning to invest heavily in the summer to challenge Bayern Munich for the title and push for Champions League success.
    The German club is looking to build the team around the versatile midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2024, and even an offer of €100million (£84.4m) might not be enough.
    United interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who is set to undertake a consultancy role in June and has a close relationship with the Red Bull team, is a big fan of the France international.
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    So much so that he was left dismayed when he heard from the Red Devils’ scouting department that there were no eyes on the 24-year-old upon his arrival in November.
    Manchester City and Newcastle are also reportedly keeping tabs on the Frenchman ahead of the summer transfer window.
    But City appear more focused on landing Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland, while the Frenchman is reportedly unlikely to be convinced to join the Magpies. More