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    Tottenham 1 Man Utd 3 LIVE REACTION: Red Devils secure vital three points in thriller with Spurs – latest updates

    EDINSON CAVANI’S header and Mason Greenwood’s late goal secured Manchester United a vital three points as they beat Tottenham 3-1 in London.Heung-min Son put Spurs 1-0 ahead before Fred equalised and Cavani completed the turnaround for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
    Mason Greenwood then added a third in stoppage time.

    RESULT: Tottenham 1 Man Utd 3
    Tottenham XI: 1 Lloris (c); 24 Aurier, 14 Rodon, 15 Dier, 3 Reguilon; 28 Ndombele, 5 Hojbjerg; 18 Lo Celso, 27 Lucas, 7 Son; 10 Kane.
    Man Utd XI: 26 Henderson; 29 Wan-Bissaka, 2 Lindelof, 5 Maguire (c), 23 Shaw; 17 Fred, 39 McTominay; 18 Fernandes, 10 Rashford, 6 Pogba; 7 Cavani.

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    What time does Tottenham vs Man Utd kick-off?

    Kick-off today is at 4.30pm BST.
    The game will take place in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    What TV channel is it on and can I live stream?

    Tottenham’s clash with Man Utd will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
    You can live stream the action from the Sky Go or NOW TV app, both of which are available for live streaming from your mobile or tablet device.

    THAT’s ALL FROM ME
    That’s all from me and the coverage of the game between Tottenham and Man Utd!
    But fear not, there’s another Premier League game underway between Sheffield and Arsenal, and luckily we’re covering it here at SunSport!
    Sheffield United vs Arsenal Live Blog
    Have a good one!
    CAVA BIEN
    JUSTICE for Edinson Cavani, revenge for Manchester United and a near-fatal blow to Tottenham’s hope of Champions League qualification. 
    United had been seething with rage ever since a Cavani ‘opener’ had been ruled out because of a supposed foul by Scott McTominay on a theatrical Son Heung-Min.
    Their rage was only worsened when Son stroked Spurs into the lead soon after – but a second-half fight-back earned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men a fourth straight Premier League win.
    Fred equalised and Cavani netted with a diving header from a gorgeous Mason Greenwood cross as United avenged their 6-1 defeat by Spurs back in October.  
    Read More: Tottenham 1 Man Utd 3 Match Report
    ED IT IN
    Five of Edinson Cavani’s seven Premier League goals for Manchester United have been headed; indeed, only Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored more headed goals in this season’s competition (six) than the Uruguayan.
    McTOMINAY SPEAKS
    Scott McTominay told Sky Sports: “It’s a brilliant win.
    “We were frustrated at half-time but the message was clear from the manager: keep calm. That’s what he kept saying to the players, that there’s no need to panic.
    “We’ve been here before, we know we have good characters in the team and good players who want to take the ball against a really difficult team. 
    “We have to start getting better in the first 30 minutes of games. By our standards that wasn’t good enough, but there were nothing but positives in the first half.
    “The referees have to make decisions – personally I’m not a fan of VAR, but it’s part and parcel of the games.
    “It was obviously a goal, the referee made a mistake, but it happens: everyone makes mistakes in life.”
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    FULL-TIME STATS
    Spurs drop more points from a winning position!

    MICAH’s THOUGHTS
    Former Man City and Aston Villa defender Micah Richards shares his thoughts on Cavani’s goal being disallowed.

    FT: TOTTENHAM 1-3 MAN UTD
    Fred got Man Utd back on level terms, tapping home the rebound from Cavani’s saved effort.
    Cavani got in on the act with ten minutes left to go, meeting Greenwood’s cross and planting a diving header past Lloris.
    And Greenwood finished the game off, wrong-footing Reguilon and finishing well.
    Man Utd move within 11 points of league leaders Man City, and Tottenham drop six behind 4th place West Ham!
    PEEEEEEEEEEP!
    THE FULL-TIME WHISTLE GOES AT THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM!
    MAN UTD TAKE ALL THREE POINTS!
    TOTTENHAM 1-3 MAN UTD
    90+5. Fred and Cavani combine to release Pogba in the middle of the pitch.
    The Frenchman turns and plays the ball across to the opposite flank where Greenwood was waiting.
    The Man Utd youngster sells Reguilon a hotdog before blasting the ball past Lloris!
    Game over!
    GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!!!
    GREENWOOD FINISHES THE GAME OFF!!!
    GAME OVER!!!
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    90+4. Stupid, clumsy challenge from Aurier on Luke Shaw – he’s nowhere near the ball!
    And it give Man Utd some time to run the clock down with as little as two minutes to play.
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    90+2. YELLOW CARD!
    Sissoko receives a booking with four minutes to go.
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    90. Six additional minutes to be added on at the end of the second half – identical to the West Ham game earlier.
    Can Man Utd hold onto their lead? Or will Tottenham grab a late equaliser?
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    89. SUBSTITUTION!
    Solskjaer makes another change, and it’s an attacker off for a defence-minded player.
    Matic replaces Fernandes.
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    87. Not long left to go and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have the lead and are showing no signs of letting the lead go!
    Spurs, as it stands, will be six, yes six, points behind 4th place West Ham – the top four race is one to watch!
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    83. OFF THE POST!
    A Tottenham corner is flicked on towards the far post – Cavani gets up well and flicks the ball onto the post!
    So close to an equaliser – Kane and Sissoko were lurking at the back post and in some respects, Cavani has saved a certain goal.
    ED IT IN!
    Edinson Cavani scored an emphatic diving header to hand Man Utd the lead!
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    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    81. SUBSTITUTION!
    Lucas makes way for Bale.
    TOTTENHAM 1-2 MAN UTD
    78. Fernandes nut-megs his nearest marker to tee up Greenwood on the right-hand side.
    The Man Utd youngster swings a first-time cross into Tottenham’s penalty area.
    Cavani loses his marker and plants a DIVING HEADER past Lloris to hand Man Utd the lead!
    WOOOOOOOOOOW, WHAT A GOAL!
    Is that the winner?
    WHAT A GOAL!!!!
    CAVANI SCORES FOR MAN UTD!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!
    TOTTENHAM 1-1 MAN UTD
    77. SUBSTITUTION!
    Jose Mourinho makes another change and Lamela is coming on for Ndombele.
    Will we see a winning goal?
    TOTTENHAM 1-1 MAN UTD
    75. Just over 15 minutes to go and its all square at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
    TOTTENHAM 1-1 MAN UTD
    72. CHANCE!
    Tottenham work the ball across the edge of Man Utd’s penalty area to Son.
    The winger then slips the ball down the line to Kane, who cuts inside onto his right foot with his first touch.
    Kane gets a low shot off at the near post, but Henderson saves again!
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    Tottenham vs Man Utd LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news as Cavani goal ruled out by VAR at Spurs – latest updates

    MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to further secure their top four place in the Premier League in a huge clash with Tottenham this evening.The last time these two sides met, Spurs ran out 6-1 winners at Old Trafford.

    Start time: 4.30pm GMT
    TV/Live stream: Sky Sports PL/Main Event
    Tottenham XI: 1 Lloris (c); 24 Aurier, 14 Rodon, 15 Dier, 3 Reguilon; 28 Ndombele, 5 Hojbjerg; 18 Lo Celso, 27 Lucas, 7 Son; 10 Kane.
    Man Utd XI: 26 Henderson; 29 Wan-Bissaka, 2 Lindelof, 5 Maguire (c), 23 Shaw; 17 Fred, 39 McTominay; 18 Fernandes, 10 Rashford, 6 Pogba; 7 Cavani.

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    What time does Tottenham vs Man Utd kick-off?

    Kick-off today is at 4.30pm BST.
    The game will take place in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    What TV channel is it on and can I live stream?

    Tottenham’s clash with Man Utd will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
    You can live stream the action from the Sky Go or NOW TV app, both of which are available for live streaming from your mobile or tablet device.

    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    35 NO GOAL!
    After reviewing the incident, the referee overturns the goal for a foul by McTominay in the build-up!
    It’s an incredibly soft challenge, it was an accidental trailing arm which JUST caught Son.
    Whoever the decision went against, they would be absolutely furious and unfortunately for Man Utd it’s gone against them!
    Luckily for McTominay – who is already on a booking – there will be no further implications.
    TOTTENHAM 0-1 MAN UTD
    34. After two minutes, the referee has been advised to go and view the incident on a screen.
    Stand by for confirmation.
    TOTTENHAM 0-1 MAN UTD
    32. McTominay brushes off Son and plays the ball to his midfield partner, Fred.
    The Brazilian then plays the ball forward to Pogba on the edge of Spurs’ penalty area.
    Pogba plays a lovely ball through on goal, spotting the run of Cavani, and the veteran forward finishes well through Lloris’ legs!
    Spurs want the goal checked for a foul on Son by McTominay in the build-up.
    GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL!!!
    CAVANI OPENS THE SCORING!!!
    MAN UTD LEAD!!!
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    30. Fernandes receives the ball out wide on the left-hand side, and the Portugal midfielder cuts inside onto his favoured right foot.
    He then plays a lofted pass into Tottenham’s penalty area, but Lloris calmly gathers.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    28. Man Utd are finding it hard to exploit space in the final third.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    26. Lucas tries to break into Man Utd’s penalty area, but Shaw does well to use his body and block the Brazilians path.
    Shaw then draws a free-kick breaking up Spurs’ momentum.
    Tottenham have had the better half so far, Gary Neville on Sky Sports’ commentary, has highlighted how slow United’s attack is.
    Rashford being the only pacy player in the four attacking players starting.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    24. Pogba shows some fancy footwork to avoid the challenge of his nearest marker.
    Cavani then tries to play a lofted pass to Wan-Bissaka, out wide on the right-hand side.
    But the ball goes out of play.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    22. Rashford’s earlier chance remains the best chance of the game so far.
    Neither side have really tested the goal keeper and we’re halfway through the first half.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    20. Son’s corner is a poor one and Pogba looks to bring Man Utd forward on the counter.
    Pogba beats Aurier in the air to knock the ball down the Cavani who would moments later play Rashford in on goalGCredit: GETTY IMAGES
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    18. Son wins Spurs another corner.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    16. CHANCE!
    Pogba makes the run in behind Tottenham’s backline.
    The Frenchman heads the ball down to Cavani on the edge of Spurs’ penalty area.
    Cavani spots Rashford and slips the forward in on goal.
    Rashford gets a shot off at a tight angle but it takes a slight deflection off Dier and behind for a corner!
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    14. Lucas turns and plays a ball in behind Man Utd’s backline, spotting the run of Aurier.
    Shaw does well to recover and beat the Spurs right-back to the ball – winning back possession for United.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    12. Fred is played down the line and he’s being tracked by Spurs right-back, Aurier.
    The Brazilian tries to cut inside of his marker, but loses his footing and Tottenham regain possession.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    10. A fairly even opening ten minutes to the game, neither side’s midfield have got going.
    And possession is breaking down a lot in the centre of the pitch.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    9. Man Utd deal with the corner.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    8. Shaw gets played around and Lucas is played in down the right-hand side.
    The winger delivers a cross towards the near post, aimed for Kane.
    But Lindelof gets back in time to head the ball behind for Tottenham’s second corner of the afternoon.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    7. Pogba catches Aurier on the side of the head with his forearm, the Spurs defender rolls around for a little bit before sitting up to complain.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    6. Kane brings the ball down and tries to turn, but Fred brings him down on the halfway line.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    5. All four goal-scorers from the 6-1 win at Old Trafford, start for Tottenham this afternoon!
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    4. Reguilon tries to make progress down the left-hand side but he is put under pressure by Rashford.
    The England International knocks the left-back off balance and Reguilon goes to ground.
    Reguilon appeals for a free-kick, but the referee waives away his claims.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    3. Both teams are trading possession in the middle of the pitch.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    2. Lo Celso is picked out in the centre of the pitch by left-back Reguilon.
    The Argentina midfielder plays a delicate pass to Son, avoiding the challenge of Maguire.
    Son then switches play out to Lucas on the right flank.
    The Brazilian drives towards the edge of Man Utd’s penalty area and gets a shot off, but his effort is blocked behind for a corner.
    TOTTENHAM 0-0 MAN UTD
    1. Man Utd get the game underway!
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    Pogba future EXCLUSIVE, Kane ‘could cost Man Utd over £120m’, Johnstone return, Haaland transfer LATEST

    MANCHESTER UNITED players would be ‘devastated’ if Paul Pogba left Old Trafford this summer, SunSport has exclusively revealed. Meanwhile we’ve the latest on Sam Johnstone’s potential return from his loan at West Brom, as well as gossip on Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.

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    Stay up to date with our blog, below, for all the latest from Old Trafford…
    HAALAND BOOST
    Borussia Dortmund may have to sell one or two stars in the summer transfer window.
    That is according to Marca, who claim that Dortmund may have to cash in on players like Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho in order to cover a net loss of roughly €80-90million (£69-78m).
    The club’s sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed those numbers, which come as a result of a financial impact that occurred from the fans not attending the Signal Iduna Park during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Zorc said during a press conference: “If we have to play the rest of the season without fans, as seems to be the case, we will have losses of between €80 and 90 million, based on that we will have to act.”
    Haaland can be signed for only £75m next season due to a condition in his contract and that means Dortmund may have to sell him in the summer in order to avoid missing out on some major sums.
    The star striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United, who have been embroiled into an intense bidding war with other Premier League rivals as well as clubs from Spain and France
    REAL CHELSEA STRATEGY
    Real Madrid have been operating a crafty plan to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, who has previously linked with Manchester United.
    In fact, Real have been implementing the same strategy they used to sign Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard from Chelsea.
    That is according to Football Espana, who claim that Los Blancos have been working on dissuading Mbappe from signing a new contract with PSG.
    That would allow them to either pressure the reigning Ligue 1 champions to sell in the summer with a significant price reduction or wait until next year when the star striker’s contract expires
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    TOTTENHAM VS MAN UTD XI
    Tottenham and Manchester United are set to clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
    Spurs manager Jose Mourinho starts with Lloris, Aurier, Dier, Rodon, Reguilon, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Moura, Son and Kane.
    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has picked Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford and Cavani.
    David de Gea sits on the bench
    HOPES MARRED
    Leicester have overtaken Tottenham and Manchester United in the battle to sign Lille star Boubakary Soumare.
    Soumare is rated at £30million and his displays have been so impressive at Ligue 1 that he has been described as the next Paul Pogba.
    According to the Daily Star, United and Spurs have been keeping tabs on the star midfielder but the Foxes feel more confident in landing him.
    So much so, that Brendan Rodgers appears to be in pole position to sign the France under-21 international
    KANE WARNING
    Ex-Tottenham gaffer Harry Redknapp has warned Spurs superstar Harry Kane that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side.
    Reports suggest that Kane will push for a departure in the summer if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League.
    The England captain has been linked with a move to Manchester United but Redknapp is adamant that there’s really only one club in the Premier League that can guarantee him titles and Champions League football and that is Manchester City.
    He told talkSPORT: “A year ago I said he’d never leave Tottenham.
    “His life is great, all the money he ever needs, he’s a family man and all of his family are settled, it’s a big club, fantastic training ground, fantastic stadium and with a team that I thought would be challenging this year.
    “You’d like to think he’d stay and take the club forward. Without him, it would be very difficult for Tottenham to look to be at a top club.
    “Where do you go? He wants Champions League football. Unless you go to Man City, you’re not guaranteed it beyond next season… that top four is chopping and changing”
    MAJOR KANE PREDICTION
    Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Harry Kane won’t leave Spurs at the end of the season.
    Redknapp insists that reported Manchester United target Kane won’t go anywhere unless chairman Daniel Levy’s financial demands are met.
    Reports suggest that the star striker will push for an exit if the north Londoners fail to qualify for the Champions League but Levy appears to have placed a staggering £120million asking price on him.
    Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I think he will [stay], unless he goes to Brentford! No, but seriously I think he’ll stay.
    “He ain’t going to go unless Daniel does a deal that he wants. Make no mistake, Daniel drives the hardest bargain in the world.
    “Unless he gets the deal he wants and it suits Tottenham then he won’t go. He’s going to demand the king’s ransom for him. If he doesn’t get the money to rebuild the team then Harry won’t be going anywhere”
    STAR SWAP
    Paris Saint-Germain may try to sign Cristiano Ronaldo if Kylian Mbappe joins Real Madrid in the summer.
    That is according to Tuttosport, who claim that PSG will need someone to replace Mbappe if Real manage to land the star striker at the end of the season.
    That is why the reigning Ligue 1 champions will make a move for Juventus star Ronaldo.
    Juve have claimed they don’t want to sell the Portugal international but if it comes down to that then they may ask for Mauro Icardi to go the other way
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    HAALAND RECORD
    Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has set a new speed record in the Bundesliga.
    That makes Haaland the fastest player in the competition as he overtook Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies.
    The star striker was clocked at 22.39 mph (36.04 km/h) during Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Stuttgart on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
    The Norway international has been linked to a mega-money move in the summer with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all interested
    SOLSKJAER PRAISE
    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Tottenham’s star attackers Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.
    Solskjaer described Kane, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford recently, as a revelation and insists his team will have to defend well against him.
    The United boss said: “They’re a team full of quality players from the keeper to wide left.
    “But of course Son and Kane have been a revelation this season and they caused us loads of problems in the first game [earlier in the season] as well and we know we have to defend well against them”
    KANE THEY SIGN HARRY?
    Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Tottenham star striker Harry Kane, according to ongoing reports.
    However, signing Kane will be no easy feat for any Premier League team as Spurs are not willing to let their star striker join a domestic rival.
    Plus, the England captain is rated at about £120million, which poses as a sky-high fee following the coronavirus pandemic’s financial impact on the sport.
    The 27-year-old has stated that he will clarify his future after the summer’s delayed Euro 2020.
    But recent reports suggest that he will push for an exit if Tottenham fail to qualify for the Champions League
    HAALAND INSANE TERMS
    Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola will try to make his client the first ever player to be paid a staggering £1million per week!
    That is according to the Daily Mirror, who claim Raiola sees Haaland as a once-in-a-generation type of player that deserves to receive record-breaking sums.
    That wouldn’t sit well with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool following the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
    But there’s a sense that Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City and Qatari-backed Paris Saint-Germain could all rise up to that kind of challenge
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    TOTTENHAM VS MANCHESTER UNITED PREVIEW
    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to have Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw fit for today’s clash against Tottenham in north London.
    Rashford was taken off from Thursday’s Europa League clash at Granada after his goal due to an ongoing ankle issue.
    Shaw, on the other hand, came off due to an unspecified problem but there is yet no update ahead of the upcoming match with Spurs.
    Solskjaer will be without Anthony Martial and Phil Jones, who are nursing a knee injury, as well as Eric Bailly who recently tested positive for coronavirus.
    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will take on his former club without Ben Davies and Matt Doherty who are out with an ankle and muscle injury respectively
    PAUL THE KING’S MEN
    Manchester United players would be devastated if Paul Pogba left the club.
    Pogba has been repeatedly linked with a move away because of his agent Mino Raiola and that has led to an uneasy relationship with a section of the fans.
    But SunSport understands that the star midfielder is well-liked and respected at the back and his team-mates wouldn’t take it well if he left the Red Devils.
    A source claimed: “Paul may be regarded with suspicion by a lot of the fanbase because of his agent courting other clubs, but there is no doubt where the players stand with him.
    “They recognise he is one of the team’s stars and he is as desperate as they are for the club to be successful again.
    “He is well-liked by all his team-mates and no one wants him to leave.
    “But they also understand if a player is unhappy, it usually leads to his departure.
    “They all hope he will start the next season at Old Trafford”
    JES DO IT
    Arsenal are planning a shock swoop for Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard.
    Lingard has been revived following his loan move to West Ham in the January transfer window and Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to sign him on a permanent basis.
    But the Gunners have also been impressed by the winger and are looking to make a move in the summer transfer window.
    However, the Red Devils are hoping the 28-year-old will sign a one-year extension to his deal that runs out next year so that they can profit out of a possible transfer
    SAM-THING SPECIAL
    Manchester United are keen on bringing Sam Johnstone back to Old Trafford in the summer.
    SunSport understands that United have been keeping an eye on Johnstone and are impressed with his stunning displays at West Brom ever since his £5million move in 2018.
    The Red Devils are going to move for the talented goalkeeper if either David de Gea or Dean Henderson leave at the end of the season.
    And it doesn’t look like the Manchester giants are going to have both De Gea and Henderson next season as none of them is keen on playing second fiddle
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    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring keeper Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in a shock swoop, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
    Johnstone’s reputation has grown after a stunning campaign with the Baggies, earning him a first senior England call-up.
    United have put him at the head of their wishlist if David De Gea, 30, or Dean Henderson go this summer.
    Johnstone, 28, who came through the Old Trafford ranks before a £5million move to Albion in 2018, could be tempted to move as his deal is about to enter its final year.
    It could be one in, one out as Arsenal track Jesse Lingard.
    The England midfielder has rejuvenated his career at West Ham following his loan switch in January.
    David Moyes is desperate to make his move a permanent one.
    But SunSport can exclusively reveal how Arsenal are ready to gazump their London rivals.
    Lingard has just 12 months left on his current contract, and ideally United would like him to sign another – if only to ensure they get top dollar should they sell.
    Meanwhile Paul Pogba’s team-mates would be devastated if he left Old Trafford.
    A United source told SunSport how he is a hugely popular figure in the dressing room.
    They said: “Paul may be regarded with suspicion by a lot of the fanbase because of his agent courting other clubs, but there is no doubt where the players stand with him.
    “They recognise he is one of the team’s stars and he is as desperate as they are for the club to be successful again.
    “He is well-liked by all his team-mates and no one wants him to leave.
    “But they also understand if a player is unhappy, it usually leads to his departure.”
    RICE TRY
    Exclusive: West Ham will tell Manchester United to forget any plans to offer Jesse Lingard as part of a deal to sign Declan Rice.
    The Hammers are desperate to tie Lingard down to a permanent deal at the London Stadium following the success of his loan spell at the club.
    But United want Rice to help provide the base in their midfield to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
    That has led to Old Trafford bosses wondering if they could broker a deal which would see Lingard play a makeweight in an £80million package to take Rice to the North-West.
    Yet West Ham are in no mood to be bullied and want to seal a straight deal for Lingard this summer.
    And they have no intention of their 22-year-old vice-captain being part of any conversations over a transfer.
    TOP POG
    Exclusive: Paul Pogba is a captain in the Manchester United dressing room and will leave his team-mates devastated if he is sold.
    The French World Cup-winning midfielder has a difficult relationship with fans after his agent repeatedly linked him with a move away.
    But a source said Pogba is hugely popular in the dressing room.
    They said: “Paul may be regarded with suspicion by a lot of the fanbase because of his agent courting other clubs, but there is no doubt where the players stand with him.
    “They recognise he is one of the team’s stars and he is as desperate as they are for the club to be successful again.
    “He is well-liked by all his team-mates and no one wants him to leave.
    “But they also understand if a player is unhappy, it usually leads to his departure.
    “They all hope he will start the next season at Old Trafford.”
    PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
    Exclusive: Manchester United want to bring keeper Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in a shock swoop.
    Johnstone’s reputation has grown after a stunning campaign with the Baggies, earning him a first senior England call-up.
    United have put him at the head of their wishlist if David De Gea, 30, or Dean Henderson go this summer.
    We revealed the Red Devils would not carry on with both De Gea and Henderson, 24, sharing games in the future.
    Johnstone, 28, who came through the Old Trafford ranks before a £5million move to Albion in 2018, could be tempted to move as his deal is about to enter its final year.
    West Brom might cash in as Johnstone is also one of their top earners.
    FOR-EVRA
    Even Patrice Evra is getting involved in the 14-year anniversary of Man Utd’s 7-1 win over Roma.
    The classic match saw him net his first Champions League goal.

    PAY FUL PRICE
    Premier League giants Manchester United and Tottenham are both considering a move for on-loan Fulham defender Joachim Andersen, according to reports.
    Parent club Lyon are believed to have slapped a £25million price tag on the 24-year-old.
    According to the Telegraph, Lyon have already received an offer for Andersen from an unnamed Premier League club.
    The French side are rumoured to be in need of the cash and willing to accept around £25m for the player.
    Reports suggest the Denmark international is being monitored by Man Utd, who are set to release Phil Jones in the summer.

    MAN UTD’S H2H V SPURS
    The last time Spurs did the double over Man Utd in the top flight? The 1989-90 season. 31 years ago.
    INTERESTING STAT…

    KANE REMINDER
    A reminder of the story of the day which could potentially have a major impact on Manchester United…
    Tottenham star Harry Kane is going to push for an exit from the club if Spurs fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
    That is according to The Athletic, who claim Kane has grown increasinly frustrated with the north Londoners’ lack of silverware and general direction.
    The England captain has said he will clarify his future after this summer’s delayed Euro 2020 competition.
    However, Kane appears reluctant to spend another year outside of Europe’s elite tournament and may have to look for a different club if Tottenham fail to finish in the top four.
    Manchester United have been previously linked with the 27-year-old but Tottenham are not keen on letting their star striker join a Premier League rival
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    Luis Suarez ‘open to Liverpool move’, Lingard to Arsenal EXCLUSIVE, Tottenham build-up – Man City, Chelsea transfer news

    ARSENAL are targeting a move for Jesse Lingard after the on-loan Man Utd winger’s performances for West Ham.Tottenham are back in action today against Man Utd in the Premier League, while we’ve the very latest on reports from Spain that Luis Suarez is open to heading back to Liverpool.

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    HAALAND BOOST
    Borussia Dortmund may have to sell one or two star players in the summer transfer window.
    That is according to Marca, who claim that Dortmund may have to cash in on stars like Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho in order to cover a net loss of roughly €80-90million (£69-78m).
    The club’s sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed those numbers that come as a result of a financial impact that occurred from the fans not attending the Signal Iduna Park during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Zorc said during a press conference: “If we have to play the rest of the season without fans, as seems to be the case, we will have losses of between €80 and 90 million, based on that we will have to act.”
    Haaland can be signed for only £75m next season due to a condition in his contract and that means Dortmund may have to sell him in the summer in order to avoid missing out on some major sums.
    The star striker has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool
    REAL’S CHELSEA STRATEGY FOR MBAPPE
    Real Madrid have been operating a crafty plan to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.
    In fact, Real have been implementing the same strategy they used to sign Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.
    That is according to Football Espana, who claim that Los Blancos have been working on dissuading Mbappe from signing a contract extension with PSG.
    That would allow them to either pressure the reigning Ligue 1 champions to sell in the summer with a price reduction or wait until next year when the star striker’s contract expires
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    HOPES MARRED
    Leicester have overtaken Tottenham and Manchester United in the battle to sign Lille ace Boubakary Soumare.
    Soumare is rated at £30million and his displays have been so impressive in France that he has been described as the next Paul Pogba.
    According to the Daily Star, United and Spurs have been keeping tabs on the young star midfielder but the Foxes feel more confident in landing him.
    So much so, that Brendan Rodgers appears to be in pole position to sign the France under-21 international
    KANE WARNING
    Ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has warned Spurs superstar Harry Kane that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side.
    Reports suggest that Kane will push for an exit in the summer transfer window if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League.
    The England captain has been linked with a move to Manchester United but Redknapp is adamant that there’s really only one club in the Premier League that can guarantee him titles and Champions League football in the next few years and that is Manchester City.
    He told talkSPORT: “A year ago I said he’d never leave Tottenham.
    “His life is great, all the money he ever needs, he’s a family man and all of his family are settled, it’s a big club, fantastic training ground, fantastic stadium and with a team that I thought would be challenging this year.
    “You’d like to think he’d stay and take the club forward. Without him, it would be very difficult for Tottenham to look to be at a top club.
    “Where do you go? He wants Champions League football. Unless you go to Man City, you’re not guaranteed it beyond next season… that top four is chopping and changing”
    MAJOR KANE PREDICTION
    Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Harry Kane won’t leave Spurs at the end of the season.
    Redknapp is adamant that reported Manchester United target Kane won’t go anywhere unless club chairman Daniel Levy’s financial demands are met.
    Reports suggest that the star striker will push for a departure if the north Londoners fail to qualify for the Champions League but Levy appears to have placed a staggering £120million asking price on him.
    Redknapp told talkSPORT: “I think he will [stay], unless he goes to Brentford! No, but seriously I think he’ll stay.
    “He ain’t going to go unless Daniel does a deal that he wants. Make no mistake, Daniel drives the hardest bargain in the world.
    “Unless he gets the deal he wants and it suits Tottenham then he won’t go. He’s going to demand the king’s ransom for him. If he doesn’t get the money to rebuild the team then Harry won’t be going anywhere”
    STAR SWAP
    Paris Saint-Germain could try to sign Cristiano Ronaldo if Kylian Mbappe joins Real Madrid in the summer.
    That is according to Tuttosport, who claim that PSG will need someone to replace Mbappe if Real manage to land the striker at the end of the season.
    That is why the reigning French champions will make a move for Juventus superstar Ronaldo.
    Juve have claimed they don’t want to sell the Portugal international but if it comes down to it then they may ask for Mauro Icardi to move the other way
    HAALAND RECORD
    Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland has set a new speed record in the Bundesliga.
    That makes Haaland the fastest player in the competition as he overtook Bayern Munich ace Alphonso Davies.
    The striker clocked 22.39 mph (36.04 km/h) during Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Stuttgart on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
    The Norway international has been linked to a mega-money transfer in the summer with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all keen
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    KANE THEY SIGN HARRY?
    Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, according to ongoing reports.
    But signing Kane won’t be easy for any Premier League team as Spurs are not willing to let their star striker join a domestic rival.
    Plus, the England captain is rated at about £120million, which poses as a sky-high fee following the coronavirus’ financial impact on the market.
    The 27-year-old has declared that he will clarify his future after the summer’s delayed Euro 2020.
    But recent reports suggest that he will push for a departure if Tottenham fail to qualify for the Champions League
    HAALAND CRAZY TERM
    Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola will try to make his client the first ever £1million-a-week player!
    That is according to the Daily Mirror, who claim Raiola sees Haaland as a once-in-a-generation type of player that deserves to receive record-breaking sums wherever he competes.
    That wouldn’t sit well with Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool following the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
    But there’s a sense that Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City and Qatari-backed Paris Saint-Germain could all rise up to that kind of challenge
    TOP POG
    The Manchester United dressing room would be devastated if Paul Pogba left the club.
    Pogba has been repeatedly linked with a move away from United because of his agent Mino Raiola and that has led to an uneasy relationship with a section of the fans.
    But SunSport understands that the star midfielder is well-liked and respected at the back and his team-mates wouldn’t take it well if he was sold at the end of the season.
    A source claimed: “Paul may be regarded with suspicion by a lot of the fanbase because of his agent courting other clubs, but there is no doubt where the players stand with him.
    “They recognise he is one of the team’s stars and he is as desperate as they are for the club to be successful again.
    “He is well-liked by all his team-mates and no one wants him to leave.
    “But they also understand if a player is unhappy, it usually leads to his departure.
    “They all hope he will start the next season at Old Trafford”
    SAM-THING SPECIAL
    Manchester United are keen on re-signing Sam Johnstone in the summer.
    SunSport understands that United have been keeping an eye on Johnstone and are impressed with his stunning displays at West Brom ever since his £5million move three years ago.
    The Red Devils are going to move for the talented goalkeeper if either David de Gea or Dean Henderson depart at the end of the season.
    And it doesn’t look like manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to have both De Gea and Henderson next season as none of them is keen on playing second fiddle
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    TOTTENHAM VS MANCHESTER UNITED PREVIEW
    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to have Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw fit for today’s clash at Tottenham.
    Rashford was taken off from Thursday’s Europa League clash at Granada after his goal due to an ongoing ankle issue.
    Shaw, on the other hand, came off due to an unspecified problem but there is yet no update ahead of the upcoming match with Spurs.
    Solskjaer will be without Anthony Martial and Phil Jones, who are nursing a knee injury, as well as Eric Bailly who recently tested positive for coronavirus.
    Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will take on his former club without Ben Davies and Matt Doherty who are sidelined with an ankle and muscle injury respectively
    LOOKING AT LUIS
    Atletico Madrid star Luis Suarez may consider a shock return to Liverpool in the summer.
    That is according to Spanish outlet Todofichajes, who claim that Suarez has grown frustrated with Simeone’s tactics.
    It is claimed that their relationship is ‘difficult’ and that the star striker could take up a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave at the end of the season without a penalty.
    And the Uruguay international would be keen to rejoin Liverpool, although David Beckham’s Inter Miami side pose as a tempting alternative
    JES DO IT
    Arsenal are planning a sensational swoop for Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard.
    Lingard has been rejuvenated following his loan move to West Ham in January and Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to sign him on a permanent basis.
    But the Gunners have also been impressed by the winger and are looking to make a move in the summer.
    However, the Red Devils are hoping the 28-year-old will sign a one-year extension to his contract that runs out next year so that they can profit out of a possible transfer
    TAKING THE MIK
    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is facing growing resentment from players who are upset over being blamed for the team’s problems instead of him.
    SunSport understands that senior players believe Arteta is all ‘emperor’s new clothes’ by talking a good game but failing to actually deliver.
    They are also questioning why he happily revelled in leading the club to FA Cup glory late last season but is not so keen on taking responsibility for poor results throughout this campaign.
    This marks the first sign of cracks beginning to appear within the Emirates over the way the Spaniard has gone about his job in the first 15 months he has been in charge at the helm
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    GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
    Arsenal stars have turned on boss Mikel Arteta, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
    Senior players are increasingly frustrated at the way boss Arteta has been able to paint a picture that the fault for the side’s poor season is all down to them.
    It is the first sign of cracks beginning to appear within the Emirates over the way Arteta has gone about his job in the 15 months he has been in charge.
    They are questioning why he happily revelled in leading the club to FA Cup glory last season but is not so keen on taking responsibility for poor games.
    Sticking with the Gunners, they are set to join the race for Jesse Lingard this summer.
    The England midfielder has rejuvenated his career at West Ham following his loan switch in January.
    Lingard has just 12 months left on his current contract, and ideally United would like him to sign another – if only to ensure they get top dollar should they sell.
    Meanwhile a married Premier League star snubbed snaps of his lovechild, we can reveal.
    The rat also ignored a legal warning that he will be named in an upcoming overseas court hearing.
    We told last week how the ace fathered a baby girl with event hostess Jaqueline Sousa during a secret two-year fling.
    And Bayern Munich’s chances of progressing into the Champions League knockout have taken a major blow.
    Star man Robert Lewandowski has revealed he will not be fit for the return leg in Paris.
    The striker, 32, missed last week’s 3-2 Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat in Bavaria with a knee injury sustained on international duty with Poland.
    RICE TRY
    Exclusive: West Ham will tell Manchester United to forget any plans to offer Jesse Lingard as part of a deal to sign Declan Rice.
    The Hammers are desperate to tie Lingard down to a permanent deal at the London Stadium following the success of his loan spell at the club.
    But United want Rice to help provide the base in their midfield to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
    That has led to Old Trafford bosses wondering if they could broker a deal which would see Lingard play a makeweight in an £80million package to take Rice to the North-West.
    Yet West Ham are in no mood to be bullied and want to seal a straight deal for Lingard this summer.
    And they have no intention of their 22-year-old vice-captain being part of any conversations over a transfer.
    THE REAL DEAL
    Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked El Clasico on Saturday to go top of LaLiga.
    Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Bernabeu stadium with a delightful backheel in the 14th minute.
    And a deflected Toni Kroos free kick doubled Real’s lead in the 28th.
    Barca hit back on the hour mark through Oscar Mingueza to revive their hopes.
    And the defender almost found the equaliser later on to rescue a point.
    The Catalans also had a huge penalty appeal waved away when Martin Braithwaite fell following a challenge by Ferland Mendy.
    Meanwhile, Real midfielder Casemiro was sent off in stoppage time for picking up two yellow cards in the space of a minute.
    There was more drama to come when Barca substitute Ilaix Moriba hit the crossbar in the fourth minute of added time.
    The hosts survived the nail-biting finish to complete a sensational week.
    TOP POG
    Exclusive: Paul Pogba is a captain in the Manchester United dressing room and will leave his team-mates devastated if he is sold.
    The French World Cup-winning midfielder has a difficult relationship with fans after his agent repeatedly linked him with a move away.
    But a source said Pogba is hugely popular in the dressing room.
    They said: “Paul may be regarded with suspicion by a lot of the fanbase because of his agent courting other clubs, but there is no doubt where the players stand with him.
    “They recognise he is one of the team’s stars and he is as desperate as they are for the club to be successful again.
    “He is well-liked by all his team-mates and no one wants him to leave.
    “But they also understand if a player is unhappy, it usually leads to his departure.
    “They all hope he will start the next season at Old Trafford.”
    PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
    Exclusive: Manchester United want to bring keeper Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in a shock swoop.
    Johnstone’s reputation has grown after a stunning campaign with the Baggies, earning him a first senior England call-up.
    United have put him at the head of their wishlist if David De Gea, 30, or Dean Henderson go this summer.
    We revealed the Red Devils would not carry on with both De Gea and Henderson, 24, sharing games in the future.
    Johnstone, 28, who came through the Old Trafford ranks before a £5million move to Albion in 2018, could be tempted to move as his deal is about to enter its final year.
    West Brom might cash in as Johnstone is also one of their top earners.
    THAU IS YOURS
    Premier League sides Leicester City and Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin.
    The 28-year-old, who failed to score during his half-season at St James’ Park, is out of contract in the summer – but may yet sign a new deal at Marseille.
    According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Thauvin’s future remains unclear, despite there being just three months remaining on his contract.
    There are, however, reports coming out of Italy suggesting he will commit his future to the club.
    According to TuttoMercato, the appointment of former Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has persuaded Thauvin to stay in France.
    It is believed talks between the World Cup winner’s representatives and several clubs – including Leicester and Crystal Palace – have been held.

    STATEMENT WIN
    This was some performance from Chelsea today. Runaway 4-1 winners over Crystal Palace and a breakout display from Kai Havertz.

    BELL-TER
    Jude Bellingham achieved another remarkable milestone with his first Bundesliga goal.
    The England midfielder, 17, lashed home from the edge of the area as Borussia Dortmund kept alive their slim hopes of a top-four finish with a 3-2 comeback win at Stuttgart.

    MAUR PLEASE
    Maurizio Sarri has reportedly rejected the chance to become Fiorentina’s new manager.
    Football Italia claims the former Chelsea boss, 62, has snubbed the opportunity to take charge of the floundering Tuscans amid links with Napoli and Roma.
    Sarri, who has been out of work since being axed by Juventus last year, is eager to return to football this summer.
    The tactician has already rejected approaches from Marseille and Fenerbahce as he does not want to take charge of a new club mid-season.

    MARRED BY BLUNDER
    Referee Andre Marriner forgot to get Manchester City and Leeds players to take the knee before kick-off of their game.
    Marriner and the players stood for their period of silence to mark the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh before the start of the match, which Leeds won 2-1.
    But the official then didn’t remember to order the usual gesture in support of the fight against discrimination.
    When he blew for the start of the game there was some confusion as a number of Leeds players started to kneel, only for play to go on.
    The Premier League say the incident was an oversight.

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    Paul Pogba EXCLUSIVE, Harry Kane ‘to cost Man Utd over £120m’, De Gea may leave club on loan, Haaland transfer LATEST

    MANCHESTER UNITED will have to shell out a whopping £120m if they want to land Harry Kane this summer, according to reports.Meanwhile we’ve the latest on David De Gea, while the Red Devils are also said to have become less keen on Erling Haaland following Mino Raiola’s visit to Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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    RICE TRY
    Exclusive: West Ham will tell Manchester United to forget any plans to offer Jesse Lingard as part of a deal to sign Declan Rice.
    The Hammers are desperate to tie Lingard down to a permanent deal at the London Stadium following the success of his loan spell at the club.
    But United want Rice to help provide the base in their midfield to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
    That has led to Old Trafford bosses wondering if they could broker a deal which would see Lingard play a makeweight in an £80million package to take Rice to the North-West.
    Yet West Ham are in no mood to be bullied and want to seal a straight deal for Lingard this summer.
    And they have no intention of their 22-year-old vice-captain being part of any conversations over a transfer.
    TOP POG
    Exclusive: Paul Pogba is a captain in the Manchester United dressing room and will leave his team-mates devastated if he is sold.
    The French World Cup-winning midfielder has a difficult relationship with fans after his agent repeatedly linked him with a move away.
    But a source said Pogba is hugely popular in the dressing room.
    They said: “Paul may be regarded with suspicion by a lot of the fanbase because of his agent courting other clubs, but there is no doubt where the players stand with him.
    “They recognise he is one of the team’s stars and he is as desperate as they are for the club to be successful again.
    “He is well-liked by all his team-mates and no one wants him to leave.
    “But they also understand if a player is unhappy, it usually leads to his departure.
    “They all hope he will start the next season at Old Trafford.”
    PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
    Exclusive: Manchester United want to bring keeper Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in a shock swoop.
    Johnstone’s reputation has grown after a stunning campaign with the Baggies, earning him a first senior England call-up.
    United have put him at the head of their wishlist if David De Gea, 30, or Dean Henderson go this summer.
    We revealed the Red Devils would not carry on with both De Gea and Henderson, 24, sharing games in the future.
    Johnstone, 28, who came through the Old Trafford ranks before a £5million move to Albion in 2018, could be tempted to move as his deal is about to enter its final year.
    West Brom might cash in as Johnstone is also one of their top earners.
    FOR-EVRA
    Even Patrice Evra is getting involved in the 14-year anniversary of Man Utd’s 7-1 win over Roma.
    The classic match saw him net his first Champions League goal.

    PAY FUL PRICE
    Premier League giants Manchester United and Tottenham are both considering a move for on-loan Fulham defender Joachim Andersen, according to reports.
    Parent club Lyon are believed to have slapped a £25million price tag on the 24-year-old.
    According to the Telegraph, Lyon have already received an offer for Andersen from an unnamed Premier League club.
    The French side are rumoured to be in need of the cash and willing to accept around £25m for the player.
    Reports suggest the Denmark international is being monitored by Man Utd, who are set to release Phil Jones in the summer.

    MAN UTD’S H2H V SPURS
    The last time Spurs did the double over Man Utd in the top flight? The 1989-90 season. 31 years ago.
    INTERESTING STAT…

    KANE REMINDER
    A reminder of the story of the day which could potentially have a major impact on Manchester United…
    Tottenham star Harry Kane is going to push for an exit from the club if Spurs fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
    That is according to The Athletic, who claim Kane has grown increasinly frustrated with the north Londoners’ lack of silverware and general direction.
    The England captain has said he will clarify his future after this summer’s delayed Euro 2020 competition.
    However, Kane appears reluctant to spend another year outside of Europe’s elite tournament and may have to look for a different club if Tottenham fail to finish in the top four.
    Manchester United have been previously linked with the 27-year-old but Tottenham are not keen on letting their star striker join a Premier League rival
    TOTTENHAM V MANCHESTER UNITED
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    SPECIAL NIGHT
    Who remembers this classic performance from Manchester United as they dispatched Roma 7-1? 14 years ago today.

    CAV EXIT
    Edinson Cavani is reportedly close to agreeing his Boca Juniors transfer.
    But the deal will only be announced at the end of the season.
    Todo Fichajes claims there is no chance Cavani, 34, will be extending his Manchester United contract this summer.
    After scoring just seven times in 28 games, while also suffering from persistent injuries, Cavani appears to be on the verge of a swift exit.
    Buenos Aires giants Boca Juniors have long been keen on signing the iconic forward, having already poached Marcos Rojo from Old Trafford.
    It’s now said that a deal is close to completion, with Cavani eager to be closer to his family in South America.

    READY FOR REDEMPTION
    Manchester United were thrashed 6-1 by Spurs before Christmas.
    A LOT has changed since then. Will the Red Devils avenge that horror show with a win over Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow?
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    SET TO STAY
    Manchester United transfer target Paulo Dybala is reportedly set for contract talks with Juventus next month.
    The Red Devils were linked with the attacker in January as reports claimed Dybala, 27, was set for an exit if he did not agree a new deal.
    Talks had stalled between Juventus and Dybala but the two parties are now believed to be ready to sit down to discuss terms.
    And the Argentina international could be offered an £8.7million annual salary to sign, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
    That would represent a £2.1m increase on Dybala’s current £6.5m wages , which shows the Old Lady are determined to keep him.
    The development will come as a blow for United, who have had Dybala in their sights as far back as 2019.
    Credit: Reuters
    CAVANI ‘UNSURE’ ON FUTURE
    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his conversations with Edinson Cavani over his future at the club.
    The Uruguayan is out of contract this summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Boca Juniors.
    “I’ve kept in touch with Edi and, of course, we keep an open dialogue,” Solskjaer said.
    “He’s still unsure what he wants to do next season, which I find fine.
    “It’s not been an easy year either for him, or the rest of the world this season, so he still wants to time to make his mind up.”
    Credit: AFP
    ZLA-ZA LAND
    Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his big-screen debut alongside Hollywood A-listers Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel, it has been confirmed.
    The legendary Swedish striker, 39, is set to star Ain sterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom alongside a host of big-name stars.
    Zlatan will take on the role of Antivirus in the fifth live-action installment of the iconic French kids’ book franchise.
    The evergreen AC Milan star is yet to speak out publicly about his film debut.
    However, earlier this week he did tweet out a picture bearing the name ‘Antivirus’ – his character in the Asterix & Obelix movie.
    Reports claim the film has been given a whopping £52million budget.
    Credit: AFP or licensors
    BRUCEY BONUS
    It was 28 years ago today that Man Utd legend Steve Bruce netted here…

    VAN DE PLAN
    Manchester United are ready to end Donny van de Beek’s nightmare as they eye a swap deal for Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.
    The Dutch midfielder, 23, arrived from Ajax last summer in a £39million, five-year deal.
    But it has not worked out as expected with just two Premier League starts.
    Now Tuttosport in Italy state the Old Trafford club are looking to ship Van de Beek out – and bring Rabiot in instead.

    HURRY FOR HARRY
    So, after the news that Harry Kane is set to leave Spurs if they don’t qualify for the Champions League this season, do Manchester United swiftly make a move for the England captain.
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been linked with a move for the Tottenham man for some time. Is this the moment to strike?
    Daniel Levy will reportedly make the Red Devils fork out £120million if they are to secure his services. Worth it?
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    TITLE BID ALIVE?
    Are Manchester United still in with an outside chance of the Premier League title?
    Man City’s defeat to Leeds mean the Red Devils have two games in hand and could potentially close the gap to eight points if they win both of them.
    It’s highly, highly unlikely. But possible?
    Credit: Getty
    LUKING GOOD
    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer substituted Luke Shaw on Thursday’s Europa League win over Granada at half-time.
    There were concerns that Shaw was dealing with an injury ahead of Sunday’s clash at Tottenham.
    However, Solskjaer confirmed that it was just a precautionary measure.
    He said: ““I had to protect Luke. But I think and hope he should be okay for the weekend”
    NO CHANCE
    Paul Merson was very critical of Manchester United’s opponents on Sunday as he claimed Tottenham have no chance of finishing in the Premier League top four.
    Merson told Sky Sports: “I don’t give them a chance of reaching the top four. I just can’t see them putting five or six wins together.
    “They go to Newcastle, who are struggling like mad, and all of a sudden it has opened up for them. Chelsea have been beaten, Leicester have been beaten and Spurs had a chance to stamp their authority on the race for the top four.
    “But they go to St James’ Park and it was never comfortable for them. I never sat watching the game thinking Spurs have definitely won this. It just wasn’t like that.
    “That’s why I can’t see them stringing enough wins together. They do tend to shoot themselves in the foot. They’ve got that inconsistency about them”
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    FRANK STATEMENT
    Recently departed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed that he tried to sign West Ham ace Declan Rice in the summer transfer window.
    Rice was among Manchester United’s top targets in the summer but the talented midfielder ultimately stayed with the Hammers where he continues to impress.
    Lampard said during Q&A for the Willow Foundation: “I have probably given it away with how I spoke about him, but I think it’s common knowledge that I was a big fan of his.
    “It didn’t happen for various reasons, but we brought in a lot of players in the summer. But I was a big fan of him.
    “For understandable reasons, West Ham know the player that they have on their hands”
    NEVE-S SAY NO
    Manchester United have added Wolves star Ruben Neves to their summer transfer list.
    That is according to 90Min, who claim that the Wolverhampton outfit is prepared to sell their star midfielder.
    Wolves are facing the prospect of having to let a handful of stars go because parent company Fosun are looking to restructure their commitment to the club.
    That is why super agent Jorge Mendes has been instructed to find potential buyers that will meet Wolves’ asking prices for some of their top Portuguese players.
    Neves appears to be one of them and although United are keeping an eye on potential midfield acquisitions they are still prioritising a centre-back and a winger
    KYLING TIME
    Paris Saint-Germain sensation Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a host of Europe’s top hitters ahead of the summer transfer window.
    Reports suggest that Manchester United are among them, although the Red Devils appear to be prioritising a new centre-back and a winger.
    Mbappe is reportedly stalling over a new contract with PSG as his current deal runs out in 2022.
    According to Cuatro, however, the star striker wants to join Real Madrid
    LEEDS UPSET
    Leeds shocked high-fliers Manchester City at the Etihad with a surprise 2-1 win, despite playing with 10 men for 45 minutes.
    Liam Cooper was dismissed following an ugly lunge on Gabriel Jesus, which was upgraded from a yellow card to a red after VAR intervened.
    Cooper was sent off just four minutes after Stuart Dallas opened the scoring for the visitors.
    City equalised with Ferran Torres after 76 minutes but Marcelo Bielsa’s men wouldn’t be denied as they got a late winner during stoppage time with Dallas.
    That means second-placed Manchester United are now 14 points below their rivals ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham
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    Arsenal in for Lingard EXCLUSIVE, Aguero future LATEST, Mbappe to Madrid – Man City, Spurs transfer news

    ARSENAL are plotting to beat West Ham to the permanent signing of Jesse Lingard, SunSport can exclusively reveal.We’ve also got the latest on Sergio Aguero’s future with Tottenham and Leeds reportedly interested, while Kylian Mbappe could be set for Real Madrid.

    Stay up to date with all the latest football news in our rolling blog…
    RICE TRY
    Exclusive: West Ham will tell Manchester United to forget any plans to offer Jesse Lingard as part of a deal to sign Declan Rice.
    The Hammers are desperate to tie Lingard down to a permanent deal at the London Stadium following the success of his loan spell at the club.
    But United want Rice to help provide the base in their midfield to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
    That has led to Old Trafford bosses wondering if they could broker a deal which would see Lingard play a makeweight in an £80million package to take Rice to the North-West.
    Yet West Ham are in no mood to be bullied and want to seal a straight deal for Lingard this summer.
    And they have no intention of their 22-year-old vice-captain being part of any conversations over a transfer.
    THE REAL DEAL
    Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked El Clasico on Saturday to go top of LaLiga.
    Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Bernabeu stadium with a delightful backheel in the 14th minute.
    And a deflected Toni Kroos free kick doubled Real’s lead in the 28th.
    Barca hit back on the hour mark through Oscar Mingueza to revive their hopes.
    And the defender almost found the equaliser later on to rescue a point.
    The Catalans also had a huge penalty appeal waved away when Martin Braithwaite fell following a challenge by Ferland Mendy.
    Meanwhile, Real midfielder Casemiro was sent off in stoppage time for picking up two yellow cards in the space of a minute.
    There was more drama to come when Barca substitute Ilaix Moriba hit the crossbar in the fourth minute of added time.
    The hosts survived the nail-biting finish to complete a sensational week.
    TOP POG
    Exclusive: Paul Pogba is a captain in the Manchester United dressing room and will leave his team-mates devastated if he is sold.
    The French World Cup-winning midfielder has a difficult relationship with fans after his agent repeatedly linked him with a move away.
    But a source said Pogba is hugely popular in the dressing room.
    They said: “Paul may be regarded with suspicion by a lot of the fanbase because of his agent courting other clubs, but there is no doubt where the players stand with him.
    “They recognise he is one of the team’s stars and he is as desperate as they are for the club to be successful again.
    “He is well-liked by all his team-mates and no one wants him to leave.
    “But they also understand if a player is unhappy, it usually leads to his departure.
    “They all hope he will start the next season at Old Trafford.”
    PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
    Exclusive: Manchester United want to bring keeper Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in a shock swoop.
    Johnstone’s reputation has grown after a stunning campaign with the Baggies, earning him a first senior England call-up.
    United have put him at the head of their wishlist if David De Gea, 30, or Dean Henderson go this summer.
    We revealed the Red Devils would not carry on with both De Gea and Henderson, 24, sharing games in the future.
    Johnstone, 28, who came through the Old Trafford ranks before a £5million move to Albion in 2018, could be tempted to move as his deal is about to enter its final year.
    West Brom might cash in as Johnstone is also one of their top earners.
    THAU IS YOURS
    Premier League sides Leicester City and Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin.
    The 28-year-old, who failed to score during his half-season at St James’ Park, is out of contract in the summer – but may yet sign a new deal at Marseille.
    According to French newspaper L’Equipe, Thauvin’s future remains unclear, despite there being just three months remaining on his contract.
    There are, however, reports coming out of Italy suggesting he will commit his future to the club.
    According to TuttoMercato, the appointment of former Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has persuaded Thauvin to stay in France.
    It is believed talks between the World Cup winner’s representatives and several clubs – including Leicester and Crystal Palace – have been held.

    STATEMENT WIN
    This was some performance from Chelsea today. Runaway 4-1 winners over Crystal Palace and a breakout display from Kai Havertz.

    BELL-TER
    Jude Bellingham achieved another remarkable milestone with his first Bundesliga goal.
    The England midfielder, 17, lashed home from the edge of the area as Borussia Dortmund kept alive their slim hopes of a top-four finish with a 3-2 comeback win at Stuttgart.

    MAUR PLEASE
    Maurizio Sarri has reportedly rejected the chance to become Fiorentina’s new manager.
    Football Italia claims the former Chelsea boss, 62, has snubbed the opportunity to take charge of the floundering Tuscans amid links with Napoli and Roma.
    Sarri, who has been out of work since being axed by Juventus last year, is eager to return to football this summer.
    The tactician has already rejected approaches from Marseille and Fenerbahce as he does not want to take charge of a new club mid-season.

    MARRED BY BLUNDER
    Referee Andre Marriner forgot to get Manchester City and Leeds players to take the knee before kick-off of their game.
    Marriner and the players stood for their period of silence to mark the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh before the start of the match, which Leeds won 2-1.
    But the official then didn’t remember to order the usual gesture in support of the fight against discrimination.
    When he blew for the start of the game there was some confusion as a number of Leeds players started to kneel, only for play to go on.
    The Premier League say the incident was an oversight.

    KANE DECIDER?
    Could a defeat for Spurs tomorrow spell the end for Harry Kane’s time at the club? Their clash with Man Utd really does feel that big…
    Credit: PA
    PREMIER LEAGUE’S SUNDAY SCHEDULE
    Here is what Sunday’s Premier League action looks like:

    12:00 – Burnley v Newcastle
    14:05 – West Ham v Leicester City
    16:30 – Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
    19:00 – Sheffield United v Arsenal

    LOOKING AT LUIS
    Luis Suarez could make a shock return to Liverpool, according to reports.
    The Atletico Madrid forward, 34, is understood to be frustrated with Diego Simeone’s tactics.
    Spanish outlet Todofichajes state the pair have a ‘difficult’ relationship which could result in the striker leaving – with a clause in his contract enabling him to leave this summer with no penalty.
    And the report adds Suarez could be open to a transfer back to Liverpool, seven years after leaving Anfield for Barcelona.

    SET TO STAY
    Manchester United transfer target Paulo Dybala is reportedly set for contract talks with Juventus next month.
    The Red Devils were linked with the attacker in January as reports claimed Dybala, 27, was set for an exit if he did not agree a new deal.
    Talks had stalled between Juventus and Dybala but the two parties are now believed to be ready to sit down to discuss terms.
    And the Argentina international could be offered an £8.7million annual salary to sign, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
    That would represent a £2.1m increase on Dybala’s current £6.5m wages , which shows the Old Lady are determined to keep him.
    The development will come as a blow for United, who have had Dybala in their sights as far back as 2019.
    HANS TIED
    Hansi Flick has dropped a hint he is prepared to quit Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
    The gaffer watched his side lumber to a drab 1-1 draw with Union Berlin to stay five points above RB Leipzig at the top of the table.
    Before the contest with Union Berlin, Flick refused to answer questions on his future and said: “I am around 18 months in this job and I have a team that has developed.
    “We are absolutely focused on our job. It is important that we stick together.”
    When asked about his thoughts on the Bayern hierarchy, he bluntly responded: “Everything has been said.”

    CHELSEA CRUISING
    Quick update from Selhurst Park as Chelsea have beaten Crystal Palace 4-1.
    Christian Benteke managed to pull one back for the hosts but Christian Pulisic doubled his tally for the day to make sure of the points for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
    EASY. NIGHT’S. WORK.
    Credit: Eddie Keogh Telegraph Media Group
    DIE-GO?
    Inter Milan are eyeing Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone – as questions linger over Antonio Conte even before the end of the season.
    Ex-Chelsea chief Conte is tipped to depart despite Inter leading Serie A by 11 points.
    And Todo Fichajes claim Argentinian Simeone, 50, is the clear top target for the Italian giants.
    Conte, 51, was thought to have been close to leaving the San Siro last summer amid reports of conflicts with the Inter board.
    Now it is thought he could depart as early as this summer, although 2022 and 2023 have also been mentioned.

    GRIM REAPER
    Grimsby’s first half with Bradford descended into chaos after Stefan Payne headbutted his own team-mate.
    The League Two strugglers had just fallen behind when the Bantams’ Anthony O’Connor opened the scoring in the 42nd minute.

    With tensions rising, they came to a head just minutes after when team-mates Payne and Filipe Morais were involved in an astonishing bust-up.
    It was sparked when Morais played a pass down the line looking for Payne.
    The ball was wayward and Payne was apparently furious, making his frustrations known to the Portuguese winger.
    Morais, 35, fired back with his own comments before the two squared up as the half-time whistle blew.
    Payne then completely lost his cool and pushed his head towards Morais in front of the officials while the players were heading for the tunnel.
    KO BLOW
    Aston Villa ace Trezeguet was left in tears after being forced off injured in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Liverpool.
    The Egyptian winger, 26, was subbed off at Anfield with just minutes remaining following a tackle from match-winner Trent Alexander-Arnold.

    Trezeguet was clearly distraught as he went down, clutching his face in pain.
    Villa medics rushed on to the field to provide treatment in the hope he could see out the game.
    But Trezeguet who could be seen being consoled by fellow Egyptian Mo Salah – was unable to continue against the Reds and had to be helped off the field.
    As he headed towards the tunnel, the attacker broke down in tears as Jurgen Klopp watched on sympathetically.
    TOP FOUR RACE
    So with Chelsea set to win and Liverpool already having fought back to take all three points at Anfield, who do we think is best placed to finish the season in the top four.
    Tottenham, Leicester and West Ham are all in action tomorrow – the latter two against one another at the London Stadium.
    Could this be a defining weekend in the race for a Champions League spot?
    Credit: Ryan Browne-The Times
    BLUE BEAUTIES
    Chelsea have raced into a 3-0 lead inside half an hour at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.
    Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Kurt Zouma with the goals.
    Credit: AP
    GOODNIGHT, MISTER THOM
    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed the ‘two-minute’ conversation he had with Paris Saint-Germain bosses before he was sacked last year.
    In an interview with Sky Germany, Tuchel said: “It was very surprising because on December 22 I felt it for the first time in the evening.
    “I had a conversation with my Sporting Director, and another before the match on December 23. I felt that it could be a possibility, but I didn’t feel like it was real.
    “We won 4-0… [we had] a conversation that lasted for two minutes. There was not much left to say.
    “So I got up, I said that he had to sort out the problem and I left. We got our things together and we went home to celebrate Christmas.”
    Credit: AP
    MORE TO COME
    Rangers are tracking Morecambe winger Carlos Mendes Gomes.
    The Senegal-born attacker, 22, has been watched a number of times this season and the Scottish champions have contacted the League Two side about a potential move.
    SunSport also understands Rangers have done their due diligence on the ex-Atletico Madrid youth.
    Gomes is out of contract at the end of this season and could be available on a free if he doesn’t sign a new contract at Morecambe.

    ROB-BED OF LEWANDOWSKI
    Bayern Munich have been dealt a huge blow after Robert Lewandowski revealed he will NOT be fit for the crunch second-leg with Paris Saint-Germain.
    The superstar striker, 32, missed last week’s 3-2 Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat in Bavaria with a knee injury sustained on international duty with Poland.
    Despite initially being ruled out for around four weeks, there were hopes Lewandowski could make a miraculous recovery for Bayern’s away leg in the French capital.
    But Lewandowski has now confirmed the Champions League holders will have to manage without him once again.
    Lewandowski told Sky Sports: “No, [next week] is still too early.
    “I’ll do everything I can to get back on the pitch, but only when I feel really good and safe. It’s not a good feeling to sit at home.”

    MAKING THEIR MART
    Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fluminese star Matheus Martinelli over a £35million summer transfer, according to reports.
    Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte claim the Gunners have been scouting the 19-year-old midfielder for the last few months.
    Arsenal have been impressed by what they’ve seen so far from the attacking star – no relation to 2019 signing Gabriel Martinelli.
    And now Emirates chiefs are set to make a move for the in-demand star who has a £35m release clause in his contract.

    SIMPLY THE TRENT
    Trent Alexander-Arnold – with Gareth Southgate in the stands – has just hit the winner for Liverpool against Aston Villa.
    A message to the England boss?

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    Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas LIVE RESULTS: Benn DESTROYS Vargas in first round, Shannon Courtenay wins world title

    CONOR BENN made a HUGE statement with a first-round triumph over Samuel Vargas.And after the fight Benn called out Amir Khan for a battle of Britain.
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    REPORT
    BIG DADDY Conor Benn blitzed respected welterweight hard man Samuel Vargas inside 80 blistering seconds and called out Amir Khan.
    The new father had baby Eli’s name etched on his shorts for the first time since his January birth and made quick work of the veteran to rush home to his new family.
    Father Nigel spoke before the fight about how the 24-year-old’s jab has continued to improve rapidly and he showed it again with a succession of arrow-like lead hands.
    But the Colombian was stunned by an early right hand and Benn unloaded almost a dozen accurate and brutal punches before the referee jumped in.
    Somehow Vargas did not hit the deck but he was utterly shell shocked by The Destroyer who had barely worked up a sweat and still had the breath to call for a mouthwatering all-English clash.
    “Statement made,” the new Benneration roared. “Nobody has banged him out in one round. Give me a proper test.
    “Give me Amir Khan, or is he too busy on reality shows now.
    “I just proved I can deal with hype and pressure and pressure creates diamonds.
    “I am ready for the top dogs, I want them, I want to test myself.
    “I was expecting a hard 12-round fight tonight but I am the most rapidly improving fighter in the world, not just Great Britain.
    “I was hitting him and it felt good, he was there to hit so I let my hands go.
    “I did not get hit with a single thing in there, if it had gone longer I would have shown you even more and I am not even in my prime yet.”
    The tattooed ace went to 18-0 with a faultless performance against a veteran who had only previously been stopped by the absolute elites of the division.
    Khan had to climb off the floor to beat Vargas back in 2018 but Benn battered that effort in rapid time.
    And 34-year-old Bolton hero was then the target of Benn’s remaining adrenaline as he ordered their shared promoter Eddie Hearn to get on the phone.
    RICE RICE BABY
    West Ham star Declan Rice was in awe of Conor Benn’s sensational KO against Samuel Vargas.
    He tweeted: “Omg Conor Benn…. that is ridiculous!!!!”
    Omg Conor Benn…. that is ridiculous!!!!🤯— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) April 10, 2021

    CONOR BENN vs SAMUEL VARGAS
    Here is Conor Benn’s stunning knockout win over Samuel Vargas in round one.
    Benn said: “I am ready for the top dogs, I want them, I want to test myself.
    “I was expecting a hard 12-round fight tonight but I am the most rapidly improving fighter in the world, not just Great Britain.
    “I was hitting him and it felt good, he was there to hit so I let my hands go.
    “I did not get hit with a single thing in there, if it had gone longer I would have shown you even more and I am not even in my prime yet.”

    CONOR BENN vs SAMUEL VARGAS
    Conor Benn has taken a swipe at Amir Khan’s recent BBC documentary and called out the ex-world champion.
    Benn, 24, said: “Statement made, no-one bangs him out in one round. Easy. Formella, easy.
    “Give me a proper test, give me Amir Khan. I know he’s too busy on reality shows and all that, but listen, if he wants it, he can get it.”
    CONOR BENN vs SAMUEL VARGAS
    Conor Benn, now 18-0, calls out Amir Khan, Shawn Porter and Adrien Broner.
    This was a sensational statement, Errol Spence took Samuel Vargas out in four rounds.
    Benn by far Britain’s most improved fighter and potentially the next star.

    CONOR BENN vs SAMUEL VARGAS
    Round 1 – Conor Benn came out the blocks fast and produces a massive statement as he knocks Samuel Vargas out in round one.
    He had Vargas hurt with some stinging right hands early but closed the show on the ropes.
    What a devastating finish.
    CONOR BENN vs SAMUEL VARGAS
    Round 1 – IT’S ALL OVER!
    Conor Benn has closed the show in devastating fashion.
    He hurt Samuel Vargas with some stinging right hands and finished the job on the topes.
    CONOR BENN vs SAMUEL VARGAS
    Both fighters have made their ring walks and the first bell is upon us.
    This fight will tell us a lot about Conor Benn, with Samuel Vargas an experienced campaigner.
    Even Amir Khan could not get the welterweight veteran out of there.

    CONOR BENN vs SAMUEL VARGAS
    Final preparations being put in for Conor Benn and Samuel Vargas.

    SHIELD OF HONOUR
    Savannah Marshall has dared Claressa Shields to finally fight her again.
    She said: “I punch too hard for Claressa Shields.
    “I do, I punch far too hard and she doesn’t wanna know.
    “She’d much rather roll about in the octagon, rather call out Katie Taylor when she’s four weight classes below her, she doesn’t wanna know.”
    UP NEXT
    Conor Benn headlines against Samuel Vargas – his biggest career step up.
    Benn, 17-0, has already called out Amir Khan and Kell Brook but all of that will count for nothing unless he gets past the test of Vargas.

    SAVANNAH MARSHALL vs MARIA LINDBERG
    Round 3 – All over in round three as Marshall scores another knockdown and this time Lindberg stays down.
    Very comfortable for the champion but worth remembering Lindberg only got the call to fight this week.
    We all know the big fight for Marshall is Claressa Shields – who she beat in the amateurs.

    AJ – FURY UPDATE
    Little update on the talk between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
    Eddie Hearn reveals site deals will be presented tomorrow.

    SAVANNAH MARSHALL vs MARIA LINDBERG
    Round 2 – Big round for Marshall as she scored a knockdown with a perfect right hand.
    Lindberg only just beat the count and has not been in the fight at all.
    Marshall stayed composed, but had she stepped on it the fight could have been over.

    SAVANNAH MARSHALL vs MARIA LINDBERG
    Round 1 – Confident start from Marshall, who is boxing comfortably behind her jab.
    She almost has a very Fury-like style, sitting on the back foot boxing and moving.
    Lindberg did not offer much in terms of a threat, though.
    UP NEXT – SAVANNAH MARSHALL vs MARIA LINDBERG

    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Shannon Courtenay is Britain’s latest world champion as she triumphed on points over Ebanie Bridges.
    Courtenay cried: “I can’t put it into words, me and my whole team have worked so hard.
    “I boxed getter and had the cuter shots, she was trying to knock me out and I just had to stop trading.
    “My jab popped her eye and that was where and when I boxed best.”

    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    We got to the judges scorecards and they read, 97-94, 98-92 (x2) to the winner… Shannon Courtenay!
    Her crisper punching and accuracy has won her the WBA bantamweight title.
    Excellent fight, both deserve massive amounts of credit. Britain has a new world champion.
    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Round 10 – Both women fight till the end and cap off an excellent fight.
    Very close. Bridges the more aggressive but Courtenay landed the more eye-catching of shots.
    It will come down the what the judges like, but that’s another great advert for women’s boxing.
    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Round 9 – Big round for Courtenay who had Bridges rocked with a couple of big right hands over the top.
    Again, Bridges was smart to cover up but looked wobbled.
    Final round coming up and Bridges is battling a severely swollen eye but makes it into the last sessions.
    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Round 8 – Another really tight round.
    Bridges coming forward and looking the aggressor but Courtenay is finding the target on the counter.
    All to play for in the final two rounds.

    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Round 7 – Massively exciting round as Bridges had Courtenay rocked with a couple shots over the top.
    But Courtenay came back with her own combinations after withstanding the onslaught.
    Still, Bridges landed the cleaner shots and had Courtenay in trouble. Big last three rounds here.
    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Round 6 – Courtenay boxed the whole round almost on the back foot as Bridges showed relentless pressure.
    Courtenay did land a few flash hooks but Bridges looked in the ascendancy that round.
    It could come down to who has the better engine down the stretch.
    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Round 5 – Massive trade off and Courtenay catches Bridges as she comes in as the pair are broken up in the corner.
    Bridges hurt towards the end of the round as Courtenay lands one through the guard.
    Credit to the Aussie who stayed composed and saw out the round but half way in and Courtenay with the best shot of the fight.

    SHANNON COURTENAY vs EBANIE BRIDGES
    Round 4 – Bridges lands a big one-two down the middle but it has sparked aggression from Courtenay.
    Bridges looking confident coming forward now but Courtenay happy to try counter.
    Really tight fight as we head into round five.
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    Real Madrid vs Barcelona LIVE: Barca hit crossbar in LAST SECOND in El Clasico thriller – latest reaction and updates

    REAL MADRID host El Clasico rivals Barcelona TONIGHT in a huge clash at the summit of La Liga.Neither team has been at their best this season but now Barca are just a point behind table-toppers Atletico with Real a further two back themselves.

    Start time: 8pm GMT
    TV/Live stream: Premier Sports 1
    Real Madrid XI: 1 Courtois; 17 Lucas Vazquez, 3 Militao, 6 Nacho, 23 Mendy; 10 Modric, 14 Casemiro, 8 Kroos; 15 Valverde, 9 Benzema, 20 Vinicius Jr
    Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, De Jong, Sergio, Pedri, Dembele, Mingueza, Messi

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    Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 earlier this season in La LigaCredit: AFP
    What time does Real Madrid vs Barcelona kick-off?

    Real Madrid’s huge clash with Barcelona will get underway from 8pm UK time on Saturday, April 10.
    The game will take place at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in Madrid.
    There will be no fans in attendance at the clash because of coronavirus restrictions.

    What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

    Real Madrid vs Barcelona is live on Premier Sports 1.
    Coverage commences at 5.40pm – five minutes before kick-off.
    To stream the game live, head to the Premier Player.

    Team news
    Sergio Ramos will play no part for Real Madrid as he remains out with a calf problem.
    Dani Carvajal is also out after losing his battle to overcome a thigh issue.
    Zinedine Zidane may well pick the same eleven that steamrollered Liverpool but could also opt to bring Federico Valverde back into the starting line-up.
    Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati are both out for Barca with knee injuries.
    Gerard Pique is also likely to be confined to the bench with a knee problem.
    THE END OF EL CLASICO
    A brilliant week for Real Madrid ends with a victory in the Clasico that takes them to the top of La Liga for the first time this year, and completes a league double over their rivals for the first time since 2007-08.
    They were made to work hard for it, but followed up their scintillating counter-attacking in the first half – in which Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos scored – with a solid defensive rearguard after the break.
    Barcelona pulled one back through Oscar Mingueza, but as the heavens opened above the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, even God himself – Lionel Messi as he’s known around here – was unable to find a leveller.
    A late red card for Casemiro added to the drama, and in the final seconds, Ilaix Moriba was denied a sensational equaliser by the crossbar, but it was not to be for Barca.
    And so it’s advantage Madrid in the table with Real and Aletico leading the way, but after tonight it’s definitely a three-way race for glory.
    This match was exciting, startling and controversial, and we’re in store for much more of the same between now and the season’s end..
    That’s the end of the football for today, but we’ll be back tomorrow with action from the Premier League. Thanks for reading, and goodnight.

    THREE IN A ROW FOR ZIZOU
    Zinedine Zidane is used to making history with three successes. The Real Madrid manager famously won three Champions Leagues in a row during his first tenure, and now he’s become the first Real coach in more than 40 years to win three consecutive Clasicos.

    KOEMAN FUMING
    Ronald Koeman was no stranger to controversial incidents during his playing career, and now he has been angered by decisions that went against his team this evening. The Barcelona boss felt his side should have had a spotkick when Ferland Mendy pulled back Martin Braithwaite, and was then left confused by only four minutes of additional time when the referee spent so long having his microphone and headset fixed in the second half.
    It was a penalty, it was really clear. But we have to accept it and shut our mouths. It was really clear. I don’t know why it wasn’t reviewed by VAR. And only four minutes of stoppage time in a game like this? Ronald KoemanLaLigaTV

    FULL TIME STATS
    A brilliant game of football that Barcelona will struggle to believe they’ve lost. The Catalans clocked up 707 passes, 18 attempts at goal, and 69% of possession but could not find an equaliser in the second half.

    MESSI THWARTED
    Lionel Messi was Barcelona’s main man, but failed to find the back of the net once again in El Clasico despite his best efforts.
    The captain hit the post from a corner, had a shot blocked by Courtois and passed up two free-kicks in promising positions.
    Lionel Messi’s last 21 shots vs. Real Madrid in LaLiga:❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌❌He failed to find the net with any of his seven attempts this evening. pic.twitter.com/2itMsUo9gh— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 10, 2021

    151 DAYS
    Real Madrid are back at the top of La Liga for the first time in 151 days after victory in El Clasico.
    Atletico play at Betis tomorrow, and then are eight games left until the end of the season.
    It’s all to play for.

    PIQUE PROTESTS
    Despite not playing any part this evening, Barcelona’s Gerard Pique was furious at the final whistle with Jesus Gil Manzano, confronting the match official on the pitch.

    FT: REAL MADRID 2-1 BARCELONA
    Madrid claim victory in a superb Clasico. Los Blancos did the damage in the first half with goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos, but Barca fought back after the break. Oscar Mingueza pulled one back, but Ronald Koeman’s men couldn’t find an equaliser despite heavy pressure in even heavier rain. Casemiro saw red towards the end, but Real held on to complete a Clasico double.
    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!EL CLASICO COMES TO AN END!
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    90+4. CROSSBAR!
    Barcelona go so close to equalising with the last action of the night.
    Ter Stegen went up for a late Messi’s free-kick that Lenglet headed down for Morib, who controlled on his chest before smashing a volley against the goalframe.
    The Barcelona goalkeeper followed up for a shot of his own, but drove it straight into Trincao before Alba scooped over.
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    90+2. Marcelo goes through on goal with the chance to wrap things up, only for Mingueza to get back at the last second to poke back to Ter Stegen.
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    90+1. The free-kick from Messi is curled into the hands of Courtois.
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    90. Another foul by Casemiro, just as cynical and obvious, earns the midfielder his second yellow card in as many minutes, and Real Madrid will have to play out the four minutes of stoppage time a man short.

    CASEMIRO PICKS UP A SECOND BOOKING!REAL MADRID ARE DOWN TO TEN MEN!
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    88. Casemiro is booked for a heavy challenge on Messi in the middle of the park.
    It’s perhaps the most clearcut caution of the season.
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    86. The Barcelona complaints and subsequent frustrations seem to have taken time and tempo out of the game just as the visitors were building up a real head of steam.
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    84. Controversy!
    Odriozola is short with a backpass intended for Courtois, and that allows Alba to steal in and poke a shot past the Madrid goalkeeper.
    It’s off target, but Braithwaite catches out Mendy in his last ditch attempt to keep the ball in play, and goes down in close proximity to the defender.
    The Barca players are convinced it should be a spot-kick, but the referee doesn’t budge. The complaints lead to a yellow card for Alba.
    The VAR officials take a look but are not convinced that there is enough contact to overturn the referee’s decision. There was slight contact and a little tug, but was it enough?

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    82. Asensio pulls a cross back for Isco to meet first time, but it’s blasted into the streets outside the stadium.
    Barca have made another two substitutions with Trincao and Braithwaite on for Dembele and Pedri.
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    80. Now Messi comes across to the touchline for a change of shirt. He also helps himself to a fresh vest and captain’s armband.
    If that was any other player I’d be ready to mock, but it’s Messi so I’ll allow it.
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    79. The referee comes across to the touchline due to an issue with his headset that enables him to communicate with both his linesmen and the VAR officials. It’s hardly surprising given the amount of rain this evening.
    Stick it in a bowl of rice, mate.
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    76. Odriozola nearly catches out Ter Stegen with a looping cross. The Barcelona goalkeeper has to show acrobatic reactions in order to tip the ball behind.
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    75. Formations and tactics have gone out of the window.
    As crosses, shots and challenges rain in from all over the pitch, the next goal – and there will surely be a next goal – could be crucial. Not just to the outcome here, but the destination of the La Liga title.
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    72. Changes galore.
    Barca go for broke by bringing on Ilaix Moriba for Ronald Araujo.
    Meanwhile, Madrid make a triple substitution. On come Isco, Marcelo and Mariano, off go Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Toni Kroos. Zinedine Zidane may well have one eye on that second leg with Liverpool on Wednesday.
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    70. Messi curls the set-piece straight into Kroos in the Madrid wall.
    Unlike the German’s free-kick earlier, his intervention doesn’t help the ball to goal but rather does the intended job of clearing the danger.
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    69. This is end-to-end stuff now, and a fourth goal is surely imminent.
    On the break, Messi is off target with a curler, but he’s caught late by Nacho and play is pulled back for a free-kick.
    A yellow card is shown to the Real Madrid defender.
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