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MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to rival Chelsea for the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, SunSport can reveal.

The Red Devils considered signing the former Arsenal captain in January and are now ready to launch a bid, following Cristiano Ronaldo's sulky display at Brentford.

It is also claimed that Ronaldo often eats alone during training and has been openly questioning Erik ten Hag's high pressing style.

But United have received a huge boost in their hunt for a midfielder.

Frenkie de Jong has reportedly told his Barcelona team-mates that he could still join Man Utd and is fuming with the way he has been treated in Catalonia.

The Red Devils are also said to be closing in on the signing of Adrien Rabiot, with the club's recruitment said to have agreed terms with his mother and agent.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Sort it out

    Manchester United Supporters' Trust have blasted the running of the club in a rare public statement, as pressure for a boycott builds.

    MUST described the "embarrassing" loss to Brentford as: "In many ways not a surprise. It feels like the culmination of a long-term direction of travel.

    "MUST hold the owners of the Club primarily responsible for this new low in our decade of decline. 

    "Sir Alex [Ferguson] papered over the cracks, but since 2013 the consequences of our owners has been plain to see.

    "On behalf of Manchester United fans everywhere, we demand urgent and radical change.

    "And we as fans – all of us – need to stick together. Fans unity, with one voice aimed at the owners and the club, is needed more than ever right now"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Merson issues Coad red

    Manchester United should have tried to land Everton signing Conor Coady to cover the shortfalls of Harry Maguire, claims Arsenal legend Paul Merson.

    Merson told Sky Sports: “They should have been going for Conor Coady, they need to play three at the back!

    “Maguire, I don’t want to keep going on, but Maguire can’t run. You need to play a five at the back.

    “Play in a three, he’s a very good player. Comes out with the ball, he can pass it, he’s a defender and he can get tighter.

    “When he’s playing in a four he can’t go and engage because if he gets left one versus one, he’s going to struggle”

    Credit: Getty
  • Kostas Lianos

    Arnautovic addresses Man Utd bid

    Bologna star Marko Arnautovic insists he is solely focused on his team after interest from Manchester United.

    Arnautovic, himself, addressed the bid in a press conference after the 2-1 loss to Lazio in which he scored.

    Arnautovic said“The market is the market.

    "I’ve been in the world of football for many years and I know there could be clubs interested during the transfer window, but now I am focused on Bologna”

  • Kostas Lianos

    On your Marks

    Manchester United fans are ALL saying the same thing after former transfer target Marko Arnautovic netted for Bologna in Serie A on Sunday.

    One user tweeted: "Yes please get Marko Arnautović before another team snaps him up."

    Another wrote: "Marko Arnautovic has now scored more goals this season than every Man United player combined."

    A third said: "Manchester United’s weekend gets even worse as Marko Arnautović has scored for Bologna."

    And this fan posted: "Man Utd fans, look away now. Marko Arnautović has scored for Bologna 38 minutes into the new Serie A season"

  • Kostas Lianos

    I Ant coming

    Manchester United target Antony has revealed he is happy to stay at Ajax.

    The winger said: "Will [Erik] Ten Hag call me? No idea.

    "He has to discuss this with my agents, I’m focused on here. What will come will come, we’ll see.

    "I feel good at Ajax. I give everything for this club, every minute. So I am loving this city and this club”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arnautovic to Juventus?

    Bologna star Marko Arnautovic has emerged as a shock target for Juventus after Manchester United pulled out of the race to sign him.

    Arnautovic was the subject of a £6.8million bid from United last week with manager Erik ten Hag keen to bolster his attack.

    But the Red Devils' offer was knocked back with Bologna director Marco Di Viao insisting the striker is not for sale.

    The Manchester giants then withdrew their pursuit of the Austria international following huge fan backlash.

    Transfer guru Nicolo Schira now states how Juve sporting director Federico Cherubini has been in contact with Arnautovic's agents.

    The Italian reporter has said the Austrian is seen as a potential replacement for on-loan striker Moise Kean.

    Schira tweeted: "Juventus are still interested in Marko Arnautovic. Cherubini has talked with his agents last week. If Moise Kean leaves, Juve will try to sign Bologna 's striker"

    Credit: AP
  • Kostas Lianos

    Gimme some Maur

    Manchester United are claimed to have enquired about signing Paris Saint-Germain ace Mauro Icardi.

    United are desperately searching for a new goalscorer with Cristiano Ronaldo looking for a way out of the club and Anthony Martial sidelined by injury.

    The Red Devils ended their interest in Marko Arnautovic due to backlash from fans, United have now turned their attention to Icardi.

    The Manchester giants have made an “informal enquiry” to Icardi’s representatives about his services, according to Get French Football News

  • Kostas Lianos

    United's losing run

    Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag ordered his players into Carrington for an EXTRA training session on Sunday.

    Ten Hag had the players run 13.8 kilometres (8.5 miles) – the difference in distance covered by Brentford in their Premier League thrashing.

    United were embarrassed by the Bees – who stunned the Dutch tactician's side by racing into a 4-0 lead after just 35 minutes.

    The ex-Ajax manager was "horrified" by his team's performance, and let them know that they had let everyone associated with the club down.

    And in a brutal interview with beIN Sports he slammed his players after the shocking defeat.

    Ten Hag said: "It’s quite clear. It’s rubbish. It’s poor and we need higher standards than that.

    "I can bring up several things but that looks like excuses. And that is not there in the top we have to deliver and we didn’t do"

  • Kostas Lianos

    United to sell Garner

    Manchester United have decided to sell James Garner before transfer deadline day.

    According to Manchester Evening News, United are keen to sell and value Garner between £15million and £20m.

    Nottingham Forest and Tottenham are interested in the midfielder, who is under contract until 2024.

    Academy graduate Garner only managed 22 minutes during the club's pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to injury

  • Kostas Lianos

    Dal be damned

    Manchester United duo Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka feature on Barcelona's right-back shortlist.

    Barca are claimed to have drawn up a five-man list of potential signings.

    Both United full-backs are being considered by Barca, according to journalist Gerard Romero.

    Wan-Bissaka has not started either of the Red Devils' two Premier League games this season and has previously been linked with a return to Crystal Palace.

    Meanwhile Dalot has also been the subject of transfer speculation.

    Villarreal ace Juan Foyth, Paris Saint-Germain's Thomas Meunier and Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong also make Barcelona's shortlist

  • Kostas Lianos

    Ronaldo contract latest

    Manchester United wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to both Inter Milan and AC Milan.

    But both Milan clubs have declined the option to sign Ronaldo before transfer deadline day.

    This would mean that the star forward has now been rejected by no less than nine clubs.

    Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have all been offered the Portugal international's services

  • Kostas Lianos

    More on De Jong

    Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong was desperate to play Champions League football this season but could be willing to forgo that demand.

    De Jong, who is being targeted by Manchester United and Chelsea, is still owed millions in unpaid wages which he wants settled before his future is resolved.

    But the midfielder is growing increasingly furious with the way Barca are treating him and putting pressure on him to leave.

    The Netherlands international was given an ultimatum earlier in the summer that he had to take a wage cut or agree to be sold.

    And now the 25-year-old's patience at the club appears to have finally worn out

  • Kostas Lianos

    Now is De time

    Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has told his team-mates he could join Manchester United, and it is said he is "very angry" with the club.

    De Jong has been at the centre of the biggest transfer saga of the summer with Manchester United chasing him before Chelsea looked on course to hijack a possible deal.

    But for most of the summer, the midfielder has wanted to stay at Barca.

    However, SPORT now claim the Netherlands international has admitted to team-mates in the locker room he could be on his way to Old Trafford.

  • James Orr

    Antony twist

    Man Utd transfer target Antony has revealed he is happy to stay at Ajax.

    It is a blow to ex-boss Erik ten Hag, who has reportedly tried to reunite with the 22-year-old at Old Trafford.

    The Red Devils were priced out of a move for Antony after the Dutch champions demanded a whopping £68million.

    And the winger has told Dutch outlet NOS how he loves playing for the Amsterdam giants.

    He said: "Will Ten Hag call me? No idea. He has to discuss this with my agents, I’m focused on here. What will come will come, we’ll see.

    "I feel good at Ajax. I give everything for this club, every minute. So I am loving this city and this club.”

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Good morning, Man Utd fans

    A Manchester United fan group named ‘MUST’ have called for a total boycott inside Old Trafford for their next match against rivals Liverpool.

    MUST believe that the Glazer family are the reason for the club’s poor results and are hoping to draw attention to their failures through a protest.

    The group stated: "MUST hold the owners of the Club primarily responsible for this new low in our decade of decline.

    "On behalf of Manchester United fans everywhere, we demand urgent and radical change."

    Ex-United legends Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand have also called on the Glazer family to start tackling issues head on.

  • Joe Adams

    Ronaldo reiterates desire to leave

    Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have confirmed his desire to leave the club this summer.

    His agent Jorge Mendes is thought to be actively looking for a solution to get him away from Manchester United as soon as possible.

  • Joe Adams

    Red Devils make Icardi approach

    Manchester United have reportedly made an enquiry about the availability of Mauro Icardi with the Italian apparently keen for a move.

    The striker hasn't established himself in the starting 11 at PSG.

  • Joe Adams

    United hunting forwards

    The Red Devils are thought to be in negotiations with Espanyol for the services of striker Raul De Tomas.

    The Spaniard scored 17 goals in 34 appearances in La Liga last season and is thought to be worth between £21-£25million.

    Mauro Icardi is another option for ten Hag. The PSG man reportedly wants a move to Manchester United this summer.

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  • Joe Adams

    Antony not waiting on Ten Hag call

    Ten hag remains very interested in brining Ajax winger Antony to Old Trafford, having coached him in the Netherlands previously.

    When asked about whether Ten Hag had contacted him, Antony told NOS: "Will Ten Hag call me? No idea… he has to discuss this with my agents, I'm focused on here. What will come will come, we will see."

    "I feel good at Ajax. I give everything or this club, every minute… so I am loving this city and this club."

  • Joe Adams

    Neville suggests new position

    The Sky sports pundit went on to suggest that Martinez may be better suited to midfield as he 'physically can't compete':

    Maybe he could play on the left in a back three – that could potentially work. Maybe playing in midfield, because we know he can do that. I think he's got tenacity and, to be fair, I wouldn't judge him at all at this moment in time… But to say he could play in a back four away at brentford with Toney and Mbeumo – he physically can't compete with them.

    Gary Neville, ex-Manchester United defender

  • Joe Adams

    Neville worried about Martinez

    Gary Neville is worried that Ten Hag cannot keep picking new signing Lisandro Martinez unless he has further support at the back.

    The Argentine international struggled against Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo, particularly in the air.

    A continual criticism of the 24-year-old us that he is not tall enough to play in central defence.

    The Manchester United boss has previously defended his 5 foot 9 defender, focusing on his intelligence and decision-making.

    Though, his decision to substitute him at half-time indicates the dutchman wasn't happy with his performance.

    .Credit: Reuters
  • Joe Adams

    Rabiot on the edge of transfer

    United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Adrien Rabiot following a series of discussions with his mother and agent Veronique Rabiot.

    She appeared to be asking for a significant increase in pay from his wage at Juventus.

    United's director John Murtough was recently seen in Turin to meet Rabiot and agree personal terms.

    The transfer is reportedly worth around £14million for the 27-year-old and a deal doesn't look too far away.

  • Joe Adams

    United fans missing Henderson

    Following David De Gea's dismal performance against Brentford, Dean Henderson's penalty save to deny Declan Rice will have made fans even angrier.

    Henderson's penalty saving record is quite something, saving more than half of those he's faced. 9 saves from 17 penalties.

    Whereas, De Gea has saved just 7 from 45.

  • Joe Adams

    Liverpool up next

    Next week, Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford.

    Klopp's side scored a combined nine goals against them last season with no reply.

    So whilst fans may wince when they see the fixture, United may have the taste for victory it after beating Liverpool 4-0 during pre-season.

    Can they bounce back?

  • Joe Adams

    Tim Howard says Ten Hag's time is up already

    Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard laid into Ten Hag when discussing their defeat with Robbie Earle.

    Howard agreed with Earle's comment, referring to the club as a "mess".

    He went on to say:

    The manager has had enough time. he's had pre-season, a couple of games and he's had times to work with his team… make a change, let everybody know, out them on notice.

    Tim Howard, ex-Manchester United player

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