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MANCHESTER UNITED are back in Premier League action this weekend as they welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Alex Telles missed the match with PSG because he has tested positive for coronavirus and we've the very latest on United's transfer dealings.

Follow ALL of the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

  • Etienne Fermie

    NO DIO-GO

    Manchester United reportedly refused to include an option to buy clause in Diogo Dalot's loan deal with AC Milan as the club remain 'convinced' he will be a top full-back in the future.

    The defender left for a season-long loan at San Siro at the beginning of the month.

    In his short stay there, he has already impressed AC Milan chiefs, not least last night when he stole the spotlight in a Europa League win over Sparta Prague.

    Dalot grabbed both a goal and an assist in a dominant 3-0 win for the hosts.

    Reports say Old Trafford bosses always recognised his potential, despite his indifferent form at Man United.

    It is main reason why the club refused an option-to-buy clause to be inserted into his loan deal, according to Fabrizio Romano.

  • Etienne Fermie

    ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reach his 100th match in charge of Manchester United when his side take on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

    On the milestone, the Norwegian said: “It’s gone really quick even though a lot has happened.

    “[Facing] Arsenal is always going to be difficult because they have a great team and manager.

    “Let’s hope I can celebrate it with a win.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    SUB PAR

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has slammed Premier League clubs that voted against being able to use five substitutes this season.

    The Norwegian, 47, said: “I don't understand and cannot believe the vote went against, we have to look after the players and this season is the most demanding season of all.

    “I can see the point why clubs voted against but if you take a step back and think about these pro footballers and mental and physical health the only sensible solution would have been to rest a few more.

    “We have seen a few injuries, Pep has spoken about it, we as managers and club med staff have to look after them and rest them.

    “I would have liked to have had five subs.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    CAN'T BE SAVED

    Sergio Romero's move to Inter Miami has collapsed leaving his future in limbo, according to reports.

    The Manchester United outcast looked set for a switch to David Beckham's franchise before the MLS deadline on Friday.

    But the Daily Mail report how talks have broken down forcing the 33-year-old to remain at Old Trafford until at least January.

    Romero, who earns £100,000-a-week, is now FOURTH choice at the Red Devils behind David De Gea, Dean Henderson and Lee Grant.

  • Etienne Fermie

    GREEN SHOOTS

    Manchester United continued their post-Spurs trouncing revival in midweek, battering RB Leipzig 5-0 with a flurry of goals late on.

    Next up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side is a home encounter with old foes Arsenal, and SunSport have predicted how the Norwegian will line his side up.

  • Etienne Fermie

    DAL OF THE CENTURY

    Italian press have raved over Manchester United-loanee Diogo Dalot's Europa League performance for AC Milan against Sparta Prague last night.

    The Portuguese full-back grabbed an assist and a goal as his side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

    Calcio Mercato wrote: “The action starts again this time from Bennacer, ready to fish with a long ball to Dalot who dusts off the challenge of his compatriot Quaresma, hitting an inviting ball for his other compatriot Leao to make it 2-0.

    “That could be enough, but Milan have fun, discovering the quality of Dalot who, after giving a spectacular assist to Leao, collects Bennacer’s ball unmarked and signs the 3-0 with a great left foot shot.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    TOP GUNNERS

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has hinted that he could be ready to field some of his fringe players against Manchester United at the weekend, after they swept past Dundalk 3-0 in the Europa League.

    The Spaniard said after the match: “I'm really pleased with the way we went about the game.

    “Our attitude from the beginning was spot on, we attacked and created a lot of situations inside the box.

    “We gave a chance to a lot of players who haven't played many minutes this season and it is something really positive because they showed they are well-prepared, they are at it, and they are ready when we need them.

    “They are always in the frame to play. It is not if we lose or win, it is what they bring to the team. How they train, what they are showing. Results at the end are consequences of many things, but individually how they do things is what determines whether they have the opportunity to play or not.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    DON THE RIGHT TRACK

    Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has backed £35million summer signing Donny van de Beek to get 'more minutes' in upcoming games.

    The Scot told United Review: “Donny van de Beek is a great lad and a brilliant football player. I'm sure, the way he is working in training and how hard he's working, his time will definitely come to get more minutes on the pitch.

    “I spoke to him a little bit and he's a top kid. The way he applies himself every day, he is never late – always on time – and always trains to his absolute maximum. We have got a really, really good player and really good person there.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    HARRY'S HUSTLE

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has spoken of the 'hard work' that it has taken to avoid a potential 'crisis' at Old Trafford.

    He said: “After Spurs, we were all devastated and just three games into the season it felt like it was a big crisis.

    “It was quite a strange feeling, but we don’t expect to lose games at Old Trafford and we definitely don’t expect to lose games like we did.

    “The first three games we were conceding far too many chances. So as a defensive unit, having kept the most clean sheets in Europe last season, we knew we had to improve to be more solid.

    “We have worked hard on the training ground and since the international break we have gone back to not conceding chances like last year, when we were a solid unit and a solid base.

    “It has been important, for me as a defender, to give the forward lads every opportunity to go and win the game.”

  • Jack Figg

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United have joined Barcelona and Juventus in the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch, according to reports.

    The in-demand midfielder, 18, only signed a new three-year contract at the Dutch giants in June.

    Ajax won't want to sell their latest academy star – being dubbed the 'new Paul Pogba' for his style of play.

    But the Eredivisie giants are now bracing themselves for monster bids from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

    The Mirror state Man Utd have joined the race, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly keen to add another Ajax midfielder to his ranks.

    Meanwhile, Paul Scholes has urged United to sign Dayot Upamecano and claims he is the ‘type of defender’ his old club need.

    He told BT Sport: “This is the type of defender I think United need, he’s very different to Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

    “He absolutely loves one-vs-ones, he loves getting down that channel because he knows he’s gonna beat them.

    “It’s very much the same as what Rio used to do, what Jaap Stam used to do.

    “It frees the rest of the team to worry about attacking play, because you know you’ve got a centre-half who is going to defend and he’ll do it all day.”

    Finally, Ryan Giggs claims Louis van Gaal PUNCHED him the first time they met.

    Giggs told Jamie Carragher’s Greatest Game podcast: “He was different. He was very dominating.

    “The first time I met him he punched me in the stomach.

    “I’ve gone to meet him, we’ve got a list of players that I think were good and the ones that were not so good.

    “I’ve gone to meet him a hotel, he’s opened the door, looked me up and down and gone ‘you are in good shape!’ then he punched me in the stomach.

    “It was hard as well and I didn’t know what to do. You could have given something back but that’s me out of a job.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    RYAN IN WAIT

    Ryan Giggs fears Man Utd may not get their hands on another Premier League trophy for TWENTY years.

    He told Jamie Carragher's The Greatest Game podcast: “It could be 15 or 20 years before you know it, especially if Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola stay.

    “Even Klopp took four-and-a-half  years to win it — it takes a long time.  

    “Klopp improved the team every season or won a trophy and you saw the improvement so  pressure was off a bit.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    MAUR PLEASE

    Jan Vertonghen claims ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing a Premier League return following links with Man Utd.

    He told CBS Soccer: “I can imagine he's impatient.

    “I think the English league suits him very well as he's a manager that prioritises fitness levels and the physicality of the game.

    “I think managing in the Premier League is probably the best thing he can do.

    “He will always want to coach a big team I guess, so you have to look at the biggest teams in the league and there are only two or three you can really look at I think at this point.

    “I won't name them out of respect for the other managers, but I think that's what he's looking at as well and he wants that big team to confirm him what he's been doing with Tottenham and what he did very well.

    “If I was him I would be impatient because he really loved his job and you want to continue that.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    HEY JUDE

    Jadon Sancho has already become a role model at Borussia Dortmund despite being just 20 years old.

    New signing Jude Bellingham, 17, told Kicker: “Jadon Sancho is really very important to me.

    “He puts his arm around me and the other young players, encourages us, gives us confidence.

    “He is a great role model for English players my age.

    “To get praise and encouragement from him means a lot to me.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    UNITED FRONT

    Harry Maguire has admitted he thought Manchester United were facing a ‘big crisis’ after their 6-1 defeat to Tottenham.

    He said: “After Spurs, we were all devastated and just three games into the season it felt like it was a big crisis.

    “It was quite a strange feeling, but we don’t expect to lose games at Old Trafford and we definitely don’t expect to lose games like we did.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    UP AND AT ‘EM

    Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to sign Dayot Upamecano and claims he is the ‘type of defender’ his old club need.

    He told BT Sport: “This is the type of defender I think United need, he’s very different to Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

    “He absolutely loves one-vs-ones, he loves getting down that channel because he knows he’s gonna beat them. 

    “It’s very much the same as what Rio used to do, what Jaap Stam used to do. 

    “It frees the rest of the team to worry about attacking play, because you know you’ve got a centre-half who is going to defend and he’ll do it all day.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FER WAY TO GO

    Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United will never win trophies with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof the centre-back pairing.

    He told BT Sport: “Is it good enough? I'd probably say no, if you're trying to win the top competitions.

    “Yes, last season they had a good defensive record, but I just see moments in games where they get opened up, they get physically dominated at times, especially in terms of pace, especially if their protection isn't what you'd expect it to be if the game opens up a little bit.

    “If the game opens up and they're on the halfway line and they're playing one-v-one or two-v-two, then I fear for my life in that situation.

    “If the team shape is fine and it's all set up properly, then they look a decent pairing.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

    La Liga chief Javier Tebas has slammed “ignorant” Real Madrid and Barcelona for backing a breakaway European Super League.

    He said: “Little by little, this Super League idea is less clandestine, more open.

    “But it doesn’t have a large showing of support.

    “In fact, it is a very minor project that lacks economic or social depth.

    “It shows a clear ignorance of the politics of football, the culture of football, the economy of football and of the audiovisual rights of football.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    GOT THE GIGG

    Ryan Giggs claims Louis van Gaal PUNCHED him the first time they met.

    Giggs told Jamie Carragher’s Greatest Game podcast: “He was different. He was very dominating.

    “The first time I met him he punched me in the stomach.

    “I’ve gone to meet him, we’ve got a list of players that I think were good and the ones that were not so good.

    “I’ve gone to meet him a hotel, he’s opened the door, looked me up and down and gone ‘you are in good shape!’ then he punched me in the stomach.

    “It was hard as well and I didn’t know what to do. You could have given something back but that’s me out of a job.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S MARTIN LIPTON

    The next set of PPV fixtures have been announced.

    They start with Brighton hosting Burnley at 5.30 on Friday November 6.

    Two PPV games will now be played the next day, with Crystal Palace hosting Leeds at 3pm and West Ham playing Fulham at 8pm.

    Both North London sides will then have PPV games on Sunday November 8, with Spurs kicking off at West Brom at 12.30 and Arsenal meeting Aston Villa at 7.15pm.

    Despite backlash from fans, the games will still be charged at the full price of £14.95.

    But that could drop to £9.95 after next month's international break.

  • William Pugh

    MART MY WORDS

    Anthony Martial was put forward for Manchester United's goal of the day after the Frenchman scored a penalty in United's 5-0 Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig at Old Trafford last night.

  • William Pugh

    REECE'S PIECES

    Chelsea right-back Reece James has donated £10,000 to a London food charity with the aim of raising £100,000 by December.

    The 20-year-old has joined Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford in the fight to end hunger.

    According to the Daily Mail, the England international has been working with the Felix Project – a charity that delivers surplus food to those in need of it in the capital.

    He has pledged a five-figure sum to the organisation in his bid to tackle food poverty.

    It has also been claimed that James is hoping to raise ten times the amount he has pledged before his 21st birthday on December 8.

    The Mail state that the ex-Wigan loanee is launching a fundraising page to help the charity. They aim to deliver a whopping 19 million meals by the end of 2020.

  • William Pugh

    SEVENTH HEAVEN

    Frank Lampard has named two former Man Utd stars in his dream seven-a-side team made up of stars he played against.

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand both feature.

    And the Chelsea boss has also opted to name another of his former England team-mates in Steven Gerrard.

  • William Pugh

    CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

    Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has backed Marcus Rashford to be the club's future captain.

    On the day the striker's petition for free school meals reached 1million signatures, Rashford bagged a hat-trick in the 5-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

    He was also praised for giving his penalty to team-mate Anthony Martial despite the chance of bagging a hat-trick.

    He told BT Sport: “I love that – he's looking out for his team-mates. Marcus knows he's gonna get his numbers, I love that.

    “That's being a great team-mate. That's why he's gonna be the captain because he thinks about everyone else.”

  • William Pugh

    TOP TIPS – SPONSORED

    Fixtures are coming thick and fast as the Premier League continues this weekend.

    We have betting tips for you from three top-flight matches, starting in Lancashire where Chelsea are looking to end a run of two Premier League draws and get back to winning ways.

    Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.

  • William Pugh

    WHAT A MESUT

    Premier League squads remain brimming with incredible talent, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

    Club chiefs were scrambling around earlier this month to try and ship off their unwanted goods, as the clock ticked towards the deadline of an already extended transfer window.

    Some teams got the job done, with Real Madrid taking financial hits to get rid of the likes of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, in order to assist manager Zinedine Zidane's rebuild.

    Chris Smalling was another that managed to escape becoming an outcast, with his Deadline Day permanent switch to AS Roma from Manchester United going through just in time.

    But some players, and clubs, weren't so fortunate, let's take a look at some of the stars that find themselves either stuck at a club, or without one entirely, as we enter November.

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