2.30pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Eriksen £27m interest EXCLUSIVE, Sancho to United – new Dortmund boss speaks

MANCHESTER UNITED played out a bore 0-0 draw against Man City at Old Trafford.

And the Red Devils are looking to add some firepower to their squad in the shape of Inter's Christian Eriksen, SunSport can reveal.

Get all the latest transfer news, updates and gossip from Old Trafford…

  • Jake Lambourne

    DAY AND NIGHT

    Man Utd have reportedly ended their interest in RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.

    According to The Athletic, the Red Devils have taken a step back in their pursuit of the France international.

    It has been claimed that Bayern Munich are now leading the race to secure his services.

    Upamecano is also believed to not be keen on making the move to Old Trafford.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAUL THE OTHER ONE

    Paul Scholes believes Man Utd lack balance following the 0-0 draw against rivals City.

    He told Premier League Productions: "I thought [Raheem] Sterling was poor, I thought [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka did well against him.

    “Defensively, Wan-Bissaka throws himself into challenges, [Victor] Lindelof was as good as he probably has been and [Harry] Maguire was good.

    “They had that protection, but it takes away from the attacking side then because you can’t really think of any chances United created.

    “It’s compromising everything, they cannot get the balance right in the team. If they play one holding midfielder they look like they’re going to score goals but look like they’ll concede as well.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    RIP GERARD HOULLIER

  • Jake Lambourne

    KEANE ON TROPHIES

    Roy Keane has insisted Man Utd must target trophies instead of top four finishes.

    The Sky Sports pundit said: "I think he has got to get his hands on a trophy.

    “There’s an obsession about getting in the top four, but l think Manchester United should be automatically doing that.

    “I think by the end of the season Ole will have been in the job long enough to say do we think he is the man to get Manchester United back to challenging for titles.

    “I still think they are behind Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea. But get your hands on some trophies.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    REAL DEAL

    Manchester United have been drawn against LaLiga side Real Sociedad!

    It's a return to Manchester for David Silva.

    How he would love to score against the Red Devils.

  • Jake Lambourne

    EUROPA DRAW

    The draw for the Europa League Round of 32 is moments away.

    Who will Man Utd get?

    Click HERE to follow the draw.

  • Jake Lambourne

    OH CHRIST

    Christian Eriksen could make a return to the Premier League in January.

    SunSport exclusively Manchester United are interested in signing the 28-year-old.

    Eriksen joined the Italian giants in a £17 million move from Spurs in January 2020.

    But Inter are already prepared to entertain offers for the out-of-favour midfielder.

    It is believed that United will have to put in a bid of £27m to secure his services.

    The move could see Eriksen form a partnership with Bruno Fernandes in the midfield.

  • Jake Lambourne

    HAMMER TIME

    Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino thinks West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is a player that Manchester United should think of signing.

    The ex-Leicester forward was full of praise for the England international following the Hammers' win over Leeds.

    Speaking to talkSPORT, Cascarino said: “Declan Rice was superb. He absolutely ran the show in midfield.

    “He was up against Kalvin Phillips as well, who is a good player. I thought he just took the game by the scruff of the neck.

    “He just stunk of a Manchester United signing to me. I was sat there thinking, ‘Wow!’”

  • Jake Lambourne

    TELLES ENJOYING TRANSITION

    Manchester United left-back Alex Telles doesn’t believe he has had any difficult adapting to life in England.

    The Brazilian joined United from Porto in the summer but endured a difficult start to his Old Trafford career after testing positive for coronavirus in October.

    Telles told Sport TV: “I already knew that [football in England] would be more physical, more intense, but I am preparing for that.

    “I do my personal work; I believe that I am not changing my way of playing, which is quite offensive.

    “But I am also focused on the defensive part; it is not very different from what I did before.

    “I already had a very high demand with [Porto manager] Sérgio Conceição. Now I am working to evolve more and more.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAU WOW

    Manchester United are prepared to offer Marcos Rojo in a swap deal to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres, according to Duncan Castles.

    Castles told the Transfer Window podcast: “I can tell you that there have been discussions with Villarreal over a deal for Pau Torres.”

    A graduate of the Villarreal academy, the 23-year-old has established himself as a first team regular at El Madrigal.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly ‘looking and asking for’ a left-footed centre-back to help solve United’s defensive issues.

  • Jake Lambourne

    INTER HIM

    EXCLUSIVE – Man Utd are interested in a shock swoop for Christian Eriksen – with Inter Milan looking to offload him just 11-months after joining.

    The 28-year-old midfielder has had a nightmare time since his £17m arrival in Italy from Tottenham in January.

    He has fallen out-of-favour under Antonio Conte, and has only played 274 minutes in Serie A this season along with a handful of substitute appearances in the Champions League.

    SunSport understands Inter would be willing to offload Eriksen, but would be looking for a transfer fee of around £27m.

    United want to add another attacking midfielder to their squad, with Paul Pogba's future and fitness up-in-the-air with the window opening next month.

    Eriksen has also been eyed by Arsenal and PSG, but Inter's initial talks over a possible swap deal were immediately rejected.

  • Jake Lambourne

    HAA LA LAND

    Man Utd and rivals Man City are both interested in Erling Haaland with Borussia Dortmund reportedly willing to sell the striker.

    United have been heavily linked with the Norway star for over a year but it seems the now have competition on their own doorstep.

    Haaland, 20, is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in world football and will spark a bidding war if he decides to leave Germany.

    And, according to the Mail, Dortmund may be prepared to sell Haaland at the end of the season with his market value likely to soar.

    Haaland has a £65million release clause in 2022 and the German club could decide it is financially best to sell him earlier for a bigger fee.

  • Jake Lambourne

    NO THANK JU

    Man Utd rejected an offer for Paul Pogba from Juventus in the summer, according to reports.

    CalcioMercato reports the Old Lady wanted to swap Miralem Pjanic and Douglas Costa to bring Pogba back to Turin.

    The French World Cup winner, 27, returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for £89million having spent four years in Serie A.

    The report states Juventus were unable to meet United's £92m asking price.

    And the Red Devils were not keen on signing Pjanic or Costa.

    Pjanic instead moved to Barcelona in a deal that saw Arthur go the other way while Costa joined Champions League winners Bayern Munich on loan.

  • sstreet

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS!

    Manchester United will find out their Europa League opponents following the disappointment of being knocked out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig last week.

    And the Red Devils followed that up with a bore draw at home to Man City, as questions remained about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's management.

    Meanwhile Borussia Dortmund's interim manager is on the record as saying Jadon Sancho's form dipped as he was affected by transfer speculation linking him to Man Utd.

    Edin Terzic commented in May: “He’s a young player and is one of our most important players.

    "I have to say that the transfer speculations are affecting him.

    "We have to support him in a positive way. I want all of our players to be happy.”

    And Louis van Gaal says Donny van de Beek made a mistake in joining the Red Devils.

    He commented: “I hope his time will come, but I don’t think he made a good choice. I said that right away.

    “If you have Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, what position should van de Beek be in?

    “He doesn’t have the qualities of Pogba and Fernandes. And now you see that Pogba often doesn’t start. Where should van de Beek play then?

    “I think you could have seen that beforehand. There are so many teams, which could have done better justice to him, also in the top division. He is a boy with many qualities.”

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