MANCHESTER UNITED'S dismal week concluded with a 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
Goalkeeper David De Gea slammed his team-mates after the defeat, saying it was "unacceptable" – but they hope to improve their blunt attack with a £40m bid for Lyon's Moussa Dembele.
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MASON GREENWOOD has pulled out of the England U21 squad with a back injury leaving Manchester United with a striker crisis.
The 18-year-old made his debut for Aidy Boothroyd's squad against Turkey last month and was due to face Slovenia and Austria.
But after coming on in the second-half of United's 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday, the youngster has been withdrawn.
Having recently scored his first senior goal for United against Astana in the Europa League there was hope the youngster would chip in with more amid United's current crisis.
The Young Lions are away to Slovenia on Friday and at home to Austria on Tuesday in Group C of their European qualifiers.
But Greenwood will remain at United's Carrington training complex to work on his recovery, according to the Red Devils official website.
United face Liverpool next on October 20 at Old Trafford and will hope to have the striker fit for that huge clash.
MANCHESTER UNITED sent scouts to watch Moussa Dembele AGAIN on Sunday, according to reports.
The former Celtic striker was left on the bench for Lyon's clash with Saint-Etienne but did come on in the second-half to record Lyon's only shot on target of the game.
The 23-year-old is Ligue 1's second top goalscorer this season and United sent staff to keep tabs on him for a second time, according to The Mail.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
LEE SHARPE has urged Manchester United to splash their cash on Harry Kane.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the former Old Trafford star was asked what it would take to rebuild his former club.
He said: “I think you are looking at least £300m.
“You need someone like a Harry Kane for £200m/£220m that is going to score you 25 goals a season and you've got a different outlook in the team.
“So it's not going to be a cheap one.”
MARCUS RASHFORD admitted Manchester United's woeful form is not “good enough”.
United were again embarrassed on Sunday after Newcastle star Matty Longstaff smashed in a winner leaving Rashford & Co 12th in the league – TWO points above relegation.
And the England striker insisted fans “deserve better” with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men winning just two of their eight league matches so far this term
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