Cristiano Ronaldo 'to get Man Utd No7 shirt' as United win at Wolves, Trippier transfer back on, James set for loan

CRISTIANO RONALDO will become the Premier League's highest ever earner on around £580,000-a-week, according to reports.

And he will be the club's new No7, according to the Premier League website.

However, Edinson Cavani wore the famous shirt at Molineux in the 1-0 win over Wolves.

The Uruguayan is set to do battle with fellow veteran Ronaldo for a starting berth but has no intention of leaving, according to reports.

Ronaldo's move to United is also set to mean a loan move for Dan James, most likely to Everton or Leeds.

And a move for Kieran Trippier is reportedly back on.

Meanwhile Erling Haaland will leave Borussia Dortmund next summer even if they win the Bundesliga, according to reports from Germany.

PSG are keen to sign the Norwegian now, but the club's poor relationship with Dortmund and his desire to stay in Germany this season are set to derail the move.

And that would put United in pole position to complete the transfer over the coming year.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    PAUL OVER

    Paul Pogba went from "cheat" to "class act" with Wolves fans – as he walked over to hand them his shirt.

    Pogba was booed by home supporters after the final whistle after his supposed foul on Ruben Neves in the build-up to Man Utd’s winner.

    But the French won Wolves fans over as he gifted one of them his jersey.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DIALL TONE

    Amad Diallo’s Feyenoord loan is in danger of collapsing.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the young winger could stay at Man United this month after picking up an injury in training.

    Feyenoord are now ready to pull the plug and find another signing ahead of deadline day.

  • Anthony Chapman

    NOT NUMBER RON

    Roy Keane does not think Cristiano Ronaldo can inspire Manchester United to Premier League glory this season.

    He told Sky Sports: "I think it's great news for United, the fans, the Premier League.

    "There's no doubt in my mind he's still a world-class player… He's a clever guy. He's coming back to United to win stuff.

    "I don't think he'll be the difference in terms of winning the big trophies – Man Utd still have the same problems with or without Ronaldo and that's midfield.

    "But an FA Cup or a League Cup is more than possible.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    SOU REF RAGE

    Graeme Souness slammed Paul Pogba's unpunished ‘leg breaker’ lunge on Ruben Neves in the build-up to Manchester United's winner against Wolves.

    He told Sky Sports: "That's a leg-breaker. Anyone who's ever played the game will tell you that's a dangerous challenge.

    "It's a foul. Paul Pogba doesn't make any contact with the ball whatsoever. He makes contact with the shin, the shinguard. 

    "Watch how high Paul Pogba's foot is here, and look at the referee's position – he just doesn't see it! They've got away with one."

  • Anthony Chapman

    CRIS CROS

    Cristiano Ronaldo will play centre-forward for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Sunday.

    The Red Devils boss said: “Cristiano has evolved as a player.

    "He used to play wide right, wide left, up front. But he's more of a centre-forward for me at the moment. Definitely.

    "But there'll be games where we play two up front and three up front. But I want him in the box. I want him scoring goals."

  • Anthony Chapman

    COMING UP

    Let's take a look at United's next five games…

  • Anthony Chapman

    REIGN-ALDO

    Graeme Souness says Cristiano Ronaldo can win Man Utd the title as he’s on ‘another planet’.

    Souness told Sky Sports: "I think there's two, three or four players in Man United's dressing room that need him.

    "Only him or (Lionel) Messi coming into the dressing room would make them up their game.

    “I see United challenging for the championship with him in the team because they had 11 draws last season. 

    "They won't have them now because he's on another planet."

  • Anthony Chapman

    CHARLIE WYETT’S VERDICT

    It was not exactly Wayne Rooney against Fenerbahce.

    Jadon Sancho was handed a first start for Manchester United but there was no hat-trick and an assist like Rooney delivered on his club debut in the Champions League 17 years ago.

    Unfortunately, there was not a lot of anything from the £73million summer signing although he nearly gifted Wolves an opening goal. 

    Sancho, 21, a fantastic prospect, will have many better days in a United shirt compared to this 72-minute run-out before being replaced by Anthony Martial.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FINAL RATINGS

    • MASON GREENWOOD – 8
    • EDINSON CAVANI (SUB) – 5
    • ANTHONY MARTIAL (SUB)  – 6
    • DIOGO DALOT (SUB) – N/A
    • Anthony Chapman

      MORE RATINGS

      • FRED – 4
      • PAUL POGBA – 7
      • JADON SANCHO – 5
      • BRUNO FERNANDES – 7
      • DAN JAMES – 7

      MAN UTD RATINGS

      • DAVID DE GEA – 9
      • AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 7
      • RAPHAEL VARANE – 6
      • HARRY MAGUIRE – 7
      • LUKE SHAW – 6

      CRIST ALMIGHTY

      Man Utd may have beaten Wolves, but their performance left little to be desired.

      Indeed, Red Devils legend Roy Keane hilariously admitted he hoped Cristiano Ronaldo HADN’T been watching after agreeing a stunning return.

      Keane told Sky Sports at half-time: “"Their overall play, their body language, they just look lacklustre.

      "There is no energy to their play. My only worry is that Ronaldo is watching, it's really poor.”

      FT: WOLVES 0 MAN UTD 1

      Game over at Molineux and United have emerged victorious thanks to Greenwood's 80th minute strike.

      The Red Devils are also record-makers today, now having gone an incredible 28 games unbeaten away from home!

      And with Cristiano Ronaldo on his way after the international break, things are looking rosy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men.

      GOAL!

      The deadlock has finally been broken and it's Man United who take a late lead through Mason Greenwood.

      But it's a controversial strike as Ruben Neves threw himself to the ground 'injured' in the build-up.

      However, Mike Dean is having none of it!

      And United are 1-0 up heading into the final stages.

      HE'S A KEEPER

      Around 20 minutes left and David De Gea has pulled off an incredible double save to deny Romain Saiss at point blank.

      If United can get even a point out of this game, they'll have their stopper to thank.

      Meanwhile, Anthony Martial has come on for Jadon Sancho in a bid to change the direction of the game.

      A very quiet outing for United's new winger today.

      • Anthony Chapman

        RAISE YOUR GAME

        Man Utd have taken off Dan James for Edinson Cavani.

        But there has been no change in their style of play, nor the direction of the match.

        On the back of a draw at Southampton, United will need to up the tempo if they're to pick up the win against an impressive Wolves side.

      • Anthony Chapman

        HALF-TIME

        Man United have really struggled to make an impression in the first 45 minutes here.

        Wolves have been sharp all over the pitch and made life a nightmare for their prestigious opponents.

        Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan were locked in a heated discussion as they left the pitch.

        Will there be changes coming during the break?

      • Anthony Chapman

        TRAORE BLIMEY

        Adama Traore is running the show at Molineux this afternoon.

        The winger is giving United's midfield and defence a torrid time, with Fred particularly struggling.

        Paul Pogba is also failing to make an impression after being moved off the left into a deeper central role.

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      • Anthony Chapman

        GAME ON

        Ten minutes in and Man Utd are yet to break the deadlock against Wolves.

        That's despite boasting new signings Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in their starting XI.

        Indeed, it's been Wolves with all the early joy, missing TWO chances to go ahead.

        Will the Red Devils keep their impressive away form going to set a new 28-game unbeaten English record?

        Or has Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival coincided with the end of the run?

      • Anthony Chapman

        MOUR GLORY

        Former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho believes Crisitano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford is 'perfect business' for all parties involved.

        The Roma manager gushed: "The only thing I say – and it looks to me something basic and logic – is that if Juventus are happy, if Cristiano is happy and if Manchester United are happy this is the perfect business.

        "I think there is no need to talk about Cristiano.

        "There is no need to make any comment about someone who plays, wins, scores and makes history for 20 years."

      • Giacomo Pisa

        OLE ON RONNY

        Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to Manchester United club reporter Stewart Gardner ahead of today's clash against Wolves.

        The Norwegian manager was quizzed about the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, and is hoping the paperwork can be 'finalised' in preparation for an official announcement.

        He said: "Of course the fans have been excited for the last couple of days, we all are of course.

        "He has had such a great career and he has been here before. Hopefully we can just finalise the paperwork and announce it. He is going to give everybody a boost, of course.

        "I played with him, he's a great player, he is a top human being, he is a top professional, so he will give everybody in the squad and everybody around the club a buzz."

      • Giacomo Pisa

        CAV A DAY OFF

        Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT wear the No7 this season at Manchester United, with Edinson Cavani keeping the shirt.

        The Uruguayan striker was given the jersey by the Red Devils for their away trip to Wolves on Sunday afternoon.

        Both Man Utd's and the Premier League's official website has Cavani, 34, down to wear the No7 today at Wolves.

      • Giacomo Pisa

        SHAW SPEAKS

        Luke Shaw has spoken on the 'lift' the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has given the Manchester United.

        The 36-year-old is set to undergo a medical in Lisbon today before the move is made official.

        And Shaw told Sky Sports:m"I feel like it's given the club a massive lift, not just inside but also outside which is obviously a very big positive.

        "He's been one of the best players in the world for a number of years now and everyone’s very excited for him to come in and especially to learn off him and to be able to play with him too.”

      • Giacomo Pisa

        SANCHO AND VARANE START

        1 De Gea, 5 Maguire, 6 Pogba, 11 Greenwood, 17 Fred, 18 Fernandes, 19 Varane, 21 James, 23 Shaw, 25 Sancho, 29 Wan-Bissaka

        It's a first start in Manchester United colours for both Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

      • Giacomo Pisa

        TEAM NEWS INCOMING

        Less than ten minutes to go now until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names his line-up for this afternoon's clash against Wolves.

        Will Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane be handed their first starts in Manchester United colours today?

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