Man Utd news LIVE: Carragher and Neville name Liverpool combined XI, Pogba 'has no interest in deal', Ronaldo updates

MANCHESTER UNITED are reeling after a 4-2 defeat to Leicester that suggests they may spend another season without challenging for the title.

And Cristiano Ronaldo was one player who trudged off the pitch in a huff in the East Midlands, with Solskjaer having to convince the superstar to clap the away supporters.

The Portugal captain is believed to have told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he is ready to play every game after being dropped for Edinson Cavani two weeks ago.

Meanwhile some reports suggest Marcus Rashford's camp is upset by the United boss' comments suggesting he needs to prioritise his football over social causes.

And with results taking a turn for the worse, there are some reports that Paul Pogba, who is out of contract in summer, has no inclination to sign a new deal.

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  • Alex Terrell

    RED NEV?

    Gary Neville has named his combined Manchester United-Liverpool XI ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash.

    The former Old Trafford full-back has turned his back on a lot of United starts and named EIGHT Anfield stars on Sky Sports.

    Only Harry Maguire and Cristiano Ronaldo have made it into Nev's first team.

    The choice is sure to go down like a lead balloon at Carrington, with his former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under huge pressure in the job.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Man Utd legend Gary Neville reckons Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes need to stop 'waving their arms in the air' at team-mates.

    He said: "I watched Ronaldo and Fernandes up front… nothing.

    "I saw them flailing their arms at team-mates, which I didn't like, and that needs to stop. 

    "This Man Utd team are also poor in how they react to goals.

    "If they concede a goal, they start acting like babies and do their own thing.

    "If they score a goal, they puff their chest out and their egos come out.”

    Meanwhile, Neville also thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like last season's United squad back over this one.

    He said: "I thought last season there was something building.

    "I bet you if you asked Solskjaer if he'd like last season's squad back or this one, he'd go back to last season's.

    "They have all these issues and dynamics developing in the squad.”

    Finally, Jesse Lingard's agents reportedly attended Newcastle’s game against Tottenham as his Instagram appeared to hint at a possible transfer from United.

    Sky Sports claimed the England midfielder’s representatives were present at St James’ Park on Sunday for Newcastle’s first game since their £300million Saudi takeover.

    A picture posted on Instagram Stories via Lingard’s ‘jlingz’ account showed Newcastle’s pitch shortly before their 3-2 defeat to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

    And it’s reckoned Lingard’s representatives were in attendance to ‘keep an eye’ on proceedings.

    Sky’s Pete Graves tweeted: “Interesting to see this pop up on Jesse Lingard’s ‘jlingz’ account on Instagram.

    “I understand Lingard’s representatives were at St James’ Park yesterday keeping an eye on developments at NUFC.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    DON’T GIVE A FARKE

    Norwich boss Daniel Farke said he's 'not here to please Manchester United or Chelsea' over his handing of loanees Brandon Williams and Billy Gilmour.

    Responding to criticism over their lack of minutes, he said: Big clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea don’t want it easy for their players.

    "If they want to be Manchester United, Chelsea or Tottenham players one day, then they need to make sure that they face this challenge and step up to this challenge.

    "It’s not about Billy Gilmour or Brandon Williams, or Kenny McLean or Teemu Pukki who are our players.

    "We just like to play with the players to help us to win points.

    "This is the challenge that, for example, our loan players want to have.

    "It is not a gift that we play them because we have loaned them and they want to play many games."

  • Anthony Chapman

    NEVILLE RAGE

    Man Utd legend Gary Neville has accused Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabian owners of “employment abuse” for not clarifying Steve Bruce’s position as manager.

    He said: “I was sacked as a manager – it happens. I’ve sacked managers.

    “It’s not a nice thing to do, but you do it, you pay them up, you know they’re in a difficult job, they respect you for that, you respect them for that.

    “This thing with Steve Bruce is totally wrong. If this was any other industry, if this was any other walk of life, it would be classed as employment abuse.

    “The employer would be in serious trouble. You’ve got to show and demonstrate decency.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    SQUAD GOALS

    Gary Neville thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like last season's Manchester United squad back over this one.

    He said: "I thought last season there was something building.

    "I bet you if you asked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if he'd like last season's squad back or this one, he'd go back to last season's.

    "They have all these issues and dynamics developing in the squad.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    STOP IT

    Gary Neville reckons Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes need to stop 'waving their arms in the air' at team-mates.

    He said: "I watched Ronaldo and Fernandes up front… nothing.

    "I saw them flailing their arms at team-mates, which I didn't like, and that needs to stop. 

    "This Man Utd team are also poor in how they react to goals.

    "If they concede a goal, they start acting like babies and do their own thing.

    "If they score a goal, they puff their chest out and their egos come out.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    OLE EXCUSES

    Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confessed to making "a few bad decisions" after his side fell to defeat at Leicester.

    He said: "I pick the team and Harry Maguire showed no reaction after what he's gone through.

    "I hold my hand up if that doesn't work out and sometimes that doesn't.

    "When you concede four, I've probably made a few bad decisions.

    "We were not good enough with and without the ball.

     "You have to run, block and tackle and we didn’t do that enough."

  • Anthony Chapman

    POG-BYE

    Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is reportedly drumming up interest for his man with Barcelona a potential destination.

    The 28-year-old midfielder – who is out of contract at the end of the season – has been 'offered' to the Catalan giants by the super-agent.

    According to ESPN there is still the possibility of Pogba signing a new deal at United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly already sounded out a replacement.

    That being Aurelien Tchouameni – Pogba's international teammate.

    The 21-year-old midfielder has a reported asking price of around £42-50million.

  • Anthony Chapman

    RASH REACTION

    Marcus Rashford’s camp is reported to be ‘upset’ with comments by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he should ‘prioritise his football’.

    United boss Solskjaer called upon the England international to focus on his on-pitch duties before Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at Leicester.

    But The Athletic reports those comments have irked the Rashford camp, who resent any suggestion their man is not a dedicated professional.

    Rashford scored one of United’s two goals at the King Power, but a late Leicester double sealed the result.

  • Anthony Chapman

    OLE OK

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a BETTER win record at Manchester United than Jurgen Klopp did at Liverpool after the same number of games.

    But 85 PER CENT of fans still think the Norwegian should be sacked.

    Take a look at how Ole compares to Klopp and Man City boss Pep Guardiola below…

  • Anthony Chapman

    HOME IMPROVEMENTS 

    Man Utd are set to overhaul both their stadium and training ground in the coming months.

    Reports suggest United officials have begun the search for an architect to lead a major revamp of their Old Trafford home.

    And significant improvements are also planned at their Carrington training centre.

    The news comes after club bosses were criticised for the state of The Theatre of Dreams, which was last expanded back in 2006.

  • Anthony Chapman

    IN THE RUNNING

    With Sky Bet making Brendan Rodgers the favourite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, let's see who else is in the running should the Old Trafford hot seat become free…

  • Anthony Chapman

    ON THE BOX

    Fixtures for the Premier League's hectic Christmas and New Year period have been released with fans in for a treat.

    The top-flight have confirmed the matches scheduled to be broadcast, which will be shared between Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video.

    Supporters should be braced for a feast of fantastic football with games from November 30 to January 3 coming thick and fast.

    Manchester United will have eight of their games broadcast – the most out of any Premier League side.

    SEE THE FULL LIST HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    RED ALERT

    Man Utd fear more fan protests ahead of this weekend's clash with Liverpool, according to reports.

    The Red Devils' last clash with their rivals from Merseyside had to be postponed back in May after supporters broke into Old Trafford.

    Their previous protest came off the back of the already unpopular Glazers involvement in the European Super League breakaway attempt.

    This time it would come off the back of an underwhelming start to the season on the pitch.

    According to the Daily Star, United are consulting with Greater Manchester Police after protest plans were allegedly circulated on social media.

  • Justin Lawrence

    ODDS SWING

    Brendan Rodgers is the new favourite to be Manchester United's next manager.

    That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've installed the Leicester boss to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

    Rodgers, 48, had previously trailed Antonio Conte for the position.

    But he's now frontrunner at odds of 4/1 after Saturday's result at the King Power Stadium.

    Solskjaer's position as manager is looking increasingly uncertain.

    The Norwegian is second only to Newcastle's Steve Bruce in the managerial sack race.

  • Justin Lawrence

    NO DEFENCE

    Danny Murphy doesn't think Manchester United will ever be on par with his former side Liverpool or Manchester City because they don't defend well enough.

    And until the Red Devils work out how to get more of their stars behind the ball in games, they'll forever be chasing the pack, according to Murphy.

    Speaking after United's 4-2 loss to Leicester, he said: "Manchester United have got too many players who don't want to defend – it's as simple as that"

    "And while they fail to defend from the front, they'll never be on a par with Man City and Liverpool," the BBC reported.

  • Justin Lawrence

    TOON UP

    Jesse Lingard's agents reportedly attended Newcastle’s game against Tottenham as his Instagram appeared to hint at a possible transfer from Manchester United.

    Sky Sports claim the England midfielder’s representatives were present at St James’ Park on Sunday for Newcastle’s first game since their £300million Saudi takeover.

    A picture posted on Instagram Stories via Lingard’s ‘jlingz’ account showed Newcastle’s pitch shortly before their 3-2 defeat to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

    And it’s reckoned Lingard’s representatives were in attendance to ‘keep an eye’ on proceedings.

    Sky’s Pete Graves tweeted: “Interesting to see this pop up on Jesse Lingard’s ‘jlingz’ account on Instagram.

    “I understand Lingard’s representatives were at St James’ Park yesterday keeping an eye on developments at NUFC.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    TEAM NEWS

    Manchester United will have a few stars back for their Champions League clash against Atalanta this week.

    United were without Fred and Edinson Cavani for their 4-2 loss against Leicester.

    But the pair should be available for the European tie after they missed the clash with the Foxes due to international commitments in South America, United's website states.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka returns from suspension, but both Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial are still out injured.

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    TEA BREAK

    Donny Van De Beek just can't catch a break – with tunnel cam footage showing how the blundering midfielder spilt a Manchester United coach's tea over him.

    He was an unused substitute in Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Leicester.

    And while he may have been burning to get off the bench and make his mark, he did so in the tunnel… on a coach instead.

    In footage captured on Leicester City's tunnel cam, the member of the United backroom staff was walking out for the start of the second half carrying his cuppa alongside one of the medical team.

    As Van de Beek tried to squeeze past to get back to his seat in the dugout, he bumped into the coach and duly knocked the hot beverage over his hand.

    Credit: YouTube: LCFC

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    DON OVER

    Jadon Sancho is a victim of the current Manchester United team and does not deserve to be blamed for his difficult start, according to club legend Gary Neville.

    The Red Devils suffered yet another dismal result on Saturday as they were beaten 4-2 by Leicester – their third successive Premier League game without a win.

    Sancho was hooked in the 65th minute after an uninspiring performance on the left wing, with his replacement Marcus Rashford scoring eight minutes from the end of the game.

    But Neville does not believe it is right to lay the blame at the 21-year-old's door during this tough period for the team.

    Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “Sancho at this moment, he’s a victim of the current performances of the team.

    “You’d like a player like that to come into a settled unit and he’s just still finding his feet."

  • Justin Lawrence

    MIDFIELD ISSUE

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be fuming that the club didn't buy a central midfielder in the summer.

    Despite splashing out on Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Norwegian was still desperate to land a midfield marshal.

    However, Manchester Evening News claim there's a bunch of reasons why Solskjaer's wish wasn't granted.

    One of the main factors was that United were unable to offload Paul Pogba as not one club made an offer for the Frenchman.

    This meant United's midfield had no space for anyone new.

    But MEN say that could change soon as Pogba's United contract us up this summer and he could re-join Juventus.

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    NICE RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo's mum showed off stunning artwork depicting the Manchester United star with the rest of the family.

    Dolores Aveiro took to Instagram at the weekend to wish her son good luck against Leicester City.

    She wrote: "Good luck @manchesterunited ⚽️⚽️A good Saturday to all of you little kisses 😘😘😘❤️".

    Dolores accompanied the post with a picture of herself smiling at home.

    And in the background of her post, a huge framed family portrait made by Mr Bring Colombia can be seen on the wall.

    As well as Cristiano, it features sisters Elma and Katia, as well as big brother Hugo – in addition to Dolores herself.

    Credit: Instagram, @doloresaveiroofficial

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    VIOLENT RIVALRY

    Ex-Manchester United star Roy Keane and former Arsenal star Patrick Vieira's rivalry was so intense that violence was always on the cards.

    According to ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the pair hated each other so much that he never ruled out them coming to blows.

    But despite the threat of an altercation, Wenger explained that he enjoyed their clashes.

    The Frenchman said to talkSPORT: "I enjoyed the rivalry.

    "You speak of Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira; Keane was always on the fringe of violence even if he was a great player."

  • Justin Lawrence

    CON MAN

    Ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly has one eye on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United job.

    Solskjaer has faced increased pressure in recent times due to a string of poor results and tactical decisions.

    And critics calling for the Norwegian's exit grew louder following United's 4-2 loss to Leicester on the weekend.

    Now it's been claimed by Manchester Evening News that Conte is ready and waiting to take on the role at Old Trafford if the club's hierarchy give Solskjaer the boot.

  • Justin Lawrence

    FLOP GEAR

    Glum Manchester United stars trundled into training this morning after a public dressing down from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Norwegian was fuming with Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Leicester, their fourth loss in seven games.

    After the match, he threatened to drop some of his underperforming stars.

    As players arrived today, most knew that their places could be under threat for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Atalanta at Old Trafford.

     

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