Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2019

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Manchester United news LIVE updates

Monday, October 7

  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under severe pressure after losing 1-0 to Newcastle
  • Mason Greenwood has suffered a back injury
  • Lee Sharpe has told Ed Woodward he needs to spend £300m on transfers
  • Marcus Rashford has apologised to Man Utd supporters

Robin van Persie on ‘boring’ Man Utd

Robin van Persie has labelled his former side Manchester United “boring” and has criticised them for a lack of effort.

Van Persie was speaking following United’s 1-0 Premier League loss to Newcastle on Sunday.

“To be fair it was a bit boring to watch,” the Dutchman told Premier League Productions.

“Predictable, not much going on and that is something that I don’t like to see really because even though you are low in confidence, even though you are not playing your best football, it can happen, but you have to put the effort in, you have to make the runs, you have to have a go.

“Try your luck, maybe the ball bounces well for you. They didn’t really do that enough.”

Man Utd news LIVE: Robin van Persie has called his former club boring

Man Utd news LIVE: Robin van Persie has called his former club boring (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd set Alexis Sanchez asking price

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants Alexis Sanchez gone permanently.

Sanchez is spending the season on loan at Serie A giants Inter Milan having struggled at Old Trafford.

The Chilean joined the Red Devils last January from Arsenal though scored just five goals in all competitions.

And The Sun claim that United are demanding at least £25million for any club to take the former Barcelona star permanently.

It’s reported that United see no way how Sanchez can return to Old Trafford, regardless of how well he performs in Italy.

Man Utd news LIVE: Alexis Sanchez is currently on loan at Inter Milan

Man Utd news LIVE: Alexis Sanchez is currently on loan at Inter Milan (Image: GETTY)

Moussa Dembele wanted by Manchester United

Manchester United are monitoring Lyon hot shot Moussa Dembele as a potential solution to their striking problem.

United are lacking firepower this season and have scored just eight goals in eight games – four of which came against Chelsea on the opening day of the season.

This sit in 12th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone.

United allowed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to depart this summer without replacing them and have gambled on the fitness of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Both have picked up knocks and neither have have hit the heights they’d hoped for so far in terms of goals with Mason Greenwood being thrust into the limelight as back up.

But, according to the Daily Mail, United had scouts in France last night to watch Dembele in action.

Man Utd news LIVE: Moussa Dembele is wanted by Ed Woodward

Man Utd news LIVE: Moussa Dembele is wanted by Ed Woodward (Image: GETTY)

Marcus Rashford sends fan message

Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford has sent a message to fans after another defeat.

Rashford struggled as United were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle on Sunday to continue the Red Devils’ poor run of form.

Rashford tweeted: “You can’t hide in football and the last few weeks simply haven’t been good enough.

“As a United fan myself, that hurts. And you deserve better.

“We know we need to improve and that is our sole focus as a team and as a club.”

Man Utd news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under severe pressure at Old Trafford

Man Utd news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under severe pressure at Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sack latest

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is running out of time to turn the club’s fortunes around, according to Martin Keown.

“You start to look at where the system is, where the intensity is, and I think the belief now is ebbing away,” Keown said.

“I think this could be the beginning of the end for this manager.

“I don’t want to see a former player come in and leave the job.

“But there has to be a spark, there has to be a reaction.

“It seems to be just spiralling out of control at Manchester United at the moment, that was a really poor result today.”

Man Utd news LIVE: Marcus Rashford is not happy with his form

Man Utd news LIVE: Marcus Rashford is not happy with his form (Image: GETTY)

Man Utd need to spend £300m

Lee Sharpe has told Manchester United they need to spend £300million and sign someone like Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

“I think you are looking at least £300million,” Sharpe told talkSPORT.

“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 is not going to be a cheap one.

“It’s difficult to keep up with the likes of Man City and Liverpool when they’ve set such high standards.

“You’ve got to stop comparing this team to Liverpool and City and great United teams of the past.

“They need to be given the chance to grow and educate themselves and become potentially what they could be in a year or 18 months’ time.”

Man Utd news LIVE: Mason Greenwood has suffered a back injury

Man Utd news LIVE: Mason Greenwood has suffered a back injury (Image: GETTY)

Mason Greenwood injured

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer another injury blow.

The youngster has pulled out of the England Under-21 squad with a back problem.

A statement on United’s website read: “Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has been forced to withdraw from the England Under-21 squad.

“The 18-year-old, who made his debut at that level against Turkey last month, had been selected for the upcoming games against Slovenia and Austria.

“He came on as a second-half substitute in the Reds’ 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday but has pulled out of coach Aidy Boothroyd’s group due to a back problem.”


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