12pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Hulk future LATEST, Upamecano deal UPDATE, Cavani sent off for Uruguay vs Brazil – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are back in Premier League action this weekend as they face West Brom.

But the Red Devils look set to miss out on a potential move for Brazilian forward Hulk who reportedly wants to rejoin Porto.

Follow ALL the latest Man Utd transfer news below…

  • Joe Miles


    United still have 12 games matches to play in the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup before the end of 2020.

    This means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be in action roughly every FOUR days.

    Following the international break, the Red Devils will return to action against West Brom on Saturday.

    United will then face Istanbul Basaksehir before taking on Southampton then Paris Saint-Germain.

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    Premier League clubs are furious at new Government restrictions surrounding team meals.

    The Department for Digital, Media and Culture have banned teams eating together while cooped up in hotels around matches.

    And the Mail report that PL, as well as EFL, chiefs are attempting to rally against the changes.

    Currently, players returning from international duty will have to rely on room service for their meals.

    And they will have to eat alone in their rooms until at least December 2, as lockdown again tightens around the country.

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    France boss Didier Deschamps has called for Manchester United to take note of Paul Pogba's impressive form while on international duty.

    He said: “Just see what he was able to do in Portugal and what he did tonight.

    “I know him, I know he works. He has pride and above all, he has talent.

    “When you have to defend, he can defend. When he has the opportunity to express himself, he is able to do so.

    “Paul is a top-level player and I hope what he did with us will be useful to him when he gets back to his club.”

  • Joe Miles


    Anthony Elanga wants to follow in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood at Manchester United.

    The 18-year-old forward told PA News Agency: “You look at the likes of Mason and Rashy, there is a pathway there.

    “It just shows you that if you’re willing to put the work into it and continue to work hard day in, day out in training there’s a pathway for you there.

    “Obviously we’ve got a manager in Ole trusting the youngsters, so there’s a pathway there and I’ve just got to keep working hard.

    “In training I’m always working hard and the way that I train is the way that I play.

    “You can see that in the results and I’m just happy at the moment, I’m enjoying my football.”

  • Joe Miles


    Ex-Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis has lifted the lid on when he once told legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson to 'f*** off'.

    Kanchelskis, now 51, could easily have gotten on the wrong side of Ferguson, after being the subject of a prank from his team-mates while learning English.

    Revealing in an excerpt from his upcoming autobiography, Kanchelskis wrote: “Whenever a foreign footballer comes into a dressing room, he will be taught how to swear.

    “I've seen exactly the same thing with Brazilian players when I have been managing in Russia. They also taught me the correct way to address the manager of Manchester United.

    “Almost the first time I came across Alex Ferguson in the corridors of the Cliff, he said to me, 'All right Andrei, how's it going?

    “I smiled at him and replied, 'F*** off, Scottish b******'. Ferguson stopped dead in his tracks and then began to smile as he heard laughter echoing down the corridor, while I stood there bewildered.”

  • Joe Miles


    Paul Scholes has claimed he was 'devastated' when 'best mate' Nicky Butt left Manchester United in 2004.

    The Old Trafford legend told DAZN: “It was all part of football. When you start out with five or six lads, you hope that you'll be there for the next 20 years.

    “Unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way. You lose people along the way.

    “Nicky went and Nicky was my best mate, I'd grown up with him since I was 12 or 13.

    “You're devastated, I really was devastated.”

  • Joe Miles


    Richarlison has surprisingly defended Edinson Cavani following the Uruguay star's red card.

    The Everton and Brazil star told CBF TV after the game: “It was a ball dispute and of course he went over the top.

    “If my foot was planted there on the floor, maybe it could even have broken my ankle.

    “But I don't think he meant it. I think he went there to get the ball but missed and took my foot.

    “It's a normal game situation.”

  • Joe Miles


    Edinson Cavani was shown a straight red card for a stamp on Richarlison during Uruguay's 2-0 defeat to Brazil.

    The veteran striker, 33, was given his marching orders following a VAR review into his dangerous challenge on the Everton forward.

    The ex-Paris Saint-Germain star raked his studs down Richarlison's leg as his fellow forward attempted to power away with the ball.

    Cavani was originally shown a yellow for the challenge before he was dismissed by referee Roberto Tobar following a VAR review.

  • Joe Miles


    Leicester City are set to battle it out with Manchester United and Arsenal for Sporting Lisbon's Nuno Mendes, according to reports.

    The 18-year-old left-back has earned plenty of plaudits since breaking into the Sporting first team after lockdown.

    He is now the first-choice left-back for Ruben Amorim – starting all nine matches this season and helping unbeaten Sporting to the top of the league.

    And according to the Daily Mail, Premier League table-toppers Leicester are considering making an approach to sign Mendes.

  • Joshua Jones


    Paul Pogba has been criticised after making more suggestive comments while on international duty with France. 

    The midfielder said being with his country was a 'breath of fresh air' and added: “It's not that in the club we don't have fun, but here it's not the same. We laugh. It's really a family.”

    Pundit Micah Richards slammed his comments as 'disrespectful'.

    Meanwhile, reports suggest United will cull a number of fringe players from their squad at the next transfer window. 

    The players believed to be in trouble are outcasts Phil Jones, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Sergio Romero and Marcus Rojo as the club looks to slash the wage bill. 

    Off the pitch, Marcus Rashford revealed his extraordinary campaigning work had led him to the world of books. 

    After months spent trying to make sure no child in Britain goes hungry, the tireless footy player has now turned his attention to getting more kids into reading. 

  • Kiro Evans


    Reminder of how we think an injury-hit Man United will line-up against West Brom this weekend:

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    Bruno Fernandes is saying all the right things as he continues to impress United fans on and off the pitch.

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    Good night for some players on the Blue side of Manchester tonight.

    Manchester City's Ferran Torres and Rodri have both scored as Spain batter Germany 3-0 in the first half of their Nations League meeting.

    Meanwhile, Paul Pogba's France lead Victor Lindelof's Sweden 2-1.

  • Kiro Evans


    Mauricio Pochettino remains out of work but the former Tottenham boss is expected to be back in football before long, according to Ossie Ardiles.

    Pochettino was sacked by Spurs a year ago but has taken his time away from football as he prepares for his next job.

    Former Tottenham manager Ardiles believes the Argentine knows what he wants as he plots his next job.

    Speaking to the Evening Standard, Ardiles said: “He knows exactly what he wants to do.

    “Football is his life, so he’s been watching everything and he likes to talk about football.

    “He’ll take his time and, before long, he’ll be working again.”

  • Kiro Evans


    United fans will have a couple of players to watch tonight as France host Sweden in the Nations League.

    For the home side, Paul Pogba will start in the midfield following his controversial comments which may have landed him in hot water.

    The talented midfielder told RTL being with the national team was a 'breath of fresh air' and said “it's not that in the club we don’t have fun, but here it’s not the same. We laugh. It’s really a family.”

    On the other side, Victor Lindelof starts at centre-back as he looks to hold off France's waves of brilliant attacking players.

  • Kiro Evans


    Covid-struck Mo Salah has thanked people for their support and promised to rally back after his spell out in quarantine.

    The Liverpool star caught the virus during the international break and adds to a list of Reds' absentees as the Premier League inches towards a return.

  • Kiro Evans


    Paul Pogba has been accused of lacking respect for Manchester United after his latest suggestive quotes while off on international duty with France.

    The talented midfielder told RTL being with the national team was a 'breath of fresh air' and said “it's not that in the club we don’t have fun, but here it’s not the same. We laugh. It’s really a family.”

    Pundit Micah RIchards said the latest comments overstepped the mark.

    He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He needs to have a little bit of respect for Man United because I've backed him to the hilt so many times.

    “We've come out before and said he shouldn't have his agent saying things for him, which we all agree on, but going away with your national team because you're playing well with your national team, then sort of creating problems in the team that has shown a lot of faith in you and put a lot of trust in you. I think it's disrespectful.

    “I'm not the one to jump on any bandwagon with Pogba, I still believe he should stay, I still believe he's good enough to take the team where they need to go to if he's fully focused.”

  • Kiro Evans


    Remember this strike, United fans? What a goal.

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    Championship clubs are to be allowed five substitutions by the end of this month, according to reports.

    England's second-tier appears on the brink of leaving the Premier League in its dust as they become the latest league to adopt a new five-sub rule following lockdown.

    The Telegraph report the Championship could follow other European leagues plus the Champions League in allowing five subs instead of the usual three during a game

    The Premier League adopted this rule during project restart in the summer but dropped it upon the new season beginning, despite a hectic, congested schedule.

    Top-flight managers such as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have called for it's reintroduction, while England boss Gareth Southgate was also critical that the rule was not reinstated and feared more injuries.

  • William Pugh


    Claudio Marchisio begged Paul Pogba to return to Juventus in a sensational transfer to be ‘happy again’.

    Pogba, 27, spent four successful years with the Old Lady between 2012 and 2016 before his record-breaking £89million move back to Manchester United.

    But he revealed during the current international break this season has been ‘the most difficult period in my career’.

    And his former Juventus team-mate Marchisio called on the Frenchman to head back to Turin and rediscover his joy again. Pogba and Marchisio won four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias together in four years.

    The Italian – who spent 25 years on the books at Juve – replied to a tweet Pogba sent on Monday reading: “Head up, look forward,” along with a photo in mid air during France training.

    He wrote: “Please @paulpogba come to @juventusfc… you will be happy again – me too,” along with a series of emojis including a wink face.

  • William Pugh


    Manchester United are hopeful Alex Telles will get the green light to face West Brom after he tested negative for coronavirus.

    Reports emerged from South America over the weekend that the Brazilian had returned a positive result while on international duty.

    However, the Brazilian Football Confederation have now confirmed the defender will travel with the rest of the squad on Tuesday to Uruguay after returning a second negative test.

    United had previously said they would ‘make an assessment’ when Telles returned to Carrington.

    They released a statement before his negative result was confirmed, which read: “It is still hoped he will be available to play in Saturday’s Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.”

  • William Pugh


    Football fans could be allowed back into stadiums as early as NEXT MONTH, according to reports.

    Premier League and Football League clubs could welcome supporters back into stadiums in December under plans drawn up by the Government, according to Sportsmail.

    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport are said to have submitted proposals which would allow fans in areas where coronavirus infection rates are low to attend games for the first time since March.

    While the Government are yet to officially agree to the proposal, the DCMS' involvement is encouraging.

    Football fans have long bemoaned not being allowed to re-enter stadiums, while other sports and activities have welcomed back crowds, albeit in limited numbers.

  • Jim Sheridan


    It's back to the Premier League this weekend as Manchester United welcome West Brom to Old Trafford.

    Brazilian star Hulk is currently plying his trade in China and was a target for the Red Devils during the summer window.

    But according to OJOGO, the forward prefers a move back to former club Porto.

    The hot-shot will leave current club Shangai SIPG after revealing he would not be renewing his contract in China.

    Hulk will be able to leave China on a free at the end of the year and claims that clubs all across Europe are interested in signing him and that he was listening to offers.

    Speaking to Brazilian outlet Lance, he said: “I am listening to many proposals from Brazil and many places including in Europe. [I have offers from] Turkey, Portugal, England, Spain, Italy, Germany – and I also have an offer from China.”

    While United are reportedly still pursuing a move for Dayot Upamecano.

    The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising defenders in Europe and has several heavyweights chasing his signature.

    Reports claim Ed Woodward WILL make an approach for the RB Leipzig talent next summer when a £38m release clause in his contract becomes active.

    And finally, United are hopeful Alex Telles will get the green light to face West Brom after he tested negative for coronavirus.

    Reports emerged from South America over the weekend that the Brazilian had returned a positive result while on international duty.

    However, the Brazilian Football Confederation have now confirmed the defender will travel with the rest of the squad on Tuesday to Uruguay after returning a second negative test.

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