10.15am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Rashford injury UPDATE, Raphael Varane targeted, Sergio Ramos free LATEST – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED welcome West Brom this weekend as they return to Premier League action – but they have some injury worries.

On the transfer front, the Red Devils are reportedly weighing up a shock move for Sergio Ramos while we've the very latest on the link with Raphael Varane.

The Premier League clash against the Baggies kicks off at 8pm tonight.

Follow ALL the latest Man Utd transfer news below…

  • William Pugh

    ROCK AND GOAL

    Cristiano Ronaldo traded the football pitch for a stage, as he participated in the latest advert for a Portuguese telecommunications company.

    The 35-year-old is best known for banging in goals left, right and centre for club and country.

    But in this commercial, he shows off his ability to produce a very different kind of banger. The ad begins with children singing a traditional Christmas carol.

    But the vibe very quickly changes. A bell rings, and suddenly Ronaldo enters the stage.

    The Juventus star, complete with cheesy grin and baseball cap, arrives with a guitar strapped around his shoulder.

    He then gives it everything he’s got, suddenly changing the carol into a rock ‘n roll number.

  • William Pugh

    WE MUST ALL BE FREDDY

    Manchester United midfielder Fred says the entire squad need to be ready for their upcoming run of games.

    The Brazilian said: “There are a lot of games but what’s good about it is we’ve got a really good group, and we will need everyone.

    “That’s the best thing about having the group: we will be able to help each other, because there will be injuries, knocks and niggles.

    “Getting a consecutive run of games and a consecutive run of wins is the goal. We know our strengths and we know what we need to work on.

    “As I said, we have a good group and we want to try and get a good run of victories in this intense period.”

  • William Pugh

    GLOBAL REDS

    Manchester United's game against West Brom kicks off at 8pm UK time but with fans all over the world, the Red Devils let fans know what time they can catch the game in near them.

    Bangkok and Hanoi have the most brutal kick-off time with supporters having to get up at 3am to catch the action.

  • William Pugh

    STARK WARN-ING

    Neil Warnock has revealed he nearly appeared on 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!'.

    The veteran gaffer guided Middlesbrough to safety last season. But he may not have taken up his 17th job in management, had he made a different decision a few years ago.

    Warnock, 71, revealed: “I was nearly in it! It might have been two or three years ago – but I was approached.

    “Imagine if I’d said yes – everybody would have been voting for me wouldn’t they, to do every bloody thing?

    “I know my kids would have been. My kids – Amy and William – were straight on to me saying they would be phoning every night.

    “They were saying, 'We’ll make sure you get those maggots, Dad'. Will it happen in the future? Let’s play it by ear.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    MORNING, RED DEVILS!

    Manchester United’s game against West Brom tonight is set to go ahead despite a cyber attack on the Red Devils.

    The club confirmed on Friday night they had been targeted but said they were not 'currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers'.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful Marcus Rashford will be fit to play after missing England duty with a shoulder problem.

    New boy Alex Telles is set to start, with Luke Shaw out injured, after he recovered from coronavirus.

    The Norwegian confirmed Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo are back in training but Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are still out.

    Both Mason Greenwood, illness, and Victor Lindelof, back, are doubts.

    Solskjaer said Paul Pogba feels ‘stronger’ after his international action with France and confirmed he is ‘a very important player and person for us’.

    The Manchester Evening News reports the Red Devils could poach Real Madrid’s centre-back Raphael Varane next summer for less than £100million.

    Another centre-back the club are linked with is Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule who ‘dreams’ of a move to Old Trafford according to Bild’s Christian Falk.

    Chris Smalling slammed his old employers for putting him in a ‘s*** situation’ during the summer by only being allowed to return to Roma in an £18million permanent move with just a day left of the Italian window.

  • Josh Graham

    COMPUTER SAYS NO

    Manchester United confirmed they were hit by a cyber attack today but say they are not 'currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers'.

    A statement read: “The club has taken swift action to contain the attack — working with expert advisers to investigate the incident and minimise the ongoing IT disruption.

    “Although this is a sophisticated operation by organised cyber criminals, the club has extensive protocols and procedures in place for such an event and had rehearsed for this risk.

    “Our cyber defences identified the attack and shut down affected systems to contain the damage and protect data.

    “Club media channels, including our website and app, are unaffected and we are not currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers.

    “We are confident that all critical systems required for matches to take place at Old Trafford remain secure and operational and that tomorrow’s game against West Bromwich Albion will go ahead.”

  • Josh Graham

    TIME TO PAUL OUT? *COMMENT*

    Sir Alex Ferguson had to admit defeat with Juan Sebastian Veron.

    Louis van Gaal had to do the same with Angel Di Maria. Now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to concede it is over with Paul Pogba, WRITES NEIL CUSTIS.

    The club record signing is not working out — and it is time to take a hit. Pogba has been disrespecting Manchester United again during this international break, talking about how much better it is being away with France.

    There are echoes of Veron, who was a British record £28.1million signing from Lazio in 2001.

    Two seasons later he was off to Chelsea for £15m. That did not work either. He just never got used to English football.

  • Josh Graham

    BAIL OUT

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been rebailed ‘pending further enquiries’ until February 1 to leave Wales with a managerial dilemma.

    The Dragons boss missed this month’s trio of internationals following his arrest on November 1 on suspicion of actual bodily harm and assault after an alleged bust-up with his on-off girlfriend.

    Giggs denies the allegations.

    He was initially bailed for 28 days from his release from custody on November 2.

    But now Giggs’ bosses at the Football Association of Wales could have a decision to make after Greater Manchester Police announced the 46-year-old’s bail has been extended into next year.

    Wales are scheduled to start their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in March with the draw for the Qatar finals made remotely on December 7.

  • Josh Graham

    SULE TRADER

    Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule reportedly 'dreams' of joining Manchester United once he decides to depart the Bundesliga.

    The 25-year-old – who still has two years left to run on his deal at the Allianz Arena – was targeted by the Red Devils last year.

    But the Germany international remained in Bavaria, where he helped the club win the league, cup and Champions League last season.

    According to Bild journalist Christian Falk, the ex-Hoffenheim defender has set his sights on a move to Old Trafford in the future.

    Taking to Twitter, he said: “True: Niklas Sule dreams of playing for @ManUtd one day.”

  • Josh Graham

    BELE RUMBLES

    Manchester United could face competition from Arsenal for target Ousmane Dembele.

    The Catalan giants are worried Dembele will try and run down his contract after the Frenchman turned down a deadline day move to Manchester United.

    The Express reports the Gunners are interested with Mikel Arteta looking to improve his attack.

    Dembele's deal expires in 2022 but cash-strapped Barca are keen to cash in this January.

  • Josh Graham

    FRED AND BURIED

    Manchester United midfielder Fred was at a loss to explain his side's poor form before the international break.

    The Red Devils have only won three out of their seven Premier League games so far this term and are yet to win at Old Trafford.

    Fred told the club's website: “It’s difficult to try and put your finger on why it is that the performances at home have not been quite as good. Our goal is to improve at home because Old Trafford needs to be a fortress; it needs to be a place that opponents are scared of coming to.

    “It’s just a case of working hard to try and get that back and get some victories under our belt. The next challenge is West Brom at home and we need to do everything we can to get the victory.

    “We need to be patient in terms of keeping the ball moving above all, and stay calm on the ball and wait for that key moment to make that killer pass.

    “If you try and rush it and try and go too fast then it probably won’t work, especially against the teams who are going to set up to try to nick a goal on the break.

    “There is no point in rushing it; we know how to move the ball; we need to be patient and choose our moments correctly.”

  • Josh Graham

    GETTING SHIRTY

    Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes is one of the most popular stars among Premier League fans bidding on match-worn shirts.

    Supporters around the world have been showing their support for the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.

    And according to the British Legion, almost £350,000 has been raised from auctioning off match-worn shirts from Remembrance weekend.

    All the jerseys have been signed with all the proceeds going to the Legion.

    According to the Legion, the top bid of any shirt so far is £4,512, which has been placed on Kevin De Bruyne's top from Manchester City's clash against Sheffield United.

    Red Devils playmaker Fernandes is second on the list, with one supporter bidding £2,890 on the Portugal maestro's shirt.

  • Josh Graham

    RIGHT SAID FRED

    Manchester United midfielder Fred believes every player will play an important role for the Red Devils in the side's hectic winter fixture list.

    He told the club's website: “There are a lot of games but what’s good about it is we’ve got a really good group, and we will need everyone.

    “That’s the best thing about having the group: we will be able to help each other, because there will be injuries, knocks and niggles.

    “Getting a consecutive run of games and a consecutive run of wins is the goal. We know our strengths and we know what we need to work on.

    “As I said, we have a good group and we want to try and get a good run of victories in this intense period.”

  • Josh Graham

    PAPA DON'T PREACH

    Manchester United's Under-23s will travel to Accrington Stanley in round two of the Papa Johns Trophy.

    You can catch a pizza of the action week commencing December 7.

  • Josh Graham

    PAUL BOY

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he has held talks with Paul Pogba after France coach Didier Deschamps commented on his lack of playing time.

    Deschamps claimed the midfielder was ‘unhappy’ at Old Trafford as a result of starting two of the club’s last seven matches.

    Solskjaer said: “Paul’s had a difficult season last season. He’s had Covid now [earlier in the season].

    “I think those three games he played for France helps both us and Paul, and it helped France. He gets a rhythm, he gets his fitness.

    “I’ve spoken to Paul and he certainly felt towards the end of the Portugal game and definitely the end of Sweden game he felt stronger for it.

    “He played well, they qualified. I think he’s only going to improve. Paul is, as I’ve said, a very important player and very important person for us.

    “To have him in form and happy is going to be vital for the run that we can hopefully put together now.”

  • Josh Graham

    SMALL BOTHER

    Chris Smalling has slammed Manchester United, saying they put him in a 's*** situation' in the summer transfer window.

    The ex-England star, 30, spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Roma, earning rave reviews from Serie A fans.

    But after returning to Old Trafford in the summer, Smalling reveals he was only told he wouldn't feature in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans AFTER the Premier League deadline closed.

    Ultimately, the former Fulham ace was able to escape Man Utd with just one day left on the Italian transfer window in an £18million move.

    But it wasn't without its frustrations, as Smalling told The Telegraph: “I was just a bit frustrated. One, I would like to have been told earlier and then, secondly, I was only able to go with just a day left of the Italian window being open.

    “I knew that my days under Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) were pretty much numbered. The English window had shut. I was left in a very s*** situation. I had to decide.

    “After I had that chat [with Solskjaer] it was a case of, 'I'm not sure when your next game will be.' In an ideal situation I would have known early in the summer and made plans and it almost got to the stage where I had a day left.”

  • Josh Graham

    BRU-TIFUL GAME

    Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes signed off in style before the international break with two goals and an assist in the 3-1 win over Everton.

    Red Devils fans and Fantasy Football managers will be hoping he carries on where he left off against West Brom on Saturday at Old Trafford…

  • Josh Graham

    RED DEVILS SHAKE-UP

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could mix things up and field this side against West Brom.

    The Red Devils host the Baggies at Old Trafford on Saturday night.

  • William Pugh

    WEMBLEY WAY TO GO

    It was part of the fabric of Wembley.

    Before the Arch, everybody knew the Twin Towers.

    But just as much a part of the experience was the walk along Wembley Way from the Tube station, surrounded by fans and colours.

    And, in the distance, rising up, the walkway, officially ‘the Olympic Steps’. Built in 1974, to avoid fans having to plot their way through a long-disused coach park.

    Now, just like those towers, the walkway is part of history too, being demolished to create a new approach to the new home of the English game.

    But if concrete could talk, what tales it would tell.

  • William Pugh

    GUNNAR BE BACK SOON

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also updated fans on the fitness of six other absent stars.

    He added: “Eric [Bailly] and Marcos [Rojo] are back training with us.

    “Jesse [Lingard], Phil [Jones] and Luke are not on the grass yet.”

    Victor Lindelof will need to be assessed for his ongoing back problem and Mason Greenwood has been out due to illness.

    And Solskjaer said: “Mason is fitter. He had eight or nine days away from us which is long time.

    “He's been training hard this week in the gym and on the grass. He'll be back soon.”

  • William Pugh

    TIME WILL TELLES

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to have Alex Telles available for Saturday's game against West Brom despite confusion over his coronavirus results during the international break.

    The Norwegian said: “Of course, we have the test results coming back after the normal tests we have to do before the Premier League games.

    “All the tests from the internationals were negative, which is good.

    “Alex Telles travelled [to South America] and wanted to play but then I think there was a mix-up with the tests – positive/negative and there was loads of talk about if he was going or not, first of all to the first game and then to second game.

    “He's come back and has been training for a few days and is looking good.”

  • William Pugh

    MARC MY WORDS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford could be fit to face West Brom on Saturday night despite missing England duty with a shoulder injury.

    Speaking ahead of the Baggies' trip to Old Trafford, the Norwegian said: “He's worked in the gym and has got treatment.

    “He joined in the session today and I hope he'll hold his hand up and say he's ready.

    “That will be up to him. I think he feels okay.”

  • William Pugh

    “And I would like him to say which are the coaches that he calls and speaks on the phone with them. He has the right, the power to call the players he wants.

    “He wants to win matches, especially after a defeat the next match, even being a dead rubber, is an important match. I sympathise totally with that.

    “But of course we all know that Sterling is going to play for City against us. When Eric Dier left the national team injured in the past month, he didn’t play two matches for Tottenham.

    “He didn’t play the Premier League match and the Europa League match. He needed a couple of weeks to recover. And Raheem is going to play.

    “These are the little details that I think Gareth should explain to us all.”

  • William Pugh

    MOAN-RINHO

    Jose Mourinho has called on Gareth Southgate to name and shame the Prem managers who try to stop their stars from playing for England.

    The Spurs boss is unhappy Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling will face the North Londoners tonight after withdrawing from Southgate’s Three Lions squad through 'injury'.

    Mourinho said: “Gareth Southgate, I read, supposedly told that some club managers put pressure on the players not to play for the national team.

    “And because of that he feels sometimes the need to call club managers to cool down the emotions and control a difficult situation for him.

    “I would like him to say who. I would like him to say which are the coaches who put pressure on the players not to play…

  • William Pugh

    NO HOME COMFORTS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer INSISTS Manchester United’s home form is suffering because of an empty stadium.

    They have not won any of their last six Premier League games at Old Trafford, losing three and drawing one this season as they prepare for the visit of West Brom.

    And United boss Solskajer said: “We’ve had four home games in the league. The first one we didn’t have any preparation and Palace deserved it.

    “Then Anthony Martial did not deserve to be sent off against Tottenham but after he was they deserved the win.

    “Then both the Chelsea and Arsenal games were very tight and if we had our fans might they might have sparked that little extra X Factor we needed. It's a different sensation playing in front of the Stretford End without fans, they usually score a goal for us.

    “It's something we want to correct and hopefully we’ll get our first win against West Brom.”

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