8am Man Utd news LIVE: Luis Gomes ‘£14m transfer deal AGREED’, Valverde-Pogba ‘swap’, Sancho boost – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are still making waves in the transfer market despite the window now being closed.

Reports in Portugal suggest the Red Devils have agreed a first refusal deal with Sporting for wonderkid Luis Gomes, while a swap between Paul Pogba and Federico Valverde has been mooted.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford below…

  • sstreet

    GOING GOING GOM

    Manchester United could be set to make their first January signing.

    According to the Mirror, the Red Devils have agreed a first refusal deal with Sporting to sign wonderkid Luis Gomes for a fee of £14m.

    United are very familiar with Sporting and their production line, having signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Nani from the club.

    And midfielder Gomes has been tipped by figures at the club to become the next Luis Figo.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS!

    Manchester United have been given hope of signing Jadon Sancho next year.

    United were found wanting in their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund winger this summer, after failing to pay the German outfit's £108million asking price.

    But Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has hinted United may have a chance of landing their man if they renew their interest at the end of the season.

    Watzke said: “In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable.

    “I heard and read everywhere in the spring that Sancho was gone.

    “But he's here. We had an agreement with him.”

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised new boy Donny van de Beek for his substitution cameo in the 4-1 win against Newcastle.

    Solskjaer said: “He’ll get his game-time. He’s been fantastic in the group, I think you see today and in training, he’s so neat and tidy, I don’t think he lost the ball once.

    “It’s about finding the balance in the team. We’ve won 4-1 today and you’re asking why I didn’t start one of the players. He’ll have a very good impact on the team.”

    Manchester United flop Morgan Schneiderlin blasted Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford reign and revealed he would have to whinge to his wife to let off steam.

    The Dutchman's time in charge was unpopular with many players and Schneiderlin is just the latest to vent his spleen.

    The former Southampton man also slammed LVG's 'strict' playing style and said the 69-year-old boss affected his confidence.

  • Joshua Mbu

    OLD WIVES TALE

    Manchester United flop Morgan Schneiderlin has blasted Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford reign and revealed he would have to whinge to his wife to let off steam.

    The Dutchman's time in charge was unpopular with many players and Schneiderlin is just the latest to vent his spleen.

    The former Southampton man also slammed LVG's 'strict' playing style and said the 69-year-old boss affected his confidence.

    The 30-year-old's damning verdict comes hot on the heels of ex-teammate Rafael's blistering attack on van Gaal.

    Schneiderlin recounted van Gaal saying United played with a style “which was too strict.

    “We were told: 'When you have the ball you have to do this' instead of playing with my gut like I had done with Pochettino and Koeman.

    “The worse thing for a football player is when you think too much. I started to think: 'Ah, the manager wants me to do this'.

    “You lose your instinct, your start to force things, you miss passes, you arrive too late for a challenge. Your confidence goes down.

    “I would play a very good game and then a very bad game. I wasn’t confident enough. I started to complain to my wife.

    “It hurts me even now that I couldn’t play freely at United.

    “The pressure of the club was no problem to me. I like pressure, I need pressure and adrenaline.

    “The fans were good to me in the street. The problem was me because I knew I had so much to give but I couldn’t give it because I felt restricted.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    CAUGHT BY SURPRISE

    Manchester United midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Aaron Wan-Bissakaleft his team-mates stunned after scoring in yesterday's 4-1 win against Newcastle.

    Wan-Bissaka is known for his defensive ability, but last night he went out of his comfort zone venturing forward and scoring an absolute peach!

    Fernandes says the defender left his team-mates stunned as they “didn't know he could shoot”.

    Speaking to MUTV after the game, Fernandes said: “[We were so happy] because we didn't know he can shoot!

    “So it's difficult for us believing he can score because we never see him shooting.

    “We were talking about it now in the dressing room and asking him because we all were thinking he wanted to cross and he makes a bad ball and scores.

    “But I'm happy for him, he deserved the goal and we always ask this from him. Be more positive, be more in the box, try and improve because he has such good qualities.

    “Everyone knows about him being a defensive player and everything but he needs to show that he's more than a defensive player and I think he has the qualities to show that.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    HEAD UP HARRY

    It has undeniably been a difficult start to the season for Harry Maguire.

    From the drama in Greece, to last weeks sending off in England's defeat to Denmark in the Nations League.

    Maguire responded in the best way possible, scoring in United's 4-1 win against Newcastle.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BE WARNED

    Kylian Mbappe has warned Manchester United that he won't hold back when former team-mate Edinson Cavani returns to Paris Saint-Germain.

    Mbappe used to link up regularly with the new Red Devils striker during their days together in France.

    But now they will be opponents during a mouth-watering clash on matchday one in the Champions League.

    Mbappe, 21, reckons it would not be weird to face his old attacking partner and says instead the Ligue 1 champions will be gunning for victory.

    According to Get Football News France, the French ace said on Cavani: “He is in a different team now, I wish him the best.

    “We are going to play against him and try to beat him.”

    Meanwhile, the Uruguayan forward says he will feel “beautiful emotions” if he makes his debut against his former team.

    He said on facing PSG: “I am going to experience an exceptional moment, that nobody thought would happen.

    “It will be an incredible thing, beautiful emotions.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SANC-HOPE

    Manchester United have been given hope of signing Jadon Sancho next year.

    United were found wanting in their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund winger this summer, after failing to pay the German outfit's £108million asking price.

    But Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has hinted United may have a chance of landing their man if they renew their interest at the end of the season.

    Watzke said: “In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable.

    “I heard and read everywhere in the spring that Sancho was gone.

    “But he's here. We had an agreement with him.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    TELL US MORE

    Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles trained for the first time since joining Manchester United.

    Both players joined United on transfer deadline day.

    Credit: Getty Images

  • Joshua Mbu

    STRAIGHT TO WORK

    Straight to work for Edinson Cavani, the Uruguayan needs to get fit before he can make his Man Utd debut.

  • Joshua Mbu

    VAN DE START

    Manchester United fans have been raving about new boy Donny van de Beek after his brilliant substitute cameo in yesterday's thumping 4-1 win.

    Van de Beek came off the bench in the 76th minute and played a key role in the build-up to Fernandes' goal to give United a late lead.

    Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the midfielder will get more game time and has urged fans to be patient.

    Solskjaer said: “He’ll get his game-time. He’s been fantastic in the group, I think you see today and in training, he’s so neat and tidy, I don’t think he lost the ball once.

    “It’s about finding the balance in the team. We’ve won 4-1 today and you’re asking why I didn’t start one of the players. He’ll have a very good impact on the team.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    ROLE MODEL

    Juan Mata responded to Marcus Rashford on twitter after the England forward said the Spaniard was MOTM in the 4-1 win against Newcastle.

    Mata highlighted the work Rashford does both on and off the pitch.

  • Jake Lambourne

    PUIG THAT ONE OUT

    Man Utd youngster Arnau Puigmal starred with a superb free-kick in a draw with Arsenal's Under-23s side.

    Saturday's match-up of the Premier League reserves finished 3-3 with Spanish midfielder Puigmal grabbing a brace.

    One of the moments of the match at Boreham Wood's Meadow Park came when Puigmal lined up a free-kick from 20 yards out.

    The 19-year-old sweetly hit the ball to the near-post, curling inwards to beat the diving goalkeeper.

    And he was naturally pleased with his first United goal of the campaign, uploading the clip to his Instagram alongside a picture of his celebration.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    DEVIL DELIGHT

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  • Jake Lambourne

    NOTE YET

    Donny van de Beek found himself in the middle of an awkward moment as he prepared to come on against Newcastle last night.

    The Manchester United midfielder is not used to being an impact substitute – as proved by the strange encounter.

    Fourth official Oliver Langford put his arm across Van de Beek as he prepared to come on for Daniel James in the 76th minute.

    A note in the referee's hand caught the player's eye and he awkwardly motioned to collect it, momentarily believing it was for him.

    Van de Beek quickly cottoned on that he was simply being told to wait before entering the field of play.

  • Jake Lambourne

    IRN BRU

    Bruno Fernandes has hailed the mentality of his Man Utd team-mates after they came from behind to beat Newcastle 4-1.

    He told MUTV: “We knew it would be a difficult game against Newcastle in their home. After the goal we conceded, we played better but we need to improve.

    “We can’t concede as many goals as we have at the start of the season, and I think everyone agrees. The most important thing is that we win. We are happy for the game today.

    “I think the team has big characters and big players. What happened against Tottenham can’t happen again. We play for such a big club and such a big team.

    “This club deserves better than that. Everyone needs to be better, starting with me, I need to look at myself first and then at what the group needs to do better.

    ”Today it was perfect, after that defeat. I think we need to continue improving, don’t concede goals, as I said before, and keep scoring.“

  • Jake Lambourne

    AAR YOU SERIOUS?

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka has spoken of his first senior goal after scoring during the 4-1 win against Newcastle.

    He told MUTV: “It's a good feeling, quite an inspiring one. It was a good team performance as well.

    “I just wanted to smash it. The keeper had been saving a few shots during the game so I thought 'this time, let me just roof it.'”

    Commenting on Wan-Bissaka's strike, Bruno Fernandes said: “We didn’t know he could shoot.

    “It’s difficult to believe that he can score because we never see him shoot. We were joking to him in the dressing room, saying that we all thought he wanted to cross and he had a bad one and scored.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    DAN THE MAN

    Former Man Utd striker Danny Welbeck has joined Brighton on a free transfer.

    The 29-year-old has joined the Seagulls on an one-year deal after he mutually agreed to terminate his contract at Watford.

    Commenting on his arrival, Brighton boss Graham Potter said: “We are delighted to have Danny joining us. He will complement our existing striking options.

    “He's got an undoubted pedigree, and he is quick and technically very good.

    “He will add to our attacking threat and we are thrilled to add another player of his experience and quality.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    'LOOKS LIKE MAN UTD'

    Usain Bolt enjoyed United's performance yesterday.

    The fastest man that ever lived paid tribute to the Red Devils' performance as they hit three late goals to crush Newcastle.

    And United's Twitter account responded accordingly.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    MAGUIRE APPRECIATION

    He had a fine comeback after his nightmare with England.

    But Harry Maguire is happy to dish out the praise after David De Gea's save in the win over Newcastle.

    Some save it was, too.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    SWITCH IN APPROACH

    Stats show how United increased the amount of attacks they sent down the left wing during the second half at Newcastle.

    All four goals came late on thanks to attacks on the left side, but United were frustrated in the initial 45mins.

    FIRST HALF

    SECOND HALF

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    RASH JOY

    United striker Marcus Rashford was pretty pleased with his goalscoring outing at St James' Park.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    NEV 1 CARRA 0

    Gary Neville declined to pay £14.95 to watch Manchester United beat Newcastle.

    The former Old Trafford captain watched the alerts rolling in on Sky Sports News instead and sipped a glass of wine.

    Sky Sports pundit Neville seemed happy to give Jamie Carragher a ribbing after Liverpool's 3-3 draw with Everton too.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    AVERAGE POSITIONS

    Opta stats show us how Newcastle dropped deep after going 1-0 up at St James' Park last night.

    And United's attacking instincts saw them through in the end in a 4-1 victory.

    How sweet was that, Red Devils fans?

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    OLE REACTION

    Manchester United needed a longer pre-season to prepare for the Premier League campaign but Saturday's 4-1 win over Newcastle United is a sign that they are firing on all cylinders again, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

    Solskjaer was pleased with his team's response to their 6-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur before the international break.

    The Norwegian said: “After the last result, that made this game even bigger. Then we were 1-0 down in two minutes, that made it even more so.

    “But we showed great resilience, great character to come back, handled the setback really well and we were led by an inspirational captain.

    “We don't want to use it as an excuse, but we needed pre-season. We wanted to get to this international break with more points than we have, but now we know our season started today, because we've come up to the speed of the game.”

  • John Hutchinson

    GOOD MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shook up his squad against Newcastle – but it paid off.

    United came from behind to win 4-1 with Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford scoring.

    Meanwhile, have put Real Madrid’s Uruguay superstar Federico Valverde on their hit-list.

    The midfield magician has pushed his way into the Spanish side’s team this season and started to justify his big reputation.

    Valverde, 22, has been tipped for the top for years but is slowly proving his quality in LaLiga — and long-term admirers United are on red alert.

    And with Paul Pogba openly admitting he likes the idea of a move to Real Madrid in the future, United are keeping an eye on Valverde in case a swap becomes possible.

    Valverde has a £640MILLION buyout clause, which shows how much Real think of him.

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