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CHELSEA could make a shock move for Cristiano Ronaldo, if Manchester United terminate his contract, according to reports.

The Portugal star has sat down for a controversial interview with Piers Morgan, where he criticised the Old Trafford bosses.

Todd Boehly is prepared to offer him a lifeline in the Premier League if the Red Devils choose to sack their forward, it is reported.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino has dropped a hint about possible returning to management, having been linked with the United job before.

“Football is timing. It’s the moments for it to coincide and for that marriage to happen," he said.

“Sometimes it’s just a matter of timing. I don’t believe that trains pass just once."

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  • Jake Sanders

    Martial on shortlist to replace Benzema

    Anthony Martial is a candidate to replace Karim Benzema in the France World Cup squad, according to L'Equipe.

    The Real Madrid star has been ruled out of the tournament following an injury sustained in training, meaning a replacement is needed.

    And the report claims that the Manchester United star is under consideration despite his lack of game-time this season.

    France’s forward Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Nations League Group C football match between France and Croatia at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)Credit: AFP
  • Kealan Hughes

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    Chelsea are ready to step up their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo, should Man Utd terminate the Portuguese star’s contract.

    According to the Daily Mirror, Blues owner Todd Boehly are back in the hunt for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

    The report goes on to say that it leaves the Red Devils in a catch-22 situation.

    Because, if they do sack Ronaldo – it means he then becomes a free agent and Chelsea could sign him on a free transfer.

    Man Utd wonder boy Alejandro Garnacho is in line for a TENFOLD pay hike.

    United plan to tear up his terms and rocket his salary to £50,000 a week, with incremental rises.

    They also want to add another three years to a deal for the 18-year-old winger that already runs until 2024.

    His stunning breakthrough season has not gone unnoticed by both Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain.

    And manager Erik ten Hag is determined to end any hopes they have of tempting him back to the land of his birth with the hugely improved contract.

    Garnacho currently earns about £5,000 including bonuses — yet that is set to soar after the most sensational start to life as a first-team player.

    Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he could still become Manchester United manager.

    Speaking about the Man Utd job in an interview with Radio Marca, he said: “Football is timing.

    “It’s the moments for it to coincide and for that marriage to happen.

    “Sometimes it’s just a matter of timing. I don’t believe that trains pass just once.

    Manchester United are interested in signing Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams, according to Fichajes.

    Erik ten Hag brought in Antony in his first window in charge, but missed out on Cody Gakpo, which suggests he’s still in the market for another wide player.

    The 20-year-old has made a fine start to this season, registering seven goal contributions in 14 La Liga outings, with his three goals coming in consecutive appearances.

    Williams’ form saw him rewarded with a place in Spain’s World Cup squad.

  • Jon Boon

    Chelsea's Ronaldo U-turn

    Chelsea are ready to step up their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo, should Man Utd terminate the Portuguese star's contract.

    According to the Daily Mirror, Blues owner Todd Boehly are back in the hunt for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

    The report goes on to say that it leaves the Red Devils in a catch-22 situation.

    Because, if they do sack Ronaldo – it means he then becomes a free agent and Chelsea could sign him on a free transfer.

  • Jon Boon

    Roma shoot down Ronaldo to link

    Roma have shot down any transfer moves for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    "One of the things that irritates me about Italy is that they are constantly talking about the transfer market," Tiago Pinto, the club's sporting director, said.

    "The truth is that Cristiano Ronaldo was never a possibility. These rumours had no foundation, but in Italy they talk every day about three different players linked with your club.

    "I understand it was natural to link us because Mourinho and I are both Portuguese, and so is Cristiano, but as I said, there was never any substance in it."

  • Jon Boon

    Garnacho deal

    Man Utd wonder boy Alejandro Garnacho is in line for a TENFOLD pay hike.

    United plan to tear up his terms and rocket his salary to £50,000 a week, with incremental rises.

    They also want to add another three years to a deal for the 18-year-old winger that already  runs until 2024.

    His stunning breakthrough season has not gone unnoticed by both Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain.

    And manager Erik ten Hag is determined to end any hopes they have of tempting him back to the land of his birth with the hugely improved contract.

    Garnacho currently earns about £5,000 including bonuses — yet that is set to soar after the most sensational start to life as a first-team player.

  • Jon Boon

    Sancho wipes his Insta

    Man Utd fans have been left baffled after Jadon Sancho wiped out his Instagram account.

    The 22-year-old winger moved to Old Trafford last year after a stunning few years in Germany at Borussia Dortmund.

    That had led to him becoming a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

    However, a drop in form for his club has seen him lose his Three Lions place which has resulted in him missing out on the World Cup.

    Whether or not that is the reason that Sancho has decided to have an Instagram blackout remains unknown.

    But fans were quick to spot today that he had deleted all of his previous posts from the account.

  • Jon Boon

    Peep peep!

    It's all over at the Emirates!

    Arsenal are beaten 3-2 – thanks to a stunning header from Alessia Russo.

    What a game of football that was in front of over 40,000 supporters.

  • Jon Boon

    Russo the hero!

    Alessia Russo has put United 3-2 up at the Emirates!

    Great header from a corner, and the Red Devils celebrate.

    Massive blow to the Gunners. The England hero's strike comes in the 90th minute.

    Seven minutes of stoppage time to go.

  • Jon Boon

    2-2!

    United are level!

    Brilliant free kick in from Katie Zelem and a wonderful header from Millie Turner makes it 2-2.

    The game is on a knife-edge. Who will win this with five minutes left?

  • Jon Boon

    1-2!

    United trail to a stunning goal from Laura Weinroither.

    The Austrian fires home – connecting a brilliant cross from Kate McCabe.

    United have it all to do now.

  • Jon Boon

    1-1!

    Arsenal’s Women are level!

    And it’s a blistering start to the second half, with Frida Maanum getting the equaliser.

    That’s set a cat amongst the pigeons.

  • Jon Boon

    Utd Women lead!

    It's half-time in the WSL, and Man Utd lead at the Emirates against Arsenal in front of 40,000 plus fans.

    The Red Devils are well worth their lead too, after having the better of the exchanges in that first half.

    Ella Toone with the goal… will United hold on?

  • Jon Boon

    Poch hints at Utd job

    Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he could still become Manchester United manager.

    Speaking about the Man Utd job in an interview with Radio Marca, he said: "Football is timing.

    "It’s the moments for it to coincide and for that marriage to happen.

    "Sometimes it’s just a matter of timing. I don’t believe that trains pass just once."

  • Jon Boon

    Ronaldo returns

    Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Portugal training after recovering from a stomach bug.

    The 37-year-old was absent from his country's final warm-up game against Nigeria on Thursday due to illness.

    But on Saturday he was pictured back with the rest of his Portugal teammates as they prepare for the start of their World Cup campaign.

    And that will be a boost for manager Fernando Santos, just five days before their first game in Qatar.

    A Ronaldo-less Portugal dispatched Nigeria 4-0 in their friendly, with Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes bagging a brace.

  • Jon Boon

    Eriksen's dream World Cup

    Christian Eriksen will complete his ‘dream’ journey back to football’s biggest stage here in Doha when he takes to the field against Tunisia next week.

    In June of last year Eriksen said he had ‘died for five minutes’ when he collapsed in the 42nd minute of Denmark’s Euros opener against Finland in Copenhagen.

    He returned not only to club football with Brentford last season and now Manchester United, but as the talisman for his national side.

    But first his thoughts were obviously with his family.

    Eriksen, 30, said: “I think the World Cup is separate, the reason for being alive was my family and everything else was moved to the side. Football has been my life.

    The focus was to going back to what I was before, that was the aim. But my first aim was to be a husband again, well not a husband, a boyfriend.”

    But as his recovery began he had one major goal in mind.

    He said: “I think one of the first conversations I had with the doctor in Amsterdam, who participated in all the testing, was about it being my goal to play in the World Cup if everything went well.

    “That was the dream at the time. But things went as they did and I was back playing in March and have since played a number of matches. I never expected that. It’s just great.”

  • Jon Boon

    Rooney laments centre-backs

    Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney believes England have the BEST squad at the World Cup – but he is worried their centre-backs could cost them.

    Rooney told The Times: “England have one of, if not the strongest squads. Full backs, midfielders, attacking players — there is strength right across the board.

    “The only area that is not as strong as some of the other nations is the centre backs. “Previously we have had the likes of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry who were world class.

    “When you look at Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka we’ve got to choose from, it’s as good as we’ve had.”

  • Jake Sanders

    Ronaldo hungry

    Portugal boss Fernando Santos has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo remains "hungry" ahead of competing at his fifth World Cup.

    The 37-year-old is in line to make a joint-record appearance at football's showpiece and despite his recent interview with Piers Morgan, Santos is confident he remains focused on the tournament.

    He said: "Cristiano, like all of the players I have called up, comes with a huge hunger to show his ability and to make Portugal the world champion.

    “Is Ronaldo hungrier? Let’s wait and see. He has always been hungry – that’s why he has stayed at the top of the game for so long."

  • Jake Sanders

    No Christraction

    Christian Eriksen has said that Cristiano Ronaldo's interview with SunSport columnist Piers Morgan hasn't proved a distraction for him ahead of the World Cup.

    The 37-year-old said he has no respect for Erik ten Hag and also slammed the club's owners, but Eriksen hasn't been in contact with the Portugal ace recently and his focus is solely on football's showpiece.

    He said: "It hasn’t been any distraction for me, all my thoughts are on the World Cup.

    "I haven’t spoken to him in the last couple of weeks."

  • Jake Sanders

    Rooney's a Martinez fan

    Wayne Rooney has waxed lyrical over summer signing Lisandro Martinez.

    The centre back arrived from Ajax in the recent window and has put a testing start behind him to become one of United's most consistent performers.

    Martinez will look to carry his exceptional form at club level over to the international stage when he steps out at his first World Cup for Argentina next week.

    Rooney said: "I really like Lisandro Martínez. Watching him for Manchester United recently, he is really composed and aggressive.

    "He is perfect for international football and will be a big player for them."

  • Jake Sanders

    United want Williams

    Manchester United are interested in signing Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams, according to Fichajes.

    Erik ten Hag brought in Antony in his first window in charge, but missed out on Cody Gakpo, which suggests he's still in the market for another wide player.

    The 20-year-old has made a fine start to this season, registering seven goal contributions in 14 La Liga outings, with his three goals coming in consecutive appearances.

    Williams' form saw him rewarded with a place in Spain's World Cup squad.

  • Jake Sanders

    Rooney on Messi and Ronaldo debate

    Wayne Rooney reckons Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo despite being a teammate of the former.

    Both players are set to play at their last World Cups and Wazza has given his verdict on the pair.

    He said: "It would be a great story for football if either Messi or Ronaldo won the World Cup.

    "I have heard some of the Argentine players saying that they want to win it for Messi. That’s crazy – and might only increase the pressure on them.

    "Everyone has different views on Messi and Ronaldo but I have said many times that I think Messi is the best.

    "I have watched lots of videos of Diego Maradona, who was a similar player, but Messi is better.

    "He has everything – the way he controls games, his dribbling, his assists – whereas Ronaldo is more of a goalscorer."

  • Jake Sanders

    Ron has arrived

    Cristiano Ronaldo has touched down in Qatar days after his interview with Piers Morgan.

    The legend missed Portugal's warm-up game against Nigeria on Thursday, but will be hoping to feature in their opener against South Korea next week.

    Ronaldo has seven goals at his previous four World Cups.

  • Jake Sanders

    Rooney backs Maguire

    Former Manchester United captain has backed Harry Maguire to have another "big" impact at the World Cup.

    The United defender has been one of England's standout performers at the last two major tournaments and Rooney is confident Maguire will shine once again.

    He said: "I think Harry Maguire will have another big tournament.

    "He has performed better for England than he has for United — I think he would agree — and over the last couple of years United have struggled."

  • Jake Sanders

    Garnacho wins player of the month

    Youngster Alejandro Garnacho has been named player of the month for October.

    The Argentine made just five appearances, but chipped in with two goals and two assists and was also handed his full Prem debut.

    Garnacho rounded off the month with a sensational last-gasp winner at Fulham last weekend to help United collect three crucial points ahead of the break.

  • Jake Sanders

    Telles injury scare

    Manchester United left-back Alex Telles was given an injury scare on the eve of the World Cup after limping out of training.

    The on loan Sevilla man was on the receiving end of a challenge from Neymar and hurt his ankle.

    Fortunately for everyone involved, Telles returned to training soon after.

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