£100m man to be at United in summer, Sancho sends fans crazy, £98m transfer message sent to Solskjaer, Man United warned over De Gea issues
Pogba staying at United, Sancho sends fans crazy, Martinez message set, De Gea warning sent in Manchester United roundup…
Inter Milan’s general director Beppe Marotta has expressed his optimism that Lautaro Martinez will stay, amid Manchester United links.
Manchester United made the huge mistake during the summer transfer window and let Romelu Lukaku leave the club without going out and spending some serious money to try and bring in a replacement for the Belgian powerhouse.
But there is a feeling in the media that United, along with the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona, will look to open up their cheque-book and make a move to sign the powerful Milan striker, as they seek to solve their striker issues at Old Trafford.
Martinez has been in a rich vein of form this season, scoring 17 goals in all competitions and drawing interest from top European clubs, with reports Barcelona have identified Martinez and Neymar as their top priority summer signings, united are in for a battle next summer.
However, the Argentine international scored in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Sampdoria as Serie A returned this weekend and Marotta underlined Inter’s plan not to sell their best players this summer.
“It’s well-known clubs are interested,” he told SPORT. “He’s a quality player and has had an extraordinary season. As we have always said, Inter have no intention of selling out players. If they don’t want to (go), we will keep them with us.
“Lautaro’s flattered by the attention from other clubs, but I am optimistic he will continue with us next season. If he doesn’t express a desire to leave, we will keep him.
“That said, he’s not played for three months, we have to wait. One game’s not enough to assess it. He is young, he’s flattered to be getting attention from big clubs.
“On our side, there’s a desire to keep him and he’s never expressed that he really wants to go. I am optimistic.”
Jadon Sancho has fans convinced he is moving to Manchester United after the Borussia Dortmund forward ‘liked’ a tweet claiming his “head is already with” another club.
The Premier League has just got back in action, but there has already been alot of speculation in the media about players that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will try and sign in the summer to improve his squad.
And one of the players that is reportedly on the shopping list of the boss is that of Sancho, who has become one of the most talked about players in the game and has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier League, with all the big guns linked with a swoop.
And they have reportedly been handed a massive transfer boost after The England winger was left out of Dortmund’s starting 11 that beat RB Leipzig 2-0 on the weekend, which has led to speculation that the 20-year-old has fallen out of favour with the Bundesliga side.
German F1 commentator Heiko Wasser even tweeted the news about Sancho being benched, and wrote: “His head is already with Manchester United.”
However, Dortmund have tried to play down these reports, When asked why he did not start, Zorc told Sport 1: “We have had many injuries in the past few weeks and have not been able to rotate like other teams.
“Jadon is completely tired and told the coach before the game that he had no energy to play 90 minutes.”
Manchester United can no longer rely on David De Gea who is not the same player he once was, according to Gary Neville.
De Gea is considered to be one of the best stoppers in the game right now and has been the United Number for many years, but there has been some shock speculation that he could be sold in the summer in order to raise some funds for possible new transfer targets, with Dean Henderson tipped to be his immediate replacement.
And amid the speculation, The former United right-back turned Sky pundit is worried about the Spaniard’s form after he made another error during United’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Friday night.
Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, he said: “He was the one player United could rely on for the last four years but he’s not the same.
“He hasn’t been the same for some time.
“When form drops for six months it’s a blip but when it goes on for a year you start to worry.
“When it goes over two years it becomes more permanent.”
Neville added: “That is now a fair representation of what De Gea is as he’s making lots of mistakes.
“Ones he would never make – he was always somebody you could completely rely on.
“It can only be a confidence thing. The arms, legs and body are the same – it’s got to be the mind.
“The reception he’s got in Spain has affected him.
“He’s even been booed by Spanish fans when he’s wearing the Spanish shirt.
“In the World Cup in 2018 he really struggled and from that he’s doubted himself. Mentally he’s not quite the same.”
Paul Pogba is the “one real world-class player” in Manchester United’s squad, according to Gary Neville, who is hoping that he stays at the club.
No-one has ever doubted the ability of Pogba during his time at Old Trafford and no one has ever believed that he cannot lead the club to glory, it has just been his performance levels and attitude in the pitch that has bothered many out there.
But after a long few months out the game because of injury, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed the France international back into training last month, before including him in United’s squad to face Tottenham on Friday.
And many have been getting at excited about having the Frenchman back in action at the club, especially as he could form a great partnership with the very talented Bruno Fernandes.
Now, Neville is confident that the financial repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis will see him stay put, despite the constant speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
“There’s no doubt that a committed Paul Pogba to Manchester United can be a great player,” Neville said on his official podcast. “His assists, his goals, are good. They’ve been very good in the last couple of seasons.
“He’s up there with some of the very best in his position in Europe. It’s just the case of settling down.
“Hopefully with the economic problems around Europe, teams won’t be able to go out and spend 80, 90 or 100 million on new players, Manchester United will keep him and Paul Pogba will understand that he’s staying at Manchester United.
“That’s all I’ve ever asked of Paul Pogba, just commitment. His performances, I’ve never blamed him for Manchester United’s problems over the years.
“I do believe he’s the one real world-class player – David de Gea I would have said two years ago – in Manchester United’s squad.
“He’s the one who should be leading from the front, and if there’s continuous speculation over his future it isn’t helpful, it creates doubt in the dressing room.
“Now, I feel there’s a better chance of that team really succeeding, and I think they’ll play at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, and there won’t be any doubt that he’ll play with Bruno Fernandes.”