Real Madrid join Manchester United in race to sign Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is attracting attention from across Europe (Picture: Getty) Manchester United are set to face competition from Real Madrid for the signature of highly-rated Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland. The Norwegian has attracted attention from a host of top European clubs this term for his fantastic performances for Salzburg. The 19-year-old, who was born in Leeds and is the son of former Man City ace Alf-Inge, has scored 18 goals in 11 appearances in all competitions this term. Haaland was given his Molde debut by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the age of 16 and the United boss is reportedly keen to take the striker to Old Trafford. Haaland has scored 18 goals in 11 matches this term (Picture: Getty) However, AS claim that Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on Haaland with a view to making a move for him next summer. The La Liga giants splashed out around £60m on Luka Jovic last summer, though the 22-year-old has played second fiddle to Karim Benzema. But the Frenchman wi..

Marouane Fellaini slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his old Man Utd teammates

Marouane Fellaini was deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Marouane Fellaini believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has created a problem of his own making by relying too heavily on young players who are more interested in cultivating their image on social media than helping restore the fortunes of Manchester United. After a difficult start to his United career, Fellaini emerged as one of Jose Mourinho’s most trusted foot soldiers before he was quickly deemed surplus to requirements by Solskjaer following his appointment last December. Fellaini signed for Shandong Luneng in the Chinese Super League in January and became the first of several experienced stars to be shipped out, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez following suit this summer. In his absence, United missed out on Champions League qualification last season and have made a dismal start to the current campaign which has left Solskjaer clinging to his job. Ole G..

Manchester United and Liverpool target Kai Havertz ready to discuss transfer

Kai Havertz will consider a departure from Bayer Leverkusen (Picture: Getty) Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz has admitted he’ll speak to Germany coach Joachim Low about a move away from the club. The 20-year-old has been a regular for Leverkusen since he was 17 but last season was a breakthrough campaign for the midfielder as he bagged 20 goals in 42 appearances. Havertz already has six Germany caps to his name and scored his maiden goal for his country in their 2-2 draw with Argentina earlier this week. Such form has naturally seen him linked with a move to the Premier League and compatriot Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a huge fan of the midfielder. Havertz bagged 20 goals from midfield last term (Picture: Getty) United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to strengthen his midfield following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera. Solskjaer’s been given the green light to push ahead with a move for Christian Eriksen but Real Madrid are favourites to sig..

Rio Ferdinand sends message to Ed Woodward over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure following Man Utd’s disastrous start to the new season (Picture: Getty) Rio Ferdinand has pleaded with Ed Woodward to keep faith with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite Manchester United’s woeful start to the new season. The Norwegian presided over a record breaking run of form after he was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s interim replacement 10 months ago and was handed the reigns on a permanent basis following the historic Champions League win over PSG in March. United’s form collapsed thereafter, however, and despite investing close to £150million on new players in the summer there has been little improvement in terms of performances. Defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford after the international break could even force executive vice chairman Ed Woodward to sack the club legend, but Ferdinand insists United must show patience. ‘There’s no way the club would have thought this would be rosy straight away, they’re not naive enough to think that..

Arsene Wenger names the ‘Invincibles’ as his greatest Arsenal team

Arsene Wenger won the title on three occasions with Arsenal (Picture: BeIN) Arsene Wenger believes his title-winning 2003/2004 side was the greatest team he managed at Arsenal. The Frenchman won three titles and seven FA Cups during his 22-year reign with the Gunners, which came to an end in 2018. Wenger guided Arsenal to the title in his second season in 1998 before further championships in 2002 and 2004. The 2004 team – of course – are now known as the ‘Invincibles’ for managing to go the whole campaign unbeaten and Wenger admits they were his greatest side. Wenger took charge of his first @Arsenal match 23-years ago today! @KaranGooner14 asked Arsène to choose which of his title winning teams was best – '98, '02, or '04. #AskArsene #beINWenger pic.twitter.com/CNm8K4KlZq — beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) October 12, 2019 Asked which title winning side was the best, Wenger replied: ‘You would say the Invincibles – it’s an easy question to answer. ‘My dream was always t..

England lose first tournament qualifier in 10 years as Czech Republic come from behind in Prague

A sub-par England side endured a miserable evening, losing 2-1 (Picture: Getty) England were stunned by Czech Republic on Friday night in Prague as they suffered their first tournament qualifying defeat in 10 years on a hugely frustrating night for Gareth Southgate’s side. The Three Lions had won their previous four matches in Group A – one of just four teams with a 100% record – and could have booked their place in Euro 2020 with a win. However, despite taking an early lead, England conceded late on as their opponents joined them on 12 points and inflicted a first defeat in either a European Championship or World Cup qualifier since Ukraine in 2009, an astonishing 44 games ago. Zdenek Ondrasek, who grabbed the winner, was making his international debut (Picture: Getty) It looked like it would be another easy night for Southgate’s men when they were awarded a penalty inside the first five minutes, having racked up 19 goals in their previous outings. Raheem Sterling was brought down..

Roy Keane slams ‘shocking and abysmal’ Danny Rose after England’s defeat to Czech Republic

The Tottenham defender did not have his best game in an England shirt (Picture: Reuters) Manchester United legend Roy Keane has torn into Danny Rose for his performance in England’s shock defeat to Czech Republic on Friday night in Prague. The Three Lions lost a tournament qualifier for the first time in 10 years as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat, with 30-year-old debutant Zdenek Ondrasek getting the winner for the hosts late on. England gave one of their worst performances under Gareth Southgate in a laboured display, though Keane was quick to single out Rose – at fault for the winner – as being particularly bad. Ondrasek celebrates his winner against England in Prague on Friday night (Picture: Getty) ‘Rose gave a performance tonight, my goodness, someone has got to get a hold of that guy. He was shocking, abysmal,’ he said on punditry duty for ITV after the game. ‘I think he’ll be the same in another three or four years. ‘Some players don’t learn from their mistakes, that’s a bi..

Man Utd approached Antoine Griezmann in a summer window that ‘raised eyebrows’ in dressing room

The French striker swapped Atletico Madrid for Camp Nou in July (Picture: Getty) Manchester United did try to sign a superstar striker in the summer transfer window and reportedly made an approach for Antoine Griezmann before he signed for Barcelona. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left short of firepower this season after letting both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave the club without bringing in any replacements. After starting the season with a thumping win over Chelsea, United’s form has tailed off with injuries to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford robbing the side of goal threat. Griezmann’s move to Barcelona had been a long time coming (Picture: Getty) United are expected to move for a new striker in the January transfer window, with the likes of Juventus frontman Mario Mandzukic and Lyon star Moussa Dembele mooted as targets. But according to The Athletic, United were braced for Lukaku’s departure from spring onwards and set their sights extremely high when looking for ..

Kieran Tierney teases injury return for Arsenal teammate Alexandre Lacazette

The Gunners duo could soon be on the pitch together as the Frenchman nears a return (Picture: Getty) Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has teased the possibility of Alexandre Lacazette returning from injury after posting a picture of the pair in training. Lacazette has been sidelined with an ankle injury since the north London derby against Tottenham, missing the last seven matches in all competitions, but has been scheduled to return to action after the international break. And Tierney dropped a hint that the French striker is nearing full fitness, posting a picture on Instagram of both of them out on the training pitches at London Colney. A return to on-field rehabilitation would be a huge boost for Arsenal and Lacazette, and he appears to be on course to return to full contact training with the rest of the team next week. If Lacazette’s recovery holds up and he avoids any setbacks, he could be available for Arsenal’s trip to Sheffield United on October 21, their first match back a..

Didier Deschamps provides N’Golo Kante update after Chelsea star is injured in France warm-up

The midfielder was pulled from Friday night’s line-up after the setback (Picture: Getty) France coach Didier Deschamps has played down the severity of N’Golo Kante’s injury after the midfielder picked up a problem in the warm-up prior to Friday night’s game. The Chelsea star, who has been dealing with a number of injury niggles this season, had been in the starting XI to take on Iceland in Les Bleus’ Euro 2020 qualifier but was replaced by Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko shortly before kick-off. Frank Lampard had not wanted Kante to be called up at all given his recent injury record, but Deschamps does not believe the latest setback is serious. Lampard had not wanted Kante to be called up to the France squad (Picture: Getty) ‘He felt a pain in the adductor [groin] muscle,’ said the France boss after the match. ‘He had a feeling where he did not feel comfortable to play. ‘I made the decision [to pull him from the squad], because maybe it could get even worse. I knew Moussa would be ready..