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    GARY NEVILLE believes Cristiano Ronaldo should be a leader to Manchester United's young players as he continues to seek a move away. The 37-year-old remains keen to depart Old Trafford in his quest to play Champions League football. 2Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to depart Old Trafford this monthCredit: Rex 2Gary Neville has called on former team-mate Ronaldo to be a leader to United's young playersCredit: Getty After missing the Red Devils' pre-season tour of Asia and Australia due to "family reasons", Ronaldo returned to action against Rayo Vallecano last week. But he left ten minutes before the final whistle in the friendly clash, with fans believing it was a last-ditch attempt at forcing a move away. Boss Erik ten Hag was left fuming by the incident, as he insisted that it was "unacceptable". Neville recently called on United to flog Ronaldo for the good of the club. READ MORE ON MAN UTDRED DEVILS LATEST Ronaldo set to START, Frenkie de Jong 'at WAR with agent', Sancho boost And speaking on Sky Sports after Arsenal's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on...
    5 If you had a choice of role models for your children, who would you choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and a Love Island contestant? One is the greatest footballer in history and a supremely dedicated athlete with an astonishingly intensive work ethic and health regime. 5If you had a choice of role models for your children, who would you choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and a Love Island contestant? 5One is the greatest footballer in history and a supremely dedicated athlete with an astonishingly intensive work ethic and health regime, says PiersCredit: Instagram The other, and I’m talking generally, but I fear accurately, here, is a lazy, spoiled, deluded halfwit who thinks – sadly, with some justification these days - that success and fame can be achieved by behaving like a brain-dead lecherous tool on TV. Yet, horrifyingly, many young people are gravitating towards Love Island lifestyle choices, sensing it’s a damn sight easier than actually working for a living, or developing and nurturing a genuine talent. To them, racking up social media ‘likes’ for their vacuous antics is the...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO will still offer huge value to Manchester United next season, claims Nigel Winterburn. The Arsenal legend would be stunned to see Ronaldo leave the Red Devils after just one year back at Old Trafford. 2Cristiano Ronaldo chats with youngster Charlie Savage in training this weekCredit: Getty Ronaldo, 37, has been linked with a summer exit amid uncertainty over his role under incoming boss Erik ten Hag. Winterburn, 58, told Paddy Power: "Manchester United won’t just bring Cristiano Ronaldo in for one season and ship him out so quickly, it just won’t happen. "He still offers huge value to Manchester United, and we’ve seen that in his goalscoring record. His age is but a number. "He has huge experience, and he could play an important role if United opt to go down the younger route in setting an example of how to train and play, as well as what it means to win and lose. Read More Man Utd storiesUnited news Mitchell van der Gaag to be new assistant, Antony 'keen on Man Utd transfer' “He can help...
    WAYNE ROONEY didn't stick up for old teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba while appearing as a guest on Monday Night Football. The Manchester United legend revealed the club need to axe BOTH players in order to progress. 2Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney urged the club to prioritise "young, hungry players"Credit: Sky Sports 2Rooney reckons the club should part ways with Ronaldo AND PogbaCredit: Reuters Rooney was asked by Sky Sports presenter Dave Jones whether Ronaldo's emotional return to Old Trafford had worked out as planned. And he resoundingly answered: "You'd say no at the minute. He's scored goals, he's scored important goals in the Champions League early on in the season. He scored obviously the hat-trick against Tottenham. "But I think if you look to the future of the club you would have to go with younger, hungry players to do the best to lift Manchester United over these next two, three years. "And obviously Cristiano is getting on a bit." Read More SportMan Utd news live Louis van Gaal reveals cancer battle, Ronaldo latest, Ten Hag...
    A Panini playing card for a young Cristiano Ronaldo has sold for almost £60,000. The card was made by the Italian company during the 2002-03 season when the fledgling star, now 37, made his footballing debut for Sporting Lisbon and is the earliest playing card for the legendary striker. The vast majority of cards from his early years were either destroyed or discarded and only around 200 known examples still exist today. Only around 20 of those are in mint condition, making them incredibly valuable. A Panini playing card for a young Cristiano Ronaldo has sold for almost £60,000 in the US The card is a rare hardcopy image of Ronaldo, now at Man United, in his Sporting Lisbon days RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first... Man United players 'are clashing over decision to ditch... Cristiano Ronaldo needs to score at Burnley to avoid the... Cristiano Ronaldo 'set to trade places with Mauricio... Share this article Share Shortly after it was issued, an 18-year-old...
    HARRY MAGUIRE is on a mission to make sure Manchester United’s breakthrough stars achieve their potential at the club. Anthony Elanga is the latest to emerge from the club’s academy into the first team. 2Maguire is keen to ensure United's young stars reach their potentialCredit: GETTY IMAGES 2Greenwood and Rashford also came from United's academyCredit: GETTY IMAGES And club captain Maguire says it is vital that more experienced players like himself now guide them along the way. Maguire said: “Obviously, I’m the captain of the club and, when players make their debuts, I feel a big responsibility to help them and speak with them because I know what it feels like as that young boy. I was there a few years ago now. "There are nerves and there are pressures with playing for a club like Manchester United and, on and off the field, it’s really important for us senior lads to guide these players and give them the best opportunity to go and perform well. "We give them those words of encouragement and we also put a lot of demands...
    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Roy Keane has declared he would keep just THREE players from the current squad. The 50-year-old has urged the next permanent manager to clear out the deadwood following the 2-2 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday evening. 2Roy Keane has named just three Manchester United players he would build the team aroundCredit: Rex United are in real danger of finishing outside the top four having won just once out of their last four Premier League games. Ralf Rangnick's side sit in seventh spot - five points behind fourth-placed West Ham. And Keane has named just three players he would build the team around he stressed 'hungry' and 'quality' players have to be brought to Old Trafford. Keane was on punditry duty for Sky Sports as United blew a two-goal lead at Villa Park. Speaking after the match, the Irishman was asked by Jamie Redknapp how many players he could rely on from the current squad. Replying, Keane said: "How many would I keep you mean? I don't know, I really don't." latest man utd newsTRANSFERS LIVE Chelsea...
    EDINSON CAVANI has vowed to stick with Manchester United and be a role model for the club’s young stars. It was feared Cavani would push for a January move due to a lack of game time. 2Edinson Cavani has vowed to stick with Man Utd and help the young players after a meeting with Ralf RangnickCredit: Reuters But the veteran goalscorer, 34, had a meeting with interim boss Ralf Rangnick on Thursday to assure him of his commitment to United. Rangnick revealed: “He came into my office and we spoke for almost half an hour — he told me that he will definitely stay until the end of the season. “He said this not only because I told him he should stay or has to stay, he did it on his own behalf. “He told me I can rely on him to give his very best — and also be a role model for the young players. Even if he’s not playing, he will be trying to be the best possible model for the other players. “This is good news....
    RALF RANGNICK has name dropped EIGHT fringe stars that will be given a chance against Young Boys tonight. But Donny van de Beek is not one of them. 3Donny van de Beek leaves the hotel alongside tonight's skipper Nemanja MaticCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke Manchester United are set to rotate for their final Champions League group game, having already booked their place in the round of 16. A host of youngsters are in the frame, including Robbie Savage's son Charlie. Rangnick has admitted that he will make wholesale changes. Asked about the prospect of Amad Diallo and Anthony Elanga featuring, he told Man United's official club media: "Yes, both. The younger players, to give them game time. "The same with Mason Greenwood, who hasn't played that much in the last couple of weeks, so he will also definitely play. "But also a few of the experienced ones who didn't get that much game time in the past. CASHING IN Fourth stimulus check update – Millions could be in line for $1,000 paymentsDEFENSE RESTS Anna with Josh Duggar...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, which allows Ralf Rangnick to heavily rotate his team. And the 63-year-old German has CONFIRMED that keeper Dean Henderson and outcast midfielder Donny van de Beek WILL start the match. 3Rangnick recorded his first win as United manager against PalaceCredit: GETTY IMAGES 3The German could field a heavily rotated side Just TWO who started in the 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace could keep their place. Both Victor Lindelof and Jadon Sancho could start for the Red Devils against Young Boys. Henderson will be in between the sticks, while Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could make up the rest of the defensive shield. Nemanja Matic could partner Dutchman Donny van de Beek in the heart of the midfield. And veteran Juan Mata could be handed a rare start in behind the striker. Rangnick could rely on a youthful but effective frontline. Most read in Premier Leaguetransfer news live Bellingham EXCLUSIVE, Tottenham Covid outbreak, Newcastle eye Campbellunited news Mancini linked with manager post, Ajax...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League, which allows Ralf Rangnick to heavily rotate his team. First-team stars could be handed a rest to allow bench and fringe players to get some minutes under their belt. 3Rangnick recorded his first win as United manager against PalaceCredit: GETTY IMAGES 3The German could field a heavily rotated side Just TWO who started in the 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace could keep their place. Both Victor Lindelof and Jadon Sancho could start for the Red Devils against Young Boys. Dean Henderson, Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could make up the rest of the defensive shield. Nemanja Matic could partner Donny van de Beek in the heart of the midfield. And veteran Juan Mata could be handed a rare start in behind the striker. Rangnick could rely on a youthful but effective frontline. Most read in Premier Leagueunited news Ajax target Henderson, Struber rejects assistant role EXCLUSIVE, Dembele LATESTGUNNERS LATEST Everton defeat REACTION, FA Cup draw, Calvert-Lewin LATESTtransfer news live Bellingham 'cop...
    RIO FERDINAND has urged Newcastle to build a core of English players with Raheem Sterling, Declan Rice and Jesse Lingard all ideal signings. The Magpies have recently been the subject of a high-profile £300million takeover from a Saudi-led consortium to bring an end to Mike Ashley's 14-year reign. 4Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand thinks Newcastle should target English playersCredit: PA 4Ferdinand believes that the Magpies should go all out to try and sign Jesse Lingard and Raheem SterlingCredit: PA Incredibly, Newcastle now boast the wealthiest owners in world football, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund worth a whopping £320bn. They are worth almost ten times more than Manchester City's billionaires, and are almost fifty times richer than Paris Saint-Germain's Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Toon boss Steve Bruce is understood to be facing the sack, with SunSport revealing that Frank Lampard is a leading contender to replace him. Attention has also turned to who Newcastle can recruit in the upcoming transfer windows, with Manchester United legend Ferdinand naming a host of players they should be targeting. Speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, he...
    FORMER Sunderland star Paul McShane could line-up for Manchester United against his old club on Wednesday. The 35-year-old defender returned to Old Trafford last summer as a player-coach for their Under-23s side. 2Paul McShane could play for Man Utd in the Papa John's Trophy against old club SunderlandCredit: Getty 2The veteran defender returned to the Red Devils as player-coach and has already featured for their youth sideCredit: Getty He came through the Red Devils' youth set-up before leaving for West Brom in 2006 and going on to play at the Black Cats, Hull City, Reading and Crystal Palace. McShane, who left Rochdale at the end of last season, joined Neil Wood's coaching set-up at Carrington as one of a trio of over-age players. And he was not brought in to only help improve the U23 strikers in training, but he has also been coaching the team out the field, utilising his experience to help his young teammates. McShane has featured for United’s second string in both the Premier League 2 and the Papa John’s Trophy. That is because U21 sides...
    PHIL JONES says youngsters breaking into the football world must be mentally capable of handling the ‘toxic’ social media environment. The 29-year-old Manchester United defender has now turned his back on his online accounts after being on the receiving end of mocking. 2Phil Jones has revealed why he has quit social mediaCredit: Getty 2The defender received plenty of stick via Twitter and InstagramCredit: PA Even though he still has his social media accounts, the ace has not posted anything on Twitter since May 2017. And his last Instagram post came a month later before he stepped away due to the abuse. Speaking to the UTD podcast, Jones said: “I stepped away from social media a long time ago but it's difficult because all your friends read it, your family read it and they support you, they want the best for you. “They don't want to see their mate, their husband, their dad getting slaughtered all over the papers or all over the media, so it's tough because mentally I was going through a tough time and (then) to read stuff...
    NICKY BUTT believes Manchester United's academy struggles to deal with competition from their rivals. The ex-midfielder, 46, worked within the club's youth set-up for nine years before leaving Old Trafford in March to seek a new challenge. 3Nicky Butt reckons Man Utd's academy needs to stay on the 'front foot'Credit: Reuters 3United are renowned for developing top players, like Mason GreenwoodCredit: Rex Butt told The Athletic: "We did fall behind [our rivals], if we're honest. "Ed [Woodward], the board and the owners did realise it and that it needed an influx of money to keep up with the other teams and we got that. "United bought some of the top young players in Europe, like Hannibal [Mejbri]. We bought some very good full-backs from Spain. "You could see other clubs saying, 'Man United are back on it.' "We got stuck into thinking that every young player wanted to come to Man United and that we didn't need to work. [But] We did. "There are other big clubs close to us who could also challenge for players. It got...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse With the English Premier League returning this weekend, there are several young players that soccer fans will want to keep a close eye on throughout the campaign.  While English Premier League fans can’t wait to see veterans like Paul Pogba, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane and others in action this season, don’t forget about the young guns putting on their boots too. The EPL is absolutely loaded with young talent, with countless guys ready to put on a show. In this piece, we zone in on five of those guys, with the list of course including Manchester United speedster Mason Greenwood.5. Mason GreenwoodManchester United supporters are more than familiar with Mason Greenwood. The fantastic forward has provided fans with countless great memories at Old Trafford. Of course, no one will ever forget when he made his starting debut in an Europa League showdown in 2019. In that game, Greenwood, 19, found the back of the net and became the youngest scorer in the tourney’s history at just 17...
    MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that a number of the club's academy talents will be sent out on loan. The Red Devils have already announced that highly-rated forward Tahith Chong will spend the next season at Lee Bowyer's Birmingham. Brandon Williams is one of many Manchester United starlets to be linked with a loan move 2James Garner has a chance to impress duirng pre-season after a stint at Nottingham ForestCredit: Getty And he could soon be followed by Brandon Williams after SunSport revealed the defender has been targeted by Southampton. Luke Shaw has established himself as the club’s No1 left-back and Alex Telles' arrival as back-up limited the 20-year-old to just four appearances in the Premier League last term. James Garner is another of the conveyor belt that could be sent out on loan with Rangers keen following his spell at Nottingham Forest. United Under-23s quartet Ethan Galbraith, Dylan Levitt, Matej Kovar and Di'Shon Bernard have also been named on the loan list, according to MEN. We’ve already lined up a few and some of them are still in...
    SIR ALEX FERGUSON revealed his best and worst moments from his 26 years in charge of Manchester United. The greatest manager of all time had a few lows but mainly highs during his historic spell as boss of the Red Devils. 2Sir Alex Ferguson revealed his toughest and fondest memories from his Man Utd careerCredit: PA The Scot won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions Leagues at Old Trafford between 1986 and 2013. But as well as the ups, there were a few downs and Fergie admitted letting players go - young and old - was the toughest part of his job. Speaking to United's website, the 79-year-old said: "There are always going to be regrets, but the thing is always to look forward. "Tomorrow’s another day. I always did when we lost a game. The next day was better, without question. "But in terms of the regrets, the 1994 team I had, the back four all seemed to grow old together, and that’s a terrible thing to happen to the manager because these...
    LOUIS VAN GAAL has blasted Adnan Januzaj's claims the Dutch boss showed him no "love" at Manchester United and neglected young players' development. Winger Januzaj faces the Red Devils for the first time since his permanent exit in 2017 when Real Sociedad visit Old Trafford in the Europa League last-32 on Thursday night. 2Louis van Gaal rejects Adnan Januzaj claims that life at his old club Man Utd became more difficult for him once the Dutchman took overCredit: Action Images - Reuters But Van Gaal has strongly rejected the 26-year-old Belgian's suggestion his progress at United became "difficult' once LVG took over in 2014. Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich chief Van Gaal told The Athletic in an email: "I have absolutely no need to defend myself against so much injustice! "The self-image of players leaves the wishes! And my career as a coach/manager shows just how many young players could take their chances under my leadership!" 2 LVG, 69. who has not managed since leaving United five years ago, signed off his message: "With a kind box, LvG." Januzaj was tipped as a...
    LAUREN JAMES has been named a rising star of the women’s game in Europe following her contribution to Manchester United’s journey to the top. The Red Devils striker - whose brother Reece plays for Chelsea - is featured on UEFA’s 2021 ‘ten to watch’ female players list. 2Man United's Lauren James has been named as one of Europe's most promising young female players Credit: PA:Press Association James, 19, who has made five starts across all competitions this term, began her life as a footballer playing for Arsenal boys Under-13s before crossing over to the club’s Under-15's girls’ team.  And the London-born player, who joined the Red Devils in 2018, scored her side's first-ever WSL goal when the team beat Liverpool in their top flight debut season in 2019.  James, who UEFA describe as a ‘flair-forward’, is in the running to be part of a United squad heading to Chelsea on Sunday for a tantalising title clash. And the ambitious Red Devils striker posted a training picture on Twitter alongside a caption which reads “it’s great to be back’’. ...
    MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will decide this week on which of his young stars he is willing to loan out next season, according to reports. Plans are already busily being laid for next season, after the Red Devils secured their place in the Champions League on Sunday. 2Garner has so far appeared sporadically for United's first-teamCredit: The Mega Agency Solskjaer, 47, knows that he will need to deepen his squad to cope with the competition, having rotated little in the final weeks of the season. And according to the Mail, James Garner is one young man on the fringes of the United first-team that is gathering much attention elsewhere. The 19-year-old has featured sporadically since Solskjaer took charge, but could be lent out in a bid to give him crucial senior experience. Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers have shown an interest - as well as play-off hopefuls Cardiff City and Swansea City. Garner's destination could be affected by which division the Welsh duo find themselves in, with both harbouring ambitions of being promoted to the Premier League. Either...
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