5.10pm Man Utd news LIVE: Rashford stars for England, Scholes named Salford manager, De Gea at war with Jorge Mendes – The Sun

MARCUS RASHFORD capped off a terrific week by celebrating his MBE with a goal for England.

Meanwhile at Old Trafford, goalkeeper David De Gea has reportedly fallen out with his former agent Jorge Mendes.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford below…

  • William Pugh

    CAM AND GET HIM

    Manchester United could reportedly replace Paul Pogba with countryman Eduardo Camavinga.

    Pogba's deal expires next summer, but United do have the option to extend it for another season.

    But according to Spanish newspaper AS, plans are being drawn up to prepare for the 27-year-old's departure.

    And Rennes starlet Camavinga has emerged as a potential long-term replacement.

    United have 'put in place the mechanism' to sign Camavinga – and it started by already dealing with his agent.

    Camavinga is managed by Mousa Sissoko, who also looks after Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.

  • William Pugh

    Clubs could also make backdated requests to cover recently-finished work, allowing Spurs and Liverpool to cash in.

    Up to £250m would be available for teams who have been in the top flight for at least 12 of the last 15 seasons.

    And clubs who have been in the Premier League for four straight seasons or eight out of ten seasons could claim £100m.

    The measures would also allow Liverpool to get back half of the estimated £60m costs of the planned expansion of the Anfield Road Stand.

  • William Pugh

    CASHBACK

    Tottenham and Liverpool will be entitled to multi-million pound rebates for their stadium rebuilds under the small-print in Project Big Picture.

    Spurs would be eligible to claim back £125million of the £1billion cost of their new 62,000 capacity home at white Hart Lane.

    Liverpool, meanwhile, the joint architects of the package with Manchester United, could rake back £30m of the cost of their new main stand at Anfield.

    The news of the potential pay-outs will only add to the backlash by the 14 Premier League clubs left out of the loop.

    Under the proposals, a new 'infrastructure fund' worth £150m per year would be set aside from the Premier League revenue stream for 'assistance payments' for clubs embarking on stadium projects…

  • Jake Lambourne

    CRISTIAN-OH NO

    Arsene Wenger has revealed how painfully close Arsenal came to signing Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003.

    The then-Gunners chief revealed he 'had an agreement' with Sporting Lisbon to sign the Portuguese star in the summer before embarking on the famous 'Invincibles' season.

    Wenger revealed all after being asked if there were any players he regrets missing out on during his career.

    He told The Guardian: “I would say there is not one player… there are 50. We had an agreement with Sporting and Man Utd took Carlos Queiroz as assistant coach, and they just outbid us quickly and took Ronaldo.

    “But we had an agreement basically. He had the shirt of Arsenal, I had lunch with him and his mother at the training ground.

    “It’s one example but there were so many. The history of a big club is full of missed great players.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    DEVIL DELIGHT

  • Jake Lambourne

    YOUNG DEVIL

    New Man Utd signing Facundo Pellistri is ready to following his switch from Penarol.

  • Jake Lambourne

    CAV CRITICS

    Axel Tuanzebe has hit back at claims that Edinson Cavani's transfer was a panic buy and says he's one of the best.

    Speaking to the Metro he said: “Edinson [Cavani] will be another addition to the team with his experience, his knowledge of the game and it’ll be great to learn from him.

    “Any smart traits and how to mark someone of his calibre It’s what you want to come up against – the best – to improve your own abilities.”

    But not all agree with Tuanzebe and feel the move was “desperate.”

    A poll of football agents found that the move was the worst of the summer window.

    Ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp thinks United are taking a huge gamble on Cavani.

    In an article for SunSport he said: “I think you all know I like a gamble now and again… but nothing like the one Manchester United have taken in signing Edinson Cavani.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAUL THE OTHER ONE

    Paul Scholes has been named as Salford's interim manager after the club's Class of 92 owners sacked Graham Alexander.

    A statement released on Monday confirmed the former midfielder's appointment.

    Scholes, 45, was part of the consortium to buy 50 per cent of the minnows back in 2014.

    A club statement read: “Salford City Football Club announces that manager Graham Alexander has left the club with immediate effect. The club met with Graham this morning and after discussion have agreed to part company.

    “The club would like to thank Graham for his contribution and all his hard work. In his first season he guided the team to Wembley, resulting in promotion to League 2 and in his second season he reached the Leasing.com Trophy final.

    “The club would like to wish him all the best and success in the future. First team coach, Chris Lucketti, will also leave the club.

    “Paul Scholes will act as the interim head coach while the club looks to secure a new manager. Warren Joyce, currently in isolation, will join Paul once he is able to.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    OUT OF LUK

    Former Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku has launched a scathing attack on England – claiming Belgium should have been 4-0 UP at half time.

    The Three Lions came from behind to win Sunday's Nations League tie 2-1 at Wembley after former Manchester United striker Lukaku's penalty.

    Lukaku, 27, fumed: “We had lots of chances in the first half, and should have scored more goals. We could have been 3-0 or even 4-0 up by the break. We knew England would only be a danger from set pieces.

    “And we knew that as we'd been awarded a penalty, the ref would gift one to England the moment he got the opportunity to do so. We ought to have been smarter. In the second half we should have pressed England higher up the park, as we have players with pace.

    “But we sat back too much, and we were too far from England's goal when we won the ball back. It was a totally s*** defeat. I tried to link up with my teammates.

    “We put together some decent attacks but didn't manage to score, and in the second half our passes didn't come off. I hope we will be at full strength when we next play England in November. In that case it will be a completely different game.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAKING HIS MARC

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  • Jake Lambourne

    DAVID BETRAYER

    David De Gea has reportedly fallen out with his former agent Jorge Mendes.

    The Athletic claim the pair's relationship first started to break down over the Spaniard's botched move to Real Madrid in 2015.

    De Gea almost moved to Real five years ago before the deal collapsed as the paperwork was not lodged in time due to a fax problem.

    The keeper hails from the Spanish capital and started his career at rivals Atletico Madrid before moving to Old Trafford in 2011.

    And De Gea is said to have been left 'exasperated' with Cristiano Ronaldo's super-agent by his own failed switch to the Bernabeu.

    Mendes was still tasked with sorting the 29-year-old's £375,000-a-week United extension in September 2019.

    But the pair’s relations have reportedly been severely damaged by a dispute during the final stage of the 18-month negotiations.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MARC OF A GOOD MAN

    The odds of Marcus Rashford winning Sports Personality of the Year have been slashed after his MBE award.

    The Manchester United striker was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours last week for his free school meals campaign.

    As well as enjoying a solid year on the pitch, Rashford, 22, has been exemplary off it.

    Having teamed up with charities to deliver meals to disadvantaged kids during the coronavirus lockdown, he forced Government ministers to extend its scheme through the summer.

    In accepting the MBE, Rashford said he was “incredibly honoured and humbled” but insisted his fight was not over.

    The impressive campaign has led to the forward moving into contention for the 2020 Sports Personality of the Year gong.

  • Jake Lambourne

    YOU'RE THE RON

    Kylian Mbappe paid tribute to his “idol” Cristiano Ronaldo after going head to head with the Manchester United legend.

    A drab 0-0 draw in the Nations League on Sunday night featured a touching moment between the pair.

    Mbappe and Ronaldo shared a conversation on the halfway line, smiling and joking with each other before the Juventus ace shot his counterpart a thumbs-up.

    Fans watching the game loved the camaraderie between the two world-class forwards.

    And many hope to see Mbappe, 21, become a leading light of his generation much in the same way Ronaldo, 35, has led his.

    After the game, the Paris Saint-Germain attacker tweeted pictures of himself with Ronaldo on the pitch.

    He captioned the shot: “Idol.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    CAV SOME OF THAT

  • Jake Lambourne

    POWER SERG

    Man Utd have reportedly slapped an £8million asking price on Sergio Romero – despite the goalkeeper having just a year left on his contract.

    According to The Athletic, the Red Devils rejected a £2m loan offer from Everton on Deadline Day, which would have seen the Toffees pay his £100,000-a-week wages.

    And they state they are holding out for £8m, despite Romero failing to be named in their Champions League squad, with Lee Grant taking United's third-choice spot.

    This is said to have infuriated Romero who was not aware he would be omitted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and is annoyed he has not been allowed to leave.

    It has been claimed that Romero could still make a move to the MLS with their transfer window not ending until October 29.

  • Jake Lambourne

    RED ALERT

    Paul Merson believes Manchester United are “going nowhere” after making the last-minute addition of Edinson Cavani.

    Merson wrote in the Star: “Edinson Cavani is an underwhelming signing for Manchester United that shows they are going nowhere.

    “He’s been available on a free transfer since I don’t know when, and I don’t think they got beaten by Tottenham because they can’t put the ball in the net.

    “Having a man sent off in that game just gave them an excuse. They were already all over the shop defensively. It’s hard to play for a big club when you haven’t got any pace and their centre-backs have none.

    “I thought they were a shoe-in for the top four before the season started but until they get some legs in that back four I don’t see where they are going.

    “They have opened the door for teams like Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton to finish in the top four this season.

    “I don’t think they are a top four club at the moment. They can’t defend for toffee, and they let Chris Smalling go to Roma. He would probably get in the team right now.

    “Cavani feels like a Quick Fix. But he’s probably not even that if I’m being honest. I don’t see him being the difference.”

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

    CAN'T ALL BE FRIENDS

    New Manchester United star Edinson Cavani has spilled the beans about his turbulent relationship with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Uruguay striker, 33, completed a stunning free transfer to Old Trafford on deadline day.

    Cavani told Sport: “We are very different.

    “We didn’t share many things and we think in different ways. That doesn’t stop you from getting alone.

    “In the group we didn’t all have to be friends or brothers. The important thing is to be friends on the pitch, protect each other, run for each other.

    “Everything they said [after the penalty argument] is not true. Ney is a good kid.”

  • Joe Miles

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Juventus are reportedly set to beat both Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of David Alaba.

    Football Italia claims Andrea Pirlo is eager to sign the versatile Austrian defender when his Bayern Munich contract expires next summer.

    Marcus Rashford became the fourth Man Utd player to score in four consecutive competitive appearances for England after Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.

    Rashford scored a first half penalty to cancel out former team-mate Romelu Lukaku’s opener- England would later go on to win the game thanks to a deflected Mason Mount effort.

    Manchester United's new signing Edison Cavani has expressed his love for fellow new signing Facundo Pellistri's style of play.

    Speaking on his fellow countryman, Cavani told manutd.com: “Pellistri is a young lad and I really love the way he plays the game.

    “He’s the typical South American footballer who has that mischievous nature to his game, and the way he lives his football is a bit like, as we say in Uruguay, being on el campito, as we call it, a makeshift pitch where you have a kickabout for fun with your mates or whoever.”

  • William Pugh

    TO THE WALL – EXCLUSIVE

    Milwall chief Steve Kavanagh believes the impact on communities will be devastating if EFL clubs go to the wall.

    The Lions bigwig has called on the Government to act swiftly to save Covid-crippled clubs from going bust amid fury over Project Big Picture.

    Speaking to SunSport as part of the Save Our Clubs drive highlighting the work clubs do on and off the field, Kavanagh said: “We’re not just talking about our national sport, the community work done by clubs in this country is vital. It has been for years.

    “Boris Johnson cameto The Den to see it first hand when he was Mayor of London and was highly impressed.

    “And when you take into consideration lockdown and what clubs, including Millwall, did to support their local communities, society and the vulnerable who were scared and did not have food . . . the work that went on was incredible.”

  • William Pugh

    WHAT THE EF-HELL

    Football reacted in fury over a Manchester United and Liverpool-led plot to transform the Premier League.

    The backlash even saw the Government rap plans described as a “hostile takeover” by Prem chiefs.

    Under the proposals drawn up by United — run by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward — and the Reds’ US owners, the top flight would be reduced from 20 clubs to 18.

    That would result in four teams going down and two coming up in the season before reform.

    The Carabao Cup and Community Shield would both be scrapped, while EFL clubs are offered an instant £250million bailout payment and promised a quarter of Prem revenues “for 25 years”.

    But the Prem’s voting structure would be torn up to give Big Six clubs an effective veto on ANY major decision.

    And SunSport can also reveal that the rest of the Big Six — Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City — were offered the chance to break away and rejoin the EFL, taking the Premier League’s European spots with them.

  • William Pugh

    ED STRONG

    New Manchester United star Edinson Cavani has spilled the beans about his turbulent relationship with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.

    Cavani told Sport: “We are very different.

    “We didn’t share many things and we think in different ways. That doesn’t stop you from getting along.

    “In the group we didn’t all have to be friends or brothers.

    “The important thing is to be friends on the pitch, protect each other, run for each other.

    “Everything they said [after the penalty argument] is not true. Ney is a good kid.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    AL BE BACK

    Juventus are reportedly winning the race to sign Manchester United and City target David Alaba.

    Football Italia claims Andrea Pirlo is eager to sign the versatile Austrian defender when his Bayern Munich contract expires next summer.

    Man United are known to be fans and feel Alaba would be a great option at centre-back.

    Meanwhile, City believe he could replace left-back Benjamin Mendy after already strengthening their middle with Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake.

    But Juventus are understood to be in pole position for Alaba.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FORLAN'S MESSAGE

    Former United man Diego Forlan has issued a message to both Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri after the pair joined on transfer deadline day.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FUTURE INVESTMENT

  • Joshua Mbu

    FT: ENGLAND 2-1 BELGIUM

    England came from behind to win tonight's crucial Nations League clash against the No1 team in the world!

    Man Utd's Marcus Rashford converted from the spot to cancel out former team-mate Romelu Lukaku's earlier penalty.

    Mason Mount would cap off a good performance as he scored a deflected effort to hand England all three points.

    Good night for Chelsea and Man Utd fans!

    Follow all the latest post match reaction with the live blog.

    FT: ENGLAND 2-1 BELGIUM

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