9am Manchester United news: Anthony Martial offer, Jose Mourinho handshake, Joachim Andersen targeted
JUVENTUS are said to be in “constant contact” with Paul Pogba over a return to Italy.
Catch up on that and all the latest big Manchester United news and gossip in our round-up.
ANTHONY MARTIAL is set to be offerred a new £45m five-year deal at United following his sensational form.
The Frenchman was looking towards the exit – but Red Devils are hoping to keep him after scoring five goals in the last four Premier League matches.
JOSE MOURINHO was given a congratulatory handshake from United chief Ed Woodward following their win over Juventus.
The Red Devils boss was also full of praise of Marouane Fellaini after his substitute appearance in Turin.
KEEN FOR JOACHIM
JOSE MOURINHO is targeting Sampdoria’s £26m-rated Joachim Andersen as he looks to improve defensive options.
The Portuguese boss has often rotated his centre-back pair this season – and has already looked at Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina and Harry Maguire.
OLD LADY’S OLD BOY
JUVE are “in constant contact” with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola over a move back to Serie A, according to reports.
It has also been revealed the 25-year-old chilled in the Juve dressing room after the Old Trafford clash, which the visitors won 1-0.
MANCHESTER UNITED cult hero Federico Macheda has revealed why he snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo‘s incredible gesture after THAT iconic Aston Villa goal.
The Italian forward, 27, famously scored the winner in a 3-2 victory over Villa in 2009, with Ronaldo scoring the other two in the game and winning the man of the match award.
TOUCH ‘N GO
The Portuguese boss was not charged by the FA – but they are now launching an appeal on the verdict.
WIL TO WIN
Betfair claim the Blues are favourites to land the English striker, with United just behind – but Juventus and Barcelona are also in the running at 25/1.
The Frenchman will face the Juventus star when the two sides collide in the Champions League.
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MAR TOP TARGET
JUVENTUS have put Anthony Martial top of their transfer wishlist, as the Frenchman continues to refuse to sign a new deal.
The Italian giants also want English youngster Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund after his impressive start to the season.
Reports claim the Real Madrid star has been made a scapegoat by teammates for their poor performances this season.
And Bale could now be forced out of the club, allowing United to pounce with an incredible £100m offer.
RON THE WAY
The 15-year-old Portuguese starlet shares the same name as famous compatriot Cristiano, who made his name at Old Trafford.
And Ronaldo Camara could soon be heading to the Theatre of Dreams after starring for Benfica’s youth team, although United face stiff competition from Barcelona.
The no-nonsense centre-back has found chances limited since Leonardo Bonucci’s return to Turin and he could be tempted to jump ship for the Red Devils in January.
The Ivorian defender has struggled for form this season, with Jose Mourinho preferring the likes of Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling at centre-back.