Man Utd news LIVE: Bruno Fernandes transfer mistake, Harry Kane stance, Sancho to Chelsea
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Friday, March 6
- Manchester United told they should have signed Bruno Fernandes at the start of the season
- Harry Kane is not on United’s shortlist despite the Tottenham star considering his future
- The Red Devils expect Chelsea to rival them for the signing of Jadon Sancho
Kevin De Bruyne update for Manchester derby
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is on course to return from injury and be available to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Belgian picked up a shoulder injury during City’s Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa last weekend.
De Bruyne’s injury saw him miss City’s FA Cup fifth round win over Sheffield Wednesday but it would be a huge boost to boss Pep Guardiola to have the attacking midfielder available to face United.
The 28-year-old has been in great form for City this season and has already notched up 20 assists, along with nine goals in 35 appearances in all competitions.
Guardiola had initially feared his talisman wouldn’t be available to face their rivals and when asked about De Bruyne’s injury after their win over Wednesday, he said: “I don’t know.”
However, it is understood the playmakers injury is not as bad the club had initially feared.
Man Utd told they made Bruno Fernandes mistake
Manchester United would already be in the top four if they had signed Bruno Fernandes at the start of the season, according to Robbie Savage.
He said on BT Sport: “Bruno Fernandes has been able to unlock the door when teams are sat in at Old Trafford.
“That’s the difference for me. If they had had Bruno Fernandes at the start of the season they would have been cemented in the top four. He has been the difference.
“A Paul Scholes and a Michael Carrick are hard to find. Bruno Fernandes is the player who has come in and done exceptionally well.”
Harry Kane decision
Manchester United reportedly have not made Harry Kane their top transfer priority after it was claimed the Tottenham star wanted to move to Old Trafford this summer.
According to Goal, United will be pushing full steam ahead to sign Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish instead of Kane.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to find a new midfielder who can slot in next to Bruno Fernandes, who made the £47million move from Sporting Lisbon in January.
Grealish will likely be available for a fee around £50m as Villa are facing relegation back to the Championship.
Goal claim Kane is excited by United’s rebuilding project and wants to be part of returning the club to their former heights.
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Jadon Sancho to Chelsea expectation
Manchester United firmly expect Chelsea to rival them for the signature of Jadon Sancho at the end of the campaign, reports say.
The Red Devils are already looking ahead to the summer transfer window as they hunt reinforcements to make them Premier League winners once again.
Manchester United wanted to sign Sancho last summer – but found the England international out of reach due to their failure to secure Champions League football.
Nearly a year on, however, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to add the England international to his ranks.
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Sancho has been sublime for Borussia Dortmund this season, being directly involved in 28 Bundesliga goals.
He’s found the net 14 times, while also contributing 14 assists.
But United aren’t the only club to have been linked with Sancho and, according to ESPN, they firmly expect Chelsea to be competitors.
The Blues have already sealed their first signing of the summer transfer window with Hakim Ziyech primed to touch down from Ajax.
But Frank Lampard is also a big Sancho admirer and would love to bring the 19-year-old to Stamford Bridge.
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