8.30am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Declan Rice on 'incredible' Milan win, away kit info, Milenkovic 'impressive offer'

MANCHESTER UNITED had a keen viewer in Declan Rice as they overcame AC Milan in the Europa League.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are leading the chase for Nikola Milenkovic and have made an 'impressive offer', according to reports in Italy.

Stay up to date with our blog, below, for all the latest from Old Trafford…

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  • Etienne Fermie

    FRIENDS REUNITED

    Paul Pogba was Manchester United's hero last night in Milan, as he bagged the only goal to send the Red Devils through to the Europa League quarter-finals.

    And after the game, the Frenchman caught up with old pal and team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    The duo, who played together at Old Trafford, even swapped shirts after the match.

  • Etienne Fermie

    CAV A LOOK AT THAT

    Boca Juniors president Juan Roman Riquelme is 'in talks' with Manchester United star Edinson Cavani, according to reports.

    The Uruguayan has become a popular figure at Old Trafford since joining on a free transfer last summer.

    But amid reports that he is unsettled in England, the 34-year-old could return to South America at the end of his United contract.

    And according to Infobae, Riquelme is working on sealing a deal.

    Cavani, 34, could leave United this summerCredit: Reuters
  • Etienne Fermie

    SEAL THE GREAL

    Manchester United could be beaten to £100million target Jack Grealish by rivals Manchester City – who hope use midfielder Douglas Luiz as leverage.

    The Etihad giants have a buy-back option on the Brazilian midfielder they sold to Villa in 2019.

    It means City can re-sign Luiz for around £25m up until the start of June — but the 22-year-old is thought to be worth considerably more.

    City could be prepared to let Luiz stay at Villa Park if it gave them a run at Grealish this summer.

    And that would be an ace up the sleeve of the champions-elect for boss Pep Guardiola as he makes the England ace a major target.

    Jack Grealish could leave his boyhood club this summerCredit: AFP
  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League quarter finals last night after victory against AC Milan.

    Super-sub Paul Pogba came off the bench to score in a 1-0 win for the Red Devils, making it 2-1 on aggregate.

    The Red Devils now eagerly await the draw that takes place today from midday, with the likes of Ajax and Roma waiting.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Pogba’s match-winning performance on his return from injury, saying: “We’ve missed Paul.

    "He’s very important for us, he will give us a big boost for the rest of the season.

    “Today he made a big difference.”

    Meanwhile, Man Utd and Chelsea are reportedly locked in a huge transfer battle to sign RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.

    According to AS, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barca have joined the race to land the highly-rated defender.

    The 21-year-old French talent has attracted significant interest after his form for Leipzig.

    But with Dayot Upamecano joining Bayern Munich this summer, Leipzig may not be prepared to sell another key defender unless they receive a major offer.

    Finally, Jesse Lingard has been called up by England after nearly two years in the international wilderness.

    Having become a forgotten man at United in the first half of this season, JLingz appeared to have no chance of going to the Euros.

    But his fantastic loan spell at West Ham, during which he has scored four goals and assisted a further two in six games, has brought him back into Gareth Southgate's plans.

  • Anthony Chapman

    HAPPY HENDING

    Dean Henderson has replaced David de Gea as  Manchester United's first-choice keeper, says Paul Scholes.

    He told BT Sport: "I think it's Henderson. I think he has taken it over. 

    “I thought David [De Gea] had been lucky after the Everton game to keep his place, I thought there were a couple of mistakes where he could have done better.

    “There had been a few things before that, a couple of things after that. Not glaring and obvious mistakes, but I just feel a bit more confident with Henderson in there. 

    "He seems a little bit more relaxed. David has been an amazing keeper for United, he's been brilliant and he still will be if Dean doesn't take his chance. 

    "I just think the time has come to give Henderson a run of games in the team and see how he does. 

    "I think he possibly should be No1 for England if he carries on this form."

    Paul Scholes has praised Dean Henderson's performance against AC Milan
  • Anthony Chapman

    PAUL THE OTHER ONE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed Paul Pogba’s match-winning performance against AC Milan on his return from injury.

    The Man Utd boss beamed: “We’ve missed Paul. He’s been out for almost two months and any team would miss him.

    “He’s very important for us, he will give us a big boost for the rest of the season.

    “Today he made a big difference.”

    Paul Pogba made the difference against AC Milan
  • Anthony Chapman

    AC MILAN 0 MAN UTD 1 (1-2 AGG)

    Super-sub Paul Pogba scored just two minutes after coming on to send Manchester United into the Europa League quarter-finals.

    The midfielder mad his long-awaited return from injury as he replaced Marcus Rashford at the break in the San Siro.

    And his impact was instant as he ended a goalmouth scramble to give the Red Devils a 2-1 aggregate lead.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    JOSE NO MOUR?

    Jose Mourinho is the new favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave their post.

    The ex-Man United boss saw his Spurs side crash out of the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 on aggregate – having won the first leg 2-0.

    According to Betfair, Mourinho was 14/1 before tonight’s horror show.

    And now he is just 13/10 to leave the London club.

    • Jose Mourinho: 13/10
    • No Manager To Leave: 13/5
    • Steve Bruce: 7/2
    • Sam Allardyce: 5/1
    • Paul Heckingbottom: 11/1

    *Odds according to Betfair

    FIRING BLANKS

    The first 45 minutes are nearly over at the San Siro and United are still drawing 0-0.

    The Red Devils have struggled to create opportunities against Milan, who are packing the midfield while playing without a recognised striker.

    Remember, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men MUST score to stay in the tie, having conceded a late equaliser at Old Trafford in the first leg for 1-1.

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    • Anthony Chapman

      TOP OF LEAGUE

      Man Utd have the most sustainable squad in Europe.

      That is the headline news from a study which suggests United should be challenging for glory both in the Champions League and the Premier League.

      The CIES Football Observatory released its findings on sustainable squad management with United ruled the top dogs.

      Clubs were ranked on three main areas with age structure, group stability and contractual policy assessed to determine the most sustainable teams.

      The report claims the Red Devils are well placed to qualify for the Champions League 'without too much difficulty' in the coming seasons, and are also in a position to 'eventually lift again the Premier League trophy'.

      United lead the way in the sustainability table
    • Anthony Chapman

      TEAM NEWS

      Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named an unchanged team to face AC Milan tonight.

      That means Dean Henderson continues in goal ahead of David De Gea, with Luke Shaw beating Alex Telles to the left-back spot.

      It also means Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek only make the bench after returning from injury.

      And Amad Diallo is also still waiting for his first start despite scoring in the first leg of the Europa League last-16 clash.

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    • Anthony Chapman

      UP FOR THE CUP

      The FA Cup is back this weekend with a place in the last four at stake.

      The likes of Man Utd, Chelsea and Man City are still in the competition.

      But just who has made the most quarter-final appearances since the turn of the century?

      Find out below!

    • Anthony Chapman

      VAN DE BLEAK

      Aajax legend Ronald de Boer claims Donny van de Beek is ‘not happy’ at Manchester United.

      He told TalkSport 2: “It’s not true that he asked Man United to leave.

      “[But[ His agent also told me that of course he’s not happy that he’s not playing.

      “He’s only had two starts under Solskjaer and that’s not what he hoped for when he joined Man United.

      “But he’s not panicking at all, he told his agent he’s so happy at Man United because the club is one of the best in terms of how they treat him, he feels loved.”

      Donny van de Beek is unhappy with his lack of minutes at Man Utd
    • Anthony Chapman

      FOR GLORY

      Former Man United striker Diego Forlan has been appointed as manager of second-division Uruguayan side Atenas.

      Forlan will make his debut as Atenas manager in around two months time with the restart of Uruguay’s second division.

      His return to management comes less than a year after his sacking from former club Penarol where he won four of his 11 games in charge.

      Club Atletico Atenas play in San Carlos, a city in the Maldonado Department of southern Uruguay.

      They are the most successful team from outside the capital Montevideo.

    • Anthony Chapman

      EUR IN LUCK

      Man Utd have been given a boost ahead of their clash with AC Milan – with the Italian giants missing FOUR key players.

      The Serie A side are without Ante Rebic, Alessandro Romagnoli, Davide Calabria and Rafael Leao for the second leg of tonight’s Europa League last-16 clash.

      But Milan boss Stefano Piolo has been given a major boost though after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was passed fit for the clash.

      Theo Hernandez and Hakan Calhanoglu will also return for Milan having missed the first leg.

      Rafael Leao is one of four absentees for Milan tonight
    • Anthony Chapman

      IN KON-TACT

      Man Utd and Chelsea are reportedly locked in a huge transfer battle to sign RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.

      According to AS, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barca have joined the race to land the highly-rated defender.

      The 21-year-old French talent has attracted significant interest after his form for Leipzig.

      But with Dayot Upamecano joining Bayern Munich this summer, Leipzig may not be prepared to sell another key defender unless they receive a major offer.

      Ibrahima Konate is wanted by some of Europe's biggest clubs
    • Anthony Chapman

      DIAL UP

      Amad Diallo could be set for his first Man United start against AC Milan in the Europa League last-16 second leg tonight.

      The Ivorian could be included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI after Edinson Cavani was ruled out.

      Anthony Martial is also unavailable for the crunch clash, with the score currently tied at 1-1.

      Diallo could join Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in attack, with Dan James also an option.

      How Man Utd could line up against AC Milan tonight
    • Etienne Fermie

      GOING RETRO

      Manchester United's 2021-22 rumoured away kit has been leaked.

      And the Red Devils could be returning to a 90s classic.

      Featuring a retro Adidas logo, the blue and white kit would evoke fond memories of messrs Cantona, Giggs and Robson.

      Manchester United could be going back to the future with their potential new retro away kit
      The classic 1991-93 away shirt evokes happy memories for Man United fansCredit: Getty
    • Etienne Fermie

      SHAW THING

      Luke Shaw's excellent form for Manchester United has earned him an England recall.

      Having earned his Three Lions debut all the way back in 2014 as a teenager, the left-back has surprisingly only managed to earn another seven caps since.

      But having won the battle with Alex Telles for United's starting spot, the 25-year-old has earned the faith of England boss Gareth Southgate.

      Shaw was last capped by England against Spain in September 2018, and has played only twice under Southgate.

      Luke Shaw earned his eighth and most recent England cap against Spain in 2018Credit: Getty
    • Etienne Fermie

      HEN DO

      In Jordan Pickford's absence, Dean Henderson may get an opportunity to stake a claim for England's No1 shirt.

      The Manchester United stopper recently had a run in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI, following David de Gea's absence.

      And in upcoming matches against San Marino, Albania and Poland, Henderson is likely to get an opportunity to prove himself to Gareth Southgate.

      He will be vying with Burnley's Nick Pope for the starting spot, while West Brom star and fellow Man United academy graduate Sam Johnstone has received his first call-up.

      Dean Henderson should add to his one England capCredit: Getty
    • Etienne Fermie

      BACK LIN BUSINESS

      Jesse Lingard has been called up by England after nearly two years in the international wilderness.

      Having become a forgotten man at Manchester United in the first half of this season, JLingz appeared to have no chance of going to the Euros.

      But his fantastic loan spell at West Ham, during which he has scored four goals and assisted a further two in six games, has brought him back into Gareth Southgate's plans.

      Jesse Lingard has won 24 England caps to dateCredit: Getty – Contributor
    • Etienne Fermie

      DEVILISH LIONS

      Four Manchester United stars have been named in Gareth Southgate's 26-man England squad for upcoming matches against San Marino, Albania and Poland.

      Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford will all have the chance to impress again on the international stage.

      And Jesse Lingard, currently on loan at West Ham, has also received a stunning recall.

    • Etienne Fermie

      LIKE MIKE

      Manchester United have touched down in Milan ahead of their crunch Europa League clash this evening.

      And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have headed straight to tonight's venue, in order to fully take in their surroundings.

      Mike Phelan, Solskjaer's assistant, has taken to Twitter to offer fans a little update.

    • Etienne Fermie

      FULL HOUSE

      Manchester United legend Darren Fletcher has finally accepted an offer on his plush mansion after slashing £250,000 off the asking price.

      The retired footballer, who had returned as a first team coach at United, had put the six-bedroom property at the start of last year for £3.25million.

      However after eight months with no sale, Fletcher decided to reduce the price to £3m in September.

      And estate agent Gascoigne Halman has announced the luxury mansion is now sold subject to terms and conditions.

      It is thought the buyer must have offered around the asking price.

      Scot Fletcher, 37, had lived in the property with wife Hayley and twin sons Jack and Tyler since July 2009, when he paid £2.45m.

      Darren Fletcher has sold his luxury mansion
    • Etienne Fermie

      KAI'S THE LIMIT

      Rio Ferdinand revealed Chelsea's 'silky' Kai Havertz reminds him of his old Manchester United team-mate Dimitar Berbatov – but urged the German to get stuck in.

      On BT Sport, he said: "Not all players come here and hit the ground running. Buy you can see the quality is there.

      "We saw when he was at Bayer Leverkusen in previous years that he is a hugely talented footballer and it is going to take him time.

      "But in the end, he will get there because he is somebody who has a good feel for the game.

      "He reminds me a little of [Dimitar] Berbatov in how cool, calm and collected he is.

      "He is very silky, he plays on the edge of the game a little bit at times, and drifts about.

      "Once he gets that part of his game, I think everything will fall into place."

      Havertz helped Chelsea to victory over Atletico Madrid last nightCredit: AP

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