Wednesday, December 11, 2019

7am Man Utd news LIVE: Haaland scouted against Liverpool, Rashford held Barcelona transfer talks, Saul LATEST – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED'S last two games have ended in victories against local rivals Man City and top four challengers Tottenham.

Now the Red Devils welcome AZ Alkmaar in Europe League on Thursday, having already qualified for the knockout stages.

Meanwhile, with the January transfer window around the corner, the Red Devils are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez and Leeds-born goal machine Erling Braut Haaland.

Follow all the latest news and updates from Old Trafford below…

  • UNITED target Erling Haaland took out his frustration on a water bottle after Liverpool scored their second goal of the game.

    The in-demand forward failed to make an impact in Austria as Naby Keita and Mo Salah's goals secured Liverpool Champions League qualification.

    Haaland – a transfer target for a host of Premier League clubs – was subbed off after 75 minutes having missed a golden chance to give Salzburg a first-half lead.

    After Mane made it two, the 19-year-old striker was chucked a bottle of water, but too angry to take a swig he instead smashed it on the ground. 

  • MANCHESTER UNITED stars spread some festive cheer as they paid their annual visit to children in local hospitals.

    The likes of Marcus Rashford, Fred and Jesse Lingard pulled on Christmas hats to dish out gifts and put smiles on the faces of kids at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

    United face a hectic schedule over the festive period but they still found time to make dreams come true and raise spirits.

    The club split up the squad and sent different members to separate hospitals around the area, including Francis House Children's Hospice in Didsbury and The Christie's Palatine Treatment Centre.

  • MANCHESTER UNITED star Jesse Lingard delivered some gifts to young footballers after arriving on a Coca-Cola truck.

    The winger surprised StreetGames players training in East Manchester at the Belle Vue Leisure centre.

    Lingard handed out Christmas presents in celebration of Coca-Cola’s ten-year-long partnership with StreetGames.

    The gifts included footballs, kit bags, football socks and beanies.

    Lingard then joined in for a five-a-side kickabout, much to the delight of the youngsters.

  • ASHLEY YOUNG has been forced to deny a bird pooed in his mouth after being relentlessly teased by his own wife and kids.

    The Red Devils captain, 34, went viral in 2014 after it looked as though a falling glob of bird droppings nestled in the corner of his mouth against Swansea.

    When grilled over the bizarre incident, Young jokingly snapped at the MUTV Podcast host, saying: “It didn’t happen!

    “I’ve said this for God knows how long. It got to a point where I thought 'I need to do an interview to say that this didn’t happen'.

    “But I just couldn’t be bothered. It had gone viral, it’s still going viral I think now.

    “Even my wife and kids say a bird pooed in your mouth, but no it didn’t.”

  • PAUL MERSON reckons Manchester United can “100 per cent” beat Chelsea to a top four spot.

    The ex-Arsenal man told Sky Sports: “Can Manchester United catch Chelsea in fourth? 100 per cent.

    “There's a long way to go. Chelsea are a young side and are going to have their ups and downs.”

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