12pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Saul Niguez fresh interest, Morgan Sanson latest, Sheffield United win REACTION

MANCHESTER UNITED continued their superb away form this season with a comeback victory against Sheffield United.

Off the field, the Red Devils are reportedly interested in Ben White, Kieran Trippier and Saul Niguez.

Follow all the latest from Old Trafford with our blog below…

  • Joe Brophy

    WILD RANT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confronted Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder after a bad challenge by one of his players on Marcus Rashford.

    The Man Utd manager was furious after Ethan Ampadu's tackle during Thursday's Premier League clash at Bramall Lane.

  • Joe Brophy

    ALL GO FOR RO

    Newcastle want Marcos Rojo with Manchester United already ‘working on’ his January exit.

    The Argentina international has fallen way down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    He has only six months left on his £100,000-a-week but the club retain an option of extending it by a further year.

    However, The Athletic claims Steve Bruce is desperate to strengthen his Magpies defence.

    And 30-year-old Rojo’s versatility to be able to play centrally or at left-back has helped to make him a top target.

    But Newcastle will face competition from elsewhere in the Premier League for the South American from Sheffield United.

  • Joe Brophy

    MARTIAL LAW

    Marcel Desailly has claimed Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is a better option for France than Manchester United star Anthony Martial.

    Speaking about Giroud, he told Goal: "He is indispensable for the national team.

    "Giroud is the perfect team-mate and player for the France national team. He is the first choice in the national team. [Anthony] Martial doesn’t combine as well in the national team as Giroud.

    "[Kylian] Mbappe can play down the middle but he is the world champion from being out wide. You have to pick Giroud, who is the second top scorer in France’s history, even if at club level he is on and off."

  • Joe Brophy

    DEC THE HALLS

    Manchester United have reportedly joined Chelsea in the race for West Ham star Declan Rice.

    The Manchester Evening News reports United are in the market for a defensive midfielder and centre-back – both positions Rice can fill.

    The report states the Red Devils are more likely to do business in the summer as they finalise a list of targets in the New Year.

    Although if a specific target became available in January then they would make a move but club chiefs are not expecting any incomings at this stage.

  • Joe Brophy

    TOP MARCS

    Marcus Rashford, however, was quick to pump the brakes on any idea of a title charge.

    He told Amazon: "We take it one game at a time, it's early on in the season. There's a lot of football to be played.

    "There will be a lot of ups and downs for everyone. We have to find the consistency away from home at home and we will see where we are late in the season."

  • Joe Brophy

    MIK DROP

    Michael Owen has echoed his former teammate's opinion that Manchester United can win the Premier League.

    He told Amazon Prime Sport: "Well they can (win the league).

    "There's a few teams that can. The only way they can is by getting their best players on the pitch.

    "If you've got Pogba and Fernandes in your squad you can't win the title if they're in the stands.

    "You've got these unbelievable players you've spent millions on, the only way you will win the title is with your best players playing

    "If you take two or three out then they're an ok team. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to keep finding a way of getting Pogba, Fernades and Rashford playing togehter, how they haven't kept them together is unbelievable."

  • Joe Brophy

    PAUL THE OTHER ONE

    Paul Scholes believes Manchester United can win the Premier League this season.

    He told Amazon Prime Sport: "I think if they can keep nine or ten players fit for the next 26 games they will be there or thereabouts. They've found an exciting way of playing.

    "I think (Solskjaer) has changed formations and personnel a lot. For five games (last year) they didn't change the team and it was this team tonight without the left-back and goalkeeper. It's a 4-2-3-1 and it worked.

    "It's a formation that really suits the team. (Bruno) Fernandes in the number 10 role feeding Martial, Rashford and (Mason) Greenwood. How fantastic is that? They're one of the best, quickest finishers around in Europe when they get chances.

    "The problem is getting possession and getting control with (Paul) Pogba and (Nemanja) Matic. These two need to get control of the game, Fernandes needs that. Once they've got that they're flying."

  • Joe Brophy

    OLE'S DEFENCE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Edinson Cavani ‘never meant any harm’ over the Instagram post that landed the Manchester United star in race-row controversy.

    He said: “I know Edinson never meant any harm, it’s his friend.

    “He’s come into a new country and made a mistake, he didn’t mean any malice. He’s apologised. We will work with the FA and hope it will be OK.”

  • Jack Figg

    MORNING UNITED FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed history-making United's 'brilliant football" as a 3-2 comeback win at Sheffield United put them a point off third place.

    Marcus Rashford's majestic double and strike-partner Anthony Martial's fine finish overturned keeper Dean Henderson gifting David McGoldrick the Blades' opener – before McGoldrick's late second goal left United briefly sweating.

    United are the first side to win six straight Prem away games after conceding the first goal – and the only one to score at least twice in ten successive trips.

    Boss Solskajer, now preparing for Sunday's home clash with Leeds, said: "We played some brilliant football between their first goal and their second goal.

    "The end was a bit too uncomfortable for my liking. We never make it easy for ourselves. 

    "The start was sloppy and slow, and I'm surprised because we showed them videos and it happened again.

    "It was a test for Dean after making a mistake like this, but he passed with flying colours."

    United are being linked with two of Chelsea's reported top targets – West Ham's England star Declan Rice and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

    Off the pitch, too, Rashford has won this year's Fifa Foundation Award for his charity work.

    The England frontrunner, 23, received the ‘Fair Play’ trophy after successfully lobbying the UK government for free school meals for vulnerable kids.

  • Ian Tuckey
  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS – THE 3 STRIKERS

    MASON GREENWOOD – 6

    Took a hefty whack in the build-up to Rashford's second goal, as United countered downfield in fluid fashion.

    Stung Ramsdale's palms with a right-footed drive following some sharp stepovers.

    MARCUS RASHFORD – 9

    Magnificent touch and finish from Victor Lindelof's long ball to slap the Red Devils level in the 26th minute.

    Could have made it 3-1 after being slipped through by Martial, but blasted his left-footed drive straight at Aaron Ramsdale.

    Made a breathtaking second-half dart downfield before teeing up Greenwood for a half-chance that led Ally McCoist to wax lyrical in the Amazon Prime Video booth.

    Grabbed his second by getting on the end of a wonderful United counter.

    ANTHONY MARTIAL – 8

    Couldn't quite conjure a stunning Fernandes pass under his spell on the half hour.

    Sharp to get on the end of Paul Pogba's reverse before prodding United in front.

    Produced a nice, unselfish through-ball after a scintillating run to find Rashford shortly after his goal.

    Teed up United's No10 unselfishly for his side's third and nearly had a second himself, but for a last-ditch block following Mata's pull-back.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS – THE MIDFIELD

    NEMANJA MATIC – 6

    Beaten all ends up by a beautiful Chris Basham flick in the build-up to an excellent John Fleck chance that could have made it 2-0.

    Despite being particularly slow these days, Matic can still help to orchestrate a match like this for his manager.

    PAUL POGBA – 7

    Nice reverse round the corner to set up Anthony Martial in the 34th minute.

    Caught on the ball at times but also produced some lovely, probing passes between the lines.

    Sensational roulette and pass started the counter-attack that led to United's third goal.

    Booked for his role in a late skirmish with Jack Robinson.

    BRUNO FERNANDES – 8

    Great pass to play Rashford through in the first-half, and another stunning reverse to put Martial in on goal.

    Flicked the ball on to Greenwood in the build-up to Rashford's second, before receiving it again and laying forward to Martial, who teed up his strike partner.

    Found Juan Mata round the back with a sumptuous pass with the outside of his right boot late on.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS – CONTINUED

    VICTOR LINDELOF – 6

    Nice, precise long pass to find Marcus Rashford for United's equaliser.

    Defended well and produced some nice, searching passes.

    Unfortunate to head the ball against the back of McGoldrick's head for Sheffield United's second.

    HARRY MAGUIRE – 6

    Solid enough return to Bramall Lane for the burly United skipper.

    Untroubled for much of the evening and did his job as willingly as ever.

    ALEX TELLES – 6

    Quiet evening for the summer signing from Portuguese football.

    The full-back, preferred to Luke Shaw, offered a technically excellent option down the left flank, as well as wonderful set-piece delivery.

    Great recovery challenge on George Baldock late on.

  • Ian Tuckey

    HOW MAN UTD RATED VS THE BLADES

    DEAN HENDERSON – 4

    Dreadful error for Sheffield United's opener in the sixth minute as he was caught dawdling on the ball by Burke, who dispossessed him before setting up David McGoldrick to pass the ball into the empty net.

    Produced a decent stop to deny McGoldrick from a narrow angle in the 37th minute, and stayed alert to keep Burke out on the stroke of half-time.

    Didn't look comfortable defending set-pieces all night and was in no man's land for the Blades' second. Booked for time wasting late on, before producing a big save to deny Lys Mousset in stoppage time and preserve United's three points.

    AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6

    Defended solidly enough and tried to offer an attacking outlet when he could.

    An accomplished evening for the former Crystal Palace ace.

  • Ian Tuckey

    SHEFF UTD 2 MAN UTD 3: OLE'S MEN GO 6TH

    Man Utd clung on a bit for victory near the end after looking so comfortable for the previous half-hour.

    David McGoldrick put the Blades in front early on and gave them hope with his late second goal.

    But inbetween those two strikes, Marcus Rahhford struck twice, with frontpartner Anthony Martial also netting clinically and Paul Pogba prompting impressively behind them

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    RESULT: SHEFF UTD 2 MAN UTD 3

    Solskjaer's improving side are up to sixth – as this win made more history for their amazing away form.

    Man Utd became the first side ever to score two or more in 10 consecutive away games – all wins – in the Premier League.

    And no team has ever won six straight games on their travels after going behind in each of them – until now.

  • Ian Tuckey

    STOPPAGE TIME: SHEFF UTD 2 MAN UTD 3

    We're into four minutes of stoppage time – with Henderson producing a brilliant stop to deny the Blades a leveller.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    PREM CLUBS EYE MARSEILLE ACE SANSOM

    Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson is reportedly on the January radar of three Premier League clubs – with Arsenal previously linked to the 26-year-old.

    Sky Sports say the Ligue 1 giants want at least £22.5million for the ex-France Under-21 star.

    Le10 Sport claimed in August the Gunners were frontrunners for the ex-Le Mans and Montpellier star.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: SHEFF UTD 2 MAN UTD 3

    David McGoldrick heads the Blades back into it on 87 minutes.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: SHEFF UTD 1 MAN UTD 3

    Solskjaer's men are looking quite comfortable in the final few minutes.

    They've looked lively on the counter in the second period once going 3-1 up.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: SHEFF UTD 1 MAN UTD 3

    The Blades are struggling to create chances as the game enters its final quarter.

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    Marcus Rashford's crisp finish makes it 3-1 as Man Utd again come from behindCredit: Getty Images – Getty

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: SHEFF UTD 1 MAN UTD 3

    Marcus Rashford fires his second goal on 51 minutes to seemingly put the visitors in command – courtesy of superb work from Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    ROO'S THE DADDY

    Wayne Rooney's eldest son Kai has joined Manchester United.

    Kai, 11, was pictured signing a contract alongside his beaming dad and mum Coleen.

    He was also seen holding up a shirt with No10 on the back – the same number Wayne sported during a glittering career at Old Trafford.

    Former England captain Rooney wrote on Instagram: "Proud day. Kai signing for Man Utd. Keep up the hard work son."

    Writing on her Instagram page, Coleen added: "Special night….. congratulations Kai. I love you and I am so proud of you.

    "Keep trying your best."

    Rooney starred for Manchester United for 13 years between 2004 and 2017, becoming club captain in 2014.

    He is the club's record scorer having scored 253 goals in 559 appearances.

  • Ian Tuckey

    2ND HALF UNDER WAY: SHEFF UTD 1 MAN UTD 2

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  • Ian Tuckey

    H/T: SHEFF UTD 1 MAN UTD 2

    Strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial struck clinically in the space of eight minutes – after Dean Henderson gifted the Blades an early opener.

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