Jadon Sancho summer transfer LATEST, Solskjaer tried to drop De Gea in November, Haaland blow – Man Utd transfer news


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David De Gea’s future is in doubt due to growing tensions with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports.

The Norwegian decided to start Dean Henderson ahead of the Spaniard against Brighton.

De Gea would have expected a start after returning from paternity leave, and according to Manchester Evening News the pair’s relationship is becoming a problem.

The report suggests Solskjaer twice attempted to drop De Gea in favour of Henderson, firstly against West Brom in November and then against Chelsea in February.

On both occasions De Gea expressed his unhappiness with the decision and Solskjaer changed his mind.

A large number of Man Utd’s squad are said to think the England international should have replaced De Gea in December.

In transfers, Borussia Dortmund are determined to keep United target Erling Haaland this summer.

Club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Goal: “We will discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola.

“We also want him to be happy to stay with us, to score goals for BVB next year with conviction. There is no alternative plan.”

Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes hailed Mason Greenwood for his winner against Brighton but warned the forward he cannot just care about goals.

The Portugal international also explained Greenwood may find things more difficult as his reputation increases. Despite that, Fernandes is confident Greenwood will improve his goalscoring form but emphasised that he must get his temperament right.

Fernandes told MUTV: “Everyone has to know that Mason is a young player and now everyone is starting to know how Mason is, it will become more and more difficult for him.

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“It is normal. It is part of the development for him and he will learn from here so it doesn’t matter how many goals he scores; the most important thing for us is that he still helps the team and he is doing his best.

“It is important for us as a team, it doesn’t matter who scores. If Mason scores for us or not, it is important if he can do other jobs, recover balls, pressing, defend when we need it, make assists, create danger.

“So it is not important for him to score. He has to understand, he is such a young lad. Of course, every striker wants to score but, anyway, he will score more and more goals as the seasons pass.”

And finally Premier League Covid testers returned just one positive result over the past seven days – for the second week running.

The sole positive result came in the initial round of sampling between Monday and Thursday, from a total of 1,515 tests across the 20 clubs.

And fears of a potential spike when players returned from the international break appear to have abated after the second round of 1,149 tests between Friday and Sunday all came back clear.





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