MANCHESTER UNITED were lucky to escape South Yorkshire with a point after a dramatic 3-3 draw against the Blades.
Sheffield United led the game 2-0 before a comeback inspired by three of United's youth products, with Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams and Marcus Rashford all on the score sheet.
But if they hope to bolster their squad with Bruno Fernandes, they might have to up their offer after the Portuguese star signed a new contract at Sporting Lisbon.
Follow all the latest updates and transfer news from Old Trafford below…
MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes would cost £85million – after the Portugal midfielder signed a new contract with Sporting Lisbon until 2023.
The 25-year-old has hit nine goals this season for club and country after he was hotly tipped for a switch to the Premier League over the summer.
Tottenham came closest over the summer to meeting Fernandes' then more modest £65m release clause.
But United backed out after deciding any deal was too complicated and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp never followed up his praise for Ferdnandes with an offer.
And after landing a new deal with Portuguese giants Sporting, Fernandes said: “It's a proud moment for me and a recognition of my work.
“It… also showed that I liked Sporting CP and took pride in representing the club.
“For me it is, and always will be, a privilege to be here and be able to wear the Sporting CP jersey.
“You can expect more and better.
“I promise the same delivery and dedication so we can have more moments of glory as we had last season.”
MANCHESTER UNITED are rated as frontrunners for Borussia Dortmund “scapegoat” Jadon Sancho – ahead of Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Dortmund are tipped to cash in next summer on £100million-rated England raider Sancho, 19, who reportedly feels “humiliated” by his recent treatment at the Bundesliga club.
And the Telegraph claim Sancho is most tempted by Old Trafford, even though United might not be able to offer him the Champions League football his other suitors probably can.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has reportedly asked Manchester United's scouts to focus more on sniffing out lower-league talent.
The Mirror suggest potential targets include Leeds' home-town midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 23, and Reading's England Under-20 striker Danny Loader, 19.
Ex-Swansea winger Daniel James, 22, and former Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, are already regulars since their summer arrivals.
United youngsters Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong have also featured more often than expected after a string of injuries to experienced stars like Paul Pogba.
MANCHESTER UNITED and Spurs were rocked tonight as £65million-rated Portugal midfielderBruno Fernandes signed a new Sporting Lisbon contract.
United were strongly linked with the 25-year-old in the summer, while Mourinho had reportedly targeted Fernandes and Benfica's Portugal defender Ruben Dias as his first signings for Tottenham.
RIO FERDINAND believes Jose Mourinho went from a grinning great to “grubby” and “grumpy” as he lost his grip at Manchester United.
Old Trafford legend Ferdy says new Chelsea chief Mourinho “suddenly” lost his charisma as his United reign crumbled.
Ferdinand told BT Sport: “He came across very grubby. When I first saw Mourinho he was at a rival club but I loved watching him on TV, in his press conferences you would tune in and it’s box office.
“You loved hearing him speak after games, before games he was insightful, and there was a spark about him.
“Then all of a sudden it has changed to being very miserable, downbeat and grumpy.
“Players feed off a manager’s charisma and how they promote themselves in the public’s glare.
“I just thought he was very negative in the way his body language was at the end.”
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