8.15am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Coman 'flattered by interest', Jack Grealish UPDATE, Van de Beek urged to LEAVE club

MANCHESTER UNITED are out of EFL Cup after defeat to rivals City at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile on the transfer front, we've the very latest on Kingsley Coman while Donny Van de Beek has been urged to leave by Ronald de Boer.

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  • Josh Graham

    CANT COMPARE

    Manchester United legend Roy Keane has criticised Bruno Fernandes for failing to show up against City and insists he cannot be compared to Eric Cantona.

    The Red Devils were dumped out of the Carabao Cup in the semi-final last night as they lost 2-0 at Old Trafford.

    After watching the 26-year-old’s subdued display, hardman Keane told Sky Sports: “It's not easy winning football trophies.

    “Fernandes has had great praise for the last few months and people have been comparing him to [Eric] Cantona etc.

    “Fernandes didn't really do much tonight.

    “The top players turn up in the big occasions.

    “And that's what the Cantona's used to do – they get their hands on trophies. That's where this team are a little bit short.”

  • Gary Stonehouse

    MORNING, UNITED FANS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits neighbours City deservedly inflicted United's FOURTH successive semi-final defeat.

    John Stones's deflected opener on 50 minutes and Fernandinho's first-time volley late on earned City a Carabao Cup final spot against Tottenham.

    Old Trafford boss Solskjaer said: “It was about a lack of quality compared to them. They deserved to win.

    “I’m disappointed to concede at two set-plays.

    “After they scored, we had more of the ball but we didn’t have the edge to create a goal."

    Meanwhile, Dutch legend Ronald de Boer has urged unused sub Donny van de Beek to LEAVE – after just two Premier League starts since arriving from Ajax in the summer.

    De Boer believes Van de Beek will be anxious for more game time ahead of the Euros and should speak to United about his opportunities.

    He said: “If the view on playing time does not improve, he may have to declare that he should be loaned or even sold.

    “Of course it doesn’t look great now, but with a great performance it can suddenly change completely."

    And United would reportedly have to pay Aston Villa if they want England midfielder Jack Grealish in the summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    OLE: CITY DESERVED IT

    United boss Solskjaer admitted neighbours City were worthy 2-0 Carabao Cup semi-final winners.

    He said: "Tonight it was about a lack of quality compared to them. They deserved to win.

    "I'm disappointed to concede at two set-plays.

    "After they scored, we had more of the ball but we didn't create enough.

    "We didn't have the edge to create a goal. We did put them under pressure."

  • Ian Tuckey

    GO FIGURE…

    Here's the stat breakdown on United's 2-0 Carabao Cup semi-final defeat at home to neighbours City.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD SUBS – RATINGS

    SUBS

    Mason Greenwood (for McTominay, 74') – 5

    Came on to change shape of United's attack but was fairly anonymous on the right flank.

    Donny van de Beek (for Fred, 87') – N/A

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS – CONTINUED

    MARCUS RASHFORD – 5

    Found space well between the channels to split City when going forward.

    But didn’t create too much for his team when he did get a go on the ball.

    ANTHONY MARTIAL – 4

    Stayed very central but was always half a second off the pace.

    Couldn’t get the better of Stones or Ruben Dias, who tiki-taka’d their way around his pressing and looked blunt throughout.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS – CONTINUED

    SCOTT McTOMINAY – 5

    Ran hard for his side to keep the pressure on City’s midfielders.

    But looked awkward at times in a technical battle against Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho.

    PAUL POGBA – 5

    Wasn’t able to work his usual magic as he kept getting pulled out wide.

    Looked slow at times but was always available for a teammate’s pass.

    BRUNO FERNANDES – 6

    Clever passing and movement as he put in a typical performance as the No10.

    Was targeted constantly by Fernandinho and made sure the ref knew about it, eventually resulting in the City veteran getting a rare yellow card.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS – CONTINUED

    HARRY MAGUIRE – 6

    A commanding presence, he orchestrated his fellow defenders well.

    Once or twice a bit forgetful in his pressing duties though.

    LUKE SHAW – 5

    Was given a tough battle against Mahrez, who constantly cut inside on his left foot.

    As a result, he found himself tucked in centrally and was often a passenger on the break.

    FRED – 5

    Tenacious as ever but lacking that extra bit of quality to get a real foothold in the middle of the park.

    Showed his frustration at times as the likes of Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden passed him by with precise passes.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD RATINGS VS MAN CITY

    DEAN HENDERSON – 7

    Made a number of fine saves to keep United in the game and prevent the scoreline from being bigger, including a brilliant dive to deny a scorcher from Riyad Mahrez.

    But he could have done better when John Stones snuck in to fire home City’s winner and was slow to react to Fernandinho's effort.

    AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6

    Recovered well after being targeted by Raheem Sterling early on.

    But couldn’t really get out of his own half to make an impact up the other end.

    VICTOR LINDELOF – 6

    Held his defensive line fairly well to keep City’s slick passers at bay.

    But looked tired as the game went on after returning from injury.

  • Ian Tuckey

    RESULT: MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 2

    After three semi-final defeats last season, United exited the Carabao Cup at the same stage to their neighbours tonight after a close-fought clash.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL! MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 2

    Fernandinho doubled City's lead on 83 minutes.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 1

    This stat will only make it harder for United fans to take – showing how rare John Stones goals are.

    And in fact Riyad Mahrez surged forward to almost double City's lead in stunning style on 62 minutes.

    Surging from halfway, as the home defence retreated, he then fired a 25-yarder that Henderson tipped over.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 1

    Phil Foden whipped in a free-kick that bounced past players for Stones to nudge it past Dean Henderson with his knee.

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL! MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 1

    John Stones deflected City in front on 50 minutes.

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    STONES' ESCAPE

    John Stones had his blushes spared by a linesman's flag after the Manchester City defender looked to have scored an own-goal against fierce rivals United in the first half.

    With just two minutes on the clock the ball was played in to United striker Marcus Rashford.

    City's John Stones saw the ball cannon back into himCredit: Sky Sports

    He fired at goal only to see rookie keeper Zack Steffen make a superb block.

    But the ball flew back at Stones and rebounded off the centre half and into the goal.

    But the linesman deemed Rashford to be offside and the goal was ruled out.

    VAR made their regulatory check to confirm the decision was a correct one.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BEEK SHOULD WING IT

    Donny van de Beek has been urged to leave Manchester United by Dutch legend Ronald de Boer.

    Van de Beek, 23, has started just two Premier League games since his £39million summer arrival from Ajax.

    And De Boer thinks the Holland international should consider leaving with the Euros coming up this summer.

    He told AD: "The European Championship is coming, he will undoubtedly want to be there. Maybe it would be good for him to discuss with the club exactly what they want with him.

    "If the view on playing time does not improve, he may have to declare that he should be loaned or even sold.

    "You have to be lucky every now and then. Of course it doesn’t look great now, but with a great performance it can suddenly change completely.

    "We also don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

    "Perhaps they have made certain agreements with his transfer, they will get him ready for next year this season. That always remains a bit of a guess."

  • Ian Tuckey

    H/T: MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 0

    An absorbing contest dipped off a bit in the last 15 minutes of the opening period. And at 0-0 it's set perfectly for the second period.

    Click HERE for our match blog.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 0

    Harry Maguire glanced a decent chance wide for United in the final ten minutes – with Martial and Rashford also prominent just before the break.

    Click HERE for our match blog.

    City's Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo vies with Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba 
  • Ian Tuckey

    LATEST: MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 0

    City have had the upper hand, possession-wise, but with half-time approaching United look solid.

    Goals apart, this semi-final is all fans could have asked for.

    Click HERE for our match blog.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    DE BRUYNE HITS BAR!

    MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 0: The visitors' lynchpin Kevin De Bruyne thumps a 13th minute shot off the post amid a thrilling start.

    Click HERE for our match blog.

     

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD VS CITY: WE'RE UNDER WAY!

    Pep Guardiola's men come out wearing shirts in memory of City legend Colin Bell, who died yesterday.

    And United followed – keen to avenge last season's Carabao Cup semi-final aggregate loss.

    Click HERE for our match blog.

  • Ian Tuckey

    AND HERE'S THE CITY TEAM…

    Kevin De Bruyne spearheads City's attempt to repeat last season's Carabao Cup semi-final success against neighbours United – behind strike leader Raheem Sterling.

    Click HERE for our match blog.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MAN UTD TEAM VS MAN CITY

    Dean Henderson is back in goal for United Carabao Cup semi-final tonight -with Puul Pogba partnering Bruno Fernandes in central midfield.

    Anthony Martial partners Marcus Rashford ina two-man attack, with Victor Lindelof replacing Eric Bailly in central defence.

    Follow all the build-up and match action with our blog HERE

  • Ian Tuckey

    JANUARY SALES

    The January transfer window is in full swing with plenty of arrivals expected before deadline day on February 2.

    However, Premier League clubs will also be looking to balance the books by offloading their unwanted players this winter and there’s plenty of high-profile talents on offer.

    Here, SunSport take a closer look at each club’s most likely January departure according to bookmakers Paddy Power.

  • Ian Tuckey

    DAKA RALLYING CALL

    Manchester United target Patson Daka has insisted he can become the next huge Premier League hit out of Africa.

    The RB Salzburg striker admitted he was keen to follow in the footsteps of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

    Patson Daka has been linked with a move to a Premier League giant

    Daka, 22, has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs after 15 goals in 17 games for his Austrian club.

    SunSport revealed United had expressed an interest in the Zambia international in the summer while Liverpool are also thought to be keen.

    Mane, Naby Keita, Takumi Minamino and Erling Haaland were developed at the Austrian club and Daka is the latest off the production line.

    And he has fuelled rumours of a switch to England after admitting stars for Liverpool and Arsenal are his inspiration.

    He told BBC Sport: "To see our big brothers like Aubameyang, Salah and Mane, it's something that gives me the dream that I can also make it.

    "I can be like them. They are my inspiration, knowing that they also come from Africa."

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