FORMER Manchester United forward Diego Forlan has urged fellow compatriot Darwin Nunez to join the Red Devils this summer.

Nunez, 22, has been in red hot form for Benfica all season with a lot of the top European clubs chasing his signature.

Meanwhile, United are reportedly still interested in Monaco's Aurelien Tchouameni.

And Cristiano Ronaldo has added to the speculation of his time at Old Trafford coming to an end.

The Portuguese icon appeared to mouth the words "I'm not finished yet" during a post-lap of honour on the weekend.

But the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has claimed that this was not what he said.

Ronaldo signed for two years when he returned this season with the option of a further year.

Much will come down to what incoming boss Erik Ten Hag’s plans are but he has yet to communicate what he wants to do about the Portuguese ace.

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  • Gary Stonehouse

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku wants to leave the Bundesliga giants this summer amid interest from the Premier League.

    That is according to L'Equipe, who claim that Nkunku believes the time is now to quit Leipzig with Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle all keeping tabs.

    But the Prem giants are not the only ones after the attacking midfielder as AC Milan, Bayern Munich and former club Paris Saint-Germain are also eyeing him.

    The France international has stood out this season with a staggering 32 goals and 20 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions.

    Transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio recently stated a Premier League move is likelier for the 24-year-old ace.

    However, Leipzig are not keen to sell Nkunku ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

    Meanwhile, United are facing a battle to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, reports SunSport's Neil Custis.

    Ronaldo is considering a move away after just a year back at the club with the Red Devils’ Champions League qualification hopes over.

    Much will come down to what incoming manager Erik Ten Hag’s plans are, but he has yet to decide what he wants to do about the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

    Ten Hag does not want to discuss any player matters with the Manchester giants until he has concluded the Eredivisie title race with Ajax.

    And Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has dealt United a huge blow by saying captain James Ward-Prowse is not for sale.

    SunSport exclusively revealed that Ward-Prowse is Ten Hag's top target to boss his midfield.

    Hasenhuttl said: "He has another four years on his contract, he's our captain and he's happy here.

    "Fans love him and we know how important he is to our team. The development of his game is why he's a true winner.

    "I think he's very exceptional. I haven't seen any players similar."

    Finally, Monaco star and United target Aurelien Tchouameni prefers a move to the Premier League.

    According to Di Marzio, Tchouameni’s priority is to play in England.

    He told wettfreunde: “A lot of clubs in the Premier League are following him. Arsenal, Manchester United to name a few. He prefers to play in the Premier League.

    “Nowadays the players want to play in the Premier League. He stayed another year in Monaco because he was waiting for the possibility of going to the Premier League.

    “I think this could be the summer for him to go”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Good morning Man Utd fans

    RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku wants to leave the Bundesliga giants this summer amid interest from the Premier League.

    That is according to L'Equipe, who claim that Nkunku believes the time is now to quit Leipzig with Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle all keeping tabs.

    But the Prem giants are not the only ones after the attacking midfielder as AC Milan, Bayern Munich and former club Paris Saint-Germain are also eyeing him.

    The France international has stood out this season with a staggering 32 goals and 20 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions.

    Transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio recently stated a Premier League move is likelier for the 24-year-old ace.

    However, Leipzig are not keen to sell Nkunku ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

    Meanwhile, United are facing a battle to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, reports SunSport's Neil Custis.

    Ronaldo is considering a move away after just a year back at the club with the Red Devils’ Champions League qualification hopes over.

    Much will come down to what incoming manager Erik Ten Hag’s plans are, but he has yet to decide what he wants to do about the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

    Ten Hag does not want to discuss any player matters with the Manchester giants until he has concluded the Eredivisie title race with Ajax.

    And Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has dealt United a huge blow by saying captain James Ward-Prowse is not for sale.

    SunSport exclusively revealed that Ward-Prowse is Ten Hag's top target to boss his midfield.

    Hasenhuttl said: "He has another four years on his contract, he's our captain and he's happy here.

    "Fans love him and we know how important he is to our team. The development of his game is why he's a true winner.

    "I think he's very exceptional. I haven't seen any players similar."

    Finally, Monaco star and United target Aurelien Tchouameni prefers a move to the Premier League.

    According to Di Marzio, Tchouameni’s priority is to play in England.

    He told wettfreunde: “A lot of clubs in the Premier League are following him. Arsenal, Manchester United to name a few. He prefers to play in the Premier League.

    “Nowadays the players want to play in the Premier League. He stayed another year in Monaco because he was waiting for the possibility of going to the Premier League.

    “I think this could be the summer for him to go”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Tchou and go

    Monaco star and Manchester United target Aurelien Tchouameni prefers a move to the Premier League.

    According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Tchouameni’s priority is to play in England.

    Di Marzio told wettfreunde: “A lot of clubs in the Premier League are following him. Arsenal, Manchester United to name a few.

    “He prefers to play in the Premier League.

    “Nowadays the players want to play in the Premier League. He stayed another year in Monaco because he was waiting for the possibility of going to the Premier League.

    “I think this could be the summer for him to go”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Dembele transfer blow

    Arsenal are reportedly in pole position to land Barcelona ace and Manchester United target Ousmane Dembele this summer.

    That is according to FourFourTwo, who claim Dembele is keen to join the Gunners in the coming months.

    United have also expressed interest in signing the forward.

    But the North Londoners have already spoken to the France international's agents ahead of the summer transfer window

  • Kostas Lianos

    Ferdinand QPR trolling

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand trolled Queens Park Rangers after Real Madrid knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League semi-finals.

    Ferdinand was on BT Sport punditry duty and was asked what his children's memories were of him as a footballer, during which he won the Premier League six times and the Champions League once with United.

    But the legendary defender admitted his kids have no recollection of his glory days at Old Trafford.

    Ferdinand revealed: "The unfortunate thing is my kids only remember when I was at QPR"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Lingard in training

    Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard took part in training with his team-mates on Wednesday.

    Lingard is edging towards a move away when his contract expires in the summer.

    But the versatile midfielder remained hard at work on the training pitch, despite not being granted an Old Trafford farewell in Monday's 3-0 win over Brentford.

    The England international was snapped at United's Carrington HQ as Ralf Rangnick and Co gear up for Saturday's trip to Brighton

    Credit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Kostas Lianos

    Ousmane Dembele offer

    Manchester United have offered Barcelona ace Ousmane Dembele a contract of between £8.4million (€10m) and £12.5m (€15m) net per season.

    According to El Chiringuito journalist Dario Montero, United have submitted a contract proposal to the player.

    Barca are aware of the Red Devils' offer and now have to decide how hard they want to work to keep the forward at the Nou Camp.

    Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also keeping tabs on the France international

  • Kostas Lianos

    Darwin Nunez advice

    Benfica star Darwin Nunez has been urged to join Manchester United instead of Arsenal by Red Devils hero and fellow Uruguayan Diego Forlan.

    Forlan told Breaking The Lines: "I think that he is a very good player, a good kid who is doing really well at Benfica and is enjoying a strong season.

    "It is not just the Portuguese league where he is doing well but in the Champions League too, where he scored six goals this season and helped take Benfica to the quarter-finals.

    “He is a player who has a lot of potential and he could fit in at Manchester United. But obviously, everyone needs to have patience, although he is getting better with more and more experience.

    “He would not be a bad signing for Manchester United and it would be nice to see him there.

    "It is a club that gives you time, that makes you feel comfortable and as if you are in a familiar place, very cosy and nice. It would be spectacular having him playing for Manchester United”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Ward-ing off interest

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has dealt Manchester United a huge blow by saying captain James Ward-Prowse is not for sale.

    SunSport exclusively revealed that Ward-Prowse is incoming United manager Erik ten Hag's top target to boss his midfield.

    Hasenhuttl said: "He has another four years on his contract, he's our captain and he's happy here.

    "Fans love him and we know how important he is to our team. The development of his game is why he's a true winner.

    "I think he's very exceptional. I haven't seen any players similar"

  • Kostas Lianos

    More from Phil Neville

    Manchester United hero Phil Neville claims his former team needs "big changes" that could happen in a few months if the right manager and players arrive.

    Neville added: "There obviously needs to be big changes. But what I would say is things can change very quickly. I’ve heard people say it will take six or eight years.

    "It can change in 12-18 months if you pick the right manager and get the right players in and get the structure around the club right. All it will take is two or three good signings and the team can get some momentum.

    "Look how quickly things turned around for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. Manchester United need to be back challenging for titles. But no one will hand them the title and Liverpool and Man City are brilliant teams so it’s a big task to turn it around"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    The lost Moyes

    Manchester United hero Phil Neville has slammed his former club's "totally wrong" decision to sack West Ham manager David Moyes in 2014.

    Neville told Sky Sports: "If you look back now, it was totally wrong the lack of time he was given, totally wrong.

    "The lack of time, the lack of backing, the lack of investment that other managers have had…

    "That’s the biggest thing. When we both left the club, we both needed another season, we both deserved another season.

    "Ten months at Manchester United, in a difficult period when the greatest manager of all time had just left, wasn’t enough.

    "Moyes had unbelievable plans to take the club forward in that summer. I’d say that was one of the biggest mistakes United made, not giving Moyes more time.

    "He’s proven now at West Ham that with time he can build a successful football club.

    "It was one of my biggest disappointments in football when he was sacked by United"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Eric Baill out

    Manchester United reportedly believe handing Eric Bailly a new deal was a mistake.

    That’s after the Bailly criticised the selection of club captain Harry Maguire this season.

    United handed the misfit defender a three-year contract in April last year to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer.

    But privately, the Red Devils now admit this was a mistake.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, the Ivory Coast international is extremely disgruntled with his position at Old Trafford.

    The centre-back made no secret of his disdain for Maguire’s continued selection under previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    And last month he urged interim boss Ralf Rangnick to select him over the Red Devils skipper before the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal

  • Kostas Lianos

    Ron his way?

    Manchester United are facing a battle to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford, reports SunSport's Neil Custis.

    Ronaldo is considering a move away after just a year back at the club with United's Champions League qualification hopes over.

    Much will come down to what incoming manager Erik Ten Hag’s plans are but he has yet to communicate what he wants to do about the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

    Ten Hag does not want to discuss any player matters with the club until he has concluded the Eredivisie title race with Ajax

  • Kostas Lianos

    Big Leip

    RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku wants to leave the Bundesliga club this summer amid interest from the Premier League.

    That is according to L'Equipe, who report that Nkunku believes the time is now to quit Leipzig with Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle all keeping tabs.

    But the Prem giants are not the only ones chasing the attacking midfielder as AC Milan, Bayern Munich and former club Paris Saint-Germain are also eyeing him.

    The France international has stood out this season with a staggering 31 goals and 20 assists in 48 appearances across all competitions.

    Transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio recently stated a Premier League move is likelier for the 24-year-old ace.

    However, Leipzig are not keen to sell Nkunku ahead of the summer transfer window

    Credit: Getty
  • Justin Lawrence

    Dybala mobbed by Juve pleas

    Man United transfer target Paulo Dybala has been urged not to join Inter Milan by Juventus fans.

    Dybala was signing autographs ahead of Juve training when fans bombarded him with pleas of: “Please don’t join Inter,” and, “Why are you going to Inter?,” Football Italia reported.

    The hot-shot striker simply smiled but didn’t respond to the demands of the Juve supporters.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Darwin Nunez plea

    Benfica ace Darwin Nunez has been urged to join Man United instead of Arsenal by Red Devils legend Diego Forlan.

    Forlan told Breaking The Lines: "I think that he is a very good player, a good kid who is doing really well at Benfica and is enjoying a strong season.

    "It is not just the Portuguese league where he is doing well but in the Champions League too, where he scored six goals this season and helped take Benfica to the quarter-finals.

    “He is a player who has a lot of potential and he could fit in at Manchester United. But obviously, everyone needs to have patience, although he is getting better with more and more experience.

    “He would not be a bad signing for Manchester United and it would be nice to see him there.

    "It is a club that gives you time, that makes you feel comfortable and as if you are in a familiar place, very cosy and nice. It would be spectacular having him playing for Manchester United.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Brazilian favourite David Beckham

    David Beckham was at the centre of a tug of war between Spanish and Brazilian stars when he joined Real Madrid.

    That's according to Beckahm's ex-Madrid pal and Brazil legend Robinho.

    In April 2020, he spoke of the chemistry in the team and his ex team-mate Beckham, who owns MLS side Inter Miami, saying: ''When Madrid came, I saw that they had a large Brazilian presence in the team and they had Vanderlei Luxemburgo as their coach at the time.

    ''So, why go to Barcelona? There was a great harmony among the Brazilians in the squad. Beckham was always with the Brazilians. He was part of our group.

    ''The Spaniards were jealous because he spoke more Portuguese than Spanish, so he ended up spending more time with us.''

  • Justin Lawrence

    'European qualification is important'

    It's imperative for Man United to be in the Champions League next season.

    That's the opinion of former Man United ace Jaap Stam.

    He said to the club's media: "I think it’s good to have European football,” Jaap told club media earlier this week, ahead of the 3-0 win over Brentford.

    “I think it’s always good to show yourself on a European platform and show what you can do and how you’re performing and if you’re making progress or not.

    “At the end of the day, it’s always nice to win trophies. Your colleagues and a lot of people are asking me how long it will take for United to win trophies.

    “It doesn’t need to be long and if you can take part in one, like a European cup, and if you can win one, then I still think you’ve done a great job for next season, if you can do that.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    No thanks James Ward-Prowse

    Paul Parker doubts James Ward-Prowse is the man to fix Man United's midfield issues.

    Parker told MyBettingSites: "I think he’s another name that’s been mentioned because he played well last weekend and made a difference for Southampton to come from behind."

    “Is he what the United fans are looking for? I personally don’t think so."

    "He’s not the kind of a midfield player that they are looking for or they would like to see.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ten Hag success predicted

    Phil Neville reckons Erik ten Hag can bring success back to Man United in under two years.

    Neville said: "There obviously needs to be big changes at the whole of the club.

    “But what I would say is that it can change very quickly. I’ve heard people say five or six years…it can change within 12 to 18 months.

    “If you pick the right manager, have the right players and get the structure around the club, that can change very quickly. All it can take is two or three new signings, gain some confidence, gain some momentum.

    “You look how quickly it took Jurgen Klopp to turn it around at Liverpool – two, three seasons.

    "United need to act fast now, they’ve got a brilliant young manager and now he needs backing and he needs time. And I think at this moment in time United will give him that.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Maguire's back in training

    Hary Maguire is back in training for Man United.

    Maguire, 29, has had a persistent knee issue that has kept him out of action recently.

    But the defender was all smiles as he trained with his United pals.

    Credit: Getty
  • Justin Lawrence

    Antonio Valencia's Man United return

    Man United have confirmed Antonio Valencia will return to the club to compete against Liverpool in a legends match.

    Speaking on his return in the Legends of the North match, Valencia told United's media: "My time at Manchester United gave me some of the fondest memories of my career.

    “I was involved in great teams that won many trophies and it will be fantastic to see some of my former team-mates again for this special match.

    “It’ll also be a chance for me to thank the fans who always supported me through the good and bad times in my career. I’m so excited to come back.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rio trolls QPR

    Rio Ferdinand trolled Queens Park Rangers after Real Madrid knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League semi-finals.

    The Manchester United legend was on punditry duty for BT Sport at the Bernabeu.

    He was part of the BT team chatting pitchside after the game as some of the Madrid squad's children ran around on the pitch playing.

    But Ferdinand admitted his kids have no recollection of his glory days at Old Trafford.

    He revealed: "The unfortunate thing is my kids only remember when I was at QPR."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Elanga's tips for United youngsters

    Anthony Elanga has revealed Man United's youngsters can always come to him for advice although he's only 20.

    Elanga told United's media: "I always like to speak and give advice to anyone, even though I'm still young myself.

    "Even though I'm 20 now, I'm willing to ask for advice and I'm willing to give advice as well. That's the sort of person I am."

  • Justin Lawrence

    All El to break loose

    Anthony Elanga has been tipped to have a great upcoming season under the tutelage of Cristiano Ronaldo.

    That's the opinion of former Man United star Quinton Fortune who made the prediction to Ladbrokes.

    Fortune said: "I'm expecting Anthony Elanga to kick on next season. He's got unbelievable pace; there aren't many in the league who can keep up with him when he gets going.

    "He's a great kid, he's so humble, and for a coach I'd say he's a perfect student. I just think he's going to get better and better because he's got that mindset.

    "He just wants to learn, and who better to learn from than the greatest ever: Cristiano Ronaldo?"

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