Julian Alvarez speaks, Cristiano Ronaldo LAST, Rangnick blocks Henderson’s loan, Araujo eyes

ByRichard C. Sloan

Dec 31, 2021

MAN UTD are considering a Premier League trip against Wolves on Monday night.

United edged Tottenham in the league with a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford last Thursday night.

Scott McTominay, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored for the Red Devils in a crucial victory.

Elsewhere, reports suggest the new acting boss blocked Dean Henderson’s potential loan withdrawal from Old Trafford in January.

Henderson had wanted a loan transfer over the New Years, having only made two appearances so far this season.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are seen as realistic contenders to sign Barcelona star defender Ronald Araujo.

The Uruguayan hero is said to have a £ 168million release clause.

Get all the latest news, updates and gossip on the Man Utd transfer on our live blog …


  • The next step for Man Utd

    Let’s take a look at United’s next five games …

  • Troy Deeney’s best English prodigies

    Man Utd’s Shola Shoretire is one of six English prodigies Troy Deeney is supporting to greatness in 2022.

    He writes exclusively for SunSport: “Shoretire could be an exceptional loan signing for someone very soon.

    “Shoretire could really make a name for himself with a championship loan.

    “When a United kid is loaned to your club, they always appear to be solid human beings and confident footballers without being arrogant.

    “I’ve heard that Shoretire has the same characteristics.”


  • Abandon Pogba

    Real Madrid have ended their pursuit of Manchester United star Paul Pogba and turned their attention to Ajax ace Ryan Gravenberch, reports suggest.

    Calciomercato claim Carlo Ancelotti is behind the decision as he believes Gravenberch fits Real Madrid’s profile better.

    However, Los Blancos will still have to face super agent Mino Raiola, who represents both midfielders.

  • Juventus want Cavani to replace Morata

    Juventus star Alvaro Morata has agreed to join Barcelona ahead of the January transfer window, reports suggest.

    However, Juve would only agree to let Morata go if they manage to find a replacement, such as Manchester United ace Edinson Cavani who has been linked.

    This is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, which reports that Barca have agreed personal terms with the striker and are awaiting the Serie A giants.

  • Comment from Neil Custis of SunSport

    Ralf Rangnick has ruffled a lot of feathers since taking office at Man Utd.

    He faces big names because his reputation is on the line.

    But will it pay off on the ground?


  • Scholes’ admission to Chelsea’s Champions League

    Paul Scholes brutally wiped out Chelsea’s chances in the 2008 Champions League – glancing at Avram Grant.

    He said: “I don’t know why, but I just looked at the managers and I looked at Avram Grant and I was like, ‘How can he beat Sir Alex Ferguson?’

    “I just didn’t see how he could do it and that’s the wrong way to look at it because the game is being played on the pitch.

    “I can still see John Terry putting on that shirt now, unfortunately for him.” “

  • Man Utd’s top scorers

    Wayne Rooney remains Man United’s top scorer with 253 goals.

    But can people like Marcus Rashford or Mason Greenwood catch up with Wazza?

  • Man Utd targets River as

    Man Utd appear ready to meet with River Plate star’s agent Julian Alvarez to arrange a transfer, according to reports.

    According to TyC Sports, the Red Devils have reached out to forward Fernando Hidalgo’s agent with “clear intention” to set up a meeting, which is expected to take place after December 31.

    The 21-year-old sensation has a contract with the Argentine giants until December 31, 2022.

    But River Plate is unwilling to let the Argentina international go in January and his release clause includes a € 20million (£ 17million) fee.

  • Man Utd signings under Solskjaer

    Ralf Rangnick looks set to splash a new face or two in January.

    But how far will he be supported in the market after all the costly signings of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

  • Cavani says goodbye to United

    Man Utd fans fear Edinson Cavani has ‘bid farewell’ to the club following yesterday’s 3-1 win over Burnley.

    Video footage shows the Uruguayan veteran clapping, waving and blowing kisses to fans at home in the Theater of Dreams.

    Cavani is out of touch next summer and is set to leave following interest from Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Corinthians.

    One fan said: “Today was different. The matador’s gesture, the farewell kisses, the padlock sign (still together) and the tearful face. Hope he stays, but it was like goodbye.

    Another added: “Hope that’s not true, would be gutted if he left in January.”

    Man Utd fans fear Edinson Cavani has ‘said goodbye’ in Burnley win and will leave in January
  • Sir Alex – The Special Won

    Sir Alex Ferguson turns 80 today and his reign is not in sight as the most successful manager in world football.

    The legendary boss retired eight years ago with 49 trophies.

    And SunSport took a brief trip down memory lane to mark the icon’s 80th birthday.


  • The next step for Man Utd

    Let’s take a look at United’s next five games …

  • Row of Ronaldo statues

    Man Utd legend Cristiano Ronaldo has been honored with a new golden statue … 5,700 miles from Old Trafford.

    The Portuguese star, 36, was carved into a £ 12,000 and 65 stone monument in the Indian town of Calangute, Goa.

    It was erected to inspire the next generation of footballers, according to the Times of India.

    However, residents are said to be unhappy that a local footballer was not honored instead.

    Credit: Twitter @ michaelLobo76
  • United transfer spree

    Although manager Ralf Rangnick remains coy on January chants, Manchester United have been linked with a number of transfer targets.

    Erling Haaland, Kieran Trippier and Amadou Haidara have all been mentioned as potential buyers.

    Here’s what United’s top-eleven could look like with those three added.

  • Ronaldo’s mom’s birthday

    Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wished his mother Dolores Aveiro a happy birthday with a touching message.

    Ronaldo is very close to his mother and has recognized her on several occasions as a major influence on the way her life and legendary career have unfolded.

    Ronaldo posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption: “Happy birthday to the best mother in the world, a warrior who always taught me not to give up, the best grandma my kids could dream of to have…

    “I love you so much, mother! Kiss!”

  • United’s next coach

    After a regular start, Ralf Rangnick has been installed as the favorite to start the 2022-2023 season as Man Utd manager.

    PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is the second favorite, while Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers is also on the list.

    Wayne Rooney is a massive outside bet at 22/1

  • brucey birthday

    It’s not just the birthday of a Manchester United legend, it’s two!

    Former captain Steve Bruce, who is 61 today, shares his special day with Sir Alex Ferguson.

    Lots of happy returns Brucey!

  • Icardi bound

    Manchester United are reportedly linked with a move by Argentina striker Mauro Icardi.

    The PSG striker is said to be unhappy with his lack of playing time in Paris this season.

    Since the arrival of Lionel Messi, Icardi has been pushed further in the hierarchy.

    Manchester United are reportedly considering getting rid of Edinson Cavani.

    If they do, the Italian outlet Calciomercato says they will look to replace it with Icardi.

  • Famous rooney

    Wayne Rooney shared an adorable video of his son Kai wildly celebrating a late Derby County win from the stands.

    The Manchester United legend and current Derby boss had the support of his 12-year-old son away in a Championship clash against Stoke on Thursday night.

    With a score of 1-1 with five minutes remaining, Colin Kazim-Richards netted a late winner to spark crazy scenes at the end of the Derby.

    And Rooney shared the video of Kai on Twitter celebrating wildly amid the jubilant Derby supporters, proudly cheering on his father at the final whistle.

    Watch Wayne Rooney’s son Kai, 12, wildly celebrate the first away game after his father scores an incredible late Derby victory
  • Utd below Sunderland

    When it comes to the average number of points clubs have accumulated across the four divisions, it’s no surprise that Manchester City are ahead.

    But Manchester United are set to lag behind rivals City, Chelsea and Liverpool in 2021.

    However, surprisingly, the Black Cats are above the Red Devils and just above QPR.

  • Best Prem Manager Ever

    Pep Guardiola, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho may all have enjoyed league success, but not on the same scale as Sir Alex Ferguson.

    On the occasion of his 80th birthday, it is fitting to salute this milestone by reminding football fans that he has won 13 league titles.

    Will it ever be broken?

  • Tribute to Sir Alex

    On the eve of Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson’s 80th birthday, Stretford End paid tribute to the legendary boss in Burnley’s game last night.

    As the players exited the tunnel, a huge banner saying ‘Happy 80th Sir Alex’ was unveiled.

    Fergie was at the game and seemed in awe of the tribute, clapping as he moved along the grandstand.

  • Bailly fears an injury

    Eric Bailly played all injury fears after being substituted against Burnley on Thursday night.

    The Ivorian defender was recalled from the roster against the Clarets but was replaced with what looked like an injury.

    However, Bailly says he was just “tired”.

    “Thanks to all the fans for the support tonight,” Eric told the Man Utd website.

    “It was a good win. I’m good, I’m good, just tired. A good win to end the year.”

    He should now join the Ivory Coast team for the next African Cup of Nations.

  • Rangnick’s transfer plans

    Ralf Rangnick is unsure if he will make any additions to his United squad when the January transfer window opens.

    The Man Utd boss added that he wanted to focus on the players he already has at his disposal.

    “The transfer window in winter only makes sense if it increases quality. So far, we haven’t talked about it.

    “I am focusing on the current players, we have enough players,” Rangnick told BBC Sport.

  • Happy Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo is “very happy” at Manchester United, insists Jorge Mendes.

    And the superagent added that the Portuguese striker will have a “good season” and continue his scoring form.

    The agent told Sky Sports in Italy: “Cristiano Ronaldo is very happy at Manchester United.

    “He will continue with his strong and excellent performances, as always in his career.

    “It will be a great season for him I’m sure.”