Manchester United transfer news LIVE Sofyan Amrabat injury latest as Man Utd missed out on summer deal

Manchester United return to Champions League action this week and they don’t come much tougher than Bayern Munich away.

Erik ten Hag’s side are due at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening as they look to get an early foothold in Group A. They will play both FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray twice before hosting Bayern, so anything from this opening game will be a major positive.

United will hope to put Saturday’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Brighton behind them. Goals from Danny Welbeck, Pascal Groß and Joao Pedro earned all three points for the away side, with Hannibal Mejbri’s effort a mere consolation.

Ten Hag was without a number of first-team players for the game on Saturday, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka the latest to miss out after being taken ill during the week. He joined the likes of Sofyan Amrabat, Mason Mount and Raphael Varane in watching from the sidelines.

In transfer news, Bayern Munich are said to be keeping an eye on Scott McTominay’s situation at United as they look for midfield reinforcements. Meanwhile, Barcelona are reportedly keeping an eye on Jadon Sancho and could make a loan approach in January.

Keep across all the latest United news in our blog below.

Neville believes United failed to sign the players they needed

The former United captain believes Ten Hag needed to sign the likes of Kane and Rice this summer in order to challenge for the Premier League title.

United slipped to their third defeat in five on Saturday against Brighton and Neville has concerns about whether the Reds have signed the players they need to improve.

Read more here.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville(Image: Sky Sports)

REPORT – United missed out on another Inter signing

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, United had ‘strong interest’ in Inter’s Nicolo Barella during the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old central midfielder is a regular for the Italian giants and has featured in all of their Serie A matches so far this season.

Midfield was an area of concern in the summer with the Reds signing Amrabat and Mount to strengthen the position.

Nicolo Barella of Inter(Image: © 2023 Nicolò Campo)

Premier League top four odds

United are now a big price to finish in the top four.

Premier League top four odds

  • Arsenal 3/10
  • Liverpool 4/11
  • Tottenham 5/4
  • Newcastle 9/5
  • Brighton 2/1
  • Chelsea 13/5
  • Man Utd 11/4

Odds via Betfair.

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Eriksen backs Hojlund to score

Christian Eriksen has backed Rasmus Hojlund to help solve the wastefulness in front of goal.

“It was unlucky for Rasmus, his debut here, it was disallowed, but I’m sure he’ll turn it around and score a lot more goals. We tried to come back and with how they play, there was a lot of running from our side,” he told MUTV after Brighton.

“In the end, I still think we had enough chances to come back and we just didn’t take them. It’s been like that this season so far, I think if we changed that, the games would be a lot easier to play.”

Getafe boss apologises over incorrect remark

Getafe’s manager has apologised for falsely claiming Jude Bellingham had recommended a move to Spain to Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood signed for Getafe on a season-long loan last month following a six-and-a-half-month investigation at Old Trafford, which decided that ‘it would be most appropriate for him’ to continue his career away from the club.

The La Liga club have received criticism for the signing of Greenwood but their fans have largely reacted positively to his arrival.

Read what he said here.

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United players set to return from injury

Erik ten Hag expects more United players to return from injury against Burnley next Saturday.

United have lost three of their first five games for the first time in the Premier League era after Brighton recorded a fourth successive league win against them at Old Trafford.

Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, Kobbie Mainoo and Amad were among the absentees for United in the 3-1 defeat but Ten Hag is hopeful he will have a fuller squad at Turf Moor.

Read more here.

How to order your Champions League special

United are back in with Europe’s big boys this season and kick off their group-stage campaign with one of the toughest ties possible: away to German giants Bayern Munich.

Bayern have won the biggest competition in club football six times and are currently on a run of 11 successive Bundesliga titles. Whatever you might think about the intensity of the competition in Germany, that is some achievement.

The addition of England captain Harry Kane only adds to their quality and they are the clear second-favourites to hoist the Champions League trophy on June 1 next year.

Ahead of United’s campaign getting underway, the MEN has produced a 40-page special previewing United’s latest tilt at European glory.

Find out how to buy it here.

Barcelona ‘considering Sancho’

Barcelona are considering a move for Jadon Sancho, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.

Sancho has been told to train separately from the first-team after his social media outburst and he’s understood to be open to leaving in January if his situation doesn’t change.

It’s claimed La Liga champions Barcelona could offer him an escape route in the January window and that a loan until the end of the campaign has been discussed.

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Ten Hag tactical gamble failed vs Brighton

“Can we play you every week?” was the request from the jubilant away end as Brighton inflicted another miserable day on Manchester United. Seats were being vacated around the rest of Old Trafford, supporters voting with their feet with their side 3-0 down at home.

Those who left early missed Hannibal Mejbri’s excellent consolation goal, but it was of little comfort. This was another alarming day for a team that has lost its mojo from last season and already look in danger of squandering their place in the top four.

This week they return to the Champions League in Munich, but Erik ten Hag must already be concerned about whether his side has what it takes to make their stay in that competition extend beyond one season. It’s too early to jump to definitive conclusions, but United are 12th, nine points behind Manchester City already and seven adrift of Liverpool and Tottenham, possibly Arsenal if they beat Everton on Sunday.

Read more here.

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Fitness latest

Erik ten Hag expects more United players to return from injury against Burnley next Saturday.

Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, Kobbie Mainoo and Amad were among the absentees for United in the 3-1 defeat to Brighton but Ten Hag is hopeful he will have a fuller squad at Turf Moor.

Before then, United commence their Champions League campaign with the group stage opener away to Bayern Munich. Ten Hag indicated one unnamed player would be in contention to make the travelling squad.

“Maybe, maybe one player. But I think Munich is a little bit too short. I go to Burnley and the week after, players will return.

“Bayern Munich is one of the favorites to win the Champions League, so we have to be good there and I already explained we need character, belief, resilience, determination, absolutely.”

Read the full story here.

Williams fight

Athletic Bilbao are confident of fending off interest from United and other sides in Nico Williams, according to Football Transfers.

Williams’ current contract with the Spanish side is set to expire next summer, with United among several European sides monitoring the situation ahead of a potential free transfer.

But Bilbao hope to get a new contract signed before January, the point at which he can enter pre-contract talks with other clubs.

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