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10pm Man Utd news LIVE: Ighalo could leave NEXT WEEK, King £20m transfer back on, Pogba-Skriniar swap wanted – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are kicking on with training ahead of the Premier League's likely restart in June.

But they could be without Odion Ighalo, who faces a nervous wait to find out whether he will be permitted to stay at Old Trafford or forced to return to Shanghai Shenhua.

Get all the Red Devils news and updates here…

  • MARCS, SET, GO!

    Manchester United are hoping to receive £12million for out-of-favour defender Marcos Rojo this summer, according to reports.

    The Argentine was shipped out on loan to Estudiantes in January having made only one Premier League start in the first half of the season.

    According to the Mirror, the move could be made permanent this summer, although domestic giants Boca Juniors are also said to be interested.

    Rojo managed just one appearance for Estudiantes following his loan move because of a nasty knee injury.

    But now fit-again, the 30-year-old’s stock remains high in his home country.

  • MAT'S YOUR LOT

    Rabbi Matondo insists he will not be distracted by reports of a possible move to Manchester United this summer.

    Former Man City flyer Matondo has been linked with a switch to the Red Devils – as he would be a cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho.

    He has only been in Germany for just over a year and said: “I am concentrating on Schalke. I still have to achieve my goals for Schalke.

    “I am just concentrating on that and we just see how things go, but for now I am just focused on Schalke.

    “Hopefully I can get into the team and help them climb up the table.”

  • JACK OF ALL TRADES

    Jack Grealish is worth every penny of his £80million price-tag, claimed former Aston Villa team-mate Alan Hutton.

    The talented midfielder is braced for a huge money move this summer with Manchester United ready to open the cheque book.

    Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Obviously it's a massive price tag, but in my opinion, he's worth every penny, he's that good.

    “He could be a team's game-changer, and that's no disrespect to anyone at Aston Villa, you know I love them to bits, but for him to be playing with a top-four team, I think he'd be outstanding.

    “Everybody would be buzzing off him, they would see his quality, and I think he would only grow in stature, so I totally understand the price tag.

    “Whether what's happened is going to affect it, I'm not too sure because it's going to happen to every club.”

  • CAV SOME OF THAT

    Inter Milan have moved ahead of the chasing pack in the race to sign Edinson Cavani, according to reports.

    The Paris Saint-Germain forward is in-demand this summer, with his contract at Parc des Princes set to expire.

    The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and even soon-to-be rich Newcastle United have all been linked with the 33-year-old.

    But according to L'Equipe Inter Milan are now in the driving seat… because of their willingness to offer a three-year contract.

  • TOUGH LOVE

    Jadon Sancho has risked the wrath of Bundesliga chiefs after hugging his team-mate in Borussia Dortmund's win over Wolfsburg.

    The England winger was introduced in the 65th minute of the contest and made an instant impact by assisting Achraf Hakimi in the 2-0 victory.

    But going against league guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, the pair embraced after the goal.

    The Manchester United target is likely to get a dressing down and reminded of his responsibilities ahead of Dortmund's huge clash against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

  • FERGIE MY NO1

    Robin Van Persie has risked the wrath of Arsenal fans by choosing “super” Sir Alex Ferguson over Arsene Wenger.

    The Dutchman, 36, is hated at the Emirates after the former Gunners captain ditched North London for Old Trafford in 2012.

    Writing in LVG – The Manager and The Total Person, RVP said: “Ferguson really was a super manager. It was so brilliant how he always kept the entire squad happy and focused.

    “Wenger was a combination of Ferguson and Van Gaal. Arsene always emphasised all the positive things and he looked at what would work for the long term.

    “Tactically he [Van Gaal] is a genius. You can’t deny that.

    “I have had managers who had their own strengths. But Ferguson really was a super manager.”

  • UNITED WE STAND

    Manchester United have been rebuffed by Inter Milan in an attempt to exchange Paul Pogba for centre-back Milan Skriniar.

    Inter entered the race for Pogba at the start of this month, with boss Antonio Conte looking to strengthen his midfield further.

    United were thought to have approached the Serie A outfit in the hopes of hashing out a swap deal for highly rated defender Skriniar with Pog going the other way.

    But Italian journalist Paolo Paganini has claimed that the Nerazzurri have refused the terms as they have no desire to lose their talented centre back.

    Red Devils target Jadon Sancho has risked the wrath of Bundesliga chiefs after hugging his team-mate in Borussia Dortmund's win over Wolfsburg.

    The England winger was introduced in the 65th minute of the contest and made an instant impact by assisting Achraf Hakimi in the 2-0 victory.

    But going against league guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, the pair embraced after the goal.

    Sancho is likely to get a dressing down and reminded of his responsibilities ahead of Dortmund's huge clash against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

    And the £70m signing of Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez is virtually completed, according to Todo Fichajes.

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Man named Jesus ‘smashed churches antique stained glass window with a foot-long sandstone rock’ – The Sun

A MAN named Jesus was charged after confessing to trashing a church’s 100-year-old stained glass window.

Jesus Jose Arellano allegedly smashed the antique window at the Grace Moravian Church in Mount Airy, North Carolina, around 11pm on Monday.

Arellano has also been accused of throwing a foot-long sandstone rock, which broke through six inches of Plexiglas to make it to the window.

Pastor Neil Ruth told WXII-TV that roughly two square feet of the 30-foot Tiffany glass window was destroyed.

On Tuesday, authorities said they found Arellano in a cemetery located across the street from the church.

The pastor said the Grace Moravian Church is a “symbol of kindness in the community” — and questioned why anyone would smack the window, which he said was nearly a century old.

Ruth told the news outlet the stained glass window dates back to 1925, when the church started to serve the North Carolina community where it'd located.


The pastor added churchgoers are concerned about Arellano’s alleged vandalism.

The man was charged with injury to real property in connection with the incident.

It wasn’t immediately clear why Arellano allegedly hit the window, but police say he confessed to the crime.

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Inside Man Utd star Paul Pogba’s plush new Miami apartment that includes private beach club – and Beckhams as neighbours – The Sun

IT'S well-known that Manchester United star Paul Pogba loves a trip to Miami.

And now he'll be able to stay there in comfort and style after purchasing a luxury apartment in the city's One Thousand Museum building.






Designed by the celebrated late British architect Zaha Hadid, One Thousand Museum has become one of the most stylish and desirable living spots in Miami – with a number of superstars having moved in since it opened in 2019.

And among Pogba's new neighbours will be none other than Red Devils and England legend David Beckham – who famously spends a lot of time in the city running new MLS franchise Inter Miami.

Hadid was well-known for her daring, dynamic designs – and has clearly created another masterpiece in downtown Miami.

The Pritzker Award-winning architect, who passed away in 2016, was known for her use of curves – with that trademark visible on the exterior of Pogba's new pad.

And the interior is even better, with clean, modern, tasteful furnishing a key feature of the midfielder's new getaway digs.

The Frenchman, 27, and his wife Zulay – as well as their young son – will be even more keen to spend time stateside as they build a home for their young family.

And the trio will be able to enjoy a tremendous view over the city and the nearby Museum Park from the dynamic floor-to-ceiling windows – and the spacious terrace.

The living areas, sporting a white theme with some blue decor, is a perfect place to hang out with pals Pharrell Williams and Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler.




And the bathrooms are equally high-class – with Pogba able to relax and enjoy the glorious view.

He will have to remember to water his plants however, with plenty of them dotted around the tastefully decorated condo.

The open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows instantly portray a feeling of comfort and ease.

And according to the building's website, Pogba's terrace will be totally unique, responding to the "sensual curves of the tower’s sculptural exoskeleton".

The building is not short of communal treats either – and Pogba may find himself bumping into the Beckhams dining at the Sky Lounge.

He and Zulay will also be able to chill out in the spa, or even take a dip in the 61st floor pool.

They'll be able to arrive in style on the rooftop helipad, or even make use of the building's very own private airport when jetting in from Manchester.









The Beckhams splashed out £20million on their One Thousand Museum apartment, and it is easy to see why.

One Thousand Museum's development team said in a statement, as reported by Architectural Digest: "One Thousand Museum is truly like nothing else on the market, and has continued to attract high-profile clientele due to its striking design, unmatched level of safety and security, lifestyle offerings and location in Miami’s epicenter.

“We know these factors were integral to Mr Pogba’s decision, and we look forward to welcoming him and his family home."





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Man Utd transfer blow as Paulo Dybala ‘agrees new five-and-a-half-year Juventus deal’ to keep him until 2025 – The Sun

PAULO DYBALA is reportedly set to extend his stay at Juventus until 2025 to deal Manchester United a major blow in their pursuit of the player.

The 26-year-old was close to joining the Red Devils last summer, only for the Old Lady to pull the plug, with the ex-Palermo ace since becoming a key player under Maurizio Sarri.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic bringing a halt to the football calendar, Dybala had chipped in with 13 goals and 12 assists in 34 games in all competitions

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Man Utd want Jude Bellingham’s 15-year-old brother Jobe as well as Birmingham starlet in double transfer swoop – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly plotting a double swoop for the Bellingham brothers this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is allegedly prepared to offer 16-year-old Jude the chance to play first-team football next season.

And 90Min claim the Red Devils are also interested in landing his younger brother Jobe.

The youngster plays for the Birmingham City academy and has represented England at youth level.

Jobe, who recently celebrated his 15th birthday, has already represented the club's Under-18 squad.

Following his impressive spell of form, United are hoping to lure the pair away from Birmingham in the summer.

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Man who spat on Belly Mujinga 'looked like a lawyer', witness reveals

Man who spat on Belly Mujinga, the rail worker who died with coronavirus just weeks later, was smartly dressed and ‘looked like a lawyer’, witness reveals

  • Belly Mujinga, 47, and female colleague were coughed at and spat on by suspect 
  • A colleague at Victoria Station said man was in his 50s and was smartly dressed
  • A formal investigation was launched this week after the incident was reported
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A passenger wanted for spitting on a rail worker who later died from coronavirus has been described as a ‘smartly dressed’ professional man in his 50s. 

Belly Mujinga, 47, and a female colleague were coughed at and spat on by the suspect – who claimed to have Covid-19 – while they were on duty on March 22. 

Both women fell ill with the infection shortly after and while her colleague recovered Mrs Mujinga – who had an underlying respiratory condition – died on April 5. 

A petition calling for justice for the mother-of-one has reached 200,000 signatures while more than £30,000 has been raised for her devastated family. 

Belly Mujinga, 47, (pictured) and a female colleague were coughed at and spat on by the suspect at Victoria Station in London 

A colleague, who was present but not infected in the incident at Victoria Station, London, said the man was in his 50s and was smartly dressed. 

They told The Guardian: ‘The gentleman looked like a lawyer or something. He asked us why we weren’t in the ticket office. 

‘He said, ‘You know I have the virus’. Then he spat and started coughing. We told our managers to call the police. I don’t know if they did.’ 

A formal investigation was only launched this week after the incident was reported to the British Transport Police. 

A petition calling for justice for the mother-of-one (left) has reached 200,000 signatures while more than £30,000 has been raised for her devastated family

Mrs Mujinga’s employer Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) confirmed it has now handed over CCTV of the incident which is believed to contain at least one image of the suspect. 

Mrs Mujinga’s family have said she was left so troubled by the incident that she did not initially speak about the white man who spat at her. 

Her cousin Agnes Ntumba, who Mrs Mujinga saw later that same day, said: ‘She did not say anything about the man other than that he spat at her. She was very traumatised and sad about it at that time so I did not want to ask her any questions in case it upset her to talk about it.’ 

Questions have been raised over why the mother – who leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter – was working in a public-facing role despite GTR being aware of her underlying condition. 

Questions have been raised over why the mother – who leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter – was working in a public-facing role despite GTR being aware of her underlying condition. Pictured: seats displaying social distancing signs at Victoria Station

A petition on Change. org calling for her employers to be held to account has attracted more than 200,000 signatures. 

A fundraising campaign for the family – including her young daughter Ingrid – has raised more than £30,000. 

Of the donations, Mrs Ntumba added: ‘Hopefully it can go towards making her daughter’s life a little bit easier in the future.’ 

GTR said it is now making masks available to colleagues and rotas had been altered to reduce staff numbers at work.

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Giggs almost quit Man Utd in 2003 with Juventus, Inter and BOLTON interested – but went on to win ten more trophies – The Sun

RYAN GIGGS almost quit Manchester United in 2003 and could have signed for BOLTON.

The Welshman ended up staying with Sir Alex Ferguson's side and went on to win ten more trophies with the Red Devils before his retirement in 2014, aged 40.


Giggs told BeIN Sport: "Around 2003/04 I didn’t have a great start to the season.

"It was the summer that David Beckham went, that was the probably the closest I got to going.

"My form wasn’t great, and it was the transition period where I’d gone from flying winger to coming in a little bit more inside.

"I’d lost that pace. I actually ended the season quite strong. If I hadn’t ended the season strong, who knows.

"But other than that there wasn’t really a time when the manager would say I wasn’t doing well.

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Man who recorded Ahmaud Arbery shooting receiving threats, lawyer says

The man who shot the consequential video of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing is now receiving threats amid cries for his arrest, his attorney said.

The revelation comes after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed the identity of the videographer, William “Roddie” Bryan, and announced he is under investigation.

“Mr. Bryan, his fiancee, his children, his siblings and other family members, friends and neighbors now live in fear despite the fact that Mr. Bryan has committed no crime and fully cooperated with the investigation into the shooting,” Bryan’s attorney, Kevin Gough, said in a statement to First Coast News in Glynn County Friday.

Bryan, a neighbor of accused killers Greg McMichael and his son Travis, captured video of the Feb. 23 shooting while trailing Arbery from his vehicle.

The video ignited mass public outcry when it leaked to the public earlier this month, leading to the McMichaels’ arrest.

Gough said Bryan has now lost his job, and disputed claims he was armed during the dispute.

“Contrary to irresponsible media reports, Mr. Bryan was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Roddie is a family man, NASCAR fan, and enjoys rock and roll. He is not now, and never has been, a ‘vigilante,’” Gough said.

He said his client answered police questions during a “lengthy interview” following the shooting and gave consent to search his cellphone.

Gough did not disclose the nature of the threats.

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Man Utd and Chelsea warned transfer target Andre Onana will not come cheap by Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea have been warned their transfer target Andre Onana will not come cheap by Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar.

The Dutchman says there will be no cut prices for Ajax aces in the summer transfer window despite the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Onana has been in scintillating form between the sticks since swapping La Masia for Amsterdam back in 2015.

He has won an Eredivisie title, as well as enjoying KNVB Cup success and was pivotal in the Dutch side's run to the Champions League semi-finals, and now it seems he is ready to take the next step.

But former Dutch ace Van der Sar has warned the starlet's potential suitors that Ajax won't be bullied into a discounted price in the coming transfer window.

He told Reuters: "In January last year, people said we were going to lose seven or eight players but we lost only two key members

"The big clubs such as Bayern Munich have said the benchmark fee will go down in the next few transfer windows. But it’s easier for them to say because they are the buyers.

"Last year, we made verbal agreements with Onana, Tagliafico, Van de Beek to stay another season and then we look to help each other and find the next step in their careers. Nothing has changed.

"There won’t be a 50 per cent discount. The clubs can forget about that."

Chelsea were said to be lining up a £25million move for Onana to replace club-record signing Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer following his poor run of form.

Boss Frank Lampard has made no secret of his desire for a new man between the posts, having dropped Arrizabalaga earlier this term in favour of 38-year-old regular bench-dweller Willy Caballero.

The Blues face competition from United for the Cameroonian stopper who is under contract at Ajax until June 2022 after penning a new deal himself in March.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side reportedly had a failed bid for the hotshot last summer.

And are said to have regained interest as David De Gea's position at Old Trafford has come under threat for the first time ever after a series of blunders. 

Of course there are other clubs interested in the Cameroonian keeper, most notably Spanish giants Barcelona, as well as Tottenham and PSG.

The 24-year-old progressed for the youth ranks with the Spanish side after he joined them at just 10 years old.

Ajax star, Donny van de Beek, 23,  has been on the Red Devils' radar for the last year after making a name for himself during the Dutch side's run to the Champions League semi-finals.

But according to Le10 Sport in France, the Magpies are showing interest in the midfielder and could make a bid this summer.

The Dutch star is thought to be valued at around £44million – and would be affordable for the Toon amid their £300m Saudi backed takeover. 

 

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8am Man Utd news LIVE: Pogba-Ramsey swap wanted, Ronaldo and Bale transfers were ’99 percent complete’ – The Sun

OLD TRAFFORD bosses are preparing for a busy summer on and off the pitch with the Premier League pencilled to return on June 12.

Man Utd are also looking forward to the transfer window where their No1 targets are reportedly Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, while the idea of a swap between Paul Pogba and Aaron Ramsey has some support among the Red Devils hierarchy.

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford below…

  • RAM RAID

    Manchester United could sell Paul Pogba to Juventus in a swap deal for Aaron Ramsey, reports Calcio Mercato.

    Juventus are not currently in a position to afford United's £100m asking price for Pogba, but could offer Ramsey as a makeweight.

    And despite a slow start in Italy, the Welshman is respected by Juve boss Maurizio Sarri, who would only consider selling him in an exchange for the France World Cup winner.

  • GOOD MORNING, RED DEVILS FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal that Manchester United have made a last-ditch attempt to keep Angel Gomes at the club this summer.

    The youngster’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is attracting interest from numerous teams including Chelsea.

    However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to keep him and has offered a new long-term contract doubling his salary.

    Meanwhile, United could be set for a jolly time in the transfer market this summer with Real Madrid reportedly looking to shift long-term targets Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.

    The two high-earners look to be joined by three others out of the Bernabeu exit as Zinedine Zidane looks to raise funds and clear space in his squad for new arrivals.

    There’s further good news for United too, with Real said to be lining up a move for Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga instead of Paul Pogba.

    However, Solskjaer favourite Erling Haaland is also on Zidane’s radar just months after snubbing Utd for Borussia Dortmund.

    Finally, the Red Devils could be joined by Arsenal in the hunt for Jack Grealish.

    Aston Villa’s main man has been in brilliant form this season and is understood to be high on Solskjaer’s wish list.

    But Kevin Campbell is now urging Mikel Arteta to dump Mesut Ozil and replace him with Grealish, which could drive up the midfielder’s asking price.

  • RED-IN-THE-FACE DEVIL

    Gary Neville has become increasingly influential in English football – never before has he enjoyed such leverage in the game.

    Yet although his views are being sought from all corners, there is a fear his voice is becoming a little too loud.

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  • GREALY GOOD

    Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal to sell Mesut Ozil and join Manchester United in the transfer race for Jack Grealish.

    Campbell told the Metro: “Arsenal need an all-rounder in midfield,

    “Arsenal need someone in the middle of the pitch who not only can create, he can break the play up, but he’s got legs, we miss that. We’ve been a strong spine for years.

    “There was talk of should we go for Jack Grealish or James Maddison, these type of guys would improve Arsenal.

    “No disrespect to Mesut Ozil, but Ozil is on the wrong side of his Arsenal career with a year left on his contract after this.

    “But we need someone who’s going to be in there with legs, we need creativity, and someone that when the games not going particularly well, he can get stuck in and knuckle down as well.

    “We’re being shown up by the likes of Sheffield United, Chris Wilder who has done a fantastic job there, they haven’t got the quality that Arsenal have but they’re above us in the league. Why?

    “Because they’ve got a system and they fight, grab and battle, and they’ve got some quality there as well. If we can’t match these teams, we don’t deserve to be up there.”

  • PREM START FEARS

    Doctors from all 20 Premier League clubs have told football chiefs the proposed season restart is NOT safe in a 100-point letter.

    Medics put together a long letter to PL medical advisor Mark Gillett and director of football Richard Garlick listing 100 questions and potential problems.

    According to The Athletic, the letter – split into ten different sections – revealed multiple Covid-19 concerns they believe have not yet been addressed.

    The concerns, according to the report include:

    • “Approving guidelines that still carry risk of death.”
    • “Liability, insurance and testing for players, staff and their families.”
    • “Possible transmission via sweat and goalkeeper gloves.”
    • “Suspicions that some clubs are already ignoring guidelines.”
    • “Increased risk for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.”
    • “Ability of emergency services to attend training ground incidents.”

    EXCLUSIVE BY DAN CUTTS

    Man Utd have made a last-ditch £30,000-a-week offer to Angel Gomes to sign a new deal before he quits for free this summer.

    The 19-year-old is out-of-contract on July 1 and a number of Premier League clubs are eyeing a swift move including Chelsea.

    United are desperate to stop that happening, and have put forward hefty terms to stop one of their prize young assets from quitting.

    It is understood the fresh terms are around £30,000-a-week PLUS additional bonuses for appearances, goals and trophies won.

    The deal's structure would be similar to the one recently handed to Tahith Chong, who put pen to paper on a long-term contract.

    Gomes is already believed to be on a staggering £17,000-a-week, despite making just five first-team appearances.

    TWICE AS NICE FOR RICE

    West Ham should DOUBLE Declan Rice's wages in order to keep him out of Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal’s clutches, according to Hammers legend Tony Cottee.

    Cottee told the We Are West Ham podcast: “There's only two ways to keep Declan at our football club.

    “That is to win a cup or to play in Europe. They are the only two ways to keep a young talented player like Declan at the club for the next two or three years.

    “The problem is, your career goes so quickly and Dec needs to see the club making progress, he doesn't want to be fighting a relegation battle every year.

    “West Ham need to have a good cup run and be in the top ten.

    “And the one other thing the club can do at this moment in time to protect Declan and to protect the club is to give him a new contract.”

    REAL DEALS

    Real Madrid are set for a mass exodus with reported Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal targets Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez on their way out this summer.

    According to Marca, the Bernabeu hierarchy have given strict orders for the club to sell before they buy due to the financial uncertainty surrounding the killer virus.

    Bale and Rodriguez are just two of five big-earners set to be axed by Zinedine Zidane.

    It’s reckoned Paul Pogba, Eduardo Camavinga and Erling Haaland are all on his shopping list.

    PAT DOWN

    Man Utd legend Patrice Evra says he received death threats from 'Liverpool fans in prison' following the Luis Suarez racism row in 2011.

    Speaking on an official Manchester United podcast, Evra said: “Manchester United received so many threatening letters about me.

    “People said ‘We’re in jail, we’re Liverpool fans. When we get out, we’re going to kill you and your family’.

    “For two months, I had security everywhere I went. They were sleeping in front of my house. Everywhere I went, the security followed me.

    “It was a tough time, but I wasn’t scared. My family were scared: my wife and brother, but I wasn’t.

    “I couldn’t understand why people hated me so much. They didn’t know the truth.”

    RONNY'S BACK

    Cristiano Ronaldo has left Madeira to return to Italy with his family after nearly two months on his native island.

    The 35-year-old was chauffeur-driven to the airport named after him so he could board his Gulfstream G200 Galaxy on Monday evening with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and four children.

    The £20million plane departed just after 6pm local time and landed in Turin later on Monday evening.

    Cristiano is expected to have to self-isolate for 14 days on club orders before resuming training with the rest of the Juventus squad ahead of a possible return to Serie A football

    Weekend reports claimed his return plans were being frustrated by Spanish airspace problems.

    But his private jet landed on Sunday in Madeira to take luggage and three staff including a bodyguard to Italy before returning on Monday evening to the island.

    'ON TARGET

    Odion Ighalo has been given tips to improve for Manchester United, even in games where he HAS scored.

    The Nigrian said: “During games… there was even a game I scored in, and he said ‘You should have scored more if you do this or do that’.

    “I thought about it and I know if I would have done what Ole said, I would have scored more. He says: ‘You’re a striker, take the chance’.

    “So I’ve learnt a lot from him, in terms of positioning and how to do one or two things in a game.

    “As a striker, it’s good when a striker is coaching you,” Ighalo added. “And, as a striker, you benefit even more than the defenders.

    “He is someone who has scored goals for a long time and has done a lot for United, so it’s good to learn from him.”

    YOU'RE ALL LIONS

    The England men's team have made a “significant donation” to the NHS, using match fees dating back to September 2018.

    The move, which was instigated and orchestrated by the squad, comes in conjunction with the playerstogether movement involving Premier League players and will go towards the NHS Charities Together.

    A players' fund already exists to support a selection of good causes, with a portion now steered directly towards the under pressure health service during the coronavirus pandemic.

    A statement released on the official England Twitter feed read: “Following positive discussions with The FA, the England senior men's squad are pleased to confirm that a significant donation from their international match fees will be made to NHS Charities Together via the playerstogether initiative.

    “This contribution will be taken from a fund already set aside to support a variety of worthy causes using all match fees collated since September 2018. We are also grateful to The FA for committing their support to the playerstogether initiative for the foreseeable future by helping to raise awareness and funds to assist throughout the fight against COVID-19 and beyond.

    “This is in addition to the senior women's squad's commitment to playerstogether as we stand united as England players behind the nation during this crisis and our collective prayers and thoughts remain with all those affected.”

    SHORT SHRIFT

    PFA chief Gordon Taylor has revealed Premier League matches may not be the full 90 minutes if and when the 2019-20 season resumes from the coronavirus lockdown.

    The remainder of the English top flight looks likely to be played behind closed doors and in neutral stadiums across the country this summer.

    But here is how the table would look if the season had taken Taylor's bizarre suggestion and played only 80 minutes per match.

    CAN'T. STOP. WATCHING.

    It doesn't matter that this was 11 years ago, it's such a banger.

    FORS OF NATURE

    United have been “fending off interest” from Arsenal for highly-rated youngster Omari Forson.

    The midfielder, 15, was drafted in from Tottenham’s academy, while he also worked with the West Ham academy.

    According to the Mail, the Red Devils have “moved quickly” to tie him down to professional terms, which kicks in on his 16th birthday.

    Forson plays alongside another highly-rated youngster in Hannibal Mejbri.

    The Gunners have been closely monitoring Forson, an England Under-16 international.

    Forson plays either attacking midfield or on the wing, playing seven Under-18 Premier League games this term.

    SPORTING IN BRUNO DISPUTE

    Bruno Fernandes has been dragged into a transfer probe involvinghis two former clubs.

    Sampdoria and Sporting Lisbon have complained to Fifa over claims they are owed £4million after his January switch to Old Trafford, which cost United an initial £46.6m, rising to a potential £55m.

    According to A Bola the clubs are in litigation with Fifa being kept abreast.

    The situation should neither affect United, who have paid Sporting a fair whack up front, nor the player.

    GREAL DEAL

    Manchester United could sign Jack Grealish for as little as £50m, reports the Manchester Evening News' Samuel Luckhurst.

    He stated that Grealish is almost certain to leave in the summer transfer window and United are so keen on him that they attempted to set up a deal in February.

    Luckhurst adds that Grealish is seen as a cheaper option than James Maddison and will cost just £50m if Aston Villa are relegated, while Maddison's value is around £80m.

    UNITED'S REAL DEALS: CRISTIANO

    One of the greatest players of all time developed from a scrawny skilful teenager into one of the world's best talents under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson in Manchester.

    Such was his ability during his six years at Old Trafford that after bagging 118 goals and 69 assists from 292 games in all competitions, the Spanish giants paid a then world record £80million for his services in July 2009.

    But Ronaldo did not stop there.

    Unlike many who wilt under the gaze of the expectant Bernabeu crowd, the Portuguese icon cemented himself as one of the best to ever play the game.

    He smashed heaps of records on his way to 16 titles, including four Champions Leagues landing an almost unbelievable 450 goals and 131 assists from 438 games for Los Blancos.

    UNITED’S REAL DEALS: BECKHAM

    Becks slotted perfectly into Florentino Perez's Galacticos when Real pounced to land the superstar amid his tumultuous relationship with Fergie.

    The Spaniards shelled out around £33m for the England ace in July 2003 and he enjoyed a successful spell in Spain scoring 20 goals and providing 51 assists from 159 games before heading off to the MLS.

    Beckham won LaLiga just once and despite his free transfer to LA Galaxy in 2007 stunning the football world, the Englishman is still held in high regard at the Bernabeu.

    UNITED’S REAL DEALS: DI MARIA

    Unlike most high profile names who have played for both clubs, the Argentine winger played for Los Blancos first.

    The 32-year-old, who is now at Paris Saint-Germain, fell out of favour at Real and United swooped for around £70m in August 2014.

    Having scored 36 and assisted 85 from his 190 Madrid games, there was high hopes for Di Maria at Old Trafford but just four goals and 12 assists from 32 games later, he left for France in the summer of 2015 for around £55m.

    UNITED’S REAL DEALS: VAN NISTELROOY

    The Dutchman made the switch from United to Real fairly late in his career after etching himself into the hearts of the United faithful since his 2001 transfer from PSV.

    After winning the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in Manchester, his 150 goals from 219 games saw him secure a move to Madrid in July 2006, age 30.

    He hit the ground running in his first season under Fabio Capello before injury hit the following year which eventually led to his departure for Hamburg.

    But his 64 goals in 96 Real games made his short spell in Spain a successful one.

    UNITED'S REAL DEALS: CHICHARITO

    The perennial super sub.

    Hernandez made a name for himself at Old Trafford by coming off the bench to score big goals which is exactly what he continued to do at the Bernabeu after he was loaned there for the 2014/15 season.

    He featured 33 times for the Spaniards that season scoring nine and assisting the same amount but was eventually offloaded on a permanent transfer to Bayer Leverkusen when he returned to Manchester.

    His 59 goals from 157 appearances at Old Trafford – most of those from the bench – mean he is still loved at United as could be seen by the reception he received during his recent games against them with West Ham.

    UNITED'S REAL DEALS

    Real Madrid are desperate to land Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer.

    The Frenchman clearly wants away and if he does depart Old Trafford for the Bernabeu, he would not be the first Red Devil to walk that well-trodden path.

    Let’s look at some of the others…

    GABRIEL HEINZE

    The maverick Argentine joined Real from United in 2007 and helped them claim their second LaLiga title in a row in the 2007-08 campaign.

    Having moved to Old Trafford from PSG in July 2004, the left-back managed 83 games and is often underrated by football fans despite winning the 2006-07 Prem with the Red Devils.

    He went on to play 60 times for Madrid before a 2009 switch to Marseille.

    WINNING MINDSET

    Rio Ferdinand has revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo still worries about what people think about him despite his reputation.

    The vain Juventus superstar has cemented his place as one of the world's greatest ever players.

    Former Manchester United team-mate Ferdinand told The Beautiful Game podcast: “We knew he was talented but his mentality was different. An elite mind. I thought 'wow'.

    “Now, I talk to him sometimes and I can't tell you any of the things he complains about.

    “He's gotten to the top but he's still concerned about what people say about him and not having all the recognition he thinks he should have. But that is what makes him so different.”

    NOT A CROSS WORD

    Scott McTominay has been engaging in a naughty bit of trickery in his back garden, with a back-flick crossbar challenge.

    Luckily he caught the evidence on CCTV.

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