Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Updates from Old Trafford

Live BlogUNITED LATEST 13:34, 27 Feb 2022Updated: 13:34, 27 Feb 2022CRISTIANO RONALDO has been tipped to RETIRE by former France star Frank Lebeouf.

He said: “Do you know what? I think there is a time where you have to think. “What do I do with my life and my career? “And maybe it’s time for Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of his career to wonder and have a discussion with himself.” Meanwhile, Man Utd are said to be looking at signing Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma and Ajax’s Anthony.

The Red Devils have also reportedly made an offer for Dortmund’s Swiss international Manuel Akanji. Follow ALL of the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old Trafford right here…

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The Red Devils skipper scored direct from a corner-kick to give the hosts a 1-0 first-half lead. Ron ranking Cristiano Ronaldo is currently top of Premier League chart, but perhaps not in the way he would want. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner currently leads the Prem table for the most offsides in England’s top tier with Wolves Raul Jiminez in second place.

In United’s draw with Watford, the Portugal star notched up two more offsides to take his tally to 25 for this term. Hargreaves swipe Owen Hargreaves reckons critics of Manchester United’s playing style under Ralf Rangnick need to watch the team’s performances ‘properly’.

The former Red Devils midfielder was sharing his thoughts after the club drew 0-0 with Roy Hodgson’s Watford. Hargreaves told Premier League Productions: “Probably four or five years ago, they would have won four or five-nil with the chances they created. “Goalscoring has been a huge issue for United this season, I think they’ve got 20 less than Man City, and 25 than Liverpool.

“That’s the big thing you’ve got to win that game, the chances are there. “They’re playing a lot better under Ralf, they really are. If anybody thinks Ralf’s the problem, then they’re not watching properly.” Foster fared well Ben Foster admits he had little to do in goal during Watford’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United.

The Red Devils were dominant in possession. but had just three shots on target during the match. Foster, 38, told Watford’s official web site: “I didn’t have a lot to do, to be fair. “I had one save in the first half, a few bits and bobs here and there, but I’ve got to say fair play to the lads in front of me, they were absolutely fantastic.” Felix rejection Atletico Madrid reportedly rejected a £136million bid for Joao Felix from a Premier League side last year. Manchester United were heavily linked with the Portugal ace before he sealed a move to LaLiga from Benfica in 2019.

But despite the player opting for a switch to Spain’s top tier, Goal claims an unnamed Prem club approached Atletico. But it is claimed the club immediately rejected the approach for the forward who has made 76 appearances for their side. Ant’s the man Ashley Williams reckons Anthony Elanga shone for Manchester United in attack despite the team sealing a scoreless draw with Watford.

The result saw the Red Devils pick up their third draw from their last five Prem games with Arsenal hot on their heels. The Gunners are just two points behind United who are fourth and have three games in hand. Williams, 37, told Match of the Day: “I thought Anthony Elanga had a really positive game, he was at the heart of most of the good stuff that United did.” Ralf rant Ralf Rangnick slated his Manchester United aces for their disappointing efforts in front of goal against Watford. The Red Devils drew 0-0 with Roy Hodgson’s side with Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Elanga all missing gilt-edged chances.

Rangnick, 63, said: “Our job as coaches is to help the team to create enough chances. “If we’d only had two or three against Watford, we could ask ourselves why.  “But the number of chances we had, they have to be enough to win the game. We need to be sharper in front of goal.” Erik the Red? Erik ten Hag is rumoured to be one of two top targets for the Manchester United manager’s job, according to reports. Manchester Evening News claims the Ajax head coach is in the frame for the post following his Champions League efforts with the Dutch giants.

And Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be the other top target amid rumours of discord for the Argentinian coach at Paris Saint-Germain. Man United are reportedly set to appoint a new permanent manager in the summer to succeed interim boss Ralf Rangnick. Grumpy Ronaldo makes feelings clear Yet more videos footage of Cristiano Ronaldo berating his team-mates has surfaced.

The forward looked destined to break the deadlock against Watford as United carved through the Hornets defence. But with Bruno Fernandes one-on-one with Ben Foster, the playmaker decided to go it alone rather than square to Ronaldo who would have had a tap in. So when Foster made the fine stop to deny Fernandes, Ronaldo was understandably livid – and made his feelings perfectly clear with one of those classic tantrums, throwing his arms around and sulking like a stroppy child.

Good morning Man Utd fans Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the net yet again in a wasteful performance in Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Watford. The striker, 37, now has just one goal in his last ten games, highlighting United’s need for a world-class finisher.

Ronaldo appears to have lost his clinical touch and he cannot blame a lack of chances for drawing a blank on this occasion. Unlike the draw against Atletico Madrid in mid-week, when Ronaldo had just two shots, the Portuguese had countless opportunities against The Hornets. Inside the opening five minutes Anthony Elanga presented him with a chance 12 yards out but CR7 hit the post instead of finding the bottom corner.

Moments later Alex Telles supplied a perfect cross which Ronaldo tapped home, only to be ruled offside. But he had got the right side of Samir and did not need to wander into an offside position – a player of his calibre and experience ought to have done better. Things did not get any better after the break when Ronaldo met a low cross from Bruno Fernandes but struck straight at a Watford defender with the goal gaping. There is no way Ronaldo would have missed that kind of opportunity in his prime, hinting that his days at the top level may be coming to and end. Nick of time Ralf Rangnick slammed Manchester United after their goalless draw against Watford. He said: “Five massive chances in the first half, three in the second. “Sometimes we were unlucky like when Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post but we had one on one opportunities. “This is not luck, this is sharpness, efficiency and being clinical. “It is [frustrating], we did everything than scoring. Hard to take that result. We were in full control for almost the full game. “Our job as coaches is to help the team to create enough chances. The number of clear chances we had today had to be enough to win a game like this.” Credit: AFP In for Ling Amanda Stavely claims Jesse Lingard wanted to swap Old Trafford for a Newcastle move in the January transfer window. The Newcastle co-owner told The Athletic: “I think Eddie (Howe) heard me using a word I would never normally use. “There were times when I was screaming at agents. The point is, they were doing all of it themselves. “We were also 19th going into the window. So we had that, an illiquid market and the complexity of Covid, which meant clubs didn’t want to sell because they didn’t know where their squads would end up. “We had to encourage players — ‘we’ll be a safe place for you, we’ll deliver and grow’. “Some desperately wanted to come to us, like Sven (Botman), who still does very much and has talked very openly about that. “Coming through all that showed us we can do it, that we can stick to our plan and if we get criticised on the last day for ‘oh, you’re going after Jesse (Lingard)’, well, Jesse wanted to come to us. “We did everything. We never stopped. From the start to the finish, we did not stop working.” Philing Fergie’s boots Inter Miami boss Phil Neville revealed he’s taken a leaf out of former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s book when coaching in the States. The retired defender has also merged Fergie’s style with former bosses Glenn Hoddle, and Sven Goran Eriksson. And West Ham David Moyes was also singled out as a major influence by Phil. Speaking to i News about how he approaches his job at Miami, Phil explained: “It’s an old Sir Alex thing – if I’m going to die, I’m going to die trying my way. “That’s what we have done this pre-season. We have ripped up the roster.” “Sir Alex, David Moyes, Sven Goran Eriksson, Glenn Hoddle all had a humility and a human side that went far beyond football.” Credit: Empics Ron the way down Cynical fans labelled him Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Penaldo’ and claimed his best days were behind him. One extreme version of that was this message: “Cristiano is ready to play in the MLS, Qatar, China, Japan… He is almost an ex footballer.” And another was almost as severe: “Messi and Ronaldo era officially ended this year. “Sad but something I think we need to accept. We give them too much stick at this point. “Ronaldo is 37. No striker succeeds at that age in the Prem.” There was also debate over whether Fernandes’ low drive was going in. One observer posted: “The shot was literally going wide.” Man United lead Kane race Man United are reportedly favourites to sign Tottenham star Harry Kane this summer. That’s because former suitors Man City have made Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland their No1 target. Bild claims Pep Guardiola is no longer in the running for Kane, 28, after having FOUR bids rejected by Spurs last year. It’s reckoned Daniel Levy wants at least £160million for his goal-getting striker. And Guardiola will instead look to beat Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain to Haaland, who has an active £64m release clause from July. It means Man United are now leading the race for Kane, with soon-to-be consultant Ralf Rangnick informing the club they need a new attacker. Credit: AP Rod’s riches Georgina Rodriguez admitted being Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend has a lot of benefits but insisted she’s the one who has made the money she’s got. The pretty brunette also confessed to having millions in the bank as she hit back at critics by claiming: “I’m proud of how I’m managing my career” in a new magazine interview. The mum-of-one, who is just over a month away from giving birth to twins, opened up as she celebrated making the front cover of monthly business magazine Forbes Spain. Speaking as her new Netflix show ‘I Am Georgina’ – about her life before and after meeting Man United striker Cristiano – continues to mesmerise fans around the world, the former £10-an-hour shop worker said: “It’s true things have gone well for me in recent years but I’ve also worked a lot and have known how to use my time and social media.” The model and influencer, who now has a staggering 35.6 million Instagram followers, added: “Sometimes they call me ‘the partner of’ in a pejorative way but it doesn’t hurt me. “I’m delighted to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner, I’m totally in love with him and I feel very fortunate as a result. “I’m conscious that being his girlfriend offers me many opportunities, but I’ve worked for and built up what I’ve got in the bank. “I’m proud of my work and how I’ve managed my career and achieved a balance between my professional, personal and family life.” Rams points raid Derby, managed by Man Utd legend Wayne Roonet, are heading for a major row with the EFL about their survival plan — casting a cloud over NEXT season. Administrators Quantuma hope to pick a bidder to purchase Wayne Rooney’s club before meeting the EFL on Tuesday to get the go-ahead to finish the season. But the size of the offers from parties interested in the Championship strugglers is raising new concerns. The Rams may only be able to offer less than the standard 25p in the pound to creditors — then plead that this is the only way they can survive. If this is rejected, then Derby will be hit with a further 15-POINT penalty next season whether they are in the Championship or League One. Under the plan, football creditors — such as Arsenal — will be paid in full for transfer fees. The taxman may have to settle for the minimum 25 per cent amount on their bill that is running close to £28million. HMRC might need to accept that because the alternative is liquidation and the loss of future tax revenue. Crissed off Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United plight was summed up as he turned into a statue to somehow block a Bruno Fernandes’ shot. Ron stopped bolt upright in the middle of the penalty box in a 0-0 home draw with Watford – grinding to a halt like United’s progress in the Prem. Fernandes’ angled effort cannoned away off his Portugal team-mate, who even remained reluctant to move afterwards. Ronaldo then looked exasperated at the final whistle as the Red Devils were booed off following their latest wasteful stalemate. But the only time United got the ball in the net from 22 shots was a Ronaldo ‘goal’ ruled out for offside. And ironically, it was the the 37-year-old who had a goal-bound shot blocked by United teenanger Anthony Elanga. It was Ronaldo too who struck a post from arguably the Red Devils’ best chance. BREAKING NEWS Roman Abramovich has sensationally given up control of Chelsea amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Blues owner – who bought the club in 2004 – released an incredible statement on their website tonight. It comes on the eve of the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool at Wembley tomorrow afternoon. He said: “During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities. “I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. “That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC. “I believe that currently they are in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, players, staff, and fans.” Cris is cross Cristiano Ronaldo shook his head in frustration at full-time as Manchester United dropped more points. The Red Devils could find no way past relegation-threatened Watford at Old Trafford this afternoon. And superstar Ronaldo was once again not afraid to show his emotions in front of his team-mates, coaches and 75,000 fans. The crestfallen Portugal hero – who has previously stormed down the tunnel after matches this season – stood still on the pitch with his hands on his hips. He wagged his head and spat out in anger to the turf. Money for nothing Mason Greenwood has picked up £267,850 in wages since being suspended by the club on rape allegations. And last year he also earned around £41,000 a month in sponsorship and image rights deals. He was suspended on January 30 after a 19-year-old woman made serious allegations of sex crimes and assault. Greenwood spent three nights in police cells during questioning and officers with the Greater Manchester force have now released him on bail as they gather more evidence. But despite his suspension, he’s been picking up his £75,000-a-week wages from the Old Trafford giants. A spokesman for the force today said inquiries were continuing. Ron to forget Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the net yet again in a wasteful performance in Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Watford. The striker, 37, now has just one goal in his last ten games, highlighting United’s need for a world-class finisher. Ronaldo appears to have lost his clinical touch and he cannot blame a lack of chances for drawing a blank on this occasion. Unlike the draw against Atletico Madrid in mid-week, when Ronaldo had just two shots, the Portuguese had countless opportunities against The Hornets. Inside the opening five minutes Anthony Elanga presented him with a chance 12 yards out but CR7 hit the post instead of finding the bottom corner. Moments later Alex Telles supplied a perfect cross which Ronaldo tapped home, only to be ruled offside. But he had got the right side of Samir and did not need to wander into an offside position – a player of his calibre and experience ought to have done better. Things did not get any better after the break when Ronaldo met a low cross from Bruno Fernandes but struck straight at a Watford defender with the goal gaping. There is no way Ronaldo would have missed that kind of opportunity in his prime, hinting that his days at the top level may be coming to and end. Being Frank Cristiano Ronaldo should retire while still he’s still ‘at the top’, according to former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf. The Manchester United striker has had an underwhelming season since making an emotional return to the club in the summer. CR7 has scored 15 goals in 29 games in all competitions, but just nine in 22 league games. Nevertheless the 37-year-old has previously revealed his intentions to continue playing well into his 40’s. But Leboeuf reckons that could be a step too far. He told ESPN: “Do you know what? I think there is a time where you have to think, ‘What do I do with my life and my career’. “And maybe it’s time for Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of his career to wonder and have a discussion with himself, and maybe some of his family, to know what he has to do for the rest of his career, if there is a future in his career.” Something is Ron Cristiano Ronaldo was left kicking the net in anger after missing a sitter during Manchester United’s clash with Watford. On the hour mark, the Portuguese superstar found himself eight yards out with the goal at his mercy, but failed to convert the gilt-edged opportunity. And he was reduced to whacking the net in frustration as he spurned the chance to break the deadlock. Football fans on social media were gobsmacked by Ronaldo’s wastefulness as they slammed him for the miss. Speaking during the game, one person said: “So many chances wasted already. Never seen Ronaldo miss so many.” While another added: “I guess Ronaldo will first have to miss 100 clear chances before someone of authority realises he’s a problem.” Cont-ing down the days Antonio Conte will leave Tottenham this summer, says Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand. The Italian manager sensationally fuelled speculation around his Spurs future earlier this week with some startling words following their 1-0 loss to Burnley. He said: “I have to talk to the club I am too honest to close my eyes and continue in this way, and also take my salary. “I want to take my responsibility. I am open for every decision because I want to help Tottenham. “Four defeats in the last five games, this is the first time in my life this type of situation has happened. This is unacceptable.” And Ferdinand believes Conte – who only arrived in North London three months ago – has already made his mind up about leaving Tottenham at the end of the campaign. Speaking on BT Sport, he said: “I don’t think he’ll be here after the summer. Based on what I’ve seen in the media and the players he’s got there. “I think he’ll be quite comfortable going ‘listen, I didn’t know it was that bad’, and he’ll feel no way about walking away. “He’s not someone who will look back and regret that. I’ll be very surprised if he’s still here [at Spurs].”

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