Man Utd news LIVE: Eight players 'MISLED' by Solskjaer, Ronaldo and Varane 'keen on Zidane', Lingard transfer LATEST

MANCHESTER UNITED return to Premier League action this weekend as they take on Watford at Vicarage Road.

But there is reportedly discontent behind the scenes, with eight players feeling they have been 'misled' over their first-team chances this season.

We've also the very latest on Zinedine Zidane's links to the hotseat role, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane said to have bigged up his managerial chops.

And Jesse Lingard has once again been linked with a move away from Manchester, with West Ham said to be interested in their former loan star.

Follow all the latest Man Utd news, transfer and gossip from Old Trafford below…

  • Joshua Jones

    MORNING, UNITED FANS

    Eight frustrated United players feel 'misled' over their lack of first-team chances and Zinedine Zidane is being talked up as the next Old Trafford boss.

    And if that's not dramatic enough gossip, it's also suggested Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane would be happy to big up their ex-Real Madrid boss ZZ for the job.

    The Telegraph claim Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial have all expected more game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.

    And Solskjaer is understood to have admitted he could have given star names like Bruno Fernandes more rest time.

    Lingard has repeatedly been linked with a move to former loan club West Ham.

    And now some reports indicate fellow midfielder Van de Beek has had enough of his own bit-part role.

    Wolves, Newcastle and Everton are the latest clubs mentioned over VDB, including for a possible January loan move.

    It's also alleged in some quarters Old Trafford legend Ronaldo and centre-back Varane would be keen on Zidane taking over.

    That's if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sacked, which would surely be a big step closer if Watford inflict United's seventh defeat in 13 games in the Premier League this Saturday.

    Finally, Red Devils' skipper Harry Maguire opened England’s 10-0 win in San Marino last night with a soaring, scoring header, just like he did in Friday’s 5-0 Wembley triumph over Albania.

  • Ian Tuckey

    WOLVES AND TOON LINKED TO VDB

    Donny van de Beek has decided enough is enough, writes TRISTAN BARCLAY.

    That’s if reports he has decided to quit Manchester United are to be believed.

    The out-of-favour midfielder has made just two Premier League appearances for the Red Devils so far this season.

    And he has never really settled at Old Trafford after his whopping £39million move from Ajax last year.

    Now the Dutchman is looking for a way out in January rather than spend the rest of the season warming the bench.

    An escape route could come in the form of Wolves, who are understood to be tracking the player.

    The 24-year-old is reported to favour a move to Spain or Italy, but Bruno Lage’s side remain a Premier League option.

    Newcastle could be another destination as they kick off their new Saudi-led era under boss Eddie Howe.

  • Ian Tuckey

    WILL MAGUIRE MATCH HIS ENGLAND FORM?

    Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire opened England's 10-0 win in San Marino tonight with a soaring, scoring header, just like he did Friday's 5-0 Wembley triumph over Albania.

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    But there was no sliding, ear-cupping celebration this time despite his equally-emphatic finish.

    United legend Roy Keane slammed Maguire's 'embarrassing' rejoicing three days ago – following 'disgraceful' form for United.

    But the centre-back has reportedly been carrying a slight injury over those recent weeks.

    And now, at Watford this Saturday, Maguire has the chance to show he's back to his best for country AND club.

  • Ian Tuckey

    RESULT: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 10

    For all the reaction on England's record-breaking win, led by Harry Kane's foursome first half, go to our match blog HERE.

    It's the seventh time in a row the Three Lionshave qualified for the World Cup finals.

  • Ian Tuckey

    COULD RON AND VARANE HELP LURE ZZ TO UTD?

    With Zinedine Zidane rated the frontrunner to boss Manchester United should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be axed, there's speculation his ex-Real Madrid players Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane could play a role in his arrival.

    It's claimed in some quarters that United have already earmarked ZZ.

    But Zidane is reportedly happy to bide his time over a return to management.

    And bossing his national team France could also emerge as a possibility.

    Now it's been suggested Ronaldo and Varane have bigged up ZZ's managerial skills.

    And if Solskjaer fails to improve on a run of six defeats in 12 games then he could be under serious threat within weeks.

  • Ian Tuckey

    TEN UP: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 10

    Double figures looked pretty much inevitable once San Marino went down to ten men.

    And that England landmark arrived on 80 minutes when Trent Alexander-Arnold's latest deft centre was headed down and in by Bukayo Saka.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 9

    Trent Alexander-Arnold produced another quality cross, this time for Tammy Abraham to swiftly neatly and steer home England’s ninth on 78 minutes.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    DISALLOWED GOAL: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 8

    Conor Gallagher cracked a shot against the post – with Jude Bellingham soon cracking home the loose ball.

    But VAR ruled out what would have been England’s ninth goal or a foul by Tammy Abraham, who was also booked for leaving his studs high.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 8

    Tyrone Mings rose to flick-home his first England goal – seconds after San Marino went down to ten men.

    Rossi saw red for his second booking after pulling back Three Lions’ debutant sub Conor Gallagher on the right fringe of the area.

    And Trent Alexander-Arnold swung a perfect free-kick for Mings to glance in perfectly.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL:SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 7

    Bukayo Saka provided the cross and sub Tammy Abraham the delightful flick for Emile Smith Rowe to drill England’s seventh goal on his debut in the 58th minute.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    H/T: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 6

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UNITED'S FRUSTRATED FRINGE MEN

    Eight senior Manchester United players are upset and feel ‘misled’ over their lack of first-team chances this season, the Telegraph say.

    It’s claimed Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial all expected more game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Old Trafford boss has accepted star names like Bruno Fernandes could have been rested more.

    And the Agitated Eight have remained on the fringes despite six defeats in United’s past 12 games.

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE’S FOURSOME: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 6

    Harry Kane’s brilliant footwork, after the San Marino defence opened up embarrassingly, enabled him to sidefoot his fourth goal on 41 minutes.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE TREBLE: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 5

    Harry Kane blasted home a top-corner penalty on 39 minutes to complete his second first-half hat-trick for England in four days.

    Again it was given for handball as the Three Lions dominate.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE DOUBLE: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 4

    Harry Kane bundled home a half-volley from Emile Smith Rowe's left-wing cross on 31 minutes.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE PENALTY: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 3

    Harry Kane tucked home a 26th minute penalty, awarded for handball, to set an England calendar record of 13 goals.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 2

    Bukayo Saka's heavily-deflected shot – surely an own goal – doubled England's lead on 16 minutes as San Marino sit almost exclusively in their own half.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GOAL: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 1

    Harry Maguire copied his Albania opener with a towering scoring header from a corner in the fourth minute as the Three Lions utterly dominate – as expected.

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from the final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BOLT WANTED CONTE FOR UTD

    Olympics legend Usain Bolt has slammed Manchester United for relying so heavily on Cristiano Ronaldo.

    And the former Jamaican sprinter admits he wanted Antonio Conte to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the Italian linked up with Tottenham.

    United’s haphazard form has seen them fall to sixth in the Premier League table, nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

    The Red Devils have won just one of their last six league outings.

    And that same run has seen them lose four times, including humiliating home defeats to nearest rivals Liverpool and Man City.

    However, 36-year-old Ronaldo has been United’s one saving grace during these bleak months, scoring nine goals in 12 games and keeping his club in the Champions League reckoning.

    All eyes will be on the Portuguese veteran when he leads the line for United at Watford on Saturday.

    But Red Devils fan Bolt believes his club are relying too heavily on Ronaldo.

    And he believes United ‘are going to struggle’ if other players do not step up to share the load.

    Bolt told The National: “Cristiano has saved us in every game.”

    “One guy has to do all the work. We have not played good football in so long.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    IT'S UNDER WAY: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 0

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction from England's final World Cup qualifier.

  • Ian Tuckey

    FOLLOW THE ENGLAND GAME

    Our blog HERE has all the action and reaction as England round off their World Cup qualifiers in San Marino.

    Skipper Harry Kane needs one goal to set a Three Lions' calendar record of 13.

    And England overall have already set their highest ever total of 41 goals in one year's calendar.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ENGLAND TEAM VS SAN MARINO

    Aaron Ramsdale and Emile Smith Rowe make their England debuts while Harry Kane and Harry Maguire retain their starting places for England's final World Cup qualifier.

    San Marino: Benedettini; Rossi, Fabbri, Battistini; D'Addario, Mularoni, Golinucci, Lunadei, Tomassini; Hirsch, Nanni.

    England: Ramsdale; Maguire, Coady, Mings; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Bellingham, Saka; Smith-Rowe, Foden; Kane.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ‘VAN DE BEEK HAS HAD ENOUGH'

    Donny van de Beek has decided enough is enough, writes TRISTAN BARCLAY.

    That’s if reports he has decided to quit Manchester United are to be believed.

    The out-of-favour midfielder has made just two Premier League appearances for the Red Devils so far this season.

    And he has never really settled at Old Trafford after his whopping £39million move from Ajax last year.

    Now the Dutchman is looking for a way out in January rather than spend the rest of the season warming the bench.

    An escape route could come in the form of Wolves, who are understood to be tracking the player.

    The 24-year-old is reported to favour a move to Spain or Italy, but Bruno Lage’s side remain a Premier League option.

    Newcastle could be another destination as they kick off their new Saudi-led era under boss Eddie Howe.

  • Ian Tuckey

    BECK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

    Phil Neville has started ripping up his Inter Miami squad to help fellow Manchester United legend David Beckham realise his dream of challenging for MLS honours.

    Miami boss Nev was locked in meetings over the futures of a large chunk of his underperforming squad last week which sources described to SunSport as ‘brutal'.

    Ten players have been axed but the reduction in numbers is good news for son Harvey who is set to be promoted into the MLS team ahead of next season. 

    Neville had to act after Beckham's franchise failed to make the play-offs so the cull was expected while ex-Stoke man Brek Shea and on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Indiana Vassilev are out of contract and could also leave.

    Top earner Gonzalo Higuain has decided to go for one more year – he earns $7 million a season – after considering packing in alongside brother Federico at the end of this campaign.

    The former Real Madrid man will now see out his contract in south Florida while Ryan Shawcross surprisingly also stays despite his first season being destroyed by injuries and a loss of form.

    SunSport understands Shawcross, 34, is struggling with a back problem but wants to see out the remaining 12 months of his deal.

    With the club being smashed by MLS bosses for a series of financial irregularities following the signing of Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi last summer, Neville had no option but to rip apart his squad and start again. 

    Beckham has promised Miami fans that youngsters will get a chance to prove their worth and with Harvey Neville impressing for Miami’s sister club Fort Lauderdale, the 19 year-old is now poised to step up.

    Nev told SunSport: ”He’s done well and although he has a lot of development to do, he is part of a group of eight to 10 players who we want to get involved with the MLS team.

    “He is only young. There are ups and downs and many challenges ahead but he just has to keep up his attitude. 

    “We are a club which needs to produce its own players and we want to get this group on the pitch as soon as we can.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    LUK SHOULD BE BACK IN AGAINST UTD

    Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea training today ahead of huge games with Juventus and Manchester United.

    The £97.5million striker has been since he hurt his ankle last month against Malmo in the Champions League.

    Now he is expected to return to action shortly after continuing his recovery at Chelsea’s Cobham HQ – and could even feature against Leicester on Saturday.

    He recently tweeted: “Being on the sideline these last weeks… I realise how much fun it is to just train and compete against other teams!”

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