Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic are “touch and go” for Manchester United’s clash with Tottenham – a match Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled Paul Pogba out of.
What the papers say Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be joining his old boss Jose Mourinho at Tottenham, the Daily Telegraph reports. Mourinho took the Swede to Manchester United when he was in charge at Old Trafford and is now said to be considering scuppering AC Milan’s attempts to sign the 38-year-old, who is available on a free transfer after ending his two-year spell at LA Galaxy.
Manchester United have welcomed Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matic back to first-team training ahead of Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United.
What the papers say Arsenal have been linked with Paris St Germain defender Thomas Meunier after the Belgian admitted he was “frustrated” at his lack of game time, Inside Futbol reports. The right-back scored in PSG’s 3-0 Champions League win over Real Madrid on Wednesday night, but has sat on the bench as an unused substitute for the club’s past three league games. With Arsenal still needing to shore up their defence, and with Meunier’s contract expiring next summer, he has been tipped to leave Paris in January.
What the papers say Manchester United are moving closer to bidding for Jadon Sancho as Borussia Dortmund’s England forward refuses to rule out a move away from the Bundesliga next summer, the Metro reports. United attempted to sign the 19-year-old last close season, but Sancho opted to stay with Dortmund for another year of development. However, United’s interest has not waned, and the club are reportedly keen to sign the winger next summer, hoping they can offer him the lure of Champions League football.
What the papers say Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is being watched by Manchester United as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s strategy to recruit young British players, according to The Sun. The United manager is also interested in England internationals including Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, 19, and Leicester’s 22-year-old attacking midfielder James Maddison. Wilson, 27, has plenty of strike power of his own, having scored 17 goals since the start of 2018-2019.
What the papers say Willian has told Chelsea that he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge where he has enjoyed a “perfect” career, the Daily Express reports. The Brazilian is in the final year of his contract and had been linked to numerous European clubs as he has not been offered a new deal by the Blues. But the forward, 31, has been told by manager Frank Lampard that he is an important part of Chelsea’s future. The winger said: “From my side, I want to stay. I have one year left and I want to stay because I like to play for Chelsea.”
Nemanja Matic is excited to see young talent getting a chance at Manchester United – but the midfielder hopes there is also room for experience as he looks for more game time.
SCOTT MCTOMINAY'S big-game performances have belied his inexperience, with fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic predicting a big future for the "amazing" Manchester United talent.
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