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MANCHESTER UNITED target Harry Kane 'might want' to make the switch from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to Old Trafford according to reports.

Kane, 29, is Erik Ten Hag's reported No1 summer target and the England captain could be up for grabs as he is entering the final year of his contract at Spurs.

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand has slammed Paul Merson for labelling Manchester United's Marcel Sabitzer deal as a 'panic buy' on deadline day.

Ferdinand said: "For me, those comments [from Merson] stink of someone who hasn't seen him play. This guys knows how to play football."

Elsewhere, United have been dealt a massive blow as Christian Eriksen has been ruled out of action until April or early May.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Red Devils ‘stopped Elanga joining Everton’

    Manchester United reportedly blocked a deadline day loan move that would have seen Anthony Elanga move to Everton on loan.

    According to Sky Sports reporter Vinny O’Connor, the Toffees failed to convince United into doing the business.

    He tweeted: “Anthony Elanga was another target Everton missed out on.

    “They wanted him on loan but couldn’t persuade Manchester United to let him go.”

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Last bits from Wan-Bissaka

    The 25-year-old is hopign for a United win tonight to get to the final of the Carabao Cup.

    Wan-Bissaka feels that the fans can be a big help to motivate the team in the match.

    He said: “At home it’s always important. There’s an advantage for us because we have our fans by our side to get us through.

    “We’re confident, very confident at home in front of our fans, so that’s something we’re looking at.

    “We’ve played well at Old Trafford this season and we want that to continue. We know the fans will be behind us from start to finish and we’ll give everything to send them away happy.”

  • Henry Tomlinson

    More from AWB

    The defender has also insisted that there are still improvements to be made in the team.

    He added: “You can see the improvement and different style of play [this season].

    “[There is] confidence going forward, so it’s going in a good direction.

    “We’re all happy but there is still improvements to come, and we know we’re still not where we want to be.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Wan-Bissaka 'hungry for success'

    Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has outlined the squad's aim to bring trophies back to the club.

    He told the club website: “I think everyone’s hungry to bring success back to the club and that’s the aim in these cup runs.

    “It would be a great achievement [to reach Wembley]. A step closer to the trophy.

    “That’s what we’re all working towards, and we know it could be an important moment for this team if we do get there.”

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Maguire loan would have been ‘good option’

    Manchester United have been told that loaning out Harry Maguire could have been beneficial by former player Louis Saha.

    He told The Games Cabin: “A loan move may have been a good option for him to show that he’s worth another try because he’s still a key player and he’s Manchester United’s captain.

    "Even if Erik ten Hag isn’t playing him often, I expect that Ten Hag still respects the player and wants to see him improve.

    "It’s still possible for him to contribute.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Herrera rejoins Bilbao permanently

    Former Red Devils midfielder Ander Herrera has left PSG to rejoin boyhood club Athletic Bilbao.

    The star had been at the club on loan, but it has been made permanent and he has signed a contract until 2024.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Ten Hag told to 'stop whining'

    Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has complained about Andy Carroll's tackle on Christian Eriksen leading to his injury.

    However, Danny Murphy has insisted that Ten Hag needs to stop his "winging and whining".

    He told talkSport: “It sounds like he’s just winging, whining. You’re in the Premier League!

    “He’s lost Eriksen and he’s disappointed and we don’t want to see bad tackles… but he is winging, because then he starts bringing up the elbow on Martinez!

    “I don’t mind him saying, ‘I’m disappointed with the tackle, it was naughty, Carroll should have been sent off, it was a bad, and I’m disappointed for Eriksen, but it’s football, it happens, that’s why we have a big squad and we’ve got to get on with it’.

    “He’s working at Manchester United, be positive! ‘We’ve got other players, we will cope’ – don’t pull up a list of, how many was he going to say? An elbow on Martinez at Palace? I saw it, it was next to nothing! Why are you bringing that up? Come on! It’s football in the Premier League!"

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Reason behind Sabitzer's Bayern exit

    Bayern Munich’s Sporting CEO Hasan Salihamidzic has revealed that Marcel Sabitzer wanted more playing time and that is why he left the Bundesliga side.

    Salihamidzic told the club’s website: “Manchester United expressed an interest in Marcel Sabitzer at the beginning of the week.

    “Marcel told us he would like more playing time and he’s confident he will get that at United.

    “After consultation with our coach Julian Nagelsmann, we accepted the request and have loaned Marcel to Manchester United until 30 June.

    “We wish him every success for the second half of the season with United.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Sabitzer warning

    Marcel Sabitzer's agent, Roger Wittmann, has warned Manchester United that the midfieler can be “unpleasant” when he’s not playing.

    But the star from Bayern Munich is a “killer” when he gets going on the field.

    Wittmann said: “He’s the most unpleasant person to be around when he’s not playing.

    “He hates it when he loses. That’s the bottom line. Character-wise, the kid is a killer.

    “That’s what players who always want to win look like.”

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Kane 'might want' United move

    Harry Kane has been suggested to want a move to Manchester United by journalist Luke Edwards.

    On BBC Sounds’ Transfer Gossip Daily, he said: “He’ll have one year left on his contract, I think, in the summer.

    “Conte might still not be there, they might have missed out on the Champions League.

    “They could, of course, be in the Champions League.

    “We will be talking about Harry Kane 100 per cent in the summer.

    “I have a sneaky feeling that Manchester United might come in for Harry Kane in the summer and I have a sneaky feeling that he may well want to go.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Elanga 'loan blocked'

    Manchester United reportedly blocked a deadline day loan move that would have seen Anthony Elanga move to Everton on loan.

    According to Sky Sports reporter Vinny O'Connor, the Toffees failed to convince United into doing the business.

    He tweeted: "Anthony Elanga was another target Everton missed out on.

    "They wanted him on loan but couldn’t persuade Manchester United to let him go."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Sabitzer debut date

    Manchester United's deadline day loan signing Marcel Sabitzer will not make his debut in against Nottingham Forest tongiht as he is still completing his visa process.

    While the date for his debut is not yet known, the Red Devils have confirmed the midfielder will be able to play in the Europa League tie against Barcelona.

    A statement said: "We can confirm our new loan signing is eligible to feature in the competition, as per UEFA rules, having featured in the Champions League earlier this season with Bayern."

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Youngsters depart on 'innovative loan scheme'

    Sonny Aljofree, Joe Hugill and Maxi Oyedele have all been loaned out to non-league side Altrincham FC until the end of the season.

    However they will continue to train with Manchester United at the Under-21 and Under-18 levels but will be allowed to play first team football in non-league throughout the rest of the season.

    Head of player development and coaching Travis Binnion told club media: “We are really pleased to launch this scheme and enable three players to gain excellent experience of non-league football.

    "Each of them will hugely benefit from this unique learning opportunity, playing senior football in a competitive environment whenever we agree that the time is right for both clubs.

    "We want to thank Altrincham for their support and look forward to the numerous benefits that this scheme will provide to everyone involved."

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Ferdinand happy with Sabitzer

    Rio Ferdinand has defended Manchester United's loan siging Marcel Sabitzer.

    He told his Vibe with FIVE YouTube channel: "I am absolutely delighted with [the signing],

    "If I was trying to get a short-term replacement for Eriksen at the drop of a hat, Sabitzer is the player I would get. 

    "I watched a hell of a lot of this player when he was at RB Leipzig and he was sensational. 

    "He was integral to everything they did. Yes he's gone to Bayern and hasn't tore it up there or become a regular but the players he's behind are big, household names.

    "He will be a really good signing for Man United. He's an experienced player who has played in big games, Champions League games."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    More from Varane

    The French international also insisted that team has buitl up a connection with the fans.

    He added: “I think we have the same objective, we want to win trophies.

    “I think we are pulling in the same direction so I think we can create some special atmospheres, some special emotions, adrenaline on the pitch, and that is very helpful to win trophies.

    “I think when you are happy, you are better so I think when we finish a game, when we win a great battle, I think for the spirit of the team it is something special. 

    “And obviously with a great atmosphere, you feel even more proud of your success and that creates a positive dynamic.

    “So I think for the rest of the season and for the future, that will be very helpful.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Confidence is key for Varane

    Raphael Varane believes that Manchester Unietd have to believe they can win trophies

    Speaking ahead of tonight's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Nottingham Forest the French defender told club media: “I think we have to believe, I think we need that confidence for winning trophies.

    “I think we are already improving a lot and we are in a good moment.

    “We have to stay calm but be ambitious at the same time.

    “I think we are much better now and we have to keep going.”

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Saha on Rashford

    Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has praised the turnaround of Marcus Rashford.

    He told GGRecon: "What a recovery it’s been. He’s just been brilliant and I don’t want to see those types of performances stop.

    "I can see him repaying the club for all they’ve given him and repaying the faith his manager has in him.

    "I can’t see him leaving the club when he’s in such good form and I do believe Manchester United is the best place for him because he’s scoring goals, he can reach a level of recognition and be considered amongst the top ten players in world football and go from there."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Kagawa goes home

    Former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has rejoined his first club Cerezo Osaka.

    Kagawa told Sint Truiden's website: "I have had a great time here, and made a lot of friends. Hopefully the team will make the playoffs, and I wish them every success."

    Club sporting director Andre Pinto added: "We are honoured that such a world-class player as Kagawa has been a part of Sint Truiden.

    "Shinji regularly showed his class during his time with us, and he was also a mentor to our young players."

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Ten Hag 'attempted Henderson recall'

    Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag reportedly tried to recall Dean Henderson from his loan at Nottingham Forest.

    According to MEN, the Dutch manager held a 25-minute call with the goalkeeper as he thought his loan spell was becoming "counter-productive".

    However, the Englishman rejected the chance to go back to Old Trafford and opted to stay at the City Ground for the rest of the season.

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Henderson gets more Forest competition

    Manchester United loanee Dead Henderson's time at Nottingham Forest has become a bit more challenging.

    The City Ground side signed Keylor Navas last night on loan from PSG for the remainder of the season.

    He will compete with Wayne Hennessey during Henderson's spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

    The former Real Madrid man will be hoping to keep the United player out of the side when he is back to full fitness.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Tuanzebe praised by Stoke chiefs

    Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe was greeted with some kind words for his loan spell at Stoke City.

    Manager Alex Neil told club media: “It was important that we added to our defensive resources, and Axel is a player who knows the Championship and is keen to test himself at this level again.”

    Technical director Ricky Martin added: “Axel’s pedigree speaks for itself.

    "We are delighted he will be with us for the remainder of the season.”

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    United 'asked' about Bayern star

    Despite signing Marcel Sabitzer on loan, Manchester United reportedly also enquired about Bayern midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.

    Following the injury to Christian Eriksen, the Red Devils wanted to bring in back up to the midfield.

    And according to The Independent, they also asked about the Dutchman but were rebuffed in their attempts with the German club reluctant to let him leave.

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    More from the United boss

    He added: ''It’s great and that vibe with the fans is there, and [on Wednesday evening], it has to be there.

    ''And not only with the fans, also with us, but we know what we have to do.

    "We have to be professional and ready for this game, so [we need to play on the] front foot.

    ''That is the mark and has to be our approach, to our players, and then we have to get the job done.''

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  • Henry Tomlinson

    Ten Hag on Forest clash

    He told club media: 'We have to go into this game with know-how, it’s another cup and we want to go to Wembley.

    ''It’s a long time ago that Manchester United went to a final, and to win the final – that is our aim.

    "So we have to do everything for it and that means we have to be fully focused, [have] full energy and a top game plan.

    ''We face a good team, Nottingham Forest, who are having a really good run.

    "We have to be aware of that so it’s up to us.''

  • Henry Tomlinson

    Sancho to return

    Jadon Sancho is reportedly set to be named in Manchester United's matchday squad for the Carabao Cup second-leg tie against Nottingham Forest.

    It will be the first time since October that the winger will have the chance to play for the Red Devils.

    The Daily Mail has reported that Sancho could be handed a chance to regain his form against Forest.

    United go into the game three goals ahead on aggregate after their 3-0 win at the City Ground last week.

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