Manchester United transfer news LIVE Rasmus Hojlund issues fitness update as Man Utd learn of Benjamin Pavard stance

We are heading into the final two weeks of the transfer window and Manchester United will be hoping there is still a signing or two to come at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag has added Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund to his ranks this summer but Monday night’s opening Premier League game of the season against Wolves, which saw the Reds win 1-0 thanks to a Raphael Varane header, highlighted potential squad gaps.

An extra defensive midfielder to help support and add competition for Casemiro seems the most pressing issue and United have been linked with a move for Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat for much of the transfer window. But Premier League rivals Liverpool have now reportedly entered the fray as the Reds wait to see if there are any departures which free up funds to secure further additions.

It remains to be seen where Amrabat ends up with the Morocco international looking destined to leave the Serie A side. United have also been linked with Everton’s Amadou Onana as well as Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard. But with Harry Maguire and Dean Henderson now set to stay at Old Trafford, any more new faces could rest on the likes of Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay departing.

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The transfer window is in full swing and United have got their hands on three players well in advance of the September 1 deadline, with Rasmus Hojlund joining Mason Mount and Andre Onana at Old Trafford.

A goalkeeper, a midfielder and a striker were Erik ten Hag’s priorities heading into the summer window, but that doesn’t mean their business ends here, with further incomings and outgoings still on the cards..

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Amrabat ‘says yes’ to move

Sofyan Amrabat has already said ‘yes’ to a United move with Liverpool hoping to hijack a move, according to Fabrizio Romano.

United have been linked with the Moroccan all summer and Erik ten Hag is open to midfield reinforcements, dependent on player sales.

Amrabathas been hoping for the move to United since June, Romano adds, but the delay in getting a deal could open the window for other sides.

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Hojlund message

Rasmus Hojlund has teased a return to action soon on his social media.

The 20-year-old joined United earlier this month but will miss the first few weeks of the season after a back issue was detected during his medical.

He has posted a picture of himself in training.

(Image: Instagram)

Tuchel on Pavard

Thomas Tuchel insists he is “fully counting” on Benjamin Pavard and will continue to do so amid reported transfer interest from United.

Reports have suggested that Pavard would like to leave Bayern and test himself in the Premier League. However, Tuchel insists he hasn’t been informed of the defender’s stance, adding that no offer has come through.

“Benji hasn’t communicated to me that he really wants to leave. As of now, there hasn’t been an offer. He’s our player and gets full support. Until that changes, we’re fully counting on him.”

(Image: YouTube: FC Bayern Munich)

The latest odds on Amrabat’s next club

Ahead of the transfer window slamming shut, it remains to be seen where Fiorentina ace Sofyan Amrabat will be playing his football beyond September 1.

United are interested in his signature and are reportedly facing competition from Liverpool.

With that said, courtesy of, here are the latest odds on his future:

  • Liverpool – 3/1
  • Newcastle United – 6/1
  • Tottenham Hotspur – 10/1
  • United 10/1

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OPINION: United are about to face their biggest tests of the Ten Hag era on and off the pitch

“Erik ten Hag claimed United were ready for Wolves but they did not look it. Perceptions can alter suddenly but before the Wolves win uncertainty still lingered over too many of the manager’s signings. Antony is a €100million work in progress, Mason Mount has underwhelmed and, compared with his peers Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo, is an underwhelming addition. Rasmus Hojlund is injured and so is Tyrell Malacia, the first through the door last summer.”

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United favourites to sign Pavard

United have been installed as the favourites with the bookmakers to sign Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard.

The Frenchman is being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford ahead of the transfer window slamming shut in just over two weeks time.

Courtesy of, here are the latest odds on his next club:

  • United – 4/7
  • Liverpool – 8/1

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OPINION: Antony might be keeping his United starting role for just one reason

“Antony was poor against Wolves and he certainly wasn’t the only one, but he’s got more to prove than most. The pressure is bound to increase on him this term if he performs like he did last season and it’s up to him to contribute more. It would be an inadvisable, knee-jerk reaction to remove him from the starting line-up on the back of the Wolves game, but if more of the same is seen over the next few months, there would be a case for him to lose his starting role. The obvious problem is the lack of depth on the right side. Antony has nobody challenging him for his position because despite bright cameos, Facundo Pellistri is not trusted and Jadon Sancho is best on the left flank.”

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United’s next five Premier League fixtures

United made a winning start to the new Premier League campaign on Monday night, defeating Wolves 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Next up for Erik ten Hag’s side is a trip to the capital to face Tottenham Hotspur this coming Saturday.

Here is a quick reminder of the Reds’ next five matches:

  • vs Tottenham Hotspur (A) – August 19
  • vs Nottingham Forest (H) – August 26
  • vs Arsenal (A) – September 3
  • Brighton & Hove Albion (H) – September 16
  • Burnley (A) – September 23

New kick-off time for Manchester derby confirmed

The Premier League has announced that the first Manchester derby of the season between United and City at Old Trafford will take place on Sunday, October 29.

The contest will kick-off at 3:30pm and be screened live on Sky Sports.

The weekend earlier, United will travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United on Sunday, October 22. That one will kick-off at the slightly earlier time of 2pm and will also be shown live on Sky Sports.


OPINION: Ten Hag knows why Gravenberch won’t solve United midfield problem

“Sofyan Amrabat is a destroyer, capable of sitting deep and doing the ugly side of the game. Bayern Munich ace Ryan Gravenberch, on the other hand, is not. The Dutchman, who worked with Erik ten Hag at Ajax, is once again being linked with a move to Old Trafford after a challenging first season in Germany. Gravenberch, 21, developed at a rapid rate under Ten Hag, earning himself an attractive move to Bayern in June last year. But after making the majority of his appearances from the bench last season, it is thought he could move elsewhere. United, amid their need for another midfield signing, are being linked with his signature again. However, even by Ten Hag’s own admission, Gravenberch is not the defensive midfielder they require.”

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Tuchel ‘blocks’ De Gea move

According to German reporter Florian Plettenberg, as cited by The Peoples Person, the prospect of former United goalkeeper David de Gea joining Bayern Munich is now ‘off’.

It had been claimed that the German outfit were exploring the prospect of signing the former Reds shot-stopper after his exit from Old Trafford earlier this summer. He was among a cluster of goalkeepers being considered to cover for Manuel Neuer during his period of absence through injury.

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United to speed up Amrabat chase

United will accelerate their efforts to sign Sofyan Amrabat, according to reports.

Italian outlet La Nazione claim the Moroccan midfielder could arrive in Manchester ‘within the next few hours’ to complete a move from Fiorentina to the Premier League.

United are open to further midfield signings but want to make further sales to raise funds.

Sofyan Amrabat pictured during Fiorentina’s pre-season(Image: Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

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‘Lukaku should join United on loan’

Dwight Yorke thinks United should re-sign former striker Romelu Lukaku on loan…

“Romelu Lukaku is absolutely still good enough to play for a top-six club. I think United or Tottenham should take Lukaku on a short-term loan deal and agree to pay a certain amount of his wages,” he told OLBG.

“As much as people say about Lukaku, he has a very impressive goalscoring record and he doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves. If you have a fired-up Lukaku who wants to play for you, he’s a match-winner and a handful for any opponent in the world.

“Man United have invested heavily in Rasmus Hojlund, but if you want to compete with the best then Lukaku is that player who can score 15 to 20 goals in a season, which is priceless and hard to find in today’s game. Lukaku is still only 30 years old and a proven goalscorer, I think whoever gets him on a short loan deal will have done good and subtle business.”

Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United for Inter Milan back in 2019(Image: Getty Images)

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Premier League winner 23/24 odds

United are the fourth favourites to win the league title after the opening weekend.

Premier League winner 23/24 odds

  • Man City 8/11
  • Arsenal 5/1
  • Liverpool 10/1
  • Man United 11/1

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United want three more sales

United intend to sell at least three more players before the transfer window closes but Harry Maguire’s move to West Ham has stalled.

Eric Bailly and Brandon Williams have both been told they are free to leave permanently if a suitable offer arrives. Bailly has generated some interest from clubs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Bailly, 29, had his squad number revoked last week while Williams, 22, is fourth-choice left-back and was informed it is in his interests to leave and get regular playing time elsewhere.

Read more here.

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No approach made for Onana

United would need to ‘break the bank’ to sign Amadou Onana, according to the Liverpool ECHO.

The article claims that contrary to some reports elsewhere, Everton have not had an enquiry over the past few days from United about the defensive midfielder.

It’s said Everton are under no pressure to sell players and Goodison Park chiefs value Onana higher than compatriot Romeo Lavia, who is set to move from Southampton to Chelsea for £60million.

Amadou Onana(Image: 2023 Malcolm Couzens)

United release statement on Greenwood

United say they have still not made a decision on the future of Mason Greenwood.

High-ranking officials at United said the club planned to communicate the result of a six-and-a-half month investigation on Greenwood before the start of the season but they delayed the announcement.

Greater Manchester Police announced on February 2 that charges against Greenwood, 21, had been dropped. Greenwood had been charged with attempted rape, engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour and assault. He always denied all allegations.

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Why Greenwood decision is taking so long

It is in keeping with United’s handling of the Mason Greenwood situation that when a statement was released it did not include a decision.

Club sources confirmed more than two weeks ago the information from their six-month investigation into Greenwood had been gathered. In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, United stated: “The fact-finding phase of our investigation is now complete, and we are in the final stages of making a decision on Mason’s future.”

A source close to the United hierarchy said other factors had come into play since the original deadline had been set and that consulting United women’s players after the World Cup was not the reason for the delay.

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Mason Greenwood(Image: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Wolves defender makes United admission

Max Kilman felt Wolves should have taken something from Old Trafford after an impressive performance against Manchester United.

Gary O’Neil’s new side created opportunities on Monday night but were unable to take their chances. It proved costly when Raphael Varane headed in the winner for United.

Despite the disappointment in defeat, Kilman was pleased with the performance and will take positives from that game. He also felt Wolves should’ve been awarded for Andre Onana’s challenge in stoppage time.

Read more here.

Andre Onana could have conceded a penalty for this late challenge.(Image: 2023 Getty Images)

Mullin feared death after clash with United player

Wrexham striker Paul Mullin feared death when puncturing his lung in a friendly against United.

United played Wrexham in a pre-season friendly in San Diego on July 26 and the game was intended to give academy youngsters minutes against last season’s National League champions, who are now owned by Hollywood stars.

But unfortunately, the game was marred when Nathan Bishop collided with Mullin in a challenge that punctured his lung.

Read what he said here.

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Erik ten Hag’s side started the season with a win on Monday night as they beat Wolves 1-0 in their Premier League opener. This weekend, the Reds are on the road at Tottenham looking to build on that result and deliver an improved performance.

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