6am Man Utd news LIVE: Pogba to buy himself out of United contract, Sancho transfer agreed, Rooney breaks lockdown – The Sun

MAN UTD are pressing ahead with their transfer business, with Jadon Sancho reportedly agreeing to move to Old Trafford.

But Paul Pogba is reportedly willing to buy himself out of his contract to force a transfer to Real Madrid.

Follow all the latest gossip and news from Old Trafford below…


    The Red Devils have reached an agreement to sign Jadon Sancho, according to reports in Spain.

    Catalan newspaper Sport claim the Red Devils have won the race for the Dortmund star's signature.

    But an official announcement is not expected anytime soon.

    Sancho is said to be excited by the idea of moving to United after being promised he will be the star man at Old Trafford – even if trophies are not immediately guaranteed.

    German journalist Raphael Honigstein has revealed he’s heard the idea of heading to Old Trafford is “quite appealing” to the England star.

    He said: “Manchester United can’t promise titles to [Jadon] Sancho straight away.

    “But they can promise him to be the leading star in a new team that is emerging.

    “From what I’ve been told that is quite appealing to him.”

    But on his way out at the club seems to be Paul Pogba.

    The Frenchman is reportedly hoping to leave United in the summer with one Fifa ruling potentially opening the way for a controversial exit.

    Article 17 in the governing body's rulebook states that players can buy out the remaining years of their contract after three seasons with a club.

    The first three years of a contract are known as the “protected period” under Fifa law, after which a player can terminate the agreement for a fee.

    While it is not said to be contemplated by the midfielder as of yet, it could be a last resort if United refuse to sanction a sale to Real Madrid or Juventus.


    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has given his verdict on Dean Henderson.

    He said: “Would anyone seriously consider not having David de Gea in goal and put Dean Henderson in now?

    “There's no doubt about Henderson's potential, but he's played one season at a club who has had an unbelievable run in the Premier League.

    “But Henderson will need to show another season, like he's just come through, and then another one, and another one, in order to convince everyone that he is the right guy.

    “There's a really big difference between being the No.1 at Bramall Lane and being the No.1 at Old Trafford, a really big difference. Even just being a player at those two clubs.”


    Luke Shaw praise on Bruno Fernandes.

    Speaking during a Combat Corona live FIFA tournament on Twitch, the left-back was asked about Fernandes’ impact, saying: “He’s been amazing for us.

    “The maddest thing is he hasn’t actually been there that long but what he’s brought in and the quality he has – of course on the pitch – but inside the dressing room as well. He’s a leader for us too.”


    Sea Dyche has blasted Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s remarks about footballers as a “massive generalisation”.

    Hancock called on Premier League players to give up a percentage of their wages to help the battle against coronavirus.

    But Burnley boss Dyche told talkSPORT: “Players do their bit. I know for a fact individual players are already doing stuff from their own pocket, for different situations, as are a lot of people.

    “If they’d done all that and someone comes in and says they are taking more, they’ll say, ‘Hang on a minute…’ You have to be careful.

    “A lot of people are giving a lot at the moment. Whether it’s time, energy, effort, money, we are all behind the NHS in hopefully making this go away.

    “It’s such a massive generalisation for Matt Hancock to throw that in. I watched his comments, I hope he was ill-informed.

    “People must remember, footballers pay vast amounts of tax. We all do.

    “It’s fine, not a problem. But behind that, everyone has their own version of responsibility.”


    FA boss Mark Bullingham has laid out the bleak future facing the governing body.

    The FA’s chief executive confirmed SunSport’s story yesterday that the organisation’s losses due to the coronavirus crisis are certain to be over £100million — and could even reach £150m.

    He said: “We’ve taken an immediate and significant financial impact due to the postponement of England internationals, Emirates FA Cup matches and Wembley events, and there is currently no clear timescale on when they will return.

    “The total financial impact is currently forecast to be around £100m, but it could easily exceed £150m depending on the duration of the Government’s necessary medical measures.

    “Along with many other organisations across the country, we are currently reviewing our financial model during this challenging period.

    “We want to take prudent and appropriate steps to help protect and support the FA and our employees during this unpredictable time.”

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