MORNING, UNITED FANS
Bournemouth’s David Brooks is again being linked with United – but fellow midfielder Jesse Lingard is tipped to stay at Old Trafford.
As new leaders United prepare for Sunday’s Premier League clash at second-placed Liverpool, there is less of the usual transfer speculation over midweek match-winner Paul Pogba’s future.
And that will be just what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants – as more and more pundits tip United to remain serious title challengers.
Former Old Trafford left-back Mikael Silvestre even claims it’s already just a three-horse title race between the top two plus Leicester… which might raise eyebrows at United’s third-placed neighbours City.
Wales star Brooks has faded off the United radar in recent weeks but it’s claimed they still have an interest, despite Aston Villa being the new favourites to sign him if he leaves promotion-chasing Bournemouth this month.
And England ace Jesse Lingard is rated increasingly likely to remain at Old Trafford until at least the summer, as Solskjaer stabilises his close-knit squad.
In contrast, loan frontman Odion Ighalo is expected to return to Shanghai Shenhua at the end of the month – but wants to stay.
Off the field, United’s operating revenue plummeted 18.5 per cent to £516million, due to the coronavirus crisis.
And striker Marcus Rashford says United’s mantra of never giving up has helped him in his award-winning fight against child poverty.