Spurs build-up, Solskjaer has ‘no assurances’, Rodgers ‘preferred for manager job’, Ronaldo latest


Manchester United visit Tottenham for a major Premier League clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Under-fire United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has received a major injury boost as Raphael Varane is included in the squad.

Varane is fit again after missing the last two matches due to a thigh injury he picked up during the Nations League finals with France.

But fellow Frenchman Paul Pogba is suspended following his red card in the defeat against Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to make history by playing in a record SIXTH World Cup.

Ronaldo has already had a stellar international career with Portugal, winning Euro 2016.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is also the all-time top international goalscorer with a staggering 115 goals in 182 appearances for his country.

SunSport understands the forward is keen to play up in the 2026 tournament, being hosted in the US, Canada and Mexico.

The 36-year-old is super-fit and keeps in top shape while having an outstanding injury-free record.

And United are leaning towards hiring Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers instead of Antonio Conte.

According to ESPN, the Red Devils’ hierarchy prefer Rodgers due to Conte’s “abrasive” personality.

SunSport exclusively revealed the Manchester giants had drawn-up a four-man shortlist to replace under-fire manager Solskjaer.

Those are Conte, Rodgers, Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag, all of which pose as early front-runners.

The Leicester boss, however, insists he remains focused on the Foxes despite reports linking him with the top job at Old Trafford.

Rodgers said: “My focus is always here with Leicester and developing the football club and challenging for honours.

“The directors, staff and players all have the same vision”

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