Tommy Docherty tributes, Brandon Williams loan, Grealish admired, Sancho bid expected

HAPPY NEW YEAR, UNITED FANS!

And a very happy new year to Jesse Lingard!

The Manchester United academy product has had his contract extended with a one-year option triggered by the club.

Despite the midfielder being out-of-favour this season, the club have moved swiftly so as not to lose him on a free in the summer.

With that in mind, Bruno Fernandes has vowed to go all-out to win the title this season.

He told the United website: “We have to achieve trophies. It’s all about trophies – the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup, in the Europa League and the league.

“We have to go for all of them. We have the team to do that and the qualities to do that.

“You have to believe until it is not more possible, that you can fight for all of them. If we win trophies, it is the most important thing.”

And Sami Khedira could be making his way to join the Red Devils in their bid.

Juventus are ready to let the German go with United, Everton and Tottenham all linked with a contract offer.

The midfielder told The Athletic: “The Premier League is still missing in my collection, to play there would be the icing on the cake.

“I’ve done extra sessions with fitness coaches to get myself ready for the pace and intensity.”

Elsewhere, sadly, former United manager Tommy Docherty has passed away at the age of 92.

The Scot lost a long battle with illness and will be fondly remembered at Old Trafford for leading the team to the 1977 FA Cup.

Finally, Edinson Cavan has been given a three-game ban and fined £100,000 for a ‘racist’ Instagram post in which he used the word ‘negrito’.

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