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  • Joe BrophyMay 31, 20192:54 pm

    MANCHESTER UNITED have been put on red alert after Hirving Lozano expressed his desire to “take a step forward” and leave PSV this summer.

    The 23-year-old told Voetbal International: “I think I’m ready to take a step forward. But it makes no sense to talk about things that could happen, my heart is with PSV and I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow.

    “The Champions League is the stage to which I aspire. It is also necessary if you want to become a better footballer.

    “It is important for me to play with and against the best players in the world.”

  • Joe BrophyMay 31, 20192:10 pm

    WAYNE ROONEY has revealed Louis Van Gaal's hilarious reaction to his brilliant knockout video.

    The former Manchester United striker was famously floored by pal Phil Bardsley during a boxing match inside the superstar's kitchen in 2015.

    The Sun exclusively splashed the story across the front page before news outlets across the world shared the story.

    And in a bid to stop the ex-United boss Van Gaal from receiving a nasty shock when he picked up a copy of The Sun, Rooney decided to come clean to the Dutchman.

    Revealing his reaction, Rooney told BBC's podcast 'No Passion, No Point' that Van Gaal “p****d himself.”

    He recalled the story: “With Bardsley we had been out, went home and put the gloves on.

    “After I went down, I wasn’t knocked out. The video stops but we got up and carried on fighting. When we had finished, my nose had gone and he had blood coming out of his mouth.

    “He has been brought up like me and loves boxing.

    “I went in to see Louis van Gaal. I said ‘this story’s coming out about me and Phil Bardsley fighting in the house.’

    “He p****d himself laughing. He found it hilarious.”

  • Joe BrophyMay 31, 20191:28 pm

    MANCHESTER UNITED are closing in on what could be a £71million deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

    And if they snare the 24-year-old, it will come as a bitter blow to their City rivals and Premier League champs.

    United are set for a summer squad overhaul, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to move on some of the dead wood at Old Trafford.

    And according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, the Norwegian has identified Fernandes as a must-sign player.

    The midfielder enjoyed a stunning last season in Portugal, scoring 32 goals in 53 games, bagging 18 assists along the way.

    The newspaper's front page reads that United are “at the front” of the queue to sign the player as Manchester City's offer “does not convince”.

  • Joe BrophyMay 31, 201912:51 pm

    EXCLUSIVE:

    Mike McGrath

    JEROME BOATENG will speak to Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus instead of heading back to the Premier League.

    Boateng, previously on Manchester United’s radar, has been told he can leave Bayern Munich after eight years at the Allianz Arena.

    PSG and Juventus have shown interest in taking him in a cut-price £15million deal as Boateng has one year left on his contract.

    And the ex-Manchester City centre-back is prepared to run down his deal if Bayern price him out of a deal to one of their Champions League rivals.

    He would ideally want to be at a new club before the start of pre-season to focus on a new campaign away from the Bundesliga champions.

  • Joe BrophyMay 31, 201910:54 am

    RIO FERDINAND Exclusive

    “Man Utd vs Chelsea final was most intense game of my career… I expect Liverpool to deal with it best and win Champions League”

    “THERE is always enormous pressure in a Champions League final but it cranks up another notch against a team from the same country.

    “I’ve never known a game like the 2008 final for build-up and intensity, knowing we were facing Chelsea who we had beaten to the title by two points.

    “Liverpool are favourites tomorrow because they just missed out to Manchester City in the Premier League race with Tottenham a distant fourth, 26 points behind.

    “But coming up against such familiar opponents makes this a very different occasion for Liverpool to last year’s encounter against Real Madrid.

    “What really stands out in my mind about 2008 is that I was competing against people who I knew so well — some of them friends — and thinking that all the English lads would be meeting up a few days later with the England squad.

    “There was a fierce rivalry between the teams that didn’t extend to any on-field niceties.

    “I was desperate to win, not just because I was playing for United but also because I couldn’t bear the thought of having to face them in the England camp as a loser.

    “The England men who started for United were me, Wes Brown, Owen Hargreaves, and Wayne Rooney. Chelsea had John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, and Joe Cole.

    “Honestly, I might have pulled out of the squad if we’d lost that’s how hard I would have taken it.

    “But about an hour after we’d lifted that beautiful trophy I was thinking to myself: “I can’t wait to meet up with the England squad”!

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