7.15pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Leicester DEFEAT, Pedro Neto for £50m EXCLUSIVE, Milenkovic latest

MANCHESTER UNITED are OUT of the FA Cup after a shock defeat to Leicester.

Meanwhile the Red Devils are set to launch a summer raid for Wolves' Pedro Neto – but SunSport has revealed he could cost £50m.

Stay up to date with our blog, below, for all the latest from Old Trafford…


  • Thomas Blow


    It's 3-1 Leicester with just a few minutes remaining at the King Power Stadium.

    And it was Iheanacho again as he was left unmarked at the far post to head home.

    The dream of a Manchester final is all but over.

  • Thomas Blow


    The FA Cup semi-final draw has taken place.

    If United overcome Leicester, they will face Southampton at Wembley – but that seems unlikely as it's now 2-1 to Leicester!

    The other semi-final will see Chelsea take on City, which means we could see the two Manchester giants meet in the final.

  • Thomas Blow


    Sparing Fred's blushes was Greenwood, who finished a nice move to make it 1-1.

    Big second half to come!

  • Thomas Blow


    It's 1-1 as we approach half-time at the King Power Stadium.

    Leicester took the lead in the 24th minute when Fred gave the ball away in his own penalty area.

    A sloppy back pass from the midfielder gave Iheanacho the chance to go round Henderson and score the opener.

    And if there's one player you don't want to be giving the ball to in front of goal, it's the man who's scored five in his last three outings.

  • Thomas Blow


    Despite West Ham surrendering a three-goal lead against Arsenal, it was still a good day at the office for on-loan United star Jesse Lingard.

    He scored a stunning goal to make it 1-0 to the Hammers, hitting a sweet half-volley.

    It caps a decent week for Lingard, who was recalled to the England squad.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be keen to get him back in the summer…

  • Thomas Blow


    Here is how the Foxes line-up for today's FA Cup quarter-final.

    They've gone with a full-strength side, which may concern some United fans.

    In-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho starts alongside Jamie Vardy.

    Click HERE for live updates on the match.

  • Thomas Blow


    It's nearly time for today's match against Leicester City.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rested main man Bruno Fernandes, with Donny van de Beek getting a rare start.

    Explaining today's team, the United boss said: "We need all our players as we've played so many games with less than four days in between, so we need everybody fit."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Here is how Man Utd start against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

    Paul Pogba starts, whole Bruno Fernandes drops to the bench.

    And Donny van de Beek is also included in the starting XI.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Cristiano Ronaldo faces a  £17million tax hit if he rejoins Real Madrid – unless on just a one-year contract.

    The £345,000-a-week Juventus attacker, 36, has also been linked with another old club in Manchester United.

    But despite Bernabedu chief Zinedine Zidane admitting a switch back to Real was possible, the move would be tricky financially for both Real and Ronaldo.

    Marca quote Himnus Football Lawyers CEO Toni Roca as saying: “Ronaldo enjoys a special tax regime.

    “He did not go to Italy by chance, since the transalpine country has the most favourable tax treatment of the five major leagues on the continent.”

    Roca believes Italy receives only around £200k a year in tax from Ronaldo’s annual £35million wages.

    But in 2015 Spain scrapped the Beckham Law, which gave wealthy foreigners a large tax allowance.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Daniel James is primed to boost Wales' 2022 World Cup bid.

    The Manchester United winger, 23, has been a regular under Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, starting eight of the last nine games in all competitions.

    And Wales believes they will reap the benefits of James' flying form at Old Trafford in their opening Group E qualifier against Belgium on Wednesday.

    Dragons caretaker Robert Page said: "DJ has played in the past even without playing minutes at club level but it is beneficial for us if you have players coming in who are playing week in week out.

    “He has worked really hard to get himself back into the team. He looks a threat every time he plays.

    "He is back playing football at the top level and does not look out of place whatsoever. It is great for us.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Luke Shaw is set to land a lucrative new contract at Manchester United after his stunning form this season.

    The left-back was all but out at Old Trafford after years of being dogged by injury and poor form but has turned it around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    According to the Mirror, club chiefs are preparing a new deal for Shaw despite there still being two years left to run on his current £150,000-a-week agreement.

    The report states Solskajer has indicated Shaw is a key part of his plans for the future and he will get a bump in pay to put him in line with the club’s top earners.

    Goalkeeper David de Gea is United’s top earner on an eye-watering £375,000 a week but his future at Old Trafford looks uncertain.

    Paul Pogba is the next highest on £290,000 a week, with Anthony Martial picking up £250,000.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Man Utd are seeking a 13th FA Cup success.

    But they must first beat Leicester if they wish to stand any chance of winning the famous trophy this term.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Paul Pogba may start after his starring performance coming off the bench against AC Milan on Thursday.

    Commenting on the Frenchman, he said: "We knew that we wanted to put Paul on the pitch, maybe not for 45 minutes but we needed to give him the start of something.

    "These minutes will have helped him. He felt it of course because it was a game with high intensity and high tempo.

    "He’ll be better for it and hopefully he’ll last maybe 45 minutes this time as well.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw has revealed he didn't expect to be called back up for England having last featured in 2018.

    After returning to Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup qualifiers, he said: "At times, I made bad mistakes, pulling out of squads maybe at times when I shouldn’t have. That was down to me.

    “Of course, back then, I was going through bad times. There was in the back of my mind, especially my family and my girlfriend, they thought that it was done.

    “At the start of the season I had ambitions and sat down with my girlfriend and said that I wanted to get back in the England squad, doing everything I can to be back there.

    "You know, of course with my form, I thought there was a bigger chance than ever that I could be back in it.

    “Gladly, Gareth’s given me another opportunity to be involved in there, so I’m just really happy and honoured to be selected again. Hopefully I can show Gareth why I deserve a spot in the squad.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Man Utd players must relish the occasion of playing in big games, otherwise they shouldn't be at the club.

    The Red Devils face Leicester in the FA Cup later on Sunday just days after knocking AC Milan out of the Europa League.

    Commenting on whether playing in big games at this stage of the season means they are playing well, Solskjaer remarked: "Yes.

    "If you want an easy, comfortable life then you don’t play for Man United.

    "You’ve got to be mentally strong and also physically strong and robust.

    "To be successful you want to challenge yourself and these are the periods we want."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Man Utd's new shirt sponsor TeamViewer saw their share prices drop a whopping 16 per cent following the announcement of their deal with the Red Devils.

    The Premier League big boys announced a five-year deal with the global technology company on Friday.

    But according to Bloomberg, the tech firm's share values slumped shortly after the announcement due to concerns over their huge outlay for the sponsorship.

    United are set to earn a staggering £235million from the deal, which equates to £47m each year.

    But reports in the US suggest the Red Devils will pocket less than that figure, which is just under half of what American car company Chevrolet paid for their seven-year deal.

    United's partnership with TeamViewer plans to introduce the club's '1.1billion fans and followers around the world to exciting new technology drawing on TeamViewer’s expertise in remote connectivity services'.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Where will you be watching from?

    A reminder that Man Utd's clash against Leicester takes place at 5pm in the UK.

  • Jake Lambourne


    EXCLUSIVE – Gary Neville has held a huge inquest into Salford’s shaky promotion campaign.

    Co-owner Neville got all players and staff together BEFORE their Papa John’s Trophy win at Wembley for a major analysis of their League Two problems.

    Neville, 46, wanted all the grievances aired after seeing results leave them chasing the play-off pack for a second season.

    Despite lifting their first senior cup, Neville sees rising up the league as a priority.

    After back-to-back promotions, City finished 11th in their League Two debut campaign.

    Salford dispensed with manager Graham Alexander in October despite an unbeaten start to the campaign.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Man Utd are reportedly NOT looking to bring Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic to Old Trafford in the summer.

    It has been widely speculated that the Serbia international has been touted as a partner for Harry Maguire at the back.

    But according to the Express, the 23-year-old is not on the Red Devils' list of targets.

    They state that French pair Raphael Varane and Jules Kounde are serious options.

    The news report also claims that United are interested in West Ham's Declan Rice and Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Michael Owen is backing former employers Man Utd to beat Leicester 1-0 and advance into the FA Cup semi-finals.

    He told Bet Victor: "Manchester United have been imperious away from home this season and their amazing streak continued when they defeated Manchester City at the Etihad a couple of weeks ago.

    "They repeated the trick midweek at the San Siro, so there’s no doubt confidence will be high in the Red Devils camp.

    “Leicester are a good side. However, other than last weeks 5-0 win against doomed Sheffield United, they’ve been too in and out for me lately.

    “With that in mind, I think Manchester United will walk away from the King Power with all three points."

  • Jake Lambourne


    David Alaba is set to join Real Madrid after the Spanish giants offered him £165,000 per week and a huge £17million bonus.

    The Austria defender has also been linked with Manchester United, City and Chelsea as he seems sure to leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer.

    And according to ABC Deportes, Alaba has ‘verbally agreed’ to join Real Madrid following the huge financial offer tabled by the 13-time European champions.

    Speculation has surrounded the future of Madrid’s current centre-backs Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, so Alaba could well be seen as a replacement for one of them.

    And the wages and bonus being talked about are affordable for Real due to Alaba arriving on a free transfer.

  • Jake Lambourne


    EXCLUSIVEGareth Southgate may have to go into England’s World Cup triple header without Marcus Rashford.

    The Manchester United striker is doubtful for Sunday’s FA Cup meeting with Leicester.

    If he does not make the sixth-round tie then boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears he will have to withdraw him from World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland.

    Rashford was replaced by goal-hero Paul Pogba in Thursday’s Europa League 1-0 win over AC Milan.

    The 23-year-old has had a series of injuries and was frequently troubled by a back ailment.

    Solskjaer said: “I don’t know to be honest. He struggled a little bit in Milan so he’s doubtful for Sunday but we hope he will be OK.

    “Of course if he can’t play for us then it is more difficult to go and travel with England because then it is more serious than just a day or two.”

  • Jack Figg


    Pedro Neto is a surprise summer target for United – while boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists they ARE also in talks to keep Edinson Cavani.

    Frontmen Marcus Rashford, Cavani and Anthony Martial are doubts for tonight's FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester City.

    But the spotlight is also on Wolves winger Neto after SunSport exclusively revealed United's interest in the 21-year-old.

    The one-cap Portugal star is the latest player to be rated as a cut-price alternative to Borussia Dortmund's England attacker Jadon Sancho.

    Solskjaer, though, insists United still hope Uruguay legend Cavani will stay for another season.

    Yet the 34-year-old has reportedly held talks with Argentine side Boca Juniors.

    Meanwhile, Solskjaer is determined to ease Europa League match-winner Paul Pogba back carefully.

    Pogba returned from the bench after ten games out to hit the winner at AC Milan as United reached the quarter-finals on Thursday night.

    But Solskjaer said: “I don’t think he can last 90 minutes, I’m not sure he can start, but you can see the impact he can make if he comes on as a sub.

    Finally, United are reportedly leading the race for Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Manchester United are talking to Edinson Cavani about a new deal.

    And that the Uruguayan star is listening.

    As Sun Sport revealed Cavani has grown unhappy over the sound of silence from within Old Trafford regarding a new deal.

    He had been preparing to quit at the end of the season when his year’s contract runs out to realise a boyhood dream of playing for Boca Juniors.

    The 34-year-old striker’s father declared he would be leaving while there are reports that he already has a verbal agreement with the Argentine club.

    But Solskjaer and United hope the seven–goal frontman, expected to lead the line in today’s FA Cup clash with Leicester City, will still be around next season.

    The Old Trafford boss insists: “We want a competitive squad and we need someone up there to score the goals for us.

    “So we’re looking at it. We’re speaking to Eddy. Edinson is a top striker and whatever he decides to do, let’s see. But we’re in good dialogue with him."

  • Ian Tuckey


    EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United are eyeing a £50million-plus summer move for Wolves star Pedro Neto.

    United have made signing a right winger one of their top priorities and Neto’s impressive season, despite Wolves’ struggles, has moved him up the shortlist of Old Trafford chiefs.

    Man Utd could have signed Neto, 21, for next to nothing back in 2016 when the he came to Carrington on trial from Portuguese side Braga – but he did not do enough to convince them to buy him then.

    But now United are understood to regard the Portugal international – Wolves’ £16m signing from Italian club Lazio – as a genuine alternative to long-term targets like Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.

    Rivals Manchester City have also been linked with Neto, but sources insist they are now ahead of United in the queue for Villa captain Grealish instead.

    Sancho’s future at Borussia Dortmund is tied up with what the German club decide to do if mega-money bids come in for striker Erling Braut Haaland.

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