Good morning Man Utd fans
Manchester United take on West Ham at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
United star Anthony Martial is set to miss the game with a back injury while Raphael Varane will also be sidelined with a leg injury, but Harry Maguire and Donny van de Beek made their return as substitutes on Thursday’s Europa League win against Sheriff.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka returned to training, but Brandon Williams as well as Axel Tuanzebe remain long-term absentees.
West Ham will make a late call on Jarrod Bowen’s fitness as he is dealing with an ankle injury.
Lucas Paqueta (shoulder), Craig Dawson (leg) and Maxwel Cornet (calf) remain sidelined for the Hammers.
Meanwhile, Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong and PSV EIndhoven ace Cody Gakpo are back at the front of the gossip as United boss Erik ten Hag admits he’s “really impatient” for improvement.
Ten Hag believes the Red Devils’ attacking lags behind defending and build-up play.
Therefore, the Dutchman wants to add reinforcement ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.
Ten Hag said: “It’s the most difficult part, so it takes even more time but you can’t increase the tempo of that process.. We have to take our time.”
And Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted he is braced for a January raid on Youri Tielemans.
United have been linked with Tielemans, 25, since it became clear he had declined to sign a bumper new contract.
Only foreign teams can enter negotiations or sign the midfielder for free on a pre-contract in January once he enters the final six months of his deals, due to FA rules.
However, any move from the continent might trigger a reaction from United who could try and sign the Belgium international for a knockdown fee come January.
Finally, Juventus could be fined a staggering £51million for hiding an alleged secret payment to United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bombshell secret documents claim Juve promised to pay their ex-star Ronaldo a £17m fee during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Daily Mail, the Bianconeri could potentially face a fine of up to £51m as punishment.
La Gazzetta dello Sport also claimed the Serie A giants are being investigated amid claims they falsified documents including balance sheets in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
That’s after Juventus said players would take significant wage cuts during the past lockdowns.
Gazzetta also claims to have already sourced a secret document signed by CR7 and Juve, making reference to a “famous document that should not have theoretically existed”