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Marcus Rashford was the only Manchester United player that featured for England in their 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday.
The Three Lions got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a brilliant start with the three points at Wembley thanks to Raheem Sterling's second-half goal and will now play Scott McTominay 's Scotland on Friday 18 June.
Dean Henderson and Luke Shaw remained unused substitutes in England's clash against Croatia, with Harry Maguire not yet fit enough to be considered for selection.
Regarding transfer news, reports in Spain emerged yesterday claiming Raphael Varane would prefer to move home to France this summer, despite the MEN understanding that United have begun talks to sign the Real Madrid centre-back. PSG have also been linked with him.
United continue to pursue a deal for Jadon Sancho and some reports suggest a deal could now be imminent.
Pogba hints at position switch
More from Pogba, who has hinted that he is keen for a positional change in his career.
"I would like to play more offensive," Pogba laughed when asked of his ambitions in an interview alongside Patrick Vieira by L’Equipe. "To score fifteen goals per season is what I would like."
“But Patrick said it, we must put ourselves at the service of the collective. In Manchester, as in blue (the France team), the collective will always come before the player.”
Ronaldo 'pining for United return'
Yeah, it's that man again, with Cristiano Ronaldo once again being linked with a return to United.
This time the latest update is from Gazzetta dello Sport, via the Express, who claim United have submitted a two-year contract offer to Ronaldo.
Opinion: United are changing their cultural reset
Some lunchtime reading for you on the matter of Kieran Trippier, Manchester United's interest and what it seems for a transfer strategy that has rarely been stuck to.
Wright on why Lukaku didn't fit in at United
Ian Wright has been discussing Romelu Lukaku, after his performance for Belgium, and explained it didn't work at United as he was the furthest man forward.
“That is not what Lukaku is about, Lukaku is roaming from wing to wing in that area between lines, where they’re pushing forward but have a couple of defenders back and he’s just loitering.
“He’s just loitering to the point that when you see him there…that’s danger. Everything he did, whether it was link-up play or running straight through, running somebody out of the space, he did everything in that game, it was really good too see.
“I said Romelu Lukaku when he left here [the Premier League], he left here with people waving him away like, ‘You’re a joke player, see you later!’, that was the vibe and you look at him now and he’s looking terrifying.”
Pogba has more 'freedom' with France
Paul Pogba has been discussing the differences between his role with France compared to United, saying he has more 'freedom' with the former.
"In Manchester, I have the freedom to go into the box, but the priority is to play and defend.
“We play in 4-2-3-1, also a diamond. I am a little more in the transmission, in the construction. But I have more freedom than in Manchester to enter the box, to make runs forwards.
“At the same time, when you have Griezmann, Kylian, you don’t want to enter their spaces, you don’t need to.”
Pogba would be welcome at any club'
Paris Saint-Germain and France star Presnel Kimpembe has said that Paul Pogba would be a popular signing at any club, amid speculation the midfielder could leave Manchester United.
Kimpembe was asked about Pogba's future in a France press conference following reports that PSG are keen on signing the United man.
"I didn't discuss it [PSG speculation] with him.
"He's a big boy, he doesn't need anyone to make up his mind. Any club would be happy to welcome him.
"It only depends on him, his agent and his future club.”
Henderson withdraws from Euros
Dean Henderson has been ruled out of England's Euro 2020 campaign with a hip injury.
The FA has released this statement about the Manchester Unitef goalkeeper, who joins Nick Pope in having withdrawn from the goalkeeping ranks. Aaron Ramsdale has been called up as a replacement.
"The Manchester United goalkeeper will now return to his club for further assessment and rehabilitation ahead of the 2021/22 season."
Dalot Portugal call-up explained
Portugal boss Fernando Santos has explained that Diogo Dalot's performances on loan with AC Milan are the reason behind the defender's call-up to his nation's Euro 2020 squad.
Dalot came into the squad late as a replacement for Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo, who tested positive for coronavirus just two days before Portugal's opening fixture against Hungary.
Speaking after the defender's introduction to the squad, Santos explained that the reason behind his selection was due to his recent performances:
"It's do with his quality and the fact he’s been playing competitively up until very recently.
"There's some players as good as Diogo who haven’t been competing and it would be difficult for them to come in.
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence on his future
Cristiano Ronaldo has addressed the speculation surrounding his future amid links with a return to Manchester United.
It's reported Ronaldo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are still in contact and that a move for the Portugal star could be possible if it made financial sense, but he still has one year left on his contract with Juventus and his wage demands remain substantial.
United aren't the only club being linked with a move for Ronaldo, though, because Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in the player and he's now commented on the speculation:
“I have been playing at the highest level for many years, this doesn’t faze me.
"Maybe if I was 18 or 19 I might have had some sleepless nights, but I'm 36. Whatever comes will be for the best regardless of staying at Juve or being transferred.
“The crucial thing now is the Euros, it is my fifth Euros, but for me it’s like my first Euros. We want to play a good match with good thoughts from the first to the last match.”
Trippier to United 'close'
The deal taking Kieran Trippier back to the Premier League, and to Manchester United specifically, is close to be done, reports are claiming.
Football Insider state that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is very keen on Trippier's addition and that the 30-year-old has begun house hunting in Manchester — despite United and Atletico Madrid currently being apart on the price.
Derby 'expect' another Mengi loan
Derby County are 'expected' to clinch another loan deal for Manchester United centre-back Teden Mengi.
That's according to the Athletic who report Wayne Rooney's admiration for the 19-year-old centre-back the Rams had on loan last season. MEN reported last month that Derby wanted to sign Mengi again and it seems likely they will clinch a deal.
Arsenal 'make contact' with Van de Beek
Arsenal have reportedly made contact with United over the shock signing of Donny van de Beek.
The Dutch midfielder endured a difficult debut season at Old Trafford following his £35million deal from Ajax. And it's now been claimed by 90min.com that Arsenal are looking to swoop in this summer and offer him an escape route.
It seems unlikely that United would sell, especially to a Premier League rival.
In action today
Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot could both be in Euro 2020 action for Portugal today, as they begin their campaign against Hungary.
Then, this evening, Paul Pogba's France take on Germany in a huge clash — the final one in this round of group stage fixtures. Worth turning in for.
Ferdinand calls for United to sign Lindelof alternative
Rio Ferdinand questioned Victor Lindelof's starting role for Manchester United while on Euros punditry duty last night. He believes Harry Maguire needs a strong centre-back partner, despite the fact Lindelof starred for Sweden in their 0-0 draw with Spain.
This is what Ferdinand told the BBC:
"I think the international games suits him better. The Premier League is very quick, the physicality in the Premier League as well, this [the international game] is more of a thinking defender’s game.
“With this team [Sweden] it seems like he’s the main man, he’s taking on that responsibility, he’s warmed to that and I just think that suits him. When he plays in a yellow shirt for Sweden, he seems a different player to when he plays for Manchester United.
“I just feel there are question marks over his partnership with [Harry] Maguire. Maguire has come in for big money, he’s going to play, does Lindelof compliment him enough for them to be a top, top team? I question that."
Gary Neville's England selection prediction
The former United man has spoken to Sky Sports about Luke Shaw's omission and the team he'd play against Scotland:
"I think there will be some changes ahead of Scotland. I think Gareth looks at each match as an individual event. I don't think he does what many managers do which is to think 'I've got a winning team, I'm going to stick with it'. He may, he could surprise us.
"But it wouldn't surprise me if one of the left-backs came in. I think they'll be hurting after seeing Kieran Trippier play in front of them. Definitely one of the left-backs to get more attacking impetus down the left against Scotland, is something I think he will do.
"We are going to need to be more proactive than we were [against Croatia]. There's going to be more pressure on England."
Jadon Sancho confident of securing United move
Jadon Sancho has agreed terms in principle to join Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.
The Manchester Evening News understands Sancho's camp expect the winger to join United even though their opening offer was rejected by Dortmund last week.
United's bid of £67million was around £10m shy of Dortmund's demand for an up-front fee for Sancho but Sancho's representatives are confident the transfer will still go through.
Joel Glazer makes promise at Fans' Forum
Joel Glazer, speaking at United's Fans' Forum, has promised to improve dialogue with fans.
"We always took the approach that we should stay in the background. Let the manager, the players, the people at Old Trafford, be the ones out in front, communicating and talking,” Glazer said.
“But in retrospect, that was not the right approach and there's a middle ground. Our silence wrongly created the impression that we don't care, that we aren't football fans, that we only care about our commercial interests and money. And I can assure you, nothing could be further from the truth.
"I may not live in Manchester and be fortunate enough to be at Old Trafford, every week, but like the hundreds of millions of supporters we have around the world, I watch every match. I can't wait for every match. I enjoy the thrill of every goal. And I feel the utmost agony of every defeat.
"I personally take losses very hard, no different than any supporter. The losses hurt. I don’t like losing and I share the same feelings as supporters. Ultimately, we're all in this for what's on the pitch. It’s about winning trophies and the enjoyment of the game.”
United fans name McTominay's best position after Scotland Euro 2020 defeat
Manchester United fans have launched their defence of Scott McTominay as Scotland lost 2-0 to the Czech Republic at Euro 2020.
McTominay was born in Lancaster, England but the United midfielder represents Scotland on the international stage and he made Steve Clarke's starting XI for Scotland's opening game of the European Championship against the Czech Republic on Monday.
Despite having the home advantage of playing at Hampden Park, Scotland suffered defeat and McTominay's performance was immediately scrutinised on social media, with his display garnering mixed reviews from some supporters.
Raphael Varane 'wants' to return to France
Spanish outlet El Confidencial claim Varane wants to return to France this summer.
The MEN understand United have made enquiries to sign Varane, but this new report from Spain claims the player could instead prefer a move to Paris Saint-Germain after 10 years in Madrid.
Varane is now entering the final year of his contract at the Los Blancos.