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Man Utd transfer round-up: Striker boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as rivals “pull out”

Mirror Football brings you the latest transfer rumours from Old Trafford ahead of the January window – including an update on Donny van de Beek’s Manchester United future

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Manchester United have been linked with several players in recent weeks as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to revive their stuttering season.

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League – nine points behind leaders Chelsea – after winning just one of their last six games in the competition.

Those connected with United include Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

Others, meanwhile, are rumoured to be heading out of Old Trafford – such as World Cup winner Paul Pogba, whose contract expires in June.

Here, Mirror Football collates the latest United rumours – including an update on Donny van de Beek’s future.

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United and their Premier League rivals have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

According to Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol via The Sun, Real Madrid have accepted the 21-year-old is destined for a move to the Premier League.

The Reds Devils have been linked with Haaland for some time and he’s thought to have a £64million release clause in his contract.

Haaland is one of the brightest prospects in European football, scoring 49 goals in as many Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund.

Erling Haaland is one of Europe’s most wanted footballers



Speaking in 2017, the striker revealed it was his dream to play for Leeds – his father Alf-Inge’s former club and the place of his birth.

“I want to be the best possible,” said Haaland. “The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.

“In addition, the goal is to become a better player than Dad was. I hope to be able to get more international matches than he did.”

Haaland has made 15 senior appearances for Norway to date, scoring 12 goals.

Go Donny go!

Donny van de Beek reportedly wants to leave Manchester United in January



As per Tuesday’s transfer round-up, Newcastle are reportedly the favourites to sign struggling United midfielder Van de Beek.

But it appears Everton aren’t out of the running yet. According to ESPN, the Toffees will renew their interested in the Dutchman, 24, in January.

Van de Beek has struggled since joining United from Ajax 13 months ago, making just four Premier League starts.

Speaking in October, Everton’s technical director Marcel Brands revealed the club were interested in signing the midfielder during the summer.

“We had him on our list,” said Brands. “At the beginning of the transfer window, we enquired at United, then it was impossible.

“At the end of the window, I received a call from Guido Albers, his agent, that he might be rented out after all. But at the last minute it was cancelled.”

Van de Beek is believed to have changed his agent since that failed move in a bid to escape his Old Trafford nightmare.

And, according to Birmingham Live, Wolves are also keen on snapping up the player in January.

Dean’s keen

Dean Henderson has barely featured for United this term


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Newcastle will make an enquiry for United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, according to Eurosport.

It’s believed the Red Devils are willing to let the England stopper leave the club on an 18-month loan in January.

Newcastle currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books – Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow and Freddie Woodman.

None of them, however, are as highly regarded as Henderson, who displaced David de Gea as United’s first-choice stopper last term.

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The one-cap international also impressed during his two-year loan spell at Sheffield United, helping them win Promotion to the Premier League in 2018-19.

De Gea’s re-emergence and Henderson’s injury problems has seen the latter fall back down the pecking order at Old Trafford, making just one appearance this season.

“It wouldn’t be clever for me to sit around and not play football,” said Henderson in September 2020, “I don’t think it would help any parties at all.”

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