Good morning Man Utd fans
Manchester United star Lisandro Martinez’s injury against Arsenal is not serious, reports suggest.
Martinez hobbled off after 80 minutes against the Gunners on Sunday’s 3-1 victory at Old Trafford.
The centre-back reportedly suffered a groin injury and that raised serious concern within the United ranks.
However, reports suggest the Red Devils’ boss Eik ten Hag took the Argentina international off the pitch as a precaution.
The 24-year-old has impressed ever since his arrival as he won player of the month for August.
Meanwhile, Napoli have stated they were never in “real negotiations” to sign United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
The Partenopei are one of several teams to have been linked with Ronaldo, who was reportedly unsettled at Old Trafford this summer.
But the Serie A outfit’s sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli insists there were never any substantial talks with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s camp.
Giuntoli said: “I’m sorry to say that but we’ve never been in real negotiations with Man United to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.”
And United have been joined by Bayern Munich in the race to sign Barcelona ace Gavi.
United and Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the 18-year-old prodigy recently.
It is a proposition too good to pass up as the Spaniard’s deal expires next summer, so he will be available on a free at the end of the season.
According to Bild, Bayern remain interested in trying to acquire the midfielder’s signature ahead of the next transfer window.
Barca president Joan Laporta recently confirmed an offer has been made to Gavi as they are keen to renew his contract.
Finally, Ajax sporting director Gerry Hamstra has slammed United for their timing of the £133million double swoop for Martinez and Antony in the summer.
The departures of both South American stars left the Dutch champions’ new manager Alfred Schreuder short and with voids to fill.
Hamstra told De Telegraaf: “Manchester United’s timing was so bad.
“The last few days [of the window] became even more hectic after Ajax had already gone through a major rebuild of the squad following the departure of lots of top-class players.
“‘It was so difficult to leave our manager with such a void. We all think we lost too many first-team players who always start.”