Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Antony TWIST as rivals enter race, Ronaldo gives UPDATE from Portugal, De Jong fuming


Morning, United fans

Bruno Fernandes has praised three Red Devils who could replace Cristiano Ronaldo – but Chelsea want United’s top target Frenkie de Jong.

Midfielder Fernandes hailed ‘aggressive’ front trio Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford after a third win in three friendlies without Ronaldo.

Martial netted his third tour goal and Rashford his second in yesterday’s 3-1 defeat of Crystal Palace in Melbourne.

And Fernandes told MUTV: “We are feeling good, obviously the result helps a bit but we are playing good football.

“There are a lot of things to improve yet but we have time to get ready before the first game of the season.

“I think we have been much more aggressive, firstly the three guys up front… when they press they really press.”

Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek backed United skipper Harry Maguire after he was booed at the game in front of 76,499.

VDB said: “I heard it as well… But I think if I saw the game I think Harry was playing really well.

“He was aggressive, he got so many balls, so that means he has a big personality.”

It comes as Chelsea have reportedly told Barcelona they want Holland star De Jong.

Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodriguez is said to be keen on the wantaway striker returning to Madrid – amid interest from his old club Real’s big rivals Atletico.

Finally, West Ham are closing on ex-loanee Jesse Lingard, but Nottingham Forest are also being linked with the United midfielder.





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