Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo storms down tunnel AGAIN, Martial asks for MOVE, Haaland and Wirtz latest

MANCHESTER UNITED have been dealt a blow after Anthony Martial demanded to leave the club.

The Frenchman has not been a regular this year and boss Ralf Rangnick confirmed he is now looking for a change of scenery.

But Rangnick added that no bid has come in for the Monaco star and therefore it is likely he will have to stay at Old Trafford.

The German stated: "He explained to me he’s been at Manchester United now for seven years and he feels it’s the right time for a change, to go somewhere else.

“In a way this is understandable, I could follow his thoughts but on the other hand, it’s also important to see the situation of the club.

“We have Covid times, we have three competitions in which we still have high ambitions.

“I told him as long as there is no club showing interest in him, and it should not only be in the interest of the player it should also be in the interest of the club.

“So far, as far as I know, there has been no offer from any other club and as long as this is the case he will stay.”

On the pitch, United were abject as they escaped from Newcastle with a barely deserved 1-1 draw.

And Cristiano Ronaldo was singled out for criticism by Gary Neville after ignoring the travelling Man Utd fans and storming down the tunnel yet again.

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  • Etienne Fermie

    Sky pundit slams Man United

    Gary Neville blasted Manchester United's players for being 'whinge bags' against Newcastle.

    Neville's former side found themselves 1-0 down at St James Park after just seven minutes following Allan Saint-Maximin's opener.

    They went into half-time one goal behind and Sky Sports pundit Neville hit out at Ralf Rangnick's players.

    He said: "They've not done one single thing right as a team and not one player can go in at half-time and say they've done their job or even done themselves justice.

    "They've not had a game in 16 days but I'm not really looking at that to be honest because there's still a lot of basics they can do properly – which is win your battles, go in for tackles properly, show a bit of urgency and look like it matters.

    "They're whinging at each other, they're a bunch of whinge bags. Their arms are up in the air, they're complaining about everything.

    "They got the last manager the sack Ralf Rangnick is not going to get the sack, but they'll get a lot of managers the sack if they perform like that."

  • Etienne Fermie

    MORNING MAN UNITED FANS

    Disappointing United escaped from Newcastle with a point, but had David De Gea to thank for a stunning late save.

    At half-time, Gary Neville had already seen enough calling United's stars "whinge bags" during their poor first half performance.

    He said: "They've not done one single thing right as a team and not one player can go in at half-time and say they've done their job or even done themselves justice.

    "They've not had a game in 16 days but I'm not really looking at that to be honest because there's still a lot of basics they can do properly – which is win your battles, go in for tackles properly, show a bit of urgency and look like it matters.

    "They're whinging at each other, they're a bunch of whinge bags. Their arms are up in the air, they're complaining about everything.

    "They got the last manager the sack Ralf Rangnick is not going to get the sack, but they'll get a lot of managers the sack if they perform like that."

    Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani’s proposed transfer to Barcelona could be back on, according to reports.

    Catalan newspaper Sport claim that a move could happen during the January transfer window, after the Uruguayan agreed to take a pay cut.

    All that is needed is for United to give the green light for the former PSG striker to be allowed to join.

  • Jon Boon

    CRITICAL RANGNICK

    Ralph Rangnick was scathing of his team's performance in their 1-1 draw against Newcastle.

    Manchester United were poor at St James' Park, and were lucky to get a point – thanks to a David De Gea save in the final moments.

    "I didn't like it at all," Rangnick told Sky.

    "Today it was not a question of body language, it was a question of physicality. You have to get physical and this was not the case."

  • Jon Boon

    DE GEA TO THE RESCUE

    Manchester United survived a late scare when Newcastle hit the post, before David De Gea pulled off a wonder save to earn the Red Devils a point.

    The Spanish keeper stretched out his palm on 88 minutes to deny Magpies sub Miguel Almiron from bagging all three points.

    Check out the save below, it really was a worldie.

  • Jon Boon

    SHEAR CLASS

    Alan Shearer was spied in attendance at St James' Park for Manchester United's match with his beloved Newcastle.

    And the Red Devils didn't impress the former England centre forward, who hung on for a 1-1 draw.

    He went as far as calling United "very average" on Twitter.

  • Jon Boon

    PLAYER RATINGS

    Sunsport's Toby Gannon has the ratings in for United's performers against Newcastle United, if we can call them that.

    Marcus Rashford was poor, he says, but Cristiano Ronaldo can hang his head in shame too.

    De Gea was United's star man.

    Here's the ratings in full.

  • Jon Boon

    NEWCASTLE 1-1 MAN UTD F/T

    The Red Devils clung on in the end to earn a point in a game they were pretty poor in.

    The second half performance was much better, but they were thankful to a post and a David De Gea save late on.

    But, if they want to get top four, this was nowhere near good enough.

    Stay tuned for more reaction.

  • Jon Boon

    UNITED ARE LEVEL!

    It's that man Edinson Cavani, a second half sub, who has got Manchester United level.

    The Red Devils don't deserve it, but they'll take it as Newcastle's defenders gift the Uruguayan with two bites of the cherry to tap home in the box.

    20 minutes plus stoppage to go, United will think they can win this now.

  • Jon Boon

    'WHINGE BAGS'

    Gary Neville blasted Manchester United's players for being 'whinge bags' against Newcastle.

    Neville's former side found themselves 1-0 down at St James Park after just seven minutes following Allan Saint-Maximin's opener.

    It left United all pointing the finger at each other as they cut a distressed look.

    He said: "They've not done one single thing right as a team and not one player can go in at half-time and say they've done their job or even done themselves justice.

    "They've not had a game in 16 days but I'm not really looking at that to be honest because there's still a lot of basics they can do properly – which is win your battles, go in for tackles properly, show a bit of urgency and look like it matters.

    "They're whinging at each other, they're a bunch of whinge bags. Their arms are up in the air, they're complaining about everything.

    "They got the last manager the sack Ralf Rangnick is not going to get the sack, but they'll get a lot of managers the sack if they perform like that."

  • Jon Boon

    NEWCASTLE 1-0 MAN UTD H/T

    Very little cutting edge in that first half from United, who have really failed to test Martin Dubravka in the Newcastle goal.

    The hosts lead at the break 1-0 thanks to a goal by the lively Allan Saint-Maximin.

    Much to ponder for Ralph Rangnick during the interval.

  • Jon Boon

    TOOTHLESS

    We're past the half an hour mark at St James' Park, and Manchester United are yet to register an effort at goal.

    Buoyed by the home support, Newcastle still lead and are giving it all they've got.

    But the Red Devils are beginning to string passes together now and enjoying spells of better possession.

    Still, they need to start fashioning chances.

  • Jon Boon

    DISASTER!

    United are a goal down.

    Poor defending from Varange and Maguire has allowed Allan Saint-Maximin to fire home from the edge of the area.

    It's the first goal conceded under the Rangnick regime.

    All to do now.

  • Jon Boon

    PEEP PEEP

    We're off and underway at St James's Park.

    Make sure you follow our live blog of the game to keep up with all the action.

    Follow it here.

  • Jon Boon

    FOLLOW THE ACTION

    To keep up to date with all that's going on at St James' Park, follow our live blog of the game.

    Will Raphael Varane shut the Toon out on his return? Can Mason Greenwood rediscover his scoring boots?

    Or, will Cristiano Ronaldo repeat his double earlier in the season and haunt Eddie Howe's relegation-threatened men?

    To find out, follow our live blog.

  • Jon Boon

    UNITED LINE-UP V NEWCASTLE

    Here's confirmation of the first eleven to take on the Toon.

    As well as the return of Varane, United welcome back Mason Greenwood into the starting line-up in the place of Jadon Sancho.

    Edinson Cavani is worth a place on the bench.

  • Jon Boon

    HE'S BACK

    Raphael Varane is back in the Manchester United line-up for the game at St James' Park.

    The French defender has had his injury woes, but Ralph Rangnick will now be hopeful the World Cup winner can muster up a run of games and get match-fit.

  • Jon Boon

    CAREER FIRST

    Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick has seen it all.

    However, he's never managed a team during the Christmas period.

    According to the Man Utd official Twitter, it's something he's really looking forward to.

  • Jon Boon

    EDIN OFF?

    Edinson Cavani's proposed transfer to Barcelona could be back on, according to reports.

    Catalan newspaper Sport claim that a move on track for the January transfer window, after the Uruguayan agreed to take a pay cut.

    All that is needed is for United to give the green light for the former PSG striker to be allowed to join.

    If United don't sell, they could be forced to losing Cavani on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign anyway.

    According to Sport, Red Devils officials are considering terminating his current deal to allow him to link up with the LaLiga club.

    Cavani has struggled at Old Trafford this season, as injuries have taken their toll and restricted him to just eight games in all competitions.

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    United dealt Wirtz blow

    United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of German wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

    The Bayer Leverkusen playmaker is said to be a transfer target for the Red Devils.

    However, Rudi Voller, the club's president, has insisted Wirtz imminent future remains with the Bundesliga side.

    Meanwhile, David De Gea has revealed how new manager Ralf Rangnick is implementing a new regime at Old Trafford.

    He said: “It’s very intense, every session, every moment with him is intense. You have to give 100% every time in training and in the games.

    “The team is training with energy, with pace and now we have to show that in big games.”

    Rangnick is also adamant wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba needs to "get fit" before talks about a new deal can be discussed.

    The German said: “On the day he came back from Dubai we spoke in person.

    “Right now, it’s about for him to get fit again.

    “I think this will take as far as I know another couple of weeks until then my full focus is on the players who are available in the upcoming games.”

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