Friday’s Paper Talk: Paul Scholes ‘hated playing for England’, Manchester United plan Philipp Kohn transfer

Friday's Paper Talk: Paul Scholes 'hated playing for England', Manchester United plan Philipp Kohn transfer

Manchester United news and transfer news from Friday’s national newspapers and journalists.

1. According to Daily Star, Manchester United have sounded out Mauricio Pochettino about becoming the club’s next manager following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.

Senior United figures are believed to have held conversations with Pochettino this week about him replacing interim boss Ralf Rangnick at The Theatre of Dreams.

2. Manchester United coach Mick Clegg has claimed that ex-Man United midfielder Paul Scholes once told him he “hated playing for England”, that’s according to The Sun.

3. The Sun hold that Manchester United are weighing up a move for Red Bull Salzburg goalkeeper Philipp Kohn, according to reports.

4. The Same outlet report that The Red Devils are reportedly plotting a £60m swoop for Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, who is also a transfer target for Atletico Madrid and Arsenal.

5. Manchester United are said to have joined the race to sign Roma striker and former Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham in the summer, report The Sun.

6. Daily Express report that Manchester United have interviewed a third mystery boss alongside Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino as part of their lengthy managerial recruitment process, reports claim.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes reportedly claimed he hated representing England
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes reportedly claimed he hated representing England

7. Sir Alex Ferguson concedes that he encouraged Jurgen Klopp to come to the Premier League prior to his move to England. I said, “Pick your best team, pick a team with expectation”, according to Daily Mirror.

8. Manchester United shot-stopper David de Gea was bitterly disappointed with Spain boss Luis Enrique as he was told he had been excluded from the Spain squad for their recent friendlies, according to reports in his homeland, per Daily Mirror.

9. Manchester United are anticipated to carry out a second and final round of interviews before appointing their next permanent manager although Erik ten Hag has now emerged as the clear favourite, claim Daily Mirror.

10. Portugal international Bruno Fernandes has agreed a new contract with Manchester United that will make him one of the three highest-paid players at Old Trafford, per The Guardian.