Manchester United news and transfer news from Friday’s national newspapers…
1. Manchester United have a three-man shortlist to bolster their midfield options in the summer with Kalvin Phillips touted to be a more achievable signing than his compatriots Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham, per The Sun.
2. Man United chiefs hope to convince Marcus Rashford to stay – and reignite his career at Old Trafford, report The Sun.
3. The same outlet report that Manchester United ace Paul Pogba has reportedly “decided” that he wants a return to Juventus this summer.
4. Former Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is set to get a second chance at Manchester United if Erik ten Hag is announced as their new manager, according to The Sun.
5. The Sun again reported that Manchester United are reportedly set to miss out on the signing of Ajax wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch.
6. Bruno Lage has fired warning to Manchester United that they won’t sign midfielder Ruben Neves on the cheap this summer, claim The Sun.
7. Sevilla have told Manchester United forward Anthony Martial to “do what we ask” as the Frenchman’s loan struggles continue, The Sun reported.
8. According to Daily Telegraph, Man United will make substantial funds available to Erik ten Hag this summer even if the club fail to secure Champions League qualification for next season, and are ready to hand their prospective new manager a detailed shortlist of transfer targets.
9. Erik Ten Hag might have only £20m to spend on Manchester United’s squad if the club fails to reach the Champions League and will face a budget cut even if qualification is achieved because of UEFA’s new financial sustainability regulations, reported by Daily Express.
10. The same outlet claimed that Paris Saint-Germain expected Manchester United to choose their boss Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager, according to reports.
11. Manchester United scouts were in Spain on Wednesday night to see Arnaut Danjuma give Villarreal a shock Champions League win over Bayern Munich, reported by Daily Mail.
12. According to Daily Mirror, Manchester United have told six players, including Dean Henderson, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial, that they will have to stay at the club next season with only players out of contract being allowed to leave ahead of a new managerial appointment.