Manchester United are in the spotlight after their shambolic 2-0 Premier League defeat to Newcastle on Sunday. There have been developments regarding Mason Greenwood, Steve McClaren and the Glazers over the past 24 hours. Express Sport now takes a look at all the latest coming out of Old Trafford.
There’s a twist when it comes to Greenwood, with journalist Graeme Bailey saying some United Players are open to the 21-year-old coming back.
“It is believed members of Manchester United’s hierarchy are refusing to rule out a return for the England international,” he told TeamTalk.
“Nobody at the club is expecting Greenwood to return to training this season, but thereafter he could yet have a future.
“A number of Greenwood’s team-mates believe he should be given a chance to kick-start his career next season after the police charges against him were dropped.
“One major unknown is what will happen with the possible change of ownership, as it stands The Glazers do not appear in a hurry to bring Greenwood back into the fold, but a new owner could have very different opinion.”
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The Glazers have confirmed to Ten Hag they’re willing to back him in the summer transfer window.
The club is currently in an uncertain predicament, with the Americans open to leaving amid interest from the likes of Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
But The Sun say Ten Hag will get backing, regardless of who comes in as owners.
United have interest in midfielders such as Jude Bellingham and Frenkie de Jong, of Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona respectively.
And Tottenham and Napoli Players Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen are admired, too.
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Ten Hag criticises Players
Speaking after the defeat to Newcastle, Ten Hag criticised his Players.
"I think it was deserving for Newcastle,” he said. “They were more determined and had more passion and desire to score a goal.
“Also, to defend their box, which they did very well. We had the spaces and the opportunities but we did not use them.
"David [de Gea] made one great save. They had many shots from the edge and we put in blocks there. But we have to stop them before they come in to the final third.
“We didn't do that well. The blocks were good but better is to stop it at source.”
Shaw gets honest
Luke Shaw admitted United Players had a chat among themselves, without any coaches present, after another poor performance on the road.
“I’m not gonna go too much into that but definitely, the Players had a bit of a chat in the changing room after with no staff around because it’s down to us Players on the pitch and like I said, it was nowhere near good enough,” he said.
“We had to speak out in front of each other. I think it’s important, we’re a team and when we go out on that pitch we all need to fight for each other and I think sometimes this season it’s maybe not shown like that.
“We’ve had a good chat in the changing room after, I’m sure we’ll go over it again and all speak again because I think it’s important.
“We need to realise them problems and realise them quick, change them around because we can still have a very good season but with results like this and performances like this then we can’t.”