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  • October 28, 2022

CRISTIANO RONALDO made a scoring return to action tonight as Manchester United beat Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0 in the Europa League.
Meanwhile, former United boss Ralf Rangnick has claimed that he had efforts to sign Erling Haaland and other names blocked during his time at Old Trafford.
The Austria boss was supposed to move into a senior role at the club but instead opted to join the national team.
He has stated that he attempted to bring Haaland, Christopher Nkunku, Josko Gvardiol and Luis Diaz to Man United but saw his vision blocked by those at Old Trafford.
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Arsenal have been urged by club legend Kevin Campbell to poach Manchester United star Marcus Rashford in a shock transfer.
Campbell told Football Insider: “He ticks some really good boxes for Arsenal.
“On the counter attack, he can be devastating. He undone Arsenal at Old Trafford earlier this season with his speed.
“Rashford can be devastating on his day, we know that. Manchester United are dithering by the sounds of it. I’m sure Arsenal would go for him if he became available next summer.
“He is an international player who has played on the big stages. He knows how to get games won.
“That is what Arsenal lack sometimes. It would be great to have a player of his experience as part of the rotation”
Manchester United have received a huge boost after Lille star Jonathan David admitted being keen on a “massive club”.
David told Football Daily: “Yeah, you know for me, I was always watching European football on TV.
“So, for me that was always the goal. For me it was, I only wanted to go to Europe.
“The next step is always growing, having more ambition, a bigger club I think. Every player wants to play for a massive club in their life. So I think if I had the chance to do it, I’ll go for it for sure.
“I think they’re two different leagues [the Premier League and La Liga]. But I think I can adapt to both for sure. And I think with the experience that I’ve had here in France, it will help me a lot if I need to adapt to some place else a lot faster. So yeah I think both leagues suit me”
France manager Didier Deschamps has warned he will not take injured players to the 2022 World Cup, such as Manchester United star Raphael Varane or ex-Old Trafford player Paul Pogba.
Deschamps said: "It's clear and clean. That I said. I've never embarked with an injured player for a big competition.
"The only thing that is certain is that I will not take a player who is not able to play at the start of the competition. Then it’s on a case-by-case basis.
"But leaving on a big competition with players who are not suitable, already it occupies too much attention, and for those who have to play, it also monopolises the medical staff.
"Me, I consider that we must leave with valid and capable players"
Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham with the midfielder considering staying at Borussia Dortmund.
Several high profile clubs have been linked to Bellingham including, Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
But according to journalist Kevin Hatchard no club has a plan in place to lure the midfielder away from Dortmund.
The 19-year-old has impressed this season and could even stay at the Bundesliga giants despite the mounting interest.
Dortmund offer the England international a guarantee of regular football and are set to progress in the Champions League, which should appeal to the wonderkid
Manchester United star Antony was hooked at half-time by manager Erik ten Hag after being slammed for "ridiculous" showboating against Sheriff Tiraspol by Paul Scholes.
Scholes told BT Sport: "I don't know what he's doing. It's ridiculous. It's showboating."
He added after full-time: "I don't know what that skill achieves. Even before that, he did nothing in the game. I think he needs a more entertaining skill.
“When you’re three of four-nil up, maybe. I don’t know if that’s skill or entertainment. That’s being a clown”
Manchester United have been handed a significant transfer boost in their pursuit of Wolves star Ruben Neves as Barcelona are no longer interested.
Barca boss Xavi is concerned Neves will not suit his side’s tactical setup, according to Sport.
The Spanish tactician fears he does not have the right attributes to be a direct replacement for Sergio Busquets in the holding midfield role and will instead target other players.
This comes as a major blow for the Portugal international himself who recently flirted with a move to the Nou Camp saying it would be a “privilege” to play for “one of the world’s best clubs”
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes remembered his own sub snub 21 years ago after the ongoing drama surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo.
Scholes said: "it was a low point in my career. I look back and regret, it was so wrong to do.
"I sympathise with Cristiano. He did the wrong thing but my situation we was playing Liverpool on the Sunday and then playing Arsenal in the cup on the Monday which was unheard of.
"I was left out of the Liverpool [starting line-up] game and I was upset about it.
"Usually when I got left out I could understand but for some reason that day I was so upset. I wanted to be part of it"
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes reckons Cristiano Ronaldo refused to go on against Tottenham as he feared manager Erik ten Hag was "taking the mick" out of him.
Scholes told BT Sport: "It gets in your head, you get to an hour and still not on, your head goes and I think the same thing has happened to Cristiano where he's thinking he's been left out.
"A biggish game, the year before he scored a hat-trick against Spurs, saw the team miss a lot of chances and he would be thinking he could score goals against this team easily.
"The longer the game goes on the more you get upset, the red mist comes. You're not thinking straight.
"To ask him to come on with two or three minutes, Cristiano would be thinking, 'Is he taking the mickey out of me?'"
Marseille president Pablo Longoria also passed on the chance to sign Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Longoria told RMC Sport: "Football is very easy and you have to do what you can with the means you have at your disposal, always maintaining financial stability. 
"Marseille need a balanced economic situation and we are a long way from being able to count on players like that, with great stars. 
"We prefer team players, who put the individual at the service of the collective. We have a project where all the players work for the team"
Napoli have rejected the prospect of signing wantaway Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in January.
Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli told DAZN: "Ronaldo in January? We won't sign any player in January.
"We don't need to change anything in this team. We're doing great and we're not planning any signings, as of today."
Ronaldo tried to leave United in the summer after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League but no suitors stepped forward
Former Manchester United ace Lee Sharpe has been forced to close his Irish bar in Spain over soaring costs.
Sharpe set up Sharpey’s when he emigrated last year but he has stepped away from the business, announcing: “As a family it just wasn’t working.”
The former winger said: “It’s a great business but since the summer I have been working on many exciting business ventures.
“I’ve many exciting projects due to be announced this month, but unfortunately I can’t talk about them yet"
Former Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick asked for a forward in the January transfer window but his pleas were unanswered.
Rangnick told Bild reporter Christian Falk that he recommended several names to the United board.
The current Austria manager asked for Erling Haaland, Luis Diaz, Christopher Nkunku, Dusan Vlahovic and Alavaro Morata.
A defensive reinforcement in Josko Gvardiol was also put forward, but the Red Devils refused to complete any winter transfers
Manchester United are facing a tough Europa League draw against one of the best teams in Europe if they don't top their group.
United have already booked their place to the knockout stages but are second in Group E with three points separating them from table-toppers Real Sociedad.
Erik ten Hag's men will have to win by a two-goal margin after losing 1-0 at Old Trafford in September.
The Red Devils are facing the prospect of clashing against the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla in the Europa League play-offs, before the Last-16
Manchester United's board blocked former interim manager Ralf Rangnick's bid for Erling Haaland last season.
Rangnick asked for attacking reinforcement and targeted the likes of Haaland and Luis Diaz before they joined Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.
The German tactician was temporarily placed in charge of United until the end of last season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking.
But he claims he wasn't backed by the club's hierarchy in the transfer market
After the win last night, boss Erik ten Hag was asked about the returning goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ten Hag said: "Seeing Cristiano Ronaldo get his goal was great. He created a lot, the team created for him and we know he has the capability to finish.
"Cristiano needed a goal and now I'm confident there will be more goals."
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United's first team with a goal as Erik ten Hag's men beat Sheriff 3-0 at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese superstar, 37, stormed off down the tunnel before the end of the win over Spurs last week.
He was then subsequently axed from the squad to face Chelsea.
But he came back in on Thursday and – after having one goal ruled out for offside – eventually got on the scoresheet late on when United had already wrapped up the game.
It now remains to be seen whether he will stay in the side for the home Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag praised his side for their "focus" as they did a professional job to beat the Moldovan outfit.
He said: "It was OK. Of course you hope you score in first half hour so it took a bit long but we deserved that goal.
"The second half we scored two more good goals from open play and I'm pleased with the clean sheet because we gave nothing away. It was a focused win.
"Our occupation of space in the box could still be done better, the second and third goals we did that well.
"We occupied positions and scored."
Cristiano Ronaldo exploded with rage once again – booting the ball into the crowd after having a goal ruled out on his Manchester United recall.
Barely a week after being banished to the Under-21s for refusing to come on as a sub, Ronaldo revealed his continuing frustration in even more bizarre fashion – although he was in much better mood later when he hammered home a legitimate goal.
With United 1-0 up against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League through a Diogo Dalot strike, Ron met a nod-down with a perfect volley into the top corner on the hour.
But when it was instantly disallowed for offside, he carried the ball to the side of the net and thumped it high into the Old Trafford stands behind the goal.
Ronaldo was not even booked for that.
And after Marcus Rashford doubled United's lead, Ron pounced to make it 3-0, whipping home a loose ball with his left foot.
🚨 Ronaldo disallowed Goal vs Sheriff 😍 #EuropaLeague #UEL #ManchesterUnited
Manchester United new boy Antony pulled off an "embarrassing" double spin skill before woefully misplacing his pass.
The Brazil star, 22, has pulled off the trick on a number of occasions, more recently in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea.
He tried it again against Sheriff in the Europa League and pulled it off, albeit unchallenged, but proceeded to misplace his pass intended for Casemiro.
However, his trickery didn't impress boss Erik ten Hag, who proceeded to shake his head.
And to make matters worse for Antony, he was taken off at half-time.
Ex-pro Robbie Savage, whose son Charlie is on the books at Old Trafford, labelled the deadline day signing "embarrassing".

Antony does his trademark spin in acres of space and then puts his pass out of play… 🙃#UEL
Results from the Europa League and Europa Conference League this evening as both English clubs secure home wins.
Europa League: Man Utd 3-0 Sheriff
Europa Conference League: West Ham 1-0 Silkeborg
Cristiano Ronaldo has his goal!
The Portuguese star returns to the team and hits the back of the net for just the third time this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had given Man Utd a two-goal lead, before it was ruled out for offside.
But moments later the hosts did double their advantage as substitute Marcus Rashford heads home a Luke Shaw cross.
Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford are on for Manchester United at the start of the second half.
Time for the England duo to make an impact? Maguire, in particular, will be hoping to avoid any major errors in the next 45 minutes.
Manchester United have made the breakthrough after 44 minutes and it's Diogo Dalot with the goal.
About time.
Casemiro attempts to catch the keeper off his line from the halfway line but it's a failed attempt.
United yet to break through after 20 minutes against Sheriff at Old Trafford.
Kick-off at Old Trafford as Manchester United look to return to winning ways against Moldovan minnows Sheriff.
A reminder of Erik ten Hag's starting XI as Ronaldo returns and Garnacho makes his full debut.
Man Utd team: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Antony, Ronaldo, Garnacho.
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