Manchester United are set to have a busy summer transfer window with Erling Haaland linked with a switch to Old Trafford. The Red Devils are also set to offer Luke Shaw a new contract after his fine performances this season. Express Sport has all the latest news from Old Trafford.
Erling Haaland wants Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland would prefer a move to Real Madrid over the likes of Manchester United or Chelsea, according to reports.
The 20-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the finest strikers in world football since joining the Bundesliga club from Red Bull Salzburg in January of last year.
Haaland has scored 47 goals in just 48 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund, earning links to a number of the world’s biggest clubs as a result.
United have been heavily tipped to sign the forward, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyeing a replacement for Edinson Cavani in the event that the 34-year-old leaves the club when his contract expires in the summer.
Thomas Tuchel is also said to be hoping to bring Haaland to Chelsea amid their struggles in front of goal.
However, Real Madrid have emerged as the prime candidates for his signature, with the player keen on joining the Spanish giants, according to Marca.
The report claims that Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is eager to engineer a summer switch to Los Blancos in line with his client’s wishes.
Man Utd wages: Pogba and De Gea ahead of Cavani and Fernandes as salaries emerge
Alex Telles wants fans back
Alex Telles cannot wait to finally play in front of fans at Old Trafford after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
He told the club’s official website: “So it has been really strange playing in empty stadiums and, honestly, it’s not easy.
“Obviously, a stadium full of our supporters gives you additional motivation. You’re filled with motivation when you go onto the pitch to warm up and you hear the noise of the entire stadium.
“We really miss it, we can’t wait for the stadiums to fill up again.
“It’s also good when we play away, it’s good to hear the boos and whistles as this also motivates you in a different way.
“We know that it’s part of the footballing spectacle and we hope that they’ll be back soon. I think the only thing that football is lacking right now is the fans.
“It’s everything about the noise: it’s when you score a goal or even when you don’t score but come close, and there’s that ‘almost’ sensation in the air. When you’re tired, the shouting fans drive you on and give you additional motivation. You play for yourself and the team but you also play for the fans.
“Sadly I haven’t had the chance to play in front of United fans yet, but I’ve only heard great things and I’ve looked through supporters’ videos on YouTube.
“Sometimes, when I see the videos on social media from games in a full Old Trafford it really motivates me.
“It moves me to want to play in front of a full Old Trafford crowd. I can’t wait for this to happen but we know that for this to happen people need to be conscientious today so we can be together again further down the line.
“Then, when we are finally all together, we will focus on winning together.”