Man Utd news LIVE: Van de Beek bench rage, Cristiano Ronaldo winner vs Villarreal reaction, Henderson transfer – latest

MANCHESTER UNITED have beaten Villarreal in a grandstand Old Trafford finale.

Cristiano Ronaldo got the crucial winning goal during a disjointed performance, but somehow the Red Devils got the result over the line.

Meanwhile Donny van de Beek appeared to be enraged by the lack of game time as he petulantly threw his chewing gum in the direction of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the dugout.

The Dutch midfielder, 24, has reportedly been considering his future at the club after being snubbed on multiple occasions.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest on United's transfer market activity with Dean Henderson linked with a move away from Old Trafford.


Follow ALL the latest news, updates and transfer gossip from Old Trafford…

  • Joshua Mbu

    DE MAN

    Cristiano Ronaldo ran straight to hero David de Gea at the full-time whistle in Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League win over Villarreal, writes JOSHUA MBU.

    Manchester United fought back from a goal down to secure their first win in the group stage, bouncing back from the defeat against Young Boys.

    De Gea kept the Red Devils in the game with six crucial saves.

    And Ronaldo came to the rescue in Fergie-time, netting a late winner to seal three points in front of the Old Trafford faithful.

    Although Ronaldo got the goal, the 36-year-old was quick to run over to superstar De Gea at full-time.

    Ronaldo embraced the Spaniard, holding him ever so tight.

    Credit: PA
  • Chisanga Malata


    West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has seemingly closed the door on a future move to Old Trafford by pledging his future to the club.

    He said: "Everyone knows how I feel about West Ham and about playing under the manager and what it's like playing with the group of players I'm playing with.

    "I feel you can see in my performances nothing is up, nothing is concerning me. I'm playing with a smile on my face, I'm going out there, leading the team.

    "I think you could see a difference if I wasn't giving 100% but every time I'm putting on the shirt my only objective is to give everything for the club."

  • Chisanga Malata


    Diogo Dalot has heaped praise on Manchester United hitman Cristiano Ronaldo following his late winner against Villarreal on Tuesday night.

    He told the club's official website: “When you have Cristiano in the team it is always a plus.

    Like I have said many times he is a fantastic player on and outside of the pitch. He gives us energy.

    “But we are a proper team, we give to Cristiano also to give him these moments and as we have seen so many times he can be decisive until the end.

    "It was a team effort and we are so glad that Cristiano could score that goal at the end. Villarreal are a very good team and defend well and tactically they are very good as well.

    "They are good on the ball and we know it was going to be a difficult game. We tried our best and at the end what mattered was the three points."

  • Chisanga Malata


    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed his old team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo 'knew' he'd score against Villarreal.

    Ferdinand told BT Sport: "He text me tonight saying ''I didn't' play well but I knew I'd score.

    'That's the belief that he has. The other players are feeding off it. It's a great place to be.

    "United's performance today wasn't great, it wasn't at the level Ole wants it to be. But when you need a goal, a moment to galvanise the squad, the stadium, the fanbase, Cristiano Ronaldo steps up.

    "He wants to be that guy the chance falls to. His goal record says it all. He's there for the big moments. He's a big part of that too.

    "When you have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, the players in the dressing room are given life. There's a lease of life, belief, because they know if the chance comes, he will put them away.

    "It gives you that ability to be relaxed. It was the biggest thing in our team. When you get under even more pressure and you can see the clock ticking, you don't panic. We were very composed because we believed the chances would come."

  • Chisanga Malata


    Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to his last-gasp winner against Villarreal.

  • Chisanga Malata


    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits England international Jesse Lingard is probably unhappy with his lack of first-team football this season.

    He told BT Sport: “Jesse was probably not happy at not playing more. But he comes on and makes an impact.

    “That’s what you do when you’re a sub at this level.”

  • Chisanga Malata


    United defender Raphael Varane sent a message to Red Devils fans immediately after their last-gasp victory over Villarreal.

    He wrote on Instagram: "We need to always believe!!"

  • Chisanga Malata

    'WHAT A MAN'

    Former Manchester United hitman Michael Owen has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo following his stoppage-time winner over Villarreal on Wednesday night.

    After the 2-1 win, Owen told BT Sport: “You run out of superlatives for this man.

    “He did very, very little and I’m sure some people were thinking when the likes of Lingard, Cavani were getting warmed up is it going to Ronaldo?

    “No. You can’t take that man off, just in case a chance crops up last minute and a chance cropped up and went in the back of the net what a man.”

  • Chisanga Malata


    The Red Devils secured their first win of the Champions League season after beating Villarreal 2-1 at Old Trafford last night.

    And it was Cristiano Ronaldo – making his record 178th appearance in the competition – who popped up with a dramatic 95th-minute winner.

    The result was harsh on the Spanish side who outplayed United, but were denied countless times by David De Gea.

    But it wasn't all smiles at the Theatre of Dreams, as Donny van de Beek was caught on cameras left seething with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Van de Beek – again overlooked by the Norwegian gaffer – failed to even come off the bench as Fred was preferred instead.

    And he failed to hide his anger as his team-mates held him back on the dugout, before he threw his chewing gum on the floor next to Solskjaer.

    In other news, Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has denied claims Utd target Erling Haaland will need to be sold next summer.

    He told Sport1: “It has not yet been decided whether he will really leave in the summer. We’ll just have a look.

    “I heard someone say: “They have to sell Haaland because they are listed on the stock exchange.” This is all bulls***.

    “The decision whether someone is sold at our company is made by the management and only by the management.”

    But should he depart, the Bundesliga side could make a move to bring Anthony Martial to Signal Iduna Park.

    Marca have stated that the Frenchman is seen as a potential replacement for Haaland.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Bruno Fernandes has had his say on the club's dramatic win against Villarreal.

    He told BT Sport: "It is always difficult to play against Spanish teams. They are good on the ball and we know that coach is here in England already.

    "They played good football and were organised in defence. But I think we do a good job. Sometimes we have to be patient and not press all the time. The main thing was the three points.

    "I always had the feeling we could win the game. And when they scored I felt we could come again and turn it around. After the goal of Alex [Telles] the push from the fans was unbelievable.

    "Some amazing saves from David [De Gea] to keep the score at 1-1. Then at the end… strikers have that feeling to score and Cristiano helps us again.

    "We finished with two strikers and we know any ball in the box they will be alive to it. We know they can score at any moment and that is why we continue with crosses. We are happy with three points."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Well it's safe to say Donny van de Beek is NOT a happy man.

    The Dutch midfielder – yet again overlooked for a place in the starting XI – was failed to be brought off the bench against Vaencia.

    Instead, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put Fred on instead of him, leaving Van de Beek visibly angry in the dugout as his team-mates held him back.

    He then threw his chewing gum on the floor next to Solskjaer.

    Watch the amazing clip below.

  • Jake Lambourne




    And it just had to be him! Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic 95th minute winner!

    United didn't deserve it and once again their talisman gets them out of danger.

    The Red Devils would have been lucky to get a point as they were outclassed by Villarreal.

    It's harsh on Unai Emery's side, but United won't care. They now have their first Champions League win of the season.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Oh WOW!

    Alex Telles has just scored a remarkable equaliser after Paco Alcacer broke the deadlock just after the break.

    The Brazilian left-back met a Bruno Fernandes free-kick from outside the box to volley the ball into the far corner.

    Shades of Arjen Robben's sensational strike for Bayern Munich at Old Trafford.

    There's still 25 minutes or so left to play.

    Will there be a winner?

  • Jake Lambourne


    Man Utd target Declan Rice says he has never been happier at West Ham – even though he has rejected two new contract offers from the club.

    Asked if this is the happiest he has ever been at West Ham, he said: “Yes, I would 100 per cent say so because I’ve played in teams here that have fought relegation and been mid-table.

    “But in the last two seasons, what the manager has built for us, and what we’ve bought into as players, has been amazing.

    “It’s a place where you wake up in the morning and you look forward to going in and having breakfast with the lads.

    “You look forward to having a laugh and you look forward to training. It’s like a big family. I think the gaffer said it before, we’re all like a bunch of kids.

    “Honestly, it’s such a great place to be around at the moment. With the results and how well we’re doing makes it that bit more special.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Well Man Utd will be very glad that first half is over.

    They could be 4-0 down and they have David De Gea to thank for why they aren't!

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side just haven't got going and are constantly losing the midfield battle.

    You wouldn't think the Red Devils are at home.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Cristiano Ronaldo in the best centre-forward in the Champions League this season.

    He told CBS: “You have to give this guy a lot of credit, why

    “Because simply what he has done with the national team, what he’s doing right now for United.

    “What he has been doing for Juve, Real Madrid and United before, it is second to none if we’re talking about a No.9, you have to give him his respect.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Manchester United's clash at Old Trafford against Villarreal is underway.

    And you can follow all the action with the SunSport LIVE blog.

    Click HERE to keep up to date.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Less than a quarter of Man Utd fans believe that the club will win trophies under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    In a survey conducted by 888Sport, 2,000 supporters were asked to gather their thought on the Norwegian gaffer.

    Incredibly, just 24 per cent believe the Red Devils will claim silverware with Solskjaer at the helm.

    Meanwhile only 64 per cent think they will qualify from their Champions League group.

    And just 17 per cent reckon they will win the group.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has denied claims Erling Haaland will need to be sold next summer.

    It had been reported that the German outfit need to offload their star striker in order to raise funds to pay back shareholders – since the club is listed on the stock exchange.

    But Watzke revealed Haaland could end up staying at Signal Iduna Park, despite the transfer interest in him.

    Watzke told Sport1: "It has not yet been decided whether he will really leave in the summer. We'll just have a look.

    "I heard someone say: "They have to sell Haaland because they are listed on the stock exchange." This is all bulls**t.

    "The decision whether someone is sold at our company is made by the management and only by the management."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Man Utd's team to face Villarreal in the Champions League is out.

    The Red Devils are looking to exact revenge on the Spanish side after losing to them in last season's Europa League final.

    And it should come as no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo leads the line.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Man Utd could be set to splash the cash again in 2022 as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to continue his rebuild.

    United failed to bring in a central midfielder in the recent transfer window, and that is believed to be a key priority for next season.

    And despite bringing in Ronaldo, Solskjaer is understood to be keen to sign another centre-forward.

    Edinson Cavani is in the last year of his contract at Old Trafford, meanwhile Anthony Martial faces an uncertain future following his poor form this campaign.

    And it has been claimed that United are eyeing up a double swoop to bring Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland and West Ham star Declan Rice to the Theatre of Dreams.

    Here, SunSport takes a look at how United could line-up should they secure the duo's services in a 4-1-2-1-2 formation.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not the man to lead Manchester United to Premier League glory, according to Paul Merson.

    He told Sky Sports: "There is no need at Old Trafford to be playing two holding midfielders against Villa. Take the game to Villa straight away, if I’m them, that is telling me they are worried about us."

    The former Arsenal man went on to say: "The balance is all wrong and I said when Cristiano Ronaldo came he would not be the same player, and did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer really need him?

    "They did everything to sign Jadon Sancho and three games in, he is not playing – would he have played if Ronaldo was not there?

    "So this is the problem and Marcus Rashford is still to come back from injury."

    He added: "This is the way I look at it – if Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola were at Man Utd, they would have every single chance of winning the Premier League, it is as simple as that.

    "But I’ve said from day one they have no chance of winning the Premier League."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to show Anthony Martial more love to get the best out of him, claims Teddy Sheringham.

    He told The Mail: "It's similar to Harry Kane and Tammy Abraham, centre-forwards need to be loved.

    "If you're not feeling loved and appreciated, if you feel you have one chance to do well in the Carabao Cup and if you don't you're not going to get anywhere near the Premier League games, it does put pressure on you.

    "Tammy has gone to Roma and Jose Mourinho has said 'go in there and if you miss chances, you're not going to be out the team straight away'.

    "It gives you a relaxed time. Footballers need to be relaxed and cool in front of goal, not snapping at chances.

    "When you are loved by a manager, you have that feeling. Martial obviously isn't getting that at the moment because there are other players at the club in front of him and you feel like you have to snatch chances when you can."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal can’t afford to lose the 'sublime' duo of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, according to Rio Ferdinand.

    Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE podcast: “I said before the game, if [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang scores and has an influence on the game you guys are a different team.

    “Again, he scores the goal, but Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, they were just sublime, especially in the first-half.

    “They were clinical, an assist and a goal each.

    "You have to build around these kids man, you have to keep them at the club for starters and they have to build around them with the right players with the right DNA.”

  • Kostas Lianos


    Demand for Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's No7 shirt has increased by a staggering 3,000 per cent.

    Ronaldo rejoined United from Juventus in the summer 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.

    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has come back bigger and better than in his first stint and of course the Red Devils' faithful have all been trying to get a copy of his shirt.

    A report from 888 Sport said: "Ronaldo's move to Manchester Utd was huge – but not as huge as the demand for his No 7 jersey.

    "In fact, searches for ‘Ronaldo Man United shirt’ since September 2020 have increased 3,173 per cent, with ‘Ronaldo shirt’ surging 408 per cent"

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