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Kane ‘to cost Man Utd over £120million’, De Gea may leave club on loan, Haaland interest LATEST


Manchester United visit Tottenham on Sunday and Jose Mourinho told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Sir Alex Ferguson would never have stood for his claim that trophies are for egos.

Tottenham boss Mourinho took a dig at his United successor ahead of the Prem clash in London.

Solskjaer — potless since he took over from the Portuguese in December 2018 — said before United’s FA Cup quarter-final exit at Leicester that cups are an ‘ego thing’.

He also argued how a league finish is the true barometer of progress. But Mourinho hit back: “It’s his opinion. But I’m pretty sure his big boss Sir Alex had a different opinion about it.

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“But I respect what Solskjaer thinks. I think different. It’s not a problem, he’s not being disrespectful.

“But, I repeat, I believe that his big boss, and the biggest in Premier League history, has a different view in relation to that.”

Elsewhere, Manchester United’s Under-23s threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to West Ham last night.

Former Red Devil Ademipo Odubeko scored a hat-trick for the Hammers as the Londoners took a win back down south.

And Marcus Rashford will ‘dominate the future’ alongside Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

That is the view from former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov, who hailed the England international as the main man at Old Trafford.

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He told Betfair: “I hope he can continue improving because his pace, his agility and technique is all there, when he is on form United are dangerous.

“Rashford is still a very young player and he is a superstar in world football, he’s been leading United’s attack for a while now too, I think he is getting the credit he deserves and hopefully he is only just getting started.

“Mbappe, Haaland and Rashford are the players I am looking at to dominate the future.

“Although he’s only 23, he’s already got lots of experience, he’s going into his fifth year of being a senior player and a big part of the team.”

In transfers, United star Edinson Cavani is said to be closer than ever to sealing a move to Boca Juniors.

The Uruguayan, 34, appears to be heading for the Old Trafford exit door in the summer with his contract coming to an end.

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ESPN claim Boca’s vice president, Juan Roman Riquelme, is personally handling the negotiations to ensure the striker’s arrival.

Cavani is believed to be unsettled in England but United big wigs are said to have met with him in a bid to convince him to stay for another season.

Spanish goalkeepers David De Gea and Kepa could be loaned out by United and Chelsea, according to reports.

Both stoppers have fallen out of favour at their clubs with Dean Henderson edging his way towards being permanent No1 ahead of De Gea at Old Trafford.

And Kepa has been well and truly ousted by Edouard Mendy at the Blues.

As a result, ESPN report the pair could be farmed out on loan this summer as both clubs look to free up some wages.

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