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Man Utd transfer round-up as Haaland saga takes twist and Rooney eyes deal

With the current season entering its final months, Manchester United are looking to consolidate a second-placed finish in the Premier League and win the Europa League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to win his first trophy as United boss, having seen his side come up short in four semi-finals since he took over.

With the summer transfer window rapidly approaching, United have been linked with a number of potential additions, with a forward and a centre-back said to be high on their list of targets.

Several players could also leave Old Trafford, with several players out of contract at the end of the season.

With all that in mind, here is the latest Manchester United gossip…

United ‘decline’ meeting with Mino Raiola over Erling Haaland transfer

Erling Haaland has been linked with several clubs

Manchester United have reportedly declined the chance to meet with Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola about a potential summer transfer.

Raiola and the player’s father, Alf-Inge Haaland, were spotted arriving in Barcelona on Thursday and reportedly held talks with the La Liga side about the striker’s future.

Reports have claimed the pair are set to travel to England to hold talks with several Premier League sides but, according to the Sun, United have decided against meeting with Raiola.

Rooney wants to keep Mengi on loan at Derby

Teden Mengi has impressed on loan at Derby (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Manchester United youngster Teden Mengi joined Derby County on loan in January and he has impressed under Red Devils legend Wayne Rooney.

The 18-year-old has featured at both centre-back and right-back and Rooney wants Mengi to stay at Pride Park for a further season.

He told the Athletic: “I’d very much like him back next season. It’s on the player now.”

Scholes gives verdict on Haaland or Kane transfer

Paul Scholes believes United should sign Haaland instead of Harry Kane (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to target Haaland over Harry Kane, telling the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel: “I know Haaland is talked about a lot, he’s going to cost a lot of money. Harry Kane at Spurs, there are rumours that he might want to leave there.

“I think any one of them, you take any one of them, but I think if I had to choose, then Haaland would definitely be the one. Purely for his age, his ability, the timing of his career, he’s played under Ole before. I think it would make sense for everyone to do it, but there’s going to be other clubs in for him, so it will be difficult.

“I like Kane, I think he’s brilliant. When he first came onto the scene, I likened him to Ruud [van Nistelrooy], he’s a ruthless finisher, desperate to score goals. I just think at the stages of each one’s career, then you get more out of Haaland.”




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