Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson is set to leave the club this summer with Nottingham Forest the favourites to sign him. – Sport Media News

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Manchester United are open to signing another goalkeeper this summer to offset the expected departure of Dean Henderson.

The 25-year-old remains in talks over a loan move to Nottingham Forest following their return to the Premier League, though there is currently no agreement in place for that proposed deal to include an option to buy.

Henderson has been frustrated by a lack of playing time at Old Trafford and is eager to play regularly next season in order to revive his hopes of making the England squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

Forest are eager to sign a top shot-stopper ahead of their long-awaited return to the top flight, with promotion hero Brice Samba refusing to sign a new deal as he enters the final year of his existing contract.

The Manchester Evening News reported last month that both Karl Darlow and Daniel Bachmann are on United’s shortlist as potential back-up goalkeeper signings this summer in order to replace Henderson.

It is also understood United are open to installing Tom Heaton as their second-choice goalkeeper, depending on the calibre of goalkeeper they are able to recruit.

Heaton, 36, rejoined United last year on the assumption he would be their No.2 goalkeeper but he only appeared once as a substitute in the Champions League group stage draw with Young Boys.

United’s need for another senior shot-stopper is amplified by the fact that Lee Grant, United’s fourth-choice goalkeeper last season, announced his retirement last month and will take up a coaching role at Ipswich this summer.

If a deal for Henderson is completed quickly, then United will look to give a couple of young goalkeepers a chance to be involved with the side during pre-season.

Nathan Bishop has returned from a successful loan at Mansfield Town, and although there is interest from EFL clubs in his signature again, he is most likely set to go on the summer tour before a decision is made.

Matej Kovar is another youngster likely to leave on loan this summer, though he could also form part of Erik ten Hag’s summer squad in place of Henderson and Grant. Ondrej Mastny is a candidate to be involved given his steady progress at U23s level.

Manchester United continue to search for their first summer signing today after the Premier League fixtures were announced on Thursday.

Erik ten Hag’s first match in the Premier League will be at home to Brighton and Hove Albion while his first taste of a competitive fixture against Liverpool will be on Saturday, August 20. Before then, United will need to strengthen their squad and Ajax’s Jurrien Timber is one of the players linked with a move to Old Trafford.

However, reports in the Netherlands have suggested that Timber is leaning towards staying at the Amsterdam club this summer. It has previously been suggested that the centre-back is unwilling to make the move to Manchester as it could jeopardise his chances of making the World Cup.

One player who will definitely not be at United next season is Paul Pogba. The Frenchman may have burnt plenty of bridges at the Theatre of Dreams on his way out of the club after comments he made in Amazon Prime’s new documentary, ‘The Pogmentary’, were released.

Pogba criticised the club’s new contract offers on camera before comparing himself to Jesus.

Paul Pogba’s wife has revealed she and Pogba were unperturbed by Paris Saint-German fans protesting against him moving to the club.

Although Pogba will leave Manchester United as a free agent at the end of the month, he could have left sooner, with the player frequently linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the past several years.

Mino Raiola controversially confirmed Pogba wanted to leave United in 2019 and 2020, and the player was linked with transfers to Juventus, Real Madrid and PSG. Pogba didn’t get his move away from United but that didn’t stop the speculation.

Manchester United did at least get one piece of business done early this summer. They appointed Erik ten Hag before the season had finished and while Ralf Rangnick was still in the hot seat.

It seemed like a smart move, United getting their house in order ahead of schedule. Yet the deafening silence from the club in the early weeks of the transfer window — a hugely significant summer of change at Old Trafford — means Ten Hag’s unveiling now feels like more a PR stunt than the sign of a club boxing clever.

It made perfect sense to announce Ten Hag as early as possible. United’s season was fizzling out to the point of apathy, results under Rangnick were unravelling and while Man City and Liverpool slugged out a title bout for the ages, United seemed an irrelevance. A managerial appointment at least brought excitement about the future at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has given his verdict on new Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez.

The Uruguay international completed his move from Benfica to Anfield earlier this week, in a deal believed to be worth roughly £85million with add-ons. Nunez arrives following a superb season in Portugal, with the youngster bagging 34 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions.

The 22-year-old was linked with a move to United before eventually deciding to head to Merseyside. Despite United being in the market for a new forward, they were reluctant to get drawn into a bidding war with Liverpool.

Gary Neville has admitted he isn’t bothered about Paul Pogba’s controversial comments about Manchester United.

Pogba’s second stint at United will conclude at the end of the month when he leaves on a free transfer. Amazon Prime have released a documentary around Pogba this week and the series follows the midfielder over the last year.

The documentary covers areas in Pogba’s private life including his negotiations with United over a new contract. The late Mino Raiola was Pogba’s representative and the series shows private conversations between the pair, some in which United are criticised.

Manchester United are now the favourites to sign Christian Eriksen with the bookmakers.

Betfair have slashed their odds on the Denmark international making his way to Old Trafford this summer from 13/2 to 6/5 as speculation continues over his future.

Christian Eriksen to sign for before September 3, 2022

Manchester United: 6/5 (was 13/2 last week)

Tottenham: 6/4

Newcastle: 12/1

Everton: 25/1

Man City: 33/1

Leicester: 33/1

Liverpool: 33/1

Tottenham are reportedly prepared to offer Ajax a player plus cash deal in order to try and beat Manchester United to the signing of Antony.

The Brazilian has been linked with following Erik ten Hag to Old Trafford, with the Reds in the market for a new forward.

The Independent though suggest Tottenham are ready to rival them for the 22-year-old’s signature.

The report claims Spurs will offer up Steven Bergwijn as part of a swap deal in order to bring Antony to north London.

Porto boss Sergio Conceicao is reportedly ‘annoyed’ at his own club amid reports linking Manchester United with Vitinha.

The midfielder is being tipped as another option for United amid their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, with talks with Barcelona seemingly going slowly.

Portuguese outlet Record (via Sport Witness) claim Conceicao is annoyed with Porto’s hierarchy for actively looking for a buyer for Vitinha, with Jorge Mendes said to have been tasked with finding a Premier League club.

Meanwhile, A Bola claim United and Paris Saint-Germain are ‘ahead’ of others in trying to sign the midfielder.

In amongst Paul Pogba’s fallout with Manchester United, it seems the midfielder is closing in on his return to Juventus.

There is plenty coming out from Pogba’s new Amazon Prime documentary ‘The Pogmentary’ in which he takes aim at United in a behind-the-scenes look at his life leading up to his Old Trafford exit.

And it seems he is now set for a return to Italy, with the Daily Mail reporting he will sign a four-year deal with Juventus.

This one makes some sense.

United have lost lots of experience this summer, with Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, and even Lee Grant leaving the club.

GiveMeSport suggest Erik ten Hag wants to combat this by signing an experienced player aged 30 or over who can bring leadership to the United dressing room.

United’s priority is to strengthen the midfield this summer, and Adrien Rabiot is being linked with a move.

Calcio Mercato look at the player’s future and suggest he will either be playing for Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain or a Premier League club next season.

Rabiot only has one-year left on his current Juve deal, and it is suggested the club would be willing to sell him for just €15m this summer.

The report claims United have taken ‘concrete steps’ towards a deal and the price for the transfer ‘is not a problem’.

Jurrien Timber is now more likely to remain at Ajax this summer, according to reports.

The Metro loosely cite another report from Dutch reporter Mike Verweij who says Timber has determined that it’s too much of a risk to move to Old Trafford at this point in time.

United are keen on a move for the Dutch defender, but he is keen to keep his place in Louis van Gaal’s side ahead of the World Cup and doesn’t want to risk losing playing time.

United have given Dean Henderson the ‘green light’ to join Nottingham Forest, according to The Telegraph.

They claim a loan deal is now at an advanced stage, which means Erik ten Hag will not even take a look at him in pre-season, if a deal is concluded quickly.

It is also suggested Henderson could leave on a straight loan deal with no option to buy him at the end of it. That would rule out any loan reutrn for James Garner due to Premier League rules.

This is an odd one.

MARCA have published a list of every Premier League club and the players they are supposedly looking to sign this summer.

There are plenty of names listed below the entry for United, as you’d expect, but perhaps most interesting is their entry for Leeds, which claims Phil Jones is of interest this summer.

Paul Pogba’s final appearance for Manchester United was against Liverpool in April. Pogba started at Anfield but he lasted just 10 minutes on the pitch. Just three days before that game, Pogba had arrogantly cupped his ear to the Stretford End.

That gesture from Pogba was met by ‘f*** off’ and audible boos. Although Pogba claims to ‘love’ United, that was a strange way of showing it. The player’s marriage with the club has been toxic for some time now and divorce this summer was inevitable. Pogba has failed during his second stint at Old Trafford and he won’t be fondly remembered. The ‘#Pogback’ experiment didn’t work.

Pogba seemed to have the world at his feet when he re-signed for United in 2016 for a then world record transfer fee of £89million. Pogba had scored 34 goals and notched 40 assists across his four years in Turin and had established himself as one of Europe’s finest midfielders. His return to Manchester was a transfer for the romantics, but this fairy-tale rarely looked like having a happy ending.a

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