3.20pm Man Utd news LIVE: Extra training for two players, surprise Cantona return; transfer contact with Thomas Partey – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED won't be in action until at least May after the Premier League extended the coronavirus ban.

Despite the lack of action on the pitch, there's still a flurry of activity off it as Paul Pogba is set to leave Old Trafford this summer, with Jack Grealish lined up to replace him.

Meanwhile, Eric Cantona could be set for a surprise return to the club as an ambassador and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to Peter Whittingham.

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford below…

  • NO DOUBTING THOMAS

    United have met with Thomas Lemar's representatives over a summer transfer, according to reports.

    ESPN claim the Red Devils chiefs have had talks with the agent of the French winger.

    Former Monaco man Lemar has played just 90 minutes of football in 2020 and has had a series of problems bedding in at the Wanda Metropolitano.

    Lemar is unhappy in Madrid and believes Diego Simeone's style of football doesn't suit him.

    Surely signing the 24-year-old would also impact on a move for another favourite United target, Jadon Sancho.

  • CRIS' CASH HIT

    Former United star Cristiano Ronaldo stands to lose out on £8.4million with Juventus set to be given the green light to cut player wages by up to 30 per cent.

    Reports in Spain claim Serie A sides are on the bring of slashing player wages by between 20 and 30 per cent due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Should that happen, Ronaldo would lose around £8.4m in future wages, say Mundo Deportivo.

    The Portuguese star, 35, boasts a net worth of around £361m, according to Forbes.

    That tally is in no small part down to his monster £30m-a-year wages at Juventus – around £510,000 per week.

    On top of that, Ronaldo has a £773million lifetime deal with Nike.

  • COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE

    Nemanja Matic and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have been ordered to stay behind for extra one-on-one attacking drills by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    The Norwegian boss has got his side play a more free-flowing, dynamic way than under predecessor Jose Mourinho.

    And Solskjaer is keen to get his defensive-minded stars, Matic and Wan-Bissaka, thinking more about their attacking duties, according to the Athletic.

    Matic, 31, has recently broken back into the Man Utd XI having been frozen out earlier on in the season.

    Wan-Bissaka, 22, has been told to work on his crossing and decision-making in the final third.

  • MOTD BACK

    Match of the Day will be back on TV this weekend.

    The BBC replaced its flagship football show with Mrs Brown's Boys after coronavirus saw the Premier League suspended and fans were not happy.

    But all is well again after it was revealed the Beeb will show three football shows across Saturday and Sunday.

    Football Focus will run from noon on Saturday with Dan Walker introducing some of the best interviews from the season so far.

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Juan Mata, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling will all feature on screen before the MOTDx team select their team of the season so far.

  • GOODWILL TO ALL

    United are to make a “goodwill payment” to 3,000 matchday staff, given the reductions in income due to the Premier League being cancelled.

    If matches are played behind closed doors later in the spring, many workers also face a huge hit in the pocket.

    The club have pledged £1million for staff.

    A statement said: “These are unprecedented circumstances.

    “We want to give staff security whatever may happen.”

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