United look to the Europa League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed his Manchester United players to Carrington to start training ahead of the resumption of the Europa League campaign.
United players were given five days off after their last Premier League win at Leicester and hosted LASK Linz in the second leg of the round of 16 on Wednesday.
“We are going to give some free time, they need mental and physical time away from the place, because the effort has been fantastic, so recharge the batteries for a few days and start over,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said last week .
“We have LASK and a 5-0 lead, so we don’t have to be in this game to get two or three goals. We just want a good performance and hopefully that will be enough to get into the quarterfinals. .
“But a few days off, definitely. Victor Lindelof, Fred, Scott McTominay, Odion Ighalo and Nemanja Matic were among the United players who traveled abroad.
See the returning players here.
Lukaku and Young’s charges revealed
Inter Milan accounts revealed slightly different transfer fees paid to United for Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young.
Lukaku joined Inter last summer for an estimated £ 73.9million, but Inter accounts show the Italian side actually paid € 74.162 – around £ 66.75million .
United were expecting £ 80million for Lukaku as they were reluctant to take a hit from the £ 75million they paid Everton for him in 2017. However, Lukaku’s disruptive behavior towards the end of his time at the club effectively forced United’s hand and Inter capitalized with their second offer.
Ashley Young left United for Inter in January and cost precisely € 1.729m (£ 1.55m). United communicated when they received € 1.5million, plus a few add-ons.
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The latest news on United’s interest in Sancho
There are plenty of reports circling about United’s interest in Jadon Sancho, with some outlets in Germany claiming that an offer from United has been made.
However, MEN Sport United chief writer Samuel Luckhurst answered a few questions about the latest state of play, from Dortmund’s asking price to Sancho’s stance on interest, and whether Manchester City will have an option for match any offer made by Unitd.