Manchester United news and transfer roundup: Darmian, Pogba and more

Manchester United made it seven wins out of seven on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Brighton at Old Trafford.
Goals from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford maintained Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s perfect caretaker record in tact and now the attention turns to the FA Cup fourth round clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.
Before that crunch clash, the news wheel around Old Trafford carries on spinning as we enter the final days of the transfer window, with United still not close to bring any new faces through the door, and we’ve made sure you’re bang up to date on all the latest goings on…

Darmian close to exit

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According to the Guardian, Juventus are in advanced talks with Matteo Darmian over a loan deal which would contain the option to buy him for £7.1m at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the Star claim that United are ready to battle Liverpool for Benfica starlet Joao Felix as they have been watching him of late.

Pogba wants a new deal?

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According to Metro, Paul Pogba wants to sit down for talks over a new Old Trafford contract, after his morale has been improved under Solskjaer.
Meanwhile, the
Express report that Ed Woodward wants to name a new director of football at the club before he decides who the next permanent manager is going to be.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.