Manchester United news and transfer roundup: Ro-Shaun Williams sold

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the biggest misstep of his caretaker reign as Manchester United manager ahead of the 2-2 draw against Burnley.
In pursuit of a record-breaking seventh straight Premier League win – no manager has ever won so many matches at the start of their time with a new club – Solskjaer rung the changes.
But all that served to do – predictably – was disrupt the rhythm and speed of his Red Devils side, with Romelu Lukaku labouring once more as a central striker and Juan Mata congesting the play by tucking in from the right.
That should serve as a sharp lesson to Solskjaer if he wants the job full-time, but in the meantime, the news wheel around Old Trafford continues to turn and we’ve made sure that you don’t miss anything with our daily roundup…

Defender exits

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United have sold promising young defender Ro-Shaun Williams.
Centre-back Williams has joined Shrewsbury Town on a permanent basis, United confirmed.
The 20-year-old had captained United at under-23 level.

Mata wants to stay

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According to the Daily Mail, Juan Mata – whose contract expires at the end of the season – wants to stay at Old Trafford, on the condition that he gets more gametime.
In terms of new arrivals, the
Independent claim that United are keeping tabs on Benfica youngster Joao Felix ahead of a summer move.

Two set to depart?

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The BBC report that Marouane Fellaini has agreed personal terms with Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng, while the only confirmation that the move has gone through has come from
journalist Adriando Del Monte.
He may not be the only man to leave Old Trafford before tomorrow night’s deadline, as Sport Witness claim that Timothy Fosu-Mensah is attracting interest from Lazio.

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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.