Man Utd handed fresh transfer ‘boost’ as European giants ‘battle’ for defender

All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Manchester United following their Europa League win over Real Sociedad.

Manchester United narrowly missed out on top spot in their Europa League group despite securing a win over Real Sociedad on Thursday night.

The Red Devils pulled off an impressive away win in San Sebastian thanks to Alejandro Garnacho’s goal, neutralising the head-to-head advantage Real Sociedad secured with their Old Trafford win. But United missed out on top spot on goal difference, and they must now play an extra round as a result.

United now turn attention to this weekend’s Premier League clash with Unai Emery’s Aston Villa, but in the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Old Trafford.

Felix boost

United have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix over recent weeks, and they might just have a chance of landing the Portuguese star.

Felix has fallen out with Atletico boss Diego Simeone, featuring sparingly over recent weeks, and according to Cadena SER via Football365, the Spanish club are now welcoming bids ahead of the winter transfer window.

Atletico paid more than £100million for Felix, but given his recent form and lack of involvement, they are not likely to reclaim anywhere near that total. United are said to remain interested having shown some interest in the summer.

Dalot interest

United star Diogo Dalot is said to be attracting interest from two European giants.

According to The Sun, both Barcelona and AC Milan are interested in signing the full-back, who has won many over at Old Trafford in the last year or so. The report claims United want to trigger Dalot’s one-year extension option to stave off interest before signing him to a new long-term contract.

But the likes of Barcelona and Milan are hoping to turn Dalot’s head by expressing interest over a transfer. United hold the advantage here, though, and it will be down to them to agree a new deal.