Man Utd may break ‘Ronaldo rule’ and one condition claim

Man Utd transfer news and rumours during the international break and ahead of the summer.

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Manchester United have been issued two pieces of advice ahead of this summer's transfer window.

It could be a big summer of spending for The Red Devils with new owners at the helm and a side that looks capable of finally mounting a believable challenge for the Premier League title next season.

However, the club has been warned not to forget the stars already on their books.

Here are the latest transfer rumours from Manchester United.

Man Utd urged to break 'Ronaldo rule' to keep Rashford negotiations amicable

Manchester United may need to be flexible on the so-called 'Ronaldo rule' if they are to appease Marcus Rashford in current contract negotiations.

The club activated a clause in the star man's deal to keep him at Old Trafford until the end of next season and discussions to extend that further are currently ongoing.

It's a no-brainer for the club to want to keep their homegrown talent, who has become a world-beater under Erik ten Hag in 2023.

Marcus Rashford in action against Fulham on SundayMarcus Rashford in action against Fulham on Sunday
Marcus Rashford in action against Fulham on Sunday

During his second spell at the club, Cristiano Ronaldo was earning an eye-watering £500,000 a week and, given how that ended, United bosses hope to introduce a £200,000 wage cap for first-team players.

However, as contract talks stall, reports suggest Rashford is waiting for news on the new owners before agreeing on a new salary.

Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor told Football Insider: “The club don’t have a choice. I don’t blame Rashford for waiting it out. He won’t care about a wage cap.

"He’s in the best position in world football. He’s in a hot streak, playing the best football of his life – and he’s got 18 months left.

“If he doesn’t get what he wants at United, he would get it anywhere else. Any other top club would pay that.

"The wage cap has to be smashed. I can see Rashford getting £400,000-a-week, because of the position he’s in. He’s got Man United in a corner. He won’t be in a rush to sign anything, and it’s a headache for the club because they now can’t afford to lose him.”

‘Use him or lose him’ - message from Sunderland boss to United

Tony Mowbray was complimentary about Bristol City. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Tony Mowbray was complimentary about Bristol City. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Tony Mowbray was complimentary about Bristol City. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray has told Manchester United to use Amad Diallo next season or send him back to the Black Cats.

The 20-year-old has impressed in the North East this season with nine goals and three assists for the side.

Mowbray spoke to MUTV to praise Diallo but it came with a plea that the Red Devils don't waste the youngster's talents next season.

The Sunderland boss said: "He is a good guy and a good human being

"That is why he is so liked at this football club. Of course, his goals have helped us win football matches and his assists have been amazing but I always, firstly, like having good human beings at the football club. Amad fits into that category. As I say, I just hope he can integrate into the next pre-season at United.

"I hope Amad will bring personality to the team when he gets back to Old Trafford and he will find his niche in that group. If not, Sunderland are always welcome to have him back because he’s been amazing for us!”

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