Man Utd ‘reluctant’ to let international leave as Liverpool man is linked

Man Utd ‘reluctant’ to let international leave as Liverpool man is linked.

Manchester United’s first game back is a Carabao Cup clash against Burnley on 21st December. The Red Devils welcome the current Championship table toppers to Old Trafford as they prepare to lock horns with ex-Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany.

They then have Nottingham Forest away on 27th December. In the meantime, here is a look at some of the latest news regarding the club...

Liverpool staff member incoming?

According to a report by Football Insider, Liverpool ‘fear’ their director of research Ian Graham is quitting to join United. The Reds have made a slow start to the season and find themselves in 6th position in the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently seven points off the top four and are four behind Erik ten Hag’s side.

Midfielder facing uncertain future

The Red Devils are ‘reluctant’ to let young midfielder Zidane Iqbal leave on loan in the upcoming January transfer window, as detailed in a report by the Manchester Evening News. The 19-year-old, who is an Iraq international with two caps under his belt, has made one first-team appearance so far in his career. He faces an uncertain future right now with it yet to be known whether he will offloaded this winter.

Academy graduate in line for new move

United academy graduate Phil Bardsley is in ‘talks’ over a move to Stockport County, as per Football Insider. The right-back has been a free agent since his departure from Burnlet at the end of the last campaign. He has also played for Sunderland and Stoke City in the past.