Man Utd told Leny Yoro transfer 'concern' as Rio Ferdinand issues verdict on deal

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All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Manchester United as they ramp up preparations for next season.

Manchester United will now push ahead with their preparations for next season after deciding to stick with Erik ten Hag after much deliberation. The Red Devils endured a hugely disappointing Premier League campaign in the season just gone, and much better will be expected next term.

Ten Hag’s future will undoubtedly be decided next season, but he will likely get significant backing from the board given the evident need to improve the squad. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding Old Trafford.

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Yoro latest

United could face an uphill battle in their bid to land Lille defender Leny Yoro this summer. That’s according to Diario AS, who say the Red Devils have already submitted an offer for the centre-back.

It’s claimed the offer is a big one, but it is not enough to convince Yoro to join United over Real Madrid, with the report suggesting the youngster has a clear desire to join Los Blancos this summer. The problem for Yoro is that Real Madrid are not said to be likely to pay over the odds to get Yoro, potentially forcing the player to choose between waiting a year for his big move or joining United.

Ferdinand on Yoro and transfer business

Rio Ferdinand has been speaking about United’s transfer hopes for this reason and the need for them to get things right. “This is a huge, huge summer for Manchester United,” the former defender said on his YouTube channel. “It’s a huge transfer window.

“They need to recruit well, they need to recruit better. That’s been one of the poorest elements at the club in recent years. They’ve got to get a fit Luke Shaw and Lisandro Martinez back and playing more regularly next season. Get them two fit and then you need to buy another centre-back, definitely. Do we go for experience or a young one? Leny Yoro is the young lad from France, Lille. I think he’s top, he has huge potential and could be anything. I don’t think Real Madrid are going to be in the market for a centre-back so I think he’s there ready to be taken and I would take him now. You would get a good five or ten years out of him.”

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Ince on Mainoo

Paul Ince has expressed concern over Kobbie Mainoo’s presence at Euro 2024. He told Bet365: “I think Kobbie Mainoo has done really well this season in a struggling Manchester United team, it’s all happened so quickly and I think he has an experienced head for such a young player. He doesn't seem to be phased by anything so his inclusion in the squad makes sense to me, but when you look at the situation in terms of England’s defensive midfield players. Does he start?

“It depends how Gareth Southgate wants to go. Does he want to go with two sitting midfield players and then an eight in front of him? Or could he go with Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Phil Foden in front? That looks more of an answer to me. Is Mainoo ready now? Of course he's not, he's still so young. But sometimes you get thrown into the deep end and you just have to swim. You have to survive and I think he can survive. 

“But listen, we shouldn't put too much pressure on him because he's only young, he's going to make mistakes. The Iceland game wasn't great, he made mistakes, so when it comes to starting him I think it's a difficult one. It depends how attacking Southgate wants to play against Serbia. The most important thing when you play the first game is not to get beat. So whether Mainoo starts, we’ll have to wait and see.”

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