1pm Man Utd news LIVE: Ferdinand wants season voided, Bale and Modric both ‘available’ for transfers, and Gomes contract – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED will not play again until at least May and it could be longer with claims suggesting the Premier League season could be cancelled.

Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand is among those wanting the campaign to be deemed null and void.

Meanwhile, we have all the latest transfer talk on the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez, after the Madrid trio were made 'available'.

Follow all the latest news and updates from Old Trafford below…


    Carlo Ancelotti sent a stark warning to English football: Get ready for serious change.

    The Everton boss believes the sport faces huge economic challenges amid the coronavirus crisis.

    Predicting the end of huge transfer fees, he said: “Footballers and coaches will earn less and tickets will cost less because people will have less money.

    “The economy will change at every level and we have to get ready.”

    The world game is in shutdown as countries tackle Covid-19, which is claiming lives by the thousands.

    It has left clubs at all levels staring financial meltdown in the face of spiralling costs with no real income.

    Leagues and clubs are scrambling to find a way to finish seasons to ensure they claim the billions in TV and matchday revenue needed to stay afloat.


    The Premier League may not restart until July… and then could all be finished behind closed doors within four weeks, according to reports.

    All professional football in England is currently postponed until the end of April due to the coronavirus.

    But as the pandemic continues to have devastating consequences across the country, it looks increasingly likely that the suspension will be pushed back further.

    Now, according to Football London, there is a suggestion that it may not return for another four months.

    And even when it does get back underway, the Premier League and EFL may try and wrap up all the games within “four to six weeks” with no fans in attendance.


    UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin claims the 2019-20 season “is probably lost” — unless football returns by the end of June.

    He is working with authorities across Europe to find a way to complete the campaign that has been halted by the coronavirus outbreak.

    Ceferin told Italian newspaper La Repubblica leagues across Europe could “start again in mid-May, in mid-June or at the end of June”, adding: “Then, if we don’t succeed, the season is probably lost.”

    The Slovenian said that if it took until August to complete the fixtures then the start of the 2020-21 campaign could be pushed back into the autumn.

    But any long delay would require agreement about extending the contracts of players whose current deals are due to end on June 30, and about how the transfer window would work.


    Manchester United are already planning for the future by offering Angel Gomes a new contract.

    The Carrington prodigy’s current deal expires shortly and he has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

    However, United are ready to reward Gomes with a weekly wage of over £50,000 to prevent him from joining Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.

    Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham’s former coach admits Old Trafford would be a great place for the Birmingham youngster to show his stuff.

    Bellingham is one of English football’s hottest properties after lighting up the Championship this season.

    And United have now been given a big boost after one of Bellingham’s old coaches selected them as his top destination.

    However, the Red Devils may find landing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal harder.

    Gunners legend Charlie Nicholas claims United are years away from winning another Premier League title.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly preparing a £50million offer for Aubameyang, who looks unlikely to sign a new Arsenal contract.

    And finally, Emmanuel Petit believes Bruno Fernandes has already shown up Paul Pogba during his brief time at the Theatre of Dreams.

    Fernandes was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month in February after some barnstorming performances.

    And with Pogba still out with an ankle injury, Petit believes Fernandes has already become United’s main man.


    Manchester United will have to stave off competition from Tottenham for Diego Godin, according to reports.

    Jose Mourinho was snubbed by the Uruguayan when he was manager at Old Trafford but the Special One will go after the veteran defender again.

    Mourinho was raging two years ago when the 34-year-old used interest from the Red Devils to land a new deal at Atletico Madrid.

    The Spurs boss claimed Godin’s agent used United to secure a new contract for his client, saying the Inter Milan defender was keen to come to Old Trafford and that a deal could be done.

    United subsequently made an offer but just hours later the centre-back had signed a new contract on improved terms of around £130,000-a-week.

    The Uruguayan ace left Diego Simeone’s side on a free transfer to Inter last summer but could be available when this season eventually ends and Tottenham are eager to bring him in, according to the Mirror.

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