Man Utd vs Kristiansund LIVE: Line up confirmed, Paul Pogba doubt, transfer news latest

MANCHESTER UNITED vs KRISTIANSUND

  • Paul Pogba doubtful to play having missed training with a minor back injury
  • Inter Milan target Romelu Lukaku was left out of United’s travelling squad
  • Matteo Darmian is also missing from the 26-man squad amid transfer speculation
  • The three other notable absentees for tonight’s clash are; Sanchez, Bailly and Garner

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, James, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

Subs: Romero, Dalot, Rojo, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Young, Pereira, Fred, Gomes, Mata, Pogba, Chong, Greenwood.

Team News

16:55: I’ll start (and finish) with the Manchester United side because I’ll struggle to pretend I know any of Kristiansund’s starting XI.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Shaw, Matic, McTominay, James, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.

Subs: Romero, Dalot, Rojo, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Young, Pereira, Fred, Gomes, Mata, Pogba, Chong, Greenwood.

Afternoon folks,

16:50: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Manchester United vs Kristiansund.

Forget Leeds, Inter Milan and Tottenham – Kristiansund was the fixture everyone pencilled in on the calendar.

Google tells me Kristiansund is a municipality on the western coast of Norway in the Nordmøre district of Møre og Romsdal county.

But to me and you – it’s that place in Norway where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was born.

It’s Manchester United’s penultimate pre-season clash. So sit back, relax and I’ll bring you everything you need to know – including that all-important transfer news.

TRANSFER HEADLINES

  • Man Utd spoke with Harry Maguire after the centre-back missed Leicester training on Monday
  • Inter Milan unhappy to see their £54million opening bid for striker Romelu Lukaku rejected
  • The Red Devils are are close to sealing the signing of Sporting Lisbon winger Bruno Fernandes
  • Manchester United will accelerate their pursuit of Lyon star Moussa Dembele this week
  • Real Madrid reportedly offer £145million for French midfielder Paul Pogba

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