Good morning Man Utd fans
Manchester United defeated Tottenham 2-0 in a crucial clash at Old Trafford.
Fred opened the scoring just two minutes into the second half when his effort picked a deflection off Spurs’ Ben Davies.
Bruno Fernandes sealed the three points for the hosts on 69 minutes.
Fred’s shot hit Eric Dier and deflected to the path of Fernandes who beat Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris with a fine strike.
Meanwhile, PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo has reopened the door for a potential move to United after revealing he held talks with the club in the summer.
Gakpo revealed he was “close” to a move to Old Trafford after transfer talks with Red Devils’ boss Erik ten Hag and confirmed he would “consider” a switch.
The winger told The Times: “I was close to leaving, I spoke to Erik ten Hag a few times at Manchester United.
“In the end the deal didn’t go through, which was a shame, for me and my development, and because Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, but also for PSV, because to transfer a player to Manchester United is a good thing for the club.
“It ended about a week before the end of the transfer window and in that week I had to decide if I would go to Leeds or Southampton. In the end I stayed, but it was a stressful period.”
Gakpo added: “I always said if I stay here, it’s my childhood club. It’s not a punishment. I like being here, I want to win trophies here and do my best for the club.
“But if I got the chance to go to the Premier League or something, of course I would have to consider that option. At that time it was hectic for me but I recovered pretty quickly.”
And United Ten Hag will try to get club chiefs to pursue Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong again in January.
The Red Devils spent the summer chasing De Jong, 25, and even agreed a £72million deal with Barca.
However, the midfielder rejected the move and stayed put at the Camp Nou, despite a row with the Catalans over £17m of unpaid wages.
But according to Sport, the Netherlands international’s former Ajax boss has asked the Red Devils to go back in for him in the New Year.
Finally, United will not decide on David de Gea’s future until the winter, claims Ten Hag.
De Gea’s contract runs out in June but the Manchester giants have the option to extend for an additional year.
Ten Hag said: “We didn’t make a decision on him but what I can say is that I am really happy with David de Gea as a keeper.
“His first two performances of the season were not his best performances but after you see he brings us a lot for the defensive department, gives stability.
“And, as a person, I like him, I can really cooperate with him really well but first we go to the winter and then we will talk about how [to] deal with such situations.
“In this moment we only think about performing, we have a lot of games to go, so I don’t want to get that interfered by talks, we have to focus on football and performances, not on negotiating. That’s what we have to do now.”