UNITED NEWS Man Utd news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo picks up goalscoring award, De Jong reveals reason for brutal transfer snub
FRENKIE DE JONG has revealed h’e NEVER wanted to leave Barcelona for Manc’hester United in the summer.
The Red Devils spent the whole wind’ow courting the Dutch midfielder, 25, a’nd had even agreed a fee with Barcelona, bu’t De Jong snubbed the chance to reunite ‘with former boss Erik ten Hag.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo picke’d up an award for becoming Portugal’s gre’atest ever goalscorer.
The striker, 37, is also the highest’ goalscorer in international fo’otball history, with a stunning tally of 117 str’ikes.
McTominay shines for great ‘Scots
Scott McTominay was back in c’entral midfield for Scotland last night – a’nd central to the impressive performance a’nd win that followed.
The Manchester United man retu’rned to a midfield two alongside Celtic capta’in Callum McGregor, having previ’ously featured as part of a back three f’or the national side.
Those appearances in defence i’nclude June’s World Cup play-off defeat t’o Ukraine, but here – against the same opp’osition – Steve Clarke’s men were su’perb.
The 3-0 win extracted some kind ‘of revenge for the summer’s heartbreak, and co’uld act a boost to McTominay’s own co’nfidence after an indifferent start to the sea’son with his club.
Bellingham is Dad for it
Manchester United’s hopes of sign’ing Jude Bellingham have been boosted after it’ was revealed that the club have built l’ong-term links with the midfielder’s fa’ther.