MANCHESTER UNITED head into 2020 on a high after a hard-fought victory over Burnley.

Ole's men had to be at their ruthless best at Turf Moor, where goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford sealed the points.

The transfer window is about to open and Old Trafford is expected to be a busy place, but chiefs have missed out on Erling Halland who signed for Dortmund on Sunday.

But they are hoping to snap up Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, with reports suggesting talks are already underway.

Follow all the latest news and gossip from the Theatre of Dreams below…

  • MANCHESTER UNITED United are reportedly prepared to wait until the summer to sign Christian Eriksen on a free transfer.

    The 27-year-old – who hasn't started a Premier League game since November 3 – will be able to discuss a pre-contract with foreign sides next week.

    The Danish playmaker has made it clear he will not follow Toby Alderwireld in signing a new deal at Spurs and has rejected several approaches, worth up to £200,000 one-week to extend his stay.

    He could leave in the January transfer window but clubs may be unwilling to meet Tottenham's £40million asking price with Eriksen available on a free in a matter of months.

    According to The Telegraph, United have been closely monitoring the situation and believe they can land the former Ajax ace when his deal expires.

  • MANCHESTER UNITED have hired Burnley goalkeeping coach Craig Mawson to work with struggling David De Gea.

    The 40-year-old has been snapped up to replace Emilio Alvarez who left Old Trafford earlier this year.

    De Gea, 29, has come under fire recently after a series of blunders cost his team vital goals.

    The incoming Mawson played for Halifax, Morecambe and Hereford United but has built up a solid reputation as a coach – even winning the FA's goalkeeping coach of the year award in 2015.

    Mawson will link up with the Red Devils this week and will work under United's senior goalie coach Richard Harris – paying close attention to De Gea.

  • MANCHESTER UNITED pulled out of a deal for Erling Haaland after refusing to be held to ransom by Paul Pogba’s agent.

    The Norwegian superkid joined Borussia Dortmund for £18.5million on Sunday — and it could be the final straw for Pogba’s future at Old Trafford.

    Haaland’s Bundesliga move was brokered by Mino Raiola, who also represents French World Cup winner Pogba.

    In-demand Haaland, 19, left Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund despite interest from United and Italian giants Juventus.

    Now what was already a difficult relationship between Raiola and United chiefs over Pogba’s own future could turn into bad blood.

    SunSport understands United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward ordered his club to end negotiations for Haaland over the transfer package put together by Raiola.

    The super-agent was believed to have made demands over Haaland’s proposed Old Trafford contract that influenced any future sale.

  • ROMELU LUKAKU refuses to look back on his time with Manchester United negatively.

    Speaking at the Global Soccer Gala in Dubai, the Inter Milan striker said: “The period there had made me calmer.

    “I don't look at it in a negative way. It really helped me mentally to be ready and to grow as a player and as a person.

    “I will never see it as a bad experience because it helped me be where I am today.”

  • MINO RAIOLA has insisted Manchester United had “the most direct contact” with Erling Haaland.

    It was reported that United pulled out of a deal for the Norwegian superkid after refusing to be held to ransom by Paul Pogba's agent.

    Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: “The club that he had the most direct contact with him was Manchester United.

    “They spoke to him the most.

    “Everybody had the chance to speak to him in person.

    “We let that happen especially when he knows Ole.”

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