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ODION IGHALO netted twice as Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory at Derby in the FA Cup fifth round.

But the match was overshadowed by reported racial abuse towards Jesse Lingard, while Real Madrid could come back in for David De Gea this summer.

Follow all the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old Trafford below…

  • FRED is like a man reborn at Manchester United.

    The midfielder has struck up an important partnership in the middle of the park with new signing Bruno Fernandes, as the Red Devils push for a Champions League place.

    However, if former manager Jose Mourinho had lasted longer in the Old Trafford hot-seat, Fred's days with the Premier League giants may have been numbered.

    The Telegraph have revealed that 'The Special One' told his former player, “Your days at this club are numbered,” after a poor display in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia in the Champions League in December 2018.

    A week later, Mourinho was fired – and the rest is history as Fred has rebuilt his career under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

  • FREE TO AIR

    Sky and BT could be asked to show football matches for FREE if the Premier League bans fans from going to games due to coronavirus.

    The Times claims broadcasters will be urged to continue screening events even if they are played in empty stadiums so supporters who had intended to go will still be able to watch.

    The report adds that the subscription TV channels attending a meeting with football, tennis, cricket and rugby officials on Monday believe there could be a request to make matches free-to-air.

    Yet if such a ban on large gatherings is implemented, it could have the reverse effect with sports fans still watching games together in venues such as pubs.

    Elsewhere in the emergency conference, the Premier League have drawn up contingency plans on if and when the coronavirus continues to spread.

    There have been 164 cases of the deadly bug in the UK and over 100,000 around the world.

  • SILVA'S GOLDEN CHANCE

    United face rivals City in their blockbuster Premier League clash tomorrow and Portuguese pal Bernardo Silva has revealed he told Bruno to join the Red Devils.

    Bernardo said: “I’m not surprised how well he has started because he’s a great player.

    “He’s a good friend of mine, I’ve played with him since we were in the Under-19s with Portugal.

    “He asked me about Manchester and I said what I thought was right.

    “It’s a great club for him, it’s a great opportunity and he’s doing great.”

  • SPECIAL BRU

    Bruno Fernandes is changing the United dressing room by demanding higher standards — and insisted on training after his signing photoshoot, according to reports.

    The United midfielder, 25, has impressed team-mates and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by telling team-mates they should have beaten Everton, and reportedly gave Juan Mata the death stare.

    According to the Times, the club have been impressed with his attitude, while his stats speak for themselves.

    He has already become a creative inspiration for the team who were lacking an effective attacking midfielder, a problem made worse by Paul Pogba's long-term injury absence.

    And Fernandes has created eight chances in his seven games in the red shirt, with three goals, two assists and 40 passes into the final third.

  • CANT BELIEVE IT

    Tottenham have ramped up their efforts to sign Todd Cantwell after the Norwich star helped KO their FA Cup dream, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances this season and has already been eyed by the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.

    According to Football Insider, Spurs have been tracking the midfielder for months with Jose Mourinho ramping up his efforts to sign the star.

    Spurs have a track record of signing young players, most recently with the signings of Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke.

    And they would be able to offer England Under-21 international Cantwell more game time than runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.

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