MAN UNITED CONFIDENTIAL: Aaron Wan-Bissaka in limbo as contract talks stall, Andre Onana faces an AFCON dilemma, steward is sacked for Palestine flags promise... and why Ten Hag wanted Mason Mount so much

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Contract talks betwixt United and Aaron Wan-Bissaka look to person gone quiet.

Negotiations complete a caller woody looked to beryllium heading for a affirmative conclusion erstwhile nan transfer window closed successful nan summer, but Confidential understands it now seems much apt that United will trigger a 12-month hold to support Wan-Bissaka nether statement until June 2025 and look astatine his business again successful nan New Year.

The 25-year-old defender has conscionable returned to training aft suffering a hamstring wounded successful mid-September, and United want him to get afloat fresh while they attraction connected overcoming a mediocre commencement to nan season.


Wan-Bissaka is adjacent friends pinch Jadon Sancho and flew to New York pinch nan exiled United prima past month, but it's improbable that head Erik 10 Hag would clasp that against him.

If United didn't activate nan one-year statement hold for Wan-Bissaka - aliases Victor Lindelof - some players would beryllium capable to speak to overseas clubs connected January 1 and time off arsenic free agents successful nan summer. Anthony Martial is successful nan aforesaid boat, but it's unclear if nan nine will widen his woody too.

Manchester United correct backmost Aaron Wan-Bissaka's projected statement talks are now connected hold

It seems much apt that United will trigger a 12-month hold to support Wan-Bissaka instead

Onana keeps options open

Things are looking up for Andre Onana aft a shaky commencement astatine Manchester United.

He was nan only United subordinate to look from nan Manchester derby pinch immoderate in installments connected nan backmost of his punishment heroics against FC Copenhagen and a coagulated capacity astatine Sheffield United.

On Monday night, Onana came 23rd successful nan Ballon d'Or vote, 1 of only 2 goalkeepers connected nan list. Still, it remains to beryllium seen if nan Cameroon world goes to nan Africa Cup of Nations successful January and February.

Onana is believed to beryllium consenting to spell to nan tourney successful Ivory Coast, but it could costs him up to 7 games pinch United. Given that Ten Hag has signed a very tin No 2 successful Altay Bayindir, that will person to beryllium a consideration.

Andre Onana (left) is still weighing up whether aliases not to beryllium portion of Cameroon's AFCON squad

Steward sacked complete Palestine promise

A casual steward astatine United has been sacked aft he vowed to thief fans bring Palestine flags into Old Trafford for upcoming matches.

A personification connected X by nan sanction of Ismail posted a screenshot of an email from an charismatic Manchester United relationship saying he will 'not person immoderate further offers of work' and had been 'removed from nan excavation of casual workers', which sources opportunity is authentic.

It came aft he offered assistance successful getting Palestine flags into nan crushed successful defiance of a Premier League prohibition and United's ain stadium policy.

'If anyone comes to watch nan crippled and your spot is successful nan South Stand and want to bring a Palestine emblem but personification causes problems, past fto maine know,' Ismail wrote. 'I'm a steward astatine Manchester United, and I activity successful nan South Stand. My overgarment number is 455 truthful you'll beryllium capable to spot maine easily.'

The station was successful consequence to a instrumentality claiming they had been thrown retired of Old Trafford during nan Manchester derby for displaying a Palestine flag. Sources said nan agency-employed steward, who declined to remark further erstwhile contacted by Confidential, had committed different breaches of statement during his clip moving astatine Old Trafford. United declined to comment.

Noisy neighbours springiness United nan blues

As a broad Manchester derby conclusion sank successful for nan United players connected Sunday, they could perceive City's players celebrating their triumph successful nan distant dressing-room astatine Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola's broadside chanted 'Champions again, ole, ole ole' arsenic they pursuit an unprecedented 4th Premier League title successful a row. 

The visiting contingent had earlier marked their territory astatine Old Trafford by pinning City flags to nan wall successful nan corridor extracurricular their dressing-room which could beryllium seen by anyone passing by.

Might look a spot of a ‘nothing issue’ for tons but this has coiled maine up each day. How tin letting City unit travel and put their flags up successful nan corridor beryllium allowed astatine United. That’s sets nan precedent for nan full time successful my opinion. pic.twitter.com/GcDVPwaBI1

— Dan Hook (@DanHook684) October 29, 2023

United's location triumph complete City

Old Trafford is falling down, originates nan opus by City fans which besides taunts their United rivals complete nan 'Glazers staying 10 much years'.

The leaky tile has surely go a awesome of United's diminution nether their American owners, but Old Trafford really ranks supra nan Etihad among nan astir highly-rated Premier League venues successful nan country.

The study conducted by Gambling 'N Go is based connected visitant acquisition reviews connected TripAdvisor, Google, and Yelp, marking each stadium retired of five.

Old Trafford has been voted ninth retired of nan 20 grounds successful nan state pinch nan Etihad successful 11th. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is apical of nan table, up of nan City Ground and Anfield, pinch Selhurst Park bottommost of nan pile.

Old Trafford has been voted nan ninth-best Premier League stadium up of nan Etihad

Glazer demos connected hold

Anti-Glazer protests planned by The 1958 person been shelved pursuing nan decease of United fable Sir Bobby Charlton.

The group, who person organised astir of nan caller demonstrations against nan ownership, had earmarked nan Manchester derby for their latest protest. But The 1958 announced it was connected clasp arsenic a marketplace of respect to Sir Bobby, who died earlier this period astatine nan property of 86.

There are nary demonstrations planned for United's Carabao Cup necktie astatine location to Newcastle connected Wednesday and it is unclear whether location will beryllium a protestation up of Luton's sojourn to Old Trafford connected November 11. The Luton crippled is United's past location fixture until they play Chelsea connected Wednesday, December 6.

Anti-Glazer protests planned by fans were shelved connected Sunday aft Sir Bobby Charlton's death

Why Bobby turned down Toon

Born successful Ashington Made successful Manchester, declares nan tribute banner to Sir Bobby astatine Old Trafford.

As United hole to look Newcastle successful nan Carabao Cup connected Wednesday night, visiting fans whitethorn wonderment why nan 2nd relative to nan awesome Jackie Milburn decided to prosecute a profession astatine Old Trafford and not nearer to location astatine St James' Park erstwhile he was a teen increasing up successful nan north-east.

'I had a sojourn from nan celebrated comparative who had go a immense and inspiring portion of my life,' Charlton recalled successful his autobiography. 'Wor Jackie said he was obliged to make nan lawsuit for his nine Newcastle United, but he besides said he was doing it without conviction.

'Newcastle treated their young players without attraction aliases thought, he reported. They didn't person a improvement policy. Instead they operated a benignant of lottery. Maybe a young subordinate would past it, possibly not.'

The Manchester United and England icon sadly passed distant connected October 21, aged 86 

Mount passed Ten Hag's Dutch audition

Erik 10 Hag caused a spot of a operation aft nan Manchester derby by telling ViaPlay that United will ne'er play for illustration his aged nine Ajax because nan players present are much utilized to a long-ball game.

Yet Ten Hag's early astatine Old Trafford whitethorn yet dangle connected nan occurrence aliases different of players he signed because of his past experiences successful Holland.

Andre Onana, Lisandro Martinez, Antony and Tyrell Malacia are nan astir evident examples, but Confidential has learned that it's besides existent of England world Mason Mount who has struggled truthful acold to unrecorded up to his £60m transportation interest from Chelsea.

Mount was coveted by a number of clubs past summertime including Liverpool and Arsenal, but opted for United aft a nonstop transportation from Ten Hag who remembered being impressed by his early days connected indebtedness astatine Vitesse Arnhem successful nan Eredivisie.

The midfielder was won complete by nan item successful which Ten Hag remembered him arsenic a teenager, and nan measurement he had followed his profession since then, including a Champions League last assistance and a beardown connection connected really he saw him fitting astatine Old Trafford.

In 1 of Ten Hag's first matches arsenic Ajax boss, a fledgling Mount had inspired Vitesse to a daze 3-2 triumph complete nan Amsterdam giants successful 2018 - pinch Onana successful extremity for nan opposition.

Having landed Mount, Ten Hag has ironically recovered it difficult to fresh him into nan team. The 24-year-old has started only 4 Premier League games. If he has been connected nan transportation pinch Bruno Fernandes, United person looked alarmingly unfastened - from nan first lucifer against Wolves to nan 2nd half of Sunday's derby-day disaster against City aft Mount came disconnected nan bench.

Mason Mount first caught nan oculus of Erik 10 Hag during a indebtedness spell astatine Vitesse Arnhem (left)

Zelem leads women's PFA fight

Manchester United skipper Katie Zelem has been astatine nan forefront of creating a women's committee astatine nan PFA.

In a missive seen by Confidential, nan PFA person told its members nan caller committee will supply them pinch nan aforesaid level of protection arsenic those successful nan men's game.

Zelem said: 'Players person been brilliant, putting clip successful to activity pinch nan PFA connected this and past stepping up to make judge our voices were heard large and clear.'

United skipper Katie Zelem is starring nan complaint for creating a women's committee astatine nan PFA

Youth strategy going strong

United are nan highest-ranked Premier League nine successful a database of teams that person produced nan astir players presently progressive successful nan world's apical leagues.

Ajax are apical of nan database compiled by CIES Football Observatory pinch 86 players trained by nan Dutch club, conscionable up of Benfica and Sporting Lisbon. United are successful 47th spot pinch 47 players, 5 places up of City and six up of Arsenal.

United boast a proud grounds of having an academy subordinate successful each match-day squad going backmost 86 years and 4,222 consecutive games. However, a alteration successful argumentation has seen nan nine attraction much connected keeping nan pick of nan harvest alternatively than stockpiling young talent which, United believe, would flourish much elsewhere.

The champion illustration is Anthony Elanga, sold to Nottingham Forest for £20m successful nan summer, pinch Zidane Iqbal, James Garner and Ethan Laird among nan different players who person been sold on.

United are nan highest-ranked Premier League nine for producing the astir players presently progressive successful nan world's apical leagues - pinch nan likes of Marcus Rashford astatine their forefront

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