Manchester United: Today's Transfer News Headlines - June, 26.
Two-year contract extension awarded to young Manchester United forward
The 20-year-old is one of seven players to return to the senior side, having played for the club in her youth, for their inaugural season back in 2018. The attacking player has since gone on to make 47 appearances for The Red Devils, scoring 22 goals and breaking records along the way.
Toone started her footballing career in her home town of Tyldesley, featuring for local side Astley & Tyldesley before sealing a move to Blackburn Rovers. She later went on to continue her progress with Manchester United’s rivals Manchester City. Toone featured on a handful of occasions at first team level for City and she was rated as one of their most promising upcoming youngsters, however, the club failed to tie her down as she returned to United.
The forward, who can feature in many different attacking roles, also has international honours to her name with England up to Under 21 level. She scored an impressive five goals in 2018 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship qualifying for The Young Lionesses and there are sure to be many more milestones reached by the player in future years.
The United number seven made her senior debut for the club as a substitute in the opening match of their 2018/2019 FA Women’s Continental League Cup campaign against Liverpool. She scored her first senior goal for United on her league debut in a 12-0 thumping of Aston Villa. The player continued her goalscoring form later in the season by netting five goals in two games in February 2019, being awarded the FA Women’s Championship Player of the Month in the process. Toone also broke teammate Jess Sigsworth’s record this season by scoring the most goals in a single match, hitting the back of the net five times in the 11-1 FA Women’s Continental League Cup defeat of Leicester City at the Leigh Sports Village.
Speaking to United’s official club media channels after signing her new deal, Toone said “I’m thrilled to have signed a new deal. I think of the club as family and I’m so happy to be continuing my development here.
“I want to thank the players and staff for the environment we have created at United; I wouldn’t want to be playing my football anywhere else.
“I’m just looking forward to getting started next season – we’ve been working really hard during these uncertain times and I know we’ll be back stronger.”
The player certainly has a bright future ahead of her both for club and country.
Man Utd on loan keeper ready to make Old Trafford return only in one condition View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Man United stopper Dean Henderson will sign a new contract with Manchester United on the one condition that he is promised to become the No.1 stopper at the club next season, according to the reports.
The 23-year-old stopper has enjoyed a stellar season on loan at European hopefuls Sheffield United, keeping 11 clean sheets from 29 Premier League games for the Blades.
There has been talking of Henderson challenging Spanish keeper, David de Gea for the number one jersey at Old Trafford following the latter’s under-par form this season, and Henderson has supposedly made his intentions clear amid rumours regarding the stopper’s next career move.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Dean Henderson will commit his long-term future to the 20-times English champions if he is made the Red Devils first-choice stopper for next campaign.
The report suggests that Henderson has plenty of options should he decide to depart from the red side of Manchester, with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are both interested to sign him.
The Englishman’s current contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team is set to run until the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Wow! Arsenal midfielder Ceballos opens up and announces he is open to Pemier League stay
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Dani Ceballos has told Arsenal that he is open to extending his stay in the Premier League as doors remained closed to him at parent club Real Madrid.
After months and month and months of transfer speculation during the summer transfer window, the Gunners finally managed to finalise a try-before-they officially buy deal for the Spaniard, as Emery was desperate to add another midfielder to the side after Aaron Ramsey departed the club.
Ceballos has made 26 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal and recently forced his way back into Mikel Arteta’s plans after a slow start under the new head coach, but the decision has been made not to hand him a new deal.
However, despite the fact His campaign at Arsenal has not always been smooth sailing, with injuries, a change in manager and the coronavirus outbreak hindering his cause, but Ceballos has showcased his talent, and has now admitted that he is open to staying in the Premier League.
Ceballos told El Larguero when quizzed on his plans: “The owner of my future next year is me. Next year I want to play and I will hardly be able to do it at Real Madrid.
“Would I return with [Zinedine] Zidane? I have to make the decision. He told me this year that the best thing was for me to leave and get experience.
“Everyone makes their decisions and they must be respected, I have nothing against him because he has always been very clear with me.
“Betis? It is an option. I do not close the door to play in any club. I do not rule out continuing in the Premier [League].”
“The coach plays a game very similar to what [Manchester] City is trying to do and I think we make a game philosophy that is difficult for the rival to fit in with,” Ceballos, who helped the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Southampton in their most recent outing, added.
“He does not talk about anecdotes with Pep [Guardiola] but it shows in his training, I have learned a lot about soccer in a different way. It is a luxury to be able to learn from a coach with these qualities.”
Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes reveals how Paul Pogba turned estate agent and helped him settle after£55m transfer
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BRUNO FERNANDES has revealed that Paul Pogba turned estate agent in a bid to help him settle quickly into life at Manchester United.
Fans were forced to wait for months to see how the two would link up on the pitch because of the Frenchman's persistent injury problems.
But while the Red Devils' record-buy couldn't instantly help Fernandes in games, it turns out that he was already playing a big part behind the scenes.
In fact, it has emerged that the 27-year-old, who has on occasion worn the captain's armband at Old Trafford, even went out of his way to help his new team-mate find somewhere nice to live.
Fernandes, 25, told Soccer Bible's show The Dial Up: "Paul is the guy who showed me every house.
"He came when I arrived with a book like this and said 'where do you want to live? which price you want to pay? you want house or apartment? and flicked through the pages.
"In that day, he showed me the list, I chose three or four houses... and next day he said 'tomorrow we'll go to check every house'."
Clearly Pogba's kindness paid dividends, with Fernandes instantly settling perfectly into life as a United player.
The £55million star notched two goals and three assists in his first five Premier League outings prior to the coronavirus pandemic reaching England.
And he has picked up where he left off upon Pogba's return, coolly dispatching a penalty won by United's No6 to equalise against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
The pair then started together for the first time on Wednesday, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side eased past Sheffield United 3-0 at Old Trafford.
It was Anthony Martial, however, who stole the show that night - becoming the first Man United player in seven years to score a Premier League hat-trick.
Fernandes, Pogba and Co are back in action tomorrow, as they travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City in the FA Cup quarter-finals.