Bruno denounces Barcelona rumors, Villa construction, Ronaldo worried about United’s form EXCLUSIVE

Hello Man Utd fans

Manchester United welcome Aston Villa to Old Trafford in the FA Cup third round tonight.

United captain Harry Maguire is uncertain as he still suffers from an injury and has yet to resume training.

Victor Lindelof, meanwhile, resumed training on Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, but Paul Pogba remains on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

Eric Bailly and Hannibal Mejbri are in international selection for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Villa manager Steven Gerrard, meanwhile, has said he will have a solid lineup against United.

Tyrone Mings and Ollie Watkins are set to return after missing the loss at Brentford last week.

However, Kortney Hause faces a late fitness appeal after reporting “oppression” in Brentford.

And former United captain Ashley Young will be examined after breaking his toe.

Star Philippe Coutinho’s signing is unlikely to be involved after agreeing to join on loan from Barcelona.

Coutinho’s debut is set to take place against United in the Premier League on January 15.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has had crisis talks with his agent Jorge Mendes about his future at Old Trafford.

Sunsport understands that Ronaldo is frustrated with United’s performance.

The Portugal captain is also disappointed with the tactics and footballing style of interim Red Devils manager Ralf Rangnick.

A source close to Ronaldo revealed: “Cristiano is very concerned about what is happening at United. The team receives a lot of criticism and he knows he is considered one of the leaders.

“There are quite a few problems and Cristiano is feeling the pressure and is very stressed about the situation.

“He desperately wants his move to United to be a success, but he’s starting to recognize that winning trophies with the current setup could be a real struggle.

“Jorge came to see him and they spent some time discussing how things are going, what they think are the problems, how they could be solved and solutions. Nothing is excluded. ”

And United star Pogba will return to full training next week after getting the green light from club medics.

The star midfielder was sidelined for two months after sustaining a thigh injury while on international duty with France.

SunSport understands the 28-year-old did light racing with his conditioners at Carrington last week.

Pogba has impressed Rangnick with his attitude and it is understood that he is aiming for a first-team return by the end of this month.

Finally, United star Bruno Fernandes has slammed a rumor linking him to a move to Barcelona.

Fernandes became the last Red Devils ace to crush the gossip about misfortune at Old Trafford.

Portuguese channel SPORT TV claimed the playmaker had been offered to Barca.

But the Portugal international responded on Instagram: “And I thought the new year only started a few days ago, yet it’s April 1 already! Or is it bad journalism again?”