12pm Manchester United news: Neymar to join, Antonio Valencia to West Ham, Fellaini hair pull

JOSE MOURINHO’S decision to axe Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku for their draw with Arsenal is under the spotlight – while a highly unflattering reason why the Gunners let Alexis Sanchez go is revealed.
Read on for all of this, plus more news, transfer gossip and updates from Old Trafford.
Two big names and one former big mane were left on the Man Utd bench as Jose Mourinho sidelined Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini and Paul PogbaReutersNEYM YOUR PRICE
MAN UTD are among the favourites to sign Neymar from PSG.
Manchester city lead the Premier League chase for the Brazilian with odds of 3/1 of him moving to the Etihad, followed by the Red Devils on 5/1 odds.
HAMMER TIME
MANCHESTER UNITED captain Antonio Valencia is a transfer target for West Ham.
The 33-year-old is likely to be released on a free transfer in the summer and the Hammers are said to be leading the chase for his signature.
BAD HAIR DAY
ARSENAL fans fumed as Marouane Fellaini pulled on Matteo Guendouzi’s hair as the Gunners midfielder skipped past him.
Fans of the London club called on the Belgian to face retrospective action after ref Andre Marriner failed even to book him.
JOSE GOT IT RIGHT
JOSE MOURINHO got it right by axing his two costliest players in Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in the ballsy 2-2 comeback draw with Arsenal.
Read our verdict as the United boss showed he is not afraid to make huge calls, nor scared of big reputations.
MAN UTD 2 ARSENAL 2
FOR once United showed some respect for those famous red shirts as they twice came from behind for a battling draw.
But it would be stretching the imagination to think the homes side played for Jose Mourinho.
MOURINHO SORRY FOR HITTING THE WALL
MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho KICKED a wall in frustration during his side’s draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils chief could not contain his anger during the game – and he subsequently apologised to a young fan who saw his act of fury.
LEGENDS BLAST JOSE
JOSE MOURINHO has come under fierce fire from Old Trafford legends as Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes tell him: “Manchester United’s poor form can’t carry on”.
Ferdinand revealed his frustration at Mourinho relentlessly sticking to safety-first tactics while Scholes blasted United stars for under-performing.
UTD MUST AXE JOSE OR POGBA
MANCHESTER UNITED’S board have a big decision to make and it comes down to keeping their club record buy or the manager.
Choose to get rid of Jose Mourinho and they are telling every future incumbent, in what is becoming an increasingly uncomfortable hot seat, that player power wins the day at Old Trafford.
INTER BACK IN FOR DARMIAN
MATTEO DARMIAN’S frustration at Manchester United could be ended by Inter Milan.
The Serie A giants are being linked with a second approach for the Italy right-back, whose game-time has dramatically reduced since Jose Mourinho took over in 2016.

SANCHEZ NOT THE FASTEST JUAN
ARSENAL flogged Alexis Sanchez in January because they knew he was close to ‘burning out’ – and now Juan Mata is ‘out-sprinting him’.
It is understood the Gunners were having doubts over his long-term fitness and were therefore prepared to let him go in January in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
WE MUST CHANGE GEA
DAVID DE GEA has backed his boss Jose Mourinho and blamed Manchester United’s flop players for their poor form this season.
The Red Devils are just eighth in the Premier League, with only six wins in 15 games, whilst leaking 25 goals.
ZLAT’S BACK
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC could return to Europe with AC Milan leading the charge to bring the Swede back from LA Galaxy.
The former Man United striker has impressed stateside, netting 22 times in 27 appearances for Galaxy.

MOUR FEARS OVER SCOUTING
JOSE MOURINHO is becoming increasingly perplexed by the scouting set-up at Manchester United, according to reports.
United currently have a MASSIVE 58 scouts across the globe who provide their expertise on potential targets.
BEST CHANCE TO SINK UTD
IAN WRIGHT claims for once it is Manchester United in turmoil – leaving Arsenal well placed for a momentous victory.
Defeat for United would put Unai Emery‘s in-form Gunners ELEVEN points clear of Jose Mourinho‘s side.

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