Lingard targets 2022 World Cup place & more under-radar stories at Man United today

Lingard targets 2022 World Cup place & more under-radar stories at Man United today

Rashford receives honorary degree

Marcus Rashford has become the youngest ever recipient of an honorary degree from The University of Manchester, it was confirmed on Thursday.

The 23-year-old has been recognised for his achievements as a footballer and as 'a passionate campaigner against child poverty' in the United Kingdom.

Lingard targets Qatar 2022 spot

Jesse Lingard has opened up on his desire to make the England squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after missing out of the Euro 2020 selection.

The 28-year-old said: "It gives you more hunger and motivation to be playing in the biggest of tournaments and games. To get into the 33 man squad shows what you can do with hard work and belief."

Brazil won't allow Fred to return early

Brazilian FA have officially confirmed that Premier League players will not be able to return from international duty ahead of schedule.

Therefore, Fred is likely to miss the Leicester City clash on October 16 due to a mandatory five-day quarantine put in place by the UK government.

Romero close to joining Venezia as free agent

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is set to join Serie A newcomers Venezia as a free agent, Fabrizio Romano reports.

The negotiations are at the final stage with the shot-stropper who played 61 games in all competitions for the Red Devils across six seasons.

Man United and Flamengo negotiated buyout clause for Pereira

According to Brazilian outlet UOL, Flamengo can buy out Andreas Pereira for €20 million. The clause can be triggered until the end of June 2022.

The 25-year-old midfielder has already become a starter for Flamengo but would need him to show a lot more to justify paying a club-record fee for his signature, the source adds.