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Manchester United loanee made his debut in La Liga, Donnarumma swoop, West Ham benefit from Man Utd loan

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Manchester United loanee Facundo Pellistri made his debut for Alaves in La Liga over the weekend.

The young Uruguayan came on after 57 minutes as part of a double substitution as Alaves were beaten 4-0 by United’s Europa League opponents Real Sociedad.

He had been an unused sub for the games against Real Valladolid and Barcelona so this was an opportunity to get a first taste of action in Spain’s top flight. Pellistri showed an eagerness to get on the ball and drive at defenders from a position wide on the right flank, even if it was a difficult afternoon for a team hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone. Read the full story from the official site

Dortmund ready to battle Liverpool and Man Utd for defender

Borussia Dortmund are ready to battle Liverpool and Manchester United to sign Nikola Milenkovic, according to Sky Sports.

The German club has had talks with Fiorentina as they pursue a move for the centre-back.

However, they aren’t the only ones interested as Liverpool and Manchester United have contracted Fiorentina regarding the defender as well.

Rice airs transfer hope for ‘ridiculously top player’ Lingard as West Ham benefit from Man Utd loan

The Hammers midfielder is eager to see a fellow England international remain in east London beyond the end of the 2020-21 campaign

Declan Rice has aired his desire for West Ham to thrash out a deal with Manchester United that will allow “ridiculously top player” Jesse Lingard to remain at the London Stadium beyond the end of an initial loan agreement.

Lingard has been reborn since swapping a testing battle for minutes at Old Trafford for regular game time under David Moyes.

The talented 28-year-old midfielder has rediscovered his spark, having faced questions of his value with the Red Devils, and Rice would like to see a deal done for his fellow England international that benefits all parties.

What has been said?

Quizzed on Lingard by talkSPORT, RIce said: “Jesse is a top player. I knew this from when I played with him for England. He’s a ridiculously top, top player.

“You know when you’re playing with a top player, he takes the ball on the half-turn, takes the ball in tight areas, relieves the pressure on you.

“When you give him the ball you know he’s going to do something with it, and obviously what comes with that is he’s got a great personality as well.

“All the lads have really taken to him and I’m so happy we’ve got him here now at West Ham. Hopefully we can do that for much longer for next season as well!”

How has Lingard fared at West Ham?

West Ham moved to put a deal in place for the Manchester United outcast during the winter transfer window.

Lingard had taken in just three domestic cup appearances this season before making his way to the capital.

Moyes has been prepared to hand him a prominent role within his plans, with four Premier League outings taken in so far.

Two goals were netted on his Hammers debut against Aston Villa, while a match-winning effort was struck with VAR assistance in a 2-1 win over Tottenham last time out.

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