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Gary Neville feels Man United signing of Edinson Cavani could be like Falcao

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville is already asking serious questions regarding his former club’s shock move for Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan striker is set to be imminently confirmed as a United player and unveiled on deadline day, though Neville admits he has been left bemused by the move.

While keen to talk up Cavani’s many strengths and qualities, Neville insists United had other areas to improve upon in order to get back within reach of neighbours Manchester City.

Gary Neville feels Man United have gone for Edinson Cavani out of impulse, not planning

Gary Neville feels Man United have gone for Edinson Cavani out of impulse, not planning

Gary Neville feels Man United have gone for Edinson Cavani out of impulse, not planning

Speaking on Sky Sports prior to United’s clash with Tottenham, Neville offered his frank opinions regarding the move which has got the football world talking.

‘I think my emotion yesterday when I heard about it was the feeling I probably had when Falcao signed, Ibrahimovic signed, Ighalo signed,’ Neville began.

‘It’s very last minute, it’s come up out of nowhere. There’s an element of thrill to it, an element of intrigue and excitement because he’s one of the world’s greatest strikers over the last five years, you hope he can come here and set the Premier League on fire.

Seemingly out of nowhere Cavani is now on the brink of joining United as a free agent

Seemingly out of nowhere Cavani is now on the brink of joining United as a free agent

Seemingly out of nowhere Cavani is now on the brink of joining United as a free agent

‘There is an element of how have we ended up here, Manchester United two or three months ago had a great period, great class, Marcus Rashford’s work, finished third in the league, and you just though that’s as close as City they can get with this squad.

‘You think they can go and get three or four signings and potentially close the gap this season.

But we’re here on the eve of the transfer deadline and nothing’s been done apart from [Donny] Van de Beek who at this moment in time can’t break into a packed midfield.

‘So Cavani will be welcome, he’s different to the other strikers. I hope he comes fit and firing. He’s always worked hard, had a good attitude and work ethic so I don’t think there’s a doubt around that.

Neville has likened the impulsive purchase of Cavani to the signing of Radamel Falcao

Neville has likened the impulsive purchase of Cavani to the signing of Radamel Falcao

Neville has likened the impulsive purchase of Cavani to the signing of Radamel Falcao

‘He’s not the type to come for a swansong or a pay-off, I think he’s got more about him. We had great tussles against him for England and obviously I’ve seen him for Paris Saint Germain.

‘I don’t think he will come with anything other than trying to prove himself but I don’t think it was in the strategy and wasn’t in the plan, and certainly couldn’t have been because something like this couldn’t have been kept quiet.’ 

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Arsenal’s ‘top contract negotiator Huss Fahny AXED’

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Arsenal‘s top negotiator Huss Fahmy has reportedly become the latest high profile staff member to agree his exit from the club as they continue ‘significant restructuring’ behind the scenes.   

Fahmy has been working as the club’s head of football operations and part of his job role saw him assist with completing contracts and liaising with agents.

The Athletic report that Fahmy will leave at the end of next month after completing a handover as the club continue to overhaul their structure behind the scenes. 

Huss Fahny (right), Arsenal's contract negotiator, is reportedly set to depart the club

Huss Fahny (right), Arsenal's contract negotiator, is reportedly set to depart the club

Huss Fahny (right), Arsenal’s contract negotiator, is reportedly set to depart the club

Back in August, Sportsmail revealed that Arsenal’s famed global scout Francis Cagigao – the man who discovered Cesc Fabregas – was among the victims of the club’s redundancy cull.

Just days after their euphoric FA Cup victory over Chelsea, the Gunners confirmed the hugely disappointing news that 55 members of staff were to lose their jobs as part of a restructuring due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Cagigao’s departure was swiftly followed by head of football Raul Sanllehi with managing director Vinai Venkatesham replacing him in the role. 

Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi made a surprise exit from the club back in August

Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi made a surprise exit from the club back in August

Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi made a surprise exit from the club back in August

Managing director Vinai Venkatesham now leads the club forward after Sanllehi's exit

Managing director Vinai Venkatesham now leads the club forward after Sanllehi's exit

Managing director Vinai Venkatesham now leads the club forward after Sanllehi’s exit

Sanllehi joined the Premier League side in February 2018, having previously worked at Barcelona. 

Head of UK scouting Peter Clark along with scout Brian McDermott also departed over the summer, as did first-team rehabilitation co-ordinator Tim Parham. 

The restructuring behind the scenes means that boss Mikel Arteta is closely assisted by Venkatesham and technical director Edu. 

Fahny was tasked with contract negotiation but it is expected Edu will take control of these proceedings, even with the Athletic reporting the club are planning to replace Fahmy.   

Arsenal technical director Edu is widely expected to take some of Fahmy's responsibilities

Arsenal technical director Edu is widely expected to take some of Fahmy's responsibilities

Arsenal technical director Edu is widely expected to take some of Fahmy’s responsibilities 

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England’s away UEFA Nations League clash against Belgium moved from Brussels due to 10pm curfew

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England’s UEFA Nations League encounter against Belgium has officially been moved to Leuven due to the 10pm curfew restrictions in Brussels amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gareth Southgate‘s Three Lions take on Belgium away in the Nations League on November 15, three days after facing the Republic of Ireland in a friendly at Wembley.

But the Belgium clash has been changed from its original venue in the country’s capital – which has a curfew of 10pm to 6am – at the King Baudouin stadium to Den Dreef in Leuven. It is around a 45-minute drive to Leuven from Brussels.

England's UEFA Nations League clash vs Belgium has been moved to Leuven from Brussels

England's UEFA Nations League clash vs Belgium has been moved to Leuven from Brussels

England’s UEFA Nations League clash vs Belgium has been moved to Leuven from Brussels

A statement from the country’s governing body read: ‘The Belgian FA was forced to change the venue for these games as a consequence of the Covid-19 related curfew in Brussels, which starts at 10pm local time. 

‘With a match kicking off at 8.45pm local time this would be impossible to meet.

‘Therefore the FA opted for Leuven which also hosts Belgium’s U21 and women’s internationals. In Flanders curfew starts at midnight to 5am.’ 

Roberto Martinez’s Belgium outfit will now play three matches next month in Leuven – the first time they have played outside of Brussels for three years.

Leuven's Den Dreef stadium will now host the Nations League encounter on November 15

Leuven's Den Dreef stadium will now host the Nations League encounter on November 15

Leuven’s Den Dreef stadium will now host the Nations League encounter on November 15 

Belgium will take on Switzerland in a friendly in Leuven on November 11 before hosting England and Denmark in the Nations League.

The Red Devils will be desperate to get their revenge over England after their narrow 2-1 defeat at Wembley on October 11.

The Three Lions went a goal behind following a penalty from Inter Milan striker and former Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku.

But England turned the game on its head thanks to a Marcus Rashford penalty and a deflected Mason Mount strike in the 64th minute.

However, England were then defeated in their next match against Denmark after Harry Maguire’s early red card cost the Three Lions at Wembley – with Christian Eriksen going on to seal a 1-0 win from the penalty spot.

Southgate’s side currently sit third in their Nations League group on seven points behind Denmark on goal difference while Belgium are top with nine.

It will be the first time in three years that Belgium have played outside of Brussels

It will be the first time in three years that Belgium have played outside of Brussels

It will be the first time in three years that Belgium have played outside of Brussels

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Man Utd news LIVE: Nobby Stiles tributes pour in after 1968 legend dies aged 78

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MANCHESTER UNITED is in mourning after the death of legendary midfielder Nobby Stiles.

The 1968 European champion and 1966 World Cup winner has passed away at the age of 78.

Follow ALL of the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

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