Raphael Varane transfer stance outlined as Alan Shearer slams Manchester United players

Erik ten Hag and his players will encounter another quick turnaround for that game after Newcastle beat them 1-0 at St. James&apos Park on Saturday night. Chelsea were 3-2 winners in their weekend showdown with Brighton – despite going down to 10 men – with England midfielder Conor Gallagher sent-off after 45 minutes.

Chelsea will have to cope without him on their visit to Old Trafford, where they were beaten 4-1 last season. United are seventh in the table, five points and three places ahead of the Blues. Here are your latest evening United headlines.

Raphael Varane wants to stay at United beyond the closure of the January transfer window. Varane, 30, has started one of United&aposs last 11 matches as Ten Hag has preferred Jonny Evans, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw to partner Harry Maguire at centre-back.

Despite speculation around his future, it&aposs understood Varane has shown no desire to leave in the winter window as he&aposs fulfilling his ambition of playing for United. Varane would only reconsider that stance if United indicate he&aposs unwanted.

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TV pundit Alan Shearer accused three or four United players of failing to work hard enough in Saturday night&aposs 1-0 defeat to his beloved former club Newcastle. United were second best from first whistle to last at St. James&apos Park.