Man United’s wariness of PL rivals saw them block two summer transfer deals

Newcastle United perceived a threat as Manchester United blocked Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson transfers

Manchester United recently impeded Newcastle United from signing Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson. The Red Devils perceive the Magpies as a threat since their Saud-backed takeover, according to GiveMeSport (h/t MEN).

Newcastle have attempted to have conversations for Lingard and Henderson. However, Man United were reluctant to entertain Eddie Howe’s side over a potential move for the duo.

The Red Devils are wary of the Toon one day competing against them. And since then, Lingard has run down his contract in Manchester and Henderson has left on loan. Both reunited at Nottingham Forest in the recent transfer window.

Newcastle United perceived a threat as Manchester United blocked Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson transfers.
Newcastle United were blocked from signing Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard by Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

During Kevin Keegan’s reign at Newcastle, the Geordies were one of the best teams in England. And the Magpies had a ferocious rivalry with Man United.

The Newcastle head coach and Sir Alex Ferguson did not see eye to eye. And the Premier League era has seen various entertaining tussles when the two teams have played.

However, over the years, Newcastle have not remained the side they once were. Since then, the Toons have been relegated a couple of times as well. The Geordies were frustrated with the ownership of Mike Ashley.

Newcastle United perceived a threat as Manchester United blocked Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson transfers.
Manchester United are wary of Newcastle since the latter’s takeover. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

However, he finally sold the club last season. And the consortium that bought Newcastle are seemingly ready to invest in the side. And the club have evidently been prudent in the recent summer transfer window. Howe has also brought stability to the team.

At the moment, Man United appear to be in their own rebuilding phase. Erik ten Hag was appointed manager at the end of the previous campaign. And while the new season started on a disappointing note, since then, the Red Devils have won four games on the trot, beating the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.

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Man United now sit three points being the Gunners, who are top of the league table after six fixtures. If Newcastle are to get back to their best, it would only increase the competitiveness in English football’s top flight and make for more entertaining viewing.