Manchester United latest: Including ticket prices and Chelsea duo

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News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has outlined his belief that the team’s ‘collective spirit’ is behind their success so far this season.

United fans have united with Liverpool fans in a protest over away ticket prices, following Manchester City fans’ ‘outrage’ at the cost of a seat to see their side’s clash with Arsenal at the Emirates this weekend.

We took an in-depth look at the underlying issues surrounding the debate over ticket prices and financing in the Premier League, highlighting the ever-increasing transfer fees, wage demands, and stadium deals that directly effect the inflated ticket and merchandise prices at all clubs.

In transfer news, Wesley Sneijder has reportedly been given 24 hours to decide whether or not he wants to join Galatasaray. The Dutch playmaker is understood to be ’desperate’ to move from Inter Milan to the Premier League after falling out of favour at the San Siro since he refused to take a pay cut.

United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are all ‘on alert’, monitoring the availability of the player who has opened negotiations with the Turkish side.

Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins has stated his belief that outcast Blues veteran Frank Lampard would be ‘tremendous’ for United, should he make the switch at the end of his contract in June.

This sentiment was echoed by former Red Devils legend Sammy Mcllroy who described the Englishman as potentially the ‘perfect signing’.

This comes as speculation continues over the future of Lampard’s teammate Ashley Cole who is reportedly the subject of interest from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Meanwhile Reading have dismissed a proposed loan move for United’s Danny Welbeck who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford since the arrival of Robin van Persie in the summer.

According to reports, Crystal Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha is ‘close’ to signing for United at a fee of £12 million.

In other news, the Mirror have compiled 50 classic images from past encounters between Liverpool and United, in the run up to this weekend’s clash between the two giants at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, The Independent are running an in-depth analysis of the value of United striker Robin van Persie’s goals this season since his arrival from Arsenal for £24 million.

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