News, views, and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
United new boy Shinji Kagawa has conceded he is ‘not satisfied’ with his start to his Old Trafford career. The Japanese midfielder signed for the Red Devils in the summer and has since suffered some form and fitness setbacks.
“I’m not satisfied what I have done here at all. It is a big and really famous club in the world, but I need to overcome lots of pressures and be mentally stronger,” he admitted.
In transfer news, Sir Alex Ferguson was spotted at Celtic Park this week, increasing speculation that he is interested in bidding for Celtic’s young midfielder Victor Wanyama.
He was spotted in the stadium as the Kenyan helped his team to a 4-0 victory over Dundee United.
The United manager is understood to have been in attendance to pay tribute to former Celtic player Sean Fallon whose funeral was held on Wednesday.
The reportedly ‘imminent’ transfer of Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha may in fact be delayed after Steve Parish, a co-owner at the Championship club left England for Australia today.
Benfica have, according to the Daily Star, told United to ‘double’ their offer for defender Ezequiel Garay. United had reportedly put ion a bid in the region of £12.5 million for the Argentine.
This comes as Spanish news outfit Marca claim United are ‘close’ to signing Garay despite offering just half his valuation of €30 million.
Meanwhile Livingston have confirmed officially that their 17-year-old defender Coll Donaldson will undergo a trial with United. The youngster is considered one of the most exciting Scottish prospects of his generation.
In other news, former United goalkeeper Roy Carroll believes Sir Alex Ferguson will ‘back’ David De Gea, amid speculation that the young Spanish keeper will be sold before next season.
“I feel very sorry for him," Carroll revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 5.
"You need the manager's backing and I think he's got that because he's played a lot of games since he's come in."
Meanwhile Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez told The Times he believes the FA should be questioned on why Sir Alex Ferguson has not been sanctioned for his comments in the past on referees and other match officials.
The former Liverpool boss referred back to previous incidents involving Ferguson, explaining:
“I always try to concentrate on my job, but at that time with Ferguson I was defending my club. It's a question for the FA what they do about it.”
United veteran Ryan Giggs has taken steps to becoming a certified coach who could potential one day take the reigns at United. The 39-year-old Welshman loos set to complete his coaching badges.
Finally, former United legend David Beckham’s son Brooklyn has been on a trial with Chelsea. The 13-year-old is confirmed to have visited the Blues’ Cobham training ground this week.
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