News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
According to the Daily Mail, London’s police force are preparing for ‘chaos’ in West London as Manchester United’s FA Cup sixth round replay with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has been scheduled for April 1st – the same day Fulham and QPR play their bitter West London derby at Craven Cottage.
Meanwhile, United winger Nani is ‘determined to prove himself’ for the club in the Premier League and FA Cup as United chase a double this season.
“I want to show the manager that he can trust me and he can believe in me in every match,” he said.
United defender Rio Ferdinand has been included in England manager Roy Hodgson’s latest international squad for the upcoming World Cup 2014 qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro.
The veteran centre-back had previously been controversially dropped by the England boss.
In transfer news, speculation linking Wayne Rooney with a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer grows as sources claim the French are preparing a bid for the United forward.
We weighed up the possibility of a potential swap deal with PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which could suit both parties.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are reportedly lining up a summer bid for Javier Hernandez as a replacement for Radamel Falcao, according to reports.
However, Tottenham have ‘warned’ United off Gareth Bale by placing a £70 million price tag on the Welshman.
In other news, United legend and treble-winner Dwight Yorke has asserted his belief that youngster Danny Welbeck will be a future star for the Red Devils.
“It showed his character by scoring in the Bernabeu having been on such a long spell without a goal. It also shows how quickly things change in football,” said former United striker.
“In 2000, we won it by 18 points in April and those are the kinds of benchmarks that you want to reach,” he explained.
United are currently 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
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