Manchester United latest: Including West Ham team news and Rooney update

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

Following yesterday’s reports that Wayne Rooney was heading to PSG this summer, the United striker has stated his desire to remain at Old Trafford.

With just over two years left on his current contract, the 27-year-old is hoping to negotiate a new deal that would see him playing for United into his thirties.

Over in France, PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed the Rooney rumours, calling the England striker an “idol” and “impossible to buy”.

While the French side’s director of football Leonardo has said he knows nothing of an offer for Rooney; this despite claims from former advisor Michel Moulin that the deal was “done”.

Leonardo also dismissed speculation of a move for former United player Cristiano Ronaldo.

With Sir Alex Ferguson’s side requiring just seven points to clinch a 20th league title, tomorrow’s opponents West Ham United could be missing three regular defenders. Following injuries to both Winston Reid and George McCartney, James Tomkins is now struggling with a calf problem.

Ferguson’s side currently have no new injury concerns.

As United prepare to face the Hammers for the fourth time this season, the London side’s manager Sam Allardyce has called United’s league dominance this season “pretty scary”.

Currently 15 points clear of second-placed Manchester City having played a game more, Allardyce believes the current United side is up there with the best of them for the way they have built such a considerable margin with six games remaining.

Reports in Spain suggest rumoured defensive target Ezequiel Garay – currently at Benfica – could be returning to former club Real Madrid rather than making a move to the Red Devils.

With five central defenders already on the books at Old Trafford, the move for Garay looked unlikely even before the news of Real’s apparent interest.

Finally, it was a tale of Manchester United youngsters past and present as their under-21s beat Tottenham 1-0 last night.

United’s goal came from Ryan Tunnicliffe after a mistake from former red Zeki Fryers.

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