Manchester United latest: Including Ferdinand quits England and Rooney rumours

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

Veteran Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has retired from international football with England.

"After a great deal of thought, I have decided the time is right to retire from international football," Ferdinand stated.

Meanwhile, Ryan Giggs is expected to be offered a coaching role with United by new boss David Moyes.

In transfer news, Bayern Munich have declared Wayne Rooney is not a target of theirs this summer.

According to the Bundesliga champions’ director Matthias Sammer the Champions League finalists are not interest in signing the United striker who handed in a transfer request this week.

“He’s not on the agenda. No, no. Absolutely not,” revealed Sammer.

However, reports today suggest that Newcastle are preparing a ‘shock bid’ for Rooney, according to several news sources emanating from Magpies owner Mike Ashley’s company Sports Direct.

The report claims that Newcastle "have already sounded out Rooney’s agent over a potential move”.

Meanwhile United target Victor Wanyama has admitted he want to ‘leave’ Celtic and have his agent arrange the deal.

“I just leave the club and my agent to sort everything out. You never know. We will see,” said the 21-year-old midfielder who has been scouted by both United and Arsenal in recent months.

Elsewhere, a group of United fans have set up a movement to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo – the group aims for 10 million fans to contribute £10 each to bring the Real Madrid star back to Old Trafford this summer.

United are also linked with Barcelona starlet Thiago Alcantara who is one of the Catalan’s best young prospects.

In others news, United youngster Wilfried Zaha has been called up to the England U21s for the European Championship finals this summer.

Finally, United youngster, Larnell Cole scored a hat-trick against Liverpool U21s, taking United’s U21s to the final where they will face Tottenham.

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