Manchester United latest: Including Vidic and transfer targets

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

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic expressed his pride at the champions’ title victory this season.

“I’m definitely proud to play for this club with these players and to play for the manager as well,” he Serbian told MUTV.

“I’ve had a great seven years with the club where we’ve had so much success and we did so again this year so I’m very pleased.”

Meanwhile, former United defender and Everton captain Phil Neville believes David Moyes is the ‘real special one’ of his generation and the perfect man to take United forward.

“David Moyes is the best candidate, 100 per cent. You can put him alongside any coach in the world for that job and he is the best candidate,” said Neville.

“People talk about Jose Mourinho being the ‘Special One’ but the gaffer has something special about him in his own way. He keeps producing. He’s got something. His work ethic has taken him to Manchester United.”

In transfer news, United are reportedly ‘targeting’ Barcelona starlet Thiago Alcantara this summer. The Express claims that United are lining up a bid to match his £15 million release clause to bring him to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail suggests that United are interested in Luke Shaw, Southampton’s 17-year-old left back as a long term replacement for Patrice Evra.

Elsewhere, United are on ‘alert’ as Porto winger James Rodriguez outlined his future, candidly stating he thinks he will leave Portugal.

"Honestly? I think I will leave," he said.

"I am not sure if what they say is true, or if I leave now or later. But I think I will leave.”

“A player always wants to move on and play at a bigger club. Porto is great, but there are bigger clubs and I want to continue to achieve important things,” he added.

However, reports have emerged that Juventus have ‘fixed their sights’ on Javier Hernandez.

In other news, Paul Scholes will join United’s legends team Red Heart United for their upcoming match against Real Madrid.

Finally, United legend and FA Cup winner Brian Greenhoff has passed away aged 60.

Greenhoff made 271 appearances for the Red Devils between 1968 and 1979, and earned 18 caps for England.

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