Quick links

Manchester United

Manchester United latest: Including coach departures and debts cut

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

Manchester United coaches Mike Phelan and Eric Steele are set to leave the club as new manager David Moyes brings in his own backroom staff. Phelan has been Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant manager since 2008 and goalkeeping coach Steele will likely head into retirement.

United have struck a new loan deal to cut their debts. Currently the club, owned by the Glazer family have refinanced £178 million in outstanding debts and the new deal should save the club £10 million a year.

Meanwhile, outgoing chief executive David Gill has been elected to UEFA's exectutive committee.

In transfer news, Gill has insisted Wayne Rooney will be staying at Old Trafford next season, amidst speculation over the striker's future since he handed in a transfer request earlier this month.

“I’m confident he will be there next season. He’s a great, great player and the club doesn’t want to lose its star players," Gill assured.

“So I’m sure every bit of work is being taken with Wayne and his advisors and the club to make sure that happens."

However, The Mirror claims that Paris Saint-Germain are lining up a £100 million bid for Rooney to take him to the French capital this summer.

United legend Andrew Cole believes Rooney will remain a Manchester United player next term, however.

“His days here are not over – far, far from it,” Cole told the Manchester Evening News.

“He is a young man and the best years are still in front of him. No way has he peaked."

Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that David Moyes is planning to bring Marouane Fellaini with him from Everton this summer.

However, United could be set to miss out on target James Rodriguez who looks likely to move from Porto to Monaco.

In other news, young United keeper David De Gea has been called up to the Spain U21 squad.

Striker Danny Welbeck hopes to make his mark through the middle for United next term.

"If I am playing on the wings, I still want to score more goals but, preferably, I will be up front and scoring goals there," said the Englishman.

Finally, Nicky Butt has had an 'eye-opening' season coaching at United with Warren Joyce.

"It's been an eye-opener for me this year starting with Warren's Under-21s," he told MUTV.

"I'd been at the club a long time and I forgot what the Reserves were like when I was a boy here."

image: © dullhunk

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch