News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has outlined his ‘blueprint’ for the future of the club.
“You have to earn your stars when dealing with players. It’s up to you to show what you’ve got,” stated the Scot.
“If you want to work for me you need to be able to work seven days a week. I need to know my staff will give me that effort. Discipline has to come from within for players. And I’m a great believer in giving young players opportunities.”
“Developing players mentally is very important, but it needs to fit with what the players want,” he added.
“You have to keep your eye on what the industry is doing — what’s new. And your recruiting as a manager can determine whether you keep your job.”
Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has taken part in the club’s new kit promotion campaign, amidst speculation over his future.
Despite handing in a transfer request last month, the striker has been obligated to take part in the promotion of the United’s kit launch for the 2013/14 season.
This has prompted the Daily Mail to report that Rooney is set to stay at Old Trafford.
However, the Manchester Evening News claims that Alvaro Negredo is being targeted to replace Rooney at the club.
The Mail also claims that Leighton Baines will be Moyes’ first transfer target when the window opens next month.
United will likely enter the race to sign Simon Mignolet after the goalkeeper’s agent revealed he is unlikely to sign a new contract to keep him at Sunderland.
Elsewhere, speculation persists that Moyes’ is hoping to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford this summer.
In other news, United fullback Rafael is relishing his break in Brazil.
"I'm going back home this summer. I play beach-volleyball there. I like it and I have [facilities] at my home now as well. I love to play it with my friends. I will stay there for all the summer so it’s nice to be with my friends. It’s very enjoyable,” he revealed.
Finally, United have topped the ‘revenue league’ once again for the 2011/12 season after reporting £60 million in profits for the financial year.
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