News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
David Moyes arrived at Manchester United in his official capacity as manager this morning and set to work as this summer’s transfer window officially opened today. The club welcomed him officially on their website ManUtd.com.
The club also welcomed the arrival of new backroom staff Steve Round, Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden who will continue their work alongside the former Everton boss at United.
In transfer news, United captain Nemanja Vidic’s agent ‘rubbished’ talk of an exit for his client, following speculation the skipper was being chased by AC Milan last week.
"This is the first time I heard that news and I don't know where it came from,” Silvano Martina told Italian newspaper Fantagazzetta.
"We're talking about the captain of Manchester United here, not just any player. Vidic has no problems with United - all the talk is hot air."
Meanwhile, United have reportedly offered Thiago Alcantara a ‘£6.2 million-a-year contract’, set to triple his current £120,000-a-week deal at Barcelona.
Back in Manchester, reports have emerged that vice-captain Patrice Evra could return to Monaco if United sign reported ‘target’ Leighton Baines of Everton.
The same source claims that Moyes will begin a ‘£70 million spending spree’ upon his arrival at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, The Mirror claims that United are ‘poised’ to sign Ezequiel Garay of Benfica.
Elsewhere, United legend and Sky Sports presenter Gary Neville has urged Wayne Rooney to stay at Old Trafford.
"Personally, with my allegiances, I would never recommend anyone leave Manchester United because I believe it to be a great stage to play football and you can achieve what you want there,” said the former United right-back in an interview with talkSPORT.
However, Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere hopes Rooney joins him at the Emirates.
"If it happens, it would be amazing,” Wilshere told ESPN, following rumours the Gunners are interested in signing the English striker.
"He (Rooney) is the type of player who can win you trophies - and just to see his name on the team sheet brings fear to the opposition. We could do with a little more of that."
In other news, United have announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Thai telecoms company True Corporation.
The club also revealed its new training kit for the 2013/14 season ahead.
Finally, United also announced a pre-season friendly with Stevenage scheduled for Friday 26 July.
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