Manchester United latest: Including Fabregas and Marchisio ‘bids’

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

Manchester United legend, former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes the upcoming friendly against AIK Fotball will be ‘key’ in David Moyes’ pre-season.

"It’s still one of the most important games David Moyes has had. The thing is the result doesn’t matter but we as players know this is not about losing anything,” explained the Dane.

In transfer news, The Express reports that United are ‘ready’ to make a third bid for Cesc Fabregas worth a record-breaking £35 million to Barcelona for the former Arsenal captain.

Fabregas’ compatriot, Spain teammate David De Gea believes Fabregas would help United retain the Premier League title next term.

"He'll have to make a decision whether to stay at Barcelona or join us. He'd be a great signing as he'd help us improve a lot," stated the Red Devils’ goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, reports have emerged that United are set to launch a £26 million bid for Claudio Marchisio.

The Juventus midfielder is understood to be 'flattered' by United’s interest in him.

"Obviously, I will not deny that I feel flattered when I see my name being linked with other clubs, including some of the most important and biggest in the world,” admitted the Italian.

Meanwhile, reports continue today that Chelsea are preparing a £40 million bid for Wayne Rooney after a £27 million bid was rejected for the England number 10.

United ‘target’ Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has ‘downplayed’ rumour of a move away from the Britannia this summer.

"I am happy to stay and I am not looking for a move. It's [Stoke} where I see my future," he stated.

Elsewhere, United are ‘interested’ in Saphir Taider of Bologna, according to the 21-year-old Serie A midfielder.

“He deserves more money and I would not be doing my job properly if I did not ask Bologna to improve his agreement and if a club like Manchester United is interested then you have to give him what he deserves if you want him to stay,” claimed George Atangana.

"At the moment, Saphir is not happy."

Despite his claims, United have yet to officially confirm any interest or knowledge of the player.

In other news, United fans have won ‘protection’ for Old Trafford by Trafford Council in case the Glazier family ever decide to sell it. The club’s ‘home’ since 1910 will be considered an ‘Asset Of Community Value’ and, as such, protected by the governing body, on behalf of the Manchester United Supporters' Trust (MUST).

Finally, United legend Bryan Robson insists United are comparable to Bayern Munich based on the seminaries between the way the English champions and the European champions run their clubs, making use of the club’s veterans, often called the ‘old guard’.

“About 12 or 15 years ago, something like that, Sir Alex looked at Bayern Munich and thought it was great they always had somebody involved – the experience from top international players – that bind a football club in whatever area,” he explained.

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