News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
In team news, manager David Moyes is hopeful Robin van Persie will be involved in the clash on Saturday. The Dutchman watched the game at the Etihad from the stands after suffering a minor groin injury.
Tom Cleverley could also return to the squad after recovering from a knee injury whilst both Phil Jones and Rafael returned to the squad against Liverpool on Wednesday and could be available this weekend.
David Moyes is ‘seeking’ a response from his players after their 4-1 defeat in the Manchester derby last weekend.
“The players showed they were hurt. We'll try to give the fans something to shout about again," he said in reference to United 1-0 win over Liverpool in midweek.
In transfer news, David Moyes is ‘monitoring’ transfer target Ander Herrera, according to The Telegraph, after United failed to sign the Athletic Bilbao midfielder this summer.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that Championship clubs are ‘queuing’ up to loan United youngsters Michael Keane and Larnell Cole who could follow Jesse Lingard’s impressive loan spell at Birmingham.
The club have revealed they are in talks with Adnan Januzaj over his contract, following his appearance in the League Cup win this week. The highly rated youngster, hailed as the ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’ is in talks, which the club stated are ‘progressing’.
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