News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
In team news, United and England midfielder Tom Cleverley is out injured with a calf problem that will see him sidelined for England’s World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.
Meanwhile, Red Devils legend Sammy McIllroy believes Adnan Januzaj must ‘stay true to himself’.
“The first thing that is going to happen is that he is going to get overnight fame. He will be recognised in the street, asked for autographs wherever he goes. I am sure that has already started in the last few days since Sunderland,” McIlroy told M.E.N. Sport.
“Things are bound to change for him. He won’t be able to walk around and go to shopping precincts the same. His face is all over the papers now and on our screens. People want to have a bit of him. He will get pestered”.
“You have to be yourself. You have to remain true to your personality and not change. I am sure he won’t let his head be turned,” he added.
In transfer news, the Daily Mail reports that Mesut Ozil could have signed for United ‘hours before’ his deadline day move to Arsenal.
The Mail base their claims on Ozil’s father Mustafa reportedly taking legal action against an agent who claimed the father offered his son to United on August 7th. Those of you with numeracy skills, however, will notice that is almost a month before the September 2nd deadline.
The Independent, meanwhile, claim United will launch a bid for Will Hughes in January.
The same source also reports that former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could swoop for Antonio Valencia in an attempt to bring the United winger to Galatasaray in January.
In other news, Sir Alex Ferguson will be signing copies of his book in Tesco Extra, Stretford on October 24th.
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