A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United…
Following quotes from Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez hinting that he would consider a move in order to guarantee first-team football, the Independent reports that Tottenham are interested in the Mexican sharp-shooter.
This story has been doing the rounds for a few days, but the latest claims add that Andre Villas-Boas hopes to offload Emmanuel Adebayor in order to push through a move for the United man.
Whether Hernandez could play alongside Roberto Soldado remains to be seen. But there is no question that he is far too prolific to spend the best part of his career waiting for chances on the bench.
The same report claims that a return to former club Crystal Palace has already been ruled out; as has a switch to Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers.
And finally, Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with a return to management – but not where you might expect.
The former United boss has been urged by Mark Bosnich to take charge of the Australia national team.
In quotes published by Sky Sports, the former United ‘keeper said, “I’m just being honest and have had experience under him, so know what he’s like – it is Sir Alex Ferguson.
“He would command a top whack, but in life, and especially in sport, you get what you pay for. If you want the very best, you are going to have to pay for the best.”
Ferguson may well be flattered…but the speculation seems more fantasy than reality.
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