A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United…
Manchester United’s England contingent were celebrating last night as goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard secured a 2-0 victory over Poland, and sent the Three Lions to Brazil 2014.
Rooney was crowned man-of-the-match for his display against a stubborn Polish side, and while they rarely threatened Joe Hart’s goal, Rooney’s strike settled the nerves before a late Gerrard effort sent the fans, players and manager Roy Hodgson into euphoric celebrations.
In other news, we brought you a story late last night about former United target Lucas Moura. According to reports in his homeland, the Brazilian is seeking a move away from current club PSG in order to cement his own place in next year’s World Cup.
Lucas’s will-he-won’t-he transfer saga dominated many of the United gossip columns in the summer of 2012. And with Brazilian website R7 suggesting he may move on, David Moyes could do something Sir Alex Ferguson could not and bring the gifted midfielder to the Premier League.
And finally, the Manchester Evening News reports that an Anti-Glazer fan group has reached more than 200,000 supporters in its quest to stop United’s burgeoning debt.
The Manchester United Supporters Trust is now aiming for one million members, with chief executive Duncan Drasdo saying, “The aim is still to own a significant stake in the club and I think this is a realistic prospect.”
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