A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United...
It turns out it was not only former Scotland manager Berti Vogts who tried to tempt Wayne Rooney into playing for Scotland. The Manchester United striker also had David Moyes whispering in his ear when he played for Everton.
In an interview with The Scotsman, Moyes said, “In my mind there was a definite possibility. I was desperate to get him to play for Scotland.
“Unfortunately, Berti and myself could not convince him, and as it turned out his roots and where he came from made him very much English.”
So while every Scottish fan wonders what might have been, every English fan can revel in the fact they will be heading to Brazil with Rooney spearheading their attack.
In other news, United winger Jesse Lingard has extended his loan spell at Birmingham City.
The player was set to return to Old Trafford after this weekend’s match against Leeds United, but the Birmingham Mail has confirmed he will now remain at St Andrews until at least December 14.
Manager Lee Clark said, “It’s a big boost because we knew there were other clubs trying to sign Jesse when we first got him, and once we did, and then with the impact he had, there were even more cubs chasing him.”
Should one of those clubs have been United themselves? That is up to United fans to decide...
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