Manchester United linked again with £15m man while Fletcher could return next week

Darren Fletcher

A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United

Following Manchester United’s late comeback against Stoke City yesterday, Robin van Persie has praised his fellow strikers for their vital contribution to the win.

Speaking to MUTV following the 3-2 victory, the Dutchman said, “Wayne’s a great player, and it’s always great to play with him. But don’t forget Chicharito’s input; he’s such a great role model to all footballers. He works so hard and he came in today and scored the winner.”

David Moyes may do well to heed van Persie’s advice regarding the Mexican sharp-shooter – because with his long-term future still in some doubt, if he is forgotten too often he may decide to remind people what he can do elsewhere.

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In transfer news, the Sunday Express reports that Moyes will return to his former club Everton with a January bid of £15million for Leighton Baines.

The Toffees rejected a number of bids for the left-back during the summer, but the story claims they are now planning for life without the England man.

With the likes of Ben Davies and Ryan Bertrand lined up as potential replacements, the paper claims it is only a matter of time before Baines is a United player, provided they make a realistic offer for the 29-year-old.

And finally, is reporting that Darren Fletcher could return to first-team action as early as next week, when United take on Norwich in the League Cup.

The Scotland midfielder has been back in training for two weeks and while Moyes is believed to be reluctant to put undue pressure on Fletcher, if all goes well the return of a fan favourite could be right around the corner.

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