Manchester United star hailed as ‘best in the world’ while rival gives Moyes hope

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The transfer window may not open for more than two months, but the rumour mill continues to churn. And following a less than impressive performance from Gareth Bale in his first El Clasico at the weekend, Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on the Welshman.

The Metro reports that United are monitoring the situation closely, should Real Madrid opt to cut their losses next summer. No, we don’t think so either.

In other news, following another impressive performance between the sticks, United ‘keeper David de Gea has received considerable praise from teammate Javier Hernandez.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Mexican striker said of de Gea, “He was wonderful. Like I always say, we are a team and there are no heroes, but in some games there are players who make the difference and David was the one on Saturday.

He’s a wonderful goalkeeper, for me he’s probably the best one in the world.”

Comparing him with United legend Edwin van der Sar, Hernandez added, “Same level, same style, and David is improving day by day.”

That he is; which is in stark contrast to his early days at Old Trafford.

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And finally, the man who suffered at the hands of the champions on Saturday has spoken out in support of David Moyes.

Speaking to the Daily Mail after his side’s 3-2 defeat, Stoke manager Mark Hughes said, “David Moyes will be manager for a long time. He’ll be given time and has good players who will win enough games for him this year, even if it’s a difficult season. Once he gets his philosophy over, he’ll be fine.”

United fans will certainly hope so, as a sprinkle of late magic suggested this United may not be markedly different from Sir Alex Ferguson’s...if they start playing to their full potential.

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