A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United...
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has claimed he snubbed a move to Arsenal in the summer.
Speaking to beIN Sport, the Belgian midfielder said, “Chelsea? No comment. Arsenal? It’s true, they were interested, but Manchester United convinced me to sign for them.”
And with doubts remaining about his ability to perform consistently for the champions, Fellaini added, “I try to play my own game. It is difficult at the moment, but I will succeed.”
Cup-tied for the League Cup match against Norwich City, Fellaini will have to wait a little longer to force his way back into his manager’s plans having been on the bench for United’s recent matches.
The article claims United are keen to get the midfielder’s £60,000-a-week wages off their bill as they seek to sign top quality midfield replacements in the future.
And finally, Sir Alex Ferguson believes United can still retain their Premier League title this season, despite their poor start.
In quotes published by the BBC, Ferguson reiterated his earlier stance that United should not be discounted.
“We had bad starts to the season many times,” he said in a Q&A for his new autobiography.
“We are the only club in that league that can come from behind to win the league because of our history.”
Although given the competition this season, ‘can’ and ‘will’ are very different things...
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