A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United...
Manchester United will travel to Stoke City in the quarter final of the League Cup on the week commencing 16 December.
In a draw that kept the four favourites apart, Manchester City go to Leicester City, Tottenham host West Ham United and Sunderland or Southampton entertain Chelsea.
While United are just three rounds away from cup success, City’s Yaya Toure claims the champions can forget about defending their league title.
Speaking to the Sun, the Ivorian said, “United will find it hard to defend the title since they have a new manager and are really struggling.”
The Blues midfielder may want to take another look at the current table before he writes anyone off, as just two points separate the Manchester rivals.
The Express claims Ashley Young is hoping to play his way into David Moyes’ long-term plans, despite some reports claiming he is heading for the Old Trafford exit.
Tuesday’s 4-0 victory over Norwich City was the first time Young had started a match since the derby day debacle against City, and Young hopes he impressed the manager against the Canaries.
“I felt that I did enough to do that and enjoyed the game,” Young said. “But we’ll see what the manager thought when he picks the team (for Fulham)”.
The London Evening Express reports that Cafe Football will be a 140-seat venue at Westfield Stratford, and that the menu will include a dessert called the Half-time Orange and a gourmet chicken and mushroom pot noodle.
I have checked the date, and no, it is not 1 April.
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