News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Manchester United beat Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
New signing Marouane Fellaini has called for Fulham’s Sacha Riether to be punished retroactively by the FA for a stamp on winger Antonio Valencia.
Since that call from Fellaini, Riether has indeed been charged by the FA with violent conduct.
United take on Real Sociedad in the Champions League on Tuesday away at San Sebastian. In team news, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans and Rafael were not involved today as the team trained ahead of the clash.
The M.E.N. reports that both Evans and Rafael have been ‘ruled out’ of the clash in Spain and have been left back in Manchester but Carrick remains a doubt.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson revealed he signed a deal to manage Manchester United in 2002 to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson.
According to Eriksson’s book, Ferguson had originally planned to retire in 2002, prompting United to offer Eriksson a contract when was then still England coach.
“I knew it would be tricky. I had a contract with England until the 2006 World Cup and I would be severely criticised if I broke that contract. But this was an opportunity to manage Manchester United,” he revealed.
“A contract was signed — I was United’s new manager.”
In transfer news, United striker Javier Hernandez has cast ‘doubt’ over his future at Old Trafford via his Twitter account. The Mexican striker retweeted a post from Sky Sports Football about Mexico teammate Carlos Vela.
“Carlos Vela says Javier Hernandez will have to consider his future at Man United if he does not play regularly.”
Meanwhile The Metro reports that United are lining up a bid for ‘the new Luka Modric’ otherwise known as Karol Linetty of Lech Poznan.
In other news, United have launched an Arabic Twitter feed so that their Arabic speaking fans can receive the up to date news via the social media site.
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