A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United…
The Guardian reports that Manchester United are likely to have Rafael, Jonny Evans and Michael Carrick available for Sunday’s match against Arsenal. This after all three missed the 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on Tuesday evening.
The potential return of Carrick in particular would be a huge boost for the champions, with the England man a model of consistency.
David Moyes will also know that Arsenal’s midfield is one of the most impressive in the top flight and any advantage he can have in potentially curtailing them is vital.
The same newspaper claims Moyes will speak with Ashley Young for a second time, after his habit of going to ground easily again come under the spotlight in Spain.
The Mirror goes one step further, claiming the Scot has already spoken to the winger, and that his United future could now be in doubt.
And finally, following their outstanding victory against Borussia Dortmund last night, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has called for a repeat against United.
In quotes published in the Telegraph, the Frenchman said, “It strengthens the belief of my team that we can put another great performance in another massive game on Sunday. We want this kind of performance again.”
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