Manchester United latest: Including Jones fitness and Draxler reports

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

In team news, United are ‘sweating’ over Phil Jones’ fitness after the defender suffered an abductor injury in training with England that could see him miss 10 days.

United goalkeeper David De Gea has ‘vowed’ to continue improving with the champions:

"I feel like I'm always improving and I want to make sure that continues as well."

"I play for my team-mates and I play for my manager but I also play for the fans,” he added.

United youngster Michael Keane opened the scoring in England U21’s record breaking 9-0 win against San Marino on Tuesday evening.

In transfer news, United have ‘entered the race’ to sign German youngster Julian Draxler, according to reports following the 20-year-old Schalke midfielder’s admission that he would like to play in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, United could be set to battle Barcelona to sign Koke. The Athletico Madrid starlet is also reportedly being targeted by Liverpool.

Elsewhere, the M.E.N. reports that United will have pay £20 million to sign Leighton Baines in January after failing with their pursuit of the Everton star in the summer.

Back at Old Trafford, the same source claims Nemanja Vidic will be offered a new deal to ‘fight off’ interest from Serie A champions Juventus.

In other news, United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes only Chelsea can stop United winning the title:

Man United and Chelsea, those two for me are the main contenders. Of course Man United can win it, absolutely no problem. They've got the players to do it, they've got the history to do it, now when David is getting to know the players, I'm sure we'll improve. I'm still saying 'we'!”

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