News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Manchester United were defeated 2-1 by Tottenham at Old Trafford on New Years Day.
David Moyes vented his anger at referee Howard Webb’s controversial decision not to award United a penalty when Ashley Young went down in the Tottenham area.
“We certainly should have had a penalty kick and a sending off for the challenge the goalkeeper made on Ashley Young,” Moyes said.
“It was scandalous. If you follow through on a player anywhere else on the pitch with your foot high, it would be a sending off and a red card.”
“You couldn’t do that anywhere else,” he added.
Despite the defeat to Spurs, defender Jonny Evans looked for the positive.
"We’ve started the New Year on a bad note but we’ll keep trying to get results. In the last six games we’ve actually played quite well and controlled matches – we have to keep at that," he explained.
Next up, United take on Swansea in the FA Cup on Sunday at Old Trafford.
In transfer news, Javier Hernandez remains linked with an Old Trafford exit this month with the opening of the transfer window.
Meanwhile, United target Marco Reus insists he is ‘happy’ at Borussia Dortmund and is not thinking about his future.
"I have a contract with Borussia Dortmund and I am happy to be here," he told BILD.
Elsewhere, United are ‘in talks’ with Dinamo Zagreb teenager Robert Muric in what The Mirror describes as a ‘cut deal’ of just £300,000 for the £6 million-rated winger.
Out of favour Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata is also linked with a move to United with Liverpool and French champions PSG also rumoured to be interested in the Spanish midfielder.
United duo youngsters Michael Keane and Ryan Tunnecliffe have extended their loan deals at Derby County and Ipswich Town respectively.
In other news, United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Cardiff City manager taking the reigns from Malky Mackay who was sacked at the end of last month. The Norwegian joins from Molde and hailed the impact of Sir Alex Ferguson on his development as a coach.
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