Manchester United latest: Including FA Cup preview & De Rossi comments

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

Manchester United take on Swansea in the FA Cup this Sunday at Old Trafford.

United midfielder Tom Cleverley wants to end the club’s 10-year wait for FA Cup success.

"The old manager really instilled into us the fact a lot of players in the squad haven't won the FA Cup," said Cleverley.

"Growing up as a lad, the FA Cup final was an iconic thing. The run starts on Sunday and hopefully we can progress."

In team news, winger Ashley Young has been sidelined with a shoulder injury and could be out for ‘a time’ according to manager David Moyes following his collision with Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in United’s 2-1 defeat to Spurs on New Years Day at old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney could also miss out on the clash with the Swans due to his groin injury and Robin van Persie remains out with his thigh injury and is unlikely to feature.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling believes United’s owners must ‘invest in world class talent’ if the champions are to mount a title challenge.

"The owners have been guilty of letting top class players grow old and diminish without replacing them," he stated.

In transfer news, United midfield target Daniele De Rossi stated he ‘would have taken his own life’ if he had have joined United.

"It was a good thing that I didn't go to Manchester, now I would have committed suicide!" said the Italian veteran.

However his comments are more to do with his love for Roma, who are enjoying a renaissance, than United's poor form.

United are also linked with midfielder Esteban Cambiasso after Inter Milan stated he is available for transfer with his contract expiring this summer.

Goal claim that United have sent a ‘delegation’ to negotiate a deal for Koke of Atletico Madrid.

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