Manchester United latest: Fletcher denies ‘rift’ & Ronaldo transfer comments

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

Club veteran midfielder Darren Fletcher has denied claims of a dressing room ‘rift’ and instead stated such claims had ‘angered’ the squad.

"It gets us angry because we know it is not true," said Fletcher.

"We are there every day. The players are fully behind the manager...We've got to use that as fuel to prove them wrong.”

In transfer news, The Mirror claims United’s ‘move’ for Fabio Coentrao could fall through as Real Madrid prepare to ‘hold out’ for £20 million for the Portuguese fullback.

Meanwhile, fans favourite and Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he ‘considered’ re-joining United this summer.

"I did think about United, they are still in my heart. It's a club where I played for six years, I love the club," said the attacker.

Other reports have emerged that United could sign either Paul Pogba or Arturo Vidal.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has questioned whether United were ‘blind’ to let Paul Pogba go in 2012 on a free transfer:

"My team-mates and me looked at each other as to say 'Are they blind in Manchester?’”

There are also rumours linking Wilfried Zaha and Fabio with loan moves to Cardiff following the appointment of former United Reserves coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who the report asserts may be intending to turn Cardiff into the Manchester United Reserves.

In other news, club owners the Glazer family are ‘comfortable’ with the stock market value of Manchester United, according to ‘sources close to the club’.

"The Glazer family take very much a long-term view about share prices and the value of the club - there have been a number of fluctuations in the last 18 months but they remain comfortable about the current position," said the source quoted by The Guardian.

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