News, views and rumour relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Manchester United take on Chelsea this weekend in a title clash at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes United are ‘not happy’ with their current current plight.
"My feeling, which is based on years of communicating with Sir Alex and some inside information, is Man United are not happy, but they are calm," he is quoted by the Daily Mail.
Mourinho, however, also backed David Moyes and dismissed the Scot is under pressure.
"They trust David. David trusts them. I don't think David is under pressure,” he continued.
"The pressure is something virtual. It is something that comes from the media as a consequence of not having the best results.”
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Adnan Januzaj and Eden Hazard will be the key to this weekend’s clash at Stamford Bridge.
"Hazard has been Chelsea's standout player, there's no doubt about that," said Carragher.
"Playing for Man United at that age and the pressure that comes with that [is impressive] but he's not just playing, he's their best player at the moment,” he said of Januzaj.
In transfer news, Everton are ‘hopeful’ of keeping Leighton Baines as they look to make a breakthrough in their contract talks with the England fullback who entered the last 18 months of his contract this month.
Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Paul Pogba could be ‘reject’ an offer from United.
M.E.N, meanwhile, suggest United might just have to be patient with Pogba if they wish to re-sign the Juventus midfielder as the summer may be a better time.
Reports have emerged from Italy that United have made a bid for Vito Mannone at Sunderland. The former Arsenal stopper could be signed as a back up to David De Gea with rumours suggesting Anders Lindegaard could leave Old Trafford.
Elsewhere, The Metro claims that Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will ‘choose between Manchester United and Real Madrid’ following the German’s comments on his future.
“I have not made a final decision yet. BVB are the first team I am talking to. I will soon make a well-thought decision. But I am keeping my options open at this point,” he explained.
“Borussia Dortmund have not set me an ultimatum. I am just trying to get healthy again and get back to my best form. That’s the main priority for BVB and for myself.”
United fullback Rafael's agent has dismissed talk of an exit. The Brazilian's representative poured cold water on rumours he could move away fro Old Trafford.
“I can say that will they remain in Manchester until the end of the season, but in summer it is very likely that they can go,” said his agent Cassiano Pereira of the player and his twin brother Fabio who is expected to leave this summer.
Finally, United could consider a move to re-sign Ravel Morrision as West Ham after the door was ‘left open’ by West Ham who blocked a potential move to Fulham for the youngster.
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