News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, club legend Paddy Crerand believes Wayne Rooney is ‘99% sure’ to stay on at Old Trafford after the former United midfielder revealed he had spoken with the England number ten’s agent Paul Stretford on the phone.
"Having spoke to Paul Stretford last night, I got the distinct impression Rooney isn't going anywhere. 99% sure he will stay,” he told MUTV.
In transfer news, David Moyes is ‘keen’ to sign Toni Kroos from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Kroos ‘stormed off’ in ‘anger’ after being substituted in Bayern Munich’s win over Stuttgart on Wednesday leading to further speculation over his future.
According to the Daily Mail, Kroos wants £150,000 a week in wages in order to agree to move to the Premier League champions with time running out ahead of tomorrow’s 11pm deadline in the January transfer window.
Meanwhile, Fulham have launched late bids for United youngsters Ryan Tunnicliffe ad Larnell Cole who Cottagers' boss and former United coach Rene Meulentsteen hopes to bring in at Craven Cottage before Friday.
Club record signing Juan Mata has been spotted house hunting in Cheshire after making his debut for United against Cardiff on Tuesday evening.
In other news, Nike are favourites to sign a ‘billion dollar’ sponsorship deal with United but the club’s current kit supplier is expected to have to fight financially to see off Adidas and Puma who have also been ‘offered’ the £65 million-a-year deal with the Red Devils, that would represent a world record.
Finally, United and England winger Ashley Young has been banned from driving for six months for speeding after admitting to driving at 71mph in Warwickshire last month.
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