All the news, views and transfer rumours from Old Trafford this weekend…
Every morning we bring you a round-up of the latest news and transfer gossip relating to Manchester United, and this weekend was no exception. To read our United-specific morning news you can find our Saturday report here and our Sunday report here.
Two players very heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent times have both been in the news today.
Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has made headlines due to quotes from his brother and fellow player Felix.
In an interview with Sky Germany, the Werder Bremen player said of his older sibling, “We have already talked about it. Manchester has been the team of my dreams since I was a child.
“However, I don’t give him any advice. He will take a good decision for himself. There are worse situations than having to decide something like that.”
The Bayern player is an outstanding talent, and if United could secure his services they would be getting one of the best midfielders in Europe. But something tells me he will ultimately remain in Munich given that he does not look out of place in their starting XI…and few can say that.
Another midfielder heavily linked with United is William Carvalho, and the Sporting Lisbon midfielder has been commenting on his future this weekend.
In quotes published by Sky Sports, William - who has a €45million release-clause - said, “It’s nice being praised and to know there are some big clubs interested in me.
And on a possible future away from Portugal he said, “It could be Manchester United or Real Madrid. It’s just nice to have a great European club after me, but at the moment I’m just totally focused on Sporting and doing my best until the end of the season.”
If Moyes manages to secure one of those two players he will have done extremely well. If he can somehow sign both, United will be well and truly back.
But either way, Sir Alex Ferguson believes his successor will get time to put things right at the club.
In quotes published by the Mirror, the Scot said, “They (United) will be alright. It’s early days and there have been a lot of changes.
“He needs time. I was there for 27 years, so with a new manager, it takes time, but they’ll be okay.”
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