News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
In team news, Michael Carrick’s World Cup hopes could be fading due to his ‘poor form’ with United this term, reports The Mirror.
The England midfielder could miss out on the trip to Brazil in the summer if his performances for his club don’t pick up in the remaining 10 games of the season.
Carrick may not be the only United star fearing for his place at the World Cup, as M.E.N asserts the likes of Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Wilfried Zaha may find themselves left out in the cold by England boss Roy Hodgson at the end of a disappointing season.
Elsewhere, Shinji Kagawa is hoping to impress Moyes whilst on international duty with Japan this week.
Kagawa said: “Of course it is important for a player to continue getting games, but there is not much I can do about my situation.”
“It is something that I won’t be able to gain unless I am delivering results.”
In fixture news, Liverpool will have a two-week break before they play United at Old Trafford. Brendan Rodgers’ side will have two weeks rest between their win over Southampton and their clash with the Red Devils on Sunday 16th March.
In transfer news, United striker target PSG’s Edinson Cavani has been told a move to the Premier League would be ‘a bad idea’ by former Uruguay international Pablo Correa.
The Uruguayan striker had been reportedly frustrated in the French capital but his countryman and manager of French outfit Nancy has advised the Cavani against a move to England.
"It would be a bad idea for him to go,” Correa told L’Equipe.
"I'm hearing it said that he's unhappy at PSG, but Cavani doesn't have an arrogant or egocentric personality like some big stars. The proof is that he's very quickly adapted to Laurent Blanc's system."
In other news, Salford self-made millionaire Fred Done believes United need an Arab sheik or a Russian oligarch to solve their current ‘crisis’. The Betfred bookmakers’ founder is a lifelong United fan and spoke out to criticise club owners the Glazer family.
“It breaks my heart,” Done told the Manchester Evening News. “They're sat in Florida while 70,000 who love the club are paying for their debt and dividends and are not seeing a good team. We're watching rubbish.”
“It's purely a financial instrument for the Glazers. When the right cheque is waved at them they will go.It will take an Arab sheik or a Russian oligarch. Look at City. They are murdering them.”
“I was asked on three occasions would I join,” he said. “If I wanted United I would want to own it for myself.”
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