Manchester United latest: Moyes letter to fans & Griezmann links

Antoine Griezmann playing for Real Sociedad

Manchester United manager David Moyes has written a letter to the club’s fans after a ‘difficult’ debut season at Old Trafford.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has written a letter to the club’s fans after a ‘difficult’ debut season at Old Trafford.

The Scot thanked Red Devils fans for their support and gave them his word that they will come through this season stronger from their disappointment.

"Everywhere we turn people outside the club have a lot to say about Manchester United, but we have all stuck together through some tough times this season and I firmly believe that, in the long run, we will all come out at the other end, stronger for the experiences," he explained.

Moyes also defended Tom Cleverley from critics this week – the boss stated the England midfielder is a ‘great trainer’ and works hard.

"Tom Cleverley is a fantastic young player who's developing all the time," he said.

"He is a great trainer. He is first out and every day he does his best in training. He always gives his best and that is why he will succeed."

Meanwhile, images of United’s new kit for 2014/15 may have been ‘leaked’ on social media but it is as yet unclear if the designs are genuine.

Striker Javier Hernandez is ‘worried’ over a knee injury sustained whilst on international duty with Mexico this week.

Hernandez told Univision: "I don't feel good, the [Nigerian] goalkeeper fell on top of me, I'll wait for the tests."

United take on West Brom this Saturday in the Premier League.

In team news, apart from Hernandez who is a doubt for the clash, Robin van Persie has overcome his illness and is available but Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Nani are all unlikely to feature due to injury.

In transfer news, United are linked with La Liga starlet Antoine Griezmann by The Guardian in reports suggesting the France international could be lured away from Real Sociedad this summer to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, out of favour striker Federico Macheda expects to leave United this summer but hopes he can remain in the Premier League.

"I don't think I will stay at United but whatever happens, nobody can take away the memories of my time there," the Italian told the Daily Telegraph.

“My United contract runs out at the end of the season but I'm not worried about it now. When my loan finishes in May we will see what happens but I want to stay in England, ideally the Premier League.”

Elsewhere, United have loaned youngster Michael Keane to Blackburn for the remainder of the season.

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