United morning news: Extra £7.3m Euro loss; Rooney’s sleeping habits monitored

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A select round-up of morning news relating to Manchester United

With Manchester United not playing at the weekend, those two days were full of transfer rumours, but fans waking up this morning expecting more of the same will be disappointed.

There are only two real stories of note, so here goes…

The Manchester Evening News reports that United’s likely absence from next season’s Champions League could see the local economy miss out on an estimated £7.3million.

The report has considered the impact of a lack of overnight visitors to the region – fans who would regularly pile into Manchester on match-nights that will soon be a thing of the past.

Still, there is always the Europa League.

In other news, the Daily Star reports that United are monitoring Wayne Rooney’s sleeping habits in an attempt to ensure he performs at his best on the pitch.

The story claims club chiefs are wary of the impact his two young children are having on his sleeping patterns and publishes quotes from United’s head of fitness Tony Strudwick.

You find that players who have young children get a slightly lower quality of sleep when those children are very young and that can affect performance,” he said.

“We have an extensive monitoring and recording process in place.”

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