United morning news: ‘Kroos transfer shouldn’t be an issue,’ says Bayern legend

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The Daily Mail reports that Ryan Giggs’ hopes of having a 100% record as interim Manchester United boss have been given a huge boost, with Robin van Persie set to return from injury sooner than expected.

The Dutchman injured his knee in March and there were doubts as to whether he would play again this season. But after returning to training last week it now looks like he will be fit to feature in the remaining matches as United look to restore some pride to a disappointing campaign.

In other news, Bayern Munich legend Steffen Effenberg has implied that Toni Kroos would be better off where he is than moving to Old Trafford.

Speaking to Goal, the ex-player said, “Put it this way: If you have the opportunity to form a succesful era at Bayern, you should think two or three times about what step to make.

“Every transfer feels enormously well in Munich and at the end of the season, there are titles. Kroos is a key figure, a transfer shouldn’t be an issue.”

The German international has been heavily linked with a switch to United after contract talks seemingly reached an impasse at the Allianz Arena.

With just over a year left on his current deal, it has been suggested Kroos could leave for free in 2015. But United’s manager-elect – Louis van Gaal – is reportedly keen to bring the player to Old Trafford this summer.

For now, the ifs, buts and maybes far outweigh anything else.

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