A select round-up of news relating to Manchester United…
Manchester United face Sunderland this afternoon in Ryan Giggs’ second game in charge since replacing David Moyes until the end of the season.
Following the club’s impressive 4-0 victory over Norwich City, the Old Trafford faithful will be expecting more of the same against Gus Poyet’s men.
There could, however, be a return for Robin van Persie who has resumed training following an injury of his own.
Sunderland’s Phil Bardsley is available to face his former club after serving a two-match suspension.
“Van Gaal is a team-builder from scratch and like a teacher,” Verheijen said. “I think he would be perfect for Manchester United.
“The fact there could be as much as £200million to spend on new players is a huge attraction."
But having it and spending it wisely are two very different things.