News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, interim manager Ryan Giggs will decide his future in the next few weeks. The Welsh Red Devils veteran will wait until the appointment of a new manager to make a decision over his future at the club and position.
Reports in the Daily Mail suggest Louis van Gaal is ‘likely’ to keep Ryan Giggs on board on the coaching staff at Old Trafford, should he be appointed manager.
"When I go to a new club, I always want to keep one coach from the existing staff,” said the Netherlands coach.
United stars Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have been named in the England squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer by national team boss Roy Hodgson. However, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley have not been included in the 23-man squad but will be on ‘standby’ in case of injury to squad members.
Carrick tweeted: "Disappointed to be left out of the squad, World Cups are special and to miss out hurts. Want to wish the boys the very best of luck."
The Guardian reported today on the supposed £27 million bid from United for Luke Shaw, suggesting the club are ‘confident’ of signing the Saints’ youngster and are keen to secure a deal in place before the World Cup this summer.
However, the same source suggests United could miss out on target Marco Reus who looks set to stay at Borussia Dortmund.
“It's safe to say I will play for Dortmund next season,” said the Germany star, despite reports of a €35 million buyout clause in his contract with the German outfit.
Elsewhere, The Mirror reports that United are monitoring the availability of Xavi. The 34-year-old Barcelona star could be set to leave the Camp Nou for pastures new amidst claims Manchester City and Arsenal are also eyeing the Spain midfielder.
United vice-captain Patrice Evra is ‘ready to leave’ to join skipper Nemanja Vidic at Inter Milan, according to The Telegraph. The left-back has not agreed a new deal at Old Trafford and could follow the captain to the San Siro.