United morning news: Giggs and Woodward meeting van Gaal today; former player on defender

A select round-up of news relating to Manchester United

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward and interim boss Ryan Giggs will reportedly fly to Holland today to meet with Louis van Gaal.

The Manchester Evening News claims the duo will meet with the 62-year-old, who is widely tipped to become the next permanent manager at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is reportedly on a day off from his duties with the Holland national team, making it the ideal time for the United pair to potentially finalise a deal that many fans feel has been too long coming.

In other news, Wayne Rooney has vowed to be fit for this summer’s World Cup. In quotes published by the Daily Mail, the United front-man said, “This time I honestly feel good.

“I have looked after myself as well as I can to be as fit as I can for this tournament. I will be ready. I’m looking forward to it.”

And finally, the same newspaper publishes quotes from Hull City boss Steve Bruce that suggest Rio Ferdinand could be offered a chance to continue his playing career at the KC Stadium.

The central defender will not be offered a new deal at Old Trafford, and Bruce said, “Rio has been a wonderful player. Who knows? If he fancies a game…”

It would be quite a coup for the Tigers but Ferdinand is likely to have a number of offers on the table, with talk of a switch to the MLS next season.

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