News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Reports continue to suggest Manchester United will wait until next week to announce the appointment of Louis van Gaal as the new manager.
The club dropped a ‘hint’ that Louis van Gaal will be appointed imminently after MUTV announced they will be broadcasting the Netherlands friendly match with Ecuador live on the channel this Saturday.
Meanwhile, reports now imply Ryan Giggs and the Class of ’92 coaches are growing ‘frustrated’ over their positions at the club and the ‘lack of clarity’ over their futures.
Ryan Giggs is believed to be in talks to decide his future, with expectations he could be appointed assistant manager under Louis van Gaal but the club have yet to confirm any details. The coaching staff and club legends Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, and Phil Neville are also seemingly in limbo.
Louis van Gaal has stated he can ‘manage the situation’ at both Manchester United and with his current post as Netherlands’ manager ahead of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
"I have invested a lot of time in this, so you can imagine how very important [the World Cup] is for me and the players. I've been in football for 40 years. In three months I'm 63. So I can manage the situation," he explained.
The Mirror reports that Louis van Gaal will be expected to ‘repair the damage’ caused by David Moyes’ reign at Old Trafford, including the £35m losses the club expect to absorb from missing out on the Champions League, as chairman Ed Woodward suggested yesterday the club is anticipating a very busy summer transfer window.
However, Ed Woodward insisted the club will comply with FFP regulations following the sanctions imposed by UEFA on rivals Manchester City over their spending.
"We are hoping this is the one that can bring us success again,” said the former Red Devils’ striker.
"It has only been one season when we haven't won anything - that is how crazy it is, that it is doldrums - but he has got the experience of managing at big football clubs.”
Former England and Liverpool legend Michael Owen believes Luke Shaw is ready to become a United star.
“Having had the first-team experience he has, and now going to a World Cup, I'd say he is more than ready to join a really big club - if Southampton let him go,” asserted Owen.
Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Louis van Gaal has told United to buy Arjen Robben, according to rumours.
Elsewhere, Juventus have opened ‘talks’ with United vice-captain Patrice Evra, according to The Independent.
United could face strong competition from Monaco to sign midfield target William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon, according to The Express, who claim Liverpool are also pursuing the 22-year-old with interest.