Manchester United latest: Hernandez and Hummels featured

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In team news, Javier Hernandez’ confidence has been affected by his struggles at Manchester United, according to Mexico manager Miguel Hererra.

Chicharito had a difficult year because he had a different coach to the one that brought him to the club,” Herrera said.

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has played down criticism from the press for his performance in England’s 2-1 defeat to Italy in their opening group game at the World Cup in Brazil.

"I sometimes wonder what the press are getting at. I said from the start I want to do everything I can to make sure I'm ready for these World Cup games and as part of that I was doing extra training a week before the squad joined up,” said the No.10 in response to rumours he was training with the reserve team.

Striker Robin van Persie believes his headed goal against Spain last week was his best ever career goal in Netherlands’ sensation 5-1 victory over the World Cup holders.

"It is the best goal of my career," he told The Sun. "It was a brilliant goal, even I have to say that.”

In transfer news, Germany defender Mats Hummels has admitted he would like to play for United ‘some day’. The Borussia Dortmund centre-back suggested he would be open to a move to Old Trafford but not this summer.

Meanwhile, United remain linked with Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen after reports emerged on Monday the Belgium defender could be the subject of a £10 million move to Old Trafford.

Reports today now suggest Vermaelen could be part of a swap deal for Tom Cleverley or Chris Smalling.

However, The Mirror suggests that Adnan Januzaj could be the subject of a £33 million offer from Real Madrid for the Belgium international.

Elsewhere, The Daily Star suggests United could go back in for Ander Hererra after failing to sign the Athletic Bilbao midfielder last summer. The reports suggest the Spanish midfielder could be the subject of a £25 million offer from the Red Devils this summer.

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