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England take on Uruguay this evening with four Manchester United players potential involved.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck could feature for the Three Lions against Uruguay in Brazil in what is a must win game for both sides.

The confirmed England starting line-up contains two of those four – Rooney, Welbeck with Jones and Smalling on the bench as Liverpool striker Luis Suarez starts for Uruguay.

World Cup defending champions Spain were knocked out at the group stages last night after a 2-0 defeat to Chile. United starts Juan Mata and David De Gea will return early. Mata was an unused substitute in the defeat and De Gea was ruled out of the clash through injury.

In transfer news, United are linked with Wolfsburg midfielder Luis Gustavo. The Brazilian enforcer moved to the Bundesliga side last summer from Bayern Munich and has a €33 million release clause in his contract.

Meanwhile, The Express suggests Louis van Gaal could target a move for Arjen Robben after the World Cup where the Bayern Munich winger is working under the Red Devils’ coach with the Netherlands national team. The report suggests United could be willing to pay £40 million to sign 30-year-old formerly of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Ajax.

Van Gaal could also be interested in Memphis Depay, dubbed the ‘Dutch Cristiano Ronaldo’ following his burst onto the international stage with Holland.

However, Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels’ proposed move to Old Trafford is ‘off’ according to reports. The Germany international has ruled out a move away from the Allianz Arena this summer.

Chile star Arturo Vidal has put United on ‘alert’ after revealing uncertainty over his future at Juventus.

"Will I stay at Juventus? I do not know, I just think about the World Cup and the national team now," he said.

"After the World Cup we will see what will be my future."

The Red Devils are also reportedly ‘edging closer’ to sign Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal after reports broke earlier this week suggesting the Gunners' captain could be on his way to Old Trafford for £10 million.

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