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Manchester United latest: Hernandez hits out & Herrera nears move

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa exited the World Cup with Japan last night following their 4-1 defeat to Colombia.

Kagawa apologised to Japan fans for the team’s failure to progress in the tournament.

"I know many fans were rooting for us and I felt their strong expectations,” he said.

"But I just wasn’t good enough to achieve anything and I feel sorry for letting them down. It is frustrating that the World Cup is now over."

Meanwhile, striker Javier Hernandez hit out at David Moyes for showing a ‘lack of faith’ in him last season at Old Trafford.

He said: "This whole year has been very tough. Players need confidence more than anything else, and I've been very short of it.

"Very few people have shown faith in me over this past year."

In transfer news, United are finally set to sign Ander Herrera after chasing the Spanish midfielder for three years, according to the Daily Mail. The Athletic Bilbao playmaker is understood to be on the verge of completing a £28.7 million move to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old has reportedly arrived at the club’s Carrington training complex to complete his move to United.

The same source also claims Arsenal will battle with United to sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. The forward has impressed at the World Cup with Chile and has also been heavily linked with interest from Liverpool.

However, The Metro claims that Alexis Sanchez has already completed a move to Liverpool following assertions from former manager Phil Thompson who suggested the deal is done.

The same source reports Chelsea are offering United target Toni Kroos £125,000 per week to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Meanwhile, The Mirror reports United are ‘plotting’ a fresh move for Arjen Robben this summer.

However, United target Ezequiel Garay has completed a £12 million to Zenit from Benfica after being linked with the Red Devils for several months.

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