News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed he will be on the summer tour of the USA even if Netherlands progress to the World Cup final in Brazil.
The Netherlands booked their place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Sunday evening but the 62-year-old coach will be in the USA with United on July 23rd regardless of whether he is still in Brazil for the final on July 13th.
Meanwhile, United youngster Wilfried Zaha wants to return to Old Trafford following a season on loan under former boss David Moyes. He awaits a decision over his future at the club when Louis van Gaal settles into his new position after the World Cup, according to the Daily Mail.
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini is an ‘injury doubt’ for Belgium who face USA on Tuesday. The Red Devils’ man has suffered a thigh problem but Belgium boss Marc Wilmots remains hopeful he could still feature in Salvador.
Striker Javier Hernandez is ‘devastated’ to exit the World Cup with Mexico.
"It is a very bitter pill for us," he explained. "We were another step closer to achieving what we had set out to do and, unfortunately, we could not do it.”
In transfer news, United are linked with Holland attacker Dirk Kuyt. The former Liverpool forward, 33, could be a shock signing under Louis van Gaal, according to The Independent.
The same source reports Paul Pogba will remain at Juventus next season, according to the midfielder’s agent.
"We have decided not to speak of the transfer market with regards to Paul until after the World Cup," Mino Raiola said told Rai Sport.
"But I can calmly say that his future will still be at Juventus, where he feels very happy."
Meanwhile, United remain linked with midfielder William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon who are understood to be waiting for a potential suitor to meet the star’s £37.5 million release clause.
Reports suggest United have ‘increased’ the ‘interest’ in the 22-year-old with Monaco having reportedly already offered £27 million for him.
United remain linked with Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen as The Mirror suggests the deal is close to being a ‘done deal’ for the Belgian defender.
Elsewhere, United legend Paul Scholes thinks the club should ‘do more’ to sign Toni Kroos this summer.
"I love watching Toni Kroos. I think he's brilliant," Scholes wrote in his blog. "I just wish Man United had signed him.”
"Yes, it is good to see United bringing in new players, but they haven't signed anything like the quality of Kroos."
In other news, reports on Monday have suggested United were offered James Rodriguez for £5 million but opted to sign Bebe instead of the Colombia star.