Manchester United latest: Herrera excited & Vermaelen update

Thomas Vermaelen Pre FA Cup Press Conference

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

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is looking forward to the tour of the USA this summer.

“Over there, we’ve got everything we need and some nice weather to go with it. There are massive crowds and massive stadiums and it’s good preparation for us,” he said.

Meanwhile, new midfield signing Ander Herrera can’t wait to play for Louis van Gaal at United.

"Yes of course [I can't wait to get started under Louis van Gaal.] I think he's one of the best managers in the world," said Herrera on MUTV. "I feel lucky to work with him and I can to learn a lot of things.

"I can't wait to play for Van Gaal and with my team-mates and for Manchester United," added the Spaniard.

Patrice Evra featured as France beat Nigeria 2-0 on Monday evening at the World Cup in Brazil.

In transfer news, the Daily Mail reports that Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is set to complete an £11 million move to Old Trafford imminently. The report claims the Belgium defender will earn £100,000 per week to join United from the Gunners.

The Mirror, though, suggests United have had a £6 million offer rejected from Arsenal but are still keen to sign the North Londoner’s skipper.

The same source also suggests Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij could be on his way to join United in the ‘coming weeks’ for a fee around £7 million plus add-ons for the Netherlands centre back.

Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal continues to be linked to United with The Guardian reporting a £48 million deal could be ‘likely’.

The Independent suggests United and City could ‘fight’ it out to sign Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid. The Argentine attacking midfielder has been linked with United in previous transfer windows and is not yet certain over his future in the Spanish capital.

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