News, views and rumour relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has backed new signing Ander Herrera to be a star for the Red Devils.
"I know him very well from our days with the Spanish national youth teams and he was very good tonight. I am very happy for him. We have a good connection on and off the pitch and I think he will give us a lot of good things this season," said the Spaniard.
United take on AS Roma in the International Champions Cup in Denver on Saturday off the back of their stunning 7-0 victory over LA Galaxy on Wednesday night in their opening game of their pre-season tour of the USA.
In transfer news, reports suggest Netherlands star Memphis Depay will ‘snub’ interest from Premier League clubs in order to sign for United in the future, suggesting the 20-year-old, who is reportedly being tracked by Tottenham, could decide to stay at PSV Eindhoven this summer.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria will choose between United and PSG, according to reports. The Argentina star is expected to make a decision in the ‘next few days’.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc insists no deal is complete for Angel Di Maria as yet. The French champions, however, ‘retain’ their ‘interest’ the £49 million-rated midfielder.
“I'll leave you to speculate. At the moment nothing is done. Are there negotiations? It's not for me to say, but for the board of the club,” he said.
This comes as Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti insists Angel Di Maria has a place in the team at the Bernabeu with the European champions.
"He (Di Maria) is a Real Madrid player. He will arrive (at training) on August 5,” stated Ancelotti.
"With the signings of Rodriguez and Kroos there is more competition in the centre of the pitch, but that's how it is at the big clubs.”
The Express claims United have ‘outbid’ Barcelona in a bid to sign Daley Blind who is reportedly valued around £17 million by Ajax for the Netherlands international.
In other news, following reports on Thursday that a website error allowed fans to buy the new 2013/14 shirt for a half-price sale discount, United could lose £200,000 as a result of the mistake on Kitbag.com.
The Independent reports that club will honour purchases made by fans at the discount price.