Manchester United latest: Inter Milan victory and Hernandez exit talks

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

Manchester United beat Inter Milan 5-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at full time in Washington DC on Tuesday.

New signing Luke Shaw was not named in the team or on the bench, following manager Louis van Gaal’s comments on Tuesday that the fullback is lacking fitness.

Louis van Gaal described the victory as his United side’s “best match so far” in their pre-season tour of the USA.

"I am very pleased," the manager said. "I think we played by far the best match of our sequence of three.”

"I was very pleased with our ball possession; it was much better than the other matches. And I think also the positions were better covered.”

"So tonight I was very pleased with the performance of my players, both in the first half and the second half," added the Dutchman.

The Red Devils are now in ‘poll position’ to reach the final of the International Champions Cup in Miami next month.

Club legend Cristiano Ronaldo could feature against United for Real Madrid when the European champions meet United in a friendly this Saturday in Detroit.

The club unveiled their new third kit for the 2014/15 season today. The alternative away kit is blue and will be United’s last under their current association with Nike which ends next year to be replaced by Adidas.

In transfer news, The Mirror reports that striker Javier Hernandez could be on his way to Atletico Madrid after expressing his frustration earlier on this year at his lack of opportunity at Old Trafford under David Moyes last term.

The Spanish champions’ manager Diego Simeone suggests Chicharito is indeed a target for Atletico Madrid this summer, despite the signing of Mario Mandzukic to replace the outgoing Diego Costa.

"He's a vertical player, he's great in one-on-one situations and he's someone who could be useful to any team," he said.

"We are speaking to the sporting directors about the type of player we want and then it's up to them to bring the player in.

"With Javier Hernandez and lots of other great players, anything is possible. We can't close any door until the transfer window shuts," he added.

This comes after Louis van Gaal hinted Hernandez may find opportunities hard to come by at Old Trafford: "He has competition from Rooney, Robin van Persie, Welbeck, Zaha and Keane, so a lot of players."

In other news, club legend Rio Ferdinand has suggested assistant manager Ryan Giggs wanted him to stay at Old Trafford, echoing the comments of his manager at QPR where he signed this month, Harry Redknapp.

“When he (Giggs) took over he made it clear I would have stayed and been part of his plans,” he said.

“But in football things change quickly and the new manager came in and things went a different way.”

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