A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United…
The former Crystal Palace player has been told by Louis van Gaal that he will have to adapt to a striking role in the Dutchman’s 3-5-2 formation. And it remains to be seen if the player will embrace that chance or seek a spell on loan where he can continue to play out wide.
In other news, United winger Demetri Mitchell is reportedly a target for new Southampton boss Ronald Koeman.
That is the claim of the Mirror, who suggest the 17-year-old could head to St Mary’s on loan.
Big things are expected of Mitchell, who netted four goals in one match during a recent 11-0 pre-season victory for United’s youth team. And this could be the perfect chance for van Gaal to see what the 17-year-old can do when given regular first-team football.
In truth it seems United have ended their interest in the player, given that David Moyes scouted him upwards of 15 times and looked set to make a move before his sacking.
But for £24million, William will ultimately prove a bargain for anyone prepared to stump up the cash.