Manchester United transfer news: £16m target refuses to train, youngster to return to former club?

Wilfried Zaha

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Manchester United target Marcos Rojo has reportedly handed in a transfer request at his club Sporting Lisbon.

According to reports in Portugal, the Argentina international left-back refused to train on Tuesday and wants to join the Red Devils.

United would have to pay as much as £16 million for the 24-year-old former Spartak Moscow defender, who was a key player in Argentina’s march to the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil earlier this summer.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has hinted that the club could re-sign young winger Wilfried Zaha this summer.

The 21-year-old joined United from Palace in January for a reported transfer fee of £15 million, but has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford so far.

The England international played the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff City and could be shipped out on a permanent basis this summer by new manager Louis van Gaal.

‘There's a sentimental value and I loved Wilf as a kid and he did sensational things for us’, Parish told Sky Sports News.

‘I know the fans would like him back and that will play a part, but in the end the manager will decide what we do’

Meanwhile, United have named striker Wayne Rooney as their captain for the new season. The decision was announced following the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory over Valencia in a pre-season friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

‘Old Trafford was fantastic’, Van Gaal said about the match. ‘I come on the pitch and they are shouting and screaming your name.

‘It is also a big pressure as they expect a lot and you cannot change everything in three or four weeks.

‘The players cannot change either so we have to wait and see and develop and we need time but we have won every game until now and that is fantastic when you see our opponents so we have great confidence for Swansea City’.

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