News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
It is the 10-year anniversary of Wayne Rooney’s arrival at Old Trafford this weekend. Here, the Telegraph appropriately looks back on the career of the Manchester United captain and No.10.
In team news, Angel Di Maria could be involved and potentially make his debut and Marcos Rojo could be in contention if his work permit is secured in time. However, Shinji Kagawa is out and Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Jesse Lingard remain out through injury.
In transfer news, Louis van Gaal is prepared to ‘tear up’ the squad before deadline day in this transfer window, according to The Independent with the United manager is expecting pre-deadline day activity in the market.
"I cannot say anything about that [the market] because it will raise the price," he stated. "The club shall come, like now with Di Maria, when the time is right to announce it. We cannot react to every rumour. “
Louis van Gaal, however, insists he does not ‘interfere’ with the transfer policy of the club overseen by chief executive Ed Woodward:
“Of course I shall say which players I want and which are better to leave and Ed [Woodward] is doing the transfer market. I don't interfere in that process.”
The Guardian posits that fringe players will be sold in order to reduce the wage bill at Old Trafford with Anderson, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck expected to leave imminently.
The Daily Mail suggests the club are close to signing Ajax teenager Timothy Fosu Mensah.
Finally, midfield target Arturo Vidal confirmed he will be staying at Juventus. The Chilean international reportedly told teammates he would not be leaving and the Serie A champions confirmed as much, reiterating that he would be staying at the club.
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