Manchester United morning news: Hernandez defended after missing sitter for Real Madrid

A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester United.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has defended Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez after he missed a sitter in their game against Ludogorets.

The Mexican moved to the Bernabeu on loan but has been inconsistent over the first part of the season.

“I wanted to rest Karim, who has played a lot so far. Chicharito had a good game; he did not score but his performance was good,” said the Italian.

Wesley Sneijder has revealed he turned down a move to Manchester United because he wanted to play in the Champions League.

The midfielder was strongly linked with a summer move to link up with ex-Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal.

“Louis van Gaal is one of the most intelligent men in football – I knew of United’s interest in the summer – it is very hard to leave Champions League football,” said Sneijder.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has admitted he’s under big pressure to justify the cash the club paid for him on the summer.

Shaw signed for United in an initial deal worth £27 million from Premier League rivals Southampton.

“There’s a lot of pressure on me because I arrived here for a big fee and there’s attention that comes with that,” said the defender.

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