Manchester City want Miranda
Manchester City have reportedly joined the race to sign defender Miranda from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Brazil international since the summer, and reports continue to circulate that they could return with a bid next month.
Radamel Falcao on footballers' choices
United striker Radamel Falcao has admitted that he has not always been able to play for clubs that he has wanted to in his career.
The Colombia international joined the Red Devils from AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.
"No, I'd say not,” Falcao told Spanish football magazine Libero when asked if a footballer is in charge of his own destiny.
“It makes me laugh at times when I get asked why I didn't stay at a particular club or why I haven't moved to another side, as if they player has a choice in the matter.
"I'd say back to journalists, why don't you work at CNN or ESPN? It's the same in football. On very few occasions can the player make the decision to move from one club or to another.
“There have been occasions when I've not been able to live in the way I want, many times. I want to go to a particular club and in finally I end up at another.”
Louis van Gaal happy with duo
“Rooney and Van Persie are very social players,” The Daily Mail quotes the Dutchman as saying. “They have trained together already for six months this season so it is normal they shall improve.
“When we are half a year further on, it shall improve even more. That’s why we have training.”