Manchester United media round-up: Scholes hits out at De Gea

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester United.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes told BT Sport, as covered by the Daily Mail, that he doesn’t understand how David De Gea can lose focus at the club.

De Gea is yet to make an anticipated switch to Real Madrid, with new goalkeeper Sergio Romero installed as number one under Louis van Gaal.

Scholes has suggested that United deserve better because of the financial commitment they have already made to the player.

“How can you lose focus? That's the thing for me. He is getting paid by this club, it is a brilliant club. They paid a lot of money on a young keeper to give him this chance,” he said.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been quoted by the Daily Telegraph claiming his strong character has got him through a difficult spell of form.

Rooney bagged a hat-trick as United made no mistake to qualify for the group stage of the competition.

United defeated Club Brugge 7-1 over the two legs of their qualifying play-off game with a 4-0 win last night.

“If I didn’t have a strong character, then maybe it [the drought] would’ve affected me,” he said.

The Daily Mail has reported that Barcelona will raise Neymar’s buy-out clause to around £182 million, if he chooses to sign a new contract.

The paper mentions interest from Manchester United in signing the player, but even they may baulk at the massive asking price should they make a move in the future.

If the Brazilian signs a new deal, the paper states it will take him to around 2021 at the Spanish club.

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