Manchester United media round-up: Florentino Perez suggests United's main problem

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

Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez has been quoted by ESPN explaining what he feels is the problem with Manchester United.

Perez has suggested that the failed deadline day move of David De Gea to Real Madrid was due to the Old Trafford side’s negotiating team.

He’s also suggested that United made the same errors during the negotiation periods for defender Fabio Coentrao and current United star Ander Herrera.

“I think United lack experience. The same thing happened with us with [Fabio] Coentrao and Athletic and [Ander] Herrera. It was the same with De Gea. The same, the same day all the same. It is a new [negotiating] team that lacks experience,” he said.

The Daily Star has reported that apparent Manchester United target Edinson Cavani is available.

The paper names United as one of the sides interested in signing the Uruguayan forward, with the next transfer window this winter.

They also claim that the player is rated somewhere in the region of £45 million for any club looking to do a deal.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has been quoted by the Daily Star explaining that he feels Jonny Evans is in a better place as a result of leaving Manchester United.

Evans recently completed a switch to West Brom, which paved the way for Joleon Lescott to move onto Aston Villa.

O’Neill explains that he has no concerns over the mentality of the player, suggesting that he’s happier his future has now been resolved.

“I think he’s in a better place now before leading into those games, and he still gave us two outstanding performances so I have no concerns with him at all,” he said.

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