Manchester United latest: Including Rooney ‘contract’ & Vidic reports

News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United are currently on a training camp trip in Dubai, where the team met with Argentina legend Diego Maradonna. The ‘hand of God’ forward widely regarded as the best player in history posed for photographs with United stars Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Juan Mata, Alexander Buttner, and Adnan Januzaj.

United midfielder Darren Fletcher hopes to ‘make up for lost time’ following his return to action after being sidelined with a bowel condition last season.

"I feel like I'm making up for lost time, to be honest," Fletcher told Inside United.

"I always cherished the position I was in and people were saying: 'You should just be happy to be back.'

Reports emerged today that Wayne Rooney is set to sign a £300K-a-week deal to stay on at the champions this week.

The claims in the Daily Mail and other publications suggest the England No.10 will sign new five-year contract this week to keep him from moving to Chelsea in the summer. His current deal expires in less than 18 months.

However, the club insisted reports Rooney had signed a new deal are ‘premature’.

"There is no deal, which is why we haven't announced it," a United spokesman said.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini stated that City were now a ‘bigger’ club than United in Manchester.

"If we only consider this season, there is just one club in Manchester and it's ours but you cannot forget what United has done in the previous years,” said the Chilean.

In transfer news, United remain linked with Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala after the club reportedly sent of their leading scouts to watch the French international play for Porto against Gil Vicente on Sunday.

Meanwhile, The Independent reports captain Nemanja Vidic has ‘agreed’ to join Inter Milan when his contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of this season.

In other news, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes United can win the Champions League to qualify for a place in the competition next season.

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