News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.
Former Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer died aged 85 on Wednesday. The man who led the takeover of the club in May 2005, a purchase of £790 million, had been a controversial figure with club’s fans.
A United spokesman stated: "The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with his family.”
Striker Robin van Persie posted a message on Twitter: "My condolences go out to the Glazer family and friends."
In transfer news, United goalkeeper David De Gea hopes Spain colleague Cesc Fabregas will join him at Old Trafford.
"I'm trying to convince Cesc that he should come to United,” he said. "But it's hard because he is doing well at Barca and it's his home."
Meanwhile, reports have suggested Louis van Gaal prefers Mats Hummels to Miranda as United look to bring in defensive reinforcements this summer. The Dutch manager is understood to see the Germany international as his primary target over the Atletico Madrid centre-back, whilst Bruno Martins Indi is also placed in the frame.
Elsewhere, Netherlands youngster Jordy Clasie has received no contact from United, according to his agent.
"There has been no contact recently with the Viola or with the Red Devils or with other clubs," Wessel Weezenberg told Calciomercato.
United target Angel Di Maria remains ‘coy’ over his future at Real Madrid. The 26-year-old Argentine told Marca:
"I am not going to lie, I know that there are clubs that want to sign me and can match Real Madrid's demands. But that's up to my representatives and the club.”
In other news, United legend Paul Scholes has asserted England should play like Liverpool at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
"It would be refreshing for England to adopt Liverpool's attacking mentality in Brazil. Really go for it," the former Manchester United midfielder wrote on his Paddy Power blog.