Roberto Mancini has spoken of his determination to win the Europa League ahead of tonight's clash with current holders Porto at the Etihad Stadium.
Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli are expected to feature for the home side, who will be wary of striker Hulk - the Portuguese side's main threat.
Meanwhile Paul Pogba is in line to start for United when they face Ajax in their Europa League tie - with the Red Devils in a commanding position.
In other news, John Terry could be facing a six week spell on the sidelines after it was revealed he will undergo minor surgery on a knee injury.
Liverpool and Arsenal are considering bids for highly rated young Germany and Werder Bremen winger Marko Marin. (Yahoo!)
Tim Krul looks set to be a priority transfer target for Tottenham, who are looking for a long term goalkeeper at White Hart Lane. (The Mirror)
And finally, Theo Walcott has emerged as a shock transfer target for Chelsea, with the Gunners considering letting him go. (Daily Mail)