Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has reassured midfielder Marouane Fellaini that he won't be sold in January, following the Belgian's impressive performances against West Brom and Chelsea. (The Telegraph)
The £27.5m signing from Everton endured a difficult debut campaign at Old Trafford last term, but after returning to full fitness has been handed a fresh opportunity by his new Red Devils boss.
Van Gaal has cited Fellaini's physical presence as a key factor behind his return to the first-team, and now plans to assess the 26-year-old's overall contribution for the remainder of the season before making a decision regarding his long-term future next summer.
Fellaini's reintegration comes as a surprise following speculation the Dutch coach was happy to listen to offers for the £100,000-a-week star during the summer window, but has been suitably impressed by his level of performance in the early part of the campaign.
After finally adjusting to his new surroundings Fellaini could play an important role at the heart of the Manchester United team, and is expected to start in the derby clash against City at the weekend.
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Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj has hailed the influence of 'legend' Ryan Giggs after inheriting his famous No.11 shirt. (The Express)
The 19-year-old winger says he has benefited from working with the Welsh veteran, who hung up his boots during the summer to become assistant manager to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Luke Shaw thinks it would be foolish to write Manchester United's title chances off just yet, insisting that Louis van Gaal's squad can challenge at the top of the Premier League table. (Evening Standard)
The £27 million signing from Southampton is adamant that the Red Devils will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season, having been encouraged by the level of display in Sunday's 1-1 draw with leaders Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Real Madrid are willing to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United next summer in a spectacular £90 million deal. (The Express)
The Welshman was this morning shortlisted for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award but it seems that he has fallen out of Carlo Ancelotti's good graces, and Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is ready to pay him £300,000-a-week to move to Old Trafford.
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