Manchester United go into their game against Arsenal in the midst of a major injury crisis once more.
Over the international break both David de yea and Daley Blind have picked up what look like serious injuries to leave Louis van Gaal especially short of options at the back ahead of the Gunners this weekend.
Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are still sidelined as is Marcos Rojo, leaving Paddy McNair and Chris Smalling as the Red Devils' only available options in central defence - although midfielder Michael Carrick could drop back.
De Gea dislocated his finger while on international duty with Spain and Blind picked up a suspected medial knee ligament injury which could keep him out of action for up to six weeks. There was some good news to come from the international break however - it looks as though Radamel Falcao could be fit to feature against Arsenal.
Man Utd back in for Cuadrado
It looks as though Man Utd are looking to rekindle their interest in Juan Cuadrado. The Colombian was a target over the summer and according to Sport newspaper in Spain, the Red Devils have met with Fiorentina officials to discuss a transfer in the last few weeks.
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The same report also claims that Real Madrid and Barcelona are also in the race for his signature. Barcelona in particular was heavily linked with Cuadrado - one of the stars of the World Cup - but couldn't finance a deal because Fiorentina were demanding €40 million. Now it's being claimed that he could be available for €35 million.
Bale near miss
Manchester United have been linked with a big money move for Gareth Bale in recent weeks, but it’s been claimed they have missed the chance to sign him before. The 25-year-old is believed to be the target of a £90 million move from Old Trafford.
Now Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has claimed that they offered more money for Madrid, but the then Tottenham player had his heart set on Spain and completed a record £82 million move. When quizzed about Manchester United's offer, Barnett said: "[They didn't offer] much more, but more.
"I know that at one time Barcelona were also interested in him, but he said he did not want to go there. There were two agents who called me..."
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