This Monday marks the end of a pretty dismal weekend for Manchester United, what with Louis van Gaal’s side having suffered a surprise loss to Swansea City after controlling large periods of the game.
Robin van Persie was seen wearing a protective boot after the clash at the Liberty Stadium, which only compiled the misery for Red Devils fans, and all in all there’s very little to be cheering about. Yet, what’s that breaking over the horizon? It’s a week of promise that could see Van Gaal turn the mood back to one of optimism.
Sure, the team might not be playing very well, but that’s hardly a reason to be expecting a bleak future. Here we’ve sought to piece together the biggest and most interesting United news available from today into one happy jig-saw.
Busquets on Premier League move
Fresh quotes from Barcelona star Sergio Busquets, as relayed by the Daily Mail, have lent credence to the theory that the Spain international might one day ply his trade at Old Trafford, with the 26-year-old having admitted that he is interested in playing in the Premier League one day.
At the moment Barca are locked in negotiations with the midfielder regarding his future, and it looks pretty much guaranteed that he’ll pledge his services to the club for a long-time yet.
However with the picture constantly changing at the Nou Camp there could be scope for a departure one day, and Busquets' most recent comments offer a least a little hope to those wanting to see him play football in England’s top flight.
"Perhaps when you play the same style of football for many years you can tire of it and the football in England is very different," he said.
"I can’t say I’ll definitely play there because I’ve always said that I want to be here for many years but I would like to experience the Premier League one day."
"I would like to experience the Premier League one day"
In more speculative gossip it’s been claimed that the Red Devils are interested in securing a move for Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski, with the Polish forward having a valuation of £30 million.
Flop loan signing Radamel Falcao hasn’t done nearly enough so far to ensure that United pay big to take him on a permanent deal this summer, and Van Gaal could well be assessing his options.
Lastly we give you what some might consider a bombshell from ex-England international Paul Gascoigne, with the footballing legend having confirmed he harbours at least some regret over choosing Tottenham ahead of United in 1988.
At the time the midfielder had just made a name for himself at Newcastle United, and Sir Alex Ferguson was keen to recruit him. However he snubbed the Scot in favour of White Hart Lane, a decision that he revealed was perhaps a cause of regret.