Manchester United fans, good morning and welcome to the last round-up of the week - *breathes out.
Just in time for the resumption of the Premier League season, today’s round-up focuses on the latest rumours that might well impact upon Louis van Gaal’s plans for the forthcoming weekend.
Put your feet up, imagine it’s already the end of the working week and enjoy what’s below. Don’t forget to watch the video for the latest headlines, and leave comments in the box provided.
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Van Gaal 'like a dog' - Rojo
Manchester United star Marcos Rojo has offered an insight into the impression Van Gaal forces upon his players, claiming that the Dutchman has a look in his armoury like a dog.
The bullish Argentina international revealed that everything is okay with Van Gaal so long as the players obey, suggesting that it’s scary when individuals have to face his wrath.
"He has a strong personality but he is a great person," Rojo told Fox Sports Argentina.
"He's got that look -- a little bit of a dog. It's scary but when you know him and you are there with him on a daily basis, everything is well, provided you obey!
"He is a great person, he understands you, he listens. He speaks a bit of Spanish so very often he gets me to his office for a chat."
The 64-year-old has a bit of a reputation for being a sucker for discipline, but affairs appear to be in order at Old Trafford so fans can’t really complain.
In other news Neymar is ready to open contract talks over a £200,000-a-week deal, but it’s with Barcelona, not United, surprise surprise.
The Brazilian was a supposed target of Van Gaal’s in the summer transfer window, but the 23-year-old is ready to tie his future to the Nou Camp so long as Barca offer him a more lucrative pay packet.
Obviously the Catalans are keen to keep their Brazilian sensation, so it can be assumed they’ll play ball when it comes to his demands.
Van Gaal's video woes
And finally, United players are growing tired of Van Gaal’s obsession concerning spending time with video analyst Max Reckers, according to reports.
Reckers is in charge of mulling over video highlights to pin-point certain players and their weaknesses, with the playing staff apparently becoming disgruntled with his heightened involvement.
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