Manchester United news round-up

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Manchester United fans need to wait until Monday night to watch their side in action again, but there's been plenty of news to whet the appetite for that tough clash against West Brom at the Hawthorns next week.

One of the world's most revered football coaches has expressed an interest in becoming Manchester United manager in the future; a Red Devils' favourite has been nominated for a top award, while Louis van Gaal could hand a shock start to one of the club's starlets against the Baggies. Plus there's all the usual transfer news - there have been some cracking stories today - so scroll down to get your daily dose of Manchester United news from GiveMeSport.

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Perhaps the biggest story of the day comes from Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, who has admitted that he sees himself managing Manchester United one day.

“I like this atmosphere. I could see myself coaching here one day.” - Guardiola after previous Old Trafford visit.

A new biography on the former Barcelona legend, titled 'Pep Confidential' quotes him as saying after his previous visit to Old Trafford: “I like this atmosphere. I could see myself coaching here one day.”


Man United must pay £48m for Arturo Vidal

It's a day that ends with a 'y' so, naturally, another Arturo Vidal to Manchester United transfer rumour has surfaced. Today the Express report that the Red Devils will need to stump up a hefty £48 million for the Juventus midfielder.

The Italian champions are keen to sell the £130,000-a-week star after his recent transgressions, and have identified Arsenal and Chelsea target Sami Khedira as a potential replacement for the world-class Chile international.


Man United end Mats Hummels pursuit

Manchester United fans are unlikely to be delighted with this news. Louis van Gaal has apparently ended his pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's talismanic centre-back Mats Hummels in order to focus on more realistic targets.

Van Gaal's decision to pull out of the race could pave the way for the influential BVB captain to join Arsenal instead. Perhaps United fans should start getting used to the idea of Ron Vlaar lining up in their heart of their defence…


Angel di Maria nominated for Player of the Month award

In better news, Manchester United's record signing Angel di Maria has been nominated for September's Premier League Player of the Month award.

The Argentina international, who scored two goals in three matches for the Red Devils last month, must fend off competition from Graziano Pelle, Morgan Schneiderlin, Diafra Sakho, Leonardo Ulloa and Mile Jedinak to win the monthly gong.


Adnan Januzaj could start against West Brom

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could make a shock selection call for Monday's night's match against West Brom, by replacing Juan Mata with Adnan Januzaj.

Januzaj has yet to make a single competitive start for the Red Devils since Van Gaal arrived at Old Trafford in the summer, but could get his chance to shine in the No. 10 position at the Hawthorns.


Miralem Pjanic plays down Man United transfer links

And finally, AS Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has distanced himself from reports claiming he will join the Red Devils in the near future.

The £25 million-rated midfielder has confirmed that he feels settled with his current employers because he loves the team and loves the city.


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