Welcome, Manchester United fans, we’re delighted to have you joining us on this fairly average Tuesday morning as we look to take your through the biggest Old Trafford-related headlines of the day.
As always we’ve attempted to include a generous mix of transfer gossip, general team news and just about anything else we could find that we believe will tickle your fancy. If you’re a genuine fan of United then you should be interested, if not then hopefully there’s one or two elements that will intrigue you nonetheless.
Where was I? Ah yes, the roundup. Without further ado here it is in all its glory. Enjoy.
Manchester United might be busy preparing to find a new goalkeeper if David de Gea leaves them for Real Madrid this summer but Inter Milan star Samir Handanovic won’t be the man they recruit.
His agent has responded to transfer speculation confirming that he has had no official interest from the Red Devils, instead insisting that his client is busy negotiating a new deal at the San Siro which would make the idea of him leaving in the coming weeks redundant.
"These are only rumours and media speculation," he said.
"Nothing is true with regard to the Red Devils, I've never talked to them. I can rule out then, Samir going to Old Trafford, though of course the transfer market is unpredictable.
"Obviously interest from other clubs gives us pleasure, but Samir wants to win with Inter. Negotiations continue, and the final OK is close.
So far Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris looks like being the favourite to replace De Gea if he moves on, although Victor Valdes remains in reserve and Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic remains another potential candidate.
If United have any say in the matter at all they’ll likely be desperate to retain the services of De Gea, though whether or not that’s even worth deliberating given the most recent reports - those that suggest Real will complete a deal for him imminently - is up for debate.
Elsewhere, Javier Hernandez has hinted that he could stay at United next year despite the consensus being that he will leave. The Mexico international is set to return to Old Trafford from his season-loan with Real Madrid, and could stay there to reinforce Louis van Gaal’s frontline.
Chicharito had an impressive end to his term in Spain that might well have saved him from heading back to United in even lower estimations than when he left, but all the same it’s more likely that he’ll head back out again either permanently or temporarily.
Meanwhile it’s been claimed now that United are keen to hold onto Valdes following reports from Spain suggesting Valencia were interested in signing him.
De Gea’s number two only joined in January but might fancy a return to his home nation for guaranteed first-team football. If he does he won’t be allowed to do so, or so says the latest on the matter.
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