Mason Holgate on trial with Manchester United ahead of potential move - roundup

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What a few days it’s been for Manchester United fans. The addition of three new stars, one of whom being Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, the exit of Robin van Persie and still no news on David de Gea.

Whilst the first two of those represent the end of sagas that United fans will have been poring over for weeks, the latter is yet to be resolved. Of course it’s not the only one, with the Red Devils linked with moves for Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi amongst others.

Does today bring any overriding clarification to such gossip? If it does then you’ll find it here. Scroll on to see the biggest United-related news from today.


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Holgate trial?

Manchester United fans may not have heard of him, but Barnsley defender Mason Holgate is training with the Red Devils ahead of a proposed move to Old Trafford.

At least that’s what reports suggest, claiming that Aston Villa have lost the race to sign the 18-year-old and Barnsley are resigned to losing him as he enters the last 12 months of his contract.

Obviously if the Tykes want to stop him they can, since he is officially a Barnsley player, but it’s thought they’re more keen to get a deal done this summer rather than keeping an unhappy individual at the club only to see him leave on a free next year.

Don’t expect him to feature for Louis van Gaal anytime soon, but Holgate will fit nicely into United’s youth academy, which coincidentally needs a welcoming boost.

Cavani a no go

In other news Edinson Cavani won’t be moving to Manchester this summer, according to French journalist Julien Laurens.

The Uruguayan is supposedly high on Van Gaal’s wish-list, but Laurens has revealed to talkSPORT that whilst Laurent Blanc wants Angel Di Maria, he isn’t keen on having Cavani head the other way.

That may come as a surprise to some given that Cavani is thought to be unhappy at the Parc des Princes, but the situation could well change if PSG have to offload an expensive player to be able to afford Di Maria. Watch this space.

De Gea update (at last)

Last but not least we HAVE got a De Gea update for you lucky ladies and gents. The word on the grapevine today is that the Spaniard might yet stay at United for another season, with Real Madrid supposedly happy to let him see out his Old Trafford contract before signing him on a free.

Marca say a pact has been drawn up that means De Gea will earn €5m-a-year when he moves to the Santiago Bernabeu, but an agreement for this summer has hit a stumbling block over how much United want for him.

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