Manchester United roundup: Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial out of Watford trip


Good afternoon Manchester United fans and welcome to your Friday roundup of all the latest news from Old Trafford.

The international break is over and will not return until March, but the past fortnight has dealt a huge blow to the Red Devils.

So without further ado, here is here is your roundup of the freshest news surrounding United.


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Manchester United face an attacking crisis ahead of their game with Watford on Saturday as Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been ruled out of the trip to Vicarage Road.

Martial injured his foot during France's friendly with England and was seen leaving Wembley on crutches while Rooney is suffering from an unspecified illness.

The duo joins Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini on the sidelines while James Wilson's inability to complete 90 minutes leaves Louis van Gaal with a serious selection dilemma.


In other news, United will have to fork out as much as £45 million if they want to land Everton defender John Stones.

Roberto Martinez has insisted the centre-back is not for sale in January, with Chelsea expected to rekindle their interest

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But the Manchester Evening News reports the Red Devils are eyeing up a summer move for the England international.


Finally, Juan Mata has picked his all-time Manchester United XI and we have to say, it is an incredible line-up.

The Spanish playmaker picked a 3-4-3 formation with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and George Best making the cut.

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