England manager Roy Hodgson has ensured Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he will not over-exhaust any of his players in tonight’s international friendly with Brazil.
Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley are all set to feature at Wembley, but the national coach has said that will take United’s forthcoming Champions League quarter final with Real Madrid into consideration when naming his side.
Elsewhere, new United signing Wilfred Zaha played as England’s Under 21’s beat Sweden 4-0 in last night’s friendly at Walsall’s Bescot Stadium.
The forward, who is back on loan at Crystal Palace for the remainder of this season, was substituted for Blackburn Rovers’ Jason Lowe after an hour.
Robin Van Persie has credited United coach Rene Meulensteen for helping him improve his game since moving to Old Trafford in August.
The Dutch striker, who has scored 22 goals in 28 appearances for the Red Devils, was yesterday announced as the clubs Player of the Month for January, having also received the accolade for December.
Long-time Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski has reportedly agreed terms with Bayern Munich, ahead of a summer move from Borussia Dortmund.
Finally, defender Scott Wooton has returned to the club from his loan spell at Peterborough United after suffering a hamstring injury.