Brazil international Anderson has said that he wants to remain at Fiorentina beyond his loan spell, Sky Sports understands.
The midfielder moved to the Serie A side two weeks ago, and has since made two league appearances having managed just four in the first half of the season under David Moyes.
David Moyes is expected to hand Juan Mata his Manchester United debut in this evening’s match against Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Cardiff City.
Mata completed his move from Chelsea at the weekend, and is in line to play as United look to bounce back from their Capital One Cup disappointment last Wednesday.
Wayne Rooney will face a late fitness test ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The England international has not played since the home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on New Year’s Day, and was sent to Egypt for rehabilitation this week by manager David Moyes while Robin van Persie is also not guaranteed to feature, despite recovering from a thigh problem that has kept him out for the past month.
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Phil Jones is set to miss Manchester United’s matches against Cardiff City and Bayer Leverkusen after picking up an adductor injury on international duty with England, the Mail Online understands.
The 21 year old lasted just 57 minutes of the Three Lions’ 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday evening due to the groin problem, and was replaced by club teammate Chris Smalling, who is likely to start for Roy Hodgson’s men against Germany this evening.
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Manchester United are ready to make a move for Barcelona’s Anders Iniesta, according to the Daily Star.
The World Cup winning midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and is stalling over signing an extension as the Catalan club are reportedly refusing to meet his wage demands.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is set to rest both Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney for this evening’s Capital One Cup fourth round tie with Norwich City.
Javier Hernandez is set to lead the line following his match winner against Stoke City at the weekend, while a whole host of fringe players are also likely to be given a run out.
David Moyes has almost a fully fit squad to choose from for tomorrow’s trip to bottom of the table Sunderland.
The Champions only real injury concern is over centre-back Rio Ferdinand, who picked up a groin injury in last weekend’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
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Robin Van Persie is set to return to the Manchester United starting line-up for this evening’s Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena.
David Moyes men can tighten their grip on top spot in the group with three points, having won their opener against Bayer Leverkusen a fortnight ago.
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Manchester United are set to step up their chase for Cesc Fabregas and Marouane Fellaini, the Guardian understands.
David Moyes has reportedly made a bid of around £26m for Fabregas, and he is keen to pair him with Fellaini to form the heart of United’s midfield for the forthcoming season.
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Manchester United were beaten by Chelsea for the second time in just over a month after Juan Mata’s late deflected goal secured all three points for Rafael Benitez’s side.
The Champions also lost defender Rafael with less than a minute of regular time to play after he kicked out at compatriot David Luiz, whose reaction left manager Sir Alex Ferguson less than pleased: