Manchester United’s ever decreasing hopes of clinching a top four spot appear to be all but over after they were easily beaten by Manchester City at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
Title favourites City took the lead inside the first minute, with Edin Dzeko turned the ball in after Samir Nasri’s initial effort came back off the post.
Manchester United kept alive their slim hopes of securing a top four finish with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in superb fashion on just eight minutes, lobbing Hammers’ keeper Adrian from just inside the hosts’ half.
A hat-trick from Robin van Persie helped secure Manchester United’s progress into the Champions League quarter finals, as the Premier League side beat Olympiakos 3-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
United, who needed to win by a three goal margin in order to remain in the competition, took the lead on twenty-five minutes when Van Persie converted a penalty he himself had won, after being barged in the back by Jose Holebas.
Inter Milan have denied that they are holding talks with Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez, according to the Express.
The Serie A side, who last week confirmed the signing of United captain Nemanja Vidic, had been strongly linked with a move for both Hernandez and Fernando Torres of Chelsea, though their president Erick Thohir has insisted that no talks have been held with either striker.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is facing the prospect of having a depleted squad for their preseason tour of America, according to the Mail Online.
Rio Ferdinand looks set to follow fellow centre-back Nemanja Vidic and midfielder Anderson out of the club at the end of the season, while there is uncertainty over the future of a number of other players in the Scots’ squad.
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David Moyes watched from the stands as Bayern Munich beat Arsenal 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen clash, fuelling speculation that he is to make a move for Germany international Toni Kroos, according to the Mail Online.
The midfielder, who was linked with a move to Old Trafford last month amid a reported contract dispute with the European Champions, opened the scoring with a sublime strike as Pep Guardiola’s men took control of the tie ahead of the return leg in Munich two weeks on Tuesday.
Manchester United will discover on Monday who they will face in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League.
The Premier League champions will be draw against one from Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint Germain or holders Bayern Munich.
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Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is now the odds on favourite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or after firing Portugal to next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
The 28 year old scored a stunning hat-trick to secure a 3-2 victory over Sweden in the second leg of their play-off yesterday evening, in doing so replaces Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery at the head of the market.
Manchester United have been put on alert following Robert Lewandowski’s claims that moving to a Premier League club would be ‘a great experience’, the Mirror understands.
The Borussia Dortmund striker last month denied reports that he is ready to sign a pre-contract agreement with European Champions Bayern Munich, with Chelsea, Manchester City and United waiting in the wings.
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Manchester United are lining up a £25m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, the Metro understands.
The Premier League champions are ready to revive their interest in the former Tottenham Hotspur man as they struggle to land their primary transfer targets.
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