David Moyes has suggested that Manchester United can successfully defend the Premier League title, regardless of whether or not the make any new signings, the Metro understands.
The recently appointed manager is currently mulling over a new bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, though the Catalan club have stressed that the former Arsenal captain is not for sale.
Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has been installed as the favourite to become Wigan Athletic’s new manager after Roberto Martinez was given permission to leave the Latics.
The Mirror yesterday reported that Meulensteen would rather leave Old Trafford that revert back to his former role as Head of Youth Development following the arrival of new manager David Moyes.
Wayne Rooney has reportedly denied handing in an official transfer request at Manchester United, with it looking increasingly likely that the England international’s future is away from Old Trafford.
The 27 year old is adamant that his words have been misconstrued, despite Sir Alex Ferguson publicly declaring that the striker had indeed asked to leave the Premier League champions.
Manchester United are ready to renew their interest in Porto’s James Rodriguez, with out of favour midfielder Anderson a potential makeweight in a fresh offer, according to the Daily Mail.
The Colombian winger, who has been on United’s radar for a while, has a release clause of £36 million in his contract, though a player-plus-cash deal could well be considered, with Anderson the ideal candidate to move in the opposite direction.