Marcos Rojo claims that he is ready to repay the faith shown by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the absence of Luke Shaw. The 29-year-old has had fitness issues throughout the campaign and he has been able to start in just three league matches so far. The record in the other competitions has also not been great with the Argentine starting just one game in the Champions League. However, the 29-year-old was able to feature for United in the recent game against West Ham. Even though he did not last the whole match, the Argentine did complete 75 minutes of action.
His availability is a major positive for Solskjaer, who will be without Luke Shaw due to suspension. Rojo’s Manchester United future is a major doubt with the player reportedly on the verge of leaving the club at the end of the season. However, Rojo has now claimed thatSolskjaer has promised him a place in the squad once he returns to fitness. Signed by Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2014 from Sporting CP, Rojo has had to work under three different managers at United. His best season with the club was during the 2016-17 campaign when he made 41 appearances, but he has been unable to even hit 30 appearances in the other three full campaigns.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has apologised to his teammates following comments he made after Tuesday evening’s 2-0 Champions League last sixteen first leg defeat to Olympiakos, according to the Mirror.
The Dutch international had complained about his teammates running into areas he was supposed to be, but has insisted that his criticisms were aimed at himself.
Tags: Chelsea, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck, Juan Mata, Luke Shaw, Manchester City, Michael Carrick, Olympiakos, Robin van Persie, Tom Cleverley, Wayne Rooney
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes that David Moyes needs time, but has admitted that the side have been ‘lousy’, according to Sky Sports.
United took their poor league form into the Champions League on Tuesday evening, losing the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie against Olympiakos by two goals to nil.
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 have completed the signing of Juan Mata for a club record transfer fee of £37.1million, according to Sky Sports.
The Spain international completed his medical on Saturday before finalising the biggest deal of the January transfer window so far.
Manchester United are preparing a bid for Chelsea’s out-of-favour midfielder Juan Mata, according to the Telegraph.
The Spain international has been regularly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge since the start of the season, with the champions often mentioned as potential suitors.
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Manchester United are set to revive their interest in Everton left-back Leighton Baines when the transfer window reopens, according to the Mirror.
David Moyes was unsuccessful in his summer pursuit of the man he took to Goodison Park from Wigan Athletic back in 2006, and though the Toffee’s are determined to keep hold of their man, a fresh bid is expected.
Manchester United will be looking to break into the top four with victory over local rivals Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
David Moyes’ men go into the game on the back of their 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, and will be hoping for a repeat of last season’s success at the Etihad Stadium.
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Manchester United will turn their attention to Southampton’s Luke Shaw if they fail in their attempts to sign Leighton Baines, the Express understands.
The 18 year old made his twenty-fifth senior start for the Saints in their 1-0 opening day victory over West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, and has been labelled as one of English football’s hottest prospects.
Manchester United are confident of securing the signings of Robert Lewandowski and Cesc Fabregas, the Daily Mail understands.
Lewandowski had looked likely to join European Champions Bayern Munich, though Dortmund yesterday revealed that the Poland international will definitely not be sold to their Bundesliga rivals, giving a green light to United.
However, Fabregas has played down talk of a return to the Premier League, insisting that he is determined for success at the Nou Camp.
The Barcelona midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to back to England, with Champions Manchester United seemingly favourites to land the player.
Arsenal are also thought to have entered the race as they have first refusal on the Spanish international, who clinched his first La Liga title last season.
Meanwhile, the club have also been linked with a move for Southampton’s promising left-back Luke Shaw.
The 17 year old, who is also reportedly a target for Chelsea, broke into the Saints first team last season but is yet to sign a professional contract at St. Mary’s, according to the Mail Online.
The link comes with number one defensive target Legihton Baines looking increasingly likely to remain with David Moyes former club Everton.