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.
Juan Mata is confident that Manchester United can still finish in the top four of the Premier League this season, according to Sky Sports.
The reigning champions, who have just returned from a warm-weather training trip to Dubai, are eleven points behind Liverpool – the current occupiers of fourth place.
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.
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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Patrice Evra has suggested that he will leave Manchester United at the end of the season, the Mail Online understands.
The France international’s current deal is set to expire in the summer, and while he has said that the club are keen for him to see out his career with them, has said that he could leave for ‘personal reasons’.
David Moyes is set to shake-up his scouting system following criticism in the aftermath of the summer transfer window closing, the Mirror understands.
The recently appointed manager brought in just one major signing this summer, after securing a deal for Belgium international Marouane Fellaini, though he missed out on a number of other targets.
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Luis Nani has put pen to paper on a new five year contract with Manchester United, the Metro understands.
The Portugal international, whose previous deal was set to expire at the end of this season, had been strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer with Arsenal, Roma, Juventus, Monaco and Paris Saint Germain all reportedly interested.
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has insisted that he will not sell Marouane Fellaini or Leighton Baines to Manchester United, according to the Express.
The Merseyside club rejected a £28m joint bid for the pair earlier this week, labelling the offer as ‘derisory and insulting’.
Manchester United have told Chelsea to hold off making a second approach for Wayne Rooney until they have made a marquee signing of their own, according to the Daily Star.
The Blues saw their initial offer of £20m for the England international rebuffed by the Premier League champions, though Jose Mourinho is determined to get his man.