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.
Former Newcastle United striker Faustino Asprilla has urged fellow Colombian Radamel Falcao to sign for Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.
The 27 year old is one of the most sought after players in Europe after scoring fifty league goals over the last two seasons for Atletico Madrid.
Barely 48 hours have passed since Manchester United secured their twentieth league title, and talk has already turned to potential reinforcements who could arrive at the club during the summer.
The club, who have already competed a deal for England winger Wilfred Zaha, have been linked with a new striker over the last few months, with Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski appearing to be their number one target, though reports in recent weeks have suggested that they could make a move for Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid.
Reports in the media are today split regarding the future of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
Words coming out of France seem to suggest that a potential move to Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain is “done”, though it appears that the England international would prefer to remain at Old Trafford.
Manchester United regained their fifteen point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at struggling Stoke City yesterday afternoon.
Michael Carrick opened the scoring for the league leaders on four minutes with his first goal of the season, while Robin Van Persie ended his recent goal drought with a second half spot-kick after he was himself fouled by Andy Wilkinson.
The result was the perfect response to last week’s derby defeat at Old Trafford, and means that the club need a maximum of seven points from their final six games to secure the league championship.
Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez has vowed to fight for his place at the club, even if they are to bring in a new striker in the summer.
United have been linked with moves for Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid and Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund, but the Mexican international has told Metro that he “will keep the same attitude”, even if he doesn’t start every game.
However, one player who does look like he may be on his way of Old Trafford is Portuguese winger Nani, following reports that the club will not meet his wage demands.
The Daily Mail report that French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain could move for the 26 year old, who joined United in 2007.
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has admitted that he needs to add goals to his game to assure him of a place in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
The 22 year old has enjoyed a breakthrough twelve months, representing England at Euro 2012 and playing twenty-four league games in United’s charge towards the title this season.
Manchester United have become the latest side to be linked with a move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.
Spanish newspaper Marca have reported that the Colombian, who has long been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea, has been in talks with United over a potential summer transfer.