Wayne Rooney is set to return to the Manchester United starting line-up for tomorrow afternoon’s trip to Stoke City.
The England international came on for the final half an hour of the Premier League champions’ 2-0 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday evening – his first appearance for the club since New Year’s Day.
Borussia Dortmund are set to offer Ilkay Gundogan a new contract in a bid to stave off interest from Manchester United, according to the Mirror.
The Germany midfielder is set to be out of contract at the end of the season, and manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to not lose another of his prize assets after Robert Lewandowski agreed his summer move to Bayern Munich this week.
A last minute winner from Wilfried Bony saw Swansea City dump Manchester United out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford yesterday afternoon.
Wayne Routledge put Michael Laudrup’s men in front on twelve minutes only for Javier Hernandez to draw the hosts level shortly after.
Manchester United will face Sunderland in the semi-final of this season’s Capital One Cup after beating Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium yesterday evening.
Stunning second half goals from Ashley Young and Patrice Evra secured victory for David Moyes’ men, though at one point the game looked close to being abandoned though play was suspended only shortly during the first forty-five minutes.
David Moyes has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this evening’s Capital One Cup quarter final clash with Stoke City.
Darren Fletcher may again be involved after making his comeback in Sunday’s 3-0 win at Aston Villa.
Manchester City and Sunderland both went through to the semi-finals last night, while managerless Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham United in this evening’s other match.
Newcastle United are close to securing a loan deal for out-of-favour Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Independent.
The former Crystal Palace man has made just two Premier League appearances since joining up with David Moyes’ squad last summer, and is set to be farmed out when the transfer window reopens next month.
Phil Jones is set to miss Manchester United’s matches against Cardiff City and Bayer Leverkusen after picking up an adductor injury on international duty with England, the Mail Online understands.
The 21 year old lasted just 57 minutes of the Three Lions’ 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday evening due to the groin problem, and was replaced by club teammate Chris Smalling, who is likely to start for Roy Hodgson’s men against Germany this evening.
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Manchester United are ready to make a move for Barcelona’s Anders Iniesta, according to the Daily Star.
The World Cup winning midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and is stalling over signing an extension as the Catalan club are reportedly refusing to meet his wage demands.
Ryan Giggs has said that he is enjoying his new role at Manchester United, despite the clubs stuttering start to the season.
The winger, who turns 40 next month, was installed as player-coach following David Moyes appointment as manager in the summer having spent his entire career at Old Trafford.
Manchester United pair Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are vying to replace the suspended Kyle Walker at right-back for England in this evening’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Poland.
Jones, who has been capped eight times, is favourite to get the nod over his club teammate, as Roy Hodgson’s men look to get the three points they need to guarantee their place at next summer’s tournament in Brazil.