Friday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergio Ramos, 29, is over, with the Spain defender poised to extend his contract at Real Madrid next week, The Guardian reports.
Ramos told Madrid he wanted to leave for Old Trafford at a meeting with the chief executive, José Ángel Sánchez, at the club’s Valdebebas training ground on 24 June and Manchester United made two formal bids for the player.
Sergio Ramos had agreed a stunning £9.8million-a-year deal with Manchester United before deciding to stay at Real Madrid next season, say reports in the Metro.
The 29-year-old had intimated to Old Trafford officials that he was willing to move to Louis van Gaal’s side this summer and the Red Devils were convinced that they could use Madrid’s interest in David De Gea as leverage to seal the deal.
United manager Louis van Gaal has backed England striker Wayne Rooney, 29, to score more than 20 goals this season, The Independent reports.
Javier Hernandez is second in line to Wayne Rooney, insists Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, despite the Mexican being linked with a move away, the Daily Mirror reports.
Reports in Spain on Thursday claimed that the forward will be sold if Barcelona man Pedro arrives at Old Trafford, while Tottenham’s interest in the player has been well documented.
David de Gea has told Manchester United not to pick him, according to the Daily Star.
The Spanish goalkeeper has been left out of the squad for tonight’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.