Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
Bayern Munich rejected a world record £88m bid from the Red Devils for striker Thomas Muller in the summer, according to reports in Germany (via Independent).
The 26-year-old would have received a yearly salary of £9.2m had he moved to Old Trafford.
Ashley Young has claimed that he would be more than capable of playing up front if required, according to the Daily Star.
The winger may be required to feature in the role in tonight’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven as captain Wayne Rooney will miss the game with injury. But, he will not be fazed if he is asked to play up front.
“If the manager wants me to play there, then yes, of course I would,” he said.
Memphis Depay has vowed to celebrate should he score against tonight’s opponents, who are also the club he left in the summer to join Louis van Gaal’s side, the Daily Express report.
“When I step on to the pitch I will think about when I first played for PSV but the match is a different thing. A lot of people have asked me if I will celebrate if I score but it’s a game we want to win, I play for United now, so of course I will celebrate and of course I will respect PSV,” he explained.
United have perhaps been handed a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, after ESPN claimed that Los Blancos had already lined up the man that they would want to replace him, should he leave.
The La Liga giants would want Everton’s John Stones, should the Frenchman come to the Premier League.
Finally, Jose Mourinho has told the Chelsea board that he does not need United keeper Victor Valdes, who has been linked with the Stamford Bridge outfit, the Daily Express report.
Manchester United News and Gossip
Man United star Memphis Depay vows to celebrate if he scores against former club PSV
Man United winger willing to fill in as striker with Wayne Rooney set to miss PSV clash