Thursday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour gossip.
England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, 29, has been called one of the greatest players of his generation by Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, according to the Daily Mirror.
“There are many special players, but nobody like him” purred the Barcelona and Argentina superstar of Three Lions striker.
Despite reaching the landmark achievement of 50 goals, Rooney says he still fears for his England place because of the emergence of talented youngsters such as Tottenham’s 22-year-old striker Harry Kane, The Guardian reports.
Kane opened the scoring against Switzerland just minutes after he came on, pushing Rooney back into a second striker position.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he believes his assistant Ryan Giggs, 41, will be the club’s next boss, The Times reports.
He even want on to claim that he signed Anthony Martial for Giggs when he eventually takes over.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s former club TSV 1860 Rosenheim claim Manchester United only paid £6.5m to sign the 31-year-old Germany midfielder from Bayern Munich, not the £14.4m figure that had been reported at the time, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Manchester United’s senior players are unhappy with the tough regime at the club under manager Van Gaal, The Times reports.
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