Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
The Red Devils are confident that they will be able to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller in January, according to the Metro.
United tried to bring the 26-year-old to Old Trafford during the summer, but were unable to agree a fee. However, the Metro suggests that the Bavarian side would be interested in selling the man who has scored six goals in the opening four games of the season.
Premier League legend Thierry Henry has heaped praise upon Anthony Martial, after the Frenchman opened his United account with a wonderful goal in the victory over Liverpool, the Daily Express report.
The former Arsenal man admitted that he was impressed by the 19-year-old, who may end up costing the club £58m.
“People were wondering before the game about his price, whether he spoke English or what his attributes were. But he has done his talking with the ball,” he explained.
Captain Wayne Rooney will miss Tuesday’s trip to the Netherlands to face PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, according to the Daily Mirror.
The striker missed the Liverpool clash after tweaking a hamstring, and has still not completely recovered.
Victor Valdes has emerged as a surprise target for Premier League rivals Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Blues’ first choice keeper Thibaut Courtois is out for a lengthy spell after undergoing surgery.
Finally, the Daily Express have suggested that Jose Mourinho missed out on the opportunity to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson because the United hierarchy had concerns about whether he would be willing to bring through the young players at the club.