Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
Former United captain Roy Keane has praised the challenge made by Hector Moreno that led to Luke Shaw’s horrific injury, according to the Daily Mirror.
The tough-tackling midfielder also suggested that it was only after it was clear that Shaw was severely hurt that anyone had a problem with the attempt to win the ball.
“I thought it was a brilliant challenge. I love the physical side of the game. You can always tell by the players’ reactions – they are the best judges as they are near the tackle. They didn’t think it was a bad challenge at the time,” he explained.
With Shaw set for a long period on the sidelines, Louis van Gaal is now planning a January move for a replacement, according to the Daily Star.
The Red Devils were plotting a £4m summer bid for Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor, but may now bring that offer forward.
French journalist Frederic Hermel has claimed that he has information to suggest that Man United target Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to Le 10 Sport.
Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the 30-year-old, while a move to MLS cannot be ruled out.
“I think Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid at end of season. I have information that confirms this,” he said.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand has hinted that the Red Devils will regret letting Paul Pogba leave the club for Juventus, the Metro report.
“Potentially, Pogba can be a Ballon d’Or winner,” he said.
Finally, shirts donning the name of Angel Di Maria were the most common that were handed in during a shirt amnesty event that allowed Premier League fans to swap their printed kits for another with a different name, the Metro report.