Saturday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour gossip.
The 24-year-old Spain international almost joined Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, but the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time.
Manchester United could be without Wayne Rooney for Saturday’s Premier League game with Liverpool after the captain did not check into their team hotel with the rest of the squad, the Manchester Evening News reports.
If true, it means that United will have Anthony Martial to call on as their only out and out striker.
Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross says his old Manchester United team-mate Rooney deserves more credit than he is getting for breaking England’s all-time goalscoring record, the Stoke Sentinel reports.
Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville says that if Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was getting the same results at Bayern Munich or Barcelona “he would be in significant trouble” the Daily Telegraph reports.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed suggestions fans and players are unhappy with his style of leadership, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Dutchman has faced criticism from some supporters and has admitted that Wayne Rooney spoke to him about the “flat” dressing room.