Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
Former United midfielder Paul Pogba has backed new signing Anthony Martial to have a bright future at Old Trafford, according to The Sun.
The Juventus man has been working closely with the 19-year-old as part of Didier Deschamps’ France squad, and has been impressed what he has seen.
“I’m very happy for him, he’s changed clubs now, he’s in the Premier League where he will train with great players and will keep improving,” he said.
Louis van Gaal is interested in a potential deal for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to the Daily Star.
United are hopeful of pulling off a move for the reported Chelsea target despite the strained relationship between the two clubs following the David de Gea saga.
Michael Carrick could be out of the Red Devils’ clash with Liverpool after having to withdraw from the England squad through injury, the Daily Star report.
The 34-year-old will return to his club to undergo tests.
Paris Saint-Germain failed with a stunning summer bid to bring Man United target Cristiano Ronaldo to Parc des Princes, according to the Daily Express.
The Ligue 1 champions’ offer of £110m was knocked back by Real Madrid.
Finally, former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he decided to sign Eric Cantona after hearing his players talk about him while joining them in the bath, the Daily Mirror report.
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