Manchester United are set to open contract talks with Javier Hernandez after their tour of the United States, the Telegraph report.
Following Chris Smalling penning his long-term future to the club, the Old Trafford outfit want to now keep the Mexican striker on the same basis, after his impressive debut season saw him score 20 goals in 45 appearances.
Hernandez, a £7m signing from Chivas de Guadalajara, exceeded Sir Alex Ferguson’s expectations last term so the Scot is keen to improve his current four-year-deal.
The 23-year-old has been linked to Real Madrid during the summer, rumours which his agent strongly denies.
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Gibson exit falls through.
Sunderland have dropped their interest in Man Utd’s Darron Gibson after the midfielder refused to drop his £40,000-a-week wage demands, the Mail online report.
Black Cat’s chairman Niall Quinn has already sanctioned moves for Man Utd duo John O’Shea and Wes Brown and wanted to make it a triple swoop, but after long negotiations with Gibson’s agent, Quinn declared the transfer a no-go.
Gibson himself had even claimed ‘it would be a massive help for us (three) going together’, but he could now actually find more first team opportunities with the Red Devils, as question marks remain over the long term fitness of Darren Fletcher.
The Scottish midfielder will miss the club’s tour of the United States as he stays at Carrington to try and make the start of the new campaign.
Scholes slams England players.
Former Manchester united playmaker Paul Scholes has blasted the England national, saying it is ‘laughable’ they are ever considered World Cup contenders, ESPN report.
The 36-year-old, who retired from international football seven years ago, insists a majority of the squad are only playing at that level to help them ‘get to a top club’.
Scholes said: “I think they are very selfish people. They are all there to get their bit of glory, their bit of headlines, to think ‘I will get a move from this’. I think that is the biggest problem with English player,” he continued.
He also believes the English mentality is all wrong: “If you look at the Spain team now, they all seem to play for each other. There isn’t one of them who would try to do something in a game that doesn’t suit the team.” He added.
“If you look through our teams, there are loads of technically brilliant players but for some reason when we go on to the international scene, we don’t look like that.”