Sir Alex Ferguson is set to give up his pursuit of Samir Nasri and focus on bringing Wesley Sneijder to Old Trafford, according to The Telegraph.
Manchester United were in competition with archrivals Manchester City for the signing of Nasri and it looks like the Blues have won the battle with the Gunners’ acceptance of a £22m bid for the Frenchman and a deal could be completed in the next few weeks.
Ferguson now sees Sneijder as the ideal candidate to replace Paul Scholes who retired at the end of last season. Inter President Massimo Moratti is reluctant to see his star player leave the club but as new Coach Gian Piero Gasperini may have limited use for the player and the Serie A side have to comply with UEFA’s new Financial Fair Play system, Moratti may be convinced to sell the former Ajax star for the right price.
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Rooney excited for new season.
Wayne Rooney has revealed his excitement about the new signings Manchester United have made this season.
The former Everton striker upset a lot of United fans last season after he revealed his intention to leave the club unless proper assurances were made about the direction in which the club was going.
It appears now Rooney is happy with the way Sir Alex Ferguson’s overhaul of the squad is going and is happy to see the likes of David de Gea, Ashley Young and Phil Jones so far replace the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.
The 25-year-old told The Mirror: “It’s obviously sad to lose all those players from the dressing room, on the other hand, it’s exciting having new players coming in. You want to see how the new players get on in training and in games so it’s certainly exciting as well.
“Brown and O’Shea are ambitious footballers and want to play every week, so I understand why they have left but I’m sad to lose them as players and friends as well. It’s certainly going to be a loss for us but they’ll be excited to start a new life at Sunderland.”
New Hernandez deal.
Manchester United are preparing a new contract for young striker Javier Hernandez, the Times reports.
The young Mexican was a key player for the Red Devils and enjoyed massive success in his debut season at Old Trafford after signing from Guadalajara. Chicharito scored 13 goals in his 27 Premier League appearances as United went on to win the league and reach the Champions League final. The striker even knocked the league’s highest scorer, Dimitar Berbatov, out of the United starting XI.
Now the English champions are set to hand the 23-year-old a new and improved contract which reflects his stature at the club to keep his spirits up and encourage him to remain consistent into next season.