Manchester United look set to open talks with Bayern Munich over the signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger, as Louis Van Gaal seeks to bolster his midfield options.
The German, who was converted from a left winger into a dominant central midfielder during Van Gaal’s spell in Bavaria, was repeatedly link with a move to Old Trafford a couple of years ago but the transfer never materialised as he chose to remain at the Allianz Arena.
Manchester United’s approach for Raheem Sterling has unsurprisingly been turned down by Liverpool, who have told United that the 20-year-old will not leave Anfield this summer.
United made a surprise approach for Sterling, who has told Liverpool he will not sign a new deal after claiming he felt bullied into extending his existing contract, but the inquiry has been swiftly rebuffed by Brendan Rodgers’ club, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Mats Hummels will not be joining Manchester United this summer, as the Germany international has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund.
The 2014 World Cup winner was thought to be one of the names at the top of Louis Van Gaal’s list this summer but Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorke categorically ruled out any deal for Hummels, claiming the defender is part of the Bundesliga club’s plans for next season.
Manchester United look set to make an surprising bid for Raheem Sterling, as they hope to gain advantage of the impasse between Liverpool and the 20-year-old.
Sterling is understood to have told Brendan Rodgers that he will not renew his contract with the club, as he felt Liverpool tried to “bully” him into signing a new deal and while the Merseyside club has stated that Sterling will not leave the club in the summer, the player is expected to demand a move away.
David De Gea scooped the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive season, as the 24-year-old was voted as the best Manchester United player this season.
The Spaniard was instrumental in ensure United returned to a top-four finish in their first season under Louis Van Gaal, as he produced a number of outstanding saves throughout the season and must now surely be considered among the three best goalkeepers in the world.
Louis Van Gaal stole the show with a rousing speech at United’s Player of The Year Awards on Tuesday night, claiming United were not far from Chelsea before, bizarrely, asking for a round of applause for the lady playing the saxophone. How can you not love this man?
Radamel Falcao might have dropped the biggest hint yet that his future lies away from Old Trafford, after thanking the fans for the “incredible support” this season.
The 29-year-old was substituted on Sunday and trudged off the pitch to a standing ovation, while on Tuesday he took to Twitter to thank the United supporters for what he described as an “unforgettable” season.