Radamel Falcao could be at Old Trafford next season, according to Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, who has claimed Manchester United have not ruled out signing the striker.
The Colombian has failed to impress since joining from Monaco on loan, scoring only four goals over a mere 13 Premier League starts, and has been linked with a move away from United in the summer, as the club looks unlikely to meet Falcao’s £43.5m price-tag at the end of the season.
A year ago yesterday, Manchester United lost 2-0 at Goodison Park, as goals form Kevin Mirallas and Leighton Baines propelled Everton towards a Europa League spot, while United’s travelling support watched on aghast.
David Moyes’ wretched spell at United had been brought to an end on the same turf where the Scotsman had forged his reputation, one which had convinced his predecessor that he would be the right man for the job.
Chris Smalling has signed a new contract with Manchester United, which will keep him at the club until June 2019.
The 25-year-old England international has won two Premier League titles with United and made 147 appearances since his making his debut in August 2010 and has recently established himself as a regular in the side.
Manchester United have been dealt a major blow ahead of Sunday’s trip to Goodison Park, as Michael Carrick is unlikely to be fit to face Everton after missing Saturday’s defeat against Chelsea.
Along with Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, Carrick missed the trip to Stamford Bridge last Saturday, as Chelsea brought United’s six-game winning run to an end, courtesy of an Eden Hazard goal.
Denis Irwin believes that Luke Shaw needs a consistent run in the side to show what he’s capable of and that, despite a stop-start season, he has the potential to become a key player of Louis Van Gaal’s side.
Shaw excelled at Chelsea on Saturday, in what was only his 13th league start of the season and his first appearance since 9 March and the former United left-back believes the youngster will prove he was worth the £27m United paid for him.
Manchester United have made an official approach for PSV Eindhoven’s winger Memphis Depay, the Dutch club confirmed on Monday.
The newly-crowned Eredivisie champions said that United had opened negotiations with PSV over the signing of the 21-year-old Dutch international, who has also attracted interest from Liverpool and Paris Saint Germanin.
Martin Samuel, the Daily Mail’s chief sports writer, believes that Gareth Bale would win Manchester United the title next season if they signed him.
The Welshman has been linked with a return to the Premier League in the summer after a difficult second season at Real Madrid, with the former Spurs man criticised for a lack of goals and repeatedly booed by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd.
Manchester United’s six-game winning run came undone at Stamford Bridge, as Eden Hazard’s goal put Chelsea one step closer to the Premier League title.
United have not won against Chelsea in their last eight meetings in all competitions but, despite a lengthy injured list, they gave a good account of themselves and were unlucky to leave West London empty handed.
Here’s five talking points from Saturday.