Player News - Manchester United

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Luke Shaw is closing in on a return to action with the Manchester United full-back pencilled in to play in the International Champions Cup against Borussia Dortmund in July.

The 20-year-old was originally said to be targeting a place in United’s FA Cup final squad in May but following a minor setback, the then manager Louis van Gaal confirmed, Shaw would not be ready and instead would use the time to get ready for pre-season. Shaw posted a social media update this week confirming he was on track to re-join the main group when they return in early July: "Training done for the day. Building up to pre-season now." The left-back will be assessed before a decision is made on whether he will travel to Shanghai for United's first game of the summer and his first since suffering a double leg fracture in September 2015.
Jun 24 - 1:51 PM

Wayne Rooney moved quickly to allay injury concerns by confirming: "I’m fit. I am enjoying my football and the tournament, and really looking forward to the game on Monday."

Rooney was pictured with strapping around his left ankle after training on Thursday, however, the England captain dismissed any suggestion that he was at risk of missing the last-16 encounter with Iceland in four days. Rooney is one of a number of players who is expected to be recalled to the starting XI having dropped to the bench for the final Group B bore-draw with Slovakia. Roy Hodgson made six changes to the side which saw the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Dele Alli drop out, but following a disappointing performance in Saint-Etienne, the Three Lions boss could revert back to the side which beat Wales 2-1 with Rooney playing in central midfield.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 23 - 12:25 PM

ESPN are reporting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sign on for Manchester United as soon as his time at Euro 2016 has ended.

There have been rumors of discussions with Bayern Munich as well as loyalty clauses at PSG that were both thought to be delaying the big Swede's decision to move to Old Trafford. As it now stands, ESPN are reporting that this is a done deal and Zlatan will take his first crack at the Premier League. Whether a move to Manchester United gets him any closer to his first Champions League title remains to be seen.
Jun 14 - 3:28 PM

David De Gea is finally Spain's number one in a major tournament after he started the opener against the Czech Republic in Monday's first match.

Before the tournament even started, David De Gea was linked with an ultimatum regarding the future of Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford. The word was that if LVG stayed, DDG wanted to be gone. Throw in being linked to a rape trial, which he vehemently denied, as the tournament kicked off and it's been quite an early summer for De Gea. He finally got some good news as he was selected to start in Spain's opener. This, presumably, establishes De Gea as the Spain number 1 for the foreseeable future.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 13 - 9:55 AM

Germany had some nervous moments but their captain came on late and sealed a 2-0 win over Ukraine with a stoppage time goal from Mesut Ozil.

In England, they force-fit their captain into their line-up despite declining powers and they give up goals late. In Germany, they sit their fading captain in favor of players better suited to play 90 minutes and they put away their victories. Bastian Schweinsteiger has been the target of a lot of criticism for his fitness after a poor season at Manchester United but he came on late in Germany's Euro 2016 opener against Ukraine and doubled the lead provided by Shkodran Mustafi from a Toni Kroos set piece. Ukraine had a number of good chances but Manuel Neuer was up to the task and the World Champions prevailed in Lille.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 12 - 4:55 PM

England drew their opening Group B game of Euro 2016 but the manner in which they allowed Russia to steal a last-gasp point left the Three Lions feeling like they had lost the match.

"[I am] disappointed not to win it obviously. I thought we played some really good stuff, created chances and controlled the game," revealed captain Wayne Rooney. "We got the goal and had the game in our hands. It's really disappointing not to win but there were a lot of positives. The negative was the goal we conceded. It feels like a defeat at the minute." Having taken the lead through a superbly taken Eric Dier free-kick on 73 minutes, a first ever opening game win [in the European Championships] looked on the cards, but Russia pushed until the final whistle and equalised deep into injury time. Centre-back Berezutski stayed forward from a corner and looped a header over the hapless Joe Hart to break England hearts with only seconds remaining.
Jun 12 - 7:30 AM

Patrice Evra committed a foul in the box against Romania and then had to watch as Bogdan Stancu converted the spot kick in the 65th minute to draw the score level at 1-1.

France's Olivier Giroud-provided lead lasted for approximately eight minutes as Patrice Evra committed a poor foul in the box. The foul highlighted the potential Achilles Heel of the France squad with Bacary Sagna and Evra representing nearly 70 years worth of outside back.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 10 - 4:51 PM

On Thursday, Manchester United confirmed what was already known across the league: Michael Carrick was coming back.

Carrick turned down offers in Australia and China in order to return to Old Trafford for one more year after signing a contract through the end of the upcoming season. The 34-year-old's previous contract was set to end this summer and there was a bit of uncertainty surrounding his future at the club with Jose Mourinho coming in as the team's new manager. But after making 28 Prmier League appearances this past season, United management decided to keep the veteran to deepen the midfield. This July will mark 10 years with the Red Devils for Carrick.
Jun 10 - 7:26 AM

Jose Mourinho has made his first signing of the summer bringing in Ivory Coast center back Eric Bailly from Villarreal for a rumored £30million.

Bailly is a physical specimen of the sort that exudes upside if his skill rises to the level of his athletic prowess. The concern are a) that United have paid £30million for a player who wasn't a clear first choice player for Villarreal last season and b) he isn't a great passer and makes one or two key mistakes per match defending. Given his young age, he's 22, he could mature into an exceptional player with his physical gifts. The problem is that the same could be said of Gabriel at Arsenal and Eliquim Mangala and Manchester City who both arrived with similar profiles and for similarly high transfer fees. The point being that sometimes just being incredibly athletic isn't enough. Throw in Mourinho's spotty record in the transfer market for defenders at Chelsea - Carvalho and Zouma were his only two real successes at the back at Stamford Bridge - and you've got a deal that could go either way.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 9 - 12:16 PM

Germany have been dealt a huge injury blow after tests revealed Antonio Rüdiger ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Tuesdays’ first training session in France.

The 23-year-old was tipped to deputise for the absent Mats Hummels who is struggling to shake off a calf problem, but Rüdiger will now spend the next 6-9 months recovering from a serious knee injury. The loss of the defender rocked Joachim Löw who moved quickly, announcing Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah, as his replacement. The young defender made his one and only appearance for the senior side in the 3-2 defeat to England earlier this year. Hummels on the other hand will miss the opener, although there is an expectation that he will be fit for Germany’s second group game against Poland four days later. The injury could open the door for Emre Can -- who may start at right-back -- a move which is likely to see Benedikt Höwedes or Shkodran Mustafi partner Jerome Boateng in the heart of defence.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 8 - 9:41 AM

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling limped away from England training on Tuesday with a minor knee injury.

However, the injury is not expected to be serious as the centre-half is expected to be back in English national team training at its base in Chantilly on Wednesday despite leaving Tuesday with his knee heavily wrapped. Smalling is expected to play a critical role in England's fortunes this summer as one of just three center-backs on the team and is pencilled in to start in the Three Lions' opener on Saturday against Russia in Marseille, if he returns fully fit. But fellow defender Ryan Bertrand continues to receive treatment due to a knock that has kep him out for nearly two weeks.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 8 - 6:54 AM

Timothy Fosu-Mensah has put club before country to ensure he is fit and available for the start of pre-season.

Despite the Dutch starlet finishing the season on the periphery of the United starting XI following a disappointing game at White Hart Lane in April, the 18-year-old done more than enough in his 256 Premier League minutes – including two starts – to show he has a big future ahead of him. His performances, particularly against Arsenal, grabbed the attention of Netherlands manager Danny Blind who was keen to involve Fosu-Mensah in friendlies against the Republic of Ireland, Poland and Austria. However, the United youngster withdrew from the squad due to an ongoing muscular issue: "A groin problem was causing me too many problems. I told the national team coach about it and also informed the doctor. I need to rest. If I do too much now, I will be side-lined during pre-season."
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Jun 4 - 4:24 PM

Bastian Schweinsteiger made a timely return to fitness after the German captain made his first competitive appearance since the Manchester derby win at the Etihad back in March.

Schweinsteiger suffered his second medial ligament strain of the year shortly after the victory over City when he was injured in training as Germany prepared to face England on March 26. The 31-year-old has struggled throughout the calendar year and had played only 45 minutes of competitive football -- after recovering from his initial knee injury [January] -- before a recurrence threatened his involvement at Euro 2016. However, in spite of his lack of game time, Joachim Loew has always maintained that he would give Schweinsteiger every opportunity to prove himself and the skipper was rewarded with a place in the 23-man German squad. The United midfielder managed 22 minutes from the bench in a 2-0 win over Hungary on Saturday in their final Euro warm-up game.
Source: AFP.com
Jun 4 - 4:11 PM

Sky Sports News is reporting that Manchester United have signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a one-year contract.

It has yet to go official on the Red Devils' Twitter feed but Sky Sports are reporting definitively that Zlatan will finally make his way to the Premier League for next season. This is exactly the sort of exciting, high profile attacking player that United supporters were dying for last season. He has worked successfully with Jose Mourinho in the past which should increase the chances of the new partnership working. United still have other needs but between Zlatan, Martial, and Rashford plus Rooney being available should mean that Mourinho is set at forward. Now on to the midfield and the defense.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 3 - 5:19 PM

Chris Smalling nodded home a Raheem Sterling cross as England beat 10-man and Ronaldo-less Portugal 1-0 in their final Euro 2016 tune-up.

England weren't very good despite playing up a man for approximately two thirds of the match and their opponents playing without their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo. Throw in home field advantage and it should have been an easy one for the Three Lions but it was anything but. Wayne Rooney struggled to find a definitive role among his younger teammates and not only didn't produce much but also seemed to disconcert the rest of the team. It wasn't until many of the attacking starters had been replaced that substitute Raheem Sterling found Chris Smalling who headed home for the only goal of the match.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 3 - 8:49 AM


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