The Manchester United Afternoon Bulletin

Afternoon Bulletin

PARKER SPEAKS

Former United star Paul Parker has urged United captain Wayne Rooney to quit Manchester United for another Premier League club. But Parker says that he should snub a mega-money move to the Chinese Super League. Parker reckons that a move to another Premier League club would be a better option considering his wish to play in Russia next year.

IMPACT PLAYER

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has hailed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s impact at Old Trafford. Giggs also compared the Swede to former teammate Eric Cantona.’I think there’s similarities because of that confidence they have in their own ability and the goals that they have scored,’ Giggs said. “It didn’t faze Eric or Ibrahimovic to come to Old Trafford and be No. 1. Even when they are playing well and getting all the adoration they don’t get carried away.”

TALES FROM MONACO

Reports in France suggest that Manchester United have a secret first option to sign in-demand Bernardo Silva first. Silva’s agent Jorge Mendes also represents Mourinho and has helped United land a number of big stars in recent times – Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Anthony Martial among others. There are no specifications on what the fee may be but it is believed to be around 70 Million Euros. Also interested in the winger are Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s performances this season has caught the attention of many English sides suck as Manchester United and Chelsea. Both clubs are weighing a potential summer transfer but were handed a setback recently. “I was born and I lived all my youth in Paris,” Culture PSG quote the midfielder as saying. “If the opportunity presents itself, I would not refuse to sign for PSG. But, I’m only 22 years old and I feel very good in Monaco.”

REDEMPTION

Marcus Rashford has fired a warning that Manchester United will be up for revenge and redemption when they face league leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter finals next month. Rashford claims United have not forgotten United’s 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in October and says that they want to redeem themselves for that humiliation.
“Yeah, definitely, they’ve got one over us, so we have to go with the attitude to win basically,” said the striker. “We’re not going there to sit for a draw. We’re going there to win the game and that’s what everyone expects from Manchester United.

NOT IN THE SAME LEAGUE

Manchester City ace Kevin de Bryune has admitted that his side cannot be compete with Manchester United and Liverpool in terms of history. The two latter teams have 8 European Cups among them and concedes that it may take 50 years and a couple of Champions League titles to be at the same level as Liverpool and Manchester United. “Obviously they are great teams and you cannot compare us to them because we didn’t have the time that they’ve had already for doing what they did in the Champions League.“They’ve been there for multiple years and we’ve only been there for five or six years. We need the same amount of time to compare to them in the Champions League.