The Manchester United Afternoon Bulletin

Afternoon Bulletin

STAYING PUT

Wayne Rooney has put an end all recent speculation by stating his intent to stay at United. ‘Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United’ said Rooney. ‘I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts. It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.’

ASHLEY TO GO?

Shandong Luneng are preparing are £10m bid for Ashley Young. The club are hoping to complete a deal by Tuesday ahead of the Chinese transfer deadline at the end of the month. The England man has started just 7 times all season but Mourinho will want as big a squad as possible for United battle on all four fronts.

NIGHTMARE DRAW

Manchester United have drawn Russian side Rostov in the Europa League. The team faces an over 3000 mile round trip before the crunch FA Cup quarter final against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

CAPTAIN TO FEATURE

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that captain Wayne Rooney will be a part of the team that faces Southampton at Wembley on Sunday. Jose also praised his captain for putting an end to speculation linking him away from the Old Trafford.

CLAUDIO TRIBUTE

Jose Mourinho arrived at the Press-Conference wearing a training top with CR printed in front instead of JM. It is a tribute to sacked Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri. He also slammed Leicester players for their alleged role in his removal.

SNUBBED

Ajax teen sensation Daishawn Redan has snubbed United and will sign a new contract with Ajax. The 16 year old caught the scout’s eye with a series of sublime performances for Holland junior teams. He also reportedly visited Old Trafford and Carrington ahead of a potential move. But now he has declared his intention of signing the imminent contract that will be offered. He also stated his desire to be Ajax’s first choice striker.