The Manchester United Afternoon Bulletin


Manchester United and Barcelona are reportedly in talks over a showpiece friendly in America in the buildup to next season. Washington Redskins’ FedEx Fields is being mooted as the venue for the clash. The sides previously played at the same venue back in 2011. The then Champions League runners-up defeated the Champions 2-1. The sides also met in 2015 with United winning 3-1.


Manchester United have completed the signing of 14-year old Levent Gundogan from Connah’s Quah Nomads. The youngster was handed a six-week trial at Carrington after scoring four goals against United in a friendly. The move highlights the complete control Nicky Butt has over the running of the youth-set up at United as he continues to build his squad.


Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be crown the PFA Payer of The Year ahead of Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante. The two have competition from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez and Harry Kane. Carragher reckons that Zlatan’s impact and goalscoring record at United should win him the prestigious award.


Roy Keane remains unimpressed by Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford despite just a single defeat in the past 3 months. Keane believes that United’s quality can only be judged after they have taken on some of their rivals. Keane will definitely have something to say whatever the result against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarters at the Bridge.


Ander Herrera believes that David de Gea will snub an interest from Real Madrid and extend his stay at Old Trafford. Herrera reckons that some part of de Gea will want to stay and become a legendry United shot stopper following the likes of Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel. Ander is optimistic that is teammate can potentially be better than both the greats.


Roy Keane believes that Everton right-back Seamus Coleman would be the perfect fit at Old Trafford. The Irish International has repeatedly been linked with United in recent years after impressing at Everton.


18 year-old Gianluigi Donnarruma’s agent Mino Raiola refused to confirm whether the goalie will stay at AC Milan. This comes after speculation linked with a £40m move to either Manchester United or Chelsea. Donnarruma would be an ideal replacement for David de Gea should he swap Manchester for Madrid.


Celtic star Moussa Dembele has no intention of leaving the Scottish club just yet, claims his agent. The youngster has been linked with a big-money move to Man United, Real Madrid Chelsea and Barcelona after his stunning displays this season. Dembele signed for Celtic from Fulham after four years at the Cottage.