De Gea and Carrick expected to remain next season, and an injury doubt for the Europa League

Afternoon Bulletin

DE GEA HINT

Jose Mourinho dropped a huge hint regarding the future of David De Gea. Mourinho revealed that he expects De Gea to stay at Old Trafford despite interest from Real Madrid. Mourinho said that he sees De Gea linking up with teammates ahead of the pre-season. Mourinho said: “I hope to play Joel [Pereira] against Crystal Palace. I hope to play Sergio [Romero] in the final. Hopefully, we don’t have problems with these two keepers. But David is top in the world and obviously, we want to keep the top in the world.”

FELLAINI DOUBT

Marouane Fellaini is doubtful for the Europa League Final next week after picking up a knock last night against Southampton. The injury forced the Belgian to be substituted and it remains unclear as to how Mourinho’s plans will be altered because of this news. The injury appeared to be a muscle problem.

CARRICK DEAL

Manchester United and Carrick are expected to announce a new one-year deal keeping him at the club for a 12th year. Both sides have held positive talks and they are set to culminate with the announcement that Carrick will stay on at least until Summer 2018. Carrick made 36 appearances this season and was vital in helping Paul Pogba settle after coming back.

SERGIO’S PENALTY RECORD

Sergio Romero’s impressive penalty record should bode well for United, should the Europa League final goes that far. Romero has faced 34 penalties in his career and has saved an impressive 10 of them. He was the hero in the 2014 FIFA World Cup shootout between Argentina and Netherlands that knocked out the latter in the semi-finals. Romero will be vital against Ajax.

COME AND GET ME

Monaco midfield Bernard Silva has revealed that he dreams of moving to a top club. Speaking to the press after securing the French title last night, Silva said: “I am finishing my third season in Monaco, who gave me the opportunity to play at a higher level. But of course, every player dreams of playing for the best teams and in the best divisions one day. I’m no exception.”

United have been linked with Silva and may bid for the 22-year-old in the summer.

RODRIGUEZ’S DEVELOPMENT

Adidas are willing to pay a part of the fee that James Rodriguez will earn once he makes the expected move to Old Trafford. Adidas plan to fund 20% of Rodriguez’s wages at Old Trafford through their own marketing, image rights and shirt sales.