Injury Boost & Griezmann May Join Next Summer

Afternoon Bulletin

SHOCK INJURY BOOST

Manchester United’s Marcus Rojo was pictured training with teammates for the first time this season after a four month spell on the sidelines with an ACL injury. While Rojo was expected to be out until the end of the year or early next year, his surprise return to Carrington is Jose’s second injury boost in as many days after Luke Shaw and Ashley Young completed their comebacks in an under-23 fixture on Monday. While details about Rojo’s competitive comeback is still shrouded in mystery, we can expect a few details in Jose’s presser at the end of the week.

WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE FULL BACK

It will take a world record fee for a full back for a club to complete a signing for Danny Rose this summer. With the record already broken twice this summer by City when they signed Kyle Walker and then Benjamin Mendy. Chelsea and United are frontrunners for the signature of Rose but neither team are expected to pay an amount north of £54 million. Mourinho is prepared to give Shaw another season to prove his worth before making a splash for a left-back.

GRIEZMANN TO ARRIVE IN 2018

Manchester United are reportedly taking the steps to complete a transfer for Antoine Griezmann next summer after emotions and a transfer ban prevented that from happening this summer. United missed out on the Frenchman after Atletico received a transfer ban but the board has reportedly started taking the steps to facilitate the big money move next summer. This is boosted by the fact that Griezmann forced Atletico to ensure that his release clause does not go up despite putting pen to paper on a new deal. United may get their man for the same fee they were prepared to shell out this summer.

THE CHALLENGE OF THE DOUBLE

Jose Mourinho has reportedly challenged his squad to win the Premier League and Cup Double this season. Mourinho who won three trophies in his first campaign but missed out on the Premier League and FA Cup wants his side to win the trophies that eluded him in his first campaign. And after United’s blitzkrieg start to the Premier League campaign there is increased optimism that the dream of a Double would be a reality.

HOME COMFORT

Jose Mourinho has scrapped a decade-old rule started by Sir Alex. Players last season linked up at the Lowry on match day eve but Mourinho allowed his stars to link up directly on matchday. The measure began on the opening day and is set to be continued against Leicester City this weekend.