All the In’s and Out’s on Deadline Day

Afternoon Bulletin

SMALL-IN

Manchester United will reject any offers for Chris Smalling as Mourinho considers him a very vital part of the squad and doesn’t want to reduce squad depth in a position where one player is out injured and another hasn’t started a League game. Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion are poised to make bids for the Englishman but they will be rejected immediately.

PEREIRA IN OR PEREIRA OUT?

Andreas Pereira may yet remain a United this season after reports that Jose Mourinho wants the talented youngster to remain beside him. Pereira believes he will get more minutes at Old Trafford this season and wants to break into the first team this campaign. This is a make or break campaign for Pereira and he is willing to sacrifice few more hours of game time to impress his current manager. Jose is set to take a call on Pereira’s situation.

YOUNGSTERS DEPART

Talented youngster Matty Willock has joined Eredivisie side Utrecht on a season long loan. Willock who has been one of the constants at the Academy as players come and go, is set to finally depart on loan. The midfielder joined United in 2012 and can play in multiple positions comfortably. He is the first departure on deadline day.

Scott McTominay is another youngster who could depart as Wolves look to sign the midfielder on a season long loan.

UNITED IN THE MARKET FOR A WINGER?

Manchester United are one of the clubs negotiating a potential deal with Arsenal for Alexis Sanchez. The wantaway striker has also been targeted by Manchester City and United are behind their city rivals in the chase for the Chilean.

United are also trying to get their hands on Riyad Mahrez. The former PFA Player of the Year is another star looking for a change in the setting. Mahrez’s talk with Agent Pogba in the aftermath of United’s match sparked a frenzy with fans speculating that Pogba was trying to recruit the Algerian. Mahrez is also chased by Chelsea and the two could lock horns over a deadline day deal.

UNITED TO PAY FOR FANS’ VISA

Manchester United have yet again shown that they are a club that genuinely cares about its supporters. United have announced that they will cover the visa costs of every fan travelling to Russia to watch United play CSKA Moscow. The bill could amount to close to £120 per fan. United made a similar move back when the team travelled to Rostov in the Europa League.

SECURE BASE

United will take steps to increase security at their training base at Carrington in the wake of the recent terror threats. The club will reportedly increase the checks coming into the area with more barriers and gates set to be installed at the club’s training base. United have already sought permission to install the new infrastructure.