Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.
Wayne Rooney has rejected two offers from Chinese clubs and has every intention of seeing out his contract with Manchester United until 2018, reports The Mirror. The Englishman allegedly wants to stay to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goalscoring record at Man United and will only leave the club if he is told he isn’t wanted any more because he has two more years left on his current deal.
While most fans consider Jose Mourinho the odds on favourite to replace Louis van Gaal as Man United manager, Simon Mullock from The Mirror suggests Ryan Giggs is still leading the way. He suggests that Man United still see Giggs as van Gaal’s successor and quotes a club insider who says the ‘long-term’ option of Giggs is appealing.
Harry Redknapp claims Mourinho will need to rip up Man United’s squad if he replaces Van Gaal as manager. The Dutchman has been heavily criticised by fans and former players due to a lack of consistency with results and his ‘dull play style.’ He believes Man United are still miles away from rivals Manchester City.
Lastly, Tamer Hassan believes Mourinho deliberately caused his Chelsea exit in hopes of taking over as manager from Van Gaal at Man United. The majority of supporters are desperate for the club to change manager, Hassan insists the Portuguese manager got himself fired on purpose.