Friday’s biggest Man United news and transfer gossip.
Manchester United are ready to exploit Bastian Schweinsteiger’s contract stand-off with Bayern Munich by making a move for the 30-year-old Germany midfielder, The Telegraph reports.
Van Gaal has worked with the Germany midfielder before and sees him as the ideal candidate to bolster his midfield options.
Red Devils target Dani Alves, 32, is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season after failing to agree a new contract with the Spanish club, according to Sport.
United, along with Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have all held a long standing interest in the veteran full-back, and the news will likely spark a transfer scramble over the coming months.
Manchester United seem prepared to let defender Jonny Evans, 27, leave this summer and Tottenham will compete with Everton for the defender, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Evans has played a large part in United’s campaign this term, but with new reinforcements likely to arrive he faces the risk of falling down the pecking order.
Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United to sign Chelsea goal keeper Petr Cech if David De Gea leaves Old Trafford, the Daily Star reports.
With David de Gea’s future still in the balance United will be in the hunt for a new custodian to step into the breach.
David de Gea has held make-or-break talks after having a serious wobble over his Manchester United future, The Sun reports.
The Spaniard had appeared to be on the verge of returning to his homeland but the reception he received from United fans against Arsenal has left him torn.