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Here are today”s Red Devils stories from the Daily Mirror…
LVG: United must improve away
Louis van Gaal claims Manchester United must become stronger away to take the next step in their development.
Van Gaal is pleased with the progress United have made under him during the first half of the season and they are on course to meet Ed Woodward”s target of Champions League football.
The Dutchman believes United can do better and has challenged his players to improve their poor away form ahead of their testing trip to Stoke on New Year”s Day.
United have won just two away games all season and van Gaal wants to make it three at the Britannia.
"I remember that match when we played Stoke at home and we were very weak at the end," said the United boss.
Read more from Louis van Gaal here.
Bale rejects United move claims
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Gareth Bale has dismissed talk of a switch to Manchester United and insists he wants to extend his deal at Real Madrid.
Recent reports have linked the world”s most expensive player with a return back to the Premier League with the Red Devils.
However, Bale, who moved for £85m in the summer of 2013, has attempted shut down the speculation by insisting that he is more than happy with life in the Spanish captial.
And the Wales international also stated that he wanted to extend his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond his current deal.
Read more on Gareth Bale here.
De Gea: I”m like Captain America!
David De Gea has described his development from skinny youngster to impregnable stopper at United to that of Captain America”s physical transformation, the Manchester Evening News reports .
De Gea joined the Reds from Atletico Madrid aged 20 in 2011 and initially struggled with the hurly-burly of the Premier League.
The Spaniard committed a number of costly mistakes and was targeted at set-pieces during his first six months in England, and the 24-year-old has admitted United made a conscious decision to work on his scrawny physique.
Comic book character Steve Rogers morphed from a frail pushover into a muscle-bound crusader through an experimental serum, and De Gea has joked about his own Marvel superhero build.
"I was like Captain America in one year!"
Read more from David De Gea here.
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Miranda to be offered
Atletico Madrid will offer Miranda to the Premier League”s top clubs, according to the Daily Star.
Manchester United are the team who are touted as the one who will lead the chase for his signature, as the Brazilian defender would add an experienced option in defence.
Miranda has been a key figure for Atleti since his move there in January 2011 but now it looks like he will be set for one of the Premier League”s top guns.
Manchester United”s pursuit of Wesley Sneijder has hit a rock as Galatasaray have offered the experienced Dutchman a new deal, according to the Daily Express.
United, along with Southampton, have been linked with a move for the Holland international, who was reportedly looking for a way out of the Turkish club.
But now he has been offered a lucrative deal to stay and, if he signs, it would mean that the 30-year-old”s asking price would be too high for club”s to continue their chase.
Martin”s shock decision
The Premier League”s top clubs are set to be rocked by the shock transfer choice of Norwegian sensation Martin Odegaard, according to the Daily Star.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have all been said to be watching the 16-year-old, who can now sign a senior contract.
He has trained with a host of the world”s top teams during an elaborate tour of Europe, but reports suggest he is set to pick Southampton, due to their track record with producing quality youngsters.
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