Manchester United News And Transfers Mats Hummels Wants To Leave Borussia Dortmund For United
Here are today”s Red Devils stories from the Daily Mirror…
Winter break? Only if someone gets injured
Wayne Rooney has urged Premier League chiefs to ease Christmas fixture congestion – but the England captain fears that only a serious injury to a fatigued player will spark change.
Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Tottenham was Manchester United’s second match in just 45 hours, with Rooney insisting that player burn-out is affecting the quality of matches and cheating the paying fans.
Rooney said: “Hopefully in the future it has to change because it is tough.
“It will probably take someone getting a really bad injury from playing twice in two days, which no-one wants to see, but it is very demanding and I think it does need looking at."
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Mata: 2014 ended on a high
Juan Mata claims Manchester United have finished 2014 on a high.
United have ended one of the most difficult years in their recent history in good form, going nine games unbeaten.
Louis van Gaal”s side are third, on course to return to the Champions League, and Mata says they are moving in the right direction again.
The Spanish playmaker was upbeat, despite United”s failure to win at Tottenham yesterday, saying: "It”s a good end to the year with a good run of results.
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Swift Rojo return
Marcos Rojo is hoping for a swift return to action to help ease the burden on an injury-hit Manchester United squad.
The versatile Argentina international, who signed from Sporting Lisbon for around £16m following an impressive showing at the World Cup, has been sidelined of late with a thigh problem.
Rojo is just one of a number of players struggling for fitness at Old Trafford and the likes of Angel di Maria, Luke Shaw, Radamel Falcao, Marouane Fellaini, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera have all been out at various points over the past few months.
The 24-year-old explained to United Review his desire to get fit as soon as possible to help out with a Red Devils squad that has outside pretensions of a Premier League title charge.
The South American said: "It”s something you never want to go through. You always want to be out there playing on the field, helping your teammates.
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Mats ready to come
Mats Hummels wants to leave Borussia Dortmund, according to the Daily Express.
The German defender is a long-term transfer target of Manchester United and more recently Arsenal, as both teams look to bolster their options at centre-half.
But now it is reported that he has become increasingly frustrated with the situation at Dortmund and is prepared to move.
It was recently reported that a £47million summer move was on the cards, but he could now push a deal through in the January.
Missing out on Enzo
Manchester United have missed out on the signing of midfielder Enzo Perez after the Argentinian secured a more from Benfica to Valencia, according to the Daily Star.
Perez, 28, has been a reported target for the Red Devils in recent years and was crowned the Portuguese league”s player of the year last season.
The deal is set to go through on January 2, which is when it will be confirmed that United have missed out on his signature.
Ramos cashing in?
Manchester United will offer £105,000 AFTER tax in order to secure Sergio Ramos, according to the Sun.
United are in the market for a centre-back in order to add some experience to their back-line, which has regularly featured youngsters like Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett this season.
And with United back in Champions League contention, it is thought that the Red Devils could lure Ramos to Manchester with the offer of a nice pay cheque.
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