MOURINHO SANCTIONS MARTIAL SALE?
The Express reported that United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly sanctioned the sale of Anthony Martial to Juventus in the summer. The truthfulness of the report is yet to be determined and is a surprise after Mourinho said that he will keep hold of all his attacking options heading into next summer. Martial is out of form and hasn’t found the back of the net since January. Martial is under contract until 2019 and the club has the option of extending it for another season up to 2020.
UPDATE ON SIR ALEX
Sir Alex Ferguson is now in a stable condition following emergency surgery to treat a brain haemorrhage over the weekend. The Mail says that the legendary manager is now awake and talking to the doctors about his results.
Wishes from all over the footballing world continue to pour in as everyone hopes for the speedy recovery of the United great. Ronaldo revealed his pain at seeing Fergie, a father figure to him, fighting for his life and refused to celebrate his goal in the Clasico with respect to Sir Alex’s condition.
DE GEA NOMINATED FOR GONG
David De Gea was nominated for the PL Player of the Season Award. The United Double Player of the Year takes on the likes of Mo Salah, Kevin De Bryune, and Raheem Sterling for the coveted honour. De Gea was also part of the PFA Team of the Year and has had what is being widely acknowledged as one of the best goalkeeping seasons in the Premier League era.
SANCHEZ ALLAYS FEARS
There were immediate concerns about the availability of Alexis Sanchez for the FA Cup Final after the player missed United’s lacklustre defeat to Brighton on Friday through injury. While it was initially thought to be rest, it was revealed that Sanchez was nursing a knock. The player was pictured sprinting and training in the Manchester sunshine and could be back on the pitch in United’s last away day of the season at West Ham United on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Lukaku is still not expected to be available for selection against West Ham and a clearer picture of his availability against Chelsea would be known in due course of time. Lukaku told HLN that his recovery was going faster than expected and he is winning the race to be fit for the Final.
KLUIVERT PUSHES FOR EXIT
Among the names suggest to replace Anthony Martial at Manchester United is Ajax’s Justin Kluivert. United were reportedly in the running for the player last summer but called the deal off. United are said to be one of the preferred landing spots for the Dutch talent should he decide to move this summer. The player is reportedly being pushed for an exit by his agent, Mino Raiola.