MARTIAL STAYING PUTT
After a stunning revelation by his agent, Anthony Martial may not be leaving Manchester United after all. The Manchester Evening News and the BBC both reported that the club is against the idea of selling the player and are relaxed given that he has two more years on his current contract. Martial’s agent sensationally revealed that the player wants to leave Old Trafford after growing disillusioned with a lack of playing time at United.
LUKAKU FINALISES BRAND DEAL
Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku finally signed with PUMA after going through the previous season wearing boots of different sports companies like Nike, Adidas and PUMA itself. Lukaku said, “I’m so excited to finally announce that my long awaited boot deal is with PUMA Football! I’m looking forward to working with a brand committed to aiding me to achieve success for United & Belgium on and off the pitch.”
RASHFORD EXPECTED TO RETURN
Marcus Rashford is expected to return to England training today after sitting out the past couple of days because of a knock. Rashford is believed to be on track to be fully fit and raring to go before England kickoff their World Cup against Tunisia later this week.
JUVE WORKING ON DARMIAN DEAL
Gianluca DiMarzio revealed that Juventus are working on a deal to bring Matteo Darmian to Turin. He also reported that a meeting with Manchester United was due in the coming week and a deal could be finalised before the end of the month. Mourinho is willing to let the Italian leave this summer after sparsely using him during the Premier League season.
LINGARD ON HIS ROLE MODELS
Jesse Lingard spoke about his role models while growing up as a United youngster. The England no7 said, ”Scholes was always there to chat to, as a player. Of course, there were a lot of players at that time, Rio, Giggs, Wazza, all there to help me and give me advice. I used to watch Iniesta a lot. I liked him from Barcelona. You just pick up little things of what they do and try to put it into your game. Just the way he graces the pitch. He’s silky, an intelligent footballer.”
Lingard also spoke on the effect Jose Mourinho has had on him. Lingard said, “Mourinho? It’s always good for a player and a manager to be on the same level. He understands me and he understands my character.”