Ashley Young on Shandong Luneng radar
Ashley Young is expected to be the subject of a £10million offer from Shandong Luneng next week. According to The Daily Mail, reports that the Chinese Super League club will make the bid for the Red Devils attacking midfielder before Tuesday's Chinese transfer deadline. Shandong have been linked with the England international for the past few months and are said to be planning a final swoop. Young has made 13 appearances during this season.
Casemiro welcomes the interest of Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has welcomed the interest of Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old midfielder was linked with Red Devils this week, where 54-year-old specialist, who worked with him at Real, sees the Brazilian as an ideal midfield partner for Paul Pogba. According to Don Balon, the player's camp has welcomed the chatter, as they want to use this as leverage in new contract talks. Casemiro is happy at the Zidane squad, where this season he has established himself as a first-choice. Nonetheless, he could threaten to leave if Real refuse to consider new contract talks with his agents in the coming weeks.
Europa League round of 16 draw results revealed
The results of UEFA Europa League draw are now revealed. Among the other clashes, the German derby Shalke 04 vs Borussia Monchengladbach and French-Italian drama Lyon vs Roma stand out. Jose Mourinho's Manchester United also got to know their opponents in the face of Russian club Rostov. Below we present all eight pairs to be played within the boundaries of UEFA Europa League round of 16. Celta vs Krasnodar APOEL vs Anderlecht Shalke 04 vs Borussia Monchengladbach Lyon vs Roma Rostov vs Manchester United Olympiacos vs Besiktas Gent vs Genk Kobenhavn vs Ajax The first-leg clashes will kick off on March 9. Second-leg games will take place a week later, on March 16.
Chelsea, Man Utd alerted as Lazio ready to sell Keita
Lazio management have decided to listen to offers for Keita Balde Diao. According to Il Messaggero, the Serie A side are ready to sell the 21-year-old attacker this summer and are actively shopping for a replacement. Keita has been scouted by Manchester United and Chelsea as among his agents is Jorge Mendes. Meanwhile, Chinese offers have arrived for Felipe Anderson to the tune of €60 million.
Rooney to stay at Man Utd
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he has decided to stay at the club. “Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United," the striker said in a statement. “I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts. It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.” Rooney has made 29 appearances during this season, scoring 5 goals.
Manchester City hero backs Rooney over a proposed move to China
Manchester City hero Sun Jihai has backed Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney over a proposed move to China. The England international striker has been heavily linked with a big-money move to the Chinese Super League before the transfer window shuts next week. “The support from the league and from the club itself will be a lot less. The CSL is a young league," he told the Daily Star. "At Manchester City I never had to carry my own boots! All of the players in the CSL will have to look after their own boots at matches and training. It's a very tiny little thing, but highlights some key differences."
Petit: “Griezmann will join Manchester United”
Antoine Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid and definitely become a Manchester United player, says Emmanuel Petit. "I think he will come to Manchester United, definitely,” Petit told Soccer AM. "He has a great partnership with Pogba in the national team, they are very good friends as well. "He will bring goals, assists and his winning mentality as well."
Roy Keane: “Rooney to China? Madness”
Ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane thinks it will be “madness” if Wayne Rooney leaves England to play in China. "No way Wayne Rooney should be going to China," Keane told ITV. "He can still play football at the top level in England, Germany, Spain, Italy. "Going to China? Madness. "He's 31 years of age, there's plenty left yet for Wayne Rooney to do in Europe."
Curtis Davies: “You can’t blame Rooney if he left”
Hull City defender Curtis Davies says he would understand if Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney decided to move to the Chinese Super League. "I guess he would like to stay at Man Utd and prolong his legacy," Davies told Sky Sports. "But when you get to the stage he has got to - he is England's and Man Utd's record goalscorer now - if he wanted a new challenge then you would not blame him. "And when they are talking about the money that is being offered, even for a man of Wayne Rooney's wealth, I am sure it would slightly turn his head."
Saint-Etienne 0 : 1 Manchester United – All Goals and Highlights
Saint-Etienne 0 : 1 Manchester United - Europa League Final Stage 1/16 - 2nd leg (the first match ended 3:0), Season 2016/17 Game Played on 22nd February, 2017 Kick Off at 17:02 (GMT) Half Time finished with scoreline 0:1 (Henrikh Mkhitaryan) Game ended after Full Time with scoreline 0:1