Manchester United will be meeting Everton on Sunday, as they continue their race for the top four finish and Champions League qualification. However, this Saturday brought a lot of new stories around the club and here are the most interesting bits.
Man United Could Be Open To Lukaku Leaving
There were various reports on Saturday, talking about Romelu Lukaku and his potential transfer. The story The Telegraph broke insists that the club could be open to listening to the offers for the Belgian striker. Lukaku himself is apparently open to a move, The Telegraph claim. His sale would depend on a club being able to stump up a huge fee and finance his £255,000 a week wages, but from a perspective of an expected overhaul this summer, such move could make sense.
If United really do get a big fee for Lukaku and the player is up for a move, then that fee could accommodate even more changes in the summer. Man United would have even more power in the market to bring in needed players to truly improve the squad. However, that would add another position to cover, as a new striker would be a necessity.
Ahead of the game against Everton, Scott McTominay gave an interview for The Times, where he spoke about his relationship with Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s achievements and goals and himself. He also said very positive things about Man United’s future.
“I feel United are in a stage of transition that could turn into something real special where, if we have got the players and everyone really working and getting the best out of each other…we are so close to something special. Honestly I mean that.”
Talking about Solskjaer, McTominay was eager to show just how much desire the players have since the Norwegian arrived.
“We have a United man through and through in charge, who has the United mindset, the expansive football, the winning trophies. I want to be smack in the middle of it, of what he is building. You want to be in the engine room, doing as much as you can.”
McTominay: “When you’re 22 people still think of you as a kid. But I want to be treated as a regular in United’s first team. I don’t want to be treated like a young player who’s playing a bit part. I want to be judged harder than that. I want responsibility.” [via Times] #MUFC
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Zaha Talks About His Man United Days
Wilfried Zaha spoke to media about his time at Manchester United.
“The chance to play for Manchester United. It was beyond anything I could have hoped for and I treated it that way. I tried my hardest in every training session to show what I could do. But when he (Moyes) took me out of the Champions League squad and put in Adnan Januzaj, who had never played for the first team, I knew then that this is way bigger than I ever thought and had gone way beyond footballing reasons”, Zaha explains.
He also adds similar problems happened with Louis van Gaal.
“Wayne Rooney said to me ‘you’ve trained the best’ – then I go inside, have the meeting with them (Van Gaal and Giggs) and they just said: ‘We just don’t think you’re good enough’. So I said ‘OK then, I just want to go on loan.’”