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Manchester United hopeful, Real Madrid still not hopeless

Manchester United hopeful, Real Madrid still not hopeless

José Mourinho was reportedly angry about his apparently lack of commitment to pre-season and it was reported this morning that Manchester United are fining the player £180,000 for his supposed truancy.

Kovacic doesn't believe that Manchester United suit his style of play, which will come as a blow to manager Jose Mourinho.

A source close to the club has hinted that a swap deal could be a possibility, saying,"Bayern are still keen and United have been after Lewandowski for a long time and want him".

A friend of Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed that the midfielder used to be a Liverpool fan. Mourinho already faces the prospect of being without a number of first-team players for the start of the season but has been boosted by the news that Romelu Lukaku is cutting short his holiday to help the club.

Competition would still be fierce, with Renato Sanches, Corentin Tolisso, a World Cup victor with France, Javi Martinez and Thomas Mueller also seeking midfield places.

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The Red Devils have so far only signed Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant ahead of next season. United would very much like to prise Luka Modric from Real Madrid but the Spaniards have put a price tag of £670m on the 32-year-old.

It has been an unusually quiet spell in the window for Manchester United and vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been criticised in the meantime, but a recent report may just shine some light on the current situation at Old Trafford.

Here are two reasons why Zinedine Zidane could reinvigorate Manchester United, who are without a top flight or Champions League success since the breathtaking Sir Alex Ferguson days. However, Spurs are also building a new ground that will make them richer, so they too have no inclination or need to ship out their best players.

He has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Tottenham but sources have told ESPN FC Mourinho will not consider letting him join a Premier League rival. Mourinho is a players' man, but not everyone wants to play for him and his United side can hardly be called thrilling.


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