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Man United gossip: Neymar bid confirmed by LVG backs Rooney to start scoring

Saturday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip.

Wayne Rooney Man United

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has given his captain Wayne Rooney full backing ahead of their Premier League encounter with Everton on Saturday afternoon, the Metro reports.

Rooney, 29, has been heavily criticised due to his lack of form for Manchester United this season, the striker scored his only league goal of the season in a 3-0 win against Sunderland back in September.

Neymar Barcelona

Barcelona forward Neymar’s father says Manchester United made an offer for the 23-year-old Brazil international in the summer, The Sun reports.

Barca were subject of a whopping bid from Old Trafford, with a deal totalling £240million lined up by Ed Woodward.

Juan Mata Man United

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 27, says he is happy to be labelled a “luxury player” if it means scoring goals and making assists, The Times reports.

Anthony Martial Man Utd

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for September, the Daily Star reports.

The 19-year-old striker moved to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day last month for a fee that could eventually reach £58m and scored a terrific solo goal on his debut against Liverpool.

He followed that up with a brace against Southampton on his full league debut before an impressive performance leading the line against Sunderland.

Ashley Young Man United

Louis van Gaal revealed Ashley Young is out of Manchester United’s clash with Everton game due to a calf injury, the Daily Mirror reports.

“Ashley Young is also injured,” said the Dutchman. “In the last match against Arsenal.

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