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Man United gossip: Young out of City derby but Red Devils given HUGE Messi boost

Manchester United news and transfer gossip.

Lionel Messi

Manchester United have made a informal approaches for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, 28, who is growing increasingly angry at ongoing issues with the Spanish tax authorities, The Sun reports.

And the Argentine superstar has given the Premier League side the clearest hint yet that he is ready to listen.

Aymeric Laporte Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao have told Chelsea and Manchester United they will have to pay £35m if they want 21-year-old defender Aymeric Laporte, the Daily Express reports.

The young French defender has been on the Premier League duo’s radar after breaking through at Athletic Bilbao.

Louis Van Gaal Man United

Louis van Gaal has hinted that he’ll use the January transfer window to add to his Manchester United side after admitting that his squad was not yet finished, the Metro reports.

The Red Devils have made a good start to the season and could go top of the Premier League with a win over arch rivals Manchester City on Sunday.

Ashley Young Man United

Ashley Young picked up a slight injury during the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, the Daily Express reports.

He was forced him to miss the following matches at Everton and CSKA Moscow, and despite Louis van Gaal revealing the winger is no longer injured, he won’t feature against Man City as he is not match fit.

Darren Fletcher West Bromwich Albion

Darren Fletcher has revealed he was told he might never play football again during his bout with ulcerative colitis, the Daily Mirror reports.

The former Manchester United midfielder was struck down with the illness in September 2010, while still at Old Trafford.

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