Man United gossip: Teammates back Rooney as Premier League strugglers look to snap up Valdes

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Wednesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer gossip.

Ander Herrera says team-mate Wayne Rooney remains one of the world’s finest players after the striker ended Manchester United’s lengthy goal drought, the Daily Mirror reports.

Rooney’s 79th-minute header secured United a 1-0 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday and brought to an end a 6 hour and 44 minute wait for a goal for Louis van Gaal’s side.

Ruud van Nistelrooy was sold by Sir Alex Ferguson after he kicked Cristiano Ronaldo out of frustration in Manchester United training, Guillem Balague has revealed via the Metro.

Van Nistelrooy left Old Trafford on uncertain terms after weeks of speculation that he had fallen out with then manager Ferguson, claims that the Dutch striker frequently denied.

Danny Blind has taken a swipe at Memphis, the Daily Star reports.

The Dutch winger has endured a tricky start since moving to Manchester United over the summer and his poor domestic form has followed him onto the international scene.

Newcastle United are believed to be closing in on an emergency loan move for out-of-favour Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes, the Metro.

The Magpies have three first-team goalkeepers injured, which could allow them to sign a player outside of the regular transfer window.

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