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Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ander Herrera miss training ahead of PSV match

Manchester United midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ander Herrera missed training ahead of their Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven.

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Luke Shaw has been excused from attending the PSV match tonight, as he is due a check-up on his injury to see how it is progressing. As well as that, Louis van Gaal said Shaw was 'fed up' recently, and so Van Gaal has decided to give him four days off. The memories of the team that broke his leg, and the slog of recovery may be hitting now. It's just hard work with no end in sight for months, so it would hardly be a surprise if he was feeling down. The quotes are in the Guardian.

Van Gaal also said that Wayne Rooney, recovered from illness, isn't guaranteed a return to the first team. That would be encouraging, as he doesn't deserve one, but with the amount of injuries United are carrying, it's hard to see that he won't have to be used for the foreseeable future. This is from the Telegraph.

Further to that injury news, the Manchester Evening News said that while Rooney and Anthony Martial were at open training with United, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ander Herrera weren't. United also had four youngsters in the training session to bulk up numbers.

In the Mirror's round up, Sven Goran Eriksson is quoted as talking up the Chinese football league, but he acknowledges that Rooney's quality is a step up from those already there.

The Daily Mail think that Southampton will refuse to sell Sadio Mane in the winter transfer window, as they are understandably keen to hang onto one of their best players. And on ESPN, Van Gaal would not be drawn into commenting on any move for Arjen Robben.