Good morning, I hope your hangover isn't as bad as Louis van Gaal's is this morning.
As the paracetamol dissolves and the bacon starts frying, let's have a look at the morning's news. There's a new name for the list of potential replacements for David de Gea when he joins Real Madrid: Ajax's Jasper Cillessen. Cillessen knows Van Gaal from working with him at the World Cup, and has just been voted the best 'keeper in the Dutch league. The fee does seem rather high, but it does seem like a sensible option because they already know each other, and Dutch players don't seem doomed to a trip to a Spanish club at some point in their career. You can read that here in The Mirror.
Further good news. Jonny Evans will take his oddly spelled name to Everton for £10 million pounds. He's the right age for Everton, and it's the right price for United. Should he be replaced, it's hard to imagine that any of the possible options could not be an improvement. That's here, also in The Mirror.
Speaking of Evans, Van Gaal has warned that he will be ruthless in his cull of players this season, as he continues the revamp of the squad. Radamel Falcao, Anders Lindegaard, Rafael, Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria are all named as those who could leave, which is in The Guardian.
The Telegraph also have quotes from Petr Cech's agent saying that Chelsea will not stand in his way should he decide to join Manchester United. PSG and Arsenal are named as alternative options for him.
Some good news - Manchester United no longer get bullied by the best sides in the league, and even try to win the games too. So long, David Moyes' meekness. So long, Alex Ferguson's cowardice. Next task: win more games against the rubbish sides, too.
In ESPNFC they also address the 'keeper problem, but asking if Victor Valdes is a reasonable replacement. He obviously is, but signing a younger alternative to be the long-term replacement is the way to go.
Right, now for that bacon sandwich.