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Manchester United move for Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Barca's Dani Alves

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Manchester United have been linked with Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger, Barcelona's Dani Alves, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

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"I'll change kits now, then."
"I'll change kits now, then."
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It's Friday, meaning the majority of people in the world will be finishing the week by heading to the pub and getting blotto. That means people pre-emptively take their eye off the ball at work, and wind down, working less hard and making mistakes. With that in mind, here's some writing done on a Friday.

In The Mirror, Ander Herrera has promised there will be more and better from Manchester United next season. You'd hope so, given the largely mediocre, slow rubbish served up by the players.

Also in The Mirror, Marca reports that Cristiano Ronaldo is getting restless with the carry-on at Real Madrid, and could leave this summer. He's 30, and does seem in need of a new challenge - PSG and United are the teams linked.

In The Telegraph, they report some more scurrilous rumours, and they mention that Dani Alves could be on his way to Manchester United. He seems certain to leave Barcelona, at least, and just like with Ronaldo, PSG and United seem like his most likely destination, with PSG favourites for his signature. He's better than Antonio Valencia, I'll give him that.

But this is the biggest news, from Mark Ogden. One, United are not convinced that Mats Hummels really is desperate to stay at Dortmund should they put in a serious offer. Two, they are confident that a pursuit of Bastian Schweinsteiger, is a possibility as Louis van Gaal aims to add an experienced midfielder to the squad. Hooray, real players!