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Manchester United prepare bid for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United are readying a contract offer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Lazio's Felipe Anderson confirmed United bid for him.

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In the Mirror, Manchester United are apparently counting out wads of fifties to chuck in the direction of PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is moving on in the summer, unless they erect a massive statue of him. The statue might still run faster than him, but he's an excellent player nonetheless.

A rare instance of Gareth Southgate being cleverer than most Manchester United fans, who have seemingly lost all sense of perspective over Marcus Rashford. He's played barely any games and yet people include him as a fixture in the future plans of the club. Anyway, on ESPNFC, he is quoted as saying he will not be fast-tracked.

The Felipe Anderson rumours continue. United bid for him last season, he says, but he is currently focused on Lazio. It would be no surprise if either Louis van Gaal or Jose Mourinho want him, given he offers pace across the front three or four positions. With the Euro tournament coming up, there's an advantage of getting deals done quickly, which it seems this might be. Read about that in the Daily Mail.

In the Guardian, there's a discussion about which two Manchester United strikers, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane, will go to the European Championship this summer. That is a joke, obviously. Or is it?

Making Rooney captain was the right choice, according to the Manchester Evening News, in a blog which tellingly has no byline.