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PSG defender Serge Aurier linked with Manchester United

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Manchester United could strengthen with another defender.

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In the Mirror, Sergio Romero has said the obvious and right thing about David de Gea’s future. He said that he wants him to stay, even if it means fewer games for him. He probably doesn’t mean it, but can you imagine if he’d said, ‘Actually, I’d be much happier if De Gea left for Real Madrid, because if I’m honest, my career is the most important thing in the world to me beyond my family, understandably so.’

Jose Mourinho has also said exactly the right thing about wanting to stay at United. He said that he wants to stay at the club for the next 15 years to return the club to the level of success that they enjoyed under Alex Ferguson. He could hardly say that he wants to do one in a couple of years when he’s fighting with everyone in the squad and in the board.

United have occasionally been linked with a huge move for Barcelona’s Neymar, but it seems that won’t be happening now. There are strong rumours that Paris Saint-Germain have gone for him this summer, seemingly prepared for a £195m activation of his release clause, and Neymar is supposed to have already agreed terms.

Romelu Lukaku is already a better player for Jose Mourinho, he claims. Well, if he stayed at Everton he’d now be having to put up with the wretched Wayne Rooney clubbing balls out of play for him to chase, so at the very least that he is relatively true.

And lastly, with PSG obviously in need of raising cash, Serge Aurier has been linked with a move to United. He’s strong, quick and talented, and can play both at central defence and at right back. With United possessing to young central defenders, and an alternative to Antonio Valencia needed, he might make sense.