Manchester United appear to have lost the chance to sign Jorginho. The Napoli midfielder has been linked with United on and off for the last couple of seasons, and he seems like a seriously talented player. Manchester City have agreed a £43m initial fee for Jorginho, and have replaced Yaya Toure at a stroke. United have lost Michael Carrick and replaced him with Fred, but they might need another if Marouane Fellaini goes on a free transfer, which seems likely.
United have also been linked with Felipe Anderson, the Lazio wide player, though that was mainly during the Louis van Gaal era. It seems that move will not come to pass either, as West Ham United are confident of signing him for £35m. That’s a step down for Anderson, but his arrival might free up the exit of Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, who has been linked with United for the last month or so.
Roy Keane spoke yesterday about his relationship with former assistant coach, Carlos Quieroz. Keane is currently assistant manager for Ireland, but tops up his salary with punditry, where he gets calmly angry about most things. He said that he was an excellent coach, and defensive minded, but he said that he wished he had ripped his head off. Oh, Roy, with your deep, deep anger.
Raheem Sterling had an indifferent game against Tunisia, meaning that he could be dropped by Gareth Southgate in favour of Marcus Rashford. Rashford looked briefly impressive against Tunisia, but he has to translate that form into solid actions if he is to make a serious improvement, and carry it into next season.
And lastly, this article argues that United were right not to follow up their interest in Southampton right-back Cedric Soares. Diogo Dalot it is, United’s new Paul Parker.