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Man United keeper hits out at lies about Van Gaal row

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has dismissed speculation he has fallen out with manager Louis van Gaal.

De Gea says the rumours are all lies. Credit: PA

One report in Spain this week claimed De Gea had not spoken to the United boss in "a few months".

But De Gea rejected that notion out of hand during an interview with MUTV on Friday.

Everything that has been written in the press about us not getting on is a lie.

We both want the best for the club and the team, and the stories are complete lies.

– Man United goalkeeper David De Gea


Coach leaves Man United for Scotland job

Brian McClair is ending a 25-year spell at Old Trafford. Credit: PA

Former Scotland striker Brian McClair is leaving Manchester United to become the Scottish Football Association's performance director.

The 51-year-old will succeed Mark Wotte from June 1 after ending a 25-year spell at Old Trafford that culminated in his current role as director of the youth academy.

An SFA statement read: "He was identified unanimously as preferred candidate during a recruitment process which involved the current Scotland national coach, Gordon Strachan, previous national coaches Walter Smith and Andy Roxburgh, as well as the Scottish FA's chief executive, Stewart Regan."

De Bruyne eyes move to 'big European club' as Man Utd wait in wings

Kevin De Bruyne. Credit: Marius Becker/DPA/PA

Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has put reported suitors Manchester United on red alert after saying he plans to one day leave the German outfit for a "big European club".

"My biggest ambition is to come out for a big European club," the Belgian international, 23, admitted. "One I can win trophies with. As much trophies as possible."

Man Utd have been linked with a £30m summer move for the former Chelsea man, who has been in superb form this season.

Nani open to Man Utd return saying he loves the club

Nani has been in form for Sporting Lisbon. Credit: PA

Nani has opened the door to a possible return to Manchester United after admitting he still "loves" the club and is in regular contact with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

The winger revealed Woodward has been in touch to congratulate him on his good form at Sporting Lisbon and the midfielder appears open to the possibility of staying at United once his loan at Sporting expires.

I love Manchester United. The only decision I made (last summer) was to play more and be me again, because I lost a lot of things there last season due to injuries and the change of manager.

You never know the future, it depends on a lot of things. If United want me to stay then with a different mentality I think we can work well next season but there are a lot of things to discuss and see.

– Nani speaking to the Guardian.


Man United legend urges club not to sack Van Gaal

Former Man United defender Gary Neville has urged the club not to sack manager Louis van Gaal, even if they fail to finish in the Premier League's top four.

Neville wants continuity at Man United. Credit: PA

Van Gaal was brought to Old Trafford with the task of dragging them back into the Champions League at the first time of asking following a dismal campaign under David Moyes.

Speaking to talkSPORT during Tuesday's Drive show, Neville said:

Louis van Gaal should not be sacked [if they finish outside the top four]. It would be a terrible season for Man United and Louis van Gaal. He would probably say it was a big failure because he knows his job this season.

He has to get in the Champions League but, on the other hand, if he didn’t, no, you can’t just sack a manager one year and then sack another manager the year after. Where do you go from there?

There has to be a level of continuity. I absolutely believe this time there will be continuity at Man United and they will stand by him even if he doesn’t finish in the top four and that’s the right thing to do.

– Gary Neville speaking to talkSPORT

Swansea could take action after director reportedly calls Man Utd manager 'arrogant b******'

Club director John van Zweden. Credit: PA

Swansea could take internal action against club director John van Zweden over remarks he reportedly made against Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Van Zweden is alleged to have insulted Van Gaal following Swansea's 2-1 victory over United at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, calling his fellow Dutchman an "arrogant b******".

The remark was reportedly said to a Dutch TV crew that followed wealthy businessman Van Zweden to south Wales for Swansea's famous win ahead of a documentary which is due to be screened in Holland this week.

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has now responded to the reports, describing Van Zweden's supposed remarks as "disappointing" given the good working relationship the club has built up with Barclays Premier League rivals since winning promotion from the Championship in 2011.

"It is disappointing that one of our directors has apparently made a statement in the media in relation to a manager of another football club," Jenkins said.

"Our football club prides itself on having a good working relationship with all Premier League clubs, managers and staff.

"We feel we have built up that good relationship over a number of years and will continue to work hard to preserve our image within the Premier League and the game in general at all costs.

"If any of our directors behave in an inappropriate and unprofessional manner not befitting this football club then they will be dealt with internally and appropriately.''

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