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Man United striker desperate to play regularly

Javier Hernandez is looking for consistent playing time next season, whether it is at Manchester United or any other club.

Real Madrid decided against signing Hernandez permanently. Credit: PA

The Mexico international spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Real Madrid but made just 11 starts in all competitions for the Spanish giants.

Real turned down the option to make his stay permanent this month and the 27-year-old forward will be heading back to Old Trafford, where he has one year left on his contract.

He said:

I'm currently on holiday and awaiting news regarding my future. I imagine I will know something soon.

Real had a deadline to exercise the right to acquire my rights but they let it go. Right now Real are like any other club and as of now I am a Manchester United player.

That's the only reality. Above all, I want to join a team where I can play and have minutes. If it's at Manchester United or another team, I will be equally happy. My priority is to play.

– Man United striker Javier Hernandez

Man United and Chelsea pair shine in Belgium victory

Captain Eden Hazard was on target for the Belgians. Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini scored a brace as Belgium held on to edge a narrow 4-3 victory over France in Sunday evening's friendly international at Stade de France.

The 27-year-old struck first as the visitors took the lead after 17 minutes and netted his second just before the break for Marc Wilmots' men while Radja Nainggolan put them three up five minutes into the second half.

A penalty from France's Mathieu Valbuena reduced the deficit after 53 minutes, just a minute before PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard restored Belgium's lead and the away side held on for the victory despite late efforts from Nabil Fekir and Dimitri Payet.


Depay: Man United told me to not play for PSV

Memphis Depay will be in Manchester soon. Credit: PA

Memphis Depay has said new club Manchester United told him not to play his final two games for former employers PSV.

The Dutchman agreed to join the Premier League club last month, with two games of the Eredivise season remaining.

United didn't want to risk their new £25million signing picking up an injury, but Depay eventually defied the request, playing in the remaining fixtures,

I really wanted to play and for our coach [Phillip Cocu] it was not a big issue.

But PSV and Manchester United were not pleased. They both suggested that I sit out because of fear over injuries.

– Memphis Depay speaking to De Telegraaf

Man United striker Van Persie supports Man City team

Some of Man United's hardened supporters may have received a shock on Sunday when striker Robin van Persie celebrated a Man City victory.

The Dutch striker's son plays for City's under-9 team, and he leaped into the air with joy when they secured a victory at his youth tournament in Maassluis, Holland.

Named the 'Robin van Persie International Tournament,' it was set up by the striker to raise funds for the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam.

The event featured 14 teams from around the globe including City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Emile Heskey and Darren Fletcher, whose son also plays for City's youth team, were also present to see Feneyoord lift the trophy.


David De Gea refuses to clear up Man United future

David De Gea could join Spanish giants Real Madrid. Credit: PA

David De Gea has refused to be drawn on speculation about his future after being questioned during a holiday.

The Man United goalkeeper has been linked with Real Madrid after a storming season between the sticks for Louis van Gaal's side.

It's thought the Spanish international would be keen on moving back home to Madrid, where he was born and raised.

He told AS: "We'll see what happens with my future. I'm on vacation now and very happy for this recognition."

Casillas would welcome Man United star at Real

David De Gea, left, could join Iker Casillas at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he would welcome the arrival of Manchester United number one David de Gea at the Bernabeu this summer.

De Gea is under contract at Old Trafford for another season, but has been linked with Real after failing to agree to a new deal with the Red Devils.

If De Gea does come here, he will be welcomed. Competition is good and there is not a clause in my contract which states that I have to be number one.

In this club, you have to understand that any day they can sign a goalkeeper or any player and if that is going to increase the level, all the better.

We have a good relationship and I will give him a helping hand.

We will have to fight and compete for a place just like we do in the national team.

– Iker Casillas speaking to Cadena Ser.
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