Manchester United Ace Crashes Into £200,000 Bentley, Fit Again Pogba Could Face Man City – News Roundup

Luke Shaw of Manchester United

Luke Shaw

As we get near to club football resumption, Manchester United received news about players – good, bad and the ugly. We have tried to sum them up for you, ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action.

Luke Shaw seems to have no respite in store, as latest reports in the Mirror indicate that the left-back rammed his car into Phil Jones’ £200,000 Bentley in the midweek. The left-back is struggling not just for fitness but also to gain the confidence of his manager Jose Mourinho.

With various reports in the media linking United with different left-backs, Shaw has his task cut out ahead of the transfer window. Will he gain some respite and get a chance to showcase his true worth? Let’s hope he does!

United received an injury scare when Jones hobbled off during international duty with England. Mourinho would have been absolutely devastated to have lost his defender but luckily for him, that was just a small knock. The England international should be available this weekend for selection, according to The Guardian.

Gareth Bale

Then, of course, there is the continuous chatter around the future of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid. As the Los Blancos continue their widespread search for their next Galactico, it looks certain that Bale could be on his way out (Daily Mail). But, we have seen this story playing out earlier, isn’t it? So, before we get our hopes of signing Bale up, let’s realise that the deal may never see the light of the day unless it happens.

The biggest positive to come out during the international break is the return of star midfielder Paul Pogba to fitness. The Frenchman’s hamstring injury-induced absence saw United fall 8 points behind bitter rivals City in the race for Premier League.

Will the return of Pogba see fortunes revived for the Red Devils? The midfielder may not be ready to face Newcastle but could be fit to face Manchester City at least (The Telegraph).

Wrapping up the news is the report of Romelu Lukaku praising his Swedish international team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic indicating that United would benefit once he is fit to play (Independent).