May 14, 2017

Manchester United round-up: Wayne Rooney considers offers; agreement with Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez; Eric Bailly set for extended ban

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With a summer exit seeming increasingly likely, the Express report on an article published in Spanish newspaper Marca that claims Wayne Rooney has offers on the table from both the Chinese Super League and Major League Soccer in the United States. The club captain is expected to decide where his future lies in the summer ahead of next season.

The United and England captain has gone from a key player to little more than a squad option under Jose Mourinho this season and is likely to leave in order to find more regular first team football to avoid his career stagnating after well over a decade at the very top level of the game.

That could open the door for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez to complete a move to Old Trafford, and Colombian radio station RCN Radio believe that the two parties have already reached an agreement over a move which will be completed in the summer, with the only step left being the approval of Real Madrid.

The star of the 2014 World Cup, the ex-Monaco attacking midfielder has failed to re-produce that kind of form on a regular basis at the Bernabeu over the past three seasons and has found it increasingly difficult to establish himself in the side under Zinedine Zidane this campaign.

Whilst Rodriguez would provide a huge boost, there is bad news for the Red Devils too, as the Manchester Evening News state that central defender Eric Bailly could face an extended ban after picking up a red card in the 87th minute of Thursday’s semi-final in the Europa League against Celta Vigo.

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The Ivory Coast international was involved in a brawl but was not considered for appeal after some suggested that the red card should have been shown to Antonio Valencia instead. Now, an ethics committee will meet in July to adjudge whether a one game suspension, which will keep him out of the final, is enough.

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Sam is a Southend United fan and student based in the South-West. He has previously worked for various publications, including FourFourTwo magazine and ITV. Sam also has an extensive knowledge of Spanish football and has previously lived and worked in Spain. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.