Manchester United news and transfer roundup: Perisic, Neymar and more

Manchester United travel to Arsenal tomorrow night searching for a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup – a competition which arguably represents their best chance of silverware under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The caretaker manager will be looking to make it eight straight wins to kick off his tenure and following up one big win in north London to follow up the victory over Tottenham earlier this month would be another major shot in the arm for his new regime.
The big game looming on the horizon appears to have slowed the news cycle around Old Trafford, but Solskjaer has been speaking to the press ahead of the game and there are also some transfer stories too…

Perisic finally on the cards?

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Ivan Perisic was a major target for United under Jose Mourinho and Sport Mediaset report that he is nearing the end of his spell with Inter Milan and wants to move on.
In terms of outgoings, Nicky Butt has told the Daily Mirror that Solskjaer has prevented loan deals for three young players as he seeks to integrate them into the first team.

Varied injury update

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The Manchester Evening News report that Solskjaer has told the press that Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are ruled out of the Arsenal match, while Chris Smalling is back in training.
The same outlet
report Paris Saint Germain’s statement on Neymar’s fitness after he limped out of last night’s 2-0 win over Strasbourg – ahead of United’s meeting with the French champions in the Champions League last 16;
“Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. The treatment of this injury will depend on how it evolves over the next few days. All options can be envisaged at this time.”

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.