Man Utd Boost As Rival Star Set To Miss Key PL Tie – reports

Everton star Kevin Mirallas is set to miss the club’s clash with Manchester United, having been hit by the news that he will be out for a month, as reported by the Daily Express.

The Belgian international star suffered the injury during Saturday’s draw in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool, which ended 1-1.

Mirallas was off from the pitch for both goals, having pulled up 30 minutes into the game.

Having faced down on goal, he was instead forced to withdraw from the action, dealing Roberto Martinez with a significant blow.

Everton have had an indifferent start to the new campaign, and it will be a real blow to the Spanish boss to see another key player missing out with a long injury.

It will be a boon to Man Utd, however, with Mirallas reportedly set to miss a month of first team action.

This encompasses the clash between two sides who are expected to challenge for Champions League football.

Man Utd Star Apologises To Team And Boss For Poor Decision

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has apologised to his teammates and manager Louis van Gaal for his sending off against West Ham, telling the press that the referee also got the decision right, as reported by the Daily Express.

The England captain was shown a straight red card for chasing down winger Stewart Downing and seemingly kicking him without much intention to get the ball.

This put a dampener on what was the tenth anniversary of Rooney’s debut for the Old Trafford club, although the striker did open the scoring against Sam Allardyce’s side.

His 59th minute dismissal could have cost Man Utd a key game, as West Ham pressed for an equaliser, only to be denied when Kevin Nolan’s late strike was chalked off for offside.

Having apologised to his teammates, he was also thankful that Van Gaal accepted his explanation for the rash tackle, revealing that Downing was simply too quick for him.

“It was probably the right decision,” Rooney said.

“I saw the West Ham player making a counter-attack and I tried to break up the play, but I just misjudged it.

“I expect people to say it’s a sign of the old temper flaring up again but I was trying to break up the play. It was a dangerous situation in that they were trying to break on us and I have just misjudged it, simple as that.

“I have no complaints. I understand it. I knew at the time that I misjudged it. It is a red card and I don’t think it will benefit anyone to appeal against the decision.

“Everyone knew I was in the wrong.

“It’s always tough against 11 men when you are a man down, especially when they are throwing a lot of balls into the box as they were doing, so I am grateful that we held out.

“I haven’t absolutely volleyed the lad. I have tried to trip him up and, to be fair to him, he got further away from me and that is why my leg is straighter than it should have been. As he pushed the ball away, my leg has straightened out and that is obviously why the referee has deemed it as a red card.”

PL Rivals To Offer £15M Star Route Out Of Man Utd Nightmare – reports

Manchester United’s Ashley Young has a series of Premier League sides fighting for his signature, with all of Aston Villa, Southampton and Sunderland keen on giving Young a route out of his Old Trafford nightmare, as reported by the Daily Express.

The wing wizard has been declared surplus to requirements under Louis van Gaal, who has no place for the former Villa man in his preferred formations.

Since the first three games of the new season, Young has not featured for Man Utd.

Even then, Young was used out of position at wing back, a defensive role that does not suit his game style.

With the 29 year old’s contract set to expire in 2016, the England international could secure a move in the near future for a cut price fee, with Man Utd likely not keen on losing him for free.

This benefits the clubs chasing him, who would almost certainly not be willing to pay the significant £15 million fee that Man Utd paid for him in 2011.