Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines in pre-season action for Everton

Transfer news: Manchester United infuriate Everton with 'derisory and insulting' £28m bid for Leighton Baines AND Marouane Fellaini

Premier League champions have failed to increase their original bid for the England left-back while £16m bid for Fellaini is less than the Toffees paid for him five years ago

David Moyes, Willian and Mesut Ozil

Transfer news: Manchester United 'pull out' of race to sign Willian and also turn down move for Mesut Ozil

Manager David Moyes is looking for a controlling midfielder as a priority leaving Liverpool as clear favourites to sign the Brazilian attacking midfielder

Real Madrid are believed to have offered Mesut Ozil to Manchester United

Transfer news: Manchester United offered Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil for £40m to fund Gareth Bale move - reports

Real are looking to offload the unsettled German and any sale would go towards the completion of a deal for the Tottenham winger

David Moyes signs autographs before the game at Old Trafford

Transfer news: David Moyes concedes he is struggling to make signings at Manchester United - but remains hopeful of new arrivals

The champions continue to be linked with Cesc Fabregas, Maroune Fellaini and Real Madrid pair Luka Modric and Mesut Ozil

Fabregas said last week it 'never went through my head not to continue here'

Transfer news: Manchester United remain hopeful Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will have change of heart

David Moyes feels the midfielder could change his mind should he start the new season on the bench

Wenger has money to spend

Transfer news: Arsenal 'need to buy two or three players' warns Martin Keown as Luis Suarez deal falters

The Gunners must switch targets after the Liverpool striker accepts he will remain at Anfield

Scott Carson, of Wigan, reacts well to deny Danny Welbeck

Wayne Rooney exit would leave two voids – goals and creativity

When, in ITV's build-up to this match, Lee Dixon argued it would be daft to sell Wayne Rooney to a title rival in Chelsea, Roy Keane responded, "Sell him to Fulham then". David Moyes would rather not sell Rooney at all, and certainly not until he has found a replacement. That, though, even for a club of Manchester United's wealth and appeal, will be difficult for Rooney, as a succession of England managers have come to realise, is a hard act to replace.

Wigan’s new manager Owen Coyle

Wigan manager Owen Coyle praises Manchester United boss David Moyes ahead of Sunday's Community Shield

Coyle insists the Premier League champions have got the right man though admits it will take some time to move on from Sir Alex Ferguson

Cesc Fabregas in pre-season action for Barcelona

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas puts an end to Manchester United interest by admitting he wants to stay at Barcelona

Midfielder has said he is 'very happy' with his dream club and that stories have been invented regarding a return to the Premier League

Marouane Fellaini is valued at £20m

New Manchester United manager David Moyes lines up bid for Everton linchpins Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines

Manchester United are expected to submit an imminent joint bid to Everton for both Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, as manager David Moyes seeks through his former club the transfer market success that has eluded him elsewhere this summer.

Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during

Transfer news: Manchester United to accept defeat over Cesc Fabregas by making £23m offer for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini

David Moyes looks set to raid his former club for the Belgian international as well as maintaining his interest in defender Leighton Baines

Wayne Rooney

Darren Fletcher 'worried' over Wayne Rooney transfer situation following latest bid from Chelsea for the Manchester United striker

United have turned down an improved offer for the England striker

Cesc Fabregas in pre-season action for Barcelona

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas will not join Manchester United - at least not this summer - reveals Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

La Liga champions claim United have accepted defeat in their pursuit of the former Arsenal captain

Neymar is still searching for his first goal in Barcelona colours

Barcelona 8 Santos 0 match report: Gerardo Martino debuts as Barcelona boss in landslide win over Neymar's former club

Brazilian was introduced in the second half but was unable to get on the scoreline as Cesc Fabregas nets a brace

Cesc Fabregas scores Barcelona's sixth goal against Santos in the pre-season Gamper Cup

Transfer news: Gerardo Martino deals another blow to Manchester United after he confirms Cesc Fabregas will not leave Barcelona

New Barcelona boss was speaking after the midfielder scored a double against Brazilian side Santos

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