Sport Paul Scholes looks set to leave Manchester United after he admitted he doesn't expect to be part of Louis van Gaal's coaching set-up

United legend set to make a return to the Carrington coaching team

Toni Kroos: Paul Scholes 'wishes' Manchester United signed Bayern Munich midfielder

The Bayern Munich midfielder is now being most strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid

James Rodriguez: Real Madrid's interest in Colombian could trigger Luis Suarez move

Rodriguez has admitted he would prefer a move to Madrid but any move would require a possible record bid, and could lead to a number of other big transfers

Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal lining up a move for Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong

Club have made initial moves for the former Manchester City enforcer, 29

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal to start at Manchester United immediately after World Cup

The Dutchman will not hang around before getting his feet under the desk at Old Trafford, according to reports

Ander Herrera poses with his new Manchester United shirt

Ander Herrera: Manchester United's new man 'can't wait to play for Louis van Gaal'

Basque midfielder says Dutch manager is 'one of the best in the world'

Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung made this wedding invitation for his guests

Park Ji-Sung wedding invitation: Former Manchester United midfielder sends out Old Trafford-themed invites

South Korean midfielder is getting married to Kim Min Jo in a month

Luke Shaw found himself at Old Trafford the day after arriving back from England’s World Cup flop

Luke Shaw: Who is the latest Manchester United signing?

The England youngster is set to complete a switch to Old Trafford for a fee in excess of £30m

Luke Shaw has joined Manchester United

Luke Shaw joins Manchester United: England defender completes £30m move from Southampton

Shaw has changed his Twitter details to confirm he is now a Manchester United player

Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay claims David Moyes blocked his move to Manchester United

Ezequiel Garay latest: Manchester United target completes £12m move to Zenit St Petersburg

27-year-old Argentinian joins Andre Villas-Boas from Benfica

Alexander Buttner believes he is capable of containing Arjen Robben when Manchester United take on Bayern Munich

Alexander Buttner exits Manchester United: Left-back wants to 'win trophies'

The Dutchman has agreed to join Dynamo Moscow

Ander Herrera is reported to be on the verge of signing for Manchester United.

Ander Herrera to Manchester United: Who is Athletic Bilbao's £29m midfielder?

Manchester United are reported to be in advanced talks to sign the highly-rated midfielder in a £29m deal, and here is our detailed guide to what fans can expect from the Spaniard.

Angel Di Maria transfer latest: Argentina winger puts Arsenal and Manchester United on alert by admitting he doesn't know 'what's going to happen' with his future

Real Madrid star is focusing on Argentina's World Cup campaign but concedes his future at the Bernabeu remains unclear

Manchester United have made Southampton a £34m offer for left back Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw: Manchester United offer Southampton £34m for England left-back

United had a bid of £27m for the 18-year-old last month

Ander Herrera is close to joining Manchester United, according to multiple reports in Spain

Ander Herrera: Manchester United to complete signing of Athletic Bilbao midfielder for £29m

Multiple reports in Spain say United have met Herrera's €36m release clause

Rio Ferdinand could retire at the end of the season when his Manchester united contract expires to move into TV punditry

Rio Ferdinand to QPR: Former Manchester United and England defender expected to rejoin Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road

Ferdinand, 35, is expected to sign a deal in the next 24 hours

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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

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