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Rio Ferdinand open to joining QPR after ending Manchester United stay - reports

The former England centre-back is a free-agent after United failed to offer him a new contract

Phil Jones trains with the England squad

World Cup 2014: Phil Jones provides England with fitness boost

The Manchester United defender has been struggling with a shoulder injury

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Danny Welbeck says he has been frustrated at having to play on the left

World Cup 2014: 'Frustrated' Danny Welbeck ready to use the Brazil tournament as shop window

Reports emerged at the end of last season that he wanted to leave United

Patrice Evra will stay on at Manchester United
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Toni Kroos transfer latest: Bayern Munich midfielder dismisses Manchester United move as he says 'it is not an issue'

Kroos says he is expecting to play for Bayern Munich next season and is focusing on the World Cup

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Wayne Rooney hails 'great appointment' of Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager and admits his 'excitement' at working under his and Ryan Giggs' guidance

Rooney is away on international duty with England ahead of the World Cup but feels it is an 'exciting time' to be at the club

David Moyes received £7m following his brief stint as Manchester United manager

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Toni Kroos to Manchester United hits the buffers but Arjen Robben interests Louis van Gaal - reports

The Dutch winger is currently with Van Gaal as Netherlands prepare for the World Cup finals which start next month

Toni Kroos celebrates giving Bayern the lead

Manchester United transfer news: Toni Kroos £20m transfer to United thrown into doubt as Louis van Gaal reportedly 'pulls the plug' on Bayern star's move

Kroos has failed to negotiate a new contract with Bayern Munich and has been linked with a move to United

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

Paul Scholes reveals he is unlikely to stay on at Manchester United as he launches stinging criticism of chief executive Edward Woodward in claiming 'he has a lot to prove'

Scholes returned to the club to help Ryan Giggs during his four-match spell in charge after David Moyes was 'prematurely' sacked, according to the midfielder

Roy Keane says he hopes Van Gaal will 'do the business'

Louis van Gaal appointed Manchester United manager: Owen Hargreaves believes United can win the Premier League under Van Gaal if they have a 'great summer' in the transfer window

Hargreaves believes Van Gaal is the man that can lead United back to the top of the Premier League if the club pres on with their recruitment plans

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