Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

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Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

The forward also noted that while his family would always come first, he would return to Manchester on Thursday. "That's what some clubs do, but it's a problem for the coach".

At £80million, it seems a far-fetched plot but the money is there to be spent and with the Reds so close to being the complete side, Martial could bring them that much closer to being on par with Manchester City heading into the 2018/19 season.

Anthony Martial of Manchester United applauds the crowd after victory in the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Manchester United FC and VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford on September 30, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. I want to say "thank you" to them because they have been wonderful with us, helping in every training session.

The treatment of the Frenchman is in stark contrast to Liverpool's German boss Jurgen Klopp publically supported his squad member Nathaniel Clyne, who left the club's own U.S. tour to prepare for fatherhood.

He has even gone to the extent of using Scott McTominay in a back three against Real Madrid to underline the shortage of senior centre-backs, as Woodward mulls over pursuits for Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire. You still pass the ball and you move, it's not hard, and now United have talented players in the team and can improve on being runners up.

Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

But it looks as if any transfer for Martial will have to wait for another season at least.

Footballers like Romelu Lukaku have such an huge fan following, it's easy to forget they are, at the end of the day, people too and have their own idols.

Former Manchester United striker Brian McClair has urged manager Jose Mourinho to smile more and appear as if he is "enjoying one of the best jobs in world football". "I was hoping to see him in the red shirt, but no matter Chelsea, Manchester, we cheer for his teams", a friend of Matic told the BBC. Top players at Old Trafford know how to be winners.

Mourinho could have put a positive spin on the success of United's players in Russian Federation but, when you've gone on record saying you hope Serbia go out of so Nemanja Matic can return sooner, it shows your frame of mind.

But the German manager is warning Liverpool not to get carried away with celebrating their success in the transfer market after splurging more than £170 million.

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