Manchester United suffered a shock defeat by Championship club Middlesbrough in the League Cup on Wednesday evening, losing 3-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.
United boss Louis van Gaal blamed the result on his strikers, who failed to convert "very easy chances". (Daily Mirror)
Former United coach Rene Meulensteen says Van Gaal is failing to get the best out of captain and forward Wayne Rooney, 30. (Talksport)
Paris St-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria, 27, says he "had problems with people" at United when explaining his departure from the club. (Marca - in Spanish)
Felipe Anderson's representatives say the 22-year-old Lazio attacking midfielder midfielder - a reported United target - has not agreed a deal to leave the Italian club. (ESPN)
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