Man Utd to 'battle' Man City for £60m deal as Rio Ferdinand names major concern

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All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Manchester United after their rousing win over West Ham.

Manchester United secured a big boost in their bid to land a European spot over the weekend, thrashing top six rivals West Ham to set up an intriguing clash with Aston Villa this weekend. Eight points currently separate the two sides, and United will be hoping to close the gap with a win.

Things are starting to look up for Erik ten Hag's men after consecutive wins, but consistency will be key if they are going to secure European qualification of some kind. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Old Trafford.

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Ferdinand on Martinez

Rio Ferdinand is worried about Lisandro Martinez's injury after the centre-back suffered a setback during the win over West Ham. "He got a little injury. He done his knee," he said on his Vibe with Five podcast. "I see he tweaked it. I think that looks like ligaments, man. He tried to carry on and then said, 'No, no, no I’ve got to go'.

"So, listen, if he’s out, it kills it. You can see with him and Luke Shaw on that side, when they’re together, they look so dominant, they look so confident, they look so composed with the ball. And those two are really good with the ball in terms of setting up attacks, the ball generally comes from that side. Any of the good stuff we do, Martinez, even you see for the first goal, he clips it in.

"Yes, it goes to [Kurt] Zouma and he heads it down and Casemiro intercepts and we get the goal off that, but it’s because Martinez is playing forward, he’s playing forceful passes. So that will be disappointing. We’ve had so many injuries and he’s one of them that’s been out of a while and he’s probably one of our most influential players."

Olise interest

United are said to be interested in a deal to sign Crystal Palace star Michael Olise this summer. According to The Sun, Olise will be a target for United this summer, but rivals Manchester City will also pursue a deal.

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The Red Devils are in need of a new winger having loaned out Jadon Sancho following his falling out with Ten Hag. Olise could be the man to fill that void having impressed for Palace over the last year or so. Palace at likely to demand at least £60million in the summer.

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