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Bruce may look to Fergie again for help
Steve Bruce is considering turning to Sir Alex Ferguson again as he battles to save his job by taking Manchester United youngster Robbie Brady on loan. The 19-year-old joined Hull on a six-month loan in July and is earning rave reviews in the Championship. United’s boss is keen for the Republic of Ireland U21 winger to continue his development. Bruce, who meets Ellis Short for talks later this week in which he will try to reassure the owner he can take the club forward, believes Brady would inject some vigour into his attack. Bruce bought Wes Brown and John O’Shea from United in the summer. United want to reward Brady with an improved contract when his present deal expires next summer. Sunderland have also watched Galatasaray winger Albert Riera, 29. United scouts are monitoring Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze, 19, Schalke left back Christian Fuchs, 25, and Atalanta striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 19.
The same paper claims United are planning a January move for AZ Alkmaar’s £13million-rated Sweden midfield star Rasmus Elm.
Wayne Rooney is quoted in The Sun calling for a statue to be erected outside Old Trafford for Ryan Giggs, who turns 38 today. Rooney says: "What Giggsy has done here is absolutely incredible. He made his debut as a 17 year old and so to still be playing at the top level 21 years later is a magnificent achievement."
The Sun also quotes Nemanja Vidic from Saturday's United Review, in which the skipper says there’s no panic about Manchester City's lead.
After ManUtd.com revealed Sir Alex’s plans for Wednesday’s Carling Cup tie against Crystal Palace, the Daily Express says Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison are set to start.