United No.1 demanding £120k-a-week to keep Real’s hands off him
“Manchester United? They had just signed Phil Jones in my position.
“PSG? The project there wasn’t clear. The Qataris had only just arrived and it was all very vague.
“My first reaction when Real wanted to sign me was not, ‘Of course I will go’.
“I only made my decision when I knew that the coach wanted me to play in the first team.”
United will today assess Michael Carrick’s fitness as the midfielder steps up his return from injury.
The 33-year-old has not featured this season after picking up an ankle injury in July.
But Carrick was due to play in a training match yesterday and could even be fit to be part of the squad that travels to face West Brom in the Premier League on Monday night.