Manchester United latest: Including Rooney and Hernandez

Wayne Rooney

A round-up of news and views relating to Manchester United over the past 24 hours.

Wayne Rooney has urged his fellow professionals to be aware of their responsibilities when Tweeting. He was speaking in light of the FA's plans to introduce a 'code of conduct' policy for footballers in light of the recent controversy caused by Ashley Cole.

Rooney has also paid tribute to John Terry, the recently retired England captain, who he rates up there with Paolo Maldini as the toughest defender he has ever played against.

HITC writer Mark Aldridge takes an in-depth look at United's evolving new tactics, also selecting his ideal United XI to suit. Like Sir Alex Ferguson, he still can't split the goalkeepers.

Former striker Michael Owen is targeting proving a point against United when Stoke take on the Red Devils after the international break. The striker missed the clash against former club Liverpool due to a lack of fitness, but says he is 'desperate' to make the clash against Manchester United.

World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has criticised United's goalkeepers David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard, harshly asserting that neither are good enough for the Red Devils. He insists the club should have signed Joe Hart when they had the chance instead.

Javier Hernandez has refused to discuss reports linking him away from the club, commenting in an interview that his mind was fully focused on the Mexican national team. He had been linked with swap deals to both Real Madrid in Porto in recent days.

Meanwhile fellow striker Robin van Persie has said he is 'delighted' with the start he has made to his Manchester United career. The Dutchman has described how he has had to 'adapt' but he has described his start to life at Old Trafford as 'fun.'

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