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Mats Hummels join with Manchester United player Juan Mata

Mats Hummels has followed Manchester United player Juan Mata's lead by pledging one per cent of his salary to charity.

Bayern Munich defender Hummels, who came close to joining United in 2014, messaged Mata after it emerged the playmaker had decided to donate one per cent of his wages to football-based charities.

"It's time to celebrate a great news for Common Goal because last week I got an unexpected message from my phone and I'm going to read it to you," Mata said in a video message.

"'Hi Juan, this is Mats Hummels, just wanted to congratulate you on your Common Goal, fantastic project. Would be great to discuss with you and your team how I can get involved.'

"So obviously after that I was really, really happy, I put Mats in contact with our Common Goal team, and he eventually joined. He's a new member of Common Goal so, again, it's a great day for football. Willkommen Mats!"

Hummels said: "As soon as I heard…

Matic: I'll be a United player for a long time

Midfield ace Nemanja Matic has revealed he wants to be a Manchester United player for a long time after the Reds’ superb opening Premier League win over West Ham.
Jose Mourinho’s men ran out 4-0 victors at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon courtesy of a fine brace from Romelu Lukaku, as well as late goals from Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.
However, it was Matic who stole the show as he was voted United’s Man of the Match, and, after the game, he admitted it was his team-mates’ warm welcome that helped him to settle in so quickly.
“Thanks to the guys, they have accepted me from my first day and I feel their support,” he told MUTV. “Thanks to them, I feel very comfortable and I feel like I will be here a long time. They have helped me, and I am happy if I give them something back, and that I helped us to win.
“We played good football, and I think our supporters enjoyed it as well. It’s good to start well with three points, the season is long but we have to collect a lot of po…

Martial is ambitious for 2017/18 season

Anthony Martial has set himself personal targets at Manchester United this season and is planning to win 'as many titles as possible' with the club.
The Reds began the 2017/18 campaign with a superb 4-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday, which has placed Jose Mourinho’s at the top of the table following the opening weekend.
Martial scored one of three second-half goals against the Hammers with an excellent finish, and then set up another for Paul Pogba, capping his terrific 11-minute cameo appearance as a substitute.
Speaking exclusively to Inside United magazine on the eve of the season, the Frenchman discussed his and the club’s aims for the term ahead. “As a squad, we haven’t really talked about specific aims for the season too much so far, but the goal is to win as many titles as possible,” said Martial.
“That is what we tried to do last year and it's what we are going to try to do this year. Personally, my main goal is to win titles and meda…

Jose Mourinho: Victor Lindelof needs time to adapt at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained that he will give Victor Lindelof time to adapt to English football following the defender's summer move from Benfica.
The boss has explained how Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic are already well versed in the Premier League and that is why they were able to make instant impacts in the 4-0 win over West Ham United.
As for Lindelof, he will be given time to settle at Old Trafford with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly starting at the back against the Hammers.
"I think Real Madrid [in the UEFA Super Cup] was too early for him," said Mourinho. "He played because Jones and Bailly were both suspended.
"I've had players coming from different leagues to the Premier League and, normally, it's not easy. It's different for Lukaku and Matic as they have had years and years in the Premier League.
"I brought Ricardo Carvalho to Chelsea in 2004 and he was a phenomenal defender, one of the best cent…

Our Man Utd midfielder is giving back: Juan Mata's Common Goal

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata tells us why he's giving something back...
Today, I am launching something that I hope will help to change the world, even if only in some small way. And I hope that other footballers around the world will help me in this goal. But before I tell you about it, I must tell you what football means to me.
To do that we have to start with something that I will never forget.
I can still see the cross coming in. I can see the ball bouncing off Thomas Muller's head, looping over Petr Cech and then hitting the crossbar and going in. And then I remember the sound. I couldn't even hear myself think … it was just pure electricity.
Bayern Munich had scored in Munich, in the 83rd minute of the 2012 Champions League final to go up 1-0 on Chelsea - my team. I don't know if I've ever heard a sound like that before.
A few seconds later, I was standing at the center circle of the Allianz Arena, waiting for the Bayern play…

Is this good indication that Neymar will come to Man United after PSG?

Neymar has completed his world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for £200m. Barcelona confirmed payment for Neymar's 222m euros buyout clause had been received earlier on Thursday, despite the transfer hitting a stumbling block when La Liga refused to accept the release clause.
Neymar has now signed a five-year contract at the Parc des Princes, where he will face the media on Friday and be formally presented as a PSG player when the club begin their Ligue 1 campaign at home to Amiens on Saturday.
"I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain," said Neymar. "Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious.
"And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new team-mates is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want.
"Paris Saint-Germain's ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings. I played four se…