Media reports on Friday suggested the 23-year-old was heading for the Old Trafford exit door, with captain Wayne Rooney and fit again Robin van Persie set for the starting line-up against Sunderland on Sunday although manager Van Gaal has problems with a depleted midfield.
The magnificent seven: Ander Herrera-inspired Manchester United leave fans in awe of Van Gaal effect
A brace apiece for Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and youngster Reece James after Danny Welbeck’s pin-point opener saw the Red Devils overwhelm their American opposition on game one of the USA Tour.
Comment: Manchester United’s seventh heaven is flying start for Dutchman Louis van Gaal’s revolution
Louis van Gaal got off to the perfect start as Manchester United manager – setting the benchmark for the season with a 7-0 win over LA Galaxy.
The pair nicknamed Phil Jagishellka and Danny Shellbeck were filmed knocking a ball about in the water at Manchester’s Sea Life Centre.
Danny Welbeck has scored eight goals in 24 international appearances but ex-Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand believes that record should be even better as England prepare for Uruguay showdown.
This following England XI offers an insight into some of great footballers Greater Manchester has produced
Comment: We go crazy over young talent in this country… but Welbeck should start over flavour of month Sterling
Viewers on ITV voted with their feet in poll over starting berth with Sterling winning by a landslide.
‘I’m just trying to be the best I can be’: Manchester City’s Joe Hart vows to repay Roy Hodgson for keeping faith
The keeper’s sudden dip in form resulted in his omission from the City side for seven Premier League games – but Hart retained the faith of national manager Roy Hodgson and is eager to repay that support
Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck showed off his samba skills ahead of England’s opening World Cup clash on Saturday
Wayne Rooney has dismissed claims from former Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes that his best years are behind him ahead of England’s World Cup warm-up game again against Honduras.
World Cup holders’ squad is littered with talented superstars that currently call Manchester home, including David De Gea, Juan Mata, David Silva, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo