Sport: Atletico Madrid chasing Manchester United star
– Atletico Madrid want to sign Manchester United midfielderAccording to Fichajes.net, Atletico Madrid are set to open talks with Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata over a summer move.
The source reports that Diego Simeone has already made a list of transfer targets for next season and is keen bring the Spain international back to La Liga. It also adds that the club is e confident of getting a deal done, though no fee has been agreed with the Old Trafford outfit.
Meanwhile, Manchester United lose more ground on the top four, plunging their beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal deeper into crisis. This United side looked anything but a top four side despite all the millions spent.
The home team came flying out of the box and quickly converted the first opportunity that came their way. Wahla Khazri opened the scoring with a well taken free-kick from over 25 yards that eluded everyone to slot home.
United enjoyed most of the possession in the first half without making any in-roads. Martial eventually struck the equalizer in the 39th minute with a delightful chip over Mannone after he parried a save from Mata to him.
Sunderland fully deserved the victory on their second-half performance alone, courtesy of a firm header by Lamine Kone who proved what all the fuss was all about over his on and off January transfer saga. Khazri whipped a fantastic corner into the box with Kone jumping the highest to plant a firm header which De Gea spilled into his own net.
It was a moral boosting and hugely vital victory for the home side to greatly enhance their survival bid from relegation.