I rate Senna quite highly but he's 30. Villareal have already got a 24 year-old replacement so would be happy to sell. If they sell a 30 year-old for £8-10 million that would be an amazing piece of business on their part.
Rooney set for Silkmen date
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney will be among a trio of World Cup stars on show at Macclesfield on Monday.
The England striker has been pestering Ferguson for a game since returning to training with the Red Devils last Monday.
And his manager will finally give in to Rooney's request at Moss Rose, ensuring the cash-strapped League Two outfit a bumper pay day from what should now be a capacity crowd.
Rooney will be joined by Rio Ferdinand and Edwin van der Sar at Macclesfield as United's pre-season preparations step up a notch following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Preston.
"Those three will definitely play at Macclesfield on Monday," said Fergie.
Monday is set to be the biggest day in the club's summer so far, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Louis Saha and Mikael Silvestre due back in training, while Michael Carrick will undergo his medical prior to completing his big-money move from Tottenham.
"Michael arrives tomorrow night," said the Old Trafford boss. "He will have his medical on Monday and then, hopefully, we will be able to conclude the deal."
Carrick's United debut will probably come in next weekend's Amsterdam tournament, by which time many of Ferguson's latest starting line-up will have been consigned either to reserve-team duty or various loan deals at home and abroad.
With Liam Miller and Kieran Richardson the only internationals in the visitors' starting line-up, the Premiership giants were always going to be up against it facing a North End side who tackle Sheffield Wednesday in their Championship opener next weekend.
It was a former Red Devils starlet who did the damage too, with Danny Pugh opening the scoring from an acute angle after three minutes.
Pugh then squared to Simon Whaley for Preston's second before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrated the 10th anniversary of his arrival at Old Trafford from Molde fired home a late consolation from the spot.
Although he declared himself satisfied with the outcome, it was a bitter-sweet victory for the Lilywhites with manager Paul Simpson admitting key central defender Youl Mawene may have suffered medial knee-ligament damage in an innocuous challenge midway through the second half.
"We think it is medial ligament damage and if that is the case, it would be a massive blow," said Simpson.
"His knee was very unstable, which is why he was stretchered off but we will have to assess him over the next 48 hours before we will know for certain.
"Hopefully, the injury will not be as bad as it first appears but even so, I don't expect Youl to be available for the Sheffield Wednesday game next week."
should be good to see rooney play.
i think Chelsea will have a real problems this year keeping there players happy...
yer i think with senna and carrick and scholes back we will defo go very close to winning the prem.