Manchester United are contemplating playing several high-profile friendlies overseas if the club doesn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League or Europa League at the end of this season. Not qualifying for Europe represents £20million less in the coffers of the Old Trafford club, so United are considering playing friendlies in the Middle East, Asia and America as a way to make up for the loss in income.

United would play the friendlies during the season during openings in their calendar where they would typically play in the Champions League or Europa League.

Manchester United have already announced a tour to play in the United States this summer. Given their current league form, it could be months instead of years before the Red Devils return to the States.

There’s a ton of news to get to today. We’ve picked out the best stories to bring you up to speed. See below.

Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

Manchester United will play friendlies on other side of the world if they don’t qualify for Europe — The Guardian

Manchester City believed to be among 76 clubs in financial fair play inquiry — The Guardian

Aston Villa post £51.8m loss in latest financial accounts — Birmingham Mail

Unfit £12m Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou axed from squad to face Chelsea — Evening Standard

Manuel Pellegrini handed two-game Champions League touchline ban — The Guardian

Vincent Tan brands British media ‘a little bit racist’ and says fans should apologise to him — The Telegraph

Arsenal’s upbeat Theo Walcott says: ‘There will be other seasons’ — The Guardian

Man Utd manager David Moyes ‘would have been sacked’ in Italy — BBC Sport

Man United threaten season-ticket suspension for Man City game if fans don’t buy 2nd leg Olympiacos tickets — 101GG

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City won’t underestimate Sunderland — The Mirror

The thought of Sunderland winning the League Cup is terrifying | Jonathan Wilson — The Guardian

Hillsborough memorial tickets sold in Liverpool tout scam — BBC News

Kenyan’s club CEO confirms Mourinho’s allegations: “95% of the African players in Europe have a fake age” — SerieAddicted

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge and how they compare with Messi, Ronaldo — The Mirror

David Moyes’ position as Manchester United manager remains secure — The Guardian

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata agrees to permanent Arsenal move — Bleacher Report

What turns an American into a diehard Arsenal fan? EPL takes root in the US — The Guardian

Liverpool transfer news: Reds line up £37m bid for Real Madrid’s Isco — Metro

Keith Gillespie issued with arrest warrant after failing to turn up at court — The Mirror

Mesut Özil will be better for his Arsenal break, says Arsène Wenger — The Guardian

More unrest at Manchester United, did Javier Hernandez respond to van Persie’s criticism? — Pro Soccer Talk

Is Vincent Tan right? Was Dave Jones a better Cardiff City manager than Malky Mackay? — Wales Online

Tottenham say goodbye to Jermain Defoe, but striker isn’t heading to Toronto just yet — Pro Soccer Talk

Ivica Olic named as a Stoke summer transfer target by Mark Hughes — The Mail

Sunderland reduce season ticket prices for 2014-15 campaign — The Guardian

Cheick Tiote can fill Yohan Cabaye void at Newcastle, says Alan Pardew — The Independent

Alex Ferguson says he owes success to being beaten with a belt — The Guardian

Manchester United to trial new approach for Liverpool clash — SportsPro

Walking in a Subbuteo wonderland — Real Footy Talk

Why relegation-threatened West Brom are changing color of their socks for the rest of the season — The Mail

Robin van Persie reportedly apologises to Manchester United, won’t be punished — Bleacher Report

Steve Bruce on ‘injury watch’ as eight players jet off on international duty ahead of FA Cup quarter-final — Hull Daily Mail

Craig Bellamy may quit at end of season if Cardiff City avoid relegation — The Telegraph


ESPN, FOX still negotiating joint bid for MLS, U.S. Soccer despite delay — Sports Business Daily

Peterson reveals details on NASL expansion, takes shot at MLS’s plans — SBI

Orlando City Soccer steps up fight for public fields — Orlando Sentinel

Atlanta Silverbacks confirm contact with Freddy Adu’s representatives about playing in the NASL — MLS

International soccer

Cyprus car bomb puts USMNT friendly with Ukraine in doubt again — Pro Soccer Talk

PPL Park to host Greece vs. Nigeria in FIFA World Cup tune-up on June 3 — Philadelphia Union

Red Bull Arena to Host Greece-Bolivia International Match on June 6 — New York Red Bulls

Spain to play at FedEx Field as part of doubleheader with D.C. United match — Washington Post

Juan Mata left out of Spain’s squad in World Cup year — The Guardian

Klinsmann’s USA are improving but their time hasn’t come yet — Betfair

Like a cloud of tear gas: how do you reconcile two Brazils? — Sports Illustrated

Roy Hodgson says England players can bring WAGs to Brazil after giving green light for partners to attend Miami training camp — The Mail

Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb and Zinedine Ferhat receive first call-ups for Slovenia friendly — DZFoot

Hodgson puts brakes on FA Commission until after World Cup campaign — The Mail

Tim Krul’s World Cup hopes dented after being dropped by Holland — Newcastle Chronicle

Greece coach Fernando Santos to step down after World Cup — ESPN FC

England fans petition to ban Tom Cleverley from World Cup — FOX Soccer

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