Sep 02 2015

Mata: “De Gea is relaxed and calm despite transfer issue”

Football Manchester United v ArsenalJuan Mata has said that David De Gea is “calm” and “relaxed” despite the collapse of his proposed transfer to Real Madrid.

De Gea looked poised to move to the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday night, only for the deal to fall through after the paperwork was not submitted in time, leading both clubs to blame each other for the mishap.

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Sep 02 2015

Why keeping De Gea could shape United’s future

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 7:41 am

Football Manchester United v ArsenalEd Woodward is a divisive figure among Manchester United fans. Formerly a man who seemed completely out of his depth when it came to getting transfer deals done, he went through a resurrection of sorts over the last 2 summers. But it is his handling of the non-sale of David de Gea that may prove to be his greatest contribution to the club.

The Woodward era has not been smooth sailing by any means, resembling a rollercoaster more often than not. There were the ups of signing world class superstars Angel di Maria and Bastian Schweinsteiger, the clearing of deadwood and then, there were the considerable downs of unnecessarily paying an extra £4 million for Marouane Fellaini or missing out on Pedro.

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Sep 01 2015

United hit back at Real over De Gea

293450b2-7152-46e4-8fa4-1e0ddc44255f-2060x1236Manchester United have hit back at Real Madrid over their accusations United were to blame for David De Gea’s failed transfer to the Spanish capital.

Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, Real released a statement claiming they had done all they could to ensure De Gea would be a Real Madrid player by midnight on Monday, suggesting United should shoulder the blame for failing to complete the deal.

However, United have since released a club statement to rectify a few points.

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Sep 01 2015

United unveil new signing

CN1JXsvWoAAZFbcManchester United have completed the signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco for a fee of approximately £36m.

The 19-year-old made 70 appearances and scored 15 goals for Monaco since joining the Ligue 1 side in 2013 and has represented his country from Under-16 level to Under-21, before being called up to France’s senior national squad for the first time late last week.

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Sep 01 2015

Real explain De Gea fiasco

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 1:54 pm

293450b2-7152-46e4-8fa4-1e0ddc44255f-2060x1236Real Madrid have released a statement to explain what exactly went wrong with David De Gea’s proposed transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.

On Monday afternoon, the Spanish international looked set to finally return to the Spanish capital after a summer-long saga, only for the deal to collapse as the required paperwork was not submitted before the end of the Spanish transfer window at midnight.

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Sep 01 2015

Tactics Board- United falls against Swansea’s changes

Tactics BoardSwansea vs Manchester United

Liberty Stadium – 30th August, 2015

Manchester United came into this game on the back of a convincing 4-0 victory over Club Brugge midweek. While they looked impressive in both legs of the Champion’s League Play-off, they have looked less assured in the league. United travelled to the Liberty Stadium, having lost both games last season against Gary Monk’s side, and the fans wondered which performance was the real Manchester United. Was it the team that beat Club Brugge 7-1 on aggregate, or the one who scored 2 goals in 3 games with one of those being an own goal. Continue reading


Aug 31 2015

Lindegaard joins WBA

Tag: Transfers & Loans @ 8:05 pm

CNwVt0mUsAAKUFiAnders Lindegaard has joined West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer, bringing a five-year spell at Old Trafford to an end.

The Danish, who joined from Aalesund in 2010, had long been made surplus to requirements after struggling to secure a starting spot under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal and his exit did not come as a surprise.

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Aug 31 2015

Januzaj completes Dortmund switch

Tag: Transfers & Loans @ 7:58 pm

CNv3NDsWwAAjrSg-270x300Earlier on Monday afternoon, Adnan Januzaj completed a season-long loan move to Borussia Dortmund.

The Belgian, who will be reunited with former United teammate Shinji Kagawa, was backed by Louis Van Gaal to be an influential figure for Manchester United this season as little as two weeks and was in the starting XI against Aston Villa, when he scored the winner, and Newcastle.

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