Jul 25 2014

Have United found the new Fergie?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:16 am

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs has compared new Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, to Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming both men have a special aura about them and both understand what it takes to make a team successful.

Van Gaal has only been in charge for nine days but that didn’t prevent him from getting his United career off to a flying start as the Reds trounced Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday, and Giggs believes what he’s seen of the Dutchman so far has a lot in common with what he experienced during the 23 years he played under Fergie.

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Jul 23 2014

United to meet LVG’s demands

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:49 am

1417c68a-b48f-4441-ab77-9a263667a1b3-460x276Manchester United have agreed to meet Louis Van Gaal’s demands over a shorter summer tour next year, after the Dutchman criticised the “dreadful distances” United have to travel in their US tour this summer and hinted the long trips could disrupt the team’s preparation ahead of next season.

United play in Pasadena – a 30-mile trip from Los Angeles, where the team is based – on Wednesday evening – early Thursday morning in the UK – and then face trips to Denver, Washington and Detroit and, potentially, a trip to Miami on August 4th if they reach the final of the International Champions Cup.

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Jul 22 2014

United make £27m offer for World Cup star

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 10:26 am

Juan CuadradoManchester United have made a €35m – £27.7m – offer for Colombia international Juan Cuadrado, according to reports in a Spanish newspaper, which suggest United are looking to beat Barcelona in the race to the Fiorentina winger.

United had already tabled two separate offers for the Colombian two weeks ago, the first one thought to be in the region of €25m – £19.7m – while the second was around €30m – £23.7m – but look to be prepared to go a step further to secure the services of the 27-year-old, who impressed at the World Cup for Los Cafeteros.

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Jul 21 2014

United in surprise £16m bid for World Cup winner

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 11:55 am

hummels_0According to reports in Spain, Manchester United have agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, who could become United’s third signing this summer after Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera.

World Cup winner Hummels has been on United’s radar for over a year but there looked to be little chance of him leaving the Westfalenstadion this summer. According to Spanish newspaper Sport, however, United have agreed a €20m – £15.8m – for the German international.

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Jul 17 2014

LVG to offload six United flops

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:48 am

Louis van Gaal Ryan GiggsLouis Van Gaal could axe between six and 10 players in his first month at Manchester United, with the Dutchman determined to strip his squad ahead of the upcoming season by offloading players he deems to be surplus to requirements.

Van Gaal introduced himself to the squad yesterday, took charge of his first training session in the afternoon and will officially be unveiled as new Manchester United manager today but, even though he hasn’t seen all of his players in action, the 62-year-old has already been active behind the scenes.

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Jul 16 2014

Nani poised for Serie A switch?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 11:57 am

hi-res-454303911-nani-of-manchester-united-during-the-barlcays-premier_crop_northThe Manchester United’s 2014 summer clearout shows no sign of stopping and could soon claim a high profile casualty, with Nani firmly on AC Milan radar, according to reports in Italy.

Italian broadcaster Sky Italia reports that the Rossoneri have made the 27-year-old one of their targets, after their pursuit of Torino winger and Italy international Alessio Cerci has stalled due to Torino’s refusal to sell the former Fiorentina man, whose performances last season earned him plenty of admirers.

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Jul 14 2014

United clinch £70m-a-year deal

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:08 am

New 2014-15 Kit LaunchAdidas will replace Nike as Manchester United’s kit manufacturer from the start of the 2015-16 season, after United clinched a deal with the German company worth a staggering £70m-a-year, more than double the amount United currently pocket from Nike.

The deal, which should be officially announced on Monday afternoon, will bring an end to United’s 13-year long partnership with Nike, much to relief of a lot of fans who have grown increasingly disillusioned with the American manufacturer’s inability to produce a good looking kit for the Reds.

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Jul 08 2014

It was Nike knowing you

Tag: Manchester United News @ 6:20 pm

Nike UnitedThe American company have supplied the Old Trafford club since 2002 when they replaced Umbro in a lucrative deal which has cost Nike around £24million a season.

Although some reports at the weekend suggested a new record-breaking deal was set to be concluded, Nike revealed on Tuesday that they had opted to walk away from negotiations, claiming United were demanding too much money.

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