“It’s your time to back the new manager” was the infamous war-cry of then departing Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Six months on and the words are still thrust upon any disillusioned United fan who dares to publicly question or blame Moyes for United’s current situation. The words are becoming tiring but in hindsight seem oh-so-wise from the man who took United to (and beyond) places they never dreamt they’d go. Did he see this coming?
But, as we sit here today, 15pts behind the league-leaders and 11pts off a Champions League play-off spot, questions must surely be being asked at the highest levels of the club about David Moyes’ continued employment?
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Amid the festive mood that has embraced us all in recent days, it would have been easy to forget that, even at Christmas, United simply don’t do things the easy way.
And why would they? After two days spent eating and drinking, they probably thought we ought to experience some less enjoyable feelings but, in the end, they took a long hard look at themselves and delivered a belated present.
Manchester United did in fact sign Mrouanne Fellaini for £27.5m making him the only Signing of the clubs farcical summer.
The fee is an embarrassing £4.5m more than the buy-out clause which expired at the end of July.
Reports are also confirming the club tied up the season-long loan deal of Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao. HOWEVER, just to add to the embarrassment, rumours are circulating that the ‘Fax’ didn’t make it in time therefore the deal has not gone through.
Surely that’s a hoax, please tell me we’re not relying on faxes in 2013!?
Well done United….Great job.
Fucking shambles, nothing more nothing less. As of 11pm: Fellaini unconfirmed, Herrera fell through, Mata to PSG therefore possibly not a single player brought in.
I’ve tried to back the club all summer while others suggest there’s no money and no intention to buy anyone. Even as the incompetent clowns behind the scenes find original ways to make a mess of every single thing they do (bar finding new sponsors) I’ve been confident they would get it right eventually.
“Be patient” I said, “we will sign quality players” I said. None of that has happened and we’re now at the farcical end of a farcical summer.
Reports are emerging that United have signed Ander Herrera on a 5yr deal from Atletico Bilbao.
The reports are of Spanish origin and just like everyone else we’re waiting for official confirmation.
Earlier today Guillem Balague suggested Herrera was the best midfielder in Spain last year and United have a great player on their hands well worth the £30m+ transfer fee.
Manchester United are on the verge of securing their THREE main transfer deadline day deals leaving enough time to sprinkle a bit of luxury on the squad during the final few hours.
Ander Herrera and Marouanne Fellaini are deals which just require the T’s crossing before becoming ‘confirmed’ while Juan Mata is working hard to push his transfer out of Chelsea before the window closes later today.
A deal between Manchester United and Athletico Blibao to bring Ander Herrera to Old Trafford has almost been reached after United offered his £30.5m buy-out fee.
Rumours linking United with the talented Spanish midfielder only began to circulate late last week but have gathered pace over the weekend and now look ominous as the player also agreed to lower his wage demands in an effort to make his United move a reality.
Having purchased no one to strengthen the squad so far this summer, Manchester United look likely to do all their business in the final few hours of the window.
Marouanne Fellaini, Leighton Baines, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil and even Yohan Cabaye are all rumoured to be possible targets for David Moyes whose long term future could hinge on the outcome of today.