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.
Ravel Morrison is a changed man according to Sam Allardyce and looks set to be handed his first Premier League start.
The ex-United youth product was widely considered to be the standout prospect amongst the multi-talented squad which won the FA Youth Cup in 2011 but struggled with high profile off-field misdemeanours.
This report is taken from SkySports.com regarding a bid made by United for Atletico Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.
Athletic Bilbao say they have turned down an offer from Manchester United for midfielder Ander Herrera.
Club president Josu Urrutia claims a firm bid for the 24-year-old was lodged on Thursday and immediately dismissed.
And Urrutia says the only way Herrera will leave the club is if he demands a move and his release clause – reported to be £30.75m – is met.
Roberto Martinez believes it’s time the powers-that-be sorted out the timing of the summer transfer window to end unhelpful speculation surrounding players.
Martinez was speaking generally in a press conference about how disruptive it is to have transfers available while the season was open and I couldn’t agree more.
He was reacting after United tabled an improved £36m joint-bid for Fellaini and Baines earlier this week but had it swiftly rejected.
They’re only rumours but TalkSport are reporting Leighton Baines has asked his club to allow him to leave thus paving the way for his dream move to Old Trafford.
The Everton fullback has up until now kept completely silent and been praised for his conduct while United attempted to lure him away. But, as the windows-end looms ever larger, it appears Baines has lost patience and changed his tactics.
With time now of the essence to finalise one or two of the ‘will-he won’t-he’ deals to finalise his squad for the season, events in Spain last night could offer David Moyes the opportunity to grab himself a last-minute bargain regardless of what develops with Wayne Rooney.
During Real Madrid’s fixture versus Grenada last night, Mesut Ozil trudged despondently down the tunnel signalling his dissatisfaction at the decision to substitute him.
Did this trigger the opportunity for Ozil to welcome offers from interested parties?
It’s an unusual place to be in when you’re sat laughing at some of the articles and comments posted by United fans who claim to be ‘sick’ and ‘angry’ about United’s summer business and about the standard of it’s current squad.
Since July 1st when David Moyes officially took control of the club, the positivity, support and backing he’s receiving from United fans has quickly ebbed away in some quarters. It’s embarrassing to hear many Reds talk so negatively about our chances of title success this season and more depressing to hear many judging Moyes on his performance in the transfer market over his performance with the current squad. This isn’t Fantasy Football or Football Manager you know, this is real life for David Moyes.
Starting XI: De Gea, Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Giggs, Valencia, Welbeck, RvP
Subs: Lindegaard, Smalling, Zaha, Rooney, Kagawa, Anderson, Fabio
As Manchester United debuts go, Wayne Rooney’s was amongst the greatest and most memorable of all time. Ronaldo, Macheda, van Nistelrooy and Shay Brennan all received approving nods via our Twitter following last night, but surely none compare to Rooney’s? Shame then how the want-away striker could sour the occasion for a man who seems intent on sticking by him.
Today David Moyes takes centre stage as he marches his troops to South Wales for an early evening season opener against Swansea City, a fixture that looks and feels difficult for a number of reasons.
But what will be occupying Moyes’ thoughts throughout what promises to be a cracking spectacle? I can’t see how it can be anything other than Wayne Rooney.