Recently we reported that Monaco midfielder Nampalys Mendy was a target for United.
Described as the ‘next Makelele’ the option of acquiring him on a free transfer looked a clever one. However, neither club nor player, or even agent for that matter, had commented on the rumours; until now.
Manchester United have signed 20-year-old Uruguayan, Guillermo Varela, on a five year contract after agreeing a deal with the defender’s former club Penarol last week.
Varela will represent his country later this month at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey before joining up with his new team mates.
Varela represents the first signing of the Moyes era at Old Trafford after he took over from Sir Alex Ferguson who retired at the end of last season.
Some reports are linking United with a move for rebellious Monaco midfielder, Nampalys Mendy.
Mendy has informed his club of his decision to leave on a free transfer this summer and United are apparently on ‘high alert’.
A product of Monaco’s youth system, Mendy, compared by educated onlookers with France’s most infamous defensive midfielder, Claude Makalele, was integral to Monaco’s Ligue 1 success last season and United appear tempted to put their faith in youth once more with the 20 year-old French youth International.
West Bromich Albion host Uniteds final game of the season and Sir Alex Fergusons 1500th and final game in charge of the club.
1,000′s of United fans will make the pilgrimage to The Hawthorns, ticketless or not! The atmosphere will be incredible.
Paul Scholes will also make his final appearance in what’s been a glittering career.
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In the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to stand down as Manchester United manager, among the flurry of tributes that poured in for Sir Alex, Paul Gascoigne admitted his regret at not signing for the club.
“He always says one of his greatest regrets was not signing me, but I think it was the other way round, me not signing for the guy,” said Gazza, “I know I would have had a lot more trophies in my cabinet if I went with him, it was a massive missed opportunity.”
WE’RE GIVING AWAY A COPY OF WAYNE ROONEY: MY DECADE IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.
With nothing to play for in terms of prizes today, United welcome Swansea City to Old Trafford in what could turn out to be an entertaining game between two sides who play the game the right way, the attacking way.
The game however is merely the under card to what will be some of the most emotional scenes ever witnessed inside Old Trafford.
United will officially be crowned Champions of England for the TWENTIETH time with a trophy ceremony after the game before even that takes backstage as United and its fans begin to say farewell to the man who made all this possible, Sir Alex Ferguson.
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United will be without Danny Welbeck for today’s Premier League match against Chelsea as the striker has not recovered from a knee injury. Midfielder Paul Scholes is expected to return to the squad after a near four-month absence with a knee injury.
United fans will no doubt be looking forward to seeing Chelsea perform a guard of honour. Will Chelsea have the class to show such respect?
With the result immaterial for United the only thing they have to play for is pride and Sir Alex admitted last weekend that it’s difficult not to drop off the pace under these circumstances but he’ll doubtless be urging his team to help him put one over The Spanish Waiter one last time before he leaves for pastures new.
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For those of you who know me personally, or know me closely, you’ll be aware that late last year my Manchester United loving Dad, Pete, passed away just before Christmas after a short fight with brain cancer.
Pete was 67. An avid United fan, season ticket holder, husband, father of two boys and an absolutely doting Grandfather to three grandchildren including my young son, Alex.
Now United have sealed their record extending 20th league title, I’d like to ask for your help raising £1,999 for MacMillan (Cancer Support) as I run the BUPA: Great Manchester Run next month.