Last season, Manchester United dominated the Barclays Premier League winning in it style. They finished 11 points above rivals Man City. This turned out to be an end of an era for the side, because legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced his shock retirement from the game. Now they have his fellow Scotsman, David Moyes as manager. It will be a challenge in his first season and he will have to cope with the huge pressure, but I believe he will. With Fergies advice, and the assistance of Neville and Giggs he could do very well, but there is one thing he needs, transfers.
It’s bad news for all Manchester United fans desperate to see the arrival of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona as news reports suggest he’s agreed to sign for Bayern Munich.
Hopefully these are unfounded rumours, they are at the moment just reports. More to follow.
You really couldn’t make up some of the stories gifted to us by Manchester City Football Club or by their bitter fans.
The latest Bertie to make us laugh is newly appointed Manuel Pellegrini who openly admitted today that “I know that the most important thing for all the (City) fans is to beat Manchester United”
Thiago Alcantara once again finds himself on the front of Catalan paper Sport today with the news that the Spain Under-21 midfielder flat out refused an approach from Real Madrid and is keen for the challenge at Manchester United.
In recent weeks, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez made initial advances towards Thiago, believing a move for the midfielder would soften the blow of Barcelona signing Neymar this summer.
David Moyes is set to venture into a territory Sir Alex Ferguson firmly refused to explore, as the former Everton manager is ready to launch an increased bid, thought to be in the region of £14m, for Everton left-back Leighton Baines.
United have already had a £12m offer turned down by the Goodison Park outfit but are prepared to raise their bid by a couple of millions, edging closer to the sum Sir Alex refused to pay 12 months ago, when his pursue of Baines was abruptly brought to an end by Everton’s financial demand.
Reports have surfaced that the agent of Granada leftback Guilherme Siqueira has suggested his player could be interesting Manchester United if they fail to land Leighton Baines.
Everton are expecting an improved offer from United after recently rejecting an initial offer of £10 million but it’s thought United are not prepared to improve that to anywhere near the £20 million Everton are holding out for.
With Bill Kenwright urging new manager, Roberto Martinez, to hold on to his star man, new United manager David Moyes could be prepared to switch his focus elsewhere rather than get involved in a long drawn out deal unless Everton quickly lower their valuation.
If you thought the Wayne Rooney saga was over, then you might want to reconsider your position and think again, for Chelsea are seemingly poised to offer the United striker a deal that will match his current £240,000-per-week deal.
On Friday, during his first press conference, David Moyes was adamant that the former Everton was not for sale at any price and that Rooney was an integral part of United’s future, but that hasn’t deterred Chelsea from working behind the scenes, if some papers are to be believed.
Thiago Alcantara has agreed a five-year-deal at Old Trafford, with the move now just needing Manchester United to meet the Barcelona midfielder’s £15 million buy-out clause.
Reports in Catalan daily, Sport, suggest the 22-year-old is closing in on a move to the Premier League Champions, with United boss David Moyes admitting he is ready to spend in a bid to end his first season at the club with silverware.
While the worst kept secret of the summer looks set to end in days, inversely the ‘Wayne Rooney is not for sale’ stance looks set to be challenged by Barcelona.