May 30 2014

United keen on hijacking Liverpool transfer target

KonoplyankaManchester United have moved in for FC Dnipro star Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Liverpool have been long-term admirers of the Ukrainian and failed in a last minute deadline day bid to bring the highly rated midfielder to the Premier League in January but United are now favourites to secure the 24-year-old’s signature this summer.

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May 30 2014

Blame lies with the players, says United defender

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:20 am

RafaelManchesterUnitedMarch2014_3111628Rafael has insisted the players should shoulder the blame for United’s abysmal showing last season and that him and his team-mates are the only figures responsible for United’s worst season since 1989-90, as United finished seventh and missed out on European football altogether for the first time in over two decades.

The Brazilian right-back was a regular under David Moyes, before an injury picked up in March sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign, as Ryan Giggs replaced the sacked Moyes for the last four games, trying to inject some momentum in a squad that had looked shambolic for the previous nine months.

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May 28 2014

£24m defender set for United move

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 2:30 pm

joao-miranda-atletico-madridAtletico Madrid defender Miranda looks set to become Louis Van Gaal’s first signing as Manchester United manager, after the club has reportedly triggered the defender’s release clause, thought to be worth in the region of £24m.

The 29-year-old defender was instrumental in Atletico Madrid’s phenomenal season and even though he couldn’t prevent Diego Simeone’s men from falling to a 4-1 defeat in Saturday’s European Cup final against city rivals Real Madrid, the Brazilian has emerged as one of the best defenders in Europe over the last couple of seasons.

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May 27 2014

United target Dutch duo

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 8:13 am

JordyLouis Van Gaal is looking to bring two members of his Holland squad to Old Trafford after the World Cup, with the United manager seemingly determined to ensure a deal is agreed for Feyenoord pair Jordy Clasie and Bruno Martins Indi.

Clasie and Martins Indi have emerged as some of the brightest talents in Dutch football and, despite being only 22 years of age, both have forced their way in the Holland squad and are widely expected to be in the starting XI for the Oranje’s opening fixture against Spain on June 13.

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May 26 2014

United striker wants out

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 10:51 am

Manchester-United-v-Olympiacos-Kostas-Manolas_3104123Danny Welbeck has hinted he might seek a move out of United despite the arrival of Louis Van Gaal after expressing his frustration at the number of time he’s been played out wide for the club over the last 12 months.

Welbeck endured a difficult season, with rumours linking him with a move away with the club after growing disillusioned with David Moyes’ training methods hitting the headlines, while a couple of injuries meant his campaign struggled to get any momentum at all, but Van Gaal’s appointment was thought to be a good enough reason for the England striker to remain at the club.

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May 23 2014

United set to miss out on another midfielder

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:16 am

51thomas-mueller-2014Having decided Toni Kroos is no longer worth pursuing, Manchester United are set to miss out on another Bayern Munich midfielder, with German international Thomas Mueller expected to decline Louis Van Gaal’s offer to join him at Old Trafford, while the Bavarian outfit remain reluctant to sell. Mueller was thought to be one of United’s main transfer targets this summer, for the German can play in three different roles and guarantees an excellent goalscoring return for a midfielder, providing United with exactly the sort of player they’ve sorely missed for over five years now.

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May 22 2014

Scholes questions Woodward and Rooney

Tag: Manchester United News @ 3:04 pm

1241834-26827479-2560-1440Paul Scholes has claimed that Wayne Rooney might have already reached his peak and that Ed Woodward will have a lot to answer for if United do not complete a couple of world class signings this summer.

Rooney looked set to leave United last summer after relationship between him and Sir Alex Ferguson broke down, but was convinced to remain at the club by David Moyes and ended up signing a new five-year deal which will probably keep him at Old Trafford for the remainder of his career.

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May 22 2014

United close to agree deal for £20m midfielder

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:57 am

rp_Toni-Kroos-3088232-200x2001-200x200.jpgManchester United have agreed a £20m deal for Bayern Munich midfielder and German international Toni Kroos, according to reports on today’s backpages which, quite frankly, seem too good to be true.

Kroos has been on United’s radar for a long while and United were thought to have approached both Bayern and Kroos’ agent after the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final in April even though there seemed to be no valid reason for the 24-year-old to leave the Bavarian giants.

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