Aug 07 2014

Patience key to signing Bundesliga target

Marco-Reus-Germany-2014_3154272Reports have emerged that long-time rumoured Manchester United target, Marco Reus, will become available NEXT summer for a mere £19.8m.

Reus’ release clause was always believed to become active next summer before he reached the last year of his contract but that value was reportedly set at £27m; a price that looks a decent price given the current transfer market.

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Aug 06 2014

The future under king Louis

Two sides of an entirely different coin.

Two sides of an entirely different coin.

As David Moyes put out his cigarette, got out of bed, dressed and left without saying goodbye, Manchester United Football Club curled up in the foetal position wondering why any of this had happened.

Why degrade yourself like this? Why lower your standards? Why put up with such inadequacy. After spending so long becoming who you are, why let one moment of weakness fill you with a lifetime of regret?

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Aug 06 2014

United boo boy out to silence critics

452593570-494109Tom Cleverley has vowed to prove his critics wrong this season, as he seeks to establish himself as a regular in Louis Van Gaal’s formation, after a troublesome campaign that saw him become a pantomime villain for the United supporters.

Cleverley’s dismal performances attracted strong criticism from section of United fans last season, while some England supporters went as far as setting up an online petition to prevent the 24-year-old from being selected in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad. Cleverley, however, has looked a better player under Van Gaal during United’s pre-season tour and is determined to silence the critics this season.

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Aug 05 2014

United duo heading for Spain?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:40 am

hernandez and kagawaJavier Hernandez and Shinji Kagawa could soon be heading for the Old Trafford’s exit door, with Atletico Madrid thought to be considering a double swoop for the pair, who have largely been on the fringe of Louis Van Gaal’s squad this pre-season.

The United manager said on Monday that he was keen to trim his squad ahead of the start of the season and while United are still looking to resolve the future of Marouane Fellaini, Anderson and Nani, both Hernandez and Kagawa could be a step closer to leaving the club, with the Spanish champions a likely destination.

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Aug 04 2014

Van Gaal to accelerate clearout

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:13 am

Manchester-United-Training-SessionLouis Van Gaal will accelerate Manchester United’s summer clearout once the team returns from their US tour and he’s expected to inform a few players, likely to include Marouane Fellaini, Nani, Shinji Kagawa and Anderson, that they’re surplus to requirements at the club and that they can find themselves another club.

The Dutchman said he would have no problems in telling each player face-to-face about his choices and while he admitted he’d like a bit more time to assess his squad, Van Gaal has also confirmed that the curtains will come down for a lot of players between now and the end of the transfer window.

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Aug 04 2014

“United can win the league”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:53 am

Darren Fletcher in action against Real Madrid in MichiganDarren Fletcher believes Manchester United can win the league this season and claimed the team is getting stronger and more confident under Louis Van Gaal’s tutelage, with the Dutchman having already gone some distance into bringing back the club’s “winning mentality” in the dressing room.

United booked a spot in tonight’s International Champions Cup final after a 3-1 win over Real Madrid on Saturday, their third win in four games on their US tour (United required penalties to get the better of Inter Milan) and Fletcher insisted the players are relishing the opportunity to face Liverpool and are in a confident mood have some good displays.

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Aug 03 2014

‘Maybe’ Is A Big Word.

Louis-Van-GaalFor a large percentage of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United tenure, he has been bombarded with questions regarding his transfer plans. It’s something which is only being fuelled by the noises coming from the board of a limitless budget.

So far, as United tour the USA, van Gaal has humoured journalists with responses filled with a level of patience. LvG has arrived under a cloud of him being a dictator, so you sense he’s keen to dispel this by giving his current crop a chance.

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Aug 02 2014

United to table £12m bid for defender

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 11:46 am

thomas-vermaelenManchester United are set to bid £12m for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen after receiving the green light from Arsene Wenger, as the Arsenal manager admitted the Belgian could leave the Emirates between now and the end of the transfer window.

The Guardian reports that United are ready to open negotiations with Arsenal for a player considered to be one Louis Van Gaal’s main targets of the summer, but they’ll face stiff competition from Barcelona, who could have a slight advantage in the race to sign the Belgian, given Arsenal would prefer selling Vermaelen abroad than to a direct rival.

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