Jun 22 2013

United striker on London rivals’ radar

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 9:21 am

Manchester-United-v-Manchester-CityWayne Rooney has revealed his intention to join Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, should he quit Manchester United this summer. A number of Satuday’s papers report that the United striker seems to have made his mind up about his future and will inform David Moyes of his decision in a face-to-face meeting scheduled for early next week.

“I’d love to join Jose” screams the back page of the Daily Star, claiming that Wayne Rooney will choose Chelsea ahead of Arsenal because of Jose Mourinho who “has always wanted a strong, muscular hitman in his team, having huge  success with Didier Drogba,” and he plans to utilise Rooney as traditional centre-forward according to the tabloid.

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Jun 21 2013

Guardiola stands in United’s way in the transfer window

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:13 am

Italy-v-Spain-UEFA-European-U21-Championships-Final-1961670Wayne Rooney could be on his way to Arsenal, today’s papers report, after Alisher Usmanov, the Gunners’ second-biggest shareholder, has urged Arsene Wenger to break the bank for the United striker, despite being on the verge of securing a £22m deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The Mirror is just one of the papers to report Usmanov’s quotes: “[Rooney] is a great player and [joining Arsenal] would be great for Rooney, and Arsenal too.

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Jun 20 2013

United could save £60m on summer target

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:25 am

1357859002326Manchester United are edging closer to secure a deal for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, according to today’s papers. The Spain U21’s has been on United’s radar for over a month now, and the latest reports suggest that Barcelona are prepared to let him go as they strive to keep Cesc Fabregas.

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Jun 19 2013

Moyes handed tough opening fixtures

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:21 am

moyes_2942302Manchester United will begin the defence of their Premier League title with a trip to Swansea on August 17 ,followed by a home fixture against Chelsea on August 24 set to be David Moyes’ first official game at Old Trafford.

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Jun 19 2013

Spanish giants ready to do business with United

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 8:44 am

Spain-v-Russia-UEFA-European-U21-Championships-Group-B-1936482According to today’s papers, Manchester United are in pole position to secure the services of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who yesterday scored a hat-trick in the final of the European Under-21 Championships, leading his country to a second consecutive success in the tournament.

Thiago has been linked with a move to United for almost a month now, amid speculations that he’s open to leave the Nou Camp after growing frustrated at the lack of first team action but his performances with Spain U21 have seen his list of admirers growing considerably.

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Jun 18 2013

United target reveals Premier League dream

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:35 am

article-1351440921314-15B019FB000005DC-651810_466x351Holland U21 captain Kevin Strootman has revealed his desire to move to the Premier League, despite attracting interest from a host of European clubs.

The 23-year-old PSV midfielder is under contract until 2016, but he’s made clear his intent to leave Eindhoven to seek fortune in English football, where he has many admirers. United have long been linked with a move for Strootman, who has already appeared 18 times for the Dutch national side, and chief scout Jim Lawlor was in the stands as Holland demolished Russia in the European Championships Under 21.

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Jun 17 2013

“Should I stay or should I go?” – Nani’s strange summer

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:36 am

nani-bertrand_2524416bGiven the modern footballers’ taste in music, Nani has probably never heard of The Clash, let alone listened to them. However, his behaviour over the last couple of days seems to have been inspired by the London-based band’s hit “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”, with the Portuguese winger seemingly changing his mind with the same frequency with which he tumbles to the ground after a challenge.

Last week saw United turning down a £6.5m offer from Turkish giants Galatasaray – who have since made clear that they’re no longer interested in signing Nani – while Juventus, PSG and Monaco were earmarked as possible destinations for the United winger, alongside with Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.

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Jun 17 2013

Rio: United > England

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:06 am

Rio FerdinandRio Ferdinand yesterday confirmed that his decision to retire from international football was motivated by a desire to extend his club career, but admitted he almost quit after Sir Alex Ferguson announced his decision to retire.

Ferdinand was controversially left out of the England squad for Euro 2012 by Roy Hodgson, due to “footballing reasons” that were never explained in detail and he then turned down a call-up for qualifiers against Montenegro and San Marino.

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