Having purchased no one to strengthen the squad so far this summer, Manchester United look likely to do all their business in the final few hours of the window.
Marouanne Fellaini, Leighton Baines, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil and even Yohan Cabaye are all rumoured to be possible targets for David Moyes whose long term future could hinge on the outcome of today.
I have to say it was not my intention of writing a review of today’s match but seeing as Dan is on vacation, I guess it is important that somebody does fill in and offer a take on what happened, so here goes nothing.
I have to start off by saying that things looked ominous and very suspect before the kickoff. The team selection for such an epic derby was nothing short of atrocious. Moyes is showing me nothing right now other than he is an unreasonable facsimile of Sir Alex Ferguson without the aura, intimidation factor and magic. A poor copy is still a copy and a copy is not the real thing.
This summer has been a comedy of errors and one big con job on all of us and it still amazes me how many of you cling onto the belief that something major will come down before the 3rd.
I for one am fed up and have almost given up talking about this fiasco and charade, as it’s clear nobody can handle the truth. You want to blame somebody? Blame the owners, not the paid lackeys who are ordered to carry out their wishes to a tee.
Ravel Morrison is a changed man according to Sam Allardyce and looks set to be handed his first Premier League start.
The ex-United youth product was widely considered to be the standout prospect amongst the multi-talented squad which won the FA Youth Cup in 2011 but struggled with high profile off-field misdemeanours.
This report is taken from SkySports.com regarding a bid made by United for Atletico Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.
Athletic Bilbao say they have turned down an offer from Manchester United for midfielder Ander Herrera.
Club president Josu Urrutia claims a firm bid for the 24-year-old was lodged on Thursday and immediately dismissed.
And Urrutia says the only way Herrera will leave the club is if he demands a move and his release clause – reported to be £30.75m – is met.
New manager, new staff, new era. This season is the biggest of David Moyes’s career. He is an unfamiliar face in the Old Trafford dugout, after the 26 year reign from Sir Alex Ferguson. Yet Moyes has the potential to be one of United’s top managers. I’m going to tell you five reasons why David Moyes can retain our title in his first season at the biggest club in the world, Manchester United. No pressure Moyes!
Roberto Martinez believes it’s time the powers-that-be sorted out the timing of the summer transfer window to end unhelpful speculation surrounding players.
Martinez was speaking generally in a press conference about how disruptive it is to have transfers available while the season was open and I couldn’t agree more.
He was reacting after United tabled an improved £36m joint-bid for Fellaini and Baines earlier this week but had it swiftly rejected.
Manchester United were handed a relatively group in today’s Champions League draw in Nyon, Switzerland. David Moyes’ first European campaign in charge of United will see them facing Shakthar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad.
The meetings against the Spanish and Ukranian sides will represent a first for United, while the trip to Leverkusen will evoke bad memories in many Reds, as United were knocked out in the Champions League semifinal by the Germans in 2002.