Paul Scholes doesn’t believe Manchester United will win challenge for the Premier League title next season, despite having all but ensured a return to Champions League football in Louis Van Gaal’s first season.
Having secured the signing of PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, United are expected to spend big again in the summer, but Scholes believes they should focus on cementing a place in the top four as the title might be a step too far next season.
Manchester United reported a £20m decline in revenue in the first quarter of 2015, as the club’s finances were hit by United’s absence from the Champions League this season.
The decline in revenue was largely expected and United said they remained confident to return growth next season, with potential earnings from Champions League football and a 10-year with Adidas set to boost their finances.
Gareth Bale’s move to Manchester United is almost a “done deal”, according to Sunday Express journalist John Richardson.
The Welshman has endured a torrid second season at the Bernabeu, with Real Madrid fans openly criticising his performances, while the former Spurs player’s agent claimed that Bale is unhappy as he’s not involved enough by his team-mates.
Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia have all been named in their respective countries’ 30-man preliminary Copa America squad.
With the tournament, hosted by Chile this year, kicking off on 11 June and running until 4 July, United’s South American contingent could be set for a very busy summer schedule, as United’s pre-season tour in North America begins in mid-july.
Gary Neville has said he’s excited at the prospect of watching Memphis Depay play for Manchester United, adding the Dutchman has all it takes to be a success at Old Trafford.
The former United captain described the 20-year-old as a player with great potential, suggesting that the soon-to-be former PSV Eindhoven man could prove to be the catalyst for United to resurrect their wingers tradition.
Manchester United are still “three to four” players short of challenging Chelsea for the Premier League title, according to Gary Neville.
Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday meant United have all but ensured a return to the Champions League next season, but the former United captain insisted work needs to be done in the summer if Louis Van Gaal is to steer the club to the title in the next campaign.
Manchester United took a significant step towards clinching a spot in the top four as they returned from South London with a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, following a late Marouane Fellaini winner.
United struggled for long parts of the game and failed to impose themselves, although they nicked a goal with less than 15 minutes to go to extend their gap on Liverpool to eight points. Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Saturday.
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