Aug 11 2015

United target hands in transfer request

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:26 pm

REU_2161884Pedro has asked to leave Barcelona and has submitted a formal transfer request but he won’t leave the club for less than £21m, the European champions confirmed on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for over a month now, as Louis Van Gaal looks to add creativity and pace to a frontline that looks dangerously short of both.

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Aug 11 2015

Real table final offer for De Gea

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:38 am

Football Manchester United v ArsenalManchester United have received a final offer from Real Madrid for David De Gea, as the Spanish giant look to be growing increasingly frustrated with the impasse surrounding the player.

Citing American broadcaster ABC, the Daily Telegraph suggests Real Madrid have made a final £21.2m offer for the 24-year-old but United refuse to budge from their current £24.7m valuation even though that would see them losing De Gea for free at the end of the season when the keeper’s deal expires.

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Aug 07 2015

United vs Spurs: The boys are back in town

manutd0806aWhile Angel Di Maria leaves United like a fart in the wind the Premier League returns like a mighty hurricane.

No longer will you have to spend time with your children, visit your parents or pretend to love your partner. Football returns to take us away from the realities of life.

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Aug 07 2015

Season preview: Van Gaal and United face rough ride

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 7:54 am

Manchester-United-in-SeattleIt has been a very strange summer for Manchester United.

Louis Van Gaal’s second season at Old Trafford will get underway in less than 48 hours but trying to predict how the campaign will unfold is as complicated as estimating how many overs Australia’s top order is going to last.

Having spent £150m on players 12 months ago, United have forked out a further £75m on players over the last three months.

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Aug 06 2015

Di Maria completes PSG move

4599879Angel Di Maria has completed his move to PSG less than a year since becoming Manchester United’s most expensive player ever.

After a promising start, the Argentine struggled throughout the remainder of the season amid a slump in form and a rather evident lack of desire.

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Aug 06 2015

Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats

Manchester United kick off the Premier League season for a second consecutive year but will be hoping for a better result than 12 months ago when Swansea City took three points away from Old Trafford in Louis van Gaal’s first match in charge.

Tottenham Hotspur are the visitors this season, thrashed 3-0 by the Red Devils in this fixture only five months ago. Mauricio Pochettino has added to his defence over the summer but their summer dealings look far inferior compared to the hosts.

Van Gaal has brought in German centurion Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich, the highly-coveted Morgan Schneiderlin, goalscoring threat Memphis Depay, a solid right-back in Matteo Darmian and backup goalkeeper Sergio Romero – all of whom are available to make their debut on Saturday.

There were only six points between these two last season and this is arguably the most-anticipated match of the opening weekend. Manchester United look set to mount a stronger title challenge this season and are the bookmakers favourites to finish ahead of Tottenham in the league, but they will need a couple of more signings and show more consistency before they can genuinely displace Chelsea at the top of the pile.
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Aug 06 2015

United’s potential Champions League opponents

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:56 am

Manchester-United-009Manchester United will face one between CSKA Moscow, Lazio, Club Brugge, Monaco or Rapid Vienna in a two-legged tie Champions League playoff.

The complicated format of the Champions League means United enter the competition at the final playoff stage,which is split between the “champions” route – for teams who have won their national title – and “league” route, for those who haven’t.

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Aug 05 2015

Di Maria, the Angel who turned villain

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 6:28 pm

4599879The day before Angel Di Maria was unveiled as a Manchester United player, Louis Van Gaal’s side had been dealt a severe humiliation as they capitulated to a 4-0 defeat at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

In more ways than one, that night brought the curtain down on the careers of a number of players United fans had grown accustomed to – tolerated in some cases – see in the starting XI over the few seasons that preceded the Dutchman’s arrival.

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