Manchester United will make a last-minute attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels or Athletic Bilbao Aymeric Laporte this month.
With the transfer window closing on Monday, United are running out of time to bolster their defensive options and while they’ve not seemed in a rush to get their hands on a new signing, reports suggest things might be about on change over the next four days, according to reports from ESPN.
Back in September Leicester City pulled off one of the upsets of the season as they came from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3 at the King Power Stadium.
This result meant Louis van Gaal had won only one of his first six games in all competitions as Manchester United manager and many had started to write off their chances of UEFA Champions League football next season.
With this in mind you are probably confident of a Manchester United victory this weekend. Which may interest you in putting some money on them. You may wish to do so using any of the betting sites listed here.
How times have changed. Can Leicester City do it again this weekend, at Old Trafford? Here’s five reasons why Manchester United will beat the Foxes:
Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Manchester United Will Beat Leicester This Weekend
David De Gea has become the subject of increasing interest from Real Madrid who have identified the 24-year-old as the heir to Iker Casillas’ long-standing throne as number one goalkeeper.
Signed from city rivals Atletico Madrid in 2011 for £18.9 million, De Gea has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and is arguably the reason why Manchester United have a strong chance of finishing in the top four. A number of outstanding saves throughout the season has allowed Louis Van Gaal’s side to pick up crucial points in their pursuit of returning to the Champions League, but there is belief that De Gea sees his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabau.
Robin Van Persie has admitted he hasn’t scored enough goals this season and that he’s not sure whether United will opt to extend his contract past 2016.
The Dutchman is under contract for another 18 months but has failed to score in over a month and has admitted he has yet to open negotiations with United over a new deal and conceded that, at 31 years of age, his destiny might not be entirely in his hand.
Adnan Januzaj will not leave Manchester United on loan or on a permanent basis this month, after Louis Van Gaal blocked PSG’s attempt to lure the Belgian away from Old Trafford.
Arguably the only positive of David Moyes’ disastrous tenure, Januzaj has started just five games in all competitions this season but Van Gaal has made clear he has no intentions to part way with the 19-year-old.
Manchester United will face competition from Real Madrid in their bid to sign Athletic Bilbao’s centre-back Aymeric Laporte. The 20-year-old has been on United’s radar for over 18 months and with Louis Van Gaal determined to bolster his defensive options, the France U21 international has emerged as one their main targets.
However, if United are to reunite Laporte with former team-mate Ander Herrera at Old Trafford, they’ll face a strong challenge from Real Madrid, who are also keen on the Athletic Bilbao defender.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has admitted that Paul Pogba has a price and that Juventus could be forced to consider an offer for the Frenchman, but only in case of a massive bid.
Pogba has scored 22 goals in 113 games for Juventus since joining the Serie A giants in the summer of 2012 but has since been linked with a return to Old Trafford, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid also interested.
West Ham United are “confident” of signing Darren Fletcher in the January transfer window, with reports suggesting the Hammers could announce the deal as early as Monday.
Fletcher is out of contract at the end of the season and has found first team opportunities hard to come by this season, despite having been named vice-captain by Louis Van Gaal. The 30-year-old has started just four games this season and has attracted interest from West Bromwich Albion and Valencia, among the others.