Gary Neville has launched an attack on Manchester United’s transfer policy this summer, claiming the club lacks control and that they’ve overpaid for some of their summer signings.
Neville also criticised the club’s decision of parting way with Danny Welbeck, a choice that Neville said he was struggling to understand, while the former United right-back insisted the £150m United have splurged this summer were the result of poor strategy and overpaying players.
Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been working closely with Robin Van Persie to help his compatriot to remain deadly in front of goal, as he once was.
Van Nistelrooy was named in Guus Hiddink’s staff for the Holland squad as the former Chelsea manager replaced Louis Van Gaal in charge of the Oranje and the former United striker has been working as a coach to the strikers.
Robin Van Persie believes Manchester United will return to success after this summer spending spree and the Dutchman has revealed he’s raring to go, as United look to finally kickstart their season against QPR on Sunday.
A defeat and two draws in their opening three league games represented a poor start for Louis Van Gaal, but Van Persie insisted United’s £150m spending spree will pay its dividends and that he’s excited about playing with some world class players, such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
Manchester United might have spent £150m this summer but Louis Van Gaal is far from done as far as bolstering his squad is concerned and one of his main targets has given United reasons to be encouraged.
Kevin Strootman has ditched his agent Chiel Dekker and has joined SEG – the Sports Entertainment Group – who were involved in Robin van Persie’s move from Arsenal to United, a move that could facilitate a January move to United, which the Dutch midfielder is said to be keen on.
New Manchester United number 9 Radamel Falcao has revealed that he feared his move to Old Trafford would unravel at the very last minute, as the loan deal to bring the Colombian to Old Trafford went right to the wire.
Having agreed a £6m loan fee with Monaco early on Monday, United were made to wait until 1.30am on Tuesday before announcing the signing of the Colombian, a full two and half hours after the transfer window had officially shut.
No, no he’s not. That was a lie. Though some might be cynical enough to believe that the headline was used as a crude ploy to draw in readers they will be categorically and absolutely correct.
Tom Cleverley is not the saviour of Manchester United, Tom Cleverley was the kid that promised much and delivered almost nothing.
As the dust finally begins to settle on the schizophrenic hyperbole that is transfer deadline day, Manchester United appear to be a complete different proposition to what they were 10 days ago, let alone when compared to the team Louis Van Gaal took charge of in July.
If Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw were a promising first date back in June, Marcos Rojo the long overdue call for a second meeting and Angel Di Maria the – extremely expensive – first dinner out and Daley Blind the movie date that followed the meal, then the arrival of Radamel Falcao was undoubtedly the moment in which the girl United had not even dared to look at for fear of rejection invited the club back to her place.
After following United’s transfer business this summer, many fans might be wondering whether Edward Woodward is not the straight and narrow, suit wearing calculated CEO many thought, but actually United’s very own Jordan Belfort.
“A world-class midfielder and a world-class centre back, that’s all I need!”, Louis Van Gaal begged as Ed finished his line of cocaine using Danny Welbeck’s transfer request. For all of six seconds Ed was committed to making sensible decisions and acting on what the club really needed, but then the coke kicked in.