Victor Valdes is set to join Besiktas before the end of the transfer window, after Manchester United have reached an agreement with the Turkish club.
According to The Times and Sky Sports, the Istanbul club have offered Valdes a two-year deal with an option for a further 12 months and the Spaniard looks all but set to become the third United player to join a Turkish team this summer, following the departures of Nani and Robin Van Persie.
Louis Van Gaal has admitted that Manchester United are better without the ball than with it, insisting that the defensive solidity United have shown so far was extremely important.
The Dutchman has attracted criticism for a style of football that is perceived to be too rigid and not as expansive as fans demand, but the former Holland manager claimed defensive organisation was just as important as scoring goals.
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has emerged as a target for West Bromwich Albion, as Louis Van Gaal looks to streamline his squad ahead of deadline day.
According to ESPN, United are prepared to sell Evans, who has fallen behind Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Phil Jones and even Paddy McNair in the pecking order, in this transfer window and West Brom are the latest of a number of clubs understood to be keen to sign the Norther Ireland international.
Jasper Cillessen has ruled himself out of a move to Manchester United this summer by claiming he will remain at Ajax until the end of the season.
The Holland international was by many indicated as the favourite to succeed David De Gea at Old Trafford, but with United not willing to budge over the Spaniard’s desire to move to Real Madrid, it appears extremely unlikely that Louis Van Gaal will sign a new goalkeeper this summer.
Morgan Schneiderlin said he aims to emulate Roy Keane and become as a pivotal a figure for the club as the Irishman was during his 12-season spell at Old Trafford.
Schneiderlin, signed from Southampton for £25m earlier this summer, has been one of United’s best players in their first three games of the season, displaying the kind of form that has seen going from League One to become a France international.
After an excellent performance on their return to European competition, many were hoping that Manchester United’s improved form would carry to their league game against Newcastle. However, while United looked good for long periods of the game, creating multiple chances, they struggled to put the chances away. The performance was better than the first two league games, but the same old doubts resurfaced.
Manchester United’s winning start to the season came to an abrupt end on Saturday, as Louis Van Gaal’s men slumped to disappointing 0-0 draw against Newcastle.
Having started with purpose and intensity, United soon faded away as they were hampered by the now all too familiar anaemic strike-force, even though Wayne Rooney had a goal ruled out for offside.
Here’s five things we’ve learned from yesterday.
In a world where a grown man will hand one of the most respected managers in world football a piece of paper giving him advice on how to run one of the biggest clubs in the world it is easy to understand how atrocities happen in this world.
People really are awful.