Jul 14 2015

Why Fergie’s last gamble paid off

rvp_1789656aIt is just over a year since Robin Van Persie’s diving header met Daley Blind’s cross before flying past Iker Casillas, as Holland drew level against Spain in their World Cup debut.

Most of those watching the game took the Dutchman’s finish as a glimpse of what the future had in store for him and Manchester United.

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Jul 13 2015

United land midfield target

CJy5mBtUcAAygLLMorgan Schneiderlin said joining Manchester United was an easy decision to make and that he is looking forward to win trophies at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman became United’s fourth signing of the summer when he completed his £24m move from Southampton on Monday, ahead of joining his new teammates on the US tour.

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Jul 13 2015

Schweinsteiger: “United the only club I’d have left Bayern for”

Tag: Manchester United Players @ 2:10 pm

82881cc0-7faf-479a-ae7e-5c01c1841632-2060x1236Bastian Schweinsteiger has said Manchester United are the only club he would have left Bayern Munich for and that he was ready to test himself in the Premier League.

The Germany international, who completed his £15m move to Old Trafford on Monday before joining his new team-mates on their US tour, said only the prospect of playing for United could convince him to bring his 17-year spell at the Bavarian giants to an end.

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Jul 12 2015

Sources claim that Schneiderlin has completed medical

16672573530_aa13d936fa_oWithin the last few hours sources within the Manchester Evening News have claimed that Morgan Schneiderlin has completed his medical today and will travel to the US tomorrow for United’s pre season tour.

Both Rob Dawson and Stuart Mathieson have claimed that the French midfielder completed a medical earlier today in secret and is due to be part of Van Gaal’s pre season plans. Neither journalist are yet to reveal the fee that was agreed, but many speculate it being around 25 million.

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but the two journalists appear to have been briefed and are currently only awaiting confirmation on the fee and wages.

Many were unsure United would continue to pursue Southampton’s defensive midfielder after the club secured the signature of Bastian Schweinsteiger on Saturday, but it looks like Van Gaal wants both midfielders amongst the squad. Clearly the United boss is looking for strength in depth with Champions league football this season.

William Dawson


Jul 12 2015

RVP to leave United this weekend

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 7:27 am

Manchester-United-v-Leicester-City-Premier-LeagueRobin Van Persie will join Fenerbache by the end of this weekend, according to the Turkish club’s chairman, Aziz Yildirim.

The Dutchman, who is expected to cost the Istanbul side approximately £3.6m, will join former United teammate Nani in Turkey.

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Jul 12 2015

United unveil new signing

Tag: Manchester United News @ 6:39 am

matteo-darmian-manchester-united-louis-van-gaal_3324349Manchester United have confirmed Matteo Darmian as their latest signing, after agreeing a deal with Torino for the Italian right-back.

The Italy international was officially unveiled on Saturday night after signing a four-year deal with an option for a further 12 months, while the Serie A outfit will initially receive £12.7m.

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Jul 11 2015

Imminent transfers for a complete midfield overhaul

Schweinsteiger_29660811Like a diabetic in a sweet shop all this midfield transfer activity has become a little overwhelming. For years under the Sir Alex Ferguson most of us just accepted that a midfield was a luxury and not a necessity. It seems Van Gaal is happy to introduce a radical idea of having players in the middle of the park, rather than the Chilean number six Émpty Spacé that’s occupied the role for years.

Last night Europe’s biggest selling newspaper Bild broke the story that Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to sign for United for an approximate fee of 18 million Euros. The German publication have since penned a good luck letter to the German international this morning and put the announcement on their front page.

Though the 30 year old has countless honours, indisputable quality and a wealth of experience-not to mention Bastian has played under Van Gaal before-there are still doubts over the signing. These have largely come because of the midfielder’s recent injury record and his age, but in a time where United need quick fixes for fast results a signing like this could be pivotal in next season’s title challenge.

More news broke last night in Manchester that the signing of the German midfielder would not be instead of but rather alongside the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin. Van Gaal is looking to reinforce the midfield so is still interested in bringing Southampton’s star midfielder to Old Tafford even if Schweinsteiger arrives in Manchester this week.

Both James Robson from Manchester Evening News and Greg Stobart from Goal.com have run stories that the United boss wants both midfielders in the squad next season. A midfield that would be indisputably formidable and something United have missed since the days of Paul Scholes and Roy Keane.

Media outlets are running stories that Van Gaal wants the transfers completed by Monday, but this is undoubtedly wild speculation. With Bayern Munich due to reveal their 2015-2016 squad later today in Munich, the absence or presence of Schweinsteiger will dictate how likely he’ll be wearing Manchester red next season.

William Dawson


Jul 06 2015

United agree to sell striker

Tag: Transfers & Loans @ 3:58 am

henriquez_dinamoManchester United have reached an agreement with Dinamo Zagreb to sell Angelo Henriquez to the Croatian side.

Henriquez has impressed during his spell in the Croatian capital,  scoring 20 goals in 25 appearances for Dinamo, as the outfit from the Croatian capital won the Croatian First League.

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