Sep 02 2014

Falcao a chance that could not be missed

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:25 am

9d95a711-b618-4707-a19c-9859617bc117Louis Van Gaal has said he could not pass up the opportunity to sign Radamel Falcao, once he was made aware that the Colombian might available this summer.

With Manchester City, Real Madrid and Juventus all chasing the Monaco striker, United entered the race yesterday morning, blitzing their rivals and finally securing the 28-year-old on a season-long loan, with the option to make the deal permanent in 12 months, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Sep 01 2014

United offload youngsters

MK-Dons-v-Manchester-United-Capital-One-Cup-Second-RoundManchester United youngsters Tom Lawrence and Nick Powell have completed a move to Leicester City. Both players join Nigel Pearson’s side with Powell on a season-long loan while Lawrence signs permanently for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £1m.

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Sep 01 2014

Welbeck agrees £16m Arsenal move

_77315179_danny_welbeck_pa_bodyDanny Welbeck has agreed to join Arsenal in a £16m deal, after a topsy-turvy deadline day during which his transfer to the Emirates remained in the balance until the very end.

Welbeck had attracted interest from Sunderland, Hull and Tottenham, with Spurs looking favourite to clinch a loan deal for the United striker, before Arsenal entered the race on Monday afternoon, as Arsene Wenger looked to bolster his options up-front following an injury that will keep Olivier Giroud out until December.

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Sep 01 2014

United confirm striker exit

Manchester-United-v-Swansea-City-Premier-LeagueJavier Hernandez has reached an agreement with Real Madrid and will be unveiled at the Santiago Bernabueu later on Monday, after completing his loan move to the European Champions.

With Radamel Falcao arriving on loan from Monaco, Hernandez’s opportunities to break into the first XI appeared even more limited and Louis Van Gaal decided the Mexican could be moved on, after months of speculations had linked him a host of European clubs, including Juventus, Valencia and Inter Milan.

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Aug 31 2014

United midfielder returns to Europe

Tag: Manchester United News @ 5:19 pm

Shinji KagawaShinji Kagawa has left Manchester United after just two seasons to return to Borussia Dortmund, the club from which United had signed him in the summer of 2012.

Dortmund are believed to have paid around £7m for the 25-year-old, half of what they received for him two years ago, with the Japanese’s price-tag driven down by two difficult seasons, during which he never managed to establish himself as regular starter at United, despite arriving at Old Trafford amid much promise.

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Aug 29 2014

Four days to create a different United

louis van gaalLouis Van Gaal insisted Manchester United will be a different side altogether after the transfer window shuts on Monday, as he continues the thorough rebuilding process he’s been tackling since he joined the club.

United have already spent over £130m on players and broke the British transfer record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7m but Van Gaal said the Argentine won’t be the last arrival this summer.

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Aug 29 2014

Number 7 tradition excites Di Maria

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:00 am

Angel-di-MariaAngel Di Maria revealed on Thursday that he was told about the significance of the number 7 at Manchester United by Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the Argentine former teammates at Real Madrid.

During his official presentation as Manchester United player, Di Maria said he was eager to follow in the footsteps of the great players who have previously donned the club’s most important shirt, from George Best – though he wore 8 and 11 just as often – to Bryan Robson, from Eric Cantona to David Beckham and Ronaldo himself.

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Aug 27 2014

Humiliated but not shocked

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:14 am

louis van gaalLouis Van Gaal said he was “not shocked” by United’s abysmal capitulation against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup last night, as his team slumped to one of their most embarrassing defeats in over a decade.

Experimental though the line-up might have been with a few youngsters making their first team debut, United were still able to call upon David De Gea, Jonny Evans, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and, albeit briefly, Shinji Kagawa, but did not spare them the blushes of being thrashed by a League One side.

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