Jun 27 2014

United confirm Shaw’s arrival

Tag: Manchester United News @ 3:05 pm

1566FFE474394426A29ED9FE40F4F631Manchester United have officially announced their second signing in less than 24 hours, with England international Luke Shaw arriving at Old Trafford from Southampton in a deal worth around £33m.

The 18-year-old completed a medical on Thursday night and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal thought to be worth in the region of £100,000-per-week, instantly becoming the most expensive teenager in English football’s history, beating the record previously held by one Wayne Rooney.

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Jun 27 2014

Butt to continue as United coach

Tag: Academy,Manchester United News @ 11:19 am

65433.3Nicky Butt is expected to remain as Manchester United as a coach once the Louis Van Gaal era finally gets underway in its earnest, with the former United midfielder set to continue his role with the club’s academy.

A product of the Class of ’92, Butt will continue to manage the Under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League and he’ll also continue to work alongside Warren Joyce with the Under-21 side, after having being temporarily promoted to the first team fold by Ryan Giggs when the Welshman replaced David Moyes for the last four games of last season.

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Jun 26 2014

United confirm first signing

Tag: Manchester United News @ 5:10 pm

photoManchester United have confirmed the arrival of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao on a four-year deal with an option for a fifth, after triggering the Spaniard’s buy-out clause.

United’s interest in the 24-year-old midfielder had unexpectedly resurfaced during the week and Herrera underwent a medical at Carrington yesterday afternoon, but the move looked to have stalled this morning, as Athletic Bilbao issued a statement in which they announced a £28.8m offer from United had been rejected.

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Jun 26 2014

First signing on hold as United have bid rejected

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:09 am

487091377--Copy_3163068Athletic Bilbao have announced this morning that they have rejected an offer from Manchester United for Ander Herrera, less than 24 hours after the midfielder was thought to have undergone a medical at Carrington.

United were close to sign the 24-year-old midfielder 12 months, before the deal collapsed on deadline day when lawyers claiming to be operating on behalf of United in Bilbao turned out to be impostors, as Athletic insisted United did not come close to meet Herrera’s release clause.

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Jun 24 2014

Defender leaves United “to win trophies”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:17 pm

buttner-moscowAlex Buttner was today unveiled as a Dynamo Moscow player as he became the third player after Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand to leave Old Trafford just over a month after the end of the season but, unlike the former two centre-backs, the Dutchman isn’t going to be sorely missed at United.

Arrived a surprise signing from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2012, Buttner never managed to establish himself in the starting XI and made just 13 Premier League appearances in his two seasons at the club making up slightly less than the 50% of his 28 appearances in all competitions for United.

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Jun 18 2014

2014-15 fixtures: United face easy start

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:14 am

Louis van GaalManchester United will open their Premier League campaign against Swansea on August 16th at Old Trafford, before facing Sunderland and newly-promoted Burnley away in consecutive weeks and will end their campaign away at Hull. Louis Van Gaal will face his first big test as Manchester United manager on October 25th as the Reds host Chelsea, before traveling across town to face City the following week, with a trip to the Emirates three weeks after that. United host Liverpool on December 13, while the festive period sees them at home against Newcastle on Boxing Day, away at Spurs on December 28th and away at Stoke on New Year’s Day.

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May 30 2014

Blame lies with the players, says United defender

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:20 am

RafaelManchesterUnitedMarch2014_3111628Rafael has insisted the players should shoulder the blame for United’s abysmal showing last season and that him and his team-mates are the only figures responsible for United’s worst season since 1989-90, as United finished seventh and missed out on European football altogether for the first time in over two decades.

The Brazilian right-back was a regular under David Moyes, before an injury picked up in March sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign, as Ryan Giggs replaced the sacked Moyes for the last four games, trying to inject some momentum in a squad that had looked shambolic for the previous nine months.

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May 22 2014

Scholes questions Woodward and Rooney

Tag: Manchester United News @ 3:04 pm

1241834-26827479-2560-1440Paul Scholes has claimed that Wayne Rooney might have already reached his peak and that Ed Woodward will have a lot to answer for if United do not complete a couple of world class signings this summer.

Rooney looked set to leave United last summer after relationship between him and Sir Alex Ferguson broke down, but was convinced to remain at the club by David Moyes and ended up signing a new five-year deal which will probably keep him at Old Trafford for the remainder of his career.

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