Every club has that player who they are linked with every summer, a ‘saga’ ensues which lasts the majority of the window and nothing materializes. This particular saga is finally finished.
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Robin van Persie’s move between Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United came as quite a shock and it seems another Gunners Captain is on his way to Old Trafford.
With transfer stories flying about and all the defenders being linked with moves to Old Trafford, it would seem van Gaal doesn’t have much faith in the current centre-backs.
Louis van Gaal will not take charge at Old Trafford until after his World Cup campaign with the Netherlands in Brazil, but even he knows United need a new centre-back.
It has been a difficult summer so far for Manchester United, plenty of their main targets have either rejected moves or been sold to others. But could that change?
Since the exit of centre-back partnership Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, it was obvious that van Gaal would look to replace that with at least one top quality defender.
David Luiz’s transfer to Paris Saint Germain has Manchester United on alert, as it is believed that another talented Brazilian defender will be on his was out of Paris.
During David Moyes’ 10 months in charge at Old Trafford, it was expected that Wayne Rooney would replace the out-going Nemanja Vidic as Captain. Now not so much.
The father of Manchester United target Mats Hummels has insisted his son will not be leaving the Westfalenstadion this summer, despite interest from United.
Many fans believe that football testimonials are going to be a rare breed for modern-day football in the near future, so we should celebrate them whilst they’re here. This August, Manchester United will face La Liga side Sevilla in a testimonial for Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford.
An understrength Manchester United beat a Sunderland side at The Stadium of Light on 30th March 2013. Nothing surprising there but what did we learn?
Firstly we learned that Sunderland are a team in crisis.
According to rumours in the European and British press Manchester United have reportedly completed a deal to bring Benfica’s Argentine centre-back Ezequiel Garay to Old Trafford next season.
The former Real Madrid defender has impressed with the Portuguese giants getting his career back on track in Lisbon after arriving in 2011 after an unfortunate two-year spell in Spain.