Saturday, 30 August 2014
Manchester United have agreed a fee for Holland defender Daley Blind. Blind was part of Hollands solid defence in the 2014 World Cup. He is a very versatile defender, who can play Left Back, Centre Back and Right Back. The current Ajax defender will just have to agree personal terms with Manchester United. It is believed that they agreed a fee around £14 million.
Will he come? Leave your thoughts on the comments page, also about whether Arturo Vidal will move to Manchester United.
Don't miss Burnley v Manchester United at 12.45 on BT Sport.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
In the past two hours, Manchester United have completed the signing of Argentina star Angel Di Maria for a British record transfer fee of £59.7 million, on a 5 year contract.
The record was perviously held by Fernando Torres when he moved from Liverpool to Chelsea for £50 million.
The 26 year old is Louis Van Gaal's fourth signing of the summer, increasing their Summer spending to a whopping £131.7 million!
Louis Van Gaal described Di Maria as a, "World class player" and went on to say,
"There is no doubting his immense natural talent. He is tremendously fast and incisive left-footed player who puts fear into the most accomplished defence. His dribbling skills and his ability to take on and beat opponents are a joy to watch. He is an excellent addition to the team."
Van Gaal also referred to him as a,"World class midfielder," and "most importantly he is a team player."
Di Maria started his career at Rosario Central and stayed there from 2005-2007. He then moved to Benfica for around £7 million where he stayed until 2010.
He made 76 appearances and scored 7 goals.
In 2010 Di Maria moved to one of the legendary Spanish giants, Real Madrid where he played 124 games and scored 22.
Now he has moved to Manchester United, and we have no idea what's ahead...
During his incredible club football, he has played for the Argentinian first team since 2008. So far he has played 52 games and scored 10 goals. (up to date as of the 26th August 2014.)
Also, don't miss MK Dons V Manchester United on Sky Sports. Kick off at 20.00 on Sky Sports
Manchester United have agreed a British record fee of £59.7 Million, for the Argentinian star Angel Di Maria. He is set to complete his medical this morning.
He has overtaken the British record fee that was held by the Spain international Fernando Torres who moved from Liverpool to Chelsea for £50 million!
The 26 year old has brought Manchester United summer spending to a total of £132 million subject to Di Maria's medical.
He is expected to make his debut against Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor in the Premier League.
To see my previous match report between Sunderland and Manchester United click here
Monday, 25 August 2014
Louis Van Gaal, who was wanting to improve from his 2-1 defeat to Swansea City last Saturday, managed only a 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
The game was played at The Stadium Of Light and kicked of at 16.00 hours.
It was a very quick start for Manchester United, Juan Mata scored in the 17th minute. It was a close ranged shot assisted by Antonio Valencia.
A few chances followed but in the 30th minute Sunderland's new signing from Manchester City Jack Rodwell equalised with a header from the centre of the box, assisted from a corner by Sebastian Larsson.
13 minutes later United made a substitution, off came Chris Smalling, because of an injury and on came the young star Michael Keane.
Half time: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United.
After kick off a few chances were created by both sides, but at 61minutes Ashley Young was shown a yellow card.
One minute later Robin Van Persie, who has just come back from injury, was replaced by Danny Welbeck.
Adnan Januzaj also replaced the Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher.
Meanwhile, Sunderland brought on Jordi Gomez, who arrived on the 1st July 2014 on a free transfer from Wigan, and he replaced the goal scorer Jack Rodwell.
After another 4 minutes Tom Cleverly was shown a yellow card for a bad foul.
At the 76 and the 78th minute Sunderland made two changes, Jozy Altidore came on for Steven Fletcher and Liam Bridcutt replaced William Buckley.
A couple more chances were created by both sides but all were squandered and the match ended Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United.
Click here for my previous match report on Manchester United V Swansea.
This is what Louis Van Gaal had to say in his post match interview:
Saturday, 23 August 2014
According to numerous reports Angel Di Maria, the Madrid Star, has told new Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo that he wants to join Manchester United.
Rojo is one of Di Maria's international team mates. Also, according to some newspapers, United are setting up a bid of around £60 million.
Di Maria is set to be left out of the Real Madrid team tonight. He has also requested to leave Madrid.
But Manchester United are not the only team linked with Di Maria, Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain are also interested.
If these reports are true then lets hope his wish is granted and he comes to Old Trafford.
A bit of other team news, Rojo will not play against Sunderland because he does not have a work permit.
Click here to read my previous post about Di Maria.
On this website you can now vote where Manchester United will finish this season in the Premier league.
The poll is located in the left hand sidebar.
Making lots of headlines are the midfield duo-Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera who both acquired ankle injuries. Fellani will have a scan today which will rule him out for tomorrows game against Sunderland.
Manchester United have seven injured players who are Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellani, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw, Johnny Evans and Anotonio Valencia who is back in training but not in consideration for a starting spot.
But there is some good news Robin Van Persie is
fit to play who missed the opening game against Swansea.
If you would like to see my Manchester United V Swansea City report click here
Click here for my Manchester United Pre-Match facts