We knew it’d been a while, too long, since Old Trafford had been rocked. Shattered. Thrown into turmoil.
We were a little surprised by the fairly positive slant being put on the seemingly imminent outgoings of Rafael, Jonny Evans and Robin van Persie, which might help to relieving the wage bill of £500k per week less than it was spending in May.
The Daily Star are the specialists when it comes to United’s unsteady foundations and they follow up La Parisien’s story that Louis van Gaal is prepared to accept £43m for Angel Di Maria from PSG. Yeah, that’s a likely story. But even it was, if Van Gaal is happy to accept it, how is that rocking Old Trafford? Huhhhhhhhhhh.
Confirmed activity yesterday saw Will Keane join Preston on a season long loan. With Robin van Persie edging towards the exit, United are light up front. And yet there is a dramatic lack of gossip outside of Darmian – with all this activity, it seems unfeasible that Van Gaal doesn’t have something up his sleeve… should we prepare ourselves for a splurge like we had last late-August? All will be revealed.
Players linked to United : Dani Alves, Hugo Lloris, Mats Hummels, Nathaniel Clyne, Gareth Bale, Morgan Schneiderlin, Nicolas Otamendi, Felipe Anderson, Petr Cech, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Gaitan, Ilkay Gundogan, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Bastian Schweinstiger, Harry Kane, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Muslera, Asmir Begovic, David Alaba, Carlos Bacca, Arturo Vidal, Joseph Colley, Gonzalo Higuain, Radja Nainggolan, Gregory van der Wiel, Mario Mandzukic, Christian Eriksen ’89, Roberto Dourado, Roberto Firmino, Memphis Depay, Jasper Cillessen, John Stones, Paul Pogba, Thomas Muller, Axel Witsel, Freddy Guarin, Seamus Coleman, Fabinho, Romelu Lukaku, Raphael Varane, Stefan De Vrij, Jerome Boateng, Dayot Upamecano, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, Arda Turan, Jordi Alba, Seamus Coleman, Edinson Cavani, Asmir Begovic, Matteo Darmian, Fernando Muslera, Mario Gotze, Arjen Robben