Wow. Woodward’s gone done good.
The news that Matteo Darmian was flying in for a medical on Friday evening was quickly followed by breaking stories that Bastian Schweinsteiger was signing for United.
And blow us down if that didn’t happen – as swift as that, United agreed the transfer of the summer. Of course, we know the big news was RetroUnited.com coming back online after a few days – sorry about that. We’ll make it up to you.
One of the biggest days in recent British football history with regards to big transfers isn’t enough to satisfy the newspapers.
The Daily Star say we’ll seek to land Nicolas Otamendi.
The MEN say we’re making Morgan Schneiderlin our priority.
One thing for sure – as soon as we hear something from foreign press, we’ll pay more attention to it!
That doesn’t mean that we’ll pay much attention to Marca’s claim that we want Keylor Navas in any deal for David De Gea. Maybe we do. We’ll see. But it feels like there’s very much a standoff – and we’re inclined to believe that we do have a real chance of signing Sergio Ramos. It just needs a couple of things to happen.
Whatever, you have to be impressed with Woodward and Louis van Gaal. We tweeted ‘Gaalacticos’ yesterday. We like that.
The Sun say we’re in for Christian Benteke as a cheaper option to Gonzalo Higuain or Thomas Muller.
While one striker leaves – Robin van Persie is set to join Fenerbahce – a defender may also be on the move. Jonny Evans may move to Arsenal for £10m according to the Sunday Mirror.
Anyway, anything might happen between now and Monday morning…
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