It was always going to happen, one newspaper was always going to fall for the excitement, and the Daily Star have quite boldly proclaimed there could be as many as eleven players either leaving or arriving at Old Trafford before the transfer deadline passes.
Sadly there’s nothing new once you delve a little deeper. The paper links Arturo Vidal with a move to the club and that ship seems to have sailed – although they curiously place the Vidal ‘talks’ as a back up incase the move of Nigel De Jong falls through.
Sky report that Hull City have joined Aston Villa in the race for Tom Cleverley. Cleverley was left out of United’s squad yesterday, indicating the writing is on the wall.
Perhaps the most interesting news today is Micky Gray – the former United trainee who made his name at Sunderland – who now works for Talksport and claims that Rene Meulensteen is set to return to Old Trafford.
Rene Meulensteen on his way back to #MUFC Great news for Manchester United
— michael gray (@mickygray33) August 31, 2014
However, we urge extreme caution on this one, friends. A Twitter search for Meulensteen sees that the rumour was apparently started by a Twitter “ITK”. Call us dubious for this one.