Man United gossip: Spaniard set for La Liga return as Dutch defensive colossus targeted

Saturday’s biggest Man United news and transfer gossip. Monaco received a bid higher than the £36m that Manchester United paid for Anthony Martial from an unnamed club in the summer, but the teenager wanted to move to Old Trafford, the Manchester Evening News reports. Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, 25, has credited his recent form to manager Louis van Gaal’s intensive training methods, according to the Daily Express. Sevilla are lining up the free transfer of Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes, according to reports in the Metro. The Champions League…

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Arsenal gossip: Lukaku spells out desire to join Gunners boss and Debuchy eyes exit

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 30, could review his situation at the club in January after falling behind Hector Bellerin, 20, in the Gunners’ pecking order and also losing his place in the France squad, the Daily Telegraph reports. Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, says he would love to play for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the Daily Mirror reports. But before that, he would like to be given the chance to prove himself to Jose Mourinho – the man who deemed him…

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Man United gossip: Summer Muller deal was ON and Winger still has vital role to play

Friday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer gossip. Manchester United tried to sign 26-year-old Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller “at all costs”, according to so-called ‘super agent’ Giovanni Branchini, via the Daily Mail. England manager Roy Hodgson says that 29-year-old striker Wayne Rooney’s place in his squad is not guaranteed, despite the Manchester United forward having become the country’s all-time leading scorer, the Daily Star reports. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, 64, says he is different to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger and former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson…

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Monaco president claims Anthony Martial rejected bigger offer to join Man United

Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev has claimed that teenage striker Anthony Martial rejected an even bigger offer from an unnamed club over the summer in order to be able to link up with Manchester United, the Metro reports. The 19-year-old eventually completed a huge deal on to head to Old Trafford on deadline day that could end up costing United £58m (via Metro) in a move that stunned onlookers in the football world. United came in for some heavy criticism for spending so much money on a player that has largely…

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Man United gossip: Ronaldo refuses to rule out Old Trafford return and van Gaal reveals squad concerns

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Thursday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer gossip. Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to commit his long-term future to Real Madrid amid reports that a return to Manchester United could be on the cards, the Metro reports. The Portugal star matched Raul’s record of 323 goals for Real with a brace against Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday night, despite having played 433 games less than the Spain legend. Louis van Gaal fears his players are tired, according to the Daily Express. Manchester United took all three points last night…

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Manchester United vs Wolfsburg predicted line up: Van Gaal to play strongest XI

After losing out on the challenge of PSV Eindhoven in the first round of matches, manager Louis van Gaal now faces the tricky task of getting something out of Bundesliga giants Wolfsburg. You can predict how the outcome will turn out by using this bet365 offer code. However, despite having a crucial clash with Arsenal to prepare for this weekend, van Gaal may be forced to pick his best XI to ensure that his Champions League trail remains on course. Last season United fans were praying for this kind of…

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Arsenal boss reveals why he didn’t make a move for Man United striker Anthony Martial

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he could have made a move for Monaco striker Anthony Martial before he joined Manchester United this summer, but didn’t because he thought that the Ligue 1 side wouldn’t sell, according to the Daily Star. The 19-year-old ended up heading to Old Trafford for an eye watering £36m fee on transfer deadline day (via Star) and has already gone on to score four goals in his opening five games for the club. Having made his way through Lyon’s academy, Martial made a name…

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Man Utd vs Sunderland – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be intent on picking up their third consecutive Premier League win against a Sunderland side that sits bottom of the table with the future of Head Coach Dick Advocaat in renewed doubt. The Red Devils come in Saturday in second place and just the two points behind their city rivals, and boss Louis van Gaal is making noises that his side can challenge for the title. If they can continue to grind out positive results, that may well be possible, but performances are still unconvincing and the sort of attacking…

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Southampton vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be aiming to bounce back from a dismal European night as they travel to Southampton, who have failed to score in three of their five Premier League games so far. The latest blank came last time out away to West Bromwich Albion in a game of few chances, but having looked the more likely to break the deadlock it will have been frustrating for manager Ronald Koeman that his side did not manage to come away with all three points. Dusan Tadic provided their biggest threat, and…

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PSV Eindhoven vs Man Utd – Match preview and team news

Manchester United make their return to the Champions League proper after a season away with a trip to The Netherlands to face Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven. Despite the shock of conceding an early goal, the Red Devils hit back well to earn a convincing 7-1 aggregate success over Club Brugge in their two-legged qualifier. Wayne Rooney was the man largely responsible for ensuring the tie did not become a nervy affair as hit hat-trick in the away match capped an authoritative performance, but only after Memphis Depay had been the star…

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Man United predicted XI vs PSV Eindhoven: Anthony Martial to be handed first start

Manchester United open their Champions League campaign with a tricky trip to Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. Louis van Gaal’s side will have been hugely boosted by the victory over Liverpool at the weekend, especially as they did it without captain Wayne Rooney, who is set to miss this clash with a hamstring injury (via BBC Sport). Here is how we expect United to line-up for the game against the Dutch champions: GK- David de Gea The Spaniard celebrated a new contract by making his first start of the…

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Wayne Rooney to miss Man United’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven

Man United captain Wayne Rooney will miss the Red Devils’ Champions League group-stage opener against PSV Eindhoven due to injury, BBC Sport report. The 29-year-old missed the victory over Liverpool after tweaking his hamstring in training, and Louis van Gaal has decided not to rush him back for the clash in the Netherlands (via BBC Sport). The decision from the manager has probably been made with the club’s lack of attacking options in mind. Had the Dutchman risked Rooney for the clash, he ran the risk of seeing his skipper…

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Man United gossip: Muller move planned for January, and Premier League great hails Martial

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils are confident that they will be able to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller in January, according to the Metro. United tried to bring the 26-year-old to Old Trafford during the summer, but were unable to agree a fee. However, the Metro suggests that the Bavarian side would be interested in selling the man who has scored six goals in the opening four games of the season. Premier League legend Thierry Henry has heaped praise upon Anthony Martial,…

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Thierry Henry heaps praise upon Man United new boy Anthony Martial after debut goal

Premier League legend Thierry Henry has heaped praise upon Manchester United’s new signing Anthony Martial after the sensational impact that the Frenchman made on his debut for the Red Devils, the Daily Express report. Questions were raised about whether the 19-year-old would ever be able to justify his fee – having cost United an initial £36m, which could eventually rise to £58m (via Express) – but he responded to his critics with an excellent goal to seal Louis van Gaal’s side’s victory over Liverpool. His ability to change his pace…

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Man United gossip: De Gea’s buyout clause revealed, and van Gaal plans to stay

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: David de Gea may have signed a new four-year deal with United, but it appears that a move away from the club may not be entirely out of the question, The Sun report. The Real Madrid target has had a buyout clause of £30m included in the contract, which may pave the way for a future move. Louis van Gaal may be about to follow in his goalkeeper’s footsteps by signing an extension with the Red Devils, the Daily Star report.…

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Man United gossip: Giggs to be named as next Red Devils boss as angry players confront LVG

Thursday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour gossip. England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, 29, has been called one of the greatest players of his generation by Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, according to the Daily Mirror. “There are many special players, but nobody like him” purred the Barcelona and Argentina superstar of Three Lions striker. Despite reaching the landmark achievement of 50 goals, Rooney says he still fears for his England place because of the emergence of talented youngsters such as Tottenham’s 22-year-old striker Harry Kane, The Guardian reports.…

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Louis van Gaal claims he signed Anthony Martial for his Man United successor Ryan Giggs

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confessed that he spent over the odds to sign Monaco forward Anthony Martial so that he would be around to play for his successor…Ryan Giggs. In a guest evening by United’s executive club members both the Dutchman and his number 2 took to the stage to field questions about transfers, formations and what the future of the Red Devils holds. The arrival of Martial for £36m certainly raised eyebrows, considering how the 19-year-old only made his senior debut earlier in the season and…

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Top five overpriced summer transfers: Man United, Man City and Liverpool all overpaid for their new stars

The CIES Football Observatory have used their statistics and data to compile a list of the players who were bought for too much in comparison with their true value. Here is the top five, along with how overpriced they actually were (via Metro): 5. Arda Turan £11.1m (Atletico Madrid to Barcelona) The 28-year-old was a pivotal part of Diego Simeone’s side for four years, helping them win the La Liga title, and reach the Champions League final in 2014. Nevertheless, his £24m move to Barcelona (via Guardian) saw the Catalan giants pay £11.1m too…

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Man United news: Pogba backs Martial for big future, and Real Madrid defender on radar

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Former United midfielder Paul Pogba has backed new signing Anthony Martial to have a bright future at Old Trafford, according to The Sun. The Juventus man has been working closely with the 19-year-old as part of Didier Deschamps’ France squad, and has been impressed what he has seen. “I’m very happy for him, he’s changed clubs now, he’s in the Premier League where he will train with great players and will keep improving,” he said. Louis van Gaal is interested in a…

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Paul Pogba backs Man United’s new signing Anthony Martial to shine at Old Trafford

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has backed his new international teammate Anthony Martial to shine at Old Trafford, according to The Sun. The 19-year-old finished a whirlwind week – which had begun with a £36m deadline day move to the Red Devils (via The Sun) – by making his France debut with a substitute appearance during Didier Deschamps’ side’s friendly victory over Portugal, and Pogba believes that he has seen enough to suggest that he will justify the incredible fee. “I call him ‘the young old man’ because he’s…

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Marcos Rojo rejected chance to leave Man United as part of the Anthony Martial deal

Manchester United were willing to let defender Marcos Rojo leave Old Trafford as part of the deal that saw Anthony Martial join from Monaco, only for the Argentinian to reject a move, according to the Daily Star. Louis van Gaal had become frustrated with the 25-year-old, the Star report, after he failed to take part in the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of America due a passport issue, and was thus happy to let him go if it helped to bring the 19-year-old to the club. However, Rojo snubbed the chance…

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Chelsea matched Man United’s bid for Anthony Martial, but it was too late to stop Old Trafford switch

Chelsea tried to stop Manchester United’s deadline day move for Anthony Martial, by sensationally matching the Red Devils’ offer for the Monaco man, according to the Daily Star. The 19-year-old became the world’s most expensive teenager following his £36m move to Old Trafford (via Star), despite beginning the window as a name that few in England had actually heard of – even United skipper Wayne Rooney had to ask Morgan Schneiderlin who he was when he heard that the Frenchman could be his new strike partner (via Daily Mail). But…

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Chelsea gossip: Fifth Stones bid planned, and Pogba is still keen to leave Juventus

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are planning to make a fifth bid for Everton defender John Stones in January after failing to sign him in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror. The 21-year-old submitted a transfer request during the window, but will still cost around £40m. Chelsea target Paul Pogba wants to leave Juventus in January, but only after resolving an image rights issue with a former agent, the Daily Star report. The agent wants £25m from the player, but Pogba is prepared to go…

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Man United news: Rooney tips Martial for bright future, but Valdes is still allowed to leave despite squad inclusion

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney has tipped the club’s new signing Anthony Martial for a very bright future at Old Trafford, despite having to ask Morgan Schneiderlin who he was when he heard that Louis van Gaal was pursuing him, the Daily Express report. “He’s got a lot of ability from what I’ve seen and I’m sure he’ll be a great player for us,” he said. Another new signing Matteo Darmian has made some interesting comments regarding his move to…

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Man United captain Wayne Rooney backs Anthony Martial to shine at Old Trafford, despite having to ask teammate who he was

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has backed the Red Devils’ newest signing Anthony Martial to be a major success at Old Trafford, despite having to ask Morgan Schneiderlin who he was when speculation linked the Frenchman with the Premier League side, the Daily Express report. The 19-year-old is the most expensive teenager in history following his deadline day move, which may cost United a staggering £58m after add-ons (via Express), and while Rooney admitted that he didn’t know too much about his new strike partner, he did tip him for…

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