A very good morning to all Manchester United fans, and welcome to the roundup that will see you get your fix of all things Red Devils-based.
Today’s edition brings forth a complementary mixture of quotation-backed humdrum and gossip that can either be digested as credible or thrown into the bin like a mouldy banana. The beauty of it is that it’s really your choice.
So without further ado let us fawn of the most recent rumours to come out of camp United. Remember to leave your comments in the box below.
Louis van Gaal is a firm admirer of Nathaniel Clyne it would seem and the Southampton right-back ranks amongst his top targets for the summer transfer window.
However if the Dutchman wants to turn him into a United player by the beginning of next season he’s going to have to offer him something that former teammate Luke Shaw hasn’t been able to grab with both hands yet; first-team football.
Clyne’s latest comments, issued when he was asked about the ongoing speculation over his future, heavily implied that he’s only interested in playing football at the moment, and he’s not even particularly bothered about the uncertainty surrounding where he might be doing that as of next year.
The young full-back confirmed his agent was negotiating a new deal with the Saints currently, and so Van Gaal will have to move fast.
“I am enjoying my football for Southampton, playing week-in, week-out and it is an up-and-coming club," he said.
“I am happy playing for Southampton and happy to stay at Southampton as well.”
“My agent is negotiating, so I will just leave it with my agent and I am just going to concentrate on playing my football.”
Next up we’ve got the latest transfer bombshell from infamous gossiper Guillem Balague, who can very much claim to being the Master of Whisperers in the football world - Game of Thrones fans you’ll appreciate that reference.
The Spaniard’s latest offering is that United are set to bid once more for the services of Argentina centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, currently of Valencia. It’s said that his current club will accept nothing shy of his £36.8 million release clause, though Van Gaal could well test their resolve.
Scholes on Pogba
Lastly it’s Paul Scholes’ turn to once again occupy the limelight, with the United legend having joked that Paul Pogba wasn’t good enough for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side before he departed for Juventus.
Recently the former midfielder revealed that it was his decision to come out of retirement and play for the Red Devils during the 2012/13 campaign that led to Pogba’s exit, although the Frenchman is now a global star.
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