Manchester United round-up: Sir Alex Ferguson was interested in Vincent Kompany deal

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If you’ve not been made aware by now, the fun never stops here at GiveMeSport HQ. What we mean by that is that we’re always on the lookout for breaking news, and that’s good for you lot.

Each day we compile specific round-ups in a bid to sate the appetite of baying supporters. This, coincidentally, is today’s. Read on below and enjoy.


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Kompany interest

The internet is overflowing with claims made by Sir Alex Ferguson in his new book. So guess what? Today we lead our round-up with a claim made by...Sir Alex Ferguson.

The latest interesting number to do the rounds focuses on the rumour that Manchester United looked into the possibility of signing Vincent Kompany while the Scot was in charge, with the Belgian named on a list of possible transfer targets from way back in 2004.

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Of course Kompany ended up with Manchester City and the rest, as they so often say, is history. Two of the other names on said list were Gabriel Heinze and Gerard Pique - that alone makes for interesting reading.

Van Gaal decision

Back to the present and Louis van Gaal has confirmed he doesn’t need either Jesse Lingard or James Wilson for United’s forthcoming Capital One Cup clash against Ipswich Town.

Van Gaal looks likely to field a relatively strong starting XI, but it won’t feature the two aforesaid starlets, as the Dutchman has confirmed himself.

Rojo annoyance

Finishing off our report, it’s over to team news. Van Gaal is supposedly annoyed with Marcos Rojo - yes, again - after the Argentina international failed to reveal the extent of an injury he picked up during the recent fixture against Southampton.

Van Gaal confirmed that Rojo had failed to warn the necessary parties that he was injured, with the Daily Mail stating that the Dutchman is infuriated as a result. That’s a strong word to use, but given the 25-year-old’s record it might be on point.

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