Manchester United are pursuing the teenage son of Everton Academy Director Peter Vint. United Academy Director, and club icon Nicky Butt is looking to finalize a deal for Will Vint, a teenage super prospect. The teen’s Instagram page already describes him as a “Footballer at Manchester United.”Follow paulmbanks
Bastian Schweinsteiger has finally gotten his escape route from Manchester United. The long frozen out former German National Team Captain is headed to the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. This potential deal has been discussed in detail since November with transfer rumors circulating for the past few months, and thus we already crafted an in depth piece on the pros and cons at this link.
It had been thought that Schweinsteiger could move during the January transfer period, but it did not materialize. Now it’s on, with Schweinsteirger set to join the team this week, with all the formalities complete.Follow paulmbanks
In the summer of 2015 we had to endure daily De Gea “will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid?” updates to the point that it exceeded egregious tedium. The whole repetitive soap opera ended fittingly with a fax machine snafu kiboshing the transfer at the midnight hour.
Shortly after the potential move crumbled, due to logistical failings, De Gea signed a long term deal to remain at Old Trafford. That said, we still might have to endure Edurne driven transfer speculation AGAIN this summer. Yes, the Spanish pop star girlfriend of De Gea is reportedly house hunting for the power couple in the Spanish capital, we learned this week.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard is the answer to a very interesting trivia question. He is both the final goal scorer of the Louis van Gaal era and the first to score in the Jose Mourinho regime. Lingard finds himself in and out of the starting XI for United, but he’s a fairly significant contributor.
The 24-year-old winger has seen contract extension talks between the club and his representation stall out, but he maintains that he wants to stay. Lingard says his heart is at Man United.
“The contract is still ongoing with talks at the moment,” he said while on international duty with England.Follow paulmbanks
Remember that Manchester United fanzine poll in September which showed 99% of respondents wanting Wayne Rooney dropped from the starting XI? Well, they got their wish, as he did go to the bench for awhile. However, the criticism Rooney receives is perhaps unlike any football player all across the world.
The United and England Captain has sometimes been analogized to the Queen, being called a “meaningless figurehead” in opinion columns. There have been many funny swings taking at Rooney, but that specific slam is definitely among the most creative and clever.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho took in Croatia’s 1-0 win over Ukraine last night in Zagreb, but he denies that his attendance was for the purposes of scouting.
Earlier in the week, Mourinho met with the agent of Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who was also in the house. However, his client sat out the outing due to suspension. Mourinho maintains that this traveling wasn’t for work, or even a “workcation” but instead was just for fun.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho was in Zagreb this week to meet with the agent of Ivan Perisic, Inter Milan forward. Mourinho was then reportedly sarcastic to reporters who were tailing him; no doubt trying to get a summer transfer story scoop out of this situation.Follow paulmbanks
Spanish pop star Edurne Garcia, better known by her stage name Edurne is the girlfriend of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. She currently lives in two places, splitting time between Madrid and Manchester. It was widely considered that Edurne was one of the major reasons why De Gea previously desired a return to his hometown of Madrid.
In the summer of 2015 we had to endure daily De Gea “will he stay at Manchester United, or move to Real Madrid?” updates to the point that it exceeded egregious tedium. The whole repetitive soap opera ended fittingly with a fax machine snafu kiboshing the transfer at the midnight hour.Follow paulmbanks
It’s been well known for some time that Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is the number one summer transfer target for Manchester United. It’s also no secret that United feel pretty confident that they’ll sign the world famous superstar. Conventional wisdom holds that France teammate and confidant Paul Pogba will be key to recruiting Griezmann to Old Trafford.
Given reports yesterday, this situation looks very favorable for United, as the deal seems to be moving increasing towards closure.Follow paulmbanks
Ivan Perisic is the latest Manchester United transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today, and there’s good reason for that.
This isn’t just tabloid back page “FAKE NEWS!”, there’s substance to this one as United Manager Jose Mourinho was spotted in Zagreb, Croatia meeting with the agent of Ivan Perisic, a gentleman by the name of Predrag Mijatovic.Follow paulmbanks
As it’s international break time, news is very slow, except for puff pieces and transfer rumors and gossip right now. What follows is about as puff piece as it gets, but it’s still fun and interesting for Manchester United fans everywhere. United midfielder Ander Herrera has hailed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as “a genius.”
Ibra has been United’s main scorer this season, and only real genuine scoring threat. He moved to United on a free transfer this past summer from Paris Saint-Germain, and his acquisition has turned out much better than anyone expected. Zlatan seems to be aging like a fine wine.Follow paulmbanks
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has said in the past that he never really got true chances at Manchester United, nor at Real Madrid. The star striker for El Tri and Bayer Leverkusen had an amazing first season in the Bundesliga last year, but hasn’t duplicated that magic this year.
The ex United forward was named by Jose Mourinho as one of three Red Devils that the current boss says he would have never sold. (The other two were Danny Welbeck and Angel Di Maria, and you can read the entire quotes at this link).Follow paulmbanks