Entering this January transfer window it was thought that the most likely move made by Manchester United would be shipping out Memphis Depay. He supposedly told Jose Mourinho that he is not happy with a place on the bench at Manchester United and says the frustration has left him feeling like a ‘loaded gun;’ according to an October Daily Mail story.Follow paulmbanks
Manager Jose Mourinho has guided Manchester United to a current sixth place standing in the Premier League table. The Red Devils are currently on an undefeated run in their last 16 across all competitions. Today brought his weekly press conference. In the Friday presser he previews tomorrow’s clash at Stoke City.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United will head to the Bet365 Stadium, otherwise known as the Britannia Stadium, before selling out the name to a corporation, in Stoke-on-Trent at pretty much full strength. Defender Eric Bailly is the only notable absentee, as he’ll be away on international duty for the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations.
They really don’t have any injuries at all for Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Stoke City.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United will head to the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent for Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Stoke City.
United had won nine in a row, until arch-rival Liverpool snapped that streak last Sunday in a very controversial 1-1 draw. The Red Devils do still have their unbeaten in their last 16 streak going.
The last times the two sides, in October, it was a frustrating match for the home side as Stoke tied it in the 82nd minute and heavily favored United dropped two points.Follow paulmbanks
The January transfer window is open for 12 more days of business, but Manchester United are not doing any shopping. There aren’t many, if any transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere and media world pertaining to any United buys this winter transfer window.
There has been sale some activity of course though. We just learned yesterday that winger Memphis Depay is off to Lyon, and earlier in the window midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was sold to Everton.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United Defender Luke Shaw, who has not played since limping off at half time of the EFL Cup quarter-final victory over West Ham United in November. Shaw has suffered through an injury-plagued career at United, and in the big picture, you have to think that his number of chances could be running out soon. Manager Jose Mourinho has publicly called out the young Englishman, and there has been reported contention between Shaw and his teammates.
This January transfer window has also seen transfer rumor stories indicating that United will take offers for the left back, in the interest of shipping him out this summer.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United is one of the world’s largest, richest, well known and most football clubs of all time. They have broken the British transfer fee purchase record 12 times, most recently with Angel Di Maria in 2014 at £59.3 million.
United finally broke the world transfer fee purchase record this summer with the re-acquisition of Paul Pogba for £89.3 million.
Indeed #Pogback was the media sensation of the summer. United can spend money like water because they’re proverbially printing currency over there at Old Trafford.
Manchester United forward Memphis Depay has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for a few months now.
Of course, United had not accepted a bid for Depay, because the market for the Dutch winger is very much down. That appears to have changed today with Old Trafford now receiving a bid that they find acceptable. French side Lyon was among the few interested clubs, (Everton was too) and the price they’re willing to pay is half what United paid in May of 2015.
Still, it looks like a deal has now been struck.Follow paulmbanks
Sky Sports personality and Manchester native Kate Abdo will now join FOX Sports to serve as a studio host for the network’s soccer/portfolio. This comes on the heels of her “loan move” from Sky to FOX (two companies who are in partnership with one another) for the broadcast of the Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada that summer.
Now today FOX announced it’s a “permanent deal” instead of a “loan move.” [Read more…]Follow paulmbanks
French winger Antoine Griezmann is intrigued by all things Manchester United. He currently plays alongside United’s £89.3 million man, midfielder Paul Pogba on the French National Team, and he wants to play with Pogba on the club level as well.
The Atletico Madrid star is often gossiped about leaving, and he’s also been a Manchester United target off and on the past couple years. It’s increasing clear that United are going to do absolutely nothing of note this January transfer window. There’s 13 days until it closes, but don’t expect any action.
Come summer time though, it should be a different story. The team is confident they’ll sign Griezmann once the real transfer window opens.Follow paulmbanks
It looks like Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea had a very thrilling night this week. He attended the Avenged Sevenfold show at Manchester Arena Monday night and his outing included some back stage passes. De Gea, who’s girlfriend is a major music act (Spanish pop sensation Edurne, here’s a link to more on her) got to meet one of his apparently favorite bands.
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When Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho called out left back Luke Shaw, singling out the young defender for his mistake back in September, it was alarming. It was reminiscent of a habit Mourinho sometimes had last season at Chelsea- throwing his own players under the bus.
While Luke Shaw did not publicly respond to his manager’s harsh criticism of him, there have been reports that he was privately very disappointed. Around the same time, Shaw suffered what was reported then as a minor groin tear.Follow paulmbanks