Manchester United News and Transfer Talk: Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes


Happy Thursday! Manchester United are currently in the midst of their International Champions Cup campaign, with a win over the current “holders” of the “silverware” Tottenham Hotspur earlier today. We have just 14 days until the summer transfer window closes, and there is still plenty of business to get finalized, so let’s take a look at the latest silly season narrative surrounding Bruno Fernandes.

The Sporting Lisbon midfielder is not likely to become the third signing of the summer for United. Just like the Harry Maguire situation, we are currently at an impasse.

Sporting CP have confirmed that their team captain is available this summer, but they want to create a bidding war and drive up the price.

Fernandes, a long time United target, increased his profile last night by being involved in both goals during his side’s 2-2 draw with United’s arch-rivals Liverpool at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The result meant that Liverpool completed their USA preseason tour with no victories.

United fans can no doubt get on board with the idea of signing a guy who can do damage against Liverpool! But the club is reportedly getting frustrated by transfer talks going nowhere, as the Portugese club wants to drive the price well above and beyond £56 million.

So while Fernandes maybe won’t become the third player signed this window, we do have a bit of news about the first, winger Daniel James, who got roughed up a bit during that preseason match with Spurs on Thursday.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino even apologized afterward for his team getting to physical in a match that was supposed to be an exhibition friendly.

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United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer however, believes James can take the pounding 0f the Premier League no problem.

“We can’t lose tackling in football as long as you tackle fairly,” Solskjaer said after the match.

“Dan is so quick and it’s not easy to time tackles against him. I can understand why players mis-time tackles against him and he’s a brave little boy and he jumps, he’s taken a few knocks over the tour but as an old man I like to see tackles.”

“There’s no rolling about or diving. If he stays down, he’s injured. But he gets up when he’s just hurt. There’s a difference between being hurt and injured.”

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  1. RAYMOND G says

    I Want Fenandes At Man United By Fire By Force, Woodward Sing PlayerS, Woodward Sing PlayerS, Woodward Sing PlayerS, If Not There’S Still Problem In Man UNITED.

  2. Anonymous says

    plz edwood buy Fernandez,magure & milencovic savic

  3. We want fernandes at man utd.. Woodward sign the players plz… Maquire and Fernandes must be available on this weekend otherwise we won’t be stable on Middlefield and back….. You have my words woodward……… And don’t be lazy…. U knw the side of the field we are weak so sign the player if you want glazer family to be happy…….

  4. Izu-young says

    Man United Management Is Very Poor! Imagine Losing@bruno

  5. Woodward we need Maguire and Fernandes ASAP

  6. Anonymous says

    Don’t need Maguire to slow to expensive, Fernandez and savic plus a cheaper centre half as savic has the height and skill to play Infront of back four.

  7. Anonymous says

    Please I would like united to sign Sergei-milinkoviv and Bruno kouli,

  8. Esutwice says

    Woodward! Woodward!! Woodward!!! sign maguire and bruno fernandes for us don’t waste time

  9. Jeks Don says

    I would like man u to buy Milencovic $ Maguire

  10. Esutwice says

    Woodward shame on you if you let man united (the tearter of dreams) fail to sign maguire and fernandes

  11. Tabua Stephen, Kampa,Uganda. says

    Am man utd fan please buy for us Bruno fernandes,Maguire and Dyaba we need our club to shine.

  12. Zimbo Fan says

    ED out!!!!!

  13. I wonder when man u will start doing business like Real Madrid and Barcelona..

  14. Seriously what are management and CEO Woodward doing.United is not a club to plead for players,but players are willing to play for the club.please sign Savic,Bruno and any good defender if Harry deal is ot that easy.Well need to compete in the league and europe.plsss we r beeging you Woodward.

  15. emma says says

    we need maguir and fernandes at man u

  16. I wonder when man utd will start doing business like Real Madrid,Barcelona or PSG, this teams knows what business is all about, plz Manu should remove Ed Woodward as chief executive the man is killing the club, what is the big deal if man u spends £50-70m for Bruno Fernandez, £70-80m for Sergei and £80m for Maguire or don’t they have the money to finalize all this deals..

  17. Anonymous says

    we need maguir and fernandes at man u emma says

  18. Okafor I. O says

    maguire,bruno,savic and dybala needed for us to compete,if Ed can’t sign or get the job done he should quit for me take over his job bcos i will do a better…OKAFOR I.O

  19. plz sign for us some more players this summer atleast spend Big to be a top team,fearing team man u have money but they don’ know how to spend what is going wrong really break the bank even threetime a season signed Harry maguire,S.milenkovic savic ,fernandez and paulo dybala lukaku’s alternative in he leave

  20. manchester united should do all the could to sign bruno or that lazio man,since ander herrera depart from oldtraford,man u should go and find the replacement.

  21. Omar Darboe says

    I wish I could be heard directly by Woodward and the Glazers, they will waste no time in securing the services of Fernandez, Mac…guire and savic. With these players we will be so strong to face any team.

  22. Pliz Admin, Get Bruno In A Hurry!

  23. EDDIE MAFABI says

    Let Pog Leave, We Hike Paulo And Fernandez Enough!


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