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Manchester United - Post-Ferguson

Started on 28 October 2013 by TCO
Latest Reply on 27 January 2014 by kdavva
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I say let him go, you can find better replacements for cheaper, such as Alvarez Balanta. Anyways, good luck! :D
2013-11-26 22:03#146216 The Madridista : I say let him go, you can find better replacements for cheaper, such as Alvarez Balanta. Anyways, good luck! :D
If I get a nice offer in then yeah definitely. I'll check that guy out as well, thank you;D
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Eyes to the Future
18 year old Adnan Januzaj training with the First Team.

Adnan Januzaj has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a five-year contract that will see his wages rise from just £8,000 a week to £18,000. The youngster will earn in excess of £4.7M throughout the five years.

Januzaj’s previous contract, which he signed two years ago when he joined United from Anderlecht, was due to run out at the end of this campaign with a host of leading European clubs, including Barcelona, hovering. “It’s like a dream,” Januzaj said after signing the deal.
The nightmare scenario for United was for Januzaj to run down his contract and leave for a relatively small development fee because he is under 24, which was the way they lost French midfielder Paul Pogba to Juventus.
Talks have been ongoing prior to Josh Sleightholm's appointment as manager and the deal will be a significant positive for the club’s new executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward who has conducted negotiations.

“We have been trying to get Adnan to sign for quite a few months, Moyes had offered one a few times, so it was not just in my time,” Sleightholm was quoted. “But obviously he’s an exceptionally talented player and one we were happy to have.”
Januzaj is said to be on of the two young stars that will feature in Uniteds 13/14 campaign, the other being Premier League newcomer Wilfried Zaha. Both being exceptionally talented players, and fairly young, both are expected to make appearances regularly throughout the season, which leaves Ashley Young's position at the club in doubt.

Januzaj’s modest salary until his new deal reflects the fact that he signed for United aged just 16 and came through the club’s youth set-up before breaking into the first team this season. However, should he continue to figure in the first team he can expect considerable improvements.
It is also understood that Januzaj, who is eligible for several countries including Belgium, Albania, Serbia and Turkey, is leaning towards waiting another three years so he might fulfil the five-year residency rule permitting him to become an England international. The FA has already held talks with United to ascertain his intentions.
Really nice update, Januzaj is quality!
Nice to see that you have got Januzaj tied down to a long contract.
He should do great for you :)
joethequin: Thanks;D & Yeah hope he can do a bit for me this season.

pompeyblue: Yeah glad I got him, didn't want any other clubs taking him;p
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Manchester United announce new face
Swiss International Ricardo Rodríguez has completed his move to Manchester United

Ricardo Rodríguez has completed his move to Manchester United from VFL Wolfsburg for a fee of £7M. The Swiss left back has signed a four-year deal after passing a medical with United.

United manager Josh Sleightholm says he expects the 20-year-old to prove a big success in England. "Ricardo is a very talented defender with everything we need, and at the age of 20, he has a lot of time to develop." said Sleightholm. He added: "I think he can make an impact to the team now, despite Evra being the obvious first choice, but Evra still has a few more years under his belt."
Ricardo is United's first, but possibly not the only capture of the summer, speculation about Benficas Nemanja Matic has been circulating the sporting world, but confirmation from either side is yet to happen.

Rodríguez has played 41 games for the German side since his £7M move from Zurich in 2011, and not winning anything throughout his time there. The fact that United could offer up some glory will of been a huge factor in the Swiss' decision to leave.

"This is a challenge I am really looking forward to," said Rodríguez. "The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is such a massive club. This is a really exciting time for me and I can't wait to meet the team and start playing."

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Pre-Season Results

Wednesday 10th July 2013 | Old Trafford | Att. 0 | Friendly

Manchester United 4-0 Manchester United Reserves

(4-2-3-1) United XI: Dea Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Carrick, Fellaini, Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa, van Persie Subs Used: Hernandez, Jones, Cleverly, Januzaj, Ferdinand

A.Valencia (9', 65'), S.Kagawa (41'), W.Rooney (60')

Saturday 13th July 2013 | St. Jakobspark | Att. 29,805 | Friendly

Basel 3-1 Manchester United

(4-1-2-1-2) United XI: Dea Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Fabio, Carrick, Valencia, Zaha, Kagawa, van Persie, Hernandez Subs Used: Januzaj, Jones, Cleverley, Welbeck, Young, Giggs, Evra

A.Januzaj (85')
V.Stocker (21',27'), M.Streller (90+1')

Wednesday 17th July 2013 | Daejeon World Cup Stadium | Att. 23,164 | Friendly

Daejeon 0-1 Manchester United

(4-2-3-1) United XI: Lindegaard, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra, Cleverley, Fellaini, Young, Rooney, Kagawa, Welbeck Subs Used: Carrick, Januzaj, Pereira, Buttner

S.Kagawa (13')
Kim Il-Chan

Saturday 20th July 2013 | Jeju World Cup Stadium | Att. 15,140 | Friendly

Jeju 1-1 Manchester United

(4-2-3-1) United XI: Dea Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Fabio, Cleverley, Fellaini, van Persie, Young, Rooney, Hernandez Subs Used: Smalling, Anderson, Carrick, Welbeck, Kagawa, Evra

J.Hernadez (39')
I.Yong-Suck (3')
De Gea

Saturday 27th July 2013 | Old Trafford | Att. 75,765 | Friendly

Manchester United 1-1 FC Bayern

(4-1-2-1-2) United XI: Lindgaard, Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Fellaini, Valencia, Giggs, Kagawa, Rooney, van Persie Subs Used: Young, Hernandez, Welbeck, Jones, Buttner

R.van Persie (51')
A.Robben (24')
Javi Martinez

Monday 29th July 2013 | Gigg Lane | Att. 10,181 | Friendly

Bury 0-3 Manchester United

(4-2-3-1) United XI: Dea Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Fabio, Carrick, Fellaini, Valencia, Kagawa, Rooney, van Persie Subs Used: Cleverley, Jones, Welbeck, Januzaj, Evra

R.van Persie (1'), M.Carrick (21'), A.Valencia (38')

Saturday 3rd August 2013 | Bosuil | Att. 15,478 | Friendly

Antwerp 0-2 Manchester United

(4-2-3-1) United XI: Dea Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Rodríguez, Anderson, Giggs, Valencia, Januzaj, Buttner, van Persie Subs Used: Jones, Welbeck, Ferdinand, Kagawa

Rafael (10'), A.Buttner (21')


Darren Fletcher - Est. Return: Saturday 14th September 2013 vs Hull City
Nani - Est. Return: Saturday 31st August 2013 vs Southampton

Player of Pre-Season

Antonio Valencia

"Throughout his 5 appeareances over pre season Antonio has produced three goals, whilst setting up two. He has put in that extra 10% in every game he has played which has led him to two player of the match awards. Despite finding some opponents difficult, he kept firing in countless crosses and making oppotunites that have nearly converted into goals." - Josh Sleightholm
Decent pre-season results and a good signing :)
Cheers bud, & yeah he should work out to be a decent players

Shaw's bid dismissed
Luke Shaw seems happy enough to stay with the Saints

Luke Shaw will still be marching in wearing a Saints shirt after a bid for him off Manchester United has been rejected. The £15M offered by United was presumably an attempt to replace the ageing Patrice Evra, but since the Red Devils have brought in Swiss defender Ricardo Rodríguez, who is only a year older than Luke, they shouldn't be too disheartened by the declining of the offer.

The English international is still in the radar of most clubs despite the dismissal of the offer. Luke Shaw's childhood club Chelsea, and their rivals Tottenham, and Arsenal are all still keen to get their hands onto the youngster, and tie him down on a long term deal. Sources have said that Arsenal are prepared to offer £17.5M along with current left back, Nacho Monreal, but the offer isn't likely to be offered, let alone accepted.

Southampton are desperate to keep their talent within their ranks, unlike the past two left-sided stars they have off loaded. Both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Gareth Bale were 'made' at St. Marys, and both play some of the best football around. Saints manager, Mauricio Pochettino had a say on the matter. "Qué podemos hacer? Si una oferta maravillosa viene, tendremos que vender. 15M libras era obviamente muy lejos de donde valoramos Luke, pero si un intento no dio en el blanco, me temo que va a ser de mi las manos y en los directores."

Pochettino further went onto say that Luke is inches away from signing a deal that would take £80M for him to released from the club.

The Shaw saga is set to carry on for weeks to come, and will undoubtedly bring nerving times to the youngster, but that's all from us now on BT Sport, see you next time.
You don't need him, Rodriquez is a quality LB. 80 mil is way too much anyway.
Jozef: Yeah it's crazy money, and yeah hopefully he can do just as well.

Newcastle bring in Manchester United winger Zaha on season-long loan
Deal: United's Wilfried Zaha joins the Magpies for the 13/14 Season

Newcastle United have won the race to sign Wilfried Zaha on loan from Manchester United. Stoke, Fulham, Swansea and Everton have also expressed an interest in taking the England international for the season. United manager Josh Sleightholm has indicated he is willing to allow Zaha to go on loan in order for him to play regular first-team football. He was quoted: "Zaha is a fine talent, but competing for places against the likes of Nani, Valencia, Kagawa and so on, he will find it a tough challenge, so a move to the Toon, where arguably he could be one of their best players, is more of a sensible move."

The England international, who has remained an established member of the England Under-21s, will temporarily move in the start of August. Zaha had earmarked Newcastle as his favored destination for a loan if he remained on the Old Trafford fringes. It is believed that Zaha and his representatives prefer the north east outfit over other mid-tier Premier League teams.

Everton was not regarded as a likely option, given that Premier League rules limit a club from loaning more than two players and the Toffees already have Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry on their books. Everton would need to clinch a permanent deal for Barry with Manchester City to get Zaha.

The wide forward joined United from Palace last January in a deal worth up to £17 million before being loaned back to Selhurst Park for the remainder of the club's promotion-winning campaign. Zaha has been unable to force his way into the first-team reckoning at Old Trafford and has fallen behind fellow rookie Adnan Januzaj in the pecking order.
Great update and it will be good for Zaha to get some first-team football.

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