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Manchester United - The Dutch Revolution

Started on 25 July 2014 by Josh_MU
Latest Reply on 21 September 2014 by Josh_MU
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smh. Why not 5 years?
Incredible signing! And for so little...Well, little for him anyway ;)
Well done on getting Pogba back! Not sure if that signing would happen in reality thought.... ;)
How much was the transfer fee?
@Neal: Haha, I hope not!

@Joshie: Indeed! Thanks!

@Pauks: I offered for 5 years but he wanted so much money.

@Aaron: Aha! Thank you!

@Pokari: Thanks! And it wouldn't. xD

@Griffo: 26 million.

Dutch duo reunite with former Netherlands boss

Stefan de Vrij and Daley Blind have joined up with former boss Louis van Gaal for a combined fee of 13.3 million pounds.

Both players had a tremendous World Cup as they helped their national team finish third and have caught the attention of many clubs after their performances in Brazil, however van Gaal has decided to bring them to Old Trafford as he believes they can really add something to the new team he is building at Manchester United.

de Vrij, who is only 22, has joined from Feyenoord for a fee of just 2.3 million pounds, which is regarded as a huge bargain by many fans and pundits a like. de Vrij had an excellent tournament playing in van Gaal's 3-4-1-2 formation and is backed to do well playing for The Red Devils. The player said the following about his move to Old Trafford;

"It's a dream come true really, as Manchester United are such a big club that I couldn't turn down the offer. I am very happy to be working with Louis again as he really brought the best out of me in Brazil, and I'm hoping he can do similar here at Manchester United as he's a superb manager who I believe can do well here."

van Gaal and de Vrij made a great relationship when on international duty which is one reason why van Gaal brought him in.

van Gaal's second signing is Danny Blind's son, Daley Blind, who joined from Ajax for a fee to be believed of 11 million pounds, which again is regarded as a bargain from both fans and pundits. Blind, like de Vrij, had a very good time in Brazil, making the assist of the tournament after he swung in a delightful cross to van Persie who headed in past Casillas.

Blind played well in van Gaal's wing back position which is a big factor to his eventual transfer, as the departure of Patrice Evra left just Luke Shaw to fill that position, meaning The Red Devils had not a lot of wing back depth in their ranks. Blind has also stated why he transferred here;

"I'm very excited to be a part of van Gaal's plans here at Manchester United. I enjoyed playing under him for Holland and I know he will succeed here too. He plays a formation I am used to playing in and he is making a very strong team which I am delighted to be playing in. It's a great move for me as I know I can learn a lot from the manager."

Blind was a fan favourite at Ajax but he believes that moving to Manchester United will help him improve as a player.

van Gaal has now made 5 new signings during his first few weeks as the Manchester United manager, with Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and now Stefan de Vrij and Daley Blind joining the ranks at Old Trafford, the team has already become much stronger than the squad last season when they finished 7th.

van Gaal needs probably one more centre half before the season begins, with Mats Hummels still favourite to join the club although the player states he is enjoying his football at Dortmund, he is still odds on favourite to sign for van Gaal's new Manchester Unied.
Two great signings, I hope they do well for you!
Two great signings, once again for such little money! :D
de Vrij is a bit poor in the air and Blind is awfully slow, but other than that both are very good players!
Some really nice signings, Van Gaal getting the players he already knows and loves :D
Congrats on 69 replies :P
De Vrij needs work in the heading, he has like 11-12 :(, for some reason. Great signings, who's next for Man U?

Umtiti signs for United after Lyon accept 20 million pound offer

Lyon centre back Samuel Umtiti has joined Manchester United on a 4 year deal as Lyon accept 20 million offer.

The young centre half joins on a 4 year deal with him earning 28.5k a week with the Manchester based club. Umtiti joins up with another Frenchman Paul Pogba after the former Juventus midfielder joined the red side of Manchester in the earlier stages of the transfer window for a fee of just 26 million pounds.

Umtiti was on van Gaal's shopping list since the start and the new manager is delighted to have signed the young defender as he believes he has what it takes to be one of the best centre backs in the current game, after he had a couple of great seasons for Lyon which now he hopes to replicate in Manchester United's colours.

Umtiti expressed his delight to sign for Manchester United after he was interviewed by selected press at his official unveiling, with the player telling the press why he decided to join The Red Devils;

"It was a no brainer to join Manchester United, as they are one of the biggest clubs in the World. They have a very experienced manager who I cannot wait to play under as he has exciting ideas and has the talent to lead Manchester United back to where they belong in the Champions League."

Umtiti is not known for his goal scoring ability but scored a screamer against Spurs last season.

The signing of Umtiti has impressed many United fans as they believe that he has got what it takes to be a huge success at the club and improves the defence after Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand both left the club in this window, heading to Inter Milan and recently promoted QPR.

This is another signing for Manchester United under Louis van Gaal and the manager has not ruled out signing anyone else as he still believes that the club could use another couple of signings before the season begins so the club can really challenge the other top clubs for the Barlcays Premier League title.
Great addition to the squad their, he has been great for me in my Lyon save, and I'm sure he will be just as good for you too!
Screamer against Spurs? That's piss easy to accomplish m8, wtf. Is he a replacement for Ferdinand or Vidic :P?

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