United signalling serious intent for next season, especially since with Rudimental Failcouch and Van Persie departing they need at least one new striker and more defensive reinforcements. I can't see the Ramos thing happening but I expect they will test Levy's resolve to hang on to Harry Kane as well as going for Otamendi and another keeper of course if De Gea leaves for Real.
Yeah but I'm puzzled as to why United didn't grab him when they had the chance. His stats show he is actually better than Ramos and certainly better than playing Blind out of position although with Carrick, Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger the holding midfield role should be more than adequately covered and perhaps Blind will adapt to being more of an out-and-out defender.
As for the Pedro thing it's hard to tell whether United missed out or genuinely had concerns and therefore didn't activate the release clause some weeks ago. Priority now has to be a striker and possibly another fast winger - for all the BS I think Rooney is past his prime and would be much better served playing behind a main striker than leading the line himself. Ten days for Woodward to pull something awesome out of the bag...... tick...tick...tick.....
I always knew that the fans of Borussia Dortmund are a little insane - but a sold-out stadium, meaning about 82,000 people attending, at a farewell game for a former player? That's awesome. Dede obviously is still very much appreciated in this town.
So a week or after almost buggering off to Real Madrid David De Gea has just signed a new 4 year contract with United with an option of a fifth year.
It does make me wonder whether United's management sent the transfer paperwork through deliberately at a time when they could be seen as having "done all they could" but late enough to scupper the deal although if they did it was a bloody big gamble on a player free to talk to other clubs in January about a free transfer the following summer.
Hoping it sends a message to Real, Barca et al that United are nobody's feeder club.