Manchester United Rumours Archive January 24 2014


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24 Jan 2014 23:23:59
The mata deal has been concluded subject to a medical, Welcum Mata:)"Rooney is close to signing an agreement with ManUtd which would see him earn a whopping £300,000 a week. [Telegraph]"fact? Apparently wants to hold talks with southampton over Luke Shaw?

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Do you think we'll land luke shaw for 22.5m?

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22.5mil is a lot of money and hard for southampton to turn down. Only one of the ed's can really clarify if this is true.

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Great to see so the club doing some buinness at last in transfer market but can't believe theyr giving into Rooney's tantrums again! How long till he throws his rattle out of his pram again?
Would love to see another top class striker coming in and for the club to bring through more of the players like lingrad, its definitely going to b an interesting second half of the season?

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24 Jan 2014 23:15:57
Luke Shaw bid is submitted. Hopefully it will be accepted.

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24 Jan 2014 21:12:12
its official on the united website deal done subject to medical

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24 Jan 2014 21:14:09
Done deal. Subject to medical and personal terms. Welcome mata :-)

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24 Jan 2014 21:12:33
Is official you guys

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24 Jan 2014 20:50:15
bt sport commentator on the arsenal coventry game just saying DM is in germany at the Bayern game, who's he watching. dante. Herrmman? who knows hopefully someone else that is going to make another statement

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Hopefully Schweinsteiger.

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He could just be there to watch the match. But IMHO its Dante

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Old news. Heard that he'd be over there at the start of the week. The talk then was that he wanted to have a look at Patrick Herrmann.

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He's on holiday of course.

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Ed 2 hints it's xhaka

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Couldn't it be to check out Toni Kroos?
With just 18 months remaining on his contract, Bayern and his representatives are yet to reach an agreement.

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Picture of Moyes with Kroos and Reus's agent. Hope its Reus, Kroos, a good player, is similar but much worse than Mata.

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24 Jan 2014 20:11:10
So, Juan Mata is on the verge of a move to United. A little dickie bird tells me there is more good news for United fans coming soon! #tease) that's What Micheal Owen Tweeted Today Interesting.

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I saw this earlier too. Half of me is taking everything with a pinch of salt until there are hard facts. The other half wants it to be Mata, Vidal and Rooney extended contract.

I know the back would still be very shaky, but Untied would have the ability in the squad to score more goals than any other team. including Schity!

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24 Jan 2014 19:27:54
Mata deal completed, medical passed, £150k pw contract.

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Oh no it's not!

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You say its completed when every other news channel pretty much the world over, has said the deal is delayed due to the salah deal not being finalised.

Whats your source? a friend of a friends hairdresser spoke to some old dude down the dog and duck?

99% sure Mata will be red by weds, hopefully with Vidal alongside, though the latter is pure hope this transfer window.

The suspense of it all is exciting. Mugs who believe they have inside info stirring up the pot, is just laughable.

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It's done, club have officially confirmed it, subject to medical and personal terms

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24 Jan 2014 18:47:15
mata medical sat or sun now .delay at chelsea end over salah deal. my nerves are shattered . hope and prey that this deal is not called off. luv utd luv em

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This is breaking me. This transfer window Is Killing me. if this Season and Last transfer window were not bad enough. I Do Hope we get atleast 1 more player though. As Good as Mata is we need a lot more Quality,

Though Rooney and RVP returns will be like 2 New players And I won't Rite Afro thunder off either, I think he has a lot to add too given time.

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24 Jan 2014 17:45:46
Juan Mata's friend Leo Bancroft (yes the hairdresser) has put a picture of him and Juan on his instagram with the comment "My good friend has today joined Manchester United". also has directly tweeted him. BUT he is a Chelsea fan and I think he could be using this as publicity.

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24 Jan 2014 17:37:27
Everything done mata signed today, my source has no other info on the yohan cabaye enquiry, as he's not involved in that enquiry he just knows one was made, but he said there still working hard to get the second signing for the press conference to make a big statement

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So are you saying, he has done medical and signed and everything is completed?
Sorry hard to believe

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I couldn't care less if u believed me I am just telling u what I know, if u don't want my info then I won't bother

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Well, Wayne. According to you DM and the backroom staff will be sacked if we don't achieve Capital One Cup and 4th or better. Seeing as we are out of the cup and the staff are still in place, it would appear you are full of S. T! so no we don't believe you and yes. please don't bother!

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So we are hoping the second signing is a big one too then? Hope to god its Vidal, that would make a statement

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I wouldn't discount what Wayne says certainly regarding Cabaye and 4th spot. Let's not beat around the bush here, missing out on CL place for United would be catastrophic. Everybody assumes we would miss a year and back in the following year. I'm fairly certain that Moyes is on a performance related contract and will (IMO) struggle to stay beyond if we miss 4th spot. More rumours circulating also that Gundogan could be the man to come shortly. I'd take him or Vidal. Moyes also is in Germany isn't he?
Him and Vidal, one now and one in the summer and I think I will leak a mixture of fluids in my pants that wouldn't require a doctor :)

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i will discount everything Wayne says. The only thing he says about Cabaye is that his 'source' has no info on the matter. And his source seems to be the only person in the world that knows Mata is a done and dusted deal. which it isn't. yet. His source is just scouring the internet like the rest of us.

I agree with what you say about not getting 4th or better will be catastrophic, there are no 2 ways about it. But I still believe Moyes will be given more time to rebuild United.
SAF didn't leave because he wanted too. He clearly knew that there needed to be a massive overhaul to the squad this season, and this would be the perfect opportunity for a new manager to make their mark on United, because he had to leave sometime, and no better time than winning your 20th title!

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Moyes will not be sacked if we finish outside the top four. And we will just challenge for it the year after. When you drop out of it it doesn't mean it's harder to get back. That's nonsense. Chelsea finished 5th/6th a couple seasons ago and got straight back in. When Moyes has signed his targets and RvP and Rooney return to fitness, the side will settle down and start to win games.

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24 Jan 2014 17:27:09
MEN are saying that the deal is not going to be done until Monday now.
Looks like were going to have to wait a bit longer.

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24 Jan 2014 17:17:50
Hi Eds, I have a couple of questions if you're not too busy.

1. Should we read anything into Michael Owen's tweet earlier saying that united fans will have more to be happy about this month other than mata?

2. Should we expect a quiet summer with maybe a couple of defensive/youth additions provided we sign mata and hopefully Vidal this month or do you think Moyes may still push for players such as Reus or Koke (even though he just signed a new contract)?

Any insight would be appreciated!

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{Ed004's Note - I think the next few windows will see massive changes and maybe I don't know how reliable he is but he is putting his own reputation out there and we know he has links with Manchestee united football club}

24 Jan 2014 16:18:23
Do any of the ed's know what is holding up mata's medical?

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{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant. It will get resolved.}

Ed is there any info you can give on it though? I am glad you think it will get resolved Given the publicity It would be unforgivable if we don't get Mata now lol

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{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant and to do with finances - which we don't discuss.}

24 Jan 2014 17:27:03
When will it be completed. Friday still

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Seems Chelsea are holding on to Mata, until the Sahal deal is in the bag and is pictured in a Chelsea shirt. Here we go again, given the run around by another club. Also tv reporting Sunderland have bid for Bangra from Valencia . Owen states another big surprise coming our way. Hope it's Rooney contract extension, if not a powerful midfield general. Fingers crossed.

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24 Jan 2014 16:11:43
Edds, any interest in Bastian Oczipka? Haven't seen a huge amount of him but could well be a decent signing.

Would rather see Ricardo Rodriguez arrive in the summer and that will be more likely imo if Wolfsburg don't make champions league. Possible edds?

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{Ed002's Note - The interest is elsewhere.}

24 Jan 2014 13:48:38
Gabriele Marcotti and David Tenenbaum both said vidals future at juventus is up in the air as firm intrest from 3 english clubs and a spanish club for the chileian. jan move is not out of the question if a bid or negotiations start over next few days. some more journalist in italy reporting some movement also. any ed's heard anything?

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{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation.}

Do the Ed Notes even show up if you do a search.? Am I the only one that feels this search function is Poor. So many times Ed have stated they have responded on a subject and I search it and Never find anything. Only way to be on the ball is to Check Every hour or so *which I do :(* Or Search back through all the forums Page after Page

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{Ed002's Note - Or search on the players.}

I did. That's my point. I searched Vidal and not one hit came up with an Ed's input. So to my initial part. Do Ed's Notes show up at all in the search results

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{Ed002's Note - They will soon.}

Answer is No
I just searched Vidal again. showed curtr_9 and My post but none of the Ed Notes.
Your Ed's Notes Do not show up so all this Info you Post can not be found. So all the responses you put to search does not help if the search does not show it.

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{Ed002's Note - Read through the posts - you can search a page in any browser. But I do not have the time to waste with all of these repeated questions.}

I appreciate that Ed :) I am not having a go. I Generally check the page a million times a day. Just Nice for reminders. will be handy if the Notes are included in the search. More likely to help you guys too, though how many people you imagine do search before asking lol. Not many I imagine

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24 Jan 2014 13:43:57
Moyes will be at the Bayern game to watch Patrick Herrmann.

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{Ed002's Note - I would doubt he has any interest in Herrmann.}

Ed, other than Dante, do you know if MU have any interest in any other BM player? Or a player from the team they are playing against? Thanks.

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{Ed002's Note - Someone like Granit Xhaka you mean?}

Exactly Ed, I did think this. We had an interest whilst he was at Basle didn't we.

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Personally I don't rate Xhaka. lots of rough edges and is far from the finished article. In terms of CMs of that age, Kondogbia, Koke and Clasie are better talents.

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24 Jan 2014 15:34:06
Is it too much to hope its Shaqiri?

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Or Javi Matinez? he doesn't seem to figure too much in Pep's plans so far.

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24 Jan 2014 12:02:15
Papers are suggesting that Cavani will be on his way due to strained relations with Blanc. Apparently Ferguson's relationship with Blanc could ease the way for a summer transfer. Is there any credibility to this story and if so where exactly or how would he fit in to the squad? My only worry is that paper speculation at this stage is not about bringing in a CM or an LB. Do any Ed's know about any decent information surrounding the addition of any players we actually need?

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{Ed002's Note - Rooney plus £36.6M perhaps?}

Personally I can't see cavani coming to old Trafford but any thing is possible and would be a good addition to strike force

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Ed is that inside knowledge or a wind up? :)

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Pretty sure a wind up.

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Ed2, I don't want to get into finances it just confuses people ;) lol I'm sorry just joshing.

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24 Jan 2014 11:04:53
Ed002, do you think Kagawa could be used as a makeweight in a deal for a Atletico Madrid player this summer?

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{Ed002's Note - I would not think there is any chance of that Syd. Anyone in mind?}

Koke, Costa or even Filipe. Although I personally think Turan would be a good move.

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We could/should buy Koke this window

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24 Jan 2014 10:45:19
Big talks of hernandez wanting to leave for inter, 15m is what utd want for him mabye he could be used in a a deal for guarin or vidal.

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I cannot believe that we would get rid of him before Welbeck

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24 Jan 2014 09:47:51
word in and around manchester is wayne rooney has signed a new deal and will be announced with the matter deal today.

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Good aul Juan Matter

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Really that's funny I live in Salford about 15 mins walk away from old Trafford and I can tell you now there is no rumour about rooney signing a new contract go around here. I hope your right but not sure you are

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Michael Owen has also said on Twitter for Utd fans to expect good news. Hope its true would be massive for the club

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When I say in and around manchester I don't mean you're average gossip in the local newsagents so you wouldn't know about it yet, just what i'm told of certian fella with good contacts.

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Ive spelled mata wrong aswell, early mornings and hungover :-)

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Is juan mata walking to Manchester for is medical seems to be taking abit of time?

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{Ed002's Note - There is something that needs addressing first.}

Juan Mata was waiting on Thursday night for Chelsea to formally sign off his £37 million transfer to Manchester United after growing increasingly frustrated with the club’s failure to sanction his departure for a medical at Old Trafford.

Despite agreeing a four-and-a-half year contract worth £150,000-a-week at United, Mata remained in London on Thursday due to Chelsea’s refusal to complete the transfer agreement with the Premier League champions.

Ground staff at United’s Aon Training Complex at Carrington had arrived early on Thursday morning to prepare a helipad in order for the Spain midfielder to fly north for a medical.

But with Chelsea delaying Mata’s departure until they had completed the signing of FC Basel’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, United were unable to proceed with the medical examination in Manchester.

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Stretfordender1980, you're not that drunk fan that rang 999 to ask to speak to Sir Alex are you? being hung over and all? lol :)

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This one is gathering momentum and there's no reason why it can't be true either. United are throwing big money at Chelsea, we may have chose to throw it at Rooney aswell and meet his demands. Rooney signing a new deal right now would do more for the club in the long term than saving money on his contract. The club needs a huge boost after recent results and this along with Mata signing would more than fit the bill.

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23 Jan 2014 23:21:15
Hi eds. Iv visited your site for a long time now and only today signed up. Want to thank you for your insight and knowledge. Just wanted to ask its all well and good that we are signing mata and bolstering our attack and i'm over the moon about it, but why has everything gone quiet as far as coentrao and garay. We are in desperate need of new defenders as we look slow and out of sorts at the back. Surely we need a centre or a left back to really push for 4th

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{Ed002's Note - I keep answering these questions but for one more time, interest has moved on from Coentrao and the club has the opportunity to grab Garay but there is interest from elsewhere.}

Sorry ed002 I do apologise

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{Ed002's Note - No problem.}

Could we please get garay in now so he can use this period and the summer to settle in to english footbl. I doubt a cm or lb will come in by the end of this window but there is a big possibility with garay.

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My thoughts exactly. He can learn what he needs to from vidic and ferdinand while they are still here and they can help him settle in before he takes the reigns in defence

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Ed002 sorry to bother you but if its not too much trouble could you tell me who garay is the more like for like replacement for in terms of playing style ferdinand (of old ) coming forward with ball at feet, and quick. Or vidic power house, domimant in the air etc. Not seen too much of benfica to kno enough about him.

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{Ed002's Note - I really don't want to get in to that sort of thing - I am sure others will help you out there.}

No worries, cheers anyway ed002!

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Garay seems very calm on the ball so will help us play out from the back. But I hope he's good at set pieces because no1 apart from vidic looks like they can header a ball out of our box

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Moving on from Contrao to . any LB prospects?

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{Ed002's Note - RTP.}


I think coentrao would be the best option IMO because he is in the same boat as mata where he wants the game time with the world cup coming up. why doesn't moyes try to push the transfers through so its not as rough a time in the summer trying to replace nearly everyone and then having no team chemistry

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Mbd, it's Filipe, but personally I would try for Coentrao on loan again. Then put all efforts into signing Vidal.

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We didn't sign Garay because Moyes didn't rate him

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