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The Busby Babe 5 hours ago

Manchester United explain Real Madrid are useless at transfers

Manchester United have explained in a statement their side of the failed David de Gea/Keylor Navas transfer with Real Madrid, which failed last night. Manchester United today issued the following statement on the collapse of the Real Madrid transfer. Real Madrid got told, basically. Assuming what United say is true... Manchester United notes Real Madrid's statement on the attempt to sign David De Gea and sell Navas to Manchester United. The Club feels compelled to provide some clarification with the following facts. • Manchester United did not seek contact from Real Madrid for the sale...
The Busby Babe 7 hours ago

Manchester United's complete 2015/16 squad

The transfer window is closed. Here's who United will be picking from this season. Now that the transfer window is closed, let's take stock. Here is the full list of those remaining at the club, along with the ins and outs (and estimated fees for both). Squad Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone, Victor Valdes Defenders: Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Daley Blind, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Paddy McNair Midfielders: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Andreas Pereira, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera Wide players:...
The Busby Babe 8 hours ago

Confirmed: Anthony Martial signs for Manchester United

Manchester United's last and biggest signing of the transfer window is a 19-year-old forward from Monaco. As expected, Manchester United have completed the signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco. The 19-year-old Frenchman is the sixth addition to the squad this season, and though the fee is of course undisclosed, most reliable sources are reporting an initial fee of £36.3m rising, through various add-ons and supplementals, to £58.8m. #mufc is pleased to announce French forward @AnthonyMartial has completed his transfer from Monaco. #WelcomeMartial pic.twitter.com/Eohl6tMOOz —...
The Busby Babe 8 hours ago

Manchester United refused to pay £60m for Dortmund's Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund named a massive price for Marco Reus, and Manchester United weren't interested. Manchester United are not panicking. Okay, so it might look like they are, but they're definitely not. After all, if they were panicking, presumably they'd have heard Borussia Dortmund say "Marco Reus will cost you £60m" and said something like "yes, yes, please, take our money, take it all." That is what didn't happen when United, partway through negotiating Adnan Januzaj's loan to the German league leaders, brought up the possibility of taking Reus the other way. According to ESPN...
The Busby Babe 11 hours ago

Real Madrid blame Manchester United for the collapsed De Gea deal

Manchester United are rubbish and foolish and have ruined everything, claim irritated Real Madrid. One of the principal actors in the David de Gea transfer saga has broken their silence, and you'll be surprised to learn that Real Madrid are blaming Manchester United for the collapsed transfer. United have been claiming all night that they got their paperwork in on time, but Madrid see things otherwise, and have released a statement. In short: • they did everything right and on time; • it's all Manchester United's fault for dragging their feet over the paperwork; • there isn't a...
The Busby Babe 15 hours ago

Real Madrid completely failed to file De Gea's paperwork — reports

According to Sky Sports, David de Gea might be staying at Manchester United because Real Madrid didn't get the forms in to the authorities. The plot, as they say, thickens. According to Sky Sports' man in Madrid, Gary Cotterill, the stalling of the David de Gea deal wasn't down to Manchester United messing about with file formats or passwords. Nor was it that Real Madrid got their paperwork in late. It's that Real Madrid didn't get their paperwork in at all. He's citing a source in the Spanish football association, so garnish with pinches of salt and so forth. Still, if true, that's quite...
The Busby Babe 15 hours ago

De Gea to stay, Marcos Rojo to leave, and Manchester United are linked with Antoine Griezmann

Manchester United might end up with more goalkeepers than they need, as the De Gea deal collapses and Victor Valdes gets cute. Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo is apparently unwanted, and United might shift James Wilson on to bring somebody else, possibly Antoine Griezmann. Good morning, one and all, and welcome to the last day of the transfer window. Here in the UK this solemn occasion was kicked off at dawn with the traditional sacrifice of a yellow sheep, and come 6 pm this evening we hope that you will join us for the solemn, ritual disembowelment of Jim White. Until then, rumours. Nobody seems...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Real Madrid fail to complete David de Gea transfer from Manchester United - reports

Reports in Spain suggest Real Madrid did not complete the paperwork in time to buy Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Manchester United goalkeeper could be set to spend the next year at the club despite Real Madrid agreeing a fee with United, for the transfer. A fee of 29 million euros plus Keylor Navas had been agreed with United, as they bowed to pressure and discussed a deal that would see De Gea finally get his move to Real, as had been rumoured all summer. However, it is being reported that the paperwork for the deal was not completed in time, meaning David de Gea will have to...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

David de Gea and Keylor Navas deals done — reports

According to England's premier voice on all things Spanish, Real Madrid and Manchester United are about to swap goalkeepers. Looks like we're getting close on this one. According to Guillem Balague, who's on Sky Sports talking about Spanish football a lot, the David-de-Gea-for-Keylor-Navas-plus-cash transfer has been agreed, along the following lines: Navas accepts. De Gea deal done!! €40m all-in. £29m. Manchester United happy - near record for player with 1 year left — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 31, 2015 Presumably United would be happier if De Gea was staying, but hey...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Javier Hernandez leaves Manchester United, joins Bayer Leverkusen

Another attacker has left Old Trafford, as Manchester United move on their Mexican striker. Javier Hernandez's Manchester United career is over. The Mexican striker has joined Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on a three-year deal. Neither side has confirmed the fee, but the rumour mill estimates something around €12m, should you care about that sort of thing. Javier Hernandez has completed a permanent move to Bayer Leverkusen. We wish him all the best for the future. #mufc pic.twitter.com/uGUMobMLzW — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 31, 2015 Hernandez leaves United having scored 37...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Could James Wilson be leaving Manchester United on loan?

Manchester United could be about to lose another striker, with James Wilson linked with a loan move to West Bromwich Albion. Manchester United's striker level is already at critical, but that hasn't stopped a rumour popping up in the Mirror this afternoon saying youngster James Wilson could be heading to West Bromwich Albion on loan. The Baggies are apparently just one of "a number of clubs" interested in signing Wilson, but they're the only one named in the report. As the Mirror's Adrian Kajumba notes, Wilson would be the sixth striker to leave Old Trafford this summer after Robin van...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Adnan Januzaj to Borussia Dortmund a 'done deal'

It looks like Manchester United's no.11 will be heading to Germany for the season. Adnan Januzaj's loan deal to Borussia Dortmund is all but done, apparently. Sky Sports News reckon he's agreed to go, and so we should just be some dotted i's and crossed t's (and a medical) away from some awkward pictures with a bright yellow shirt. Adnan #Januzaj to Dortmund on season-long loan is a done deal, acc to @BILD_bvb. Not clear yet if there is an option to buy. #mufc #bvb — Marcus Christenson (@m_christenson) August 31, 2015 That last sentence is the key. If there is such an option, then this...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Manchester United could sign Keylor Navas as David De Gea replacement

Real Madrid could insert their current No. 1, Keylor Navas, into the David De Gea transfer. It has looked increasingly like Manchester United would end the summer with Sergio Romero as their uncontested first-choice goalkeeper, though recent reports have suggested that Real Madrid could be willing to part with their current No. 1, Keylor Navas, in order to complete the signing of David De Gea. We dialed up our friend Mr. G. Translate for assistance in deciphering this article from Spanish paper Marca. Unfortunately, on this occasion he wasn't much help, though he did nevertheless produce...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Real Madrid and Manchester United agree De Gea fee

Manchester United's goalkeeper will move to the Spanish capital for around €30-35m, according to reports in Spain. All transfer sagas end, and one of the summer's longest and most tedious is drawing to a close. According to various outlets in Spain, United and Real Madrid have agreed a fee for the transfer of David de Gea. Here's Marca (via Mr G. Translate): Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement by De Gea. The goalkeeper will make in the coming hours in new player white. The operation will close around 30-35 million. Not hugely surprising, of course, whatever the...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Manchester United in 'advanced talks' with Real Madrid over David De Gea transfer

David De Gea's move to Real Madrid is apparently a step closer. David De Gea's move to Real Madrid has long been a question of when rather than if, and it seems the answer could be earlier than had initially been expected. Following on from recent reports that the Spanish club were willing to fork out the £29 million price tag to sign the goalkeeper is this from the Daily Mail's Adam Crafton: Manchester United and Real Madrid are now in advanced discussions over the transfer of David De Gea. Talks finally opened between the two parties on Monday lunchtime and Madrid remain confident of...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Emmanuel Adebayor offered to Manchester United, it says here

Apparently Tottenham's occasional striker would like to come and play at Old Trafford. That's nice. It's been a strange end to the window, in that the most ludicrous-sounding rumour so far appears to actually be coming true. So it's with some relief that we turn to the Daily Mail, who bring us the rather delightfully phrased news that: Emmanuel Adebayor has been offered to Manchester United as a solution to their striking problems. The centre forward is stalling on a loan move to West Ham as he weighs up his options ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline. And the striker wants to hear if...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Manchester United agree fee for Anthony Martial — reports

According to the British press, United will pay £36m for the Monaco prospect. Well, it's moving along, this one. First the French FA basically confirmed things, and now the English press reckon that a fee's been agreed. Here's a man from the Times to tell you more: United have now formally agreed a £36m fee with Monaco for Martial — James Ducker (@DuckerTheTimes) August 31, 2015 And here's a man from the Manchester Evening News to add a bit of flavour: £36m fee for Anthony Martial confirmed. On his way to M/C. LVG scouting him for a year. Monaco knocked out of CL brought it to head....
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Javier Hernandez is having a medical in Germany

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez has flown to Germany ahead of a move to Bayer Leverkusen. This one looks like it's happening. Perhaps that missed penalty and missed open goal against Club Brugge were the final straw; perhaps . Either way, Javier Hernandez is in Germany for a medical ahead of a proposed move to Bayer Leverkusen. And he is wearing his hat backwards because he is Down With The Kids. Hier ist er! #BILD erwischte Javier #Chicharito #Hernandez vorm Medizincheck in #Leverkusen vor wenigen Minuten. pic.twitter.com/yuhGLg1IP3 — BILD B. Leverkusen (@BILD_Bayer04) August 31,...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

Anthony Martial leaves France training to seal Manchester United deal

According to the French Football Federation, Monaco's Anthony Martial is on his way to Manchester United at this very moment. We don't think we've ever seen a transfer story confirmed by a national federation before, but here we are. According to the France Football Federation, Anthony Martial has been granted "permission exceptionnelle" to negotiate with Manchester United: Anthony Martial was presented Monday at 11:00 at the gathering of the France team at Clairefontaine. He requested from Didier Deschamps permission to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United. Given...
The Busby Babe Aug 31, 2015

West Brom signing Anders Lindegaard from Manchester United

One of Manchester United's many reserve goalkeepers is off to the Midlands. The Great Manchester United Goalkeeping Purge has claimed its first victim, if the Daily Telegraph's man in the midlands is to be believed. Anders Lindegaad, who you may recall briefly playing ahead of David de Gea in the latter's salad days, is on his way to West Bromwich Albion. #mufc ARE offloading one of their goalkeepers. Anders Lindegaard is signing for West Brom on a free transfer #wba — John Percy (@John__Percy) August 31, 2015 Full story here. Quite clearly an okay keeper yet equally clearly never good...

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