All the news, views and transfer rumours from Old Trafford this weekend…
The big news from the weekend is United’s reported interest in Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has been branded the ‘£100million man’ by many media outlets, as that is how much his club president said it would cost to sign him last summer.
But the latest reports suggest United could be readying an offer in the region of £15million, which seems a little cheap for a player touted as the new Zidane.
We published an article telling United fans all they needed to know about Cabella earlier today, so read more here and tell us if you think David Moyes should move for the player.
In other transfer news, FC Porto’s defensive midfielder Fernando has also been linked with a cut-price move to Old Trafford. The Brazilian is in the final year of his contract and could be sold in January to prevent the possibility of him leaving for free in the summer.
Fernando was previously touted as Marouane Fellaini’s replacement at Everton, but if the reports are true he could be playing alongside the Belgian in the United midfield.
Various media outlets have reported the news that former United starlet Ravel Morrison is proving quite the cash-cow for the champions as West Ham have to fork out £25,000 every time he plays for them.
As reported in the Telegraph, the deal that took Morrison to Upton Park included a clause by which United would receive the amount every time the player took to the field. And given that he has already played eight times for the Hammers this season that has seen an additional £200,000 arrive in United’s bank account.
In other news, former United striker Dion Dublin has claimed Moyes will get it right given the time to do so.
In quotes published in the Mirror, Dublin said, “It’s been a poor start but we all know that, there’s no point glossing over that.
“But I have no worries about Mr Moyes turning it around. He’s still learning about his players. He’s not learning about what they can give him on the pitch, he’s learning about individual personalities.”
Speaking to Absolute Radio, Overmars said, “You have to give him credit. He played for Arsenal for six years. He performed and delivered and they got a great transfer, so everybody should be happy.”
Gunners fans may not agree, but United fans certainly will.
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