A select round-up of transfer news relating to Manchester United…
With Manchester United’s season apparently on the verge of disaster, the press have sprung to life with reports of multi-million-pound kitties that will save David Moyes from the ignominy of failing to qualify for the Champions League.
The Telegraph reports that the United boss has been given “free reign” to conduct the club’s transfer business this month. Which is nice of them, but does not mean he will actually be able to sign anyone in what is a famously hit-and-miss month for new arrivals.
The report claims that while the Glazers have in the past sought to sign players with sell-on values, no such restriction will be put on Moyes as he seeks to bring in the men who can turn United’s season around.
Then again, the Express claims Moyes will be given £100million to spend either now or in the summer, provided the men he brings in “are not short-term fixes”.
The usual suspects are on Moyes’s apparent wish-list, which reads like a who’s who of those previously speculated about in the media – the likes of Koke, Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus, Luke Shaw and Eliaquim Mangala.
There is no doubt those players would turn the current champions into contenders both domestically and in Europe, but signing even one of them will be a master-stroke on the part of the former Everton boss.
And finally, Anders Lindegaard claims he is happy to fight for his place at Old Trafford, despite the apparent impossibility of usurping David de Gea as number one.
In quotes published by the Daily Star, the Danish ‘keeper said, “I want to play more but I have to underline I am happy to be at United.
“It is a weird situation. In other years I have played more but not felt as good as I do right now. It is a weird situation to be in.”
Until Moyes brings in an able replacement, Lindegaard is unlikely to be going anywhere.
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