Manchester United morning news: Possible De Gea blow; Ferguson on summer spend

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Sir Alex Ferguson has had his say on his former club Manchester United’s summer spending. The Scot was talking at a UEFA coaching seminar in quotes later picked up by the Mirror.

“Certainly it’s amazing, the amount of money spent these days,” Ferguson said.

“My personal opinion is that it is never going to change; the world is progressing, and transfer fees with it, and I don’t know if there will be an end to it.”

United spent around £150million in the summer to revamp their squad and the suggestion is they could be pretty busy in January too, with midfield and central defence still in need of some change.

In other news, Sport Witness has published quotes from Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque which suggest David de Gea may have to make do with a place on the bench when Spain face Macedonia on Monday.

In response to claims that the United stopper could now be his country’s number one choice between the sticks, Del Bosque is quoted as saying, “(Iker) Casilas, as well as a legend of the selection, is the captain, the player with most Spanish caps and he’s incumbent in his team, Real Madrid.”

So it appears the United ‘keeper may have to wait a little longer to be the undisputed first-choice for his country.

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