Manchester United media round-up: United could suffer after failed De Gea move

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A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester United.

The Daily Star has reported that Manchester United’s dream of signing ex-Tottenham star Gareth Bale from Real Madrid are now over.

The paper states that the relationship between United and the Spanish club has been ruined because of the failure over David De Gea.

The paper claims that United have been linked with a move for the Welsh wizard several times in the past.

The agent of Manchester United youngster Sam Johnstone has been quoted by the Daily Star slamming manager Louis van Gaal.

He has suggested that it’s time for Johnstone to be playing regularly as he’s at the point in his career where he needs to develop.

He claims that van Gaal has missed a trick by not using Johnstone at the start of the season, which would have been a good opportunity to see if he’s got what it takes to represent the club.

“The start of the season was the perfect opportunity to give Sam his chance to prove he can play for United. He is ready - He cannot sit on the bench or in the reserves,” said Jordan Segal.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been quoted by the Daily Express suggesting the fee Manchester United have paid for Anthony Martial is too high.

The paper claims that the deal to sign the player from Monaco could eventually be worth around the £58 million mark.

While admitting that it’s a position that United needed to strengthen, Carragher still feels the club have paid over the odds.

“I think so (fee too high) - But it's certainly a position they needed to strengthen, striker-wise, with the players that have moved on,” he said.

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