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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    it's all about bargaining leverage. real have dropped out of the race for pogba so raiola has no choice but to talk up pogba's chances of staying on in turin to get the best possible deal out of man u.
    Ya ... thats probably the only reasons why he is saying what he said ... if not he would had said that in the first place!

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    Mists of rumours ...

    This Sat is our first game ... against Wigan Athletic at RW stadium.

    and 10 days time will be in China against Borussia Dortmund (22 July) and Manchester City (25 July)

    Galatasaray at the Ullevi Stadium on Saturday 30 July.

    Then will be against Everton on 3rd AugRooney's testimonial match

    Follow by FA Community Shield against Leicester City before new season kick off on the 14th Aug.

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    Nothing much for today...

    Manchester United manager José Mourinho wants to sign Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

    José Mourinho will move for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko should he fail to sign Juventus' Paul Pogba.



    DEAL DONE: West Ham have signed striker Ashley Fletcher from Man United. Four-year deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Nothing much for today...

    Manchester United manager José Mourinho wants to sign Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

    José Mourinho will move for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko should he fail to sign Juventus' Paul Pogba.



    DEAL DONE: West Ham have signed striker Ashley Fletcher from Man United. Four-year deal.
    I will be very surprised if Pogba decides not to double his wages at Man U, plus a huge commission for Raiola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    I will be very surprised if Pogba decides not to double his wages at Man U, plus a huge commission for Raiola.
    Ya ... esp after all these few weeks of hoohaa ... which causes him to loose shine at Euro ... and will be lost at both ends ... lol ...

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    For 120 million Euros and more than double his previously salary, I am surprised Pogba did not give any reaction, playing wanted star. IMO I would rather buy 2 to 3 players instead. Look at Sterling, Man City paid so much for him but in truth how much contribution did he give to the team in terms of points when it mattered last season?, non what so ever but a liability. Now under Pep G, he may not be in the first team even. You can tell the true talent or just too much false hopes and hip about his ability. Therefore, if we cannot get Pogba, so be it. I m sure there are young and better midfielders out there to be discovered and tried upon at a very very much lower price tag.

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    Today's rumours ...

    Man United are continuing to monitor 17-year-old West Ham defender Reece Oxford.

    Paul Pogba has agreed terms over a £100m move to Manchester United.



    Former Man United player and assistant manager Ryan Giggs is considering a move to the Indian Premier Futsal League.

    DEAL DONE: Jimmy Dunne has signed for Burnley from Manchester United on a free transfer.

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    Latest Rumours?

    Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind set to be given Manchester United lifelines by Jose Mourinho in pre-season

    Jose Mourinho is ready to keep Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini at Manchester United – and hand Daley Blind a chance to prove himself.
    Sportsmail understands the Portuguese is keen to give the fringe trio a pre-season opportunity to impress, in a move that may come as a surprise to many.
    When Mourinho was Chelsea manager he sanctioned playmaker Mata's move to Old Trafford in 2014.

    At the time he thought the offer - £37.1million – was too good to turn down.
    Mourinho favoured Oscar, believing that the Brazilian could carry out defensive duties more effectively while remaining an attacking threat – something he thought the Spaniard may struggle with.
    And while Mata may not be the multi-functional footballer Mourinho treasures, he is expected to remain at the club - for the time being at least.

    The news will delight Mata, who sought assurances about his future after Mourinho's appointment.
    He has settled well in Manchester and has immersed himself in the city. In May he was at the opening of a tapas restaurant in which both he and his father hold a stake.
    While Mourinho believes he can bring out the best in the attacking midfielder, the lack of a suitable club for Mata to move to is also a factor.
    The 28–year-old received a hefty salary increase when he moved to Old Trafford and potential suitors in his homeland, including Barcelona and Real Madrid, currently have a wealth of options in the No 10 position.

    Instead, Mata is likely to remain at United, albeit in a rotational role rather than as a first-team regular.
    Fellaini, an unorthodox yet functional presence, is not a crowd favourite, with many of the club's faithful questioning whether he is 'a Manchester United player' since his £27.5m transfer from Everton in 2013.
    However, those hoping that Mourinho's arrival would pave the way for the 28-year-old Belgian's departure are set to be disappointed.
    The new manager believes Fellaini's aggression adds a key element to his squad and is happy to keep him at United.

    Mourinho is keen on bringing defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic to United, but whether Chelsea would allow a reunion to take place is unclear, with new manager Antonio Conte wanting to assess his squad.
    Meanwhile, the versatile Daley Blind is expected to be given an opportunity to show Mourinho why his predecessor, Louis van Gaal, paid £16m for his services in 2014.
    Reports that Blind was available were said to have interested Arsenal, however Sportsmail understands that Mourinho is happy to give the Dutchman a chance.
    Blind, despite standing at 5ft 9in, played the majority of last season at centre back but can fulfil a number of positions and could be deployed elsewhere by the new manager.

    RUMOURS


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    Nothing much for today's rumour

    Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has confirmed his interest in re-joining Man United, calling them his "first family".

    Raphael Varane is a long-term target for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho is a big fan following his time coaching the defender at Real Madrid.
    However, Los Blancos have handed Varane the No. 5 shirt for the new season, hinting at a more prominent role that could halt any possible move to Old Trafford.



    Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is interested in Barcelona according to reports.


    José Mourinho is now ready to keep Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini at Manchester United.
    José Mourinho is also going to give Daley Blind a chance to prove himself at Old Trafford.

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    MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V UNITED

    Match details: This pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium will kick off at 13:30 BST on Saturday 16 July and the match will be shown exclusively live on MUTV for subscribers. You can also follow the action via ManUtd.com’s live blog and the club’s official Twitter account @ManUtd, while tickets are still available to buy for official members and season ticket holders.

    Setting the scene: Before flying over 5,500 miles to China for Tour 2016, presented by Aon, the dawn of a new era at United will begin less than 30 miles up the road in Wigan. The composition of Jose Mourinho’s first squad as manager is yet to be revealed, with a number of youth players expected to join a sprinkling of seniors against the Latics, though the new boss’s formation and tactical approach is sure to be scrutinised by supporters. This is a must-watch for all Reds.

    Fixture congestion: This may sound odd but Wigan have scheduled another friendly against Liverpool for Sunday afternoon at 16:00 BST – which is just over 24 hours after facing United! It is presumed that they will field two separate squads for the double-header.

    A word from Wigan: In a statement to announce the friendly with United, Latics chairman David Sharpe looked forward to a big weekend for his club: “This will be Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge as manager of Manchester United and there will be a big focus on the DW Stadium,” he said. “These two games will certainly give the supporters a great way to welcome our players back to the DW after the summer break and will be great occasions.”

    Opposition manager: Gary Caldwell regularly faced the Reds as a player with Wigan and Celtic, demonstrating a no-nonsense defensive style that might have prompted expectations of a similar approach to management. Rather, the former Scotland international gave his side plenty of creative license throughout his first full season in the dugout, culminating in promotion to the Championship and the LMA League One Manager of the Year award.

    Who’s their star man? Latics striker Will Grigg was the name on lips all over France during Euro 2016 as his chant – “Will Grigg’s on fire, your defence is terrified,” to Gala’s Freed From Desire – invaded headspaces all summer long. Though he didn’t play a single second of competitive action during Northern Ireland’s campaign, the 25-year-old was the star of Wigan’s promotion charge of 2015/16 with 28 goals in 42 games – including 12 in his last 12 games. Impressive stuff! He also scored twice against the Reds for MK Dons back in August, 2014.

    Previous meetings: Of 18 competitive clashes, United have beaten Wigan 17 times in a run of success that includes the 2006 League Cup final, 2008’s Premier League clincher and the 2013 Community Shield. Though the Latics’ sole win was a damaging 1-0 triumph in 2011/12, the 56-5 goal difference in the Reds’ favour speaks volumes for the balance of this North-West rivalry.

    Did you know? The DW Stadium was officially opened during the summer of 1999, when Sir Alex Ferguson’s United played in a pre-season friendly after winning the Treble a few months earlier.


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    WIGAN V UNITED
    Kick off local time
    16 July 2016 at 8:30:00 PM


    High chances Zlatan Ibrahimovic wouldn't be involved in Pre-Seasons.

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    Starting XI: Johnstone, Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Memphis, Wilson. subs: J Pereira, Blackett, Jones, Tuanzebe, Varela, Januzaj, Mata, A Pereira, Valencia, Young, Keane.



    JM likely to have 7 changes in the second half let's see which 4 will be unchanged
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    FT: Wigan 0 Man Utd 2. Goals from Will Keane and Andrinho Pereira ensure a winning start for Jose Mourinho.

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    WIGAN ATHLETIC 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2

    Pre-season friendly | 16 July 2016 | DW Stadium | Att: TBC | Scorers: Keane 49', Pereira 58'

    Jose Mourinho's Manchester United reign began with a comfortable 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic thanks to goals from Academy graduates Will Keane and Andreas Pereira.

    It was a low-key outing at the DW Stadium but there were plenty of positives to take home, after the manager handed unofficial debuts to his summer signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Luke Shaw made his first appearance since suffering a double leg fracture last September.


    STATS AT FULL-TIME
    Possession: Wigan 41 United 59
    Shots: Wigan 1 United 13
    Shots on target: Wigan 0 United 2
    Corners: Wigan 2 United 7

    THE TEAMS

    United: Johnstone (Pereira 82’), Fosu-Mensah (Valencia 46’), Bailly (Tuanzebe 82’), Blind (Blackett 74’), Shaw (Jones 46’), Carrick (Pereira 46’), Herrera (Varela 74’), Lingard (Januzaj 46’), Mkhitaryan (Mata 46’), Memphis (Young 46’), Wilson (Keane 46’).



    Reports
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    With speculation that Manchester United have up to £200m to spend during the transfer window, a number of names have been linked with moves to Old Trafford, but who do you think they should sign?

    Manchester United will complete the £105m signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba when he returns from holiday.
    Paul Pogba will sign a five-year, £202,000 per week contract with Man United this weekend when he returns from his US holiday.

    Nemanja Matic are being linked with a move to Man Utd.

    Several Premier League teams are trying to tempt James Rodriguez away from Real Madrid.
    Madrid have valued the midfielder at €80m. They have received proposals worth around €60m, but they would not contemplate selling him at that price.
    Man Utd are believed to be in pole position to land James if he leaves the Bernabeu. Chelsea and PSG are also monitoring his situation closely, while Marca adds that other sides such as West Ham would also be willing to push hard to sign him too.



    Manchester United will have to pay midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger £14m to leave the club.
    Villarreal have enquired about Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo

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    Yesterday n today Rumours:


    IN:

    Five Manchester United players are set for crunch talks with José Mourinho - one of them is Juan Mata.
    Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has been given the green light for a new long-term Old Trafford deal.
    James Rodríguez is targeting a £67m Premier League switch with Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham all keen.
    Jesse Lingard is in talks over a new £40,000-a-week deal with Manchester Untied.

    Manchester United are considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen.

    Fabinho on Monday morning as media reports continue to link the right-back to a £22m move to Old Trafford.
    The position is arguably one of the weaker in the Red Devils' back line, while Fabinho and Mourinho share the same agent in Jorge Mendes and the Brazil international made his only loan appearance at Real Madrid under the new Manchester United manager in May 2013.



    OUT:
    Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is wanted on loan by Spanish side Villarreal.



    DEAL DONE:
    Man United have signed box-to-box midfielder Ricardo Branson on a multi-year deal.
    Virgin Money is Manchester United's new financial services partner in the UK, in an alliance that brings together two innovative industry leaders.
    From the start of the 2016/17 season, Virgin Money will be the Official Retail Financial Services Partner of Manchester United in the UK.
    The four-year agreement will include a range of products and benefits for United's home country-based fans, as well as Virgin Money's three million UK customers.

    More here

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    Of Rumours and such ...

    Mourinho tracking Brazil star Fabinho
    Could one of those players Ed Woodward has stayed behind to pursue be Brazil international Fabinho?
    Well, the Daily Mail report Manchester United are eyeing a £25m move for the Monaco full-back.
    The 22-year-old, who came through Real Madrid’s Castilla team, is thought to have been on the verge of joining Napoli for £12m this month until the deal fell through.
    Monaco have since revalued Fabinho in light of United’s interest, more than doubling what Napoli would have had to pay.

    Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man Utd and Chelsea have all made offers for Valencia's £54m-rated midfielder Andre Gomes.




    Manchester United have delayed announcing their new squad numbers until they have signed £105m Paul Pogba.


    'Super agent' Mino Raiola will present an €100m offer from Man Utd to Juventus for Paul Pogba today(19july).
    Manchester United will today(19/07) make an official bid of around €104m for Paul Pogba. A world-record.
    Paul Pogba and agent Mino Raiola have reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester United.
    Juventus have rejected Manchester United's initial offer of €101m for Paul Pogba. They want €120m.
    Real Madrid have asked Paul Pogba's agent to hold fire on any Man United move for French star as they weigh up a bid.
    Paul Pogba's supposed £100m move to Man Utd is all over the Italian sport dailies. (Source: GdS, Tuttosport, CdS)
    Bookmakers have suspended betting on Manchester United signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pobga.

    Manchester United are set to sign 17-year old winger Joshua Bohui from Brantford.



    James Wilson is set to join Fulham on a season-long loan from Manchester United after being left off the China tour.



    Pogba to Man Utd update: Real estate agency, Proto Group Ltd, say they have been commissioned to look for a house for the player.
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    OF Rumours and such

    Man City and Man United both want 17-year-old West Ham defender Reece Oxford, who is valued at £15m by his club.
    Manchester United are considering a £25m bid for Monaco's Brazilian full-back Fabinho.
    Man United are expected to sign Brentford winger Joshua Bohui who will sign a three-year contract.

    Raphaël Varane has rejected the chance to join up with José Mourinho at Manchester United.

    Manchester United have agreed to pay the €120m Juventus want for Paul Pogba.
    Paul Pogba will sign a contract at Man United worth a huge £200,000-per-week AFTER tax.
    As part of the Pogba deal, Man Utd will pay his agent Mino Raiola £18,400,000 to 'facilitate' the deal. (and his comm is 30% of transfer fees...)
    José Mourinho on Paul Pogba: "I cannot confirm and I don't deny. We are calm."
    José Mourinho: "We have three faces to fill the profile. I am confident Mr Woodward will get the player we need."
    Mino Raiola: "There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla." (Source: @MinoRaiola)




    Man Utd boss José Mourinho is willing to let youngsters Tyler Blackett, Will Keane and James Wilson leave Old Trafford.

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    Its Match day!
    UNITED V BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2000hrs...

    Starting XI: Johnstone, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Memphis.
    subs: Romero, McNair, Rojo, Tuanzebe, Januzaj, Pereira, Young, Keane, Rashford.



    As usual Euro players were rested...
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    19' - Goal. MUFC 0 Dortmund 1. Castro scrambles home the opener after Johnstone had denied Aubameyang and Dembele

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