So with a new German, French, Dutch and Italian internationals in tow, United made their way to America…
It is no secret that Manchester United is now targeting a wide forward before the transfer window slams shut in 30 days, and a player that could fill that position is Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. During pre-season Schneiderlin and Carrick were partnered together regularly and I think that will be the boss’ choice going into the new season.
Rose, 25, was described as the best English left-back in the league last season by his Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino but has never won a full cap despite call-ups to Roy Hodgson’s squad. Speculation has been fierce in recent weeks that the World Cup victor could be set for a move after his valuation was lowered to 30 million euros (£21 million) by last season’s treble winners.
“We have a situation that is not favourable for David De Gea, neither for us and neither for the club that, maybe, he wants to go”.
On that basis, it is understandable that Bale, with a decade of experience at the highest level in both England and Spain behind him, would be worth double Sterling’s transfer fee.
After tinkering with a variety of formations last season, Van Gaal believes the three-pronged attack – last used by United when Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez helped secure a Premier League-Champions League double in 2008 – offers the flexibility and fluidity required to challenge in the league and in Europe.
Louis van Gaal is starting his second season in charge and feels his philosophy – his buzzword since arriving at Old Trafford – is beginning to permeate the club.
“Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin look really good signings”.
“Why not? Partly because he doesn’t seem to link up enough with the team”. He is considered a player in his prime on a club that always wants to win now and has little consideration about rebuilding. Under Ferguson, United always spent money but had less need to heavily stock their lineup with established stars such as Chelsea or later, Manchester City, and The Red Devils’ two Champions League-winning squads were built largely on homegrown players. The Southampton manager left the training ground on crutches and wearing a protective boot after suffering Achilles tendon damage and may struggle to make the dugout at St James’ Park.
“It is a big concern before the season starts”. The players hardly created any chances, especially after Luke Shaw had scored an own goal to put PSG ahead.