Juan Mata admitted Manchester United players were given a first glimpse of what to expect from Louis Van Gaal when he's disappointed, after the Dutchman made clear he was far from impressed by his team's 3-2 win over AS Roma in Denver on Saturday.
United won their inaugural match in the International Champions Cup but looked far from their best and almost scuppered a three-goal lead as Roma scored twice in the last 20 minutes, leading Van Gaal to criticise some of his players' performances, including Mata's.
Manchester United have tabled a €60m €48m for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and they've also already contacted the Chilean's agent over the financial package they are ready to offer to the midfielder, according to reports in Italy.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Vidal's agent, Fernando Felicevich, is due to arrive in Turin tonight to meet Juventus' manager Massimiliano Allegri and the Serie A champions' general manager, Giuseppe Marotta, and during their meeting Juventus will be made aware that United are ready to offer Vidal €8m £6.
VIDEO: Manchester United 3-2 Roma: Van Gaal's side survive late scare in the US - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Louis van Gaal's Manchester United battled past a resurgent Roma side in the second game of their US tour on Saturday, with a Wayne Rooney double ensuring the Serie A side's fightback failed to stop United making it two for two in their friendly fixtures.
The Italian news outlets, Sportmediaset and Tuttosport, are reporting that Inter Milan will offer midfielder Fredy Guarin in exchange for Manchester United's Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez.
The 28-year-old Colombian international has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United, but in recent weeks it has been determined that Serie A champions Juventus had taken an interest in the player.
Five Arturo Vidal alternatives for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Vidal: Staying put at Juventus
The Arturo Vidal transfer saga looks to finally have taken it's final turn. While the player's words at an airport interview were certainly interpreted wrongly in the media, Juve CEO Marotta's words certainly don't leave room for doubt about Juve's intentions to keep the Chilean.
DONE DEAL: Manchester United forward leaves Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have confirmed their forward Bebe has completed a switch to Benfica on Friday.
The deal would see the Red Devils earn €3m and another 50% on any sell-on fee. A statement on United's official website read," Manchester United forward Bebe has joined Benfica in a deal worth up to €3million, with the right to 50% of any sell-on fee.
Though preseason matches mean little more than global marketing fodder, they do present a mouth-watering opportunity to scout transfer purchases and how the new additions will fit in with their squads.
Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera were the debutants for Manchester United on Wednesday night as they played a friendly against LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
Arsenal could be doing Manchester United a massive favour this summer by taking Nani off their hands, with reports in the Portuguese press suggesting the Gunners could soon table an offer for the United misfit.
Despite signing a five-year deal 12 months ago, Nani has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford since the January transfer window and, somewhat mysteriously given his appalling performances, the Portuguese looks to have attracted interest from a host of European clubs, including Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Galatasaray.
The sky above Pasadena was still bright blue as a red sea of Manchester United faithful filled the Rose Bowl to see their recast club face the L.A. Galaxy on a sultry Wednesday night.
The 86,432 who packed into L.A.'s historic college football venue, greater than any UCLA Bruins crowd last season, endured a half-hour kickoff delay in stride as Manchester United's bus got stuck in traffic.
A couple of goals from Wayne Rooney helped Manchester United beat AS Roma 3-2 in the International Super World Power Champions Cup of Destiny in Denver last night, though it was Miralem Pjanic who grabbed the goal of the night cracking one in from well within his own half.
Having opened the scoring with a spectacular strike just 4 minutes earlier Wayne Rooney shows he's just as brilliant at passing with an assist from just inside his own half to pick out Juan Mata's run with Mata finishing off with aplomb to make it Manchester United 2-0 Roma.
Manchester United star targeted by La Liga winners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in the Times, La Liga winners Atletico Madrid have made fresh approach to Manchester United for the signing of out of favour striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexican has no guarantee over his future at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order last season featuring in 29 appearances, most of which were from the bench.
PSG ready to offer £60m striker to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
French magazine Le 10 Sport has been giving us an update on Edinson Cavani every month. And every time it is the same old story. The striker is unhappy at PSG, because he has been forced to play on the wings, while he prefers a more central role.
Manchester United ready to offer €20m + Nani to land Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arda Turan is a self-confessed Liverpool fan. The 27-year-old Turkish midfielder was linked with a move to Liverpool, during his days at Gala. Rafael Benitez was thought to be one of his key admirers, while the player himself confessed his dream to play in front of Anfield crowd in future.
€50m Manchester United target to join 'within hours' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Some times it becomes hard to fathom the transfer mechanism of Real Madrid. There is a certain degree of madness often attached to it. Barcelona have signed Luis Suarez, so, we must do one marquee signingas well, not just to appease the fans but to maintain the status-quo.
Manchester United defeated for the signing of €30m World Cup star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in today's edition of Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, World Cup star Enzo Perez is set to join Valencia after Benfica agreed on a €25m deal to sell the Argentine. Perez was reportedly a Manchester United target, the story which we had covered way back in April.
Manchester United's €50m rated transfer target's move to pave way for Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
So, the verdict is out then. Manchester United and Chelsea fans: The domino effect is about to start. According to reports in Spanish website El Confidencial, French Champions Paris St Germain are about to reach an agreement with Real Madrid for Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria.
So, the new era as begun. Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United crushed the L.A.Galaxy 7-0 in a testimony to Oranje style and an affirmation that Woodward and the Glazer's may have finally got the right man, twelve months too late....
That 12 months resulted in an enforced hiatus for United, an enforced break for myself due to work and health reasons.
Manchester United face stiff competition from Barcelona in the race to sign Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, according to reports in Spain that claim the Catalans' interest in Vermaelen has increased in recent weeks.
The Belgian centre-back has been linked with a move to United for over a month now, with suggestions that Louis Van Gaal sees the Arsenal man as the perfect candidate to replace the departed Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, while Vermaelen's versatility and his ability to play as left-back mean he could even provide cover for Luke Shaw.
Ryan Giggs has compared new Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, to Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming both men have a special aura about them and both understand what it takes to make a team successful.
Van Gaal has only been in charge for nine days but that didn't prevent him from getting his United career off to a flying start as the Reds trounced Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday, and Giggs believes what he's seen of the Dutchman so far has a lot in common with what he experienced during the 23 yearshe played under Fergie.
Phil Jones has revealed Manchester United have already embraced Louis Van Gaal's tactical revolution and despite having been in charge for less than two weeks, the Dutchman has already won many admirers within the United squad, particularly thanks to his footballing philosophy.
Jones impressed in United's 7-0 mauling of Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday and the 22-year-old has insisted he's happy to adapt to Van Gaal's new 3-5-2 system, if that means finally being handed an extended run is his preferred position, after spending his first three season at the club covering a variety of roles.