Manchester United

Roma

Van Gaal impresses United’s record signing

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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 vs AS Roma 2014 Denver Friendly International Champions Cup Highlights 3-2 Rooney Mata Pjanic Goal Video

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Juventus

United in £48m bid for number one target

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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.

A Recap of Evra’s Manchester United Journey

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English Premier League

VIDEO: Manchester United 3-2 Roma: Van Gaal’s side survive late scare in the US

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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.

Louis van Gaal admits interest in Sir Alex Ferguson’s transfer target

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Louis van Gaal admits interest in Sir Alex Ferguson's transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Strootman: A Louis van Gaal favourite

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United's interest in signing AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

The Dutch international is currently recovering from a cruciate ligament in his left knee, which he suffered earlier in March.

Inter Milan Set To Offer Fredy Guarin For Manchester United Striker Chicharito, Say Reports

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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.

Louis van Gaal Will Talk Privately With Jose Mourinho Regarding Luke Shaw Comments

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While addressing the media yesterday afternoon, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho addressed the topic of his club's early interest in signing Luke Shaw from Southampton.

The 19-year-old defender had been rumored to be a target of the London club, as it is known that his parents are Chelsea supporters.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Manchester United

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United for investing heavily in signing Luke Shaw.

The England international arrived at Old Trafford from Southampton in June as he became the Red Devils' second signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrival of Ander Herrera.

Five Arturo Vidal alternatives for Manchester United

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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.

AS Roma Has No Intention Of Selling Kevin Strootman, Says Rudi Garcia

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AS Roma manager Rudi Garcia gave a press conference in Denver prior to his side's International Champions Cup match against Manchester United which takes place on Saturday.

The second year boss was peppered with questions about the immediate future of his Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman, as well as a number of other topics.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United forward leaves Old Trafford

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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.

Manchester United Winger Bebe On The Verge Of A Move To Benfica

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One of the more bizarre stories in soccer looks set to return from its origins.

According to the Portuguese sports daily A Bola,Manchester United winger Bebe is on the verge of signing for Benfica.

The player, who was originally purchased by Manchester United from the Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes for£7.

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera Instantly Impresses in Debut

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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.

Premier League rivals could bid for United misfit

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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.

From Spain: Barcelona want to sign Manchester United summer target

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From Spain: Barcelona want to sign Manchester United summer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are losing their grip in their efforts to sign Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen.

The Belgium international has been a transfer target for the Old Trafford club as their new manager Louis van Gaal has set his sights on the central defender to bolster his side's back four.

Arsenal v Manchester City – 2014 Community Shield Preview

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The 2014 FA Community Shield on Sunday 10 August at Wembley Stadium will be the 92nd edition of the trophy.

Arsenal will face Manchester City for the second time in this final with the Gunners winning the previous meeting 4-0 all the way back in 1934.

LA Galaxy 0-7 Manchester United: What the Matchday Experience Was Like At the Rose Bowl

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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.

Videos

Roma Midfielder Miralem Pjanic Scores Amazing Goal From Inside Own Half Against Man Utd (Video & GIF)

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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.

VIDEO: Roma 2-3 Manchester United

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Manchester United won the second game of their pre-season tour after beating Roma 3-2 in America.




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Juan Mata Goal From Fantastic Wayne Rooney assist

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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.

Brilliant Wayne Rooney Goal v Roma

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Despite being second best for just over a half an hour Wayne Rooney comes up with the opener against Roma in their pre-season friendly with a wonder strike from outside the area across his body!

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Manchester United & PSG in tug-of-war over landing €65m world class winger

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Manchester United & PSG in tug-of-war over landing €65m world class winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We all know that Angel di Maria will be leaving Real Madrid in the summer. Let's not go into the detailed transfer background again. You all know this. Don't you? So, better get into the main story.

Manchester United star targeted by La Liga winners

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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

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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

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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.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United player set for medical today

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United player set for medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Finally the torture for Manchester United is set to be over. Portuguese winger Bebe is set to leave the Red Devils and join Benfica according to reports in newspapers from Portugal.

Here is a following snippet from today's edition of A Bola.

€50m Manchester United target to join ‘within hours’

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€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

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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

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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.

Transfer News and Gossip

Jose Mourinho: ‘Beating Man Utd to Southampton’s Luke Shaw could have killed Chelsea morale’

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that he was unwilling to meet Luke Shaw's wage demands. Mourinho was thought to be the frontrunner...

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Manchester United ‘interested in Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan’

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Manchester United have made contact with Atletico Madrid about a deal to sign midfielder Arda Turan, according to report in France. French side...

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Arturo Vidal: ‘I’m not going to Manchester United’

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Juventus star Arturo Vidal has reportedly told journalists that he will not be joining Manchester United this summer. The Chile international was...

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Louis van Gaal

“Get me Hummels, Strootman and Vidal”

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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.

United and Barcelona to go head-to-head for target

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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.

Photo: Louis Van Gaal takes Man Utd training in Denver

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PIC: Louis van Gaal and the United players were out on the training pitch within hours of arriving in Denver. #mutour pic.twitter.com/bgpgznGqsd...

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Have United found the new Fergie?

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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.

The Rest

Photos: Man Utd training in Denver ahead of Roma clash

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Training at the Sports Authority Field has just come to an end. Another good session here in the USA. #mutour pic.twitter.com/Sod1XQkaMA ...

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Mourinho attempts to unsettle United youngsters

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Jose Mourinho believes the signing of Luke Shaw would have killed his current club, Chelsea, had they have pursued his signature.

Mourinho was interested in the ex-Southampton left-back but the 19-year-old chose to move to Manchester United ahead of Chelsea this summer in a £28m deal.

In an attempt to silence youngsters within his own squad, Mourinho insists that, had he agreed to Shaw's wage demands, the dressing room at Stamford Bridge would have been in uproar.

Jones excited by new tactics

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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.