Reason Why Both Spurs And United Are Not ANNOUNCING Alderweireld Deal

Tanya Simon
August 9, 2018

But Red Devils fans could have reason to smile when the window reopens in January.

Paul Pogba was one of Jose Mourinho's first signings when he came to Manchester United and the French midfielder has, for the most part, lived up to his reputation in the Premier League. The Jones-Smalling combination has not materialised into something worth sticking with; they have close to 500 United appearances between them but, with both, there is the feeling a major mistake or injury is always lurking.

Liverpool, buoyant after a close-season spending spree, host equally busy West Ham United on Sunday.

The Spaniard needs a fresh challenge, under Mourinho in the Premier League he started 19 games out of 38 two years ago and 23 matches last season. United are also reportedly interested in Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire. Furthermore, reports have also claimed that the 29-year-old chose to continue with the Bavarians as he feels Manchester United "are not among the contenders to lift the [Champions League] trophy".

Ultimately, nothing happened this summer.

And United will then have hope of signing the Belgium star for less than the £55m Tottenham were demanding. "I want him to stay at United".

City haven't dipped into the deep pockets of their Abu Dhabi owners as significantly as Guardiola's first two summers in charge, but have still strengthened with club record signing Riyad Mahrez.

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Again, the Red Devils did not register a bid.

But at least Sanchez has given him cause for optimism, scoring against Real Madrid and AC Milan in glamour friendlies, showing the drive, determination and decisiveness of old.

"My view is that it is hard for me to believe that we finished second", he said.

The experienced Maurizio Sarri is the latest incumbent in the Chelsea hot seat having replaced Antonio Conte last month.

United's boss, about to begin his third season at the helm at Old Trafford, has cut a disgruntled figure during the summer, apparently unhappy with the club's transfer window activity.

"For some reason, they wanted to go down the safe route".

He does not rate Anthony Martial and thinks Marcus Rashford is better on the flanks than down the middle. Maybe this is the year that he will deliver but, when looking at United's defence overall, there is little to get excited about. But, with Ibrahimovic impressing in the MLS, he could be the ideal short-term solution. A good loan is a loan to play.

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