Transfer Balls: Morgan Schneiderlin ‘signed’ for Manchester United but wants to play for Arsenal
Transfer Balls: No, Southampton midfielder Morgan Sneiderlin has not yet signed for Manchester United. The papers were wrong.
And now the Sunday Times says the footballer wants to play for Arsenal:
…the Frenchman has told friends that he would prefer to work with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal than sign for Van Gaal at United.
Schneiderlin feels that Arsenal’s more settled style of play is a better suit to his game, and is attracted to the idea of remaining in the South of England.
The only problem with that plan is that Arsenal have not bid for the Frenchman. But can we believe the mainstream media?
June 25, Daily Express: “Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs target Morgan Schneiderlin AGREES £24m Southampton exit”
June 27, The Metro: “Manchester United agree transfer deal to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin”
June 27, Daily Express: “Man Utd Transfer News: Schneiderlin Arsenal SNUB”
The Daily Mirror, June 27:
Manchester United have sealed a £25million deal for Morgan Schneiderlin… Schneiderlin will join United from Southampton when the transfer widow opens on Wednesday.
June 28, Daily Star: Man Utd plan to CONFIRM signing of £24m Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin TOMORROW”
June 28, Daily Mirror: “Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin to join Red Devils on Wednesday”
Sunday June 28, Daily Star: “REVEALED: Why Arsenal let Manchester United sign Morgan Schneiderlin – ARSENAL pulled out of a deal to sign Morgan Schneiderlin as they didn’t consider him value for money.”
June 29, Daily Telegraph: “Southampton and France midfielder expected to complete move to Old Trafford for fee of £24m in coming days”
June 29, Telegrapah: “Man Utd transfer news: Morgan Schneiderlin deal should be sealed this week”
All utterly wong. Schneiderlin has not signed for Manchester United. And Man United have not met Southampton’s apparent £24m asking price.
Such are the facts…