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Transfer Balls: Arturo Vidal Gets ‘Manchester United’ Shoved In His Mouth

TRANSFER Balls: Let’s see how the Press deal with Arturo Vidal.

Is Chilean heading to Manchester United?

No, says the Daily Mail.

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But the Daily Mirror says:

United will look to bring in Arturo Vidal from Juventus.

The powerhouse Chilean who starred in Brazil is up for a big move and with United having already been in conversation with the Italian club over Patrice Evra’s move to Serie A the signs are good that Vidal will pump much needed strength into the Reds’ engine room next season.

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Posted: 16th, July 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail Attacks Manchester City’s Joe Hart And Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere For Following Its Health Tips

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England’s Charlton brothers, Jack (l) and Bobby (r), relax at a pre-tournament function
Date: 26/06/1966

 

HOW football journalism works, with the Daily Mail’s Neil Ashton. Before the World Cup, on May 20, 2014, England were at the Grove Hotel for the Lions and Roses dinner. The charity event hosted by the England Footballers Foundation “raised £362,000 in a night for charity… and even Premier League stars were surprised at that amount of money!”

One bidder paid £10,000 for a round of golf with Manchester City’s Joe Hart and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Ashton notes:

In an era when it is so easy to casually criticise the players, this event, in football parlance, could be described as ‘a leveller’. Every member of that squad, from captain Steven Gerrard and vice-captain Frank Lampard to Southampton trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw, understood their roles and responsibilities.

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Posted: 16th, July 2014 | In: Arsenal, Key Posts, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira Wants Arsenal And £6m More To Play for Manchester United

TRANSFER Balls: Is Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira heading from Real Madrid to Arsenal?

The Daily Star manages to link the player with four of the biggest English clubs:

Liverpool and Man United join Arsenal and Chelsea in four-way £24m fight for Sami Khedira

Jack Wilson is in full Balls mode:

Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with moves for the 27-year-old Real Madrid midfielder.

Linked by whom? Jack doesn’t say. Instead he just speculates to deadline:

But their attempts to sign him could be hit by their Premier League rivals… Manchester United were after Khedira last summer and ready to try and snap him up again. Liverpool could also reportedly move for the German.

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Posted: 12th, July 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Matt Hummels Is Exclusive To Manchester United

TRANSFER Balls: Matt Hummels is “exclusive” to Manchester United in the scoop-tastic Daily Star:

 

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United step up pursuit of Mats Hummels - MANCHESTER UNITED have stepped up their pursuit of £20m Mats Hummels.

Adrian Kajumba and Chris McKenna have the “exclusive” story. Yep, no fewer that TWO journalists cracked this one:

United have sounded out the Borussia Dortmund centre-half’s camp to see if he would be interested in a switch to Old Trafford.

Sadly no sources are quoted. But one of them may be the IBTimes, which on July 2, reported:

 

 

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Any sources there?

Manchester United are reportedly set to make a £20m offer for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, according to the Express.

That would be the same Daily Express that shares offices with the trusty Star?

 

Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arturo Vidal Joins Manchester United For £22m Less Than Juventus Are Asking

TRANSFER Balls – a regular look at football speculation and rumour presented as fact by the mainstream press. Today we wonder if Artuo Vidal on his way to the Premier League from Juventus?

Today the Daily Star has an “EXCLUSIVE” – Vidal ius wanted by Manchester United.

 

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Posted: 6th, July 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: Newcastle United’s Siem De Jong Damns Van Gaal With Praise

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MANCHESTER Untied Balls: The Sun has an “exclusive” on Dutch footballer Siem De Jong, recently signed by Newcastle United. David Coverdale writes:

SIEM DE JONG is out for revenge on Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal next season — after being left out of his World Cup squad…

De Jong, 25, has six caps for Holland but Van Gaal snubbed him for Brazil.

Snub:

v. describes the action of ignoring, failing to notice, or pretending not to see someone.
a person is usually snubbed when they are disliked or the other person couldnt be bothered talking to them.

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Posted: 3rd, July 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Barcelona Begin Alexis Sanchez Auction As Arsenal, Liverpool And Manchester United Check His Teeth

TRANSFER Balls: Is Alexis Sanchez heading from Barcelona to… Liverpool? Let’s see what the trusty media have been saying today:

The Daily Express says Sanchez is Liverpool bound:

Liverpool to bank Alexis Sanchez as Barcelona jet in for Luis Suarez deal

It’s a banker. Bookmakers in Malasia are paying out. But wait a moment. The Daily Mail says the player is not keen on the move.

Alexis Sanchez would prefer Arsenal to Liverpool despite Barcelona wanting to use him as part of Luis Suarez deal

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Posted: 2nd, July 2014 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: Luke Shaw Is Worth Six Times More Than James Rodríguez

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THE story goes that Monaco and Colombia’s £38.5m star James Rodríguez could have played for Manchester United.

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Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: Player Send Out Epic Pop-Out Old Trafford Wedding Invites

FORMER Manchester United midfielder Park Ji Sung has announced plans to marry Kim Min Ji on July 27th with this fabulour invitation. The “Wedding of Dreams’ appears to be based on Old Trafford, the branded Theatre of Dreams.

Should this marriage not work out, Park, who joined QPR from United, can comfort himself in the news that a pop-out Loftus Road is cheaper and if he askes bicely, Harry Redknapp will chuck in a load of brown envelopes (allegedly).

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Spotter: Pies

Posted: 28th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: Luke Shaw Loses £6m And Plays For His Old School

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MANCHESTER United Balls: Luke Shaw is the most expensive teenager in football history, having joined Manchester United from Southampton for… Well, how much?

Let’s look at the facts, as reporting by the mainstream media. It’s Trasnfer Balls:

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Posted: 28th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United Buy Ander Herrera For Less Than They Bought Him For Last Year

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TRANSFER Balls: Ander Herrera is finally a Manchester United player. Isn’t he?

On June 24, the Mail stated:

Manchester United will sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera for £28m TODAY

The Mail would be there to shout ‘FIRST’ and salute it’s own scoop. Only, it was balls.

That same day the Mirror also had news:

Manchester United expect to complete the signing of Ander Herrera within 48 hours.

The Mirror was hedging its bets. And it was also wrong.

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Posted: 26th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United Agree To Pay Southampton ‘s Luke Shaw Fee

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TRANSFER Balls: A look at Southampton’s Luke Shaw, wanted by Manchester United…

June 24, Daily Express:

Man Utd raise Luke Shaw bid to £34m as new Saints boss fights to keep England star

June 24, Daily Star:

Southampton slap a staggering £40m price-tag on Manchester United target Luke Shaw

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Posted: 25th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s Manchester United To Join Chelsea

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TRANSFER Balls hails the work of James Dickenson, who writes in the Express:

Toni Kroos puts Man Utd and Chelsea on ALERT with future still undecided

That’s the same Toni Kross the Express said has already joined United and presented as fact by the Manchester Evening News (“Kroos deal done”) and the Daily Mirror (“United have agreed deal in principle with Bayern for midfielder Toni Kroos”).

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Posted: 19th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: Van Gaal Ignores 14-Times Man Of The Match Alexander Buttner

MANCHESTER United’s Alexander Buttner is leaving the club? He explains why:

The 25-year-old told De Telegraaf: “Van Gaal never gave me the chance in the Dutch national team, despite being voted man of the match 14 times at Manchester United. Apparently, he is not very confident about me. So I think this is the right moment to leave.”

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Posted: 18th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Arsenal Get Three Manchester United Players For Thomas Vermaelen

TRANSFER Balls: Having reported that Arsenal ‘lifer’ Thomas Vermaelen has committed his future to the Gunners and agreed to join Manchester United, the media looks for a new angle:

The Daily Mirror reports:

Arsene Wenger could look for a part-exchange deal with Manchester United over Thomas Vermaelenwrites John Cross.

Could.

The Arsenal boss has been keeping tabs on Tom Cleverley and also has an interest in Chris Smalling.

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Posted: 17th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Bastian Schweinsteiger Joins Fabregas And Kroos At Manchester United

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TRANSFER Balls: How’s the Transfer Season been for Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger? The mainstream press has been talking balls:

May 25, The Sun:

LOUIS VAN GAAL will turn to Bastian Schweinsteiger to kick-start his Manchester United revolution.

June12, Independent: “Bastian Schweinsteiger: Manchester United aim for Bayern Munich midfielder as their top summer target”

Manchester United have made Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger their top summer target, after new manager Louis van Gaal dismissed the ground work that David Moyes undertook in his pursuit of the 29-year-old’s fellow German Toni Kroos.

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Posted: 14th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United Expect Edinson Cavani To Play For Love

TRANSFER Balls: a look at what the media experts with a deadline to hit have been saying about Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani.

June 11, Daily Mail: “Manchester United launch whopping £56m bid for PSG striker Edinson Cavani”

Daily newspaper Tuttosport report that Cavani, who spent six years in Italy with Palermo and Napoli, is top of new United manager Louis van Gaal’s wishlist.

Yes to Cavani! And in the Star, that bid is £60m.

June 12, Daily Express: “Manchester United SNUB Edinson Cavani move over £300,000-a-week wage demands”

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Posted: 13th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Fabregas Goes Full House Hunting In Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool And Manchester

FOR some days Anorak has been bringing you the Daily Farbregas, an offshoot of our Transfer Balls (TB) round-ups. The aim in in TB is for all the mainstream Press to link the top players with each of the top English clubs. Facts matters not. If a source says Fabregas is off to Manchester City, the story gets written.

Guillem Balague has picked up the Balls that Fabregas is set to play for Chelsea, (for whom one paper says he’s already signed Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United and tweets:

 

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Thomas Muller Partners Toni Kroos In Manchester United Midfield

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TRANSFER Balls: The Daily Star stopped just short of saying that Thomas Muller has joined Manchester United. It was the Star’s sister organ, the Daily Express, that announced Mueller’s Bayern Munich’s team-mate Toni Kroos has joined United. But he hasn’t. He won’t.

As Express editor Hugh Whittow’s message to the Leveson Inquiry:

“we don’t twist anything. We just present the news of the day”

Today the Star reports:

Germany forward Thomas Muller rejects Man Utd to pen new deal at Bayern Munich

On June 8, the Star reported:

Arsenal in Vela talks, Shaqiri on Liverpool move, Muller to Man Utd

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Luke Shaw Wants £30m Chelsea Move After Promising To Join Manchester United

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TRANSFER Balls: a look at  Luke Shaw, the England and Southampton star:

In January, the Mirror John Cross told readers:

Manchester United transfer target Luke Shaw wants Chelsea move from Southampton even if it’s in the summer…

Shaw, a boyhood Chelsea fan, has set his heart on London rather than Manchester when the time comes to move.

The Express agreed:

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Posted: 11th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Not-For-Sale Marco Reus Rejects Manchester United For Barcelona And Arsenal, Maybe

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TRANSFER Balls: How’s the summer been treating Marco Reus? Well. He’s out of the World Cup with an injury. But what about afterwards? Is he leaving Borussia Dortmund?

June 10, Daily Mirror: “Manchester United transfer rumours: Barcelona in for Marco Reus but Dortmund holding firm”

According to reports in Spanish daily Sport, United’s hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus could be scuppered by Barcelona.

Could.

It’s reckoned that the attacker – who will miss the World Cup through injury – has agreed personal terms over a move to Camp Nou.

Reckoned.

Stella reporting from, the Mirror, there.

Can the Daily Star do better? Also today, is report:

He’s staying! Borussia Dortmund KO Manchester United’s hopes of signing Marco Reus

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Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Messi Heads To Chelsea As Arsenal Man Fabregas Spins In Manchester United’s Revolting Door

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TRANSFER Balls – with the Daily Fabregas.

The summer’s story so far: Fabregas has  joined Chelsea (Daily Star) for £30m (Express) in a “done deal” (TalkSport); Chelsea don’t really want him (Irish Indy); he wants to play for Arsenal who do want him (The Sun); has agreed to join Manchester United (Express), who don’t want him (Mail) ; is wanted by Manchester City, who are “clear favourites” to sign him (Telegraph); but might join Liverpool (Mail).  Oh, and in July 2013, Farbegas joined Manchester United (Daily Express) in a “secret meeting” - so secret no-one told Fabregas who carried on playing for Barcelona.

Now to today’s news:

Daily Star: “Arsenal legend Martin Keown not surprised by Arsene Wenger’s Cesc Fabregas snub”

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Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: Mourinho Puts In A Better tackle at Old Trafford Than Smalling And Jones Ever Have

AT the Soccer Aid pro-am charity match, Chelsea manger Jose Mourinho makes his move:

 

 

@PL_Jokes quips: “Jose Mourinho putting in a better tackle at Old Trafford than Smalling and Jones ever have!! ”

 

 

Posted: 8th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United Sign Pogba To Partner Kroos As Chelsea Miss Out

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TRANSFER Balls: Is Paul Pogba making a move from Juventus? Let’s se what the papers have been saying:

June 5, Manchester Evening News: “Pogba agent rules out Premier League return”

The Frenchman has been the subject of reports linking both United and City with a swoop, but is happy to remain with Juventus this summer.

Adding:

…the player’s representative Mino Raiola has now moved to end speculation over his client’s future. He wrote on Twitter: “My player Paul Pogba happy at the club.. He is not going anywhere.”

June 7, Daily Telegraph: “Manchester United unlikely to pursue former midfielder Paul Pogba”

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Posted: 8th, June 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Eliaquim Mangala Heads To Manchester United Because He Likes London

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TRANSFER Balls. A look at Eliaquim Mangala, the £35m-rated Porto central defender. As ever, the media’s aim is to link every top player with every top English club.

Last summer, the Mirror told us that Mangala was off to Barcelona. And the Star told us that this summer:

BARCELONA want to hijack Porto star Eliaquim Mangala’s proposed move to the Premier League.

The Metro added that Bayern Munich wanted the player.

Today the Guardian tells us that

Eliaquim Mangala would prefer Manchester United to Manchester City.

Oh, and:

Chelsea, Paris Saint-German and Real Madrid also on radar

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Posted: 7th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0