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Chicharito To Join United Tour Next Week

More than a few eyebrows where raised last week when Manchester United released the names of the players who travelled to the US last week.

Hernandez is arguably the most famous United player in America, but it looks like Hernandez will be joining his teammates in Los Angeles next week:


Hernandez made just six Premier League starts last season at United under David Moyes and Ryan Giggs, and has to be hoping that impressive preseason will catch the eye of Louis van Gaal and would lead to bigger and better things. His lack of playing time at Old Trafford cost him his starting role in the Mexico side at this summers World Cup and he wants to play on a regular basis. Something that is unlikely to happen at United


Carrick Out For Three Months

Manchester United‘s Michael Carrick will be out for put to 12 weeks after getting injured in preseason training.

The club tweeted: “Michael Carrick has had surgery this morning on his left ankle ligaments and will be out for 10-12 weeks.”

Carrick’s absence was confirmed on the day that Louis van Gaal was unveiled as the new Manchester United manager.

The Dutchman did not give details of the injury when he faced the media for the first time on Thursday.

But, when asked about captaincy contenders and revealing Carrick’s injury, Van Gaal said:


lvg-welcomeLouis van Gaal was officially introduced as Manchester United’s new manager on Thursday and immediately and immediately made United fans happy when he said:

“Nicky Butt is already assisting us, Paul Scholes we will find a role for and also Phil Neville I believe.”

The Dutch manager Van Gaal also insisted that now he has arrived at Old Trafford, the club will once again be the top side in England:

“I have worked for Barcelona, No.1 in Spain. I have worked for Ajax, No.1 in Netherlands. I have worked at Bayern, No.1 in Germany”


mufc-tour-2014The early World Cup exits for Spain and England will have a positive impact for Man United fans in the US and Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata are David De Gea will be arriving in the US this week as United begins its US preseason tour under new boss Louis van Gaal.

Also coming to America are new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, and assistant manager Ryan Giggs likes the strength of the squad that United are bringing over.


United Close In On LVG To Target

vidal-juventus2According to the Daily Star Manchester United have reached an agreement with Juventus for midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Citing reports in Chile it appears that Juventus have accepted an offer of £32 million plus left-back and Patrice Evra for Vidal.

Vidal would be a massive signing for new United boss Louis van Gaal. The talented Chile midfielder has been linked with many of Europe’s big games including Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal. For United to land him, without being able to offer Champions League football next season is another big win for the Old Trafford side.

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new-mufc-shirtNike have announced that they will stop producing Manchester United shirts after this upcoming season, opening the way for Adidas to sign United to a record smashing deal worth a reported £600 million over 10 years.

United’s current deal with Nike is worth £24 million a year, but after unveiling a new kit for the 2014-15 season, Nike announced that it would be the last one bearing the Nike logo.

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Manchester United are looking to gatecrash a deal for Benfica star Enzo Perez, with financial uncertainty at Valencia preventing the club from making a move for the highly-rated midfielder.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Perez and it was thought that new manager Louis van Gaal was keeping tabs on the Benfica man prior to the World Cup.

However, Van Gaal was kept busy by proceedings at the prestigious tournament and Valencia took charge of the deal, making a move themselves for Perez. But, there has been boardroom difficulties at the Spanish side and they are having trouble pulling off a deal for the Argentina midfielder, who recently received Portugal’s Best Player award for his role in Benfica’s 2013/14 treble-winning campaign (though narrowly missed out on the Europa League trophy).


Old Trafford 2Juventus have turned down an approach from Manchester United for highly-sought after Chilean star Arturo Vidal, according to reports in the Metro.

The Chile midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and there are reports that a deal in the region of £40 million had been readied by Man United for Vidal’s services. However, Juventus are not keen to offload their prized asset and have rejected an approach from the Red Devils for the World Cup stars services.

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Old TraffordManchester United target Thomas Vermaelen has admitted he doesn’t know if he will be at Arsenal next season. The Gunners captain plans to hold talks with Arsene Wenger as he ponders his future.

Vermaelen is quoted in the Evening Standard as saying:

“I really do not know where I will play, Arsenal or elsewhere next season. All my attention went to the World Cup. I will see when I talk with Arsenal.”

The 28-year-old defender is out of contract at the end of the upcoming season and Arsenal are reportedly looking to sell him now rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next summer if no new contract is agreed.


Iniesta: LVG Will Develop Young Players

Andres Iniesta said he has fond memories of Louis van Gaal and praised the new Manchester United manager for the faith he showed in young players during his time in charge of Barcelona.

The World Cup winner was in the youth teams during Van Gaal’s first spell in charge at the Nou Camp, from 1997 to 2000, and made his debut during the Dutchman’s short second stint, in the 2002-03 season.

And he remains an admirer of the current Netherlands manager, who will take up his duties at Old Trafford after his World Cup campaign ends, and believes he will carry on championing emerging players.