Manchester United FC News

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edited April 2012 in English Premier League
<h1 style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(30, 30, 30); font-size: 2.4em; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.16em; font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Manchester United agree a deal to sign Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan for £20m plus Fabio and Federico Macheda</h1><div><br></div><div><div class="firstPar" style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">The details of the deal are likely to see Fabio going only on a season’s long loan while Macheda’s transfer could be a permanent one, with<strong><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/"; style="color: rgb(35, 75, 123); outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; ">Manchester United</a></strong> then reducing some of the costs of acquiring the highly-rated Gaitán.</p></div><div class="secondPar" style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">Although the figures involved are unlikely to be disclosed, and the deal will not be announced until the season is over, it appears United are valuing Gaitán at more than £20 million plus the players.</p></div><div class="thirdPar" style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">While it will be interesting to see where he fits into Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans United have been tracking the Argentina international for some time and are now understood to have made their move for a summer transfer. Gaitan, who can play as an attacking midfielder or left-sided winger, caught the eye in Benfica’s <strong><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/champions-league/"; style="color: rgb(35, 75, 123); outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; ">Champions League</a></strong> campaign this season when they faced both United and Chelsea.</p></div><div class="fourthPar" style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">The 24 year-old has a £38 million release clause in his contract and it had been thought that Benfica were attempting to hold out for the full amount to be paid. However, that was always going to be an unrealistic valuation for Gaitán, despite his undoubted talent which has also attracted the likes of Inter Milan and Paris St-Germain, and United have been in talks for several months to try to structure a deal.</p></div><div class="fifthPar" style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">Macheda, the 20-year-old Italian striker, is on loan to Queens Park Rangers but has failed to make an impression after a handful of appearances and has returned to United after suffering an ankle injury. It would now appear his days at Old Trafford are numbered with Macheda a makeweight in the deal while, more interestingly, Fabio also appears set to be included.</p></div><div id="tmg-related-links" class="related_links_inline" style="background-color: rgb(244, 244, 240); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); margin-bottom: 8px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; width: 460px; color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 10px; "><div class="headerOne styleFour" style="background-image: url(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/template/ver1-0/i/grey_dots.gif); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-top-width: 2px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: rgb(53, 100, 6); color: rgb(38, 38, 38); margin-bottom: 6px; padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; 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style="color: rgb(35, 75, 123); outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; text-decoration: none; font-size: 12px; line-height: 13px; font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', serif; ">Ferguson: title race 'still alive'</a> </p><span class="relContDate" style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: helvetica; font-size: 11px; line-height: 13px; ">13 Apr 2012</span></li></ul></div><div class="body" style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">The inclusion of players would be an attraction for Benfica who have to pay Gaitan’s former club, Boca Juniors, 20 per cent of any transfer fee. United had hoped to agree a deal in January but will now conclude the transfer in June.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">It had been thought that United might try to include Bebe as well as Macheda but the choice of Fabio has helped persuade Benfica to conclude negotiations. Gaitan is understood to be represented by the Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes who has close links with United having taken the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani to the club.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">Ferguson has already said that Fabio will go out on loan next season. Although the Brazilian featured in United Champions League final defeat to Barcelona last season, he has failed to progress as expected.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">A succession of niggling injuries have not helped and Fabio had made just 15 appearances in all competitions this season, with the right-back starting just two league matches.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0.7em; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 1.4em; line-height: 1.48em; ">Ferguson told <i>United Review</i>: “Fabio will go on loan next season to give him concentrated first-team experience. We have already talked to him and he understands the value of playing regularly at a higher level than we can give him at the moment.”</p></div></div>
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  • they have to pay more to howard webb
  • rudrarudra 2519 PointsU23 Olympian
    when is the (also preferably the time in IST) Manchester Derby which might decide EPL title this season?
  • shankarshankar 2568 PointsU23 Olympian
    edited April 2012
    It is on 30th april over there which is weekend so would be late night game around 12 or 1 mostly
  • AruncitoAruncito 4 Points
    If they got Gaitan .. does that mean they will not go for Hazard ? Man. City and Spurs seems to be also interested in Hazard. But Hazard prefers Manchester .. dont know which one.<br>
  • shankarshankar 2568 PointsU23 Olympian
    Hazard had been linked with almost all top english clubs....gonna be one of main talking point in this seasons tranfer market..
  • reddevil87reddevil87 1793 PointsU23 Olympian
    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Either it is Gaitan or Hazard for MU. Hazard is top class player. He could be one of the dangerous winger possible in coming years. But, I preferably would go for Gaitan given his capability to play in center and giving him creative role. MU lacked creativity the whole season and require playmaker badly, brought back Scholes to fill the void.  </font>
  • shankarshankar 2568 PointsU23 Olympian
    reddevil87 wrote:
    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Either it is Gaitan or Hazard for MU. Hazard is top class player. He could be one of the dangerous winger possible in coming years. But, I preferably would go for Gaitan given his capability to play in center and giving him creative role. MU lacked creativity the whole season and require playmaker badly, brought back Scholes to fill the void.  </font>

    <br><div><br></div><div>Is sneijder still on radar of united??he would be perfect the creative midfielder role and another reason is he is my fav centre midfielder and i want him in EPL whatever the team may be</div>
  • reddevil87reddevil87 1793 PointsU23 Olympian
    Sneijder, most probably not!!! Major roadblock in his case would be his high wage demands. Also, going by last year, he was not at his supreme form and also SAF is trying to build team for future so he is not there in his plans. With Scholes, agreeing to play one more year, Sneijder moving to MU is almost nill. <div><br></div><div>Yeah, I like him a lot too. Wanted him for MU badly last year. If Modric(another player on radar) moves to MU, then spurs might go for him (road block, wages). Other than them (among the tops clubs), who can buy him would be New Castle (if they qualify for Champions league).</div>
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