10 Players Who Could Replace Angel Di Maria

28th July 2015, 13:40:17

Martin Rickett/PA Wire Despite his poor form last season the gifted midfielder will be tricky to replace.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that Louis van Gaal should bring in a replacement of similar quality if they are to sell Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain. Neville, who praised the club's summer transfer business is concerned about the Red Devils losing such an attacking threat and thinks a new face should be brought in imminently.


7 Reasons Why Man Utd Would Be Crazy To Sell Angel Di Maria

27th July 2015, 14:29:40

Nigel French/EMPICS Sport Losing their industrious, Argentine, skill-squirrel buries the Champions League for another season.

BBC Sport reported this morning that Angel Di Maria is "close" to a move to Paris Saint-Germain and that the Argentine midfielder has not joined Manchester United on their pre-season tour. Some supporters will be happy to see the back of their number seven who hasn't yet fumigated his red jersey with the same iconic stench as George Best, Brian Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo but I feel they're wrong.


10 Strikers That Could Be Louis van Gaal's 'Secret Signing'

23rd July 2015, 11:29:41

Matthias Schrader/AP Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger are finalised, now to replace Wayne...

There is something ugly about Manchester United's sparkly, expensive, Bastian Schweinsteiger shined 2015/16 Premier League winning machine. Louis van Gaal simply hasn't finished the job. He's spent around £75 million on a good valet, new alloys, fresh tyres and a paint job but he's left a big Wayne Rooney-shaped fluffy dice dangling from the interior mirror. The England international was given assurance from the Red Devil's boss that he would be leading the line this season but given the amount of investment already put into the club this summer it seems unlikely they would risk starting their return to stardom on a striker who scored 12 league goals last season. Yes, he played a handful of games in the middle of midfield but had his performances up front been of a high level then van Gaal wouldn't have been able to consider moving him. Since 2012 Rooney's natural goalscoring instinct has started to diminish and despite still being a stand-out talent it makes no sense for Manchester United to significantly improve all their other stuttering areas while neglecting the one that matters most. If van Gaal's fluffy dice is not replaced with a garden-fresh streamline air freshener then his well-oiled automobile will struggle to get out of Chelsea's slipstream. I take a look at the potential Rooney replacements who are currently in the showroom...


Man Utd €100m Muller Bid 'Confirmed as Untrue'

21st July 2015, 09:40:55

Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images There is apparently no truth to the reports emerging from Germany.

Manchester United are not about to break the British transfer record for the second summer in a row, despite reports in Germany claiming that a €100 million (£70 million) move for Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller is on the cards.


Where Will Louis van Gaal Be Playing Wayne Rooney Next Season?

20th July 2015, 10:11:43

Sang Tan/AP The Manchester United frontman will be playing up front for the 2015/16 campaign.

Louis van Gaal has insisted that Wayne Rooney will be his centre forward next season, according to The Mirror.


Man Utd Are Set To Announce Next Signing For Another HUGE Fee

16th July 2015, 10:22:08

Jonathan Brady/PA Wire The Red Devils are set to pay Christian Benteke's £32.5 million release clause.

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa, according to Metro.


5 Things Man Utd Fans Need To Know About Morgan Schneiderlin

14th July 2015, 21:11:02

Chris Ison/PA Archive Meet Bastian's new midfield partner...

Morgan Schneiderlin signing for Manchester United is a strange one. The former Southampton midfielder is clearly a very talented footballer and certainly gives Louis van Gaal a midfield presence that was lacking last season. He has made more tackles than any other player in the Premier League over the past three seasons and is a reliable, steady and disciplined £25 million signing. What he hasn't done is played any Champions League football and that could prove to be a problem as Manchester United aim to regain their place at the top of the football stratosphere.


5 Things Man Utd Fans Need To Know About Bastian Schweinsteiger

14th July 2015, 11:11:13

Matthias Schrader/AP Louis van Gaal has finally got his midfield general.

Bastian has joined Manchester United. It is news that has left both Bayern Munich and Germany reeling. The Bavarian legend has left behind a legacy, but arrives in Manchester determined to become more than just a Bavarian legend. There is a big question mark around his fitness, but the signing of any World Cup winner is huge news, regardless of the club. The 30-year-old has signed a three-year contract from the Bundesliga champions for a reported £14.4m and will undoubtedly give the Red Devils some midfield stability, something they seriously lacked last season. Alongside new signing Morgan Schneiderlin, Louis van Gaal has gone from having limited midfield options to being spoilt for choice and if he does choose to play a 4-2-3-1 formation then he couldn't have purchased a better deep lying pivot for under £50 million. WhatCultureSport look at the top five things Manchester United fans should know about their first, real German player.


Bayern Confirm Schweinsteiger Deal DONE

11th July 2015, 13:54:05

Mike Egerton/PA Archive German international on his way to Old Trafford.

After strong rumours on Friday night that Bastian Schweinsteiger was on the verge of a move to Manchester United to reunite with former Bayern Munich boss Louis Van Gaal, his current club have publicly confirmed that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs.


Man Utd's New Signing Already Targeting Trophies

11th July 2015, 07:15:53

Jon Super/AP Memphis Depay is eager to make an impression at Old Trafford ...

Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was presented to the media for the first time on Friday since completing his big money from PSV Eindhoven and is clear about what he wants to achieve at Old Trafford.


€20 Million Deal For Bayern Munich Legend

11th July 2015, 07:12:11

Matthias Schrader/AP Bastian Schweinsteiger set to re-team with his old boss Louis Van Gaal?

Manchester United have reportedly struck a deal with Bayern Munich superstar and German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, with formal completion of the transfer described as "imminent".


5 Things Man Utd Fans Need To Know About Matteo Darmian

10th July 2015, 09:08:00

Massimo Pinca/AP The Red Devils have sealed a £14.4m deal for the Torino full-back.

I first stumbled across Matteo Darmian on a Saturday night in Yates's bar at around 11pm. He wasn't actually there, he was enduring similar temperatures in Manuas, Brazil, where he had the frightening task of making his competitive international debut in the opening game of the World Cup. Glued to the screen, I sipped my pitcher of Blue Lagoon, absorbed the distorted grumbly synths of Dario G, and admired the varied talents of Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Mario Balotelli (so much can change in a year) and Giorgio Chiellini. But someone else caught my eye. Who's this guy, I thought? Who is this mysterious Italian right-back making Leighton Baines look like he was forced to play football by his dad, when really he'd only ever had passion for the high jump. Picked ahead of AC Milan's Ignazio Abate, Darmian helped his team to a 2-1 victory against Roy Hodgson's sprightly failures and has filled that position ever since. The 25-year-old, currently with Torino in Seria A, is set to become Manchester United's second major signing of the summer, following Memphis Depay's arrival last month. He was voted by fans as the Italian national team's Player of the Year in 2014, and looks to be a great bit of business by Louis van Gaal, who, having transfer-listed Rafael this week, is clearly in need of a new right-back. Darmian is a very talented player whose credentials (despite my negligence) were already established prior to that hot Brazilian night. During his four years at Torino he emerged as an extremely skillful full-back, who is now admired by a host of top sides across Europe. Here at WhatCultureSport we look at 5 things that Manchester United fans need to know about their new 12.7 million man."  


Man Utd Midfield Superstar Set On £43m PSG Move

9th July 2015, 10:30:10

Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport The french club are willing to pay the Red Devils' asking price.

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is set to sign for Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to the Independent.


Manchester United Set To Sign International Defender

7th July 2015, 09:36:34

Darko Bandic/AP The Italian right back has reportedly agreed terms with the Red Devils.

Manchester United are set to complete the transfer of Torino's Matteo Darmian for £12.7 million, according to Metro. 


Manchester United Set To Sign World Cup Winner

6th July 2015, 13:14:50

Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images Bastian Schweinsteiger is on his way to Old Trafford...

Manchester United are set to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger for around £10 million, according to Metro.