Shaqiri message, Sandro move, Bailey move, Benatia to leave, Bailey stunner in Liverpool-Man United Weekly

Here is the weeks news, gossip and transfer from the world of Liverpool and Manchester United.

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri believes he does not get the respect he deserves for the trophies he won while at FC Basel and Bayern Munich.

The little Swiss star made the move to Liverpool in the summer transfer window after reigniting his once promising career while at Stoke, where he developed both physically and mentally into a decent Premier League star.

But despite playing for some of the biggest clubs in world football, and despite the fact he ahs made a decent start to life under Jurgen Klopp, Shaqiri has claimed not stopping Stoke from getting relegated last season is a disappointment which is tarnishing his record.

Shaqiri, 27, wo has won two Bundesliga titles, two German cups, the Club World Cup and the Champions League during his time in Bundesliga, and also has three Swiss titles to his name from his spell in Basel, said on the Sky Sports website: “Being relegated with Stoke was a very bad experience for the club and for me and I hope they can come back quickly.

“But despite what happened there, I am a Champions League winner. I think that deserves respect. “People should remember where I played before, the ¬qualities I have, and what I have achieved in the game.

“I played for one of the biggest teams in the world in Munich and again I am playing for one of the big clubs.” (Read full article)

Fresh reports have claimed Manchester United will try and secure the services of Juventus star Alex Sandro in the January transfer window.

It is no secret that Mourinho is not a big fan of Luke Shaw, despite the Englishman starting finally starting to show the kind of form that attracted the Red Devils to splash out £30 million, and is ready to find a ‘better’ alternative.

And on his shopping list is Sandro, who is regarded very highly across Europe and has reportedly already held talks about a possible switch to Old Trafford last season.

And now the TMW website has claimed United boss Mourinho is ready to delve into his transfer kitty during the winter transfer window, despite the speculation he could be sacked, and splash close to £60 million to secure a deal for Sandro.

United had been linked with a move for Sandro in the summer transfer window, but Mourinho did not get the backing he wanted to add a few more world class players to the squad, as the United hierarchy felt they had a side capable of challenging Manchester City for the premier League title.

the fact he is at one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Mourinho will be hoping the idea of playing for United could tempt Sandro to ditch the cultured lifestyle of Turin for a crazy lifestyle in Manchester. (Read full article)

Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey has admitted Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United were all interested in a deal over the summer.

The 21-year-old is one of the most promising young forwards in Europe and was wanted by several top clubs in the summer after having another impressive campaign for the Germans.

The Premier League trip seemed to show the most interest in trying to nail down a deal for Bailey though, and reportedly all made offers during the summer transfer window to try and bring him to the Premier League in a deal that could have been close to the £100 million mark.

But Bailey, who is still making a name for himself in the game, explained it was not the right time to make such a big move and opted to sign a big contract in the summer to commit his long-term future with the club.

Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool – a lot of clubs were interested,’ Bailey told FourFourTwo.

‘But the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly. Because once you get there, where do you go next?

‘I believe the right timing is important, and it was the right moment to be at Bayer Leverkusen. They are a tremendous club with so much history.

‘A lot of good players have come from there; they can get into the Champions League and are always doing well. So why not them? ‘It was the perfect move for me and I’m happy I made it. My focus isn’t really on moving anywhere yet.

‘I’m just about what’s happening right now rather than what could happen in the future. I’m still learning.’ (Read full article)

Manchester United target Medhi Benatia is unhappy with his game time in the first part of the season, amid speculation he could leave Juventus.

Benatia is rated very highly across Europe as one of the most solid central defenders in Europe, and has been on the radar of United for the last few seasons, but a deal could simply not be done.

The defender was very happy at the Seria A Champions and it seemed that Juventus were more than happy to keep hold, but that all seems to be changing this season as Benatia has seen his game time limited.

And amid more speculation United are ready to reignite their interest this coming January transfer window, Benatia has admitted he will consider his future if his game time doesn’t improve under Max Allegri.

He was quoted on the CalcioMercato website: “I struggle to play with no consistency. I was doing well last season because I was playing on a regular basis. Now it’s not the same. This is my job and I always need to work hard to be ready to play but it’s a situation I don’t like.”

“I am 31 and I want to play as much as I can. Let’s see what happens in January, how many games I will play. Let’s see if Juve and Allegri need me. I am here to give my best and that’s what I will do until I’m here. If the mister will need me in the Champions League I will be ready.”

Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey has admitted Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United were all interested in a deal over the summer.

The 21-year-old is one of the most promising young forwards in Europe and was wanted by several top clubs in the summer after having another impressive campaign for the Germans.

The Premier League trip seemed to show the most interest in trying to nail down a deal for Bailey though, and reportedly all made offers during the summer transfer window to try and bring him to the Premier League in a deal that could have been close to the £100 million mark.

But Bailey, who is still making a name for himself in the game, explained it was not the right time to make such a big move and opted to sign a big contract in the summer to commit his long-term future with the club.

Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool – a lot of clubs were interested,’ Bailey told FourFourTwo.

‘But the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly. Because once you get there, where do you go next?

‘I believe the right timing is important, and it was the right moment to be at Bayer Leverkusen. They are a tremendous club with so much history.

‘A lot of good players have come from there; they can get into the Champions League and are always doing well. So why not them? ‘It was the perfect move for me and I’m happy I made it. My focus isn’t really on moving anywhere yet.

‘I’m just about what’s happening right now rather than what could happen in the future. I’m still learning.’