Stunning Dybala claim made, Man United have signed up superstar? Big Van Dijk claim made as Liverpool fans smile

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Juventus star Paulo Dybala didn’t join Manchester United because he lacked ‘the minerals’ to play for the club, according to Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand.

There was a lot of transfer speculation in the media about whom would be arriving at United during the summer transfer window, and Dybala was a name that was mentioned on a regular basis as he was tipped to leave Juventus.

It is believed that Dybala was set to fall down the pecking order at Juventus now that Maurizio Sarri has arrived at the club, and the Argentine superstar was seeking a way out of the club, with the Premier League reportedly showing a big interest in a deal.

But despite the many reports suggesting that United have held talks, have agreed personal terms etc, Dybala failed to make the move to England and United, with reports Dybala actually turned down a move to old Trafford,

And former United star Ferdinand has admitted that he cannot believe that Dybala had the audacity to turn down such a great move, especially when he just sits on the bench at Turin, telling the Daily Star website: “A lot of players have declined coming to Man Utd in recent years. They’ve chosen somewhere else.

“But I don’t know how Dybala had the audacity to turn them down when he’s on the bench at Juventus. He needs to start playing some football.

“Maybe he’s thinking: ‘I want to be Champions League or I’ll sit on the bench. I’d rather do that than play at Man Utd.’

“Well, I’m happy he didn’t come, then because you haven’t got the right minerals that I want in a Man Utd player!”

Manchester United legend Gary Neville seemingly confirmed David de Gea has signed a contract extension at Old Trafford moments after the side’s 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Regarded as one of the finest stoppers in the game right now, De Gea has been one of the best players at Old Trafford in recent years and is arguably the only world class player at the Manchester side right now.

But despite his wonderful appearances and status in the squad, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media that he could actually leave this summer, as he could not come to an agreement over a new contract.

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However, there has been reports in the media over the past few weeks that talks are going well between De Gea and United, and that a deal will be struck soon with an announcement to follow shortly after.

It has been reported that United chiefs tabled a £350,000-a-week offer to De Gea this summer, which they expect him to sign.

And speaking from the gantry after the win, in which De Gea made seven saves, Neville seemingly announced that the Spaniard is already signed up to a new deal.

He was quoted on the Daily Express: “You’d hope with De Gea now signed and Maguire as a centre-back, Pogba, at the moment, in midfield is obviously world-class on his day, and then you’re talking about up front… Manchester United have got threats.”

Jonny Evans has backed Harry Maguire to have the same impact at Manchester United as Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool.

After months of speculation and rumours, United finally secured a transfer deal for Leicester defender Maguire, who is now the most expensive defender in world football after United paid a massive £80 million to complete a deal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to improve the back-line and bring In a couple of defenders that would help get the club challenging for that Premier League title, with Aaron Wan-Bassika also adding a bit of excitement on the right-side of the defender.

And after an impressive performance against Chelsea at the weekend, Evans has claimed that Maguire can have the sort of impact that Van Dijk has had to Liverpool, turning them into Champions League winners and serious contenders to Manchester City’s Premier League title.

He said on the Daily Express website: “You can see comparisons in their games.

“Both are great on the ball, and Harry has got explosive pace people don’t see. He is powerful and good in the air.

“Everyone will compare the transfer fees but it’s so difficult to judge transfer fees nowadays. We are all human and it is weird we get traded for money.

“In the transfer market it’s all supply and demand and things can go up and down at any moment. The most important thing is for him to be judged on how he plays.

“I don’t have any worries about him there. He is tailor-made for Manchester United, it was a great move for him.

“He’s a player they needed. He’s got a really likeable nature about him. He will be a real hit there, he is a fantastic player.”

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