Man United transfer daily! Allegri reacts to Benatia talk, Pogba hint, Mourinho told to sign Duo De Ligt and De jong
Here is the roundup of the latest Manchester United transfer rumours from Wednesday 7th November.
Juventus Coach Max Allegri has played down rumours Manchester United target Medhi Benatia could leave the club in the January transfer window.
Benatia is regarded as one of the finest defenders in Seria A, and has been for a few years now, but is very unhappy at the Champions due to the lack of game time he has been receiving this season, admitting that he may look to leave in January if things do not improve.
And that reportedly alerted United to a possible £35 million deal, as Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Benatia and would love to add the 31-year old to his back-line, which has already conceded seventeen goals in the Premier League this season.
however, Juventus welcome United to Turin on Wednesday night in the Champions League, and Allegri brushed off Benatia’s comments ahead of the game.
‘It would certainly be just a case of him letting off steam,’ Allegri said on the TMW website.
‘Being in a big club also means being able to be left out. I think Benatia has played about half our 14 games this season in a part of the team where there are important players.
‘Players like him are hard to find and the same goes for (Andrea) Barzagli, (Giorgio) Chiellini and (Daniele) Rugani. Occasionally, there is an outburst.’ (Real full article)
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted ‘it would be a pleasure’ to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, amid Juventus speculation.
Pogba has one again been in the transfer headlines throughout the course of this season, with reports suggesting that Jose Mourinho is fed up of seeing the Frenchman under-perform for his side and is ready to cash in this coming January in a bid to raise funds for his own potential targets.
And one club that has been strongly linked with a potential deal is that of Juventus, who Pogba left United for back in 2014 to become one of the most talented midfielders in world football.
Now he has fuelled talk of a return to Turin by announcing that it would be a pleasure to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined the Italian champions in the summer following a trophy-laden nine-year spell at Real Madird and has made an immediate impact in Turin, scoring seven goals in his last 10 matches in all competitions.
Pogba was quoted on the Calciomercato website: ‘I thought it was a great purchase by Juventus: having Cristiano is always good for the team, playing with great players like him, Messi or Neymar is always a pleasure.
“I think he’s happy to be here and I think it’s a great thing for Juve to have a player who scores goals like drinking water.’ (Real full article)
Former Ajax star Arnold Muhren has urged Manchester United to sign Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong in the January transfer window.
It is no secret boss Jose Mourinho was desperate to add a defender or two during the transfer window, with reports claiming that the hierarchy would not back the special one as they believed that the back-line was good enough.
But with speculation on the future of the special one, and the fact that United have conceded more than half of what they did in the whole Premier League season last year, it has ben reported in the media that United will now back Mourinho in the winter transfer window.
And the Ajax duo have both been linked with moves to the Premier League in recent months, with De Light one of the most talented young defenders in world football, and De Jong one of the most exciting attackers in Europe right now.
Now former Ajax star Muhren says his countrymen would be perfect additions to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United squad.
“There are two [Dutch] players who are good enough – Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt,” he told Omnisport.
“They can play for Man United without any problems.” (Real full article)