Hey reader, welcome to The Weekly Round-Up. Here you can catch a glimpse of all the news throughout the last week. Our aim is to keep you up to date with all of the reliable news regarding Manchester United, so you don’t miss a thing.
This week marked the onset of the Premier League. United smashed Leeds United 5-1 in the season opener, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a hat-trick and Paul Pogba registering 4 assists. Mason Greenwood and Fred were also on the scoresheet for the Reds.
With United having officially unveiled Raphaël Varane, the focus has now shifted to the departures. Here is The Weekly Round-Up:
United announce Varane
United announced the signing of Raphael Varane in spectacular fashion, by presenting him in front of the Old Trafford faithful 10 minutes from kick-off against Leeds. Varane will wear number 19 for United.
ECA reinstate United
European Club Association has confirmed that United, along with the other eight clubs listed below, will retain their ordinary membership.
United win 3-1 against Burnley
On 17th August, United played a behind close doors friendly against Burnley and won 3-1 with Martial, Lingard and Fred scoring the goals for the Reds.
Murtough and Fletcher impress
Samuel Luckhurst from Manchester Evening News, has suggested that Industry figures have been impressed by John Murtough and Darren Fletcher. They’re not heavily involved in deals or identifying targets – with Murtough overseeing overall structure and strategy, but both have represented United eloquently in meetings.
United confident to keep Pogba
Fabrizio Romano has suggested that Pogba won’t be returning to Italy or France this summer. United have always been confident to keep Paul Pogba this summer, with talks going on since weeks to extend Pogba’s contract.
Sami Mokbel from The Daily Mail, has reported that United want Pogba to sign a new 4-year contract as soon as possible, but it’s almost certain that Pogba won’t sign before the transfer window closes.
The report further mentions that Pogba is not ruling out eventually signing a deal with United, with him being optimistic about the direction in which the club are headed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
Sales necessary for further signings
Laurie Whitwell from The Athletic, has reiterated that although United have five years to pay for Jadon Sancho and four years to pay for Raphaël Varane, further revenue being generated by sales would be required for another major name to come in. If sales are made, Solskjær will push for the cash to be reinvested, and targets are clear.
West Ham to bid in coming days
ExWHUemployee has claimed that Jesse Lingard has changed his mind and is a lot more open to a move back to West Ham, who are expected to launch a bid in the coming days.
Paul Hirst and Gary Jacob from The Times, have also reported that West Ham United look set to make another attempt to sign Lingard. United have informed West Ham and several foreign suitors that the asking price would be £25m.
Earlier this week West Ham’s assistant manager Stuart Pearce confirmed there interest in Lingard.
United accept to loan Pereira
Brazilian outlet ge have claimed that United have accepted to loan Andreas Pereira to Flamengo, but the two clubs are negotiating the purchase price stipulated at the end of the loan, and mainly, the division in the payment of salaries.
Earlier in the week, TNT Sports correspondant Fred Caldiera claimed that Brazilian club – Clube de Regatas do Flamengo have made a loan proposal to United for Andreas Pereira.
Everton are also interested and have made a loan proposal, which included an option to buy in the negotiations.
The Times have backed Caldiera’s claims, and further added that Flamengo want to take Periera on loan until December 2022 and although United were hoping for a permanent deal, they may end up accepting a loan.
Update: Now it’s been widely reported that United and Flamengo have reached an agreement (pending some paperwork) on a loan move for Periera. Flamengo will reportedly pay £850,000 to United and will cover 60% of the player’s wages. In addition to this, at the end of the loan they will also have an option to buy Periera for around €15 million. The player is expected in Brazil by the end of the week.
Amad to leave on loan
Jonathan Shrager has reported that United are very likely to loan Amad with various clubs from Premier League, Championship, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga enquiring for the player.
Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the above, and added that FC Basel and Crystal Palace have been asking to take Amad on loan, with the player wanting to stay in the Premier League.
Williams to join Norwich in coming days
The Athletic have reported that Brandon Williams is set to join Norwich on loan in coming days, with an agreement between clubs close to being completed.
United ready to move for Sarr
It was David Kent from the Daily Mail, who claimed that United are among the clubs tracking Pepe Sarr and are readying a move for the teenager.
The very next day, Kaveh Solhekol from Sky Sports reported that FC Metz president Bernard Serin was flying into Stansted airport for talks with three Premier League chairmen about Pape Mate Sarr.
This was backed by RMC, who further added that first discussions between Metz and United, Manchester City and Chelsea for Pape Matar Sarr have begun, with the fee being around €30m.
Trippier transfer may still happen
Jonathan Shrager has reiterated that United are interested in Kieran Trippier, and there is still a chance the transfer may happen.
United interested in Hayley Raso
BBC Journalist Emma Sanders, have reported that United are among the clubs interested in Hayley Raso.
Laird and Galbraith complete loan moves
United have officially announced that Ethan Laird and Ethan Galbraith have joined Swansea City and Doncaster Rovers respectively for season long loans.
With less than 2 weeks left in the transfer window, we can expect to hear much more concrete news in the coming days. Also, keep an eye out for news regarding Bruno Fernandes’ new contract – we might hear something soon 😉.