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Manchester United ready for massive double swoop – report

Speculation persists that Manchester United are about to do a deal for Porto winger James Rodriguez. Most rumours are of course wildly innacurate, but this one doesn’t seem to want to lie down. No matter how many times you smash it around the chops, it just keeps getting back up.

The latest suggestion is that Porto will take the terminally misfiring Nani in a swap deal with Rodriguez as early as Christmas. Nani seems to be doing a Berbatov at Old Trafford these days. He has let all of the criticism and rumour get on top of him – he looks like a dead man walking at Old Trafford. Whether he will go to Porto in return for the highly rated Columbian remains to be seen. But Manchester United really need a natural left footer to give them the sort of balance that has been lacking since Ryan Giggs ran out of jet fuel. Ashley Young? Pah! Shinji Kagawa? Maybe, but then the formation would have to adapt. With Rodriguez in the side, Manchester United would have two of the most frightening wingers in Europe.

The second rumour of the day surrounds man of the moment Victor Wanyama. He’s another who has been linked with Manchester United for some time and the hype has only increased with his recent displays, particularly against Barcelona in the Champions League. At 21 he’s already a wardrobe of a man but has the technique of a much smaller dude. He scores goals and dominates midfields. He could well be the final piece in Manchester United’s jigsaw if he can be prized away from Celtic. Manager Neil Lennon reckons that he won’t sell for less than £25m but Fergie will reportedly look to snare the Kenyan for half of that.

Such is the level of interest in the player, we think that Fergie may even try for Wanyama during the winter window. Watch this, window-sized space for updates.

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  1. Azibaola kenneth

    Nov 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Please sir Alex i realy want to see robert lewandoski at old traford.

  2. Ken Odia

    Nov 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    We want Robert Lewandowski……………………..

  3. Ephraim flux

    Nov 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Pls Alex bring in the likes of Lawandoski,Wanyama and Baines

    • united forever

      Nov 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Guys Rodriquez is da man to make united really dangerous he plays like hazard plus he likes to drift infield just imagine that R.v.p;Rooney;Kagawa;Rodriguez a really flexible team which is a nightmare for defenders plus we should get isco as well he plays like Silva but more skills.

  4. franklin

    Nov 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    we need lewandowski , james and wayama in MAN U red

  5. franklin

    Nov 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    we need lewandowski , james, ince and wayama in MAN U red

  6. collins

    Nov 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    that is a good news for we the man u fans. I wish sjneider and ben alfa will be signed too.

  7. oyetola

    Nov 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    The two players are what United needed including Lewandoski, if the three can be gotten Manchester United will be a threat to any club

  8. ,nyabara chacha,

    Nov 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    i will like to make a request to sir alex, to sign my favourite player ,james rodriquez,isco.and shucroos

  9. Sholliman

    Nov 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Bring them tn old traford.we need these guys.pls fergie.

  10. Philip martin

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm


    • Mohammed dauda wari

      Nov 10, 2012 at 1:57 am

      James rodrequez,nd showcros,victor wayyama

  11. ciaran

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    That double deql would be perfect. Id be very tempted sell the injured rock that is vidic for 33 million and replace with subotic for 20. Money in bank and proven defender, maybe not in pl but wouldnt take long!!

  12. Isaac E. Onwu

    Nov 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Man utd needs super star Wanyama desperately now. Let price not be our obstacle this time. If other clubs can pay 4 him we too can. Up utd!

  13. Adam

    Nov 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Wanyama is a wardrobe!! HAHA!! definitely . We need a wardrobe in the middle who can run it, control it, out run, out tackle and out last every other person who steps on the field..
    HE is the man! And the “dude” can play football!
    Sign him up!

  14. Masota Madulu

    Nov 10, 2012 at 12:19 am

    rodriguez and lewandoski are just fine, showcross too. but not wanyama, he is too mediocre. one good game against barca does not make him manutd material.

  15. Pablo

    Nov 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Wanyama is special ! And at 21 has massive potential .. Having competed against arguably the best mid in the world over 2games with performances likened to Roy keane he is the real deal .
    Celtic though are in great financial position though with only £2m debt but with £5m for Ki and a £20m+ champions league windfall due…
    Therefore a sneaky bid of £12m for a player who shone v Barcelona compared to £18m jordan Henderson or £15 for joe who Allen will be laughed at !
    If such penny pinching occurs I see another club swooping in and stealing the new roy keane

    • Valtino

      Nov 10, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Dude that’s a tru talk….. That’s all we need 2 do. Up MAN UTD.

  16. Barasa Maloba

    Nov 10, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I hope Fergie makes the move in january.pogba out Wanyama in.Nani out James in.No need of a striker may be a defender and let him be Shawroos.

  17. Onyilokwu O. S.

    Nov 10, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Man united need to add James Rodriguez, Vincent Wanyama, Ryan showcross and probably sell Nemanja vidic to get Subotic during the January transfer to booster the team.

  18. Eric

    Nov 10, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Being a kenyan and a utd fan i fear the chances of wanyama in utd with the club history of africans.go arsenal bro.

  19. Tafadzwa

    Nov 10, 2012 at 5:26 am

    To be honest saf hardly makes tranfers during month jan reason players wil be cup tied for ucl likes of james,wanyama, lowendoski i reckon only kevin strootman wont be tied

  20. tryton davistar

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:17 am

    i dream of another super 4-4-2 manchester united with Degea,Raphael, Rio, Vidic, Evra-wanyama, sneijder,valencia, james, rooney en van persie and lindy, phil, kagawa, chicharito,cleverly,young,carric,evans on bench,how’s it guys?

  21. jazzy

    Nov 10, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Agian, please sir alex ferguson sign me up because i like to play of manchester united just sign me and alet me by my fb i d jazzy jay silver.i love 2 play with rooney, r v p. Kagawa. Pls sir.

  22. ishaq

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:02 am

    i hope fergie should bring wanyama and rodriguez to the team in january

  23. Andy

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

    SAF we want Wanyama,James and Sneijder to Man utd.

  24. obodoechi Barnabas

    Nov 10, 2012 at 7:39 am

    i dont trust man u for january transfer, but the truth is that man u need at least two players that can boost their playing style to enables them to beat any team they come across with including barcelonia, so SAF pls work on that to make your end time as manager memorable.

  25. caleb

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

    sir we really need d like of wanyama,rodriguez and probably one central defender?

  26. Peter felose

    Nov 10, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Sir should sell Nani and bring in James Rodrequez, showcros in the defendence and Victor Wanyama i believe that with this players united will have a new look next season. Thanks.

  27. chris

    Nov 10, 2012 at 9:03 am

    sell nani for james hummels or papadopoulos for ferdinand (summer ) scholes and giggs out buy wanyama and strootman and finally buy isco and the team is perfect

  28. Lekan

    Nov 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Saf pls make sure utd sell nani 2 get james,and if possible sell welbeck and buy robert and also shawcros and wayanma

  29. Joe

    Nov 11, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Please Bring In Striker – Robert Lewandowski or Karim Benzema . Defensive Midfield Victor Wanyama, Attacking Midfielder Isco for Paul Scholes, Winger James Rodriguez for Nani and
    C. Defender Matt Hummels for Rio Ferdinand.

  30. Damilola

    Nov 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I like sir alex fergie 2 sign shawcross,vidal,james,baines and wayama in january up united

  31. Okot daniel

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I would like to see James in a Red jersey by January, To add on Naymar, Ince among others and remember we missed out potential players during transfer window but its now time to replace them pliz.

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