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Manchester United today: Moyes, Gundogan, R-Lew, Nani and next Scholes?

Many Manchester United fans are finding themselves awfully bored by the last few weeks of the season. With absolutely sweet Fanny Adams to play for, Manchester United’s performances have begun to resemble a heavily hungover student kickabout. Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that United have taken their foot off the gas and one wonders why he doesn’t just let the first teamers bugger off for an extended holiday and give the kids some minutes in the spotlight. Fergie won’t want to risk the wrath of the FA by playing weakened teams, but surely a few of the big hitters should be allowed to slide off discreetly, so that they can rest up and be jet-heeled for the new season – a season which of course leads straight into The World Cup 2014.

Such is the paucity of present playing quality that the Manchester United faithful have to be content with tall tales of summer signings.

Claudio Marchisio

Juventus playmaker Claudio Marchisio is prominent in today’s transfer frenzy. Manchester United’s quest for the successor to Paul Scholes shows no sign of ending but the Juventus creative midfielder is the latest to be mentioned. The Mirror says that Manchester United may use Nani as part of the deal. The Mirror states:

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants the Juventus playmaker to add creativity to his midfield next season and is preparing a £20m bid.
The new Serie A champions have strength in depth in the middle of the park with Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba.
But coach Antonio Conte is seeking to reinforce other departments, with a new forward and a winger at the top of his wishlist.

Quite frankly, he doesn’t look that special and, at 27, is probably not a priority for Sir Fergie. I’ve seen better montages of Sunday league players than the youtube offerings of Marchisio. Here’s one such largely unimpressive package.

If media reports are anything to go by then poor Borussia Dortmund will struggle to put 11 players on the pitch by the start of next season. The ultimate victims of their own success, everyone seems to want a piece of the Dortmund pie. Not happy with one enigmatic Borussia midfielder, Manchester United are reportedly still in the hunt for Ilkay Gundogan who is also now of interest to washed up Barcelona, according to Spanish daily Deporte.

Robert Lewandowski will be the talk of the town until he finally makes his move to …. somewhere anyway. The Express is today said to have written a story about how Bayern Munchen are said to have imposed a deadline of 15th May to conclude the deal for The Pole.

Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is said to have spoken to his fellow officials about this summer’s spending at the Allianz Arena, after approving the €37m (£31.2m) needed to activate Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze’s release clause.

soccersweep is said to be considering the verity of these rumours.

Meanwhile, the odds on David Moyes becoming the next Manchester United manager have been slashed amidst rumours that he will take over from Mike Phelan as Sir Alex’s assistant next season. soccersweep believes that Moyes to Manchester United is a formality and anyone who thinks otherwise needs to have long, hard look at themselves….

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