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Manchester United: What’s Wrong With These 3 SUPERSTARS LOUIS?


What’s wrong with these three?

Manchester United fans’ worst fears about a sluggish start in the transfer market seem to be coming to fruition. The concern with bringing in the new manager was that his World Cup commitments would delay Manchester United’s transfer activity and that does seem to be happening.

Of course, it may all be media speculation, but the other notable theme of the summer is the growing list of stars that Louis apparently DOESN’T want.

First we were informed that he DIDN’T want Toni Kroos:

Louis van Gaal tells Manchester United he does not want the club to pursue signing of Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, a key target for David Moyes

Then LvG apparently told Manchester United that he DIDN’T want Cesc:

But while his first club, Arsenal, are watching developments, United will not enter an auction for a player who is not on new manager Louis van Gaal’s wish-list.

And, most recently, we have been informed by The Guardian that LvG DOESN”T fancy Mangala all that much either:

The Holland coach, who will take charge when their World Cup campaign ends, is an admirer of Mangala but is unsure if the 23-year-old has yet to fully mature.

While Van Gaal needs to replace the departed centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic as he seeks to rebuild his United squad this summer, the France defender is not among his prime choices, with the 62-year-old instead targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels.

Over the last 25 years at Manchester United there’s been so much solidity and success that it’s almost become the default position of the fans to assume everything is going to be okay.

They thought that everything would be okay under David Moyes even though the results suggested very differently – Manchester United just didn’t perform under the Scotsman.

And now Louis van Gaal is coming to the club and, again, most people feel that everything will be okay at Manchester United.

But while Liverpool,Chelsea and Manchester City have all hit the ground running with transfer activity, Manchester United are dragging their heels in a crucial summer for the club.

We must ask, what’s so wrong with Mangala, Kroos and Fabregas? We think that they are, in fact, the perfect answer for Manchester United. If those deals had been done already you can be sure that most United fans would be sleeping much easier right now.

LvG’s arrival definitely seems to have slowed Manchester United’s transfer activity. And we can only hope that the new boss has some superb cards up his sleeve if he is reportedly prepared to turn down the quality aforementioned. And if those ‘aces’ are several of the young Dutch players in his squad then we aren’t convinced by the their quality. Let’s see what they have got against Spain on Friday. That should separate the men from the boys.

We ask you Manchester United fans: would these three not be great signings and are you concerned by United’s inactivity in the market?



  1. lununcle

    Jun 12, 2014 at 4:32 am

    I have a feeling that we might end up with buying no one….

  2. Mark

    Jun 12, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Van Gaal has built his reputation on bringing through younger type players that he can mould to his systems. Mangala is 23 years old and Kroos is 24 years old. These are the types of players that if into Van Gaal’s mantra, so what is the problem. We are lead to believe that we have wads of cash to spend so that is not an issue. I can’t see the problem. I don’t have any issues with Fabragas not coming and we certainly have no chance of getting Hummels. If we get Cavani at the expense of losing Rooney, I don’t have a problem with that either. In fact I this Rooney will get found out at this World Cup by showing that he is NOT world class. Happy to go with Martins Indi at the back with Mangala, definitely like Strootman in midfield. Van Gaal would have first hand knowledge of the extent of his injury and would not put his own job at risk by buying a crock. Half a season out is not an issue as he is still young, 24 years old I think. Pogba is a no brainer. If they want him they should just pay what they want. Unfortunately we not in a bargaining position. If it’s 60 million quid, so be it. He’s 20/21 years old for god’s sake, he’s got 10 – 15 years ahead of him. We have to dispose of: Young, Cleverley, Nani, & the 6’3″ bog brush, just to clear the decks, oh! and Edward Woodward. In fact we probably would be better off with Callan!!!!

    • sam

      Jun 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Absolutely spot on! I honestly think Rooney is overpaid and the only reason for that is moyes was desperate to keep him or he knew he would get in disrepute. I say if Rooney wanted to go than so be it! United should be full of players who strive to play for the biggest club in the world not money grabbers we aint city. If theirs one player id love to come even for a high price it would be pogba he is exactly what we need.

  3. Alex

    Jun 12, 2014 at 8:32 am

    The author is brain-farting; I guess he lives in an island with no modern communications and haven’t heard about a little event called the World Cup.

    I’m not saying that any of the players mentioned are going to be MUFC players’ but now not LVG nor any players are focused on anything but the WC.

  4. holudamy

    Jun 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    y louis doesnt fancy mangala baffles me.. Get rid off young(or old),valencia,nani nd cleverly. Welbeck too shld leave… Get shaqiri nd a good left winger.. Di maria or reus… Nd two good dynamic midfielders… Pogba a must buy… Dnt haggle with that… If they want 60 quid… Then 60 quid it is… He s jst 21… Still gat minimum of 10 years of good football in him…

  5. Kingsley

    Jun 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    As a ManU suporter, i am still very much baffled by reports that Van Gaal doesn’t want Kroos, doesn’t want Ferbregas, doesn’t want Mangala, i become very confused. I ask myself, who does he want at United, Strootman who is crocked who would not be available untill October at the earliest. Or these half baked little boys Dutch players who are not as good as the ones we already have. This is just going to be Moyes all over again. I never wanted us to hire Van Gaal. What is Ed Woodward doing.

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