Reports today, in The Express, suggest that Manchester United may be about to embark on some more major business.
And that business may include one arrival and one departure.
Most Manchester United fans would be happy to see the back of Marouane Fellaini after a really poor season at the club.
If they can can offload the player early for a decent price then we think that they probably will go for it.
The Daily Express says that Fiorentina could be interested and that the fee from the transfer would go towards signing Real Madrid star Angel di Maria:
Man Utd hope to offload Marouane Fellaini to Fiorentina to fund £40m Angel Di Maria bid
We think that Manchester United should definitely cut their losses on the big Belgian. He just doesn’t seem to fit comfortably to any specific role in the team. He’s not good enough to compete with the likes of Rooney or Mata for the number ten role. And, despite his height, he’s not powerful enough or sufficiently blessed technically to sit in front of the defence and pick decent forward passes.
As for Di Maria the figures being quoted in relation to his transfer are mind-boggling for someone who you wouldn’t necessarily call world class – we certainly wouldn’t.
But we maintain that the Argentinian is overpriced and overrated.
Manchester United need quality in the wider areas and a better final ball than what is currently being delivered by Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia.
But there are better ways to spend such a huge amount of money than on Di Maria, in our opinion. We’d be disappointed if Louis van Gaal felt that he was worth the figures being mooted.
Let’s have a look at the lad in action anyway. Manchester United fans: do you think Di Maria would noticeably improve the first team?