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Manchester United now clear favourites to sign powerhouse – not Vidal – according to bookie



Manchester United fans probably see the signing of Arturo Vidal as the ‘Plan A’. His arrival would really bring a lift to the midfield. And despite his proclamation last week that

‘I do not go to Manchester’

the rumour mills are still awash with speculation that the deal could still be on and that Manchester United are about to make another blockbuster bid.

Whatever happens it’s not going to be an easy deal to do and perhaps the Plan B is coming into sight.
That plan could involve the solid Dutchman Nigel De Jong.

He got injured at The World Cup but it doesn’t look like a serious one and he should be back in training before long. Manchester United have been linked for a while and if the Vidal deal doesn’t come off then perhaps they will become more serious in their pursuit of the 29 year old.

De Jong may not have quite the technique or goal scoring prowess of Vidal but he didn’t get 76 caps for Holland by being average.

He’s served every club that he has played for – Ajax, Hamburg, Manchester City and Milan – with great credit and you won’t see many clubs complaining about him. His a top pro and, while he may not be the ‘Hollywood’ signing that Manchester United fans crave, he certainly wouldn’t let anyone down at Old Trafford.

We would love to see the Chile international come through the door at Manchester United this summer. But the club is going to need a defensive midfielder, even if that one doesn’t happen, and Nigel de Jong would be a super substitute.

Bookmaker Skybet have Manchester United as clear favourites to sign the player this summer, if he does leave his club, at odds of 7/4.

Let’s see the lad in cation. Manchester United fans: should LVG get this one done now?




  1. joseph

    Jul 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Bring all these guys to old trafford

  2. Saintlevi

    Jul 28, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Lvg are u mad cant u buy di maria and leave vidal or buy guarin

  3. nel

    Jul 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    not bad choice till we get strootman I guess. am bored wit this vidal saga,yh signing him will be awesome but if he doesn’t wonna sign de jong is good option till strootman comes in..and with this di maria tin I don’t tink we nid him, signing Cuadrado Is a better option for our new formation as a right wing back. good luck ggggmu!!!!!

  4. kay love

    Jul 28, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    All I want is d best for my favourite club man united pls vaal gal bring di maria and vidal to old trafford

  5. emmydon

    Jul 28, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    i have bin looking for dis comment columm,dejong had his sight set on former coach van gaal and has every respect to serve him and d club while not sign him rather dying for vidal who plays dwn old trafford switch al d time.sign dejong+dimaria+devrij and vermaleen lets wait for strootman injury.forget abt vidal lets not suffer what we had against fab last summer and pursue forseable targets.a stich in time to van gaal.

  6. Eric

    Jul 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    De Jong is a solid midfielder but not in the same class as Vidal. You get what you pay for. The extra fuss in the Vidal saga is a reflection of the “cheap” philosophy used by United to buy players. Do PSG, Barca or Real quibble over a few million?No, because they know what they want and they go get it before another team jumps in. How many players have United lost out on because they took too long to close the deal? United are an elite team wannabe with a poor transfer acquisition policy.


      Jul 29, 2014 at 6:53 am

      @Eric you have a fore seen of man u. that very right man

  7. max nhubu

    Jul 29, 2014 at 1:42 am

    vgl dnt waste time wth players who are nt willing to join the club. This vidal saga is now boring..js cloz this chapter and concentrate wth beter options rather than worshiping him like this, after all thez nothing special abt him.. Di maria thar better…


    Jul 29, 2014 at 6:50 am

    OH my God, of all players you talk about De- jong. its a pitty instead of de-jong man u should think of strotman,caravalo, since vidal case is now a sager or else we shouldnt even sign any mid fielder and pull w-roony back to no 8 to play with hererra.though we need a serious no 7 not a-valencia and as well a good no 5.things will be kawa if this could work out

  9. prince

    Jul 29, 2014 at 6:54 am

    U keep bidding for players, LVG should stop talking and sign good players or he will suffer thesame faith as david moyes

  10. God'spower

    Jul 29, 2014 at 7:27 am

    pls lvg forget vidal.if he doesn’t want to home .stop wasting time on dis guy.he is feeling like d best in d world.go for players like carvaho,dimaria,blind who are willing to play 4 d club.concentrate on willing players.

  11. Bman

    Jul 29, 2014 at 8:24 am

    @ Eric your dam right. Lcg, if you want to buy Vidal, go and get him, if you Don’t want him. 4get him and focust on another player, why are you westing your time every day on Vidal. You have the money now, so what are you waiting for? If you want to buy, buy so that we the fans our BP will be down!!

  12. Amindu Ahmad Ajia

    Jul 29, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Please don’t waste much of time on this transfer market.bring us Vidal,And two quality centre Defender. Please for the sake of God or you want to turn our team to division2 team.

  13. sulait

    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Plz mr LVG bring for us angel de maria allready he wants to play for us why don’t you go for him we want to see our number seven shining again.

  14. t dom

    Jul 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Pls LVG forget vidal n get other players who re willing 2 play 4 man united. Get de jong & also lure two defenders like de vrij n vemaleen with di maria showing interest go get him.

  15. Alonso

    Jul 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Let me start by welcomin de jong first to old trafford if lvg can sign dis young man and swap deal for guarin i blif united challange for tittle

  16. Rasheed Lawal

    Jul 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    up united

  17. Acube

    Jul 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Either vidal, di maria, de jong, jst buy 2 balance the team

  18. Thomas Thaddaeus

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I just like this ERIC guy. When serious teams are buying Kroos, Suarez, Costa, J. Rodriguez and the likes, you’re thinking of old De Jong. De Jong and Athletico’s Koke who is better. We didn’t want to sell Ronaldo but serious and business minded Madrid lured us with money because they knew what they were looking for. But that is not the case with Utd. Some financial, and for that matter tranfer policies, should be reviewed to suit current situations. The team must rise again because we need more Champions League trohpies.

  19. Frank

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I do’nt rilly like ds vida, they should live vida an go for di maria, strootman, blind dan ds useles vida

  20. Thomas Thaddaeus

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Is it true that Utd want to buy the flop Cavani so that PSG can also buy better Di Maria? Why? The position Cavani will play is full but that of Di Maria is vacant -the wings. We don’t want the likes of Fellaini again. What Di Maria can contribute to the Utd team will far out weigh what Cavani will bring. Let’s persivere for Vidal, Di Maria, Hummels and Raphael Verane and I believe the tragedy will never repeat itself with Van Gaal steering the affairs.

  21. tony

    Jul 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I woodward has learnt his lesson from last year. Weve allready signed vidal. Di maria cavani cuardadro. And some defenders..? If not ??
    City.. go bang wallop £40 mill get there man chelski go crash bang £50 mill get torres..refund please…see what i mean no idea… want me to pop over and sus some talent out?

  22. franciskimeu

    Jul 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    bring di maria,vida, mats hummel, blind, marco reus, strootman, de vrij etc!!!

  23. Kennedy can

    Jul 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Plz dimaria and vidal pls!’

  24. Yakani Charles

    Jul 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    It seems ManU problem is cash in hand. The clubs which have money buy players with easy. CR7 80m, Bale 86m، Suarez 75m why drag transfers like that! Please LVG Nov & Dec. will be a period that all ManU fans bemoan lack of transfers in certain areas of the squad. Ed Wood learn from last seasons disappointments this time opponents are more reinforced than last season including relagation threatened teams. All in all act faster please!. Manchester United forever .

  25. Joe Jirgba kevin

    Jul 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Man u are not proactive in buying players at all.none of these players mentioned man u will buy.

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