In a juicy and illuminating report in The Telegraph, Mark Ogden suggests that Manchester United will attempt to offload two players in particular in the transfer window.
Woodward’s priority ahead of the transfer window is to find buyers for the likes of goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard and midfielder Anderson, who have both been told they can leave. Attempts will be made to turn Tom Cleverley’s loan to Aston Villa into a £7 million move, despite the midfielder’s preference to run down his contract and leave Old Trafford as a free agent next summer.
Lindegaard famously said that he wasn’t joining Manchester United to sit on the bench and pick his nose. He came at the same time as David De Gea and had a genuine shout for a place as the Number 1 keeper in the Spaniard’s shaky early days.
Lindegaard himself started well but seemed to lose his head during a match at Reading and never really got a look in after that.
It now seem more clear than ever that Victor Valdes will be offered a job at Manchester United if he finds full fitness.
It’s been quite painful to watch the career of this lad. When Manchester United signed him this writer stayed up into the small hours to watch his play ten minutes for Brazil. He looked like a world beater – a force of nature.
It would be remiss to comment on his private life when we don’t really know anything about it. Perhaps he simply has an injury prone body. But he has looked a little overweight at times (for a professional footballer that is) and there have been questions asked about his overall dedication to the cause at Manchester United.
He needs a move now as it’s the only way that he can possibly save a seriously flagging career. We think that Portugal or Brazil are the likely destinations.
Didn’t do the business at Manchester United. Hasn’t been that good at Villa. He’s gotta go.
Manchester United fans: good riddance to all three?