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Manchester United and Juventus are reportedly close to finalizing a deal for the transfer of Matteo Darmian. A fee in the region of around 10m is close to being finalized and the deal could be announced as early as the end of this week. This transfer rumour was reported by Corriere dello Sport in Italy.


Alexis Sanchez has not had the best of starts to his United career and he put it down to finding it hard to adapt the style of play at United. But the Chilean was adamant that he would put things right and be back to his best ahead of next season. Sanchez said,” I think that in every game I’ve played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play and I’ve been getting to know my teammates. I believe that United really is a very big club on a worldwide scale and even more so in England where it is the biggest. They always want to win and to be fighting on all fronts and that’s the reason I wanted to come here.”


Despite Mourinho saying a deal to keep the Belgian at United was close, AC Milan President Mirabelli said that his club is working on a deal to sign the player and more or less confirmed that United won’t be keeping a hold of their player. Mirabelli said,” Fellaini? We know he is not renewing with Manchester United.” The deal to send Fellaini to the former Serie A giants is dependent on the agreement of wages with the player demanding close to 170k a week.


Belgium, Spain and Argentina released their squads for the World Cup and several Manchester United players will be travelling with their teams to Russia. Belgian called up Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini while Spain shocked no one by selecting David De Gea. Argentina also called up two Reds by naming Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero to their squads. The Belgian team is a 28 man shortlist and the squad will be trimmed to 23 and both Fellaini and Lukaku are expected to make the final 23.


Manchester United Under-18s’ rising star Ethan Galbraith inked his professional deal at United after inspiring the Under-18s to the Northern Division Title. He signed the deal in the presence of Nicky Butt and is expected to be promoted to the Under-23s next season.


The Manchester United Under-18s secured another Cup title after beating Madrid to the ICGT trophy in the Netherlands. 16-year-old Mason Greenwood scored the winner, his third of the competition as Ricky Sbragia’s boys beat Real Madrid in the final. Greenwood was voted as the Player of the Tournament despite playing against players much older than him. The likes of Tahith Chong, Callum Gribbin all impressed as United players dominated the Team of the Tournament.


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