Sir Alex Ferguson orders signing
Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United to sign John McGinn, according to Kevin Phillips.
When asked whether Aston Villa have missed the injured Scotsman, he told Football Insider: “Yeah, he’s a huge miss.
“You don’t get Alex Ferguson telling United to go and sign someone if you’re not a good player.
“I think he’s a massive loss. Again, [Tom] Heaton out, Wesley out, McGinn – these things happen to you when you’re at the bottom of the league, unfortunately, but I think the positive for Dean Smith is he signed enough players in the summer to try and cope with it.
“John McGinn, when you lose one of your best players, if not your best player apart from [Jack] Grealish, it’s going to hurt you.”
Bruno Fernandes to leave Sporting
Bruno Fernandes will leave Sporting Lisbon within the next two transfer windows, according to Jorge Mendes.
The super-agent is involved in negotiations between Manchester United and Sporting as he looks to try and help seal Fernandes a move to Old Trafford.
While the saga rumbles on, Mendes is adamant Fernandes will leave Sporting sooner to later: “If he will not leave now he will leave for sure in the summer because Sporting, they have spoken already with other clubs and something will happen.
“I’m not sure if (it will happen) now or the end of the season.”
£30m Bellingham bid
Manchester United have bid £30m for Jude Bellingham, according to Sky Sports.
The 16-year-old has made a real name for himeself this season with Birmingham in the Championship.
Now United are ready to win the race for the midfielder, tabling an official offers to the Midlands outfit.
Arsenal are also said to be interested in Bellingham, who is likely to be sent back to Birmingham on loan should he complete a transfer.
Glazers sent transfer warning
TalkSPORT presenter and Manchester United fan Andy Goldstein has called out the Glazers and Ed Woodward, claiming they have until the January 31 transfer deadline to turn things around.
United were beaten 2-0 at home by Burnley last night in arguably their lowest moment of the season.
“Manchester United as a club have nine days to save themselves. That’s how long the transfer window is open for,” he said on TalkSPORT.
“If they don’t get into the top four, the gap will get bigger and bigger and bigger, more difficult and impossible to attract the biggest players to Manchester United.
“Nine days to save the club. Whoever is responsible, the Glazers, Woodward, Ole Gunnar – they’ve got nine days to save the club.
“One player comes in, the club will continue to die – it’s as simple as that.”
Published at Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:27:00 +0000