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according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Old Trafford club have submitted an offer of €60m to the Bianconeri for Vidal’s services, as well as offering the player a four-year, €8m a season contract plus bonuses, which is double his current salary.

It is thought his agent Fernando Felicevich will arrive in Turin on Monday evening to present the offer to the Juventus hierarchy, who are apparently ready to accept such an offer and leave the decision up to Vidal as to whether he wants the move.
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http://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Serie-A/Juventus/27-07-2014/juventus-vidal-manchester-united-allegri-60-milioni-801368683647.shtml
Please let it be true
Certainly appears we will be sticking with current formation for a while and lvg thinks it allows him to comfortably play his best players (though he fails to mention kagawa). It appears he wants fellaini to partner Herrera? :(

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11667/9398450/manchester-united-louis-van-gaal-admits-he-will-not-buy-players-just-for-the-sake-of-it
He said he doesn't know for sure if he'll stick with this formation, but looks like he might be doing it for the sole purpose of getting Rooney, RVP and Mata together in their preferred positions.

I doubt Fellaini will be Ander's partner once Carrick comes back, but until then if we don't get anyone else, he might be a starter.

He seems aware that we need to strengthen this squad, so I'm optimistic about the possibility of getting some new players by the end of the market. We really really do need to make the most of this period or I'm afraid we're going to struggle during the season.

If we play this formation, my only worry would be where Adnan would fit... does anyone know? He was one of our best players last year and it'd be a shame if we saw less of him this year.
edit: my bad i didnt see the video
I think we will inevitably play 4-3-3, 3 at the back has never worked in the PL, its an interesting idea and its arguably the only way were going to get our big three of Mata, Rooney and RVP in their proper positions but i don't see it lasting.

But as LVG himself said the squad is really unbalanced, we have an abundance of strikers, number 10's and i would argue wingers as well with Lawrence coming into the squad along with the 4/5 wide players (depending on what you consider Janzuajs position to be).

Where as we're short at CB and CM, we need at least 1 more player for each of these positions at a minimum irrespective of who fits the system, i would prefer another 2 CM's tbh as Carricks fitness is becoming an issue and he is 33, we could get away with just signing 1 CB as we've got some good defensive prospects in Keane and Blackett.

As for Fellaini, were going to give him another season evidently and he deserves that, he was a damn good player for Everton and has largely been a mainstay in a quality international side, i don't buy into it that he is some s**t player, just needs some form and confidence and he may surprise a few, he might be limited in some respects but he can be an asset here, he was unlucky with the back and wrist injury's last season too, we've shown more patience to shitter players than him so let him have another season i say.

With Carrick out he is the next likeliest to start beside Herrera so i don't think LVG's comments are anything to make a fuss over, until we make another signing in the CM department we are just going to have to carry on like Fellaini and Cleverley are vital players for the time being...
I would agree with you Yaldho that Kagawa should be the one worrying about playtime but Van Gaal is supposed to be a big fan of him from his time managing Bayern, might get Shinji some extra credit.

I would hate to see Januzajs game tine reduced for anyone tbh, he is such a prospect and is just going from strength to strength.
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Adnan is quality and he will get games. Adnan is already ahead of Kagawa and he will compete with Mata for the starting spot. I think its Kagawa that should be worried about his playing time.

I think LVG is doing the right thing. This formation gets the best out of our best players and protects our central department which is our weakness right now. We need a center back which LVG is already aware off. I am sure we will get someone in. I believe we have the squad to attain a champions league spot right now.
actually those quotes don't match the video at all.. who is the mug who wrote that article?

from the video it seems we may be going 4-3-3 and van gaal wants to get in a different set of wingers. from the article it seems van gaal wants to play 3-5-2 variation and wants the wingbacks to be the specialists.

i 100% like the idea of playing wayne mata and rvp, but it just isn't practical to have wingbacks in the league where sides overload wide areas with pacy wingers and attacking fullbacks

4-3-3 would put me at ease knowing adnan would have a better chance at starting, we would only truly need 1 new CB in that system, and we wouldn't be so open defensively in wide areas.

only drawback is only 2 of the big 3 can play in natural position at any given time. seems a bit of a waste to have to choose between rooney/mata or rvp/rooney.
@SIF He can still play an altered 4-3-3 with Wayne, RVP & Mata in their favorite positions by playing 4-3-1-2. This is the formation I'm hoping he'll adopt later on.

We could then play Carrick as a 4, Herrera as a 6 and Kagawa as an 8, with Mata playing the no.10 , whilst RVP and Rooney remain up top. Kagawa could still get to be a play maker and be in the final third of the pitch, Mata can have the freedom to roam around.

This formation requires to play narrow though in order to free up space for the fullbacks to exploit in order to gain width. If executed properly it could be fun to watch. Of course this is just my opinion lol.
so again, another article suggesting we will keep sticking to the 3-5-2 until we need to switch to a 4-3-3. van gaal is saying the players are comfortable with the other systems (4-4-2, 4-3-3), so he wants to use the pre-season to get the team as much time to adapt to the 3-5-2.

non-committal about whether or not we will use this primarily but for the next few weeks we are using pre-season to learn this system.

http://www.manutd.com/en/Tour-2014/Tour2014News/2014/Jul/louis-van-gaal-will-stick-with-new-system-for-the-rest-of-manchester-united-tour.aspx#

also doesnt seem he's interesting in buying another RWB, seems young will be 3rd choice at that position.
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta insists Arturo Vidal will not be sold unless the chilean show an intention to leave.

Marotta told Sky Italia: "We have clear ideas. We renewed [Vidal's] contract a few months ago just because we knew we could count on an important element.

"We don't want to sell Vidal, there are only rumours because he is a player among the best in the world. We never activated a clause to try to sell him - if he doesn't show an intention to leave, our position won't change."
I gotta say, I'm starting to get tired of these Vidal rumours lol

I have hope that we'll get him but the media and some of these quotes are just frustrating.
On the bright side, we've been awfully quiet. Usually when we're this quiet, we're hiding something.
will hughes and danny blind? with a move for stroot in jan?
All these non-committal quotes are getting boring.

Transfer sagas like this just mean it's not gonna happen. If both sides were serious a deal would be done by now. The vacation angle is bs. Kroos rodriguez and Sanchez signed during supposed WC holiday. This one isn't going to happen

The only one not commenting on this is utd but everyone else seems to have an opinion on this. There's always one phantom top signing and it seems to be Vidal this summer
There's a couple of elements that make me remain optimistic regarding Vidal.

For one United is really silent regarding this saga, when United are usually silent it means that something is on the cards, Secondly clubs denying interest or that a player is leaving don't really mean much. I can name countless of examples of clubs denying that a player is leaving only for it to happen days later; the biggest example being SAF's comments and then for Ronaldo to leave anyway.

Furthermore Juve didn't kill off the rumor then and there, they would've or should've said that Vidal is not for sale and that he'll be here next season.( in the likes of Villanova with the Cesc rumors last window) , instead they come up with " We never activated a clause to try to sell him - if he doesn't show an intention to leave, our position won't change." ...that doesn't sound all too convincing.

Last, but not least the player himself. It would've been allot easier if Vidal killed the rumors off himself, yet for some reason he keeps giving ambiguous answers whenever United is mentioned, maybe implying that he might be open to a move away form Juve & Turin.

Again I'm not saying that this means that he'll sign, but Marotta comments mean nothing in today's market imo. Heard the same all too often for it to be the exact opposite when the transfer window closes.

It's very common that clubs deny that a player is leaving nowadays, mostly because of the backlash that a board could receive by selling a fan favorite. Therefore it's only logical for them to remain adamant in public that they do not want to sell , just in case that when they do...naturally freeing themselves from all blame, whilst at the same time villianizing the player for doing so.
Has anyone seen or heard from Woody since he left the Tour on a plane? Season is fast approaching and we still need more signings.
As much as we like to complain about Cleverley or Young, just remember there is always the one and only Fernando Torres.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZhodOTaaKI
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It's a joy to watch him play every single week (:
Lazio signed De Vrij,so that's an end to the story of signing him :)
Crazy. I was almost certain he'd be a United player before the start of the season.
Yeah, I'm a bit disappointed we didn't show any interest.

We surely have to bring another CB in this summer, I wonder who its going to be though, we don't seem to be interested in anyone in that department, some mutterings about Miranda and Hummels but both seem incredibly unlikely.
Can't say we need a young defender. I think we are after more experience.
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^Hopefully that experience isn't Vermaelen. Not that he's a bad defender or anything , but he really seems to struggle with staying fit and injury free. The likes of Jones and Smalling constantly injure themselves as it is , if anything we need someone who can stay fit & constantly give us games like Evra did.
For those who didn't know, there is a new movie out called "Believe". Its about Sir Matt Busby coming out of retirement to help a juniors team win a cup.
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Its had heavy criticism from what I've read, it does sound incredibly far fetched.
Yeah, looks like bit of a drag really, but they claim its a real story, so I don't know.
United is a fantastic film. Will check Believe out as well.
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jul/27/italian-football-racism-row

Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become the next Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president, has been caught up in a racism row after referring to African players as “banana eaters.

No wonder some fans are so racist. How can we blame them (even though we should!) when some of the most important men in football are just as racist themselves?!
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21st Century and this rubbish is still going on.
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Pathetic. You don't deserve to be president of a football association with that kind of caveman mentality. The racism in Italian Football in general is worrying.
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May be old news but:
Vidal :" I am not going to Manchester"

http://www.espnfc.co.uk/video/espn-fc-tv/86/video/1959595/vidal-im-not-going-to-manchester
The translation is misinterpret imo, he basically meant he ain't decided because he still a Juve player and just want to talk to Allergri where about his future lies, which is why when he is asked specific to Manchester United he said no and will probably say no if it any other clubs name were thrown in
He was at the airport and asked if he was going to Manchester and he said no, Italy. /end story.

Not expecting him but then again wouldn't be shocked
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It actually gets me a little angry to see these guys twist his words like that and go "there you have it, he's not going to old Trafford. He said it himself".

Watch the actual video of Vidal at the airport and see how these guys messed around with what he actually said.
It's infuriating. These guys are basically getting paid to make s**t up.
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Haven't seen the original video.. I just thought it was a more credible source of information because it was ESPN. Oh well.
I went to the game in Denver...so awesome to see everybody so close! A bunch of great goals, as well- here's a picture from where I was sitting!

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