Manchester United

There Is An Astronomical Amount Of Money In Shirt Sponsorships This Year

Shirt sponsorships, love them or hate them, are among the biggest sources of income a club receives each season in order to continue paying for their high expenses. Over £200 million will be made across the Premier League from shirt sponsorships alone. Of course a majority of the money comes from the top 6 clubs, who display companies like Chevrolet, Yokohama, Fly Emirates, and Etihad Airways. 

United's Captain Mike Smalling. Errr... Chris Smalling!

Choosing who will lead your squad on the pitch as captain can be a difficult decision as a Premier League manager, especially when you can’t remember their name. 

In a pre-match interview with for the International Champions Cup, Louis van Gaal was accompanied by Chris Smalling to answer media questions. While explaining the change of captaincy from Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick (or Carrot as the Dutch manager likes to say) to Chris Smalling, van Gaal had a slight bump in his thought process.

Louis Van Gaal Has Made It Clear That United Could Buy A Striker

There is a very real possibility that Manchester United could sign a striker, according to Louis van Gaal. 

Ironically, after a season in which the Red Devils’ strike corp was arguably its most talented set of players, they find themselves with a dearth of midfield options, a bolstered defense, and only one proven senior striker: Wayne Rooney (Apologies to Javier Hernandez).

Many think that the team needs to buy another striker, and van Gaal has not ruled out more spending, although he didn’t say specifically what positions further spending would increase. 

The Contentious Transfer History Between Real Madrid and Manchester United

Since 2003 Real Madrid and Manchester United have swapped six players between each other. The total value of those transfers? 167 million pounds.

The first of these incredible splurges? Fittingly a big one for passionate fans of United: David Beckham.

In July 2003, David Beckham completed his 25 million pound move from Manchester United to Real Madrid. The circumstances leading up to the transfer make for an Old Trafford legend.

Will AFC Ajax Keeper Jasper Cillessen Be The New Number One At Man United?

Jasper Cillessen, the number one keeper for AFC Ajax, is the man on the radar for Van Gaal and the Manchester United Red Devils. The revolving door of keeper transfers this summer between Porto, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and AFC Ajax seems to leave many speculating as to which goalkeeper will go where. As of now, according to the Sun, Manchester has given Real Madrid till Monday to complete the deal for keeper de Gea. The Red Devils are set to tour the U.S. this summer and would like a concrete offer from Real.

Is A Move To MLS In Wayne Rooney's Future?

Wayne Rooney has admitted he's considering a move stateside after he's finished at Manchester United.

Rooney, 29, still has a few years left on his United contract, but he's already thinking about what comes next in his career. 

“When that time comes, that’ll be something I’d think about. (I’ll) sit down with my wife and children and decide if it would be right for me,” Rooney told the Seattle Times

Victor Valdes Is As Good As Gone At Manchester United

The status of David De Gea’s future at United is still up in the air, and Louis van Gaal is in a difficult posisiotn because of it. Previously, former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes, who has played second fiddle to De Gea, was expected to take over should his compatriot leave for Spain. However, Valdes and van Gaal have butted heads and the keeper's place on the team seems to be all but gone. 

Depay Turned Down Bayern Munich In Favor Of Man U Because Of Van Gaal

The draw of Louis van Gaal is apparently as strong as ever, according to new Manchester United signing Memphis Depay. 

In a summer that has seen Manchester United run rampant with player acquisitions, the one that started it all has detailed what set Manchester United apart from the other teams vying for his signature.