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As a matter of fact, joining MLS at the fag end of a player’s career peak from a club where he has played the majority of his football does not seem as contemplative a move as it is made out to be. More often than not, it is the most popular and preferred progression of A-list players who have played at the biggest stage in some of the most competitive and sought-after leagues in the world. Of course, for any top footballer it is rather tempting to finish their career in MLS where they get to live in some of the best cities of America and play like past versions of themselves, only difference being, the geography of their game, stateside over there.

Touted in the media as Major League Dollar, MLS in the recent past, has become quite the likes of a league hosting teams that have the capacity to splurge as much as a bomb that clubs like Manchester City or PSG that are controlled by their respective Qatari owners. Thus, making it possible for superstars to willingly sign their leisure retirement schemes on foreign land.

With famous guys like David Villa, Pirlo, Kaka, Gerrard, Lampard, Robbie Keane, etc. all settled into MLS playing fiercely as they used to in their prime, it becomes only better for more foreign talent like Rooney or Ronaldo to step in sooner rather than later. In fact 35 year old Robbie Keane was MVP in the league two seasons back and Kaka looks like the player he was before he joined Real Madrid in 2009 over there.Having said that, Wayne Rooney may not need to move to MLS just yet, but the Manchester United captain has admitted that he’d be tempted by a stint stateside. “I’m obviously concentrating on Manchester United,” Rooney has said, time and again. He’d eventually follow suit after playing at Manchester United, he hints.

As things exist, Rooney’s contract with Manchester United expires in 2019. Until then, it’s unlikely his performance will warrant his current massive salary by the end of the deal, and he might be looking for a new challenge or adventure in four years’ time.

Rooney would be England’s most famous export to MLS since David Beckham, who joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, surpassing the media frenzy compatriots Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard brought in the American top flight. All said and done, while some of Rooney’s American fans would be delighted by his MLS admission, his fans back home and in rest of the world would love to see him hang his boots at United, for what its worth.

Should He Join MLS?

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The Manchester United number 10 is a wanted man in MLS and it might send his career into overdrive once he gets there, probably a move for the future too early to speculate right now. In other words, as of now, Rooney should not join MLS. A strict NO! speaking on behalf of all of Manchester United’s die-hard supporters. Why? Well, because he has new challenges to overcome with a brand new outfit under ‘Special One’ Mourinho. This partnership is what must compel him to achieve greater things for a club he has poured his heart and soul to over the years. He is the ultimate valedictorian for the Red Devils and the only remaining true leader that Manchester United needs at its centre. Rooney shall not debunk all this responsibility and adoration for a few extra bucks and a holiday home for himself and Coleen. Anyway, convincing her is going to be tough. (Laughs)

With all the most successful coaches in the Premier League, transfer market hitting the roof with record high billion dollar investments into player talents, the coming couple of seasons line up a prospect of a legend in the making for ‘Wazza’. Not that he is not a legend already, Wayne must allow his A game to overwhelm the desire of calling it a nice sunny day stateside. No! Not yet son! You will make Manchester great again and make sure that it stays great and more importantly RED! Until then, there’s no saying goodbye to Old Trafford.

He may retire as England’s captain after the 2018 WC campaign in Russia, but he should be sticking around the lads at United for a little longer than that, rest assured!

#GGMU #LongLiveWazza #10 #Leader #Legend

 

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Man United keen on landing Ligue 1 star for a fee of about £43million

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Manchester United prepare £43 million bid for Moussa Dembele 

Manchester United are interested in Lyon striker Moussa Dembele (h/t Mirror)

According to Foot Mercato (h/t Mirror), United have identified the French striker as a target to replace the injured Marcus Rashford.

The 23-year old has enjoyed a stellar season for Lyon and has scored 15 goals and 1 assist in 28 appearances. (h/t Whoscored)

Dembele is expected to cost in the region of £43 and is also drawing interest from Chelsea.

The Red Devils had failed to replace the outgoing Romelu Lukaku in the summer and were extremely reliant on the young Rashford for goals.

Rashford has scored 19 goals and 5 assists this season. He is the club’s top scorer and the second top assist maker. United have lacked a cutting edge in the Englishman’s absence and had been playing through injury of late.

Solksjaer was forced to bring on the striker against Wolves which unfortunately led to worsening the extent of his injury.

Moussa Dembele

United currently lack a clinical player upfront. The result against Liverpool could have been different had Martial taken the chances afforded to him.

Lack of a plan?

United should have gone for a striker immediately after the signing of Lukaku. Rashford has had to play through injury and now finds himself out for 3 months.

The injury could also affect the youngster’s chances of making the England squad for the Euros. Rashford has made 201 appearances for United by the age of 22 and needs to be handled better to prevent him from burning out.

Prodigious youngsters such as Robbie Fowler and Micheal Own never got to reach the levels expected of them as they were burnt out and beset by injuries.

Dembele is an excellent player who will be an asset to United. But considering the position the club is in, it can be considered to be a step back for the Frenchman if he joins them.

The fact that the clubs has been linked to the player only after Rashford’s injury and not in spite of it reeks of a lack of long term planning.

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Dembele already has experience of playing in England for Fulham and Celtic. The 23-year old made 64 appearances for Fulham,with 2 of them coming in the English Premier League.

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Man Utd to look at alternatives after refusing to sign this £68.24m star

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Manchester United look at alternatives for Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United are looking at alternatives for Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (h/t Manchester Evening News)

Fernandes has been linked with a move to the Red Devils since last summer and appeared to be in a strong position to sign the player in the January transfer window.

But the club now seem to have backed out of a deal citing Sporting’s sudden increase in the player’s valuation to £68.24 million.

With the clubs appearing to be unable to agree on a fee, United are considering Leicester City’s James Maddison and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish as alternatives.

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A better fit!

Both Maddison and Grealish have been critical to their team’s fortunes this season at different ends of the table. It can be argued that either of them would represent a better fit for the United midfield than Fernandes.

Maddison has been one of the Leicester’s stars as they push for Champions League qualification whereas Villa would be 4 points worse off at 19th if not for Grealish’s goals.

Both the players have experience of playing in the English top-flight and will not need a bedding-in period.

Fernandes does have better numbers than either of the player. But then Grealish and Maddison have performed at a higher level in the English Premier League.

Paying over the odds will not help United in the long term. It sets a precedent with other clubs likely to hold them for ransom.

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The 2-0 loss to Liverpool highlighted the gulf in quality that now exists between United and the Premier League elite.

A massive rebuild is required in the coming windows as the Red Devils look to close the gap to their arch-rivals. Rather than overspending on foreign players who present an element of risk, United can look at domestic alternatives. As Liverpool have shown of late, there is quality available if you are willing to look for it.

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Man United keen to reinforce midfield with this 24-year-old La Liga ace

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Manchester United are keen on signing Marcos Llorente

Manchester United are keen on reinforcing their midfield by signing Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente. (h/t Manchester Evening News)

The 24-year-old who plays for Atletico Madrid has impressed at the Wanda Metropolitano following his move from city rivals Real Madrid.

Llorente has made 17 appearances for Atletico this season , with a majority of them coming off the bench.(h/t Whoscored)

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Having started just 3 La Liga matches this season, a loan move to United could be of interest to both parties.

The Red Devils are currently short of players in midfield after the injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

Llorente is an assured passer of the ball and can play in central midfield in both a defensive and a holding role.

He is also an aggressive ball winner and will add much-needed energy in the United midfield. At 6 feet tall, Llorente is also an imposing presence who can deal with the physical aspect of the Premier League.

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The Spaniard came through the Real Madrid academy and has made 22 appearances for the Los Blancos.

He was a part of the Real Madrid squad that won the UEFA Champions League in 2018.

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Man United veteran agrees to move to Serie A side for £1.3million in January

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United skipper Ashley Young agrees to move to Inter Milan

Inter Milan have agreed on the transfer of Manchester United captain Ashley Young for £1.3million in the January transfer window. (h/t Guardian)

The 34-year-old will undergo a medical on Friday prior to signing an 18-month deal with the Italian giants.

Young will join up with former United teammates Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez as Antonio Conte’s side aim to win their first Serie A in 10 years.

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Ashley Young

Antonio Conte has been a long term admirer of Young and even tried to sign him when he was at Chelsea. United were initially reluctant to sanction the player’s move in the middle of the season.

With the player keen on the switch and the prospect of losing him on a free in the summer seem to have convinced the United hierarchy to cash in on the veteran in the January transfer window.

Young joined United in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to make 261 appearances for the English giants.

The veteran, who started off as a winger has predominantly played at full-back for United the previous few seasons.

He took over as captain from Antonio Valencia at the beginning of this season

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United are 5th in the league, 5 points off Chelsea in fourth ahead of the match against arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield.

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