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Fellaini Slipping Away?

Fellaini Slipping Away?

Once David Moyes was announced as the new manager of Manchester United, following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, it was thought that he`d raid his former club for their better players.

One target, supposedly, on his radar, was that of powerful Belgian Marouane Fellaini.

It was inferred, many times, United would activate his buy-out clause and bring him to Old Trafford.

However, all that talk has dried up and the latest whispers doing the rounds infer that Fellaini could be heading for Arsenal.

The suggestion being that Arsenal have agreed to pay the £22 million transfer fee and are looking to pay the player over £100,000 a week.

Are we set to miss out on a crucial transfer target or would it not be too great a loss?

Your opinions please!

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday June 25 2013
Time: 4:44PM


Not sure if its good news or bad news. Fellaini as a ball winning midfielder would be a good signing but as a target man behind the striker it would be worrying. At the same time it's only bad news if we don't get him and don't sign anyone else in midfield either.
25/06/2013 19:24:00
I feel the exact same as Famous here, I couldn't care less if we don't sign him, but if in the end we sign no one I will be annoyed we missed out. Surely there are better options out there such as Thiago. Hang on I thought Arsenal were going after Fabregas, could we nip in there and get Cesc instead?
25/06/2013 22:14:00
More concerned by our lack of transfer activity full stop than missing out on Fellaini. It seems we're the only team not doing anything. Admittedly Fellaini would be a useful squad player but can't see him as much more. Ending up with no one at this rate seems a very real possibility hopefully things will begin to move when Moyes officially starts.
25/06/2013 23:09:00
Hope your wrong about ending up with no one motor. If the plan is to not sign anyone then we just as well walk the trophy back to the etihad or down to Stamford bridge now. The lack of activity is indeed very worrying though, especially when our rivals are looking to do their business early and are reinforcing with some very talented players. Just hope it is a case of waiting until Moyes officially starts though I can't help but doubt that's whats stopping us.
26/06/2013 09:55:00
In all fairness there's probably a lot of negotiating going on behind the scenes maybe even finished. We could just be waiting for the 1st to unveil someone with Moyes or at least so he can unveil them. The sooner something happens though the happier I'll be waiting and watching our rivals merrily going about their business while we apparently do nothing is infuriating to say to least.
26/06/2013 12:49:00
I hope you're right Motor but I can't help thinking that after years of Fergie doing everything now that he's gone the club doesn't quite know what to do with the team. Perhaps we should consider getting in a director of football, it seems common practice nowadays and is even creeping into the English game. It would make sense when you consider we're now likely enetering the real world in terms of football management where managerial changes occur with loving regularity.
26/06/2013 15:53:00
To expand on my point perhaps the lack of transfer activity is due to Moyes wanting to get to know his squad first. Alternatively, perhaps the Glazers are wary of giving him big money to spend on his players in the event he doesn't work out. These issues could all be avoided by hiring someone who understands the clubs playing philosophy and the vision of what it's trying to achieve and as such is in charge of signing players who fit the United system. This will ensure continuity in the squad over the years as we potentially go from manager to manager because in the event we go from manager to manager, there won't be an entire squad overhauls as each manager tries to impose their own system. Let's be honest, the Fergusons and Wengers are a dying breed, whilst it's a comforting thought that Moyes will step up in Fergies shoes realistically with the demands placed upon him for success any failure will not be tolerated. Not so much because us fans are impatient but because the Glazers can't afford the club dropping out of the limelight, the demands for success are far greater now than they have ever been before. Let's not let the 5 year contract decieve us, it's a nice gesture that symbolises the clubs belief in long-term stability but realistically that contract is most probably riddled with get out clauses in the event the ***** hits the fan with Moyes.
26/06/2013 16:07:00
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