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So Wide of the Mark!

This morning we reported on how officials from AS Roma had pulled the plug on a meeting with Bayern Munich officials regarding the possible transfer of Mehdi Benatia.

We reported it as a piece of positive news and even ran with the theory that it might be a sign that Louis van Gaal could be about to do a deal that would pair Benatia with Rojo at the heart of the Manchester United defence.

Well it appears everybody was wide of the mark.

It is being reported this evening that not only have negotiations with Bayern Munich been on-going but that the Bavarian giants have sealed a deal that will see the 27 year-old become a Bayern Munich player for the next five years.




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 26 2014

Time: 6:11PM

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If we're going to be honest with ourselves whilst Bayern were involved a deal for him was never going to happen. He's world class and at 20 mil a bargain for Bayern. Can't quite see why they're getting him though, it's not like they're blessed with defensive talent in Badstuber, Boateng, Dante and, if needed, Martinez.

Would've been nice but, and I'm going to be slightly controversial with this, I think we've got sufficient quality at the back and the poor defensive performances we've seen thus far is down to playing 2nd choice in both the left centre half and centre half positions. With Evans as the guy in the middle I can see us improving massively.
TheFamousNo7
Well thats another one we should of made a real effort to sign gone. I personally don't think we have enough talent at the back to achieve our goals this season. Whilst there will be improvement over what we've seen so far as players get more comfortable in their roles at the back I still feel we will come up short. Rojo and Jones are both good players and are good enough for the LCB and RCB roles it's the CB position that has me worried we need a strong domineering leader there and we haven't got one, Benetia would of been perfect. I just cannot see Smalling, Evans improving that much, they are decent players, Evans maybe better than decent but really against the likes of Chelsea, City, Arsenal even Liverpool they could be exposed, so far our defence has been far from impressive but that will improve naturally from more game time. We are still two signings short as our squad stands now of really putting in a challenge. If we lose one of our strikers we'll possibly need another. Theres still a week left to solve out issues and its Woodward may just have copped himself on.
Kanchelskis
 

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