Manchester United: Van Gaal to leave €45m midfield target for Liverpool?

Manchester United: Van Gaal to leave €45m midfield target for Liverpool?


Manchester United scouts have had watched Sporting’s highly rated central midfielder William Carvalho in the last 18 months or so probably more than any other players they’ve scouted.


The 22-year-old has had a phenomenal season under his belt. He was targeted by several European heavyweights but the Portuguese midfielder seemed destined to join Manchester United, with English press even going further to claim ‘deal has been done’.

However, the situation has changed. Manchester United will be soon appointing Louis van Gaal as their new manager and the Dutchman doesn’t include him in his long list of players, he wishes to bring in at Old Trafford.

Yesterday, The Guardian listed the names of the players Van Gaal wants to bring in at Old Trafford. Carvalho’s name wasn’t mentioned anywhere and now Portuguese newspaper Record is speculating that United’s interest in the player has died down.

This might open the door for Liverpool, who are closely monitoring his situation as well. The Reds need a central midfielder in the summer, but unless Sporting reduces his transfer value, frankly speaking, not a single club would gamble on him, including Liverpool.

Sporting want to keep him for another year, in the hope his market value will rise, but they must understand the trick can back fire as well (Manchester United, the best example). It will be interesting to see whether Liverpool make any formal move for the midfielder and how Sporting reacts to it.

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  1. United should pls not sign robben and they should go for lazar markovic of benefica instead..this guy is a phenomena and destined 4 a big bright future…go all out united,dont waste time on him,or beta still carlos mane and memphis depay and sell young,nani.

  2. Awesome player, perfect for Liverpool, but £37m isn’t realistic. City paid around £35 million for Agüero.

  3. Man Utd aren’t the only club interested. Yet you are saying if Liverpool gets him, it’s due to Utd’s generosity? Or are you saying Liverpool is only fit to pick the scraps not wanted by Utd. Utd will want him again,because they are like the child who wants things that others want. That’s what makes their scouts redundant.

  4. Now that Sporting coach has signed for Monaco this is where he will end up as they will pay the asking price to get him.

  5. man united should sign mats hummels and marco reus not robben and sell ashley young not nani

  6. Sell young, cleverly, carrick and Fellani and buy Reus, mat hummel, shaw, garray and Kroos. we need quality prayers next season and not garbage…

  7. Manu really need William Carvalho in the central,he’s a mobile player like podga.pls leave robben alone his time has passed. Young players is all we need here in manu.

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