The official announcement of the Premier fixtures for the upcoming season usually arrives with floods of enthusiasm. Amongst Manchester United fans, however, the opening day fixture against Brighton is at the back of everyone’s thinking as the lack of transfer business is beginning to build concern.
Rivals seem to have the gears in motion this transfer window. Even Arsenal have identified options and are moving quickly to reinforce their squad.
The Reds on the other hand are still yet to fully join the transfer party. But that still hasn’t put a stop to the supposed “talks” and “interest” the club has had in abundance.
Here are the top news headlines from another dull transfer day at United:
United expected to “eventually” complete the De Jong dealEmbed from Getty Images
David Ornstein has provided life to what has been a corpse of a window for United this far.
“It’s a game of poker with Barça who need to raise funds. Barcelona don’t want to show their hands too much and want to rinse United for as much money as possible. United are staying calm about this situation and Ten Hag wants to build around this player.”
“Poker” is a word we’ve heard all too often with United transfers in recent years. United we’re in a game of poker with Borussia Dortmund and the German club won that, with Jadon Sancho staying for an additional year. Of course, United did eventually secure his signature last round but fans will be hoping for something a little more immediate this time around.
Christian Eriksen will seriously consider United’s offerEmbed from Getty Images
On Tuesday, Ornstein broke the news that United have tabled an offer for Eriksen. He has now confirmed that the Dane will take his time, but United are a genuine option for him.
United’s lack of Champions League football once again would’ve been of concern, however, Ornstein reiterated Eriksen’s openness to playing in the Europa League.
What will also be music to the ears of any fans that listened to the podcast, Eriksen is not a De Jong alternative as the deals are not linked.
Dean Henderson to Nottingham Forest is a “work in progress”Embed from Getty Images
Dean Henderson’s loan move to Nottingham Forest seems to be at an advanced stage according to reports.
Fabrizio Romano has said talks are continuing between the two clubs however are yet to agree on the valuation of the option to buy. Instead, this could result in the deal being a straight loan with Henderson returning to the club at the end of his spell in Nottingham.
The Telegraph has run a similar story, adding that Henderson will be Steve Cooper’s first choice.