Manchester United labelled a ‘clown school’ amid reports Adrien Rabiot deal will fall through and reported move for Casemiro is a ‘pipe dream’


Manchester United’s move for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is reportedly on the verge of collapse.

The Red Devils looked set to land the Frenchman having agreed a deal with his club last week.

But it looks like Rabiot was asking for too much money

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But it looks like Rabiot was asking for too much money

However, The Athletic reports it’s highly unlikely to happen with Rabiot demanding too much in terms of wages.

It’s not clear how much he was asking for, however, the report adds it would’ve made him one of Man United’s top earners had the club agreed to it.

This is the latest in a long line of setbacks the 13-time Premier League winners have experienced of late and talkSPORT’s Micky Gray has told the club to ‘buck their ideas up’ with the September 1 deadline looming.

Reacting to the news that the Rabiot deal is on the verge of collapse, Gray told talkSPORT: “It’s an absolute disgrace, they knew they had to recruit in the summer and they’ve left it with 15 days to go in the transfer window.

“They’ve brought in three players [Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen] in this transfer window and they have not improved Manchester United.

“If anything they’ve gone backwards when they’re supposed to be going forwards.


Ten Hag and Man United look woefully unprepared this season

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Ten Hag and Man United look woefully unprepared this season

“Players who are walking through the door at Man United in the last 15 days of this transfer window are going to want top dollar. They know what situation they’re going to find themselves in.

“It’s panic stations. A club like Manchester United getting it completely wrong, it’s an absolute disgrace.

“They don’t know what’s going to happen with Cristiano Ronaldo either. Is he going to stay or is he going to go?

“They need to buck their ideas up and get something sorted out because those supporters are absolutely seething.”

Could Casemiro be on his way to Old Trafford now the Rabiot deal appears dead?

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Could Casemiro be on his way to Old Trafford now the Rabiot deal appears dead?

The Athletic’s report adds that Man United are lining up Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro as an alternative to Rabiot.

However, this is no more than a ‘pipe dream’, according to European football expert Kevin Hatchard.

On the Casemiro to Man United reports: “I would think it would be highly unlikely. Why would he swap Real Madrid, who have just won LaLiga and Champions League and have a great chance of winning again for a club that’s in the Europa League and in a complete and utter mess?

“He’s still only 30. Yes, Real Madrid have only signed Aurelien Tchouameni and they’ve got other excellent midfielders that they’re trying to progress.

“They wouldn’t want to let him go, I can’t imagine Carlo Ancelotti would want to sign off on that.

“This looks like another pipe dream. You never say never in football but again they’re lurching from player to player.

“What do they really want? The Marko Arnautovic thing was an absolute joke. It’s a clown school quite frankly.”

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