Manchester United are set to sign Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrão according to reports in Spain.
The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson confirmed earlier today that the Portuguese left back had agreed to join Manchester United after being frozen out at the Bernabeu.
But whilst Jackson claimed that the move would not take place due to Real Madrid’s reluctance to sell after manager Carlo Ancelotti said:
“There is nothing new regarding that. No players are leaving and we’re not going to sign anyone. The window is closed for us.”
Reports in Spain to the contrary have emerged.
Joaquin Maroto, a correspondent from Spanish paper AS and former director of communications at Real Madrid has claimed that Coentrao will be heading to Manchester.
Se abre el mercado de invierno: @Fabio_Coentrao se va al Manchester United.
— JOAQUIN MAROTO (@AS_Maroto) January 5, 2014
Maroto later claimed that the fee would be 12m with add ons but interestingly has today been tweeting links to articles claiming that United’s move for Coentrao was doomed to fail.
With United’s departure from the FA Cup at the 3rd round stage the latest in a long list of mishaps this season, it is believed that manager David Moyes has stressed the importance of getting new faces in and with Coentrao’s situation at Real Madrid and Moyes’ insistence on getting a new left back in, the 25 year old seems the ideal candidate.
man u not dat a bad team ooo if only he can sign he needs a player or 2 dat will change d whole team frm defence vidic is d most reliable combine wit Evans,to md jones is d only player dat shud b allowed @ defensive midfield xcept for injury sake guys dnt xpect anytin more frm d strikers @ d absence of Waza and V.P so y shud he not buy.note d league is getin hot and once we dnt qualify 4 d nxt champ.league man u spirit may die lik teams lik livapool,ac milan,inter,shak04,Maldrid and many more dat will b d worst.
The fact remains that David Moyes is not a world class coach and cannot
attract big players to Man United. He does not have
the quality and technical ability to coach a club like
United who does not settle for anything less than
trophies. Notice: No world class or quality player(s) will choose
United over Man City, Chelsea, Barca or Real Madrid for now, not even big money paid, but the caliber of the
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Guyz united is no more that we know now. Should sacked moyes. For me when the match reach at 85 minute and united losing or draw then i left. I don’t wait till the match over. Becoz i know we will score in our famous fergie time.
This idiot wanna lift atleast a cup becoz he hasn’t done with everton. Every manager have lift cup as their manager history. He hasn’t able to do that with everton that why he want with united. I think he don’t care for title league.
Moyes and his entire backroom staff should be relief of UTD Job pls..They look short of ideas when it matters.. Its embarassing seeing us loose at home like this.mind you we will still loose more
Moyes and utd board are d problem we are having… Sluggish tranfar ativities has let u down even wen a player is available dey find it difficult to make a move… Dats crazy
Moyes is not a coach to man u iam every disrpoited .from zambian c fns.
Moyes is not a coach,& he can’t attract any top prayer at moment let him go not at MAN UTD. He can’t change any thing he is just a looser.
Moyes have ever won any trophies with his ex team before joined united. If not then the united owner is stupid. He choose a manager that havn’t win any trophies. Solskjaer is better than him. First he win trophies in united coach academy as debut. Then he win league title with a team that hasn’t won any trophies many. He make molde a bigger team. Now see his first debut as cardiff manager he beat newcastle.
Now look moyes and solskjaer which has achieved so much a just few year as coach. And Moyes wat he won.. Whose deserve to be united coached solskjaer or moyes. You decide fans.