I continually have to keep reminding myself that the "news media" has little or nothing to do with informing the public about the news, instead their purpose is to sell advertising. United have always been an easy sell during the transfer market and soon after Mourinho's arrival i read that he had increased the scouting staff; if true this just gives the media more cannon fodder.
When I see a player holding a United jersey, with Mourinho on one side and Woodward on the other and all are smiling, then I believe that the signing is complete. Until then i enjoy the speculation and fanfare.
I don't have todays papers but i am sure there will be more gossip
There has to be two major signings this summer just for the commercial side to operate
The question is will they be top class 25-27 year olds who will be around for 5 or 6 years as part of a team rebuilding or will they just be stars
The only alternative to new signings would be to keep Zlatan and Wazza and that would be untenable for me
I hope that we don't leave it until the end of July and i hope they are genuine quality rather than a daft transfer fee to perceive quality
I found it interesting that Jose is quoted as saying Scouse Ed has had his wants list since March
I presume Scouse Ed has therefore been setting deals up
I would understand if players were reluctant to join until they knew our champions league status but there are no such barriers now
I hope we have our eye on some players of quality that are playing in this weeks Champions League final
That would excite me
I admire how quickly City have moved to start signings
That Monaco team was one that i admired throughout the season