Man United news: FIFA investigating deal for midfielder, Harry Maguire bashes teammates, Pogba transfer latest


Since United aren’t one of the parties being investigated, there was no indication from the FIFA spokesperson’s statement that they are liable for any of the money.

FIFA are investigating Manchester United’s acquisition of midfielder Bruno Fernandes after Serie A outfit Sampdoria lodged an official complaint with the governing body against the Portuguese’s former club Sporting Lisbon.

ESPN reports that the Serie A club are adamant that they owe 10% of any transfer fee that the Portuguese outfit got for selling Fernandes. Sampdoria claim that they inserted a 10% sell-on clause in the player’s contract when they sold him to Sporting in 2017.

Fernandes was part of Sampdoria for only one season before joining the Portuguese outfit in a £7.5m transfer in 2017. After scoring 64 times in 137 appearances for Sporting, he secured a £47m move to the Red Devils in January.

The report further quotes Sporting as claiming that they are innocent of committing any wrongdoing which Sampdoria has accused them of in the report.

FIFA investigating deal for Man United midfielder
Fernandes secured a £47m move to the Old Trafford in January.

Top News 2: Harry Maguire takes responsibility and bashes teammates

Four reasons why Manchester United will finish above Chelsea and qualify for Champions League
United's defense has visibly improved since last summer's arrival of Harry Maguire

The world’s 2nd most expensive defender has come down hard on his fellow teammates by admitting that the player’s toughest opponents are ‘ourselves’.

During an interview with MUTV, Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that he and his teammates have been too inconsistent at times this season.

Maguire’s admission of inconsistency would be music to the ears of the club’s faithful who have grown weary of the players taking their foot off the pedal on several occasions over the past few months.

United have been blistering in attack in pockets this season, as their wins over Tottenham and a double over Man City make clear, but more often than note the sheen has been taken off of those wins by defeats at the hands of sides like Burnley and Watford.

It is this inconsistency that has limited the Old Trafford giants to winning back to back games in the Premier League only three times this season. Little wonder, then, that having spent an astronomical amount on new signings in the past few years, United still find themselves way off the top.

A DIFFERENT LIGALIVE VIDEO STORY?

Will Atletico Madrid win La Liga? Two reasons why it may not happen
Will Atletico Madrid win La Liga? Two reasons why it may not happen
Will Real Madrid buy Mbappe? Latest on Zinedine Zidane’s side’s pursuit of PSG star
Will Real Madrid buy Mbappe? Latest on Zinedine Zidane’s side’s pursuit of PSG star
Will Liverpool sign a centre back this summer?
Will Liverpool sign a centre back this summer? Jurgen Klopp’s side linked with Kalidou Koulibaly swoop
How much is Erling Haaland worth?
How much is Erling Haaland worth? Borussia Dortmund reveal their valuation of the Norwegian

Top News 3: Red Devils keen on Ramsey-Pogba swap

Paul Pogba transfer latest in today's Man United news

Manchester United are ready to let Paul Pogba rejoin Juventus if that means they’d be getting Aaron Ramsey as a part of the deal, according to reports.

Calciomercato reports that the Juventus chiefs are aware of United’s interest in the former Arsenal midfielder and are ready to lose the Welshman just a year after they signed him on a free transfer.

The report further claims that Juve boss Maurizio Sarri is happy with the performances of Ramsey who delivered his best performances for the Turin-based side just before the campaign was suspended.

Sarri believes that the 29-year-old still has a future at the Allianz Stadium and will only sanction his transfer if it means the Old Lady are getting one of their top transfer targets, such as Pogba.

The financial impact that coronavirus has made on the football industry has made it extremely likely that a large number of clubs would try to complete player swaps to reduce spending on new signings.

LIgalivenet Premium-Services

AKTE BUNDESLIGA

Dossiers for lover and hater. Triumphs, tragedies, embarrassments, victories of all Bundesliga clubs.

AKTE FC BAYERN

Akte FC Bayern. The Bayern Munich Files. The rise of the average. From local hero to world-class.

LIGALIVE DAILY

Ligalive Daily – the day-to-day newsletter by Ligalivenet. Delivered by 6.00 a.m. to your inbox. Getting smarter in five minutes.