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VIDEO: Can Moyes take advantage of Kroos strop?

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 20.44.48Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has been linked with a move to United during this transfer window and had us on red alert this week after suggesting he’s open to a move. His current deal expires next summer and he hasn’t begun contract negotiations yet.

“I am unable to rule anything out,” he told kicker-Sportmagazin.

Yesterday, Pep Guardiola also confirmed that his future at the club wasn’t secure. “He’s important, but it goes fast in football,” he said. “Here today, there tomorrow.”

In tonight’s game against Stuttgart, Kroos was substituted with less than an hour played and let Pep Guardiola know he was not impressed. He threw his gloves to the floor and refused to shake his team mate’s hand.

With just two days before the transfer window closes, can United make a late move for the 24-year-old midfielder? David Moyes watched him play against Borussia Moenchengladbach last Friday night with one of Kroos’ advisers, Sascha Breese, after chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted talks were deadlocked, claiming that it was “always about money in these negotiations.”

Kroos reportedly wants £150k-a-week, which would put him closer to the salary of the likes of Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery, but Bayern Munich are reluctant to upset their wage structure.

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  1. Timothy Peng says:

    Slim – Capoue and Dembele bossed the mid against us on New Year’s Day. Because of that Rooney had to come back deeper to get the ball, and it was almost as if Capoue covered BOTH Carrick and Cleverley to free up Dembele to do the dirty work against Rooney. For a low price, he’d definitely play over Fellaini.

  2. KwesiOwusuJnr says:

    Tommy – agree with you on Holtby. Great lad. Loved him when he was at Mainz with Schurrle. Really talented lad.
    Felli was a last resort purchase. I still rate him though, and think can come good as a DM or Deep-lying CM. He’s definitely not a Box-to-box CM though.
    Capoue will also be a good buy. A hard guy in the middle of the park with actual CM qualities. We cant afford to not get a proper CM.

  3. slim says:


    You know thats not a bad shout. better than mine to be honest. Either of them would be good but Holtby sounds even better

  4. slim says:

    Fuck it the duo would be just about right. Spurs would be pressed to deal and from our perspective the deal will be just right. You got both ends of the MF line. Exactly what we need.

  5. UnitedFaithful says:

    Brilliant article on Kagawa.Sums up my thoughts on him.Apologies if this has been posted before.

  6. slim says:

    Timothy Peng

    Yeah he was in that game, just coming to me now. Yeah i think we could use someone like him.
    Its all we need really, a stable platform, let the creative guys do most of their hard running in the forward direction, spend a shit lot of time trying to get it back. To be honest i’m surprised DM got them running round like that. Imagine if all that energy was focused positively.

  7. Tommy says:


    Yea heard Spurs might be letting him go back to Germany, worth a little offer!

  8. Tommy says:

    Holtbys now 1/10 to sign for Fulham looks like Renes getting himself a good midfilder

  9. tallestreD says:

    Greetings to you all.

    Hmm…enjoyed the history lessons, it made for a good read. See the power of sports.

    On the match, 3points always needed, roll stoke on.

  10. Mark Haslam says:

    Sorry to put a dampener on the deadline day but Moyes has reported there will be no deadline day activity. Hopefully its a tease.
    Its been a shit deadline day so far. Although City may dip in again and get Mangala and Fernando from Porto. As if they dont have a big enough squad as is…


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