Confirmed: United paid Ljajić

Manchester United paid Serbian teenager at least £100,000 even though the prospective player was under contract to Partizan Belgrade, according to reports in The Telegraph today. Ljajić’s proposed £10 million move to United collapsed in acrimonious circumstances when the club failed to obtain a work permit for the 18-year-old. “It is true that I was […]

United: Ljajić deal killed over work permit

Manchester United ended interest in Serbian teenage attacking midfielder Adem Ljajić because the Home Office refused to issue a work permit, according to club sources today. United yesterday confirmed that the proposed €10 million option on Ljajić, 18, would not be taken up despite the player due to join up with the squad in January. […]

United’s reputation for youth under threat

Busby Babes

Manchester United’s reputation for youth development stretches back as far as the Busy Babes. Indeed, the club’s devotion to nurturing its own talent has not only reaped ample rewards on the pitch but on the balance sheet too. In these days of hyper-inflated transfer fees, oil-rich owners and millionaire teenagers it’s a policy that makes […]

United’s “financial crisis” as Ljajić deal called off

Zoran Tosic Adem Ljajic

Manchester United is to cancel the deal for Partizan Belgrade’s Adem Ljajić, according to a reports late last night. United had an option to buy Ljajic, 18, in a proposed £16.5 million double deal with Zoran Tošić sealed last January. But having monitored the right-sided midfielder’s progress the club the club’s hierarchy has executed their […]

Park back, Tošić stays, Ljajić joins

Ji-Sung Park made a long awaited return in Manchester United’s defeat to Besiktas on Wednesday night. Following a two-month spell on the sidelines with a knee injury the South Korea’s return is a welcome sight for Sir Alex Ferguson and supporters alike. Unsuprisingly, the winger was delighted to make a first Old Trafford appearance since […]