Manchester United are still not finished with this season. The FA Cup final on Saturday will be their final match of the season and an opportunity to win another trophy and keep their sequence of seasons with at least one new trophy in the cabinet.
However, the transfer window already started, this Thursday, as Premier League wanted to give more time to their clubs in order to prepare for the new campaign. With the summer window starting on 17 May, it will also end earlier than ever, day before the 2018-19 season starts.
As always, new rumours started spreading, which is less of a surprise now that the window is open. La Stampa wrote that Manchester United are on the verge of completing a €50m deal for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. Official confirmation of the move could come in the next few days according to the source and since the window is open, it is not hard to imagine.
Man United are in need of a new left-back, as Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are not ideal options for Jose Mourinho. Also, Le 10 Sport claim that talks between United and Monaco will start in the on Friday for the transfer of Djibril Sidibe. That is another interesting prospect to see how it will all unfold.
Yet, another interesting information came from official Premier League, as they announced financial results of the 2017-18 season.
Manchester United will receive a total payment of 144.77 million pounds from the league, which is the most of all clubs in the league. Even Manchester City earned 330.000 thousand pounds less, as the Devils had two live TV matches in UK than their great rival.
Ed Woodward talked to the media about recent successes of the club, mentioning results online.
“Within the first hour we over took the Dallas Cowboys in an hour and the Yankees an hour later. Fastest growing sports channel to ever launch on YouTube”, Woodward said and continued about other ares of the club.
“Official membership sales 25% higher than the season before. Both season tickets and hospitality have fully sold out. Both achieved by the earliest date.”
He also said to the investors that United will expect to know by the end of May if their application to join the Women’s Super League will be successful or not.
Woodward also talked about the possibility of a revamped Club World Cup which should be held every four years starting in 2021, with 24 teams from all six continents.
“It supports the view that OTT platforms will be the future of content consumption. Live sports content will be increasingly more valuable. Live compelling content will be a key battleground that influence which are successful.”
Other rumours regarding Manchester United are the usual ones – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Lazio, but Mateja Kezman, the player’s agent, said that the player is only focused on the final match of the season against Inter and will not be looking at the offers until the season is over.
We will see if any of those rumours hold any truth.