According to the Daily Star, Juan Mata will be sacrificed by the Red Devils in order to snare Arturo Vidal as Manchester United look to fight off competition from Real Madrid as they are desperate to sign a world class midfielder.
Louis van Gaal is stepping up his pursuit of the Chilean ace after he was fined £78,400 for being spotted in a nightclub in the early hours of the morning ahead of last weekend’s clash with title rivals Roma.
Some Manchester United fans are sad at the fact they were not able to see the best of Mata but punters in the tavern see it as the right move for the club.
This is because it is imperative that the Red Devils balance out their side. At the moment, they currently have a lot of attacking players within their ranks and can afford to lose the Spaniard.
The 27-year-old Vidal impressed onlookers after performing well at the World Cup, leaving United fans desperate to land him.
van Gaal reportedly lined up a £47 million summer bid in an attempt to draft him into Old Trafford but the move never materialised during a busy transfer window for the club.
However recently, despite Vidal’s unprofessional behavior and recent fine, Juve’s manager Massimiliano Allegri has said that the midfielder will remain at the club for the foreseeable future.
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