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Why Manchester United will not sign James Rodriguez in January?!

Sources in Portugal newspaper, Abola are suggesting Manchester United are in the process of preparing an offer for FC Porto winger James Rodriguez. The highly valued 21 year old Colombian is allegedly top of Manchester United’s targets.

Rodriguez operates primarily as a left winger, with the versatility to play in the secondary positions of attacking midfield and also the right wing. Rodriguez who is contracted at FC Porto till 30/06/ 2016 will not be sold on the cheap .With a current minimum market value in the region of £16 million. However there are reports Rodriguez, FC Porto have slapped a 45 million Euro’s buy – out clause on the much coveted Columbian.

United troops ins, outs and on national service

Interruptions to the Premier League for international matches have never been welcome but Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is breathing a sigh of relief for the respite that his troops can enjoy before re engaging in the title race with the trip to West Ham. Sir Alex believes that the break has come at a perfect time as his side attempts to clinch a record breaking championship. Ferguson hopes to have key players available by the time United resume their season saying “ We have a great lead even though Arsenal have a game in hand but we’ve got the points so we don’t need to worry about that. Once we start getting players back from injury, we will have a great chance.”

Video – Why Ronaldo got pissed off with Nani

The Portugal winger Nani has apologised to his team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after denying the Real Madrid winger a memorable goal in their side’s 4-0 friendly mauling of the world champions Spain. Ronaldo looked to have put Portugal ahead with a superb effort in the first half, after cleverly turning inside Gerard Piqué before scooping his shot over Iker Casillas. The stunning effort was dropping into the net but Nani raced in from an offside position to head the ball in from point-blank range, leading to the goal being disallowed. “I touched the ball because I thought I wasn’t offside. Everything happened so quickly,” explained Nani. “After having time to think about it I apologised to Ronaldo. It was a great piece of play and I shouldn’t have ruined it.”