not as high as that.”
07/08/2013: United defender Rio Ferdinand has explained what it’s like to be inside the dressing room during the transfer window, revealing that his Reds team-mates are just like fans when reading about speculation. “We come in and look at the papers or social media or whatever and say 'so and so has bought so and so, what do you think, is he any good? I don't think he'll be any good, he'll be a great big waste of money',” he told BBC Sport. “We're just exactly the same, it’s just like four fellas sitting in a pub. We're just sitting in a training ground doing it instead. People don't expect it because we're players.”
06/08/2013: AD Sportwereld reports that Gyliano van Velzen has signed for FC Utrecht following a successful trial with the club, becoming the latest released player to get fixed up with new employers. We'd like to pass on our best wishes to the Dutchman.
05/08/2013: Barcelona's Andoni Zubizaretta has stated that United have ended the pursuit of midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The club's sporting director and former goalkeeper informed Sport: "United were interested but they have also understood our stance that we don't want to sell him. They have given up on signing him." Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has also again stressed that his understanding is his ex-midfielder won't be leaving Camp Nou for at least another year.
05/08/2013: Cristiano Ronaldo has denied reports that he has signed a new deal with Real Madrid and insisted his future is still up in the air. "I'm not going to confirm anything," he said in Los Angeles. "I'm just going to do my job like I always do. My future - I don't know. At this moment I'm a player of Madrid, the future, I really don't know. Let's see what's going to happen but, for the moment, I'm good where I am."