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Return of the Cantona collar... so why can't Manchester United fans have French icon's name printed on the back of the club's new shirt?
- Published on Monday, 10 June 2013 15:09
Adapted from the Mail Online
Manchester United's new home strip has been lauded for the return of the 'Cantona collar' – but supporters have been left baffled after the club's official shop refused to print the iconic Frenchman's name on the back of replica jerseys.
United supporters have been flocking to the mega store at Old Trafford since this season's new kit was unveiled last week.
But Sportsmail can reveal that fans have been denied the right to sport the name of one of the Red Devils' greatest ever players.
The club's official website describes the new shirt as 'featuring the return of the black collar, a popular and evocative symbol ever since Eric Cantona wore it upturned in the 1990s.'
Sign us up! Fabregas and Lewandowski give United green light to join Moyes revolution
- Published on Monday, 10 June 2013 15:05
Adapted from Mail Online
Manchester United are increasingly confident they can bring Cesc Fabregas and Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford this summer after being given private encouragement from both players.
David Moyes would ideally like to bring both the Barcelona midfielder and Borussia Dortmund's Poland striker to the club before his squad departs on a tour of Asia and Australia in the middle of next month.
It is understood both players have expressed an interest in joining the Barclays Premier League champions and United feel they can do the deals.
Fabregas's former club Arsenal have first refusal on the 26-year-old if he leaves the Nou Camp this summer but United are understandably confident that Old Trafford may prove more attractive to a player who spent eight years with the London club before moving back to Spain two summers ago.
Manchester United appoint Universal Sports chief executive David Sternberg as head of media
- Published on Sunday, 09 June 2013 19:43
Adapted from The Telegraph
The Princeton University graduate, who spent eleven years working with Fox Sports prior to his move to Universal Sports in April 2010, has already started his new role, which will see him oversee United's in-house television channel, MUTV, and the club's website, mobile and social networking operation.
Phil Townsend, United's director of communications, is unaffected by Sternberg's appointment, with the American arriving to add his sports broadcasting expertise.
Sternberg is expected to work from both Old Trafford and United's commercial headquarters in Mayfair, with his first significant contribution likely to be an involvement in the club's pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia next month.
United Have Painted Themselves Into A Corner
- Published on Sunday, 09 June 2013 19:37
Adapted from The Busby Way
It is being reported that Galatasaray have pulled out of the running to sign Manchester United's Nani, after failing to reach an agreement over a transfer fee with the club.
Last week LigTV reported that the winger had chosen the Turkish side over moneybags Monaco and that United had agreed a fee with Monaco, but today's reports claim their failure to agree a fee with United has caused the Turkish champions to break off all talks with United.
Manchester United announce INVEX deal
- Published on Sunday, 09 June 2013 19:29
Adapted from Manutd.com
Manchester United have signed a four-year sponsorship with Mexican banking group INVEX.
This new agreement will give INVEX the exclusive rights to produce and market Manchester United branded credit cards to the club's 24 million Mexican followers.
Founded in 1991, INVEX's aim is to provide excellent service while continuing to grow into Mexico's leading bank, using cutting-edge technology and specialised services. With branches in all of Mexico's principal cities, INVEX has an annual turnover of $252 million and a strong database of more than 100,000 credit card customers.