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Manchester United could strengthen their squad with the summer signings of Eric Dier and James Rodriguez.

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Granada CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
The name's Bond, James Rodriguez.
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There are a lot of stupid, boring things written about football, and the Telegraph leads the way in that these days. Here's some more boring, stupid guff saying that Paul Pogba is expensive. Yes, he is Jim. Gold star. Pogba has been back at the club for less than a season, in a team worse than the one he left at Juventus. I mean, can we not just wait, sometimes? Does everything have to be SHIT or BRILLIANT right away? Have a pint and give it at least two years, unless it's obvious.

Manchester United have Eric Dier in their sights, apparently. The price United are willing to pay, at the moment, is £40m. Dier is a talent, clever midfielder/defender, and can play in numerous positions. The only downside to him is that a) he owes Ander Herrera a slap and b) He's English, and we are a terrible, mean bunch of people.

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It's been covered elsewhere, but here is the latest on the investigation into the entirely above board transfer between Manchester United, Paul Pogba and Juventus. Of course it's above board, just like every transfer United have been involved in, from Bebe to Jaap Stam.

Lastly, Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign the turgid and slow James Rodriguez. While he has plenty to offer most clubs, he's just not what is needed. I suppose he could replace Michael Carrick in some form, but I can't put into words how little energy I have.