Louis Van Gaal began the long awaited Manchester United summer clear out yesterday by removing one of the most influential people from the OId Trafford outfits books.
Many newspaper outlets had reported that Marouane Fellaini would be the first one out of the door, with Napoli the likely destination, but wage demands from the Screech Powers lookalike seem to be scuppering the deal and Napoli have now turned their attentions to Lucas Levia of Liverpool – a Rafa Benitez stalwart from his days at Liverpool.
Howard Webb, who made 20 appearances for Manchester United, was reputed to be one of their best players over the seasons and was dubbed “the 12th man” by every other football fan up and down the country, is the one leaving Old Trafford
The official word is that Howard Webb has retired, with a position being made for him upstairs at PGMOL, but Louis Van Gaal asked Howard Webb to step down as his controversial decisions may put a downer on his take over of the management position at Manchester United, and he would like his tenure to start off “on the right foot”.
In other Old Trafford news, Phil Neville announced on Twitter that he is no longer part of the coaching staff at Manchester United as, after such a successful stint at commentary at the World Cup in Brazil, he’s decided to concentrate on his TV work. He will be joining Alan Shearer, Ruud Gulit and Rio Ferdinand on the Match Of The Day couch.
Time to stop paying that TV Licence.
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