Posted on Wednesday, 5th September 2012 by Nathon Woodhead
Although the transfer window has closed, Manchester United has announced another new signing. No, not Wesley Sneijder, but Toshiba Medical Systems.
A five-year partnership will see United and Toshiba link up to provide the club with state-of-the-art medical equipment.
This is the first partnership of its kind within the UK, but many feel it has arrived three seasons too late. Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen are said to be sad that this deal wasn’t announced three years ago.
A late departure from the United squad on transfer deadline day was the talented, yet extremely frustrating, Dimitar Berbatov.
A magician one week, a shoulder shrugging prima donna the next; Berbatov has obvious quality, but seemed to lack work rate.
Apparently his move to Fulham almost collapsed due to the fact his new contract came through on a fax machine three yards to his right and he refused to move to sign it.
On the pitch, although only three games in, things are heating up. New boy, Robin Van Persie has bagged an early season hat trick in a late 3-2 win away at Southampton.
Having missed a penalty earlier in the game, Van Persie was as much relieved as he was excited to get the match ball.
In his post-match interview, he offered his Man of the Match award to Paul Scholes, claiming it was the ginger ninja who changed the game.
Mr Van Persie has really endeared himself to the United faithful, not only on the pitch, but also in his time with the media. He seems to say the right thing every single time.
Finally, to round of this week’s news with some injury updates. Apparently, although on the bench against Southampton, Evans is still a week or two away from full fitness. Good news on the other hand for Wayne Rooney – with reports originally suggesting he will miss eight weeks of football; it seems he will now return before the end of September.